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Creative SourceCreative Source ... LP
Sussex, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
The massive first album from Creative Source – a really unique group who really helped push the ensemble vocal mode forward in the 70s! The mixed male/female lineup recalls similar groups of the late 60s – but Creative Source also have a deeper, hipper style that comes through right away – a good ear for jazz in their phrasing, and an ability to get past any of the hoke of more sing-song gal/guy groups. The tunes are very progressive, and the album features sublime arrangements from Skip Scarborough – who's working here in a wonderful realization of the style he'd work later for so many other artists. The group does a classic rendition of Scarborough's "You Can't Hide Love", which was a hit for Earth Wind & Fire, plus nice covers of two tracks by Sussex labelmate Bill Withers – "Who Is He & What Is He To You" and "Let Me In Your Life". Also includes the group's own "Oh Love", which is a nice groover – plus "Magic Carpet Ride", "Wildflower", and "Lovesville". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some staining.)

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Main SourceWatch Roger Do His Thing (voc, inst)/Large Professor (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Actual, 1990. Very Good ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Reissue pressing.)

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✨✧ Creative SourcePass The Feelin' On ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smooth jazzy soul from this massively overlooked group from the 70s! Although many know their bigger recordings on Sussex, these Polydor sides are much more appealing to us, and have a nice jazzy soul sound that's similar to work of groups like Side Effect – with a mixture of harmony soul and more complicated arrangements, touched by a bit of funk, and some more sophisticated modern soul production. This LP includes an excellent funky cut called "Funky Luvah", plus the tracks "Pass The Feelin On", "Turn On To Music", "Don't Be Afraid", and "I Want Ya (Loving Me)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam and half split bottom seam.)

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Grandmaster FlashSource ... LP
Elektra, 1986. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Grandmaster Flash's late effort, circa '86 – after disbanding the Furious Five – though Rahiem & Kid Creole appear along with a number of other rappers! This was Flash's second album for Elektra – and uses it to showcase some of the other talents in the unit, a la his records with the Five. Tracks include "Street Scene", "Style (Peter Gunn Theme)",. "Ms. Thang", "Throwin' Down", "PLU (Peace, Love and Unity)", "Freelance" and "Fastest Man Alive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker.)

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Leroy HutsonCloser To The Source (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest albums ever by Chicago soul maestro Leroy Hutson – a masterpiece of soul, sophistication, and downright good vibes – all put together at a level that makes it one of our favorite albums of the 70s! The set was recorded hot on the heels of the massive Hutson and Hutson II albums – and is done in a very similar style – with Leroy pushing 70s mellow soul to new heights through his masterful vocals, arrangements, and production – completely his own man, and towering at a level that should have made him as huge as Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware, or Roy Ayers. The album's incredibly tight, but never slick – a brilliant statement of soul that's gentle one moment, forceful the next – and always proud and powerful. Titles include "Closer to The Source", "Heaven Right Here On Earth", "Get To This (You'll Get To Me)", "You're A Winner", "Everybody's A Masterpiece", and "Where Did Love Go". CD also features the bonus tracks – "Reality" and "Closer To The Source (single edit)". CD

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✨✧ John HammondSource Point ... LP
Columbia, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSource – Funky Breaks & Sampled Soul Of TK Records ... CD
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Famous tracks from the legendary Miami Soul powerhouse TK Records – famous not because they were hits in the 70s, but because they were used in later years as hip hop samples – dug from the deep well of music that TK recorded back in the day, to lay the blueprint for a whole new generation! The set brings together 15 gems that are not only funky, and which have key elements that you'll know from hip hop songs – but which also stand pretty darn strongly on their own, as a fantastic overview of the care of creation that TK brought to its work in the studio. Titles include "Groove To Get Down" by T-Connection, "Dedicate All My Love" by Raw Soul Express, "Sweet Thang" by The 13th Floor, "Living Together Is Keeping Us Apart" by Clarence Reid, "Good Good Lovin" by Charles Johnson, "To Touch You Again/Lady Blue" by John Tropea, "Givin Me Your Love" by Facts Of Life, "Dance With Me" by Peter Brown, "Why Can't We Live Together" by Timmy Thomas, and both versions of "90% Of Me Is You" – one by Gwen McCrae, one by Vanessa Kendrick. Also features some J Rocc mixes – "I Get Lifted (J Rocc edit)" by George McCrae, "Keep It Up (J Rocc edit)" by Milton Wright, "I Love The Way You Love (J Rocc dub)" by Betty Wright, and "Clean Up Woman (J Rocc edit)" by Betty Wright. CD

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✨✧ George DukeInner Source (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic set that features the best recordings ever done by George Duke for MPS! The set's a 2LP package that compiles the sessions Solus and The Inner Source – both of which feature Duke in his purest form, at the height of his spacey keyboard powers, in settings that are neither too funky, too goofy, or too over the top. There's a lively mixture of jazzy playing, Latin riffing, and pure MPS modal grooving – and the record contains the material by Duke that always shows up on MPS comps, but which you can never actually find. Duke doesn't sing, and instead concentrates on leading the group and hitting some wonderful solos on the keys. Players include Armando Peraza on percussion, Luis Gasca on trumpet, and Jerome Richardson on reeds – and the vibe is warm, wonderful, and extremely soulful. If you've ever wondered why people consider George so great, this is the stuff to check out – as it's amazingly put together, with a sound that blows away most of his other albums. Titles include "Au-Right", "My Soul", "Manya", "Sweet Bite", "Always Constant", "Solus", "Nigerian Numberuma", "Feels So Good", and "Some Time Ago". Great stuff, and extremely difficult to find! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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AquarianaAquariana ... LP
Drag City, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
An incredible side chapter of the enigmatic Source Family – the ethereal singer Aquariana – an artist with a voice as lovely as her name! Some tunes are spare and simple – with just a bit of piano and this fragile little voice – while others are a bit more righteous, with Aquariana singing like some of the best underground folk artists of the time – but even more expressively, and with a range that's really mindblowing. Tunes are often quite narrative in structure, and some of the more pointed numbers have this personal appeal that almost feels like the best material from the big singer/songwriter generation – had it received fuller arrangements and production. Limited LP issue features all these lost gems, and some nice notes on the lady too – and titles include "One Love", "Forget About The Past", "Ancient One", "Rise Oh Mighty Soul", "Awaken Us", "Come Forth", "Walking Together", and "Oh My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)

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Azambuja & CiaAzambuja & Cia (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Far Out (Brazil), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A record with an unusual source, but a sound that puts it right up there with some of the most heavenly rare Brazilian albums of the 70s – served up here in a folksy, jazzy mix of acoustic and electric elements – all with help from heavyweights who include Victor Assis Brasil, Mauricio Einhorn, Durval Ferreira, and the Azymuth trio! The songs are based around creations by a Brazilian comedy duo, but they hardly sound anything like that at all – as they're easy-going, mellow-grooving, and have these vocals that flow beautifully amidst percussion, guitar, and keyboards! There are two monologue tracks in Portuguese – both with audience laughter – but all other tracks are sung, and delivered with some wonderful arrangements by Jose Roberto Bertrami and Jose Menezes. Titles include "Negra Brecho", "Ao Billilico", "Tema Do Azambuja", "A Turma", "Verde", "Maristela", and "O Poste Da Rua Jorge De Lima". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Lamont DozierBigger Than Life ... LP
Demon, 1983. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of Lamont Dozier's last solo records – recorded in 1983, after his big one-shot album at Columbia, and a record that appears to have tanked before really hitting the record racks. The most common issue of it is a later Demon UK reissue – but whatever the source, the material's classic work by Lamont, and proof that he was still going strong at this point! The album's got him working with arranger McKinley Jackson – the talent behind Lamont's great ABC sides – and Jackson's adapted to Dozier's smoother style of the early 80s, penning some strong backings that still have a lot of drive, but which also slow down and really take in the best elements of the ballad tracks. Titles include "Second Wind", "Right Where I Wanna Be", "Round Trip Ticket", and "Love Wars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing.)

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Motohiko HamaseReminiscence ... CD
Studio Mule (Germany), 2018. Used ... $6.99
Very poetic sounds from bassist Motohiko Hamase – a contemporary recording, but one that almost takes us back to that late 70s/early 80s moment on the Japanese scene, when musicians were combining electric and organic elements – but in ways that had a surprising mix of modes! Hamase plays a six stringed electric bass, but also adds in piano, light percussion, and other sounds – mostly from keyboards, we're guessing – but sometimes with acoustic source elements, which gives the keys almost a painterly approach in sound! The tunes aren't entirely jazz, but they're all instrumental, and way more tuneful than any sort of soundscape mode – with titles that include "Childhood", "Intermezzo", "Tree", "Water Meadow", "Doll", "Na Mo Che", and "Reminiscence". CD
Also available Reminiscence ... CD 15.99

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Motohiko HamaseReminiscence ... CD
Studio Mule (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
Very poetic sounds from bassist Motohiko Hamase – a contemporary recording, but one that almost takes us back to that late 70s/early 80s moment on the Japanese scene, when musicians were combining electric and organic elements – but in ways that had a surprising mix of modes! Hamase plays a six stringed electric bass, but also adds in piano, light percussion, and other sounds – mostly from keyboards, we're guessing – but sometimes with acoustic source elements, which gives the keys almost a painterly approach in sound! The tunes aren't entirely jazz, but they're all instrumental, and way more tuneful than any sort of soundscape mode – with titles that include "Childhood", "Intermezzo", "Tree", "Water Meadow", "Doll", "Na Mo Che", and "Reminiscence". CD
Also available Reminiscence ... CD 6.99

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Bobby HutchersonHead On ... LP
Blue Note, 1971. Very Good+ ... $33.99
One of the most sophisticated albums that Bobby Hutcherson recorded with reedman Harold Land – a very hip session that features the arrangements of piano player Todd Cochran – also known as Bayete for a pair of early 70s albums on Prestige! The sound here is more farther-reaching than before for the team of Hutcherson and Land – a deepening of the soulful spirits first cooked up on their earlier collaborations, stretched out to farther-reaching territory in the hands of Cochran's arrangements and compositions. The group's got a full sound too – with trumpet and flugelhorn from Oscar Brashear, trombone from George Bohannon, and added reeds from players who include Ernie Watts, Fred Jackson, and Charles Owens. Harold Land plays tenor and flute, Hutcherson vibes and marimba, and Cochran is on acoustic piano throughout – but the record also features some electric keys from William Henderson. Titles include the 3 part suite "At The Source", plus "Many Thousands Gone", "Clockwork Of The Spirits", and "Mtume". LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some ringwear, and splitting in the spine.)

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Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock (180 gram deluxe 40th anniversary edition) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A landmark album that is perhaps the single most influential beat source in hip hop! The record was the brainchild of bongo player Michael Viner – who also happened to be running the Pride subsidiary of MGM at the time. Viner's got a meeeeeean touch on the bongo, hitting it hard and funky like the best 70s conga players – and his approach to the instrument is kind of like a funky update of popular instrumental styles laid down on guitar by The Ventures or on moog by Hot Butter. This album features the classics "Apache" and "Bongo Rock" – both with monster funky breakdowns that showed up on a heck of a lot of hip hop records over the years – plus loads of other goodies like "Last Bongo In Belgium" and "Bongolia". Excellent stuff – and darn hard to find! (We can still remember how stunned we were when we found our first copy in a Canadian record store back in 1987 – and even then we had to pay plenty!) LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy 40th anniversary reissue – on the same mirror-style cover as the original, with heavy tip-on cover!)

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LA 4Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte ... LP
East Wind (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A beautiful group, and one with a very unique sound – a style that draws from the early 50s experiments in Brazilian jazz by Bud Shank and Laurindo Almeida – but which also moves the approach into even more sophisticated 70s territory! The quartet features Almeida on acoustic guitar and Bud Shank on some wonderful reeds – plus bass from Ray Brown and drums from Shelly Manne, but players who are open to all the new ideas of Bud and Laurindo, but who can also throw in a stronger groove when needed. The album's a wonderful experiment in really pushing the envelope of jazz expression further – but never in any sort of outside ways – and titles include a reading of Ravel's "Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte", plus "C'Est What", "Corcovado", "Autumn Leaves", "Samba De Orfeu", and "Reveil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Cover has an Audio Source sticker on back.)

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. Used ... $8.99
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation of rare African material) with some additional mixing from J Rocc – based on rare African vinyl. The sound is pure Madlib/Beat Konducta heady hip hop funk – recognizable as being spun from and inspired by African material, and impeccably so, with that instantly identifiable, exploratory Madlib sonic stamp. He looks far beyond Afrobeat and funk sources, with some raw funk rock beats, psych, garage and more with some trippy vocal samples – and he's building up from blueprints records originally pressed all over Africa – Zambia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Botswana and Ivory Coast. But too much mention of the source material risks making this sound like a compilation or a mix set, when it's Madlib all the way! Titles include "Motherland", "Raw Introduction To Afreaka", "Warrior's Theme", "Street Hustler", "Afritonic" (Pts 1 & 2), "Tradition", "Blackfire", "Obtaive", "Mtima", "African Bounce", "Freedom Play", "Natural Sound Waves", "Unika (Outro)" and many more. 43 tracks on the CD version, which includes 6 bonus tracks. CD
(Still sealed with the Medicine Show obi.)

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Rob MazurekPsychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
An extended electronic piece from Rob Mazurek – one that features no trumpet at all, and just has Rob working on a modular synth, which he uses to rework the sound source of electric eels recorded in Brazil! The approach is fantastic – often as breathy and sound-building as Mazurek's longer pieces in an acoustic setting, but moodier and eerier too – maybe in part because the music was originally created for an installation, but stands here more than strongly enough on its own! It's hard to imagine that eels might even have such qualities, given that they live in such a sound-deadening environment – but Rob's really used their inspiration to create some really great music on his own, further expanding his electronic palette at a time when he's also been giving us some great acoustic sounds. The set features two long pieces – "Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV A" and "Psychotropic Electric Eel Dreams IV B". CD

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Christian McBrideChristian McBride's New Jawn ... CD
Mack Avenue, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 17.99
Bassist Christian McBride works here with a mighty striking group – a quartet that features Josh Evans on trumpet, Marcus Strickland on tenor and bass clarinet, and Nasheet Waits on drums – all players who give this record an edge that we're not used to hearing from Christian! The music was recorded live in St Louis, which might be part of the sound – but there's clearly a new mode of expression going on here from McBride, especially when he works his bass with lots of offbeat tones and bold moments that really seem to go past the usual! Waits really keeps the energy up too, and Strickland and Evans soar in all the right moments – on titles that include "The Middle Man", "Ballad Of Ernie Washington", "Ke-Kelli Sketch", "Walkin Funny", "Seek The Source", and "Kush". CD

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Monday Michiru & OthersCo-Collaborator Works Of Monday Michiru ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2007. New Copy ... $13.99
Great grooves from Monday Michiru – a Soul Source collection that brings together a wealth of Monday's dancefloor work with a host of other artists! The tunes here are all upbeat and nicely grooving – very much that soulful Soul Source dancefloor vibe – and the package is a nice reminder that although Monday's been hitting some great mellow notes of late, she's also still one of the best club-oriented talents from the Japanese scene. A number of these tracks are from hard to find singles, and collaborators here include Da Lata, Jazztronik, Soul Source, Masters At Work, Joe Claussell, and Mondo Grosso. Titles include "Butterfly" by Mondo Grosso with Monday Michiru, "You Make Me (Studio Apartment rmx)" by Monday Michiru, "The Right Time (Jephte's King Street vokal)" by Monday Michiru, "The Real Thing" by Soul Source Productions with Monday Michiru, "Tiger Eyes (English version)" by Jazztronik with Monday Michiru, "New Beginnings" by Monday Michiru with Da Lata, "ADDP" by M-Flo with Monday Michiru, "Sunshine After The Rain (MAW 12" mix)" by Monday Michiru, and "Higher (Spiritual Life voc)" by Monday Michiru with Joe Claussell. CD
(Please Note – CD case has a sticker in Japanese on the back.)

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Thelonious MonkStraight No Chaser (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1967. Used ... $3.99
Classic 60s work from Thelonious Monk – featuring his incredible quartet with Charlie Rouse on tenor, certainly Monk's best-ever musical soulmate! The album features some newer versions of older tunes, and a few written just for the album – but the source of the material is not important, as the Monk/Rouse treatment always transforms whatever is handled, and recreates the work as an an angular sculpture of modernist beauty. Other players include Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums – and titles include "Locomotive", "Blue Sea", "We See", "Japanese Folk Song", and "Straight No Chaser". Features previously unreleased versions of "Green Chimneys" and "I Didn't Know About You". CD
(CRC pressing.)

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✨✧ New MastersoundsRenewable Energy (with bonus download) ... LP
One Note (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
The New Mastersounds must have their own source of renewable energy – as they've been giving us great records for many years now, and still are strongly on top of their game! The core quartet is driven by the funky drums of Simon Allen, the bumping bass of Pete Shand, the sweet keyboards of Joe Tatton, and the always-sharp guitar of Eddie Roberts – and this time around, they recorded in New Orleans, with help from guest trumpet, tenor, and percussion! There's a diversity to the instrumentals that few other funk groups might venture – especially one as classic as this – so that sometimes the keyboards are in the lead, sometimes Eddie Roberts is taking the whole thing over on guitar, and sometimes the whole group is coming down strongly on the groove. Adryon De Leon sings on "Gonna Be Just Me" – and all other tunes are instrumentals, with titles that include "Hip City", "Chicago Girl", "Tantalus", "Pudding & Pie", "Funk 49", "Green Was Beautiful", and "Living That Jazz Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Lee PerryRevolution Dub ... CD
Orange Street (UK), 1970s. Used ... $4.99
Like so many Perry issues, this one is pure Scratch,and by that we mean pure butter! 9 tracks in all, and though we can't pinpoint the exact source, these have that Black Ark groove running through them pretty heavily, with some nice guitar and a really spare approach to the often murky Perry tone poetry. Includes "Revolution Dub", "Womans Dub", "Kojak", "Doctor On The Go", "Bush Weed", "Dreadlock Talking", "Own Man", "Dub The Rhythm", and "Rain Drops". CD
(Out of print.)

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PixiesCome On Pilgrim – It's Surfer Rosa (3CD set) ... CD
4AD, Late 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.98
A tremendous collection – one that brings together the first two moments of genius from The Pixies, plus a live album too! Come On Pilgrim is only an EP, but a set that's had maybe more impact than thousands of other full length records over the years! The record gave the world a mighty strong taste of The Pixies – eight tracks that forever put Black Francis and the group on the map, with a sound that's raw, but focused – really heralding a whole generation of new groups to come! Yet here, at the source, things sound better than ever – on titles that include "Caribou", "Vamos", "Ed Is Dead", "The Nimrod's Son", "I've Been Tired", "Levitate Me", and "Isla De Encanta". Surfer Rosa is the stunning first full length album from The Pixies – produced with a completely sublime touch by the great Steve Albini! There's a brilliance here that's kept this record playing strongly for decades (maybe too strongly, if you ask the roommates of some folks out there) – and although the sound here has spawned countless imitations, it's never as great as here in the hands of the originators! Titles include "Bone Machine", "Break My Body", "I'm Amazed", "Vamos", "Cactus", "Where Is My Mind", "Gigantic", "Something Against You", and "Broken Face". Added to the whole thing is a wonderful prequel of sorts – a 1986 radio recording by the group, done on their home turf in Massachusetts – with a set list that includes the group's reading of the David Lynch tune "In Heaven", from Eraserhead – plus "Caribou", "Broken Face", "The Holiday Song", "Rock A My Soul", "Vamos", "Boom Chicka Boom", "Nimrod's Son", "I've Been Tired", "Down To The Wall", and "Isla De Encanta". CD

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Roxy MusicRoxy Music – Remixed (2 X 12 inch) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Republic, 2019. New Copy 2 x 12 inch Gatefold ... $35.99
A special package of mixes that appear here for the first time on vinyl – classic Roxy Music tunes, remixed – limited issue for Record Store Day! There's a bit of repetition of the original source material, but with great results – and titles include "Ladytron (Idjut Boys flange bath version)", "2HB (Leftside Wobble beatless mix)", "Ladytron (Idjut Boys golden shrine mix)", "Ladytron (Idjut Boys golden shrine vocal dub)", "Chance Meeting (Johnson Somerset mix)", "Ladytron (Man Power mix)", and "Ladytron (Idjut Boys golden shrine dub)". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Mastered at Abbey Road.)

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ScientistIn The Kingdom Of Dub ... LP
Kingdom/Superior Viaduct, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
One of the greatest in Scientist's early 80s run of essential dub records! In The Kingdom Of Dub find's Scientist working his dub alchemy on a dozen Roy Cousins productions laid down by Sly & Robbie, Santa & Flabba, Ranchie McLean,Pablo Black and Skully. It's an excellent set of deep space dubs – and all the more exciting, given the too rarely heard source rhythms! Includes "18 Drumalie Avenue Dub", "14 Grass Quit Glade Dub", "Chariot Dub", "Thunder & Lightning Dub", "Disciple Dub", "Burning Sun Dub", "Next Door Dub", "11 Guava Road Dub", "Jurusalem Dub" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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John Scott, Brian Bennett, Steve Gray, & OthersVisual Impact – KPM 1172 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KPM/Be With (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A record with a lot of visual impact, and one with a fair bit of audio impact too – given that the tracks are a great mix of funk, jazz, and some of the more dramatic styles from the KPM sound library of the 70s! The music is nicely varied, but all in the best KPM modes – as even the mellower moments still have a key sort of hook – and the album itself veers more towards the kind of upbeat, groovy tunes that usually make KPM so great! Artists include Brit sound library giants, Johnny Pearson, Johnny Scott, Steve Gray, and Brian Bennett – and titles include "Low Profile", "Nuplex", "Sequence Of Events", "Source Of Energy", "Canaveral Scape", "Keeping Pace", "Giant's Causeway", and "Jaguar". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene SegalCuriosity ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Gene Segal's got a great tone here – maybe a bit harder than usual, and maybe in part because he's got some really great accompaniment on the session from Brian Charette – who plays acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, and Hammond B3! Segal's really wrenching some great chromes out of his instrument – with an approach that seems to change slightly when the keyboard source changes, but never in a way that loses its intensity – in a lineup that also features Sean Conly on bass and Tiago Michelin on drums and percussion. Almost all the tunes are originals by Segal, save for one Monk number – and titles include "ROW", "Last Time We Spoke", "Charisma", "Curiosity", "Light Blues", "Ole", and "Reverend BG". CD

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Otto SidhartaFour Indonesian Electronic Pieces 1979 to 1984 ... LP
Sub Rosa (Belgium), Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Electronic music from a very far-flung source – served up here in a set of vintage recordings by one of the leading experimentalists in Indonesia at the end of the 70s – an artist with a sound that's nicely different than preceding decades of American and European electronic pioneers! Part of the quality of the music comes from the devices used – which are sometimes more modern than those from the earliest analogue years – but other elements in the music stand out from a purely compositional perspective – especially Otto Sidharta's use of space in his earliest work, and his sense of nature and the planet – which gives some of these pieces an organic vibe. Overall, the music is mostly on the more tuneful side of the spectrum – if not directly melodic – and titles include "Nature", "Gamelan", "Saluang", and "Ngendau". LP, Vinyl record album

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Siegel Schwall BandSay Siegel Schwall (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1967. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
Early work from Chicago's Siegel Schwall Band – one of the better blue-eyed blues groups to ever come out of the Windy City! Like their contemporaries, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, these guys started with a real love of the music, and worked very close to the source – earning their dues in small clubs on the south side, and continuing to avoid some of the more polished, or more jamming modes that were beginning to birth in the blues rock scene in the years before classic rock emerged. Instead, the quartet keep things very close to their Chess, Cobra, and Vee Jay inspirations – with work from Corky Siegel on harmonica, piano, and vocals, plus more vocals from Jim Schwall, whose guitar work really gets a chance to stretch out here on some of the longer tracks. Titles include "ISPI Blues", "I'm A King Bee", "Slow Blues In A", "I Liked It Where We Walked", and "Bring It With You When You Come" – plus the 11 minute "That's Why I Treat My Baby So Fine". CD features bonus tracks – "Easy Rider", "I Like The Way You Rock", "Don't Want No Woman", and "Sneaky Pete (take two)". CD

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Stockhausen/Pierre Schaeffer/Pierre Henry/etcAdventures In Sound ... CD
El (UK), 1950s. Used ... $8.99
An amazing collection of experimental sounds from the European scene of the postwar years – key electronic and musique concrete recordings from some of the most important composers of the 20th Century! The package is a great introduction to this important stretch in music – and features recordings that are every bit as mindblowing now as they were over 50 years ago – really revolutionary sounds and tones that went onto have an undeniable impact on modern music, yet which still sound even more amazing here in the original source recordings. Includes "Poeme Electronique" by Edgard Varese, "Voile D'Orphee" by Pierre Henre, "Diamorphoses" and "Concret PH" by Iannis Xenakis, "Studie Nr 1" and "Gesang Der Junglinge" by Karlheinz Stockhausen, and "Cinq Etudes De Bruits" by Pierre Schaeffer. CD

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Isao SuzukiBlow Up ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $19.99
A really great little set from Japanese bassist Isao Suzuki – a rare player who goes way way past traditional modes of his chosen instrument, into richly creative territory that rivals the 70s experiments of Ron Carter! Like Carter, Suzuki's never content to just let the bass be a source in the background – and instead really foregrounds his wonderful work on both cello and acoustic bass – with a sprightly sound that's as groovy as it is rhythmic – a really great sense of flow that almost makes you feel the set's electric, even though Isao plays acoustic all the way through. The album also features great work by pianist Kunihiko Sugano – who hits some fuller notes that really crackle with energy, and which unleash a surprising amount of soul on the best numbers – and the quartet also features additional bass from Takashi Mizuhashi and drums from George Otsuka. Titles include the great title cut "Blow Up", plus "Aquamarine", "Like It Is", and "Low Flight". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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TriageAmerican Mythology ... CD
Okka Disk, 2004. New Copy ... $9.99
A record that leaps right out of the gate with a sound that's more of the moment than mythological – amazing improvisations between this very sharp Chicago trio – a group that features Jason Ajemian on bass, Tim Daisy on drums, and Dave Rempis on some mighty nice alto and tenor sax! Rempis is really rising to the best of his abilities here – becoming a real shining star and a boundless source of imaginative tones and phrases – but the presence of the other group members is crucial to the sound too, as the bass is fantastic, and Tim Daisy's sense of sound is equally great. Titles include "Rust Belt", "White Flies", "Sidelights", "Rong Tones", and "In The Afternoon". CD

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Ken Vandermark & Paal Nilssen-LoveScreen Off ... CD
PNL (Norway), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
The title here might seem a bit unusual, but it's a reference to Youtube, which is the source of all the material used on the album – about a decade's worth of performances by Ken Vandermark and Paal Nilssen-Love – captured by fans, cleaned up by the pair, and lined up here as a fantastic live document of their longstanding sympathies for each other as improvising musicians!Ken is often at his most sonically intense – blowing a variety of reed instruments with plenty of full-on force to match the always-driving percussion of Paal Nilssen-Love – who's clearly hitting a lot of those powerhouse moments the fans love to capture so much. All tracks are improvised, captured from live recordings around the world – and the set features 21 selections in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousAloha Got Soul – Soul, AOR & Disco In Hawai'I 1979 to 1985 ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Sweet soul from the Hawaii scene of the 70s – a surprisingly strong source of well-crafted, warmly-produced grooves – all with a special sort of sparkle that reminds us a lot of the best Bay Area or LA sounds of the time! There's a sunny vibe to the music that really belies its roots – a blend of jazz, soul, funk, and more – all handled with production that's few notches down from the slicker AOR material of the period, which still lets all the more soulful currents shine through nicely – and which keeps all this stuff from ever sounding too commercial. Given the cultural cross-currents taking place on the islands at the time, there's a surprising mix of backgrounds to some of these groups – which results in a unique sound that's nicely colorblind, and which stands as a bit of a contrast to some of the more defined scenes on the mainland. As always with Strut Records, the track selection and presentation is wonderful – with plenty of notes that illuminate the music – and titles include "Sparkle" by Greenwood, "Get That Happy Feeling" by Lemuria, "Countryside Beauty" by Tender Leaf, "Yesterday's Love" by Aura, "Kawaihae" by Brother Noland, "Feel Like Getting Down" by Nova, "Love One Another" by Mike Lundy, "Coast To Coast" by Rockwell Fukino, and "Call Me" by Hal Bradbury. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBad Education Vol 1 – Soul Hits Of Timmion Records ... CD
Timmion/Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Fantastic soul tracks from a label we've been loving right from the start – the long-running Timmion Records – a Finnish imprint with an amazing ear for vintage sounds and funky grooves! We know what you're thinking – Finland is a very unlikely source for great soul music – but the company's also worked with American artists right from the start, and has a deep deep appreciation for the classic modes of the vintage 45 underground – which is why this whole package feels like a stack of rare singles you might have found in the back of a New Jersey record store from the 70s! Most numbers here are mellow or midtempo, and are in a mix of deep and sweet soul modes – all handled with superb instrumentation and production from Cold Diamond & Mink, who ensure that the whole thing has just the right vibe. Titles include "Tell Me That You Love Me" by Jonny Benavidez, "Lost Lost Lost" by Pratt & Moody, "Paint Me In A Corner" by Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, "Until You're Mine" by Wanda Felicia, "I'm Still A Man" by Willie West, "This Is What Love Looks Like" by Carlton Jumel Smith, "Bad Education" by Bardo Martinez, "Don't Believe You Like That" by Emilia Sisco, "This Love (part 1)" by Bobby Oroza, and "The Scorpio Walk" by Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators. CD
Also available Bad Education Vol 1 – Soul Hits Of Timmion Records (white vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP 18.99

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VariousBad Education Vol 1 – Soul Hits Of Timmion Records (white vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Timmion/Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Fantastic soul tracks from a label we've been loving right from the start – the long-running Timmion Records – a Finnish imprint with an amazing ear for vintage sounds and funky grooves! We know what you're thinking – Finland is a very unlikely source for great soul music – but the company's also worked with American artists right from the start, and has a deep deep appreciation for the classic modes of the vintage 45 underground – which is why this whole package feels like a stack of rare singles you might have found in the back of a New Jersey record store from the 70s! Most numbers here are mellow or midtempo, and are in a mix of deep and sweet soul modes – all handled with superb instrumentation and production from Cold Diamond & Mink, who ensure that the whole thing has just the right vibe. Titles include "Tell Me That You Love Me" by Jonny Benavidez, "Lost Lost Lost" by Pratt & Moody, "Paint Me In A Corner" by Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, "Until You're Mine" by Wanda Felicia, "I'm Still A Man" by Willie West, "This Is What Love Looks Like" by Carlton Jumel Smith, "Bad Education" by Bardo Martinez, "Don't Believe You Like That" by Emilia Sisco, "This Love (part 1)" by Bobby Oroza, and "The Scorpio Walk" by Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators. LP, Vinyl record album
(Daptone Authorized Dealer exclusive pressing on opaque white vinyl – with download!)
Also available Bad Education Vol 1 – Soul Hits Of Timmion Records ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ VariousBollywood Funk – 15 Funk-Fueled Grooves From The Bollywood Classics ... CD
Outcaste (UK), 1970s. Used ... $7.99
Funky tracks from Indian films! The collection's the best so far of similar sets on the market – like Doob Doob O Rama or Bombay The Hard Way – and the tracks are really really funky, not just novelties from an out of the way source. The liner notes are a bit scarce, but we can promise that this stuff is all the real deal – pulled from killer soundtracks from 70s Indian cinema – and there's plenty of great elements in the tracks – from electric sitar to wah wah guitar to soaring strings and funky beats. Tracks include "Baby Let's Dance Together", "Chura Liya", "Disco Cammata", "Raffo Chakkar", "Chandi Sona", and "Mera Jawani". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJukebox In Crampsville – 60 Way Out Tunes At A Dime Apiece ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
Mad music that you might never have heard otherwise – the fantastic fifth installment in this excellent series inspired by The Cramps – and maybe the deepest-digging so far! There's no holds barred here – both in the source of the material, and the style – and the main criteria just seems to be finding tracks that are as way-out and wild as possible – almost all of which are pulled from the 45rpm underground of the late 50s and early 60s! The "jukebox" in the title is well-placed – as most of these cuts are mad rompers that would really liven up a nightclub – but we also can't imagine there ever being any jukebox as hip as this one, to bring all these fantastic singles together. Titles include "Icky Poo" by The Nomads, "Pimples & Braces" by Ric Gary, "Fling" by The Phaetons, "Laffin Beatnik" by Johnny Beeman, "Bop Crazy Baby" by Vern Pullens, "Boom Stix" by Curley & The Jades, "Cannibal Stew" by Jerry & Mel, "Talk About A Party" by Lee Braun, "Mad Gass" by The Royal Teens, "Mama's Place" by Bing Day, "Mo Taters" by The Earthworms, "I'm The Wolfman" by Round Robin, "A Logger's Wife" by Buzz Martin, and "Strollie Bun" by The Blonde Bomber. CD

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VariousMusic From Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service ... CD
Ace (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A wild assortment of music from an equally wild source – a BBC Radio program hosted by Jarvis Cocker, presented on Sunday mornings as a way to relax and reach some sort of deeper spiritual consciousness! The show was never churchy – but maybe an attempt to find a new sort of inner peace during the modern age – with a selection of songs in a really great range, all linked by the dry wit and understated presence of Cocker as an announcer. This set brings together key tracks from the early years of the show – music that spans decades, and runs from jazz vocal numbers, to electronic music nuggets, 70s AOR, underground folk, and a number of more recent tracks that show that Jarvis has continually had his ear on the rock underground around the globe. The blend is incredibly hard to describe in words, but a delight to hear on record – and the whole thing comes with detailed notes on the track selections from Cocker himself. Titles include "Snowed In" by Tim Rose, "Day Glo" by Serafina Steer, "Cold Rain" by Alternative TV, "Won't That Be A Happy Time" by Joseph & Louis Spence, "Old Molly Metcalfe" by Jake Thackery, "Waters Of March" by Art Garfunkel, "It's A Quiet Thing" by Morgana King, "Rock Intro" by Miranda July, "After The Gold Rush" by The King's Singers, "Invasion Muzak" by John Baker, "True Love Will Find You In The End" by Headless Heroes, "Cars" by The Katzenjammers, "Crazy In Love" by Antony & The Johnsons, "Don't Wait Too Long" by Bob Welch, "Baltimore" by Nina Simone, "December" by David Cain/Derek Boswell, "Gynopedie No 3" by Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, and "The Interrogative Mood" by Jarvis Cocker & David Cunningham. CD

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VariousMusic From Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service ... LP
Ace (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 32.99
A wild assortment of music from an equally wild source – a BBC Radio program hosted by Jarvis Cocker, presented on Sunday mornings as a way to relax and reach some sort of deeper spiritual consciousness! The show was never churchy – but maybe an attempt to find a new sort of inner peace during the modern age – with a selection of songs in a really great range, all linked by the dry wit and understated presence of Cocker as an announcer. This set brings together key tracks from the early years of the show – music that spans decades, and runs from jazz vocal numbers, to electronic music nuggets, 70s AOR, underground folk, and a number of more recent tracks that show that Jarvis has continually had his ear on the rock underground around the globe. The blend is incredibly hard to describe in words, but a delight to hear on record – and the whole thing comes with detailed notes on the track selections from Cocker himself. Titles include "Snowed In" by Tim Rose, "Day Glo" by Serafina Steer, "Cold Rain" by Alternative TV, "Won't That Be A Happy Time" by Joseph & Louis Spence, "Old Molly Metcalfe" by Jake Thackery, "Waters Of March" by Art Garfunkel, "It's A Quiet Thing" by Morgana King, "Rock Intro" by Miranda July, "After The Gold Rush" by The King's Singers, "Invasion Muzak" by John Baker, "True Love Will Find You In The End" by Headless Heroes, "Cars" by The Katzenjammers, "Crazy In Love" by Antony & The Johnsons, "Don't Wait Too Long" by Bob Welch, "Baltimore" by Nina Simone, "December" by David Cain/Derek Boswell, "Gynopedie No 3" by Camarata Contemporary Chamber Group, and "The Interrogative Mood" by Jarvis Cocker & David Cunningham. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousP & P Soul & Funk ... LP
P&P/Demon (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
Incredible funk and soul from an almost-unlikely source – the legendary P&P family of record labels, mostly known for their groundbreaking disco work – but also home to some excellent funky tracks in the late 70s! Given that most of the focus on P&P reissues has often been on the label's club tracks, nearly all the tunes on this LP are reissued here for the first time – offering a completely fresh look at the sound of P&P – making the collection a totally essential set, and long overdue! Many of the tracks are instrumental, and have touches that clearly mark them as coming from the hands of Peter Brown or Patrick Adams – nice spacey bits in the keyboards, wickedly snapping rhythms at the bottom, and an overall sense of groove that's always yearning for something new. Titles include "I've Been Working" by Wild Honey, "Hooker (part 1)" by Peter Brown, "I'm Gonna Fool You" by Ella Hamilton, "Funky Donkey" by Otis Turner, "Hitch Hike One More Time" by King David, "Long Time Ago" by Smokey Brooks, "Out Of Work" by Jesse Gould, "It Ain't No Big Thing" by Personal Touch, "Shake Off That Dream" by Eddie Owen, "Mini Skirt" by Henry Brooks, "Solid Funk" by Flame & The Sons Of Darkness, and "Determination" by Eddie Owen – plus the classic modern soul gem "ESP" by Four Below Zero. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRhythm Showcase Vol 1 (colored vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A hefty collection of funky numbers from the Daptone Records label – long-trusted source of sounds from the contemporary underground – and nicely evolving past their roots in recent years! Titles include "Ephra" and "The Proposition" by Budos Band, "Dancer's Mood" by Menehan Street Band, "Iyami Aje" by Antibalas AWOL, "All My Relations" and "Mitote" by Cochema, "El Bouhala" by Innov Gnawa, "Na Teef Know De Road Of Teef" by Pax Nicholas, "Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti" by The Daktaris, and "Kpon Fi La" by El Rego. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousShe Came From Hungary – 60s Beat Girls From The Eastern Bloc (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Qualiton/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99 28.99
Great girl pop from a really unlikely source – not the better-known British and French female singles that rocked the European scene in the 60s – but a whole host of more obscure numbers from behind the Iron Curtain – all tracks recorded in Hungary, but hardly ever issued to the rest of the world at the time! Turns out, those Hungarians were very much in line with the kinds of sounds that were romping up London, Paris, and Rome at the time – beat-heavy, soul-influenced grooves that bring a new sort of brashness to the female singers in the lead – and give them a kind of universal appeal, even if you can't understand the lyrics at all! At some level, the instrumentation here is more than enough – loads of groovy organ lines, thumping bass, soaring horns, and all sorts of other groovy touches – but the unusual language of the vocals adds a very cool other aspect to the sound. All tracks are from the Qualiton catalog, and presented here with detailed notes and history in English – for titles tha tinclude "Ez Az Utolso Randevunk" by Eva Nagy, "Konyorogni Nem Fogok" by Zsuzsa Matray, "Keresek Egy Fiut" by Maria Wittek, "Mindig Tanul Az Ember" by Beata Karda, "Fekete Beat" by Sarolta Zalatnay, "Ha Csak Egy Fokkal Szebb Az Ordognel" by Gabi Fenyvesi, "Judas Vagy" by Kyri Ambrus, "Keresem A Szot" by Zsuzsa Koncz, and "Zsakutca" by Clementina Magay. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSouthern Groove – Hotlanta, Aware, & Clintone Funk & Soul – Masterful & Obscure 1970s Funk & Soul From Georgia & Alabama ... CD
BGP (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
Funky soul from one of the less-discovered scenes in the south – the hotbed of small labels that were making some mighty great grooves in Atlanta during the 70s! The Peachtree city isn't nearly as well-cited as a soul music source in comparison to places like Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and even Miami – but back in the mid 70s, there was something really special going on – and for a strong moment, a few different labels really gave the city some great music! Much of the work here represents the changing character of Atlanta itself – deep soul vocals that were forged in a longer southern tradition, mixed with well-crafted grooves that show all the modern elements coming into play as the city grew and matured. Most of this work has a pre-disco vibe – with rhythms that are similar to the early work of Fatback or Kool & The Gang – with the difference that the singers in the lead are all pretty darn great on their own. BGP did an excellent job of choosing the tracks for the set, and the notes, as always, are great – and the package features 22 titles that include "Let's Dance" by Family Plann, "Seeds Of Life" by East LA Car Pool, "Down At The Disco" by Maggabrain, "Ain't It Funky" by Johnny Jacobs, "The Bump" by Floyd Smith, "Help Me (parts 1 & 2)" by Archie Russell, "I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky" by Ripple, "Funk Pump" by The Counts, "Claim Jumpin" by Bill Brandon, "Checkmate" by The Ebony Godfather, "Shouldn't I Be Given The Right To Be Wrong" by Joe Hinton, "Husband In Law" by CL Blast, "Only A Fool" by Loleatta Holloway, "When I Build My World" by Jimmy Lewis, and "Complain To The Clouds" by Deep Velvet. CD

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VariousTime For Peace Is Now – World Spirituality Classics Vol 2 ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 21.99
Maybe the coolest record ever put out by the Luaka Bop label – and that's really saying a lot, given all the amazing albums they've given us over the years! The set's a perfect musical tonic for the times – a set of underground singles from the 70s, most of which fall in a space between the secular and spiritual – message-oriented, but not entirely from the scriptures – with a humanist message of positivity that's completely timeless – as powerful now as it was when these gems were recorded! The source of most of these records is from a gospel perspective, but they work a lot more in the territory of righteous 70s soul – making the same sort of shift that The Staple Singers or Voices Of East Harlem did on a better-known scale. Titles include "Peace In The Land" by The Gospel IQs, "We Got A Race To Run" by Staples Jr Singers, "I'm Trying To Be Your Friend" by The Soul Stirrers, "Don't Give Up" by The William Singers, "Let Your Light Shine" by Willie Dale, "It's Hard To Live In This Old World" by Rev Harvey Gates, "Time For Peace" by The Little Shadows, "We Don't Love Enough" by The Triumphs, and a great reworking of Earth Wind & Fire in "Keep Your Faith To The Sky" by Willie Scott & The Birmingham Spirituals. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FuturesParty Time Men – The Futures On Philadelphia International (Past, Present & Futures/Greetings Of Peace) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Demon (UK), 1978/1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work by one of our favorite vocal groups of the 70s! The Futures first caught our attention for their earlier album on Buddah – but this set features both of their albums on Philly International – and are a perfect example of how the Gamble & Huff team could take a good group and make them even better! In the hands of Philly, the band took developed a harmony sound that had some nice traces of jazz – as on work from the time by Side Effect, or on some of the later albums by Creative Source. The album Past Present & Futures is a perfect example of this style – as it's got the band in territory that's smooth, but always soulful – really polishing their sound with a great batch of tunes that includes the massive mellow groover "Ain't Got Time Fa Nothing" – one of the greatest Philly tracks ever! Greetings Of Peace is from a few years later, and features the group stepping into a sound that's got some more modern soul touches, but still some wonderful harmonies – especially on the older tracks that are remade for the set! The CD features a total of 17 tracks in all – including "Ain't Got Time Fa Nothing", "Party Time Men", "You Got It", "Deep Inside Of Me", "Silhouettes", "I Wanna Know, Is It Over?", "Come To Me", "Victory", and "I'm So Proud Of You Woman". Also includes the non-LP cut "In Answer To Your Question". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Leroy HutsonLeroy Hutson Anthology 1972 to 1984 ... CD
Curtom/Acid Jazz (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive tribute to one of our favorite soul singers of all time – one of the hippest cats of the 70s, and an artist that we never tire of hearing! Leroy Hutson got his start working with Chicago soul legends Donny Hathaway and Curtis Mayfield, but he quickly became a strong force on his own – a singer with an incredible voice, an arranger with a fantastic vision, and a producer who was able to create sounds in the studio that were as sophisticated as they were soulful! In that respect, Leroy is right up there with Roy Ayers for the "whole package" of greatness – and like Roy, he can also be funky and open up a groove, while still bringing plenty to play on a mellow cut too – something that few other artists can do this well. And although we grew up in Chicago, it wasn't until 80s UK rare groove interest in Hutson that we really learned of his genius – which makes it all the more fitting that this UK set does such a great job of presenting his music. The set features 19 stellar tracks in all – with titles that include "Positive Forces", "Lucky Fellow", "Don't It Make You Feel Good", "Love The Feeling", "Love Oh Love", "Think I'm Falling In Love", "Right Or Wrong", "Closer To The Source", "Cool Out", "All Because Of You (single version)", "Never Know What You Can Do", "Love The Feeling", "So In Love With You", "Lover's Holiday", "Get To This", and "Time Brings On A Change". CD

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✨✧ Michael Lewis & Stephen Spignesi (ed)Outdated Advertising – Sexist, Racist, Creepy & Just Plain Tasteless Ads From A Pre-PC Era ... Book
Skyhorse, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hilarious book, and one that's exactly what it promises in the title – a huge compendium of once-popular advertisements that are now pretty darn creepy by today's standards! Almost all the ads are from old magazines, presented here in both color and black and white – depending on the original source – and they're about as sexist, racist, and misguided as you might imagine – filled with bad advice, false claims, surprising images, and all sorts of goofy stuff that makes the book as funny as it is historical. 166 pages, color, softcover. Book
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✨✧ VariousAbstract Funk Theory – A Journey Into Discoid Funk & Spaced Out Grooves Compiled by Faze Action ... CD
Obsessive (UK), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful collection of tripped out soul tunes from the 70s – 11 tracks specially selected by Faze Action for their spacey sounds! The set is incredible – a lot deeper than you might think at first glance, as it's filled with some lesser-known gems from 70s soul albums – tracks that have a mix of keyboards, percussion, and trippy basslines that are clearly an inspiration for Faze Action's recent work, and that of the entire London scene. Tracks include "Carry On, Turn Me On" by Space, "Burning Spear" by Richard Evans, "Space Traveler" by James Vincent, "Let Me In Your Life" by Creative Source, "Light Years" by Mandre, "Solstice" by Brian Bennett, "Sandman" by Undisputed Truth, "What's Up" by Electric City, "Dear Limmertz" by Azymuth, and "Starborne" by Johnny Hammond Smith – plus a surprise track at the end! CD
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✨✧ VariousGood Times With Joey & Norman Jay Vol 3 ... CD
React (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive tribute to the magic of the Good Times soundsystem – headed up by brothers Joey and Norman Jay, two of the most important forces in soul music in London over the past 25 years! Working from their home territory of Notting Hill, and spreading out waves of influence that have touched many parts of the London scene, the Jay brothers have earned a lifetime reputation for spinning quality funk, soul, and club tracks. This great set – the 3rd in a series paying tribute to their genius – offers a wonderful assortment of styles and genres from the late 60s on up – a deep deep well of soulful music that really shows the criss-crossing influences, styles, and cultures bubbling under on the London scene! The CD features 30 tracks, unmixed, and titles include "It's Great To Be Here" by Jackson 5, "Drop" by Bushy, "Train To Skaville" by The Ethiopians, "I Really Love You" by Heaven & Earth, "Wild Fire" by John Holt & Dennis Brown, "Gotta Have Your Love (D&B mix)" by Virtual Suspects with Gwen McCrae, "Unhooked Generation" by Freda Payne, "Looking At The Front Door" by Main Source, "Live In Me" by Rufus, "I Need It" by Johnny Guitar Watson, "Wish I Didn't Miss You (Pound Boys Stoneface bootleg mix)" by Angie Stone, "California Soul" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, "If I Lost You (Scuba mix)" by King Britt vs Michelle Sparrow, "Love Foolosophy (Mondo Grosso Love acoustic mix)" by Jamiroquai, and "You Can't Hid Love" by Creative Source. CD
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✨✧ VariousJoey Negro – 2019 Essentials ... CD
Z Records (UK), 2019. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heavy duty set of remixes from the great Joey Negro – a collection that's very much in the spirit of his Remixed With Love series – in that it features Joey's own soulful take on a variety of different dancefloor grooves! As with that series, many of the tracks here are older club classics, reworked for the 21st Century – but there's also some more contemporary recordings, which fall in perfectly with the spirit of the groove – because, as always with Joey, there's a strong love of the classic sound of soulful club going on, no matter what the source – so that the whole thing rises to the top with some of the best energy of the late disco and early house music generation! Titles include "Do You Love Me (Joey Negro ext voc mix)" by Mistura with Angela Johnson, "Can't Live Without Your Love (Joey Negro space disco mix)" by TAmiko Jones, "K-Jee (Joey Negro Philly World mix)" by AC Soul Symphony, "We Go Together (Joey Negro club)" by Raquel Rodriguez, "Dancin 2020 (Joey Negro's ext rebuild)" by Doug Wills, "Everyman (Joey Negro's Salsoul strut)" by Double Exposure, "Together (Joey Negro tribute to Randy Muller)" by Lakeshore Commission, "Fly Away" by Crakazat, "Rescue Me (Joey Negro's in full swing rmx)" by Sunkids feat Chance, "Cathedrals (Joey Negro ext disco)" by DC LaRue, "You're Gonna Want Me Back (Joey Negro disco blend)" by Delia Renee, "Shake (Dr Packer re-shake)" by Foreal People, and "Gotta Keep Pushin (Grant Nelson rmx)" by Z Factor. CD

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✨✧ VariousTime For Peace Is Now – World Spirituality Classics Vol 2 ... CD
Luaka Bop, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the coolest record ever put out by the Luaka Bop label – and that's really saying a lot, given all the amazing albums they've given us over the years! The set's a perfect musical tonic for the times – a set of underground singles from the 70s, most of which fall in a space between the secular and spiritual – message-oriented, but not entirely from the scriptures – with a humanist message of positivity that's completely timeless – as powerful now as it was when these gems were recorded! The source of most of these records is from a gospel perspective, but they work a lot more in the territory of righteous 70s soul – making the same sort of shift that The Staple Singers or Voices Of East Harlem did on a better-known scale. Titles include "Peace In The Land" by The Gospel IQs, "We Got A Race To Run" by Staples Jr Singers, "I'm Trying To Be Your Friend" by The Soul Stirrers, "Don't Give Up" by The William Singers, "Let Your Light Shine" by Willie Dale, "It's Hard To Live In This Old World" by Rev Harvey Gates, "Time For Peace" by The Little Shadows, "We Don't Love Enough" by The Triumphs, and a great reworking of Earth Wind & Fire in "Keep Your Faith To The Sky" by Willie Scott & The Birmingham Spirituals. CD
(Comes in a cool gatefold sleeve!)
Also available Time For Peace Is Now – World Spirituality Classics Vol 2 ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ VariousTime For Peace Is Now – World Spirituality Classics Vol 2 ... CD
Luaka Bop, 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe the coolest record ever put out by the Luaka Bop label – and that's really saying a lot, given all the amazing albums they've given us over the years! The set's a perfect musical tonic for the times – a set of underground singles from the 70s, most of which fall in a space between the secular and spiritual – message-oriented, but not entirely from the scriptures – with a humanist message of positivity that's completely timeless – as powerful now as it was when these gems were recorded! The source of most of these records is from a gospel perspective, but they work a lot more in the territory of righteous 70s soul – making the same sort of shift that The Staple Singers or Voices Of East Harlem did on a better-known scale. Titles include "Peace In The Land" by The Gospel IQs, "We Got A Race To Run" by Staples Jr Singers, "I'm Trying To Be Your Friend" by The Soul Stirrers, "Don't Give Up" by The William Singers, "Let Your Light Shine" by Willie Dale, "It's Hard To Live In This Old World" by Rev Harvey Gates, "Time For Peace" by The Little Shadows, "We Don't Love Enough" by The Triumphs, and a great reworking of Earth Wind & Fire in "Keep Your Faith To The Sky" by Willie Scott & The Birmingham Spirituals. CD
Also available Time For Peace Is Now – World Spirituality Classics Vol 2 ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Barons, Dominoes, Queenettes, & OthersRoots – Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Folkways, 1966. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A weird little album from the Folkways label – one that features a bunch of 50s-sounding R&B tracks, but packaged almost in an ethnographic style – as if commercial American music was being examined from an outside scientific source! Given that the date of the album is 1966, and most of the work has a sound from a decade before, the approach can be somewhat excused – but honestly, much of the material here would have done great on a commercial label as well – especially some of the more soul-based material. There's a great array of stuff here – and titles include 3 tracks by The Barons – "There's A Dream For You", "Until The End", and "I Can Jerk All Night" – plus "Don't Mistreat Me" by The Queenettes, "Baby Fat" by The Dominoes, "There Is Something About My Girl That Is Mighty Sweet" by Dave Bonds, "The Eel" by Johnny Larand & The Internes, and "A Fool In Love" by Naomi Bradley. CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ KnackGet The Knack ... LP
Capitol, 1979. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest power pop albums ever recorded – a blistering batch of tight little rocking tunes that took pop music back to basics at the end of the 70s! The group have an almost Beatles-esque flair for the short catchy tune – but have also pumped up things nicely with a smoothly compressed 70s approach to production. There's an urgency to the work that seems to drive the whole thing with an uptight adolescent sense of horniness – a strange force that kicks most tunes into ultradrive by tapping into a virtually limitless source of energy! Titles include the mega-hit "My Sharona", plus "Heartbeat", "Lucinda", "Frustrated", "Good Girls Don't", "Selfish", "O Tara", and "Maybe Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Rodney FranklinIn The Center/You'll Never Know/Rodney Franklin/Endless Flight (bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Robinsongs (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Four soulful fusion classics from keyboardist Rodney Franklin – all together in a single set! First up is In The Center – wonderful keyboard work from the amazing Rodney Franklin – a player who sounds equally great on acoustic and electric piano! This album does a wonderful job of mixing them both – showing Rodney's more sensitive side on a few acoustic numbers, but then really taking off in a much more groove-based mode for the electric ones – which have a soaring, spacious style that's in that best blend of fusion and soul that was going down at Columbia in the late 70s – but with some spacier Bob James touches too! Most of the cuts were arranged by Byron Olsen, who's got an equally sensitive ear as Franklin – and although there's a bit of vocals on the record, most of the focus is on instrumental grooves – especially Rodney's work on the keys. Titles include the classics "I Like The Music Make It Hot", "Spanish Flight", and "On The Path" – plus "Yours", "Life Moves On", and the extended "Spring Suite". You'll Never Know is fully-formed genius from the amazing Rodney Franklin – one of the best keyboard stars to emerge from the late 70s scene! Franklin's got a great talent for balancing influences from jazz and soul in ways that are similar to contemporaries George Duke and Bobby Lyle – and like both of those players, he still stands strong in jazz, but makes some key nods to soul music on this set – adding in a bit of vocals where needed, and moving into some R&B-drenched fusion lines that all sound pretty darn hip! As on previous records, Rodney plays both acoustic and electric keys – blending them wonderfully for a very deep sound – and the group behind him features some especially nice work on reeds, which bring sharper edges to some of the best tracks on the set. There's a wonderfully deep feel to the whole thing – way more than you'd expect for a major label release at the time – and titles include "Felix Leo", "The Watcher", "The Groove", "Journey", "You'll Never Know", "Return", and "Parkay Man". Next is the self-titled Rodney Franklin – tremendous work from Rodney Franklin – one of our favorite soulful fusion players from the end of the 70s! The album's a keyboard delight through and through – and Rodney plays both acoustic and electric piano, often on the same track – which creates this nicely expanded sound that works well with the album's tight arrangements! There's a fair bit of soul in the mix too – some rhythms that make a few numbers great groovers, courtesy of Tom Tom arrangements – and some other full moments handled by Patrick Williams. Titles include a wonderful version of "Windy City" – the cut you might know from a classic Carl Davis recording – plus "On The Path", "I Like The Music Make It Hot", "Life Moves On", "Creation", and "In The Center". Endless Flight is a brilliant mix of jazz, soul, and fusion – smoothed together nicely, but never in a way that's slick or commercial! Franklin's got a keen ear that lets him sit on both sides of the fence wonderfully – in a way that so many other players tried in later years, but never managed to do without losing their groove or selling out too much. Part of the strength of the album is the way that it mixes together acoustic and electric keys from track to track – deepening the spirit of the album through a good sense of pacing and mood, and also offsetting vocal tracks with some key instrumental numbers. Tom Washington produced and heavily helped in the arrangements – and titles include "Vibrations", "Benetta", "Cancion Para Mi Mama", "Dance Tonight", "Endless Flight", "Return To The Source", "Mensaje De Dios", and a surprisingly great funky take on "Hill Street Blues". Includes one bonus track – "The Groove (single version)". CD

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✨✧ Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A landmark album that is perhaps the single most influential beat source in hip hop! The record was the brainchild of bongo player Michael Viner – who also happened to be running the Pride subsidiary of MGM at the time. Viner's got a meeeeeean touch on the bongo, hitting it hard and funky like the best 70s conga players – and his approach to the instrument is kind of like a funky update of popular instrumental styles laid down on guitar by The Ventures or on moog by Hot Butter. This album features the classics "Apache" and "Bongo Rock" – both with monster funky breakdowns that showed up on a heck of a lot of hip hop records over the years – plus loads of other goodies like "Last Bongo In Belgium" and "Bongolia". Excellent stuff – and darn hard to find! (We can still remember how stunned we were when we found our first copy in a Canadian record store back in 1987 – and even then we had to pay plenty!) CD
Also available Bongo Rock (180 gram deluxe 40th anniversary edition) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Ronald SnijdersNatural Sources ... CD
Ronald Snijders/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A laidback set of spiritual work on flute from Ronald Snijders – a musician who only recorded overseas, but has a great way of resonating with some of the best American soul jazz trends of the 70s! Ronald Snijders is way more than a flautist, too – as he plays all the instruments here, overdubbed in a way that gets the warmth and spontaneous quality of a combo – even though it's all just Ronald himself! Some tracks just feature Ronald on solo flute, but others add in keyboards, percussion, guitars, and more – creating a warm and mellow sound that ranks with the best American indie soul jazz of the time, and which also features a few nice organic tracks that definitely live up to the Natural Sources title! Tunes include "Galibi", "Seven Wings", "Skin Source", "Busy Street", "Todo Bere", and "Temple Of Faith". CD

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✨✧ Ronald SnijdersNatural Sources ... LP
Ronald Snijders/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A laidback set of spiritual work on flute from Ronald Snijders – a musician who only recorded overseas, but has a great way of resonating with some of the best American soul jazz trends of the 70s! Ronald Snijders is way more than a flautist, too – as he plays all the instruments here, overdubbed in a way that gets the warmth and spontaneous quality of a combo – even though it's all just Ronald himself! Some tracks just feature Ronald on solo flute, but others add in keyboards, percussion, guitars, and more – creating a warm and mellow sound that ranks with the best American indie soul jazz of the time, and which also features a few nice organic tracks that definitely live up to the Natural Sources title! Tunes include "Galibi", "Seven Wings", "Skin Source", "Busy Street", "Todo Bere", and "Temple Of Faith". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Terry TeachoutDuke – A Life Of Duke Ellington ... Book
Gotham, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Terry Teachout gave us a wonderfully well-done biography of Louis Armstrong – and he follows suit here with an equally great volume on Duke Ellington – one that does an excellent job of balancing between biographical details and an understanding of his music! Teachout doesn't just focus on the oft-covered early years of Duke's music, but also vividly illustrates the changes and complexities of both the sounds and the artist during the postwar years – especially during the last decade or two of Ellington's life, which is some of our favorite work. The softcover book is almost 500 pages long, and includes a wealth of compelling source information too! Book

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✨✧ VariousBad Education Vol 1 – Soul Hits Of Timmion Records ... LP
Timmion/Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic soul tracks from a label we've been loving right from the start – the long-running Timmion Records – a Finnish imprint with an amazing ear for vintage sounds and funky grooves! We know what you're thinking – Finland is a very unlikely source for great soul music – but the company's also worked with American artists right from the start, and has a deep deep appreciation for the classic modes of the vintage 45 underground – which is why this whole package feels like a stack of rare singles you might have found in the back of a New Jersey record store from the 70s! Most numbers here are mellow or midtempo, and are in a mix of deep and sweet soul modes – all handled with superb instrumentation and production from Cold Diamond & Mink, who ensure that the whole thing has just the right vibe. Titles include "Tell Me That You Love Me" by Jonny Benavidez, "Lost Lost Lost" by Pratt & Moody, "Paint Me In A Corner" by Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, "Until You're Mine" by Wanda Felicia, "I'm Still A Man" by Willie West, "This Is What Love Looks Like" by Carlton Jumel Smith, "Bad Education" by Bardo Martinez, "Don't Believe You Like That" by Emilia Sisco, "This Love (part 1)" by Bobby Oroza, and "The Scorpio Walk" by Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
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Bad Education Vol 1 – Soul Hits Of Timmion Records ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ VariousBoyz In The Hood - Soundtrack (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner/Universal, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The soundtrack to John Singleton's landmark film that set the stage for so man inner city set films to come from the big Hollywood and indie studios – putting the city of Compton on the map for a lot of folks, and making Ice Cube a household name! What makes Boyz N The The Hood – the album stand the test of time so well as that it wasn't really a snapshot of the sounds of 1991, fairly diverse and far reaching even at the time. Includes Main Source's " Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball (Remix)", some nice early West Coast G Funk tracks like Ice Cube's "How To Survive In South Central" and Compton's Most Wanted's "Growin Up In The Hood", KAM's "Every Single Weekend", Yo Yo "Mama Don't Take No Mess", and songs from from Tone! Toni! Tony!, Monie Love, Tevin Campbell. 14 in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousCyclone – Gallic Guitars A Go Go 1962 to 1966 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic 60s guitar instrumentals – all from a very unusual source – given that all the tracks here were recorded in France during the mid 60s, but stand equally alongside the best American groups of the time! It's no secret that France had an early love of rock and roll – and even had some great home-grown singers of their own – but this legacy is much more secret, as we had no idea that there were so many great instrumental groups working at the time – all with a sharpness that easily matches bigger names from points west – like The Ventures, Surfaris, Champs, or Fireballs! The lack of any vocals makes these tracks feel much more like American music than French pop tunes of the time – and maybe with guitars in the lead, the rhythms are also a bit more familiar too – really romping, and a great showcase for all the sweet guitars mixed with organs and other keyboards, and the occasional horn part too. The whole thing's put together with the usual Ace Records charm – very rich notes on all the material, plenty of images, and a huge batch of songs that include "To Venus" by The Four Dreamers, "T Shirt" by Les Champions, "Day Train" by Les Sunlights, "Galaxie" by Les Guitares Du Diable, "SLC Jerk" by Les Lionceux, "Hully Bach" by Les Fantomes, "Psychose" by Les Monegasques, "Sheba" by Les Players, "Stalactite" by Les Aiglons, "Groenland" by Les Pingouins, and "Polaris" by The Krewkats. CD

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✨✧ VariousScoctopus – The In Sound From Octopus Records ... CD
Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A legendary set of sound library grooves – and actually one of the first to kick off the genre! The package brings together rare tracks from the small Italian Octopus label – not nearly as well-known as De Wolfe, KPM, or other sound library giants – but an equally great source of rare funky jazz cuts that were never issued to the public at the time – recorded as part of the huge wave of studio activity in Italy during the 60s and 70s! Given that the set was collected by Schema, you can bet that the tracks are right on the money – and titles include "Curly" by Stellio Subelli, "Sculturea Beat" by Angelo Baroncini, "Diacromeico" by Sandro Brugnolini, "Games" by Pasquale Castiglione, "First Black" by Mario Molino, "Maze" by Roberto Conrado, and "Verso L'Infinito" by Alessandro Alessondroni. CD

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✨✧ Pierre Schaeffer & Groupe De Recherches Musicales De La RTFMusique Experimentale ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Groundbreaking work from the French scene of the postwar years – easily one of the most important places to put the word "experiment" in experimental music! The sounds here really live up to the promise of the title – really revolutionary explosions in sound from musicians who aren't afraid to combine the electric and the acoustic – in combinations by Luc Ferrari, Romuald Vandelle, Andre Boucourechliev, and Michel Philippot – all performed under the direction of Pierre Schaeffer! Many of these works use tape, electronics, or other electric elements combined with acoustic source material – all with lots of dark corners, but also some slight elements of whimsy too. Works include "Volumes", "Totologos II", "Texte II", "Ambiance II", and "Crucifixion". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousRemembering Roots Of Soul – Birth Of Motor Town ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tight set of rare Detroit soul – culled from the lost Lupine label, and recorded during the years 1963 to 1965! The set features work by some great artists in their early days – talents who'd later go onto record more famous work for bigger independent labels, like Stax, Malaco, and other southern imprints during the 70s – and in a way, although the source of the material is Detroit-based, the artists on the set almost make it a "roots of southern soul" collection, as it well illustrates the kind of pipeline that existed between Detroit and southern scenes in Memphis, Jackson, and other points. Titles include "What's My Destiny" and "Keep On Loving Me" by Joe Stubbs, "Witchcraft In The Air" and "You Killed My Love" by Betty Lavette, "That's What I Aim To Do" and "You Must Know I Love You" by The Falcons, "I'll Get Along" and "All I Need Is You" by Marv Johnson & The Primettes, "I'm Her Yo Yo Man" and "I'll Never Find Another Girl Like You" by Eddie Floyd, "My Baby" and "Baby I'm Coming Home" by Mack Rice, "He's So Fine" and "Baby Sitting" by the Corvells, and "Searching For My Baby" and "Baby Won't You Change Your Mind" by Al Garner & The Primettes. CD
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✨✧ VariousShapes – Wires – Compiled By Robert Luis ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2015. Near Mint- 2LP ... Out Of Stock
All the wonderful styles and sounds of the Tru Thoughts label – brought together here in a very well-priced collection! As with other Shapes volumes, the set offers a great way to take a look at the best work of this long-running source of some of the freshest sounds from the underground – funky soul, soulful grooves, cosmic beats, and lots more in between – including some Tru Thoughts tracks from out of print singles and the digital world as well. 2LP set features 13 tracks in all – and titles include "Zheng" by Johnny Faith, "Breakdown" by Alice Russell with Darondo, "101 Reasons" by J Felix, "Sidesteppin" by Werkha with Bryony Jarman Pinto, "You Will Return (Ahmed Sirour rmx)" by Quantic with Alice Russell, "So Natural" by Titeknots, "Headgames" by Lost Midas with Audris, "Flight (Mungo's hi fi rmx)" by Hidden Orchestra, "Oblivion" by The Seshen, "Medicine Chest (dub)" by Prince Fatty meets Nostalgia 77, "Bingo Bango" by Hot 8 Brass Band, "I Believe (Peshay rmx)" by Harleighblu, and "Back It Up" by Ghost Writerz. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Donald BrownSources Of Inspiration (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Muse, 1990. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
D An inspiring set from pianist Donald Brown– working here in a group that features some especially nice work from Gary Bartz and Eddie Henderson! Bartz plays soprano and alto sax, Henderson trumpet and flugelhorn – and both players fill the album with soulful colors and well-spun solos – stretching out majestically to give the set a great deal of power, and really match Brown's imaginative compositions. Donald's piano lines are great too, and rhythmic support is from Buster Williams on bass and Carl Allen on drums – the last two points in a star of a quintet for the session. Titles include "Capteown Ambush", "Overtaken By A Moment", "New York", "Phineas", "The Human Impersonator",and "Do We Have To Say Goodbye". CD includes 2 bonus tracks; "Embraceable You" & "Insane Asylum". CD

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Toshiko Akiyoshi & Her TrioLullabies For You ... LP
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1965. Near Mint- ... $44.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Toshiko Akioshi – a wonderfully sensitive trio session that's quite different than her more bop-oriented work of the 50s! The mid 60s album features a fair bit of tunes pulled from traditional and Japanese sources – a few of the lullabies hinted at in the title, and a few more tracks with some slightly Eastern-styled themes. Toshiko's piano, while bold at times, also has a sensitivity that hadn't often shown up in her work by this point – a new sort of gentleness that's open to light colors and tones that really flesh out the album beautifully. Bass is by Yasuo Arakawa and drums are by Kanji Harada – and that's a young Monday Michiru sitting on the piano on the cover (and the album was also one of the last to bill Toshiko as "Mariano", referring to Monday's father Charlie.) Titles include "Mari To Tonosama", "The March", "Angel's Lullaby", "Tuppen Och Honan", "London Bridge", "Cancion De Extremadura", "Kanchororin Bushi", "I Ken Pien Tan", and "Chocho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very high-quality Japanese reissue, with obi – on 180 gram vinyl, and with a very heavy cover!)

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

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

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Patrick Brennan & Abdul MoimemeTerraphonia ... CD
Creative Sources (Portugal), 2019. Used ... $9.99
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Glen CampbellGentle On My Mind/By The Time I Get To Phoenix ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A pair of Capitol Records classics from Glenn Campbell – back to back on a single CD! First up is Gentle On My Mind – an insanely wonderful early album from Glenn Campbell – the kind of music that's not really rock, pop, or country – but instead a unique summation of all, at a level that only Campbell could do this well The album kicks off with the sublime pop hit "Gentle On My Mind" – one of those jangly tunes that we could listen to forever – and then soars into a beautiful blend of tunes from different sources, including covers of Nilsson's "Without Her", Rod McKuen's "The World I Used to Know", Jimmie Rodgers' "It's Over", and Donovan's "Catch The Wind" – as well as the huge hit "Mary In The Morning". Glenn's got a hell of a voice – and it sounds great on all the tracks! By The Time I Get To Phoenix begins with Glenn Campbell's amazing take on the title tune by Jimmy Webb – a pure moment of 60s genius! The pairing of Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb is probably one of the greatest ideas ever in the history of pop music – as you'll hear on the album's title track, "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". Glen's original hit version of the song – written by a wee Jimmy at a young age – forever cut the way for his unique blend of pop, country, and easy vocal styles. The tune also kicks off this pretty nice little album of tracks that features great lesser known numbers, including some surprisingly great country covers. Titles include "Back In The Race", "My Baby's Gone", "Tomorrow Never Comes", "Bad Seed", "Love is A Lonesome River", and "I'll Be Lucky Some Day". CD

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ChiminyoI Am Chiminyo EP ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Pretty amazing work from Chiminyo – aka jazz drummer Tim Doyle, who also finds a way to trigger samples when he plays – creating this one-man sound on the record that really comes as quite a surprise! All three tracks on the EP were performed live by Chiminyo – and while he's handling drums and percussion, he also works his way through samples that are played live too – not a previously-recorded soundscape, but a complex blend of elements that move between electronic pulses, global sources, and bassy bits that are mighty nice – served up on the tracks "Kandy Lanx", "We'll Never Know", and "Dharma Bodies". LP, Vinyl record album

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Henning ChristiansenDen Rode Skov (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Penultimate Press (Sweden), 1986. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99
A wild mix of electric and acoustic sounds from Henning Christiansen – done as a soundtrack for a film that's represented with images inside the cover – images that make the movie look as wild as the music on the record! Sounds come from a variety of sources – glass bowls, tubes, piano, baritone horn, synthesizer, and many voices – but all often abstracted by the production, and taken into territory where even the more familiar moments get completely changed up – with a disorienting vibe that's almost an 80s evolution of earlier electro-acoustic modes. Titles include "The Mirror", "The Red Door", "Wolf Song", "Durand's Flute", "The End", "Landscape With Wolves Bed", and "The Blue Room". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on red vinyl – with a nice booklet of images inside the gatefold cover!)

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CompanyEpiphany/Epiphanies ... LP
Incus/Honest Jons (UK), 1982. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
A large version of the Company concept – and one that continues all the experiments of their recorded legacy in a really great way! As with the others, guitarist Derek Bailey is at the core here – working sonic magic on both acoustic and electric guitar – in a lineup that also features Fred Frith on guitar and electronics, George Lewis on trombone, Anne Le Baron on harp, Keith Tippett on piano, Phil Wachsmann on violin and electronics, Julie Tippetts on guitar and voice, Ursula Oppens on piano, Moto Yoshizawa on bass, and Akio Suziki on glass harmonica and gongs! There's a great sense of opportunity and discovery here – as improvising heavyweights mix with less familiar names – and acoustic elements find a way to come into play with more electric sources. The first album features "Epiphany" – a large group improvisation with the entire ensemble – with beautiful interplay at a very sensitive level – hardly the sonic onslaught you might expect – followed by the second album, "Epiphanies", which has the group breaking out into smaller ensembles – with even more sonic and musical variety. LP, Vinyl record album

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Caroline DavisAlula (with bonus download) ... LP
New Amsterdam, 2019. New Copy ... $21.99
A really striking set from alto saxophonist Caroline Davis – working here in a trio format that's sometimes explosively rhythmic, other times more concerned with unusual sonic textures and tones! The group features drummer Gregory Saunier, and keyboardist Matt Mitchell – who plays Prophet 6, Modular, and Arp synthesizers – but all with a quality that really matches the acoustic elements in the set, especially in the change of energy that seems to come from the electric sources – shifting gears as quickly as the rhythms of Saunier, and bursting out with color to match some of Davis' freer flights on the alto! Most of the music is relatively structured, even with freer instrumental runs – and titles include "Remiges", "Alula", "Flight", "Wingbeat", "Coverts", "Vortex Generator", "Purrs", and "Landing". LP, Vinyl record album
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DonovanHurdy Gurdy Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI (UK), 1968. Used ... $9.99
Easily one of the headiest Donovan albums of the 60s – a record that moves past the simple psychedelic pop of earlier hits, and into a range of mind-expanding themes and styles! There's a cerebral quality here that seems to take hold even on the simpler, catchier tunes – a deeply introspective approach that has Donovan working in a world that's really all his own – less concerned with hit singles, and more focused on a personal journey in music, one that ties together many strands of music borrowed from Celtic, West Indian, jazz, and folk sources. Arrangers are John Cameron and John Paul Jones – and titles include "Get Thy Bearings", "Peregrine", "The Entertaining Of A Shy Girl", "West Indian Lady", "Jennifer Juniper", "Tangier", "The River Song", "The Sun Is A Very Magic Fellow", and "Hi It's Been A Long Time". CD also features a great array of bonus cuts from singles – 7 numbers that include "Teen Angel", "Poor Cow", "Lalena", "Aye My Love", "Clours", "What A Beautiful Creature You Are", and "Catch The Wind". CD
(Out of print.)

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Entourage Music & Theater EnsembleEntourage ... CD
Folkways, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
Beautiful sounds from the Entourage ensemble – a record that's got a really meditative blend of acoustic elements with a few electric touches – used in ways that start in jazz, then move way beyond! Instrumentation includes guitar, flute, keyboards, violin, and mbira – coming together with really unusual inflections that are partly borrowed from Eastern sources – like Noh theater, or Balinese music – but which unfurl with a more freewheeling, American underground vibe as well! No sounds are ever too sharp, and there's almost a hint of the instrumental experiments in the 80s underground – such as work by Penguin Cafe Orchestra or Soft Verdict – but with an earthier feel overall. Titles include "Jattle Boxes", "Giraffes", "Solo For Electric Viola", "Michael's Song", "Silver Drum", and "Percussion Dance". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Scott Faragher/AL KooperHammond Organ – An Introduction To The Instrument & The Players Who Mad It Famous ... Book
Hal Leonard, 2011. New Copy ... $8.99 24.99
A heavy-duty look at one of our favorite instruments of all time – the mighty Hammond Organ, a keyboard that forever changed the sound of jazz, soul, and even rock and roll on the US scene of the 50s, 60s, and 70s! The book is huge – a fully-illustrated history of the electric organ in all its many forms produced by Hammond – and it's got a hell of a lot of text alongside the smaller photos – rundowns of different models, the evolution of the instrument, all the varieties of speakers that made it sound great, and even key performers over the years! The chapter titles should give you a great idea of the scope – "Marketing The Hammond Organ", "The Various Models", "The Leslie Speaker", "The Hammond Tone Cabinets", "The Solid State Organs", "Hammond Reborn", and the super-long "The Players" – which features almost 200 pages on dozens of key Hammond players over the years – all with bios, recordings, and other information. The softcover book is 389 pages, with images in both color and black and white – and an essential resource for any fan of the electric organ! Book

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Freddie Gibbs & MadlibBandana ... CD
RCA, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
Maybe the best Madlib-produced LP since the highest peaks of the prime Stones Throw era, and Freddie Gibbs is on fire throughout! Each one does what he does best here and ups the ante. 'Lib is focused on crackling soul beats and hazy funk – masterfully utilizing vintage and contemporary sample sources from Donny Hathaway and Syl Johnson to Kaidi Tatham and The Heliocentrics – delivering the right kind of gritty headnodding vibe without compromising on his distinctive style. Freddie Gibbs is uncompromisingly raw and fiercely focused, varying the speed of his flow when the mood strikes, so what sounds like it might be an uncommonly inspired freestyle one second rolls into the most dexterous lyricism for the next couple minutes. Seriously strong stuff, with just a few guest appearances by Pusha T, Killer Mike, Anderson.Paak, Yasiin Bey & Black Thought. Titles include "Half Manne Half Cocaine", "Cataracts", "Gat Damn", "Education", "Crime Pays", "Palmolive", "Guannis", "Soul Right" and more. CD
Also available Bandana ... LP 22.99

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Freddie Gibbs & MadlibBandana ... LP
RCA, 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Maybe the best Madlib-produced LP since the highest peaks of the prime Stones Throw era, and Freddie Gibbs is on fire throughout! Each one does what he does best here and ups the ante. 'Lib is focused on crackling soul beats and hazy funk – masterfully utilizing vintage and contemporary sample sources from Donny Hathaway and Syl Johnson to Kaidi Tatham and The Heliocentrics – delivering the right kind of gritty headnodding vibe without compromising on his distinctive style. Freddie Gibbs is uncompromisingly raw and fiercely focused, varying the speed of his flow when the mood strikes, so what sounds like it might be an uncommonly inspired freestyle one second rolls into the most dexterous lyricism for the next couple minutes. Seriously strong stuff, with just a few guest appearances by Pusha T, Killer Mike, Anderson.Paak, Yasiin Bey & Black Thought. Titles include "Half Manne Half Cocaine", "Cataracts", "Gat Damn", "Education", "Crime Pays", "Palmolive", "Guannis", "Soul Right" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Wynder K FrogShook, Shimmy, & Shake – The Complete Recordings 1966 to 1970 (Sunshine Superfrog/Out Of The Frying Pan/Into The Fire/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
Three full albums of romping organ work from Wynder K Frog – plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Sunshine Superfrog – a record with a Donovan reference in the title, but a much more mod set overall – thanks to searing Hammond work from organist Mick Weaver, who was maybe one of the hippest London cats on his instrument at the time! The tunes draw equally from the Hammond soul jazz of artists like Jimmy Smith or Jimmy McGriff, and from the soul instrumental style of the time – particularly the grooves of Stax and Atlantic Records – and the deft work on the keys of the organ show that you hardly need a singer to make these records groove. Titles include "I Feel So Bad", "Blues For A Frog", "Hold On I'm Coming", "Incense", "Feel It", "Dancin Pain", "Mercy", and "Somebody Help Me". Next is Out Of The Frying Pan – a lost Hammond classic from organist Mick Weaver, who famously worked with the group Traffic! This set's a lot different than the work he did in that band, though – as the album's all instrumental, and has a quick-stepping, all-soul sound that's a lot like the best Jimmy McGriff organ jazz albums on Sue Records – mixed with maybe a bit of the mod sound of London at the time! Tunes are tight and short, but pack plenty of punch – and the album also features great work on saxes from Chris Mercer and Dick Heckstall-Smith. Titles include "Green Door", "Bad Eye", "Willie & The Hand Jive", "House That Jack Built", "Gasoline Alley", and "Harpsichord Shuffle". Last up is Into The Fire – which has the group really opening up, laying down some wonderfully jazzy and funky instrumentals with a fuzzy Hammond sound that's really great! Although the set was recorded in the UK, the best cuts have a soulful crossover sound that feels like it should have been recorded during one of the Cadet Concept sessions in Chicago at the same time. One cut has vocals, but the best are the instrumentals – like "Into the Fire", "Howl In Wolf's Clothing", "Hot Salt Beef", "Cool Hand Stanley", and "Why Am I Treated So Bad". The set features lots of bonus tracks from singles and other sources – including "Zooming", "Green Door", "I'm A Man", "Henry's Panter", "Baldy", "Dancing Frog (stereo)", "Happy Jack", "Funky Broadway", "I'll Go Crazy", "A Memory Of Bruce", "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever", and "We Can Work It Out". CD

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Charlie Haden Liberation Music OrchestraDream Keeper ... CD
DIW/Blue Note, 1990. Used ... $8.99
A lost chapter in the all too short history of Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra – an album recorded shortly after the group's better-known album for ECM in the 80s! Like other Liberation Music outings, Carla Bley is a very strong presence on this set – penning original tunes for the album, handling arrangements, and sharing Charlie Haden's love of rhythms and inspirations from Latin and African sources – inspirations that are brought in subtly, and shaped to fit the overall spirit of the group. Players include Tom Harrell, Ken McIntyre, Joe Lovano, Dewey Redman, and Ray Anderson – and titles include "Dream Keeper", "Rabo De Nube", "Nkosi Sikelel'I Afrika", and "Sandino". CD
(Out of print US pressing.)

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Ariel KalmaNuits Blanches Au Studio 116 ... LP
Transversales Disques (France), Late 70s. New Copy ... $29.99
Beautifully minimalist work from Ariel Kalma – work that seems to move effortlessly between acoustic and electronic sources, often in ways that feel like the latter is manipulating the former! One piece here feels as if soprano sax lines were folded back on themselves – maybe in a looser style of the Steve Reich or Terry Riley phase progressions – while other moments are more abstract and atmospheric, in keeping with the GRM studios in which all the work was recorded! One long track has surprisingly beautiful acoustic piano – forging a loose, probably improvised line – ala Keith Jarrett, but more open – and although there's a bit of voice at one point, most of the record is instrumental. Titles include "Japanese Dream", "Ballad Sur Le Lac", "Paris Flight", "Voyage Au Centre De La Tete", and "Le Soleil Au Couchant". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ King BrittThis Is King Britt ... CD
V2/Nurture (UK), 2005. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
An excellent collection of work by King Britt – one of the first to ever get at the true range of his talents! Britt's name has been on a lot of different projects over the past decade or so, and it's sometimes difficult to keep track of what he's done, where – especially since some of his biggest contributions have been to work issue under other artists' names, but which bear the unmistakable King Britt touch! This 2CD set really corrects all that confusion – and offers up a whopping 26 tracks pulled from a really wide variety of labels and sources. Disc 1 features tracks in which Britt is the main musical force, and disc 2 features key remixes he's done for other artists over the years. Titles include "Getting Into It" by Sylk 130 featuring Alison Crockett, "Superstar" by King Britt with Ivana Santilli, "The Reason" by Sylk 130 with Vicki Miles, "Transcend" by King Britt featuring Bahamadia, "All The Way Live" by Sylk 130 with Capitol A, "The Essence" by Jody Watley, "Call Me" by Rose, "Swell" by Scuba with Vikter Duplaix, "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" by Sylk 130, "Tonight (King Britt's mix)" by H Foundation, "Looking For Love (King Britt central mix)" by Vikter Duplaix, "Contemplation (King Britt funke mix)" by Josh One, "Mwele Mwele (King Britt's Scuba mix)" by Jazzanova, and "Don't Worry (King Britt's voc mix)" by Appleton. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ KraftwerkMan-Machine ... CD
Capitol, 1978. Used ... $6.99
Man and machine – a perfect summation of the Kraftwerk genius, delivered perfectly on this classic late 70s set! The album's got a bit more punch than some of their previous efforts – almost a not towards the dancefloor at times, yet hardly the disco you'd get from other groups of the period – and more a prefiguring of the sounds of the future from various UK and European sources! There's some great electro moments that made the record a favorite for the New York scene in the early 70s – including some wicked vocoder bits, and tight beats on a few numbers. Titles include the excellent "The Model" – plus "The Man Machine", "Neon Lights", "The Robots", "Spacelab", and "Metropolis". CD
(Out of print original pressing.)
Also available Man-Machine ... LP 29.99

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KraftwerkMan-Machine ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Man and machine – a perfect summation of the Kraftwerk genius, delivered perfectly on this classic late 70s set! The album's got a bit more punch than some of their previous efforts – almost a not towards the dancefloor at times, yet hardly the disco you'd get from other groups of the period – and more a prefiguring of the sounds of the future from various UK and European sources! There's some great electro moments that made the record a favorite for the New York scene in the early 70s – including some wicked vocoder bits, and tight beats on a few numbers. Titles include the excellent "The Model" – plus "The Man Machine", "Neon Lights", "The Robots", "Spacelab", and "Metropolis". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)
Also available Man-Machine ... CD 6.99

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Webster LewisTouch My Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
Webster Lewis takes off wonderfully here – finding a completely unique groove that's equal parts club, soul, and fusion! The album's almost as sublime as Roy Ayers' best from the time – and has a similar balance that's perfectly done – a depth of thought that goes way beyond conventional club, and a willingness to bring in lots more complicated elements from various jazz sources. Webster's keyboards are nicely out front in the set – and there's some great vocals by a female chorus who sweeten up the sound nicely, but not in ways that are too commercial or cliched. The whole thing's great – a righteous masterpiece through and through – and tracks include "Hideaway", "There's A Happy Feeling", "Touch My Love", "Believe In Yourself", "Barbara Ann", and "Loving". CD features 4 bonus tracks too "Wee Church", "Japanese Umbrella", "Spirit Of Love", and "Touch My Love (alt mix)". CD

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John D LoudermilkOpen Mind Of John D Loudermilk ... LP
RCA, 1969. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Ultra trippy work from John D Loudermilk cut at the end of the 60s – possibly some of the strangest and grooviest work to ever come out of producer Chet Atkins' Nashville Sound era! Open Mind Of John D Loudermilk is a bubbly sounding, but lyrically barbed psych pop opus assembled with countrypolitan resources – plus era signpost elements such as fuzzy guitars & sitar, and tripped out backing vocals. A strange but catchy set that's as unique as anything the Nashville establishment of the late 60s would allow! Loudermilk was one of most heralded songwriters of the late 50s and 60s scene, who wrote story songs on par with the best of them – and he clearly saved the wildest stuff for his own records – tracks that include "More Than He'll Have To Give", "Brown Girl", "War Babies", "The Jones", and "Going To Hell On A Sled". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Made To Break (Ken Vandermark)F4 Fake (with bonus download) ... LP
Trost (Austria), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Maybe the coolest record we've heard from this amazing group of improvisers – an album that has a title reference to Orson Welles, and begins with a song that's almost got a free jazz take on older crime soundtrack modes! "Aaton" is dedicated to Wells – and it begins with romping drums by Tim Daisy and reeds from Ken Vandermark that almost have a Lounge Lizards vibe – but the tune soon moves into more unusual territory with lots of offbeat electronics from Christof Kurzmann, who also pushes Vandermark too – while bassist Jasper Stadhouders certainly holds off on the groove! "Agora" is dedicated to Zelia Barbosa – but has very little to do with that Brazilian singer, as the whole thing is an amazing frenzy of improvisation on both electronic and acoustic sources! LP, Vinyl record album

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Rob MazurekLove Waves Ecstatic Charge ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
An amazing piece of music from Rob Mazurek – and a real testament to the growth as an artist that he's been experiencing in the Marfa scene! The album is all electronic, but has a different vibe than some of Rob's electronic work in Chicago and Brazil – at one level maybe more visual, as it's clearly tied to visual sources – but at another level more structured with a narrative sensibility – so that the progression of sonic elements moves along in a way that really makes sense. At some level, we might even be tempted to call a few of these pieces "songs", although they're still very abstract, and rarely tuneful – just these nicely focused passages created by Mazurek on a modular synth, but in ways that really move past both the regular uses of the instrument, and his more familiar sounds. Titles include "Wave Charge", "Ecstatic", "Love Waves", "Charged Waves", and "Wave Static". CD

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✨✧ Edward McClellandFolktales & Legends Of The Middle West ... Book
Belt Publishing, 2018. New Copy ... $4.99 20.00
Dark tales from the Midwest – mostly 18th and 19th stories from a variety of sources – including sailor shanties, slave spirituals, and the folklore of Native Americans – all presented here in a relatively easy to read format, with a few illustrations. Our favorite story, though, is that of Resurrection Mary – the creepy ghost who used to hitchhike by a cemetery on Archer Avenue! Book

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Ennio Morricone & OthersQuentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Decca/Third Man, 2015. Near Mint- 2LP Trifold ... $16.99
Director Quentin Tarantino has drawn plenty of inspiration from the music of Ennio Morricone over the years – either using short passages of older Morricone music in his films, or evoking the substance and style of the maestro in the way he uses sounds from other sources too! So it's only fitting that this time around, the pair are finally brought together fully – as Morricone turns out one of his best soundtracks in years for Tarantino's Hateful Eight – a brooding, suspenseful tale that owes plenty to the western generation that first sprung Morricone to global fame! Yet as with most of Ennio's best work, the style here is something that goes far beyond expectation – orchestrations that take on a style completely their own – with instrumental elements that have stronger focus amidst the larger charts, and a sense of mood and color here that's completely sublime. The record is mostly music from Morricone – written for the film – and features a few passages of dialogue from the movie, plus just a few additional tracks by The White Stripes, Roy Orbison, and David Hess. Yet it's more than fair to think of this as a complete score by Morricone – very different than the usual compilation-style soundtracks we've had before from Tarantino. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl in a sweet trifold cover!)
Also available Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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Ennio Morricone & OthersQuentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Decca/Third Man, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99 30.00
Director Quentin Tarantino has drawn plenty of inspiration from the music of Ennio Morricone over the years – either using short passages of older Morricone music in his films, or evoking the substance and style of the maestro in the way he uses sounds from other sources too! So it's only fitting that this time around, the pair are finally brought together fully – as Morricone turns out one of his best soundtracks in years for Tarantino's Hateful Eight – a brooding, suspenseful tale that owes plenty to the western generation that first sprung Morricone to global fame! Yet as with most of Ennio's best work, the style here is something that goes far beyond expectation – orchestrations that take on a style completely their own – with instrumental elements that have stronger focus amidst the larger charts, and a sense of mood and color here that's completely sublime. The record is mostly music from Morricone – written for the film – and features a few passages of dialogue from the movie, plus just a few additional tracks by The White Stripes, Roy Orbison, and David Hess. Yet it's more than fair to think of this as a complete score by Morricone – very different than the usual compilation-style soundtracks we've had before from Tarantino. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl in a sweet triptych cover!)
Also available Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (180 gram pressing) ... LP 16.99

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Werner MullerFeuilleton In Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Great ensemble jazz from the German scene of the postwar years – music that's got lots of hip twists and turns, a bit like some of the later music from the great Raymond Scott and his orchestra! Werner Muller made a fair bit of instrumental albums on the German scene of the 60s – but most of them were lounge or mood music albums – which makes these jazzier sessions come as a nice surprise – as the tunes are almost a precursor of some of the more inventive European big band work that would show up on labels like MPS, or some of the sounds from the Eastern European scene. The group here is large – billed as an "orchestra", but probably about 20 members in all – and Muller uses them in a way that's nicely inventive, running through tunes from a variety of sources that all benefit a lot from inventive arrangements and strong ensemble talents of the musicians! All tracks are unreleased – and two tracks feature vocals by Caterina Valente, "Pavane" and "Sakura Sakura" – alongside instrumental titles "Blues In Studio 7", "Overture In Jazz", "Caravan/C Jam Blues", and "Feuilleton In Jazz". LP, Vinyl record album

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Werner MullerJazz Mutations ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), 1961. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Great ensemble jazz from the German scene of the postwar years – music that's got lots of hip twists and turns, a bit like some of the later music from the great Raymond Scott and his orchestra! Werner Muller made a fair bit of instrumental albums on the German scene of the 60s – but most of them were lounge or mood music albums – which makes these jazzier sessions come as a nice surprise – as the tunes are almost a precursor of some of the more inventive European big band work that would show up on labels like MPS, or some of the sounds from the Eastern European scene. The group here is large – billed as an "orchestra", but probably about 20 members in all – and Muller uses them in a way that's nicely inventive, running through tunes from a variety of sources that all benefit a lot from inventive arrangements and strong ensemble talents of the musicians! All tracks are unreleased – and titles on this volume include "Jazz Mutations", "Blues Variationen", "Jazz Suite", "Jazzific 59/16", and a version of Francy Boland's "Total Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Perrey-KingsleyIn Sound From Way Out ... LP
Vanguard, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the moogiest records of all time – a legendary LP of "electronic pop music of the future" – sourced and claimed as an influence by everyone from Stereolab to the Beastie Boys! The legendary team of Gershon Kingsley and Jean-Jaques Perry are working here in early tape experiments that chop up quirky analogue electronics – and uses them to produce moogy songbits and space sounds, all with a really groovy beat! There's a simple magic here that has made the album hold up for years, and stand apart from a legion of later imitators with a clear, simple, and effective style that makes the best of all the bleeps and blonks in the set! Titles include "Unidentified Flying Object", "Spooks in Space", "Barnyard In Orbit", "Swan's Splashdown", and "Girl From Venus". A loving musical space party! LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing.)
 
 
 



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