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Clifford BrownBrownie Speaks – A Proper Introduction To Clifford Brown ... CD
Proper (UK), 1920s/1930s/1940s. Used ... $2.99
Includes the songs "I Come From Jamaica", "Cryin' The Rock", "Brownie Speaks", "You Go To My Head", "Capri", "Turnpike", "Get Happy", "Wail Bait", "Hymn To The Orient", "Brownie Eyes", "Cherokee", " Easy Living", "Minor Mood", "Brown Skins", "Blue And Brown", "I Can Dream, Can't I?", "The Song Is You", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "It Might As Well Be Spring", and " You're A Lucky Guy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Serge ChaloffBaritone Sax Master – A Proper Introduction To Serge Chaloff ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s. Used ... $1.99
Hard-blown baritone from the great Serge Chaloff – one of the greatest jazz players on his instrument, heard here in a set of key late 40s recordings! Serge is perhaps best known for his 2 albums on Captiol – Blue Serge and Boston Blowup – but this collection offers up a great range of earlier 78rpm sessions, recorded for labels that include Motif, Mercer, Keynote, and Savoy – and it stands as a great complement to Capitol sessions. The sides a great progression from swing to bop – and feature Chaloff with players that include Al Cohn, Red Rodney, Allen Eager, Al Haig, George Wallington, Ralph Burns, and Nat Pierce. 22 tracks in all – with titles that include "Blue Serge", "Curbstone Shuffle", "Pennies From Heaven", "Gabardine & Serge", "Serge's Urge", "A Bar A Second", and "We The People". CD
(Out of print.)

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JJ JohnsonBone-O-Logy – A Proper Introduction To JJ Johnson ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Key early recordings from JJ Johnson – a player who really helped transform the role of the trombone in jazz! The set brings together sides that JJ recorded for both the Savoy and Blue Note labels – all small bop sessions, done in a tight boppish mode – with players that include Bud Powell, Cecil Payne, Leo Parker, John Lewis, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Dorham, and Clifford Brown. The set features 22 tracks in all – with titles that include "Jay Bird", "Coppin The Bop", "Mad Bebop", "Audobhan", "Riffette", "Yesterdays", "Down Vernon's Alley", "Bee Jay", "Elysee", "Opus V", "Capri", "Fox Hunt", "Sketch One", and "Turnpike". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ike QuebecBlue Harlem – A Proper Introduction To Ike Quebec ... CD
Proper (UK), Mid 40s. Used ... $4.99
Although most of the world knows Ike Quebec these days for his "comeback" recordings with Blue Note in the early 60s, back in the 40s, he recorded some totally smoking sides for the label that show him playing in a much younger, gutsier vein – nicely shifting between the camps of bop and swing, as a fierce young tenor master. Those recordings, all originally issued on 78s, have all been tough to find – and now they're paired nicely with a great set of recordings that Quebec did for the Savoy label around the same time. Both sets are excellent material by one of the most woefully overlooked tenorists of the 20th century, and this set features great remastering, and probably the best packaging we've ever seen for the material. There's a total of 22 cuts in all – with a number of unreleased ones – and titles include "Zig Billion", "IQ Blues", "Jim Dawgs", "Facin The Face", "Tiny Exercise", and "Hard Tack". CD
(Out of print.)

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Horace SilverDoodlin' – A Proper Introduction To Horace Silver ... CD
Proper (UK), Early 50s. Used ... $3.99
Includes early Jazz Messenger sides – plus trio material featuring Art Blakey! CD

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✨✧ Charles FambroughProper Angle ... CD
CTI, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Roy Hargrove and Wynton Marsalis on trumpet, Branford Marsalis on tenor, Kenny Kirkland on piano, and Jeff Watts, Mino Cinelu, Jerry Gonzalez, and Steve Berrios on percussion. CD
(Punch through booklet.)

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✨✧ Perez PradoProper Introduction To Perez Prado ... CD
Proper (UK), 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Carter FamilyProper Introduction To The Carter Family – Keep On The Sunny Side ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 20s/1930s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Billy EckstineBallads, Blues & Bebop – A Proper Introduction To Billy Eckstine ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s/Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The birth of a whole new era in vocal jazz – spearheaded by the legendary Billy Eckstine, a key link between the traditions of swing and bop, and a vocalist who always had a firm appreciation of the instrumentalists in the group! The set brings together a wealth of early Eckstine recordings - including a few sides recorded under the leadership of Earl Hines, plus many more with Eckstine either leading the orchestra himself, or singing alongside groups led by Sonny Burke, Pete Rugolo, Buddy Baker, and others. Recordings include material for Savoy and MGM, plus a variety of other labels – and the set features a total of 22 tracks that include "Jelly Jelly", "Cottage For Sale", "Prisoner Of Love", "I Want To Talk About You", "Blowing The Blues Away", "Blue Moon", "Everything I Have Is Yours", "April In Paris", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "How High The Moon (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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✨✧ Shelly ManneProper Time ... LP
Contemporary, 1960. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums from Shelly Manne – and one of the best, too! The set's a soundtrack for an obscure film – and it features Shelly really breaking from the norm a bit – stretching out with his combo to reach towards some really evocative sounds! The group's a sextet, with edges as sharp as his combo on the Blackhawk date – players that include Joe Gordon on trumpet, Richie Kamuca on tenor, Victor Feldman on vibes, Russ Freeman on piano, and Monty Budwig on bass – all coming together with Shelly's drums, which really get some great space to take off at solo moments too. The scoring is great – understated and relaxed, with some shorter tunes that have the feel of a hip French jazz soundtrack of the late 50s, mixed with longer numbers that are even better. Titles include "Happy Pool", "Blue Stutter", "Drum Solo", "Warm Water", "Exotic Moods", "Panic", and "Doreen's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ruth BrownTeardrops From My Eyes – A Proper Introduction To Ruth Brown ... CD
Proper (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Howlin WolfProper Introduction To Howlin Wolf – Memphis Days ... CD
Proper (UK), 1950s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
 
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Mildred BaileyMrs Swing (4CD box set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1930s/Early 40s. Used 4 CDs ... $11.99 14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny HodgesJeep Is Jumpin (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 30s/1940s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... $6.99
With 94 tracks on 4 CDs – includes "Pyramid", "Dooji Wooji", "Good Gal Blues", "Jump That's All", "Skip It", "Perdido", and "Castle Rock". CD
(Out of print.)

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Fats NavarroFats Navarro Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s. Used 4 CDs ... $9.99
Featuring Tadd Dameron, Billy Eckstine, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Illinois Jacquet, Coleman Hawkins, Howard McGhee, and more. CD
(Out of print. Box has some wear – CDs are in great shape!)

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Django ReinhardtEssential Masters Of Jazz ... CD
Proper, 1930s/1940s. Used ... $1.99
Titles include "Minor Swing", "Nocturne", "Daphne", "Nuages", "Viper's Dream", "Souvenirs", and "Honeysuckle Rose" – 20 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ VariousGumbo Ya Ya – The Cosimo Matassa Story Vol 2 (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 4 CDs ... $19.99
Music from Dave Bartholomew, Smiley Lewis, Fats Domino, the Spiders, Little Richard, Bobby Marchan, Bobby Charles, Paul Gayten, Lee Allen, Eddie Bo, Paul Gayten, Art Neville, Frankie Ford, Professor Longhair, Joe Jones, and more. CD
(Out of print and in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Coleman HawkinsBebop Years (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes 88 tracks recorded with Miles Davis, Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, Max Roach, Teddy Wilson, Hank Jones, Ben Webster, Don Byas, and others! CD
(Out of print, slipcover has light edgewear.)

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✨✧ Frank SinatraAll Or Nothing At All (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (Uganda), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Outer box has some wear.)

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✨✧ VariousDawn Of Doo Wop (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s/1950s. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from the Ink Brothers, the Mills Brothers, the Red Caps, the Toppers, the Basin Street Boys, the Ravens, the Orioles, the Robins, the Larks, the Mello Moods, the Five Keys, the Swallows, and more – 100 tracks total! CD
(In nice shape with the slipcover and large booklet.)

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✨✧ Memphis MinnieMe & My Chauffeur ... CD
Proper (UK), 1930s/Early 40s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Features 50 tracks including "Plymouth Rock Blues", "Bumble Bee", "When The Levee Breaks", "Joliet Bound", " Dirty Mother For You", "Stop Lying To Me" and "Lonesome Shack Blues" – plus discography and notes. CD

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✨✧ Stuff SmithTime & Again ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBig Blast – 100 Classic Big Bands (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Music from Jean Goldkette And His Orchestra, McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Casa Loma Orchestra, Mills Blues Rhythm Band, Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra, Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra, Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy, Roy Eldridge And His Orchestra, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieEssential Masters Of Jazz ... CD
Proper, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Topsy", "Every Tub", "Taps Miller", "Harvard Blues", "Basie Boogie", "Miss Thing", "One O'Clock Jump", "Blue And Sentimental", and "Jumpin' At The Woodside" – 20 tracks total. CD

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✨✧ Serge ChaloffBoss Baritone (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/1950s. Used 4CD ... Out Of Stock
79 songs over four CDs. CD

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✨✧ Steve Fishwick QuartetUp Front ... CD
Hard Bop/Proper (UK), 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
We love the work of trumpeter Steve Fishwick in his hardbop quintet with tenorist Osian Roberts – but this set's a completely different outing – and one that shows an equally wonderful side of his talents! The set's a quartet date – Fishwick's trumpet amidst guitar, bass, and drums – all with an approach that's almost a lyrical take on hardbop – similar to the sweeter moments Lee Morgan might craft for Blue Note – still soulful, but a bit more personal too – and handled with a mix of sensitivity and swing that's hard to beat! Colin Oxley plays guitar on the date, and his talents definitely make the record sparkle – and most tunes are older jazz titles, redone here with a rich sense of imagination and feeling. Titles include "All Too Soon", "Passport", "That Old Feeling", "Stablemates", "Deep In A Dream", "Humpin & Bumpin", and "Samba De Orfeu". CD

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✨✧ Tubby HayesLittle Giant (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1950s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An amazing look at the early career of British tenor saxophonist Tubby Hayes – easily one of the greatest players on his instrument on the other side of the Atlantic – and a player we'd rank right up there with Sonny Rollins or Coleman Hawkins at their best! On these early sides from the 50s, Hayes has a wonderfully deep, round tone – a near-perfect quality that few of his countrymen, and a good deal of ours, could never hope to match! But even more than that is his strong sense of creativity, even in a short solo space – an ability to blow out brilliance with each new note, and hardly ever cover the same ground again. The 4CD package features most key bits from Hayes' work on the Vogue label – plus a few bits for Decca as well – all recorded under his own leadership in small groups, and in other bands under the direction of Jimmy Deuchar, Vic Lewis, Jack Parnell, Victor Feldman, and Dizzy Reece. Titles include "Orient Line", "Monsoon", "May Ray", "Peace Pipe", "Treble Gold", "Basshouse", "IPA Special", "Big Top", "Cabaletto", "Almost Like Being In Love", "Message To The Messengers", "Laker's Day", "Short Circuit", "Karen", "Blues In Two Modes", "Walkin Shoes", "Sextet", and "He's A Tramp". 71 tracks in all – including some unreleased numbers – plus a 44 page booklet as well! CD

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✨✧ Lonnie JohnsonOriginal Guitar Wizard (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1920s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Charlie VenturaBop For The People (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes 87 tracks on 4 CDs. CD

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✨✧ Muddy WatersRollin' Stone ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
Includes 44 tracks recorded for Aristocat and Chess. CD

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✨✧ Chick Webb & His OrchestraStomping At The Savoy (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1930s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
99 tracks by one of the hippest leaders of the swing generation! CD

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

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✨✧ Earl BosticEarl Bostic Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1950s. Used 4CD ... Out Of Stock
Includes 106 tracks on 4 CDs. CD

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✨✧ Earl BosticFlamingo ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
46 tracks over two CDs. CD

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✨✧ Nat King ColeCool Cole – The King Cole Story (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Jay McShannJumpin' The Blues ... CD
Proper (UK), 1940s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
50 tracks over two CDs. CD

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✨✧ Shorty RogersWest Coast Jazz (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Early 50s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
76 songs over four CDs. CD

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✨✧ VariousDoughboys, Playboys & Cowboys – The Golden Years Of Western Swing (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), 1930s/1940s. Used 4CDs ... Out Of Stock
A really great assortment of rare work from the golden era of Western Swing – featuring famous Texas and Oklahoma acts, plus a lot of other much more obscure artists! The set features a whopping 99 tracks in all – with work from Fort Worth Doughboys, Bob Wills & Texas Playboys, Doug Bine & His Dixie Ramblers, the Tune Wranglers, the Washboard Wonders, the Crystal Spring Ramblers, Buddy Jones, Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers, the Sunshine Boys, the Hi-Flyers, and more. CD
 
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Gene ClarkWhite Light/Roadmaster ... CD
BGO (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Two classic albums from the great Gene Clark – back to back in a single set! First up is White Light – a key part of that scattered legacy that really helped cement his individual genius after leaving The Byrds! Much of the record is a spare and intimate affair – with Gene's warm vocals accompanied by his own gently picked acoustic guitar, along with producer Jesse Ed Davis (who does a masterful job in the booth on this one) also on guitar. The tunes are also sweetened by waltzy basslines, and Byrds-y keyboard riffs by Ben Sidran, but Gene's wonderful vocals and his amazingly strong songwriting are obviously the biggest draws – not standard country or roots rock, and instead delivered with a sense of sophistication that's almost a genre unto itself. Titles include the amazing "For A Spanish Guitar" – plus "The Virgin", "With Tomorrow", "White Light", "Where My Love Lies Asleep", "1975", and a great reading of The Band & Bob Dylan's "Tears Of Rage". Roadmaster is a warm, wonderful set of Gene Clark recordings from the early 70s – material that probably should have been issued as a proper album in the States back in the day, as sounds pretty much as solid to us as some of his great work in preceding years – but was issued only in Europe at the time! Roadmaster was pulled together from 1972 sessions that were essentially abandoned, but it's truly top notch Cali country rock featuring Byrds and Burrito Brothers in the sessions. Titles include "She's The Kind Of Girl", "Full Circle Song", "Roadmaster", "In A Misty Morning", "She Don't Care About Time", "Shooting Star", "Rough And Rocky", "One In A Hundred", "I Remember The Railroad" and more. CD

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Bobby DarinBobby Darin Born Walden Robert Cassotto ... LP
Direction, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99 14.99
An incredible late album from Bobby Darin – and a real treasure! The record was cut after Darin's mid 60s fascination with the work of Tim Hardin, most of which he re-recorded for Atlantic during that time – but it's got a similar style to the Hardin years, yet features some stunning original compositions by Darin. After the confidence of his early show days, it's amazing to hear Bobby D singing songs like this – filled with sadness, insecurity, and kind of a mind-numbing inability to cope with the times. Of course, part of this has to do with Darin's increasingly poor health conditions (he was predicted to live a very short life at an early age) – and the raw honest experimental quality of the album's a real testament to Darin's perpetual struggle to combine a strong professional bent to be a crossover entertainer with an increasing (and surprising) desire to emerge as a creative force on his own. Includes the sublime "I Can See The Wind", plus "Change", "Sunday", "Questions", and "The Proper Gander". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Guess WhoAmerican Woman ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Titles include the classics "American Woman", "No Time", and "No Sugar Tonight" – plus "Humpty's Blues", "Proper Stranger", and "When Friends Fall Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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Jimi HendrixExperience Hendrix – The Best Of Jimi Hendrix ... CD
MCA, Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Experience Hendrix – a phrase that's become a calling card for the proper presentation of the musical legacy of Jimi Hendrix, but which first appeared here on a classic collection of his most famous tracks! The set's about as strong as you might expect from a Hendrix "best of" – no missing moments, and no sleepers either – just pure fire on vocals and guitar, on titles that include "Hey Joe", "All Along The Watchtower", "Purple Haze", "Fire", "The Wind Cries Mary", "Stone Free", "Crosstown Traffic", "Manic Depression", "If 6 Was 9", "Foxy Lady", "Bold As Love", "Freedom", "Star Spangled Banner", "Night Bird Flying", "Angel", "Voodoo Child", and "Castles Made Of Sand". CD

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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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Ivan Boogaloo Joe JonesSweetback ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $17.99 24.99
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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✨✧ John LennonPlastic Ono Band ... LP
Apple, 1970. Very Good ... $19.99
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/SF etch. Includes the lyric inner sleeve.)

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Frank LoesserGuys & Dolls – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Blue Moon (Spain), 1955. Used ... $11.99
CD reissue of the full soundtrack to the film version of Guys & Dolls – one that not only contains all of the vocal performances from the movie, but also adds in additional songs from the play that weren't in the film – as well as three unedited studio outtakes as well! Due to contractual issues at the time of release, there was never a proper LP that featured the music – a damn shame, given that Frank Sinatra turns in some of his best on screen vocal performances ever in the movie – alongside a great cast that includes Vivian Blaine, Stubby Kaye, Jean Simmons, and even Marlon Brando – making a rare appearance here as a singer! Titles form the film include the sublime "Adelaide", plus "Guys & Dolls", "Fugue For Tinhorns", "Luck Be A Lady", "Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat", "If I Were A Bell", "I'll Know", "Pet Me Poppa", "Sue Me", and "The Oldest Established Permanent Crap Game". Bonus tracks include "A Bushel & A Peck", "My Time Of Day", "I've Never Been In Love Before", and "Marry The Man Today" from the Broadway version – plus "I Know", "If I Were A Bell", and "A Woman In Love" in unedited versions. CD

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Love UnlimitedLove Unlimited – The Uni, MCA, & 20th Century Records Singles 1972 to 1975 ... LP
Universal, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $13.99 34.99
A fantastic selection of work from one of the hippest girl groups of the 70s – the mighty Love Unlimited trio, three singers who all worked under the genius of Barry White in his prime! Unlike other girl trios of the time, who often used an older soul mode refitted with disco grooves – sometimes acting more like a chorus than a lead act – Love Unlimited always brought their full vocal strengths to play, and do a fantastic job here working in modes that rival some of the best male harmony groups of the early 70s – especially the sweet soul groups from New Jersey, New York, and Philly. And yes, Barry does kick up the groove a bit at times, but even then things are usually more in a midtempo mode, not a disco one – which makes for tremendous sounds throughout. This is the first-ever proper collection of the girls' singles from the early 70s – and titles include "Oh Love Well We Finally Made It", "Fragile Handle With Care", "Are You Sure", "I Should Have Known", "Is It Really True Boy Is It Me", "Walkin In The Rain With The One I Love", "Under The Influence Of Love", "It May Be Winter Outside", "I Love You So Never Gonna Let You Go", "I Belong To You", "So Nice To Hear", "People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today", and "Share A Little Love In Your Hear LP, Vinyl record album

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MantronixKing Of The Beats – Anthology 1985 to 1988 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sleeping Bag/Traffic, Late 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $13.99 25.98
Prime early electro hip hop genius from Mantronix – and a set that includes tight singles, 12" mixes and some classic production work for T La Rock, Just Ice and more – 2LPs that cover a vital mid 80s period! All the classic early hits with the booming 808s and other trademark elements – heavy bass, handclaps, high hats, vocoder vox and party rap. Vinyl version features 13 tracks on 2LPs: "Bassline", "Needle To The Groove (12" Version)", "Fresh is The Word (12" Version)" and "We Control The Dice" by Mantronix proper, plus "Turbo Charged" and "Cold Getting Dumb" (parts I and II) by Just Ice, "Breaking Bells" (12" and dub versions) by T La Rock and "Johnny The Fox" by Tricky Tee. LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MingusMingus Dynasty (plus bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1960. Used ... $2.99 4.99
A Columbia Records classic by the great Charles Mingus – his follow-up to the seminal Mingus Ah-Um, and a set that's got a very similar flavor! As with some of Mingus' best material for Columbia, the album has him working with a slightly larger ensemble, but still holding onto the intensity of his smaller groups from a few years before – a way of merging the voices of saxophonists like Booker Ervin, John Handy, Benny Goldson, and Jerome Richardson – yet still allowing them space to break out with moments of pride and power that really send the whole thing home! This mix of the individual and ensemble is key to the Mingus genius of the period – and is also heard in the work of Roland Hanna on piano, Donald Ellis on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone, and Theodore Cohen on vibes – all of whom work alongside Charles' key drummer of the time, the great Dannie Richmond. Titles include "Diane", "Song With Orange", "Gunslinging Bird", and "Far Wells Mill Valley" – and a haunting take on "Mood Indigo". CD includes the bonus track "Strollin" and unedited versions of "Slop", "Song With Orange", "Gunslinging Bird", and "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" – all of which were originallly shaved down for release on the original album, now here in their proper form for the first time! CD
(1998 pressing with bonus track.)

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Mr ScruffNinja Tuna (3LP deluxe edition) ... LP
Ninja Tune, 2009. New Copy 3LPs (reissue)... $46.99 49.99 On March 29, 2024
The first proper Mr Scruff full length in more than half a decade – and as you might have gathered from the boisterous breakbeat funk and more soulful undercurrents of recent 12"s – he's broadened his sonic tapestry a bit! Ninja Tuna is the namesake title for his own imprint at his longtime home Ninja Tune – and if he's not out to break the mold on tried and true formulas, he does a fine job of spinning some engrossing soundscapes! Funk, soul, house and bedrock hip hop beats meet masterfully, and a couple of the best tracks are inflected with more accessible groove via some excellent guest vocalists – including Alice Russell and Anreya Tatiani, and Quantic and Pete Simpson drop by, too! Titles include "Test The Sound", "Music Takes Me Up", "Donkey Ride" featuring Quantic, "Hairy Bumpercress", "Whiplash", "Nice Up The Function", "Bang The Floor", "Get On Down", "Hold On" with Andreya Triana, "Give Up To Get", "Kalimba", "This Way" feat Pete Simpson" and "Stockport Carnival". LP, Vinyl record album
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Horace ParlanHappy Frame Of Mind ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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VariousBGP Presents Jazz Funk ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A heavy dose of funky jazz – and one that goes way past the obvious too – to include some real gems from the 70s that even we'd passed up! The package is filled with stellar jazz from the Fantasy Records family – Prestige, Pablo, Galaxy and Fantasy proper – choice numbers by The Blackbyrds, Stanley Cowell, Charles Earland, Patrice Rushen and others – funky jazz, soul, boogie and Brazil-flavored numbers from the top shelf of the diverse period! It's a tight, well chosen compilation with numbers you simply could not overlook in putting a set like this together – productions by the Mizells, Donald Byrd, Earland and others – but there's a few of leftfield choices, too. Simply a great little snapshot of the funky jazz and soul period and the family of labels that generated so much of the most creative music to come from it! 14 tracks and nearly 80 minutes of grooves: Includes "Happy Music" by Blackbyrds, "Close To You" by Marlon McClain, "Let Me Love You (Let Me Be Me)" by Stanley Cowell, "Taj Mahal" by Paulinho Da Costa, "Nov Ano" by Azar Lawrence, "Moon Dreams" by Flora Purim, "Montevideo" by Opa, "Glide" by Pleasure, "Shout It Out" by Patrice Rushen, "If Only I Could Prove To You" by The 3 Pieces and more. CD

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✨✧ Albert AylerLa Cave Live – Cleveland 1966 Revisited ... CD
Hat Art (Switzerland), 1966. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first-ever full and proper reissue of this lost Albert Ayler concert from 1966 – recorded over two days in his hometown of Cleveland, but with an array of key compatriots from the New York scene! The performance is like finding a new ESP album that you didn't know existed – but one that's much longer than the others, too – really revelatory performances from Ayler on tenor, with Donald Ayler on trumpet, Michel Samson on violin, Mutawef Shaheed on bass, and a young Ronald Shannon Jackson on drums – plus added tenor from the great Frank Wright on most of the tracks on the set – adding this majestic fullness to the sound, really furthering that anthemic power that Ayler's music can have when it's this wonderful! Most of the material was recorded on April 17 (and includes Wright), and a few more tracks were recorded on the 16th – over two hours of barely-heard music, with titles that include "Our Prayer/Spirits Rejoice", "Spirits", "Zion Hill", "Untitled/The Truth Is Marching In", "DC", "Ghosts", "Spiritual Bells", and "Prophet/Ghosts/Spiritual Bells". CD

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✨✧ Captain Beefheart & His Magic BandLick My Decals Off, Baby ... CD
Reprise/Bizarre/Straight, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of best ever records by gonzo rock genius Captain Beefheart and his incredible Magic Band – the proper follow up to Trout Mask Replica – and they;re still at the height of their powers! Art Tripp's marimba and percussion gives the group an extra rhythmic complexity, not that they EVER lacked for that, even while the bands strips down some of the more meandering tendencies of Trout. They don't skim on the aural art, even with the more focused approach, making one a leaner effort, but just as much a masterpiece. Tracks include "Lick My Decals Off, Baby", "I Love You, You Big Dummy", "Bellerin' Plain", "Petrified Forest", and "The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig)". This may very well be their finest moment. CD
(1989 Rhino pressing.)

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✨✧ DaszuZone of Swans/Lucid Actual (plus 1/2 Dativa) ... CD
Lion, Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare tracks from the Daszu project of composer/artist Mark Rudolph – music initially recorded in Wisconsin, without much exposure at the time – but with a vibe that's much more in keeping with the darker reaches of the UK post-punk scene! Instrumentation is relatively spare and hypnotic – bass, keyboards, phasing guitar, and muted drums – used in ways that initially echo some of the Rough Trade or Factory Records groups, but which also then gets a bit more creative as the music goes on – especially on the last third of tracks, which Rudolph recorded in Australia. This CD marks the first proper release of this material away from the cassette generation – and titles include "Dina Tina", "Kyrstalene Voga", "La Plus Belle", "Love/Obsession", "Cynthia", "Suppressed Malice", "Phrenesis", "Beta Diminished", "Declaration", and "Pink Haze". CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisJazz Track (Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not actually a proper album – but 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 – 2AE/2G. Cover has light wear, aging, a center split in the spine with some yellowed tape remnants, and a small tear at the top of the paste-on in back.)

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✨✧ Iggy PopIdiot ... CD
RCA, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSaint Etienne Present Songs For The Carnegie Deli ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Saint Etienne have brought us a number of wonderful compilations over the years – both in this format for Ace Records, and their work on their own great Croydon Municipal label – yet as much as we've loved all those others, we may well love this one the best – as it's a sublime blend of 60s soul, tear-stained pop, and cool numbers with a New York sort of sound! The focus is mostly on tracks from the mid 60s – and the work here often feels like the special sort of tracks the Brill Building talents might have been working on into the night, before stepping down to the Carnegie Deli for a snack – the kind of special songs that were often too sophisticated to make the charts, but which stand out all these many years later as true moments of genius from the 60s. As usual with a Saint Etienne set, there's a huge amount here we've never heard before – all given proper presentation by Ace Records, along with a full booklet of notes. Titles include "Night Hawk" by The Valli Boys, "Deep Dark Secret" by Dee Sharp, "Up On The Bridge" by The Chiffons, "Don't" by Marva Josie, "I'm Your Man" by Chuck Jackson, "Boy You Love Me" by Joan Moody, "Catch Me In The Meadow" by The Tradewinds, "He's A Lover" by Tutti Hill, "Let's Stop Fooling Ourselves" by Eddie Jones, "Is This The Way To Treat A Girl" by The Hesitations, "Summer's Comin In" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, and "Park Avenue" by Lou Johnson. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Captain Beefheart & His Magic BandLick My Decals Off, Baby ... CD
Reprise/Straight/Enigma, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of best ever records by gonzo rock genius Captain Beefheart and his incredible Magic Band – the proper follow up to Trout Mask Replica – and they're still at the height of their powers! Art Tripp's marimba and percussion gives the group an extra rhythmic complexity, not that they EVER lacked for that, even while the bands strips down some of the more meandering tendencies of Trout. They don't skim on the aural art, even with the more focused approach, making one a leaner effort, but just as much a masterpiece. Tracks include "Lick My Decals Off, Baby", "I Love You, You Big Dummy", "Bellerin' Plain", "Petrified Forest", and "The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig)". This may very well be their finest moment. CD
(Out of print, crease through traycard artwork.)

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✨✧ Eric DolphyMusical Prophet – The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Iron Man/Conversations/unissued tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Resonance, Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... 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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✨✧ Iftin BandMogadishu's Finest – The Al-Uruba Sessions ... LP
Ostinato (UK), Mid 80s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Timeless sounds from this legendary group – a Somalian combo who issued all this music only on cassette back in the 80s, and who finally get a proper presentation in a much more durable format! The music is at once ancient and contemporary – with plenty of echoes of older East African rhythms and unusual horn inflections – blended with occasional use of electric guitars or keyboards, but still at a level that never overwhelms the music in the sort of way that certain West African groups were hitting at the time – which leaves the cuts here nice and raw, and with an energy that really holds up brilliantly after all these years. In addition to providing the first proper format for this work, the set's also got some great notes too – and presents tracks that include "War Wayneey", "Umaayey Iyo Abo", "Wiilkii Aan Ku Waashee", "Shavdan Buulow", "Haba Ley Habaaree", and "Ruuney". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Stanton MooreEmphasis (On Parenthesis) ... CD
Telarc, 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
A (completely) terrific and (totally) powerful jazz funk trio set from Galactic drummer Stanton Moore – even if we don't know why all the tunes have parenthesis! There's no question that the set is emphatic – with Moore just killing it on the kit – backed just as dexterously Robert Walter on B3, toy piano and clavinet, and Will Bernard on guitar. There's a bottom heavy groove that we just love, with complex, unpredictable changes, but nothing that's too far out there. Jazzy funk & instrumental rock(ish) jams with loads of space for the players to breathe and do their thing without ever wearing out their welcome. This might be Stanton's best to date. Tracks include "(Late Night At The) Maple Leaf", "(Proper) Gander", "Wissons (Of Vu)", "Over (Compensatin')", "(Who Ate The) Layer Cake, "(Here Come) The Brown Police" and more! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Roy OrbisonOriginal Sound (aka At The Rock House) ... LP
Sun, Late 1950s/Early 1960s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Later issue of the first-ever proper full length album by Roy Orbison, recorded for Sun 1956, but not released until 1961! It's hard to imagine how rock and roll history might've been changed if this incredible record was release closer to the time of it's recordings, but it'll sound great forever! Includes "This Kind Of Love", "Devil Doll", "You're Gonna Cry", "I Never Knew", "Mean Little Mama", "Problem Child" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s issue. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Horace ParlanHappy Frame Of Mind ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(First CD pressing.)

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✨✧ Art PepperWay It Was! ... CD
Contemporary/OJC, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(OJC pressing.)

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✨✧ Pozo SecoShades Of Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet harmony set from Pozo Seco – working here partly as the duo of Don Williams and Susan Taylor, and partly in the trio format known from their previous records as the Pozo Seco Singers! The duo tracks are especially nice, and really showcase Taylor's amazing vocals – and the album's got a mixed production approach that has some of the tunes in the older country/folk harmony style of the mid 60s, and some of the others in a mode that's a bit darker and moodier overall. Titles include "Spanish Harlem Incident", "You Better Sit Down Kids", "Good Morning Today", "Hey Babe Open Up Your Mind", "Keep On Keeping On", and "Gotta Come Up With Something". CD has LOTS of bonus tracks too – 11 more numbers that include "Tomorrow Proper", "Louisiana Man", "I Believed It All", "Excuse Me Dear Martha", "Creole Woman", "High On Life", "Till You Hear Your Mama Call", and "Leavin". CD
(Out of print 2013 pressing – tons of bonus tracks!)

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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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✨✧ Wu Tang ClanBetter Tomorrow ... CD
Warner, 2014. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wu Tang pulls together for the long-awaited A Better Tomorrow! Wu Tang is such a large, star-filled ensemble, and they form a unified front so rarely after 20+ years in the game, it's always gonna make waves when they release a proper Wu Tang Clan album. The stakes are high enough here that they made sure to get a Warner deal to put it out, and bring Rick Rubin to co-produce the lead single with RZA – and if it's surely not going the find it's way in the all time classic hip hop pantheon with the early Wu Tang and the best solo record (how could it?), it's great to hear all these legendary voices trade verses after all these years. Includes "Ruckus In B Minor", "Felt", "Hold The Heater", "Preacher's Daughter", "A Better Tomorrow", "Never Let Go", "Wu-Tang Reunion", "Miracle", "Keep Watch" and more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousClassic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1945 to 1949 (10CD set) ... CD
Savoy/Mosaic, Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The roots of modern jazz never sounded this great before – and this is the first time ever that all the early bop recordings by Savoy have been properly brought together in one place! Savoy was one of the most important labels to record the early bop pioneers – and had a dedication to the music that begin in 1945, and moved well into the 50s – as the label captured some of the brightest young stars who'd go onto shape a generation! Almost all of this material was originally issued just as 78rpm singles – then later scattered and repackaged in a confusing way – although many tracks here also never made it into the LP or CD generation, either. The folks at Mosaic have worked incredible magic to correct that error – and have pulled together a stunning 10CD package that finally presents this amazing legacy of music in its proper form – complete with notes and session details that were never given in later years, too. There's way too much here to list in this space – but the set features dates recorded under the name of Dexter Gordon, Fats Navarro, Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, Sonny Stitt & Kenny Dorham's Bebop Boys, Allen Eager, Kai Winding, Ray Brown, Eddie Davis, Serge Chaloff, Kenny Hagood, Leo Parker, Tadd Dameron, Teddy Reig, Brew Moore, Milt Jackson, Kenny Clarke, and Gil Fuller – all with groups that are filled with equally hip and important musicians too. We love Mosaic all the time – but with a collection of 78rpm material, they really knock it out of the park – and do us, and the jazz history books, a mighty big favor! CD
(NOTE: Includes box and book – but all 10 CDs are gold CDr versions, with written titles in plain cases.)

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✨✧ Chemical BrothersDig Your Own Hole ... CD
Astralwerks, 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
The second proper full length album by the Chemical Brothers – and they're anything but in a rut here, despite the title – stepping out the huge shadow cast by their epic debut and pretty much cementing their legacy! This some serious next level stuff, laying down forever compelling, genre-blending beats for solid backdrop and layering a world of diverse soundscapes over them. No sophmore slump here, Dig Your Own Hole is as trailblazing as anything they've done. Includes the "Block Rockin' Beats", "Dig Your Own Hole", "Elektrobank", "Setting Sun", "It Doesn't Matter", "Don't Stop The Rock", "Get Up On It Like This", "Where Do I Begin" and "The Private Psychedelic Reel". CD

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✨✧ Chic & OthersChic Organization – Box Set Vol 1 – Savoir Faire (4 CD set) ... CD
Warner (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A much-needed 4CD box set devoted to the diverse, but always dancefloor-ready sounds of Chic – both Chic the legendary band and the Chic Organization production and songwriting work of Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers! The set has plenty of prime material from Chic proper – including 12" mixes and otherwise longer grooving gems – and lots of classic and rare Chic Organization productions by a diverse cast of superstars. Includes funky dancefloor groovers by Chic, Sister Sledge and Norma Jean, plus rare mixes and previously unreleased gems by Sheila & B Devotion, Teddy Pendergrass, Diana Ross and more. It's even got rarities by pop and rock singers looking for some dancefloor magic – including Carly Simon, Debbie Harry and Johnny Mathis! The box set was put together in conjunction with Nile Rodgers himself – so you know it's top notch. Includes a few great Dimitri From Paris remixes, too! 46 tracks on 4CDs: "Everybody Dance (12" Mix)", "Le Freak", "Savior Faire", "My Feet Keep Dancing", "Stage Fright", "You Are Beautiful" and more by Chic, "Saturday (Dimitri From Paris Remix)" by Norma Jean, "He's The Greatest Dancer", "Thinking Of You (Dimitri From Paris Remix)" and more by Sister Sledge, "Upside Down (Original Chic Mix)" and more by Diana Ross, "Dream Girl (Previously Unreleased Nile Rodgers Mix)" by Teddy Pendergrass, "I Want To Fall In Love (Previously Unreleased)" and more by Johnny Mathis "Why (12" Mix)" by Carly Simon, "Backfired (12" Version)" by Debbie Harry and much more. CD

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✨✧ Ted DanielLoft Years ... CD
Ujamaa, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Unreleased live material from trumpeter Ted Daniel – a hell of a talent on the New York scene of the 70s, but one who hardly ever got as much recorded exposure as some of his contemporaries! Ted's got this fantastic way of blowing – bold and free, but with a sense of structure too – almost more inheriting a legacy of 60s experimentalists like Ted Curson, or the later Lee Morgan – than graced with the style of some of his contemporaries on the loft jazz scene. This album definitely has Daniel at the top of his game – shaping sound with boundless imagination and energy – lots of strength, but also lots of focus – never too free for free's sake, and always strongly influenced by the pulse of group members Richard Pierce on bass and Tatsuya Nakamura on drums. In fact, the mix of bass, drums, and trumpet almost evokes some of the Sonny Rollins trio material – especially of the more outside variety – and Daniel also plays a bit of flugelhorn and French hunting horn too. Titles include "OC", "The Moor", "Jiblet", and "Congeniality". (And in case you're wondering, the material here is of similar vintage to that on the No Business album from Ted – but different recordings.) CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisJazz Track – Frantic ... CD
Fontana/Jazz Beat (Spain), 1957/1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
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! CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisJazz Track – Frantic ... LP
Columbia, 1957/1958. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Eric DolphyMusical Prophet – The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Iron Man/Conversations/unissued tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Resonance, Early 60s. Used 3 CDs ... 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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✨✧ John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 2 – Death Chants, Breakdowns & Military Waltzes (medieval cover) ... LP
Takoma, 1967. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A legendary 60s Takoma record by acoustic guitar pioneer John Fahey – served up at a time when he was very much in the throe of earlier influences from blues and folk, but already forging ahead into his own unique territory and style! This is Fahey's second proper album, but also has an unusual history of its own, with different versions over the years – and the set is already a really revolutionary album, one that is still as mindbending now as it was when recorded back in the 60s! Titles include "John Henry Variations", "The Downfall Of The Adelphi Rolling Grist Mill", "Take A Look At That Baby", "Dance Of The Inhabitants Of The Palace Of King Phillip XIV", "America", "Episcopal Hymn", "Sunflower River Blues", "When The Springtime Comes Again", "Stomping Tonight On The Pennsylvania/Alabama Border", "On The Beach At Waikiki", and "Spanish Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Free Design & OthersNow Sound Redesigned ... CD
Light In The Attic, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
The great Free Designed Redesigned remix project from Light In The Attic – finally available on CD! The genius harmony pop of the late 60s' Free Design gets remade by a host of modern producers – with stunning results that create a whole new batch of tunes! The group's original music had a dreamy, innocent quality that one wouldn't expect to lend itself to remixing – but it does, and offers lots of space for additional beats, keys, and well-crafted loops! A wonderful batch – sequenced, edited and embelished by Ubuiquity Records maestro Nobody! 19 tracks in all: "Where Do I Go" feat Madlib, "Umbrellas" feat Peanut Butter Wolf, "Harve Dale Hix" feat Stereolab & High Llamas, "Don't Turn Away" feat Sharpshooters, "I Found Love" feat Styrophoam & Sarah Shannon, "Girls Alone" feaat Nobody & Ikey Owens of Mars Volta, "Don't Cry Baby" feat Koushik & Dudley Perkins, "To A Black Boy" feat Danger Mouse & Murs, "The Proper Ornaments" feat Super Furry Animals, "An Elegy" feat Kid Koala & Dynomide D and more! CD

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✨✧ Jimi HendrixExperience Hendrix – The Best Of Jimi Hendrix ... LP
Sony, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Experience Hendrix – a phrase that's become a calling card for the proper presentation of the musical legacy of Jimi Hendrix, but which first appeared here on a classic collection of his most famous tracks! The set's about as strong as you might expect from a Hendrix "best of" – no missing moments, and no sleepers either – just pure fire on vocals and guitar, on titles that include "Hey Joe", "All Along The Watchtower", "Purple Haze", "Fire", "The Wind Cries Mary", "Stone Free", "Crosstown Traffic", "Manic Depression", "If 6 Was 9", "Foxy Lady", "Bold As Love", "Freedom", "Star Spangled Banner", "Night Bird Flying", "Angel", "Voodoo Child", and "Castles Made Of Sand". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Billie HolidaySongs & Conversations ... LP
Paramount, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Billie Holiday – and not really a proper sort of "album" at all! Instead, the set features the posthumous release of tapes from sessions recorded with pianist Jimmy Rowles and bassist Artie Shapiro – tracks that feature Billie singing in a looser mode than on Verve, but also talking a fair bit too! The conversation is what really makes the record – as it shows a bad-rapping Billie who's often a lot more self-possessed than you'd guess from the sadder sound of her classic recordings. Her voice is easily recognizable, but the subject matter is often quite surprising – and surprisingly well-recorded. Titles include "Rappin About Jimmy Rowles", "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good", "Just Friends", "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", and "Everything Happens To Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ KhruangbinMordechai Remixes ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Yusef LateefLive At Pep's Vol 2 ... CD
Impulse/Jazz Heritage, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
Finally! Yusef Lateef's live set at Pep's in 1964 is the stuff of legend. Not only is it one of his best-ever recordings, but it also yielded a huge amount of material that was not issued at the time, and which only ever came out on later, badly-annotated issues. Now, the proper "part 2" set is finally issued – with all the lost cuts fully intact, and a great set of notes to explain everything. The set features one of Lateef's best cuts ever – "Brother John" – plus other great ones like "P-Bouk", "Nu-Bounk", and "Delilah". Throw away your beat up copy of Club Date, and check out this great new CD! CD

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✨✧ Michel LegrandCops & Robbers ... CD
MGM/Kritzerland, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful lost work from Michel Legrand – a fantastic, and fantastically overlooked, 70s soundtrack – completely essential to have in a CD version like this, since most of the music hardly appeared in the film at all! The score takes off nicely from some of Legrand's more famous work of the 60s and early 70s – with a mixture of warm themes, jazzy elements, and some of the funkier touches you'd expect from a cop/crime film – all at a level that's a bit less sentimental than some of his French film work, with just the right qualities to fit the offbeat story of the movie. There's a real Dave Grusin sort of approach going on at times – although with a bit more acoustic piano than electric keyboards – but Legrand also throws in a few softer bits to round things out nicely, and create a lot more depth in the music than you might expect for a low-budget film. Really great stuff overall – the kind of soundtrack that should have gotten proper release at the time, as it easily matches any of Legrand's bigger LP hits – and presented with great notes on both the film and music. Titles include "Papa Joe The Padrone", "Downtown", "Wall Street", "The Chase", "The Sleep Song", "The Sellers", and "Uptown". CD

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✨✧ John LennonPlastic Ono Band – Ultimate Collection (5CD/2 Blu-ray/Book) ... CD
Apple, 1970. Used 5CD/2 Blu-ray ... Out Of Stock
The first true proper solo album by John Lennon – plus an extra LPs worth of alternate takes! 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". The Ultimate Collection includes new stereo and 5.1 mixes, outtakes, demos, raw studio mixes, jams, and live material – plus a really cool 132 page book with an essay, photos, lyrics, archival documents, and detailed notes on each track. CD
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✨✧ Gianni MarchettiMilano Il Clan Dei Calabresi – M2/M3 ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1974. New Copy (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Two funky nuggets from this rare Italian crime soundtrack – neither of which have proper titles, a fact we hardly mind given how great they are! "M2" has massively funky drums and a cool wordless female voice doing nice things at the start – before a trumpet solo comes into the mix and really starts going wild! "M3" has more funky drums, but at a different pace – and a heavy bassline that's matched with some nicely fuzzy guitar and trippy organ! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ MEDClassic ... CD
Stones Throw, 2011. Used ... Out Of Stock
A built-to-last effort from MED, hence the title – a classic hip hop styled set with sharp rhymes and great production – straight up hip hop on Stones Throw that's straight up solid! As long as we've welcomed verses from the rhymer formerly known as Medaphoar, it's actually kind of a shock to think about it and realize that Classic is only his second proper album. It's a strong one – no filler whatsoever, with production by Madlib on 10 of 14 tracks – plus Georgia Anne Muldrow, Oh No, Alchemist and Karriem Riggins on the remaining joints. Guests include Talib Kweli, Oh NOo, Planet Asia, Kurupt and Aloe Blacc. Includes "Int'l", "Where I'm From" feat Aloe Blacc, "Too Late", "War & Love" feat Oh No, "Classic" feat Talib Kweli, "Get That" feat POK, "JWF", "Roll Out" feat Planet Asia & Kurupt, "Blaxican", "Outta Control" feat Hodgy Beats, "Flying High", "Medical Card", "1 Life 2 Live" and "Mystical Card". CD

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✨✧ MF DoomOperation Doomsday ... 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

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✨✧ MF DoomOperation Doomsday (variant cover) ... LP
Metal Face, 1999. Near Mint- 2LP ... 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

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✨✧ Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde MaskalEthio Jazz (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ NWAGreatest Hits ... CD
Priority, Late 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
This set is a pretty even dip between Straight Outta Compton and Efil4Zaggin, plus a previously unreleased live intro and bonus tracks. Culled from the same recent remasters as the proper reissues, this collection includes the tracks "Gangsta Gangsta", "100 Miles And Runnin'", "Real "Niggaz", "Straight Outta Compton (Extended Mix)", "Express Yourself", "Alwayz Into Somethin'", "F*** Tha Police", and more! CD

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✨✧ Joe Pass12 String Guitar ... LP
World Pacific, 1963. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A set that features Joe Pass working on a sweet version of the instrument in the title – one that sounds as if it might have a bit of electricity to pick up Pass' subtle tones on the strings – which themselves ring out with a sound that's full, but never overdone. The group's listed as "The Folkswingers" – an acoustic trio that features sweet additional rhythm guitar from John Pisano, who really makes the album groove – plus bass from Charlie Haden and drums from Larry Bunker. Titles include "Charade", "Sunday In New York", "Wives & Lovers", "Lawrence Of Arabia", "Love With The Proper Stranger", and "Love Theme Of Tom Jones". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art PepperWay It Was! ... LP
Contemporary, 1957/1972. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Iggy PopIdiot ... LP
RCA, 1977. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Nina SimoneFolksy Nina/Nina Simone With Strings ... CD
Collectables/Colpix, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
2 of Nina's classic Colpix albums on one CD! Folksy Nina is a fitting title, as Nina's always mixed in a bit of folksy influences with her jazz – increasingly so at this point in her career, as she was opening up her bag a bit to include traditional songs of pride, protest, and despair. The album's a great precursor for her work on Philips a few years later – and includes many fine tracks like "The Young Knight", "The Twelfth Of Never", "Vanetihu", "Lass Of The Low Country", and "When I Was A Young Girl". Nina Simone With Strings features Nina with a larger ensemble, but forget any worries you may have about the "strings" in the title, because this isn't a soporific batch of snoozy romantic tracks. Instead, it's a nice set in which Nina gets a full proper backing – as on some of her later Philips recordings – and in which she runs through a haunting batch of tracks like "Pigs Foot & A Bottle Of Beer", "Chain Gang", "The Man With The Horn", and a great reading of "I Loves You Porgy". CD

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✨✧ Wu Tang ClanWu – Story Of The Wu Tang Clan ... CD
Loud/Legacy, 1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer set of classic Wu Tang Clan material – far more than just a typical best of compilation, in that it includes not only the benchmark Wu Tang Clan proper cuts – but some of the best solo singles, too! Some of the tightest Wu Tang and first wave solo joints including "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing To F Wit", "Method Man", "Da Mystery Of Chess Boxin'", "Reunited", "It'z Yourz", "Gravel Pit" and more by the namesake crew, "Incarcerated Scarfaces" by Raekwon, "Daytona 500" by Ghostface, Raekwon & Cappadonna, "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" by ODB, "Winter Warz" by Ghostface and more! If we were to pick program our own Wu Tang starter kit, it's hard to imagine it'd be much different than this excellent set. CD

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✨✧ VariousBGP Presents Jazz Funk ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A heavy dose of funky jazz – and one that goes way past the obvious too – to include some real gems from the 70s that even we'd passed up! The package is filled with stellar jazz from the Fantasy Records family – Prestige, Pablo, Galaxy and Fantasy proper – choice numbers by The Blackbyrds, Stanley Cowell, Charles Earland, Patrice Rushen and others – funky jazz, soul, boogie and Brazil-flavored numbers from the top shelf of the diverse period! It's a tight, well chosen compilation with numbers you simply could not overlook in putting a set like this together – productions by the Mizells, Donald Byrd, Earland and others – but there's a few of leftfield choices, too. Simply a great little snapshot of the funky jazz and soul period and the family of labels that generated so much of the most creative music to come from it! 14 tracks and nearly 80 minutes of grooves: Includes "Happy Music" by Blackbyrds, "Close To You" by Marlon McClain, "Let Me Love You (Let Me Be Me)" by Stanley Cowell, "Taj Mahal" by Paulinho Da Costa, "Nov Ano" by Azar Lawrence, "Moon Dreams" by Flora Purim, "Montevideo" by Opa, "Glide" by Pleasure, "Shout It Out" by Patrice Rushen, "If Only I Could Prove To You" by The 3 Pieces and more. CD
Also available BGP Presents Jazz Funk ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ VariousClassic Jazz At The Philharmonic Jam Sessions 1950 to 1957 (10CD set) ... CD
Verve/Mosaic, 1950s. New Copy 10CD ... Out Of Stock
A much-needed collection of the famous Jazz At The Philharmonic performances of the 1950s – work that follows up the initial postwar run from producer/presenter Norman Granz, which helped lay the groundwork for Verve Records – but which hasn't gotten the full exposure it deserves! Unlike the 40s sessions, there's a lot of material here that never made it to CD – including tracks from the multi-record box set releases that included JATP volumes 11, 15, 16, and 17 – plus the Jazz Concert #1 album, Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl, and various Opera House sessions – and even the Lester Young Carnegie Blues record, which appeared later on vinyl! Some unreleased tracks have been added to the set too – and as with Mosaic Records at its best, this is less a reissue package than a proper presentation of material that was scattered out there in various formats – finally presented in the right order, with detailed notes, and really great sound. Artists are the cream of the crop of Verve at the time – Stan Getz, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Herb Ellis, Buddy DeFranco, Sonny Stitt, Benny Carter, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, and others – plus some non-Verve artist surprises as well! Very limited, and comes with a huge booklet of notes and performance details too. CD

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Lowrider Soul – 1962 to 1970 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. Used ... 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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✨✧ ApollasAbsolutely Right – The Complete Tiger, Loma, & Warner Brothers Recordings ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The only compilation of 60s female soul trio The Apollas we've ever seen – beautiful tunes with sweet and soulful vocals, big emotions and excellent arrangements – fantastic stuff from the trio, earlier material recorded as The Lovejoys and solo numbers by singer Leola Jiles! We'd love to say we've been fortunate enough to have heard more than a handful of the great Loma and Warner 45s, but that isn't the case – so this compilation from Kent as rewarding for us as just about anything they've put together in recent years – which is really saying something! A number of the tracks are should-be anthems that really allow the girls to sing big – backed by brass and tight arrangements to suit. That said, they're diverse talents, and there's some sweeter girl group styled tunes here that come across just as strongly. Glorious! Titles include "You're Absolutely Right", "Who Would Want Me Now", "Jive Cat", "See The Silver Moon", "Pretty Red Balloons", "I'm Under The Influence Of Love", "Baby I'll Come", "My Soul Concerto" and more from The Apollas proper, plus "He Ain't No Angel" and "Wait 'Round The Corner" by The Lovejoys, "I've Got So Used To Loving You" and "Why I Was Born" by Leola Jiles and more. 25 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Buster Brown BandPopsicle Toes ... LP
Providenciales (France), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet set of grooves from this obscure Texas group of the early 80s – a blue-eyed combo who draw plenty of inspiration from the more soulful side of AOR – and who serve up tracks here that nicely span both sides of the spectrum! There's an inherent warmth to the sharp instrumentation on the record, giving the whole thing a similar funky soul quality to some of the work on the Austin Fable Records label from a few years before – and although the group recorded these tracks over the span of a few years, and put them together as an album of demos, the whole thing finally gets a proper release after all these years – complete with new liner notes by David Ritz! Titles include "Say It", "Endless Possibilities", "Day Or Night", "Shock Proof", and two versions of the super-catchy "Baby Don't Lie". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DevoHardcore Vol 1 ... LP
Ryko/Superior Viaduct, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... 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
 
 
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