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✨✧ SOS BandOn The Rise ... LP
Tabu, 1983. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet sweet grooves from the SOS Band – definitely on the rise at the time, but still sounding great, with all the best elements of their early work firmly intact! The core group are very much at home in the studio – and have this cohesive sound that really comes through right away – leading off with some big numbers produced and arranged by the team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – a few of which really pushed up the charts – then stepping into some of their own production work with help from Gene Dozier, who definitely brings more of a funky feel to the proceedings! Lead vocals are mostly handled by Mary Davis, but a few tracks feature Abdul Ra'oof up front – and titles include "Just Be Good To Me", "Tell Me If You Still Care", "For Your Love", "If You Want My Love", "On The Rise", and "Steppin The Stones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ SOS BandToo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The SOS Band's second album – and a masterpiece of 80s groove! The album's wonderfully tight, and wonderfully right on the money – held together like a pile of money dipped in honey – keyboards, bass, percussion, and vocals all sweetly grooving with that post-70s funky feel that the group virtually invented at the time! These guys have a way of putting over a groove that few of their contemporaries could ever match – never too commercial, always with plenty of passion, yet also as razor-sharp as any combo like this could ever hope to be. A few mellow moments round out the set nicely – and titles include "Are You Ready", "For The Brothers That Ain't Here", "Unborn Child", "Stay", "You", "There Is No Limit", "Do It Now", and "It's A Long Way To The Top". CD features the bonus tracks "Do It Now (long)" and "Do It Now (parts 1 & 2)". CD
 
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Linval ThompsonLinval Presents – Encounters Pac Man (2CD pressing) ... CD
Greensleeves, 1982. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.98
Pac Man has never looked so menacing before – but the cover image might be fitting, given the way the dub versions here rips into the cuts and chomps them down to their barest essence – with the help of the Roots Radics band! The album's a key illustration of that new generation of dub unleashed by Scientist and some of his contemporaries – versions that go way way past the originals, and are often so abstracted, they work together more as dark splatters of noise, with just a slight Kingston undercurrent to tie them to familiar reggae modes. Great stuff throughout – a record that's definitely as compelling as it's cover – and with titles that include "Under Surveillance", "Prince's Wrath", "Space Invaders Regroup", "World Cup Squad Lick Their Wounds", "Vampire Initiative", "Malicious Intent", "The Dark Secret Of The Box", "SOS", "Man Trap", and "Look Out Behind You". This great version also includes a bonus CD with original vocal versions by Eek-A-Mouse, Dennis Brown, Linval Thompson, The Viceroys and more. CD

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✨✧ VariousCan You Feel It – Modern Soul, Disco, & Boogie 1976 to 1986 ... LP
Tramp (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
The cover's a bit creepy, but the set's a great one – way more soulful than the image of a dummy might make you expect! The collection follows strongly in the same territory as the funk titles on the Tramp Records label – and like those, digs deep in the American underground to find a host of under-exposed gems from back in the day – tunes that start out in the fast funk years of disco, but also move into some great 80s grooves as well! There's a huge number of cuts here we've never heard before – but that's no surprise, given the way that Tramp puts a set like this together – and titles include "The Freeze" by Steven Toll, "SOS" by Tyree Glenn Jr, "Missing You" by Silky Vincent Group, "Sights & Sounds" by Jeffords Brothers, "Medicine Man" by Grayson Street, "Puss (part 1)" by Oakland Express, "A Fool No Longer" by Afrodisia, "Don't It Make You Feel Good" by Deep South Dance Band, "Touchdown Cleveland Browns" by Ray Jay Band, "Future" by Keither Florence & The Associates, "Anytime" by Empulse, "Beautiful Day" by Mel O Madnezz, and "Dig This Piece" by Progressive Sounds Band. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ScientistScientist Encounters Pac Man ... LP
Greensleeves/Dub Mir, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pac Man has never looked so menacing before – but the cover image might be fitting, given the way that Scientist rips into the cuts and chomps them down to their barest essence – before building up massive dubs with the help of the Roots Radics band! The album's a key illustration of that new generation of dub unleashed by Scientist and some of his contemporaries – versions that go way way past the originals, and are often so abstracted, they work together more as dark splatters of noise, with just a slight Kingston undercurrent to tie them to familiar reggae modes. Great stuff throughout – a record that's definitely as compelling as it's cover – and with titles that include "Under Surveillance", "Prince's Wrath", "Space Invaders Regroup", "World Cup Squad Lick Their Wounds", "Vampire Initiative", "Malicious Intent", "The Dark Secret Of The Box", "SOS", "Man Trap", and "Look Out Behind You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousNew Jazz Festival – Balver Hohle 1974 & 1975 (11CD box set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 11CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible jazz from the German scene of the 70s – two years' of recordings from this important festival – one that presents all the "new jazz" promised in its name, but in a range that moves effortlessly between free jazz, modal moments, funky fusion, and even some groovy big band work too! Performers are a range from all over the European scene – and are represented here in a significant selection of material from each act – very well-recorded, and presented in this beautiful box set, along with a booklet of notes and photos as well. The scope of sounds is fantastic – and long performances include an set of improvisations from the trio of Peter Brotzmann, Fred Van Hove, and Han Bennink; two long electric tracks from Jasper Van't Hof's Pork Pie group, with Charlie Mariano on a range of reeds and Philip Catherine on guitar; four long improvisations from the SOS group of John Surman, Mike Osborne, and Alan Skidmore – plying in a great mix of reeds and electronics; there's also two long improvisations between pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink; Gary Burton's quintet with Pat Metheny and Mick Goodrick on guitars perform three improvisations for over 75 minutes of music; the Gustav Brom Big Band step out on some very groovy tracks; saxophonist Eero Koivistonen blows with his quartet that includes Olli Avhenlahti on electric piano; reedman Jiri Stivin and guitarist Rudolph Dasek play a number of improvisations; bassist Barre Phillips and flautist Kryzstof Zgraja perform two long improvisations; the Polish Jazz Summit features Tomasz Stanko on trumpet, Zbigniew Namyslowski on alto, Zbigniew Siefert on violin, and Adam Makowicz on Fender Rhodes; and trumpeter Franz Kogelmann and soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy head a quintet with a bit of electronics! There's a few more surprises, too – and the whole thing is a fantastic presentation of these lost sounds. CD
 
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✨✧ Novos BahianosOs Grandes Sucessos De Os Novos Bahianos ... CD
RGE (Brazil), Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Os Novos Bahianos are one of the tougher Brazilian groups to pin down – but their music is richly rewarding, and as stimulating as any of the classic late 60s and early 70s Brazilian artists you may be more familiar with. This compilation of their work from the early 70's includes a lot of weird wild messed up tracks that mix traditional Brazilian rhythmic patterns with some modern rock and psyche influences, with an edge and creativity that recalls the Tropicalia era, and songwriting approaching some of the best of the 70s MPB generation. The notes are all in Portuguese, and we have to admit, we don't know a huge amount about the band – but the album's always been a fave in the DGA offices, and we think you'll dig it too! 13 tracks in all, and titles include "Juventude Sexta E Sabado", "Tangolete", "Ferro Na Boneca", "A Casca De Banana Que Eu Pisei", "O Samba Me Traiu", and "Baby Consuelo". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nana VasconcelosFour Elementos ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
One of the best albums we've heard from percussionist Nana Vasconcelos in years – and a set that really gets back to the organic complexity of his best music of the 70s! The sound here is rooted in Nana's percussion, but often flowers open with added elements on cello, violin, cavaquinho, and trombone – used sparely, and sometimes mixed with vocals from Nana and other singers on the set! There's a nice use of silence amidst the sound – creating that spaciousness that made Vasconcelos a good fit with ECM back in the day – yet other moments have this proud, loud sensibility that bursts out very strongly too. Titles include "Passos", "Fogo", "Clementina", "Astronafrica", "Nizinga", "Legua Tirana", and "Berimbando". CD

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✨✧ VariousWanted – Afro Groove – From Diggers To Music Lovers ... LP
Wagram (France), 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A cool collection of Afro-funky nuggets – a set that features a few classics from back in the day, plus contemporary work that show just how strongly the original vibe has continued into the 21st Century! The set list is great – and there's a lot less familiar material than you might expect – well-chosen tracks pulled from a variety of contemporary labels dedicated to keeping up the groove – Mr Bongo, Soul Makossa, Awesome Tapes From Africa, and others – on titles that include "Wake Up Your Mind" by Joni Haastrup, "Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae" by Marumo, "E Go Betta" by Dele Sosimi, "Baleka" by Zimba, "Motapo" by Manu Dibango, "Kudaushe" by Afriquoi, "Take Me Higher" by Om Alec Khaoli & Umoja, "Simigwa Do" by Gyedu Bley Ambolley, "Gyae Su" by Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, and "Shaka Bundu" by Penny Penny. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ryan PorterForce For Good ... LP
World Galaxy/Alpha Pup, 2019. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
The deepest sounds so far from Ryan Porter – a double-length album of spiritual majesty, and a set that marks Porter as one of the key up-and-coming players on the West Coast Get Down scene! The record has long tracks that are very far-thinking jazz all the way through – mostly instrumental, although with the occasional vocal passage here and there – delivered with this sense of promise and mission that we never would have expected in Porter's music at the start – both in the strength of his trombone solos, and the overall conception of the sound. The core group is fantastic – Kamasi Washington on tenor, Cameron Graves and Brandon Coleman on Fender Rhodes and piano, Thundercat on electric bass, Miles Mosely on acoustic bass, and Tony Austin on drums – and titles include "Blame It On The Sun", "Carriacou", "Oscalypso", "Peple Talk", "World On Wheels", "Mesosphere", "Madiba", "Heaven Only Knows", and a great jazz take on the Rotary Connection classic "Memory Band". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dino SaluzziKultrum ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1983. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Haunting sounds from one of the most overlooked musicians on ECM – bandoneon player Dino Saluzzi, an artist who easily made some of the most compelling work for the label during the 80s! Dino handles all instrumentation here himself – using bandoneon both in traditional ways, and in really experimental modes – and mixing it up with added percussion and flutes, plus just a bit of voice as well – all in a sound with echoes of older South American folk, tinges of European modernism, and a pan-global sensibility that's really unique. Titles include "El Rio Y El Abuelo", "Pasos Que Quedan", "Por El Sol Y Por La Lluvia", "Gabriel Kondor", "Kulturum Pampa", and "Agua De Paz". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most discussions of the rhythms from the 60s onward, but never explained as fully as might be needed! Given the already-great grooves going down on the continent for generations, it's surprising that African musicians might pick up styles from Cuba and the Caribbean – yet due to the vagaries of global cultural circulation, that's exactly what happened – and the music has never been the same ever since. This really well-done package offers up a range of tracks from the 50s through the 70s – showing some of the earliest African extrapolations of Latin styles – clearly enforcing the "Afro" in Afro-Cuban rhythms – then moving onto some later grooves that offer up some funkier styles too. The work's a bridge between the ethnographic sets on Honest Jons, and some of the tighter grooves you might find on a Soul Jazz collection – a wonderful blend of music, packaged beautifully too. Titles include "A Moins Que Namikosa" by Orchestra OK Jazz, "Rampa Rampa" by Orchestre Yaya Mas, "Quiero Wapacha" by Charles Lembe, "Ven Y Ven Y Ven" by Orchestre OK Jazz, "Vamos A Bailar" by Rio Band, "Guantanamo" by Laba Sosseh, "On Verra Ca" by Orchestre Baobab, "Mi Guajeo" by Orchestre N'Guewel, "N'Niyo" by Amara Toure, "Il N'Est Jamais Trop Tard" by Pierre Tchana & Orchestre Poly Rhythmo, "Africa Boogaloo" by Le Grande Kalle with Don Gonzalo & Manu Dibango, and "Adigbedoto" by Gnonnas Pedro. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Les Ya Toupas Du ZaireLes Ya Toupas Du Zaire ... LP
Songhoi/Rebirth On Wax (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An all-instrumental set from late 70s Zaire – a record that allows for plenty of focus on its best components – which include some great work on guitar, piano, and organ – alongside plenty of percussion and very rhythmic guitar lines! The sound is quite unique – especially when the organ lines come in on a few tracks, and almost have a Sun Ra spacey keyboard vibe – and although the tracks are all in the shorter range, they pick up the pace plenty and seem to condense longer-form West African groove styles into the economy of a shorter instrumental track! Titles include "Mbandaka", "Hello Mama", "Ya Toupas", "Les Trois Z", "Soso Pembe", "Kaful Mayay", and "Zaiko Wawa". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jimmy PonderSteel City Soul ... CD
32 Jazz, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... Out Of Stock
With Peter Washington, Sammy Figueroa, Eddie Gladden, Greg Bandy, Roger Humphries, Victor Jones, Winard Harper, Bill Saxton, John Patton, Lonnie Smith, Lawrence Killian, Benny Green, Mark Soskin, Geary Moore, Houston Person & James Anderson. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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