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Guitar Slim Green with Johnny & Shuggie OtisStone Down Blues (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kent/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
A blues album, but one with a difference – thanks to some tremendous help from the legendary Johnny Otis and his young son Shuggie! Despite the fact that the leader is billed as Guitar Slim Green, Shuggie actually plays some lead guitar on the record too – adding in some cool, complicated solos that point towards his genius to come as a solo act – and which also get some nicely romping rhythms from Johnny on drums! The Otis family was definitely bringing a lot of funk into their sound at the time, which they share plenty with Slim here – helping to make the record way more than just another late 60s rootsy blues session, and instead a great west coast criss-crossing of modes. Titles include "Shake Em Up", "My Little Angel Child", "5th Street Alley Boogie", "Old Folks Blues", "This War Ain't Right", and "Big Fine Thing". Also features two bonus tracks, both unissued – "My Marie" and "Rock The Nation". CD

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✨✧ Al Kooper with Shuggie OtisKooper Session ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
Shuggie Otis' second appearance on record (the first was with Johnny Otis on the Cold Shot LP) – done in a studio blues jam headed by Al Kooper, who's more than willing to back off and let Shuggie get plenty of space to do his own thing! The record has Shuggie really going to town on a few numbers – in that messed-up west coast slightly funky style of his, a perfect match for Kooper's rock-inflected blues – and the album's a surprisingly satisfying entry in the early years of Otis' career – not unlike his first few bluesy albums for Columbia! Titles include "Double Or Nothing", "Bury My Body", "One Room Country Shack", "Shuggie's Old Time", and "Shuggie's Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, and a small name in pen in front.)

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✨✧ Shuggie OtisFreedom Flight ... LP
Epic, 1971. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
The second album from Shuggie Otis – a wild and wooly batch of grooves that really stretches out the sound from the first! Shuggie's got much more of a hand in the arrangements here – and the tunes are grooving in a sweet blend of funk, rock, and soul – really drenched in the best cross-cultural influences going down on the west coast scene of the time – a kind of color-blind quest for the groove that comes across with a really righteous power! Tracks include the original version of "Strawberry Letter 23" – later made famous by the Brothers Johnson, but even trippier here in Shuggie's original – plus the cuts "Ice Cold Daydream", "Freedom Flight", "Sweet Thang", "Purple", and "Me & My Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later orange label pressing. Cover is lightly stained at the bottom 4 inches, with some ring and edge wear, and splitting in the bottom seam.)

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Shuggie OtisHere Comes Shuggie Otis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A classic album of bluesy funk – one that features the guitar of Johnny Otis' young son Shuggie, in a slightly tighter setting than he'd been getting on some of Johnny's own LPs! Shuggie here is still very much under the guidance of his dad – working in a mode that really emphasizes the fuzzier side of his guitar, in a style that was clearly an attempt to hook Shuggie up with the Hendrix audience. Not that that's a problem, though – as the record also features some stone funky playing too, as well as organ work by Leon Haywood, sax by Preston Love, and some other great studio work by members of The Crusaders! Tracks include "Hurricane", "Shuggie's Boogie", "Bootie Cooler", "Funky Thithee" and "The Hawks". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shuggie OtisInspiration Information (silver vinyl pressing) ... LP
Epic/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An insanely wonderful album! Shuggie Otis is the son of Johnny Otis – the LA R&B maestro who was moving heavily into funk at the end of the 60s – and he has this tripped out, super-dope guitar style that he played to strong effect on Johnny's albums of the late 60s and early 70s, and on his first two solo albums, which were kind of bluesy in tone. For this album, though, he shocked the world by moving into a stripped-down mode that pairs his guitar with spare drum machine rhythms, flanged-out deeply soulful vocals, and one of the most laidback conceptions of funk you'll ever hear. The album's a landmark – one of those gems that's unlike anything else you can think of, but which will redefine your concept of what you want in a record for years to come. Every track's a winner – and the whole thing's a perfectly unified batch of tunes that includes instant classics like "Inspiration Information", "Island Letter", "Aht Uh Mi Hed", "XL 30", and "Rainy Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Shuggie OtisFreedom Flight (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Epic/Get On Down, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The second album from Shuggie Otis – a wild and wooly batch of grooves that really stretches out the sound from the first! Shuggie's got much more of a hand in the arrangements here – and the tunes are grooving in a sweet blend of funk, rock, and soul – really drenched in the best cross-cultural influences going down on the west coast scene of the time – a kind of color-blind quest for the groove that comes across with a really righteous power! Tracks include the original version of "Strawberry Letter 23" – later made famous by the Brothers Johnson, but even trippier here in Shuggie's original – plus the cuts "Ice Cold Daydream", "Freedom Flight", "Sweet Thang", "Purple", and "Me & My Woman". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny OtisNew Johnny Otis Show With Shuggie Otis ... LP
Alligator, 1981. Near Mint- ... $3.99 5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Johnny OtisCuttin' Up ... CD
Epic/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy ... $3.99 14.99
Not the traditional Johnny Otis Show records you might know from Johnny's famous R&B years of the 50s – and instead a totally great record from the start of the 70s that's filled with funk, soul, and blues! The set really shows the way that Otis changed with the times – and the overall sound is a lot freakier and fuzzier than any of his earlier records – at a level that really draws a strong link to the solo work of Shuggie Otis – who was part of Johnny's ensemble at the time, and who makes some excellent appearances here! Some cuts have sweet Shuggie guitar lines – and vocals are by Delmar Evans, Don Sugarcane Harris, Margie Evans, and Johnny. The record contains two excellent funky 45 cuts – "Cuttin Up", an instrumental with choppy guitar, and "The Watts Breakaway", with good groovy vocals by Delmar. Other titles include "Mo Jo Woman", "Evil Gal Blues", "It's Good To Be Free", "Elim Stole My Baby", "You Can Depend On Me", and "Don't Stretch This Good Thing Too Far". All this, and the LP's got a nice Jack Davis (of MAD fame)cartoony cover of the band doing surgery on a kid that we assume is Shuggie. to boot! CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Johnny OtisJohnny Otis Show Live At Monterey ... CD
Epic/Legacy, 1970. Used ... $9.99
Johnny's very much in his "revival" mode here – dipping back to his earlier R&B roots, and working with a host of famous older blues singers. The set's got vocals by Roy Milton, Roy Brown, Esther Phillips, Mighty Mouth Evans, Ivory Joe Hunter, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Margie Evans, and Big Joe Turner – and even though Shuggie Otis is on the album, the whole thing's a pretty bluesy affair overall. Titles include "Shuggie's Boogie", "Plastic Man", "Margie's Boogie", "Baby You Don't Know", "Little Esther's Blues", "RM Blues", "Goin Back To LA", "Willie & The Hand Jive", and "Since I Met You Baby". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny Otis & FriendsWatts Funky ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Some of the greatest funky work you could ever hope to find by Johnny Otis! The package brings together tracks recorded by Johnny in his fantastic post-R&B years – the late 60s and 1970s, when he was scrappling around a variety of small labels, but also getting the chance to use that freedom to cut some incredibly great work! The spirit of the CD retains all the great feel of Johnny's funky live show – as it runs through a variety of different artists, from hip instrumentalists to sock-soul divas to Johnny himself, who's still sounding pretty darn funky at the time! There's some killer material here that makes the package an instant "must-have" for fans of heavy heavy funk – and titles include "Watts Breakaway" by Johnny Otis, "Country Girl" by The Johnny Otis Show, "But I Ain't No More (GSTSKDTS)" by Vera Hamilton, "Spells & Incantations" by Debbie Lyndsey, "Cool Ade" by Preston Love, "Funky Disco Boogie" by Demar & Carla, "I Don't Understand It" by Ice Water Slim & The Fourth Floor, "If You'd Be Mine" by Shuggie Otis, "Comin At Ya Baby" by Johnny Otis, "Jaws" by Johnny Otis, "Hey Boy! I Want You" by Barbara Morrison with the Johnny Otis Show, "You Got To Do It Right" by Willie Jitterbug Webb, and the killer "The Humpty Dump" by The Vibrettes! Also features the previously unreleased "Miss Pretty" by Shuggie Otis! CD
Also available Watts Funky ... LP 18.99

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Johnny Otis & FriendsWatts Funky ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 26.99
Some of the greatest funky work you could ever hope to find by Johnny Otis! The package brings together tracks recorded by Johnny in his fantastic post-R&B years – the late 60s and 1970s, when he was scrappling around a variety of small labels, but also getting the chance to use that freedom to cut some incredibly great work! The spirit of the CD retains all the great feel of Johnny's funky live show – as it runs through a variety of different artists, from hip instrumentalists to sock-soul divas to Johnny himself, who's still sounding pretty darn funky at the time! There's some killer material here that makes the package an instant "must-have" for fans of heavy heavy funk – and titles include "Watts Breakaway" by Johnny Otis, "Country Girl" by The Johnny Otis Show, "But I Ain't No More (GSTSKDTS)" by Vera Hamilton, "Spells & Incantations" by Debbie Lyndsey, "Cool Ade" by Preston Love, "Funky Disco Boogie" by Demar & Carla, "I Don't Understand It" by Ice Water Slim & The Fourth Floor, "If You'd Be Mine" by Shuggie Otis, "Comin At Ya Baby" by Johnny Otis, "Jaws" by Johnny Otis, "Hey Boy! I Want You" by Barbara Morrison with the Johnny Otis Show, "You Got To Do It Right" by Willie Jitterbug Webb, and the killer "The Humpty Dump" by The Vibrettes! Also features the previously unreleased "Miss Pretty" by Shuggie Otis! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Watts Funky ... CD 9.99

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Johnny Otis Show/Snatch & PoontangsCold Shot/For Adults Only ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Man, we don't know if Johnny and show were growing their own weed in the back of the tour bus or what – but these late 60s efforts for the band are nice and messed up! The tipoff's probably a young Shuggie, looking very stoned on the cover of the album Cold Shot (the first one on this set), and just managing to hold up his fingers for a peace sign! (Better than Johnny, though – who's flipping the bird in the same photo!) Shuggie still manages to get in some nice guitar work on the album, though - and Mighty Mouth Evans adds some color to the proceedings with his usual flair. Titles include "Country Girl", "Cold Shot", "I Believe I'll Go Back Home", "You Better Look Out", and "Goin' Back To LA". Next up is the rare album by Snatch & The Poontangs – a bit bluesy, a bit funky, and pretty raunchy all the way through – as you might expect from the name of the group! We're not sure, but this kind of feels like a Johnny Otis side project – especially hearing the guitar and choppy rhythm on a few tracks. No players are named on the album – but vocals are by "The Mouth", guitar is by "Prince Wunnerful", and drums and piano are by "The Hawk", all of which leads us to believe that the record was cut by players with bigger status, who had something to hide. Titles include "Big John Jeeter", "The Signifyin' Monkey (parts 1 & 2)", "Hey Shine", and "Two Girls In Love (With Each Other)". CD features 20 tracks in all, with 2 bonus previously unissued titles by Snatch! CD

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✨✧ Johnny OtisBack To Jazz ... LP
Jazz World, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mid 70s, and Johnny seems to be leaving the funk world behind for a swinging sound that recalls some of his earlier work from the 50s. The title's appropriate, as the album's got a largely jazz-based bent – with Johnny's vibes out front on a number of tracks, and work by Otis Hayes on piano, who also handled the arrangements. Barbara Morrison sings on a few tracks, and titles include "N*gger Please" (with guitar by Shuggie Otis), "Just Right", "Zot Doo Zay", "Signing Off", and "Hot Foot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Johnny OtisGreat Rhythm & Blues Oldies Volume 13 ... LP
Blues Spectrum, 1977. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Johnny Otis on vocals, drums, vibes, and piano – and a bit of work from Shuggie Otis too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and light waviness on one corner, but looks great overall.)

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✨✧ Brothers JohnsonRight On Time ... LP
A&M, 1977. Very Good ... $11.99
A funky classic from the Brothers Johnson – sweet funky soul, done with a polish few could match! The pair are still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and the record's filled with lots of tight jazzy grooves that certainly show Quincy's touch – and which set the record apart from a number of similar mainstream funk records flooding the market at the time. The standout cut on the album is their great reading of "Strawberry Letter 23" – originally done by Shuggie Otis in a stoner version, but nicely stripped down here by the Bros, and given a very nice pop psychedelic soul twist! Other tracks include "Right On Time", "Q", "Free Yourself, Be Yourself", and "Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inserts. Cover has some ringwear, edge wear, bent corners and sides, and a light stain in back.)

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Eddie HazelGame, Dames, & Guitar Thangs ... CD
Warner/Real Gone, 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A massively tripped-out set of guitar-based funk – played to perfection by the legendary Eddie Hazel, best known for his work in the George Clinton P-Funk empire! The album offers a different side of Eddie's talents – one that's produced with a smoothly compressed California groove, in a mode that's almost an extension of some of the themes explored by Shuggie Otis on his own 70s albums – taken with a bit more of a P-Funk style. George Clinton produced the set with Eddie – and the tunes have a nice slow-stepping groove that really opens up the guitar solos wonderfully. The record kicks off with a massive cover of "California Dreamin" – but the whole thing's great, with a wonderfully unified feel throughout! Other titles include "Frantic Moment", "What About It?", "So Goes The Story", "Physical Love", and a great cover of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)". CD

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Etta James & Eddie Cleanhead VinsonLate Show ... CD
Fantasy, 1987. Used ... $9.99
Features backing by the group of tenorist Red Holloway – which also includes Hammond B3 from Jack McDuff and guitar from Shuggie Otis! CD
(Out of print.)

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Little BeaverParty Down ... LP
Cat/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A killer batch of funky guitar work from the Miami scene of the 70s – very different than the later disco hits the city would be known for! Little Beaver is one of those players we'd put right up there with Shuggie Otis, O'Donell Levy, or Eddie Fisher (of "Third Cup" fame) – a player who was more underground, and worked in a blend of soul, jazz and funk – delivered superbly here over these spare backings that almost echo work at the time by Timmy Thomas! The lean groove brings plenty of focus on Beaver's guitar – and that hollow-body he's holding on the front cover has a warm and wonderful sound. Beaver also sings a bit too – and titles include "I Can Dig It Baby", "Money Vibrations", "Let The Good Times Roll", and "Party Down (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Party Down ... LP 79.99

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Little BeaverParty Down ... LP
Cat, 1974. Very Good ... $79.99
A killer batch of funky guitar work from the Miami scene of the 70s – very different than the later disco hits the city would be known for! Little Beaver is one of those players we'd put right up there with Shuggie Otis, O'Donell Levy, or Eddie Fisher (of "Third Cup" fame) – a player who was more underground, and worked in a blend of soul, jazz and funk – delivered superbly here over these spare backings that almost echo work at the time by Timmy Thomas! The lean groove brings plenty of focus on Beaver's guitar – and that hollow-body he's holding on the front cover has a warm and wonderful sound. Beaver also sings a bit too – and titles include "I Can Dig It Baby", "Money Vibrations", "Let The Good Times Roll", and "Party Down (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. NOTE – Vinyl is lightly heated towards the center and plays with some surface noise at the end of Side 2. Cover has some edge wear, small seam splits, lightly bent corners, and is lightly stained along the opening.)
Also available Party Down ... LP 27.99

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Gatemouth MooreGreat Rhythm & Blues Oldies Volume 7 ... LP
Blues Spectrum, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Great later work from Gatemouth Moore – a small combo set that also features Johnny Otis on drums and vibes, and Shuggie Otis on guitar and bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Night OwlsVersions ... LP
F Spot, 2022. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
The Night Owls take off here with their own takes on a host of funk and soul classics – vintage songs by Shuggie Otis, Marvin Gaye, The Dramatics, Al Green, and others – all served up in the group's unique groove! The approach mixes in bits of rocksteady rhythms with deep funk – and the vocalists change up from track to track – part of an all-star lineup that includes Durand Jones, Sy Smith, Kendra Morris, and others – all artists who really match the individual spirit of the tunes! In keeping with the Jamaican twist, there's bits of dubby production on some tracks, or slow-stepping basslines on others – and titles include "Let's Stay Together", "Put On Train", "School Girl Crush", "Gimme Little Sign", "Groovin", "You Got To Be A Man", "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get", "Aht Uh Mi Hed", and "There's A Break In The Road". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Leo NocentelliAnother Side ... CD
Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Never-issued solo work from the legendary Leo Nocentelli – best known as the killer guitarist in The Meters, but a completely different artist here on his own – and one who might well have taken the 70s world of soul music by storm, had this record been released! The record has a vibe that's really unique – mostly acoustic guitar, handled in territory that's a bit like Bill Withers – but with all this cool, echoey production on Leo's vocals – which puts the whole thing in trippier soul territory, ala 70s work by Allen Toussaint or Shuggie Otis! Toussaint is actually on the record, adding in a bit of keyboards – and the rest of the instrumentation is very lean, with work from fellow Nola musicians George Porter on bass, and James Black and Zibagoo Modeliste on drums. Yet throughout, the whole focus is on Nocentelli – really coming across with this fantastic vibe as a singer, as he works through original tunes that bring together acoustic soul with a swampy Louisiana vibe – all at a level that's unlike anything else we've ever heard. Titles include "You've Become A Habit", "Thinking Of The Day", "Riverfront", "I Want To Cry", "Pretty Mittie", "Give Me Back My Loving", "Till I Get There", and "Tell Me Why". CD
Also available
Another Side (purple, yellow & green vinyl pressing) ... LP 27.99
Another Side ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Leo NocentelliAnother Side ... LP
Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy ... $25.99 29.99
Never-issued solo work from the legendary Leo Nocentelli – best known as the killer guitarist in The Meters, but a completely different artist here on his own – and one who might well have taken the 70s world of soul music by storm, had this record been released! The record has a vibe that's really unique – mostly acoustic guitar, handled in territory that's a bit like Bill Withers – but with all this cool, echoey production on Leo's vocals – which puts the whole thing in trippier soul territory, ala 70s work by Allen Toussaint or Shuggie Otis! Toussaint is actually on the record, adding in a bit of keyboards – and the rest of the instrumentation is very lean, with work from fellow Nola musicians George Porter on bass, and James Black and Zibagoo Modeliste on drums. Yet throughout, the whole focus is on Nocentelli – really coming across with this fantastic vibe as a singer, as he works through original tunes that bring together acoustic soul with a swampy Louisiana vibe – all at a level that's unlike anything else we've ever heard. Titles include "You've Become A Habit", "Thinking Of The Day", "Riverfront", "I Want To Cry", "Pretty Mittie", "Give Me Back My Loving", "Till I Get There", and "Tell Me Why". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)
Also available
Another Side (purple, yellow & green vinyl pressing) ... LP 27.99
Another Side ... CD 13.99

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Leo NocentelliAnother Side (purple, yellow & green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy ... $27.99 29.99
Never-issued solo work from the legendary Leo Nocentelli – best known as the killer guitarist in The Meters, but a completely different artist here on his own – and one who might well have taken the 70s world of soul music by storm, had this record been released! The record has a vibe that's really unique – mostly acoustic guitar, handled in territory that's a bit like Bill Withers – but with all this cool, echoey production on Leo's vocals – which puts the whole thing in trippier soul territory, ala 70s work by Allen Toussaint or Shuggie Otis! Toussaint is actually on the record, adding in a bit of keyboards – and the rest of the instrumentation is very lean, with work from fellow Nola musicians George Porter on bass, and James Black and Zibagoo Modeliste on drums. Yet throughout, the whole focus is on Nocentelli – really coming across with this fantastic vibe as a singer, as he works through original tunes that bring together acoustic soul with a swampy Louisiana vibe – all at a level that's unlike anything else we've ever heard. Titles include "You've Become A Habit", "Thinking Of The Day", "Riverfront", "I Want To Cry", "Pretty Mittie", "Give Me Back My Loving", "Till I Get There", and "Tell Me Why". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-colored purple, yellow & green vinyl pressing.)
Also available
Another Side ... CD 13.99
Another Side ... LP 25.99

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Timmy ThomasWhy Can't We Live Together ... LP
Glades, 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A landmark album from Timmy Thomas – one that mixes together electronics and soul in this wonderfully unique mellow groove – a style that's hardly ever been matched again, and which may well put this album at the same level as Shuggie Otis' classic Inspiration Information set! Timmy's working here in a very unusual format – one that takes spare drum-machine beats, adds in warm keyboard chords, and graces the whole thing with smooth vocals to give it a real dose of soul! The contrast between the colder beats and Timmy's sweetly crackling voice is amazing – and creates a sound that echoes with love, loss, and loneliness – making the album one of the finest to come from the growing Miami scene of the 70s. Includes the landmark title cut "Why Can't We Live Together", plus "Dizzy Dizzy World", "The Coldest Days Of My Life", "Funky Me", "Take Care Of Home", "In The Beginning", and "Cold Cold People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, light wear and aging, and some small stains at the corners.)
Also available Why Can't We Live Together (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Timmy ThomasWhy Can't We Live Together (with bonus tracks) ... CD
TK/Big Break (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A landmark album from Timmy Thomas – one that mixes together electronics and soul in this wonderfully unique mellow groove – a style that's hardly ever been matched again, and which may well put this album at the same level as Shuggie Otis' classic Inspiration Information set! Timmy's working here in a very unusual format – one that takes spare drum-machine beats, adds in warm keyboard chords, and graces the whole thing with smooth vocals to give it a real dose of soul! The contrast between the colder beats and Timmy's sweetly crackling voice is amazing – and creates a sound that echoes with love, loss, and loneliness – making the album one of the finest to come from the growing Miami scene of the 70s. Includes the landmark title cut "Why Can't We Live Together", plus "Dizzy Dizzy World", "The Coldest Days Of My Life", "Funky Me", "Take Care Of Home", "In The Beginning", and "Cold Cold People". CD features bonus tracks – "People Are Changin", and single mixes of "Funky Me" and "Why Can't We Live Together". CD
Also available Why Can't We Live Together ... LP 19.99

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Johnny Guitar WatsonI Don't Want To Be Alone, Stranger ... LP
Fantasy, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Sublime mid 70s work from Johnny Guitar Watson – a Bay Area blend of soulful production, jazzy playing, and bits of bluesy phrasing, with a hard-to-match quality that we'd put in the same camp as work by Shuggie Otis from the time. Johnny's vocals and guitar are amazing – very laidback and trippy, without all the silly stuff that you sometimes get on later records. "I Don't Want To Be A Lone Ranger" is a great stepper with a jazzy finish and a really catchy hook – and other good cuts include "Lonely Man's Prayer", "You Make My Heart Want To Sing", "Tripping", "Strong Vibrations", and "It's Way Too Late", a reworking (and real steal) of a song from Jon Lucien's great "Rashieda" album! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split spine & top seam with heavy edge wear, cutout notch, light ring wear, small index sticker.)

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Various76 In The Shade – Presented By Bob Stanley ... CD
Ace (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A really cool collection, and one that's got a very special focus – an imaginary soundtrack for the record-breaking British summer of 1976 – a searingly hot time that really pushed the nation to the brink! Bob Stanley's given us some great collections on Ace Records before – often with Pete Wiggs, or as Saint Etienne – and this set continues the very special vibe of those sets, by bringing together cuts that we never would have thought would work so well otherwise – a sublime mix of soul, rock, and pop – all glowing together with the warm vibe of the summer of 1976! Titles include "I'm Mandy Fly Me" by 10CC, "Walking So Free" by Spike Janson, "Sugar Shuffle" by Lynsey DePaul, "Liquid Sunshine" by John Cameron, "Not On The Outside" by Sylvia, "You Are My Love" by Liverpool Express, "You're The Song" by Hollywood Freeway, "Discover Me" by David Ruffin, "Stoned Out" by Simon Park, "Montreal City" by Azimuth, "Stay With Me" by Blue Mink, "Music" by Carmen McRae, "Rock N Roll Star" by Barclay James Harvest, "Fallin In Love" by Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds, "Inspiration Information" by Shuggie Otis, and "Miss My Love Today" by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Imagine the mixtape from Guardians Of The Galaxy, but done by a much hipper ear, and you'll get a good idea of this one! CD

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✨✧ Jeff ParkerNew Breed ... CD
International Anthem, 2016. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The record we've been waiting years for Jeff Parker to make – a fantastic funky set that shows off a whole new side of his talents! Parker's guitar has been on plenty of great albums over the past decade or two, but this set may well be one of his greatest moments so far – a really unusual, really personal set that takes his music to a whole new level – partly schooled by vintage funk, as you might guess from the cover – but also partly set up in a spirited new direction that propels Jeff farther forward than any other record! Parker plays guitar and a range of keyboards – and the album almost has a laidback Shuggie Otis vibe at points, but is a lot more complex overall – thanks to excellent rhythm work from Paul Bryan on bass and Jamire Williams on drums – who ground the sound, but can take off freely with Parker, too – as does Josh Johnson on alto, flute, and some other keyboards too. The whole thing almost puts Jeff into Robert Glasper territory – in its unique blend of jazz, funk, and soulful currents – but very unique, a genre unto his own, really well-deserved after all these years. The album's brilliant from start to finish, with cuts that include "Executive Life", "Para Ha Tay", "Here Comes Ezra", "Jrifted", "Visions", "How Fun Is It To Year Whip", and "Get Dressed". CD

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✨✧ PrinceFor You ... LP
Warner/Legacy, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The amazing debut of Prince – a record that virtually snuck onto the market at the time of its release, but which has gone on to become the launching pad for one of the greatest recorded legacies in soul music! The whole thing has a really lean, stripped-down sort of sound – one that testifies to the fact that the man himself produced and performed the whole thing – almost as if Prince were up there in Minneapolis, looking at all the overblown funk ensemble and disco records of the time, and decided to throw his own hat in the ring with a great variation of the funk sound of the 70s! The lean quality puts the record in a legacy that also includes 70s work by Shuggie Otis and Timmy Thomas – but that star quality that was about to make Prince huge is already firmly in place – on titles that include "For You", "Soft & Wet", "Crazy You", "Just As Long As We're Together", "My Love Is Forever", "I'm Yours", "So Blue", "In Love", and "Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonListen/I Don't Want To Be Alone, Stranger ... CD
Fantasy/Ace (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 of Johnny Guitar Watson's best albums ever – back to back on a single CD! First up is Listen – quite possibly the rarest of all Johnny Guitar Watson albums – and his first from the 70s – a mindblowing batch of trippy soul tunes that sounds far different than much of his later work! Johnny's not yet in the funky mode here – and he's working in a very cool flanged-out approach that has his vocals tripping lightly with his guitar – in a spacious soul mode that captures some of the energy of Shuggie Otis at the time. The overall sound is incredibly righteous – and the album's a delight throughout! Titles include "Lovin You", "If I Had The Power", "You Bring Love", "I Get A Feeling", and "You're The Sweetest Thing I've Ever Had". I Don't Want To Be Alone Stranger is sublime mid 70s work from Johnny Guitar Watson – a Bay Area blend of soulful production, jazzy playing, and bits of bluesy phrasing, with a hard-to-match quality that we'd put in the same camp as work by Shuggie Otis from the time. Johnny's vocals and guitar are amazing – very laidback and trippy, without all the silly stuff that you sometimes get on later records. "I Don't Want To Be A Lone Ranger" is a great stepper with a jazzy finish and a really catchy hook – and other good cuts include "Lonely Man's Prayer", "You Make My Heart Want To Sing", "Tripping", "Strong Vibrations", and "It's Way Too Late", a reworking (and real steal) of a song from Jon Lucien's great "Rashieda" album! CD

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyInstant Coffey ... CD
Sussex/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's nothing instant about this album from the great Dennis Coffey – as the set marks a continuing evolution of the fantastic guitar sound he forged on the Detroit scene from the late 60s onward – that wicked blend of funk, soul, jazz, and a bit of rock – served up wonderfully here on a set of sweet instrumentals! This album's nicely different than some of Coffey's previous for the Sussex label, as it's got a few cuts that are quite long jams – both in the seven minute range, and with a groove that trips out at times, maybe a bit like Shuggie Otis was doing during the same generation – but with all these really wonderful charts that have odd elements, and almost come across with an unusual soundtrack/sound library vibe! The long cuts are the excellent "Moon Star" and "Outrageous (The Mind Excursion)" – and the set also includes a great remake of the theme to "Enter the Dragon", plus the sweet originals "Chicano" and "Kathy". CD

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✨✧ Preston LovePreston Love's Omaha Bar-B-Q (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Kent/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A funky party all the way through – and the one and only album we've ever seen from Johnny Otis main tenor player in the 60s! The set's got a vibe that's much funkier than some of Johnny's own records of previous years – and really shows that looser, more open style he was bringing to his ensemble at the time – and in addition to Preston's tenor, the set's also got work by a young Shuggie Otis – who's really wailing with some trippy licks on guitar! The overall feel is very much in the funky 45 mode – and most cuts are instrumentals, occasionally with a bluesy twist – and one number – "Cool Ade" – has a hip call-response vocal that's mighty nice! Other titles are equally sweet – and include "Hoe Cakes & Sorghum", "Cream Dream", "Neck Bones", "Chili Mac", and "Pot Likker". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonListen (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Fantasy/Culture Factory, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the rarest of all Johnny Guitar Watson albums – and his first from the 70s – a mindblowing batch of trippy soul tunes that sounds far different than much of his later work! Johnny's not yet in the funky mode here – and he's working in a very cool flanged-out approach that has his vocals tripping lightly with his guitar – in a spacious soul mode that captures some of the energy of Shuggie Otis at the time. The overall sound is incredibly righteous – and the album's a delight throughout! Titles include "Lovin You", "If I Had The Power", "You Bring Love", "I Get A Feeling", and "You're The Sweetest Thing I've Ever Had". CD

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisBad Luck Is All I Have ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A nice funky soul album by Eddie – who by this point was really electrifying his sax, playing a bit of piano, and even singing in a range of different styles. The best moments are those that kind of push the envelope technique-wise – operating with a lot of different effects on the horn and keyboards – backed up by percussion by Willie Bobo, trumpet by Oscar Brashear, and "guitorgan" by Robert Muldrow! Not perfectly realized, but an interesting set of funk experiments. Titles include "Get On Up & Dance", "Why Must We Part", "It Feels So Good", and the spacey "Abstractions", a real stoner number in the Shuggie Otis mode! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing! Cover has a small cutout mark, and a few inches of splitting on the spine.)
 
 
 



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