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✨✧ Rough ShopLit Up Like A Christmas Tree (with bonus download) ... LP
Perdition, 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Christmas albums have always been a particular favorite of ours – in case you haven't guessed from our comments on these pages – and we're especially big fans of folks who try to bring something new to the Holiday canon, by coming up with fresh tunes of their own! Rough Shop do exactly that on this special Christmas album – by penning nearly half the tunes themselves, in a home-grown manner that really comes across well – personal tracks that are the real standouts on the record, and way better than the most of the covers here – although the group does a great version of the Marvin Gaye Christmas classic "Purple Snowflakes"! Yet it's their own tunes we love the best – cool indie pop contributions that remind us of the Pearlfishers' Christmas EP from years back – titles that include "Christmas Isn't Like Any Day", "Christmas Time", "A Christmas Snowfall", "Snowbound Girl", "Soul Of Christmas", and "Santa What You Got In The Bag". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
 
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✨✧ Hank D'Amico/Aaron SachsWe Brought Our Axes ... LP
Bethlehem, 1954. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A split LP of work by two overlooked 50s clarinetists – Hank D'Amico and Aaron Sachs! D'Amico takes the helm on side one, blowing in a sad and plaintive style with a quartet that includes Billy Triglia on piano and Milt Hinton on bass – on tunes that include "Grasshopper", "Bernie's Tune", "Hanks' Holiday", "Tomorrow", and "Hank's Dilemma". Sachs is a bit more bop-oriented, switching between clarinet and tenor in a sextet that also includes Barry Galbraith and Urbie Green – on tunes that include "Kingfish", "The Bullfrog", "Conversation", and "One Track". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice original pressing! Back cover artwork is upside down.)

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BT ExpressNon-Stop ... LP
Roadshow, 1975. Sealed Gatefold ... $11.99
BT Express are speeding it up a bit from the first album – hitting more of a disco vein, as would be their due, since they were one of the key groups in inventing the genre! The core ensemble funk sound is still firmly in place, with loads of great horns arranged by the enigmatic Carlos Ward, a jazzy talent who always brought a nice edge to the group's albums. Includes the tasty funk cut "Devil's Workshop", which has a similar feel to "Express" – plus the massive "Peace Pipe", a very catchy number that's always been a favorite in Chicago. Also includes "Discotizer", "Give It What You Got", "Whatcha Think About That?", and "Close To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Miles DavisQuiet Nights ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Sealed ... $49.99
Moody magic from Miles Davis and Gil Evans – one of the pair's most perfectly poised albums together, and a set with a slight bossa nova undercurrent! Evans' shimmering horn patterns are in fine form here – complicated, but never in cold and too-modern ways – just the right sort of backdrop for Miles' muted solo work – blow with a great sense of space and care throughout! There's almost a soundtrack sort of depth to the record, but the solos still keep the jazz element nicely in focus – and titles include "Summer Night", "Wait Till You See Her", "Aos Pes Da Cruz", "Song #1", "Song #2", "Corcovado", and "Once Upon A Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, still sealed! Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn with a sticker spot and some tears at the bottom.)

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Aretha FranklinElectrifying Aretha Franklin ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Sealed ... $16.99
Pretty great stuff by Aretha – despite what the pro-Atlantic Records books say! The record is one of the first she cut with John Hammond at Columbia, and although it's not in the classic soul mode of the Atlantic sessions, it's a darn nice batch of bluesy jazz tracks that would still stand the test of time well if people weren't so hung up on the propaganda that plays down the Columbia years. Backings are by Richard Wess on most tracks, and at times Aretha's voice is recorded with a nice echoey touch that gives the material almost an R&B-ish feel. Titles include "Rough Lover", "You Made Me Love You", "It's So Heartbreakin", "Nobody Like You", "I Told You So", and "Just For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing, sealed. Cover is shopworn.)

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Mad LadsMad Lads In Action ... LP
Volt, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Some rare early Memphis soul material by this legendary Stax combo! The sound of the recording is a bit rawer than most of the stuff we know by them, but their harmonies are great all the way through, with that hard Memphis soul sound that always made them so great! It features the earliest recordings of the group that we've heard, with a number of harmony soul covers of some of the hits and lots of great tunes. The album's got a weird, and somewhat sinister cartoon cover – which makes it an oddity, both for Stax and for the group! Titles include "Nothing Can Break Through", "You're My Inspiration", "Sugar Sugar", "Don't Have To Shop Around", "Michael The Lover", "Land Of 1000 Dances", "Come Closer To Me:, "I Want Someone", their nice cover of "Get Out Of My Life" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SupersaxSalt Peanuts – Supersax Plays Bird Vol 2 ... LP
Capitol, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone classic from Supersax – a record with plenty of classic bop elements, despite a very 70s-styled group name and cover! The combo's a large one, and features tight horn formation deftly cutting through a host of bop classics – lots of ensemble passages at the start, then breakout solos that really get things going! Horn players include Conte Candoli on trumpet, Carl Fontana on trombone, and supersax players Med Flory and Joe Lopes on alto, Warne Marsh and Jay Migliori on tenor, and Jack Nimitz on baritone. Ronnell Bright, Lou Levy, and Walter Bishop Jr handle the piano – and titles include "Confirmation", "Lover Man", "Salt Peanuts", "The Bird", "Groovin High", and "Yardbird Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousPounds Of Soul – Serious Soul Ballads & Beaters From Los Angeles & All Points South ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of lost soul – featuring countless great tracks we'd never heard before, and some killer unissued cuts making their first appearance! The CD focuses on the harder sound of LA's famous Modern Records label – tracks mostly recorded in the late 60s, with a heavy style that showed the changes of the times, and a rougher edge that borrowed a lot from southern artists recording in Memphis, Jackson, & Muscle Shoals. The whole thing's great – like coming across a pile of forgotten singles in the back of a record shop in a small town in Arkansas – and titles include "Funky Way" by Jimmy Bee, "Keep On Forgiving You" by Vernon Garrett, "I Just Love Your Work" by Jeb Stuart, "Fill My Needs" by Millie Foster, "I Wanna Love You" by Joe Haywood, "Satisfied Woman Satisfied Man" by Vernon Garrett, "What You See Is What You're Gonna Get" by Brenda George, "IT's Real (part 2)" by Jimmy Robins, "First Come First Served" by Betty Bibbs, "Without A Love" by Jackie Day, "Georgia Woman" by Freeman King, and "Who Will You Favor" by Tommy Youngblood. CD

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✨✧ Chicago Edge EnsembleInsidious Anthem ... CD
Trost (Austria), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Chicago collective, but one who work here through a set of compositions by Dan Phillips – the guitarist in the group, and a musical force who really seems to bring a lot out of the other players! The quintet features Hamid Drake on drums, Mars Williams on saxes, Jeb Bishop on trombone, and Krzysztof Pabian on bass – but the leadership of Phillips has definitely given the music its own sort of special vibe – as Dan's got this way of ringing out loud tones, even when quiet – almost setting up these colored flags to guide the others' expressions. Williams definitely takes off in the setting, as does Bishop – both reminding us of their older strengths – and titles include "Caustic Premise", "A Pontificator's Tale", "Curbside Memorial", and "Untold". CD

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadLuke Cage – Season Two – Original Soundtrack (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mondo, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic second soundtrack for the Luke Cage series – maybe even funkier and more focused than the first! Adrian Younge brings lots of his 70s-styled blacksploitation modes to bear hear, but Ali Shaheed Muhammad also helps give things a crispier, more contemporary vibe – like Superfly or Shaft filtered through the hip hop generation – but in a mode that's way way hipper than the soundtracks for the reboots of those films! There's a few vocal cuts on the set – "Love You Forever Right Now" by Joi, "King's Paradise" by Rakim, and the cuts "The Thrill Is Gone" and "I Put A Spell On You" by Christone Kingfish Ingram – but all others are instrumentals, include "Blast Off", "Misty Chief", "Look Around", "Power", "Darius Is Gone", "Garage Fight", "Bushmaster Breaks In", "Luke Barbershop", "Luke Money", and "Shades Legacy". LP, Vinyl record album
(On yellow heavyweight vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousDeep Jazz Trip ... CD
Muse/Pho, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Things definitely get plenty deep on this jazz trip – a great run through the 70s catalog of Muse Records, and one that's filled with some incredible bits that we'd rank right up there with the best work of the time on labels like Black Jazz or Strata East! Muse always had a way of really letting its artists do their thing – and you'll heard that clearly on some of the best cuts here – numbers that offer up surprisingly vibrant sides of the artists included, usually with some righteous undertones. Titles include Eddie Jefferson's rendering of "Freedom Jazz Dance" (and a very crazy one at that), Charles Earland's excellent stormer "Murilley", Kenny Barron's "Swamp Demon", Walter Bishop Jr's "Soul Village", Joao Donato's "Night Tripper", "Old Man Moses" by Grant Green, and three nice ones by Carlos Garnett – "Good Shepherd", "Banks Of The Nile", and "Taurus Woman", from the classic Black Love LP. CD

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Of A Woman (3CD set – with Give The People What They Want & I Learned The Hard Way) ... CD
Daptone, 2010/2014/2017. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A triple-pack of soulful sounds from Sharon Jones – three albums together at a very nice price! The header of the set is Soul Of A Woman – the fantastic final album from Sharon Jones – a wonderfully deep talent who was taken from us all too soon! The set's maybe the ultimate setting for Sharon's incredible voice – as it features both her longtime core combo, the Dap-Kings – as well as additional backings from the Bushwick Philharmonic – a small ensemble of strings who really help elevate the music to classic status! If you're worried that the strings might soften the sound, the very first note of the record will put your mind at rest – as will the heavy drums that mark just about every track, and keep things hard and funky throughout. If anyone ever doubted that the Daptone label was our modern equivalent of Stax Records or Atlantic, this will certainly be the set to change their mind – and will also stand forever as a bittersweet reminder of all the greatness that Sharon Jones gave us over the years. Titles include "Searching For A New Day", "Rumors", "Matter Of Time", "Sail On", "Just Give Me Your Time", "Come & Be A Winner", "Call On God", and "These Tears". On Give The People What They Want, Sharon Jones steps out strongly with a sense of maturity that seems to take her vocals even farther than before – and The Dap Kings are more than ready to match her energy with some funky work of their own! Jones has gone through a lot in recent years – both with the band and in her own personal life – and the record's a proud summation of life's challenges and triumphs, served up in the instant-classic style that has made Sharon one of the greatest living soul singers of the past few decades. Bosco Mann knocked things out of the park with his raw production – and also wrote a good number of tracks on the set too – and titles include "Making Up & Breaking Up", "Long Time Wrong Time", "People Don't Get What They Deserve", "Retreat", "Stranger To My Happiness", and "Now I See". I Learned The Hard Way is the fourth album from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – solidifying what we learned pretty early on from the indomitable soul spirit that is Sharon and her impeccable combo the Dap-Kings – it's that this is not some retro soul revival novelty act, what they are is the greatest active embodiment of a true soul sound that will never go away! We've always loved that Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings recognize the studio and the stage as different worlds. On stage, Sharon is the possibly the most energetic, charismatic presence you'll ever see and the band brings heft and heat. In the studio, they stretch out and diversify wonderfully, bringing both raw, unpolished funky soul realness to some more stripped down numbers and a full on Stax or Hi level heaviness to the bigger ones. The songs are better and more memorable than ever on this record – with "The Game Gets Old" and "I Learned The Hard Way" (an astoundingly strong one/two punch for the opening minutes) plus "Better Things", "Give It Back", "Money". "The Reason", "Window Shopping", "I'll Still Be True", "Without A Heart", "If You Call" and "Mama Don't Like My Man". CD

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✨✧ Elvin BishopRaisin' Hell Revue ... CD
Delta Groove, 2011. Used Gatefold ... $5.99
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Terumasa HinoSwing Journal Jazz Workshop 1 ... LP
Takt (Japan), 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $38.99
An early showcase for the talents of Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – a smoking set that showcases his talents in two different settings! The album begins with a quintet that features Hino with Takeru Muraoka on tenor and Hiromasa Suzuki on piano – working through a great open-ended take on "Shadow Of Your Smile", with a long edgey solo from Hino! Next, the set features two larger ensemble numbers – with the core players of the quintet, plus added horns and guitar – all used together in some of Terumasa's best early style of arranging – complex and modern, yet never too far out – and instead a bold vision of jazz, filled with rich tones and colors – on versions of Hino's composition "Night Dreamer", and the tune "Slobber". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing.)

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✨✧ Terumasa HinoSwing Journal Jazz Workshop 1 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt/Columbia (Japan), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An early showcase for the talents of Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – a smoking set that showcases his talents in two different settings! The album begins with a quintet that features Hino with Takeru Muraoka on tenor and Hiromasa Suzuki on piano – working through a great open-ended take on "Shadow Of Your Smile", with a long edgey solo from Hino! Next, the set features two larger ensemble numbers – with the core players of the quintet, plus added horns and guitar – all used together in some of Terumasa's best early style of arranging – complex and modern, yet never too far out – and instead a bold vision of jazz, filled with rich tones and colors – on versions of Hino's composition "Night Dreamer", and the tune "Slobber". CD
(Part of the 50th Anniversary Takt Jazz Series Terumasa Hino collection!)
Also available Swing Journal Jazz Workshop 1 ... LP 38.99

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SpiritIt Shall Be – The Ode & Epic Recordings 1968 to 1972 (Spirit/Family That Plays Together/Model Shop/Clear/12 Dreams/Feedback/bonus tracks) ( ... CD
Ode/Esoteric (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $29.99
A fantastic run of music from Spirit – one of the most distinct groups of their generation – able to come up with some big hits that charted on radio, but also work with an instrumental depth that would put most of their contemporaries to shame! The group have a sonic breadth that's amazing – able to interweave strands of rock, folk, and a bit of jazz – but a lot more polish than other efforts of its type, and which trades a bit of psychedelic indulgence for a tighter focus that really lets the best tunes sparkle wonderfully! Production is great – clear, but trippy at the same time – as sensitive to the sonic elements at the core, while also letting the occasional lyrical hook fly free. This package brings together all the genius of the group's early years in one place – as it features the full albums Spirit, The Family That Plays Together, Twelve Dreams Of Dr Sardonicus, Clear, and Feedback – plus their amazing soundtrack for the Jaques Demy film Model Shop – which may well be worth of the price of the box alone! The box also features 12 tracks from the Time Circle collection with 1991 mixes, plus a mono mix of the whole Spirit album, bonus tracks "Rougher Road", "1984", "Fuller Brush Man", "Fog", "Coral", "Sweet Stella Baby", "So Little To Say", "Red Light Roll On", "Mellow Fellow", "Veruska", "Free Spirit", "If I Had A Woman", "Now Or Anywhere", "Space Chile", and lots more. All in a special box, with a nice booklet of notes too! CD

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✨✧ Lollipop ShoppeJust Colour ... LP
Uni, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With a name like this, you'd expect Lollipop Shoppe to be a sweet California band with a sunny pop feel – but instead, they've got a really nasty, nicely gritty sort of feel – kind of Sunset Strip garage rock turned towards more manic modes, a bit like early Love at their best! There's a raw power here that's simply wonderful – hardly what you'd expect from the usual groups on Uni Records at the time – and more the style you'd be likely to find from some small indie set out in the hinterlands. Guitars are raw and rugged, vocals are sung with a heartbreaking intensity – and a clear bit of craziness – and the rough-edged production really suits the group's sound wonderfully. Titles include "You Must Be A Witch", "It's Makin It", "I'm Gonna Be There", "It's Only A Reflection", "It Ain't How Long", and "Don't Close The Door On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s UK pressing on Big Beat. Cover has light edge wear.)

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✨✧ Braen/Raskovich/Kema (Alessandro Alessanadroni/GiuPawnshop EP ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A set that's billed as an EP, but which has more than enough funk and fuzz to top much longer soundtracks – thanks to great work from the legendary Braen/Raskovich studio combo! The group are really the brainchild of Alessandro Alessandroni – who plays guitar, bass, sitar, and even sings a bit – and Giuliano Sorgini – who handles drums, Hammond, and lots of percussion – both seasoned sound library maestros in their own right, but really set loose here under the guise of Braen to explore a unique blend of funk and psychedelia! The drums are amazing – truly heavy on most numbers, making for a super-funky set – and the use of moody guitar and sitar is wonderful, with lots of weird, wild shading – but always in a way that keeps things groovy throughout. Titles include "Please Don't Say No", "Carol", and both vocal and instrumental versions of the three tunes "My Shade", "Telegraph Is Callin", and "Laura What You Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 600 copies. Covers are variable in black and tan versions.)

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✨✧ Jackie McLean5 Original Albums (Capuchin Swing/Bluesnik/Let Freedom Ring/Demon's Dance/Jacknife) (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s. New Copy 5CD ... $17.99 19.99
5 killer albums from the great Jackie McLean – all packaged together in cool LP-styled jackets! First up is Capuchin Swing – a tremendous set from Jackie McLean – perfectly poised between his hardbop and modern years, with a set of compositions that are as great as the performances! The lineup on this one's a bit unusual – with Walter Bishop on piano, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – but that mix of players makes for a really unusual sound – as the rhythm section's often straight ahead, Blue Mitchell's notes are bold and sparkling, and Jackie's own solos are reaching for the darker corners of the spectrum! There's a great sense of tension here that heralds the genius of later McLean sides of the 60s – and original titles include "Francisco", "Condition Blue", "On The Lion", and "Capuchin Swing". Bluesnik is a crackling date from Jackie McLean – a set that's much more hardbop than some of his other Blue Note work – filled with fire, far from the 50s – and really pointing the way towards his new directions to come! There's a hint of modernism in the mix, mostly on the tone from McLean's alto sax – but most numbers are forward-thinking, and played with a sense of perfection that's pure Blue Note all the way through. Group members include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Pete LaRoca on drums – and titles include "Cool Green", "Torchin", "Bluesnik", "Drew's Blues", and "Blues Function". Let Freedom Ring features a young Jackie McLean at the height of his powers – really stretching out here, but never going too far out – a perfect balance between his modern bop of previous records, and his groundbreaking "new thing" jazz to come! The group is a relatively straight ahead one – with Walter Davis on piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – but the tracks are all quite long, and have this really arch sensibility on Jackie's horn – this edge, this cry he didn't have a few years before – easily one of the freshest voices in alto sax at the time, yearning here to break free with new ideas and new modes of expression. The vibe is perfectly balanced – like McLean's classic A Fickle Sonance – and titles include the classic "Melody For Melonae", plus "Rene", "I'll Keep Loving You", and "Omega". Demon's Dance is a pivotal session from the late 60s – one that has Jackie pulling things back a bit from his "new thing" period, and turning towards the spiritual soulful groove that would characterize his early 70s work! The album bristles with excitement – still very much informed by a knowledge of the space explored during Jackie's avant years, but never quite willing to go to that space – especially if it means sacrificing the soulful swing of the set! The group's filled with young soulful modernists – including Woody Shaw, Lamont Johnson, Scott Holt, and Jack DeJohnette – and Jackie himself seems to be working out a whole new phase of his career with each new track – showing that even when he was at his "new thing" best, he was still ready to move on! Tremendous stuff, and one of our favorite Blue Notes from the time – and one of the most soulful too! Titles include "Floogeh", "Message From Trane", "Toyland", and "Boo Ann's Grind". Jacknife is a heck of an album from Jackie McLean – extremely soulful work from the mid 60s, recorded right at the height of his "new thing" period! That quality may be one reason why the session was never issued at the time (it only made a brief appearance on vinyl in the late 70s, and is finally coming out on CD) – but to our ears, it's one of Jackie's strongest from the decade, a really wonderful record that looks forward at the soulful explorations of the 70s Strata East scene. Players include Lee Morgan, Charles Tolliver, Larry Willis, Larry Ridley, and Jack DeJohnette – and titles include "Soft Blue", "Climax", "On The Nile", and "Blue Fable". CD

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✨✧ SouliveTurn It Out ... CD
Velour, 1999. Used ... $7.99
New York is what is funky! This is a killer new release by a small organ jazz combo from the Big Apple – and they are definitely worthy members of the city's great end-of-the century funk scene that includes Medeski Martin & Wood, Sugarman Three, and The Other Side! The band have certainly spent plenty of time getting their chops up – and they have a very tight organ/guitar sound with a totally live feel to it. The overall groove is right up there with the best classic combos on Prestige – with stone cold funky drumming underneath sweetly strident lines on the Hammond, and some very heavy guitar rhythm parts. In a way, the record really evokes the heavy funk sound of Lonnie Smith's fantastic Blue Note sides from the Late 60s – with a very heavy drum sound nicely kicking it live! The CD's their first – and believe us, it will more than break them out of the box. Tracks include "Arruga De Agua", "Doin Something", "Rudy's Way", "Azucar", and "Steppin". Great stuff – and the kind of small-group recording that makes it worth shopping at Dusty Groove! CD
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Tenorio JrEmbalo ... CD
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A set that's maybe one of the greatest bossa jazz albums of all time – and a fantastic homegrown Brazilian effort that's quite different from the more commercial American bossa albums of the 60s! Tenorio Jr isn't just a hell of a pianist, he's a great writer and arranger too – one who's got an amazing ear for color and tone, balanced out with some completely sublime grooves – not smooth coffee shop bossa nova, but instead the harder sort of rhythms that were cooked up by the best combos in Brazil! The tunes are as warm and soulful as they are tight and angular – a perfect summation of the bossa jazz idiom at its truest expression – and the writing is fantastic throughout, with original songs that really provide a fresh change from some of the too-played hits of the generation. Instrumentation includes trombone from Raul De Souza, drums from Milton Banana, tenor from Meirelles, and alto sax from Paulo Moura – on titles that include the classic groover "Nebulosa", plus the tracks "Clouds", "Nectar", "Embalo", and "Estou Nessa Agora". A delight through and through – and one we never tire of! CD
Also available Embalo ... LP 20.99

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Tenorio JrEmbalo ... LP
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
A set that's maybe one of the greatest bossa jazz albums of all time – and a fantastic homegrown Brazilian effort that's quite different from the more commercial American bossa albums of the 60s! Tenorio Jr isn't just a hell of a pianist, he's a great writer and arranger too – one who's got an amazing ear for color and tone, balanced out with some completely sublime grooves – not smooth coffee shop bossa nova, but instead the harder sort of rhythms that were cooked up by the best combos in Brazil! The tunes are as warm and soulful as they are tight and angular – a perfect summation of the bossa jazz idiom at its truest expression – and the writing is fantastic throughout, with original songs that really provide a fresh change from some of the too-played hits of the generation. Instrumentation includes trombone from Raul De Souza, drums from Milton Banana, tenor from Meirelles, and alto sax from Paulo Moura – on titles that include the classic groover "Nebulosa", plus the tracks "Clouds", "Nectar", "Embalo", and "Estou Nessa Agora". A delight through and through – and one we never tire of! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Embalo ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ VariousGet Rich Or Die Tryin' – The Original Movie Soundtrack ... LP
Interscope, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
The G-Unit heavy (naturally) soundtrack to 50's semi-autobiographical film debut! Tracks include "Hustler's Ambition", "Window Shopper", "Talk About Me", "When It Rains It Pours" and "Best Friend" by 50 Cent, "Things Change" by Spider Loc feat 50 Cent & Lloyd Banks, "You Already Know" by Lloyd Banks feat 50 Cent & Young Buck, "When Death Becomes You" by MOP feat 50 Cent, Don't Need No Help" by Young Buck, "You A Shooter" by Mobb Deep feat 50 Cent, "Fake Love" by Tony Yayo and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Exploding Star OrchestraStars Have Shapes ... LP
Delmark, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The most amazing records to date from Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra – just the kind of cosmic, spiritual session you'd expect from the group's name – perfectly placed in a Chicago lineage that includes Sun Ra's Arkestra and the best years of the AACM! The group's got all the collaborative spirit of the latter reference – a largeish ensemble made up of some of the city's most important avant musicians in recent years – including Nicole Mitchell on flute, Jeb Bishop on trombone, Jason Adasiewicz on vibes, Josh Abrams on acoustic bass, Matt Bauder on clarinet and tenor, Jason Stein on bass clarinet, and Mike Reed and John Herndon on drums – all players who know each others strengths through countless gigs together – coming together under the visionary leadership of Rob Mazurek on cornet. There's some slight electro-acoustic elements, which further complicate the sound of the record – but all without ever taking it off base – and the whole thing's got a righteous sort of energy that makes us mighty proud that sounds this great came from our hometown. Titles include "ChromoRocker", "Impression #1", "Ascenscion Ghost Impression #2", and "Three Blocks Of Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Richard LongstrethDrive In, The Supermarket & The Transformation Of Commercial Space In Los Angeles 1914 to 1941 ... Book
MIT Press, 1999. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
It's no surprise that the growing use of the automobile helped transform the space of the city in the 20th Century – and probably the biggest city to experience a change was the young Los Angeles – an urban center whose first big wave growth coincided with a rapid increase in car sales to the average American! This beautiful book shows the way that automobiles had an especially strong impact on commercial locations in pre-war LA – specifically the supermarket, shopping center, and the drive-in restaurant – all venues that barely existed before, as commercial activity in the city was previously done in very dense areas without any thought of parking or traffic at all. As the car changed the city, the spaces of shopping changed as well – and far from the dreary strip malls that mark our suburban landscape in the 21st Century, the early LA car-based shopping sites were a joy to behold – well-designed, often quite lavish in style, and temples both to commodity culture and the automobile. The book is overflowing with great black and white photos from these years, plus some other images too – but also has very smart text, as you might expect from a publication on MIT press. 248 pages, softcover, with black and white images throughout. Book

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✨✧ VariousDave Hamilton's Detroit Funk – Rare & Unreleased Twisted Funk 1967 to 1975 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer little set that's as heavy as it sounds from the title – a wealth of rare material pulled from the studio of Detroit producer Dave Hamilton – a good deal of it previously unreleased! Hearing this set is like finding a pile of rare 45s stuffed in the back corner of a long-lost record shop – because although much of the work was never issued, it crackles with the intensity of the best funky 45s – lots of funky drums, offbeat guitar, and raspy soul vocals – produced with a real edge to all the work, so that all of the hardest elements of the tunes really come through in the mix! The work that was issued here came out on the TCB, Tayster, and New Day labels – and although the artists are often not well known, the work's got a really unified feel – thanks to the funky vision of Dave Hamilton. CD features 20 tracks in all – including "Brand New Girl (part 1)", "You're Wasting My Time (parts 1 & 2)", and "I Got Some (parts 1 & 2)" by Billy Garner; "The Grown Folks Thing" by OC Tolbert, "Party Time" by James Carpenter, "Going To The Moon" by Dave Hamilton, "Funky Trip" by Johnny Walker, "The Devil Is Gonna Get You" by The Future Kind, "Just A Mistake" by The Barrino Brothers, "Hunchin" by Gip Roberts, "Bump With Me" by The Webb People, "Sweet Thing (part 1)" by Bobby Dee, and "Can You Dig It" by Chico & Buddy. CD
 
 
 



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