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✨✧ Hank CrawfordTico Rico ... LP
Kudu, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Hank Crawford's always been a great saxophonist – but he's also one that sometimes works even more strongly in a bigger group setting – as you'll hear on this 70s Kudu session with funky arranger David Matthews! Dave takes the groove forward from the sound that Hank sometimes had back in the 60s on Atlantic – bringing in a bit more of an electric vibe, but also providing a nice larger ensemble kick – that soulful jazz mode that Crawford first explored with Ray Charles, where he learned to pack plenty into the space of a short solo! Titles include "Funky Rooster", "Tico Rico", "Lady Soul", "Lullaby Of Love", and "Lament". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Ray BarrettoCharanga Moderna ... LP
Tico, 1962. Very Good+ ... $36.99
Stellar Latin grooves! This album is one of Ray's best from the early 60s, and it's an incredible batch of edgey tracks that far outshines most of his other work from the time! For the record, Ray took the standard Charanga format, and updated it by adding sweet jazzy touches, pushing the percussion to the point where it really dominated the record – coming across with some incredibly dark and sinister rhythms! The record gave Ray his first big hit – "El Watusi" – but the whole thing's as great as that cut, and it's a killer killer record that never lets us down! Other tracks inlcude "Aprieta El Pollo", "La Moderna", "Suelta La Cintura", "Terestia", and "Guajira & Tambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Tico pressing. Cover has light wear, small seam splits, and a small name in marker on back.)

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Rafael Cortijo & Ismael RiveraCon Todos Los Hierros ... CD
Tico, Late 60s. Used ... $29.99
"Everything But The Kitchen Sink" – or so says the title of this groover! But who needs the kitchen sink, when you've got the great vocals of Ismael Rivera, backed by the lively band of Cortijo? Rivera and Cortijo are always a good combination – and this album's one of their best from the late 60s – a simple, solid batch of work that really predates the sound of salsa on the New York scene of the 70s, and which also has a bit of an influence from Latin soul as well! Includes the boogaloo track "Curazon Bon Vini Boogaloo", plus groovers like "Soy Buena Gente", "Bombon De Canela", and "Bamba Cure". CD
(Out of print "white back" pressing.)

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✨✧ Joe CubaEl Alma Del Barrio – The Soul Of Spanish Harlem ... CD
Tico, 1964. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The Soul of Spanish Harlem – and the upbeat sound of the Joe Cuba Sextet – a hard-to-find album recorded just before the dawn of the classic Latin soul era! This one has been underappreciated for years, which is a shame, because it's got a lot of very nice grooves with that tight Joe Cuba Sextet sound – full snapping percussion and tight rhythms. There's also a few romantic tracks led by keys and a surprisingly warm approach to the vocals, but most of the set is pretty straight ahead Latin! Tracks include "You're Gone", "La Fuga Pal Monte", "Galan, Galan", "Y Sigue", "Solo Por Ti", "Guaguanco Del Jibarito", "Una Nenita", and "El Tapon". CD
(Out of print, late 90's Sonido Inc pressing.)

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Joe CubaSock It To Me/Oh Yeah! ... 7-inch
Tico, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Killer Latin soul! "Sock It To Me" has it all – tight Latin piano grooves, great English lyrics, a hook that won't quit, and loud crazy vibes all over the place! The flip's great too, and both cuts are boogaloo ones. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Joe Cuba SextetPresents The Velvet Voice Of Jimmy Sabater ... LP
Tico, 1967. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
An early classic from vocalist Jimmy Sabater – one of the greatest singers of the New York scene, and a vocalist who was equally talented with both English and Spanish lyrics! The record's got a nicely soulful feel – not really Latin Soul, but in the kind of sophisticated approach that some of the hipper 60s jazz singers were using, all filtered through Joe Cuba's sweet small combo sound – which means there's some great vibes and percussion in the backing. Titles include "I Still Love You", "To Be With You", "Caress Me", "Funny", "Mia", and "The More I See You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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La LupeLa Lupe En Madrid ... LP
Tico, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
US issue of a set of vocal tracks that this Latin diva recorded in Madrid, with arrangements by Javier Vazquez and Osvaldo Estivill. Titles include "Estando Contigo", "Camina Y Ven", "El Malo", "Me Vas A Recordar", and "I Have Been Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Pepi Luis & His OrchestraDig That Cha Cha Cha ... LP
Tico, 1956. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the more obscure artists from the early days of Tico Records – serving up cha cha cookers that include "Yo Sabia", "El Uno Dos", "Totiri Mundachi", "Las Secretarias", "La Cachimba De San Juan", and "Clases De Cha Cha Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing – nice and clean. Cover has aging on the back.)

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NoraidaMe Voy A Desquitar – Direccion Muscal De Tito Puente ... LP
Tico, 1971. Very Good+ ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout hole.)

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Eddie Palmieri/Cal TjaderBamboleate ... LP
Tico, 1967. Very Good+ ... $39.99
An incredible collaboration between pianist Eddie Palmieri and vibist Cal Tajder – a record done for Tico in answer to their previous session for Verve – and a set that's even harder-jamming overall! Cal and Eddie really find something special together on the record – and both players groove into a descarga mode that burns even more strongly than their own other work of the decade – a masterful jam that's a really true collaboration, and which brings out the best that both musicians had to offer. Cal's moving way beyond his familiar modes here – with a fluid, freely colorful sound – and Eddie himself is beginning to hit some of the darker, harder notes that would show up even more strongly on his records of the 70s. There's a much more strongly jazz-based sound here than most of Palmieri's previous records – a really bold focus on the instrumentation as it rolls out over some great modally-informed grooves – and titles include "Bamboleate", "Resemblance", "Guajira Candela", "Mi Montuno", and "Come An Get It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican Orange label pressing. Cover has some wear and staining along the spine.)

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Eddie Palmieri/Cal TjaderPalmieri & T'jader (aka Bamboleate) ... LP
Tico, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
An incredible collaboration between pianist Eddie Palmieri and vibist Cal Tajder – a record done for Tico in answer to their previous session for Verve – and a set that's even harder-jamming overall! Cal and Eddie really find something special together on the record – and both players groove into a descarga mode that burns even more strongly than their own other work of the decade – a masterful jam that's a really true collaboration, and which brings out the best that both musicians had to offer. Cal's moving way beyond his familiar modes here – with a fluid, freely colorful sound – and Eddie himself is beginning to hit some of the darker, harder notes that would show up even more strongly on his records of the 70s. There's a much more strongly jazz-based sound here than most of Palmieri's previous records – a really bold focus on the instrumentation as it rolls out over some great modally-informed grooves – and titles include "Bamboleate", "Resemblance", "Guajira Candela", "Mi Montuno", and "Come An Get It". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear and a small center split on the bottom seam.)

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Tito PuenteFat Mama/Work Song ... 7-inch
Tico, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Despite his proclaimed hatred of the Latin Soul genre, Tito Puente managed to score big with "Fat Mama", this tight little groover that has a totally catchy boogaloo riff. "Work Song" is a nice soulful Latin version of the Nat Adderley hit, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have light stains and small peeled spots.)

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Tito PuenteLegend ... CD
Tico, 1977. Used ... $9.99
A surprisingly nice salsa set from the mid 70s – featuring arrangements by Tito and Louie Ramirez, and lead vocals by Santos Colon. Titles include "La Leyenda", "Amor De Mi Bohio", "Bombata", "Fiesta A La King", "Amor En Serio", "Alma Impura", and "Separala Tambien". CD
(Out of print, CRC pressing. Disc has initials in marker.)

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Tito PuentePrelude To Rhythm/Mangue ... 7-inch
Tico, 1960s. Very Good- ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label Tico pressing. Label has light wear and some pen.)

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Marco RizoPiano & Percussion ... LP
Tico, 1960. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Nice jazzy Latin groovers from Marco – played on hard heavy piano, with lots of tight spare percussion in the background! The tracks push past the usual Cha Cha sort of groove – and seem to encompass a number of complicated themes and styles, agumented by some extra exotic percussion. Titles include "The River", "Bruca Manigua", "Danza Lucumi", "Tabu", "Sambalero", and "Ritual Fire Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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SophyTe Reto ... LP
Tico, 1970s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Vicentico ValdesLo Mejor De Vicentico Valdes ... LP
Tico, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A collection of Valdes' earlier work, featuring arrangements by Joe Cain, Tito Puente, and Javier Vazquez. Titles include "Soy Feliz", "Dulce Desengano", "No Lo Hago Mas", "Si Me Dices Que Si", "Corazon No Llores", "Tus Ojos", "Sin Ti", "Nueva Vida", and "Guaguaco En Tropicana". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rafael Cortijo & Ismael RiveraCon Todos Los Hierros ... LP
Tico, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Everything But The Kitchen Sink" – or so says the title of this groover! But who needs the kitchen sink, when you've got the great vocals of Ismael Rivera, backed by the lively band of Cortijo? Rivera and Cortijo are always a good combination – and this album's one of their best from the late 60s – a simple, solid batch of work that really predates the sound of salsa on the New York scene of the 70s, and which also has a bit of an influence from Latin soul as well! Includes the boogaloo track "Curazon Bon Vini Boogaloo", plus groovers like "Soy Buena Gente", "Bombon De Canela", and "Bamba Cure". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Mexican Tico pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting in the spine.)
Also available Con Todos Los Hierros ... CD 29.99

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✨✧ Joe Cuba SextetBang! Bang! Push! Push! Push! ... LP
Tico, 1966. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Latin classic from the word "bang"! This album was the one that busted Joe Cuba out of the Latin ghetto – into the sound of 60s soul, early funk, and beyond. The record's a stone winner – filled with boogaloo tracks delivered by Joe's firey young sextet, a killer ensemble that was setting the Latin world on its ear at the time. The title track – "Bang Bang" – is one of those tracks that you'll recognize from a million references, but which never sounds as good as it does on this impeccable version from Joe. The whole album follows in a similar suit – blending Latin, jazz, and soul with effortless ease – shifting between English and Spanish lyrics in a genre-busting style that really captures all the freshness of the era. The whole thing's great, and titles include "Asi Soy", "Alafia", "Triste", "Mujer Divina", "Oh Yeah", "Sock It To Me", and the "Bang Bang" follow-up, "Push, Push, Push". Great, hard, and a heck of a lot of fun! LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Venezuelan pressing with orange labels. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Celia Cruz & Tito PuenteAlma Con Alma – The Heart & Soul Of Celia Cruz & Tito Puente (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tico/Craft, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really great project from Tito Puente – maybe not his only collaboration with Celia Cruz, but maybe one of the best – a top-to-bottom album of unified vision, topped with sublime vocals from the legendary lady! The set was arranged and produced by Tito – and brings together tunes that are maybe a bit rootsier than some of his other work – that return to tradition that Puente was clamoring for as the 70s began, as a way of shaking off what he felt were the worse influences of the Latin Soul youngsters (not something we agree with ourselves!) The vibe of the album is quite different than its 1970 date – more like something from pre-Castro Havana at times, but with an updated, more sophisticated sense of arrangements and percussion. Titles include "Guiro 6/8", "Chango", "Alguien Vendra", "Cuyi", "Sahara", "Elegua", and "Salsa De Tomate". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Gary BartzEpisode One – Children Of Harlem ... CD
Challenge/Solid (Japan), 1994. New Copy ... $15.99
Masterful later work from saxophonist Gary Bartz – proof that he kept on growing and maturing his style after his initial explosive years in the 70s! This album is a bit more subtle than those righteous classics, but still carries a lot of message in the music – a suite of tracks composed by Gary Bartz and pianist Larry Willis – whose sharp-yet-round tones are a perfect accompaniment to Gary in the quartet alongside the bass of Buster Williams and the drums of Ben Riley! And yes, there's no vocals, nor funky bits – but the maturing power of Gary's message really comes through loud and clear – on titles that include "Children Of Harlem", "Tico Tico", "Amos & Andy Theme", "Heavy Blue", and "Tap Dancer". CD

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 2 ... CD
Fania/Wagram (France), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin' so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium – as you'll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time – like Eddie Palmieri at Sing Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz. Manu Dibango also joins the group for the track "Congo Bongo", a great long number in which he does a hot little solo! Other tracks include "Bemba Colora", "Hermandad Fania", and "Echate Pa'Lla". CD

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Johan Dalgas FrischSymphony Of The Birds ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good ... $6.99
A weird little record! The album is a "symphony of Brazilian birds" – and is literally that! The album features assorted bird calls and songs, recorded for the set – backed up by larger orchestrations that range from serious to playful, and which almost stand in contrast to the birds! The whole thing must be heard to be believed – as the two elements are barely tied together, and the bird songs are really high in the mix – so that the whole thing almost sounds like a mistake! Titles include "Luar Do Sertao", "Tico Tico No", "Sukiyaki", and "Emperor Waltz". LP, Vinyl record album

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Grant GreenLatin Bit (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A wicked session by Grant Green – one that's very different than any of his other Blue Note records! Here, Grant's going for a "Latin bit" – adding in a trio of percussionists to spice up the groove with a bit of bossa rhythms, and some harder jamming styles that feel a lot like those used in some of the better Cal Tjader albums of the time. Willie Bobo's in the group on drums, and the only other accompaniment is piano, bass, and percussion – letting Grant run out nice and long on his solos, on a very hip set of tracks that includes "Tico Tico", "Mama Inez", "Besame Mucho", and "Mambo Inn". CD reissue also includes 3 bonus cuts, not on the original album – "Grenada", "Blues For Juanita", and "Hey There". CD
(Out of print.)

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Har-You Percussion GroupHar-You Percussion Group ... CD
ESP/CuBop, 1995. New Copy ... $5.99 15.98
A legendary bit of Latin from the New York scene of the 60s – recorded by a host of youthful players working under the direction of percussionist Montego Joe! The group's name is a contraction of "Harlem Youth" – a program in which all players participated, as part of an effort to get kids involved in music uptown – spearheaded by Montego Joe, whose guidance in the set is greatly appreciated! There's a strong Latin Soul vibe running through the set – but one that's different than Joe's other work, a bit more rootsy at times, given all the percussion in the lineup – but warmed up nicely with bits of guitar, trumpet, and alto sax. The album's filled with great groovers – including the classic "Welcome To The Party", and the amazing "Oua-Train" jazz cut, which has a slightly spiritual feel. Other tracks include "Feed Me Good", "Barrets Bag", "Tico", "Ngoma", and "Santa Cruz". CD

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker ... CD
Vintage Vinyl (Netherlands), 1940s/Early 50s. Used 2CDs ... $6.99
Tracks include "Leap Frog", "Begin The Beguine", "Tico Tico", East Of The Sun", "Out Of Nowhere", "Lover Man", "Laura", "Star Eyes", and "Easy To Love" – 40 cuts in all. CD
(Out of print. Includes die cut slipcase.)

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Perez PradoOur Man In Latin America ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the best entries in RCA's classic "our man in..." series – and a nice one by Perez that has him breaking the format of his other releases for the label. In this one, he hits a lot of more modern grooves than on his 50's work – and he also introduces the "bongoson", a mixture of twist and Cuban "son" that sounds pretty groovy. Titles include "Uno", "Pachito E Che", "Tico Tico No Fuba", "Guares", and "Canto Siboney". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Arsenio Rodriguez & The Afro-Cubano SoundViva Arsenio – Arsenio Rodriguez & The Afro-Cubano Sound Of Now! ... CD
Bang, 1966. Used ... $16.99
An incredible record and very unique – cut around the same time as Arsenio's rare boogaloo album for Tico Records! Like that session, this one has a style in which Arsenio is featured in a larger group – playing with a raspy edge that really steps out in front of the fuller instruments and voices! The group's a great one – playing here with a few early Latin Soul touches, and in a way that mixes together different modes in a really unusual approach to the grooves. Arsenio's sound is still quite rootsy, but the larger backings are quite tight – and often done with a nod to more popular soul modes of the time. The whole thing was put together by producer Bert Berns, with arrangements by the great Artie Butler – and it's got a freewheeling New York groove that's as close to Latin Soul as Arsenio ever came! Includes Latin Soul versions of "Hang On Sloopy" and "La Bamba", plus the tracks "La Yuca", "Tres Marias", "Randy", "Vaya P'al Monte", and "El Elemento Del Bronx", a groovy guaguanco track! CD
(Out of print American CD pressing from 2006 Japanese edition.)

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 1 ... CD
Fania, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin' so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium – as you'll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time – like Eddie Palmieri at Sing Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz – and titles on this first volume include "Pueblo Latino", "Mi Gente", and "Soy Guajiro". CD

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✨✧ Grant GreenLatin Bit (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wicked session by Grant Green – one that's very different than any of his other Blue Note records! Here, Grant's going for a "Latin bit" – adding in a trio of percussionists to spice up the groove with a bit of bossa rhythms, and some harder jamming styles that feel a lot like those used in some of the better Cal Tjader albums of the time. Willie Bobo's in the group on drums, and the only other accompaniment is piano, bass, and percussion – letting Grant run out nice and long on his solos, on a very hip set of tracks that includes "Tico Tico", "Mama Inez", "Besame Mucho", and "Mambo Inn". CD reissue also includes 3 bonus cuts, not on the original album – "Grenada", "Blues For Juanita", and "Hey There". CD

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✨✧ Har-You Percussion GroupHar-You Percussion Group ... LP
ESP/CuBop, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary bit of Latin from the New York scene of the 60s – recorded by a host of youthful players working under the direction of percussionist Montego Joe! The group's name is a contraction of "Harlem Youth" – a program in which all players participated, as part of an effort to get kids involved in music uptown – spearheaded by Montego Joe, whose guidance in the set is greatly appreciated! There's a strong Latin Soul vibe running through the set – but one that's different than Joe's other work, a bit more rootsy at times, given all the percussion in the lineup – but warmed up nicely with bits of guitar, trumpet, and alto sax. The album's filled with great groovers – including the classic "Welcome To The Party Jam", and the amazing "Oua-Train" jazz cut, which has a slightly spiritual feel. Other tracks include "Feed Me Good", "Barrets Bag", "Tico", "Ngoma", and "Santa Cruz". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Har-You Percussion Group ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Kokee BandExotica 1970 ... LP
Solid State, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is a massively overlooked album! Not only is it a great late-sixties take on Exotica, but it's also got some funky grooves and nice jazzy soloing, ala Sound Gallery or Sound Spectrum material. It's almost like the Chicharrones album, by the Latin Gents, if you know that one – and tracks include "Moon Of Manakoora", "Baia", "Misirlou", and "Tico Tico". Very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerFiesta – Charlie Parker & His South Of The Border Orchestra – The Genius Of Charlie Parker #6 ... LP
Verve, 1951. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Charlie Parker in a Latin mode – one of those ideas that shouldn't work that well, but does – and went on to influence a whole generation in jazz! Parker's alto and Latin rhythms are an amazing combination – rhythms that move even more frenetically than regular bop modes – and a horn that simply soars over the top, driven on by their inspiration – and hitting these grooves that few later Latin jazz musicians could ever hope to touch! Much of the material here is in a small group mode – in contrast to the fuller charts on some other Parker cubop recordings from the time – with players who include Wlater Bishop on piano and a young Kenny Dorham on trumpet. Titles include "Mama Inez", "Estrellita", "Tico Tico", "Fiesta", and "Un Poquito De Tu Amor". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Vinyl has mark that clicks on "Mama Inez". Cover has a cutout hole and some splitting in the spine.)

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✨✧ James MoodyLast Train From Overbrook ... LP
Argo, 1958. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful album from Moody – one of his "comeback" albums for Chess/Argo, recorded after his release from the Overbrook institution, hence the title. By this point, Moody was writing and playing with much more of an edge than during his bebop days – and the record certainly shows that – not only on the title track "Last Train From Overbrook", a jumpy little number that became one of the big new tunes in Moody's book, but on the whole album, which features some well-conceived large charts written by Johnny Pate. Pate and Moody wrote the bulk of the songs, too – and titles include "Yvonne", "Brother Yusef", "The Moody One", "There She Goes", "Tico Tico", and "Why Don't You". The album also features a great double-exposed cover photo, and some of the most chilling liner notes you'll ever read about a jazzman's struggles with addiction. LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Cadet pressing.)

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✨✧ Ray TerraceHome Of Boogaloo ... CD
Tower/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, grooviest albums of Latin Soul you could ever hope to find – one of the few records ever from the great Ray Terrace – and a set that goes even beyond some of the similar sides on Tico or Fania at the time! Ray's groove here is totally wonderful – upbeat, joyous, and blending soul and jazz in equal parts – often with English language lyrics that have the best sort of Spanish Harlem sound. Many tunes are covers, but they're completely remade by the record – with lively arrangements from Marty Sheller that never let up, and smoking soul lead vocals by Willie Torres. The whole thing swings, and there's never a dull minute – on titles that include "Get On Up", "You've Been Talking 'Bout Me Baby", "Half Way Down", "Listen To Me", and the great "I Make A Fool Of Myself". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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✨✧ Ray TerraceHome Of Boogaloo ... LP
Tower, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, grooviest albums of Latin Soul you could ever hope to find – one of the few records ever from the great Ray Terrace – and a set that goes even beyond some of the similar sides on Tico or Fania at the time! Ray's groove here is totally wonderful – upbeat, joyous, and blending soul and jazz in equal parts – often with English language lyrics that have the best sort of Spanish Harlem sound. Many tunes are covers, but they're completely remade by the record – with lively arrangements from Marty Sheller that never let up, and smoking soul lead vocals by Willie Torres. The whole thing swings, and there's never a dull minute – on titles that include "Get On Up", "You've Been Talking 'Bout Me Baby", "Half Way Down", "Listen To Me", and the great "I Make A Fool Of Myself". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDance The Latin – Swingin' Mambos, Soulful Salsa & Funky Rhythms From The Hip Latin Dancefloors Of New York City ... CD
Fania/Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The vaults of Fania Records, plumbed by the Jazzman crew – all in a double-strength approach to Latin grooves! The wealth of great music on Fania, Tico, and related labels is well-known to Latin groovers worldwide – but the Jazzman crew have managed to bring a nicely fresh perspective to the labels here – going for cuts that show the labels' appeal to the funky 45 underground, thanks to a healthy dose of soul, jazz, and funk in the mix! Most of these numbers represent the cream of the crop of the New York scene of the late 60s and early 70s – not the mainstream one, but the side that was bubbling under uptown – as influences from Spanish Harlem mixed in nicely with older influences from Cuba and Puerto Rico. CD features 18 tracks in all – most of the numbers that were previously on the expensive 7" box sets that were part of the Fania/Jazzman project – and the set also features all the original notes on each tune too. Titles include "Doug's Room" by Mauricio Smith, "Come An Get It" by Eddie Palmieri & Cal Tjader, "Soana" by Noro Morales, "Hit The Bongo" by Tito Puente, "Geronimo" by Bobby Valentin, "Fever" by La Lupe, "Soul Drummers" by Ray Barretto, "Black Brothers" by Tito Puente, "Mambomongo" by Mongo Santamaria, "Camel Walk" by The Latinaires, "Tighten Up" by Al Escobar, "I Got The Feeling" by Chollo, "Use It Before You Lose It" by Bobby Valentin, and "Never Learned To Dance" by Harvey Averne. CD

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vol 1 ... CD
Fania/Wagram (France), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin' so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium – as you'll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time – like Eddie Palmieri at Sing Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz – and titles on this first volume include "Pueblo Latino", "Mi Gente", "Diosa Del Ritmo", and "Soy Guajiro". CD

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✨✧ Fania All-StarsLive At Yankee Stadium Vols 1 & 2 ... LP
Fania/Craft, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
By the mid 70s, the New York Latin scene was boomin' so large it could easily fill venues like Yankee Stadium – as you'll hear on this excellent live set from the Fania All-Stars, a monster record that easily ranks with the best live Latin sides of the time – like Eddie Palmieri at Sing Sing, the Tico-Alegre All Stars at Carnegie Hall, or Mongo Santamaria at Yankee Stadium! Tracks are nice and long – a real mix of soul and Latin, with slight funk and electric touches – and players include Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Bobby Valentin, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, and Roberto Roena. Vocals are by a host of singers that include Santos Colon, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, and Celia Cruz – and Manu Dibango also joins the group for the track "Congo Bongo", a great long number in which he does a hot little solo! Other tracks include "Bemba Colora", "Hermandad Fania", "Echate Pa'Lla", "Pueblo Latino", "Mi Gente", and "Soy Guajiro". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Orlando MarinOut Of My Mind ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A Latin Soul classic – but one that's a lot more obscure than some of the better-remembered albums on Fania and Tico from the late 60s! Orlando Marin is probably mostly known as an arranger, and a leader from the earlier years of the New York scene – but during the Latin Soul years he cut this fantastic set for Decca – easily one of the best of the all-great Latin sides the label was doing at the time! Lyrics are often in English, and sung with a good deal of soul by Eddie Revere – and Orlando's group crackles with the intensity of the Joe Cuba Sextet – thanks to a timbales-heavy sound in the lead, lots of dark piano on the bottom, and some trumpety flourishes on the top – all with a nice dose of jazz in the mix. Soul-based titles include "Sugarfoot Baby", "The Hustler", and "Out Of My Mind" – and other titles include "Eenie Meenie Chow Chow", "Chickie's Cookie", "La Lengua", "Palo Monte", and "No Puede Ser". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAmor! – 25 All Time Latin American Hits ... LP
EMI/Double Up (UK), 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Features the tracks "Mambo no 5", "Peanut Vendor", "Tico Tico", La bamba", "Tabu", "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White", "Ola Guapa", "Siboney", "The Breeze & I" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Sandro Brugnolini/CarniniBeat Drammatico, Underground, Pop Elettronic ... CD
Fonit/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99
Exactly the kind of record that makes us love sound library records so much – and definitely the sort that sets the style apart from anything else we can think of! Both Sandro Brugnolini and Giorgio Carnini turn in some great work here – a mindblowing mix of modes over the space of ten short tracks – some tunes a cascading array of instrumentation, in a hip groove that's neither American jazz or soundtrack funk, but a special space of its own! Other tunes use an electronic approach that's years ahead of its time – as groovy as 60s analogue, but a lot darker, too – in ways that the rest of the world might not touch until the German new wave. The balance is almost even between swinging groovers and darker electronic cuts – and titles include "Grinta", "Azione CIA", "Scalo Clandestino", "Alambicco Cibernetico", "Strutture Generative", "Omicido Bianco", and "CIA Massacre". CD

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Dining RoomsVersioni Particolari 2 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2006. Used ... $6.99
A full length, CD-only package that brings together material scattered over 4 different 12" singles from The Dining Rooms – remixes that sprung up in the wake of their excellent Experiments In Ambient Soul album, handled by a range of talents who really expand the grooves! Many of the cuts here benefit from additional instrumental or vocal touches that change things up considerably – simple elements that work powerful magic on the cuts – and in some cases make them even better than the original album versions! The package is a way better deal than buying all the singles on their own – and it features 13 tracks that include "Forever's Not (Incognito Traveller rmx)", "Milano Calibro 9 (Madrid De Los Austrias mix)", "Afrolicious (Boozoo Bajou rmx)", "Ocean (orig mix)", "White Riot", "World She Made (Yam Who rework)", "Destination Moon (Parov Stelar rmx)", "No Problem (7 Samurai voc mix)", "Experiments In Ambient Soul (Koom.h rework)", and "Thin Ice (Paolo Fedreghini & Marco Bianchi rmx)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cesaria EvoraCafe Atlantico ... CD
BMG/Lusafrica, 1999. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Mario Laginha, Julian Arguelles, & Helge Andreas NorbakkenAtlantico ... CD
Edition (UK), New Copy ... About November 20, 2020
... CD

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Marcelo D2Acustico ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $7.99
Live work by Marcelo D2 – the Brazilian beatmeister who's been breaking down plenty genres of late! The set was recorded for MTV Brazil's Acustico program, but has a much hipper approach than any MTV work here – and as an added bonus, the set also features guest appearances by Joao Donato and Will I Am! CD features 15 titles that include "Vai Vendo", "1967", "Batidas E Levadas", "Profizzao MC", "Samba De Primeira", and "Batucada". CD

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Ed MottaManual Pratico Para Festas, Bailes e Afins Vol 1 ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1997. Used ... $11.99
Excellent batch of funky grooves from Brazil, with a sound that's somewhere between Banda Black Rio, the Marcos Valle/Leon Ware records, and Leroy Hutson's best work in the 70's. Ed Motta has a deep soulful voice, and a flair for arrangements that gives this record a great jazzy soul sound. You may have read the rave review this got in Straight No Chaser a few issues ago, and believe us, it was all true! The record grooves nicely with a classic soul feel, and a good modern funk groove. This is different, and newer, than a lot of the other Brazilian stuff we stock, but it's a great groover, and a record that we're happy to have tracked down! Titles include "Vendaval", "Fora Da Lei", "Daqui Pro Meier", "Luna E Sera", and "Dias De Paz". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sammy NesticoNight Flight ... LP
Sea Breeze, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Nestico plays with big band, with featured soloists including Eugene Amaro, Ed Bickert, Guido Basso, Jimmy Dale, Dave Young, Jerry Toth, Dave Woods, Ian McDougall, Jerry Johnson, and Bruce Harvey. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing. Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Sammy NesticoThis Is The Moment ... CD
Fenwood, 2002. Used ... $6.99
A large group session, produced and arranged Sammy Nestico. CD
(Small inventory sticker on spine.)

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Sal Nistico/Tony ScottSwiss Radio Days Vol 21 – Sal Nistico & Tony Scott ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1977. Used ... $9.99
Rare Swiss performances from Tony Scott and Sal Nistico – both American players who reached some of their greatest heights on the European scene of the 70s! The first half of the CD features Sal Nistico sounding really great on a trio of long, open-ended tracks – blowing tenor beautifully in the company of Klaus Koenig on piano, Peter Frei on bass, and Peter Schmidlin on drums – on cuts that include "The Song Is You", "Grooving Sal", and "The Day Before Yesterday". On the second half, Tony Scott demonstrates his amazing reed talents with the same trio backing him up – blowing clarinet and tenor, and also playing a bit of piano too – on titles that include "Lady Day", "Lush Life", "Loverman", "Perdido", and "Sophisticated Lady/Things Ain't What They Used To Be". CD

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Os Paralamas Do SucessoAcustico MTV ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1999. Used ... $7.99
Features a cover of the Talking Heads' "Life During Wartime". CD
(Out of print.)

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Rolling StonesLet It Bleed (multicolor vinyl pressing) (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
London/Abkco, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... On November 27, 2020
Hard to go wrong with a Stones classic like this one – a record that really has the group hitting their late 60s stride, and coming across with a depth and power that really goes beyond their earlier releases! There's a sinister quality to the record right from the start – thanks to the brooding, haunting power of "Gimmie Shelter" – and the sublime "Monkey Man", which may well be one of our favorite Rolling Stones songs ever! But the whole thing's great – and other tracks include "Love In Vain", "Let It Bleed", "Live With Me", "Midnight Rambler", "Country Honk", and the classic "You Can't Always Get What You Want". "Each copy of this exclusive collector's edition is handcrafted on the press, using layers of color on top of one another to create a truly unique edition. Due to the nature of the manual process to pour each color onto the press by hand, each piece is unique in design. Hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity included." (Note: This item is not for sale online until noon on Friday, November 27. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day Drops rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Friday, November 27. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after noon on November 27 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition – on hand-poured multicolored vinyl!)


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Vicentico ValdesArriba Vicentico ... LP
United Artists, 1968. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large Stereo sticker on back.)

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Vicentico ValdesSinceramente ... LP
Exito, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Cover is stained along the opening and bottom seam, with a large peeled patch at the bottom right on front.)

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VariousJazzistico – Hitop Is Different ... CD
Hitop/Rambling (Japan), 2005. Used ... $13.99
A great little Japanese-only collection of grooves from the Hitop label – one of the most exciting new European imprints of the past few years – and a label that's showing us that Spain has a heck of a lot to offer in the groove department! The Hitop sound is one that often bridges different eras of sound – fresh and new at one moment, yet steeped in older influences from jazz and Latin that come through wonderfully in the instrumentation of the tunes. The 12 tracks here really showcase the best sides of the label – and are brought together in a very handsome Rambling-designed package. Titles include "Cabezo De Barro" by Axel Kreiger, "Kasparov Deep Blues" by Javi P3Z Orchestra, "Ciclos" by Mai Mako, "El Chalao" by Nava, "The Way I Am" by Casbay 73, "Never Mind The Bolos" by Javi P3Z Orchestra, "Konga Kool" by Don Matias, "Cabo Verde Strut" by Casbah 73, "Palumbo" by Watch TV, and "Penso Ascoltando" by Mondomo. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Albergo Intergalattico SpazialeAlbergo Intergalattico Spaziale (with bonus 7 inch & poster) ... LP
Luglio/Wah Wah (Spain), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really experimental set from the Italian scene of the 70s – an album that might easily fit in the great legacy of albums on the Cramps label, even though it was issued by the artist himself! The approach is very unique – as the record mostly features organ and keyboard lines from Giacomo Mino Di Martino – a musician with roots in prog, but who'd also discovered much more avant, creative territory over the years – partly in collaboration with his wife, actress Terra Di Benedetto, who provides some unusual vocalizations on the set! The whole thing is very different than anything we can think of – at times, almost like some of the better melodic moments of the UK industrial underground of the mid 80s, but also with some of the starker qualities that mark the Italian avant scene of the time the album was issued. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus 7 inch, 3 inserts and big format poster!)

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✨✧ DeodatoOs Catedraticos – Ataque ... CD
Equipe/Far Out (UK), 1965. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An organ bossa classic from the legendary Eumir Deodato – one of his strongest albums from his early years in Brazil! There's a very jazzy feel to the set all the way through – thanks to a tightly arranged group that not only features the organ and percussion you might expect from such a date, but which also features some great horn work as well! Trombone, tenor, and baritone sax all get in some nice licks – and Deodato's organ cooks wonderfully throughout, often with a quick-stepping bossa jazz sound that really keeps things lively. Titles include "O Sol Nascera", "Samba Do Dom Natural", "Terra De Ninguem", "E Bom Parar", and "Ataque". CD

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✨✧ Negroni's TrioAcustico ... CD
Sony, 2019. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Eumir DeodatoOs Catedraticos 73 (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Equipe/Far Out (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A rare Brazilian album from the legendary keyboardist Deodato – recorded right around the same time as his classic CTI albums Prelude and Deodato 2 – but much more obscure! This set's got a similar electric vibe, but is much more compact – with maybe more organ than Rhodes, on tunes that are short, groovy, and very much to the point – graced with the kind of arranging genius that Eumir showed during the bossa nova years, but with a lot more soul and funk elements in the mix! The whole thing's very unique – not like any other Deodato album – and it was partly recorded in New York, with help from Phil Bodner and Romeo Penque on saxes and flute, and trumpet from Marvin Stamm. Titles include "Arranha Ceu" – a remake of his "Skyscrapers" – plus "Puma Branco", "Extremo Norte", "Menina", "O Jogo", "Flap", "Atire A 1a Pedra", and "Carlota E Carolina". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Sal NisticoLive ... CD
That's Jazz, 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some great open-ended blowing from Sal Nistico – one of those excellent California live dates produced by Pat Britt, nearly all of which seem to show the leaders in more exciting formation than some of their studio recordings! The tracks here are all quite long, and Nistico proves that he can really open up when given the space – blowing with these bold, creative lines on tenor – informed by bop, but definitely infused with all the headier company Sal shared in the 70s. Other players include Mark Levine on piano, Peter Barshay on bass, and Bobby Rosenstein on drums – and titles include "Stella Wise", "I Can't Get Started", "Backlog", and "You Stepped Out Of A Dream". CD

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✨✧ Corporacion LatinaExitos Romanticos ... LP
CLP, 1982. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Issued by the group on their own label, with titles that include "Amigo", "Desengano II", "Silencio", "Esta Sellado", "Desmayo", and "Tu Ausencia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Terry Gibbs/Sal NesticoTerry Gibbs & Sal Nestico ... LP
Time, 1963. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the most hard-grooving albums we've ever heard from jazz vibist Terry Gibbs – and a set that's full of surprises throughout! First, Nat Pierce plays jazz organ, instead of his usual piano – which gives the whole thing an R&B current you'd never expect – especially from Pierce – and which almost has Gibbs' vibes coming across like the sort of instrumentation you'd be more likely to hear on Prestige Records at the time! Also great is a young Sal Nistico, who blows tenor with a beautiful sound – rich, full, but also nicely compact for the short tunes on the date – which also romp along with contributions from Turk Van Lake on guitar, Charlie Andrus on bass, and Jake Hanna on drums. Almost a soul jazz set overall, and quite a cooker too – with titles that include "We Three", "Bathtub Eyes", "7F", "The Tweaker", "No Chops", and "Big Lips". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Vicentico Valdes & Bobby ValentinVicentico Valdes Y La Orquesta Bobby Valentin ... LP
Bronco, 1982. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasiePrime Time ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The title's not a hokey TV reference or anything like that – but a strong reminder that the Count Basie group was still very much in their prime during the 1970s, thanks especially to the recording talents that the Pablo label brought to records like this! Most of the work here was arranged and composed by Sam Nestico – the talent who was bringing a really fresh voice to the Basie group while still keeping most of its best elements intact. The track "Bundle O Funk" features some great Fender bass in the grooves, and is arguably one of the few funky tracks that Basie ever recorded – but other tracks get back to an all acoustic groove, and include "The Great Debate", "Ya Gotta Try", "Reachin Out", "Featherweight", and "Prime Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Vince DiCola & OthersTransformers – The Movie Soundtracks (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Volcano/Legacy, 1986. Used ... $24.99
20th Anniversary reissue of the mid 80s Transformers animated movie soundtrack! Includes the notoriously cheesy, too fun to dismiss "The Touch" by Stan Bush (re-immortalised by Mark Walberg and John C. Reilly years later in Boogie Nights), plus "Instruments Of Destruction" by NRG, "Death Of Optimus Prime", "Escape" and "Autobot/Decepticon Battle" by Vince DiCola, "Nothin's Gonna Stand In Our Way" by Spectre General, "The Transformers (Theme)" by Lion, "Dare To Be Stupid" by Weird Al Yankovic and more. CD reissue adds four bonus tracks by Vince DiCola – "Moon Base 2", "Megatron Must Be Stopped (parts 1 & 2)", and "Unicorn Medley". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonNewport 1958 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Duke Ellington at Newport and in the studio – in a set of tracks recorded both live and away from the concert – but with a really unified feel overall! Duke's group here is in fine fine form – with key late 50s players who include Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, and Cootie Williams, Clark Terry, and Cat Anderson on trumpets – plus a guest appearance by Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax! A few tunes stretch out nicely with that mix of complicated modernism and all-out swing that Duke was bringing to the table at the time – and although initially aimed at the popular festival crowd of the time, the album's got more than enough depth to please fans of his other 50s classics on Columbia. Titles include "Juniflip", "El Gato", "Just Scratchin The Surface", "Princes Blue", "Multicolored Blue", "Happy Reunion", and "Jazz Festival Jazz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing.)

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✨✧ Emerson Lake & PalmerWelcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends – Ladies & Gentlemen ... LP
Manticore, 1977. Very Good+ 3LP Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the tri-fold die-cut cover, with some wear.)

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Emerson, Lake & PalmerBrain Salad Surgery/Still...You Turn Me On ... 7-inch
Manticore, 1974. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a small sticker.)

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Slide Hampton & Dusko GoykovichJazz A Confronto – Summit Big Band ... LP
Horo (Italy), 1972. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A hip big band – ala MPS style – with Dusko Goykovich and Benny Bailey on trumpets, Slide Hampton on trombone, Gianni Basso and Sal Nistico on tenors, and Laszek Zadlo on soprano sax! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, aging, and a small peeled spot from sticker removal on front.)

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Woody HermanFrom East To West – Live At The Concord Jazz Festival/World Class ... CD
Concord, Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
Two early 80's albums from Woody Herman featuring guest appearances by Stan Getz, Al Cohn, Mike Brignola, Sal Nistico, and Flip Phillips. CD

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Sergio MendesBeat Of Brazil (aka Voce Ainda Nao Ouviu Nada) (blue & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Culture Factory, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... On December 4, 2020
Early bossa jazz from Sergio Mendes – recorded with his famous Bossa Rio combo, in the years before he moved to America! The album's a classic in Brazilian jazz – a tight album of bossa-inflected jazz tunes played with razor-sharp precision, handled with a style that went on to influence countless other Brazilian groups at the time. Mendes is in the lead on piano, and other players include Edison Machado on drums, Raul De Souza on trombone, and Hector Costita on tenor sax. The whole thing's great – a masterpiece of both jazz and bossa – and it's filled with classic tunes arranged by Jobim, Moacir Santos, and Sergio himself. Titles include "Nana", "Primitivo", "Desafinado", "Ela E Carioca", "Amor Em Paz", "Noa Noa", and "Neurotico". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pat Metheny GroupIn Concert ... CD
Kang & Music (South Korea), 1992. Used ... $16.99
Pat Metheny on guitar, Lyle Mays on keyboards, Steve Rodby on bass, Paul Wertico on drums, Armando Marcal on percussion & Pedro Aznar on voice. CD
(Out of print.)

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Pat Metheny GroupQuartet ... CD
Geffen, 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Steve Rodby on bass, Lyle Mays on autoharp, harmonium, electric piano, piano, clavinet & clesta & Paul Wertico on drums. CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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Pat Metheny GroupWe Live Here ... CD
Geffen, 1995. Used ... $3.99
Pat Metheny on guitar, Lyle Mays on piano & keyboards, Steve Rodby on acoustic & electric bass, Paul Wertico on drums, David Blamires on vocals, Mark Ledford on vocals & trumpet & Luis Conte on percussion. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Moggi (Piero Umiliani)Double Face ... LP
Overdrive (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
The cover here looks a bit 80s, but the sound of half the record is much more rich and organic – and maybe more in the kind of mode you'd know from the film score work of Piero Umiliani – who's working here under his Moggi pseudonym! Side one is orchestral – and most tracks have a standout instrument in the lead – sometimes acoustic piano, sometimes a trumpet – mixed with larger orchestrations that often have this great languid feel – almost like the aftermath of a sex-drenched steamy summer afternoon – but Italian-style, of course! Side two features the same tunes, but done completely electronically – with all these cool analogue elements that really live up to Umiliani's work in that realm – but again, with slinky sexy modes that are totally great. Titles include "Fata Morgana", 'Planetario", "Ricorrenza", "La Ballata Del Mare Salato", and "Nel Giardino Fantastico" – each done in an orchestral and electronic version! LP, Vinyl record album

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Rudy Ray MooreDolemite For President ... LP
Kent/Dolemite, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 24.98
Rudy Ray Moore takes the white house – or at least tries to – in this cool 1972 album that must have been a great antidote to the campaigns of Richard Nixon and George McGovern! The set starts with Rudy running his way through a whole bunch of campaign issues – including "Free Love" and "Mary Wanna" – all delivered in faux politico mode, with a crowd cheering him on, and an introduction that features music from "Exodus"! The rest of the set is a bit more typical Dolemite material – almost even more raunchy than the presidential mode – and other titles include "Dance Of The Freaks", "Bulldaggers", "Good Pussy Lil", and "Sit In Your Mama's Lap". Language is raw – so be warned! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rudy Ray MooreDolemite For President (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kent/Warrior, 1972. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Rudy Ray Moore takes the white house – or at least tries to – in this cool 1972 album that must have been a great antidote to the campaigns of Richard Nixon and George McGovern! The set starts with Rudy running his way through a whole bunch of campaign issues – including "Free Love" and "Mary Wanna" – all delivered in faux politico mode, with a crowd cheering him on, and an introduction that features music from "Exodus"! The rest of the set is a bit more typical Dolemite material – almost even more raunchy than the presidential mode – and other titles include "Dance Of The Freaks", "Bulldaggers", "Good Pussy Lil", and "Sit In Your Mama's Lap". Language is raw – so be warned! CD features bonus tracks too – "Make Dolemite President", "The First Mistress", "Presidential Declaration", and "Press Conference". CD

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Eddie PalmieriLo Que Traigo Es Sabroso ... CD
Alegre, Early 60s. Used ... $16.99
Great early material from Eddie Palmieri – one of his classic records done with Conjunto La Perfecta – a group that's poised on contrapuntal trombone lines, and which had a very important influence on Latin jazz styles in the 60s! The use of trombone makes for lots of dark edges – a bass-heavy sound that works well with the percussion, and really lets Eddie open up on some of his free-thinking piano lines – extremely imaginative throughout, and quite different than Latin piano work a few years before. Lead vocals are by Ismael Quintana, and the great Barry Rogers is on lead trombone – on titles that include "Muneca", "Baila Guanguanco", "Criticona", "No Hay Mal Que Por Bien No Venga", and the great "Descarga Palmieri"! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paradise CinemaParadise Cinema ... CD
Gondwana, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
Dreamy sounds from Paradise Cinema – a new project from Jack Wyllie, of Portico Quartet – recorded in Dakar with help from percussionists Khadim Mbaye and Tons Sambe – all in a mode of acoustic roots and electric elements that's somewhere in the territory of some of the 4th World projects of Jon Hassell! The instrumentation is maybe a bit more varied than Hassell, but the record's got a similar sense of shape and texture – maybe imagining an area outside of the studio in Dakar, spread out spaciously with the cinematic implications of the name. Titles include "Liberte", "Digital Palm", "It Will Be Summer Soon", "Casamance", "Eternal Spring", and "Possible Futures". CD

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Paradise CinemaParadise Cinema ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2020. New Copy (reissue)... About November 20, 2020
Dreamy sounds from Paradise Cinema – a new project from Jack Wyllie, of Portico Quartet – recorded in Dakar with help from percussionists Khadim Mbaye and Tons Sambe – all in a mode of acoustic roots and electric elements that's somewhere in the territory of some of the 4th World projects of Jon Hassell! The instrumentation is maybe a bit more varied than Hassell, but the record's got a similar sense of shape and texture – maybe imagining an area outside of the studio in Dakar, spread out spaciously with the cinematic implications of the name. Titles include "Liberte", "Digital Palm", "It Will Be Summer Soon", "Casamance", "Eternal Spring", and "Possible Futures". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Paradise Cinema ... CD 16.99

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PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi)World Became The World ... LP
Manticore, 1974. Very Good+ ... $12.99
The record's got an evocative title and cover – and an evocative sound to match – that heavenly version of prog that made PFM one of the few groups who could both be jamming and sensitive at the same time – often within the space of a single song on the record! The group's in their classic lineup here – awash in flute, guitar, violin, and keyboards – on songs that include a number of songs with help from Peter Sinfield – who maybe adds in some of the gentle lyricism he brought to his work with King Crimson. Titles include "The Mountain", "Have Your Cake & Beat It", "Just Look Away", "Four Holes In The Ground", and "Is My Face On Straight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring wear with an small cutout notch in the spine and some stains in the top right.)

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Pete SinfieldStill (2CD version with bonus tracks) ... CD
Manticore (UK), 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
The only solo album ever recorded by Peter Sinfield – an artist who made key contributions to both King Crimson and Emerson Lake & Palmer – and also had a strong role as a producer, which included seminal sounds with Roxy Music too! This album's got elements of all those many sides of Pete's career, yet also has a very distinct voice too – maybe some rootsier guitar phrasing that's a nice counterpoint to the more complex wordplay of his lyrics – still given some proggy production, but in a nicely understated way. There's definitely some echoes of the earliest King Crimson records in place – and Sinfield gets help on the record from key Crimson associates who include Greg Lake, John Wetton, and Mel Collins – the last of whom is an especial delight with his sensitive reed contributions. Titles include "The Song Of The Sea Goat", "Envelopes Of Yesterday", "The Piper", "The Night People", "Still", and "Wholefood Boogie". 2CD edition features a new mix of the album – plus bonus tracks 'Hanging Fire", "Can You Forgive A Fool", and early mixes from the first month of recording, of "A house Of Hopes & Dreams", "Under The Sky", "Wholefood Boogie", "Still", "Song Of The Sea Goat", "The Piper", and "Envelopes Of Yesterday". CD

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Marcos Valle & OthersMarcos Valle Songbook Vol 1 ... CD
Lumiar/Sony (Brazil), 1998. Used ... $11.99
A fantastic collection that was part of a huge return to fame for Marcos Valle during the 90s – a time when he was emerging from obscurity and recording great music of his own – and also finally getting his due from some of his Brazilian contemporaries too! The collection features new recordings of Valle classics from the 60s through the 80s – done by a nicely wide variety of Brazilian artists, in an equally wide variety of styles too! Titles on this first volume include "Rockin You Eternally" by Ed Motta & Marcos Valle, "Samba De Verao" by Caetano Veloso, "Pigmalio" by Azimuth, "Black Is Beautiful" by Sandra De Sa, "Terra De Ninguem" by Gal Costa, "Passo Por Mim" by Nana Caymmi, "Adam's Hotel" by Eumir Deodato, "Seu Encanto" by Wanda Sa & Roberto Menescal, "O Amor E Chama" by Joao Bosco, and "Qurentao Simpatico" by Zelia Duncan. CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman & OthersJazz For Playboys ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of those classic 50s sessions in which a bunch of Count Basie players split off from the bigger group and do some great small combo work on their own! The album is leader-less in its billing – but only because all the players are so well tuned to each other, and have such a simpatico relationship that there's no need for egos to drive the record. Tracks are longish and more open than any Basie setting – and players include Frank Wess on flute and tenor, Kenny Burrell on solo guitar, Freddie Green on rhythm guitar, and Joe Newman on trumpet. Wess' solos are often out in the lead, but Burrell and Newman also get in some nice licks – and titles include "Pin Up", "Playboy", "Miss Blues", and "Blues For A Playmate". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with RVG etch. Cover has a half split top seam , with some discloration from age and a light drip stain on back.)
Also available Jazz For Playboys (with bonus track) ... CD 11.99

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Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman & OthersJazz For Playboys (with bonus track) ... CD
Savoy/Atlantic, 1957. Used ... $11.99
One of those classic 50s sessions in which a bunch of Count Basie players split off from the bigger group and do some great small combo work on their own! The album is leader-less in its billing – but only because all the players are so well tuned to each other, and have such a simpatico relationship that there's no need for egos to drive the record. Tracks are longish and more open than any Basie setting – and players include Frank Wess on flute and tenor, Kenny Burrell on solo guitar, Freddie Green on rhythm guitar, and Joe Newman on trumpet. Wess' solos are often out in the lead, but Burrell and Newman also get in some nice licks – and titles include "Pin Up", "Playboy", "Miss Blues", and "Blues For A Playmate". CD also features a great alternate take – a 7 minute version of "Southern Exposure", one of Wess' best tunes! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Jazz For Playboys ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Joe WilliamsMan Ain't Supposed To Cry ... LP
Roulette, 1957. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A vocal jazz classic! Joe Williams had come to great fame as the singer with the Basie band during the 50s, but this beautiful album is unlike his usual work with the group – and shows a sophisticated vocal side of Joe that's really amazing. The album was arranged by Jimmy Mundy, with lush backings that bring out a sensitive side to Joe's rich voice – heartbreaking on most tracks, as you'd probably guess by the album's title. The mix of ballads features a few familiar numbers from the late 50s, plus some real charmers from earlier years that Joe reinterprets on his own level. Titles include "What's New?", "A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry", "Say It Isn't So", "Can't We Talk It Over?", "I'm Through With Love", and "I'll Never Smile Again". A wonderful treasure from the years when Roulette was cutting some of the most sophisticated vocal sessions in America! LP, Vinyl record album
(Multicolor bar label pressing with deep groove.)

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Maybe the most fantastic record to date from the hands of Adrian Younge – a project done in collaboration with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and one that features guest appearances from some of the musical giants who first inspired Dusty Groove many years Back! The core energy of the set comes from Younge and Muhammad – who are in a similar funky soul groove as their previous Midnight Hour recording serving up a blend of jazz and soul in a mode that clearly draws a lot of 70s inspiration, but which also has this very fresh, contemporary energy too. Yet there's also a strong difference here once each of the guests step into the mix – a stellar lineup that features alto from Gary Bartz, Fender Rhodes from Marcos Valle and Joao Donato, flute from Brian Jackson, drums from Ivan Mamao Conti, and Hammond B3 from the great Doug Carn – all players who really up the jazz ante for the record, and make the whole thing sound even deeper than most of Younge's other recordings. Titles include "Distant Mode", "Nancy Wilson, "Down Deep", "Apocaliptico", "Jazz Is Dead", "Hey Lover", "Nao Saia Da Praca", and "Conexao". CD

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... About November 20, 2020
Maybe the most fantastic record to date from the hands of Adrian Younge – a project done in collaboration with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and one that features guest appearances from some of the musical giants who first inspired Dusty Groove many years Back! The core energy of the set comes from Younge and Muhammad – who are in a similar funky soul groove as their previous Midnight Hour recording serving up a blend of jazz and soul in a mode that clearly draws a lot of 70s inspiration, but which also has this very fresh, contemporary energy too. Yet there's also a strong difference here once each of the guests step into the mix – a stellar lineup that features alto from Gary Bartz, Fender Rhodes from Marcos Valle and Joao Donato, flute from Brian Jackson, drums from Ivan Mamao Conti, and Hammond B3 from the great Doug Carn – all players who really up the jazz ante for the record, and make the whole thing sound even deeper than most of Younge's other recordings. Titles include "Distant Mode", "Nancy Wilson, "Down Deep", "Apocaliptico", "Jazz Is Dead", "Hey Lover", "Nao Saia Da Praca", and "Conexao". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Is Dead ... CD 11.99

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with AzymuthAzymuth – Jazz Is Dead 4 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... On November 6, 2020
A fantastic combination of funky grooves – the studio talents of Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and the Brazilian-tinged fusion of the legendary Azymuth! The jazzy trio are in great form here – tunes that are lean, and which really offer up all the best aspects that the group brought to their music back in the late 70s and early 80s – spun with a slightly different format by the lineup of Alex Malheiros on bass, Ivan Mamao Conti on drums, and Linklon Kiko Contentino on Fender Rhodes and keyboards – but handled perfectly by Adrian and Ali in the studio – with just the right sort of sound to avoid some of the slicker production that the group had on some of their other American recordings from years back. All tunes are new originals – and titles include "Pulando Corda", "Friendship Samba", "Apocolyptico", "Cat Jump", "Fall Afternoon", "Ao Redor Do Samba", and "Sumare". CD

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with AzymuthAzymuth – Jazz Is Dead 4 ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... On November 6, 2020
A fantastic combination of funky grooves – the studio talents of Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and the Brazilian-tinged fusion of the legendary Azymuth! The jazzy trio are in great form here – tunes that are lean, and which really offer up all the best aspects that the group brought to their music back in the late 70s and early 80s – spun with a slightly different format by the lineup of Alex Malheiros on bass, Ivan Mamao Conti on drums, and Linklon Kiko Contentino on Fender Rhodes and keyboards – but handled perfectly by Adrian and Ali in the studio – with just the right sort of sound to avoid some of the slicker production that the group had on some of their other American recordings from years back. All tunes are new originals – and titles include "Pulando Corda", "Friendship Samba", "Apocolyptico", "Cat Jump", "Fall Afternoon", "Ao Redor Do Samba", and "Sumare". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousColombian Soul – Compiled By Bagar aka Tricky D ... CD
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A completely different side of Colombian music than you'd know from Discos Fuentes and some of the other mainstream outlets from that scene – as the tracks here are all from the contemporary underground, and represent a really rich flowering of creative grooves and soulful modes! In truth, most of this work might hail from any hip spot in the global underground – save for the fact that the lyrics are often in Spanish, and many tunes have some slight reference to older musical modes – sometimes an acoustic element mixed in with more electronic instrumentation, sometimes a more direct reference! The quality of the tracks is wonderful – a really strong surprise to our ears, as we never would have discovered this music otherwise – and it represents a really great alternative so some of the more staid, often boring attempts to create a global fusion of elements in the mainstream. Titles include "Cada Paso" by Liannia, "Cumbia Lobina (ext mix)" by Dragao featuring Nidia Gongora, "Aquazero" by Systema Solar featuring Pedro Ramaya, "Oyele" by Jimena Angel, "Cuando Canto Grito" by Cerrero featuring Lucia Pulido, "El Leopardo" by El Leopardo, "Mujer Divina" by Salsangroove, "Gualayo" by Radio Rebelde Soundsystem, "La Negra Y El Fantasma" by Bareto, "Nunca Termina" by David Caneva Akle, "Manana Sera" by Ruzto, and "De Donde Vengo Yo" by Los Transatlanticos featuring Pilar Matarola. CD

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VariousLive At CBGB's – The Home Of Underground Rock ... CD
Atlantic, 1976. Used ... $11.99
We have never been sure if this comp was to be derided for not including some more interesting punk bands from the lower east side, or if all the really great ones already had contracts with other labels anyway. Besides, now that the venerable punk landmark is long gone, this early document provides an interesting perspective on a remarkable time. The music here runs the gamut from seminal new wave, to pretty dumb bar rock, but there's more than a few nuggets of great 70s guitar swagger too. 8 groups in all, with 16 tracks, including "Head Over Heels", "Slash" and "All For The Love Of Rock And Roll" by the Tuff Darts, "Operetico", "AVM" and "Poe" by the Shirts, "Cadillac Moon", "Change It Comes" and "Let Me Dream If I Want To" by Mink Deville, "Over, Under, Sideways, Down" and "I'm Rellay Not this Way" by Manster, "We Deliver" by the Miamis, "I Need A Million" and "It Feels Alright Tonight" by the Laughing Dogs, "Romance" by Sun, and "Everybody's Depraved" by Stuart's Hammer. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMusic Is The Most Beautiful Language In The World – Yiddisher Jazz In London's East End 1920s to 1950s ... CD
Play Loud (UK), Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A really revelatory collection – a set of vintage recordings from the Jewish community in London's East End – songs with sounds that resonate very strongly with the musical sound of New York's Lower East Side during the same stretch of time! There's definitely some of the jazz promised in the title, and plenty of klezmer-styled instrumentation – but many tracks are vocal, and a fair bit also move into Yiddish comedy modes, which is A-OK with us – kind of a London variation on modes you might know from Mickey Katz and some of his contemporaries, especially on the postwar tracks, which dominate the set. The package has a great set of notes, and titles include "Beigels" by Max Bacon, "Tzena Tzena Tzena" by Johnny Franks & His Kosher Ragtimers, "A Letter To My Mother" by Lew Stone & The Monseigneur Band, "Selection Of Hebrew Dances No 1" by Ambrose & His Orchestra, "Festival Of Britain" and "Whitechapel" by Chaim Towber with Johnny Franks Orchestra, and "Petticoat Lane" by The Plaza Band – plus "Jews Temporary Shelter 75th Anniversary Appeal", from a rare 1960 flexidisc! CD
Also available Music Is The Most Beautiful Language In The World – Yiddisher Jazz In London's East End 1920s to 1950s ... LP 29.99

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VariousMusic Is The Most Beautiful Language In The World – Yiddisher Jazz In London's East End 1920s to 1950s ... LP
Play Loud (UK), Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy ... $29.99 32.99
A really revelatory collection – a set of vintage recordings from the Jewish community in London's East End – songs with sounds that resonate very strongly with the musical sound of New York's Lower East Side during the same stretch of time! There's definitely some of the jazz promised in the title, and plenty of klezmer-styled instrumentation – but many tracks are vocal, and a fair bit also move into Yiddish comedy modes, which is A-OK with us – kind of a London variation on modes you might know from Mickey Katz and some of his contemporaries, especially on the postwar tracks, which dominate the set. The package has a great set of notes, and titles include "Beigels" by Max Bacon, "Tzena Tzena Tzena" by Johnny Franks & His Kosher Ragtimers, "A Letter To My Mother" by Lew Stone & The Monseigneur Band, "Selection Of Hebrew Dances No 1" by Ambrose & His Orchestra, "Festival Of Britain" and "Whitechapel" by Chaim Towber with Johnny Franks Orchestra, and "Petticoat Lane" by The Plaza Band – plus "Jews Temporary Shelter 75th Anniversary Appeal", from a rare 1960 flexidisc! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music Is The Most Beautiful Language In The World – Yiddisher Jazz In London's East End 1920s to 1950s ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Jayme MarquesJayme Marques ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A straighter jazz set than usual from Jayme Marques – but still a real standout in his RCA run from the 70s! Marques gets some help on arrangements here from Thad Jones, Sammy Nestico, and Pedro Itturalde – all of whom help things stay swinging and upbeat, with lots of respect fro the horn players on the date. Itturalde himself plays tenor and flute on the record – amidst a full horn section that's really great, and which almost has a 50s west coast sort of swing – and a few other moments on the record have some of the Brazilian touches you might hear on other records by Marques. Keyboards figure in some of the best numbers – and titles include "Balada", "Boato", "Dark Orchid", "US", "My Friend Willie", "This Way", and a cool version of "Summertime". CD
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✨✧ Helen MerrillCasa Forte ... CD
EmArcy/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful album from Helen Merrill – one of the few jazz singers we can think of who continued to grow stylistically as the years went on! This majestic album was recorded in 1980, and it features Merrill dipping into a modern Brazilian bag – working with baroque arrangements that blend jazz and strings in the style of some of Milton Nascimento's work, but handled here with a more sensitive approach that has a lot more focus on the vocals on a few tracks. The track selection is wonderful – and the album features great versions of songs like "Wave", "Natural Sounds", "Like A Lover", "Casa Forte", "Antonio's Song", "Vera Cruz", and "So Many Stars". Arrangements are by Torrie Zito, but done with even more jazz than usual – thanks to the presence of players like Sal Nistico on tenor, Urbie Green on trombone, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, and Zito himself on piano. CD

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✨✧ Helen MerrillCasa Forte ... LP
Inner City, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful album from Helen Merrill – one of the few jazz singers we can think of who continued to grow stylistically as the years went on! This majestic album was recorded in 1980, and it features Merrill dipping into a modern Brazilian bag – working with baroque arrangements that blend jazz and strings in the style of some of Milton Nascimento's work, but handled here with a more sensitive approach that has a lot more focus on the vocals on a few tracks. The track selection is wonderful – and the album features great versions of songs like "Wave", "Natural Sounds", "Like A Lover", "Casa Forte", "Vera Cruz", and "So Many Stars". Arrangements are by Torrie Zito, but done with even more jazz than usual – thanks to the presence of players like Sal Nistico on tenor, Urbie Green on trombone, Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar, and Zito himself on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Marcello GiombiniL'Ossessa ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A demonic possession soundtrack, and one that's put together with just the right sort of sounds – music that's so creepy and eerie, we keep looking over our shoulders when we're giving it a listen – and which hardly sounds like any other similar soundtracks from the time! Marcello Giombini didn't try to copy some of the bigger satanic possession films of the period – and instead just revels in his own unique combination of instruments – which sometimes includes keyboard passages acting larger orchestrations, which have this weird way of refracting the real so that things really sound unusual and offbeat. There's a bit of wordless vocals from I Cantori Moderni, and a few darker electronic moments – although this isn't really an electronic score overall – and titles include "Tema Ossessa", "Tema Agitato", "Suspence Diabolica", "Esorcismo Ex Abea", "Tema Drammatico", and "Messa Nera". CD
(Limited edition of 300!)
 
 
 



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