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✨✧ Professor LonghairMardi Gras In New Orleans – A Proper Introduction To Professor Longhair ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Count BasieCount Basie Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 30s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
Features 78 rpm recordings for Decca, Victor, Okeh, Vocalion, and Columbia. Tracks include "Jive At Five", "Blow Top", "Let Me See", "Taps Miller", "Avenue C", "Moten Swing", "Lazy Lady Blues", "One O'Clock Boogie", and "Lady Be Good" – 99 tracks total. CD
(Out of print. Box has some wear.)

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Nat King ColeCool Cole – The King Cole Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
Tracks include "Sweet Lorraine", "Honeysuckle Rose", "Hit That Jive, Jack", "How High The Moon", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Nature Boy", "Naughty Angeline", and "Mona Lisa" – 104 tracks total. CD
(Out of print. Box has minor edgewear – overall a nice copy.)

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Duke EllingtonMasterpieces 1926 to 1949 ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 20s/1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $6.99
A budget collection, but one that's overflowing with great music – classic sides recorded for Victor and Brunswick with Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard, Joe Nanton, and Jimmie Blanton. Includes 93 tracks on 4 CDs, plus a 52 page illustrated booklet. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansWay To Play (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $13.99
60 songs over 4 CDs. CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz – The Sound (4CD box set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $4.99
Tracks include "Lady In Red", "Spllit Kick", "Sweetie Pie", "Stan's Mood", "Indian Summer", "Rubberneck", "Song Is You", and "Moonlight In Vermont" – 88 tracks total. CD
(Please note this copy is missing the booklet.)

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Woody HermanWoody Herman Story (Complete 4CD set) – At The Woodchopper's Ball/Good Earth/Blowin Up A Storm/Four Brothers ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used 4 CDs ... $3.99
Vintage 78 recordings from Woody Herman and his First and Second Herd – featuring Joe Bishop, Cappy Lewis, Ben Webster, Toots Mondello, Pete Candoli, Budd Johnson, Flip Phillips, Jimmy Rowles, Red Norvo, and others! Box set includes 91 tracks on 4 CDs, plus a nice 56 page booklet with historical photos and notes. CD
(Out of print. Box has a small scrape on the spine but the rest of the set is in great shape!)

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Stan KentonStan Kenton Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
Features radio transcription sessions plus some early 40's studio material. Players include Kai Winding, Pete Rugolo, Shelly Manne, June Christy, and Anita O'Day. CD
(In great shape!)

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Thelonious MonkCriss Cross ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s/Early 50s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
Great early Blue Note sides with Milt Jackson, Sahib Shihab, Idries Sulieman, and Art Blakey – 31 tracks total. CD

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Artie ShawArtie Shaw Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $6.99
97 tracks over 4 CDs. CD
(Out of print.)

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Wayne ShorterBeginnings (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... $12.99
50 tracks over 4 CDs. CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie VenturaBop For The People (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase and 39 page book. Outer box has some very light edgewear and a small pen mark, but otherwise in great shape.)

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Lester YoungLester Young Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... $12.99
Includes 85 tracks and features Lester Young with Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Buddy Rich, and more! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBebop Spoken Here (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s. Used 4CD ... $9.99
Music from Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra, the Tiny Grimes Quintet, the Dizzie Gillespie Sextet, Charlie Parker's Reboppers, the Stan Getz Quartet, the Bud Powell Trio, the Miles Davis All Stars, Fats Navarro, Art Blakey's Messengers, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, and more. CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase and large booklet.)

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✨✧ Gene KrupaGene Krupa Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 30s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
99 tracks over 4 CDs. CD

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckTime Was (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes some of the earliest quaret recordings with Paul Desmond – tracks include "Stardust", "Tea For Two", "Out of Nowhere", "Le Souk", and "Alice In Wonderland". 79 tracks total. CD
(Includes box and booklet.)

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✨✧ Dexter GordonSettin' The Pace (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes 55 tracks from the fantastic first chapter in Dexter Gordon's long career – wonderful music cut with Sahib Shihab, Kai Winding, Clark Terry, Sonny Criss, Red Norvo, Barney Kessel, Wardell Gray, Hampton Hawes, and others! CD
(Out of print. Box has light wear. Booklet has some folds and heavier creases on the cover. Rest of the contents are in nice shape.)

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✨✧ Bud PowellTempus Fugue It (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Collects material recorded between 1944 and 1950 for labels including Savoy, Roost, Duke, Musicraft, Prestige, Blue Note, and Clef – 86 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art TatumPiano Grand Master (4 CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1930s/1940s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Art Tatum with Billy Taylor Sr, Oscar Pettiford, Slam Stewart, Barney Bigard, Edmond Hall, Eddie Dougherty, Sid Catlett, Yank Porter, Al Casey, Everett Barksdale, John Collins, Oscar Moore, Tiny Grimes, Art Tatum, Coleman Hawkins, Jack Teagarden, Joe Thomas, Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge &Joe Turner. CD
(Includes box and booklet.)
 
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Allman BrothersBear's Sonic Journals – Fillmore East February 1970 (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Allman Brothers, 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
A legendary live performance by the Allman Brothers – recorded during February of 1970, at a time when the group were definitely at their early prime – and already had a reputation for the same sort of concert jamming that drew fans to the Grateful Dead! As with the Dead, the Brothers left behind plenty of material that grew in fame over the years, thanks to tapes changing hands between collectors – finally seeing proper release in a package like this. Duane and Gregg are at the height of their powers – and titles include the 30+ minute "Mountain Jam" – plus "Whipping Post", "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Statesboro Blues", and "Outskirts Of Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Ten Bands One Cause 2021 pressing – on pink vinyl!)

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AtmosphereFun EP (Happy Clown Bad Dub Eight) (picture disc) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2005. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A killer, one time promo-only CD EP circulated ahead of Atmosphere's mid 00s classic You Can't Imagine The Fun We're Having LP – with alternate versions of "Say Hey There" and "Panic Attack", plus some equally dope tracks that strong enough to deserve a spot a proper LP. Atmosphere at a creative peak, on cuts crafted to stand the test of time. They avoided trends in '05 and just did their own thing. Wise move, this is as fresh as ever. Other tracks include "They Call It", "You Make We Wanna", "Secret", "Spaghetti Strapped", Horny Ponycorn Horns" and the bonus track "Pretty Broad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the clear PVC sleeve, with insert and download card.)

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Roy AyersPerfection ... CD
Aim (Australia), 2001. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A recent bit of work from Roy Ayers – but still plenty darn great, and proof that the vibes master hasn't faltered at all over the years! The set was initially released briefly by Roy in 2001, but is getting its proper debut here – and has Ayers working in a mostly instrumental mode that layers his live work on vibes over beats and more programmed rhythm tracks. The sound is plenty darn soulful – sweetly jazzy, deeply soulful, and filled with those unusual colors, tones, and shades that instantly mark the work as Roy's own – a unique approach to vibes that few other players have ever been able to match! Titles include "Drome", "Ears", "Steppin", "Wave", "Thick & Thin", "Perfection", "Afro", "Smoke", "Bags", and "Calm". CD

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Miles DavisJazz Track ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $29.99
Although not actually a proper album – this is still one of the greatest Miles Davis albums of all time! Side one features 10 tracks from Miles' amazing soundtrack to the film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – with excellent work by French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, on haunting moody tracks like "Generique", "Lassassinat De Carala", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac", and "Dinner Au Motel". Great stuff – and with a wonderful sound that's like no other Miles album! Side 2 is equally great – as it features 3 classic sextet tunes – "On Green Dolphin Street", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out", and "Stella By Starlight" –peformed with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans in that amazing Kind Of Blue mode of perfection. Truly one of our favorite albums of all time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Miles DavisJazz Track (mono) ... LP
Columbia, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Although not actually a proper album – this is still one of the greatest Miles Davis albums of all time! Side one features 10 tracks from Miles' amazing soundtrack to the film Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud – with excellent work by French players Barney Wilen, Rene Urtreger, and Pierre Michelot, on haunting moody tracks like "Generique", "Lassassinat De Carala", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac", and "Dinner Au Motel". Great stuff – and with a wonderful sound that's like no other Miles album! Side 2 is equally great – as it features 3 classic sextet tunes – "On Green Dolphin Street", "Put Your Little Foot Right Out", and "Stella By Starlight" –peformed with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill Evans in that amazing Kind Of Blue mode of perfection. Truly one of our favorite albums of all time! LP, Vinyl record album

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PJ HarveyStories From The City – Stories From The Sea – Demos ... LP
Island, 2000. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
PJ Harvey, as much as any artist who has long-earned living legend status, has the kind of work worth cherishing in stages of development – and you probably don't need us to tell you that the Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea demos are much more than a mere companion piece to the album! While the main album itself isn't what we'd call elaborately produced, it has a big sound even in sparer moments, whereas the demos are a great showcase for her raw strength and huge voice – and the material his a different vibe all around in a lot of ways, making this a strong album of its own – and you get strains of her influences that get smoothed over on the album-proper. Includes "Big Exit", "Good Fortune", "A Place Called Home", "Beautiful Feeling", "The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore", "Kamikaze", "Horses In My Dreams", "We Float". LP, Vinyl record album

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Etta JamesQueen Of Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Argo/Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Queen of Soul is right! Heck, on these early albums, Etta practically invented soul – or at least invented a deep soul style of singing that would be taken up by countless other female singers during the 60s, but rarely matched with this kind of brilliance. Straight up beautiful stuff! The arrangements are uncredited, but we think they're probably by Riley Hampton – who did so much of Etta's other wonderful work in the early 60s. The recordings for sure took place at points between '62 and '64, mostly in Chicago, with couple in New York and one in Nashville. One other thing that is crystal clear about the sessions is that she had access to the very best musicians and the best sound possible – all you need is a listen to know that! The album's an all-solid, all-soul record with loads of obscure tunes and not a bit of filler! Titles include "Flight 101", "Bobby Is His Name", "Breaking Point", "Mello Fellow", "Do Right", and "Somewhere Out There". This first ever proper CD release is loaded with excellent bonus material – recordings from the same early-to-mid 60s period – 13 of them "You Got Me Where You Want Me", "Only Time Will Tell", "Pushover". "You Can't Talk To A Fool", "Would It Make Any Difference To You", "Pay Back", "Tomorrow Night", "I Can't Hold It Any More" and more. 23 tracks in all! CD

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KhruangbinMordechai Remixes ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A special set that brings together all the mysterious singles that Khruangbin were dropping during the course of 2021 – mostly untitled singles in very limited releases, finally seeing the light of day here in a proper package! As you'd guess from the title, the core material is from the group's Mordechai album – but the approach here is very much in the farther reaches of the remix mode, so that the original music is often very abstracted – and taken to very new territory by talents who include Natasha Diggs, Ron Trent, Quantic, Soul Clap, Knxwledge, Felix Dickinson, and others. Titles include "Father Bird Mother Bird", "Dearest Alfred", "Connaissais De Face", "First Class (soul in the horn rmx)", "If There Is No Quesiton (Soul Clap's wild but not crazy mix)", "Pelota (cut a rug mix)", "Shida (Bella's suite)", "So We Won't Forget (Mang Dynasty version)", and "One To Remember (forget me nots dub)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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King TubbyKing Tubby Surrounded By The Dreads At The National Arena ... LP
Greensleeves, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Wild dubs from the legendary King Tubby – not really a proper live record, but rather an amazing batch of studio extrapolations that Tubby let loose at a famous concert with The Wailers – reworked beautifully in the studio with some really incredible sounds! Heavy, hypnotic rhythms that pull you and don't let up – plus a few soulful, rootsy vocal numbers, too – and the titles include "I Am, I Am The King", "Most High In Dub", "Coxsone Down Beat", "Come On Little Girl, Come On", "Second Cut", "Ethiopia Land Of My Father" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Eero KoivistoinenOriginal Sin (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Scandia/Svart (Finland), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 39.99
The rare fourth album from Finnish reed legend Eero Koivistoinen – his first on a proper jazz label, but still a pretty darn obscure set overall! Although only 25 at the time, Eero's already showing a real maturity in both his solo structures, and his overall conception of his music – sounds that have a sophistication that shows his strong musical education as a youth, but which also open up to all these freewheeling modes that mark Koivistoinen as a player at the forefront of changes taking place on the Finnish scene! There's a few fusion touches here and there – great electric piano from Eero Ojanen, and guitar from Lance Gunderson – but balanced nicely with the bold acoustic currents from Eero on tenor and soprano sax, and work from Tappi Luuppola on trumpet, Juhani Aalto on trombone, and Pekky Poyry on alto. The groove is a more jazz-based take on territory that would soon show up on the Love Records label, but graced throughout by Eero's wonderful phrasing – on titles that include "Bye Bye/Hello", "The Original Sin", "Both & And", "Summersea", and "Sinner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on orange vinyl!)

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John LennonPlastic Ono Band ... LP
Apple, 1970. Very Good- ... $16.99
The first true proper solo album by John Lennon – recorded after a few non-Beatles records with Yoko Ono, and at the same time as Yoko's much wilder album with a similar title! This one, though, is John at his best – very personal and exposed, in similar territory to Paul McCartney on his first solo record – and the whole thing is a fantastic testament to the humanity that Lennon always brought to his music, even at a time when some might have accused him of going off the deep end with some of his more experimental music. The record's got a relatively stripped-down vibe, although isn't entirely just voice and guitar – as other elements are brought in at just the right level to expand the sound without losing the Lennon at the core. Titles include "Mother", "Hold On", "I Found Out", "Working Class Hero", "Isolation", "Remember", "Love", "Well Well Well", "Look At Me", "God", and "My Mummy's Dead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Apple pressing with Bell Sound stamp.)
Also available Plastic Ono Band (Original Master Gold CD pressing) ... CD 32.99

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John LennonPlastic Ono Band (Original Master Gold CD pressing) ... CD
Apple/Capitol/Mobile Fidelity, 1970. Used ... $32.99
The first true proper solo album by John Lennon – recorded after a few non-Beatles records with Yoko Ono, and at the same time as Yoko's much wilder album with a similar title! This one, though, is John at his best – very personal and exposed, in similar territory to Paul McCartney on his first solo record – and the whole thing is a fantastic testament to the humanity that Lennon always brought to his music, even at a time when some might have accused him of going off the deep end with some of his more experimental music. The record's got a relatively stripped-down vibe, although isn't entirely just voice and guitar – as other elements are brought in at just the right level to expand the sound without losing the Lennon at the core. Titles include "Mother", "Hold On", "I Found Out", "Working Class Hero", "Isolation", "Remember", "Love", "Well Well Well", "Look At Me", "God", and "My Mummy's Dead". CD
(Out of print Gold CD on Mobile Fidelity.)
Also available Plastic Ono Band ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ MantronixKing Of The Beats – Anthology 1985 to 1988 ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Traffic, Late 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $7.99 17.98
Prime early electro hip hop genius from Mantronix – fresh beats and rap from Mantronix, including tight singles, 12" mixes and some classic production work for T La Rock, Just Ice and more – 2CDs that cover the vital mid 80s period! Includes those classic early hits with the booming 808 and all the trademark elements – heavy bass, handclaps, high hats, vocoder vox and party rap. Disc One features 13 tracks from Mantronix proper: "Bassline", "Needle To The Groove (12" Version)", "Fresh is The Word (12" Version)", "Fresh Is The Beat", "Jamming On The Groove", "Bassline (Instrumental)", "Megamix (1)", "Megamix (2)", "Music Madness", "Hardcore Hip Hop" and more. Disc 2 features more prime Mantronix, plus further productions. 10 tracks including "Breaking Bells (12" Version)" by T La Rock, "Back To The Old School" and "Cold Getting' Dumb" by Just Ice, "Needle To The Groove (Alt Version)" by Mantronix, "Fresh Is The Word '88" by Mantronix and more. CD

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✨✧ MF DoomOperation Doomsday (variant cover – with poster) ... LP
Metal Face, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 25.99
The first full length from MF Doom – a record that set the standard for underground hip hop to come! On this modern classic, Doom caps off the 90s with more jazzy soul in the beats, and some semblance of straightforward rhyme mastery from both Doom & his guests – taken to the outer limits! What really pushes this one into legendary status are how well he works with creaky comic adventure samples – using them as the genesis of Doom's metal face supervillain persona. Looking back, the set is clearly the building blocks for deeper insanity to come – but the sense of structure may well make it his best album ever! Includes "Doomsday", "Rhymes Like Dimes" feat Cucumber Slice, "The Finest" feat Tommy Gun, "Go With The Flow", "Tick Tick", "Hey!", "The Mic", "Dead Bent", "?" feat Kurious and much more – including all of the classic skits (yeah, we said it, classic skits, creative sci fi sample genius that are creative as the proper tracks) – with 19 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Rudy Ray MooreSensuous Black Man ... CD
Kent/Dolemite, Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
Rudy Ray Moore cut some mighty raunchy records in his time – but this one may well the be the raunchiest, and maybe the funkiest too! The album's an instruction of "the proper way to make love to a lady" – but done in true Rudy Ray style, with very down-to-earth language that really takes off from the first few sentences – serving up an array of explicit descriptions and references to body parts that make the most hardcore hip hoppers seem like they're singing nursery rhymes! The music is wonderful, too – very funky congas and drums, pounding away behind the vocals, with some funky guitar touches too – all at a level that really makes the raw lyrics move. Parental Guidance is highly recommended – but that's also part of the pleasure of the record, too! CD

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✨✧ Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde MaskalEthio Jazz (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 29.99
Mad funk from Ethiopia – classic work by the legendary Mulatu, one of Africa's heaviest artists of the 70s! Mulatu's been kind of a beathead secret for years – as most of his exotic grooves were never issued properly outside of Africa, and have only been the province of collectors who had the money and cash to get their hands on the work. The music's got a strange, other-worldly feel – a mix of bass-heavy dubby rhythms and spaced-out jazzy solos played on saxophone and electric piano – all coming together in a unique style that will blow your mind! The LP is the first-ever proper vinyl reissue of Mulatu's work – and collects together the best tracks from the recent Ethiopiques CD series, 9 titles that include "Yekatit", "Nesanet", "Sabye", "Ykermo Sew", "Asmarina", "Gubelye", "Dewel", and "Ene Alantchi Alnorem". LP, Vinyl record album

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New York Disco OrchestraReverie ... CD
Artemis/Espacial (Spain), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
A completely obscure disco session from the New York scene of the 70s, and a great one too – long, well-crafted tracks that clearly draw inspiration from both the work of Salsoul Orchestra and MFSB – and which have a sound that's every bit as great as work from those two famous groups! Like the others, the approach here is mostly instrumental first, with vocals added in second – sometimes as chorus, sometimes as a lead – sung by an unnamed singer who's got a great range, and really soars with the mix – maybe a bit like Eddie Holman on some of the work that he did for Salsoul Records – and there's also a few occasional moogy moments that are pretty great too! The original album was only ever circulated as a promo, which makes this version long overdue as a proper release – with titles that include "Reverie", "It's True", "Get It Up & Dance", "Love In Motion", "Version", and "Untitled". CD
Also available Reverie (with bonus download) ... LP 25.99

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New York Disco OrchestraReverie (with bonus download) ... LP
Artemis/Espacial (Spain), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A completely obscure disco session from the New York scene of the 70s, and a great one too – long, well-crafted tracks that clearly draw inspiration from both the work of Salsoul Orchestra and MFSB – and which have a sound that's every bit as great as work from those two famous groups! Like the others, the approach here is mostly instrumental first, with vocals added in second – sometimes as chorus, sometimes as a lead – sung by an unnamed singer who's got a great range, and really soars with the mix – maybe a bit like Eddie Holman on some of the work that he did for Salsoul Records – and there's also a few occasional moogy moments that are pretty great too! The original album was only ever circulated as a promo, which makes this version long overdue as a proper release – with titles that include "Reverie", "It's True", "Get It Up & Dance", "Love In Motion", "Version", and "Untitled". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Reverie ... CD 16.99

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Horace ParlanHappy Frame Of Mind ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
Wicked work by pianist Horace Parlan – and one of his most stunning Blue Note sessions ever! The album was first recorded in 1963, but then kept on the shelf for years – seeing only brief release as part of a Booker Ervin package in the late 70s, and finally coming out with the proper cover and lineup at some point in the 80s! Why Blue Note waited so long is a mystery, because the album's a gem throughout – almost more important, and more starkly modern than any of Parlan's other work for the label. Booker Ervin leads the frontline on tenor, alongside Johnny Coles on trumpet, Grant Green on guitar, and the rhythm section of Butch Warren and Billy Higgins. Parlan's choice of material is fantastic – with a number of Africanist tracks that feature unique rhythmic patterns that really push the soloists! Titles include "A Tune For Richard", "Dexi", "Home Is Africa", "Kucheza Blues", and "Back From The Gig". CD

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Art PepperWay It Was! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, Late 50s. Used ... $8.99
One of our favorite albums ever by Art Pepper – even if it isn't a proper album! The set features material recorded in the late 50s, pulled together to form an album in the early 70s – and overall, it's some of the best Art Pepper work on record we can think of. Pepper plays beautifully on 4 tracks with tenorist Warne Marsh, and the rest of the cuts features equally great accompaniment from the likes of Jimmy Bond, Dolo Coker, Philly Joe Jones, and Red Garland. The material on the album is far fresher than most of Pepper's so-called "classic" sessions, and it shows the edge and creativity of his alto playing in a way that few other albums ever do. We really recommend this one if you've ever been disappointed by another Pepper album – because there's a sharpness here that really comes through. Titles include "All the Things You Are", "What's New", "Autumn Leaves", and "The Man I Love". CD features 2 bonus tracks – alternates of "All The Things You Are" and "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me". CD

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Iggy PopIdiot ... LP
RCA, 1977. Very Good ... $59.99
Iggy's first proper solo record, and a strange morass of junkie desperation and guttural punk funk! The Idiot is the ultimately the culmination of a very smart decision to move away from the guitar roar of the Stooges and closer to the sounds his longtime champion David Bowie was experimenting with at the time, with a little bit of Lou Reed for good measure – but make no mistakes, this is Iggy's show. It's as fascinating overall as it is impressive on a more visceral level, with heavy bass rhythms and keys intergral to the sound, and weary latenight storytelling that trips you out on contact. All tunes co-written by Bowie, who would go on to make a lot of money off "China Girl" a few years into the 80s when the world was more ready for it, plus the classic "Nightclubbing", "Sister Midnight", "Baby", "Dum, Dum Boys", "Tiny Girls" and "Mass Production". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, APL1-2275, with lyre etch.)
Also available Idiot (180 gram pressing) ... LP 20.99

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Iggy PopIdiot (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA/4 Men With Beards, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
Iggy's second solo LP proper, and a strange morass of junkie desperation and gutteral white punk funk – a conscious decision to move away from the guitar roar of the Stooges era and closer to the sounds his longtime champion David Bowie was experimenting with at the time, with a little bit of Lou Reed for good measure – but make no mistakes, this is Iggy's show. It's as fascinating as it is impressive on a more visceral level, heavy bass rhythms and keys intergral to the sound, and weary latenight storytelling that trips you out on contact. All tunes co-written by Bowie, who would go on to make a lot of money off "China Girl" a few years into the 80s when the world was more ready for it, plus the classic "Nightclubbing", "Sister Midnight", "Baby", "Dum, Dum Boys", "Tiny Girls" and "Mass Production". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Idiot ... LP 59.99

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RootsIlladelph Halflife (Clean LP) ... LP
Geffen, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP ... $29.99
Their second major US release after two import/indie LP's and the awesome debut, Do You Want More?, though this is the one that put them over. One on the few current hip hop acts that are able to do a proper live show and it's hard to choose which is better: live, LP or 12" remixes. 14 full-length tracks and 3 interludes, including "Clones", "Universe at War" (featuring Common Sense), "Ital", "Section" and "Concerto of the Desparado". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo in a plain sleeve.)

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Lalo SchifrinMagnum Force – The Original Score ... CD
Aleph, 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Pure 70s genius from Lalo Schifrin – and the lost soundtrack to the second Dirty Harry film! Magnum Force never received a proper soundtrack album at the time – and although we've waited over 30 years, this overstuffed package finally gives the Schifrin score it's due – serving up a great variety of short tunes that fully illustrated the musical genius that made the Dirty Harry films so great. The set's got a total of 22 tracks in all – and goes way beyond the Dirty Harry Anthology sets to include some of the darker, moodier numbers from Magnum Force – some great shorter tunes that sit nicely next to the more famous funky themes! Titles include "Warm Enough", "Last Dance In Sausalito", "Early Is Late", "Briggs", "Magnum Force", "Stakeout", "Execution Squad", "The Bullet", "Potrero Hill", "The Faceless Assassin", "The Crooks", and "Harry's Ostinato". CD

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ScreamersScreamers Demo – Hollywood 1977 EP (with bonus download) ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1977. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Unreleased music from an LA band that might have been revolutionary, had they got the proper exposure – a group who were distinctly post-punk, right in the birth year of west coast punk – and one who've got a lineup that's a lot more electronic than their contemporaries! The group uses two keyboard players, both using simple, stark versions of the instrument – so that there's a quality that's almost cold wave, but also has the rough around the edges charm of Suicide – and maybe shares some of the bold sense of fidelity too! Lyrics are more punkish overall, and there's definitely a confrontational vibe to the group. Titles include "Magazine Love", "Punish Or Be Damned", "Anything", "Mater Dolores", and "Peer Pressure". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Brian ShanleyDodged & Burned – Seminal Rock Photography 1976-1984 ... Book
HoZac, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 20.00
An incredible document of the punk and post punk era live music scene in Chicago by Brian Shanley – a photographer and designer who shot so many iconic bands and did design work for Wax Trax Records early on – and this book of his black & whites is pretty breathtaking if you have even a passive interest in punk or Chicago live music history in general! It captures some of the earliest Chicago appearances by solo era Iggy Pop,The Ramones, Bauhaus, Pere Ubu, Patti Smith, Motorhead, The Dead Boys and so many more, pics from some of the legendary suburban Chicago gigs in Wheeling and Schaumburg by punk bands back in the day with gigs in the city proper were harder to get, shots of seminal Chicago bands like Skafish and Tutu & The Pirates around town, shots of X in their own LA stomping grounds, Television and others at their CBGBs home base – it's one amazing shot after another here. After a short foreword and intro the book is almost all photos, every one of them vital. Book

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching influence of Fela! A few tunes are solid takes of the Nigerian funk groove proper – but others carry the sound into cumbia, steel band and western funk styles – all of it exciting, hugely passionate and floor-shaking! The CD version is bound in a mini-hardcover book like package – with nice notes on Fela himself and the the influence he had on the material herein by Stones Throw/Now Again honcho Egon – and tracks include "Shacalao" by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad, "Woman Pin Down" by Dan Snatch And His Atomic 8 Dance Band, "Never Trust A Woman" by Bola Johnson, "Black Man's Cry" by Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra, "Egbi/Black Man's Cry (Medley)" by Lever Brothers Gay Flamingos, "Comencemos" by Phirpo Y Sus Caribes, "Up Side Down" by Daktaris, "Lullaby For Lagos" by Whitefield Brothers and more. CD
Also available Black Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (with download) ... LP 21.99

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 24.98
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching influence of Fela! A few tunes are solid takes of the Nigerian funk groove proper – but others carry the sound into cumbia, steel band and western funk styles – all of it exciting, hugely passionate and floor-shaking! Titles include "Shacalao" by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad, "Woman Pin Down" by Dan Snatch And His Atomic 8 Dance Band, "Never Trust A Woman" by Bola Johnson, "Black Man's Cry" by Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra, "Egbi/Black Man's Cry (Medley)" by Lever Brothers Gay Flamingos, "Comencemos" by Phirpo Y Sus Caribes, "Up Side Down" by Daktaris, "Lullaby For Lagos" by Whitefield Brothers and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Also available Black Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ DevoHardcore Vol 1 ... LP
Ryko/Superior Viaduct, 1970s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early art punk genius from Devo – the amazing underground material from the pre-WB years – when they were still Ohio college students! Hardcore Volume 1 features 4 track recordings made in the mid 70s, including some early versions of tracks they'd re-recorded later for their first proper album – including "Jocko Homo", "Mongoloid", "Soo Bawls" and their deranged cover of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" – and a whole bunch more that have only ever been heard by hardcore spuds. It has a cruder sound than their pop years and a darker, chillier vibe that's pretty incredible, but the concept is in full form, even at this early point! Other tracks include "Mechanical Man", "I'm A Potato", "Uglatto", "Stop Look And Listen"and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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✨✧ Eddie HazelJams From The Heart EP ... LP
JDC, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard driving funk rock jam sessions from the great Eddie Hazel – largely instrumental, and with a rough hewn, raw guitar funk vibe! The material was recorded in 1975, when Eddie was in the studio experimenting with ideas for the next proper solo album, so there's a gritty edge, Eddie doing his thing in psychedelic guitar funk mode that's nice and stripped down, the fiery guitar backed by bass and drums. There's just 4 tracks, but 2 of them run north of 10 minutes, and a very worthwhile funk rock jam mode! Just one tripped out, atmospheric number features vocals: "From The Bottom Of My Soul", and the instrumentals include "Smedley Smorganoff", "Lampoc Boogie" and "Unkut Funk". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bobby Kalphat & The Sunshine All StarsZion Hill ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic album of melodica grooves – right up there with the famous work of Augustus Pablo, and done in a very similar mode! The backings are deep and dubby – heavy on bass and riffing guitar, with a brooding energy that's really contrasted by the lighter, more melodic elements of the melodica that move in the frontline! The set was only ever issued as an advance release by producer Phil Pratt, but gets proper issue here – along with a number of bonus tracks from around the same time – which makes for a double-length collection of mighty nice instrumentals. Titles include "Terminal Rock", "Counter Punch", "Counter Dub", "What About The Half Version", "Fat Keys", "Dub Hill", "Behold I Come", "Raw Roots", "Money", "Dub In Fruits", and "Strange Mood". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MF DoomOperation Doomsday (with bonus poster) ... LP
Metal Face, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first full length from MF Doom – a record that set the standard for underground hip hop to come! On this modern classic, Doom caps off the 90s with more jazzy soul in the beats, and some semblance of straightforward rhyme mastery from both Doom & his guests – taken to the outer limits! What really pushes this one into legendary status are how well he works with creaky comic adventure samples – using them as the genesis of Doom's metal face supervillain persona. Looking back, the set is clearly the building blocks for deeper insanity to come – but the sense of structure may well make it his best album ever! Includes "Doomsday", "Rhymes Like Dimes" feat Cucumber Slice, "The Finest" feat Tommy Gun, "Go With The Flow", "Tick Tick", "Hey!", "The Mic", "Dead Bent", "?" feat Kurious and much more – including all of the classic skits (yeah, we said it, classic skits, creative sci fi sample genius that are creative as the proper tracks) – with 19 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original cover.)

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✨✧ Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell Live At Carnegie Hall 1969 (3LP set) ... LP
Reprise, 1969. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really beautiful work from Joni Mitchell – a set that's got the stripped-down vibe you might expect from the image on the cover – a tremendous performance that features the young Joni at the height of her powers, working in front of a large crowd at Carnegie Hall, with only her vocals and guitar, and a bit of piano as well! Yet throughout the performance, Mitchell is mesmerizing – completely fantastic, and presenting her songs with a frank, honest quality that's maybe even more striking than the familiar studio recordings. Plus, with no other instrumentation at all, you realize just how great Joni's guitar work is – and how important it can be to the proper delivery of these tunes. There's a few nice spoken bits, and a few surprising titles too – and the set presents the full concert, which was recorded properly by Reprise Records in 1969, but never issued at the time. Titles include "I Had A King", "Blue Boy", "Circle Game/Little Green", "Marcie", "Nathan La Franeer", "Michael From Mountains", "Urge For Going", "The Gallery", "Chelsea Morning", "Hunter", "Both Sides Now", "That Song About The Midway", "The Fiddle & The Drum", and "Cactus Tree". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Black MoonRise Of Da Moon ... LP
Duck Down, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Brooklyn hip hop heavies Buckshot, 5ft and DJ Evil Dee rise together for the first proper Black Moon album in 15 years – produced by the Da Beatminerz and featuring just a handful of guest spots, from Method Man, General Steele, Smif N Wessun, Rockness Monsta and Tek – doing their legacy proud by showing up with a sound that's a lot more relevant and resilient than it is nostalgic! Tight, straight forward independent hip hop from an influential crew. Includes the title track, "Creep Wit Me", "Da Don Flow", the headnodding funky standout "A Haaaa", "Ease Back" with Method Man & General Steel", "Impossible" with Smif N Wessun, "Glory", "General Fever", "At Night", "Pay Back", "Roll Wit Me" feat Tek, "Look At Them" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Luiz BonfaSolo In Rio 1959 (aka A Violao De Luiz Bonfa – with bonus tracks!) ... CD
Cook/Smithsonian Folkways, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
An amazing early album from Brazilian guitar virtuoso Luiz Bonfa – originally recorded by the audiophile Cook Laboratories on a Nagra recorder – in a spare, stripped-down, "in the field" sort of style! There's an intimacy here that's missing from some of Bonfa's studio sessions from the same period – and Luiz responds wonderfully by playing some of his most intricate lines on guitar – all recorded here with amazingly precise sound. Despite the lack of a proper studio, the fidelity is superb – and honestly, the album's got a quality that ranks it with Bonfa's best records ever! Titles include "Luzes Do Rio", "Shearing", "Murder", "Variacoes Em Violao", "Seringueiro", and "Song De Orpheo". Plus, the CD features 14 bonus tracks, great remastering, and a wonderful 32 page booket! CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Indian SummerGiving Birth To Thunder ... LP
Numero, Early 90s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A quintessential snapshot of the rawer roots of the 90s emo scene! Oakland's Indian Summer only lasted about a year, and recorded a bunch of songs issued as 7 inches or on compilations, but never issued a proper LP in their short time as an active band. Most of their songs have fragile melodic buildups to cathartic roaring end – and a raw sound that really does feel a lot more earnestly real than the more polished followers who made it to the major labels and mainstream alternative rock radio later in the decade. Numero does the 90s underground rock scene a solid here! Includes "Angel", "MM", the relatively epic "Woolworm", "Reflections On Milkweed", "Sugar Pill", "I Think Your Train Is Leaving", "Touch The Wing Of An Angel Doesn't Mean You Can Fly", "Truman" and "Orchard". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Peter IversComplete Warner Bros Recordings (Terminal Love/Peter Ivers/Nirvana Peter) ... CD
Warner/Wounded Bird, 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Peter Ivers's entire output for Warner Brothers in the mid 70s – including the original LPs Terminal Love & Peter Ivers, plus the Nirvana Peter compilation, which didn't appear until the mid 80s and STILL sounded ahead of its time – in a complete 2CD set! Peter has a distinctive voice and offbeat lyrical sensibility that feels a lot more akin to the arty fringe of the major labels in the early 80s than it does to 1974 or 1976, he's really a pioneer. It's no surprise at all that he'd end up being the host of LA television's legendary music program New Wave Theatre in the early 80s, but it's surprising he doesn't get more credit these days for influencing the kind thing that'd come to be called "new wave" years after his contributing work! Disc 1 includes the Terminal Love and Peter Ivers LPs, with "Alpha Centauri", "OO Girl", "Modern Times", "Holding The Cobra", "Even Stephen Foster", 'Audience Of One", "I'm Sorry Alice", "Eighteen And Dreaming", "Peter", "Rock And Roll Embarrassment", "Child In A Chair" and more. Disc 2 (the Nirvana Peter comp) features a few tracks from his 2 proper LPs and rarities. The 2CDs have 33 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Ivan Boogaloo Joe JonesSweetback ... LP
Luv N' Haight, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A monster set of work by one of the funkiest guitar players ever! Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones recorded a number of sides for Prestige Records during the early 70s – but this rare gem came out after all those, in 1975, on the tiny Joka label, and never really got into proper circulation at the time – making it one of THE indie jazz funk classics of the 70s! The album's actually one of Boogaloo's best – and has a rougher edge than his Prestige albums – heard to great effect on the two standout funky cuts, "Sweetback" and "Confusion" – both of which are stunners that feature Jones really ripping away on the guitar! The whole set's nice, though – and other tracks include "You've Got It Bad Girl", "Trouble In Mind", and "Jamaica Farewell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Masta Ace IncorporatedSlaughtaHouse ... CD
Delicious Vinyl, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
The second proper Masta Ace album and first under the Masta Ace Incorporated banner – dope stuff from the glorious early 90s that lives up to his work with the legendary Juice Crew and his classic debut! At this point Masta Ace good at creating excellent full length listening experiences – with tracks that show a wiser MC who can rhyme about what's wrong with hip hop and the culture in a broader sense – but doing it with a sharp sense of humor and what's since been proven as time beats. The tracks are just about as nice as the previous Take A Look Around LP on Cold Chillin, with a few hilarious tracks mocking the "hardcore" MC's, including "Jeep A** N*gguh)", "Slaughtahouse", "Late Model Sedan", "Style Wars" and "Saturday Nite Live". Other titles include "Jack B Nimble", "Who You Jackin'" and "Crazy Drunkin' Style". CD

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanTippin' The Scales (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1962. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little quartet from Jackie McLean – a later entry into his bop-level sets for Blue Note, recorded right before his "new thing" years! The album never got a proper release back in the 60s, and only first saw the light of day two decades later – but it's a real cooker that's right up there with the Swing Swang Swingin set – and has Jackie blowing straight, but bringing a lot of modern edges into the mix as well! The group's a crack quartet – with Sonny Clark on piano, Art Taylor on drums, and Butch Warren on bass – and titles include "Two For One", "Nicely", "Rainy Blues", and "Tippin The Scales". LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever pressing of the material –- Japanese King pressing, with insert. Back cover has some very light aging, but front is great.)

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✨✧ Clara RockmoreTheremin (aka Art Of The Theremin) ... LP
Mississippi, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking album of theremin music – recorded at a time when many people had forgotten about the instrument a bit, but at a level that takes the electronic force to a whole new level! The theremin first rose to fame on 50s sci fi soundtracks and weird mood music records – and although it had gotten use on rock albums during the psychedelic years, it never got the proper treatment it deserved until this groundbreaking set from theremin wizard Clara Rockmore! Rockmore plays the instrument here alongside piano from Nadia Reisenberg – really stripping away sci fi futurist stereotype of the theremin, as she takes on work from serious composers, plus other sources too – using the instrument with a sense of drama, and the virtuosic control of a master instrumentalist – on titles that include "Vocalise", "Song Of Grusia", "The Swan", and "Chant Du Memestrel". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SweetbackSweetback ... LP
Epic, 1996. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of those records that kind of snuck under the radar at the time – but which has gone onto become a crucial part of soul music from the 90s, and a record that's one of the blueprints for the neo soul generation to come! Sweetback are a trio of musicians who provided important backing for Sade – the kind of warm, classic-styled soul grooves that made her a standout right from the start – and which also inspired a whole generation of musicians to leave behind some of the more electronic modes they were using in the 80s. The set really marks a shift back towards warmer, jazzier, more human sounds of soul music in the 90s – and in addition to great instrumentation by the core trio, the set also features some early vocals from Amel Larrieux, plus work from Maxwell too. Titles include "You Will Rise", "Au Naturel", "Walk Of Ju", "Softly Softly", and "Sensations". LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever proper vinyl release!)

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Lowrider Soul – 1962 to 1970 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There have been lots of Lowrider soul compilations on the market over the years – documenting the great of of mellow cuts on the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the kind that could move slow, but with a heavy groove at the bottom – perfect for chilling out in the back of a car on an endless summer night! Yet few have ever done the job as well as this collection – because in the hands of Ace/Kent Records, the music finally gets proper historical context – moved past the jargon of the East LA in crowd, and presented with great sound, and the kind of detailed notes that really get at the special qualities that made the west coast soul scene so different than the east in the 60s! The set list is superb – fantastic mellow soul tracks that are perfect, even if you don't care about this history – and titles include "It's Not That Easy" by Reuben Bell with The Casanovas, "I Really Love You" by The Ambassadors, "As I Sit Here" by The Whispers, "One More Chance" by The Four Tees, "Take A Step" by Aesop's Fables, "Why'd You Put Me On" by Bobbi Row & The Englishmen, "I Wanna Chance" by The Vows, "Second Hand Happiness" by Jimmy Conwell, "Be Kind To Love" by The Interpreters, "As Long As I've Got You" by The Charmels, "Don't Forget About Me Baby" by Jeff Dale, "I'm A Lonely Man" by Bobby Burn, "Crying All By Myself" by William Bell, "I'm Just Passing Time" by Melvin Hicks & The Versatiles, "When You're Poor" by The Lovers, "It's So Hard To Break A Habit" by The Webs, "Find Me" by The Attractions, "Never Gonna Let Him Know" by Debbie Taylor, and "Pretending Dear" by The Lovelles. CD

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✨✧ DJ CamLost & Found 2 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Diggers Factory, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A collection of lost tracks from DJ Cam – the French producer who first caught our ears with his effortless laidback funky tracks in the 90s – and who's gone on to keep on making great music over the years, even though less of the world is paying attention! Case in point is the work on this set – cuts that might well be the standout numbers on records by other folks, but which here are numbers that Cam just dropped without much fanfare at all – finally collected here into a proper LP, with help from guests who include Inlove, Fillet Of Soul, and Alex Tassel. The set includes a great remake of "Summer Madness" – plus "Venice Beach", "Peace Yo", "Dieu Reconnaitra Les Siens (Moar rmx)", "Music To Drive By (Soufien 3000 rmx)", "Bossa Nova Madness", and "Kundalini For Lili". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl!)

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

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✨✧ Ivan Boogaloo Joe JonesSweetback ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A monster set of work by one of the funkiest guitar players ever! Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones recorded a number of sides for Prestige Records during the early 70s – but this rare gem came out after all those, in 1975, on the tiny Joka label, and never really got into proper circulation at the time – making it one of THE indie jazz funk classics of the 70s! The album's actually one of Boogaloo's best – and has a rougher edge than his Prestige albums – heard to great effect on the two standout funky cuts, "Sweetback" and "Confusion" – both of which are stunners that feature Jones really ripping away on the guitar! The whole set's nice, though – and other tracks include "You've Got It Bad Girl", "Trouble In Mind", and "Jamaica Farewell". CD
(Reissued with the original cover!)

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✨✧ MF DoomOperation Doomsday (silver cover) ... LP
Metal Face, 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The first full length from MF Doom – a record that set the standard for underground hip hop to come! On this modern classic, Doom caps off the 90s with more jazzy soul in the beats, and some semblance of straightforward rhyme mastery from both Doom & his guests – taken to the outer limits! What really pushes this one into legendary status are how well he works with creaky comic adventure samples – using them as the genesis of Doom's metal face supervillain persona. Looking back, the set is clearly the building blocks for deeper insanity to come – but the sense of structure may well make it his best album ever! Includes "Doomsday", "Rhymes Like Dimes" feat Cucumber Slice, "The Finest" feat Tommy Gun, "Go With The Flow", "Tick Tick", "Hey!", "The Mic", "Dead Bent", "?" feat Kurious and much more – including all of the classic skits (yeah, we said it, classic skits, creative sci fi sample genius that are creative as the proper tracks) – with 19 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered version!)

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✨✧ Chantal Regnault/Tim LawrenceVoguing & The Gay Balls Of New York City 1989 to 1992 ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A magnificent document of a very unique cultural moment – the voguing ballroom world of the New York scene at the end of the 80s! The book is filled with beautiful vintage photographs that really get at the complexity of the ballroom scene – the cross-gender, cross-class, cross-fashion activity that was often set to house music – and which was as individualistic and uniquely New York as the emergence of disco in the 70s, or the birth of hip hop a few years later. Voguing had a shorter life span than both, but impacted the mainstream for a few key years at the start of the 90s – and this book really gets at the raw power the movement had at the start, thanks to on the spot photographs from Chantal Regnault. Images are in both color and black and white, presented in the book with the Soul Jazz sensitivity to cultural undergrounds – and dancefloor chronicler Tim Lawrence contributed a good deal of text, to help set the images in proper perspective. Book is oversize, 204 pages, softcover, and very nicely done! Book

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✨✧ Art BlakeyDr Jeckyle ... CD
Paddle Wheel/King/Pro Jazz, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
Proof that the genius of Art Blakey never falters! This obscure gem was recorded in the mid 80s – but rarely saw proper issue until the time of this CD – and it features Blakey leading a hip group of young lions with all the care and confidence of some of his best Jazz Messenger sides from earlier years. The style on the album's about halfway between Blakey's Blue Note and Prestige styles – with the hard-blown solos of the former, and the longer freer song structure of the latter – and players include Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Donald Harrison on alto, Jean Toussaint on tenor, and Mulgrew Miller on piano. Tracks are all long – and titles include "Fuller Love", "Dr Jeckyle", "81", and "One By One". CD
(Out of print, Pro Jazz pressing.)

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✨✧ Mighty MocambosFuture Is Here (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mocambo (Germany), 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great, proper album from Germany's excellent funk combo The Mighty Mocambos – who've dropped many killer 45s as themselves and with pseudonyms, as well as backing London-based funky soul diva Gizelle Smith for a teriffic full length – and sounding as vital and exuberant as ever here! The Mighty Mocambos are dexterous musicians and adventurous funk spirits – showing love for classic hip hop funk in collaborations with Afrika Bambaataa and Zulu Nation legend Charlie Funk, aka Afrika Islam – plus singers Su Kramer and Carol Lacaze (who sings in French), on top of killer instrumentals. Includes "Calling The Shots", "Zulu Walk" and "Battle" with Afrika Bambaata, Charlie Funk & King Kamonzi, "The Sun Shines Tonight" feat Su Kramer, "Struggles And Triumph", "French Vanilla Skies", "Physique", "Peace Street", "The Next Message" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Iggy PopIdiot (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Capitol, 1977. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Iggy's second solo LP proper, and a strangely intoxicataing mix of junkie desperation and gutteral punk funk – a conscious decision to move away from the guitar roar of the Stooges era and closer to the sounds his longtime champion David Bowie was experimenting with at the time, with a little bit of Lou Reed for good measure – but make no mistakes, this is Iggy's show. It's as fascinating as it is impressive on a more visceral level, heavy bass rhythms and keys intergral to the sound, and weary latenight storytelling that trips you out on contact. All tunes co-written by Bowie, who would go on to have a huge hit with his own version of "China Girl" a few years into the 80s when the world was more ready for it, plus the classic "Nightclubbing", "Sister Midnight", "Baby", "Dum, Dum Boys", "Tiny Girls" and "Mass Production". This great deluxe version includes a complete live set from London's Rainbow Theatre on July 3, 1977 – with classics from Iggy's career to date including "Raw Power", "TV Eye", "Dirt", "Sister Midnight", "China Girl", "I Wanna Be Your Dog", "Search & Destroy" and more. CD
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Idiot (180 gram pressing) ... LP 20.99
Idiot ... LP 59.99

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✨✧ Lalo SchifrinMagnum Force – The Original Score ... CD
Aleph, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Pure 70s genius from Lalo Schifrin – and the lost soundtrack to the second Dirty Harry film! Magnum Force never received a proper soundtrack album at the time – and although we've waited over 30 years, this overstuffed package finally gives the Schifrin score it's due – serving up a great variety of short tunes that fully illustrated the musical genius that made the Dirty Harry films so great. The set's got a total of 22 tracks in all – and goes way beyond the Dirty Harry Anthology sets to include some of the darker, moodier numbers from Magnum Force – some great shorter tunes that sit nicely next to the more famous funky themes! Titles include "Warm Enough", "Last Dance In Sausalito", "Early Is Late", "Briggs", "Magnum Force", "Stakeout", "Execution Squad", "The Bullet", "Potrero Hill", "The Faceless Assassin", "The Crooks", and "Harry's Ostinato". CD
Also available Magnum Force – The Original Score ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching influence of Fela! A few tunes are solid takes of the Nigerian funk groove proper – but others carry the sound into cumbia, steel band and western funk styles – all of it exciting, hugely passionate and floor-shaking! The CD version is bound in a mini-hardcover book like package – with nice notes on Fela himself and the the influence he had on the material herein by Stones Throw/Now Again honcho Egon – and tracks include "Shacalao" by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad, "Woman Pin Down" by Dan Snatch And His Atomic 8 Dance Band, "Never Trust A Woman" by Bola Johnson, "Black Man's Cry" by Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra, "Egbi/Black Man's Cry (Medley)" by Lever Brothers Gay Flamingos, "Comencemos" by Phirpo Y Sus Caribes, "Up Side Down" by Daktaris, "Lullaby For Lagos" by Whitefield Brothers and more. CD
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Black Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD 8.99
Black Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (with download) ... LP 21.99
 
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✨✧ Trina BroussardInside My Love ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 90s/2008. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
The long-overdue release of Inside My Love – a sublime little set recorded by Trina Broussard in the late 90s – originally planned for the So-So Def label, but never properly issued at the time! The album's years ahead of most soul of the time – a great precursor to the Neo Soul explosion that major labels would finally get behind in the 21st Century, but which still left them scratching their heads back in the 90s – and failing to get music this great out to the market. Thankfully, Expansion have helped fix a decade-old mistake – and they're letting Trina's warmly soulful sound sparkle beautifully with this well-done reissue. Broussard's got a wonderfully classy approach to her music – one that's been appreciated in subsequent releases, but which comes through even more clearly here – a great sense of poise that's almost classic in a Phyllis Hyman sort of way. Titles include "Losing My Mind", "Why Do I Feel So Sad", "All I Need Is You", "All Night Long", "Not Around", "Remember Me", "Sailing", "Say You Really Love", and "Inside My Love". CD also features the bonus track "It's Not Really Christmas". CD

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Conte CandoliLittle Band Big Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Crown/P-Vine (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $24.99
An incredible record – and the kind of rare LA bop session that got totally lost because it was never packaged properly! This obscure set was issued by the Crown label under a number of names – both the Conte Candoli All Stars and Vince Guaraldi – and the group includes Conte Candoli, Buddy Collette, Vince Guaraldi, Leroy Vinnegar, and Stan Levey – all playing with a fantastically tight and incredibly soulful bop groove, of the sort you always hear them credited for, but which you can never find on any of their snoozy more famous records. Vince Guaraldi plays some incredibly soulful piano, in a manner that's very different than his Fantasy recordings – and he's playing here with a killer group of LA players who deliver some of their finest recorded work! Trust us, the session's a gem – and it's one of those you can put on and surprise your friends, and yourself! Tracks include "Muggin The Minor", "Mambo Diane", "Macedonia", and "Little David". CD

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Johnny CashJohnny Cash At Folsom Prison ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1968. Used ... $4.99
One of the greatest live albums ever, and probably THE best album Johnny Cash ever recorded, properly reissued with the original sequence restored and uncensored! In 1969 Cash had more angst than you could shake a stick at – he just kicked drugs, and he hadn't had a big hit in years, so his respectful and thoughtful empathy for the audience of inmates not only cemented his persona as the real deal, but carries an air of dizzying emotion throughout the set. Appropriately filled with his darkest tunes, Folsom is one of the few cases in which a live recording of a hitmakers catalog is stronger and more vital than the studio versions. Includes "Folsom Prison Blues", "Dark As A Dungeon", "Cocaine Blues", "25 Minutes To Go", "Orange Blossom Special", "The Long Black Veil", "Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog", "Joe Bean", plus "Jackson" and "Give My Love To Rose" featuring June Carter. 3 previously unissued songs – "Joe Bean", "Busted", and "The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer". CD
Also available Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (remastered edition) ... CD 6.99

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Johnny CashJohnny Cash At Folsom Prison (remastered edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1968. Used ... $6.99
One of the greatest live albums ever, and probably THE best album Johnny Cash ever recorded, properly reissued with the original sequence restored and uncensored! In 1969 Cash had more angst than you could shake a stick at – he just kicked drugs, and he hadn't had a big hit in years, so his respectful and thoughtful empathy for the audience of inmates not only cemented his persona as the real deal, but carries an air of dizzying emotion throughout the set. Appropriately filled with his darkest tunes, Folsom is one of the few cases in which a live recording of a hitmakers catalog is stronger and more vital than the studio versions. Includes "Folsom Prison Blues", "Dark As A Dungeon", "Cocaine Blues", "25 Minutes To Go", "Orange Blossom Special", "The Long Black Veil", "Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog", "Joe Bean", plus "Jackson" and "Give My Love To Rose" featuring June Carter. 2 previously unissued songs – "Joe Bean" and "The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer". CD
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John ColtraneLiving Space ... CD
Impulse, Mid 60s. Used ... $6.99
Brilliant work from the great John Coltrane – a set of material that was recorded in the 60s, but not issued until the late 70s – and only then, not properly in print until the release of this great package! The material is classic Coltrane Quartet – with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all working with Trane to craft some long tracks that show the expanding genius of the group at the time. The spirit of the work is in the "new thing" mode of the 60s – more adventurous than even Coltrane's work from a few years before – and titles include "Living Space", "Dusk-Dawn", "The Last Blues", and "Untitled 90314". CD
(Out of print. Please note that the digipack has some substantial edgewear and initials in pen on the cover. Booklet is also missing and is priced accordingly.)
Also available Living Space ... CD 14.99

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John ColtraneLiving Space ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $14.99
Brilliant work from the great John Coltrane – a set of material that was recorded in the 60s, but not issued until the late 70s – and only then, not properly in print until the release of this great package! The material is classic Coltrane Quartet – with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – all working with Trane to craft some long tracks that show the expanding genius of the group at the time. The spirit of the work is in the "new thing" mode of the 60s – more adventurous than even Coltrane's work from a few years before – and titles include "Living Space", "Dusk-Dawn", "The Last Blues", and "Untitled 90314". CD
Also available Living Space ... CD 6.99

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Jerry GoldsmithGoldsmith At 20th Vol 2 – The Detective/Flim Flam Man ... CD
La La Land, 1967. New Copy ... $19.99
A pair of overlooked Jerry Goldsmith soundtracks – back to back on a single CD! First up is The Detective – a soundtrack we've been trying to find for years – given the way the music works perfectly in the surprisingly dark film! Goldsmith uses lots of jazzy tones in his scoring – especially trumpet lines – which works wonderfully not just for the urban location of the narrative, but to underscore the really melancholy mood of the whole movie – one of those Bullitt-era cop stories that shows the overwhelming effect of crime upon the outlook of a detective. There's a few weird touches in the mix – some swirling, almost watery moments – and titles include "A New Love", "A Family Affair", "Beach Scene", "Joe", "Night Talk", "The Safe Cracker", and "The Ball Game". The Flim Flam Man was recorded right around the same time, but is quite different – more rural than urban, with American themes that come through in the use of harmonica, woodwinds, and a bit of banjo and guitar – almost a Copland-esque fantasy of the country, but with warmer touches that both belie the comedic nature of the film, and the sensitivity that Goldsmith can bring to any sort of setting. CD features 16 tracks from the film – including "Stolen Property", "A Little Inspiration", "The Flim Flam Man", "A Good Trick/No Rest For The Wicked", "Curley's Plan", and "The Waiting Game". CD

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GroovyRecord Cleaning Carbon Fiber Brush/Velvet Pad ... Record Care
New Item ... $18.99
An essential brush for record cleaning – very easy to use, and a hell of a value at this price! This cool little baby contains a million lean carbon fibers – which pick up dust from the grooves of a record with ease – using natural static electricity to pull away the grit, and leave you with a much cleaner record in the end. The system doesn't use any fluid at all – just natural properties of attraction – and the brush comes in a holder that helps you clean the brush too! This version also comes with a velvet pad to help clean the record – and comes with its own bag too. Record Care

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✨✧ David Grubbs & Ryley WalkerTap On The Shoulder ... CD
2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful sounds from two modern masters of the guitar – both playing here on a mix of electric and acoustic variations of the instrument, with sonic properties that unfold in wonderful ways throughout the set! Both Grubbs and Walker have a way of doing a lot with just a little – even when some effects are used to complicate the sound a bit – always still very organic, and with an understanding of the elements that's always brought back to a completely coherent sense of the guitar. Grubbs plays piano at a few spots, but most of the set features guitar – and titles include "Pump Fake On The Death Rattle", "Uglification", "Tap On The Shoulder", "Accepting Most Plans", and "The Madman From Massachusetts In An Empty Bar". CD
Also available Tap On The Shoulder ... LP 18.99

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David Grubbs & Ryley WalkerTap On The Shoulder ... LP
Husky Pants, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99
Beautiful sounds from two modern masters of the guitar – both playing here on a mix of electric and acoustic variations of the instrument, with sonic properties that unfold in wonderful ways throughout the set! Both Grubbs and Walker have a way of doing a lot with just a little – even when some effects are used to complicate the sound a bit – always still very organic, and with an understanding of the elements that's always brought back to a completely coherent sense of the guitar. Grubbs plays piano at a few spots, but most of the set features guitar – and titles include "Pump Fake On The Death Rattle", "Uglification", "Tap On The Shoulder", "Accepting Most Plans", and "The Madman From Massachusetts In An Empty Bar". LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 6LPs/4CDs ... $68.99 79.98
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The folks at Numero have really outdone themselves this time – not just by including both CD (4 of them) and LP (6 of those) versions of the music in the set – but also by coming up with one of the most attractive, uniquely packaged records we've ever seen! The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. And the LPs each come in their own jackets – two of which mimic the original Twinight albums, the other four of which create Shama, Trip, and Federal label albums of Johnson's music – records that didn't exist back in the 60s, but which look as if they've come from a time machine! The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. We could write for hours about how great this set is – but honestly, one look, or one listen, and you'll be hooked! LP, Vinyl record album

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Quin KirchnerShadows & The Light ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 18.99
A double-length set that showcases the ever-growing, ever-evolving talents of drummer Quin Kirchner – working here in a variety of settings with help from some other great talents on the Chicago scene! Most of these tunes have a core sense of structure – and even when Quin is improvising more freely, he still finds a way to swing – working here on conventional drums, other percussion instruments, and even a bit of kalimba too – alongside a mix of players that includes Nick Broste on trombone, Nate Lepine on tenor and flute, Nick Mazzarella on alto, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Greg Ward on alto, Rob Clearfield on piano, and Matt Ulery on bass. Many numbers have a spacious, ambitious vibe – almost spiritual jazz, of a quality that really has us respecting Kirchner more than ever – and the double space of the album is really needed to allow this majestic message the room to unfold properly. Titles include "Ecliptics", "King Korn", "Jupiter Moon", "Horizons", "At This Point In Time", "Bata Chop", "Pathways", "Star Cluster", and "Moon Vision". CD
Also available Shadows & The Light ... LP 29.99

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Quin KirchnerShadows & The Light ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2020. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A double-length set that showcases the ever-growing, ever-evolving talents of drummer Quin Kirchner – working here in a variety of settings with help from some other great talents on the Chicago scene! Most of these tunes have a core sense of structure – and even when Quin is improvising more freely, he still finds a way to swing – working here on conventional drums, other percussion instruments, and even a bit of kalimba too – alongside a mix of players that includes Nick Broste on trombone, Nate Lepine on tenor and flute, Nick Mazzarella on alto, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Greg Ward on alto, Rob Clearfield on piano, and Matt Ulery on bass. Many numbers have a spacious, ambitious vibe – almost spiritual jazz, of a quality that really has us respecting Kirchner more than ever – and the double space of the album is really needed to allow this majestic message the room to unfold properly. Titles include "Ecliptics", "King Korn", "Jupiter Moon", "Horizons", "At This Point In Time", "Bata Chop", "Pathways", "Star Cluster", and "Moon Vision". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shadows & The Light ... CD 13.99

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Charles LloydWild Man Dance ... CD
Blue Note, 2015. Used ... $6.99
Charles Lloyd makes a step over to Blue Note Records – and the result is one of his richest, most organic albums in years! The whole thing's a live performance from Poland – done as a suite of longer tracks that feature a core acoustic quartet with Lloyd on tenor, plus added cymbalom and lyra – both used very heavily, with these open, sonic properties that are especially great – almost a way of bringing in some of the exoticism of Lloyd's earlier recordings, but with less focus on the reeds. The group also features Gerald Clayton on piano – and both he and Lloyd can be airy one minute, powerful the next – as the tunes build up slowly, and form this wonderful painting in sound. Titles include "Gardner", "Lark", "River", "Wild Man Dance", "Invitation", and "Flying Over The Odra Valley". CD

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MadamSensuous Black Woman ... LP
Kent, 1972. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of two albums produced by Rudy Ray Moore – the other being The Sensuous Black Man – which define the art of making love from a gender-based perspective. Like Rudy's Sensuous Black Man, The Madam's version features one side of "instructional" dialogue – very XXX-rated, in bitchy mode that verbally orders a man to make love to a woman properly. Side two features "Rap Session", kind of a Q&A session in which The Madam lays down a bit more knowledge about sex over some bluesy music. There's plenty of bits on here that have been sampled over the years – and the record was a big one in the early mixes of the Chicago house scene. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear, and a bit of splitting on the bottom seam – but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Jackie MittooJackie Mittoo – The Keyboard King At Studio One (20th Anniversary blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... On November 19, 2021 (delayed)
Killer funky organ – and 100% Dynamite! Jackie Mittoo is one of the all-time great organists – as essential to Jamaica as Booker T was to Memphis, or Jimmy McGriff was to New York. He's legendary these days as the player who completely transformed the Hammond sound with his unique Jamaican instrumental style during his early years with the Skatalites, and on his later solo recordings for Studio One. This set's probably the first time Mittoo's work has been properly packaged and remastered – and the folks at Soul Jazz have done an amazing job of selecting just the right tracks for such a project. The whole thing wails along with a stone rocksteady groove – with plenty of nice drum parts and funky rhythm bits underneath Jackie's soulful organ. If you dug the label's 100% Dynamite series, you'll really dig this one – and the whole thing's very much in the same vein. Tracks include "Drum Song", "Reggae Rock", "Hot Tamale", "Killer Diller", "Black Organ", "Stereo Freeze", "Wall Street", "Darker Shade Of Black", "Juice Box", and "Killer Diller". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde MaskalEthio Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
L'Arome/P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
Mad funk from Ethiopia – classic work by the legendary Mulatu, one of Africa's heaviest artists of the 70s! Mulatu's been kind of a beathead secret for years – as most of his exotic grooves were never issued properly outside of Africa, and have only been the province of collectors who had the money and cash to get their hands on the work. The music's got a strange, other-worldly feel – a mix of bass-heavy dubby rhythms and spaced-out jazzy solos played on saxophone and electric piano – all coming together in a unique style that will blow your mind! Titles include "Yekatit", "Nesanet", "Sabye", "Ykermo Sew", "Asmarina", "Gubelye", "Dewel", and "Ene Alantchi Alnorem". CD

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Record Cleaning BrushRecord Cleaning Brush ... Record Care
New Item ... $15.99 19.99
An essential brush for record cleaning – very easy to use, and a hell of a value at this price! This cool little baby contains a million lean carbon fibers – which pick up dust from the grooves of a record with ease – using natural static electricity to pull away the grit, and leave you with a much cleaner record in the end. The system doesn't use any fluid at all – just natural properties of attraction – and the brush comes in a holder that helps you clean the brush too! Record Care

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Twilite ToneClearing ... LP
Stones Throw, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A really great Stones Throw debut from Twilite Tone – a Chicago beatmaker who's been one of our local heroes for years, and who finally gets the wider exposure he's deserved for way too long! Tone's done some big name work for Common, Kanye, and others – but here, he's very much at home inside his wonderful little shell – creating these endlessly creative sounds that really move past the obvious, and which showcase the kind of richer sonic palette we would have guessed from his record shopping habits over the years! There's a few 80s electro modes that come as a great surprise, mixed with harder core elements too – and there's occasional moments of sweetness, too – a emotional range that comes across nicely, on titles that include "N'Loveagain", "Tuff Love", "The Sound", "Do It Properly", "Taxi Cab Confessions", "The Lite", "Baby Steps", and "Ancestors & Angels". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLet It Be – Black America Sings Lennon, McCartney, & Harrison ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Think The Beatles only had an impact on rock and pop fans in the America of the 60s? Think again – because their music had an undeniable impact on soul as well – as you'll here from this wonderful range of remakes of classic cuts from the Fab Four! The work here is a real surprise if you don't know the legacy – but it also really makes sense once you're reminded of the mind-expanding, ear-opening territory the group hit in the latter half of the 60s – and working with themes of social change, alienation, and personal longing – of the sort that turn out to be perfect for new interpretations in soul! Most of these cuts are way more than standard cover versions, too – as the arrangements are really inventive, and take off in bold new directions that make the songs very much new properties overall. Most of the work here is from the late 60s and early 70s – and as always with Ace Records, the notes and presentation really put the music in context! Titles include "The Fool On The Hill" by The Four Tops, "Dear Prudence" by The Five Stairsteps, "For No One" by Maceo & The King's Men, "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" by Ike & Tina Turner, "Tomorrow Never Knows" by Junior Parker, "Got To Get You Into My Life" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Do You Want To Know A Secret" by Mary Wells, "Lovely Rita" by Fats Domino, "With A Little Help From My Friends" by The Undisputed Truth, "Savoy Truffle" by Ella Fitzgerald, and "Let It Be" by Bill Withers. CD

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✨✧ Shirley Maclaine/Sammy Davis JrSweet Charity ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ok, so this is a musical – not really our usual bag – but it does contain one of the greatest Sammy Davis Jr songs of all time: the sweetly swinging "Rhythm Of Life", which Sammy sings in character as "Big Daddy", a hip strutting street preacher who kicks it with a groovy punchy sound! Shirley's vocals aren't that great – kind of thin and wispy – but she does get some really great songs, including "I'm A Brass Band", "My Personal Property", and "Where Am I Going" – plus the over-tired "If My Friends Could See Me Now". Orchestrations are by Joseph Gershenson, and the album also has one nice groovy instrumental – "The Pompeii Club", a nice little frug number! LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Mississippi SheiksComplete Recorded Works In Chronological Order – Volume 2 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Document/Third Man, 1930/1931. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most important string bands of the early 30s – heard here on some seminal sides recorded both in Texas and Mississippi! The Sheiks' approach was landmark at the time, and still has great resonance all these many years later – a real genre-crossing mix of blues and old-time string music – served up on guitar, violin, and vocals – always recorded in a really spare mix, which keeps all the best acoustic properties of the music firmly intact! Material here was originally issued on Okeh label singles – and titles include "Jail Bird Love Song", "Unhappy Blues", "Still I'm Traveling On", "Please Don't Wake Up", "Please Baby", "Ramrod Blues", and "Times Done Got Hard". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beaver & KrauseNonesuch Guide To Electronic Music ... LP
Nonesuch, 1968. Very Good+ 2LPs + Book ... Out Of Stock
One of the most electronic albums that Beaver & Krause ever recorded – a set that was issued as a Guide To Electronic Music, but which has a way more to offer than just a simple demonstration record! Unlike most other B&K albums, which can feature a bit of rock mixing in with the moog, this one is almost entirely analogue electronics – often played in a stark, spare way that has plenty of spooky tones – but also works beautifully together in a mode that's similar to other experimental electronic sets from the time, such as Morton Subotnick's contemporaneous records for Nonesuch. The tracks are very short, with concentrated bursts of sound, and have titles like "White Sound", "Ribbon Controller", and "Sawtooth". Comes in a box with a very cool book that explains a lot of different properties of electronic music. Great for sample-heads or for junior knob twiddlers. 2 LPs strong! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has split corners, but looks nice overall.)

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✨✧ Serge GainsbourgInitiales BO (5LP set) ... LP
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 5LP ... Out Of Stock
A whopping collection that features a wealth of soundtrack material recorded by Serge Gainsbourg! Serge is certainly famous enough for his pop recordings of the 60s and 70s – but he also turned his talents to countless films over the years, penning great sexy and groovy tunes that were among some of his best work of the time, much of which was never issued properly on LPs, but only appeared briefly on limited eps and 45s in France. This set brings together a total of 76 tracks – a motherlode of killer tunes that are essential if you dig Serge, and some of which feature key collaborators such as Jean Claude Vannier, Michel Colombier, and Alain Goraguer! Includes tracks from films that include Strip Tease, Les Loups Dans La Bergerie, Sex Shop, La Pacha, Manon 70, L'Horizon, Si J'Etais Un Espion, Cannabis, La Horse, Slogan, L'Eau A La Bouche, Comment Trouvez Vous Ma Soeur, Les Chemins De Katmandou, Aurais Du Faire Gaffe, Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus, Je Vous Aime, and Stan The Flasher. Features a number of unissued tracks, and the first-ever full score for L'Eau A La Bouche – plus rare photos, and a booklet too! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lisa Lisa & Cult JamLisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An 80s pop soul classic from Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force – insistent and irresistible to this day – and a solid album full of tunes that stand up strongly with their unstoppable hit singles of the period! Yes, the sound would get a bit too cutesy and played out by the end of the 80s, if you lived through those years, but it's amazing how nice it sounds all these years later! There's nice dose of electro and early hip hop creeping in, it's the breakout "I Wonder If I Take You Home" is, straight-up, one of our favorite mid 80s mainstream R&B jams. Also includes "Can You Feel The Beat", "You'll Never Change", "All Cried Out", "This Is Cult Jam", "Behind My Eyes", "Private Property" and "Take Me Home (Rap)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Includes insert. Cover has a sticker remnant and some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Funk – Rare Funk From Deep In The Crates ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
One of the best-ever compilations of funky work from BGP Records – and even better than their other Super Breaks sets! This one features some totally rare killers – not only from hard-to-find funky 45s, but also from obscure studio tapes that have never been properly issued! The set's a funky fanatic's dream, and pushes past the usual Ace/BGP line, into territory more reserved for the likes of Keb Darge and Ian Wright, on smaller labels. A large number of the tracks are from the catalogs – released and unreleased – of Westbound and Kent – and titles include "Gotta Get Me A Job" by Ann Alford, "Here Comes The Judge" by Larry & Tommy, "Soul Power" by The Houston Outlaws, "Freedom & Justice" by The Pace-Setters, "I Got To Have You" by Little Ann, "Soul Funk" by Chico & Buddy, "Skunk Juice" by The Pazant Brothers, "I Love You" by The Motivations, "Hook & Boogit (parts 1 & 2)" by Abraham & The Casanovas, "Motor City" by The Counts, and "Groove" by Dave Hamilton. 20 cuts in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (4CD set) ... CD
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. CD
(Finally on CD!)
Also available Complete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP 68.99

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✨✧ Quin KirchnerShadows & The Light ... LP
Astral Spirits, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A double-length set that showcases the ever-growing, ever-evolving talents of drummer Quin Kirchner – working here in a variety of settings with help from some other great talents on the Chicago scene! Most of these tunes have a core sense of structure – and even when Quin is improvising more freely, he still finds a way to swing – working here on conventional drums, other percussion instruments, and even a bit of kalimba too – alongside a mix of players that includes Nick Broste on trombone, Nate Lepine on tenor and flute, Nick Mazzarella on alto, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, Greg Ward on alto, Rob Clearfield on piano, and Matt Ulery on bass. Many numbers have a spacious, ambitious vibe – almost spiritual jazz, of a quality that really has us respecting Kirchner more than ever – and the double space of the album is really needed to allow this majestic message the room to unfold properly. Titles include "Ecliptics", "King Korn", "Jupiter Moon", "Horizons", "At This Point In Time", "Bata Chop", "Pathways", "Star Cluster", and "Moon Vision". LP, Vinyl record album
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Shadows & The Light ... LP 29.99
Shadows & The Light ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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