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Brown SugarBrown Sugar Featuring Clydie King ... LP
Chelsea/Demon (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A great little record from Brown Sugar – a group who really soar here, thanks to the presence of Clydie King on lead vocals! King sung famously on many rock and soul sessions during the 60s and 70s – but she's a great talent in the spotlight, and really helps to give the record a lot of focus – uniting the group's mix of deep soul and southern elements – lots of burning underneath the rhythms, and horns compressed over the top – in a style that's a bit Muscle Shoals, but more restrained overall, and with a few moments that go for more of an east coast feel. Titles include "Soul Asylum", "Love Can Bring You Down", "Weep For Me", "Don't Hold Back", "Real Love", and "Moonlight & Taming You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brown Sugar Featuring Clydie King (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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Brown SugarBrown Sugar Featuring Clydie King (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Chelsea/Big Pink (Korea), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A great little record from Brown Sugar – a group who really soar here, thanks to the presence of Clydie King on lead vocals! King sung famously on many rock and soul sessions during the 60s and 70s – but she's a great talent in the spotlight, and really helps to give the record a lot of focus – uniting the group's mix of deep soul and southern elements – lots of burning underneath the rhythms, and horns compressed over the top – in a style that's a bit Muscle Shoals, but more restrained overall, and with a few moments that go for more of an east coast feel. Titles include "Soul Asylum", "Love Can Bring You Down", "Weep For Me", "Don't Hold Back", "Real Love", and "Moonlight & Taming You". CD
Also available Brown Sugar Featuring Clydie King ... LP 29.99

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Brown SugarI'm In Love With A Dreadlocks – Brown Sugar & The Birth Of Lovers Rock 1977 to 1980 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
The first collection we've ever seen to do justice to the Brown Sugar trio from the UK reggae scene of the late 70s – a group who do a fantastic job of merging older sweet soul styles with a new lovers' vibe, all in a mode that's completely sublime! The group's noteworthy as the starting place of Caron Wheeler, who'd later rise to great fame in Soul II Soul – and Carol Simms, who'd later rise on her own as Kofi – but even without that later legacy, the music here is completely wonderful – and is presented with detailed notes, in a set that collects all the singles the trio recorded at the time with Dennis Bovell and John "Brownie T" Kpiaye. Brown Sugar are clearly influenced by the sweeter side of American group soul style in the late 60s – and even cover a few cuts from that era – yet they also have this bad-stepping style that really offers up the strongest current of the London style of the period – the crisper crackle and rootsier production approach that was really showing a scene coming into its own. Titles include "Black Pride", "Our Reggae Music", "Hello Stranger", "You & Your Smiling Face", "Loving Dreadlocks Dub", "Confession Hurts", "Proud", "Do You Really Love Me", "Hurtin", "Run Away Love",a nd "Dreaming Of Zion". CD

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Sugar Pie De SantoGo Go Power – The Complete Chess Singles 1961 to 1966 ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A much-needed look at the mighty Sugar Pie DeSanto – a singer who really rocked Chess Records back in the 60s! DeSanto came to the label already boasting one hell of a groove – a rock-solid sense of rhythm that made all of her tunes groovers right from the get-go – and a raw vocal power that easily rivaled, if not beat, that of Etta James – her labelmate at Chess, and partner on a few duet tracks here! The collection's a non-stop soul party throughout – as upbeat as Northern Soul, but with plenty of deep soul elements as well – and it's the first time many of these cuts have been brought together on CD, and certainly never before as wonderful as this. Kent serves up some great notes and vintage photos with the package – the latter of which show Sugar Pie in action on stage, clearly one of the sexiest singers to work the circuit back in the 60s! Titles include "In The Basement (parts 1 & 2)", "Soulful Dress", "Witch For A Night", "Ask Me", "Good Timin", "Mr & Mrs", "Mama Didn't Raise No Fools", "Crazy Lovin", "There's Gonna Be Trouble", "Jump In My Chest", "Somewhere Down The Line", "Use What You Got", "Never Love A Stranger", "I Love You So Much", "Go Go Power", and "I Don't Wanna Fuss". CD

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Sugar MinottHerbman Hustling ... CD
Heartbeat, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sugar MinottRoots Lover 1978 to 1983 ... CD
Moll-Selekta (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $14.99
Sweet roots and lover's rock from an artist most known for his groundbreaking Dancehall work! Sugar Minott really broke through the Jamaican music scene on the wings of his stellar Dancehall oriented tracks, but these numbers with a heavy roots vibe are every bit as great, as are the handful of Lover's cuts that are also included. The Black Roots Players and Roots Radics provide the backing, with all of the tracks either produced or co-produced by Minott, and much of the material is presented in the original extended versions. 17 tracks in all, including "Rome Rome", "A Slice of The Cake", "Hold On", "Careless Ethiopians", "Leggo the Dread", "Waiting For Your Love", "Three Wise Men", "Love Life", "Dance Hall Style", "African Girl", "Sandy", "In Dis Yah Time", "No Vacancy" and "Africa". CD

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Sugar Hill GangRapper's Delight (long, short) ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1979. Very Good ... $7.99
An essential piece of hip hop history – served up here in the super-long version, and a shorter edit! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing in a worn Sugar Hill sleeve.)

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✨✧ Cleveland Crochet & The Sugar BeesHillbilly Ramblers & Sugar Bees ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The complete history of an overlooked hero of cajun music – and a musician who's also quite a rocker as well – fiddler Cleveland Crochet, who cut some fantastic work for a handful of small Louisiana labels in the late 50s and early 60s – often with a great swampy blend of cajun fiddle and more rocking elements in the rhythm! Cleveland had one minor hit – the "Sugar Bee" mentioned in the title – but all the work here is equally great, pulled from a variety of small label recordings for companies that include Folk-Star, Khoury's, Goldband, Lyric and Swallow. In addition to tracks made under Cleveland's name, there's also work cut with Vorris "Shorty" LeBlanc and Jay Stutes – a total of 38 tracks in all, with titles that include "Sugar Bee", "Waltz Of A Broken Heart", "Rambler's Lonely Dream", "Good Morning Blues", "Telephone Port Arthur", "Sweet Thing", "Hound Dog Baby", "Drunkard's Dream", "Sha Meon Waltz", "Hey Boss Man", "Sweet Lick", and "My Little Cabbage". CD

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✨✧ Sugar MinottGhetto-Ology Plus Dub ... CD
Black Roots/Easy Star, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sugar MinottSugar Minott At Studio One ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Seminal sounds from the mighty Sugar Minott – a singer who's sweet-voiced style was perfect for the changes going on at Studio One in the late 70s! Sugar grew up on the soulful styles of the rocksteady years – and here, as Studio One begins to step into some dancehall modes, his vocals provide a perfect link with the past – which sometimes comes from the way the label was reworking older rhythms and melodies in a subtle way – often with new lyrics from Minott that really transform the tunes! Currents of early dancehall and versioning flow through the mix of work here – and the set is a great illustration of this key moment in the evolution of reggae. Titles include "Vanity", "Please Be True", "Hang On Natty", "Jahovia", "Try Love", "Give A Hand", "Is It True", "Love Gonna Pack Up", "Give Me Jah Jah", "Party Time", "Jah Almighty", "Jah Jah Children", and "Change Your Ways". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Sugar BillySuper Duper Love ... CD
Fast Track/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic indie cooker from Sugar Billy – a bit funky, a bit clubby – and a really great batch of grooves done in a pre-disco mode! The tracks are all pretty darn upbeat – somewhat warmer than the funk of Fatback or Kool & The Gang, but still with a nicely rough-edged feel overall – one that mixes snapping rhythms with Billy's slightly raspy vocals – all in a groove that's somewhat unique, and which is almost a hybrid of southern soul modes and some of the indie styles bubbling out of the New York scene in the early 70s. Arrangements are by Jimmy Roach, who definitely helps the group groove – and a young Marcus Belgrave is actually in the group on Trumpet! Titles include the classic "Super Duper Love (parts 1 & 2)", plus "Treat Me Like You Don't Know Me", "Love Bug", "Sugar Pie", "Too Much Too Soon", and "Believe In Me". CD also features a great bonus track – the single-only "Freak & You Shall Find", presented in the long version! CD

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Blow UpIn Watermelon Sugar ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1990. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Regional GarlandMixed Sugar – The Complete Works 1970 to 1987 ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
A fantastic anthology of Flint, MI soul great Regional Garland – 70s soul empires were built on lesser talent than you'll find on this set put together by Egon & Now Again! Garland is a performer, producer, songwriter and arranger of whom we were most familiar with for his work with the group Hunt's Determination – a taste of which is included here, along with Regional's recordings with The Perfections, 21st Generations, Mixed Sugar, Brilliance and others. Even the few Hunts Determination records we were familiar with show a fairly staggering stylistic range, while holding together as a tight whole – and that's all the more impressive with a broader collection of work with varying personnel here. The heart of the collection is early-to-late 70s recordings, from dancefloor soul, funk and strains of disco later in the decade – revelatory stuff for us. We knew the man was good, but, damn! The set also features several mid 80s recordings with that era's synth textured sound with the 70s soul vocals surprisingly well. Includes "I Need Love" & "Hey James" with 21st Generations, "Get On Down" & "Girl You Better Hurry" with The Perfections, "I Need Love" and "Are We Through" with Hunts Determination, "15 Ain't Young No More", "It's A Bad Feeling" and "Disco Jam Bam Bam" with Mixed Sugar, the previously unreleased "Gangster Girl" and "I'm Sad We've Broke Up", "I'm Falling In Love" with Vann & Reggie, "Hit Girl" with Brilliance and more. Nice notes with personnel, and a couple bonus versions "I Need Love". CD

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Lieutenant StitchieSugar Cane Song (club mix, 1 joint 2 joint mix, stiff & firm mix, lp) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1991. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Clyde McCoyComplete Clyde McCoy On Columbia – Sugar Blues ... CD
Columbia/Collectors Choice, Early 30s. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "Tear It Down", "It Looks Like Love", "Lonely Gondolier", "Old Fashioned Love", "Mood Indigo", and "Creole Love Call" – 22 tracks total. CD
(Out of print.)

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Rocky MizellRocky Mizell & The Sugar Rock Band ... CD
Drive/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021 (delayed)
Massive Miami grooves from Robert "Rocky" Mizell – not one of the Mizell brothers from the west coast, but a Florida artist with a sound that's equally nice! The album's the only one we've ever seen from Rocky, and it's got a sweet TK Records groove all the way through – rhythms that are definitely on the funkier side of Miami soul, arranged by Rocky himself, and produced to perfection by Willie Clarke! The tunes are all originals – mostly collaborations between Mizell and Clarke – and the album's got a great way of sounding smooth while still keeping things funky – that perfect Miami balance that would soon disappear when things got a bit more commercial. Titles include "Shake Your Body Down", "This Must Be Love", "Never Never Girl", "Hey Sexy Dancer", "Take It Easy Babe", and "Come To Me". CD

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Moonfires (Alex Puddu)Black Sugar ... CD
Al Dente (France), 2015. Used ... $5.99
A great new showcase for the music of Alex Puddu – the contemporary groover who's given us some wonderful music over the years – including his famous Golden Age Of Danish Pornography sets! This album's more of a back-to-basics affair for Puddu – recorded with a tight combo, and a very classic approach to mod jazz and funk – performed by a group that's very heavy on keyboards alongside sweet riffing guitar from Alex! The sound is tight, but never too smooth – and there's a few additional horns thrown into the mix, to augment the top end alongside the guitar, clavinet, Hammond, and Fender Rhodes – all with a sweet blend that's almost got a 70s blacksploitation vibe at times, but a bit looser and more spontaneous too. Puddu wrote, arranged, and produced – and most cuts are instrumental, but a few feature vocals from singer Duane Hobson. Titles include "Sexy Lady", "You Got Me Funky", "Such A Bad Girl", "Black Sugar", "Love Rollercoaster", "Losing My Mind", and "Feel The Heat". CD
(Out of print, CDr pressing.)

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Stanley TurrentineCherry/Don't Mess With Mister T/Sugar Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 19.99
A trio of classic CTI Records albums from tenorist Stanley Turrentine – with bonus tracks too! First up is Cherry – one of the best CTI albums from the early 70s – and one of Stanley Turrentine's funkiest records as well! The album's got a sharper edge than most other Turrentine albums of the time – a quality that goes beyond Stan's already soulful approach to the tenor, and which brings in some tight changes and more pronounced rhythms that really give the best cuts a great groove! The group's a sextet – with Bob James on electric piano, Milt Jackson on vibes, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Billy Cobham on drums – and titles include a monster version of Weldon Irvine's "Sister Sanctified" – a great funk tune that's probably best known as the sample for "My Philosophy" by BDP! Other tracks include "Speedball", "Cherry", and "The Revs". On Don't Mess With Mister T, Stanley Turrentine meets Bob James – on a record that's one of the 70s classics on CTI! Bob James handles the arrangements – with that laidback, mellowfunky approach to jazz that he helped pioneer at the time – lots of modal chords in the rhythms, and these wonderfully soulful solos by the great Stan himself! James plays keyboards on the set – and Harold Mabern adds some piano too – and the lineup also includes the mighty Eric Gale on guitar, and Idris Muhammad on drums. Titles include the great title cut – a remake of Marvin Gaye's "Don't Mess With Mister T", plus "Too Blue", "Two For T", and "I Could Never Repay Your Love". Sugar Man is a classic set from Stanley "Sugar Man" Turrentine – a nickname the reedman had at the time, given the success of his famous CTI Records version of "Sugar"! This set follows in that same great mode – jazzy, but a bit funky too – although couched with this gentle sense of soul that's perfect for that spacious style of soloing that Turrentine perfected over the years – a way of blowing openly, and without too much fuss – but managing to hit all the right notes along the way! There's a great glow to the whole record – an excellent easygoing sense of soul – and titles include an incredible reading of "Vera Cruz", done with Deodato on piano, and at a breakaway speed that's just great, and worth the price of the record alone! Other tracks feature piano by Harold Mabern or organ by Butch Cornell – and titles include "The Stretch", "Just As I Am", and "Pieces Of Dreams". Bonus tracks include "The More I See You", "Don't Mess With Mister T (alt)", "Mississippi City", and "Harlem Dawn". CD

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VariousWorld Is A Party – 16 Songs To Beat Jet Lag For Intercontinental Sugar Daddies ... LP
Doghouse & Bone (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
An unusual little set – one that features some of the soul-styled modes of the other collections on this label, but which also quickly moves into more exotic territory too – a blend that ends up showing some of the more criss-crossed styles in the indie records 7" single underground at the time! The package is full of musical surprises – both from the vocals and instrumentation, and also from the production – which sometimes has these very cool early studio effects to do wild things with familiar instruments. Titles include "Red Bal" by Cozy Cole, "Caliente" by Leo Quica, "Hot Tamales" by Quitman Dennis, "Romesville" by Googie Rene, "Mr Grillon" by George Garabedian, "Cerveza" by Boots Brown, "Laffin Beatnik" by Johnny Beeman, "Zorro" by The Chordettes, "Sassafra" by red Top Trio, and "Hugo" by Linda Hall. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cryan ShamesSugar & Spice ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ KofiBlack With Sugar ... CD
RAS/Ariwa, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Produced by Mad Professor. CD

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✨✧ Nancy SinatraSugar ... LP
Reprise, Late 60s. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Though one of her groovy Hazlewood produced albums, she only does two Hazlewood-penned tunes on this one: "Coastin", and "Sugar Town". The rest of the songs are the old-timey standards like "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Vagabond Shoes", "Let's Fall In Love", "Oh! You Beautiful Doll" and "Hard Hearted Hannah", though you might not guess that from the hot front cover featuring Nancy posing in a mod pink bikini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo tri-color pressing. Label has a sticker. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineSugar ... CD
CTI, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit hit for Stanley Turrentine – and a pretty darn nice record of extended groovers, with a harder sound than you might expect from the tongue-licking cover, and a title of Sugar! The record's only got three cuts – one of them Stanley's famous version of "Sugar", the other two pretty nice ones ("Sunshine Alley" and "Impressions") – all done in a mode that sounds a lot more like harder Prestige sessions from the same time – that great period when the label was stretching out with some electric piano jazz funk. Butch Cornell's on organ, and his work on the album's part of its success, as is the nice hard drumming of Billy Kaye, who actually hits an Idris Muhammad-ish groove at parts! Titles include "Sugar", "Sunshine Alley", and "Impressions". CD also features a bonus live version of "Sugar"! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stanley TurrentineSugar ... LP
CTI, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big hit for Stanley Turrentine – and a pretty darn nice record of extended groovers, with a harder sound than you might expect from the tongue-licking cover, and a title of Sugar! The record's only got three cuts – one of them Stanley's famous version of "Sugar", the other two pretty nice ones ("Sunshine Alley" and "Impressions") – all done in a mode that sounds a lot more like harder Prestige sessions from the same time – that great period when the label was stretching out with some electric piano jazz funk. Butch Cornell's on organ, and his work on the album's part of its success, as is the nice hard drumming of Billy Kaye, who actually hits an Idris Muhammad-ish groove at parts! Titles include "Sugar", "Sunshine Alley", and "Impressions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has some edge wear, light scrapes on back, center split in the top seam, and is bent a bit at the top right corner.)

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✨✧ Johnny VarI'll Make It Up To You/Sugar Shack ... 7-inch
Twin Town, Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tsuyoshi YamamotoMidnight Sugar ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The midnight sugar here comes from pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto – who's playing with a soulful, bluesy sort of style – one that reminds us a bit of Ray Bryant back in the 60s, but which also comes across here with a fair bit of lighter, lyrical touches as well! As with other Three Blind Mice albums from the time, the tracks here are all longish and open-ended – recorded with a nice sort of brightness that breaks from other jazz traditions, and moving in surprising ways at each new twist and turn. The group also features the great Isao Fukui on bass and Tetsujiro Obara on drums – and titles include "I'm A Fool To Want You", "Midnight Sugar", "The Nearness Of You", and "Sweet Georgia Blues". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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✨✧ Regional GarlandMixed Sugar – The Complete Works 1970 to 1987 ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic anthology of Flint, MI soul great Regional Garland – 70s soul empires were built on lesser talent than you'll find on this set put together by Egon & Now Again! Garland is a performer, producer, songwriter and arranger of whom we were most familiar with for his work with the group Hunt's Determination – a taste of which is included here, along with Regional's recordings with The Perfections, 21st Generations, Mixed Sugar, Brilliance and others. Even the few Hunts Determination records we were familiar with show a fairly staggering stylistic range, while holding together as a tight whole – and that's all the more impressive with a broader collection of work with varying personnel here. The heart of the collection is early-to-late 70s recordings, from dancefloor soul, funk and strains of disco later in the decade – revelatory stuff for us. We knew the man was good, but, damn! The set also features several mid 80s recordings with that era's synth textured sound with the 70s soul vocals surprisingly well. Includes "I Need Love" & "Hey James" with 21st Generations, "Get On Down" & "Girl You Better Hurry" with The Perfections, "I Need Love" and "Are We Through" with Hunts Determination, "15 Ain't Young No More", "It's A Bad Feeling" and "Disco Jam Bam Bam" with Mixed Sugar, the previously unreleased "Gangster Girl" and "I'm Sad We've Broke Up", "I'm Falling In Love" with Vann & Reggie, "Hit Girl" with Brilliance and more. Nice notes with personnel, and a couple bonus versions "I Need Love". CD
Also available Mixed Sugar – The Complete Works 1970 to 1987 ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Sugarman ThreePure Cane Sugar ... LP
Daptone, 2002. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The greatest album to date from Sugarman 3 – one of the funkiest combos of the past 50 years! The group's organ/sax sound has never sounded so great – and it's pumped up even further here from some added guest instrumentation, including drums from Bernard Purdie, plus vocals on a number of cuts from deep funk legends Lee Fields, Charles Bradley, and Naomi Davis. The whole thing's as funky as funky can be – the kind of a record that would be selling for $300 if it came out in the 70s, and which is even nicer to have at a low everyday price! Titles include "Shot Down", "Modern Jive", "Funky So & So", "Take It As It Come", "Pure Cane", "Promised Land", "Country Girl", "La Culebra", "Down To It", "Honey Wagon", and "Bosco's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Terry AllenHuman Remains ... CD
Sugar Hill, 1996. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Luis BacalovLa Strega In Amore ... LP
CAM/Sugar (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... $39.99 42.99
A wonderful early soundtrack from Luis Bacalov – much jazzier than some of his later work, with a vibe that's right up there with some of the more jazz-based work of the Italian scene in the earlier part of the 60s! There's a cool wordless vocal from Nora Orlandi on a few tracks, and nice use of flute, piano, and percussion throughout – varied nicely, but with a really strong song-based sort of approach – so that the album's not entirely jazz in structure, but not far off either! Bacalov's always been great at more dramatic moments, but it's great to hear him working in a style like this – and there's a nice sense of variety on the record, which really keeps things interesting – especially as a few more guitar-based numbers move in to the mix. The sound gets a bit more tense at the end, but is still nice and spare – and titles include "La Strega In Amore", "Aura", "Due Donna Un Enigma", "Seduzione Diabolica", "Danza Greca", "Bruciata Viva", and "Consuleo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rodney CrowellHouston Kid ... CD
Sugar Hill, 2001. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious FiveGreatest Messages ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1984. Sealed ... $19.99
A stellar collection of some of Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five's best early cuts for Sugarhill, all with the legendary Doug Wimbish, Keith Le Blanc, Skip McDonald rhythm section! As ingrained into the consciousness as "The Message" is now and always will be, it's nice how fresh some of the other numbers feel – and stand up phenomenally well in the new millenium! Includes "Freedom", "Birthday Party", "New York, New York", "Scorpio", "The Message", "It's Nasty" (Genius of Love)", "Flash It To The Beat" and "Message II". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and is bent a bit at the top right corner.)

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Raphael GulazziReality & Fantasy ... CD
Sugar/WEA (Italy), 2011. Used ... $0.99
Heavy piano and raspy vocals from Raphael Gulazzi – an artist with a boldly jazz feel, and a classic sense of spirit we'd put right up there between the best recent work from Mario Biondi and Jamie Cullum! Like Mario, Raphael is Italian, but mostly sings in English – accenting the vocals nicely with a rich tone that's mighty nice – and like Cullum, some of his best grooves have these hard-driving piano lines that set things up wonderfully – grabbing us strongly even before the vocals come in! The set features a bonus Gilles Peterson remix of "Reality & Fantasy" – and other titles include "Icarus", "Tuesday", "A Three Second Breath", "Behind The Sunrise", "Scandalize Me", and "Lady O". CD

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Wanda JacksonUnfinished Business ... LP
Sugar Hill, 2012. Sealed ... $9.99
A fantastic comeback for the legendary Wanda Jackson – a country singer that was also one of the first female rock and roll artists too – heard here in a great back-to-basics set, co-produced by Justin Townes Earle! Titles include "Two Hands", "Old Weakness", "California Stars", "Tore Down", "The Graveyard Shift", "Pushover", "What Do You Do When You're Lonesome", and "Down Past The Bottom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy!)

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Jon LucienLive In NYC ... CD
Sugar Apple, 2003. Used ... $19.99
A recent set from vocalist Jon Lucien – but easily some of the greatest work he's ever recorded! The session's done with a freeness that goes beyond even Jon's classic RCA and Columbia albums – an acoustic setting that allows for more spontaneous expression and warmly flowing energy than we've ever heard – letting Jon really stretch out on longer readings of tunes that sparkle with his tremendous vocals! The core group backing him up are tight, but really keep things simple – getting past some of the slickness of Lucien's recent albums, and giving him some of the most strongly jazz-based backings of his career – while still retaining the free-flowing rhythms that showed up best on his RCA work. This is way more than just one of those "classic artists out for one more live set" albums – and it easily stands with our favorite 70s albums by Jon! Titles include "Sunny Day", "Out Of This World", "Creole Lady", "Best Is Yet To Come", "Dindi", "Take Me Away", "Love Me", "You're Sensational", and "Angel Eyes". CD
(Out of print. Back cover of booklet appears to be signed by the artist and inscribed to the previous owner.)

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Ennio MorriconeBlue-Eyed Bandit (Il Bandito Dagli Occhi Azzurri) (transparent blue vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sugar/Decca, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
A cool change from the usual from Ennio Morricone – a later soundtrack, and one that features some surprisingly jazzy tracks! Part of the set features the more standard Morricone orchestrations you might expect – some really great tracks that have offbeat larger arrangements that are nicely unsettling, but in a completely charming way. But other tracks are even more striking – and feature performances by the trio of pianist Enrico Pierannunzi – working here at his most fluid and vibrant, with a style that's even more evocative than most of his standard albums! A few numbers have a groove we've never heard from Enrico, and some of the orchestral tracks are mighty groovy too – very different than what you might expect from the 1980 date of the film. Titles include "Cinque Quarti", "Double Face", "Citta Viva", "Madre Assente", "Stranamente Un Giorno", and "Per Enrico Riccardo E Roberto". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Ennio MorriconeMalamondo (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Sugar/Decca (Italy), 1964. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
Fantastic early soundtrack material from Ennio Morricone – penned for one of the "mondo" films of the time – a 1964 shockumentary on the state of Italian youth! As such, it's got lots of short jazzy tunes that run at a pretty fast groove, ostensibly to show the dissipation of the kids as they learn how to party – almost inspired by the realist style of early 60s TV, with a mix of bold themes, and more somber, contemplative ones. I Cantori Moderni sing wordless dreamy vocals on some numbers – and the shorter tracks offer up a very different sound of Morricone than you might expect – one that's more linked to some of his earlier pop productions in Italy – and which really gives you an idea of the depth of his early talents, even before the spaghetti western boom! Titles include "Twist Delle Zitelle", "La City", "Matricole", "Senza Freno", "Le Facce", "Penso A Te", "Bianco E Nero", and "La Prima Volta". 2LP set features seven unreleased tracks – and two more tracks that appear on vinyl for the first time! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio MorriconeMorricone Segreto – The Hidden, Dark-Tinged, & Psychedelic Side Of The Maestro ... CD
Sugar/Universal, 1970s. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
An impeccable collection of work from one of the greatest soundtrack talents ever – a package that brings together a range of rare work from the 70s, including a number of previously-unreleased tracks! The music does have some of the dark tinges promised by the title, but this is less the atonal, avant Morricone than the more sonically mindblowing side of the composer – all sorts of unusual ways to use and record familiar instruments, offbeat combinations of notes and sounds, and an overall ear for the scope of the music that always leaves us breathless when we hear material this strong! The package features 27 tracks in all – 7 of which are unreleased – and the combination of cuts is wonderful. Features music from Stark System, L'Automobile, Lui Per Lei, Spotlati Protesta Uccidi, Quando L'Amore E Sensualita, Eat It, Peur Sur La Ville, Storie Di Vita E Malavita, La Smagliatura, Copkiller, San Babila Ore 20, Rene La Canne, and other films too. CD
Also available Morricone Segreto – The Hidden, Dark-Tinged, & Psychedelic Side Of The Maestro ... LP 39.99

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Ennio MorriconeMorricone Segreto – The Hidden, Dark-Tinged, & Psychedelic Side Of The Maestro ... LP
Sugar/Universal, 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $39.99 41.98
An impeccable collection of work from one of the greatest soundtrack talents ever – a package that brings together a range of rare work from the 70s, including a number of previously-unreleased tracks! The music does have some of the dark tinges promised by the title, but this is less the atonal, avant Morricone than the more sonically mindblowing side of the composer – all sorts of unusual ways to use and record familiar instruments, offbeat combinations of notes and sounds, and an overall ear for the scope of the music that always leaves us breathless when we hear material this strong! The package features 27 tracks in all – 7 of which are unreleased – and the combination of cuts is wonderful. Features music from Stark System, L'Automobile, Lui Per Lei, Spotlati Protesta Uccidi, Quando L'Amore E Sensualita, Eat It, Peur Sur La Ville, Storie Di Vita E Malavita, La Smagliatura, Copkiller, San Babila Ore 20, Rene La Canne, and other films too. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Morricone Segreto – The Hidden, Dark-Tinged, & Psychedelic Side Of The Maestro ... CD 12.99

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Ennio MorriconeMorricone Segreto – The Hidden, Dark-Tinged, & Psychedelic Side Of The Maestro (yellow vinyl pressing – with bonus 7 inch single) ... LP
Sugar/Universal, 1970s. New Copy 2LP & 7 inch ... $89.99 99.99
An impeccable collection of work from one of the greatest soundtrack talents ever – a package that brings together a range of rare work from the 70s, including a number of previously-unreleased tracks! The music does have some of the dark tinges promised by the title, but this is less the atonal, avant Morricone than the more sonically mindblowing side of the composer – all sorts of unusual ways to use and record familiar instruments, offbeat combinations of notes and sounds, and an overall ear for the scope of the music that always leaves us breathless when we hear material this strong! The package features 27 tracks in all – 7 of which are unreleased – and the combination of cuts is wonderful. Features music from Stark System, L'Automobile, Lui Per Lei, Spotlati Protesta Uccidi, Quando L'Amore E Sensualita, Eat It, Peur Sur La Ville, Storie Di Vita E Malavita, La Smagliatura, Copkiller, San Babila Ore 20, Rene La Canne, and other films too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered collector's edition with unique cover art, 2LP yellow vinyl, bonus single, and a 60 x 90 cm poster!)

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Nashville Bluegrass BandAmerican Beauty ... CD
Sugar Hill, 1998. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Tim O'BrienCornbread Nation ... CD
Sugar Hill, 2005. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Tim O'BrienFiddler's Green ... CD
Sugar Hill, 2005. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Tim O'BrienTraveler ... CD
Sugar Hill, 2010. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ Riz Ortolani & Nino OlivieroMondo Cane (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sugar/Decca (Italy), Early 60s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
One of the first big international soundtracks to come from the Italian scene in the 60s – the start of a great run that would continue through the decade, although maybe not with results as strongly as this! The score is for a strange documentary-like film (the title means "World Gone To The Dogs"), and most of the tunes are dramatic – with a sweeping orchestral feel that has a few light instrumental moments. The big fame of this one is that it contains the theme that went onto become the 60s vocal standard "More" – but in this version, it's kind of submerged, and taken at a much slower pace – a theme that appears here and there, but also mixed with other really lively numbers too – always shifting the mood, to match the different settings in the film. Titles include "Free Way", "Models In Blue", "Life Savers Girls", "The Last Flight", "Dog Heat", "Cargo Cult", and "Purgatory". New expanded version – features a whopping 36 tracks in all – way more than the original album! CD
Also available Mondo Cane (with bonus tracks) ... LP 29.99

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Riz Ortolani & Nino OlivieroMondo Cane (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Sugar/Decca (Italy), Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 39.99
One of the first big international soundtracks to come from the Italian scene in the 60s – the start of a great run that would continue through the decade, although maybe not with results as strongly as this! The score is for a strange documentary-like film (the title means "World Gone To The Dogs"), and most of the tunes are dramatic – with a sweeping orchestral feel that has a few light instrumental moments. The big fame of this one is that it contains the theme that went onto become the 60s vocal standard "More" – but in this version, it's kind of submerged, and taken at a much slower pace – a theme that appears here and there, but also mixed with other really lively numbers too – always shifting the mood, to match the different settings in the film. Titles include "Free Way", "Models In Blue", "Life Savers Girls", "The Last Flight", "Dog Heat", "Cargo Cult", and "Purgatory". New expanded version – features a whopping 36 tracks in all – way more than the original album! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mondo Cane (with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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Dolly PartonGrass Is Blue ... CD
Sugar Hill, 1999. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Dolly PartonLittle Sparrow ... CD
Sugar Hill, 2001. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bryan SuttonBluegrass Guitar ... CD
Sugar Hill, 2003. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Bryan SuttonNot Too Far From The Tree ... CD
Sugar Hill, 2006. Used ... $4.99
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Bryan SuttonReady To Go ... CD
Sugar Hill, 2000. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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West Street MobRock The Party (voc long version, inst) ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1983. Sealed ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sugar Hill sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousChess Sisters Of Soul Vol 1 ... LP
Chess/Sugar Hill, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An 80s collection of heavy female soul from the mighty Chess Records – some of the most righteous female sung R&B you'll come across! Most of the tunes are from the late 60s, when Chess was bringing a good deal of funk into the mix – with quite a few that are tough to get on vinyl in any format! 11 tracks in all, including "Wang Dang Doodle" by Koko Taylor, "Selfish One" and "Take Me For A Little While" by Jackie Ross, "Mama Didn't Lie" by Jan Bradley, "Two Sides (To Every Story)", "Lovin You More Every Day" and "Only Time Will Tell" by Etta James, "Rescue Me" by Fontella Bass, "Sally Go Round The Roses" by the Jaynetts, "I Had A Talk With My Man" by Mitty Collier and "Yield Not To Temptation" by Aretha Franklin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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VariousGreatest Rap Hits Vol 4 ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1984. Sealed ... $19.99
Includes "The Message" and "She's Fresh" by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, "Do You Want To Rock" by Funky Four, "Action" by Treacherous Three, "Rappers Reprise" by Sugar Hill Gang and Sequence, and "On The Radio" by Crash Crew. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Chet Atkins & Doc WatsonReflections ... CD
Sugar Hill, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Luis BacalovLa Strega In Amore ... CD
CAM/Sugar (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful early soundtrack from Luis Bacalov – much jazzier than some of his later work, with a vibe that's right up there with some of the more jazz-based work of the Italian scene in the earlier part of the 60s! There's a cool wordless vocal from Nora Orlandi on a few tracks, and nice use of flute, piano, and percussion throughout – varied nicely, but with a really strong song-based sort of approach – so that the album's not entirely jazz in structure, but not far off either! Bacalov's always been great at more dramatic moments, but it's great to hear him working in a style like this – and there's a nice sense of variety on the record, which really keeps things interesting – especially as a few more guitar-based numbers move in to the mix. The sound gets a bit more tense at the end, but is still nice and spare – and titles include "La Strega In Amore", "Aura", "Due Donna Un Enigma", "Seduzione Diabolica", "Danza Greca", "Bruciata Viva", and "Consuleo". CD
Also available La Strega In Amore ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Sekou BunchPretty Baby (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1982. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Sugar Hill sleeve, with some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious FiveGrand Master Melle Mel & The Furious Five ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1984. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Later work from Grand Master Melle Mel and the Furious Five – released in '84, the same year Mel was featured in the still hilarious Beat Street! The crew does it's best to live up to its mighty past, bringing in some horns, keys, guitar and bass (courtesy of Living Colour's Doug Wimbush). Features a remake of Lightnin' Rod's "Hustlers Convention" and a remix of "White Lines", plus "We Don't Work For Free", "World War III", "Yesterday", "At The Party", "The Truth", "Can't Keep Running Away", and "The "New Adventures Of Grand Master". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeMalamondo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sugar/Decca (Italy), 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic early soundtrack material from Ennio Morricone – penned for one of the "mondo" films of the time – a 1964 shockumentary on the state of Italian youth! As such, it's got lots of short jazzy tunes that run at a pretty fast groove, ostensibly to show the dissipation of the kids as they learn how to party – almost inspired by the realist style of early 60s TV, with a mix of bold themes, and more somber, contemplative ones. I Cantori Moderni sing wordless dreamy vocals on some numbers – and the shorter tracks offer up a very different sound of Morricone than you might expect – one that's more linked to some of his earlier pop productions in Italy – and which really gives you an idea of the depth of his early talents, even before the spaghetti western boom! Titles include "Twist Delle Zitelle", "La City", "Matricole", "Senza Freno", "Le Facce", "Penso A Te", "Bianco E Nero", and "La Prima Volta". Features a whopping 32 tracks in all – lots of unreleased bonus tracks! CD
Also available Malamondo (with bonus tracks) ... LP 31.99

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✨✧ Tim O'Brien & the O'BoysOh Boy! O'Boy! ... CD
Sugar Hill, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Doc WatsonAngel Doc Watson – Portrait ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features the man himself on guitar, banjo, autoharp, and 12 string guitar – with accompaniment on dobro, fiddle, mandolin, and percussion! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Doc WatsonOn Praying Ground ... CD
Sugar Hill, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sonny LandrethRoad We're On ... CD
Sugar Hill, 2003. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Louie RamirezKing Of Latin Vibes ... LP
Sugar, 1991. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A later album by Louie – but a great set of jazz tracks with lots of excellent work on vibes! A few of the cuts have vocals, but the sound is mostly Latin jazz, and there's lots of solos by Louie. Cuts include "Suavecito", "Geisha Girl", "Midnight Sun", "Bamboleate", and "Baile De Ochun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice original pressing!)

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✨✧ Sugarhill GangBest Of The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper's Delight (180 gram translucent gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sugar Hill/Friday Music, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A mighty look at one of the first great groups in hip hop – maybe not the originators of the style, but certainly the one to get some of the biggest exposure – thanks to the work of Sugar Hill Records, and some very catchy tunes! The Sugarhill Gang were one of the key groups involved in taking the spirit of South Bronx street parties to the mainstream outside the big city – and given all the hits on the set, you can bet that they did a pretty great job – on titles that include the very long original version of "Rapper's Delight", plus "8th Wonder", "Apache", "The Lover In You", "The Word Is Out", "Girls", "Kick It Live From 9 To 5", "Livin In The Fast Lane", and "Hot Hut Summer Day". Also includes "Showdown" – which has them meeting up with The Furious Five – and "Work Work The Body", with Big Bank Hank, Kory-O, and Wonder Mike! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Carlo RustichelliSei Donne Per L'Assassino (aka Blood & Black Lace) (grey vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sugar/Spikerot (Italy), 1964. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great Italian soundtrack from that early 60s stretch when jazz was still a very strong part of film scoring – a mode that's borrowed from the French new wave, but used by Italian composers in cooler, groovier styles – as you'll hear in this excellent overlooked gem! The style is more like early 60s Piero Umiliani or Piero Piccioni than some of the standard work from Carlo Rustichelli – and the composer has a fantastic ear for unusual sounds, the kind of Piccioni inflections of horns with more unusual tones and colors – which continues even on some of the mellower, moodier numbers in the package. This is the first-ever vinyl release of the material – with a whopping 31 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 400 – on grey vinyl!)
 
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ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You (with bonus track) ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99 About July 21, 2021 (delayed)
A really breakout moment for The Artistics – and the start of a really sublime run with the great Brunswick Records! The group had already broken a bit on Okeh a few years before – securing a top spot on the Chicago scene with their bouncy northern soul groove – a love of rhythm that made them as much a favorite on dancefloors as they were with fans of harmony soul. But on this sweet set, things come together even better than before – thanks to strong leads by singer Marvin Smith, who brings a real sense of personality to the group's harmonies – and wonderful Brunswick studio help that includes Sonny Sanders arrangements and Carl Davis production. The whole thing's wonderful – and tracks include the hit "I'm Gonna Miss You", plus "On & On", "Sweeter Than Sugar", "Hope We Have", "Girl I Need You", "You're Wonderful", and "Love Song". CD features a great bonus track – "The Chase Is On". CD

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Atlantic StarrAlways – The Warner/Reprise Recordings 1987 to 1991 (All In The Name Of Love/We're Movin Up/Love Crazy/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
Three full albums from Atlantic Starr – with lots of bonus tracks too! All In The Name Of Love has Atlantic Star at the height of their catchy commercial fame – bouncing along with rhythms that crossover nicely to the mainstream, yet still keep a bit of their previous funky edge intact! The groove here is almost in the style that Atlantic Starr inspired in so many other younger groups in the earlier part of the 80s – although it's also a bit more polished too. Most instrumentation is electric, and tunes are mostly written by the team of David and Wayne Lewis – both of whom sing on the record. Barbara Weathers also handles female vocals, and titles include "Once Lover At A Time", "Let The Sun In", "My Mistake", "I'm In Love", "Always", "Don't Take Me For Granted", and a version of Sam Dees' "All In The Name Of Love". We're Moving Up is one of the last in a long run of 80s hits from Atlantic Starr – a group who were already moving up the soul charts before the release of the album! The set continues their move into commercial territory started a few records before, but it also shakes loose of some of the colder sounds of 80s soul – and picks up a somewhat warmer vibe on the keyboards and rhythms. Porscha Martin sings female vocals with the group, and titles include "Under Your Spell", "Love Ain't Fair", "Woman's Touch", "We're Movin Up", "My Sugar", "You Deserve The Best", and "Don't Start The Fire". Love Crazy is a set that's got a nice change in groove from Atlantic Starr – a sound that's still got a lot of their best elements intact, but which also seems to bring on some of the best elements that were being introduced by the British scene too! Rhythms at points are maybe more in the Soul II Soul or Lisa Stansfield modes – which makes for some great tunes that really reinvigorate the group and update them for a new jack generation, while still holding onto the charms of the past. A few moments get more in a mellow quiet storm sound – all with the balance that made earlier Atlantic Starr albums classics – on titles that include "Love Crazy", "Hold On", "Masterpiece", "Girl Your Love's So Fine", "I Can't Wait", "If You Knew What's Good For You", and "Come Lover". 3CD package features all albums in tiny LP-styled jackets – with bonus tracks that include "One Lover At A Time (ext)", "Always (edit)", "Let The Sun Shine IN (ext rmx)", "All In The Name Of Love (single)", "My First Love (ext)", "Bring It Back Home Again (Joe Smooth ext mix)", "My First Love (7" edit)", and "Bring It Back Home Again (Joe Smooth underground mix)". CD

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✨✧ Jake AustenFlying Saucers Rock 'N' Roll – Conversations With Unjustly Obscure Rock 'N' Soul Eccentrics (paperback) ... Book
Duke University Press, 2011. New Copy Book ... $5.99 24.95
The best (truly – they got this book right) of Roctober gets a classy rock 'n' soul book compilation from Duke University Press – an incredible collection of interviews that were featured over the years in the great DIY magazine over the years! Interviews with musical legends who should be household names (a few of which are) and infamous figures alike, from soul, R&B and jump blues to country, garage rock and beyond – including Oscar Brown, Jr., David Allan Coe, The Fast, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Sam The Sham, The Good Rats and many more – plus images and illustrations from the pages of Roctober. Flying Saucers Rock 'N' Roll is edited by Roctober main man Jake Austin, who also penned many of the original pieces, along with James Porter, Ken Burke, Mike Maltese, Dan Sorenson, Jonathan Poletti. Forward by Steve Albini. Paperback, 290 pages. Book

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✨✧ Luiz Bonfa & Maria ToledoBraziliana ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Very groovy bossa tracks – very much in the mode of some of the Verve hit recordings of the mid 60s! After the success of the Astrud Gilberto/Joao Gilberto work with Stan Getz, it's clear that Philips and Luiz Bonfa wanted to get in on the act – and they've paired Bonfa's guitar with vocals from his wife Maria Toledo – a really wonderful singer with very Astrud-like appeal! The album's got some larger backings from Bobby Scott, who brings in a nice undercurrent of jazz – and while some of Bonfa's other work of the time is somewhat spare and dreamy, the style is nicely full here. Toledo sings in both English and Portuguese, and even scats wordlessly a bit – which we really like – on titles that include "Sambura", "Whistle Samba", "Tanto Amor", "Boticario", "Promessa", and "Sugar Loaf". CD

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Ruud BosDe Fabriek ... LP
678 Records (Belgium), 1981. New Copy ... $34.99 39.99
A rare later soundtrack from Dutch composer Ruud Bos – best known for some very funky work at the start of the 70s, and still going strong here a decade later! The score's got a much more mid 70s vibe than you'd expect – like some of the best American cop show work of the early 70s, with jazzy instrumentation intertwined with larger orchestrations – handled by Nat Peck, who had a fair bit of jazz experience himself – which means that he really lets the best elements of the music come forth and blossom! A number of tracks are upbeat and quickly-grooving – and those are mixed with some shorter scene-setting moments that balance the whole thing out strongly – and make the whole package feel like a long suite of sounds, dedicated to this lost film. There's a whopping 30 tracks in all – and titles include "Longing", "Secret Affair", "At Labour", "Sugar", "Happy House", "In Love", "Romance", "Start", "Casino", "Jack's Death", and the well-titled "Sexy Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruud BosDe Fabriek (with bonus tracks) ... CD
678 Records (Belgium), 1981. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
A rare later soundtrack from Dutch composer Ruud Bos – best known for some very funky work at the start of the 70s, and still going strong here a decade later! The score's got a much more mid 70s vibe than you'd expect – like some of the best American cop show work of the early 70s, with jazzy instrumentation intertwined with larger orchestrations – handled by Nat Peck, who had a fair bit of jazz experience himself – which means that he really lets the best elements of the music come forth and blossom! A number of tracks are upbeat and quickly-grooving – and those are mixed with some shorter scene-setting moments that balance the whole thing out strongly – and make the whole package feel like a long suite of sounds, dedicated to this lost film. There's a whopping 30 tracks in all – and titles include "Longing", "Secret Affair", "At Labour", "Sugar", "Happy House", "In Love", "Romance", "Start", "Casino", "Jack's Death", and the well-titled "Sexy Music". CD also features some bonus tracks – early takes and "rhythm mix" versions of the tunes! CD

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Vashti BunyanSome Things Just Stick In Your Mind – Singles & Demos 1964 to 1967 ... LP
DiCristina, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 19.98
Beautiful early work from British singer Vashti Bunyan – an important figure in the acid folk scene at the end of the 60s, heard here on some really wonderful work from a few years before! Some of the tracks have a really trippy style, and others are a bit more like conventional Brit girl pop of the time – but given a very weird twist overall, with a sound that's quite hard to describe! Vashti's vocals have these really dark qualities overall – and even when the backings are fuller (which often they are not), there's a sad, earthy feel to her singing. But equally great is her guitar work – heard with more prominence on most of the album's previously-unissued tracks from mid 60s tapes. Bunyan plays with these warm harmonics that kind of nestle and bristle underneath her vocals – pushing the tunes up with a sense of brightness in contrast to the voice – almost in a Nick Drake sort of way (and trust us, we don't throw around comparisons to his music easily!) The package is a wonderful look at these almost-lost years of Vashti's career – and it features both sides of her Decca and Columbia singles, an unreleased Immediate single, and a lot more tracks pulled from rare tapes from 1964, 1966, and 1967! Set features 25 tracks that include "Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind", "Train Song", "Love Song", "Winter Is Blue", "Leave Me", "How Do I Know", "Go Before Dawn", "Girl's Song In Winter", "Don't Believe", "17 Pink Sugar Elephants", "Someday", and "I Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellAsphalt Canyon Suite ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99
A stunner from Kenny Burrell – one of his most sophisticated and soulful sessions of the 60s! Kenny's working here with the ultra-cool arranger Johnny Pate – best known for his work with Curtis Mayfield, and his 70s soundtrack fame – but a heck of a creative talent when it comes to a jazz session like this! For the record, Pate's created these spare little backdrops – not nearly as full as those penned by Don Sebesky or Claus Ogerman – and with a gentle sort of grooving quality that really pushes Kenny along nicely. Burrell's guitar is very strongly upfront in the mix – working chromatic magic at a level hardly ever matched again on record! Side one features the extended "Asphalt Canyon Suite" – a magnificent tune that's simply sublime – and side two features 5 shorter tracks, "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "Going To Jim & Andy's", and "Sugar Hill". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the Kenny Burrell 90th Anniversary Collection!)

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Captain SkyPop Goes The Captain ... LP
AVI/Past Due, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
The second smoking album from Captain Sky – a Windy City funk legend, and one who's cut from some of the same cloth as Bootsy Collins or Rick James! Like both of those artists, the Captain's a pretty imposing figure, with a bit of future flash to his looks – and while he uses lots of the basslines that might tie him to Bootsy and the P-Funk universe, he's also got a groove that mixes in some of the more sophisticated modes you'd know from the Chicago scene at the time! There's almost a late Curtom feel to the record – tight funk, a bit faster than early in the decade, but still not really disco – and with some mellow midtempo tracks that balance things out beautifully – and really show Sky evolving past the style of his first record. Tracks include "Moonchild", "Fearless", "Cream & Sugar", "Rebirth", "Hero", "Double You SKY", and "Ker-Runch". LP, Vinyl record album

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Crash CrewOn The Radio (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Bay City, 1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of our favorite tracks from the early 80s on Sugar Hill, with a sort of beeping, bouncing good time boogie track and back and forth rhymes from the Crash Crew over top. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label reissue in a blue Sugar Hill sleeve.)

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Bob DylanLove & Theft ... CD
Columbia, 2001. Used ... $1.99
A late triumph for Dylan, and solidly delivering on the promise of his return to excellence on Time Out Of Mind a few years earlier – setting foot into the new millennium by hitting even higher point in a pretty incredible comeback period! Dylan produces himself here, credited as Jack Frost, and he and his road tested band bring the varied rootsy vibe of his latter day sound to the forefront after the moodier, murkier vibe of the previous record. A genuine classic, with songs Dylan kept in his live setlist for many years to come – clearly the man himself is proud of this one, and rightfully so. Titles include "Tweedle Dee & Teedle Dum", "Mississippi", "Summer Days", "High Water (For Charley Patton)", "Honest With Me", "Po'Boy", "Cry A While", "Sugar Baby" and more. CD
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Bob DylanLove & Theft (SACD pressing) ... CD
Columbia, 2001. Used ... $4.99
A late triumph for Dylan, and solidly delivering on the promise of his return to excellence on Time Out Of Mind a few years earlier – setting foot into the new millennium by hitting even higher point in a pretty incredible comeback period! Dylan produces himself here, credited as Jack Frost, and he and his road tested band bring the varied rootsy vibe of his latter day sound to the forefront after the moodier, murkier vibe of the previous record. A genuine classic, with songs Dylan kept in his live setlist for many years to come – clearly the man himself is proud of this one, and rightfully so. Titles include "Tweedle Dee & Teedle Dum", "Mississippi", "Summer Days", "High Water (For Charley Patton)", "Honest With Me", "Po'Boy", "Cry A While", "Sugar Baby" and more. CD
(Hybrid SACD pressing.)
Also available Love & Theft ... CD 1.99

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Peven EverettMy Life My Struggle ... CD
Studio Confession, 2006. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
The most personal album to date from modern soul wizard Peven Everett – as you might guess from the title! The set begins with a striking spoken bit from Peven, then rolls into a tapestry of urban themes and clubbier sounds – the best of which feature those warmly flowing vocals that we love so much in Everett's work – sliding out here with even more confidence than before, and a nice sort of edge that we've never felt in his lyrics. The album's easily one of Peven's greatest in years – and titles include "Sugar", "Campaign", "Who's That Bootleg Playa, "Hot Rod", "Kiss & Blow These Dice", "Undress You", "Heat Up", and "Feelin You In & Out". CD

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Grateful DeadAmerican Beauty (3CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner, 1970. New Copy 3 CDs ... $32.99 34.99
One of the crowning early moments from the young Grateful Dead – a key Warner studio album that really has the group moving from psychedelic to more roots-oriented modes – maybe a Marin vibe versus a Haight sort of happening – with loads of great guitar and pedal from Jerry Garcia, plus lots more from the rest of the crew too. Robert Hunter wrote the tunes, Mickey Hart added in lots of percussion next to the drums - and titles include the very groovy "Truckin", plus "Box Of Rain", "Candyman", "Operator", "Sugar Magnolia", "Friend Of The Devil", "Ripple", "Brokedown Palace", "Attics Of My Life", and "Till The Morning Comes". 3CD version features 2CDs worth of live material – the full show from the Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY, on February 18, 1971 – issued here for the first time ever! CD

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Massimo Guantini (Sandro Brugnolini)Diapositive ... LP
Gemelli/Loneos Editions (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A sound library album from the Italian 70s scene – but one that's more like a jazz record overall, given that it's the product of musician Sandro Brugnolini, working under an assumed name – a cat who gave the world plenty of great jazz records in his day! There's a nice mix of keyboards on the set – acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, and other keys – used in small combo modes that move between upbeat groovers, jazz dance numbers, and a few mellower moments – a really well-rounded record that also has some nice guitar work in the group too! Titles include "Frilioni", "Alta Vegetazione", "Topgrafie", "Sugar's Bread", "Quorum", "Veline", and "Constellation's Colours". LP, Vinyl record album

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Guess WhoAmerican Woman ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1970. Used ... $3.99
Titles include the classics "American Woman", "No Time", and "No Sugar Tonight" – plus "Humpty's Blues", "Proper Stranger", and "When Friends Fall Out". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Wilbert HarrisonKansas City – The Best Of Wilbert Harrison (3CD set) ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $14.99 28.99
The biggest collection of work we've ever seen from early southern soul star Wilbert Harrison – a set that goes way past the early hits that usually make up his tiny greatest hits features on the market – to include a whopping 70 titles that takes the Harrison journey all the way through the 60s, up to his rare mid 70s album for the Chelsea Records label! Throughout the set, Harrison's a hell of a singer – a talent who helped first forge the sound of southern soul with his R&B work of the late 50s, then moved into a strong later collaboration with New Orleans production legends Marshall Sehorn and Allen Toussaint – who really helped Wilbert hone his groove! We've honestly not seen much of this material on CD over the years – and the set's overflowing with rare cuts that include "Girls On Parade", "Drafted", "Say It Again", "Broke", "Off To Work Again", "After Graduation", "Get It While You Can", "Sugar Lump", "The Horse", "A Woman Is Trouble", "Your Three Letters", "It's Been A Long Time", "From The Bottom Of My Heart", "My Dream", "Coming Down With Love", "Loving Operator", "I Will Never Trust Another Woman", "Going To The River", "Honest I Do", and lots lots more! CD

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HarumiHarumi ... CD
Verve/Early Dawn (Germany), 1968. New Copy ... $10.99 16.99
One of the trippiest albums recorded for Verve in the 60s – a unique 2LP set by Japanese psych artist Harumi – and a record that stands proudly next to the best by Zappa or the Velvets at the time! The double-length space of the record really helps give it some shape – as Harumi starts out sweet, then gets a bit wilder, and increases the sense of experimentation as the set rolls on – so that the final track is a side-long psychedelic jam that's topped with spoken passages by Harumi's parents and sister! We like the poppier tunes the best, though – and they feature a mix of orchestrations, fuzzy guitar, and vibes – all layered with a really beautiful sense of sound, to accompany vocals by Harumi and Rosko. There's a gentle, breezy, and sometimes slightly funky quality to these numbers – Sunshine Pop with a trace of jazz – and exactly the kind of psyche album you might imagine from Verve in the 60s! Titles include "Sugar In Your Tea", "Caravan", "Hunters Of Heaven", "Talk About It", "First Impressions", "Don't Know What I'm Gonna Do", "Hello", "What A Day For Me", "We Love", "Fire By The River", and "Samurai Memories". CD

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✨✧ Hampton HawesNorthern Windows Plus – Northern Windows/Playin In The Yard ... CD
Prestige, 1973/1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Some of the greatest recordings ever made by pianist Hampton Hawes – extremely different from most of his earlier sides, done with loads of cool 70s electric touches! The first album on this 2-in-1 set is the excellent live album Playin In The Yard – a killer session at Montreux in 1973, done with a light open-ended groove that's got a sweet mellow feel. The record is similar to some of Ahmad Jamal's best work from the same time – with a sound that's not exactly funk, but which features some killer work on Fender Rhodes – stretched out over long tunes with a tremendously soulful approach! Titles include "Double Trouble", "Pink Peaches", "De De", and "Stella By Starlight". Next up is the David Axelrod-assisted album Northern Windows – a sweet batch of funky cuts with arrangements and backings handled by Axe! The record really bubbles with the warm and soulful approach Axelrod was using at Fantasy – kind of a step off his stark modern sound at Capitol, but still done with just the right amount of space and appreciation of a funky rhythm. The great Carol Kaye is on bass, and Hawes plays some totally sweeeeeeeet electric keys on the set – really stretching out on tracks that include "Sierra Morena", "Go Down Moses", "Web", "Tune Axle Grease", and "C&H Sugar". CD

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Hi-Lo'sHi-Lo's (aka Suddenly It's The Hi Lo's) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Dreamy harmony jazz from the great Hi-Los – one of the hippest groups of the 50s, with a sweet quartet approach similar to The Four Freshmen, and which had a huge effect on pop in the 60s! The tunes on the set feature the group working with Frank Comstock – in an amazing style that turns just about any song into a unique little affair, voices sliding and colliding, running together with incredible richness that really opens up the tunes. Titles include "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries", "Stormy Weather", "Basin Street Blues", "Brahm's Lullaby", "My Sugar Is So Refined", "I Married An Angel", and "Love Walked In". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Hi-Lo'sSuddenly It's The Hi Lo's ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Dreamy harmony jazz from the great Hi-Los – one of the hippest groups of the 50s, with a sweet quartet approach similar to The Four Freshmen, and which had a huge effect on pop in the 60s! The tunes on the set feature the group working with Frank Comstock – in an amazing style that turns just about any song into a unique little affair, voices sliding and colliding, running together with incredible richness that really opens up the tunes. Titles include "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries", "Stormy Weather", "Basin Street Blues", "Brahm's Lullaby", "My Sugar Is So Refined", "I Married An Angel", and "Love Walked In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Jackson 5Third Album/Maybe Tomorrow ... CD
Motown, 1970/1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
2 more Jackson 5 classics – plus bonus tracks! Third Album is (of course) the group's third album, and the boys are still hitting strong and staying long, with the same power as their first two records! The record includes their sweet, sweet rendition of "I'll Be There", plus the groovy "Goin Back To Indiana", and other nice ones like "Mama's Pearl", "Darling Dear", "Can I See You In the Morning", and a nice version of "Ready Or Not (Here I Come)". Maybe Tomorrow is a great early album by the Jacksons – with a monster batch of cuts arranged by Gene Page and The Corporation, with a soulful groove that they definitely lost on later albums. The highlight is the funky "It's Great To Be Here", which is an excellent lesser-known track that's got a good breakbeat! Other tracks include their hit cover of "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "Honey Chile", "I Will Find A Way", "Petals", "The Wall", and "She's Good". CD also includes 2 bonus cuts – "Sugar Daddy" and "I'm So Happy". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Clydie KingRushing To Meet You (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Tiger Lily/Big Pink (Korea), 1976. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The rare second album from Clydie King – recorded at a time when she was lending her backing vocals to artists like The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, and Humble Pie – but a set that firmly puts Clydie in the lead! King's got an amazing style of singing – deep and raspy at one moment, with key southern soul roots – yet also totally tight and together, too – with a focus that really shines on the album's more upbeat tracks – groovers that almost have an east coast club vibe at times, quite similar to material that Clydie recorded with the group Brown Sugar! Titles include "Rushing To Meet You", "Loving You Is So Easy", "Steal Your Love Away", "Punish Me", "Our Love Is Special", and "Morning Sun". CD

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King CurtisInstant Groove/Get Ready ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A pair of classics from one of the best saxophonists in soul music – back to back on a single CD! First up is an Instant Groove from King Curtis – and a record that's even more deeply soulful than some of his other Atlantic albums! The title cut's a killer – a hard-vamping number that pushed funk further into the mainstream back in the day – and lots of the rest of the album follows suit, by bringing in some of the rougher King Curtis edges that usually only showed up on b-sides of 45s – while other full albums usually focused on sweeter sounds. There's a few of those here too – but even those tracks have a looser, more personal feel than before – not as much "perfect" soul sax, and a bit more grit. Arrangements are by Arif Mardin and King Curtis – and Duane Allman plays guiter on some cuts! Titles include "The Weight", "Sing A Simple Song", "Instant Groove", "Hey Jude", "Games People Play", "La Jeanne", and "Foot Pattin". Get Ready is sly soul from the great King Curtis – one of his last albums ever, and one of his best as well! There's a hip sort of edge to the record that's different from the Curtis groove of the mid 60s – less standard soul instrumental covers, and a much more righteous feel overall – part of the vibe that King had been crafting for others in the late 60s Atlantic studios, and partly the funky undercurrents that would often only show up on some of his 45 releases for the label! The backing group here is really great – with rhythm work from Eddie Hinton on guitar, Barry Beckett on keyboards, David Hood on bass, and Roger Hawkins on drums – and solo moments from Cornell Dupree on lead guitar, and both Joe Newman and Ernie Royal on trumpets. King produced the record himself, and one cut features slightly different instrumentation – with organ by Jimmy Smith and piano by Richard Tee. Titles include "Floatin", "Sugar Foot", "Soulin", "Teasin", "Let It Be", "Someday We'll Be Together", "Something", and "Promenade". CD

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Rahsaan Roland KirkKirkatron/Boogie-Woogie String Along For Real ... CD
Warner/Collectables, 1977/1978. Used ... $12.99
Later genius from Rahsaan Roland Kirk – 2 totally great albums packaged together in one set! Kirk-a-tron is a record of wonderful depth and soul, and a session that moves back to the straighter jazz focus of some of his work from the Mercury years – yet still keeps all the personality and charm of the best Atlantic sides! Roland's playing in a warm jazzy mode that still features some of his wit and tricks – but which also is even more nicely in a straight jazz vein on the album's best tracks – rolling out in a gently soulful 70s mode that features some slight electric touches, but which preserves a main focus on his own soulful work on a variety of saxes and flute. The lineup is great too – with a shifting group of players that include Hilton Ruiz, Billy Butler, Walter Perkins, and even the great Trudy Pitts – and titles include "Sugar", "Serenade To A Cuckoo", "The Christmas Song", "Los Angeles Negro Chorus", "Bright Moments", "Night In Tunisia", and "J. Griff's Blues". Boogie Woogie String Along For Real is Roland Kirk's last album – and a return to traditional forms, as might be hinted at by the title! In a way, some of Kirk's later work is similar to that of Mingus – in that both had been pioneering modernists in their earlier years, then turned heavily towards the traditional forms that inspired their greatness in the first place. Of course, Kirk's work could never be totally "trad" – and even though the album has him running through more swing and boogie woogie material, it's still quite nutty, thanks to help from a hip group of players that includes William S Fischer, Steve Turre, and Hilton Ruiz. Titles include "Hey Babebips", "Make Me A Pallet On the Floor", "Watergate Blues", and "Dorthaan's Walk". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ La Playa SextetVaya Means Go! ... LP
United Artists, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A great little groover from the La Playa Sextet – with a sharp approach on the instrumentation that mixes guitar, bass, and trumpet underneath the vocals. The album's recorded after their cha cha years, with a driving groove that's right out of the pre-Latin Soul era – and tracks include "Sugar's Delight", "Salsa", "Sabor En Alma", "Nostros Los Hombres", and "La Menaedera". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some light wear, a few light scratches, and a cutout hole – but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Josh LawrenceTriptych ... CD
Posi tone, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
A really wonderful album from trumpeter Josh Lawrence – a very strong-voiced talent who's got a way of being bright and sharp at the same time, and who can always bring lots of his own compositional strengths to bear as well! The core group is a quartet – with Lawrence blowing beautifully over piano from Zaccai Curtis, bass from Luques Curtis, and drums from Anwar Marshall – and the set also features some great alto from Caleb Curtis on two tracks, balancing out the sound of Josh in this strongly soulful spirit! Brian Charette brings some organ to the album's final track – a great remake of the Earth Wind & Fire tune "That's The Way Of The World" – and all other titles are Lawrence originals, with tunes that include "We're Happiest Together", "Composition #2", "Wind", "Earth", "Sugar Hill Stroll", and "Sunset In Santa Barbara". CD

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Little RichardKing Of Rock & Roll (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reprise/Omnivore, 1971. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
A much rootsier set than some of Little Richard's other work for Reprise Records – a record that almost goes back to the old days, but via the hipper styles of the early 70s! HB Barnum arranged and produced the set, but the groove is less funkier than some of Barnum's other work of the time – a bit more rockish in some of the rhythms and instrumentation, which is no surprise considering the title – with a nod back towards late 50s modes, but in that new-roots way that Warner was hitting with other artists of the period. Richard's vocals hold up very well in the setting – and apart from the original tunes "Green Power" and "King Of Rock & Roll", the album features versions of "Midnight Special", "Dancing In The Street", "Brown Sugar", and "Born On The Bayou". Includes 6 bonus tracks – "Open Up The Red Sea", "Still Miss Liza Jane", "In The Name (version 2)", "Why Don't You Love Me", and the instrumentals "Mississippi" and "Settin The Wods On Fire". CD

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Little RichardKing Of Rock & Roll – The Complete Reprise Recordings (3CD Box Set) ... CD
Rhino Handmade, Early 70s. Used 3 CDs ... $79.99
Forget his 50s hits, forget his gospel work – this is the sound of Little Richard that we totally love! Back in the early 70s, Richard came back with a vengeance, and recorded some great albums for Reprise – all done in a style that was hip, chunky, and funky – still filled with the same sort of energy of his earlier sides, but done in a style that was perfect for the early 70s crossover crowd. There's a nicely messed-up mix of soul, funk, rock, and R&B going on in the tunes – and Richard's working here with help from Quincy Jones, HB Barnum, Bumps Blackwell, and the Fame Studios team – all of whom push Richard way way way out of his usual bag! The 3CD set features the full tracks from the albums The Rill Thing, The Second Coming, and King Of Rock & Roll – plus tunes from the soundtrack to Dollar, and the full tracks from Southern Child, a record that was due to come out in 1972, but never issued at the time! Plus, there's a huge amount of additional gems pulled from singles, radio spots, and other unreleased tapes – with titles that include "The Rill Thing", "Money Is", "Do It To It", "Midnight Special", "Green Power", "Thomasine", "Mississippi (inst)", "Over Yonder", "Puppy Dog Song", "Radio Spot A", "In The Name", "Sneak The Freak", "Ain't No Tellin", "Brown Sugar", "Greenwood, Mississippi", and "Second Line". CD
(Out of print, numbered/limited edition # 2051/2500.)

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Barbara LynnMovin On A Groove – Blues & Soul Situation (with bonus track) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2003. New Copy ... $19.99
Barbara Lynn was one of the all-time female soul greats of the 60s – a really strong, independent artist who was more than just a singer – as she also played guitar on her records and wrote a fair bit of her own material too – a quality that really set Barbara apart from the pack, and helped her continue making great music for many years longer than most of her contemporaries! That legacy definitely continues here – in a really wonderful set that was recorded at the start of the century, but with a nicely stripped-down vibe, and a lean quality that really keeps all of Barbara's best deep soul styles in place! There's none of the too-lofty arrangements or the overblown attempts to be "authentic" that sometimes happen when an older soul singer comes into a contemporary studio – just clear, focused work by a southern soul legend, still sounding her best. Titles include "He Ain't Gonna Do Right", "You Don't Sleep At Night", "Matt's Hat", "I'll Suffer", "Sugar Coated Love", "I'm A Good Woman", "He Ain't Gonna Do Right", and "I'm Not Doing Nothing Wrong". CD features the bonus track "Watch The One". CD

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David McCallum (with David Axelrod)Music – A Part Of Me ... LP
Capitol, 1966. Sealed ... $11.99
The first album that Man From UNCLE David McCallum cut for Capitol – a batch of instrumental tunes that was really masterminded by arranger HB Barnum and producer David Axelrod! The record features short groovy versions of mid 60s pop tunes, plus a few instrumentals by McCallum, Barnum, and Axelrod – all done in a way that's half jaunty, and half tinged with the darkness of Axelrod's later work for Capitol. Titles include "The Sugar Cane", "Insomina", "The Far Side Of The Moon", "Louise", "Downtown", "Turn Turn Turn", and "123". LP, Vinyl record album
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Joe McPheeMystery J (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
The legendary Joe McPhee works here with two more obscure improvisers – Jen Clare Paulson on viola and Brian Labycz on electronics – both musicians who open Joe up to that never-ending stream of inspiration that's made his music so wonderful over the years! McPhee plays pocket cornet and alto sax – and is sometimes the key element to humanize the darker, more abstract sounds from the other instruments – other times maybe more responsive to their more tonal, textural expressions – always at a level that shows what a magnanimous musician Joe can be, no matter what the setting! The whole thing is definitely one of the darker McPhee recordings we've heard in recent years – and the improvisations were recorded live at Sugar Maple in Milwaukee. Titles include "Jupiter", "Joy", "Justice", and "Josiah". LP, Vinyl record album

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Medeski, Martin & WoodCombustication ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $4.99
Seminal sounds from the great Medeski, Martin, & Wood – a Blue Note date that has the trio pushing forward even more strongly than before! The set has the band playing a great mix of haunting funky keyboard tracks, augmented at times by turntablist mixing and deep soulful production techniques – but in a way that's not nearly as dated as some of their contemporaries. The best moments on the record have a stellar electric spacey groove that sounds like it was lifted from a 70's CTI classic and infused with a 90's post hip-hop funk sensibility. Titles include "Sugar Craft", "Nocturne", "Start Stop", "Everyday People", "Coconut Boogaloo", "Latin Shuffle", and "Church Of Logic". CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear and a small punch through the barcode.)

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✨✧ Misha Mengelberg/Piet Noordijk with Ted CursonJourney – Live In Amsterdam 1966 ... CD
MCN (Netherlands), 1966. New Copy ... $19.99 29.99
An amazing slice of rare work from pianist Misha Mengelberg – caught her early in his career, but already an important modern jazz force on the European scene! The set's a live one – featuring a very sharp-edged combo with Misha on piano, Piet Noordjik on alto, Rob Lengereis on bass, and Han Bennink on drums – plus guest trumpet from Ted Curson on two long tracks! As you can imagine, we love the Curson material – and Ted always seems to sparkle in a fresh setting like this, drawing new energy from less familiar players – and stretching things out to the height of his free-thinking talents of the time. But Noordjik is wonderful, too – really hanging nicely in a balance between soulful and modern with his horn, and easily matched by Mengelberg's piano – really great to hear in a more structured setting than his later, freer records. Titles include "Driekusman Total Loss", "The Leopard", "Sugar N Spice", "Journey", and "Peer's Counting Song". CD
 
 
 



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