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✨✧ Tabu Ley RochereauRochereau Vol 5 – Jalousie Mal Placee ... LP
Star Musique, Early 80s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BrainstormLovin Is Really My Game/Stormin (Tabu) ... 12-inch
Tabu, 1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two classic club-driven tunes by this late 70s funk ensemble! "Lovin" is a strong disco number – female vocals in the lead, and lots of swirling grooves that go on for over 7 minutes in this mix! "Stormin" is even better – a funky ensemble tune, with some really catchy riffs and vocal hooks! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Jam & Lewis Works On Tabu Records ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis cut some fantastic hits for big names on major labels during the 80s – but the duo really started hitting their stride with work on the Tabu Records label – an 80s soul imprint that still stands as one of the best demonstrations for all the new ideas the Jam & Lewis team brought to music back in the day! This set's overflowing with some of their best creations for Tabu – a total of 16 tracks that include "What's Missing", "To Make You Love Me", and "Crying Overtime" by Alexander O'Neal; "The Finest (ext version)", "Tell Me If You Still Care", "Weekend Girl", and "Sands Of Time" by SOS Band; "Saturday Love", "Keep It Inside", and "Never Knew Love Like This (ext version)" by Cherrelle and Alexander O'Neal; and "When You Look In My Eyes", "Everything I Miss At Home", and "Will You Satisfy" by Cherrelle. CD

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✨✧ VariousFree Soul – The Treasures Of Tabu ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A deeper set of grooves than usual from Tabu Records – not just the label's hits or disco singles, but a well-chosen batch of tracks that fits nicely with the other collections in the Free Soul series! Most numbers here are mellow or midtempo – and they step around with a mix of modern soul and 80s groove styles, often with some really sweet touches on the instrumentation that come as a nice surprise. Tabu was definitely one of the classiest soul labels of its generation, and that really comes through here – in a sweet batch of 18 tracks that includes "Just Be Good To Me" by SOS Band, "Changin" by Sharon Ridley, "Destiny" by Woods Empire, "Waiting For Someone" by Brainstorm, "Koko & Leeroe" by Manfredo Fest, "Look At Us Now" by Alexander O'Neal, "For Lovers Only" by General Caine, "Brand New Day" by Brainstorm, "Tell Me If You Still Care" by SOS Band, "Saturday Love" by Cherrelle, and "Anything For You" by Anacostia. CD

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✨✧ VariousDanceable Tabu – Dance & Funk Collection ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Upbeat soul, 80s groove, and plenty of boogie – a massive collection of groovers from the groundbreaking Tabu Records! Tabu got its start in the late 70s disco years, but already pointed the way towards more modern soul styles to come in the next decade – and served up a host of classic cuts for the dancefloor, including key work by individual singers and funky groups, and some early production efforts from the team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. This 17 track set is overflowing with gems from Tabu – and titles include "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On (edit)" by Cherrelle, "Sweet Delight" by Woods Empire, "Some Kind Of Lover" by Mary Davis, "Changin (single)" by Sharon Ridley, "I'm Still Missing Your Love" by SOS Band, "Fake (edit)" by Alexander O'Neal, "No One Home (single)" by Lalo Schifrin, "We're On Our Way Home (part 1)" by Brainstorm, "Just What I've Been Missing" by James Robinson, and "The Girls" by General Caine. CD

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✨✧ VariousSweetest Tabu – Ballads & Slow Jams Collection ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great mellow soul from the legendary Tabu Records label – home to a fair bit of groovers back in the day, including important work from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – but an imprint that was also great with a ballad or love song too! The range of work here illustrates the shifting sound of the soul ballad through the 80s – a move from some of the more fragile or overwrought modes of the decade before, into mature, sophisticated territory that sometimes drew a lot from the Quiet Storm generation. The set features 15 great mellow jams – including "If You Were Here Tonight" by Alexander O'Neal, "Tell Me If You Still Care" by SOS Band, "Saying It With Music" by Michael Boothman, "All For You" by Anacostia, "Can We Do It Again" by James Robinson, "Stay" by Art Wilson, "Misty Eyes" by Woods Empire, "Hey Girl (7" version)" by Lamont Johnson, and "Nothing Else Means More To Me Than Our Love" by Sharon Ridley. CD
 
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BrainstormStormin (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A set that definitely lives up to its title – a stone stormer from Brainstorm – one of the tightest funky ensembles of their generation, and one of the few who could go deep while still laying down a groove! The set's got a perfect balance of modes – enough of the appeal of bigger mainstream funk acts of the time, but also some righteous undercurrents that really show the group's roots – both in the approach of the lyrics, and in the jazzy instrumentation of the backings – which often show a righteous side of the group that's mighty surprising! The record's one that just grows and grows with each new listening, and is put together with some great sharp-edged production by Jerry Peters – who has a way of showcasing all the most interesting elements, while still keeping things focused too. Titles include the classic "Wake Up & Be Somebody" and "Loving You Is Really My Game" – plus "Waiting For Someone", "We Know A Place", "Hangin' On", "Easy Thangs", and "This Must Be Heaven". CD bonus tracks include "Wake Up & Be Somebody (long ver)" and "Lovin Is Really My Game (parts 1 & 2)". CD
Also available Stormin' ... LP 6.99

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BrainstormStormin' ... LP
Tabu, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A set that definitely lives up to its title – a stone stormer from Brainstorm – one of the tightest funky ensembles of their generation, and one of the few who could go deep while still laying down a groove! The set's got a perfect balance of modes – enough of the appeal of bigger mainstream funk acts of the time, but also some righteous undercurrents that really show the group's roots – both in the approach of the lyrics, and in the jazzy instrumentation of the backings – which often show a righteous side of the group that's mighty surprising! The record's one that just grows and grows with each new listening, and is put together with some great sharp-edged production by Jerry Peters – who has a way of showcasing all the most interesting elements, while still keeping things focused too. Titles include the classic "Wake Up & Be Somebody" and "Loving You Is Really My Game" – plus "Waiting For Someone", "We Know A Place", "Hangin' On", "Easy Thangs", and "This Must Be Heaven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Stormin (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ CherrelleBest Of Cherrelle ... CD
Tabu, Mid/Late 80s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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CherrelleYou Look Good To Me (voc, extended) ... 12-inch
Tabu, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Manfredo FestManifestations ... LP
Tabu, 1979. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An incredible batch of Brazilian fusion – cut by keyboardist Manfredo Fest, and one of the few records he ever waxed in the US during the 70s! The record mixes Fest's soaring Brazilian groove with a tight soulful set of arrangements by Jerry Peters – a bit club-oriented, with a similar sound to some of the other records on the Tabu label at the time, but always sensitive to Fest's playing and writing – especially his Brazilian roots! The record features wonderful vocals by Roberta Davis – a very soulful singer who had a hip wordless style that was similar to Tania Maria's at the time – breezy, scatting, and very nice. Her work really makes the record sparkle, working perfectly with Fest's jazzy electric keyboards in a perfect way! Titles include "Jungle Kitten", "Koko & Leeroe", "Arigo", and "Who Needs It". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker on back.)

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General CaineDangerous (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ultra Vybe/Tabu (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
General Caine's plenty dangerous here – so much so, they found a way to fuse an electric socket to the midsection of the model on the cover! That joke aside, though, the album's got the same tight approach to funk of the group's previous records – made maybe even tighter here by great production from the team of Leon Chancler and Reggie Andrews – two super-maestros of 80s funk who know how to really bring up the beats and bass from the bottom, but without losing the soul of the songs! Vocals snap along strongly with the electro elements in the rhythms – and a few mellower numbers round things out nicely, and give the album an unexpected sort of depth. Titles include "Upside Down", "Ooh Aah", "The Bus", "Get Closer", "True Love", "Bomb Body", and "By My Side". CD features four bonus tracks – including "Bomb Body (single)", "Ooh Ah (single)", "Ooh Ahh (ext version)", and "Ooh Aah (inst)". CD

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General CaineGirls (with bonus track) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
General Caine's got plenty of girls on the cover, and plenty of funk in his groove – that bass-heavy style that made Caine one of the better mainstream funk acts of the time! The General is actually Mitch McDowell – who'd worked previously with James Brown and George Clinton, and definitely brings plenty of the latter's P-Funk style to play here – a tight groove that's got lots of "umph" at the bottom – in that wonderful way both Parliament and Funkadelic hit at the end of the 70s. Fred Wesley handles the horn charts – bringing some Funky Horns touches to the mix – and titles include "Knock Down The Walls", "Girls", "Don't Stop", "Wait At The Mountain", and "It's Getting Deep". CD features the bonus track "Girls (single version)". CD

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Kathy MathisKatt Walk (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu (UK), 1987. Used ... $6.99
An overlooked 80s soul gem from Kathy Mathis – a set that's got the nicely bouncy groove we love so much in Tabu Records set from the time, and a quality level that's even deeper than the usual records we know from the label! Kathy's one of those great 80s singers who really knows how to sing with a groove – inflecting her tones alongside the rhythms, yet also finding a way to step outside them as well – bringing in a balance that shows a lot more care with the set than you might expect. Mathis also speaks at a few points on the record – in this badass way that really underscores the tone set by the groove – and titles include "Automatic Stop & Go", "Crunch", "Katt Walk", "Baby I'm Hooked", "Now That You're Gone", "The Olive Branch", "Late Night Hour", and "Straight From The Hearts". CD
(Sticker over barcode.)

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Kathy MathisWoman's Touch ... LP
Tabu, 1988. Near Mint- ... $0.99
An overlooked bit of 80s soul from Kathy Mathis – a set that's got the same sort of bounce we love from other work of the time on Tabu Records, served up in a mix of mature ballads and some much more groove-heavy numbers! Kathy's definitely got what it takes to rise up to setting of the record – and she gets some key studio help here from Thomas McElroy and Denzil Foster – in a playful style that's similar to their work with Tony Toni Tone. Tracks include "Got To Give It Up", "Day O", "All In All", "Men Have To Be Taught", "Please Don't Keep Me Hanging On", and "Thin Line". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Alexander O' NealLove Makes No Sense (radio edit, lp, radio bonus beat edit, bonus beat mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Tabu, 1993. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Cover has light wear.)

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Alexander O'NealAlexander O'Neal – Icon ... CD
Tabu, 1980s. Used ... $5.99
A dozen classics from Alexander O'Neal's legendary run on the Tabu label – nearly all of them produced by the team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, in that catchy yet soulful mode that made them the kings of chart soul at the time! The material is nearly all from the mid 80s, and the set list is well-chosen – especially in that it includes longer mixes of a few of the standout tracks from the era, including "What's Missing", "Innocent" and "Criticize" – a nice mix of synth flavored dancefloor soul and deep sinking hooks. Alexander always had a great way of bringing soulful depth to the 80s synth era and this is a solid snapshot of that era. Other tracks include "If You Were Here Tonight", "(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me", "Sunshine", "The Morning After", "All True Man", "What Is This Thing Called Love?", "Love Makes No Sense" and more. CD

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Alexander O'NealAll Mixed Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet set of remix tracks from Alexander O'Neal – and a package that takes the already-great soul vibe of his Hearsay album, and helps give it some deep new energy for the dancefloor! The album's different than the US version of All Mixed Up – with a different cover, title, and track list – and an overall approach that may well even be tighter than the domestic release, in that key way that the Brits had of putting just the right moves on a remix at the end of the 80s! Titles include "Fake 88 (house mix)", "What Can I Say To Make You Love Me (hateful club mix)", "Never Knew Love Like This (ext version)", "Criticize (Ben Liebrand rmx)", "The Lovers (ext mix)", "Criticize (rmx)", "What Can I Say To Make You Love Me (Ben Liebrand rmx)", and "Fake (ext rmx)". CD features 4 bonus tracks that includes "You Were Meant To Be My Lady (88 Keith Cohen ext rmx)", "Innocent (88 Keith Cohen house mix)", "Fake (hop mix)", and "Hearsay 89 (dub mix)". CD

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Alexander O'NealAll True Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic set from all-true Alexander O'Neal – and maybe one of his last great records for the Tabu label! The set's got a nice balance of groovers and mellower moments – really showing the growing diversity of O'Neal as an artist, as he tries to move away from some of his bigger ballads. The rhythms are often handled by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – who themselves are going for a leaner style than in the 80s, yet still have that undeniable funky punch in the mix! At tines, Alexander's not leading the songs so much as stepping into the grooves – but at other times, he comes as the strong singer that first emerged in the mid 80s. Titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "The Yoke", "Time Is Running Out", "All True Man", "Midnight Run", "Used", "Shame On Me", and "The Morning After". Bonus tracks include "All True Man (classic club mix)" and "Sentimental (edit)". CD

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Dezi PhillipsKickin' It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $13.99
The only full album ever recorded by Dezi Phillips – a set issued at the end of the 80s, but with a bouncy, catchy style that recalls soul music from a few years before! Production is by Bernard Terry – who'd worked with a few other key acts before Dezi – and he brings a strong command of the studio to the record, particularly a way of mixing beats from the streets with some tighter hooks for the radio audience! Phillips' youthful presentation of the lyrics really works well for the grooves – and titles include "Fine/Fresh", "Watchin You", "Love U Forever", "This Ring Is For U", "In & Out", "Why You Wanna", and "Didn't Do It". CD features bonus cuts – "Who's That Girl", "My Kinda Girl", "Why You Wanna (ext)", "Why You Wanna (hot mix)", and "Why You Wanna (near house mix)". CD

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Sharon RidleyFull Moon (with bonus track) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few full albums ever cut by the great Sharon Ridley – a hell of a great singer from the east coast scene, and one with the fullness of the best club divas of the time – but an approach that goes way way deeper overall! There's a sexy slink to the album that echoes Ridley's previous gem for Sussex – but the style's a bit more modern soul, with some sweet arrangements co-penned by Jerry Peters – who works with Sharon here to really push the envelope of her sound! Sharon sings with a bit of jazz at times – in ways that almost echo the best work of Marlena Shaw – and the set really shows a presence that goes way beyond most of Ridley's contemporaries. Titles include "Changin", "Just You and Me", "Full Moon", "Guess I'm Gonna Have to Say Goodbye", and "Nothing Else Means More To Me Than Our Love" – and a remake of "You Beat Me To The Punch". CD features a bonus track – "Changin (single version)". CD

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RoarRoar (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
An obscure funky soul combo from the 80s – but one that includes key work from some older funky talents as well! ROAR gets lead vocal support from Alex Ligertwood, but really takes its strength from the instrumentation – which includes lots of keyboards from Chester Thompson, who you might know from his classic album on Black Jazz – and percussion from the great Armando Peraza, who appeared on countless Latin and jazz sides in the 60s and 70s! The approach is a lot more electric than either player might have used in the past, very much in that beat-heavy style of Tabu Records at the time – but the musicianship is maybe a cut above most of the label's releases, and really helps set fire to the tunes even before the lyrics come into the mix. Titles include "Superior", "We Gotta Do It", "Hungry For Love", "Can't You Feel It", "Do You Love Like You Dance", "Smack Dab In The Middle", and "Oye Mi Gente". CD features bonus tracks – Jam & Lewis remixes – "We Gotta Do It (12" ext)" and "We Gotta Do It (single)". CD

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✨✧ SOS BandJust The Way You Like It (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99
Just the way we like it from SOS Band – tight, but never too uptight – grooving, but never too over the top either – and with plenty of room for mellower moments that really round the album out nicely! The set's got SOS right at the height of their famous run for Tabu Records – and does a great job of distilling all the things the group had done so well – including learning how to produce their own sounds to perfection, which they do here on cuts that aren't handled by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis! SOS maintain a great sense of flow throughout – and really keep away from any too-tinny traps or cheesy cliches – holding onto their funk ensemble roots, while still picking up some sweet 80s instrumentation as well. Tracks include "No One's Gonna Love You", "Weekend Girl", "I Don't Want Nobody Else", "Body Break", and "Just The Way You Like It". Bonus tracks include "Just The Way You Like It (like it long mix)", "Break Up (remix part 1)", "Break Up (remix part 2)", and "No One's Gonna Love You (special long version)". CD

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SOS BandSOS III ... LP
Tabu, 1982. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A solid smoker from the SOS Band – maybe one of the group's best-remembered albums, and for good reason too! The set's got a groove that's beautiful right from the start – 80s funk that's really a cut above, and touched with just the right mix of jazzy elements and warmer moments too – giving the whole record a much more balanced feel than similar efforts of the time! Production is from Ricky Sylvers and Gene Dozier – the latter of whom we especially love, and who no doubt helps bring his years of soulful experience into the great sound of the set. Titles include "You Shake Me Up", "Have It Your Way", "Your Love", "High Hopes", "Good & Plenty", and "Groovin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp on the back.)

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SOS BandToo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
The SOS Band's second album – and a masterpiece of 80s groove! The album's wonderfully tight, and wonderfully right on the money – held together like a pile of money dipped in honey – keyboards, bass, percussion, and vocals all sweetly grooving with that post-70s funky feel that the group virtually invented at the time! These guys have a way of putting over a groove that few of their contemporaries could ever match – never too commercial, always with plenty of passion, yet also as razor-sharp as any combo like this could ever hope to be. A few mellow moments round out the set nicely – and titles include "Are You Ready", "For The Brothers That Ain't Here", "Unborn Child", "Stay", "You", "There Is No Limit", "Do It Now", and "It's A Long Way To The Top". CD features the bonus tracks "Do It Now (long)" and "Do It Now (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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II CloseMore To A Man (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $13.99
An R&B trio from that time when more street-based aesthetics were coming into the mainstream of soul – bits of hip hop that were used to bring a really fresh groove to music like this! The touches are slight, but help add in a nice sort of kick to the groove – even in the mellower moments – and give the music a bit of a crackle that gets past more mainstream soul. Titles include "Don't Tie My Hands", "Love Games", "So What", "Call Me Up", "I Like Sex", "Don't Cry For Me", and "When The Hurt Is Over" – plus some nice interlude tracks too. CD features bonus tracks – "Call Me Up (ext)", "Call Me Up (Grand Spinner ext)", and "So What (radio)". CD

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✨✧ CherrelleCherrelle – Icon ... CD
Tabu, Mid 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Choice material from Cherelle's great run with the Tabu label and producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis in the 80s – with the best hit singles, the duets with Alexander O'Neal, a few 12" extended mixes and other nice stuff! It's also a well chosen split between laidback numbers and the rave up 80s synth soul. Titles include "Fragile...Handle With Care", Cherrelle's great version of "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On", "Stay With Me", "Will U Satisfy?", "Tears Of Koy", "Saturday Love (12" Extended Version)" and "When You Look In My Eyes (12" Extended Version)" with Alexander O'Neal, "Everything I Miss At Home" and more. CD

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✨✧ SOS BandJust The Way You Like It ... LP
Tabu, 1984. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Just the way we like it from SOS Band – tight, but never too uptight – grooving, but never too over the top either – and with plenty of room for mellower moments that really round the album out nicely! The set's got SOS right at the height of their famous run for Tabu Records – and does a great job of distilling all the things the group had done so well – including learning how to produce their own sounds to perfection, which they do here on cuts that aren't handled by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis! SOS maintain a great sense of flow throughout – and really keep away from any too-tinny traps or cheesy cliches – holding onto their funk ensemble roots, while still picking up some sweet 80s instrumentation as well. Tracks include "No One's Gonna Love You", "Weekend Girl", "I Don't Want Nobody Else", "Body Break", and "Just The Way You Like It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Lamont JohnsonMusic Of The Sun (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A soaring solo moment for Lamont Johnson – the bassist whose work was a big part of the Brainstorm ensemble at their start – and who really makes some great magic here on his own! It's clear from the set that Johnson was one of the more spiritual members of Brainstorm – as the approach here, while still heavy on funk and soul, also has some deeper touches too – core ideas from Johnson that are expanded strongly by arranger Jerry Peters, whose direction of the project stands as one of his best studio moments of the time! The team of Peters and Johnson really come up with a set that pushes past the usual grooves of the time – with some elements that recall the jazzier spiritual elements from folks like Eddie Russ or Lonnie Liston Smith, mixed with more of the focus on the groove that Johnson's bass brought to Brainstorm. There's lots of great guests on the record, too – including Norma Jean Bell on saxes, Renae Williams on vocals, Ronnie Foster on keyboards, Lee Ritenour on guitar, and Randall Jacobs on the mighty cool Roland Space Echoplex guitar. Titles include "Sister Fine", "Hey Girl", "Music Of The Sun", "This Must Be Heaven", and "Yours Truly Discreetly". CD features bonus tracks that include "Sister Fine (12" mix)", "Rhunba", "Masta Luva", and "Hey Girl (7" edit)". CD

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✨✧ Alexander O'NealAlexander O'Neal (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The start of a legendary run for vocalist Alexander O'Neal – and a set that really helped redefine the sound of male soul in the 80s! O'Neal got his start in an early version of The Time, and he's working here with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis – but the sound of the record is way deeper than all of those references put together – a careful, classy set that definitely lives up to the vintage look of Alexander on the cover! Jam and Lewis play tightly in the group, handling most of the key instrumentation – often with a restrained style that's quite different than their pumping hits, which lets O'Neal's great vocals flow out with an undeniably soulful power. Rhythms often hit the best sort of groove for Alexander's style – which sounds best in a mellow or midtempo mode – and the set's filled with classics, including "A Broken Heart Can Mend", "If You Were Here Tonight", "Innocent", "What's Missing", "You Were Meant To Be My Lady", and "Look At Us Now". CD features bonus tracks – "Are You The One", "Innocent", "If You Were Here Tonight (soft version)", "You Were Meant To Be My Lady (ext dance rmx)", and "What's Missing (rmx)". CD

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✨✧ Alexander O'NealHearsay (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the crowning achievements of Alexander O'Neal – a set that uses cool little intro tracks to help structure the standout songs on the set – giving the whole thing a much more well-conceived approach than other mainstream soul albums of the time! Some of the cuts draw from O'Neal's own life and experience, and that feel is definitely augmented by the spontaneous, conversational feel of the intros and links – a really nice contrast to the wonderfully tight R&B production from the superteam of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis! Of course, lots of these tracks also struck big as singles for Alexander – proof that the cuts are more than strong enough to stand on their own – yet taken over the course of the whole album, with all the extra bits, the whole thing really sounds great. Titles include "Hearsay", "The Lovers", "Fake", "Criticize", "Crying Overtime", and "Sunshine" – and with the bonus cuts "Criticize (Critical mix)", "Never Knew Love Like This (street mix)", "Hearsay 89" and "Fake (Patty mix)". CD

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✨✧ SOS BandDiamonds In The Raw (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Nothing too raw here, as the set's from late in the great 80s run of the SOS Band – and shows the group very much at the top of their tight powers! There's a bit more beats than the basslines of the early days, but the SOS crew are still plenty darn funky – and pepper the tunes with some live keyboard solos that keep things more than interesting from an old school perspective – even if the rhythms are pushing more towards a 90s mode. Vocals are maybe more powerful than previous records – thanks to work from Fredi Grace and Chandra Currelley – the latter of whom really pushes the best tunes over the top. Titles include "Secret Wish", "One Lover", "I'm Still Missing Your Love", "Goldmine", "Crossfire", and "Get Out Of My Life". Bonus tracks include "I'm Still Missing Your Love (12" mix)", "I'm Still Missing Your Love (edit dub)", and "Secret Wish (edit)". CD

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✨✧ SOS BandSands Of Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The mighty SOS Band, still grooving hard well into the 80s – and still showing the world that their sound is way tighter than any of their many imitators! The style here is updated a bit from the group's first few records – given a sharper punch and polish by the Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis team – yet the record's still got a depth that goes way past some of the more commercial soul the duo had been working on at the time – a great evolution of an older funk style into a sweet, lean sound for the latter half of the 80s! Keyboards soar over bouncy basslines – and the trademark mix of male and female vocals really works well on the album's hook-heavy cuts. Tracks include "Borrowed Love", "The Finest", "Do You Still Want To", "Sands Of Time", "Even When You Sleep", "Nothing But The Best", "No Lies", and "Two Time Lover". CD features bonus tracks – "The Finest (ext version)", "Borrowed Love (ext acapella)", "Even When You Sleep (ext version)", and "No Lies (12" dub)". CD

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✨✧ AnacostiaAnacostia (1978) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Anacostia make the move to Tabu Records for this sweet second set – and they seem to have picked up more of a groove along the way! The same elements as before are firmly in place here – production by Charles Kipps, with supervision from Van McCoy – but the groove is a bit more focused, in ways that slide out spaciously with that warmer modern soul feel that made Tabu a real up-and-comer of a soul label in the late 70s. There's hints of 80s groove on the record, but at an earlier, warmer stage – mixed with some mellow cuts that really send the album home! Titles include "Take It Or Leave It", "I Don't Need", "All For You", "Ain't Nothin To It", "You've Got Love On Your Side", and "Anything For You". CD features bonus tracks – "Ain't Nothin To It (12" version)" and "Anything For You (12" version)". CD

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✨✧ BrainstormJourney To The Light (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous little album from Brainstorm – funky and clubby at the same time – yet delivered with this righteous energy that few of their contemporaries could ever hope to match! There's a perfect melding of modes going on here that may well rival Earth Wind & Fire at their best – really avoiding any of the commercial or club cliches of some of the other big funk ensembles of the time, and stretching back with a sense of energy that really keeps the whole thing going. The instrumentation is impeccable – with some jazzy flourishes that really keep things interesting – but it's the vocals that really make the album sparkle, as they've got a blending of male and female voices that's a bit like some of Roy Ayers' work, but also with some echoes of the spiritual jazz underground. The set features the wonderful two-part number "We're On Our Way Home" – a joyous anthem that never gets old – and other titles include "Loving Just You", "If You Ever Need To Cry", "Brand New Day", "Journey To The Light", and "Positive Thinking". CD features bonus tracks – "The Visitor", "We're On Our Way Home (parts 1 & 2)", and "Loving Just You (7" mono version)". CD

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✨✧ Alexander O'NealMy Gift To You ... LP
Tabu, 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real standout Christmas soul session from the 80s – a decade when the soul Christmas album seemed to almost fall by the wayside! Alexander O'Neal is working here with classic production help from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – who help O'Neal update an older Christmas soul mode for a contemporary generation – all while keeping true to a traditional spirit in the music! Alexander's vocals are a key part of the success of this album – working at a timeless level that's kept this one in strong Holiday play for many many years. Titles include the hit "My Gift To You", plus "Our First Christmas", "Remember Why (It's Christmas)", "Little Drummer Boy", and "This Christmas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Alexander O'NealMy Gift To You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real standout Christmas soul session from the 80s – a decade when the soul Christmas album seemed to almost fall by the wayside! Alexander O'Neal is working here with classic production help from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – who help O'Neal update an older Christmas soul mode for a contemporary generation – all while keeping true to a traditional spirit in the music! Alexander's vocals are a key part of the success of this album – working at a timeless level that's kept this one in strong Holiday play for many many years. Titles include the hit "My Gift To You", plus "Our First Christmas", "Remember Why (It's Christmas)", "Little Drummer Boy", and "This Christmas". CD comes in a great book-style cover, with new liner notes and lyrics – plus bonus instrumental versions of "The Little Drummer Boy" and "Sleigh Ride". CD

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✨✧ James RobinsonGuilty (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the few records ever cut by James Robinson – a smoothed-voiced singer who should have been one of the bigger ballad stars of his time! Robinson's got a deep range to his style – and works here in some gently-stepping numbers that really stand head and shoulders above most of the soul music love songs of the time – almost at a level that recalls the poise and class of the quiet storm generation, but a bit more contemporary too. Titles include "Can We Do It Again", "Guilty", "Just What I've Been Missing", "You're The One I've Been Dreaming Of", "When You'll Be Mine", and "Seems So Long". CD features bonus tracks – "Can We Do It Again (12" mix)", "Just What I've Been Missing (breakdown mix)", "Just What I've Been Missing (short)", and "Just What I've Been Missing (inst club rmx)". CD

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✨✧ SOS BandComplete Single Collection ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980s. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A huge run of records from the mighty SOS Band – one of the leading lights of the Tabu Records label in the 80s, and a group that also shared some early production work from the team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis! SOS were one of the key acts in changing up the ensemble sound for the decade – refining some of the older funk modes of the 70s, and hitting some classier, more sophisticated ways of serving up a tune – at a level that has a few nice mellow moments mixed in with the groovers. This 2CD set features a whopping 36 tracks in all – all their singles for Tabu from back in the day – with titles that include "On The Rise", "Body Break", "Weekend Girl", "Break Up", "The Finest", "Borrowed Love", "There Is No Limit", "High Hopes", "Take Your Time Do It Right (parts 1 & 2)", "For Your Love", "Tell Me If You Still Care", "Just Be Good To Me", "Good & Plenty", "High Hopes", "Broken Promises", "Secret Wish", "Do It Now (parts 1 & 2)", and "You". CD

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✨✧ SOS BandOn The Rise (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tabu (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sweet sweet grooves from the SOS Band – definitely on the rise at the time, but still sounding great, with all the best elements of their early work firmly intact! The core group are very much at home in the studio – and have this cohesive sound that really comes through right away – leading off with some big numbers produced and arranged by the team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – a few of which really pushed up the charts – then stepping into some of their own production work with help from Gene Dozier, who definitely brings more of a funky feel to the proceedings! Lead vocals are mostly handled by Mary Davis, but a few tracks feature Abdul Ra'oof up front – and titles include "Just Be Good To Me", "Tell Me If You Still Care", "For Your Love", "If You Want My Love", "On The Rise", and "Steppin The Stones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ SOS BandSOS (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The seminal first album from the SOS Band – a record that really showcases the new sound of soul for the 80s, yet still holds onto all the best elements of the previous decade too! These guys have a great ear for groovers – well-demonstrated by the play they got on the dancefloor – yet they've also got a deeper sense of soul than some of their club contemporaries as well – heard not just on the ensemble vocals for the upbeat tracks, but especially on some of the album's great mellow steppers too! It's these laidback cuts that have always kept the album strong for us – showing that SOS are way more than just another fast funk band, and can really go deep, and stay with it for the long haul. Fred Wesley helped a bit on the arrangements – and titles include "Take Your Time", "Love Won't Wait For Love", "SOS (Dit Dit Dit Dash Dash Dash Dit Dit Dit)", "Take Love Where You Find It", and "Open Letter". Bonus tracks include "SOS (edit)", "SOS (special disco mix)", "Take Your Time (parts 1 & 2)", "Take Your Time (long version)", and "What's Wrong With Our Love Affair (edit)". CD

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✨✧ SOS BandSOS III (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A solid smoker from the SOS Band – maybe one of the group's best-remembered albums, and for good reason too! The set's got a groove that's beautiful right from the start – 80s funk that's really a cut above, and touched with just the right mix of jazzy elements and warmer moments too – giving the whole record a much more balanced feel than similar efforts of the time! Production is from Ricky Sylvers and Gene Dozier – the latter of whom we especially love, and who no doubt helps bring his years of soulful experience into the great sound of the set. Titles include "You Shake Me Up", "Have It Your Way", "Your Love", "High Hopes", "Good & Plenty", and "Groovin". Great reissue – with bonus tracks that include "High Hopes (edit)", "Good & Plenty (7" version)", "Good & Plenty (12" version)", "Groovin (special version)", and "Your Love (US 12" version)". CD
Also available SOS III ... LP 13.99
 
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Alexander O'NealAll True Man ... LP
Sony, 1991. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A classic set from all-true Alexander O'Neal – and maybe one of his last great records for the Tabu label! The set's got a nice balance of groovers and mellower moments – really showing the growing diversity of O'Neal as an artist, as he tries to move away from some of his bigger ballads. The rhythms are often handled by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – who themselves are going for a leaner style than in the 80s, yet still have that undeniable funky punch in the mix! At tines, Alexander's not leading the songs so much as stepping into the grooves – but at other times, he comes as the strong singer that first emerged in the mid 80s. Titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "The Yoke", "Time Is Running Out", "All True Man", "Midnight Run", "Used", "Shame On Me", and "The Morning After". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tabu/Epic pressing.)

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VariousOnda De Amor – Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were 1984 to 1994 ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A captivating slice of work from Brazil – not the samba, bossa, or even Tropicalia sounds you might be used to – but instead a selection of tracks that owe plenty to the changes in soul, rock, and pop that took place in the Anglo world during the 80s! Much of this music has a fair bit of electronics, in both the rhythms and melodic instrumentation – but there's also this warmth that bubbles up right from the start, as in some of the best crossover cuts from the UK during the early part of the decade – particularly cuts that played well on both the rock and soul charts! No surprise, there's a great Sade cover on the album – alongside lots of other cuts that share a similar vibe – titles that include "Saramandaia" by Dado Brazzawilly, "Cheira (7" version)" by Batista Junior, "Break Da Rua (long version)" by Villa Box, "A Festa E Nossa" by Grupo Controle Digital, "Voce Vai Se Lembrar" by Ricardo Bomba, "Tabu" by Vania Bastos, "Africamerica" by Dodo Da Bahia, and "Love Is All" by Via Negromonte. Also includes a few new mixes – "Contos De Escola (Milos Kaiser edit)" by Os Abelhudos, and "Livre Pra Voar (Milos Kaiser edit)" by Nanda Rossi. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hideo ShirakiLatin Drumming (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Toshiba/Think (Japan), 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bit of Latin, but a lot more jazz overall – thanks to mighty tight drums from the legendary Hideo Shiraki! At the time of this set, Shiraki was easily one of the hippest jazz musicians in Japan – a drummer with an amazing sense of timing and soul, almost the Japanese equivalent of Art Blakey! On this set, he expands his bag with a bit of Latin influence – but not in a typical cha-cha or mambo mode, really just with some lighter, more lyrical flourishes borrowed from Latin-styled standards of the 40s and 50s. The lineup includes Shiraki's usual blend of piano, trumpet, and tenor – but there's also a bit of flute here too, which gives a slightly exotic feel to some numbers. Titles include "Tropic Night", "Flamingo", "Siboney", "The Breeze & I", "Tabu", "Begin The Beguine", and "Perfida". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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✨✧ VariousTropical Trips Vol 1 – Life Is Better In The Tropics ... CD
Cree (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tropical club in many flavors – all pulled from the usually-expensive set of reissues done by the Cree Records label – presented here in a very nicely-priced package! Given that most Cree reissues are on 12" singles that push the $20 mark, the 16 tracks within come at a very big bargain – and the whole thing's a great introduction to the special world that's often documented by the label's tropical reissues – rare cuts from a time when the sounds of the New York dancefloors were filtering down to the West Indies – and when things were also changing a bit up north, due to a new wave of immigration to the US. Titles include "Umbaway" by Lancelot Layne, Lena" by The Andre Tanker Five, "Trinidad" by Papa Music, "Wajang Woman (Frankie Francis sofrito edit)" by Embryo, "Can't Stop Dancing" by Michael Boothman, & Kysofusion Band, "Remember Mama" by Sugar Minott, "Tabu" by Michael Boothman & Family Tree, "South African Reggae" by Cedric Brooks, "Rub A Dub Soka" by Merchant & The Network Riddum Band, and "Party Time" by Cinnamon Suns. CD

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✨✧ Johnny Smith with Stan GetzJohnny Smith Quintet – Jazz At NBC (10 inch LP) ... LP
Roost, Early 50s. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful document of some of the most laidback jazz ever recorded – the sublime 50s recordings of the Johnny Smith quintet, done at a time when the lineup included Stan Getz! The tunes on the set feature Johnny's mellow electric guitar setting the pace, alongside wonderfully-blown early solos from Stan. The tunes are mostly standards, but done in a great style that's not exactly cool jazz, but which has a groundbreakingly easy groove that's simply sublime! Titles include "Tenderly", "Vilia", "A Ghost Of A Chance", "Jaguar", "Moonlight In Vermont", "Tabu", and "Where Or When". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear and discoloration from age.)
 
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Brenda & The TabulationsI Keep Coming Back For More ... LP
Chocolate City, 1977. Sealed ... $9.99
Sublime second generation soul from Brenda & The Tabulations – a sweet set of Philly grooves, recorded at Sigma sound with help from Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, and John Davis! The album's every bit as groove-heavy as you'd expect from work by those dancefloor heavyweights – and the record's a great change from the earlier style of Brenda and the group – more positive and progressive, yet still with a few of the fragile ballads that first got them noticed! There's a great sense of class and poise to the record – a progression from the early years that's similar to that which many other Philly artists experienced with Gamble & Huff – almost more surprising here, given that sometimes a Casablanca record didn't come out with the same sort of care. Titles include "Superstar", "Home To Myself", "I Keep Coming Back For More", "Let's Go All The Way Down", "Leave Me Alone", and "Everybody's Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Oliver NelsonFantabulous ... LP
Argo, 1964. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A cool cooker from Oliver Nelson – one of the few 60s albums he cut as a leader with the same sense of soul and swing as his backings for other players! The sound here is right up there with Nelson's work with Jimmy Smith over at Verve – soaring, soulful arrangements that sparkle in ways that few other arrangers could match – perfectly balanced between bold statements by the soloists and a tight ensemble feel overall! The players are all top-shelf – and include Phil Woods on alto sax, Jerome Richardson on flute and baritone, Robert Hashton on tenor, Art Hoyle on trumpet, and Patti Brown on piano – plus Nelson himself on alto, getting in a few key solos. The whole thing's wonderfully upbeat and joyous, but with a deeper sense of feeling too – and many titles are originals by Nelson, including "Hobo Flats", "Post No Bills", "Laz-ie Kate", "Teenie's Blues", and "Three Plus One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Chess pressing in a black & white cover.)

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PartFratres/Tabula Rasa/Symphony No 3 – Gil Shaham/Adele Anthony/Neeme Jarvi/Goteborgs Symfoniker ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1997. Used ... $4.99
Gil Shaham is superb on his reading of Arvo Part's "Fratres" – a piece dedicated to Gideon Kremer, and played here with as much deftness and edge as we find in Kremer's own best work of the time. The larger orchestra fills in amidst the strings with growing force as the piece moves on – and Roger Carlsson provides some percussion as well. Part's "Tabula Rasa" is given an especially beautiful reading, too – with twin violins from Shaham and Adele Anthony, really unlocking the tunefulness of the work – which also includes prepared piano by Erik Risberg. The second half of the album features "Symphony No 3" – a fully orchestral work, conducted by Neeme Jarvi with the Gothenberg Symphony Orchestra. CD

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Bill ThomsonFantabulous ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $4.99
An obscure organ jazz session on late 50s Verve – with percussion by Milt Holland! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, and splitting in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Jorge BenTabua De Esmeralda (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Searing samba soul from Jorge Ben – one of his best-remembered albums of the 70s, and for good reason too! The album's got a slightly fuller feel than some of Ben's other work of the time – never slick, but with backings balanced nicely against his own raspy vocals and acoustic guitar – sweetening things up with a bit of the strings you'd find on Forca Bruta, but with a hint of the soul to come on Africa Brasil! The balance is great – thanks to arrangers Osmar Milito, Darcy De Paulo, and Hugo Bellard – and as usual, Jorge's vocals are the main attraction – dipping, turning, and rising with this really unique, personal feel – Ben-like brilliance at its brightest. The whole thing's wonderful – a key gem from the Philips years – and titles include "Cinco Minutos", "Zumbi", "Brother", "Os Alquimistas Estao Chegando Os Alquimistas", "Errare Humanum Est", "Menina Muler Da Pele Preta", "Hermes Tri", and "O Namorado Da Viuva". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DOCDOC & The Doctor (noisy mix. LP)/Somethingtabumpinyacar/Portrait Of A Master Piece (LP) ... 12-inch
Ruthless/Atlantic, 1989. Very Good (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
Nice, slow pre-Chronic production by Dr. Dre. The noisy mix includes added samples in the Bomb Squad style. Somethingtabumpinyacar is an instrumental version with a short monologue by DOC. Portrait of A Masterpiece is an uptempo lp cut. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover and labels have Priority stamps.)

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Mose AllisonDown Home Piano ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
An all-instrumental set from Mose Allison – one that drops out his familiar jazz vocals, and really brings a nice focus to his energy on the keys of the piano! Given that Mose really got his start as a sideman in other combos during the 50s, the selection's no surprise – and if you've only heard Allison's better-known numbers with singing, you'll really be floored here at his skills as an instrumentalist – particularly in the way he manages to play the piano with deep-down roots, yet also hit some stunningly modern tones as well! Accompaniment is by Addison Farmer on bass, plus either Ronnie Free or Nick Stabulas on drums – and titles include "Dinner On The Ground", "Crepuscular Air", "Mule", "Creek Bank", "Town", "Devil In The Cane Field", "The Minstrels", "Moon & Cypress", "Carnival", and "Mojo Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label trident pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Mose AllisonMose Allison Plays For Lovers ... LP
Prestige, Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A strange title, but the record's a pretty nice collection of Mose Allison's early work for Prestige – a collection that focuses only on his instrumental work as a pianist, and doesn't include any of his better-known vocals! Mose is a pretty great talent on the keys, and these tracks have him stretching out in a way that doesn't always occur on his vocal-oriented sessions – always in trio formation with mostly Addison Farmer on bass, and a variety of drummers that include Ronnie Free, Frank Isola, and Nick Stabulas. Titles include "It's Crazy", "You Belong To Me", "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place", "My Kinda Love", "Strange", "Kissin Bug", and "If I Didn't Care". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Mose AllisonYoung Man Mose ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Very Good ... $19.99
Tremendous early work from the great Mose Allison – a Prestige album that captures Mose when he was coming off some straighter jazz years as a pianist, but also working to discover his own unique groove as well! Mose plays piano, but also sings on three tracks, and plays trumpet on one more – in a trio with Addison Farmer on bass and Nick Stabulas on drums. The sound isn't as all-out Nola as some of Allison's records to come in the next few years, but is still pretty darn great – with titles that include "Stroll", "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place", "Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand", "My Kinda Love", and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow and black label NJ pressing, with RVG stamp and deep groove. Cover is nice!)

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✨✧ Brecker BrothersDon't Stop The Music ... LP
Arista, 1977. Sealed ... $6.99
A stone classic from The Brecker Brothers – working here at a new level for 70s jazz fusion! Sure, it's as slick as it can be – with touches of club and disco grooves to give an even smoother edge to the jazz funk of the Brecker Brothers – but thanks to some solid soloing that's not afraid to go for the easy spots, the album's a lot more solid than an number of sound-a-like copycat LPs to come out at the time! There's more than enough interesting jazz funk numbers on here to keep you happy if you dig a soulful fusion groove, and with Steve Gadd and Lenny White on drums, the beats are heavy enough in the right places. Titles include "Tabula Rasa", "Finger Lickin Good", "Funky Sea, Funky Dew", "Squids", "Petals", and "As Long As I've Got Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wilton FelderBullitt ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
Fantabuloso! Crusader Wilton Felder lays down a whole batch of groovy tracks, including the theme from the movie Bullitt. The whole album is very swingin and jazzy, but with as good of an edge as any Lalo Schifrin album from the time, and almost as great as the Bullitt soundtrack! Tracks include "The Split", "Theme From Bullitt", "Doing My Thing", "All Along The Watchtower", and "It's Just A Game, Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lennie TristanoDescent Into The Maelstrom ... CD
East Wind (Japan), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Rare material from the great Lennie Tristano – a host of tracks that sit perfectly with his two landmark albums for Atlantic Records – and which maybe even push the envelope a bit more as well! The material is all from the 50s and early 60s – and is pulled together here in an excellent album that originally appeared on the Japanese market, then got wider circulation – really helping fill in the picture of Tristano's talents, which were often sadly under-represented on record. Highlights include a beautiful solo piece based on an Edgar Allen Poe story – "Descent Into The Maelstrom" – plus the lovely "Dram Paris 1965" and "Image Paris 1965" – plus three more tracks from a 1961 rehearsal, and trio titles with either Sonny Dallas or Peter Ind on bass, and Roy Haynes or Nick Stabulas on drums. CD
(Part of the East Wind Masters Collection 1000!)

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George WallingtonDance Of The Infidels (aka Jazz At Hotchkiss) ... LP
Savoy, 1957. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A rare quintet session from George Wallington – and a smoking little record we'd rate right up there with his other non-trio sides of the 50s! The set's done in that hard-edge Savoy mode of the time – relaxed and open, with lots of dark elements in the rhythms – and beautifully blown solos over the top from Donald Byrd on trumpet and Phil Woods on alto, plus plenty of piano from George! Knobby Totah handles bass and Nick Stabulas handles drums – and titles include "Dance of the Infidels", "Ow", "Before Dawn", and "Strange Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousLondon American Label Year By Year – 1967 ... CD
Ace (UK), 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The sound of America in 1967 – but presented here with a very unusual focus – as all the tracks on the set were issued in the UK by the "American" branch of the London Records label! As such, the work is a very different portrait of US music at the time than you'd hear on a collection from our side of the Atlantic – as London UK grabbed all these unusual, overlooked songs from a variety of labels big and small – and put them out in England for an audience with ears much more tuned towards hipper, more high-quality singles! The music is a mix of soul, rock, country, and other modes – often recorded a few years before the UK issue, but collected together here in a really fresh snapshot of music you might have thought you already knew pretty darn well. As always with Ace Records, the set list is great and the notes offer up a heck of a lot of detail on the music – 28 titles that include "Four Days Of Rain" by The Raggamuffins, "He Ain't Give You None" by Freddie Scott, "My Girl Josephine" by Jerry Jaye, "Humphrey Stomp" by Earl Harrison, "Can You Help Me" by The Knickerbockers, "When You're Gone" by Brenda & The Tabulations, "Billy The Kid" by Wilson Pickett & The Falcons, "The Little Black Egg" by The Nightcrawlers, "Eight Men Four Women" by OV Wright, "Huff Puff" by Mickey Dolenz, "Bob" by The Willis Brothers, "Big Boss Man" by Erma Franklin, "Three Hundred & Sixty Five Days" by Donald Height, "Boogaloo Down Broadway" by Fantastic Johnny C, "You're The Love" by The Sixpence, and "Snap Your Fingers" by Gail Wynters. CD

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✨✧ Brecker BrothersDon't Stop The Music ... CD
One Way, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A stone classic from The Brecker Brothers – working here at a new level for 70s jazz fusion! Sure, it's as slick as it can be – with touches of club and disco grooves to give an even smoother edge to the jazz funk of the Brecker Brothers – but thanks to some solid soloing that's not afraid to go for the easy spots, the album's a lot more solid than an number of sound-a-like copycat LPs to come out at the time! There's more than enough interesting jazz funk numbers on here to keep you happy if you dig a soulful fusion groove, and with Steve Gadd and Lenny White on drums, the beats are heavy enough in the right places. Titles include "Tabula Rasa", "Finger Lickin Good", "Funky Sea, Funky Dew", "Squids", "Petals", and "As Long As I've Got Your Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jorge BenSolta O Pavao ... LP
Philips/Survival Research (Australia), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An overlooked treasure from the great Jorge Ben – an album recorded between the fame of his "Taj Mahal" hit and Africa Brasil classic – and a set that's every bit as wonderful as those two records! There's a tight, choppy groove to most of the set – that mix of samba, soul, and currents of American funk that Jorge created in his music – turned here towards some of the unusual themes that showed up on his Tabua De Esmeralda album, but maybe given a bit more punch, too – so that even without the benefit of language, the vocals and grooves on the set are completely captivating to a global audience! There's loads of fresh sounds here – some real under-discovered gems from Jorge's key 70s years – and titles include "Cuidado Com O Bulldog", "Zagueiro", "Para Ouvir No Radio (Luciana)", "Jorge De Capadocia", "Dumingaz", "Se Segura Malandro", and "Jesualda". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dexter GordonEspace Cardin 1977 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elemental, 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic late live date from Dexter Gordon – one that's noteworthy not just for his own strong work on tenor, but also for the presence of bop pianist Al Haig – who comes as quite a surprise on the session! Haig and Gordon have never played before on record – although their paths must have crossed in the postwar bop underground – and Al's really tremendous here, and makes for a completely different sort of accompanist than some of the more familiar pianists that Dex would work with! The format is similar to some of Gordon's classic live sets from Europe – familiar tunes, but opened up with really long solos – and augmented here with a few originals that really make things interesting – and the rest of the quartet is equally great, thanks to work from Pierre Michelot on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include "Antabus", "Sticky Wicket", "Body & Soul", and "Oleo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Cola & Jimmu (Nicole Willis & Jimi Tenor)I Give To You My Love & Devotion ... CD
Herakles (Finland), 2014. Used ... Out Of Stock
Jimi Tenor is a man of many talents – able to work in modes from spacey to jazzy to funky, and everything in between – as is singer Nicole Willis, who most folks know from her deep funk recordings, but who reemerges here as a house vocalist in the team of Cola & Jimmu! The look of the cover really sums up the sound of the record – a great old school vibe that reflects the best underground club releases of the late 80s – especially that deeper-than-deep house scene that never even came close to the mainstream! There's lots of spiritual elements in the lyrics – similar to the vibe of Jimi's recent Kabu Kabu records – but Nicole's delivery is very different, often parsed in short lyrical bursts amidst the keyboards and grooves. Titles include "Immortal Champion", "Earthly Delights", "Open Up Your Chakra", "Fantabulous", "Meet You At The Crossroads", and "No More Wars". CD
(Punch through corner of digipack.)
 
 
 



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