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Malaku DakuLove Drums From The Ghetto (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An album that's every bit as great as you'd guess from the cover and the title – a hip set recorded on the Philly scene of the 70s, and this wonderful blend of jazz, soul, and plenty of percussion! Malaku Thompson plays the drums, but there's also plenty of other percussion on the record – mixed with guitar, bass, and voices – all at a level that's sometimes raw and rootsy, sometimes more warmly soulful – with a righteous energy that holds up all the way through! We'd rank this one in a rare breed of unusual projects – maybe like the Har-You Percussion record, or work by The Pharoahs or Artistic Heritage Ensemble from Chicago – and the music takes cultural currents from Africa and the Caribbean, and weaves them into hipper modes from the Philly 70s scene. Titles include "Bump Bang U Bang", "Pygmy Happening", "Gettin Down In The Hut", "My Land My Woman", "Shango", "Village Life In The Ghetto", and "Ife Bobowa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Exile OneExile One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Disques Debs/Tidal Waves, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 29.98
The fantastic first album from Exile One – a group who recorded more mainstream work in Paris later in their career – but who really sound fierce and funky here right at the start! The sound is lean, stripped-down, and a lot more aimed towards American soul than you'd guess from their Caribbean roots – especially on those tracks where group leader Gordon Henderson really stretches out and shows off both his deep and funky soul chops! There's a few cuts here that have more familiar Caribbean elements, but even those come across with a tighter, rawer sound than most of the group's contemporaries – which makes this debut a real 70s standout all the way through. Titles include "Funky Crookie", "Don't Bite The Hand", "Which One Is Me Home", "Miss Tomorrow", "If You Turn Your Back", and "Where's The World Gettin To". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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FunkadelicFunkadelic Live – Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan – 12th September 1971 ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1971. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
An insane treat for any fan of the early years of the P-Funk empire – that time when George Clinton and crew were taking in plenty of trippy influences from the heady Detroit scene of the time – and fusing it all into their own really unique blend of soul! The set features the group playing live, in relatively familiar territory of Michigan – crafting these grooves that are filled with as much fuzz as funk, and really working as an incredible live representation of all the mad genius they brought to their first few studio albums for Westbound! The whole thing's very well-recorded – as strong a live album as any label would have issued at the time – and titles include very long versions of "Maggot Brain" and "All Your Goodies Are Gone", both a fast and slow take of "I Call My Baby Pussycat" – and the tracks "Alice In My Fantasies", "I Got A Thing You Got A Thing Everybody Got A Thing", and "Free Your Mind & Your Ass Will Follow".. LP, Vinyl record album

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Wendell HarrisonDreams Of A Love Supreme (180 gram pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Wenha/Tidal Waves, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.98
Pretty great stuff – even though Wendall Harrison has strayed far from the Tribe Records sound of his earlier years! The record takes the spiritual post-Coltrane jazz of Harrison's earlier days, and infuses it with a smooth fusion approach that's clearly an attempt to reach a wider audience with a soulful message – giving the whole thing a blend of soul and spiritual jazz that comes off surprisingly well overall! There's some nice dark edges to the record that really keep things interesting – maybe imagine Larry Mizell producing some of the more off-beat albums on Strata East – and there's a bit of vocals on the set, which also features work from Phil Ranelin on trombone. Tracks include "Where Am I", "Sea Minor Blues", "Take Time Out", and "Dreams Of A Love Supreme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Loleatta HollowayLoleatta (1973) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Aware/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
If you only know Loleatta Holloway as a disco singer, you'll be really amazed at this debut album from 1973 – because Loleatta emerges first as deep soul singer with a strong southern vibe – very much in the mode the Atlanta scene did best, before picking up the pace a bit more as the 70s moved on! There's a mellow, blue sort of vibe to the record – but still plenty of that pride and power that made Holloway an equally great singer on an upbeat tune – served up here on tunes by Sam Dees, Ashford & Simpson, and other hip songwriters of the period – set to strong arrangements by Mike Terry, who does a great job of bringing out the lady at her best. Titles include "We Did It", "Mother Of Shame", "Only A Fool", "So Can I", "Our Love", and "Love Woke Me Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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King HannibalTruth ... LP
Aware/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.98
Mad funky soul from King Hannibal – a down and dirty singer from the Atlanta scene of the 70s! The notes on the back say "He's black, he's proud, he's arrogant – the combination is powerful" – and we've gotta say that we agree with that assessment, because King really grabs his groove from the very first note on the set! Backings are hard and funky – lots of fuzzy guitar work from Herman Hitson and Lee Moses – and the tunes come across with a gritty mode that sometimes rolls into mellower southern soul styles, but still never lose their edge. Bits of politics creep into the lyrics nicely, but never get in the way of the groove – and tracks include a long version of Hannibal's classic "Hymn No 5", plus "Party Life", "I Got That Will", "The Truth Shall Make You Free", "Wake Up", "Black Girl", and "It's What You Do". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony NewtonMysticism & Romance (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
An obscure funky fusion album from bassist Tony Newton – with a wild look that grabs you instantly! Tony plays this weird double-bass, and he's pictured with the instrument on the cover – looking like some super-heavy righteous dude that escaped from The Headhunters. The record features loads of spiraling bass solos, laid out over hard funky drums and keyboards. There's not a lot of breakbeats, but the record's got some nice hard fusion with tight changes and strong grooves. Funky tracks include "Groundshaker" and "Supernatural Rebirth" – and other titles include "BC 2 Chant", "Spread A Little Goodness", and "The Devil Walks Among Us". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Mack PorterPeace On You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
A really unique album from Mack Porter – a singer born in Ghana, but working here on the Swiss scene, where he'd landed after late 60s work in other European cities! The music is this very unusual hybrid of rock and soul, with a mixture of acoustic elements and larger orchestrations – and the kind of thoughtful, sensitive, singer-songwriter approach that puts Mack somewhere in the territory of other stand-alone artists of his generation – like Terry Callier, Bill Withers, or Rodriguez! The music here sounds nothing like those three – especially when Porter hits a bit of a Hendrix vocal vibe on one track – but it certainly has an equally heady quality. Titles include "Miles To Go", "Peace On You", "Till The Fall", "Freedom", "Sunday In Neon Lights", and "Back Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on heavyweight vinyl!)

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Real ShooBeeDoo (Reggie Fields)Reminiscing (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wenha/Tidal Waves, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
An obscure set from the Detroit scene of the early 80s – a jazz record, but one with a nice current of soul – thanks to work on both bass and vocals from Reginald "ShooBeeDoo" Fields! Wendell Harrison recorded the record, and also plays tenor on the record – but the set's very different than most of his music, both of the 70s and 80s – because Fields has an offbeat style that's very much his own, and which really seems to tie the rest of the musicians on the record to his sharp energy on the bass! That instrument is used in both acoustic and electric modes – and things sometimes get loose, open, and slightly free – then balanced out with straighter, more soulful passages. In addition to tenor from Harrison, the set also features Billy McCoy on electric piano, Tani Tabal on tablas and drums, and Allen Barns on additional tenor. Pamela Wise sings on "Ancient Egyptian Rhythms" – and other titles include "The Wagon Walk", "The Morning Sun", "Reminiscing", and "Shoo Will Be Back In Due Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pharoah SandersAfrica (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Timeless/Tidal Waves, 1987. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 35.99
A brilliant 80s set from Pharoah Sanders – a record that has him a much more understated setting than some of his other albums from the time – but one that's maybe even more soulful and searching overall! The great one plays blistering tenor right from the start – in a quartet with John Hicks on piano, Curtis Lundy on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – all players who have this way of doing a lot with a little, especially in the rhythm department – where they seem to give Sanders some of his strongest sense of groove since the key albums for Theresa. Muhammad's got this tight sense of timekeeping, but with a looseness that we love – and Lundy's warm soulful bass does more than enough to give the set a sound bottom – and Hicks' free lyrical piano works nicely with Sanders' spiritual horn. Titles include a remake of "You've Got To Have Freedom", plus "Naima", "Origin", "Speak Low", "After The Morning", and "Africa". Also features the tracks "Duo" and "Heart To Heart" – not on the original vinyl release! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Albert WashingtonSad & Lonely (180 gram pressing) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
An obscure bit of heavy soul – and the only vocal album on the jazz-based Eastbound imprint of Detroit's legendary Westbound Records! Albert's a blues artist, and sings in a soulful electric style that's similar to some of the Stax work of Albert King – but which has a bit more of a funk twist to it. Albert's vocals are definitely in the bluesy mode, but the backing is more in a Memphis soul style, with hints of Stax production styles in the mix, and lots of swirling organ underneath the vocals, in that Hi Records mode from the early 70s. Titles include "You're Messing Up My Mind", "Mischievous", "Feel The Need", "I Can't Stand It No More", "No Matter What The Cost Might Be", and "My Mother's Prayer". A pretty solid soul album all the way through – with a strong deep soul feel that's different than the usual Westbound/Eastbound bag! LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU release!)

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Bernie WorrellPieces Of Woo – The Other Side ... LP
CMP/Tidal Waves, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A very unusual moment from the mighty Bernie Worrell – the keyboardist that most folks know for his work as part of the P-Funk universe of George Clinton – stepping out here on an early 90s album done in collaboration with producer Bill Laswell! Like most of Laswell's other projects around the time, there's a spirit here that's not only genre-busting, but also aimed towards some of the more unusual possibilities of collaboration – at a level that has Bernie working with talents from soul, funk, jazz, and some other styles too – a lineup that includes Amina Claudine Myers, Fred Wesley, Marty Erlich, Umar Bin Hassan, Buckethead, and Vincent Chancey – all coming together in musical modes that are very different than Bernie's best-known solo album from the early 80s. There's a very dark spirit here at times – that layered sound that Laswell did so well – but mixed with these other moments that have a surprising sense of jazz majesty – almost with the spiritual core of a Bill Lee soundtrack. Titles include "The Mask", "Moon Over Brixton", "Witness For The Defense", "Set The Tone/Victory", "Gladiator Skull", and "Fields Of Play". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with a silkscreened D side!)

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✨✧ ApostlesBlack Is Beautiful (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Tidal Waves, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tight little set from one of the grooviest groups on the Nigerian scene of the 70s – a combo who could play with a familiar mix of fuzz and funk, but also throw in some deeper soul touches on the vocals – in a way that makes the whole album a much richer set than work by some of their contemporaries! Some of the songs are heavy on message – both personal and political – and the rhythms have these complicated basslines that really keep things interesting, and which keep The Apostles from sounding too much like anyone else – almost a cross-cultural take on West African rhythms, on titles that include "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry", "Black Is Beautiful", "Don't Huzzle For Love", "Enyim", "Please Yourself", "Ndi Nkwa", and "Today Is The Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Byron Pope Speed Of LightMusic For Earthdwellers & Starseekers (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set recorded in Paris during the early 80s – but headed up by an American saxophonist, and done with a vibe that's like the best spiritual jazz modes of the 70s! Byron Pope has a compelling legacy that includes work with Burton Greene and Alan Silva – but he's definitely his own man here, working at the head of a group that's rich in organic rhythms, and which has a really great sense of flow – always moving forward with new ideas, bringing complex ideas into play with a down to earth sensibility in their sound! Pope's sound is great – nice and crisp – and other players include Georges-Edouard Nouel on piano, Roger Raspail on percussion, and Chris Henderson on drums – on titles that include "Shades Of", "No Boundaries", "Third Eyes", "This Way", and "Face Reality". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Marcos Valle & AzymuthBrazil By Music – Fly Cruzeiro (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cruzeiro/Tidal Waves, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unique little album – one that features sounds created in collaboration between Marcos Valle and Azymuth – all done as a specialty album for an airline in Brazil! The sound is breezy and dreamy – different than some of Azymuth's earliest music, but not that far off – and inflected with the warmer touches that Valle used on his records as the 70s moved in – that almost-soundtrack style of sophistication, but still lean enough to groove! The music is rich in keyboards from Jose Roberto Bertrami – and the whole thing's got a breezy vibe that would have been perfect kicking back in a leather seat in first class, looking down at the beaches of Rio below! Titles include the "Jingle Cruzeiro" – plus versions of "Asa Branca", "Samba De Verao", "Nao Tem Solucao/Marina/Rosas", "Ate Pensei", "Pais Do Futebol", "Zazueira/Mas Que Nada", and "Wave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl limited to just 200 copies!)

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✨✧ Marcos Valle & AzymuthBrazil By Music – Fly Cruzeiro (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cruzeiro/Tidal Waves, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really unique little album – one that features sounds created in collaboration between Marcos Valle and Azymuth – all done as a specialty album for an airline in Brazil! The sound is breezy and dreamy – different than some of Azymuth's earliest music, but not that far off – and inflected with the warmer touches that Valle used on his records as the 70s moved in – that almost-soundtrack style of sophistication, but still lean enough to groove! The music is rich in keyboards from Jose Roberto Bertrami – and the whole thing's got a breezy vibe that would have been perfect kicking back in a leather seat in first class, looking down at the beaches of Rio below! Titles include the "Jingle Cruzeiro" – plus versions of "Asa Branca", "Samba De Verao", "Nao Tem Solucao/Marina/Rosas", "Ate Pensei", "Pais Do Futebol", "Zazueira/Mas Que Nada", and "Wave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl version. Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Pharoah SandersMoon Child (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Timeless/Tidal Waves, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Beautiful late 80s work from Pharoah – a wonderfully uncomplicated session that still has a great degree of soul! The album was recorded in Paris, with a quintet that includes William Henderson on acoustic piano, Stafford James on bass, Eddie Moore on drums, and Cheikh Tidiane Fale on percussion – and the overall approach is a bit more straight ahead than on some of Sanders' other albums – but in a really great way! The tunes are long and introspective – all done with spiritual rhythmic approaches, letting Pharoah open up on tenor and soprano sax – but never in a way that's overblown or overdone. The solos are perfectly placed – with wonderful phrasing and tone, rich in the colors that we've always loved on Sanders' work, but which can sometimes get lost in the confusion of an over-ambitious session. Titles include "Moon Child", "Moon Rays", "Soon", "Moniebah", and "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)
 
 
 



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