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✨✧ VariousPeanut Butter Wolf Presents – Stones Throw Ten Years (plus bonus mix CD) ... CD
Stones Throw, 1990s/2000s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great 2CD set of some of the best underground hip hop, deep funk and hazy leftfield jazz groove of the past decade on Stones Throw – compiled by Peanut Butter Wolf from the first 10 years of releases put out by his mightily influential label – some of which is appearing on CD for the first time ever! The well chosen tracklist is a wonderful overview of the far-reaching, but still strangely connected sounds Stones Throw has gifted us with over the years. You get the work of relative superstar projects led by J Dilla & Madlib, the anything goes jazzy soul sounds from Aloe Blacc and Dudley Perkins, straighter hip hop from MED, atmospheric digital grooves from Kousik, hard hitting funky soul from Stark Reality and Co-Real Artists, and so much more! The first retrospective of what we hope will be more decades of Stones Throw to come! 25 tracks in disc 1: "The Red" by Jaylib, "In Your Area" by Peanut Butter Wolf feat Planet Asia, "Low Class Conspiracy" by Quasimoto, "America's Most Blunted" by Madvillain, "Two Can Win" by J Dilla, "Take Me" by Fabulous Souls, "What About You" by Co-Real Artists, "Move Pt 2" by Oh No feat J Dilla & Roc C, "The Payback" by Madlib, "Falling" by Dudley Perkins, "Sunrays" by Yesterdays New Quintet, "Arrive" by Aloe Blacc, "Whenimondamic" by Lootpack, "Comrades & Dreams" (PB Wolf mix) by Stark Reality and more! Disc 2 is a bangin' hour long mix set featuring many of the above mentioned titles – and more from the Stones Throw vault – spun by DJ J Rocc! CD
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Aloe BlaccGood Things ... CD
Stones Throw, 2010. Used ... $4.99
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul styled albums ever to come from our friends at Stones Throw! Good Things is a giant leap ahead of Shine Through, Aloe's previous full length on the label. We loved that record for its gritty, unique approach to funky soul, but, Good Things reaches for the heights of Aloe's heroes from Donny Hathaway to Marvin Gaye – and comes closer than we could have imagined! It's produced by the Truth & Soul team, with a timeless funk & soul vibe comparable to their work with the great Lee Fields. We have a feeling we'll still be listening to this album 10-15-20 years from now. Essential! Titles include the underground breakout "I Need A Dollar", an incredible cover of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" (we must have dropped the needle on that 50 times in the first couple days we had it), "Green Lights", "Miss Fortune", "Good Things", "Loving You Is Killing Me", "Mama Hold My Hand", "Hey Brother" and more. CD

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Aloe BlaccShine Through ... CD
Stones Throw, 2006. Used ... $3.99
A batch of eclectic postmodern soul that's as original and instantly gratifying as anything we've heard on Stones Throw! Aloe Blacc more than lives up to the expectations we had for him after hearing his first couple of Stones Throw singles. His previous work in the adventurous hip hop outfit Emanon really only hints at his solo work – and it's even more bold in its idiosyncratic approach to an appealing groove! The almost entirely self-produced Shine Through (Oh No and Madlib produce one track each) is rife with an electronic sheen, touching on a bubbling psychedelic soul vibe we've never really heard before. A couple of tracks have guitar, bass, and keys that bring a more organic, but still kind of otherworldly groove – even touching on a cosmic Latin vibe on a couple of tunes! Tracks include "Whole World", a totally re-imagined take on Sam Cooke's "Long Time Coming" (produced by Oh No), "Are You Ready", "Busking", "Bailar", "Nascimento", "Dance For Life", "Patria Mia", "Shine Through", "Caged Birdsong", "Arrive", "Want Me", "One Inna" (produced by Madlib) and "I'm Beautiful". CD

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AmnestyFree Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Rare funk from the Indy scene of the early 70s – the long-overdue release of material recorded by a really hard-jamming, horn-heavy combo! Amnesty have a sound that's awash in the best large group influences of the time – a bit of Earth Wind & Fire, a bit of Parliament/Funkadelic, but also a grittier, more guitar-based groove at times too – one that rumbles heavily at the bottom of the rhythms, with a sound that's like Norman Whitfield-era Motown, taken to much greater extremes! There's actually a lot more Detroit going on in the work than Indy – but the horns also have a jazzier, more open-ended quality too – not just parts penned for simple funky rhythms, but ones that show some influence from the more righteous side of the jazz spectrum. The material was all recorded on two dates in 1973 – but only issued here for the first time – and together, the tracks are a great example of a hip group from the underground, really letting loose with a great sense of freedom. There's some vocals on the record, but almost more of a focus on the instrumentation overall – and titles include "Can I Help You", "Love Fades", "Trouble Will Remain", "We've Come A Long Way", "Liberty", "Mister President", "Free Your Mind", "We Have Love", and "Lord Help Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Available again after a a few years out of print!)

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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 1 & 2 – Movie Scenes/Movie Scenes, The Sequel ... CD
Stones Throw, 2005. Used ... $5.99
The epic CD compilation of the ever prolific, ever satisfying Madlib's first 2 LPs as Beat Konducta – a instrumental song suite of beats for films that do not exist anywhere but the fevered mind of the genius beatcrafter! 'Lib's production work has always had a bit of a filmic groove, and this set collects and assembles the most cinematic of said beats into an (unsurprisingly) incredible whole. The soundscapes really kind of run the gamut of his hip hop styles – always soulful, and always funky, whether he's rocking a stone funk or an electro-modeled groove. Honestly, how much longer is it going to take for the mainstream to finally catch up with this genius!?! Collects tracks from the 2 separate volumes of vinyl: "The Comeback (Madlib)", "The Payback (Gotta)", "Face The Sun (Africa)", "Stax (Strings)", "Left On Silverlake (Ride)", "Offbeat (Grooves)", "Pyramids (Change)", "Eternal Broadcaster (Authentic)", "The Rock (Humps)", "Filthy (Untouched)", "Money Hugger (Gold Diggin'", "Black Mozart (Opus II)", "Snake Charmer (Heads Up)", "African Walk (Zamunda)", "The Forest (Greens)", "Outerlimit (Space Ho)" and more! CD

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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 3 – Beat Konducta In India ... LP
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
Hazy beatcraft steeped in Indian soundtrack style funk, strings and percussion from the indefatigable Madlib – Volume 3 in the increasingly adventurous and conceptual outings of the Beat Konducta! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India and/or otherwise East – but the way in which the beats bluntly thump is quintessential Madlib – you know it and love it from the first beat! 'Lib really breathes fresh life into this approach – going miles deeper than anyone out there doing the Bollywood-hip hop hybrid – coming up with a sound all his own. Masterful! "Onthanewthing", "Indian Deli", "Rumble", "Dancing Girls Theme", "Piano Garden", "Dark Alley Incidental Music", "Early Party", "Fifth Chant", "The Rip Off (Scene 3)", and "Sitar Ride". LP, Vinyl record album

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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 4 – Beat Konducta In India ... LP
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
The long awaited sides C & D in Madlib's incredible blend of Bombay soundtrack-styled funk, blunted Eastern beats, and all round stunning Middle Eastern accented hip hop instros! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India and/or otherwise East – but the way in which the beats bluntly thump is quintessential Madlib – you know it and love it from the first beat! 'Lib really breathes fresh life into this approach – going miles deeper than anyone out there doing the Bollywood-hip hop hybrid – coming up with a sound all his own. Amazing! "Get It Right", "More Rice", "Indian Bells", "Club Scene", "Duel", "Organ Stroll", "In The Cave", "Malfunction", "Victory", "Smoke Circle", "Raw Ground Wire", "New Bombay", "Shah Sound", "Another Getaway", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Benny SingsCity Pop ... CD
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
We've loved the music of Benny Sings for years – and can't understand why the man's not a much bigger success at a worldwide level – because his songs have the gentle soul and careful construction of the sorts of music that used to grace the airwaves decades back! Yet maybe the obscurity is always what makes Benny so great – as the songs here feel like lost AOR gems from a time when folks really knew how to make a record – but also sifted down to a core approach that never lets things get too overly-polished or commercial – kind of that modern love of classic modes that we also find in the music of Ed Motta, even though Ed's a very different singer overall. Titles include "Familiar", "Not Enough", "Duplicate", "Dreamin", "Summerlude", "Everything I Know", and "Nakameguro". CD

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BumpsBumps ... LP
Stones Throw, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Breaks, beats and funky drums from Bumps – aka Dan Bitney, John Herndon and John McEntire of Tortoise – a mightily thumping set that sounds very little like their much vaunted flagship operation – serving up raw, funky beatcraft all the way through! Tortoise has always worked with bottom heavy grooving elements, beyond the experimentalism, and have never really gotten enough credit for that aspect of their sound. Bumps really lets them roll with it! Nothing but beats here – drawing from a diverse wellspring of funk, avant garde jazz and dubby influences! Titles include "A Safe Balm", "Biotic Discussion", "As Bond Did", "Crass Jenny", "Deal, Tree", "Hello, Leo", "Can You See", "A Dumb Month", "Exponent Memoir", "Nashira", "Fun Injury", "Intermission Pt 1", "Intermission Pt 2", "Don't Cry, My Son", "Swingland Hit" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the printed sleeve.)

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J RoccSome Cold Rock Stuf (2CD set with bonus "Mystery Disc") ... CD
Stones Throw, 2011. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
J Rocc's full length debut and it's a great one – Some Cold Rock Stuf is one of the funkiest, most insistently thumping and easily one of our favorite turntablist hip hop releases on Stones Throw, or any other label, in quite a while! J Rocc is a real veteran, having manned turntables for the Beat Junkies for nearly 20 years, plus DJ-ing and working with Madlib, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and many others for years. Heavily layered, unstoppable, timeless hip hop craft from one the greats – finally dropping a full scale release all his own! Titles include "Rocchead's Delight", "Stay Fresh", "Stop Trying", "Chasing The Sun", "Take Me Away", "The Truth" and more. Comes with a bonus Mystery Disc produced by J Rocc – there are purportedly 3 different mystery sets in circulation, and you'll have one them here! CD

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JaylibChampion Sound ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.99
Damn! The MASSIVE collaborative album from the dynamic duo of Madlib and J Dilla! Essentially, Madlib handles the production on the even numbers in the set with Dilla on the vocals, and the roles are reversed on the odd numbers. Each producer does his own thing, as only he can do it – Madlib brings the funky sampler genius – and Dilla rocks the thumping Detroit hip hop soul crunch. A number of guest rhymers step to the mic, including Talib Kweli, Percee P, Frank-N-Dank & Guilty Simpson, and the flow is seamless. Not only was this one of the best hip hop albums of '03, it also has a dyed-in-the-wool classic production style, and it sounds just as great a few years later! So very highly recommended! Tracks include "L.A. To Detroit", "McNasty Filth" with Frank-n-Dank, "Nowadayz", "Champion Sound", "The Red", "Heavy", "Raw S*!t" with Kweli, "The Official", "The Heist", "The Mission", "React" with Quasimodo, "The Exclusive" with Percee P, "Survival Test", "Starz" and "No Games". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back in print!!!)

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Stimulator JonesExotic Worlds & Masterful Treasures ... LP
Stones Throw, 2018. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Bass-heavy funk with a definite 80s influence – but served up here with a contemporary crispness that's the best calling card of Stimulator Jones! In a world where so many others find it easy to completely cop the sounds of the post-disco years, these guys take all the best elements and weave them into something that's completely their own – unabashedly bright and bubbly in their choice of melody, and crafting tunes that are way more than just a blend of beats, bass, and keyboards – even though the keyboards here are pretty darn great overall! Titles include "Need Your Body", "Water Slide", "Give My All", "Feel Your Arms Around Me", "Together", "Trippin On You", and "Suite Luv". LP, Vinyl record album

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JontiTwirligig ... CD
Stones Throw, 2011. Used ... $1.99
Jonti's full length debut for Stones Throw – delivering with this supremely catchy, yet unbridled and densely-layered Twirligig – showing a love for primitive electronics, sunny psych melodies, erratic, sampler pastiche experimentalism and moody avant pop of all kinds. It's really all about the mood here, although there's layers and layers of vocals. There's a boundary-busting love of psych, pop and sampler pastiches of all kinds projects – from Van Dyke Parks to Madlib and myriad points between, but he reigns it all in brilliantly. Includes "Hornets Nest", "Nightshift In Blue", "Nodlews Way Home", "Spooky Sport", "Firework Spraying Moon", "Bat Milk", "Twirligig", "Snickers Hiss", "Cyclic Love" feat Otayo Dubb, "Koi Moons Daughter", "Begone Slumber" and more. CD

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Kashmere Stage BandTexas Thunder Soul 1968 to 1974 ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A massive exploration of the music of Kashmere Stage Band – the legendary Texas funk combo whose work has been pushed heavily over the years by Wax Poetics, Stones Throw, and many others! The set goes even deeper than any of the previous vinyl reissues of work by the group – and features some previously unreleased tracks, and alternate takes on their funkiest numbers! The Kashmere groove is incredible – blasting horns, scratchy guitars, and funky drums – all wrapped super-tight around a range of original material and some more familiar numbers – all recast here in super-heavy funk mode! 18 tracks in all: "All Praises", "Thank You", "Scorpio (extended)", "Headwiggle", "Do You Dig It Man", "Getting It Out Of My System", "Zero Point (parts 1 & 2)", "Boss City", "Burning Spear", "Take Five", "Keep Doing It" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
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KoushikOut My Window ... CD
Stones Throw, 2008. Used ... $3.99
Hypnotic, breezy psychedelia and tripped out tunefulness from Koushik – a record that blends sounds from a palette of colors that is unlike anything we've heard from him or the Stones Throw label – uncategorizable and a pleasant surprise! In a way, Out My Window is an eccentric singer/songwriter record, but it's crafted from the perspective of an accomplished audio archeologist. A bunch of the tunes have whispery lead and sweeter background vocals that have a real presence, but still work as just a part of the ether. The beats, drums and bass lines often tilt towards sound libary funk & soul – and the instrumentation is a layered pistiche of strings, keys and synth grooves, echoey elements of chimes, piano, strings and things. There's no comfortable genre fit for this record – it's a pretty dreamy amalgam of 60s & 70s leftfield psyche, hip hop production pastiches, and flourishes of funk and dreamy freeform pop. This is one we'll keep coming back to! Titles include "Morning Comes", "Be With", "Lying In The Sun", "Coolin", "See You", "Corner Of Your Smile", "In A Green Space", "Bright And Shining", "Forest Loop", "Out My Window", "Floating On" and more. CD

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LootpackSoundpieces – Da Antidote (3LP version plus 7") ... LP
Stones Throw, 1999. Very Good 3LP ... $24.99
Triple vinyl pressing of Lootpack's first full length – one of the early classics on Stones Throw! 24 tracks in all, which is 6 more (!) than the double vinyl version, Guest appearances by Declaime, Defari, Tha Liks, Dilated Peoples, Quasimoto and Medaphoar, with Madlib's singular style of beats bumpin' throughout. Includes the early singles "The Anthem", "Whenimondamic" and "Questions", plus "Crate Diggin", "Episodes", "Likwit Fusion", "Weededed" and cuts like 'Speaker Smashin", "Verbal Experiments" and 'Wanna Test" which aren't on the double LP. LP, Vinyl record album
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Madvillain (Madlib & MF Doom)Madvillainy ... CD
Stones Throw, 2004. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A Stones Throw sci-fi masterpiece – one that was destined for greatness from conception, but we're still pretty well blown away by the final product! MC Doom and beatmaster Madlib couldn't be better suited for a collaboration. As much as we've dug the best of Doom's material of the last couple years, he's always needed a good editor – and Madlib brings nothing but the best sci-fi sound collages, scratches, and titanically driving funky beats – the grooved out 70s side of 'Lib's personality is wisely given a powder, while in the company of a vocal presence that's as insane as Doom. When it's not so pounding, the sound drops into the kinda gloomy, murky crackle of earliest Wu Tang. This is easily the best album of its kind since Dr. Octagon tore the flood gates open. Essential!!! "The Illest Villains", "Accordian", "Bistro", "Raid" feat Medaphoar, "America's Most Blunted", "Rainbows", "Curls", "Money Folder", "Hardcore Hustle","Fancy Clown", "Supervillain", "All Caps", "Rhinestone Cowboy" and more. CD

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✨✧ Madvillain (Madlib & MF Doom)Madvillainy ... LP
Stones Throw, 2004. New Copy 2 LPs ... Just Sold Out!
A Stones Throw sci-fi masterpiece – one that was destined for greatness from conception, but we're still pretty well blown away by the final product! MC Doom and beatmaster Madlib couldn't be better suited for a collaboration. As much as we've dug the best of Doom's material of the last couple years, he's always needed a good editor – and Madlib brings nothing but the best sci-fi sound collages, scratches, and titanically driving funky beats – the grooved out 70s side of 'Lib's personality is wisely given a powder, while in the company of a vocal presence that's as insane as Doom. When it's not so pounding, the sound drops into the kinda gloomy, murky crackle of earliest Wu Tang. This is easily the best album of its kind since Dr. Octagon tore the flood gates open. Essential!!! "The Illest Villains", "Accordian", "Bistro", "Raid" feat Medaphoar, "America's Most Blunted", "Rainbows", "Curls", "Money Folder", "Hardcore Hustle","Fancy Clown", "Supervillain", "All Caps", "Rhinestone Cowboy" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Madvillainy ... CD 8.99

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MndsgnSnaxx (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Mndsgn second delicious batch of Snaxx – not to be confused with the earlier set titled Snax, this being an xx-tra excellent follow up – cooking up heavy beats, dreamy psych atmospherics, and surprisingly deft use of tinkering bits of piano and other touches that give it just that added bit soul jazz reverent atmosphere. As impressive a blend of compelling beatcraft and moody atmposphere as anything he's done to date. Includes "Comethru", "Spreads", "Papayaberry", "Hydration Station", "Browneez", "Sumdim", "Over EZ", "Deviled Eggs", "Chips" with Jon Bap, "Unnecessary", "Snaxx W U" with Asal Hazel and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Link Up & Suede EP ... LP
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Debut EP from Anderson.Paak & Knxwledge – teaming up as the duo NxWorries – with hazy hip hop beatcraft by Knxwledge and unique vocals by Anderson.Paak! Paak has a very distinctive voice, fresh from some standout moments on Dr. Dre's Compton record here and (justly) poised for bigger things to come commercially, but this fine EP on Stones Throw is definitely a creative win. Well worth picking up! Includes "Anthrime (Intro)", "Link Up", "DatWhip", "Suede" (vocal and instrumental), "Dntstop" and "Droogs". LP, Vinyl record album

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NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge)Yes Lawd! (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge's full length debut as a duo – and the most triumphant Stones Throw record in years! To this (still early) point in young .Paak's career, his voice has already proved to be a prime vessel for natural grit and mood, if not gamechanger songwriting, best paired with crackling, funk-steeped hip hop soul production. That's the case whether he's producing himself, working with a giant like Dr. Dre, or paired as he is here with Knxledge. Knx's production is a perfect backdrop – beats out front in the mix, classic Cali sample funk and soul framing the vocals – with a lingering haze holding it all together amazingly well! Intentional or not, Yes Lawd channels earlier Stones Throw classic LPs like Jaylib and Madvillain in the way it pairs distinctive contemporary talents for a joint duo effort, and after .Paak's solo shot Malibu, it's his second potential classic in a single year! Includes "Livvin", "Wngs", "What More Can I Say", "Kutless", "Lyk Dis", "Can't Stop", "Get Bigger", "Scared Money", "Suede", "Starlite", "Sidepiece", "Jodi", "Link Up", "Another Time", "Fkku" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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James PantsJames Pants ... CD
Stones Throw, 2011. Used ... $0.99
James Pants returns with his self-titled set for Stones Throw – and it's an appropriate time to call an album James Pants, we think – no one really mixes fuzzed out electronics flavored funk, soul and post punk strangeness into a strangely cohesive flow as Pants does! The songs are are more memorable on James Pants than on earlier efforts – it still sounds like it could have been (and maybe was) recorded in his bedroom, but the tunefulness is beyond most in the DIY sphere. Whatever it is, we dig it and we hope he keeps doing it! Includes "Beta", "Every Night I Dream", "Strange Girl", "Incantation", "Body On Elevator", "These Girls", "Dreamboat" and more. CD

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James PantsWe're Through EP ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 2008. Very Good (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
A nice little DIY electro funk EP from James Pants – who's quickly becoming one of more endearing characters on the Stones Throw roster – featuring one the best tracks from his Welcome LP and a trio of untitled non-album cuts on the flip! "We're Through" is true gem that carries the flavor of some diverse influences – lo fi synthezizer moodiness, both organic sounding and chunky computer percussion, plus a love the stark post punk/post disco moody minimalism! He does all this with warmth and charm to spare, too! The b-sides are largely instrumental and roll along in the same vein, from strobe-lit synthy funk to more of a low key groove. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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James PantsWelcome ... CD
Stones Throw, 2008. Used ... $2.99
Electro party funk, lots of drums, and grooves galore from elastic man James Pants – one of the more wildly eclectic figures on Stones Throw, but his full length debut is anything but a hodge podge – it's a madly charming danceable gem all the way! Pants fully delivers on the promise of his earlier singles and mad mix sets – the LP is rife with minimalist electro jams, pulsing synthy funk, a nod or two to no wave, and Kraftwerk-ian computer soul – winning track after winning track. What's best is that it's done with a knowing smirk that never ever comes off as cloying – and real affection in place of the irony that mires lesser bedroom beatmakers. A straight up great time! Titles include the killer single "We're Through", the drum heavy standout "Dragonslayer", "Theme From Paris", "Crystal Lite" feat Deon Davis, "Cosmic Rapp", "My Tree", "My Girl", I Choose You", "Green Rivers", "Voodoo Caves", "Ka$h" feat Deon Davis, "You're The Only One" feat Gary Davis, "Shower Party". CD

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Peanut Butter WolfDefinition Of Ill (voc, inst, rmx voc, rmx inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 1999. Very Good- ... $5.99
Rhymes by Planet Asia and Madlib, with a remix by Madlib. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Peanut Butter WolfRun the Line (street, radio, inst)/Undercover (street, radio, inst) ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 1999. Very Good (pic cover)... $9.99
A nice early Stones Throw release – "Run the Line" features Rasco and is from the "My Vinyl Weighs a Ton" LP, while "Undercover" features Encore and is not on the LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE – In the remix cover, with "This Is NOT A Remix" sticker. Label has a small sticker.)

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QuasimotoFurther Adventures Of Lord Quas ... CD
Stones Throw, 2005. Used ... $4.99
Lord Quas returns for another batch of booming, mad-blunted hip hop – an even more sprawling, surreal ride than the Unseen LP! Quasimoto was and still is Madlib's outlet for his most cartoonishly eccentric tendencies – and he really lets 'em fly on this set! The Unseen LP had more strains of the smoky jazz vibe of 'Lib's more mature productions – buried underneath the wacky funk and Quas/'Lib's instantly identifiable, hilarious mouthbreather rhymes. This one keeps it surreal throughout – sort of a cross between Madvillain, Prince Paul and a Max Fleischer cartoon – with Melvin Van Peebles dropping in here and there! Tracks include "Bullysh*t", "Greenery", "Crime", "Hydrant Game", "Don't Blank", "Bus Ride", "Bartender Say", "The Exclusive" feat MED, "Closer" feat Madvillain, "Strange Piano", "Life Is. . .", "Tomorrow Never Knows" and more. CD version also includes the tracks "Civilization Day" and "Rappcats Pt. 3". CD

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QuasimotoMicrophone Mathematics/Discipline 99/Low Class Conspiracy ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 1999. Sealed (pic cover)... $14.99
"Discipline 99" features Lootpack, and "Low Class Conspiracy" features Madlib. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Sudan ArchivesSink ... LP
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
It's impossible to put a label on the sound of Sudan Archives – and while we were already blown away with the mix of future sounds and African inspiration on her debut EP, she's even more mindblowing here on an album that's based around recent experiences in Ghana! If you're expecting to hear familiar sounds of the continent, you'll be disappointed – but if you're ready for this amazing vision of a new global sonic landscape, then you'll really be blown away – as Sudan Archives weaves together the kind of cosmic currents you might expect from Stones Throw with lots of deep beats and basslines of her own creation – peppered occasionally with sounds from the Ghana visit, yet all fused into a new ball of sound that bristles and crackles with creative energy. Titles include "Beautiful Mistake", "Escape", "Pay Attention", "Mind Control", "Nont For Sale", and "Sink". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFunky 16 Corners ... LP
Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 19.99
One of the best funky compilations ever! The folks at Stones Throw Records – home of some of the most funk-inspired hip hop of the past decade – have dug through the crates to come up with this incredible batch of 19 tunes, all well-researched, nicely remastered, and offered up here on a 100% legit basis! But even more than that, the selection of music is incredible – killer funky tunes of the sort that you'd shell out plenty for on 45, moving way past the standard loud funk mode, into a hip realm of jazz-tinged expression, complicated enough for today's beatheads, yet straightforward enough to keep the groove going! Titles include "Fish Head" by Slim & The Soulful Saints, "The Dump" by Soul Vibrations, "What About You" by Co Real Artists, "The Kick" by The Rhythm Machine, "Kashmere" by Kashmere Stage Band, "Tighten Up Tighter" by Billy Ball & The Upsetters, "Beautiful Day" by Spider Harrison, "Southside Funk" by Soul Seven, "In The Rain" by The Wooden Glass with Billy Wooten, and "Go To Work" by Revolution Compared To What. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPeanut Butter Wolf – Jukebox 45s ... CD
Stones Throw, 2002. Used ... $7.99
If our jukebox was like this, we'd be rich! The compilation's a much-needed overview of the limited edition 45s issued by the Stones Throw label – a genre-busting blend of hip hop, deep funk, and turntable work – always exciting, and with a style that's unlike anything else we can think of! The package really offers a great sampling of the work on these hard-to-find singles – 22 ultra-hip titles that are as appealing to any fan of classic funk as they are a fan of underground hip hop. Titles include "Getcho Soul Togetha (part 2)" by Breakestra, "Rocket Ship" by Stark Reality, "Harlem River Drive Interlude" and "I Am Singing" by Yesterday's New Quintet, "My 2600" by Captain Funkaho, "Breaks Of Meditate" and "Chops & Thangs" by Beat Conductor, "Things Could Be Better" by Ernie & The Top Notes, "On Point" by Lootpack, "Poppin Popcorn" by The Highlighters, "Devotion 92" by Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf, "Take Me" by Fabulous Souls, "Color" by LA Carnival, "Enter Ralph Wiggum" by A Trak, and "Place Your Bet" by Medaphor. CD
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VariousSouth Dallas Pop Festival 1970 ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 1970. Used ... $3.99
A treasure trove of lost funk – recorded live in Dallas in 1970, and issued now for the first time ever! The project was unearthed by the crate-digging funk fanatics at Stones Throw – and it's a perfect counterpart to their brilliant reissue singles of the past few years – live work from obscure groups of the Texas funk scene of the 60s, all recorded in concert, in a format that allows them to jam even more than they would on 45s! Tracks are often quite free-minded – grooving with a tightness that shows the groups' roots in the club scene that first got them playing heavy funk, but working here with a confidence and slight sense of experimentation that's quite befitting of their move to the bigger stage of the festival. The music is presented here complete with announcements and introductions – plus a great set of notes that really helps you understand the vibe of the music – and the material features performances by The Soul Seven, Apollo Commanders, Marchel Ivery Quintet, Black Maffia, and Les Watson & The Panthers – all groups you'll be happy to discover! CD

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✨✧ AmnestyFree Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare funk from the Indy scene of the early 70s – the long-overdue release of material recorded by a really hard-jamming, horn-heavy combo! Amnesty have a sound that's awash in the best large group influences of the time – a bit of Earth Wind & Fire, a bit of Parliament/Funkadelic, but also a grittier, more guitar-based groove at times too – one that rumbles heavily at the bottom of the rhythms, with a sound that's like Norman Whitfield-era Motown, taken to much greater extremes! There's actually a lot more Detroit going on in the work than Indy – but the horns also have a jazzier, more open-ended quality too – not just parts penned for simple funky rhythms, but ones that show some influence from the more righteous side of the jazz spectrum. The material was all recorded on two dates in 1973 – but only issued here for the first time – and together, the tracks are a great example of a hip group from the underground, really letting loose with a great sense of freedom. There's some vocals on the record, but almost more of a focus on the instrumentation overall – and titles include "Can I Help You", "Love Fades", "Trouble Will Remain", "We've Come A Long Way", "Liberty", "Mister President", "Free Your Mind", "We Have Love", and "Lord Help Me". CD
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Also available Free Your Mind – The 700 West Sessions ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ J DillaRuff Draft (2LP version) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2003/2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
J Dilla at his grittiest, most rugged & raw – in both the production and rhyme realm – with all beats and rhymes by the Dilla himself! This set originally opened our ears to a different side of Dilla, a harder hitting aesthetic, with beats and grooves from out of leftfield that draw you in and hypnotize. Ruff Draft was originally released as a vinyl only EP for the European market, and it was tough to get ahold of from the get go – so hats off to Stones Throw for giving it the reverent re-release it deserves – fleshed out with bonus tracks! Titles include "Let's Take It Back", "Reckless Driving", "Nothing Like This", "The $", "Make'Em NV", "Crushin'", "Wild" (a previously unreleased track that's nothing short of mindblowing – a minimalist masterpiece), "Take Notice" and more. 14 tracks on 2LPs. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ J Dilla (Jay Dee)Donuts ... LP
Stones Throw, 2005. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic batch of instrumentals from J Dilla – one that strongly transcends the hip hop genre – and perhaps his rawest, and most adventurous listening experience ever! The loopy soul samples, rich synth/electro shine, and thumping bass and soul beats that Dilla largely made his name on are laced throughout, but he also takes things a step into stranger territory – with spacey elements that buzz as much as they groove! The cuts are never less than soulful and funky, and never really steps into his peer Madlib's brand of the weeded out style, either. We love how raw this all feels, too! It's easily identifiable as the work of Jay Dee, but at the same time, wholly unpredictable! One of the best releases that Stone's Throw ever released – instrumental or vocal! Includes "Donuts (Intro & Outro)", "Workinonit", "Waves", "Light My Fire", "People", "Mash", "Airworks", "Lightworks", "Stepson Of The Clapper", "One Eleven", "Don't Cry", "Geek Down", "Thunder", "Gobstopper", "Walkinonit", "U-Love", "Last Donut Of The Night" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ LA CarnivalLA Carnival Would Like To Pose A Question ... CD
Stones Throw, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet jazzy funk – from the cornbelt of Omaha! The LA Carnival are one of those rarer-than-rare funk groups who not only never got their due back in the day – but also recorded a heck of a lot of great material that never even got issued! They have a totally great sound that bubbles in jazzy licks on trumpet, sax, and organ – next to tighter, funkier vamping on the rhythms – all of which makes for a killer approach to the groove that's surprisingly fresh, given the passage of three decades since the group's heyday. And leave it to the folks at Stones Throw – who know how to dig beyond the crates, into the earth, and come up with a lost slice of funk history that has made the world a much better musical place. They've lovingly remastered these great recordings from the early 70s, and have packaged the whole thing with a well-done set of notes that really goes into detail about this unique group, their amazing sound, and their obscure Nebraska origins! An instant funk essential – and one you'll be thanking yourself for buying for years to come. Titles include "Black Man's March", "Ron's Tune", "The Klan", "Color", "Flyin", "We Need Peace & Love", "Scratchin", "Bad Luck", and "Blind Man". CD

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✨✧ LionsSoul Riot ... LP
Stones Throw, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Lions seem to get deeper and deeper with each new release – moving past their start as a funk band with a focus on Kingston sounds – into a group who've got a really fresh feel of their own! Sure, some cuts here are great reggae numbers – the kind of mellow, head-nodding cuts The Lions have always given us – but there's also some more complicated elements going on too, these little touches of darkness at times, especially on the rhythms, which can break from obvious patterns into something nicely unique. Plenty of guests help flesh out the tunes – including Malik The Freq Moore, Black Shakespeare, Alex Desert, and Myron Glasper – and titles include "My Girl", "Going Nowhere", "Rhythm Rock", "Feels Good", "At A Loss", "Smoke & Mirrors", and "When It Rains". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Madvillain (Madlib & MF Doom)Madvillainy ... LP
Stones Throw, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Stones Throw sci-fi masterpiece – one that was destined for greatness from conception, but we're still pretty well blown away by the final product! MC Doom and beatmaster Madlib couldn't be better suited for a collaboration. As much as we've dug the best of Doom's material of the last couple years, he's always needed a good editor – and Madlib brings nothing but the best sci-fi sound collages, scratches, and titanically driving funky beats – the grooved out 70s side of 'Lib's personality is wisely given a powder, while in the company of a vocal presence that's as insane as Doom. When it's not so pounding, the sound drops into the kinda gloomy, murky crackle of earliest Wu Tang. This is easily the best album of its kind since Dr. Octagon tore the flood gates open. Essential!!! "The Illest Villains", "Accordian", "Bistro", "Raid" feat Medaphoar, "America's Most Blunted", "Rainbows", "Curls", "Money Folder", "Hardcore Hustle","Fancy Clown", "Supervillain", "All Caps", "Rhinestone Cowboy" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing from 2006.)
Also available Madvillainy ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Sound DirectionsFunky Side Of Life ... CD
Stones Throw, 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Madlib! CD

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✨✧ StepkidsStepkids ... CD
Stones Throw, 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of promising 12-inch releases leading up to this debut sure intrigued us about what Stones Throw's Stepkids might be up to – and the self-titled release lives up and then some ! The Stepkids album an unpredictable mix of tripped out psych funk, cheeky humor, and hazy grooves! The group is a trio, and each member sings, distinctly and in harmony – weird bits of folk, soul, funk and psych that really do kind of exist in their own space – though infused with myriad pinpointable influences, though so far-flung, it's a wonder that the record works so very well! Titles include "Brain Ninja", "Suburban Dream", "Shadows On Behalf", "Santos And Ken", "Wonderfox", "Cup Half Full", "Legend In My Own Mind" and more. CD

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✨✧ Aloe BlaccGood Things ... LP
Stones Throw, 2010. Very Good 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Cinematic soul rooted in the rawer organ, drums and horns vibes that resonated deeply in records from north to south in the 70s – done with a lean, tight and head nodding groove no doubt informed by Aloe Blacc's own roots in hip hop – on his best album yet and one of best raw soul styled albums ever to come from our friends at Stones Throw! Good Things is a giant leap ahead of Shine Through, Aloe's previous full length on the label. We loved that record for its gritty, unique approach to funky soul, but, Good Things reaches for the heights of Aloe's heroes from Donny Hathaway to Marvin Gaye – and comes closer than we could have imagined! It's produced by the Truth & Soul team, with a timeless funk & soul vibe comparable to their work with the great Lee Fields. We have a feeling we'll still be listening to this album 10-15-20 years from now. Essential! Titles include the underground breakout "I Need A Dollar", an incredible cover of The Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale" (we must have dropped the needle on that 50 times in the first couple days we had it), "Green Lights", "Miss Fortune", "Good Things", "Loving You Is Killing Me", "Mama Hold My Hand", "Hey Brother" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Good Things ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ MadvillainMadvillainy 2 – Madlib Remix ... LP
Stones Throw, 2008. Very Good+ 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Madlib's reworked, re-imagined and remixes of the mighty Madvillain! The original Madvillain LP is arguably one of the greatest Stones Throw album ever, held up by many as one of the best indie hip hop albums of its decade if not all time – so Madlib is wise to take a freewheeling, fairly loose approach to this revisit. It's not so much a straight up remix album as it is a wild, unpredictable mash up of scattered Doom vocals from the classic LP with gritty, funky beats from Madlib's crates. It's definitely got an underground feel to it, and by no means a track for track remix effort – the vocals and some of the beats are familiar, but for the most part the dusty deck of beats are completely reshuffled – not as murky and ominously moody as the original album, and recast with an underground hip hop funk feel. Includes "Pow (Intro)", "No Brain", "Pearls", "Light Of The Press", "Boulder Holder", "Borrowed Time", "Costa2Coast", "Draino", "Bejezus", ""Monkey Suit", "Can't Reform M", "Running Around", "Never Go Pop", "The Cold One" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pic cover pressing, including the booklet. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Madvillain (Madlib & MF Doom)Madvillainy ... CD
Stones Throw, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
A Stones Throw sci-fi masterpiece – one that was destined for greatness from conception, but we're still pretty well blown away by the final product! MC Doom and beatmaster Madlib couldn't be better suited for a collaboration. As much as we've dug the best of Doom's material of the last couple years, he's always needed a good editor – and Madlib brings nothing but the best sci-fi sound collages, scratches, and titanically driving funky beats – the grooved out 70s side of 'Lib's personality is wisely given a powder, while in the company of a vocal presence that's as insane as Doom. When it's not so pounding, the sound drops into the kinda gloomy, murky crackle of earliest Wu Tang. This is easily the best album of its kind since Dr. Octagon tore the flood gates open. Essential!!! "The Illest Villains", "Accordian", "Bistro", "Raid" feat Medaphoar, "America's Most Blunted", "Rainbows", "Curls", "Money Folder", "Hardcore Hustle","Fancy Clown", "Supervillain", "All Caps", "Rhinestone Cowboy" and more. CD
Also available Madvillainy ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ QuasimotoUnseen – Instrumentals ... CD
Stones Throw, 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
Instrumental versions of tracks from The Unseen LP, including "Astro Travellin", "Phony Game", "Astro Black", "Green Power", "24-7", "Jazz Cats", "The Unseen", "Axe Puzzels", and lots more. CD

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✨✧ Benny SingsCity Pop ... LP
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We've loved the music of Benny Sings for years – and can't understand why the man's not a much bigger success at a worldwide level – because his songs have the gentle soul and careful construction of the sorts of music that used to grace the airwaves decades back! Yet maybe the obscurity is always what makes Benny so great – as the songs here feel like lost AOR gems from a time when folks really knew how to make a record – but also sifted down to a core approach that never lets things get too overly-polished or commercial – kind of that modern love of classic modes that we also find in the music of Ed Motta, even though Ed's a very different singer overall. Titles include "Familiar", "Not Enough", "Duplicate", "Dreamin", "Summerlude", "Everything I Know", and "Nakameguro". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available City Pop ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Stimulator JonesExotic Worlds & Masterful Treasures ... LP
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bass-heavy funk with a definite 80s influence – but served up here with a contemporary crispness that's the best calling card of Stimulator Jones! In a world where so many others find it easy to completely cop the sounds of the post-disco years, these guys take all the best elements and weave them into something that's completely their own – unabashedly bright and bubbly in their choice of melody, and crafting tunes that are way more than just a blend of beats, bass, and keyboards – even though the keyboards here are pretty darn great overall! Titles include "Need Your Body", "Water Slide", "Give My All", "Feel Your Arms Around Me", "Together", "Trippin On You", and "Suite Luv". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Exotic Worlds & Masterful Treasures ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ MndsgnSnaxx ... CD
Stones Throw, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mndsgn second delicious batch of Snaxx – not to be confused with the earlier set titled Snax, this being an xx-tra excellent follow up – cooking up heavy beats, dreamy psych atmospherics, and surprisingly deft use of tinkering bits of piano and other touches that give it just that added bit soul jazz reverent atmosphere. As impressive a blend of compelling beatcraft and moody atmposphere as anything he's done to date. Includes "Comethru", "Spreads", "Papayaberry", "Hydration Station", "Browneez", "Sumdim", "Over EZ", "Deviled Eggs", "Chips" with Jon Bap, "Unnecessary", "Snaxx W U" with Asal Hazel and more. CD
Also available Snaxx (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 1 – Movie Scenes ... LP
Stones Throw, 2005. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A platter of Madlib beats – the first in a series of instrumental hip hop from 'Lib's Beat Konducta (formerly Beat Conductor) moniker! Madlib's production work has always had a filmic groove, and this set collects and assembles the most cinematic of said beats into an (unsurprisingly) incredible 2-sided piece. The soundscapes really kind of run the gamut of his hip hop styles – always soulful, and always funky, whether he's rocking a stone funk or an electro-modeled groove. Honestly, how much longer is it going to take for the mainstream to finally catch up with this genius!?! Tracks include "The Comeback (Madlib)", "The Payback (Gotta)", "Face The Sun (Africa)", "Stax (Strings)", "Left On Silverlake (Ride)", "Offbeat (Grooves)","Pyramids (Change)", "Eternal Broadcaster (Authentic)" and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Grandmilly & ShozaeAdventureland ... LP
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Soulful and moody Long Island duo hip hop on Stones Throw – Grandmilly on the mic and Shozae on the beats! There's a kind of eerie mood to it, with some really great use of vocal samples throughout, and an approach to the beatcraft that's atmospheric but never too murky – always in service of the forthright rhymes. Grandmilly & Shozae both have been making steady waves in the east coast scene, together and with others, and this the first full length collaboration – and a promising one at that! Includes "Cyber Tech Suits", "Street Life", "Graffiti", "Pleasant Times", "Ferris Wheel", "Army Of Kings", "Alright", "The Man Show", "Chancellor" and "Phillip Lim (Grand Closing)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Homeboy Sandman & EdanHumble Pi EP ... LP
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tight EP from indie rap dream duo Homeboy Sandman & Edan – and one we're happy to see out on Stones Throw, too, as it's strongly in the spirit of the label's leftfield hip hop roots! Edan's production here is cool balance of psychedelic synth funk and straightforward compelling beatcraft, such a fine foil for Homeboy Sandman's distinctive flow. It's pretty timeless in the artistry, while unafraid to riff on contemporary cultural shortcomings circa the late twenty-tens – and titles include "Grim Sessions", "The Gut", "Rock & Roll Indian Dance", "Unwavering Mind", "That Moment When...", "#NeverUseTheInternetAgain"and "Evolution Of The Sandman". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jerry PaperLike A Baby ... CD
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Spare moogy tunes from Jerry Paper – a singer who sounds about as you might expect from the cover, but who also has a surprisingly catchy style as well! Jerry clearly loves sounds from the past – as there's bits of AOR and boogie soul at work on the album – but he also never tries to do too much, and the real charm of the record is its simplicity – its strong reliance on keyboards next to Paper's vocals, which themselves never overdo things either. We really appreciate that Jerry's not trying to pitch himself as another blue-eyed singer for the LA scene – and find ourselves surprisingly charmed by tunes that include "Your Cocoon", "Grey Area", "Commercial Break", "Everything Borrowed", "Hugh Laughs", and "Losing The Game". CD

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✨✧ SteoplesSix Rocks ... LP
Stones Throw, 2017. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A record that's as stark as its cover – a very cool collaboration from LA beatmaker GB (Gifted & Blessed) and British singer Yeofi Andoh – done in a style that may well be opening up whole new frontiers for underground cosmic soul! The record's got a nicely rough vibe – songs that emerge equally from the beats and vocals, but never with a polished feel at all – almost as if they're being improvised in the studio, as both artists try to bring their best to the proceedings, while also respecting the space of the other. The album's definitely one of the most offbeat in years from Stones Throw – but we mean that in the best way possible – and the whole thing is a great antidote to the kind of soul that's too easily fed up the food chain from the underground to the mainstream. Titles include "Fated", "Best", "We Like The Dark", "Real Enough To Be", "Six Rocks", "Roles", and "Courting Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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DionRuby Baby/Donna The Prima Donna ... CD
Columbia/Ace (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A pair of Columbia Records classics from Dion – back to back on a single CD! First up is Ruby Baby – a solo debut by Dion DiMucci – working here away from his earlier Belmonts group, and really finding a way to sharpen both his vocals, and his approach to the music! Dion's really crafting his lead strongly on these tunes – emerging partly as a pop act, but also with some of the more sophisticated stylings that a singer like Bobby Darin was hitting as he aged past the teen set – even with slight jazz currents in the mix at times! The title cut was a huge hit for Dion – the classic "Ruby Baby" – and that gem sits here nicely alongside others that include "The End Of The World", "Fever", "The Loneliest Man In The World", "He'll Only Hurt You", "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You", "Gonna Make It Alone", and "Will Love Ever Come My Way". On Donna The Prima Donna, Dion really sounds great – stepping away from the straighter pop of his roots, and mixing in a bit of soul, and just a tiny current of the headier sounds he'd unlock later in the 60s! The production style is pop, but the material often goes far past that – into territory that definitely has more mature themes, but still delivered with that Dion DiMucci flair for swinging a lyric in just the right way! And as before, one of Dion's strongest suits is the way that he's able to bring in this subtle current of sadness, all while trying to shake it off with a catchy tune. Titles include "Donna The Prima Donna", "Flim Flam", "Oh Happy Days", "You're Mine", "I Can't Believe", "Be Careful Of The Stones That You Throw", "Troubled Mind", "This Little Girl Of Mine" and "Sweet Sweet Baby". Excellent reissue package – with great sound, and the usual Ace Records attention to notes and details! CD

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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
Also available Bandana ... CD 11.99

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VariousLamp Records – It Glowed Like The Sun – The Story Of Naptown's Motown 1969 to 1972 ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $49.99 55.98
An overdue look at the lost Lamp Records – a crucially important indie soul label on the Indy scene of the late 60s and early 70s – a company that was never as big as Chess or Motown, but did a similar job of documenting its city's musical scene! Indianapolis was always a very diverse city – and gave the world bigger funk and jazz luminaries like Wes Montgomery or Funk Inc – but like most cities of its size, Indy also sported a rich underground of great singers and bands who were really trying to make it big – all really great artists who were captured in deep detail by the Lamp Records label! Now Again/Stones Throw have given us a slight look at this scene in the past – most notably with their reissues of work by Ebony Rhythm Band – but this is the first really detailed dig into the label, with a huge amount of material that's only ever circulated on very rare original pressings. The work is a great mix of group soul, funky cuts, sweet harmony, and even a bit of gospel – and titles on this 2LP set include "Somebody Please" by The Vanguards, "You Made My Everything" by Words Of Wisdom Truth Revue, "Hum Bug" by Diplomatics, "I Didn't Know" by Funder Cooper, "Go To Work" by Revolution Compared To What, "Everybody Who Wants To Be Free" by Amnesty, "Can I Call You Baby" by The Pearls, "Take Me" by Fabulous Souls, "High On The Hill" by Squidd, "Soul Heart Transplant" by Ebony Rhythm Band, "See The Lord" by Mighty Indiana Travelers, "Huh" by Tony Black & Revolution Compared To What, "I'm Only Human" by Embers, "It Swells My Desire" by The PHDs, and "More Than I Can Stand" by Moonlighters. LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000 – includes download with bonus tracks!)
Also available Lamp Records – It Glowed Like The Sun – The Story Of Naptown's Motown 1969 to 1972 (4CD set) ... CD 16.99

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VariousLamp Records – It Glowed Like The Sun – The Story Of Naptown's Motown 1969 to 1972 (4CD set) ... CD
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $16.99 19.98
An overdue look at the lost Lamp Records – a crucially important indie soul label on the Indy scene of the late 60s and early 70s – a company that was never as big as Chess or Motown, but did a similar job of documenting its city's musical scene! Indianapolis was always a very diverse city – and gave the world bigger funk and jazz luminaries like Wes Montgomery or Funk Inc – but like most cities of its size, Indy also sported a rich underground of great singers and bands who were really trying to make it big – all really great artists who were captured in deep detail by the Lamp Records label! Now Again/Stones Throw have given us a slight look at this scene in the past – most notably with their reissues of work by Ebony Rhythm Band – but this is the first really detailed dig into the label, with a huge amount of material that's only ever circulated on very rare original pressings. The work is a great mix of group soul, funky cuts, sweet harmony, and even a bit of gospel – and titles on this 4CD set include "Somebody Please" by The Vanguards, "You Made My Everything" by Words Of Wisdom Truth Revue, "Hum Bug" by Diplomatics, "I Didn't Know" by Funder Cooper, "Go To Work" by Revolution Compared To What, "Everybody Who Wants To Be Free" by Amnesty, "Can I Call You Baby" by The Pearls, "Take Me" by Fabulous Souls, "High On The Hill" by Squidd, "Soul Heart Transplant" by Ebony Rhythm Band, "See The Lord" by Mighty Indiana Travelers, "Huh" by Tony Black & Revolution Compared To What, "I'm Only Human" by Embers, "It Swells My Desire" by The PHDs, and "More Than I Can Stand" by Moonlighters. 4CD set has a massive 56 tracks in all – the complete works of this legendary label – including a full CD with 16 tracks by the Vanguards, and another CD with 10 tracks by Mighty Indiana Travelers! CD
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VariousNow Again Re:Sounds Vol 1 ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/2007. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Remixes and re-workings of tracks from the funk-centric Now Again imprint of the Stones Throw family – a top shelf assortment of re-imaginings of funky 45s, and funk-steeped modern tunes – courtesy of Percee P, Cut Chemist, Todd Terry, J Rocc and others! Now Again Re:Sounds really shines in the way it seamlessly blends old school funk & soul with modern material – drawing a direct line between the underground eras and making a straight up storming set! Many of tunes were originally vinyl-only 7-inch and 12-inch releases, plus a handful of great previously unreleased bits. A killer batch for funk purists and hip hop heads alike! Titles include "Cold Beats" by Koushik & Percee P, "Blind World" by Aloe Blacc, "Blind Man" (Cut Chemist remix) by LA Underground, "Sagittarius Rapp" by Edan, "Rap It Together/Funky Crawl" (J Rocc's edit) by Detroit Sex Machines, "Street Scene" (female vocal version) by Leon Mitchison, "Trouble Will Remain" (Truth & Soul rmx) by Amnesty, "Ain't No Sunshine" (J Rocc rmx) by Kashmere Stage Band, "Blind Man" (rap version) by Cut Chemist & MED, and more! CD
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✨✧ Pattie Blingh (Georgia Anne Muldrow)Sagala ... CD
Ramp Recordings, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stridently funky psychedelic soul set from Pattie Blingh – which is actually, and unmistakably, the work of the Georgia Anne Muldrow – who ramps up the artful social consciousness for this semi-pseudonymous debut for Ramp Recordings without sacrificing her abstract tunefulness one bit! The sound is clear and popping, with hip hop-learned rollicking beats, fuzzy bass and guitars, astral washes of keys, and hypnotic vocal swirls that are sung, recited and rhymed – with a lyricism that's manages both clear, pointed commentary and abstract brush strokes. It's certainly a worthy companion to Georgia Anne's LP on Stones Throw! Titles include "Reallytho", "Andante", "Fiedility: Do Right Girl", "Mama: Everything", "To: Re", "Rebelyouthwithskill" Maafa: Transatlantic Dilema", "Clearing", "Brother: The Point", "Lara Bush: In Hot Grease". CD

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✨✧ VariousCulture Power 45 – Simplicity ... LP
Culture Power 45, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The second full length compilation LP from the Chicago-centric (but not exclusive) Culture Power 45 collective – and not a simple assortment of solo or group tracks, but filled with heavy collaborative tracks by an incredible roster – including Dug Infinite, Thaione Davis, Primeridian, DJ Spinna, Vic Spencer, Infinito 2017, Radius, 9th Scientist and many more! The theme for the record is straight up "dope beats & rhymes", but with such a depth of talent on board, vocal and production complexity is part and parcel here, and all in service of driving, hard hitting tracks. Chicago hip hop history in the making! 24 tracks including "Rise Of The Ebony Gold" by Donald Mayhem, Vast Aire & Infinito 2017, "Middleman" by Iomos Marad, Thaione Davis & Profound, "The Foundation (Interlude)" by DJ Spinna, "The Sun" by Mordecai The Foul, "Think Black" by Truth Universal, ML7102, Rakaa Iriscience & Mr. Skurge, "Every Memory Pt 1" by Infinito 2017, "Crates" by Vic Spencer, "Makara (Interlude)" by Radius, "Throw Stones" by 9th Scientist and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eric Boss (Myron & E)Modern Love (with bonus download) ... LP
Mocambo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The solo debut of Eric Boss – a singer you might know as part of the duo of Myron & E – who gave us some great harmony soul records on Stones Throw and Timmion! Here, Eric is a much straighter soul singer overall – working with a sharp funky punch in the backings, with plenty of Mighty Mocambo help that you'd guess from the record's placement on their label! Tunes move nicely between 60s and 70s funky soul modes, but often with a more complex, contemporary vibe on the rhythms – and although the set features guest work from Gizelle Smith and Gift Of Gab, Eric hardly needs any help to make a strong statement on his own. Titles include "Bad Luck", "Closer To The Spirit", "I Wanna Ride", "Spiders", "Get Next To You", "Forward", "Merry Jane", and "Your Life Is Up To You". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousGet Your Lie Straight – A Galaxy Of Funky Soul ... CD
Galaxy/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An absolute funky monster! This set lays out an incredible batch of funk era singles from the vaults of Galaxy Records – and it shakes and burns all the way through, with lost funk bombs Bobby Rush, Rodger Collins, Bill Coday, Bobby Eaton, the Debonairs and others! It's comprised of mostly obscure 45s representing the stone funkiest records ever released by the Oakland-based Galaxy label – which was at this point sort of serving as the farm club for big brother label Fantasy Records. This one's essential, kids – just as worthy of your funk-loving dollar as the legendary rare funk compilations on Jazzman, Soul Fire or Stones Throw! 22 tracks in all: "Foxy Girls In Oakland", "Get Your Lie Straight", "Chicken Heads" by Bobby Rush, "Bring It On Up" by Loleatta Holloway, "I Love Her Too" by Lenny Williams, "People Say" by JJ Malone, "Try The Life" by Everyday People, "Man Power" (previously unreleased) by Ben & Larry, "My Money Is Funny" by the Right Kind, "The Iron Horse" by Merl Saunders & Heavy Turbulence, "I Get What I Want" by the Sequins and lots more! CD
 
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✨✧ Jimmy RowlesWeather In A Jazz Vane ... CD
Andex/VSOP, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few records cut as a leader by west coast piano legend Jimmy Rowles – and one of the grooviest too! The album's a septet session, one that has Jimmy working with some great horn talents that include Bill Holman on tenor, Herb Geller on alto, Lee Katzman on trumpet, and Bob Enevoldsen on trombone. Arrangements are by Holman and Rowles – in a style that's got some beautifully evocative touches, as on Holman's other work of the time – almost a mixture of Kenton tonal writing with some of the lighter west coast styles of the time – often on familiar tunes, but in a way that really transforms them into sprightly little pictures in sound! Titles include "Heat Wave", "Throwin Stones At The Sun", "When The Sun Comes Out", "Winter Weather", and "Too Hot For Words". CD features 3 alternate takes too! CD
 
 
 



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