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Captain SkyMoon Child/Hero ... 12-inch
AVI/Past Due, 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
A great little groove from Captain Sky – a cut that steps along nicely with a sweet disco glide! There's some bubbling moogy bits underneath the vocals – and the Captain himself comes across like a smooth soul singer throughout – quite possibly the best side of his talents on wax! "Hero" is pretty great too – a bit more funky overall, with some sweet basslines underneath more great moog! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Mars Red SkyApex III (Praise For The Burning Soul) ... LP
Listenable (France), 2016. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Open SkyOpen Sky ... LP
PM, 1973. Very Good ... $11.99
A lesser-known side of early work from the great Dave Liebman – a very hip trio that also features Frank Tusa on bass and Bob Moses on drums and kalimba! The sound is very open, very spacious, and surprisingly spiritual – more so than some of Liebman's other work, especially in later years – and it's clear that all three are definitely inspired by the freedoms of the post-Coltrane generation, and are seeking a way to stretch out and really deliver their own sort of message. Liebman sounds wonderful on wooden flute, soprano sax, tenor, clarinet, and standard flute – and titles include "Flute Piece", "Deep", "Questions", and "Devotion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the top seam and some light wear.)

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Open SkySpirit In The Sky ... CD
PM/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
A powerful little trio – and one of the boldest setting that reedman Dave Liebman recorded in during the 70s! The Open Sky combo features Dave on a range of reeds – tenor, soprano, and alto flute – plus a bit of acoustic piano and percussion too – often working with these long lines that are very spiritual and progressive, but neither too jamming, nor too outside at all! Bassist Frank Tusa's got this warm, round tone that really deepens the record – and drummer Bob Moses is at his best in helping to bring just the right sort of spark to the music. The best tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Bugs Bunny", "Mfwala Myo Lala", "Striving For Truth", and "Amy". CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)

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Drew SkyDrew Sky's Freakshow ... 12-inch
Dance Mania, 1995. Good+ ... $5.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Open SkyOpen Sky ... CD
PM/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lesser-known side of early work from the great Dave Liebman – a very hip trio that also features Frank Tusa on bass and Bob Moses on drums and kalimba! The sound is very open, very spacious, and surprisingly spiritual – more so than some of Liebman's other work, especially in later years – and it's clear that all three are definitely inspired by the freedoms of the post-Coltrane generation, and are seeking a way to stretch out and really deliver their own sort of message. Liebman sounds wonderful on wooden flute, soprano sax, tenor, clarinet, and standard flute – and titles include "Flute Piece", "Deep", "Questions", and "Devotion". CD
(Part of the Modern Jazz Connection series!)
Also available Open Sky ... LP 11.99

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CalderaCaldera/Sky Islands ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A pair of killers from this jazzy Latin combo of the 70s! First up is the self-title Caldera album – a jazzy Latin fusion classic – and the first album by the border-crossing combo! The group features both North and South American players – coming together in a hard-riffing approach to fusion that rivals the best fusion combos of both the California and Brazilian scenes at the time. There's a few nice moments that really belie their more southern roots – and recall the choppy fusion of Airto, or the vocal scatting of Flora – but the set's also got a sunny west coast finish, thanks to some wonderful production from Wayne Henderson – who kicks things up in a way that the group hardly matched on later albums! Guest stars include Raul De Souza and Roberto Da Silva – and titles include the funk classic "Coastin", plus "Guanacaste", "Out Of The Blue", "El Juguete", and "Synesthesia". Nest is Sky Islands – a set that's recorded with a smooth soulful style that's right up there with the best of the Capitol Rare generation! Caldera mixes together nice jazzy saxes with guitars, percussion, and some great keyboard work by Eduardo Del Barrio – all produced by the group with a sweet arching style that's very much in the Brazilian fusion style of the time – a wonderful blend that also gets a dose of California warmth, which is just the right element to send the whole thing home nicely! Tracks include the classic "Sky Islands", plus "Pegasus", "Carnavalito", "Triste", and "Ancient Source". CD

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Cryan ShamesScratch The Sky ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good ... $3.99
A great step forward for The Cryan Shames – a group who started their career singing other peoples' music, but who emerge here with some great songs of their own! There's a brilliant Sunshine Pop feel to the whole record – but there's also some garagey elements that reflect the group's presence on the Chicago scene of the 60s – not a Dunwich quality entirely, but not far off either! That edge makes the psych moments really sparkle nicely – with a more sinister feel than anyone might have guessed from the group on their initial outing. A few moments echo Brit invasion modes – but with a trippier style that's a bit like Chad & Jeremy on Columbia – and titles include "Cobblestone Road", "The Sailing Ship", "A Carol For Lorelei", "Sunshine Psalm", "Mr Unreliable", and "In The Cafe". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles In The Sky (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1968. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Miles Davis makes the electric transition – in this groundbreaking set from the late 60s! The classic mid 60s quintet is still in place here – Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – but the sound is looser, freer, and more spacious – often echoing some of the rhythmic concerns that would dominate Miles' music in a few more years, but without as much of a bombastic sound. Williams' drums are amazing – fierce one minute, then fading the next – and Herbie Hancock's use of both electric and acoustic piano really points at his own directions in coming years. George Benson plays one one track – "Paraphernalia" – introducing electric guitar to the Miles Davis sound – and other long tracks on the set include "Stuff", "Black Comedy", and "Country Son". CD features 2 bonus alternate takes of "Black Comedy" and "Country Son". CD

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✨✧ Aretha FranklinHey, Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
One of Aretha Franklin's greatest records – and a complicated batch of jazzy tunes that features arrangements and production by Quincy Jones! The record breaks way past the stock southern soul style of some of Aretha's earlier work for Atlantic – and it features a more sophisticated style that hits a number of different moods, and which shows off Aretha's strong commitment to growth as an artist. Features a semi-hit reading of King Pleasure's old classic, "Moody's Mood For Love", plus "Sister From Texas", "Somewhere", "Angel", and "That's The Way I Feel About Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green label Broadway pressing.)

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FuturesCastles in the Sky ... LP
Buddah, 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Soaring soul from The Futures – a Philly group who'd already worked for years in the underground before cracking the racks with this debut LP in 1975 – schooled strongly in their best vocal modes from previous singles, and ready to unleash the best side of their sound on the world! The set's got a perfectly put-together style that's much more like some of the Philly vocal work on Atlantic of Philadelphia International at the time – although also not as commercial, thanks to a righteous undercurrent in the group's presentation and overall aesthetic – hinted at by their image on the cover! Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Wade Marcus, who also echo a bit of Detroit styles too – particularly the righteous blend of The Temptations towards the end of their Motown years. The Futures are equally great on mellow cuts and stormers – and titles include Castles", "Do Unto Others", "Ninety Days (In The House Of Love Correction)", "I Had A Dream", "Love Will Be Around Forever", and "Super Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Hampton Hawes TrioHigh In The Sky ... LP
Vault, 1970. Very Good- ... $6.99
A lost trio session by Hawes, recorded in LA in 1970, with backing by Leroy Vinnegar and Donald Bailey – and a sound that's a lot more soulful than usual! Hawes is in fine fine form at the time – playing long and contemplative lines that almost sound like they're coming from an electric piano at times, in a mode that must have had a huge influence on other west coast jazzers, like George Cables. The album's got a great long cover of "The Look Of Love", plus a groovy set of originals that include "Muffin Man", "Carmel", "Spanish Girl", and "High In The Sky". A bit hipper than some of his other work – and with a nicely subdued groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has aged tape on the seams and spine, with some pen and marker on back.)

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Freddie HubbardSky Dive ... LP
CTI, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
A killer set from Freddie Hubbard's legendary years on CTI! Like the classic Red Clay album, there's 4 tunes here, all longer cuts – where everyone gets a chance to stretch out a bit, over smooth (but not too smooth!) electric grooves, supported by great orchestrations from Don Sebesky! Ron Carter & Billy Cobham provide a tight but elastic rhythmic underpinning – a great foil for solos by players who include Keith Jarrett on electric piano, George Benson on guitar, Hubert Laws on flute, and Freddie himself on trumpet. Airto & Ray Barretto are on percussion, with some nice percolating accents to the grooves – and titles include the classic "Povo", an oft-sampled monster – plus "In A Mist", "The Godfather", and "Sky Dive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has aging inside the gatefold.)

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Elmore JamesSky Is Crying – The Ultimate Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Fire/Sunset Blvd, Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 28.99
A massive collection of late work from Elmore James – a 3CD set that brings together all of his famous material for Bobby Robinson's Fire Records, plus rare alternate takes, and some unusual bonus material as well! James passed away right after this work was recorded, but he's really on fire here – playing with a guitar style that's raw, raspy, and maybe even more breathtaking than some of his other early 60s electric contemporaries – still singing with his voice in the lead on most numbers, but maybe almost letting his instrument sing even more strongly too! The production is great – lots of sock-soul arrangements that really pack a punch – and which really make us wonder what Elmore might have done, had he lasted through the 60s. 3CD set features 54 tracks in all – with titles that include "One Way Out", "Person To Person", "Look On Yonder Wall", "Up Jumped Elmore", "Pickin The Blues", "Rollin & Tumblin", "The Sky Is Crying", "Bleeding Heart", "It Hurts Me Too", "You Know You're Wrong", "Sunnyland", "Mean Mistreatin Mama", "Done Somebody Wrong", "Bobby's Rock", "Dust My Broom", "She's Got To Go", "Standing At The Crossroads", "I Gotta Go Now", and "Stranger Blues". CD

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Master Musicians Of Jajouka featuring Bachir AttarApocalypse Across The Sky (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Zehra (Germany), 1992. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... About February 7, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ MonoWalking Cloud & Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered & The Sun Shined ... LP
Temporary Residence, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut cover, including the insert.)

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Michael MurpheyBlue Sky Night Thunder ... LP
Epic, 1975. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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William ParkerVoices Fall From The Sky (3CD set) ... CD
Aum Fidelity, 2018. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99 29.98
A really wonderful collection of music from the legendary bassist William Parker – and one that finally brings a light to an under-illuminated side of his talents – his work with different singers over his long and creative career, all collected together here in a great 3CD set! Make no mistake – this isn't a "best of", or anything like that – as a good deal of music appears here for the first time ever, and lots more of the tracks are from albums that have long vanished from the record racks – which makes the whole thing almost like a new album from Parker overall. Players include Parker on bass, Yuko Fujiyama and Eri Yamamoto on piano, Rob Brown on alto, Steve Swell on trombone, and a number of others – including nearly a full disc with music by Parker's Orchestra – and as you'd imagine, the mood and style varies a bit from track to track, but is all wonderfully tied together by Parker's detailed notes inside. Singers include Leena conquest, Ernie Odom, Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay, Lisa Skolov, Ellen Christi, Mola Sylla, Andrea Wolper, Fay Victor, and Omar Payano – and the set is an incredible testimony to Parker's great talents. CD

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Staple SingersCome Go With Me – The Stax Collection (Soul Folk In Action/We'll Get Over/Staple Swingers/Be Altitude/Be What You Are/City In The Sky/rarities) (7LP set) ... LP
Stax/Craft, New Copy ... On February 21, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jule Styne/Hoagy Carmichael & Jack BrooksYou're The Cause Of It All/Ole Buttermilk Sky ... 78 RPM
Midwest, 1940s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Matthew SweetBlue Sky On Mars ... CD
Zoo, 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gabor SzaboWind Sky & Diamonds ... LP
Impulse, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Excellent trippy pop-psychedelia from Gabor Szabo! The record's a bit less jazz than some of his other efforts, with more of that faked-out "eastern"production that you'd get on efforts like these – with occasional voices behind his guitar. Titles include "The End Of Life", "White Rabbit", "Saigon Bride", "Twelve Thirty", "To Sir With Love", and "Are You There?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing, opened to determine pressing and remains unplayed. Cover has a small cutout hole and bumped corner.)

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TemptationsSky's The Limit ... CD
Gordy/Motown, 1971. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Sublime work from the Temptations – still recording here with Norman Whitfield, who's really opening up his bag on most of the record – and taking the group into expansive territory that was barely hinted at in their early work! The album's got some incredible tracks in the Whitfield mode – long numbers that build and build, opening up into long righteous soul grooves with more than a bit of funk – a hard-rolling style that the harmonies really work wonderfully to match – giving Motown some of its most powerful sounds of the time! The best cuts include the album's 9 minute reading of "Love Can Be Anything", it's 12 minute version of "Smiling Faces Sometimes", and the cuts "Just My Imagination", "Man", and "Ugena Za Ulimwengu". CD

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U2Live Under A Blood Red Sky ... LP
Island, 1983. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(RCA Record Club pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Via TaniaUnder A Different Sky ... CD
Chocolate Industries, 2003. Used ... $0.99
Breathy pop with female vocals rises above the singer/songwriter girl with a guitar cookie cutter mold with some superb production. Electronic atmospherics and subtle rhythmic touches poke their heads into the mix here and there, but never overstay their welcome with some contributions from Scott Herren of Prefuse 73 and a boatload of the Chicago Tortoise-centered posse members. 10 tracks for your Sunday afternoon, or any time really, including "I Dream Again", "In The Distance", The Rising", "Moonlight & Chaos", "True" and "This Earth". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Eric Von SchmidtWho Knocked The Brains Out Of The Sky? ... LP
Smash, 1969. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VSOP (Herbie Hancock, et al)Live Under The Sky (remastered with unreleased tracks) ... CD
Sony, 1979. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Originally a Japanese-only session – and one of the best records ever by the great 70's group that featured Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, and Ron Carter. As with most of the group's Japanese recordings, this one is far better than the ones that got released in the US – and Shorter, Hubbard, and Herbie are great, and play with a strong commitment to straight ahead playing that was lacking from a lot of their other recordings of the time. The set includes lots of nice long spiralling modal numbers, with strong soloing all around, and excellent recording quality. Tracks include "Tear Drop", "Fragile", "One Of Another Kind", "Papa Oriente", "Domo", and "Pee Wee". Even better, though, this 2CD set features 11 previously unissued tracks – titles that include "Tear Drop", "Stella By Starlight", "Domo", "Para Oriente", and "One Of Another Kind". CD

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Eric WyattLook To The Sky ... CD
Whaling City Sound, 2017. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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VariousNew Moon's In The Sky – The British Progressive Pop Sounds Of 1970 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1970. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A really wonderful collection of tracks from the UK scene at the start of the 70s – a special package that looks at the more tuneful times from prog rock acts – groups with instrumentation that could be turned towards more longform jams, but who also could deliver a catchy song when they were in the right mood! That's definitely the case here – as the UK scene finds a great way past the mod, psych, and pop modes of the 60s – and delivers tracks with a strong sense of sophistication in the instrumentation, arrangements, and production – even though all of them are pretty darn catchy as well! At some level, the music here is a great first chapter in that amazing development of new production and presentation modes that would really set British rock apart from the rest in the 70s – even on the hits – and you'll hear plenty of new ideas at work here, on a set of 70 tracks by artists who include The Ghost, Bill Oddie, Hawkwind, Marmalade, Honeybus, David & David, The Smoke, Others, Tremeloes, Sweet, Penny Arcade, Canticle, Harmony Grass, Cressida, Magna Carta, Stray, Five Day Rain, She Trinity, Flying Machine, Love Sculpture, Andrew Bown, Octopus, and many more. Includes a great booklet of notes too! CD

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✨✧ Earth Wind & FireHead To The Sky ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendously beautiful album – and a righteous anthem of power and growth that seems to open itself up to us more and more over the years! Earth Wind & Fire are at their height here – mixing together soul and funk with a set of influences that includes African percussion and Brazilian jazz – then blending the whole thing effortlessly into a cosmic sound that's simply breathless! "Keep Your Head To The Sky" is a song of pride that became an instant underground classic; "Zanzibar" is an incredible reworking of Edu Lobo's famous composition, turning the Brazilian baroque track into a spacey groover that soars on for 13 minutes; and "Evil" is a great tune that features the electrified Kalimba that became the band's sonic and legal trademark over the years! Other titles include "The World's A Masquerade", "Clover", and "Build Your Nest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Biber/GuyCeremony – Annunciation/Celebration/Immeasurable Sky/Ceremony/Still/Breathing Earth – Maya Homburger/Barry Guy ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Elton JohnEmpty Sky ... LP
DJM (UK), 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Transluscent red vinyl stereo pressing in the textured cover.)

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✨✧ SaariselkaGround Our Sky ... CD
Temporary Residence, 2019. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Starship OrchestraCelestial Sky ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive massive work from Starship Orchestra – a trio of talents from the Norman Connors universe, but one who get some heavy help in the studio from arrangers Bobby Lyle, McKinley Jackson, and Jerry Peters! There's a real Aquarian Dream sound at play here – all the best energy of Connors' soulful years of the mid 70s, fused into a jazzier vibe overall – played to perfection, yet without any commercial touches at all – a really amazing thing for a major label album of the time! We've loved this record for years, and easily rank it right up there with the most sophisticated grooves of the time – like the best from Roy Ayers or Leroy Hutson, with some echoes of James Mason's wonderful album too. One cut has lead vocals from Joe Saulter – and other players include Lyle and Peters on keyboards, Wah Wah Watson and Paul Jackson on guitars, Don Myrick on saxes, and Louis Satterfield and George Bohannon on trombones. The whole thing's perfect – and titles include "You're A Star", "The Genie", "All Those Things", "Serious Business", and "New York New York". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Townes Van ZandtSky Blue ... LP
Fat Possum, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic love letter to the great Townes Van Zandt – a set that features unreleased material from his genius stretch in the early 70s! The songs here include two new songs, variations on five others by Townes, and some surprising remakes – all done in a very stripped-down mode, with a vibe that's in keeping with his first few classic albums. And despite the fact that these are lost recordings, the sound quality is excellent – beautifully resonant presentation of the amazing vocals and subtle guitar – on tracks that include "Rex's Blues", "All I Need", "The Hills Of Roane County", "Sky Blue", "Blue Ridge Mountains (smoky version)", "Pancho & Lefty", "Silver Ship Of Andilar", "Last Thing On My Mind", and "Dream Spider". LP, Vinyl record album
(Street Date March 7, 2019 – on what would've been Townes's 75th birthday. Limited edition!)

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✨✧ WilcoSky Blue Sky ... CD
Nonesuch, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Rob Franken ElectrificationFunctional Stereo Music (Together/Six Seven Eight/Don't Stop/Colours & Images/Absorbed Love/Blue Sky Fingers) (3CD set) ... CD
678 Records (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
An amazing package of rare work on Fender Rhodes – a 3CD set that brings together six full albums that were recorded in the 70s, but never saw the light of day until vinyl issued in recent years! Pianist Rob Franken is totally great – maybe one of the hippest cats on the Dutch scene of the 70s when it came to the Fender Rhodes! Rob's a master of the instrument here – playing it jazzily, but also with this open flow that's really wonderful – and which really makes the best use of the instrument's potential, and doesn't drown it in too much jamming, which could sometimes be the case with other European musicians who handled the instrument! Instead, Franken lets the space between the notes do as much as the notes themselves – which really keeps things soulful throughout – and although most of the cuts feature an augmented trio, sometimes with added percussion or keyboards – a few of the tracks feature Ferdinand Povel on flute and tenor, and Jiggs Whigham on trombone. But even without the horns, the keys are more than enough – as they step out and soar on a whopping 70 tracks in all – including a few bonus tracks too! CD

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✨✧ OasisDon't Look Back In Anger/Step Out/Underneath The Sky ... 12-inch
Creation (UK), 1996. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Rob Franken ElectrificationBlue Sky Fingers ... LP
678 Records (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very jazzy work from Dutch keyboardist Rob Franken – a set of tracks that definitely lives up to the "fingers" in the title, as all the tunes feature very deft work on guitar from Joop Scholten! Joop's got a style that's very tight, and sometimes a bit 60s soul jazz in approach – which makes for a bit of a change from some of Franken's other Fender Rhodes albums of the 70s – but a sound that's no less groovy overall! Rob moves with the changes in this great way – with a vibe that's a bit like some of the early 70s electric piano material from players Sonny Phillips or Neal Creque – and the warmth of Joop's guitar gets support from bass and drums throughout, with a bit of added percussion on a few cuts. Titles include a nice version of the Weldon Irvine tune "Sister Sanctified" – plus "Upstairs", "Speed Ball", "The Coming Atlantis", "What A Face", "Beat It", "The Borgia Stick", and "The Day After Sunday". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rob BaseTurn It Out (Go Base) (Sky King rmx, percapella, Sky King dub, album) ... 12-inch
Profile, 1989. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Profile sleeve.)
 
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Serge BlennerLa Vogue ... CD
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A really cool keyboard set from Serge Blenner – issued during the glory days of the German Sky Records label, but with a vibe that's a bit different than most of their other releases! Blenner works on an assortment of keyboard and electronic sources – but with a sound that's maybe more Sheffield than Hamburg, especially as there's some great use of darkness and distortion in the mix – less clean electronics than some of his Sky contemporaries, which creates a very cool, moody sound throughout! The album has eight instrumental tracks – each a numbered "Phrase" by Serge. CD
Also available La Vogue ... LP 22.99

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Serge BlennerLa Vogue ... LP
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A really cool keyboard set from Serge Blenner – issued during the glory days of the German Sky Records label, but with a vibe that's a bit different than most of their other releases! Blenner works on an assortment of keyboard and electronic sources – but with a sound that's maybe more Sheffield than Hamburg, especially as there's some great use of darkness and distortion in the mix – less clean electronics than some of his Sky contemporaries, which creates a very cool, moody sound throughout! The album has eight instrumental tracks – each a numbered "Phrase" by Serge. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available La Vogue ... CD 16.99

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Serge BlennerMagazin Frivole ... CD
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
Overlooked electronic genius from Serge Blenner – an artist whose name and title might sound a bit French, but who recorded this set in the Hamburg underground at the start of the 80s! The work here is a nice bridge between earlier Sky Records modes and the rising tide of the German new wave – especially those corners of that scene that have gotten a lot of attention in the newly-titled cold wave generation of the time! The tunes are all instrumental, and nice and spare – with maybe elements that hearken back to the analogue electronics of very early Human League and Cabaret Voltaire – tuneful and song-based, but still really moody and dark too. Titles include "Derivatif", "Magazin Frivole", "Envoutement", "A L'Ouest", and "Polyphase". CD
Also available Magazin Frivole ... LP 22.99

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Serge BlennerMagazin Frivole ... LP
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Overlooked electronic genius from Serge Blenner – an artist whose name and title might sound a bit French, but who recorded this set in the Hamburg underground at the start of the 80s! The work here is a nice bridge between earlier Sky Records modes and the rising tide of the German new wave – especially those corners of that scene that have gotten a lot of attention in the newly-titled cold wave generation of the time! The tunes are all instrumental, and nice and spare – with maybe elements that hearken back to the analogue electronics of very early Human League and Cabaret Voltaire – tuneful and song-based, but still really moody and dark too. Titles include "Derivatif", "Magazin Frivole", "Envoutement", "A L'Ouest", and "Polyphase". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Magazin Frivole ... CD 16.99

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Deutsche WertarbeitDeutsche Wertarbeit ... LP
Sky/Medical, 1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A lost treasure from the post-Krautrock years of the German scene – a lesser-known album on the Sky Records label – more famously home to Moebius and Rodelius – both of whom would be a good comparison for this album as well! Dorothea Raukes handles all the music on waves of keyboards and synth – great layers of spare, rhythmic lines that interweave in nice minimalist ways – yet often have a bit more bite than the usual sounds on Sky. In fact, there's a quality here that almost echoes some of our favorite electronic European soundtracks of the period – but which is maybe even better, as the tracks are longer, and offer up plenty of room for exploration! Titles include "Der Grosse Atem", "Intercity Rheingold", "Auf Engelsflugeln", "Unter Tage", and "Deutscher Wald". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram black vinyl pressing, limited to 500 copies.)

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Marcia GriffithsNaturally/Steppin ... CD
Sky Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A pair of albums from Marcia Griffiths – the well-titled queen of reggae at the end of the 70s! First up is Naturally, a fantastic album from Marcia Griffiths – very much the kind of material that made her one of the best female singers on the Jamaican scene in the 70s! The set's got a soulful sparkle that's undeniable – music that could have, should have (if things were right) gotten Marcia much bigger fame in the US crossover market of the time – as these songs work equally well as laidback soul numbers, even with strong reggae rhythms – thanks to the warmth and class of the vocals! A number of tracks are originals, and titles include "Dreamland", "Tell Me Now", "Melody Life", "Survival Is The Game", "Feel Like Jumping", "Mark My Word", and "Truly". Steppin features Marcia Griffiths at the height of her powers – singing wonderfully and soulfully, in a style that almost transcends her Jamaican roots! While other reggae singers of the period were maybe polishing things up a bit, to reach larger commercial fame, Griffiths seems to be stepping back more into soul, while still working with familiar Kingston rhythms – crafting this mode that's completely compelling, and which has as much personal feeling as some of the more powerful social themes of the roots era. Errol Brown recorded the tracks at Treasure Isle, and titles include "It's Impossible", "Steppin Out Of Babylon", "Where Were Why", "Why There Is No Love", "Give & You Get", and "I'm Hurting Inside". CD

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David JohansenDavid Johansen ... LP
Blue Sky, 1978. Very Good- ... $5.99
David Johansen wipes off the lipstick and kicks off his heels for this first solo set –sans drag, we're left with a normal looking dude – and one hell of a great, still glammy sounding record that's right up there in excellence with his New York Dolls canon! Wow, is this ever underrated. David would go on the tweak his style and persona in a bunch of different ways, to varying creative and commercial success. Here he's just out to make a kickass rock and roll record as he'd done with the dolls, sans the wardrobe and junkie hijinks, but with all the blistering rock guitar and gritty R&B influences. This one really blazes! Includes "Funky But Chic", "Girls", "Not That Much", "Donna", "I'm A Lover" and "Frenchette". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve. Cover has moderate wear with a sticker remnant in the top right.)

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David JohansenLive It Up ... LP
Blue Sky, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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RamsesLa Leyla ... LP
Sky (Germany), 1976. Sealed ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Annuit Coeptis. Shrinkwrap has a small sticker spot.)

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Michael RotherKatzenmusik ... CD
Sky/Gronland (Germany), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Beautiful sounds from Michael Rother – moving into even more atmospheric territory here than on the third Neu album, and recording in the studio of Conny Plank with a completely sublime sound overall! The feel of the record is a bit like his Sky Records contemporaries – mellow, moody, and very spacious – a way of pulling out key instrumental elements, and really giving them focus with a lot of space between the notes – so that they have a great deal of power, but in a really subtle way. The set's all instrumental, with guitar and keyboards making most of the key sonic energy – in a set of 12 tracks that are all just numbered, not named! CD

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Muddy WatersHard Again ... CD
Blue Sky, 1977. Used ... $2.99
Produced by Johnny Winter – with cuts that include "The Blues Had A Baby & They Named It Rock & Roll #2", "Little Girl", "Deep Down In Florida", "Jealous Hearted Man", and "Mannish Boy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Muddy WatersMuddy "Mississippi" Waters Live ... LP
Blue Sky, 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Sterling stamp, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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VariousPicture Music Instrumental (picture disc) ... LP
Sky (Germany), 1977. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Includes selections from Streetmark, Michael Rother, Harlis, and Cluster. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the plastic sleeve with insert.)

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✨✧ Allman Brothers BandReturn To Ludlow's Garage ... CD
Sky Disc, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Recorded live at Ludlow's Garage, November 13th, 1970. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersI'm Ready ... LP
Blue Sky, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Brian Eno/Moebius/RoedeliusAfter The Heat ... LP
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Probably the best of the Eno/Cluster collaborations – and a damn great record that's probably one of Eno's last great efforts of the 70s! The record has a beautifully spacey sound, with spare analog electronics that have a perfect German 70's feel – flowing out with an Eno-tuned sense of grace, and made even better by lyrics from Brian on a few of the album's best tracks! The singing style here is in that same beautiful deadpan machine-like mode used on Another Green World – and those tracks are easily up there with his best vocal work on his own albums. Titles include "The Belldog", "Broken Head", "Light Arms", "Old Land", and "Oil". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Edgar Winter GroupEdgar Winter Group With Rick Derringer ... LP
Blue Sky, 1975. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Michael RotherKatzenmusik ... LP
Sky/Gronland (Germany), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from Michael Rother – moving into even more atmospheric territory here than on the third Neu album, and recording in the studio of Conny Plank with a completely sublime sound overall! The feel of the record is a bit like his Sky Records contemporaries – mellow, moody, and very spacious – a way of pulling out key instrumental elements, and really giving them focus with a lot of space between the notes – so that they have a great deal of power, but in a really subtle way. The set's all instrumental, with guitar and keyboards making most of the key sonic energy – in a set of 12 tracks that are all just numbered, not named! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Katzenmusik ... CD 16.99
 
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Satoshi AshikawaStill Way (Wave Notation 2) ... LP
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1982. New Copy ... $26.99
A beautiful example of the really special sort of instrumental record that was coming out of Japan in the early 80s – music that's spare and minimal, but quite different than any sort of similar projects from other parts of the globe! Satoshi Ashikawa creates sounds in ways that resonate both with the ancient and contemporary, organic and urban, at a level that's very slow-building and striking in its careful use of sound and space – served up here on instrumentation that includes vibes from Midori Takada, piano from Tomoko Sono, and harp from Yuko Utsumi – always tuneful, but in ways that are more like a natural progression of sound than conventional music. Titles include "Prelude", "Still Park", "Still Sky", "Wrinkle", and "Image Under The Tree". LP, Vinyl record album

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Choi Sun Bae/Junji Hirose/Motoharu Yoshizawa/Kim Dae HwanArirang Fantasy ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 1995. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic set of improvised material from the Japanese scene of the mid 90s – a performance that features visiting trumpeter Choi Sun Bae working with Junji Hirose on tenor and soprano, Motoharu Yoshizawa on electric five string bass, and Kim Dae Hwan on percussion! These three players may not be as well known to American audiences, but they sound wonderful next to Bae's incredible sounds on the trumpet – notes that have a range of shaping and inflection that matches the energy of Wadada Leo Smith at his best, but which also have a very individual character too. Hirose matches Choi for moodiness, but also keeps a bit more down to earth – creating a nice balance – and titles include "Korea Fantasy", "Remember Bird", "Blue Sky", "The Stream Of Time", and "Airang Fantasy". CD

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✨✧ BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Capitol pressing, including insert.)

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Bunny BeriganTake It Bunny ... LP
Epic, Mid 30s/1955. Very Good ... $11.99
Classic 30s work from trumpeter Bunny Berigan – served up here in a great 50s LP package that showcases his talents on the horn! There's a warmth and raspy charm to these sides that instantly shows why Berigan was a standout player at the time – an artist who could hit the hard notes with the frenzy of any of his competitors, but also an entertainer who was willing to step back and personalize (and vocalize) things when needed. Players on the tunes include many who would go onto lead their own groups – Artie Shaw, Jack Teagarden, Claude Thornhill, and others – and titles include "I Can't Get Started With You", "Solo Hop", "Dixieland Shuffle", "It's Been So Long", "Let Yourself Go", "If I Had My Way", "I'd Rather Lead A Band", and "A Melody From The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Black PumasBlack Pumas ... LP
ATO, 2019. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Soulful sounds from Black Pumas – a collaboration between singer Eric Burton and the great Adrian Quesada – the latter an instrumentalist and producer that you'll know from a variety of different funky projects over the years! This set might well be Adrian's ticket to the big time – as Burton's a singer with a very strong range, and great crossover potential – echoing Al Green one minute, hitting deeper vibes the next – and working alongside small combo backing that has plenty of laidback guitar lines and warm keyboards, all produced with the usual Quesada touch! Titles include "Oct 33", "Fire", "Colors", "Know You Better", "Stay Gold", "Old Man", "Confines", and "Touch The Sky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & black marble vinyl.)

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BlackbyrdsBlackbyrds ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
A funky jazz treasure – and the band's landmark first album! The Blackbyrds were a legendary 70s combo that were discovered by Donald Byrd while he was teaching at Howard University – and they had a tight style that mixed raw funk influences with smoother jazz playing, creating a sound that was different from many of their contemporaries, and which pushed funk and soul into a whole new level. Byrd's work with the band was as groundbreaking as Larry Mizell's work on his own Blue Note albums – and coincidentally, Larry Mizzell's Sky High Productions handles the studio chores for the set – but in a way that's much more sharply funky than his albums with Byrd! Titles include the tight choppy funk tracks "Do It, Fluid" and "Funky Junkie", plus other nice groovers like "Summer Love", "Gut Level", and "The Runaway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ BlackbyrdsBlackbyrds/Flying Start ... CD
Fantasy, 1974. Used ... $9.99
2 incredible albums from The Blackbyrds – back to back on a single CD! First up is the self-titled Blackbyrds record – a funky jazz treasure, and the band's landmark first album! The Blackbyrds were a legendary 70s combo that were discovered by Donald Byrd while he was teaching at Howard University – and they had a tight style that mixed raw funk influences with smoother jazz playing, creating a sound that was different from many of their contemporaries, and which pushed funk and soul into a whole new level. Byrd's work with the band was as groundbreaking as Larry Mizell's work on his own Blue Note albums – and coincidentally, Larry Mizzell's Sky High Productions handles the studio chores for the set – but in a way that's much more sharply funky than his albums with Byrd! Titles include the tight choppy funk tracks "Do It, Fluid" and "Funky Junkie", plus other nice groovers like "Summer Love", "Gut Level", and "The Runaway". Flying Start has a beautifully put-together feel – tight enough to crossover somewhat big with a larger audience than the group's previous effort – but still filled with the kind of righteous energy that first got them going, a sublime mix of jazzy rhythms and soulful elements, all held together tightly by production from Donald Byrd. Tracks include the big hit "Walking In Rhythm", which was an oft-spun 45 back in the day – plus some great funk moments, like the tasty "Spaced Out", the choppy "The Baby", and the captivating "Blackbyrds Theme". Other cuts include "Future Children Future Hopes", "I Need You", and "April Showers". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tim BlakeLighthouse – An Anthology 1973 to 2012 (3CDs/DVD) ... CD
Egg/Esoteric (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 3CD & DVD ... $19.99
A fantastic collection of work from electronic wizard Tim Blake – a set that's a nice counterpart to albums under his own name, as it also features singles, work with other groups, and some rare archive material that's especially nice! CDs 1 and 2 bring together Tim's issued legacy of the 70s, plus bits from later years too – including work with Gong on "The Octave Doctors & The Crystal Machine" and "Other Side Of The Sky", "Surf" with Saratoga Space Messengers, and "Lighthouse" with Hawkwind – plus his own tracks "Midnight", "Synthese Intemporel", "Passage Sur La Cite Des Revelations", "Who's Gonna Win The War", "A Return To The Clouds", "Waiting For Nati", "Jacuzzi Surfing", "Flating", "Byzance (live)", "Absent Friends", and "Tide Of The Century". CD3 features really great archive material – "Ionic Clouds 2", "Psychedelic Springs", "Forteresse/Crystal Mirrors To Infinity", "Oming In", "Mirrors Of Light", "Metro Poly Train", and "Tide Of The Century (live)". DVD features Les Musiciens/Tim Blake – a French TV special from 1979, with four long tracks! CD
(DVD is NTSC, All Region.)

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Eric Burdon & The AnimalsTwain Shall Meet ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Great later work from The Animals – a set that's not as tripped-out as some of their other late 60s work, and which almost starts to show Eric Burdon's rising love of soul and funk! The sound is still pretty rockish overall – but there's some great use of bass rumbling at the bottom – bringing up a rumbling quality that fits nicely with Burdon's somewhat bleak presentation of the lyrics at various points. Production by Tom Wilson almost has a raspy, lo-fi sort of feel – different than the bluesier roots of the group, and almost a precursor of indie work in decades to come! Titles include the classic "Sky Pilot", plus "Monterey", "Just The Thought", "Closer To The Truth", "No Self Pity", "Orange & Red Beams", and "We Love You Lil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & gold label pressing. Cover has a lightly stained corner.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdBlack Byrd ... CD
Blue Note, 1973. Used ... $7.99
A landmark album – Donald Byrd's first session with producer Larry Mizell, the man who went onto forever change the face of jazz funk! After rumbling around for a few years attempting electric styles that really didn't fit his mode, Donald wisely hooked up with Larry, and hit a groove here that would carry him for many many years. The album's a masterpiece of soul – heavy production with great keyboards, creating a nice set of grooves that let Byrd solo over the top, sounding better than he had in years! Great all the way through, and with tracks that include "Flight Time", "Sky High", "Black Byrd", "Slop Jar Blues", "Mr Thomas", and the prophetically-titled "Where Are We Going?" CD

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Donald ByrdDonald Byrd's Best ... LP
Blue Note, Early 70s/1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A tasty collection of goodies that Donald recorded with the great Larry Mizell during the early 70s. Certainly not his all-inclusive best, but some of our favorite material by this legendary soul jazz trumpeter. The tracks have a sparkling electric jazz funk sound, with amazing production that keeps them drifting along with a very soulful vibe. Titles include "Sky High", "Street Lady", "Change", "Stepping Into Tomorrow", "Black Byrd", and "Flight Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Comet Is ComingProphecy EP (with download) ... LP
Leaf (UK), 2015. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 17.99
A prophetic blast of modern jazz from Comet Is Coming – one of the strongest and most original jazz trios from London or anywhere else in quite a while! There's a taut, propulsive bent to this early EP by the group that hints strongly at their soaring spiritual space jazz to come – making expansive use of a tight tenor sax, drums an brilliantly spacey synth and keys set up that hits hard and heavy while making it clear that the sky is no limit at all. Really strong stuff we're thrilled to finally have a hold on! Includes "Neon Baby", "Star Exploding In Slow Motion", "Do The Milky Way", 'Cosmic Serpent" and "Final Days Of The Apocalypse" LP, Vinyl record album
(Finally on vinyl in the US – limited edition and exclusive to indie stores. Includes download!)

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Patrick CowleyMuscle Up ... CD
Dark Entries, Late 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Moody work from the legendary Patrick Cowley – all music originally composed for use in 70s porno films shot on the San Francisco scene – most of it in the years before Cowley took off in more techno-styled dancefloor modes! These tracks are all heavy on electronics, but the grooves are often somewhat gentle – mostly in modes that run from midtempo to spacey, and which clearly featured during the more languid erotic scenes of the movies – maybe moments when the action was heated, but also rapturously intense. And as such, the music has a very different vibe than the familiar funk and jazz you'd know from other porn films of the period (although there is one great funk number here) – and the use of electronics give most of these cuts a cool, spacey vibe – almost like Sky Records material from the German scene, or pre-cold wave electronics. Titles include "Deep Inside You", "5oz Of Funk", "Timelink", "Uhura", "Pigfoot", "Don't Ask", "Cat's Eye", and "Somebody To Love Tonight". CD

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Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly & The Poor Boys ... CD
Fantasy, 1969. Used ... $4.99
It's hard to get any more classic than this for Creedence Clearwater Revival – as this legendary late 60s album is definitely the place where it all comes together! The pairing of John Fogerty's lead guitar and the scratching rhythm guitar of brother Tom really sounds wonderful here – driven on by tight bass and drums, but always with this rootsy edge that stretches from the Bay Area scene way down to the bayou! Titles include the classic "Down On The Corner" and a great version of "The Midnight Special" – plus "It Came Out Of The Sky", "Side Of The Road", "Effigy", "Don't Look Now", and "Fortunate Son". CD

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Kirk Degiorgio Presents As One21st Century Soul ... LP
Ubiquity, 2001. Sealed 2LP ... $9.99
Spacey beats, funky keyboards, and a clear vision for the future – all coming from the hands of Kirk DeGiorgio, one of the most important producer/musicians to come out of the London scene of the past decade! This Ubiquity full length goes way past most of Kirk's recent singles and remix efforts – to a level of expression that few groups can match, save perhaps 4Hero – blending a rich tradition of space jazz funk, with broken beats and the occasional soulful vocal, into a seamless wall of sound that shifts, shimmers, and delights throughout! Titles include "Like No Other", "Another Revolution", "Problems", "Music Is An Open Sky", "Amalia", "In The Arms Of You", "Undefeated" and "Contours". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods70s Classic Hits ... CD
Sunset Blvd, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
As you can guess by their image on the cover, Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods were hardly the stuff of cutting-edge rock in the 70s – but they certainly made for some great pop classics during the glory days of AM Radio! The cover photo is old, but this set is actually new – a reformed version of the group, working in a surprisingly faithful studio setting – to recapture the pristine pop glory of their hits, and some other classics from the 70s! In fact, if we hadn't dipped into the notes, we'd be tempted to say that all the work here is vintage – which is our tip of the hat to the production team behind the record – who really do a great job with tunes that include "Billy Don't Be A Hero", "Sad Eyes", "Who Do You Think You Are", "Sky High", "Hooked On A Feeling", "Wildflower", "Hello It's Me", and "Saturday Night". CD

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DovesLord Is My Shepherd ... LP
Clover (Nigeria), 1975. Good ... $24.99
The title sounds a bit gospel, but the album's a smoker from mid 70s Nigeria – a very unique hybrid of styles that's unlike most of the Afro Funk we know from the time! The Doves seem to have an equal ear for reggae and regional sounds – and work here to fuse both together with a positive, uplifting vibe – borrowing some of the rhythmic impulses of Kingston, yet still using the keyboards, guitar, and percussion you'd hear from other acts in Lagos – all in a fusion that just gets better and better with each new track! The record starts out slow, but gets more and more interesting as it moves along – partly because the production gets trippier and trippier with some of the tunes, and seems to let the guitar and organ overshadow the vocals. Titles include "Mercury", "The Sky", "Truth", "Rhythm Bullet", "Flying Bird", "Give Peace To The People", and "Baby Come With Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some discoloration and some pen. Label has some pen.)

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Lesley DuncanLeslie Step Lightly – The GM Recordings Plus – 1974 to 1982 (Everything Changes/Moon Bathing/Maybe It's Lost/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
GM/RPM (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
The second and final chapter of work from England's Lesley Duncan – a really great singer/songwriter who opened the doors for many others, but often never fully got her due! The tracks here are after Lesley's bigger years on RCA, and especially CBS – three albums recorded for the GM Recordings label in the mid 70s, plus lots of later bonus tracks too – all showing Duncan still very much at the height of her powers, as a strong interpreter of her own lyrics in ways that are free of commercial modes, nor any of the easily, conventional styles that other female singers were using as the 70s moved on. Arrangements are nicely understated, and two of the three albums feature Chris Spedding on guitar – Peter Frampton is on the third – all strongly presented here with huge notes and photos, and 20 bonus tracks too, including live tracks from a 1974 concert. Titles include "My Soul", "Moon Bathing", "Rocking Chair", "Fine Friends", "Jumped Right In The River", "We'll Get By", "Watch The Tears", "Maybe It's Lost", "The Sky's On Fire", "Love Melts Away", "Walking In The Sea", "Falling Like A Leaf", "Sing Children Sing", "Rainbow Games", "Could've Been A Winner", "Another Light Goes Out", and "Masters Of War". CD

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Michel Edelin Quintet with John GreavesEchoes Of Henry Cow ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Echoes of Henry Cow – but very jazzy ones, too – as this combo uses songs of the famous British group as a launching point for more lyrical improvisation, topped nicely with a range of work on flutes from group leader Michel Edelin! John Greaves is a guest on a few tracks, and delivers spoken passages originally penned by Chris Cutler – but the strongest appeal of the set is the way that Edelin reworks the spirit of the songs, and shakes off some of their more outdated modes – really creating a sense of surprising freshness throughout. Other musicians include Sylvain Kassap on clarinet and bass clarinet, Sophia Domancich on piano and Fender Rhodes, Stepahen Kerecki on bass, and Simon Goubert on drums. Titles include "Half The Sky", "Living In the Heart Of The Beast", "Ruins", "Beautiful As The Moon", "Civilisation", "On Suicide", and "After The Flood". CD

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Emerald WebStargate Tapes 1979 to 1982 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $22.99
A beautifully trippy duo who work here mostly with electronics – but who use the instruments in very organic ways that are almost acoustic! There's an earthy, almost hippieish quality to the sounds on the set – music that belies the pair's placement in the pre-New Age instrumental underground shared by Iasos, Laraaji, and others – but which also comes across here with a unique quality that's very much all their own! The music has a naive, optimistic feel that's very cool – and even when the keyboards step out front a bit more strongly on a few tracks, the energy of the record still has a lot more warmth than the Sky Records scene in Germany. After a smattering of various reissues, this full set finally does the duo justice – bringing together all the best track from their rare album and cassette-only releases – with the kind of notes and details we love from the Finders Keepers label. Titles include "Dawn", "The Dragon's Gate", "Flight Of The Raven", "Voices Of The Sage", "Chasing The Shadowbeast", "Nightsong", and "Valley Of The Birds". LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian EnoAnother Green World ... CD
Virgin/EG (UK), 1975. Used ... $6.99
Brian Eno at the crux of his career – hanging perfectly between the guitar-heavy glam of earlier years, and the spacey electronics of later material – both of which he presents wonderfully on the record! The album is one of his last to feature real rock songs, with the kind of vocals you'd know from Eno's first two albums – and it mixes straighter styles with more complex electronic soundscapes, resulting in some wonderfully cold and abstract material that prefaces musical territory that many other artists wouldn't hit until the following decade! Titles include "Golden Hours", "The Big Ship", "St Elmos Fire", "Sky Saw", "Spirits Drifting", and "Becalmed". CD
(Out of print, early 90s pressing.)

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EsquivelExploring New Sounds In Stereo/Strings Aflame ... CD
RCA/Bar None, 1959. Used ... $14.99
Juan Garcia's at his best here on Exploring New Sounds In Stereo – gazing into a telescope on the cover, looking at the stars and contemplating his next musical direction. For that, the session leaps into a swinging hi-fi mode that brings the hi-ghest fi-delity to the band's nutty approach to arrangements. Esquivel's definitely swinging on a star here – especially on the cuts "My Blue Heaven", "Spellbound", "Whatchamacalit", "La Ronde", and "Bella Mora". Despite the "strings" in the title on Strings Aflame, this one actually swings quite well, and has a bit of an exotic gypsy flavor to it, augmented by cool spacey production that makes the strings hum with a strange other-worldly tonality. The set's filled with the usual crazy Esquivel arrangements, and includes the cuts "Turkish March", "Andalusian Sky", "Misirlou", and "Gypsy Lament". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eyedea & AbilitiesBy The Throat (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2009. New Copy (reissue)... On February 7, 2020
The first set in a few years from Eyedea & Abilities – with their trademark battle ready, ferocious rap and harder hitting rock breaks & beats. Titles include "Hay Fever", "Spin Cycle", "Time Flies When You Have A Gun", "Bum Fetish", "Sky Diver", "Junk", "Forgive Me For My Synapses", "This Story", "Factory", "Smile" and "By The Throat". LP, Vinyl record album
(10th Anniversary pressing on watercolor swirl colored vinyl!)

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FeltPoem Of The River (CD/7 inch single box set – with poster, buttons, and gig flyers) ... CD
Creation/Cherry Red (UK), 1987. New Copy CD & 7 Inch ... $23.99
A gem of a record from Felt – one that has them complicating the sound they first brought to the Creation Records label – stretching out some of the songs a bit, and working with art rock legend Mayo Thompson of the Red Krayola in the production booth! The use of organ continues to be wonderfully strong – really giving the group a punctuation to their songs that their earlier material never had – but there's also still that great sense of overall sound that always made them so unique, and which works perfectly for the creative songwriting talents of Lawrence. Tracks include "Declaration" "Silver Plane", "She Lives By The Castle", "Stained Glass Windows In The Sky", "Riding On The Equator", "Dark Red Birds". CD comes in a gatefold sleeve, packaged in a 7" box – which includes a picture sleeve version of the "Ballad Of The Band" 7 inch single, 2 reproductions of gig flyers, a 2-sided wall poster, and 4 buttons – all with a sticker on the box that's signed by Lawrence! CD
(Flyers, buttons, and posters for each different CD/7" set are different too!)

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5th DimensionIndividually & Collectively ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
An early 70s treasures from The 5th Dimension – continuing the group's amazing run from the late 60s onward – a sublime blend of the group's great harmonies with standout lead vocals – all produced by Bones Howe, and arranged with help from from Bob Alcivar and Bill Holman! There's a growing sophistication in the set that we really like – a deeper, more personal feel on some of the lyrics – especially some of the more "adult" styled numbers that always showed that the group was way more than just a simple pop machine. Tracks include a scatting vocal version of the Johnny Alf bossa groover "Sky & Sea", plus "I Didn't Get To Sleep At All", "All Kinds Of People", "Tomorrow Belongs To The Children", "Turn Around To Me", "Band Of Gold", and "Border Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the envelope style cover.)

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Galactic ExplorersEpitaph For Venus ... LP
Mental Experience (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Wonderfully free-wheeling sounds from this hip German trio – maybe not one of the biggest groups of the Krautrock generation, but one who definitely earn their name with the music on this album! The set's got a long-spun approach to the tunes, which are all quite long – layers of keyboards that include Fender Rhodes, minimoog, Hammond organ, "Lunatron", and other electronics – mixed with some slight effects, and no other instrumentation at all – which makes for a very evocative, all-instrumental blend of keyboard sounds and styles – as they spin out beautifully in ways that really build a bridge to the sky! Titles include "Lunarscape", "Ethereal Jazz", and "Venus Rising". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan GetzStan Getz In Sweden 1958 to 1960 ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), Late 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
We can never get enough Stan Getz – especially when it's a record like this, which offers up some previously-overlooked sides of his career! Stan spent plenty of time on the Swedish scene in the late 50s – even managed to pick up a bride in the process – and while there, he really gelled wonderfully with the best players of the time – not just local modernists, who were a perfect fit for his music, but also trumpeter Benny Bailey, who was working on the Scandinavian scene too! This 2CD set is a massive document of Stan's best work in Sweden during these years – and it features studio, radio, and live performance material – with players who include Benny Bailey on trumpet, Ake Persson on trombone, Lars Gullin on baritone, Erik Norstrom on tenor, and both Bengt Hallberg and Jan Johansson on piano. Tunes follow a bit of the Verve Records approach used with Stan in the 50s – with arrangements by Persson, Hallberg, and Gullin on some numbers – and titles include "Topsy", "Celebrating", "Cabin In The Sky", "Speak Low", "Like Someone In Love", "Jordu", "Gold Rush", "Night In Tunisia", "Just A Child", "Ah Moore", and "Lover Come Back To Me". CD

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HamaHoumeissa ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the coolest records we've heard on the Sahel Sound label to date – not the usual guitar material you might know from the imprint, but instead a batch of very cosmic keyboards – all instrumental, and spinning out into space with a vibe that's almost a collision between the best electronic styles of the 70s and 80s! There's almost more echoes here of the German Sky Records scene than you'd expect from the usual southern hemisphere sounds of Sahel – and Hama Moussa keeps things spare, but very melodic throughout – yet always without resorting to easier boogie keyboard modes, or some of the other retro-heavy styles that are more common of late. Titles include "Terroir", "Houmeissa", "Dounia", "Touareg", "Yeta Yeta", "Takamba", and "Wassa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alan HawkshawRoad Forward – KPM 1192 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A fantastic set from sound library keyboard genius Alan Hawkshaw – one that's got a very positive, upbeat mix of acoustic and electric elements – and some mighty nice keys from the man himself! Alan's got ears here that open up channels of sound through territory that includes catchy 70s TV themes, more funky action moments, and even some more subtle currents of jazz – especially on a few cuts that almost feel as if Hawkshaw is beating Bob James on CTI at his own game! Every track is pretty darn great – and there's no filler at all, especially if you like 70s electric keyboard soundtracks – on titles that include "Sky Train", "Destination Venus", "Current Affairs", "Strangelands", "Sheer Elegance", "Mystique Voyage", and "Cruising". LP, Vinyl record album

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Heliocentrics13 Degrees Of Reality ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
If this is reality, lead us onward – as the set is a mindblowing batch of trippy psych-funk from The Heliocentrics – even more offbeat and experimental than before, in ways that make the combo the true heirs to the legacy first begun by Stark Reality! The album's definitely funky at the core, but it's also filled with loads of amazing sounds – instruments tuned weirdly, played weirdly, and produced weirdly – so that over the heavy drums, there's often lots of freaky, fuzzy bits and tripped-out sounds – in ways that make the record feel like some lost acid trip outtakes from the Westbound studios of the early 70s – or like some obscure funk band that dropped acid at Andy Warhol's loft! The packaging offers up a visual example of what your ears will be going through when you tune into the music – and titles include "Mysterious Ways", "Collateral Damage", "Black Sky", "Calabash", "Path Of The Black Sun", "Mr Owusu I Presume", "Eastern Begena", and loads of cool interlude tracks too. LP, Vinyl record album

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Mikolaj HertelSpleen ... CD
GAD (Poland), 2002. New Copy ... $9.99
Mikolaj Hertel may not be a household name, but he certainly knows how to create some great electronic sounds when he wants to – and even on an album as late as this, he comes across with a sound to rival the spacey electronic masters of the European scene of the 70s! The music is spare and open – tuneful, but in a quietly progressing sort of way – and always has the warmth of more analogue electronics, used at a level that rivals some of the bigger name French electronicists of the 70s, or maybe some of the German Sky Records scene, but less ambient overall. Titles include "Atlantydo", "Twarze Melancholii", "Jak To Wyrazic", "Smutek Pamieci", and "Spleen", in three parts. CD

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Yutaka HiroseNova + 4 (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Misawa Home/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
Spare soundscapes from Japanese keyboardist Yutaka Hirose – mostly composed on a variety of electronic instruments, but with a vibe that's very natural and organic overall! The music is very slow-moving, and unfolds at a quiet pace – all definitely in the tradition of the best Ambient Music projects from Brian Eno – but maybe even taking things a bit further, with a gentle sense of construction and abstraction – all blended with occasional sound effects pulled from nature, which furthers that organic quality in the music. Titles include "Taiko", "Humming The Sea", "Through The Windows", "Nova", and "Slow Sky". This edition also features four long unreleased tracks, recorded at the same time – "Old Dream Spell", "Light Which Shakes Quietly", "One Day In Summer", and "Shadow Of A Water Droplet". LP, Vinyl record album

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HiroshimaProvidence ... CD
Epic, 1992. Used ... $2.99
The continuing evolution of the Hiroshima sound – a set that still features the group's blend of electric fusion and more traditional Japanese elements – but which also marks a bit of a shift in the style of electric instruments at the time! In other words, the vibe here is more early 90s fusion than the sound of their earlier records – a shift in the choice of keyboards used by leader Dan Kuramoto, which are mixed alongside koto, shamisen, taiko, and percussion. Jeanette Clinger sings lead vocals in a few spots – and titles include "Turning Point", "Island World", "Time On The Nile", "With This Heart", "Kazen", "Providence", "One Of Us", and "Ribbon In The Sky". CD
(Out of print.)

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Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson & Bobby HutchersonKeystone Bop Vol 1 – Sunday Night ... CD
Prestige, 1981. Used ... $18.99
Keystone bop indeed – a smoking little set from Freddie Hubbard, recorded during his great back-to-basics years of the early 80s! The tracks here are all quite long, and informed by a strong sense of hardbop – but they also open up with some sharper, more modern moments at times – of the sort that keenly reflect Freddie's best roots during his early years at Blue Note. The other players here are all quite strong – especially well-matched for the energy of such a record – with Bobby Hutcherson on vibes and Joe Henderson on tenor, plus rhythm from Billy Childs on piano, Larry Klein on bass, and Steve Houghton on drums. The CD presents all tracks in long, unedited takes – and this Sunday Night volume features 5 tracks that include "Birdlike", "The Littlest One Of All", "The Intrepid Fox", "Sky Dive", and "Body & Soul". CD
(Out of print.)

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Incredible String BandRelics Of The Incredible String Band ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A great overview of the Incredible String Band – early material from the group's first three albums on Elektra, all pulled together in a double-length set that's a perfect introduction to their genius! The core talents here are Mike Heron and Robin Williamson – the founders of the group, and architects of most of the songs – tunes that use a fair bit of the acoustic instrumentation that you'd guess from their name, in an compelling inversion of older Brit folk modes – that same balance between modern and ancient that you'd hear from a few of their hippest contemporaries. The whole thing's great – and we really love to lose ourselves in the music. Titles include "Air", "Job's Tears", "October Song", "Everything's Fine Right Now", "Koeeoaddi Death", "A Very Cellular Song", "Maya", "This Moment", "Way Back In The 1960s", "Painting Box", "Log Cabin Home In The Sky", and "Cousin Caterpillar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hint of light wear.)

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Roger JamesRiding Free (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chapter One/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99
Really compelling solo work from Roger James – a UK music industry figure who spent countless hours on session work in the 60s, then was able to cut this sole record as a leader for the Chapter One label at the start of the 70s! Roger's got an unusual approach here – a mode that's clearly aware of country rock changed in the US, but which delivers the goods in a decidedly British way – with maybe a richer sense of arrangement, and this presentation that evokes the maturity of the singer/songwriter generation – maybe that current of sadness we love so much in the early work of Paul Williams. Mark Wirtz produced, but the approach is quite different than on his 60s pop work – and James wrote most of the songs himself. Titles include "High Into The Sky", "The Return", "It Took Someone Like You", "If You Say So", "I'm Sure That I'm Sure", "Raindrops", "The End/Something Wonderful", and "Riding Free". CD features 13 bonus tracks – material recorded as the Roger James Group, including "It Took Someone Like You", "Out Of My Mind Over You", "I Wonder If She'll Sometimes Think Of Me", and "She's Leaving Me Again" – plus singles that include "Gold", "Lauretta", "Whistling Jack", "If You Try", "Faces & Places", and "If I Didn't Have You". CD

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✨✧ JazzholeBlackburst ... CD
Beave, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Great work by one of the best things going on the New York scene – the soulful Jazzhole, a great group with a really unique sound! There's elements of soul, jazz, and funk bubbling throughout most of the record – but the group's also got influences that span the globe, and which bring about a sound that touches on many cultural horizons – not in a cloying way, but in the kind of warmly integrated feel that you'd hear in the work of Joe Clausell or some of the best work on Spiritual Life. In fact, you could almost think of Jazzhole as kind of a soul-based alternative to the dance-oriented work of those scenes – the best parts of New York coming together in a really unified sound. Titles include "Dancing In My Head", "What Kind Of Love", "Pillow Talk", "Winter Sky", and "Hush". CD
(Out of print, punch through digipack cover.)

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Jean GraeEvil Jeanius ... LP
Babygrande, 2008. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.98
Hip hop heroine Jean Grae's team up effort with production duo Blue Sky Black Death – a record that stood out at the time and still stands out today! You know you're in for something special when the first track blends icy synth hop atmosphere and touch of terse touch of VU's "Venus In Furs" behind Jean's tough rhymes – it's a diverse mix of moods and it all works together masterfully – and the energy doesn't waver from there. Other tracks include "Away With Me" "Ahead Of The Game" with Blacastan, "Nobody'll Do It For You", "It's Still A Love Song" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan KentonBallad Style Of Stan Kenton ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Very Good ... $0.99
One of Stan's excellent later sides for Capitol – recorded during a flurry of incredible sessions that really pushed the already-great Kenton sound over the top! Here, Stan's working with a host of familiar ballads – but in a way that completely transforms the tunes, and turns them into sound sculptures crafted on blocks of rich color, tone, and hue. The sound is incredible – with perfectly-poised horn passages that shift in the dark like a musical version of the Northern Lights – all topped off by Stan's piano lines, recorded in a magical way that floats them effortlessly over the rest of the group. Titles include "Early Autumn", "How Am I To Know?", "We'll Be Together Again", "The End Of A Love Affair", "More Than You Know", "A Sunday Kind Of Love", "Moon Song", "How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)", 'The Night We Called It A Day" and "When Stars Looked Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Toshinori Kondo & Tibetan Blue Air Liquid BandKhuchyu Fuyhu ... CD
Polydor/Solid (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $22.99
Trumpeter Toshinori Kondo may have cut some avant-oriented material over the years – but this set is a different sort of record – one that's cut with his Tibetan Blue Air Liquid Band, in a playful mix of rhythms, tones, and jazz! The approach is maybe post-fusion, inflected with a bit of art rock inspiration – still with plenty of jazz-based solos, but also a very unconventional approach to the rhythms, which are sometimes sunny and bright, sometimes a bit more edgey. Titles include "Raku Raku Raku", "Light Footwork Song", "7 Time", "A Crack In The Sky", and "Setouchi Blue". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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William KurkSuper Pop Fusion ... CD
William Kurk Productions, 2012. Used ... $6.99
Neither pop nor fusion – but a great little record that reminds us why we love William Kurk so much! There's definitely some of the jazzy styles promised by the title, but they're mixed in with Kurk's inventive approach to soul music – warm instrumentation wrapped around compelling lyricism, but in a bouncy, playful way that's light years from the usual! This time around, there's a slight echo of 80s ideals – not so much in the music, which still has lots of 70s warmth – but in the criss-crossing of modes, and in the way that acoustic and electric elements are used together to create a really full sound. Titles include "9 by 3", "Revenge Of Mega Man", "Star Of The Sky", "All Of The Time", "Moonrise", "2012", and "Dragon Force". CD
(Packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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LasperanzaSeeds ... CD
Dome (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99
A tight debut from Lasperanza – aka arranger producer Rico Garofalo, who put together the whole set as a tribute to older jazz, funk, and soul that laid the seeds for his own music in recent years! The record has a vibe that's a bit like that strong UK soul tradition started with Incognito, and carried forth by a number of other artists in recent years – with a really strong vision at the core, handled by a musician who's also a maestro in the studio – who then opens the door to a shifting array of singers who really make the record sparkle with a great sense of variety! Lasperanza has sax or flute solos on most tracks, and seems ready to rise up there with the cream of UK soul labels like Dome or Expansion in recent years – and guest singers include Decosta Boyce, Hannah White, LaAerial, Kayleigh O'Neill, Colette Connor, Keni Stevens, and Izzy Chase. Most tracks are remakes of soulful classics, completely changed up – and titles include "Let's Stay Together", "Give Me The Night", "Kilimanjaro", "Under The Moon & Over The Sky", "Early Morning Love", "Working Day & Night", "In The Mood", and "It Should Have Been You". CD
 
 
 



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