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DJ & The Spice Of LifeTell Me Once More ... LP
SPL, 1980. Very Good+ ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Spice 1Spice 1 ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
The first full length classic from Spice 1 – an MC who came up in the wake of Too Short on the west coast, but has definitely found his own style by the time of this set! Some tracks almost have an Ice Cube mix of biting social commentary and view from the streets – while others are maybe more in the crossover gangsta vein that would rise strongly in years to come. Samples are all obvious, but well-used – records from Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, and Isaac Hayes – and the album also features some tight mixing and production from Ant Banks. Titles include "In My Neighborhood", "187 Proof", "Peace To My Nine", "Welcome To The Ghetto", "Money Or Murder", "City Streets", and "Break Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cryan ShamesSugar & Spice ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
The breakout album for The Cryan Shames – a wonderfully groovy harmony pop combo from the 60s – one with a sound that's very much the best Sunshine Pop of LA, even though these guys hail from our hometown of Chicago! The vocals come together with a really magical feel – sometimes mellow and drifty, ala The Association – sometimes vibrant and soaring, in a really catchy way! The whole album's great – with just a touch of Brit invasion guitar jangle behind the vocals at times – and titles include "Heat Wave", "We'll Meet Again", "If I Needed Someone", "Hey Joe", "Sugar & Spice", "July", "I Wanna Meet You", and "Ben Franklin's Almanac". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 360 sound pressing.)

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Redd FoxxSpice Can Be Nice ... LP
MF, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Louis Hayes GroupVariety Is The Spice ... LP
Gryphon, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An incredibly soulful album – vastly overlooked, but one of our favorites of the 70s! The set is one of the few ever cut as a leader by drummer Louis Haynes – a wonderful player who's best known for his classic work with Horace silver – but who's working here with a superb group of his own, one that includes Frank Strozier on flute and alto, Harold Mabern on piano, and Cecil McBee on bass. All players are completely wonderful – especially the team of Strozier and Mabern, who work here with the soulful power of their best pairings from the time. And an added bonus to the set is vocalist Leon Thomas, who guest stars on two great tracks – "Little Sunflower" and "Nisha" – and delivers some of his only good work of the late 70s! The album's got a version of Freddie Hubbard's "Little Sunflower" that's worth the price of the record alone, as it's one of of Thomas' best recordings ever, and an essential chapter in his career. Other tracks include "What's Going On", "Kelly Colors", and "Nisha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and a few small stains.)

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✨✧ Peggy LeeSugar 'N' Spice ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Peggy's sweet as sugar, but working here with a heck of a lot of spice – thanks to arranger Benny Carter, who brings in a wonderfully jazzy feel to the set! The album's one of Peggy's best from her comeback years at Capitol – and a prime example of the syncopated, slinking mode of arrangement that was the best 60s discovery for the Peggy Lee voice – and which allowed her to create a unique space for her own maturing sexuality in pop music. The whole thing's great, and avoids the cliches of some of the other Peggy Lee albums from the time. Titles include "I Believe In You", "Ain't That Love", "The Best Is Yet To Come", "The Sweetest Sounds", "Teach Me Tonight", "Tell All The World About You", and "Big Bad Bill". Plus, CD features 3 bonus cuts – including "Amazing", "Loads Of Love", and "I'll Be Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Marlena ShawSpice Of Life ... LP
Cadet, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing batch of sophisticated soul tracks – and a favorite with the righteous groove scene! On the surface, the record's a combination of jazz and soul tracks in the same mode that you'd find on some of Nancy Wilson's albums for Capitol during the same time – but digging deeper, you'll find an undercurrent of politics, feminism, and social commentary delivered with surprising intensity. Marlena Shaw's voice is generally sweet, but she's set up in some extremely powerful arrangements by Richard Evans and Charles Stepney that recast even the simplest phrase into a whole new setting of strength and pride – and Bobby Miller of Dells fame also helped make the record what it is, and helped write some of the best songs on the record. The set includes Marlena's classic original reading of "Woman Of The Ghetto", which has been sampled by just about everyone, plus "California Soul", which has a nice hard break, and the tunes "Liberation Conversation", "Where Can I Go?", and the original version of "Go Away Little Boy" – as sweet a statement of womanhood if there ever was one! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Sebastian CabotSebastian Cabot, Actor/Bob Dylan, Poet – A Dramatic Reading With Music ... LP
MGM, 1967. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
One of the strangest albums to come out of the late 60s spoken word record boom – a collection of Bob Dylan tunes, read with a heavy English accent by actor Sebastian Cabot! Cabot's probably best known for his roles in the shows Checkmate and Family Affair – and he uses that familiar growly voice to great effect here on Dylan's tunes – spitting them out with a slightly bitter quality that's a fair bit different than Bob's original versions, but still very much in the same spirit! The backings are relatively spare – bits of strings, guitar, and other instrumentation – all handled by Irving Spice – and tunes include "It Ain't Me Babe", "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", "Like A Rolling Stone", and "Blowin In The Wind". One of the best examples of "establishment hip" we can think of – and it's records like this that took more steam out of the left than Barry Goldwater ever did! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole. Shrinkwrap has a small hole.)

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EmanativeEarth ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Maybe the best music so far from Emanative – a group who've been kicking around the London scene for the past decade or so, but who really seem to hit a new level with this album on Jazzman! The group's led by percussionist Nick Woodmansey, who often steps back to let all the other spiritual elements flow through the sound in a wonderful way – including excellent piano and organ from the great Jessica Lauren, plus reeds from Tamar Osborn and Ben Hadwen – both players who have a very cosmic approach – and haunting percussion from additional players, in addition to Nick's own work on drums, balafon, and other instruments. There's a very strong bassist in the lineup, too – Suman Joshi – and he directs the proceedings with great strength when everyone comes together – but also knows enough to step back when things are exploring different planes of global consciousness at a more personal level. Titles include "Spice Route Suite", "Egosystem", "New Day", "Heaven's Mirror", "Iyaami", "Raga Requiem", and "Minutes To Midnight For This Planet". CD

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OmniOut Of My Hands (Love's Taken Over) (short, long) ... 12-inch
Fountain, 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A seminal groover from Omni – one of the group's biggest hits and a very catchy tune with a strident soul sound, and some nice bits of moog to spice things up! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a promo stamp and a bit of marker, but vinyl is great.)

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SearchersWhen You Walk In The Room – The Complete Pye Recordings 1963 to 1967 (6CD set) ... CD
Pye/Grapefruit (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 6CD ... $36.99
An insane amount of material from The Searchers – served up here in a set that goes way way past their few hits that made it to the radio over here back in the 60s! The group were a key part of the evolving British sound of the time – and had this way of harmonizing together that was definitely in the mode of some of the best Lennon & McCartney material, especially the earliest Beatles albums – but they also have a catchy, jaunty quality that's all their own – maybe the best sort of variation of modes that other groups were breaking bigger with here during the British Invasion years. As with many of their contemporaries, there's certainly an influence from American blues and soul – but their style is also not as mod as some of the rest, and maybe has more of a riffing guitar style with the rhythms that might be more appropriate as an evolution of skiffle. Whatever the case, you'll find plenty to hear here – and plenty to love – as the set features a stunning 160 tracks on 6 CDs – mono and stereo mixes of Meet The Searchers, Sugar & Spice, It's The Searchers, Sounds Like Searchers, and Take Me For What I'm Worth – plus the record Take It Or Leave It, and a lot of bonus tracks from singles too! CD

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✨✧ VariousMessage In Our Music Vol 2 – Selected By Waxist ... LP
Sol Discos (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare tracks from the modern soul underground of the late 70s and early 80s – tracks that maybe aren't as message-oriented as you'd guess from the title, but which are pretty darn great overall! Waxist put the whole thing together, and clearly has a knowledge of the rarest of the rare – as we'd not heard most of these numbers before, which makes the whole thing as much of a great discovery from an historical perspective, as it does a rich array of upbeat soul groovers! Titles include "Spirit Of The Boogie" by Network & Co, "When It Comes To Lovin Me" by Executive Suite, "Did You Forget My Number" by Marlon Hunter, "Star Struck" by Spice Of Ice, "You Are My Shining Star" by Sharnell Morton, "Magic Of Love" by Janice Nicki Harrison, "He's No Good" by Direct Connec Shun, and "We've Got It Made" by James Family. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Greg PerryOne For The Road ... CD
Casablanca/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent album of obscure mellow soul – very much in the same mode as Leroy Hutson or Ronnie McNeir's best work from the 70s! Like those singers, Greg was an artist who'd spent a lot of time writing and arranging for other artists – but on his own, on an album like this, he really shines as a wonderful under-discovered talent that should have been huge. The cuts have a great mellow feel, with a production style that's a mix of southern soul and sweet LA 70s studio work – and it's the kind of mellow soul classic that keeps us digging through the crates! Includes the tracks "Variety Is the Spice of Life", "I'll Be Comin Back", "Love Is Magic", and "Come On Down". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousB-Boy Hip Hop – South Bronx Hip Hop (180 gram pressing) ... LP
B-Boy/Demon (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A hefty collection of work from the legendary B Boy Records – maybe not the first indie in the world of hip hop labels, but a key imprint for heralding in a new generation of the music! B Boy is best known as the initial home of Boogie Down Productions – but in their short history, they also cut some other excellent work – a good deal of which is on this double-length set. Titles include "Strong Island" by JVC Force, "Can't Get Enough" by Soul Dimension, "Call It What You Wanna" by Tall Dark & Handsome, "Let's Jam" by DJ Mate & The Latin MCs, "Who Am I" by K Bee & Ceil B, "Get Up" by KD Nice, "Stars Are Shinin" by Money Earnin Crew, "Serious Business" by Positive Image, "Scott Made Me Funky" by Scott La Rock & D Nice, "Sex Sex & More Sex" by Spice Ham, "Throwdown" by Sparky D, "That's The Flavor" by Busy Boys, "991 Volts Of Noise" by 991 Volts, and "South Bronx (truth version)" and "The Bridge Is Over" by Boogie Down Productions. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Acid Jazz – Soul Of The City ... CD
Yo Mama/Instinct, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Spice, His Masters Voice, Shockadelica, Mother Of Pearl, Main Street People, Soulstaff feat Fred Wesley, Mansha, Soulstaff & Cunnie Williams. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Donald ByrdFree Form (Japanese pressing – with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note/Universal (Japan), 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful quintet material by Donald Byrd, and a record that has him breaking from his stock hardbop of his early years, to hit the more spiritual groove that would show up on later albums. The group's very tasty – and Wayne Shorter's on tenor and Herbie Hancock's on piano. Includes a great instrumental version of "Pentacostal Feelin", plus the cuts "Nai Nai", "Night Flower", and "French Spice" – all of which were written by Byrd. Plus, this reissue also includes the bonus cut "Three Wishes", written by Herbie Hancock! CD
(Out of print, 2014 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)

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✨✧ Grant GreenLatin Bit (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wicked session by Grant Green – one that's very different than any of his other Blue Note records! Here, Grant's going for a "Latin bit" – adding in a trio of percussionists to spice up the groove with a bit of bossa rhythms, and some harder jamming styles that feel a lot like those used in some of the better Cal Tjader albums of the time. Willie Bobo's in the group on drums, and the only other accompaniment is piano, bass, and percussion – letting Grant run out nice and long on his solos, on a very hip set of tracks that includes "Tico Tico", "Mama Inez", "Besame Mucho", and "Mambo Inn" – plus bonus tracks "Blues For Juanita", "Grenada", and "Hey There". CD
(Out of print, 2014 SHM-CD pressing – includes obi!)
 
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✨✧ Grandmaster Flash & The Furious FiveIt's Nasty [Genius Of Love] (voc short, voc long) ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"It's Nasty" features the old-school live in the studio back and forth rhyming style, backed by the classic Doug Wimbish, Keith Leblanc and Skip McDonald Sugar Hill band and spiced up with some nice effects from the Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sugar Hill sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousSon Cubano NYC – Cuban Roots New York Spices 1972 to 1982 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
The rebirth of the Afro-Cuban groove on the New York scene of the 70s – great recordings in the "new traditionalist" sound of the time! After the boom of the Latin Soul sound of the late 60s, and the rise of salsa in the early 70s, there was also a "back to basics" movement within the players of the New York Latin community – a shift that stripped down the sound, reintroduced traditional instrumentation, and worked in rhythms that might have been used on older sessions, but which were slightly updated for the newer recordings. The work of that period, although strong, has often been overlooked in favor of some of the flashier sounds of the scene – and this set wonderfully corrects that fault by bringing together a great sampling of work from the traditional spectrum of the Salsoul and SAR record labels, along with the kind of notes and commitment to quality that makes the Honest Jon's reissues so great! Titles include "Son Sabroson" by Rey Roig, "Chuchillo Para La Pina Cubana" by Charlie Rodriguez, "Chocolate En C7" and "Trumpet En Montuno" by Chocolate, "Oriente" and "Tiene Sabor" by Henry Fiol, "Yo Perdi El Corazon" by Lita Branda, "Camina Y Ven Pa La Loma" by Roberto Torres, "Celosa" by Angelo Y Su Conjunto Modelo, and "Los Dos Hermanos" by Los Jimaguas. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNegro Prison Songs – From The Mississippi State Penitentiary ... LP
Tradition, 1947. Near Mint- ... $33.99
A groundbreaking set of music – famous not just for its content, but also for its political impact – as the recordings were part of the Alan Lomax work at Parchman Farm, where under the auspices of presenting the blues work songs of the prisoners, he also exposed their terrible living conditions! LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing.)

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VariousStudio One Disco Mix ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. Used ... $14.99
Yet another blazing Studio One collection!! Just when you thought the Studio One vein was all tapped out, Soul Jazz does it again with a mighty collection of extended disco 12" mixes of some of their greatest numbers. A baker's dozen of fat bumping jams, all spiced up with some tasty dubbed out touches over the bubbling rhythms, and stretched out nicely to keep the dancehalls rocking all night: Lloyd & Devon "Push Push", Judah Eskender Tafari "Rastafari Tell You", Doreen Schaefer "Ain't Gonna Change My Mind", Dub Specialist "Kampala", George Allen "Be Wise Brethren", Jackie Mittoo "Night In Ethiopia", George Dudley "Gates Of Zion", the Silvertones "Come Forward", Willie Williams & Brentford Rockers "Armagideon Time", Norma White & Brentford Disco Set "I Want Your Love", the Ethiopian "Muddy Water", Alton Ellis "You Make Me So Very Happy" and Winston Francis & Brentford Rockers "Going To Zion". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George McCraeRock Your Baby ... LP
TK, 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The record that forever put George McCrae on the map – and a crossover bit of Miami soul from the 70s with all the key elements of the TK sound firmly in place! George's vocals are nicely flanged out in that cool production mode that TK was using with its big acts of the time (an approach that was perfect for AM radio, by the way) – the backings of the tunes have the chugging electric rhythms shared by Timmy Thomas and other acts at the label, spiced up by a bit more warm guitar to give the record a deeper southern soul vibe. The record features a 6 minute version of George's super-huge hit "Rock Your Baby", plus a "Rock Your Baby Reprise" – and it's also got a great little version of "I Get Lifted", one of those Miami funk classics that sounds great no matter who does it! Other tracks include "Look at You", "Make it Right", and "I Can't Leave You Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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