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✨✧ Sun Ra/The QualitiesIt's Christmas Time/Happy New Year To You (red colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Saturn/Norton, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare mid 50s holiday doo wop presented by Sun Ra – with the solid vocals group appropriately dubbed The Qualities doing their thing over spare, just a little bit cosmic of a backdrop on "It's Christmas Time" and "Happy New Year To You"! Rumored to feature Ra himself on harmonium, it's mostly about the vocals on these tunes, which have a bit of otherworldly atmosphere, but also some geniune season warmth. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Sun RaFuturistic Sounds Of Sun Ra ... CD
Savoy, 1961. Used ... $6.99
The one and only album that Sun Ra ever cut for the Savoy label – a beautifully understated session that mixes more conventional jazz with some particularly Ra-like touches! The group on the set is extremely tight – especially the horn work of John Gilmore, Marshall Allen, and Pat Patrick – who glide together along with some of the best mainstream modernists of the 50s, but break out with earthier tones and phrases that clearly mark their playing as different from the norm. Ra plays relatively straight piano for the album, but there's more than enough Arkestra touches from other players on bells and assorted percussion – emphasizing the rhythmic qualities of the tunes, and really living up to the promise of titles that include "Bassism", "China Gates", "Of Sounds And Something Else", "Tapestry From An Asteroid", "Jet Flight", "Space Jazz Reverie", and "Where Is Tomorrow?". CD

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Sun RaSingles ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, Mid 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
A totally essential 2 CD set that brings together a huge amount of singles that were recorded by Sun Ra and others for his legendary Saturn label! As you probably know, the albums that were recorded for Saturn were rare enough – but the singles on the label were even rarer, and some of them were pressed in batches as small as 75 copies! The material is a very strange mix of jazz, soul, doo wop, and R&B – but it's all got the off-kilter Sun Ra twist to it, and the music is a key slice in the independent history of underground jazz pioneered by Ra & The Arkestra. You'll hear plenty of stuff by Ra (including the legendary "I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman") – and you'll also get stuff by Lacy Gibson, The Cosmic Rays, The Nu Sounds, Yochannan, and The Qualities. Annotated with 36 pages of detailed notes, written by 4 different Ra experts – and a treat for collectors and novices alike! CD

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Sun RaSound of Joy (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Transition/Delmark, 1957. Used ... $8.99
Something of a "lost" album from Sun Ra – material initially intended as his second album for Transition records in the 50s, but not issued until a decade later when Delmark Records was first putting the Chicago underground on the map! The sound here steps out nicely from the first Transition session – and Ra is already a bit bolder, not just in his structure of the songs, but in the way he handles his piano – with some darker notes and tones, more exotic phrasing, and even some very early use of electric piano – already with the haunting qualities that would show up more strongly in the Saturn years. Every member of the group is wonderful too – each with their own voice, spoken strongly and freely – in a lineup that includes Art Hoyle and Dave Young on trumpets, Julian Priester on trombone, Pat Patrick on alto and baritone sax, John Gilmore on tenor, Charles Davis on baritone, Victor Sproles on bass, William Cochran on drums, and Jim Herndon on tympani and timbali. Titles include "El Is A Sound Of Joy", "Overtones Of China", "Ankh", "Two Tones", "Saturn", "Reflections In Blue", and "Planet Earth". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "As You Once Were" and "Dreams Come True" – with vocals by Clyde Williams. CD

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Sun Ra & OthersSecond Stop Is Jupiter – Doo Wop From Saturn & Beyond Vol 2 ... CD
Norton, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $10.99
Interstellar vocal group numbers and doo wop from the Sun Ra vaults – a couple rare release and a bunch of previously unissued numbers featuring The Cosmic Rays, Crystals, Nu Sounds and Juanita Rogers – teenage vocal group numbers, bits of bebop and spacey doo wop released for the first time ever! The Second Stop Is Jupiter is Volume 2 in Norton's compilations of early, vocals centered Sun Ra material – beautifully done, and worthy for more than just Ra completists – it's a treasure trove of leftfield 50s vocals on top of a nice early snapshot of the spacey sounds of Sun Ra. Includes straighter tunes and a couple standards with the interplanetary touches at the outer edges, more forthright spacey harmonies, tunes with easygoing piano and voice arrangements, and others touched by exotica and pointing the way towards Ra travels to come! Titles Include "Somebody's In Love" and "Dreaming" with Cosmic Rays, "Honeysuckle Rose" (unissued home rehearsal) and "Black Sky And Blue Moon" (unissued home rehearsal) with Nu Sounds, ""Happy New Year To You" with Qualities, "Little Sally Walker" (unissued home rehearsal) with Crystals, "I'm So Glad You Love Me" (unissued home rehearsal) with Juanita Rogers, "Stuff Like That There" by Sun Ra and more. CD
Also available Second Stop Is Jupiter – Doo Wop From Saturn & Beyond Vol 2 ... LP 13.99

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Sun Ra & OthersSecond Stop Is Jupiter – Doo Wop From Saturn & Beyond Vol 2 ... LP
Norton, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Interstellar vocal group numbers and doo wop from the Sun Ra vaults – a couple rare release and a bunch of previously unissued numbers featuring The Cosmic Rays, Crystals, Nu Sounds and Juanita Rogers – teenage vocal group numbers, bits of bebop and spacey doo wop released for the first time ever! The Second Stop Is Jupiter is Volume 2 in Norton's compilations of early, vocals centered Sun Ra material – beautifully done, and worthy for more than just Ra completists – it's a treasure trove of leftfield 50s vocals on top of a nice early snapshot of the spacey sounds of Sun Ra. Includes straighter tunes and a couple standards with the interplanetary touches at the outer edges, more forthright spacey harmonies, tunes with easygoing piano and voice arrangements, and others touched by exotica and pointing the way towards Ra travels to come! Titles Include "Somebody's In Love" and "Dreaming" with Cosmic Rays, "Honeysuckle Rose" (unissued home rehearsal) and "Black Sky And Blue Moon" (unissued home rehearsal) with Nu Sounds, ""Happy New Year To You" with Qualities, "Little Sally Walker" (unissued home rehearsal) with Crystals, "I'm So Glad You Love Me" (unissued home rehearsal) with Juanita Rogers, "Stuff Like That There" by Sun Ra and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Second Stop Is Jupiter – Doo Wop From Saturn & Beyond Vol 2 ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Sun Ra & OthersInterplanetary Melodies – Doo Wop From Saturn & Beyond Vol 1 ... LP
Norton, Mid 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Doo wop era spaceways travel from Sun Ra and soulful mid 50s vocal recruits – including The Cosmic Rays, Crystals, Nu Sounds and Juanita Rogers – a motherlode of rarities and never before issued recordings! Interplanetary Melodies includes doo wop numbers of earthly concern, and space theme tunes, and it's jaw dropping that such top notch recordings were still deep down there in the vaults after the excellent earlier era Ra collections from the Atavistic and Evidence labels – and Norton's efforts here are just as wonderful! The vocals are excellent, with some straighter songs, that could have been huge hits numbers with some sweetness and soaring qualities – particularly the Cosmic Rays tunes, but others are more playful, spacey, with odder lyricism and rawer performances. Soulful harmonies or strange mannerisms, rollicking piano or eerie harmonium, it's fantastic stuff and essential early Sun Ra! Most tunes are culled from unreleased studio or home recordings from the vaults, plus a couple rare releases on Saturn and Pink Clouds, and titles include "Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie", "Bye Bye", "Somebody's In Love" (unissued home rehearsal) and more with Cosmic Rays, "Honey In The Bee Box" (unissued home rehearsal) with The Crystals, "Spaceship Lullaby" (unissued home rehearsal) and "I'm Through With You" (unissued home rehearsal) with Nu Sounds, "It's Christmas Time" by Qualities, "Teenager's Letter Of Promises" with Juanita Rogers and Lynn Hollings, "Tony's Wife" by Sun Ra and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Ars NovaFields Of People – The Elektra & Atlantic Recordings 1968/1969 (Ars Nova/Sunshine & Shadows) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A pair of great albums from the overlooked Ars Nova – back to back in a single set! First up is the 1968 self-titled Ars Nova – a wonderful little set of post-folk rock – with lots of lovely baroque touches! Ars Nova were really short-lived group – known for only two rare records – but they've got a sound that perfectly sums up a generation! There's a wonderful LA late 60s sound here – somewhere between Love and The Byrds, with the baroque touches of the former and the best country influences of the latter – all wrapped up in earnest, honest songwriting that makes even the ambitious moments come across with surprising charm. A true lost relic, and the kind of record that should be in any late 60s cannon! Titles include "Album In Your Mind", "Pavan For My Lady", "General Clover Ends A War", "And How Am I To Know", "Fields Of People", "Automatic Love", and "Song To The City". Sunshine & Shadows is the second tripped-out set from Ars Nova – an under-remembered late 60s group who had a great talent for blending together a range of different styles! At some level, Ars Nova share qualities with some of the harder-jamming groups of their time – but they've also got a sound that expands to bring in folk, blues, jazz, and more baroque elements – played by the group with a lineup that includes some nice work on trumpet by Jimmy Owens, who at this point was a core member of the combo. Brooks Arthur handled the overall music direction, with a quality that recalls some of his work on Verve – and the album features the wonderful bossa-styled groover "Walk On The Sand", a romping soul jazz take on Jimmy Owens' "You Had Better Listen", and the cuts "Rubbish", "Please Don't Go Now", "Temporary Serenade", "She Promises Everything", and "Round Once Again". CD

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Polly NilesSunshine In My Rainy Day Mind (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ember/Grapefruit (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
An unreleased album from singer Polly Niles – a unique talent with a style that fits in strongly with some of the rising tide of female vocalists rising up at the start of the 70s – an elite group that might include Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, and Carole King! Polly's much more obscure than both, of course, but has similar roots – an American singer with experience in folk music, turning towards different modes at the end of the 60s – recording here for the British Ember label, who did a really great job with production, but then never managed to get the record past test pressing stage! Niles has a voice that contains all the earnestness of a folk singer, but none of the more cloying qualities – more mature, and nicely tuned through a range of material from Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, John Barry, Stephen Stills, and even the team of Goffin and King. Titles include "Bang Bang", "Since I Lost You Baby", "The Milk Of The Tree", "Get High On Jesus", "I Am A Child", and "East Virginia". 2CD set also features an insane number of bonus tracks – session tracks and single mixes, with 24 more titles in all – plus very detailed notes on Polly's special story. CD

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Tangerine DreamSunrise In The Third System – The Pink Years Anthology 1970 to 1973 ... CD
Ohr/Reactive (UK), Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Excellent early work from Tangerine Dream – a lot darker, and a lot more challenging than their mellower soundscapes from later years! The sound here is much more in the headiest recesses of the early prog years – that love of sound, space, and electronic experimentation you'd find over at Brain Records – handled by Tangerine Dream with the same stretched-out, slow building qualities we've always loved in their music – yet sometimes with a lot more noise in the mix than we might expect! 2CD set features loads of key tracks from early Ohr Records releases – and titles include "Journey Through A Burning Brain", "Birth Of Liquid Plejades", "Zeit", "Atem", "Wahn", "Green Desert", and "Sunrise In The Third System". CD

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✨✧ Ars NovaSunshine & Shadows ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
The second tripped-out set from Ars Nova – an under-remembered late 60s group who had a great talent for blending together a range of different styles! At some level, Ars Nova share qualities with some of the harder-jamming groups of their time – but they've also got a sound that expands to bring in folk, blues, jazz, and more baroque elements – played by the group with a lineup that includes some nice work on trumpet by Jimmy Owens, who at this point was a core member of the combo. Brooks Arthur handled the overall music direction, with a quality that recalls some of his work on Verve – and the album features the wonderful bossa-styled groover "Walk On The Sand", a romping soul jazz take on Jimmy Owens' "You Had Better Listen", and the cuts "Rubbish", "Please Don't Go Now", "Temporary Serenade", "She Promises Everything", and "Round Once Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Broadway label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and clear tape on the seams.)

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✨✧ Albert AylerSpirits Rejoice ... CD
ESP/Abraxas (Italy), 1965. Used ... $6.99
A seminal Albert Ayler session from the 60s – recorded at the legendary Judson Hall with an incredible sound! There's a bold, righteous feel to this record that possibly even tops other Ayler classics for ESP – and the spacious setting makes the notes echo, rebound, and come back together with searing intensity throughout. The group features Ayler on tenor, brother Don on trumpet, Charles Tyler on alto, Sunny Murray on drums, and both Henry Grimes and Gary Peacock on basses – using a unique two-bass approach that only further emphasizes the unique qualities of the record. Call Cobbs plays a bit of harpsichord too – and tracks include "Sprits Rejoice", "Holy Family", "Angels", and "Prophet". CD

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✨✧ Geoff MuldaurIs Having A Wonderful Time/Motion ... CD
Reprise/BGO (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two solo albums from Geoff Muldaur – recorded long after his jug band years, and his earlier sets with wife Maria! First up is Geoff Muldaur Is Having A Wonderful Time – a striking solo album from Geoff Muldaur – a record that draws on all the many different sounds and styles he brought to records through the 60s and early 70s, but which also adds in a stronger jazz impulse overall! Each track on the record has a slightly different spirit, which makes the whole thing feel more like a continuation of the experimental, open style of putting albums together that Warner/Reprise was so great at a few years before – as Muldaur sings with backings from a jazz group on one track, a string orchestra on another, a funk group on a third, and a roots rock combo on another – with players as diverse as Merle Saunders on electric piano, Doc Cheatham on trumpet, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Harold Vick on tenor. Joe Boyd produced – one of the few folks who might be able to successfully handle such a range – and titles include "Higher & Higher", "99 1/2", "Livin In The Sunlight", "I Want To Be A Sailor", "Tennessee Blues", "High Blood Pressure", and "Wondering Why". Motion is a set that's a bit tighter than some of the earlier work of Geoff Muldaur – a set that maybe has the well-trained singer moving into territory that's almost verging on AOR, yet which still hangs on to some of the wit of his earlier records as well! There's still some key traces of 70s Warner going on here – including a few songs by Allen Toussaint, and one with Martin Mull – which help balance out some of the more direct, tuneful numbers, and continue to provide some of the more offbeat qualities that made Geoff such an interesting sideways talent in the mainstream music world. Tracks include "Motion", "Let It Out", "I Don't Want To Talk About It", "When You Touch Me This Way", "Why Don't We Live Together", and a version of "Southern Nights". CD

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Maria BethaniaAs Cancoes Que Voce Fez Pra Mim ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1993. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A set of compositions penned by Roberto and Erasmo Carlos – sung by Maria Bethania in a warmly personal setting! The style here gets away from any of the too-romantic qualities that can sometimes mar presentation of the Carlos' brothers work – and instead, Bethania uses her innate sense of power and drama to give these tunes a subtle edge they might not have in the hands of other singers. Backings are sometimes full, but also in a subtle way – using strings slightly to flesh out other instrumentation that's more prominent in the mix. Titles include "Olha", "Detalhes", "Voce Nao Sabe", "Emocoes", "Seu Corpo", "Fera Ferida", "Palavras", and "Costumes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a peeled spot on back.)

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Jay BolotinNo One Seems To Notice That It's Raining – Previously Unreleased Recordings 1970 to 1975 ... CD
Delmore, Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A fantastic addition to the all-too-small catalog of recordings by Jay Bolotin – a Kentucky songwriter whose compositions were recorded by bigger names down in Nashville, even if Jay never fully got his due! Bolotin is hardly country, though – much more a songpoet, in the manner of Leonard Cohen – who definitely might be a good reference point here, given the darker qualities in both Jay's lyrics and his vocals! And yet the style also has more echoes of the territory that raised Jay up – and a knowledge of all the hippest sides of folk, rock, and country – delivered with a very personal stamp that makes Bolotin one of the true unique talents of his time. The recording quality is great too – these are more understated studio tracks than demos – and titles include "The Picture & The Frame", "Message To A Snowman", "Don't Worry About Winning What You've Already Won", "No One Seems To Notice That It's Raining", "Driver Driver", "Dime Novels", and "Puddles In The Sun". CD

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Gregory Isaacs/Ossie All StarsMr Isaacs (2CD deluxe edition – Leggo Dub plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Earthquake/17 North Parade, 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 16.99
Fantastic early material from Gregory Isaacs – captured here early in his career, and working in a deep roots reggae mode – recording at Channel One with great direction from Ossie Hibbert! The set's laidback and righteous, in ways that let all the soulful qualities of Isaac's vocals still come through – but in a very different way than on his later hits! The rhythms are provided by the Revolutionaries – a perfect choice for the record – and titles include "Slave Master", "Story Book Children", "Get Ready", "Set The Captives Free", "Hand Cuff", "Storm", "Sacrifice", and "Smile". This great 2CD set features bonus material on CD1 – "The Sun Shines For Me", "Mr Know It All", "African Woman", "Thief A Man", "Love Light Burning", "My Conversation", and "Mr Brown". CD2 features the full album Leggo Dub – related dub material by the Ossie All-Stars – The Revolutionaries working with Ossie Hibbert on some wicked instrumentals that have plenty of core rhythms that never stray too far, while Hibbert makes magic with echo and other slight studio techniques! Titles include "Dubby Dubby", "Winners Dub", "Dub Down Babylon", "Ghetto Dub", "Brooklyn Style, "Leggo Dub", and "Doberman Skank". CD2 also features bonus tracks – "Jump & Pawn" by Clint Eastwood, "CB 200" by Dillinger, "War Of The Stars" by Ossie & The Revolutionaries, "Take A Dip" by Dillinger, and "Lik Her She Gone" by Big Joe. CD
Also available Mr Isaacs ... LP 16.99

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Dave ValentinIn Love's Time (SACD hybrid – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Vocalion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99
A funky fusion killer from Dave Valentin – exactly the kind of record he did so well during the early years of his career! Dave got his start in the New York Latin scene, and also soaked up plenty of late 70s grooves from the clubs – and those elements are definitely in place here, amidst a tighter fusion groove that features plenty of keyboards from Dave Grusin, bass from Marcus Miller, and guitar from Jeff Mironov – all fusion heavyweights whose work gives Valentin's sweet flute solos plenty of space to groove! There's also some vocals on the set – from singers Jolyon Skinner, Darryl Tookes, and Curtis King Jr – all of whom enforce the more soulful qualities in the music – on titles that include "Street Beat", "Dansette", "The Flight", "Leo & Sun", and "I Got It Right This Time". CD features bonus tracks "I Got It Right This Time", "Street Beat (7 inch mix)", and "The Flight (single edit)". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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MetrosSweetest One ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
One of the greatest Northern Soul albums ever – completely great all the way through, and filled with songs that have been burning up dancefloors for years! The vocals are incredible – soaring harmonies that hold together perfectly, even when the grooves are hard and heavy – and the instrumentation is great too – handled by the Pied Piper team, who were kind of a Motown offshoot that featured Jack Ashford on vibes and percussion, Dave Hamilton and Ray Monette on guitar, and Joe Hunter on piano. Hunter and Ashford handled the arrangements – with a pitch-perfect sound that's completely sublime – sweet and grooving at the same time, and put together with the same kind of care you'd find at Motown – but with all the harder-edge qualities that always made indie work from Detroit so great. Every cut is a winner, and the set is the only full album ever done by the group – with cuts that include "Egyptian Love", "Till The End Of Time", "Since I Found My Baby", "Sweetest One", "Unlucky Sun", "I'll Never Forget You", "Do The Pied Piper", and "I'm With You All The Way". Great reissue – fully remastered from the original tapes – with new liner notes too! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Joyce Elaine Yuille with Timo LassyWelcome To My World ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
A hell of a singer, working here with some wonderful grooves from Timo Lassy – an artist we've really loved for his own jazzy projects in the past! Joyce Elaine Yuille has this style that's very classic, and very groovy – jazz-based, with a nice rasp in her voice that really brings out some of the more soulful qualities in the music – and able to write her own lyrics, too – which makes for a wonderful record that's full of fresh sounds at every turn! Lassy's music is wonderful too – tightly snapping on the rhythms, but never forced – and with a jazz current that's a nice change from other contemporary soul production, which might have been added to the record with a bigger label. But clearly, the real star of the show is Joyce – a talent that will definitely be huge in years to come – a rock-solid singer and songwriter who may well turn out to be the female equivalent of Gregory Porter. Titles include "Come With Me", "Tryin Times", "Chaos", "It's Madness", "Make Right", "Welcome To My World", "Follow The Sun", and "Late I Rise". CD

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VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s ... CD
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $19.99
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with the scene in Cameroon – but also bring in West African styles and some tropical elements from the other side of the Atlantic too – all wrapped together in the puxa style of the islands! The tunes are mostly lively, upbeat, and have strong basslines peppered with deft work on guitar – a mixture of merengue, Afro-Cuban, and highlife modes – but given a really unique spin as well, with qualities that are filled with joy and life on nearly every number. Titles include "Mado" and "Meu Di Ploco" by Conjunto Equador, "Mino Bo Be Quacueda" and "Aninha" by Africa Negra, "Corticao" and "Sun Male" by Sangazua, "Nga Ba Compensadora" by Pedro Lima, "Piquina Piquina" by Os Untues, "Tola Muandgi" by Sum Alvarinho, and "Taji Ocedo" by Conjunto Mindelo. CD
Also available Leve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s (with bonus download) ... LP 34.99

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VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s (with bonus download) ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with the scene in Cameroon – but also bring in West African styles and some tropical elements from the other side of the Atlantic too – all wrapped together in the puxa style of the islands! The tunes are mostly lively, upbeat, and have strong basslines peppered with deft work on guitar – a mixture of merengue, Afro-Cuban, and highlife modes – but given a really unique spin as well, with qualities that are filled with joy and life on nearly every number. Titles include "Mado" and "Meu Di Ploco" by Conjunto Equador, "Mino Bo Be Quacueda" and "Aninha" by Africa Negra, "Corticao" and "Sun Male" by Sangazua, "Nga Ba Compensadora" by Pedro Lima, "Piquina Piquina" by Os Untues, "Tola Muandgi" by Sum Alvarinho, and "Taji Ocedo" by Conjunto Mindelo. LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Leve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s ... CD 19.99
 
 
 



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