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Teaspoon & The WavesTeaspoon & The Waves ... CD
Soul Jazz Pop/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Clubby work from the South African scene of the 70s – but a set that's got a very equal amount of jazz – as you might guess from the group's saxophone-wielding leader on the cover! Tracks are long, and build from an instrumental core first – often leaving out vocals entirely, as the grooves spin out with sweet keyboards, riffing guitar, and driving basslines – which open up to some excellent solos on tenor and trumpet, often with a vibe that echoes some of the South African jazz styles of the decade! But the vocals are nice, too – and come out especially strong on the album's classic "Oh Yeh Soweto" – a sweet ripoff of the Lamont Dozier track "Back To My Roots". Other tracks include "Saturday Express", "Got Me Tight", "Friday Night", and "Wind & Fire". CD

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✨✧ Teaspoon & The WavesTeaspoon & The Waves ... LP
Soul Jazz Pop/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Clubby work from the South African scene of the 70s – but a set that's got a very equal amount of jazz – as you might guess from the group's saxophone-wielding leader on the cover! Tracks are long, and build from an instrumental core first – often leaving out vocals entirely, as the grooves spin out with sweet keyboards, riffing guitar, and driving basslines – which open up to some excellent solos on tenor and trumpet, often with a vibe that echoes some of the South African jazz styles of the decade! But the vocals are nice, too – and come out especially strong on the album's classic "Oh Yeh Soweto" – a sweet ripoff of the Lamont Dozier track "Back To My Roots". Other tracks include "Saturday Express", "Got Me Tight", "Friday Night", and "Wind & Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Teaspoon & The Waves ... CD 11.99
 
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JazzanovaOf All The Things (deluxe 3LP version – with pop up gatefold sleeve & download) ... LP
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2008. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 31.99
A tremendous step forward for Jazzanova – an album that's overflowing with classic soul touches, and done in a style we'd hardly have expected from the group a few years before! Jazzanova have always had an ear for older sounds in their music – which is something that first set them apart from the dancefloor pack – but this album's a really amazing achievement, and one that's put together with the solid sound of some lost late 60s sessions from Motown at points – or with some of the cooler sounds of European jazz of the 70s! There's still a 21st Century vibe to the music – a bit of crackle here and there that marks it as contemporary – but the backings also have tight orchestrations, occasional strings, and that perfectly put-together quality that still makes us marvel at old soul and jazz records after all these years. Vocals are sublime too – as the album features contributions from Phonte, Paul Randolph, Ben Westbeech, Jose James, Dwele, Bembe Segue, and Leon Ware – all of whom fit in perfectly, without any of the sort of random "vocals with sound system" feel you might get in another album of this type. Most tracks are co-written with the vocalist – which is an even hipper touch that ensures a depth of quality – and titles include "Gafiera", "Lucky Girl", "Little Bird", "I Can See", "Look What You're Doin To Me", "Let Me Show Ya", "Lie", and "So Far From Home" – plus a great cover of "Rockin You Eternally". 2019 Deluxe 3LP version comes with a full LP of previously unreleased instrumentals, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – and comes in a pop-up gatefold sleeve!)

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Buddy RichBuddy & Soul ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
Groovy stuff! We'd normally never say a bad word about Buddy (or else he'd sock us one!), but this album is particularly nice – as it features Rich's swinging late 60s group doing some pop/jazz covers of groovy 60s tunes, plus some very tasty originals! All tracks are pretty short, and the band plays with a tight fire that reminds us of some of the best moments on the Blue Juice compilations. Includes covers of "Hello, I Love You", "Soul Kitchen", "Comin Home Baby", and "Love And Peace" – plus tasty originals like "Wonderbag", and "Soul Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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VariousJugoton Funk Vol 1 – A Decade Of Non-Aligned Beats, Soul, Disco, & Jazz 1969 to 1979 ... LP
Jugoton/Everland (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99 40.98
Fierce funk from behind the iron curtain in the 70s – a huge selection of tracks from the Yugoslavian record label Jugoton – most presented here to the western work for the first time ever! The music here isn't the usual American funk and soul of the decade – even though the tracks show plenty of influence from that scene, but work the funky modes through a range of jazz, pop, sound library, and rockish modes – all with a really cool vibe that makes these tracks stand out strongly from the other sorts of music you might have in your collection. Some cuts have elements that are similar to other Eastern bloc funk of the period – like work from Poland or Czechoslovakia – but the label was based in Croatia, and also had more Mediterranean vibes running through the grooves – especially in the latter half of the 70s. Titles include "Zaznamovan" by Mladi Levi, "Tema IV" by Oko, "Blue Jeans" by Rok Hotel, "Lezaj Od Suza" by Josipa Lisac, "Ja Te Uzlaud Ljubim" by Soul Sound Band, "Alfa" by Igor Savin, "Ideja" by Marijan Kasaj, "Puno Parom" by Arsen Dedic, "Ljetne Skice" by Plesni Orkester RTZ, DAvni Zivot" by Dalibor Brun, and "Novinar" by Alfi Kabilijo. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTokyo Nights – Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A great look at the bright world of female soul in Japan during the 80s – a time when the nation was hitting some of its greatest heights of the postwar years – and was coming up with a magical musical groove to follow! While disco reigned in American clubs in the late 70s, the style really took off in Tokyo during the following decade – maybe mixed a bit with European and 80s club styles, but still unabashedly as upbeat and bubbling as American work of previous years – all to showcase a range of female singers whose style really matches the groove! The music takes off a bit from that shift into soul by Japanese jazz singers in the 70s – but is much farther than that mode overall, especially once the beats and keyboards get going. The package does a great job of being faithful to this legacy – and includes notes on each song and artist, along with album covers too. Titles include "Wanna Kiss" by Hitomi Tohyama, "Dancin" by Junko Ohashi, "Dress Down" by Kaoru Akimoto, "I'm In Love" by Aru Takamura, "Broken Eyes" by Mariko Tone, "TNT" by Rie Murakami, "Love Is A Work Of Mind" by Ra Mu, "Mystical Composer" by Kikuchi Momoko, and "Sky Restaurant" by Yumi Seino. CD

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VariousWamono A to Z Vol 2 – Japanese Jazz Funk & Rare Groove 1970 to 1977 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
180g (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $29.99 34.98
A fantastic document of the lost funk legacy of 70s Japan – music that's often different than the jazz and pop work of the decade that sees greater reissue, and which shows a very strong influence from the American scene! The rhythms here are wonderful – sometimes in the best funky soundtrack mode, other times with maybe even a bit of psych added in – and some of the cuts feature lyrics, either in English or Japanese, also with a very soulful vibe – but much more of an edge than the polished sound of the city pop generation! Titles include "Yumura No Obaba" by Akira Yasuda & Beat Folk, "Jikokeno No Samba" by Kan Mikami, "Singer Lady" by Hatsumi Shibata, "Devil Woman" by Bread & Butter, "I Hope It's Fine" by School Band, "Watashi No Beatles" by Fujio Tokita, "Bad Junky Blues" by Hiroshi Sato, "Theme Of Doberman Cop" by Mieko Hirota, and "The In & Outer Stomp & Shouter" by Sammy with Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tom ScottHair To Jazz – A Groovy Jazz & Pop Musical Experience ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Reedman Tom Scott always gives us something groovy – especially in his early years, when he could effortlessly blend together jazz and soul, funk and rock, and really come up with something new and unique! Here, Tom's in the best mode of his early work on Impulse Records – serving up one of our favorite versions ever of Galt MacDermot's music for Hair, done with a wickedly sharp groove all the way through! The combo here is a quartet with a great flair for unusual timings, arrangements, and instrumentation – and in addition to Scott's unusual phrasings on tenor, soprano sax, and saxcello (used with a bit of Echoplex!), Roger Kellaway plays piano with some great bell-like tones, alongside drums from John Guerin and bass from Chuck Domanico. Many numbers are quite jazz-based, with very open and hip solo work that recalls Scott's Rural Still Life album – and titles include "Easy To Be Hard", "Where Do I Go", "Hair", "Be In", "The Flesh Failures", and "Aquarius". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Basso Valdambrini QuintetFonit H602/603 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 34.98
Wonderful work from one of the greatest Italian jazz groups of the 60s – heard here in two of their rarest recordings! The set brings together material from two sessions that were only issued on the Fonit sound library label – but both are every bit as sharp and soulful as the best Basso-Valdambrini work for bigger labels – including their early 60s gems on RCA! And like those records, there's a wonderful sense of rhythm here – kind of the soul jazz side of Blue Note, but handled with a fresh sound that's nicely free of any copycat cliches – and which instead really has the group finding their own voice through their writing and solos. The H602 album is billed as "pop jazz" – which is more a 60s soul jazz style – and H603 is called "Californiano", with a bit of a west coast vibe, but still very much the best grooves we've come to love from the combo. The lineup on both includes tremendous trumpet from Oscar Valdabrini and tenor from Gianni Basso – with rhythms from Ettore Righello on piano, Giorgio Azzolini on bass, and Lionella Bionda on drums. Titles include "Pick Up", "Glaucus", "Gold Mine", "From Me", "Maglione", "Muy", "Plinius", and "Transistor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of the entire record too!)

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Brian CharretteGood Tipper ... CD
Posi tone, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
Great Hammond work from Brian Charette – served up in a style that's a bit different than most contemporary organ jazz sessions! The tracks here are sometimes short – like the old soul jazz organ singles back in the 60s – and Charette mixes things up nicely with a few great covers of soundtrack and pop moments – a bit like some Jimmy McGriff album on Sue Records! Yet Charette's also got a much wider range of sounds than McGriff ever did – a knowledge of the Hammond that embraces all the changes from Larry Young forward – worked out with a sweet trio that includes either Avi Rothbard or Yotam Silberstein on guitar, and Mark Ferber or Jordan Young on drums. Joe Sucato guests on tenor on the album's one long track – and titles include "The Kicker", "Good Tipper", "Another Quarter", "Standing Still", "You Only Live Twice", "Up Up & Away", and "Time Of The Season". CD

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Jose FelicianoFeliciano! (Gold CD pressing) ... CD
RCA, Late 60s. Used ... $24.99
An amazing record! By all rights, this shouldn't be so good – but it's an incredible album of haunting tracks that really has us coming back again and again over the years. The formula is simple: Jose plays late 60s pop tunes on acoustic guitar, and sings them in his spacey soulful voice. Backings are by George Tipton, plus a jazz combo made up of Jim Horn, Ray Brown, and Milt Holland – but it's Jose that really makes the whole thing amazing! His style of presentation is like anything else we can describe – filled with sadness and soul, but enough joy to keep moving forward. He takes tracks like "Light My Fire", "In My Life", "Sunny", and "California Dreamin", and transforms them into an amazing document of the darkness hidden behind the sun of southern California. "California Dreamin" is especially amazing – and Jose's version is one of the best soul songs of all time! CD
(Out of print gold disc pressing.)

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✨✧ Roland KirkVolunteered Slavery ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Sealed ... $58.99
Our favorite album ever from Roland Kirk – and a beautiful mix of two different sides of his genius! Side one's got Roland doing these crazy takes on late 60's pop cuts like "My Cherie Amour" and "Say a Little Prayer", plus his own "songs", done with soulful vocals and a straight-on approach that shows him trying to break out of the avant jazz underground, and reach a wider audience with a spiritual message on tracks like "Search For The Reason Why" and "Spirits Up Above". If this description sounds like a mess, it's not – because this side of the album is one of Kirk's most brilliant statements ever about jazz, soul, love and freedom! Side two has Roland in a straighter vein – running through a tight live set from Newport 1968, handled with fire and imagination, the kind of boundless energy he always brought to his public appearances. Tracks on that set include "One Ton", "Three For The Festival", "Afro Blue", and some great remarks by Roland! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing! Cover has a very small cutout mark.)

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Level 42Complete Polydor Years Vol 1 – 1980 to 1984 (Level 42/Pursuit Of Accidents/Standing In The Light/True Colors/bonus tracks) (10CD set) ... CD
Polydor/Robinsongs (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 10CD ... $69.99 87.99
An insanely big collection of work from Level 42 – a British group from the 80s who were equal parts soul and pop, but also had a strongly jazzy current as well! These guys leapt onto the international scene from the British one in the mid 80s – thanks to a soulful core that not only made them a nice change from some of the lighter English pop of the period, but which also made the group play surprisingly well with American soul audiences too – thanks in part to the currents of jazz and richer elements that they brought to their music. Level 42 clearly have a love of fusion, but find a way to fit it into a tighter groove that's topped with bright blue-eyed soul vocals – all of which really comes through strongly here on this huge first chapter of the group's career. They were clearly working like mad during the early 80s – as the set features the full albums Level 42, The Pursuit Of Accidents, Standing In The Light, and True Colors, plus lots more 12" singles, remixes, 7" singles, b sides, live recordings, and even some early tapes from 1980 too. The package features 94 tracks in all, plus great notes too! CD

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Herbie Mann & Tamiko JonesMann & A Woman ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A really unique collaboration between fluteman Herbie Mann and soul singer Tamiko Jones – a vocalist who's always a really special talent, and who has an equally great ear for jazz as well! That style works perfectly here – as the vibe is somewhere between Herbie's Latin and Brazilian-styled sets for Atlantic, and some of the groovier jazz of the 60s – particularly the styles influenced by hip soundtracks of the time. Arrangements are very fresh, and even make familiar tunes pop nicely – thanks to work on the charts from Joe Zawinul, Melba Liston, and Jimmy Wisner. But the really special talent here is Tamiko – who sometimes sings lyrics, sometimes works wordlessly in a really cool mode – on titles that include "A Man & A Woman", "O Barquinho", "It's Time That You Settled Down", "Sidewinder", "Day Tripper", "Sunny", and "How Insensitive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo! Cover has light wear and aging, with a sticker spot and some marker on front, and a bent corner at the back paste-on.)

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✨✧ Les McCann & Eddie HarrisSwiss Movement ... CD
Atlantic, 1969. Used ... $4.99
The extremely successful union of two of Atlantic's biggest funky jazz stars, caught live in Switzerland, with the amazing Benny Bailey sitting in on trumpet. The tracks are long and funky, and are virtually a blueprint for pop soul jazz playing of the time – mixing slinky rhythms with some breakout solos that show that all players are still deeply committed to a strong jazz sound. Titles include "Cold Duck Time", "The Generation Gap", "Kathleen's Theme", and their great version of "Compared To What", with the famous vocal by Les that made the track a soul jazz vocal hit! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Swiss Movement ... LP 9.99

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Les McCann & Eddie HarrisSwiss Movement ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $9.99
The extremely successful union of two of Atlantic's biggest funky jazz stars, caught live in Switzerland, with the amazing Benny Bailey sitting in on trumpet. The tracks are long and funky, and are virtually a blueprint for pop soul jazz playing of the time – mixing slinky rhythms with some breakout solos that show that all players are still deeply committed to a strong jazz sound. Titles include "Cold Duck Time", "The Generation Gap", "Kathleen's Theme", and their great version of "Compared To What", with the famous vocal by Les that made the track a soul jazz vocal hit! LP, Vinyl record album
(Green and red Broadway label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam, light surface wear, and some aging.)
Also available Swiss Movement ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Les McCann & Eddie HarrisSwiss Movement – Montreux 30th Anniversary Edition (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1969. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The extremely successful union of two of Atlantic's biggest funky jazz stars, caught live in Switzerland, with the amazing Benny Bailey sitting in on trumpet. The tracks are long and funky, and are virtually a blueprint for pop soul jazz playing of the time – mixing slinky rhythms with some breakout solos that show that all players are still deeply committed to a strong jazz sound. Titles include "Cold Duck Time", "The Generation Gap", "Kathleen's Theme", and their great version of "Compared To What", with the famous vocal by Les that made the track a soul jazz vocal hit! CD also features the bonus track "Kaftan". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
Swiss Movement ... LP 9.99
Swiss Movement ... CD 4.99

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Sachiko NishidaItsumono Gogo ... LP
Polydor (Japan), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $54.99
Great 70s work from Sachiko Nishida – a Japanese singer who first began recording in the early 60s, but who's matured here into a really great style – some of the currents of American soul and jazz that would inform the city pop generation, but balanced here with a style that occasionally echoes some of her older material too! Lyrics and titles are all in Japanese, and the arrangements have a warm style that's filled with lots of equally warm keyboard lines on most tracks – a really nice match for the thoughtful, well-crafted vocals of Sachiko. LP, Vinyl record album
(Great reissue – with textured cover, just like the original!)

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Pointer SistersPointer Sisters ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
The fantastic debut of The Pointer Sisters – an album that's a lot deeper than most of their crossover pop from years to come! At the time of the album's release, the trio were a badass group of female singers on the Bay Area scene – out to redefine the role of the girl group in soul – working not only with righteous power that was a real change from modes of the 60s – but also this trans-temporal quality that had them reaching back with ease for references from decades past, which also includes a surprising amount of jazz! The highlight here is the group's classic funky break version of Allen Toussaint's "Yes We Can Can" – and other titles include "Naked Food", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Sugar", "Pains & Tears", "Jada", "River Boulevard", and "Cloudburst". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and initials in pen on the back and label.)

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Tom ScottTom Cat ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1974. Used ... $2.99
A runaway hit for reedman Tom Scott – and the record that helped to elevate him to the ranks of studio and fusion superstardom in the 70s! By the time of the record, Scott had already done some key work under his own name, and was contributing heavily to countless other sessions in the jazz, pop, soul, and soundtrack worlds. But this album's the one that really helped Tom get his groove out there – a particular approach to smooth fusion that still kept things plenty funky overall! Part of the credit for the set really goes to bassist Max Bennett and drummer John Guerin – who bring in a tightly snapping bottom that lets Scott get a bit smoother on the top with his saxes, in a style that's augmented by plenty of great keyboard work from Larry Nash. Titles include "Keep On Doin It", "Tom Cat", "Rock Island Rocket", "Mondo", "Refried", "Backfence Cattin", and "Love Poem". CD
(Out of print.)

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Phoebe SnowNever Letting Go ... CD
Columbia, 1977. Used ... $6.99
Phoebe Snow's warming things up a bit here – reaching for some slightly fuller production at times, yet never losing the intimacy that's always made her music so great! Snow's a unique 70s enigma – not really soul, not really mellow pop, not even jazz – but somewhere up on top of all those styles – in a great space that's all her own! The record really balances things wonderfully – never tipping into cliche, no matter how many times you've seen this record in other folks' collections – thanks to strong arrangements from Robert Freedman, William Eaton, and Ken Ascher. Titles include "Never Letting Go", "Majesty Of Life", "Something So Right", "Garden Of Joy Blues", "Electra", "We're Children", and a nice remake of "Love Makes A Woman". CD
(Out of print.)

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Soulful StringsPaint It Black ... LP
Cadet, 1966. Very Good+ ... $19.99
One of the better albums by this great Chicago soul studio group – but all of them are pretty nice! The great Richard Evans is still at the head of The Strings, and the album features solo work by Charles Stepney and Lennie Druss, in a cool breezy Chess/Cadet soul jazz kind of mode. The group runs through jazz standards like "Take Five" and "Sidewinder", plus some pop and soul tracks like "Sunny", "Eight Miles High", "Lover's Concerto", and "Paint It Black". A bit funky, a bit groovy, and some nice instrumental tracks from the legendary Cadet studios! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but vinyl is nice and clean.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittCome Hither ... LP
Solid State, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Sonny blows Varitone on this groovy set of 60s pop tunes arranged and conducted by Jimmy Mundy. The group features guitar by Billy Butler, organ by Paul Griffin, and work on sax and flute by Jerome Richardson – and while the album's not Stitt's finest bop or soul jazz moment, it does have some cool little tunes that shouldn't be overlooked! These include "Tasty Cakes", a choppy little groover with a lot of time changes and a really odd sound; "California Soul", one of those tunes that sounds great no matter who does it; and "Soiree", a bassy mod number that's kind of like a party scene from some camp 60s film! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Dionne WarwickHeartbreaker ... LP
Arista, 1983. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Sweet 80s soul from Dionne Warwick – an album that features a fair bit of production work from Barry Gibb – and a sometime sound that definitely shows his presence! The style here is smoother than Dionne in earlier years – with a nice undercurrent of jazz in the instrumentation, one that helps keep things hipper than you might expect – and which avoids a lot of the cliches of early 80s pop soul that might muck things up. Gibb's touch helps things glide nicely at times – a bit of that soulful Bee Gees flourish – and tracks include "Heartbreaker", "It Makes No Difference", "Take The Short Way Home", "Just One More Night", "You Are My Love", and "Our Day Will Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Wah Wah WatsonElementary ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A funky fusion classic from guitarist Wah Wah Watson – his only album as a leader, despite countless appearances as a sideman on 70s soul, jazz, and pop sessions! The album's got a really wonderful sort of west coast groove – one that takes bits of spacey fusion, bassy funk, and mellower soul – and wraps them up with a fresh and imaginative approach, not to mention plenty of wah wah work on guitar! Players on the set are a superstar array of the best talents in Watson's field – and include Bennie Maupin, Herbie Hancock, Dave Grusin, Joe Sample, and The Waters, who sing vocals on a few cuts. The set includes the killer instrumental "Bubbles", one of our favorite mellow grooves ever – plus the tracks "Goo Goo Wah Wah", "My Love For You Comes & Goes", "Good Friends", "Love Ain't Somethin", and "Sunset Boulevard". CD

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Weather ReportHeavy Weather (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
CBS (Japan), 1977. Used ... $19.99
One of the biggest hits ever for Weather Report – thanks to Joe Zawinul's leadoff track "Birdland" – one of those tunes that entered the canon immediately, and saw countless covers pop up over the years – kind of a rare thing for a jazz tune at this point in time! The track's driving, building energy shows a newly focused side to Weather Report – one that's traded some of the spacier, more experimental moments of the past for a dynamic energy that still puts them ahead of most other 70s fusion supergroups. The presence of Jaco Pastorius is felt quite strongly here – especially on the way the colors ebb and flow up from the bottom – and the way that Jaco's using his bass with the energy of a solo jazz guitar! Alex Acuna and Manolo Badrena are on percussion, and Wayne Shorter's reeds still crackle with a nice degree of soul – on titles that include "Harlequin", "Rumba Mama", "A Remark You Made", "Teen Town", "Palladium", "Havona", and "The Juggler". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Nancy Wilson & Cannonball AdderleyNancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley ... CD
Capitol, Mid 60s. Used ... $5.99
The sweet vocals of Nancy join the classic Cannonball quintet for a great set of soul jazz tunes that was one of Capitol's biggest selling jazz sides in the 60s! About half the cuts feature Nancy on vocals – on tunes like "Save Your Love For Me", "Never Will I Marry", "Happy Talk", and "The Masquerade Is Over" – and the other half feature Cannon's group playing instrumentally – on cuts like "Teaneck", "One Man's Dream", and "Never Say Yes". Pop, but hip – nice and hip! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJasper The Vinyl Junkie Presents Vinyl Junkie Thangs ... CD
BBE (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
Funky sounds old and new – a great collection of cuts that are hand-picked by Jasper The Vinyl Junkie, and which have a way of bridging the best modes of the 70s and some of the best sounds from recent years! The work here all sounds very classic, even if some of it is contemporary – rhythms that are mostly upbeat, but not really house, disco, or club – just upbeat funky nuggets that are filled with plenty of elements from jazz and soul! Titles include "Funky Cookie" by Exile One, "JB's Latin" by Spitting Image, "Safari" by Ashantis, "Berlin 1 (Hot Pants Road)" by Tihomir Pop Asanovic, "Nobody Else But You (Opolopo rmx)" by Steve Arrington, "Black Hole" by Stato Brado with Fred Wesley, "Crusien" by Thomas Siffling Trio, "Flotational Device" by E Live, "Let The Drums Speak (Harvey Lindo edit)" by Bah Samba with The Fatback Band, "Trippin High" by Eric Legnini Trio, "Painful Pleasure" by Hubert Eaves, and "Stay Cool" by Jaki Whiren & John Cartwright. CD

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VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – Sixty Minute Man – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In the case of these tracks, the singers often hit some fairly suggestive material – often hidden in early 50s innuendo, but barely so – with a vibe that's often nastier than even the most hardcore rockabilly sounds to come! The music here has its roots in blues, but is inflected with plenty of jazz, and the presence of the singers often point the way towards soul music – especially the James Brown crowd that would later rise at the same label. Titles on this volume include "Sexy Ways" by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters, "Lolly Pop Mama" by Wynonie Harris, "I Want A Bowlegged Woman" by Bull Moose Jackson, "You Can't Keep A Good Man Down" by Billy Ward & The Dominoes, "Will You Be Mine" by The Swallows, "Leave My Kitten Alone" by Little Willie John, "Sixy Minute Man" by Billy Ward & The Dominoes, and "Lovin Machine" by Wynonie Harris. CD

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VariousTokyo Dreaming ... CD
Sony/We Want Sounds (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
A great dip into the wide world of Japanese pop in the early 80s – a set that does a nice job of bringing in some elements from the world of jazz, and showing just how much a range of electric modes flowed together in Tokyo at the time! Some of these artists were doing more offbeat work, others straighter jazz – but the tunes here are all catchy and have a nice current of soul – but without some of the more polished commercial modes of the city pop era too! The balance is a special one – with a quality that really makes this collection a great one – put together with a thoughtful ear that really takes you on a long journey through the catalog of Sony/Columbia Japan, and the related Better Days label. Titles include "Soul Life" by Haruo Chikada & Vibratones, "Chinatown Rose" by Kazue Itoh, "Shinzo No Tobira" by Mariah, "Watashi No Bus" by Yumi Murata, "Treasure Hunter" by Jun Fukamachi, "Self Control" by Chika Asamoto, "Tokyo" by Kyoko Furuya, "Room" by Akira Sakata, "The Word II" by Shigeo Sekito, and "Tokyo Joe" by Kazumi Watanabe. CD

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✨✧ Burt BacharachFutures ... LP
A&M, 1977. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The maestro lets us down – and even on this late 70s album, Burt Bacharach still sounds great – stepping out in a swirling mix of strings, jazz, and studio arrangements that are still far beyond the work of most of his contemporaries! There's a sophisticated, adult quality to this record that really stands out – one that's not as catchy pop as some of Burt's 60s work, and which features some even more serious lyrics on the album's vocal tunes – numbers that still have him leaning towards the soul side of the spectrum at times, thanks to lead work by Joshie Armstead on a number of the best tracks – who joins a vocal cast that also includes Peter Yarrow, Jamie Anders, and Mellisa Mackay. At times, the sound is more personal and contemplative than even on other late Bacharach records – but that's also a great change too, and opens up into that warm world of Hasbrook Heights that Burt first started showing us as he grew. Titles include "I Took My Strength From You", "The Young Grow Younger Every Day", "When You Bring Your Sweet Love To Me", "Another Spring Will Rise", "Us", "We Should Have Met Sooner", and "No One Remembers My Name". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout notch and small hole in front.)

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✨✧ Art FarmerArt Farmer (aka Many Faces Of Art Farmer) ... LP
Scepter/Up Front, Mid 60s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Second issue of this lost treasure from Art Farmer – a tremendous album that hardly ever shows up in the history books! The set's a rare jazz side originally recorded for the mostly-pop Scepter label – featuring Farmer at the head of a small group working with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Charles McPherson on alto, and either Steve Swallow or Ron Carter on bass. The album was done under the direction of Tom McIntosh – the brilliant young composer who had a magical talent for blending together modern and lyrical modes while still keeping a strong degree of soul. McIntosh contributed a few tunes to the set, as did Dennis Sandole – the nearly-forgotten trumpeter from the Philly scene of the 50s. There's a dark beauty to this session that surpasses even many other Farmer sides from the time – and titles include "Hyacinth", "Alley", "Happy Feet", "Minuet In C", and "Saucer Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but with a large hole at the top right from sticker removal and partially cracked spine, with some cover fraying.)

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✨✧ Tom ScottDesire/Target ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1982/1983. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet sax from the great Tom Scott – two early 80s Columbia albums in a single package! Desire is proof that Scott could still make an electric jazz album sound more soulful than most of his mainstream contemporaries! There's a really great sense of balance here – production that's certainly polished, but instrumentation that's never sleepy at all – those always-sharp reeds we love from Tom, especially on alto and soprano sax – plus some great keyboard work from Victor Feldman, who has a similar sense of space and timing ot match Scott's groove! The set's got a feel that's a bit like some of the few really great albums from Dave Grusin – and some cuts have vocals, although mostly of the backup type. Titles include "Desire", "Sure Enough", "The Only One", "Stride", "Chunk O Funk", and "Meet Somebody". Target features a wide range of styles from saxophonist Tom Scott – some tracks that are in the funkier fusion he scored with in the 70s, but others that have some soul and pop touches as well! Scott's horn is still nice and sharp when he gets to step out in the solo spotlight – more so on the instrumental tracks, but a bit less so on the vocal ones – which feature singers who include Maria Muldaur, Kenny James, and Lee Ving. Other players include Harvey Mason on drums, Ernie Watts on tenor and alto, Victor Feldman on keyboards, and Paul Jackson on guitar – and titles include "Burundi Bump", "The Biggest Part Of Me", "He's Too Young", "Aerobia", "Target", and "Come Back To Me". CD

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✨✧ Grover Washington JrReed Seed ... LP
Motown, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A smoothed out late 70s set from Grover Washington Jr – a fairly slick affair of soul jazz – really honing in on the melodic soulful side of his sound for this one that balances a more crossover ready sound with spacier touches! The record features one a pop jazz take on "Just The Way You Are" that somehow works really well – or maybe we just can't beat off that tune's catchy melody as hard as we might want to. It also includes a nice version of "Loran's Dance", taken at a little faster tempo than Idris Muhammad's version, with some nice spacey synth floating around in the background, mellower numbers like the title track and "Maracas Beach" that are quite spare and nicely done. Also includes "Do Dat", "Step 'N' Thru" and "Santa Cruzin'" and "Marachas Beach". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and is bent a bit around the edges.)

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✨✧ Weather ReportHeavy Weather ... CD
CBS, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the biggest hits ever for Weather Report – thanks to Joe Zawinul's leadoff track "Birdland" – one of those tunes that entered the canon immediately, and saw countless covers pop up over the years – kind of a rare thing for a jazz tune at this point in time! The track's driving, building energy shows a newly focused side to Weather Report – one that's traded some of the spacier, more experimental moments of the past for a dynamic energy that still puts them ahead of most other 70s fusion supergroups. The presence of Jaco Pastorius is felt quite strongly here – especially on the way the colors ebb and flow up from the bottom – and the way that Jaco's using his bass with the energy of a solo jazz guitar! Alex Acuna and Manolo Badrena are on percussion, and Wayne Shorter's reeds still crackle with a nice degree of soul – on titles that include "Harlequin", "Rumba Mama", "A Remark You Made", "Teen Town", "Palladium", "Havona", and "The Juggler". CD
(Columbia Jazz Contemporary Masters pressing.)
Also available Heavy Weather (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Weather ReportHeavy Weather ... CD
CBS, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the biggest hits ever for Weather Report – thanks to Joe Zawinul's leadoff track "Birdland" – one of those tunes that entered the canon immediately, and saw countless covers pop up over the years – kind of a rare thing for a jazz tune at this point in time! The track's driving, building energy shows a newly focused side to Weather Report – one that's traded some of the spacier, more experimental moments of the past for a dynamic energy that still puts them ahead of most other 70s fusion supergroups. The presence of Jaco Pastorius is felt quite strongly here – especially on the way the colors ebb and flow up from the bottom – and the way that Jaco's using his bass with the energy of a solo jazz guitar! Alex Acuna and Manolo Badrena are on percussion, and Wayne Shorter's reeds still crackle with a nice degree of soul – on titles that include "Harlequin", "Rumba Mama", "A Remark You Made", "Teen Town", "Palladium", "Havona", and "The Juggler". CD
Also available Heavy Weather (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ VariousJasper The Vinyl Junkie Presents Vinyl Junkie Thangs (3LP & 7 inch set) ... LP
BBE (UK), 2021. New Copy 3LP & 7 inch set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky sounds old and new – a great collection of cuts that are hand-picked by Jasper The Vinyl Junkie, and which have a way of bridging the best modes of the 70s and some of the best sounds from recent years! The work here all sounds very classic, even if some of it is contemporary – rhythms that are mostly upbeat, but not really house, disco, or club – just upbeat funky nuggets that are filled with plenty of elements from jazz and soul! Titles include "Funky Cookie" by Exile One, "JB's Latin" by Spitting Image, "Safari" by Ashantis, "Berlin 1 (Hot Pants Road)" by Tihomir Pop Asanovic, "Nobody Else But You (Opolopo rmx)" by Steve Arrington, "Black Hole" by Stato Brado with Fred Wesley, "Crusien" by Thomas Siffling Trio, "Flotational Device" by E Live, "Let The Drums Speak (Harvey Lindo edit)" by Bah Samba with The Fatback Band, "Trippin High" by Eric Legnini Trio, "Painful Pleasure" by Hubert Eaves, and "Stay Cool" by Jaki Whiren & John Cartwright. Also includes a bonus 7" single – with the cuts "Sonor Tropical" by Mankoora and "Stockport Carnival" by Mr Scruff. LP, Vinyl record album
(Ouch! Sorry about the price – the label raised things up very high.)
Also available Jasper The Vinyl Junkie Presents Vinyl Junkie Thangs ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Beastie BoysTo The 5 Boroughs (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 2004. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A masterful later album by the Beastie Boys – who always preferred to put out a great record every five or six years, than a sub par album every 2 or 3! All these years after Paul's Boutique, when the world of difficult, expensive sample clearance could've kill the layers of pop pastiche sound bites that made P's B such a brilliant statement, the soul and funk samples are still piled on in abundance on this one (albeit with a more electro studio built backdrop), as are the block rockin' party rhymes – even if the tone is serious and strident in spots. There are no attempts at live funky jazz or punk rock this time – this may be the Beasties' most classifiable hip hop album in decades. Tracks include the great throwback single "Ch-Check It Out", "Right Right Now Now", "3 The Hard Way", "It Takes Time To Build", "Rhyme The Rhyme Well", "Hey F**k You", "Triple Trouble", "Oh Word?", "That's It That's All", "All Lifestyles", "Shazam!", "An Open Letter To NYC" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive colored vinyl pressing. Limited edition!)

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✨✧ George BensonGiblet Gravy ... CD
Verve, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
Very groovy work from guitarist George Benson – and a set that really helped him make the transition from small group soul jazz to some of his more ambitious work to come! The album's still quite soulful and a bit funky at times – but it also features larger arrangements from the great Tom McIntosh – cast in a blend of modern rhythms, shades, and colors that really help open up Benson's sound. The approach is similar to that McIntosh was using with Bobby Timmons and Jack McDuff at the same time – tight backings, but still with plenty of room for the lead soloist – and Benson's got a great affinity for this sort of album. The tracks are a nice mix of originals and pop items – with cuts like "Sunny", "Thunder Walk", "Walk On By", "Giblet Gravy", and "Sack Of Woe". Plus, the CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Billie's Bounce", and 2 alternate versions of "What's New?". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MtumeTheater Of The Mind ... LP
Epic, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great little album from James Mtume – a bit more complicated and righteous than some of his previous albums on Epic, and with a real mix of styles that works nicely together! The album starts off with "Theme For Theater Of The Mind", a sort of 80s take on the spiritual/political soul jazz sound of the 70s – and a cut that really sets the mood for the album. The record features 80s funk numbers like "I Don't Believe You Heard Me", which is a tribute to James Brown, "New Face Deli", and "POP Generation", which was a bit of a hit. It's also got some great smooth quiet storm numbers – like a remake of Bootsy's "I'd Rather Be With You", and the slinky late night number "Body & Soul (Take Me)". And the extended guitar-jamming "Deep Freeze", which features a "rap-a-song" part! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has ring wear.)

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✨✧ VariousHurdy Gurdy Songs – Words & Music By Donovan 1965 to 1971 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really great take on the music of Donovan – not his own groovy songs of the 60s, but a whole host of others taking up his tunes and moving it into some really great new dimensions! We love Donovan to death, and while we'll never tire of the man's own recordings of his tunes, we're always surprisingly charmed when other people take up his work – as you'll hear here, in a blend of jazz, rock, soul, and pop takes on these really wonderful songs – lyrics that often have all these playful psychedelic touches, and melodies that open themselves up to all sorts of very cool mod arrangements! Many of these tracks are lesser-known versions – not hit covers, but the kind of unusual tunes that really make a well-done compilation like this so worth owning. As with other Ace titles, there's plenty of notes on each tune and its interpreter – and titles include "The Pebble & The Man" by Bridget St John, "Celeste" by Paul Jones "Poor Cow" by Noel Harrison, "Superlungs" by Terry Reid, "Sonny Goodge Street" by Tom Northcutt, "Jenifer Juniper" The Sandpipers, "Season Of The Witch" by Lou Rawls, "Snakeskin" by Julie Felix, "Try & Catch The Wind" by The Gosdin Brothers, "Oh Gosh" by Sandie Shaw, "Translove Airlines" by Big Jim Sullivan, "Lalena" by Deep Purple, "Three King Fishers" by Gabor Szabo, "Hampstead Incident" by Boujoura, "Skip Along Sam" by The Sugar Shoppe, and a fantastic take on "Hurdy Gurdy Man" by Eartha Kitt! CD

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✨✧ Junko OhashiPoint Zero ... LP
Philips (Japan), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Junko Ohashi is a Japanese singer from the city pop generation – but she gets a really soulful setting here, thanks to a strong backdrop of players from American jazz and soul! The set was recorded in New York, with production from Teruo Nakamura – who seems to take Junko into vocal territory that's similar to his own great fusion work of the time – using arrangements from Ken Suto, Mark Gray, and Bob Mintzer – and a set of players that includes John Tropea on guitar, David Sanborn on alto, and the great Harry Whitaker on piano. Lyrics are in both English and Japanese, and Junko's got a voice that's surprisingly soulful – much more so than some of her contemporaries – on titles that include "Firefly", "Caught In A Shower", "Sensual Night", "Perfect Melody", "Sugao No Mamade", "Dancin", and "In Your Lovin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Arthur RussellWorld Of Arthur Russell (3LP set) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
Music beyond description – a unique blend of disco, funk, avant garde, and dub – the wonderful world of the late Arthur Russell! Russell was a bass player by trade, but he was schooled in both classical and Eastern music forms – and brought an incredibly fresh vision to his work in New York in the late 70s and early 80s. To some, Russell was a groundbreaking disco pioneer – with an offbeat production style and unique conception of rhythm. To others, Russell was a performance artist and avant garde musician – working in circles that included Phillip Glass, David Byrne, and Robert Wilson. This mix of modes was very much a part of the post-disco, post-punk sound of New York at the time – and nobody summarized it (or allowed it!) better than Russell himself. This excellent set from Soul Jazz is one of the first to truly give him his due – and it brings together a large amount of his disco-related projects, plus a few more introspective numbers cut under his own name. The sound is incredible – unlike anything you could categorize – especially on the Russell-titled numbers – and as always with Soul Jazz, the whole thing's beautifully packaged, with rich notes on the music and the person behind it! Titles include "Go Bang (Francois K mix)" by Dinosaur L, "Wax The Van" by Lola, "Is It All Over My Face (Larry Levan mix)" by Loose Joints, "In The Cornbelt (Larry Levan mix)" by Dinosaur L, "Pop Your Funk" by Loose Joints, "Schoolbell/Treehouse (Walter Gibbons mix)" by Indian Ocean, and "Let's Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons mix)", "A Little Lost", "In The Light Of The Miracle", and "Keeping Up" by Arthur Russell himself! LP, Vinyl record album
(Newly remastered in 2018!)

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✨✧ Dwight DruikTanger ... LP
Bobinason/Favorite (France), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cool Canadian vocals from Dwight Druick – a singer who works in French with a very soulful sound overall! The album's partly got the feel of some of the best compressed crossover work of the US scene of the mid 70s – but it's also got a jazzier feel overall too, one that brings a slight dose of fusion into the grooves and deepens the sound nicely – helping push Druick's lyrics into territory that stretches out spaciously – a bit in the territory of the best 70s work by Michael Franks, Ben Sidran, Kenny Rankin, and other hip singers who veer somewhat from straight jazz, soul, or pop. Instrumentation is heavy on keyboards and guitar, but also includes some nice vibes too – and titles include a great remake of "Georgy Porgy", plus "Prends Ton Temps", "Tanger", "Voudou", "Un Seul Visage", "Ouvre Tex Yeux", and "Quand Tu Te Laisses Aller". CD also features an extended disco version of "Georgy Porgy". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roland KirkVolunteered Slavery ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Our favorite album ever from Roland Kirk – and a beautiful mix of two different sides of his genius! Side one's got Roland doing these crazy takes on late 60's pop cuts like "My Cherie Amour" and "Say a Little Prayer", plus his own "songs", done with soulful vocals and a straight-on approach that shows him trying to break out of the avant jazz underground, and reach a wider audience with a spiritual message on tracks like "Search For The Reason Why" and "Spirits Up Above". If this description sounds like a mess, it's not – because this side of the album is one of Kirk's most brilliant statements ever about jazz, soul, love and freedom! Side two has Roland in a straighter vein – running through a tight live set from Newport 1968, handled with fire and imagination, the kind of boundless energy he always brought to his public appearances. Tracks on that set include "One Ton", "Three For The Festival", "Afro Blue", and some great remarks by Roland! CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Volunteered Slavery ... LP 58.99

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✨✧ Freda PayneBand Of Gold (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A landmark album from Freda Payne! Freda had been knocking around a bit as a more jazz-oriented singer, and had cut one album for Impulse and one for MGM before this one – but when she hooked up with the hitmaking Holland-Dozier-Holland team for this record, her career really went over the top! The team take Payne's deep soulful voice away from the sophisticated pop of earlier years, and hook it up with a mix of fuzzy Detroit soul and sweeter southern styles. The album includes loads of great cuts – most notably the sublime crossover hit "Band of Gold", but also plenty of other lesser-known gems, like "The Easiest Way to Fall", "Unhooked Generation", "Deeper and Deeper", and "This Girl Is a Woman Now". Her best by far! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Idris MuhammadPower Of Soul ... CD
Kudu/CTI, 1974. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
An incredible record from funky drummer Idris Muhammad! Idris is probably known for his funky break work on Blue Note and Prestige records sessions of the late 60s and early 70s – but by the time of this 1974 album, he was really expanding his style, hitting a laidback groove that went way beyond the simple drum break, into a world of complicated fills and riffs that forever changed the face of funk. The best example of this is the album's standout groove – the massive cut "Loran's Dance", which has a mellow jazzy vibe that you'll recognize from its popular use as a sample cut over the years (by the Beastie Boys, DJ Shadow, and others.) All cuts are long and mellow, and other titles include "Power Of Soul", "Saddest Thing" and "Piece of Mind". CD

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Gerry MulliganMainstream Of Jazz ... CD
EmArcy/Universal (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021
Gerry Mulligan's still far from the mainstream of jazz on this sweet little set – a great date that expands nicely from the mellower styles of the Pacific Jazz years – expanding the group a bit, with some really great results! In addition to Mulligan's usual baritone sax, Gerry also plays a bit of piano on one track – reconciling himself with the instrument, and using it in surprisingly soulful ways. Other players include Zoot Sims on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, either Don Ferrara or Jon Eardley on trumpet, and Dave Bailey on drums. Tracks are long and nicely open – a bit less tightly arranged than some of Mulligan's work on Pacific Jazz – and titles include "Lollypop", "Igloo", "Blue At The Roots", "Elevation", and "Mainstream". CD

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganMainstream Of Jazz ... LP
EmArcy, 1956. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gerry Mulligan's still far from the mainstream of jazz on this sweet little set – a great date that expands nicely from the mellower styles of the Pacific Jazz years – expanding the group a bit, with some really great results! In addition to Mulligan's usual baritone sax, Gerry also plays a bit of piano on one track – reconciling himself with the instrument, and using it in surprisingly soulful ways. Other players include Zoot Sims on tenor, Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, either Don Ferrara or Jon Eardley on trumpet, and Dave Bailey on drums. Tracks are long and nicely open – a bit less tightly arranged than some of Mulligan's work on Pacific Jazz – and titles include "Lollypop", "Igloo", "Blue At The Roots", "Elevation", and "Mainstream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing with deep groove. Cover is heavily oxidized, with discoloration from age, yellowed tape around the seams and an ink stamp on the front and labels.)

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✨✧ Perry & The HarmonicsIntrigue With Soul ... CD
Mercury/Monkey Dog (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A unique little record – unlike anything else we can think of – one that combines the hippest side of the 60s soul jazz vibe with that decade's popular love of spy culture too! The set's mostly instrumental, but has a few dropped-in vocals that really open things up – and the whole thing was cut in Chicago for Mercury by this group that included Clarence Perry on tenor, Richard McCrea on organ, and legendary soul composer and producer Ed Townsend on piano! Townsend produced the whole session, and he also does some great spooky narration on the track "Do The Monkey With James" – a spy-themed dancefloor track that's totally great! Most of the set's a batch of soul-oriented instrumentals with a spy/James Bond vibe – including a few Bond themes, plus nice originals like "Goldfinger's Got the Blues", "James Goes to Soulville", and "James Out Of Sight". The whole thing's totally groovy, with a great mod soul instrumental feel. It's a very unique record, and we still can't figure out why Mercury released it – but who cares, since the whole thing's great! CD

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George Benson & Jack McDuffGeorge Benson/Jack McDuff (New Boss Guitar of George Benson & Hot Barbeque) ... CD
Prestige, 1964/1965. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A double-length package of organ/guitar greatness – and a set that features key 60s work by Hammond hero Jack McDuff and guitarist George Benson! First up is The New Boss Guitar Of George Benson – the first album ever cut by Benson as a leader, a cooker of a soul jazz set, recorded back when George was the guitarist in Jack McDuff's classic 60s quartet! The album's almost a McDuff Quartet one – since Jack's on Hammond and Red Holloway is on tenor – but the group's slightly different too, with the surprising additions of Montego Joe on drums, and Ronnie Boykins on bass! Benson's guitar is amazing throughout – sharp-edged and played with a tightness that's quite different than most of his later work – and titles include "Shadow Dancers", "The Sweet Alice Blues", "Just Another Sunday", "Easy Living", and "Rock A Bye". Next up is Hot Barbeque – one of our all-time favorite albums from Brother Jack McDuff! The combo here is great – with a young George Benson hard-wailing on guitar, cutting lines so fast and furious it's hard to believe – especially if you only know his later work. The legendary Joe Dukes is on drums – dancing all over the place under Brother Jack's great groovy solos – and Red Holloway completes the group on tenor sax! The title track's got a rare vocal refrain – with Jack shouting out "Hot Barbeque" over the organ – and other cuts include "Briar Patch", "Hippy Dip", "601 1/2 North Poplar", and "The Three Day Thang". CD

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✨✧ CompostLife Is Round ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1973. Used ... $5.99
A classic set of spiritual fusion from this short-lived allstar group Compost – featuring Harold Vick, Bob Moses, Jumma Santos, and Jack DeJohnette! Vick's at his moody soulful best here, in a mode that's similar to his Strata East work – and the record also features occasional vocals by Lou Courtney and Jeanne Lee. They hit a fairy feverish, funky jazz mode throughout, and every player is in incredible form here. Titles include "The Ripper", "Moonsong", "Changing Streams", "Mon Cherry Popsicool", "Compost Festival", "Life Is Round", and "Buzzard Feathers". CD

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✨✧ Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing record from the team of Flack & Hathaway – one of the hippest duos in soul! Individually, each had taken the music to new heights and new audiences, through the use of jazzy phrasing and sophisticated lyrics, while never selling out in the way that earlier pop soul acts had been reduced to. Flack's somber folksy style is a perfect match for the warm spirituality of Hathaway – and the pair work beautifully in counterpoint on hits like "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love", as well as on more obscure numbers like "Be Real Black For Me", "When Love Has Grown", and "For All We Know". The album also features a 7 minute spare acoustic/electric piano instrumental called "Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Broadway label pressing with RI suffix. Cover has light wear and a small sticker on one corner.)

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FlockTruth – The Columbia Recordings 1969/1970 (Flock/Dinosaur Swamps/bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Esoteric (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 24.99
A pair of albums by The Flock – with bonus tracks too! First up is the group's self-titled debut – far-reaching sounds from The Flock – a group who were maybe one of the best American acts at the end of the 60s to blend trippy rock with the big new wave of jazz fusion! These guys definitely use horns in a way that link them to the chunky groove of early work by Chicago or Blood Sweat & Tears – but they're also clearly going for a more long-haired vibe, too – especially when they open up on some acoustic stringed instrumentation – such as 12-string guitar or violin, both of which are handled by Jerry Goodman in a really great way! These instruments really shape some of the sound of the set – especially the violin when it's used in these freewheeling passages that might give Jean-Luc Ponty a run for his money – but there's also a core, tight soulful sound that balances things out nicely – as does some of the heavy drums and fuzzy guitar! Titles include "Clown", "I Am The Tall Tree", "Store Bought Store Thought", and "Truth" – plus a very cool funky cover of The Kinks' "Tired Of Waiting". Dinosaur Swamps has a slightly different sound than previously from The Flock – a set that brings in some sweet Hammond organ to the group's mix of jazzy horns and freewheeling guitar and violin – all in a way that even makes the whole thing better than before! The organ is never too jamming, but used at times to give the music a subtle majesty – and at other times to maybe percolate a bit more soul – while the previous instrumentation on guitar, violin, trumpet, and saxes is only even better than before – really setting these guys apart with one of the most unique visions in American jazz rock – especially when they maybe hit a few other musical roots too. Titles include "Green Slice", "Big Bird", "Hornschmeyer's Island", "Crabfoot", "Mermaid", and "Uranian Sircus". 2CD set features lots of bonus tracks – including "Afrika", "Just Do It", "Clown (part 1 & 2)", "What Would You Do If The Sun Died", "Lollipops & Rainbows", "Chanja", and "Atlantians Truckin Home". CD

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Taste Of HoneyTaste Of Honey (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Probably the most successful album the Mizell Brothers ever produced, and a fine set of uptempo groovers from this female soul duet! There's some nice jazzy moments underneath the catchy lyrics, and in a way, the album's style is sort of a blueprint for the sound that would emerge over the next few at Capitol Records, where some incredible albums of modern soul would be recorded. And sure, at one level the group's hit "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is a bit of oversaturated pop disco – but there's plenty of other great moments that show the group as a more sophisticated soul outfit, including "This Love Of Ours", "Sky High", "Distant", "You're In Good Hands", "Sky High" and "If We Loved". This remastered version from Big Break UK includes bonus mixes: "Boogie Oogie Oogie (Single Mix)", "Boogie Oogie Oogie (12" New Boogie Mix)" and "Disco Dancin' (12" Disco Mix)". CD

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Clarence Wheeler & the EnforcersLove I've Been Looking For ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Sealed ... $11.99
The second fantastic album from Chicago saxophonist Clarence Wheeler and his hard-hitting Enforcers combo – a group who were one of the brightest lights in soul jazz at the start of the 70s, really helping to keep the genre fresh and exciting! The groove here is in the tenor/organ mode first popularized in the 60s – but the overall sound is a lot more expansive, and filled with unusual time changes, complicated rhythms, and inventive solo work that go way beyond more familiar albums of this nature on Prestige or Blue Note! Sonny Burke is the organist in the group, and he's got a touch on the keys that's a lot like Jack McDuff at his best – filled with great sounds and unusual notes that always keep things interesting. Added to that is trumpet from Sonny Covington, guitar from Eric Gale, and tenor from Wheeler – all vamping and grooving in an amazing way! There's a bit of the Charles Earland sound from the same period going on here – and like Earland, the group have a great way of keeping things slightly funky, even when mellow! Titles include a great version of "Broasted or Fried", Charles Earland's "Mighty Burner", Jack McDuff's "The Heebie Jeebie Dance", plus "We've Only Just Begun" and "The Love I've Been Looking For". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Shrink is slightly open in the middle, and cover has a very light stain near the bottom – but shrink is tight overall, and cover is nice too.)
Also available Love I've Been Looking For (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Clarence Wheeler & the EnforcersLove I've Been Looking For (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic/Bomba (Japan), 1971. Used ... $24.99
The second fantastic album from Chicago saxophonist Clarence Wheeler and his hard-hitting Enforcers combo – a group who were one of the brightest lights in soul jazz at the start of the 70s, really helping to keep the genre fresh and exciting! The groove here is in the tenor/organ mode first popularized in the 60s – but the overall sound is a lot more expansive, and filled with unusual time changes, complicated rhythms, and inventive solo work that go way beyond more familiar albums of this nature on Prestige or Blue Note! Sonny Burke is the organist in the group, and he's got a touch on the keys that's a lot like Jack McDuff at his best – filled with great sounds and unusual notes that always keep things interesting. Added to that is trumpet from Sonny Covington, guitar from Eric Gale, and tenor from Wheeler – all vamping and grooving in an amazing way! There's a bit of the Charles Earland sound from the same period going on here – and like Earland, the group have a great way of keeping things slightly funky, even when mellow! Titles include a great version of "Broasted or Fried", Charles Earland's "Mighty Burner", Jack McDuff's "The Heebie Jeebie Dance", plus "We've Only Just Begun" and "The Love I've Been Looking For". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)
Also available Love I've Been Looking For ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Count BasieThis Time By Basie! ... CD
Reprise, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We totally dig Basie's work from the mid 60s! He was working with Quincy Jones at the time – and Quince laid down some very soulful arrangements that used the best jazz elements of the Basie group to turn out some great pop instrumental tracks with a very groovy sound. This album's a perfect example of that format, as it features some great Basie sidemen, grooving nicely to Quincy's hip swinging arrangements of pop material like "Walk, Don't Run", "Fly Me To The Moon", "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big", and "One Mint Julep". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CompostLife Is Round ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set of spiritual fusion from this short-lived allstar group Compost – featuring Harold Vick, Bob Moses, Jumma Santos, and Jack DeJohnette! Vick's at his moody soulful best here, in a mode that's similar to his Strata East work – and the record also features occasional vocals by Lou Courtney and Jeanne Lee. They hit a fairy feverish, funky jazz mode throughout, and every player is in incredible form here. Titles include "The Ripper", "Moonsong", "Changing Streams", "Mon Cherry Popsicool", "Compost Festival", "Life Is Round", and "Buzzard Feathers". CD
Also available Life Is Round ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Leon HuffHere To Create Music ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1980. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most compelling later albums on Philly International – a killer mix of jazzy numbers that have a very different style than most of the other Philly work at the time! Even though Leon Huff had been banging around in soul music for about 15 years – most famously as half of the Philly soul superteam Gamble & Huff – this 1980 LP was his first effort as an artist, instead of producer. In Chicago, the big highlight is the jazzy stepping track "I Ain't Jivin, I'm Jammin" – which grooves along with a sweet two-step piano sound that's still quite popular on the dancefloor – but the record is filled with nice tracks including "Tight Money", which was done earlier by Reuben Wilson, the funky "Your Body Won't Move If You Can't Feel The Groove", the breezy instrumental "No Greater Love", "Tasty", "This One's For Us" and "Latin Spirit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface and edge wear, a small sticker and a name in marker on the front and label.)

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✨✧ VariousBrownswood Bubblers Volume 12 Part 2 – Compiled By Gilles Peterson ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2017. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dozen volumes in – and this wonderful series is still going strong – an incredibly solid, incredibly trustworthy collection of all that's great in the global underground! Gilles Peterson has been opening up our ears for decades, and he's never let us down – and, as before, there's a rich array of forward-thinking music here – from lyrically poignant club-ready soul, to neo classic spiritual jazz, to modern funk, and beyond – all tracks that have a sound that's way hipper than the mainstream, and a sense of class that few artists can touch. Titles on this vinyl part 2 include "Flute Song" by Wildflower, "Love Falls Down" by Poppy Ajudha, "Turn My G Down" by God Colony, "2 Sides" by Oscar Jerome, "Should You Go" by Skinny Pelembe, "Above The Clouds" by Yisrael Trio, "Anxious Party People" by Blood Wine Or Honey, and "Differences" by Elisa Imperilee & Srigala. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousR&B In DC 1940 to 1960 – Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop, Rockin Rhythm, & More (16CD set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1940s/1950s. New Copy 16CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long-overdue look at a music scene that's been overlooked for years – the rich legacy of soul, jazz, blues, and R&B music that came from Washington, DC at midcentury – a city that's not nearly as well-known a source for sounds as Chicago, Detroit, and New York – but which gave the world an incredible legacy of wonderful records over the years! As now, back then DC had a substantial African-American population – and as with other urban black centers of music production, the city had clubs, labels, and radio stations that were able to promote and record some of the new styles that were brewing up at the time – music by a surprisingly rich legacy of talents that includes big names like Lloyd Price, The Clovers, Don Covay, and Billy Eckstine – plus dozens of much more obscure artists, all featured here in a massive 16 CD set! The package is as much a musical archive as it is a listening paradise – and comes with a 352 hardcover booklet that's overflowing with notes, rare photos, and other musical images of the city – all to support an insane amount of music – 472 tracks in all! CD
(Limited, numbered edition of 1500 copies.)

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✨✧ Level 42Complete Polydor Years Vol 2 – 1985 to 1995 (Physical Presence/World Machine/Running In The Family/Staring At The Sun/bonus tracks) (10CD set) ... CD
Polydor/Robinsongs (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 10CD ... Out Of Stock
A huge package of work from this seminal UK group of the 80s – a combo who managed to bring together an earlier fusion influence with all these strands of soul and pop at the time – in a way that made them a surprisingly big hit on the global scene with work like this! The set features a number of full albums – including the double-live record Physical Presence – which has the group getting nice and jazzy in front of a large concert audience; the crossover classic World Machine, which is filled with catchy classics in a Britpop mode; the equally great Running In The Family, part of the group's big late 80s run; and Staring At The Sun, a record that balances equally catchy tunes with some nods back to their roots. Plus, the group issued many singles and remixes during this time – so the last five CDs in the set are filled with all these many strands of their music, including some b-sides and rare live tracks too. 97 tracks in all – in a well-done box set! CD

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✨✧ TrafficMr Fantasy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The incredible first album from Traffic – a record that was already way ahead of the pack, and would set the tone for so many other sounds and modes from others in years to come! At some level, the group were just coming off the big beat group years in the UK – that time of strong inspiration from American soul, jazz, and R&B – but they're already pushing all these elements in very different ways – certainly psychedelic, as you'd guess from the image on the cover – but also still holding onto a lot of the soul and jazz that first inspired them! To our ears, the reed work of Chris Woods is as important to the record as the Hammond from Steve Winwood, guitar from Dave Mason, and drums from Jim Capaldi – plus the vocals from all three – and in addition to the classic title cut "Mr Fantasy", other tunes include "Dealer", "House For Everyone", "Berkshire Poppies", "No Face No Name No Number", and "Coloured Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Richard Groove HolmesLiving Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Good ... $4.99
Tight trio material from the legendary Richard Groove Holmes – caught live at Count Basie's Nightclub in Harlem, working hard and heavy with a trio that features Gene Edwards on guitar and George Randall on drums! This live set is the kind of record that beautifully shows why Groove was so popular with live audiences in the 60s – because he can burn all night long, with no tricks, no gimmicks, just a straight-on soul jazz groove and some amazing work on the Hammond! Most cuts are pretty long – and there's some great groovers on here like Gerald Wilson's "Blues For Yna Yna", a cover of "Girl From Ipanema", Jimmy Heath's "Gemini", and Groove's own "Living Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue circle logo label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear and aging, with small seam splits.)

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Jack McDuffLive!/Live! At The Jazz Workshop ... CD
Prestige, 1963/1965. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Slammin live work from the legendary Brother Jack McDuff – a player who was almost better on the bandstand than he was in the studio! First up is the album Live – a killer, and one of three live sides McDuff cut for Prestige during the 60s – a monster session of stretched-out jazzy grooves, with many fine little dancers, and a raw soulful feel throughout! The group's one of Jack's best – as Red Holloway's tenor blows and hollers over the fingerpoppin' grooves delivered by a young George Benson on his first major guitar gig – and the soulful drums of Joe Dukes scatter across the place, taking the whole band into some incredible rhythms! Titles include cookin' live versions of "Rock Candy", "Sanctified Samba", "Undecided", and "A Real Goodun'". Live At The Jazz Workshop features a group that's one of Jack's best ever – a lineup that includes the twin tenors of Red Holloway and Harold Vick, plus incredibly sharp guitar from a young George Benson, and some of the most unique soul jazz drum work you'll ever hear – courtesy of the amazing Joe Dukes. Despite their individual strengths, which might make this whole thing an ego-fest – all players fit perfectly into place on the album's hard wailing batch of groovers, and groove together with a sympathetic energy that's simply amazing! Titles include a great remake of "Jive Samba", plus "Dink's Blues", "Grease Monkey", "Passing Through", and "Vas Dis". This is the kind of thing live recording equipment was made for! CD

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✨✧ Soulful StringsAnother Exposure ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hip hip stuff from Richard Evans and the gang at Cadet Records! The record is the second outing by The Soulful Strings – a group that kind of started as a studio side project, but who became a surprisingly popular act during the late 60s. The album includes some excellent original tunes by Evans – including "Soul Message" and "The Stepper", the latter of which is virtually a blueprint for the jazzy stepping groove that's always been a hit on Chicago dancefloors. A wonderful mix of strings, flute, organ, and more – all with a strong rhythm section that keeps the whole thing soulful and grooving! Titles include "Jericho", "Minor Adjustment", "The Who Who Song", "Alice Blue Gown", and "Inner Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ VariousKatanga/Ahbe Casabe – Mo Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica, & Tittyshakers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Captain High (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The "exotic" in the title is certainly well-placed – as many of these tracks take a familiar instrument, and use it in a slightly unusual way – a saxophone, piano, electric guitar, or something else – often set to grooves that start out in an R&B, early rock, or jazz-based style, but move into much groovier territory too! Some of these numbers have the spirit of the cuts we love in the Jukebox Mambo series – and others draw in elements of postwar Latin or exotica styles – while still keeping things pretty soulful overall! CD brings together material from the long-deleted Katanga and Ahbe Casabe 10" vinyl releases – with tracks that include "Nene Aman" by Artie Barsamian, "Green Onions" by Claus Ogerman, "Classie's Whip"b y Classie Ballou, "Cleopatra Kick" by Jack LaForge, "Lucky Is My Name" by Bruce Cloud, "They Took John Away" by Steve Arlen, "Shadow Street" by Kip Tyler, "Cleopatra" by Jamie Coe, "Katanga" by Ike Turner, "Lucky Me" by Chance Hallyday, "Ahbe Casabe" by Marti Barris, and "Thirteen Women & One Man" by Dickie Thompson – plus two bonus tracks "Riddle Of The Papawhos" by Danny Staton and "Pu Chun Ga (Sweet One)" by Elena Madera. CD

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Ruth BrownSoftly (aka Ruth Brown 65) ... LP
Mainstream, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A very unusual setting for the legendary Ruth Brown – the singer who first rose to fame singing raw-edged R&B tracks for Atlantic Records in the 50s – but who works here in a much jazzier mode overall! The set features backings from Peter Matz – who often accompanied the classier singers of the time – and Ruth really does a great job of mixing her bold vocals with his jazzy charts – soaring to new heights in a way that swings nicely, and makes for much deeper soul than most of Matz's other projects. Musicians include Hank Jones on piano, Clark Terry on trumpet, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Urbie Green on trombone, and Richard Davis on bass – and there also seem to be some female backup singers in a few spots too. Titles include two from Nellie Lutcher "Hurry On Down" and "He's A Real Gone Guy" and Dick Hyman's "Watch It", "Whispering Grass", "I Know Why", "Here's That Rainy Day", and a very interesting interpretation of "On The Good Ship Lollipop" – which almost makes the whole tune sound like a sad ballad. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, and a company sticker.)

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Sonny CrissRockin' In Rhythm ... CD
OJC, 1969. Used ... $16.99
One of the best Sonny Criss albums ever – one of our favorites from his late 60s run at Prestige – and that's really saying a lot! The set's a warmly lyrical session that really has Criss opening up, changing up his groove to display the deep growth he'd experienced as a musician in the 60s. The rhythm section is wonderful – pianist Eddie Green, over the rock-solid team of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Alan Dawson on drums – who really help Sonny Criss transform the tunes on the record. Even 60s pop tunes like "Misty Roses" and "Eleanor Rigby" come off sounding fresh and wonderful – as do older jazz nuggets "The Masquerade Is Over" and "Rockin In Rhythm" – both tunes that are recorded so often you might expect hoke, but which sparkle anew in the hands of Sonny's soulful vision! CD
(Out of print.)

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CrusadersImages (Verve originals pressing) ... CD
Blue Thumb/Verve, 1978. Used ... $12.99
Hard to miss with The Crusaders at this point – and the album's one of their stone classics from the 70s – just the kind of soulful fusion that few other groups could touch! The core trio of Joe Sample's keyboards, Wilton Felder's saxes, and Stix Hooper's drums is augmented by the guitar of Billy Rogers and bass of Robert Popwell – both players who slide in warmly to the grooves, yet still help the combo keep that lean, funky sound they first forged after dropping the first word from their Jazz Crusaders name. Things are never slick at all, and the use of vocals and larger instrumentation is yet to come – leaving the album a tight, right, outta sight groover all the way through! Titles include "Fairy Tales", "Merry Go Round", "Cosmic Reign", "Snowflake", "Covert Action", and "Bayou Bottoms". CD
(Out of print. Cover some wear, barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Frank N Dank48 Hours (2CD edition – with instrumentals) ... CD
Digi Pop/Delicious Vinyl, 2003. New Copy 2CDs ... $7.99 17.98
The timeless sounding underground classic debut of Frank-N-Dank – which is a strong first full length statement for the duo – and a significant milestone in the J Dilla production canon! It has more of a straight up, street ready rhyme style than was typical for Dilla productions at the time – with smoky, pulsing production and unpredictable beats. The rhymes are stronger than we gave 'em credit for a decade or so back – and the raw electro funky bounce provided by Dilla really opened us up to how diverse his style could be outside of the jazzy/funky/soul beats he'd laid down in the preceding couple of years! Tracks include "Rite Bites", "Street Life", "Pimp Strut", "Where The Parties At?", "All Seasons", "Take Dem Clothes Off" and more. This 2013 version features a second disc with Dilla's instrumentals. CD

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Handsome Boy Modeling SchoolWhite People (clean version) ... CD
Atlantic, 2004. Used ... $1.99
Just when you thought Prince Paul and Cat Power would never make a record together PRESTO – it's the new Handsome Boy album! HBMS takes a bit more of a chillout tack with this long overdue second opus – with lots of laidback beats and samples, and a surprising amount of live instrumentation! The gleeful, sarcastic comedy of the stellar first album remains intact, with some genuinely amusing skits (including one with Jay Z appearing under the pseudonym Hines Buchanan), and the deep range of guest vocalists isn't as surprising as how strong their work is in the best tunes. It would have been pretty easy for Prince Paul and Automator to find a bunch of interesting names to flesh out their big pop culture frappe, but something else altogether to make trippy hip hop tracks featuring Cat Power and the Hieroglyphics make sense on the same record. A pretty solid set from the most adventurous pseudo duo in the game! Guests include Del The Funky Homosapien, De La Soul, RZA, Lord Finesse, AG, Rahzel, Jazzy Jay, Qbert, Mike Patton, Casual, Hieroglyphics, Grand Wizard Theodore, El-P, John Oates, Pharrell, Kid Koala, and George W. Bush (just kidding). Tracks include "If It Wasn't For You" with De La, "Are You Down With It" with Mike Patton, "The World's Gone Mad" with Del and others, "It's Like That" with Casual, "I've Been Thinking" with Cat Power, "Rock And Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This) Pt 2" featuring Lord Finesse, Qbert and others, First. . .And Then" featuring Dres from Black Ship, "A Day In The Life" featuring RZA, AZ and others and more, plus intro/outro by Father Guido Sarducci. CD
(Clean version. Barcode has a cutout hole and booklet has a gold promo stamp.)

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Jon HendricksSalud! Joao Gilberto (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1961. Used ... $16.99
A rare bossa treat – and one of the best albums ever recorded by jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks! The album came out only briefly, at the start of the bossa craze in the US – and it features Hendricks singing a batch of tracks popularized by Joao Gilberto, translated into English, and backed by arrangements by Johnny Carisi and Johnny Mandel. The album's way more than just a bossa cash-in session – as Jon was comitted to Brazilian sounds from the start, and really presents the material here in a wonderful way – mixing his fragile vocal style with lightly jazzy arrangements, in a manner that's both in keeping with the greatness of bossa recordings from Brazil, yet also infused with all the soulfulness of America. Tracks include "Jive Samba", "Chega de Saudade", "Outra Vez", "O Pato", "Bolinha De Papel", and "Coisa Mais Linda". CD
(Out of print and still sealed!)

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Phyllis HymanYou Know How To Love Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/FTG, 1979. Used ... $9.99
A classic 1979 album from Phyllis Hyman! Hyman was one of the few female singers who started in the pre-disco years and managed to move through the disco years with a good groove – but never get totally swamped by the production styles of the day. She stuck close to her roots as a jazzy soul singer, and produced great albums like this – which mixed pop club grooves with more sophisticated arrangements, handled very well here by the production team of Reggie Lucas and James Mtume. Titles include the stormer "You Know How To Love Me", plus "Some Way", "Under Your Spell", "But I Love You", and "Give A Little More". Lots of bonus tracks too – including "You're The One", "Riding The Tiger (12" dance version)", "Tonight You & Me (disco version)", and 7" mixes of "You Sure Look Good To Me", "You Know How To Love Me", and "Under Your Spell". CD

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Makoto MatsushitaFirst Light ... LP
Warner (Japan), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... About September 1, 2021 (delayed)
Beautiful work from Makoto Matsushita – and one of those Japanese city pop records that slides right into the best sort of jazzy soul from the US during the late 70s! Makoto sings in English and Japanese, and the backings are wonderfully jazzy – lots of fusion at the core, which keeps things warm and soulful throughout – better than mainstream AOR, but with equally superb sorts of production! There's a perfection here that rivals the strength of Steely Dan at their late 70s best – with just the right balance of vocals and instrumentation. Titles include "First Light", "One Hot Love", "Lazy Night", "I Know", "Love Was Really Gone", "This Is All I Have For You", and both English and Japanese versions of "September Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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MombojoHomem Espuma ... CD
Trama (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $6.99
One of the more rock-influenced titles we've heard on the Trama label of late, but a great little set that's still very much in keeping with the Trama mode of mixing together a variety of influences at once! Mombojo blend moody keyboards with some more straightforward guitar-based pop – but also darken the corners of their tunes with soulful expressions that are far different than the usual range of work you might get from current American acts of this type. The sound's a bit hard to describe, but we really find it appealing – and there's some jazzier inflections in the instrumentation that keep this one interesting, even when we can't understand the lyrics! Titles include "Homem Espuma", "Novo Prazer", "O Mais Vendido", "Realismo Convincente", "Video Game", "Minar", and "Desencanto". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee MorganRumproller (SHMCD pressing – with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $18.99
A great album by Lee Morgan – and one not to pass up! The Rumproller often gets too easily lumped next to The Sidewinder – because of an obvious title and cover similarity to that hit record – but like that one, the album's far more than jazz cliche – and shows Lee Morgan to be one of the greatest jazz musicians of the 60s. The set starts off with the title cut, "The Rumproller" – hard-wailing soul bop, in the manner of Lee's most popular work – but then it easily flows into more sensitive material that has a freer, lyrical feel – like the great original tune "Eclipso" and Wayne Shorter's "Edda" – both of which are superb. Lee is astounding, as always, on trumpet – and the rest of the group includes the great Ronnie Matthews on piano, plus Joe Henderson, Victor Sproles, and Billy Higgins. CD
(Limited edition SHM-CD pressing!)

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Tito RodriguezLatin Twist ... CD
West Side Latino, Early 60s. Used ... $18.99
Tito gets the twist craze in his blood – and the result is a very groovy batch of tracks that have kind of a pre-Latin Soul approach! The rhythms are fast and lively – a bit pop, but with plenty of strong instrumental touches, as would be expected from Tito's group – and there's plenty of jazzy flourishes over the top that really make the set sparkle! Titles include "Latin Twist", "Tabu", "Papaya", "Negra Consentida", "Yo Soy Tu Dolor", "La Cuca Twist", and "Amapola". CD
(Out of print.)

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SupremesI Hear A Symphony (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Motown/Culture Factory (France), 1966. Used ... $11.99
Symphonic soul from The Supremes – a set that still has the trio working with the legendary Holland-Dozier-Holland team, but with a full set of orchestral backings that help them hit even more class and sophistication than before! The ballads have these really lush arrangements – never too pop, but swelling with strings that lift up the young voice of Diana Ross in a really regal way – with a style that helps transform familiar numbers from other singers, and really make them some proud musical statements of her own. These arrangements hang on through most of the record, but are often augmented by these cool vibes that bring in a slight jazzy undercurrent – and titles include the classic "I Hear A Symphony" – plus "Stranger In Paradise", "Unchained Melody", "Without A Song", "A Lover's Concerto", "My World Is Empty Without You", and "He's All I Got". CD

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VariousAkwaba Abidjan – Afrofunk In 1970s Ivory Coast ... LP
Oriki (France), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 34.99
A fantastic collection of funk from the 70s scene in Ivory Coast – music that's every bit as heavy on jazz-based solos as it is on the grooves – with some especially strong sax lines that really give the tunes a lot of soul! The music here is nice and raw, and often very stripped-down in terms of presentation and production – never too polished or commercial, nor purposely tripped-out – and instead the vein of Afro Funk that's fantastically put-together right from the start, and which has plenty of appeal to fans of American funk from the same time! Lots of these artists clearly borrow the same James Brown influence that Nigerian funk work had in the early 70s – but they also work with very interesting and unique sounds throughout – especially on the reeds and keyboards, which cascade with lots of fresh phrasings and frenetic energy. There are vocals on some cuts, but the instrumentation is always what keeps things strong – and titles include "Tumba Safari" by Afro Train, "Chicken" by De Frank Jr, "Tink Tank" by Afro Soul System, "Issa" by Les Nidrou, "Secret Populaire" by Sewa Jacintho, "Ayee Menko" by De Frank Jr, "Femme D'Ajourd'hui (part 2)" by Moussa Doumbia, "Assalam Aleikoum" by Francis Kingsley, "Dankasa" by De Frank Jr, and "Mariage" by Moussa Doumbia. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTake Me Aosis Orange ... CD
Aosis (Japan), 2001. Used ... $13.99
A mixture of smooth new tracks with a jazzy finish, plus classic pop, soul, and Brazilian tunes – redone and rearranged by some of the hip talents at the Aosis label! The record's got the feel of the best new Aosis recordings – kind of a mix of mellow and smooth production, with jazzier elements that keep the tracks sounding a bit fresher and less sleepy than they might if the album was recorded by an American label. Titles on this orange volume include "What's No" by Osamu Koike with Strings, "By The Brook" by Romero Lumbambo, "Lost In You" by Paris Match, "Fantasy Of Love" by Zaki Project, "Pillow Talk" by Masaki Matsubara, "Love Is Here To Stay" by Tom Keane, "Waking Up With You" by William Galison, and "This Guys In Love With You" by Nanan. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Booker T & The MGsVery Best Of Booker T & The MGs ... CD
Rhino/Stax, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What can we say? Booker T and crew are always tops in our book – and this album's as strong a batch of their classic singles as you'll ever find! Book's organ is the sound of a generation, and Steve Cropper's sinister vamping on guitar gives even the poppier tracks a hard edge that still sends shivers down our spine! The set's got 16 tracks than run the gamut of the group's years at Stax – including "Green Onions", "Soul Dressing", "Boot-Leg", "Hip Hug Her", "Mo Onions", "Soul Limbo", "My Sweet Potato", "Slim Jenkins Place", "Time Is Tight", "Slum Baby", and the amazing jazzer "Melting Pot". CD

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✨✧ Lee MorganRumproller ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album by Lee Morgan – and one not to pass up! The Rumproller often gets too easily lumped next to The Sidewinder – because of an obvious title and cover similarity to that hit record – but like that one, the album's far more than jazz cliche – and shows Lee Morgan to be one of the greatest jazz musicians of the 60s. The set starts off with the title cut, "The Rumproller" – hard-wailing soul bop, in the manner of Lee's most popular work – but then it easily flows into more sensitive material that has a freer, lyrical feel – like the great original tune "Eclipso" and Wayne Shorter's "Edda" – both of which are superb. Lee is astounding, as always, on trumpet – and the rest of the group includes the great Ronnie Matthews on piano, plus Joe Henderson, Victor Sproles, and Billy Higgins. CD
(Out of print first pressing. Pleaser note the tray card is missing one spine and has some clear tape on one side.)
Also available Rumproller (SHMCD pressing – with bonus track) ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Lee MorganRumproller ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album by Lee Morgan – and one not to pass up! The Rumproller often gets too easily lumped next to The Sidewinder – because of an obvious title and cover similarity to that hit record – but like that one, the album's far more than jazz cliche – and shows Lee Morgan to be one of the greatest jazz musicians of the 60s. The set starts off with the title cut, "The Rumproller" – hard-wailing soul bop, in the manner of Lee's most popular work – but then it easily flows into more sensitive material that has a freer, lyrical feel – like the great original tune "Eclipso" and Wayne Shorter's "Edda" – both of which are superb. Lee is astounding, as always, on trumpet – and the rest of the group includes the great Ronnie Matthews on piano, plus Joe Henderson, Victor Sproles, and Billy Higgins. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue Note 80 reissue on 180 gram vinyl. Cover has bumped corners, but looks nice overall.)
Also available Rumproller (SHMCD pressing – with bonus track) ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Jeffrey OsborneStay With Me Tonight ... LP
A&M, 1983. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal album for Jeffrey Osborne – and a record that showed the world that he could stand proudly on his own away from his old group LTD! The album was actually his second solo outing, but the first to really gel together in that hit-making blend of ballads and catchy mid-tempo pop tunes – a crossover sound that put Osborne firmly on top at the time. As with Osborne's previous set, George Duke is at the production helm, keeping things in a lightly jazzy 80s soul mode. Titles include "Don't You Get So Mad", "We're Going All The Way", "Stay With Me Tonight", "Plane Love", "Greatest Love Affair", "Other Side Of The Coin", "When Are You Comin Back", and "Forever Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has general wear.)

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✨✧ VariousDiscoteca – Firin' Latino House, Funk, Electro, & Disco (Compiled by Martin Morales) ... CD
Ocho (UK), 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Latin tradition is alive and well in this crossover blend of modern and classic tunes – all brought together in a global party groove, thanks to compiler Martin Morales, one of the lead DJs on the current London world circuit scene! Most of the tracks are new, but they respect a classic groove enough to fit perfectly with the few choice older cuts on the set – and the whole thing's a very lively batch of tracks, with some tasty remixes that are long-gone on regular release. Titles include "Conga Heaven Bongo Hell (Discoteca a GoGo mix)" by Chicarrons, "Loud Minority (club)" by United Future Organization, "Carino" by T-Coy, "Juan Pachanga" by Reuben Blades, "Hippopotamus" by Yambu, "Brazilian Fight Song (Modaji mix)" by Stephane Attias, "Samba Dub (full length vocal)" by Dubtribe Sound System, "Lites (Earth Tribal mix)" by The Sun Project, "Changing Up (Salsoul mix)" by Debbi Blackwell-Cook, "Elements of Life (Latin jazz dub)" by Little Louie Vega with Blaze, "Music Trance" by Charanga 76, and "Touch The Sun (Latin carinval mix)" by Original Soulboy. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Young Ones Of GuyanaYoung Ones Of Guyana On Tour/Reunion ... CD
BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of albums from this Guyana group – both recorded overseas, and with a really unique sort of vibe! Young Ones Of Guyana On Tour was recorded in 1970, while the group was in London – at the legendary Landsdowne Studios, home to some really groundbreaking jazz at the time – a location that must have left some sort of imprint on the combo, as they work here in a mix of different styles that includes soul, Latin, and even Jamaican modes – often using strong lead guitar upfront, usually peppered with very cool Farfisa organ lines too. Many of the cuts are instrumentals, and some are vocals – and the mix reminds us a lot of the sorts of variety you'd get on a late 60s rocksteady album. Titles include "Liquidator", "Monkey Man", "Express Way", "Love Can Make You Happy", "No More Heartaches", and "Meditation". Reunion was recorded in Toronto in 1973 – after the group took a hiatus from recording for a bit, to reemerge here with a style that's definitely matured for the time! The organ has shifted from Farfisa to Hammond, but still used in these nice lean lines – and the vocals are more prominent, and maybe more soulful too – especially when the group take on some American soul tracks from the time. Titles include "Guitar Man", "Hooked On Me", "Poppa Joe", "Oh Girl", "If Loving You Is Wrong", "Suriname", "Ain't No Sunshine", and "Lean On Me". CD

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✨✧ VariousBlue Break Beats 3 ... CD
Blue Note, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful collection of grooves that first came to light in the 90s – one that had the Blue Note label digging back in their catalog and completely re-thinking their approach to reissues – given the new popularity of jazz in the hip hop sample world! As you'd guess from the title, the music here is very strongly oriented in the mode of "breaks", or tracks that were sampled for later hip hop and club recordings – classic jazz tunes from the glory days of Blue Note that have gone onto live again, thanks to the keen ears and inventive work of more contemporary DJs and producers. After all these years, The Blue Breakbeats series still stands as one of the best illustrations of the funkier side of the label – and titles on this third volume "Howling for Judy" by Jeremy Steig, "Mystic Brew" by Ronnie Foster, "Get Out Of My Live Woman" by Joe Williams, "Soul" by Jackie McLean, "Put On Train" by Gene Harris & The Three Sounds, "Light My Fire" by Shirley Bassey, "Ode To Billie Joe" by Lou Donaldson, "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Lou Rawls, "Walk Tall" by Cannonball Adderley, "Sho-Nuff Mellow" by Reuben Wilson, "Don't Call Me N*gger Whitey" by Gene Harris, "Blacks & Blues" by Bobbi Humprhey, "Dominoes" by Donald Byrd, "Ground Hog" by Duke Pearson, "Goin Down South" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Down Here On The Ground" by Grant Green, "It's Your Thing" by Lou Donaldson, and "Flat Backin" by Blue Mitchell. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Handsome Boy Modeling SchoolWhite People (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Just when you thought Prince Paul and Cat Power would never make a record together PRESTO – it's the new Handsome Boy album! HBMS takes a bit more of a chillout tack with this long overdue second opus – with lots of laidback beats and samples, and a surprising amount of live instrumentation! The gleeful, sarcastic comedy of the stellar first album remains intact, with some genuinely amusing skits (including one with Jay Z appearing under the pseudonym Hines Buchanan), and the deep range of guest vocalists isn't as surprising as how strong their work is in the best tunes. It would have been pretty easy for Prince Paul and Automator to find a bunch of interesting names to flesh out their big pop culture frappe, but something else altogether to make trippy hip hop tracks featuring Cat Power and the Hieroglyphics make sense on the same record. A pretty solid set from the most adventurous pseudo duo in the game! Guests include Del The Funky Homosapien, De La Soul, RZA, Lord Finesse, AG, Rahzel, Jazzy Jay, Qbert, Mike Patton, Casual, Hieroglyphics, Grand Wizard Theodore, El-P, John Oates, Pharrell, Kid Koala, and George W. Bush (just kidding). Tracks include "If It Wasn't For You" with De La, "Are You Down With It" with Mike Patton, "The World's Gone Mad" with Del and others, "It's Like That" with Casual, "I've Been Thinking" with Cat Power, "Rock And Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This) Pt 2" featuring Lord Finesse, Qbert and others,"First. . .And Then" featuring Dres from Black Sheep, "A Day In The Life" featuring RZA, AZ and others and more, plus intro/outro by Father Guido Sarducci. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on white vinyl!)
Also available White People (clean version) ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ BreakawayBreakaway/Straight On To The Top ... CD
Breakaway/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A pair of completely rare albums from Breakaway – a St Louis combo from the late 70s – with a groove that's equal part jazzy club and blue-eyed soul! Breakaway is the group's debut – recorded in 1977 with a surprisingly tight sound – especially given that the group were essentially a local club act who got the chance to record a bit in a local studio! The feel is very much in the best LA mode of the time, but maybe a bit looser too – with emphasis on some funky riffing from the male members of the group, plus sweet lead vocals from singer Kathy Newbry-Taylor – an artist who might have been pop, had she worked on the coasts – but who stretches her style nicely here. The album's been made famous by both On Track and Americana comps on BBE – and titles include "There's A New Group In Town", "Who Was It This Time", "Love My Eyes", "Understudy DJ", "Everything's Been Said About You", and "My Symphony". Right On To The Top is the second set from Breakaway – and the album already shows a great deal of growth – especially in the territory of rhythm! Breakaway have definitely dug some of the best club modes from the New York scene – and work here in a jazzy disco style that's filled with sweet keyboard lines alongside the female lead vocals – all with a vibe that's nicely stripped-down, and still lives up to the indie spirit of the group. The set features some guest work on horns, which nicely expands the sound – and titles include "Straight On To The Top", "You Are Love", "Back & Forth", "There's A New Tree In The Forest", "Work With The Music", and "Breakaway". CD
 
 
 



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