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✨✧ VariousRough Trade Shops – Counter Culture 05 ... CD
Rough Trade/V2, 2006. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
50 tracks in all including cuts from Jandek, Six Organs Of Admittance, Low, Matthew Herbert, Konono No 1, Nurse With Wound, The Fall, Lightning Bolt, 50 Foot Wave and more! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Carlo De WijsNew Hammond Sound ... CD
Rough Trade (Germany), 2012. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "Sun", "White Butterfly", "Lazy Sunny Day", "My Precious Work Of Art", and "Song For E". CD

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Pere UbuDub Housing ... CD
Rough Trade, 1978. Used ... $9.99
Ubu's second album, and a masterpiece of jaunty jagged art punk tracks! Titles include "Navvy", "Caligari's Mirror", "Codex", "Ubu Dance Party", and "I, Will Wait". CD
(Out of print.)

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Scritti PolittiAnomie & Bonhomie ... CD
Rough Trade, 1999. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A really surprising set from Scritti Politti – still as catchy as back in the 80s, but also tuned to a new generation too – with surprising hip hop and soul crossover work from Mos Def and Meshell Ndegeocello! Given the soulful sound of the group back at the start, and the surprisingly open-minded attitude of lead singer Green, the shift isn't a surprising one – and the use of hip hop mixed with British soul elements really comes across well – at a level that certainly gave the group a lot more life than their aging contemporaries! Mos Def appears on "Tinseltown To Boogietown" and "Smith N Slappy", Meshell Ndegeocello is on "Die Alone" and "The World You Understand" – and other cuts include "Brushed With Oil Dusted With Powder", "First Goodbye", "Umm", and "Born To Be". CD

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✨✧ SmithsLouder Than Bombs ... CD
Sire/Rough Trade, Mid 80s. Used ... $4.99
A special collection done for the US market after the first great run of albums by The Smiths – a double-length set that's partly a best-of, and mostly a collection of all the wonderful songs the group issued on their various singles and EP releases in the UK – none of which were originally released in America! As such, the album's a crucial component to the group's catalog – especially if you weren't buying their singles back in the day – and is filled with as much greatness as all their other albums of the period. Titles include "Girl Afraid", "Panic", "Sheila Take A Bow", "Is It Really So Strange", "London", "Half A Person", "Sweet & Tender Hooligan", "Hand In Glove", "Rubber Ring", "Ask", "Golden Lights", "Oscillate Wildly", "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby", and "Asleep". CD

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Television PersonalitiesA Sense Of Belonging/Paradise Estate ... 7-inch
Rough Trade (UK), 1983. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $39.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a light trace of a price sticker, but looks great overall.)

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WeekendLa Variete ... LP
Rough Trade/Lantern (Italy), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
A classic album of jazzy tunes from the British pop scene of the early 80s – and the kind of work that really helped set the stage for the later Acid Jazz movement in London – but which is equally enjoyable as one of the loveliest moments in the post-punk generation! Weekend's a combo that features players from Young Marble Giants, Working Week, and other Brit groups of the period who were strongly committed to the warmer sounds of music in a world that was often a bit colder and more post-punk – and they work here in styles that borrow heavily from bossa and certainly have a bit of jazz – all gentle pop of a style shared by contemporaries Antena, Everything But The Girl, and Kalima. Titles include "Sleepy Theory", "End Of The Affair", "Life In the Day Of", "Drum Beat For Baby", and "Summerdays". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FallSlates (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Rough Trade/Superior Viaduct, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A record that really sums up the genius of the early Fall at their best – not their first album, and not even a full-length set – but one that has all the wit and energy of Mark E Smith really coming into sharp focus! The group still have plenty of noise in their music, but they've also found a way to perfectly hone it to the lyrical punch that is their main strength – those brutal, staccato lines delivered by Mark – shredding social structures and sacred cows with razor-sharp wit, but in ways that feel like they're light years from the punk lyrics of a few years before. And heck, the whole thing's even a bit tuneful at times – surprisingly catchy, which only gives Smith's words even more power – on titles that include "Fit & Working Again", "Leave The Capitol", "Slates Slags Etc", "An Older Lover Etc", and "Prole Art Threat". The LP version includes the original tracks from the EP – plus their 1981 Peel session and an early 80s studio outtake! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Belle & SebastianDear Catastrophe Waitress ... CD
Rough Trade, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Disc has a press flaw but plays fine.)

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✨✧ Scritti PolittiAnomie & Bonhomie ... LP
Rough Trade, 1999. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really surprising set from Scritti Politti – still as catchy as back in the 80s, but also tuned to a new generation too – with surprising hip hop and soul crossover work from Mos Def and Meshell Ndegeocello! Given the soulful sound of the group back at the start, and the surprisingly open-minded attitude of lead singer Green, the shift isn't a surprising one – and the use of hip hop mixed with British soul elements really comes across well – at a level that certainly gave the group a lot more life than their aging contemporaries! Mos Def appears on "Tinseltown To Boogietown" and "Smith N Slappy", Meshell Ndegeocello is on "Die Alone" and "The World You Understand" – and other cuts include "Brushed With Oil Dusted With Powder", "First Goodbye", "Umm", and "Born To Be". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Anomie & Bonhomie ... CD 14.99
 
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Pere UbuTerminal Tower – An Archival Collection, Non LP Singles & B Sides 1975 to 1980 ... CD
Geffen, Late 70s. Used ... $9.99
Not an original full length album from Pere Ubu, but a set that's as crucial to their catalog as any of the first few records – as it brings together all their important early 7" singles, including titles issued on the Hearthan label, and some UK releases on Rough Trade and Chrysalis! Together, the tracks really show the young genius of Dave Thomas and the group – and demonstrate that stunning blend of Ohio roots – that punky/arty mode that always made the Cleveland and Akron scenes so different than the rest of the country. Titles include the classic "30 Seconds Over Tokyo", plus "Final Solution", "Heart Of Darkness", "Cloud 149", "Untitled", "My Dark Ages", "The Book Is On The Table", "Heaven", "Lonesome Cowboy Dave", and "Not Happy". CD
(Out of print.)

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RaincoatsRaincoats (silver vinyl pressing) ... LP
Rough Trade/We Three, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99 On October 14, 2022
A lost treasure from the end of the 70s – a set with a sweet-looking cover, but a sound that's nice and raw – delivered by a female quartet who were years ahead of their time! The set was originally issued on Rough Trade, and is definitely up there with the edgiest work of the UK post-punk scene – sharp guitars that would be right at home next to Swell Maps and Gang Of Four, and fierce energy that also recalls The Slits at times too – although the group definitely have a vibe that's all their own, thanks in part to using some really mad violin lines next to the basslines, percussion, and guitar. Titles include "You're A Million", "In Love", "No Looking", "Off Duty Trip", "Fairytale In The Supermarket", "No Side To Fall In", and "Black & White". LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousMake More Noise – Women In Independent Music UK 1977 to 1987 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 4CDs ... $36.99 51.99
A really great idea for a collection, and one that traces a really unique moment in time – that explosion of small indie labels on the UK scene during the early years of punk – a moment that opened the door for countless new waves of musical expression for years to come! Sure, the big labels recorded their share of girl rockers in the 70s – but it was up to labels like Rough Trade, Stiff, and many others to fully give under-discovered artists a role in the music – as you'll hear in this collection that starts with the earliest years of UK punk, and moves into some of the bigger names of the indie scene in the decade to come. As with other Cherry Red sets of this nature, the package is almost worth the price alone – a book-styled jacket with pages of notes on each of the artists within – to support a massive 4CD set list with 90 tracks by artists who include Margox, Cocteau Twins, Ova, Dolly Mixture, Amy & The Angels, X Ray Spex, Poison Girls, Androids Of Mu, Lene Lovich, Bright Girls, Toyah, Flatbackers, Lora Logic, Girlschool, The Slits, The Chefs, Au Pairs, Rip Rig & Panic, The Skodas, Darling Buds, Miaow, Primitives, Vaselines, Raincoats, We've Got A Fuzzbox, Strawberry Switchblade, Tracey Ullman, Pink Industry, and many others! CD

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✨✧ Robert WyattOld Rottenhat ... LP
Gramavision, 1986. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Originals from the great Robert Wyatt – a mix low key, but poignantly loaded songs of his own after some strange, cool and moody covers-heavy work in the preceding number of years – some of his best work of the 80s! Wyatt, more than most leftfield art rock masters of his or any other era, has in incredible way of creating timeless soundscapes. Here's a great example of that, but it's so much more! Includes "Gharbzadegi", "Vandalusia", "Alliance", "United States Of Amnesia", "The Age Of Self", "Mass Medium" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK Rough Trade pressing. Cover has a small sticker spot, in great shape otherwise.)

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✨✧ Bush TetrasRhythm & Paranoia – The Best Of The Bush Tetras ... CD
Wharf Cat, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A long-overdue look at the Bush Tetras – a group who had a relatively short life span on the New York scene at the end of the 70s, but who were one of the hippest post-punk groups to record at the time! There's some modes here that remind us a fair bit of some of the best UK acts recording for Rough Trade at the time – and the presence of a strong female lead singer also might draw some comparisons to The Slits. But there's also a punky funky groove going on at times too – at a level that shows how easy it was for these guys to be scenemates of ESG – even though they're a completely different, more guitar-forward band! Whatever the case, the lack of Bush Tetras in the history books will be nicely righted with this collection – overstuffed with classics that include "Too Many Creeps", "You Taste Like The Tropics", "Punch Drunk", "Moonlite", "Color Green", "Stand Up & Fight", "Motorhead", "Snakes Crawl", "Pretty Thing", "You Don't Know Me", "Heart Attack", "Seven Years", "Ocean", and "Nails". CD
(Includes a 40 page book of rare photos, essays, and more!)

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✨✧ PylonChomp (red & black vinyl pressing) ... LP
DB/New West, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic record from the Athens, GA scene of the early 80s – served up by a group who maybe never hit the fame of REM or B-52s, but who are maybe even groovier overall! Pylon have a strong bassline that almost seems borrowed from the Brit post-punk years, but also mix it with some catchier lyrics by a female singer – but one who's often nicely down in the mix, right alongside the jagged guitars and splashy drums – all of which create a sound that's like the best of the indie underworld of the period! The group almost feel like they would have been right at home on Factory or Rough Trade – which is partly why they maybe got more attention overseas than here – and the titles include "Italian Movie Theme", "Spider", "Yo Yo", "Buzz", "No Clocks", "Altitude", and "M Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive limited to 500 copies – on red & black vinyl and in a die-cut sleeve!)
 
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Al GreenLove Ritual – Rare & Previously Unreleased 1968 to 1976 ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A selection of earlier Al Green numbers issued originally at the end of the 70s – with new mixing by Willie Mitchell, who'd produced all the original sides. Titles include "Love Ritual", which is a nice groover with some congas in the mix giving the whole thing an earthier thump under the trademark 70s Hi Records sound – and ultimately, upon revisiting this compilation, Mitchell does a pretty great job of filtering Al's wandering muse at this point through the trademark sounds of Memphis and Hi Records! plus "Glory Glory", "Let It Shine", "Keep Me Cryin", "Oh Me Oh My", "I Tried To Tell Myself", and "Smile A Little Bit More". CD

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Atlantic StarrYours Forever ... CD
A&M/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
A groovy little classic from Atlantic Starr – and a great example of the group's wonderfully catchy way of hitting a groove! The music's never pop, but has some captivating hooks all the way through – sweet little bits mixed in with the funky soul approach of the ensemble – made even better by the great way the vocals get traded back and forth! There's a careful approach to the whole set – a way of putting things together with a good degree of class – and definitely avoiding most of the cliches that would make a similar project sound a lot more clunky. Great stuff throughout – and titles include "Who Could Love You Better", "Second To None", "Touch A Four Leaf Clover", "Tryin", and "Island Dream". CD

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✨✧ BB BlunderWorker's Playtime (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
United Artists/Esoteric (UK), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A really surprising step forward for two members of the legendary group Blossom Toes – guitarist Brian Godding and bassist Brian Belshaw – both musicians who were already blowing the scene away in their previous group, but who here expand their sound with a whole range of influences they'd just picked up! One of those is the voice of Julie Driscoll, who sings on a few tracks here with Godding – and another is some jazz elements they'd absorbed in the Centipede group of Keith Tippett – carried off here by guest work from Mark Charig on trumpet, Nick Evans on trombone, and even some piano from Brian Auger! Yet it's clear that Belshaw and Godding are having more than enough fun experimenting on their own with drummer Kevin Westlake – and there's an open, creative style to the record that really keeps things interesting throughout – and moves past the guitar-based modes that were the Blossom Toes stock in trade. Titles include "Rocky Yagbag", "Seed", "Moondance", "Rise", "Lost Horizons", "You're So Young", "Sticky Living", and "New Day". 2CD version features loads of bonus tracks and rare material – including "Square Dance", "Snippet With Tippett", "Come On Eyes", "Black Crow's Nest", "Freedom", "When I was In The Country", "Backstreet", "Waltz", "Earache", and "Hard Day's Night" – plus BBC live recordings of "Sticky Living" and "Go Have Yourself A Good Time". CD

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Bobby BlandCome Fly With Me/I Feel Good I Feel Fine/Sweet Vibrations/Try Me I'm Real ... CD
ABC/BGO (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 22.99
Four fantastic albums from Bobby Bland – all brought together in a single package for the first time! First up is Come Fly With Me – great work from Bobby Blue Bland – one of the few artists to rise up at the end of the 50s, and still find a way to chart their own path forward in soul with fresh material like this! Bobby's voice is still incredible here, and he works with production from Al Bell and Monk Higgins, the latter of whom arranged – in this cool style that's a bit like some of the territory that Tyrone Davis was taking on at Columbia Records during the second half of the 70s – fuller arrangements that bring some sophisticated soul touches to the music, but in ways that never lose the core of Bobby's genius! Titles include "Lady Lonely", "Night Games", "You Can Count On Me", "Love To See You Smile", "Come Fly With Me", and "To Be Friends". The next album is I Feel Good I Feel Fine – and Bobby Bland sounds pretty good too – thanks to arrangements from the great Monk Higgins, who does a perfect job of mixing Bland's trademark vocals with some sweet late 70s arrangements! The sound is upbeat, but never in a cliched disco mode – more in the territory that you'd hear Johnnie Taylor using over at Columbia Records – maybe a good comparison, given the Memphis roots that both artists shared – as both also evolved a lot to shift their sound with the changing modes of the time. And as with Johnnie, Bobby never loses the core that makes him great – as you'll hear on titles that include "Tit For Tat", "Soon As The Weather Breaks", "In His Eyes", "Someone To Belong To", "I Feel Good I Feel Fine", and "Little Mama". Sweet Vibrations is a real gem from the start of the 80s – arranged by Monk Higgins, who co-produced the set with Al Bell – a duo who'd already given Bobby some great records before, but who really knock it out of the park with this one. There's an extra-special quality going on here – maybe a slight reintroduction of blues roots, but still with a very contemporary spirit – set up to superb backings throughout. Titles include "Soul With A Flavor", "Hollywood Woman", "You'd Be A Millionaire", "Sweet Vibrator", "Special Kind Of Fool", and "A Real Woman Is What It Takes". Try Me I'm Real is record with a title that certainly fits the bill – as the amazing voice of Bobby Bland is as real here as it ever was, and blended with superbly soulful backings that take the singer's sound forward for a whole new generation! Some of Bobby's contemporaries were content to just stick in a straight blues mode – but Bland really grew and developed a lot as an artist, thanks in part to Monk Higgins and Al Bell – who are both at the production helm of the record, and balance the bluesy roots of Bobby with some richer soul backings that really knock the whole thing out of the park! We love Bobby Blue Bland during his early Duke Records years – but we love him equally as much for music like this, on titles that include "But I Do", "What A Difference A Day Makes", "Givin Up The Streets For Love", "A Song For You My Son", "Just You Just Me", and "Love Is Where It's At". CD

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Earth Wind & FireRaise! ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Earth Wind & Fire hits the 80s – and never misses a beat! Turns out that the group's older style of jazzy funk was a perfect fit for the boogie-styled rhythms of the post-disco era – heard here on the megahit "Let's Groove", and followed up by a beautiful batch of supporting numbers! There's styles here that other groups were starting to use at the time – keyboard flourishes and more electrified rhythms at the bottom – but throughout the whole set, Maurice White and the group handle themselves with trademark EWF class, and elevate even the simplest of tunes to a higher level. Another winner for the group, and the kind of record that most other groups could only hope to record once! Titles include "Kalimba Tree", "Evolution Orange", "Let's Groove", "The Changing Times", "Wanna Be With You", "I've Had Enough", and "Lady Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Vinyl has a short click during "Wanna Be With You". Cover has some light wear.)

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Last PoetsThis Is Madness ... LP
Douglas, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
One of the Last Poets greatest albums – and one of their most sophisticated as well! Gone are the rough-hewn rhymes of the group's first album, and in their place are better arranged, more thought-out tracks that mix in a wealth of musical influences – and which expand the group's verbal expression past simple protests, and into the realm of Jazzoetry that became their trademark during the mid 70s. Tracks include "Related to What", "Black Is", "White Man's Got a God Complex", "Black People What Y'All Gonna Do", and "This is Madness" – and a number of tracks are preceded by strong and forceful chants before the lyrics kick in! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Douglas pressing. Cover has surface & spine wear, name in pen on both sides. Labels have name in pen. Includes the red inner sleeve.)

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Esther MarrowSister Woman (180 gram pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Drop) ... LP
Fantasy, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Very righteous work from Esther Marrow – an overlooked soul singer who works with a hell of a lot of pride and power! The set's an overlooked gem in the Fantasy catalog of the 70s, and it's one of only two secular soul albums cut by Marrow – and quite possibly the best of the bunch, too! Esther's got some great help on the set from arrangers Richard Tee, Bernard Purdie, and Bobby Scott – each of whom set Marrow up with some small group backing that keeps things tight and soulful throughout – thanks in big part to the drum work, which is handled by Purdie, Jimmy Johnson, and Idris Muhammad. Other players include Tee on organ and piano, Cornell Dupree on guitar, and Ralph McDonald on congas – whose percussion really helps shape the sound of most of the grooves. There's a horn section too – used sparingly – and there's also a bit of backing vocals from The Reflections, although Esther's pretty much in the lead on all numbers. Titles include "Trade Winds", "Things Ain't Right", "Ask Me To Dance", "Woman In The Window", and "Ghetto". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI and in a tip-on cover!)

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1966. Used ... $16.99
The start of a legend – and the very first album by Sergio Mendes' Brasil 66 group, proudly brought to the world through the godlike talents of a young Herb Alpert! Sergio was no stranger to the recording studio by the time of this set, but the record marked a real shift in his music – a change from the mostly-instrumental bossa modes he first forged back in Brazil, and a shift to warmer, sweeter pop with a nice sunny California finish – done through unique production techniques and the group's trademark two-lady lead vocals! The sound is tremendous, and is possibly heard in its purest form here – simple, focused, and given that near-perfect A&M sound through Herb's production skills. Titles include the classics "Daytripper", "Aqua De Beber", "O Pato", "Berimbau", "Mas Que Nada", and "The Joker". CD
(2002 Japanese pressing with 24bit mastering.)

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Ennio MorriconeIl Grande Silenzio/Un Bellissimo Novembre ... CD
Beat (Italy), Early 70s. Used ... $16.99
Beautiful work from Ennio Morricone – 2 soundtracks from different genres of film, but both linked together nicely through their styles! Il Grande Silenzio is a spaghetti western, but Morricone's music for the film is remarkably sweet – done in that blend of light melody, isolated instrumentation, and slight electric touches that show up on some of his best work of the Mondo Morricone era. A few tracks are more dramatic or moody, but there's a great feel overall – set up by the theme "Il Grande Silenzio", and followed up by tunes that include "Viaggio", "Voci Nel Deserto", "E L'Amore Verra", and "Invito All'Amore". Un Bellissimo Novembre is a completely different style of film – one that deals with the flowering of young love – but it's also got some sweet Morricone themes that sparkle nicely, done with lusher string orchestrations, but also some key touches that include whistling and a bit of that trademark Morricone "boing"! Includes vocal and instrumental versions of the tune "Nuddu" – plus "Sensi", "Buio Mattino", and "Ancora Piu Dolcemente". CD
(2005 pressing.)

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Super Djata BandEn Super Forme Vol 1 (okra vinyl pressing) ... LP
Musique Mondiale/Numero, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.99
A real classic in the world of Mali music – a set that features a mighty lean groove that's focused on the guitar work of Zani Diabate – who has this amazing way of weaving together past and present, and creating a very timeless vibe! The cover hardly seems to fit the early 80s recording date of the music – and the sounds within follow suit too, with pulsating basslines driven by chugging percussion – all cut through with the sharp sound of Diabate's guitar, as he makes this magic with the instrument, in ways that seem both rhythmic and melodic at once! The vocals trade back nicely with other members of the group – and the long tracks on the set ensure a really trance-like vibe throughout – on titles that include "Fongnana Kouma", "Sisse Na Djolo", "Nama Djidja" and "Batila". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Piero Umiliani (Zalla)Paesaggi ... CD
Liuto/Four Flies (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the most seductive sound library albums ever recorded by Piero Umiliani – a set that was originally issued under his Zalla pseudonym, but which has all the best jazzy grooves of some of his famous soundtrack material from the end of the 60s! As on those records, Umiliani plays a host of great keyboards, especially organ – over rhythms that are mellow-stepping and slightly funky – often updated with modes borrowed from bossa nova, but brought into a more sensuous Italian soundtrack setting – balanced with nice touches on flute, guitar, and other instrumentation as well. The whole thing's wonderful – as lovely as your favorite soundtrack work by Umiliani, Piero Piccioni, or Armando Trovajoli – with titles that include "Porta D'Oriented", "Tanto Lontano", "Pianure D'Asia", "Oriente Rosso", "Prime Nebbie", "Nel Parco", "Vecchie Strade", and "Laguna Tropicale". CD
Also available Paesaggi ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Piero Umiliani (Zalla)Paesaggi ... LP
Liuto/Four Flies (Italy), 1971. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
One of the most seductive sound library albums ever recorded by Piero Umiliani – a set that was originally issued under his Zalla pseudonym, but which has all the best jazzy grooves of some of his famous soundtrack material from the end of the 60s! As on those records, Umiliani plays a host of great keyboards, especially organ – over rhythms that are mellow-stepping and slightly funky – often updated with modes borrowed from bossa nova, but brought into a more sensuous Italian soundtrack setting – balanced with nice touches on flute, guitar, and other instrumentation as well. The whole thing's wonderful – as lovely as your favorite soundtrack work by Umiliani, Piero Piccioni, or Armando Trovajoli – with titles that include "Porta D'Oriented", "Tanto Lontano", "Pianure D'Asia", "Oriente Rosso", "Prime Nebbie", "Nel Parco", "Vecchie Strade", and "Laguna Tropicale". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Paesaggi ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Piero Umiliani (Zalla)Paesaggi (original 1971 cover) ... LP
Liuto/Four Flies (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
One of the most seductive sound library albums ever recorded by Piero Umiliani – a set that was originally issued under his Zalla pseudonym, but which has all the best jazzy grooves of some of his famous soundtrack material from the end of the 60s! As on those records, Umiliani plays a host of great keyboards, especially organ – over rhythms that are mellow-stepping and slightly funky – often updated with modes borrowed from bossa nova, but brought into a more sensuous Italian soundtrack setting – balanced with nice touches on flute, guitar, and other instrumentation as well. The whole thing's wonderful – as lovely as your favorite soundtrack work by Umiliani, Piero Piccioni, or Armando Trovajoli – with titles that include "Porta D'Oriented", "Tanto Lontano", "Pianure D'Asia", "Oriente Rosso", "Prime Nebbie", "Nel Parco", "Vecchie Strade", and "Laguna Tropicale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 700 copies.)

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Charlie VenturaCharlie Ventura & His Band In Concert ... LP
GNP, 1949. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A perfect example of why the Charlie Ventura group was one of the most popular live acts on the west coast scene of it's day! Producer Gene Norman really manages to capture the charm of the group in all its glory – recorded live in a lineup that features Conte Candoli on trumpet, Bennie Green on trombone, and Boots Mussulli on alto – plus some great scatted vocals from the team of Jackie & Roy! The recording's got a natural, flowing quality that really gets at the liveness of the set – and the horns come together beautifully throughout – in that wonderful mix of bop and swing that was the Ventura trademark! Titles include "Boptura", "Flamingo", "Birdland", "Dark Eyes", "High On An Open Mike", and "Lullaby In Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has a cutout hole and light wear.)

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Grover Washington JrIn The Name Of Love – The Elektra Years 1979 to 1984 (Paradise/Winelight/Come Morning/Best Is Yet To Come/Inside Moves/bonus tracks) (5CD set) ... CD
Soulmusic.com/Elektra (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... $36.99 51.99
A great run of music from Grover Washington Jr – five full albums, plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Paradise – one of those records you see so much it's easy to forget how great it is! Grover's a real genius with the sax on this record – taking a "less is more" cue from Stanley Turrentine's 70s work, and toning down his playing to an even tighter style than on the Kudu albums of earlier years, to a level of ultimate economy that really leaves us breathless. Grover hits a rarified level here that we'd only reserve for a small few – like Steely Dan or The Crusaders, both groups who teeter on the same brink, and make it work perfectly. Titles include "Asia's Theme", "Tell Me About It Now", "Feel It Comin", "Icey", and "The Answer In Your Eyes". Winelight is a smooth smooth classic from Grover Washington Jr – a set that has a classy image on the cover, and a classic groove within – a completely sublime blend of jazz, soul, and funk, all given the sort of masterful finish that you might have found on the best records by The Crusaders at the time! The difference, though, is that Washington's the lead soloist throughout – crafting some especially nice lines on his trademark soprano sax – which he used in ways that made him one of the most important mainstream jazz artists of his time – and one of the few to really open the doors of the music to folks who might not have been listening otherwise. Grover's sense of space and timing is wonderful throughout – and titles include the classic debut with Bill Withers on "Just The Two Of Us" –plus "Winelight", "Let It Flow", "In The Name Of Love", "Take Me There", and "Make Me A Memory (Sad Samba)". On Come Morning, Grover Washington blows over some great arrangements from William Eaton – full, but lean too – and with the same sort of slinky groove that always worked best for Grover back at Kudu Records! The sound is tight, but never too slick – that magically soulful approach that always made Grover a real standout from his contemporaries – one of the few cats who could smooth out jazz without ever losing its soul – thanks to lots of well-crafted lead lines on soprano sax! Titles include "East River Drive", "Jamming", "Little Black Samba", "Be Mine", and "Reaching Out". Best Is Yet To Come is a set that strongly continues the special spirit that Grover Washington brought to his music during the Elektra Records years – as one of the few artists who really found a way to move forward from the style of 70s jazz funk, but not fall into some of the smoother jazz cliches that were about to envelop his contemporaries! Part of the strength of the record lies in Grover's strongly soul-based sense of timing – allowing for just the right amount of space between the notes to remind you that you're listening to a jazz soloist first and foremost, even when a guest like Patti Labelle might step in for a bit of vocals. Titles include "Brazilian Memories", "Mixty Motions", "Can You Dig It", "I'll Be With You", "Things Are Getting Better", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". Inside Moves has Washington soaring to the skies on soprano sax – as expressive a voice on the record as any soul singer might be – and maybe even more so on the few spots that do include vocals. Jon Lucien sings a bit on the record – and if you read these pages, you know how much we love him – but Grover's still the giant here, with a sense of timing and phrasing that few of his contemporaries could ever hope to match in a setting like this. Titles include "Jet Stream", "Sassy Stew", "Dawn Song", "Inside Moves", "Watching You Watching Me", and "Secret Stew". 5CD set features 19 more bonus tracks – all the single edits of songs from the albums! CD

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrWinelight ... CD
Elektra, 1980. Used ... $3.99
A smooth smooth classic from Grover Washington Jr – a set that has a classy image on the cover, and a classic groove within – a completely sublime blend of jazz, soul, and funk, all given the sort of masterful finish that you might have found on the best records by The Crusaders at the time! The difference, though, is that Washington's the lead soloist throughout – crafting some especially nice lines on his trademark soprano sax – which he used in ways that made him one of the most important mainstream jazz artists of his time – and one of the few to really open the doors of the music to folks who might not have been listening otherwise. Grover's sense of space and timing is wonderful throughout – and titles include the classic debut with Bill Withers on "Just The Two Of Us" –plus "Winelight", "Let It Flow", "In The Name Of Love", "Take Me There", and "Make Me A Memory (Sad Samba)". CD

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VariousStraight To The Head – Joe Gibbs Presents Knockout Sounds ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
Fantastic work from legendary producer Joe Gibbs – a key force in helping Jamaican music find the darker side of its groove at the end of the 60s, thanks to some groundbreaking work in the dee jay mode, and some other styles that are definitely an earlier precursor to dub! The set brings together 27 tracks that Gibbs recorded right at the tail end of the decade – many issued on the Amalgamated and Pressure Beat labels, including 9 tracks that appear on CD for the first time ever! But even the rest are pretty rare singles, most out of print for years – and as with other Doctor Bird collections, they're brought together here at a level that really makes sense, and illuminates the genius that's present in all of the individual cuts. Titles include "Niney Special" by Niney & The Destroyers, "Straight To The Head" and "Nevada Joe" by Johnny Lover & The Destroyers, "Echo" by The Now Generation, "Ghost Walk" and "Seeing Is Believing" by Carlton Gibbs, "Still Water Runs Deep" by Lizzy, "Jack Of My Trade" by Lord Comic, "Pussy Catch A Fire" by Two Soul Brothers, "News Flash Version" and "Rock The Clock (version 2)" by The Destroyers, "Perfect Born Ya" by The Immortals, "Honey No Money" by Niney & Slim Smith, and "Ghost Capturer" by Joe Gibbs All Stars. CD

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✨✧ Hot ChocolateHot Chocolate (brown vinyl pressing) ... LP
Numero, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest lost funk records of all time! The group is not the British pop band, but a funk group led by the great guitarist Lou Ragland. The album's originally from Canada, which makes it super rare – and these guys are funky funky funky, and kick some major booty with a heavy guitar sound that's just great! Some of the cuts are instrumental, and some of them have some excellent soul vocals that are produced with a nice deep sound that's brought out nicely by the excellent quality of the reissue. The record's got a bit of Sly Stone, a bit of Grant Green, and a bit of Mike James Kirkland – with a tasty raw indie soul vibe. The original album was only pressed up at 500 copies – so this reissue is even more essential, because original copies trade hands for over $1000! Titles include "So Dam Funky", "Ain't That A Groove", "Sexy Moods Of Your Mind", "Messin With Sly", and "What You Want To Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lee KonitzLee Konitz At Storyville/At Harvard Square/Konitz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Storyville/Muzak (Japan), 1954. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
Three early 10" albums from alto genius Lee Konitz – packaged together here in one great 2CD set! First up is Lee Konitz At Storyville – tight early work from Lee Konitz – recorded on location at the very hospitable Storyville nightclub in Boston – a sweet setting for his angular tones on the alto! The style here is great – cutting lines that are incredibly precise, yet crafted with enough soul to keep them from just being exercises in sound – delivered with a bit more warmth than some of Lee's other recordings of the time. The group's a quartet with Ronnie Ball on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Al Levitt on drums – and titles include "Sound Lee", "Subconscious Lee", "Hi Beck", and "These Foolish Things". Next is Lee Konitz At Harvard Square – clear, clean early work from Lee Konitz – recorded with that crispy edge that he brought to all of his best early work! The album's a treasure all the way through – really amazing stuff, with a sharpness that's quite noticeable, but also a sense of humanity that Lee didn't always have in his later work. The group's nicely relaxed, but still driven by modern ideals – and other players include Ronnie Ball on piano, Jeff Morton on drums, and Peter Ind on bass. Tracks are short, but pack a punch, and titles include "No Splice", "Foolin Myself", "Ronnie's Tune", "Froggy Day", and "My Old Flame". Last is the great Konitz album – some of the greatest work ever recorded by Lee Konitz – crisp, cool, and with that perfect icy tone that was his unique trademark during the mid 50s! The style here is a bit less angular and academic than some of Lee's earliest work – and there's a subtle warmth, almost an intimacy to the way the whole thing's recorded – but also a Tristano-styled approach to the tunes that still makes everything feel a bit off-kilter, even when relaxed. The group's a quartet – with Lee on alto, Ronnie Ball on piano, Jeff Morton on drums, and the great Tristano-ite Peter Ind on bass. Titles include "317 East 32nd", "Bop Goes The Leesel", "Nursery Rhyme", and a great version of "Skylark". 31 tracks in all – with some bonus alternates too! CD

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✨✧ SmithsSmiths (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sire (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The start of an amazing run for The Smiths – a record that not only put the group on the map, but forever set a new standard for Brit pop in the 80s! There's a great mix of rough edges and softer emotions going on here – that trademark balance between the guitar of Johnny Marr and vocals of Morrissey – still ultra-fresh at this point, and freely voicing thoughts and feelings that might have been cloaked in more clumsy expressions a few years before. The album's overflowing with classics – and titles include "Hand In Glove", "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle", "You've Got Everything Now", "Reel Around The Fountain", "Still Ill", and "I Don't Owe You Anything". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Frederick KnightI've Been Lonely For So Long (limited edition LP sleeve pressing) ... CD
Stax/Culture Factory (France), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lasting 70s classic from Frederick Knight – easily his best-remembered album, thanks to the legendary title track! The set's got a slow-burning, deeply soulful feel all the way through – one that takes Knight's high-end vocals, and backs them with some bottom-burning instrumentation that certainly owes something to the Muscle Shoals sound, but which comes off in a way that's a bit more organic, and less in the trademark style of the time. Organ features heavily on most numbers – matching Knight's vocals with a bubbling energy that cooks things up nicely – and tracks include the classic "I've Been Lonely For So Long" , plus "Trouble", "Now That I've Found You", "This Is My Song Of Love To You", "I Let Me Chance Go By", and "Your Love's All Over Me". CD

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✨✧ PleasureAccept No Substitutes ... CD
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the funkiest album ever from Pleasure – and that's saying a heck of a lot! The album grooves from the very first note – and moves through some of the group's tightest, most rock-solid numbers – all of which use their trademark blend of funky and soul, but which somehow seem to hit even more perfect territory than previous albums! And yes, those records are great, but usually have a few standout cuts – while this one works together perfectly – leading us in right away, then holding us rapt through some wonderful cuts that never let up – massive energy that few other funky combos could match, produced to perfection by the legendary Wayne Henderson. Titles include the wicked sample cut "I'm Mad", the bouncy "Pleasure For Your Pleasure", the spacey "Ghettos Of The Mind", the bumping "Let's Dance", and the tracks "Jammin With Pleasure", "Theme For The Moonchild", "2 For 1", "We Have So Much", and "The Love Of My Life". CD

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✨✧ Bill SummersFeel The Heat ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Masterful funky soul jazz from the mid 70s – and one of the best solo albums recorded by Headhunter Bill Summers – a sunny batch of Bay Area funk that really grooves with the best of Fantasy Records from the time! The set was produced by Skip Scarborough, and has that great bubbling, stepping, soulful groove that was Scarborough's best contribution to jazz funk – a trademark groove that was every bit as important to the 70s as the work of Bob James or Larry Mizell! Summers' work on congas and percussion is excellent and the players are totally top shelf – the core group features drums by Alphonse Mouzon, bass by Paul Jackson, and keyboards by Scarborough – and vocalists on the set include Dianne Reeves, Mikki Morris, and Charles Meeks. Titles include "Drum Suite", "Come Into My Life", "People Know", "Just A Matter Of Time", "No One", "Check It Out", and "Que Sabroso". CD

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Hank CrawfordCajun Sunrise ... LP
Kudu, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Hank Crawford comes across here as much as a soul star as a jazz musician – as he sings on half the album's tracks, and delivers his trademark alto solos throughout! The album's got a similar vibe to some of Crawford's other CTI/Kudu material of the 70s – but the presence of vocals also brings about something new – especially as Hank's singing nice has a vibe that's maybe more raspy and down to earth than the smooth sound of his horn! Arrangements are by David Matthews, and other players include Fred Wesley on trombone, Randy Brecker on trumpet, Hiram Bullock on guitar, and Cliff Carter on keyboards. Titles include the strong instrumental cut "New York's One Soulful City" – plus "Just The Way You Are", "Daytime Friends", "Evergreen", "Cajun Sunrise", "What A Difference You've Made In My Life", and "I Don't Want No Happy Songs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, but is nice overall.)

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Booker ErvinBook Cooks (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
One of the greatest albums on the Bethlehem label – and one of the first albums as a leader by the legendary Booker Ervin! At the time of the set, Ervin had come off a great stint with the Charles Mingus group – one that inflected his rootsy Texas tenor tones with a sharper modern edge – heard to perfection on this great little session, which is equal parts hard swinging soul jazz and dark-tinged early 60s modern! Zoot Sims joins Booker in the front line, and the two of them trade tenor solos throughout on the album's long compositions – grooving with a great sextet that includes Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and Mingus' drummer Dannie Richmond on the kit! Cuts include "Largo", "The Book Cooks", "The Blue Book", and "Git It". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy Giuffre7 Pieces (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve/Essential Jazz (Spain), 1959. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A real classic from modernist reedman Jimmy Giuffre – recorded during his ground breaking no-piano, no-drums period! Jim Hall's on guitar and Red Mitchell's on bass, and the two of them provide perfect accompaniment to Jimmy's fantastic searching solos on tenor, baritone, and his trademark clarinet. The album's a beautiful mix of tracks that manage to have a modernist sensibility, but which also never stop swinging – even if that swing is buried somewhere deep in Giuffre's mind as he works his way through his adventurous solos. Tracks include "The Story", "Time Machine", "Happy Man", and "Song Of The Wind". CD

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Johnny HodgesDon't Sleep In The Subway ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
Although the set's a groovy batch of shorter jazz tracks, with larger arrangements by Jimmy Jones, Hodges still solos nicely, and with that trademark tone that always cuts through the b.s.! The title cut's a mis-chosen version of Petula Clark's big hit, but the record's actually got some other nice moments, like "Heel Kickin", "Eydie-Dee-Dee", "Some Fun", and "Everytime She Walks". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear and a small split in the top seam.)

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House Of LoveBurn Down The World – The Fontana Years 1989 to 1993 (House Of Love/Babe Rainbow/Audience With The Mind/bonus tracks & live material) (8CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 8CD ... $54.99 74.99
A huge overview of the second chapter of work from House Of Love – a group who were a key part of the legendary Creation Records scene in the UK in the mid 80s, then made a shift to a bigger label – where they cut all the music in this package – and then some! Unlike some of their contemporaries, House Of Love never traded in their swirling guitars for too much in the way of dance music – which means that the work here is a nice extension of their early Creation sound – that great moment when older psych influences were filtered through a leaner post-punk sensibility – really revolutionizing British rock, at a level that made this group one of the key forbearers of a new generation! The package features all the albums the group recorded for Fontana – House Of Love, Babe Rainbow, and Audience With The Mind – but with an 8CD set, you can imagine that there's a lot of bonus material – 3CDs worth of single tracks, remixes, and other material – 2 more CDs worth of live performances – and even lots of bonus tracks added to the core albums too. There's 139 tracks in the set – including some unreleased selections! CD

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IlaiyaraajaSolla Solla – Maestro Ilaiyaraaja & The Electronic Pop Sound Of Kollywood 1977 to 1983 (UK pressing) ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $14.99
A pastiche of of styles from the late 70s and early 80s Kollywood cinema scene – amazing stuff produced and arranged by Ilaiyaraaja – music that trades as much in heavy funk as it does electronic pop! Over the span of a few decades, maestro Ilaiyaraaja recorded hundreds of scores, many under different names (or differently spelled names) in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada – Southern Indian music as relentlessly danceable as boundlessly groovy as we could have imagined. We also can't imagine how arduous the task must have been for compilers Doug Shipton and Pavel Chehunov to go through such a vast catalog to put together this essential compilation, which just makes it all the more amazing! "Solla Solla" feat SP Balasubrahmaniam, "Raja Rani Jaakki" feat SP Sailaja & Maylasia Vasudevan, "Thithikkum" feat SP Sailaja & SP Balasubrahmaniam, "Sorgam Madhuvile" feat SP Balasubrahmaniam, "Disco Sound" by Hariram & Ramola, "Mayakkama" feat Vani Jairam, "Kakavu Ondru" feat S Janaki, "Aadal Paadalil" feat TM Soundararajan & LR Eseari, "Ponnana Neram" feat S Janaki and more. 16 tracks on the CD. CD

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Mickey KatzSimcha Time – Mickey Katz Plays Music For Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, & Brisses ... CD
Capitol/World Pacific, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99 9.99
Jewish entertainer/musician Mickey Katz has been getting a lot of attention recently – whether it be from modern projects to revive his music, like Don Byron's from a few years ago, or from press in places like The Village Voice, dealing with the resurgence in Jewish cultural identity. Different from the recent Klezmer projects, though, these recordings are graced with the borscht-belt sense of humor and whimsy that was Katz's stock in trade – and have a lightness and sprightliness that makes them sparkle even today. CD
(Booklet has a promo sticker, disc has a promo stamp, mark through barcode.)

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Pete Rock & CL SmoothMecca & The Soul Brother ... LP
Elektra, 1992. Near Mint- 2LP ... $29.99
The debut full length from Pete Rock & CL Smooth – a standard-setting record from the 90s that's still among one of the greatest of the decade! The set bristles with new energy and excitement right from the start – as Pete Rock's trademark mix of heavy soul, jazz, and funk production sets the bar to a level that really takes hip hop past some of the tinnier, clunkier modes of a few years before – delivering on the promise of Q-Tip's experiments in the studio, but with a very different vibe. CL Smooth handles the lyrics with effortless ease – again setting a new standard, with a balance between street and sophistication that was, and is, such a refreshing change from so many others. Titles include the classic "They Reminisce Over You (TROY)" – plus "Return Of The Mecca", "Straighten It Out", "Soul Brother #1", "Lots Of Lovin", "Skinz, "The Basement", "Anger In The Nation", "If It Ain't Rough It Ain't Right", "Can't Front On Me", "It's Like That", "On And On", "Wig Out", "Ghettos Of The Mind", and "Act Like You Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent clear vinyl pressing on Get On Down.)

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Rolling StonesTattoo You ... LP
Rolling Stones, 1981. Near Mint- ... $19.99 24.99
An album that some thought might mark the final years of The Rolling Stones – as it came out as Mick Jagger was reaching 40 – but one that instead marked a great rebirth of the group and its sound, and set a whole new standard for the group for years to come! The opening lick of the first track, "Start Me Up", has become one of The Stones trademark sonic fingerprints – and the whole thing keeps on moving strong, through titles that include "Hang Fire", "Slave", "Black Limousine", "Worried About You", "Waiting On A Friend", "No Use In Crying", "Tops", and "Little T & A". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Masterdisk/RL etch. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light edge wear, tiny peeled spot from an old sticker.)
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Tattoo You (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99
Tattoo You (with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Rolling StonesTattoo You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Rolling Stones/Geffen, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
An album that some thought might mark the final years of The Rolling Stones – as it came out as Mick Jagger was reaching 40 – but one that instead marked a great rebirth of the group and its sound, and set a whole new standard for the group for years to come! The opening lick of the first track, "Start Me Up", has become one of The Stones trademark sonic fingerprints – and the whole thing keeps on moving strong, through titles that include "Hang Fire", "Slave", "Black Limousine", "Worried About You", "Waiting On A Friend", "No Use In Crying", "Tops", and "Little T & A". LP, Vinyl record album
(40th Anniversary heavyweight vinyl pressing!)
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Tattoo You ... LP 19.99
Tattoo You (with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Rolling StonesTattoo You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Rolling Stones/Geffen, 1981. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
An album that some thought might mark the final years of The Rolling Stones – as it came out as Mick Jagger was reaching 40 – but one that instead marked a great rebirth of the group and its sound, and set a whole new standard for the group for years to come! The opening lick of the first track, "Start Me Up", has become one of The Stones trademark sonic fingerprints – and the whole thing keeps on moving strong, through titles that include "Hang Fire", "Slave", "Black Limousine", "Worried About You", "Waiting On A Friend", "No Use In Crying", "Tops", and "Little T & A". Features a full disc of rare bonus material – including "Fiji Jim", "Troubles A Comin", "Shame Shame Shame", "Come To The Ball", "Fast Talking Slow Walking", "Living In The Heart Of Love", "Drift Away", and "It's A Lie" – plus an early version of "Start Me Up". CD
(40th Anniversary Deluxe edition on 2CDs!)
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Tattoo You ... LP 19.99
Tattoo You (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Wallace RoneyBlue Dawn – Blue Nights ... CD
High Note, 2019. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic trumpet work from the great Wallace Roney – the kind of record that really lets the legend show his strengths in the best sort of way – with plenty of those trademark long-blown, well-inflected notes that have always graced his music! The set is definitely blue – blue in tone, blue in construction – and Roney blows in a core group with Emilio Modest on tenor and soprano, Oscar Williams II on piano, and Paul Cuffari on bass – with shifting drum work from Lenny White or Kojo Odu Roney, plus guitar from Quintin Zoto on a few tracks. Wallace has a strong sense of color throughout, very much living up to his legacy – and titles include "In A Dark Room", "Venus Rising", "Elliptical", "Why Should There Be Stars", "Wolfbane", and "New Breed". CD
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Arthur RussellWorld Of Arthur Russell (3LP set) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3LP ... $39.99
Music beyond description – a unique blend of disco, funk, avant garde, and dub – the wonderful world of the late Arthur Russell! Russell was a bass player by trade, but he was schooled in both classical and Eastern music forms – and brought an incredibly fresh vision to his work in New York in the late 70s and early 80s. To some, Russell was a groundbreaking disco pioneer – with an offbeat production style and unique conception of rhythm. To others, Russell was a performance artist and avant garde musician – working in circles that included Phillip Glass, David Byrne, and Robert Wilson. This mix of modes was very much a part of the post-disco, post-punk sound of New York at the time – and nobody summarized it (or allowed it!) better than Russell himself. This excellent set from Soul Jazz is one of the first to truly give him his due – and it brings together a large amount of his disco-related projects, plus a few more introspective numbers cut under his own name. The sound is incredible – unlike anything you could categorize – especially on the Russell-titled numbers – and as always with Soul Jazz, the whole thing's beautifully packaged, with rich notes on the music and the person behind it! Titles include "Go Bang (Francois K mix)" by Dinosaur L, "Wax The Van" by Lola, "Is It All Over My Face (Larry Levan mix)" by Loose Joints, "In The Cornbelt (Larry Levan mix)" by Dinosaur L, "Pop Your Funk" by Loose Joints, "Schoolbell/Treehouse (Walter Gibbons mix)" by Indian Ocean, and "Let's Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons mix)", "A Little Lost", "In The Light Of The Miracle", and "Keeping Up" by Arthur Russell himself! LP, Vinyl record album
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StylisticsSpecial Style ... LP
Streetwise, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A whole new sound for The Stylistics – one that has the group working here with Maurice Starr in a sweet 80s street soul style! The approach is a surprisingly good one – and given that Starr's backings are always on the lighter side of the spectrum, the group's trademark harmonies are never dominated too much by the beats and the basslines! In a way, hearing Starr work with The Stylistics here, we can almost hear the link he made between older group soul modes and some of the younger acts he pushed to fame in the 80s – but that's not to say that this set is a pop record at all – because The Stylistics keep things real throughout with a great old school approach to their vocals. Titles include "Love Is Serious", "Special", "Let's Go Rockin", "O Sha Ma", "Sad Girl", and "Only From The Heart". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gabor SzaboBacchanal (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Skye, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $34.99 35.98
A wonderful album from Gabor Szabo – one with the same freely grooving, slightly-psychedelic sound that he was using on his best records for the Impulse label! Two guitars head up the quintet – those of Gabor and Jim Stewart – and they trade breezy lines throughout, grooving over slyly shifting rhythm patterns from the bass, drums, and added percussion – always with a great mix of Latin, exotic, and modal influences running through the tunes. Titles include "Bacchanal", "Three Kingfishers", "Sunshine Superman", "Some Velvet Morning", "The Divided City", and a cool cover of "Theme From the Valley of the Dolls". CD features four bonus tracks – single versions of "Bacchanal", "The Look Of Love", "Sunshine Superman", and "Valley Of The Dolls". LP, Vinyl record album

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Undisputed TruthNothing But The Truth (Undisputed Truth/Down To Earth/Law Of The Land/bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 21.99
The first three albums by Undisputed Truth – finally on CD, with bonus tracks too! First up is the amazing debut of Undisputed Truth – one of the coolest new Motown groups of the 70s – and one of the few that really continued the experimental legacy of the label in the late 60s! As with the Temptations during their psychedelic years, Undisputed Truth are handled by superproducer Norman Whitfield – who does a fantastic job of mixing deeper ideas and righteous themes with some of the soaring soul that was the Motown stock in trade – a wonderful blend that made these guys one of the best groups poised to push the label into the new decade! Titles include the huge hit "Smiling Faces Sometimes", plus lots of covers of cool tracks like "California Soul", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Ball Of Confusion", and "You Got The Love I Need". Law Of The Land is an unstoppable groove from The Undisputed Truth – a group who worked with Norman Whitfield in the same psychedelic soul territory as The Temptations – and who arguably got the sound across even better than them! This set's not as much of a bit hit as the group's other records from the time – but that makes it sound even fresher and more fierce – loads of those hard-rolling basslines you'd expect from Whitfield's production – and some soaring arrangements from Paul Riser and David Van DePitte, both of whom give the album a sense of majesty to match its inherent righteousness. Titles include "Law of The Land" and "Mama I Got A Brand New Thing" – plus covers of Temps tunes "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" and "Just My Imagination" – and other covers that include "Love & Happiness", "If I Die", "Feelin' Alright", and "Killing Me Softly", done in the full soul mode of the group. Down To Earth features Undisputed Truth at the height of their powers – still working in the psychedelic soul style they forged with Norman Whitfield at the end of the 60s – but with a groove that's tighter and sharper than ever before! We might well call the record the funkiest the group ever cut – as Whitfield's production really brings the rhythms into strong focus, while still letting the righteous message in the lyrics shine through in the group's strong sense of interplay – that back/forth between male and female vocals that really helps the group create a sense of social conversation. Titles include the Whitfield originals "Help Yourself", "Big John Is My Name", "Save My Love For A Rainy Day", and "Law Of The Land" – but the best tracks might be their covers, like "Love & Happiness" and "Our Day Will Come", both totally remade here into great new versions! CD features 6 more bonus tracks – including "Let's Go Back To Day One" and "Gonna Keep On Tryin Till I Win Your Love" – plus single edits of "What's Going On", "What It Is", "You Make Your Own Heaven & Hell", and "Law Of The Land". CD

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Tom ZeEstudando A Bossa – Nordeste Plaza (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2008. Used ... $6.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've heard from Tom Ze in years – a set that's not exactly bossa, but definitely has some of the more sensitive sounds of the genre! There's still a bit of Ze's trademark whimsy in the record, but there's also a style that's a bit more serious too – a wonderful change in modes for Tom, with great use of acoustic guitar to really tie the record together! Many tunes are quite far from traditional bossa in phrasing and feeling, but they echo a unique taken on the genre – filtered through the creative talents of Ze, whose breathy, raspy vocals have really found their home here. A real treasure through and through – with titles that include "Outra Insensatez Poe", "Filho Do Pato", "Barquinho Heroi", "O Ceu Desabou", "De Terra Para Humanidade", "Solvador Bahia De Caymmi", and "Bolero De Platao". CD

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✨✧ Roy AyersChange Up The Groove ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album from Roy Ayers' early years with Polygram – often overlooked amidst some of the bigger records in the catalog, but a very soulful set that's got some wonderful funky numbers! There's a really jazzy feel going on here – Roy's nod back to his older roots in music, touched with some of the sharper styles of the 70s generations – especially in the rhythms, which are starting to have that snapping sound that was the Ayers trademark in the 70s. Vibes ring out wonderfully throughout – often getting more space than vocals – and other instrumentation includes soprano sax from George Braith, keyboards from Harry Whitaker and Leon Pendarvis, and drums from Bernard Purdie. Bits of strings slide in nicely, showing a deeper sound to Roy's arranging skills – and titles include the funky break classic "The Boogie Back", a sweet reading of "Feel Like Makin' Love", with all the right electric effects to get the best out of the song's mellow righteous vibe – and the great cuts "Fishika", "Sensitize", "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", "When is Real Real?", and "Change Up The Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Sterling stamp/RL etch. Cover has a torn cutout notch at the top left, mostly split top seam, split spine, wear and aging, and a name in pen on both sides. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Tom ZeEstudando A Bossa – Nordeste Plaza ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most beautiful albums we've heard from Tom Ze in years – a set that's not exactly bossa, but definitely has some of the more sensitive sounds of the genre! There's still a bit of Ze's trademark whimsy in the record, but there's also a style that's a bit more serious too – a wonderful change in modes for Tom, with great use of acoustic guitar to really tie the record together! Many tunes are quite far from traditional bossa in phrasing and feeling, but they echo a unique taken on the genre – filtered through the creative talents of Ze, whose breathy, raspy vocals have really found their home here. A real treasure through and through – with titles that include "Outra Insensatez Poe", "Filho Do Pato", "Barquinho Heroi", "O Ceu Desabou", "De Terra Para Humanidade", "Solvador Bahia De Caymmi", and "Bolero De Platao". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oliver CheathamSaturday Night (plus bonus track) ... CD
MCA/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stone club classic from the early 80s – one of the best mainstream groovers of the post-disco years! Cheatham's a percussionist by trade, but really comes off with something extra here – a smoothly soulful groove that's sublime from start to finish – no filler, no cliches, just the best sort of rhythms the early 80s scene had to offer! Rhythms are a mix of electric and acoustic beats – blended together with a keenly jazzy sensibility, and topped with sweet keyboards that dance wonderfully alongside Oliver's vocals. Titles include the stellar "Get Down Saturday Night", plus "Something About You", "Through It All", "Just To Be With You", "Do Me Right", "Bless the Ladies", and "Make Your Mind Up". CD features the bonus track "Get Down Saturday Night (special extended version)". CD

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✨✧ Nielsen Pearson BandNielsen Pearson Band (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Epic/Big Pink (South Korea), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pretty great set by this overlooked group from the 70s – a combo headed by two different singers, who trade leads and harmonize with a quality that's often in the best Hall & Oates mode of the time! The singers are Mark Pearson and Reed Neilsen – and Pearson maybe gets a bit more time in the spotlight, but both work together with an understatedly soulful quality that gets support from some equally understated instrumentation – tight, but always very laidback, and never overproduced – which really allows the charms of the tunes to show through in the best way possible. Titles include "Once In Love", "Down To The River", "Pack Up Your Goodbyes", "Wasn't That The Love", "Whatever I Have To Be", and "Home". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy CastorButt Of Course/Supersound/E-Man Groovin (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic/Robinsongs (UK), 1974/1975/1976. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A trio of albums from Jimmy Castor – complete with bonus tracks too! First up is Butt Of Course – a funky funky classic from Jimmy Castor – a set that kicked off a tight run of records for Atlantic – and which firmly established his rep as a master of 70s funk! The sound of the set follows nicely from Jimmy's work on RCA – some of the fuzzy "Troglodyte" guitar work of those years, lots of earthy rhythms on the bottom, and Castor's trademark sense of wit – which was firmly in place even during his Latin Soul years! There's a few smoother, sweeter moments too – but these all come off nicely – and as always, Castor's a one-man soul music machine – able to handle plenty of sounds and styles with effortless ease! Titles include "Bertha Butt Boogie", "E Man Boogie", "Hallucinations", "Let's Party Now", "Potential", and "One Precious World". On Supersound, Jimmy Castor bursts forward with a groove that's different than his fuzzier work for RCA Records, but still equally funky throughout! Castor's still quite the multi-instrumentalist on the record – as in addition to singing lead, he plays plenty of soprano sax and timbales – the latter of which have this great skittish energy that really pushes the grooves forward strongly! And although the timbales are quite different than in Jimmy's earlier Latin work from the late 60s, there's a definite Latin-izing element in the way they're used – kind of an "it's not heavy enough – let's add more percussion" approach to the core 70s funk styles of the combo! Tunes are nicely quirky, and have a sense of humor in keeping with the cover – and titles include "Magic In The Music", "Supersound", "Bom Bom", "King Kong", and "A Groove Will Make You Move". E Man Groovin is a great extension of the funky style that Castor first started forging at RCA – touches with plenty of Jimmy's multi-instrumental touches on tenor, alto, and timbales – and given that great monster-inspired approach to lyrics – which ensures that the whole thing stays plenty vivid throughout! Vocals are nice and rough, and the instrumentation is heavy on basslines and clavinet – on titles that include the two part "Dracula", plus "Super Love", "I Love A Mellow Groove", "E Man Groovin", "I Don't Want To Lose You", and "Space Age". 2CD set features bonus tracks – "Space Age (12" disco version)", "King Kong (part 1)", "Supersound (7" version)", "The Christmas Song", "Merry Christmas", and "Bertha Butt Boogie (7" version)". CD

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeOcchio Alla Penna (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Morricone score penned for a comedic western – but music that's really on a par with any of his more familiar classics of the genre! The styles here run from dark to bright – with some numbers that feature trademark Morricone styles like isolated harmonica or chanting vocals, to others that cascade with slightly more contemporary instrumental modes – including just a bit of subdued electricity amidst the larger orchestrations. But in any setting, the Morricone genius shines through beautifully – and there's a sense of depth to even the simplest tunes here that's really great – and the balance here is what really makes the album strong. CD features a whopping 29 tracks in all – way more than any other issue of music from the film – with titles that include "Non Fare L'Indiano", "Sfida All'Ultima Forchetta", "L'Ultima Tromba", "Tanti Pugni", "Occhio Alla Pena", "Passagio Dal Male Al Bene", and "Dal Sarto". CD

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✨✧ SpiritTwelve Dreams Of Dr Sardonicus (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
The crowning achievement of Spirit – a wonderful blend of many musical strands at once – and a set so successful for the group, you probably could have found in any college dorm room in the early 70s! The record's really a cut above for their generation – an expansive effort that hangs together with a bit of a concept, and which interweaves strands of rock, folk, and a bit of jazz – yet also a record that has 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 – and Randy California's guitar work has never sounded better. Titles include "Nature's Way", "Animal Zoo", "Love Has Found A Way", "Mr Skin", "Soldier", "Street Worm", and "Space Child". This amazing 2CD reissue features new remastering, new notes, and 11 more bonus tracks on CD1 – including "I Want My Smoke", "Street Worm (live backing track)", "Dirty Dan", "Red Light Roll On", "Natures Way (Fillmore West)", "Walking On My Feet", "Love Has Found A Way (backing track)", and "Rougher Road". CD2 features 17 more tracks – a live set recorded at the Fillmore West in May of 1970! CD
Also available Twelve Dreams Of Dr Sardonicus ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ Red KrayolaParable Of Arable Land ... CD
International Artists/Collectables, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
Classic first album of avant noise and psych from the Texas underground, featuring seminal early work by Mayo Thompson, and a mind-blasting set of tracks that mixes straight songs with the group's trademark "free form freak outs". Essential to anyone with even the slightest affinity for the true psychedelic 60s – and especially so for true lovers of the influential psych forbears! Titles of the songs include "Hurricane Fighter Plane", "Transparent Radition" (an all-time classic), "War Sucks", "Former Reflections Enduring Doubt", and "Pink Stainless Tail" – and each track is separated by a freakout! CD
(Out of print. Small cutout hole through corner of case and artwork.)
 
 
 



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