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✨✧ Timeless LegendEverybody Disco (parts 1 & 2) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), New Copy ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000!)

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✨✧ Timeless LegendSynchronized (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Escrow/Passion (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A strange name for a group that hardly stood the test of time – but a great record that's well worth discovering! Timeless Legend were a young soul group from Columbus Ohio in the mid 70s – and on this rare LP, they've got a sweet little style that's every bit as great as that of bigger acts of the time – sometimes as fragile as New Jersey male groups, other times as tight as the best from Philly! The group's really got their harmonies down well – shifting easily from sweet ballads to more upbeat numbers, working in a mellow 70s style that's made the album a lost treasure for soul collectors for years. Every cut's a winner – all original material handled with a professionalism and soulful care that makes for a very solid record overall! Titles include "Checking You Out", "Baby Don't Do This To Me", "You're The Best Thing", "Lonely Man", and "Ghost Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies.)

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✨✧ Timeless LegendSynchronized (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pendulum/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A strange name for a group that hardly stood the test of time – but a great record that's well worth discovering! Timeless Legend were a young soul group from Columbus Ohio in the mid 70s – and on this rare LP, they've got a sweet little style that's every bit as great as that of bigger acts of the time – sometimes as fragile as New Jersey male groups, other times as tight as the best from Philly! The group's really got their harmonies down well – shifting easily from sweet ballads to more upbeat numbers, working in a mellow 70s style that's made the album a lost treasure for soul collectors for years. Every cut's a winner – all original material handled with a professionalism and soulful care that makes for a very solid record overall! Titles include "Checking You Out", "Baby Don't Do This To Me", "You're The Best Thing", "Lonely Man", and "Ghost Of Love". CD features lots of bonus tracks too – including "Everybody Disco (parts 1 & 2)", "Do You Love Me", "You're The One", and "I Was Born To Love You (part 2)". CD

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Miguel Atwood FergusonMochilla Presents Timeless – Suite For Ma Dukes (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mochilla, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99
J Dilla was always way more than just a hip hop artist – a visionary creator who was taken from us all too soon, given strong tribute here by the mighty talents of Miguel Atwood Ferguson – a contemporary of Dilla, and a similarly visionary talent! The music here was recorded live – a masterful blend of 60 musicians reworking some key cuts from the catalog of Dilla – in tribute both to his talents, and the warmth of his mother, who was with him when he passed – given great help from a large array of guests – including Shafiq Husayn, Amp Fiddler, Bilal, Dwele, Illa J, Karriem Riggins, Posdnous, and Talib Kweli. The music here is light years from its original hip hop roots – proof of all the many musical channels that J Dilla could help unlock – and tracks include "Morning Order", "Antiquity", "Le Yachting", "Untitled/Fantastic", "Welcome 2 Detroit", "Gobstopper", "Affolements Grantiques", "Don't Nobody Care About Us", "Jealousy", "Angel", "Reminisce", "Stakes Is High", and "Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited release – with bonus liner notes and interview with Ma Dukes herself!)

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Benny GolsonOne More Mem'ry (Timeless) ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $18.99
A really beautiful session from Benny Golson – and proof that, throughout the years, Golson could always continue to turn out wonderful material! Benny's working here with old bandmate Curtis Fuller on trombone – and the pair are supported by a trio who include Bill Mays on piano, Bob Magnusson on bass, and Roy McCurdy on drums – all held wonderfully in command by Golson, who's working here with a tightness that recalls Jazztet years, yet which also has him and Fuller opening up in nice long solos. There's a sense of warmth here that crackles wonderfully – that raspy Golson tone that we first grew to love in the late 50s, and which has only deepened with age by this point. The set includes the wonderful original tune "One More Mem'ry", plus great versions of Golson's "Sad To Say", "Touch Me Lightly", "Five Spot After Dark", "Once Again", and "Out Of The Past". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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General Johnson & Chairmen Of The BoardTimeless ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2002. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Surprisingly great work from General Johnson & Chairmen Of The Board – a new recording, but with a soulful depth that shows they haven't lost it since the 70s! The General's vocals are as great as ever, with that odd little twinge that always made him one of the most distinctive singers in soul – and the arrangements on the set, although a bit smoother than in earlier years, are also a lot more consistent, and really sparkle with some great energy on the best tracks. Includes the group's killer new cut "Bless Your Heart", plus the tracks "Shoulda Coulda Woulda", "Shero", "Dreamin", "Jerry's In Love", "What Goes Around", "Don't Walk Away", "Bottom Line", and "On The Beach". CD

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Pat MartinoTimeless ... CD
Savoy, 1974/1975/1976. Used ... $6.99
Pat Martino and Bobby Rose on guitar, Richard Davis and Tyrone Brown on bass, Billy Hart, Billy Higgins, and Sherman Ferguson on drums, and Eddie Green and Gil Goldstein on piano. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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MulatuMochilla Presents Timeless – Mulatu Astatke (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mochilla, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 31.99
The Mulatu performance for the Timeless live series – the already legendary concerts organized by Mochilla in honor of influential composers J Dilla, Mulatu and Arthur Verocai – this one headlined by Mulatu himself! The evening was hosted by Eothen "Egon" Alapatt and Garth Trinidid – with Mulatu fronting a group featuring Bennie Maupin, Azar Lawrence, Phil Ranelin, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Trevor Ware, Alan Lightner, Munyungo Jackson, Tony Austin and others. They perform classic Ethiopian jazz funk composed and arranged by Mulatu, and the set includes "Yekermo Sew", "The Radcliffe", "Kasalefkut Hulu", "I Faram Gami", "Yekatit", "Mulatu" and "Ebo Lala". Comes in a nice, gatefold package and features 8 tracks on 2LPs. LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur VerocaiMochilla Presents Timeless – Arthur Verocai (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mochilla, 2009. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 31.99
An amazing return to form for the legendary Arthur Verocai – the Brazilian artist whose 1972 album was initially buried under the shifting sands of time – only to re-emerge to a huge new audience in the 21st Century via reissue – and sampling by a host of artists who include Ludacris, MF Doom, and others! This set features Verocai recreating the album in a live setting – adding in some additional music, and working with key Brazilian talents Airto on percussion and Jose Roberto Bertrami on keyboards, as well as the great Justo Almario on reeds – plus some younger talents all brought together as part of this fantastic Timeless series by Mochilla. The performance is wonderful – a fantastic testament to the true timelessness of this music – with titles that include "Karina", "Sylvia", "Dedicada A Ela", "Sucuri", "Flying To LA", "Na Boca Do Sol", "Velho Parente", "O Mapa", "Balada 45", "Isabel", "Bis", "O Temo E O Vento", and "Filhos". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Carl Allen & Manhattan ProjectsPiccadilly Square ... CD
Timeless (Netherlands), 1992. Used ... $11.99
We love the group that drummer Carl Allen has on this set – a soulful 80s young lions lineup, with Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Vincent Herring on alto and soprano, Ira Coleman on bass, and Donald Brown on piano – all taking things back to the basics of soul jazz, but with a sense of imagination and power that really mark all the players as harbingers of a new generation in jazz! Freddie Hubbard guests on two tracks – and while he sounds great, he's almost not needed – as the other players come together beautifully on all the other selections – hard-swinging, and expanding a sense of hardbop in ways that hearken back to a Jazz Messengers tradition, but with energy that's all their own. Titles include "Annie's Mood", "The Biscuit Man", "Piccadilly Square", "Afterthoughts", and "New Joy". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyIn My Prime 1 ... CD
Timeless (Netherlands), 1978. Used ... $14.99
You gotta love the confidence in Blakey's title for this one – because even in the late 70s, over 20 years since starting the Jazz Messengers, he was still very much in his prime! The album has him working with a wonderful group that includes Bobby Watson, Curtis Fuller, David Schnitter, and James Williams – plus percussionist Ray Mantilla, added in on a few tracks to give the set a slightly fuller sound. Tracks are long, dynamic, and gorgeous – really stepping out with the warmth and imagination that Blakey never let die during his career – but which seemed to be buring as brightly during this stretch as it was during the few really noteworthy points of earlier years. The set features a wonderful early reading of Watson's "To See Her Face", plus other tracks that include "Hawkman", "People Who Laugh", "Jodie", and "1978". CD also features 2 bonus tracks from the album Reflection In Blue. CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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Lou DonaldsonForgotten Man ... LP
Timeless (Netherlands), 1981. Very Good ... $9.99
A tight quartet set from the great Lou Donaldson – cut in the early 80s and his first set for the Timeless label! Donaldson is of course unforgettable, always sounding his finest in quartet form – here doing his thing with passion with Herman Foster on piano, Geoff Fuller on bass and Victor Jones on drums. Titles include "Confirmation", "Whiskey Drinkin' Woman", "This Is Happiness", "Exactly Like You", "Don't Blame Me", "Melancholy Baby" and Donaldson's terrific centerpiece "Tracy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued seam. Label has a name in pen.)

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Bill EvansLive At Keystone Korner 1980 Vol 1 ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $18.99
Fantastic work from piano legend Bill Evans – recorded at the Keystone club in San Francisco just a month before his too-early death – and a batch of material that shows us that Bill still had plenty to offer the world! This isn't the work of a musician on his last legs – and instead, Evans is a master of imagination, phrasing, and timing – working with his superb late trio that features Marc Johnson on bass and Joe Labarbera on drums – and further opening up tunes we've already heard him open up before – leaving us breathless all over again, at that level that makes Bill Evans live material maybe even more important to understanding his genius than his studio material! Titles include "Tiffany", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Theme From MASH", "Knit For Mary F", "Two Lonely People", "Your Story", "My Romance", and "Re Person I Knew". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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Lionel HamptonOutrageous ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $18.99
Later work from legendary jazz vibist Lionel Hampton – and a set that has him returning to the energy of the large group ensemble that first brought him fame in the 40s! Yet the style isn't 40s at all – and instead shows an evolved take on big band modes – similar to the great shift in the European scene of the 70s, as Hamp brings in a bit of electricity on the piano, organ, and guitar – mixing with a larger section of horns that have a surprisingly strong, screaming style – often over rhythms that are heavy in touches from funk and soul! Hamp gets to solo on the record, but the approach is often more focused on the overall sound too – in a lineup that includes Herman Riley and Paul Moen on saxes, Wild Bill Davis on organ, Walt Johnson and Oscar Brashear on trumpets, and George Bohannon, Tom McIntosh, Curtis Fuller, and Jimmy Cleveland on trombones! Tracks are nice and long, and full of colorful changes – on titles that include "Hamp & Dex", "Dr Lambchop", "Ko Ko", "Wail For The Cat", and "Tap Step". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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Beaver HarrisBeaver Is My Name ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $18.99
The cover's got Beaver Harris drumming on the brick railing of a balcony in New York – but don't worry, because the record features Beaver on his more familiar drum kit – and working with a really great quartet that includes some tremendous tenor from Andrew White – plus bass from Junie Booth, and Francis Haynes on steel drums! The use of steel drums might seem a bit unusual, but it brings in all these special colors to the record – as Haynes plays in unconventional ways, which you might well expect with Beaver in the lead – and also makes for one of the freshest settings we've ever heard for Andrew, who often recorded solo or in standard groups on his own label records as a leader. Tracks are all nice and long, and continue the imaginative spirit that Harris brought to more famous records – on titles that include "African Drums Medley", "It's Hard To But We Do", "JC Moses", "Necaumong Us", and "Ismay My Mother". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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John HicksIs That So ... CD
Timeless/Solid (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $13.99
The title alone is more than enough to win us over here – as it's a great Duke Pearson composition that turns out to be a wonderful showcase for the most lyrical modes of pianist John Hicks! That tune's the leadoff, and it really sets the tone for the record – a gently soulful set that has Hicks working in a wonderful trio with Ray Drummond on bass and Idris Muhammad on drums – both players with a warmly melodic feel, especially Drummond – who seems to create this resonance with John's piano. Titles include "Is That So", "Emily", "Yesterdays", "I'll Remember April", "Sonnymoon For Two", and "April Eyes". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Major HolleyMajor Step ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... $9.99
The legendary bassist Major Holley is on the cover here – but the group's an all-around really great affair – co-led by tenorist Joe Van Enkhuisen, and featuring work from Rein De Graaf on piano and Han Bennink on drums! We're not sure we've heard Joe before, and he's fantastic – the kind of sharp-toned, swinging tenorist that the Dutch scene has given us a few key times in the past – steeped in classic modes, but well tuned to modern elements too – bridged nicely by Bennink and De Graaf. A few numbers really previous sessions with Holly on the cover, but others are much more open and adventurous – and we mean that in a good way – on titles that include "The Fuzz", "Red Dressed Baby", "Blues For Alice", "Major Step", and "What Am I Here For". CD

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Klaus IgnatzekDon't Stop It ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked 80s cooker from pianist Klaus Ignatzek – a set that's full of imagination, right from the very first note – thanks to a string of all original material that matches the strong performances on the set! Trumpeter Claudio Roditi is a key part of the quartet – and maybe gets a showcase here that's as strong as some of his better-known albums from the decade – really finding his groove with the material that Ignatzek brings to the record, in ways that are also nicely distinct, and show just how much Claudio can add to a session. Other players include Paulo Cardoso on bass and Mario Gonzi on drums – and the record's a gem through and through, with titles that include "Summer & Spring", "Move It", "Ballad For Ulli", "Whisper Yes", "That's It", and "Blue Energy". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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Cosmo Intini Jazz SetMy Favourite Roots ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $18.99
Fantastic work from pianist Cosmo Intini – a great player in his own right, but one who also really seems to create some special magic with key players in his group – a lineup here that features some especially great sounds from saxophonist Gary Bartz, on a record that may well be one of his best from the time! Bartz is on fire throughout – really delivering some great solos on both alto and soprano sax – and the group also features excellent contributions from trumpeter Paolo Fresu, who seems to match Gary's spirit, depending on the tune. Other players include the always-great Victor Lewis on bass and Carroll Dashiell on bass – on titles that include "Powerful Warrior", "Fatherly Love", "Steps", "Round Midnight", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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Jump N JiveWe The Cats Shall Hep Ya ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1991. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Manhattan ProjectsDreamboat ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $18.99
A well-crafted set from the Manhattan Project – a quintet of 80s young lions who come together beautifully here – a lineup that features Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Kenny Garrett on alto and tenor, Donald Brown on piano, Ira Coleman on bass, and Carl Allen on drums! These artists are all strong individualists in their own way, but come together here with a very unified spirit that really helps things soar – on the kind of record that might have been missed at the moment, thanks to an understated cover – but which really shows the great new fires that were burning in American jazz a the time. Titles include "The Sacrifice", "Alluding To", "Dream Boat", "Depth", "Capetown Ambush", and "I Remember Clifford". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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Archie SheppSomething To Live For ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1996. New Copy ... $9.99
A set of standards from Archie Shepp – but one that's done in a much less traditional way than you might expect – that new standard of returning to roots, but doing them differently that Shepp first began in the 70 – and which really colored the rest of his recording career in a really strong way! Shepp plays tenor, but also vocalizes on many tracks – almost more talking than singing at times, with a raspy, almost bluesy style – but not blues at all – an element that's warmed up by the sparkling trumpet and flugelhorn of Eddie Henderson, whose role in the lead is equally as important as Archie! The rest of the group features John Hicks on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Idris Muhammad on drums – all players who make great contributions in more subtle ways – on tunes that include "You're Blase", "California Blues", "My Foolish Heart", "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing", and "Something To Live For". CD

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Cedar WaltonEastern Rebellion 1 ... CD
Timeless (Netherlands), 1975. Used ... $14.99
A seminal work in the development of the career of Cedar Walton – the formation of his excellent Eastern Rebellion ensemble, a group that became a platform for soul jazz expression for the next two decades! The group on this set features George Coleman on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all working in territory that Walton and Clifford Jordan were exploring heavily at the time – long, drawn-out soul jazz tunes – frequently built upon modal rhythms, and touched with traces of post-Coltrane blowing. The key factor, though, is that the work's never too outside, never too overindulgent – just hard-swinging soul jazz, in a 70s expression of the older Blue Note ideal! Titles include "Bolivia", "5/4 Thing", "Mode For Joe", and "Naima". CD
(Out of print.)

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Cedar WaltonEastern Rebellion 5 – Live ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $28.99
A record that's something of a fifth companion to the original run of Eastern Rebellion albums from pianist Cedar Walton – even though it was recorded well before the fourth! This set captured the wonderfully soulful group in a live setting, in 1976 – with Walton in top formation on piano, alongside George Coleman on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all players working together with this sense of energy and spark that even tops so many of their other great records from the decade – stretching out and making real magic of their own on long readings of "Naima", "Bolivia", and "One For Amos" – plus the shorter "Theme". Coleman is especially fantastic – and this is one of those records that really has him opening up at his best! CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Master Collection"!)

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Cedar WaltonEastern Rebellion Vols 1 to 4 (4CD set) ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $44.99
A great package – one that brings together the four first albums from the fantastic Eastern Rebellion group! First up is Eastern Rebellion 1 – seminal work in the development of the career of Cedar Walton – the formation of his excellent Eastern Rebellion ensemble, a group that became a platform for soul jazz expression for the next two decades! The group on this set features George Coleman on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all working in territory that Walton and Clifford Jordan were exploring heavily at the time – long, drawn-out soul jazz tunes – frequently built upon modal rhythms, and touched with traces of post-Coltrane blowing. The key factor, though, is that the work's never too outside, never too overindulgent – just hard-swinging soul jazz, in a 70s expression of the older Blue Note ideal! Titles include "Bolivia", "5/4 Thing", "Mode For Joe", and "Naima". Eastern Rebellion 2 is the second trip into the studio for Cedar Walton's mighty Eastern Rebellion ensemble – and every bit as great as the first! This time around, the lineup's a bit different – with Bob Berg in on tenor, and Curtis Fuller expanding the group on trombone – but the groove is still the same – wonderfully in the pocket soul jazz, swinging with a gentle and fluid glide that's really tremendous. The work ranks up there with the best of Walton's recordings ever – and the tunes are all originals with a rich imagination for tone, soul, and color – and plenty of space for strong solo work. Titles include "The Maestro", "Sunday Suite", "Ojos De Rojo", "Fantasy In D", and "Clockwise". Eastern Rebellion 3 is the lesser-known third album by Cedar Walton's landmark Eastern Rebellion combo – one of the most important indie soul jazz groups of the late 70s, still going strong on this set! The lineup is still the same as on the second set – with Bob Berg on tenor, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and the wonderfully solid team of Billy Higgins and Sam Jones on rhythm. However, the sound here is slightly different – with a more conscious sense of disharmony at times – creating an unsettling edge that replaces the warm, fluid feel of earlier records. The change shows that Walton and the group were still growing and searching – and titles include "Incognito", "Firm Roots", "Seven Minds", and "Never Never Land". Last up is Eastern Rebellion 4 – an expanded version of the quartet you'd usually expect to hear in this classic Eastern Rebellion series – and a group that really makes all the best of all their added elements! In addition to Cedar Walton's amazing work on piano, the set also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, Chocolate Armenteros on trumpet, Bob Berg on tenor, David Williams on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – the last three of whom are familiar Rebellion partners, but who get some new power in the lead from the presence of Fuller and Armenteros! Chocolate's horn seems to lead the group into some Latin jazz modes – which really open up Billy Higgins' work on the kit in a great way – and Walton responds with a strongly rhythmic version of his lyrical mode. Titles include "Close Enough For Love", "Manteca", "Groundwork", "St Thomas", and "I Am Not So Sure". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Master Collection"!)

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VariousRagtime To Jazz Vol 1 – 1912 to 1919 ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1910s. Used ... $12.99
Rare 78 rpm material from Roy Spangler, Europe's Society Orchestra, Wilbur Sweatman & His Jass Band, Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band, the Versatile Four, Blake's Jazzone Orchestra, and the Original Dixie Jass Band. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie HarrisLive In Berlin At The Jazzclub Quasimodo ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great concert – recorded by Eddie Harris at the end of the 80s, with a fire and open approach that we wouldn't have expected! The album features Eddie on piano and tenor, with backing only by Ray Peterson on bass and Norman Fearrington on drums – and the spare setting really has Eddie taking charge of the set dynamically, hitting funky notes one moment, soulful notes another, and messing around in a tripped-out style that we haven't heard since his best Atlantic recordings of the early 70s. The set kicks off with the funky jamming number "Ambidextrous", rolls into the weird vocal tune "La Carnival", and contains other great numbers like "Scatting Unlyrically Simultaneously", "Airigen", "Walkin", "Lover", and "Eddie Who". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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✨✧ Carter JeffersonRise Of Atlantis ... LP
Muse/Timeless, 1979. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A bold statement by one of the best underground jazz players of the 70s! Carter Jefferson cut his chops with Art Blakey in the years after Blakey had Billy Harper in the group – and seemed to follow Harper into some of the same highly spiritual, soulful territory at the time! Jefferson's a bit more inside, but equally searching in his style – and this key album as a leader is quite possibly one of the best-ever demonstrations of his talents. Carter's recorded here on tenor and soprano sax, in two different groups – one with Terumasa Hino on trumpet, and one with Shunzo Ono on trumpet – with a great lineup that includes Harry Whitaker on piano, Clint Houston on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! Lani Groves sings on one track – and titles include "Why", "Rise Of Atlantis", "Blues For Wood", and "Changing Trains". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s US pressing! Cover has some light wear, and a few notes on the back – but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ VariousJazz In California 1923 to 1930 ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1920s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders, Tom Gerunovich & His Roof Garden Orchestra, Sonny Clay's Plantation Orchestra, Vic Meyers & His Orchestra, Henry Halstead & His Orchestra, and Reb Spikes' Majors & Minors. CD

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✨✧ Carl Allen & Manhattan ProjectsPiccadilly Square ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
We love the group that drummer Carl Allen has on this set – a soulful 80s young lions lineup, with Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Vincent Herring on alto and soprano, Ira Coleman on bass, and Donald Brown on piano – all taking things back to the basics of soul jazz, but with a sense of imagination and power that really mark all the players as harbingers of a new generation in jazz! Freddie Hubbard guests on two tracks – and while he sounds great, he's almost not needed – as the other players come together beautifully on all the other selections – hard-swinging, and expanding a sense of hardbop in ways that hearken back to a Jazz Messengers tradition, but with energy that's all their own. Titles include "Annie's Mood", "The Biscuit Man", "Piccadilly Square", "Afterthoughts", and "New Joy". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)
Also available Piccadilly Square ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Original Memphis Five/Napoleon's Emperors/Cotton PickersOriginal Memphis Five, Napoleon's Emperors, & The Cotton Pickers – 1928 to 1929 ... CD
Timeless (Holland), 1928/1929. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare 78 rpm material that features Glenn Miller, Hoagy Carmichael, and Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ George Adams/Don Pullen QuartetLive At Montmartre ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Solidly soaring work from tenorist George Adams – recording live here with pianist Don Pullen, one of his best musical partners during the 80s! The album's got a bit more of a bite than some of the pair's studio sessions – a bit straighter overall, but recorded with a nice degree of energy, and some long tracks that really let both players open up nicely – in a combo that also features John Scofield on guitar, Cameron Brown on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums. The inclusion of Scofield's guitar changes up the group's sound in a nice way – adding in some more chromatic elements that really stand out – and titles include "IJ", "Flame Games", "Song Everlasting", and "Forever Lovers". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyChippin In (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Timeless/Tidal Waves, 1990. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Late Art Blakey – but great Blakey too, as Art never faltered a minute in the later years of his life, and continued to work with some of the best younger players he could find! Here, Art's leading a lineup that includes Brian Lynch on trumpet, Frank Lacy and Steve Davis on trombone, Javon Jackson and Dale Barlow on tenor, and Geoff Keezer on piano – all coming together with a tight, round sound that takes us back to some of Blakey's sublime mid 70s recordings – a masterpiece in soulful economy! Titles include "Byrdflight", "Brain Stormin", "Kay Pea", "Chippin In", "Aquarius Rising", "Chandek's Den", and "Kenji's Walk". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl – limited to 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Kirk Lightsey with Freddie HubbardTemptation ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very hip group, and a wonderful meeting between trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and pianist Kirk Lightsey! We always like Kirk, but love him even more when he's working with a horn player – as his sound seems to catch fire, and move with even bolder notes than usual – which is definitely the case on the album's opener, a nice take on Hubbard's classic "Gibraltar" – in a spirit that continues strongly throughout! Bass is from Santi Debriano, drums are from Eddie Gladden, and Jerry Gonzalez plays percussion on one track – and Freddie's in that great 80s sound of his – a mode that's a return to the straighter hardbop of his Blue Note years, but with the phrasing learned during his 70s funk years – on titles that include "Gibraltar", "Evidence", "Brigitte", "Temptation", and "Society Red". CD

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✨✧ Jaco Pastorius & Rashied AliBlackbird ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most unique albums ever recorded by the legendary bassist Jaco Pastorious – and one of the most outside as well! The set features duets recorded with drummer Rashied Ali for French Radio in 1984 – and as with John Coltrane, Ali is something of a muse here with Pastorius – really setting him free into more improvised, outside territory – nicely unbound, although still very much in command of those talents and touches that made Jaco such an influential musician during the short time he was on the planet! Ali comes on full at times, punctuates the proceedings at others – and Jaco moves between round notes and more abstract elements – sometimes even upping the fuzz in a really great way. Titles include "Broadway Blues", "Slang", "Fannie Mae", "Purple Haze", "Continuum", and a version of "Naima". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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✨✧ Al CohnRifftide ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautifully-blown session from tenorist Al Cohn – definitely what we'd expect, to be sure – but still a nice surprise, too – as we don't often reach for Cohn dates of this vintage! The album's got a stone, stark, no-nonsense approach – with the sort of all-solid feel that Al always had back to the 50s, but that especially confident style that he really exhibited best in some of his 70s dates – a soulful stretching out that makes his later years as winning as his early ones – but in a very different way! The tenor's boldly in the lead on all numbers – in a group that also features Rein De Graaf on piano, Koos Serierse on bass, and Eric Ineke on drums – on titles that include "The Thing", "Hot House", "Speak Low", "Blue Monk", "Rifftide", and "Secret Love". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)

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✨✧ European Jazz TrioNorwegian Wood ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lightly lyrical trio, of the sort that the European scene has been serving up here and there since the 70s – clearly inspired by the spaciousness of Bill Evans, but also working with its own rhythmic conception too! Karel Boehlee handles the piano with a nice sprightly sort of touch – alongside Frans Jan Van De Hoeven on bass and Roy Dackus on drums – players who space things out with a nicely loping swing – always a bit gentle, but in a really good way – on titles that include "Norwegian Wood", "Summertime", "Song For Sad", "Mister T", "Liberian Dance", "Twilight", and "Elsa". CD

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✨✧ Harry VerbekeShort Speech ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from a tenorist who doesn't always get his due on our side of the Atlantic – but who was a key part of the Dutch jazz scene from his work in the Diamond Five onwards! Harry Verbeke's got a quality that's maybe a bit like Sonny Stitt – initially familiar at first glance, but able to really spark imagination right away with his phrasing and tone, even before he launches into the solo passage of a tune! Here, he's paired with the excellent Irv Rochlin on piano, plus Harry Emmery on bass and Max Bolleman on drums – a group who really get the spirit and tone right, even when Rochlin occasionally switches to electric piano. Titles include the Rochlin originals "Will O The Wisp", "Blues For Clara", and "Short Speech", plus a nice take on the Mingus classic "Peggy's Blue Skylight". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)
 
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Antonio Adolfo, Brazil & BrazucaDestiny ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2007. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
The return of a legend – and a tremendously groovy little record! Brazilian keyboardist/composer Antonio Adolfo's been making records for years – but easily his greatest albums were those cut at the end of the 60s with his Brazuka group – a cool combination of funky rhythms, electric keyboards, spacious production, and female vocals – all wrapped up with that glorious Blue Brazil sound of the EMI/Odeon label. Here, Adolfo recaptures that sound beautifully – returning to modes he hasn't touched in decades – and getting tremendous treatment from the Far Out label, who really help him hit that classic sound right. The record's an instantly timeless set that rivals all of Antonio's wonderful work from many years back – recorded with Adolfo on keyboards, live jazzy rhythms, a bit of strings, and twin harmony vocals from daughters Carol Saboya and Luisa Saboia – soaring out beautifully with a really groovy sound. The whole thing's wonderful – even better than you might expect – and titles include "Bola Da Vez", "Papo Furado", "Luizao", "Eu E Voce", "Tudo E Brasil", "Domingo Azul", "Tao Iguais", "SOS Amazonas", "Sonho Estelar", and "Dono Do Mundo". CD

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✨✧ AtmosphereFamily Sign (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Rhymesayers, 2011. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $27.99 30.99 On October 22, 2021
Moody storytelling, stark beats and terse, timeless hip hop from Atmosphere. Includes "My Key", "The Last To Say", "Just For Show", "She's Enough", "Millennium Dodo", "Ain't Nobody", "Who I'll Never Be", "My Notes" and more. Custom printed jacket that doubles as a picture frame with stand! LP, Vinyl record album
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Natik AwayezManbarani ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99
A contemporary album, but one with a very ancient vibe – recorded in Cairo on a mix of percussion and stringed instruments, and set to vocals that have a wonderful way of cascading over the grooves! From what we can tell, there's no electricity in the instrumentation – which furthers the timeless qualities of the music – and even though the language of the lyrics are beyond us, they're handled with a soulful style that's very transcendent – as is the instrumentation! Titles include "Aden", "The Exodus", "The South", "Manbarani", "You Don't Mind", and "The Land Of Exiles". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sammy AyalaSammy Ayala ... CD
Candela, 2010. Used ... $11.99
A great little set from salsa legend Sammy Ayala – an original member of the 50s born Cortijo Y Su Combo orchestra of Puerto Rico – singing warmly and wonderfully on this excellent self-titled set on the Candela label! An all star roster of modern producers and players indebted to Sammy and his style contribute – include Quantic, Nicodemus, Truth & Soul combo Bronx River Parkway, Mo'Horizons and others – but this feels like the work of an old school master, as it should. Timeless stuff and a worthy effort by all! Titles include "Otra Vez", "Invitacion Al Salon", "Corazon" feat Bronx River Parkway, "El La San Sebastian" feat Mo'Horizons, "Huellas De La Ilusion" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy AyersVirgin Ubiquity II – Unreleased Recordings 1976 to 1981 (3LP set) ... LP
Rapster/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $48.99 54.99
The genius of Roy Ayers knows no end – and as this set of unreleased work from the 70s proves, Roy was always working at top form back in the day – even above and beyond his classic albums from the time! The grooves here are tremendous – funky, soulful, jazzy, and every bit as wonderful as the work that Roy did for his classic albums on Polydor – and in a way, the whole set's even tighter and heavier than any of Roy's full LPs, because it's a distillation of his sound from the time, hand-picked from the vaults with an ear towards the kind of timeless grooves that have been a huge influence on many worlds of music for years! You've never heard any of these tunes before, but we can promise you'll love them every bit as much as Roy's tracks on albums like Coffy, Vibrations, Mystic Voyage, and other classics – and the quality of the set only further pushes our jaw-dropping respect for the man! Titles include "Holiday", "Kwajilori", "I Am Your Mind (part 2)", "Touch Of Class", "Third Time", "Come To Me", "Wide Open", "Funk In The Hole", "Liquid Love", "Tarzan", "Sunshine (demo)", and "I Like The Way You Do It To Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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B-52sB-52s ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A hell of a debut from The B-52s – and a record that's become surprisingly timeless over the years, despite a retro-styled approach by the group! These guys aren't the silly group of later years here – and instead, they've got this moody darkness that's wonderful – a re-envisioned postwar America, one in which the neuroses are all on the outside – served up with instrumentation that's stark, but incredibly tight – snapping drums, riffing guitar, and these great organ lines that sound beautiful next to the vocals of Fred and the girls. The set gave the group their perennial hit "Rock Lobster" – but taken as a whole, it's an incredibly different landscape – as you'll discover on tracks that include "Planet Claire", "52 Girls", "Dance This Mess Around", "Lava", "There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon)", "Hero Worship", "6060-842" and "Downtown". LP, Vinyl record album
(2021 reissue. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Philip BaileyLove Will Find A Way ... CD
Verve, 2019. Used ... $6.99
Philip Bailey's looking hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding hipper than usual within – thanks to fantastic production help from Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and Chick Corea – all artists who play on the record, and help give Bailey a really timeless sense of soul! The man himself needs no introduction – thanks to his long legacy in Earth Wind & Fire, and a range of great solo records too – but there's really something different, and something special taking place here – as Bailey pushes both his vocal range and sense of songform, working through music by Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Oscar Brown Jr, and even the Talking Heads – while also turning in some great songs of his own, co-penned with some of the album's collaborators. The instrumentation is served up by a dream group of jazz talents – Kamasi Washington on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Robert Glasper and Chick Corea on keyboards, Steve Wilson on saxes and flute, Lionel Loueke on guitar,and Christian McBride on bass – and although the record features guest vocals from Bilal and Casey Benjamin, it's Bailey's work that's the real main attraction. Titles include "We're A Winner", "Stairway To The Stars", "Just To Keep Your Satisfied", "Once In A Lifetime", "Billy Jack", "You're Everything", "Brooklyn Blues", "Sacred Sounds", and "Love Will Find A Way". CD

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Banda Black RioSuper Nova Samba Funk ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A brilliant new vision for the legendary Banda Black Rio – the pioneering samba, soul and funk combo that broke so much ground in the 70s and remain vital to this day – led here by William Magalhaes, in a mode that celebrates decades of the best Brazilian music, while fearlessly moving it forward! William's father Oberdan Magalhaes was a driving force behind the original Banda Black Rio, and we couldn't really imagine a more appropriate new vision for the group than his son's. William wrote or co-wrote each track and he sings, plays keys and synth, guitar, bass, drums and more. The expansive group brings a depth of percussion, horns, strings and vocals – delivering timeless and dexterous jazzy Brazilian funk and dancefloor soul. The guest list includes classic and contemporary greats like Seu Jorge, Elza Soares, Marcio Local, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and others! Includes "Louis Lane" with Seu Jorge & Mano Brown, "Super Nova Samba Funk (9 No Samba)", "America Do Sul", "Isabela" feat Elza Soares and Cesar Camargo Mariano, "Samba Nova", "Quem Vem La" feat Marcio Local, "Deixa Estar" feat Aleh, "Lindos Olhos" feat Seu Jorge and Don Pixote, "Paname" feat Pyroman, "Final Feliz", "Irere" feat Gilberto Gil, "Aos Pes Do Redentor" feat Caetano Veloso and more. 16 tracks on the CD version. CD
Also available Super Nova Samba Funk (yellow vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 24.99

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Banda Black RioSuper Nova Samba Funk (yellow vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2011. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A brilliant new vision for the legendary Banda Black Rio – the pioneering samba, soul and funk combo that broke so much ground in the 70s and remain vital to this day – led here by William Magalhaes, in a mode that celebrates decades of the best Brazilian music, while fearlessly moving it forward! William's father Oberdan Magalhaes was a driving force behind the original Banda Black Rio, and we couldn't really imagine a more appropriate new vision for the group than his son's. William wrote or co-wrote each track and he sings, plays keys and synth, guitar, bass, drums and more. The expansive group brings a depth of percussion, horns, strings and vocals – delivering timeless and dexterous jazzy Brazilian funk and dancefloor soul. The guest list includes classic and contemporary greats like Seu Jorge, Elza Soares, Marcio Local and others. Includes "Louis Lane" with Seu Jorge & Mano Brown, "Super Nova Samba Funk (9 No Samba)", "America Do Sul", "Isabela" feat Elza Soares and Cesar Camargo Mariano, "Samba Nova", "Quem Vem La" feat Marcio Local, "Deixa Estar" feat Aleha and "Lindos Olhos" feat Seu Jorge and Don Pixote. 8 tracks on the vinyl version. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition yellow vinyl pressing!)
Also available Super Nova Samba Funk ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Terence BlanchardBounce ... CD
Blue Note, 2003. Used ... $5.99
Warmth and magic from Terence Blanchard – an album of simple beauty and timeless soul that's one of the best we've heard from him to date! The set features a group that includes tenor, guitar, piano, Fender Rhodes, and organ – and overall, it's got a soulful depth that reminds us of some of the hidden treasures in mid 80s soul jazz. Blanchard never tries to overstate his case, but plays within a world of confident righteousness that issues forth in waves of well-stated sound, color, and tone. Titles include "Fred Brown", "Passionate Courage", "On The Verge", "Innocence", "Transform", and "Footprints". CD
(Out of print, CD is copy protected.)

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Charles BradleyNo Time For Dreaming (plus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Gritty, powerful raw soul from Charles Bradley – the full length debut from the 62-year-old Brooklyn singer – backed perfectly by The Menahan Street Band! It's incredible, a record that sounds just as rawly emotional and impeccably soulful in 2011 as it would have in 1971 – much like the work Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, there's no mistaking this for anything but the real deal. Rough hewn in beautifully so – with perfect, funky backing by team Menahan. A timeless treasure! Titles include "In You (I Found A Love)", "I Believe In Your Love", "The Telephone Song", "Golden Rule", "How Long", "Trouble In The Land", "Since Our Last Goodbye", "Heartaches And Pain", "The World" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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Carlinhos BrownOmelete Man ... CD
Metro Blue, 1998. Used ... $1.99
Surprisingly catchy batch of modern funky Brazilian tracks from Carlinhos Brown, set off on what appears to be an incredibly well-reviewed solo career, after working with the group Timbalada. The session was produced by Marisa Monte, and it's got a nice mix of funky stylings, Brazilian rhythms, and psychedelicate guitars – with a style that almost evokes other current "timeless" production, such as that used with Lenny Kravitz. Add some strings into the mix, and you've got a sound that's filled with a lot more surprises and nice moments than we'd expect! Titles include "Omlete Man", "Vitamina Ser", "Soul By Soul", "Water My Girl", "Tribal United Dance", "Cachorro Louco", and "Musico". CD
(Out of print.)

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Beth CarvalhoCanto Por Um Novo Dia ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic early work from Beth Carvalho – exactly the kind of record that made her one of the greatest female samba singers in the 70s! Beth holds this tiny guitar on the cover, and plays the instrument beautifully alongside her vocals – which have this sense of majesty right from the start, but never any touch of pride or arrogance – just this righteous power that makes each of these tunes soar beautifully, with very little effort at all! Production is nicely understated – never too warm, or trying for any sort of commercial approach – instead in this very timeless vibe that makes the whole thing sound as fresh today as when it was cut back in the 70s. Titles include "Fim de Reinado", "Mariana Da Gente", "Salve A Preguica Meu Pai", "Evocacao No 1", "Hora De Chorar", and "Canto Por Um Novo Dia". CD

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Francisco Mora CatlettMora 2 (aka River Drum) ... LP
AACE/Far Out (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A set recorded in Detroit, but one that's got a globe's worth of elements in the mix – originally recorded in the mid 80s, but not released until a brief CD issue in the early part of the 21st Century! Despite that history, the album's a really timeless record that encompasses a world's worth of elements in jazz! Francisco Mora Catlett's at the height of his powers here – leading the group with a sense of righteous majesty that takes us back to some of the most ambitious heirs of the post-Coltrane generation, but with perhaps an oddly rhythmic twist as well – such as you might find in some of the 70s classics of Bobby Vince Paunetto. Echoes of Latin, Afro, and spiritual jazz come together as one – soaring to the skies on soulful waves of sound – brought together with a sense of focus and spirit that really moves us a lot. Players include Marcus Belgrave and John Douglass on trumpets, Sherman Mitchell on trombone, Vincent Bowens on tenor and flute, Alex Harding on baritone and bass clarinet, Kenny Cox on piano, and Rodney Whitaker on bass – and titles include "Samba/Conga De Amor", "Amazona Prelude/Dawn", "Old Man Joe", "Por Que Paro", and "Afra-Jum (parts 2 & 3)". LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Francisco Mora CatlettMora/Mora 2 ... CD
AACE/Far Out (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A pair of great albums back to back – both rare albums from a percussionist who worked with Sun Ra! First up is Mora volume 1 – a legendary early set from percussionist Francisco Mora Catlett – and a really sublime blend of spiritual jazz and Latin rhythms! Mora's percussion is definitely at the core – but the set also features wonderful contributions from Vincent Bowens on tenor and soprano sax, Jerome LeDuff on berimbau, Alberto Nacif on quinto, and Detroit jazz legend Kenny Cox on piano! There's a balance here that really matches the best Strata East energy of the 70s – an open, flowing approach that's completely sublime, and very righteous too – even more so than anything Mora's done since the 70s – making this record one of his greatest achievements ever. Tersa Mora sings a bit of vocals at times – and titles include "Afra Jum", "Five AM", "Rumba Morena", "Samba De Amor", and "Cultural Warrior". Mora 2 is a set recorded in Detroit, but one that's got a globe's worth of elements in the mix – originally recorded in the mid 80s, but not released until a brief CD issue in the early part of the 21st Century! Despite that history, the album's a really timeless record that encompasses a world's worth of elements in jazz! Francisco Mora Catlett's at the height of his powers here – leading the group with a sense of righteous majesty that takes us back to some of the most ambitious heirs of the post-Coltrane generation, but with perhaps an oddly rhythmic twist as well – such as you might find in some of the 70s classics of Bobby Vince Paunetto. Echoes of Latin, Afro, and spiritual jazz come together as one – soaring to the skies on soulful waves of sound – brought together with a sense of focus and spirit that really moves us a lot. Players include Marcus Belgrave and John Douglass on trumpets, Sherman Mitchell on trombone, Vincent Bowens on tenor and flute, Alex Harding on baritone and bass clarinet, Kenny Cox on piano, and Rodney Whitaker on bass – and titles include "Samba/Conga De Amor", "Amazona Prelude/Dawn", "Old Man Joe", "Por Que Paro", and "Afra-Jum (parts 2 & 3)". CD
Also available Mora ... LP 22.99

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Gene ClarkTwo Sides To Every Story ... CD
RSO/Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 About September 24, 2021
Gene Clark's excellent late 70s record for RSO – and honestly, one of the greatest major label country rock records of the later 70s – as unjustly overlooked as anything Gene's ever done! After the legendarily ambitious commercial failure of the preceding No Other album, which came out a long 3 years before this one, the modus operandi here seems to be to make a great, unfussy and unpretentious batch of timeless, rustic grooves – albeit with excellent craft behind it. It's that, and it's so damn good! It's got soulful acoustic songcraft and rave-up honky tonkers alike – with Gene's voice a perfect balance of sweetness and grit – and it features a hell of a roster of guest players that includes Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Emmylou Harris, Doug Dillard and Al Perkins. Titles include "Home Run King", "Lonely Saturday", an amazing version of "In The Pines", "Kansas City Southern", "Give My Love To Marie", "Marylou", "Sister Moon", "Silent Crusade" and more. CD

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Kenny DrewFalling Leaves ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $18.99
Beautifully fluid, lyrical work from Kenny Drew – the sort that he first gave the world in the early days of his career, and which was still going strong, with plenty of fire and imagination by the time of this very late recording! Drew's got this way of balancing both sides of the keyboard in an effortless way – with these left hand romps that balance out the lighter elements of the right – given and equally great sense of support here from George Mraz on bass and Lewis Nash on drums. The recording's a live one – done in Zagreb, with some nice long tracks – and titles include "The Falling Leaves (Autumn Leaves)", "Django", "All Blues", "In Your Own Sweet Way", "Blues", and "Stella By Starlight". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)

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EmbryoOpal ... CD
United Artists/Ohr (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the great space rock records of the early 70s – the debut from the mighty Embryo – a lynchpin in the uncompromising jazz, prog & rock to come – and really one of the more underappreciated early Krautrock efforts! Embryo is working in a pretty amazing mode here, with hypnotic percussion, incredible drums and irresistible bass grooves that keeping in more of an spacey prog rock realm than some of the jazzier efforts later on, but it's an unpredictable, timeless and rewarding gem all the way. Includes "Opal", "You Don't Know What's Happening", "Revolution", "Glockenspiel", "Got No Time", "Call", "End Of Soul", "People From Out Of Space". CD
Also available Opal (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 6 – Days Have Gone By (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Takoma/4 Men With Beards, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
John Fahey just got deeper and deeper with each new record of his early years – and this sublime sixth set is a unique blend of his amazing work on guitar, his timeless sense of music, and his growing ear for odd elements and atmospherics that make his records far more than just the usual acoustic folk blues of the time! Instead, the whole thing's this kind of pioneering mixture of organic sounds – still years ahead of its time, and put together with this sensibility that it took most folks decades to appreciate – every bit as revelatory on a first listen today as it must have been back in the 60s. Titles include "A Raga Called Pat", "The Revolt Of The Dyke Brigade", "Days Have Gone By", "We Would Be Building", and "Night Train Of Valhalla". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank N Dank48 Hours (2CD edition – with instrumentals) ... CD
Digi Pop/Delicious Vinyl, 2003. New Copy 2CDs ... $7.99 17.98
The timeless sounding underground classic debut of Frank-N-Dank – which is a strong first full length statement for the duo – and a significant milestone in the J Dilla production canon! It has more of a straight up, street ready rhyme style than was typical for Dilla productions at the time – with smoky, pulsing production and unpredictable beats. The rhymes are stronger than we gave 'em credit for a decade or so back – and the raw electro funky bounce provided by Dilla really opened us up to how diverse his style could be outside of the jazzy/funky/soul beats he'd laid down in the preceding couple of years! Tracks include "Rite Bites", "Street Life", "Pimp Strut", "Where The Parties At?", "All Seasons", "Take Dem Clothes Off" and more. This 2013 version features a second disc with Dilla's instrumentals. CD

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Aretha FranklinJump To It ... LP
Arista, 1982. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Aretha's grooving sweetly on a record that's produced by Luther Vandross – and a damn strong one, too! Aretha wasn't the first, or the last classic soul singer to embrace the modern sounds of the early 80s, but relatively few outshined their younger peers as brilliantly as Aretha does here. She's great on this one! There's plenty of space in the arrangements for Aretha to do her thing – emoting naturally, improvising some of the vocals, and really just knocking it out of the park. Luther's production shows ample love and respect for the previous generation of soul, while still sounding right at home in '82 – with some timeless ballads along with contemporary chart-ready groovers. Titles include "Jump To It", "Love Me Right", "If She Don't Want Your Lovin'", "This Is For Real", "It's Just Your Love", "I Want To Make It Up To You" and "It's Just Your Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Vince Guaraldi TrioCharlie Brown Christmas (peppermint vinyl pressing) ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... On October 15, 2021
An amazing record – one with a depth that goes way beyond its simple roots, and which has gone on to become one of the true Christmas classics of the 20th Century! Although a Christmas soundtrack, the album's more of a tapestry of sadness, longing, and loss – the best qualities that always emerge in true Christmas classics – underscoring the blue side of the season that's always lurking around corners from the happier moments. Vince Guaraldi penned this score back when he was a rising talent on the San Francisco scene – and in a way, it was almost his musical contribution to the cartoon that made it such a lasting favorite – even over and above the appeal of the famous animated characters. Most tunes are simple piano ones, but played with a phrasing that's beautifully timeless – and the few vocal numbers feature voices from the cartoon, singing softly with the music. Titles include the classic "Linus and Lucy" – plus "My Little Drum", "Christmas Is Coming", "Christmas Time Is Here", "Skating", and "Fur Elise". LP, Vinyl record album
(RSD Essentials pressing. Quantities pressed on demand and strictly limited!)

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Vince Guaraldi TrioCharlie Brown Christmas (silver foil cover) ... LP
Fantasy/Craft, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.99 On October 1, 2021
An amazing record – one with a depth that goes way beyond its simple roots, and which has gone on to become one of the true Christmas classics of the 20th Century! Although a Christmas soundtrack, the album's more of a tapestry of sadness, longing, and loss – the best qualities that always emerge in true Christmas classics – underscoring the blue side of the season that's always lurking around corners from the happier moments. Vince Guaraldi penned this score back when he was a rising talent on the San Francisco scene – and in a way, it was almost his musical contribution to the cartoon that made it such a lasting favorite – even over and above the appeal of the famous animated characters. Most tunes are simple piano ones, but played with a phrasing that's beautifully timeless – and the few vocal numbers feature voices from the cartoon, singing softly with the music. Titles include the classic "Linus and Lucy" – plus "My Little Drum", "Christmas Is Coming", "Christmas Time Is Here", "Skating", and "Fur Elise". LP, Vinyl record album
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Al HibblerAfter The Lights Go Down Low (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1950/1951/1956. Used ... $5.99
One of the greatest albums ever from the mighty Al Hibbler – a record that's filled with subtle power and deeper soul – and which really has Al working at the height of his vocal talents! Although Hibbler recorded often before this in the 50s, this session seems to have a specially magic feel – the kind of album in which all elements gel together perfectly – almost to Al's career what Two Steps From The Blues was to Bobby Bland. And like that other classic, there's a mix here of jazz and blues that's really unique – instantly timeless, and still quite powerful today. Titles include "Tell Me", "Travelin Light", "Dedicated To You", "You Will Be Mine", "Song Of The Wanderer", "If I Knew You Were There", and "The Blues Came Falling Down". CD

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Russell HokeMelancholy Traveler (with bonus download) ... LP
Round Bale, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 16.00
Recent work from underground hero Russell Hoke, but sounds that are every bit as timeless as his earlier records – done in a stripped-down style that has Hoke playing borrowed guitar and banjo, and recording onto an old cellphone – which makes the whole thing feel like it came out of some obscure Takoma Records session in the 60s! There's a few instrumentals on the set, but the real charm lies in Hoke's vocal performances – sometimes very folksy and ancient, sometimes more like an acoustic take on the darker indie territory of a few decades back – all with that upfront quality that's always made Russell such a striking artist. Titles include "Sea Monster", "I Have A Gift", "Coronation", "Kingdome Blue", "I'd Gladly Give It All", "The Mountain & The Stream", "Wandering Ancient Soul", and "When I Get Down" – plus versions of the Sandy Denny tunes "By The Time It Gets Dark" and "Sweet Rosemary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus download.)

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Miki HowardLove Confessions ... LP
Atlantic, 1987. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Miki Howard at the top of her game – just the sort of record that had her standing out as one of the best new vocalists in soul during the second half of the 80s – and one of the few who could draw on the classic styles of earlier divas like Patti Labelle or Phyllis Hyman! Like both of those two, Howard's got a great range, but never pushes things to far – just effortlessly taps into the right modes at the right moments – and opens up with a flow that's a lot more timeless than some of the other soul albums of the time. There's certainly a few crossover numbers that are a bit pop, but there's also lots of the mellower, more serious numbers that Miki does so well. Titles include a duet with Gerald Levert on "That's What Love Is", a nice reading of Earth Wind & Fire's "Reasons", an update of the standard "You've Changed", and the tracks "Baby Be Mine", "In Too Deep", "I Wanna Be There", and "Bitter Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and a promo stamp.)

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Bert JanschJack Orion ... CD
Transatlantic (UK), 1966. Used ... $14.99
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a wider range of influences on his guitar performance, yet in a way that still comes across with a uniquely pointed vibe. There's some occasional shift in the instrumentation, too – as Jansch plays banjo on the leadoff track, but with the same chilling currents as his sublime acoustic guitar – and John Renbourn joins on second guitar for a number of tracks, prefacing the pair's collaboration to come. And as with all of Jansch's genius material at this point, there's a quality that's both ancient and modern, timeless and uniquely tied to its moment – flowering beautifully on tunes that include "Jack Orion", "The Waggoner's Lad", "Nottamun Town", "Black Water Side", "Pretty Polly", and "The Gardner". CD
(Out of print.)
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Bert JanschJack Orion ... LP
Transatlantic/Superior Viaduct, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
A huge leap forward for the mighty Bert Jansch – and a record that's somehow even more amazing than the ones that came before! Bert's maybe even more introspective here, but also on a personal journey that takes him down musical paths that seem broader than before – almost echoing a wider range of influences on his guitar performance, yet in a way that still comes across with a uniquely pointed vibe. There's some occasional shift in the instrumentation, too – as Jansch plays banjo on the leadoff track, but with the same chilling currents as his sublime acoustic guitar – and John Renbourn joins on second guitar for a number of tracks, prefacing the pair's collaboration to come. And as with all of Jansch's genius material at this point, there's a quality that's both ancient and modern, timeless and uniquely tied to its moment – flowering beautifully on tunes that include "Jack Orion", "The Waggoner's Lad", "Nottamun Town", "Black Water Side", "Pretty Polly", and "The Gardner". LP, Vinyl record album
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Bert JanschRare Conundrum (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Virgin (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $8.99 11.99
A great late 70s set from Bert Jansch – a set that's maybe a bit of a return to his roots, but which also really marks Jansch as a much stronger vocalist than he ever was in the early days! There's this confidence and maturity to the lyrics that's really great – Bert inflecting things with that voice that must have been one of the most unusual on the UK scene, even in the smaller folk rock world of his roots – and although the instrumentation is relatively lean, the tunes have a fullness and gentle sort of majesty that's very different than 60s Jansch in a similar mode. The whole thing's wonderful – maybe a bit overlooked in the year when punk was exploding – but proof that some of the more timeless artists of the generation were still turning out impeccable work. Titles include "Daybreak", "One To A Hundred", "Pretty Saro", "Doctor, Doctor", "3AM", "St Fiacre", "If You See My Love", "Poor Mouth", "Cat & Mouse", "Three Chord Trick", and "Lost Love". CD includes 3 bonus tracks – "Three Dreamers", "Dragonfly", and "Candyman". CD

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Oscar JeromeBreathe Deep ... CD
Caroline, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
The striking debut of Oscar Jerome – a UK singer/songwriter who works with a fair bit of jazzy elements here – thanks in part to some Rhodes and keyboards from Joe-Armon Jones! The set's the kind of genre-stepping record that we'd expect from some of Jones' London contemporaries – music that's familiar at one level, but very different and fresh at another – as Oscar sings and plays guitar on most tracks, but in a mode that's not easy to categorize at all! The guitar often has lots of jazzy phrasing, but is never straight jazz – and the lyrics are upfront, but sometimes equally balanced with things that the guitar is saying too. Although Jerome sounds nothing like him, we might compare the uniqueness of his approach to territory explored by Vini Reilly many years ago – a space that's very much his own, on titles that include "Give Back What U Stole From Me", "Your Saint", "Coy Moon", "Gravitate", "Draggin My", "Timeless", and "Sun For Someone". CD
Also available Breathe Deep (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Oscar JeromeBreathe Deep (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Caroline, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
The striking debut of Oscar Jerome – a UK singer/songwriter who works with a fair bit of jazzy elements here – thanks in part to some Rhodes and keyboards from Joe-Armon Jones! The set's the kind of genre-stepping record that we'd expect from some of Jones' London contemporaries – music that's familiar at one level, but very different and fresh at another – as Oscar sings and plays guitar on most tracks, but in a mode that's not easy to categorize at all! The guitar often has lots of jazzy phrasing, but is never straight jazz – and the lyrics are upfront, but sometimes equally balanced with things that the guitar is saying too. Although Jerome sounds nothing like him, we might compare the uniqueness of his approach to territory explored by Vini Reilly many years ago – a space that's very much his own, on titles that include "Give Back What U Stole From Me", "Your Saint", "Coy Moon", "Gravitate", "Draggin My", "Timeless", and "Sun For Someone". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Breathe Deep ... CD 11.99

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Eddie JohnsonIndian Summer ... LP
Nessa, 1981. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A great set from the Chicago scene – one recorded in the early 80s, but put together with a really timeless sound overall! The album's a rediscovery of tenorist Eddie Johnson – a player who'd been away from music for part of the 70s, but who returns beautifully here with a raspy tenor sound that would make labelmate Von Freeman proud. The session is nicely laidback – recorded with trumpet from Paul Serrano and piano from John Young – very relaxed and open, in the sort of mode that really lets a Chicago tenorist take off – which Johnson does, and wonderfully, on tunes that include "Blue Star", "The Choice", "Self Portrait", "Indian Summer", and "Splanky". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has aged shrinkwrap affixed to all parts. Back cover has some notes in pen.)

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Eddie JohnsonIndian Summer (plus bonus track) ... CD
Nessa, 1981. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
A great set from the Chicago scene – one recorded in the early 80s, but put together with a really timeless sound overall! The album's a rediscovery of tenorist Eddie Johnson – a player who'd been away from music for part of the 70s, but who returns beautifully here with a raspy tenor sound that would make labelmate Von Freeman proud. The session is nicely laidback – recorded with trumpet from Paul Serrano and piano from John Young – very relaxed and open, in the sort of mode that really lets a Chicago tenorist take off – which Johnson does, and wonderfully, on tunes that include "Blue Star", "The Choice", "Self Portrait", "Indian Summer", and "Splanky". This 2011 CD edition includes the previously unreleased take on "I'm Old Fashioned". CD

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Norah JonesCome Away With Me ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... $4.99
Although we're a bit ashamed to admit this, it took us about a year and a half – waaaaaay too long, to come around on Norah Jones. Grammy Awards often bring out our inner cynic. Anyway, we get it now – and better late than never, right? Norah is probably the single best thing to have happened to mainstream pop/vocals in at least a decade, if not longer – and she sings her mellow magic with backing by true jazz session heroes to boot. Beautiful, mellow jazz pop bliss if there ever was such a thing. A trillion copies sold, but the real value is found in the timeless tunes. Thanks Norah, thanks Blue Note!!! Tracks include "Don't Know Why", "Seven Years", "Cold Cold Heart", "Shoot The Moon", "Turn Me On", "Nightingale", and more. CD

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KassinSonhando Devagar (with download) ... LP
20/20/20, 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99 19.99
Really wonderful work from Alexandre Kassin – easily one of the most important contemporary figures in Brazilian music of the past decade or two! Kassin's best known on these shores for his work with Moreno Veloso and Domenico – but he's also had a hand in countless collaborations with others, both as a musician and a producer – helping shape the sound of Brazil in ways that rival American efforts of the post-rock generation. Yet Kassin's music is uniquely Brazilian, too – filled with warmth and imagination, and a careful balance of roots from older styles and cool contemporary execution – yet all without any of the genre-clashing styles of some of his compatriots on the scene – who sometimes try too hard to sound unique. Kassin's got a way of sounding universally appealing, yet never commercial – a really beautiful balance that's has his work at the top of our stacks for years – and which, with a record like this, may finally get him the global attention he deserves. The tunefulness at play is purely infectious – timeless sunshine pop hooks and overall catchiness, mixed with buzzing, avant touches on the edges that push it into weirder, but no less accessible realms. Percussion, guitar, vibes, Rhodes, horns and flute are often in the mix, with easygoing vocals by Kassin and backup singers. Includes "Mundo Natural", "Potassio", "For a De Area", "O Que Voce Quiser", "Calca De Ginastica", "Sorver-Te", and "Quando Voce Esta Sambando". LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with bonus download – and 3D glasses for looking at the cover!)

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Carlton Livingston100 Weight Of Collie Weed ... LP
Greensleeves (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
A great, overlooked Greensleeves LP from Carlton Livingston – with some roosty jams backed by tight rhythms – and soulful singing throughout by Carlton! The set was recorded at New York's HCF Studios with Hyman "Papa Life" Wright and Percy Chin as the producers and instrumentation credited to the Hi-Life Players. The riddims are tight and timeless, with some really nice keyboards in the mix – which sound great back9ing Livingston's laidback vocalss. Includes "100 Weight Of Collie Weed", "Making Love", "Fret Them A Fret", "I'm Your Lover", "See Them A Come", "Call Of The Rastaman", "Never See Come See", "If This Girl Was Mine", "Soundman Clash" and "Let The Music Plays". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jards MacaleAmor, Ordem & Progresso ... CD
Lua (Brazil), 2003. Used ... $8.99
Great new work from the always-enigmatic Jards Macale – a really strong set that's got lots of the dark traces of his best early work. The album's pretty spare overall – mostly Jards' vocals upfront, with light backing on guitar, percussion, and a few other instruments. The sound's not exactly bossa or samba – but a fragile extrapolation of those genres, fitted perfectly with Macale's wonderful vocals, and given a really timeless sort of style. A great return to genius, with tracks that include "Samba Da Pergunta", "Falam De Mim", "Cancao Singela", "Amo Tanto", "Foi A Noite", "Roendo As Unhas", and "Positivismo". CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode and promotional sticker on CD .)

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Malawian Madalitso BandWasalala ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Malawian Madalitso are more of a duo than a band – Yobi Maligwa on babatoni and lead vocals, and Yosefe Kalenkeni on guitar and percussion – both working together with a beautiful sense of tightness and melody! The mix of stringed instruments is great – pulsating with an inherent sense of rhythm that only gets better once the vocals come into play, especially when Yosefe harmonizes along with the lead. The sound is spare and timeless, yet also very vibrant as well – on titles that include "Naphiri", "Vina Vina Malawi", "Nambewe", "Wasalala", "Moyo Wa Lelo", "Chinakulaka", and "Mita". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael Marcus/Joe McPhee/Warren Smith/Joe RosenBlue Reality Quartet ... CD
Mahakala, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Everyone on the cover's wearing a mask – but don't worry, they take them off during the performance – or at least that's the case with Michael Marcus and Joe McPhee, who bring some really wonderful reed work to the session! The group's a quartet – Marcus and McPhee on reeds, and Warren Smith and Joe Rosen on percussion – working here with a nice sense of structure, but plenty of freedom in the way the instruments come together – a really timeless session with a strong sense of spirit – and a meeting of the players that will last much longer than the cover's dated pandemic reference! Titles include "Joe's Train", "Love Exists Everywhere", "East Side Dilemma", "Coney Island Funk", and "Bluer Than Blue". CD

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✨✧ William MeyersOuter Boroughs – New York Beyond Manhattan (hardcover) ... Book
Damiani (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 50.00
New York far beyond Times Square and tourist sites – served up here in a beautiful book of black and white photographs from the other four boroughs of the city! Over the course of decades, photographer William Meyers took random subways to Queens, The Bronx, and Brooklyn – and the ferry to Staten Island too – and would find himself in strange territory, captivated by both the landscape and its people – then finding a way to perfectly capture both. The shots here are partly portraits, but more of life lived in a particular area – with subjects balanced equally against the landscape – in ways that are more timeless than you might guess from the dates. All images are in black and white, and the book is hardcover, with 192 pages in all. Book

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Thelonious MonkMonk. ... CD
Columbia (France), 1964. Used ... $5.99
Beautiful Columbia work from Thelonious Monk – a record that has as much warmth and charm as it does visionary modernist moments! A number of the tunes are standards, not Monk compositions – and they're done here with a sense of depth and joy of exploration that's really wonderful – a transformative energy that opens them up magically – and which sits them strongly next to the few original tunes by Thelonious on the set. The tenor sax of Charlie Rouse is a joy throughout – angular and fluid, but also personal and soulful as well – and Monk's piano has some especially timeless edges on the mellower tracks. Titles include "Liza", "I Love You", "That Old Man", "Pannonica", "Teo", and a nice take on "April In Paris". CD
(Small cutout hole through case and tray card.)
Also available Monk. (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 7.99

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Thelonious MonkMonk. (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1964. Used ... $7.99
Beautiful Columbia work from Thelonious Monk – a record that has as much warmth and charm as it does visionary modernist moments! A number of the tunes are standards, not Monk compositions – and they're done here with a sense of depth and joy of exploration that's really wonderful – a transformative energy that opens them up magically – and which sits them strongly next to the few original tunes by Thelonious on the set. The tenor sax of Charlie Rouse is a joy throughout – angular and fluid, but also personal and soulful as well – and Monk's piano has some especially timeless edges on the mellower tracks. Titles include "Liza", "I Love You", "That Old Man", "Pannonica", "Teo", and a nice take on "April In Paris". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – alternate takes of "April In Paris" and "Pannonica" – plus "Just You Just Me/Lisa". CD
(Out of print 2002 pressing.)
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Dorothy MooreDorothy Moore ... LP
Malaco, 1977. Very Good ... $1.99
A great little record from Dorothy Moore – a singer who was to the emerging southern soul Malaco Records what Aretha Franklin was to Atlantic a few years before! Moore was one of the first really strong talents to emerge on the label – a great singer with a style that works equally well on deep soul, smooth soul, and uptempo material – all of which is brought into play here, with a well-rounded blend that makes for an extremely thoughtful outing. Moore's approach takes the hard soul diva approach into a more sophisticated vein, a bit like Jackie Moore a few years before, but pushing things even more strongly with a timeless vibe that never ges old. Titles include "Love Me", "I Believe In You", "Too Blind To See", "Loving You Is Just An Old Habit", and "For Old Time's Sake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Morning Echoes Of DetroitEchoes Of The Gospel (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nashboro/Third Man, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
A gem of a gospel set from the legendary Nashboro catalog – crafted by a very hip male sextet from Detroit – one who are clearly open to letting a lot of blues and soul influences into their music! One of the key elements from those styles here is spare but strong use of guitar or organ – often at times the lead, if not only element in the mix – while the voices of the group rise in joyous formation around the direction of a single male vocalist! The set's from 1967, but has really raw, timeless production – that early quality that always made Nashboro's efforts so great, given that they were the same company that produced all those excellent Excello Records blues releases. Titles include "The Lord Will Make A Way", "Fire One Day", "The Lord Will Provide", "Spare Me Over Another Year", "Misunderstanding Of A Friend", "I'll See You Home Again", "God's A Wonderful Lawyer", and "Servant's Prayer". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ephat Mujuru & Spirit Of The PeopleMbavaira ... CD
Zimbabwe/Awesome Tapes From Africa, Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
A set from the 80s, but a record with a very timeless feel – as Ephat Mujuru plays mbira here with a group that's heavy on percussion, and which features all these wonderful vocal refrains alongside the lead! The mbira is never buried in fuller instrumentation – and instead, the chromatic keys of the instrument get plenty of space to play out with the kind of warmth that makes the thumb piano such a blend of melody and percussion at once, with a universal sort of appeal that goes way beyond the boundaries of language in the lyrics. Most tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Mudande", "44"," Nyama Musango", and "Kwenda Mbire". CD
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Ephat Mujuru & Spirit Of The PeopleMbavaira ... LP
Zimbabwe/Awesome Tapes From Africa, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
A set from the 80s, but a record with a very timeless feel – as Ephat Mujuru plays mbira here with a group that's heavy on percussion, and which features all these wonderful vocal refrains alongside the lead! The mbira is never buried in fuller instrumentation – and instead, the chromatic keys of the instrument get plenty of space to play out with the kind of warmth that makes the thumb piano such a blend of melody and percussion at once, with a universal sort of appeal that goes way beyond the boundaries of language in the lyrics. Most tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Mudande", "44"," Nyama Musango", and "Kwenda Mbire". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mbavaira ... CD 12.99

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Fabiano Do NascimentoDanca Dos Tempos ... CD
Now Again, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A contemporary record, but one that's got an amazingly timeless feel – like the best early 70s material from Brazilian artists like Airto, Hermeto Pascoal, or Egberto Gismonti! The music of Fabiano Do Nascimento has a similar genre-breaking quality to these giants – not straight jazz, but very jazzy in parts – not traditional Brazilian roots, either – but very schooled in the strongest elements from decades of creativity on that scene – all wrapped up in this fresh, new blend that's completely mesmerizing right from the start! Most instrumentation is acoustic, and relatively simple – guitar, percussion, drums, and vocals – but the arrangements are wonderful, and fold these familiar elements together in ways that are completely unique. The legendary Airto guests on the record – but the vision here is clearly that of Fabiano Do Nascimento – as he mixes together works by Hermeto Pascoal, Baden Powell, and other Brazilian composers with some bold new ideas of his own. Titles include "Forro Brasil", "Minha Ciranda", "Etude", "Primeira Estrella", "Tupi", "Se Ela Preguntar", "Tocatta Em Ritmo De Samba", and "Nana". CD

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Loren OdenAdrian Younge Presents Loren Oden – My Heart My Love – Instrumentals ... LP
Linear Labs, 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
A record that should really just be billed under the name of Adrian Younge, and maybe not Loren Oden – as the set features all of Adrian's sweet instrumental backings for Oden's vocals – a cool deep funk set that's got all the classic currents of some of Younge's other productions in recent years, but with a nice twist too. There's some surprising contemporary elements going on, too – warm currents of 21st Century soul, tripping along in a gentle Linear Labs sort of way – beats on the backburner, as the keyboards often carry as much rhythm as melody – with the right sort of gently bubbling vibe to come through strongly on titles that inlcude include "All Roads", "Galaxies", "Addicted", "Queen", "My Heart My Love", "Somber Sonnet", and "Timeless Answers". LP, Vinyl record album

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OkuteOkute ... CD
Chulo, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A contemporary Cuban group, but one who fit easily in the long cultural legacy of Havana – as the combo have a way of taking timeless modes and making them come alive again in all new ways – often really stripping things down to their roots, with an intimate, earthy presentation that you wouldn't even find on classic Cuban records from many years back! In a way, the style here is similar to some of the recent Gilles Peterson/Brownswood Records projects from Havana – really tapping into the overlooked richness that still flows from the city's corners with a group like this – heavy on percussion, working in a variety of rhythms, often with guitar or tres in the mix – and topped with some wonderfully soulful vocals. Titles include "Caridad", "Na Na Saguey", "Devuelvame La Voz", "Rumbarimbula", "Gaston's Rumba", and "Chichiribako". CD
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OkuteOkute ... LP
Chulo, 2021. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A contemporary Cuban group, but one who fit easily in the long cultural legacy of Havana – as the combo have a way of taking timeless modes and making them come alive again in all new ways – often really stripping things down to their roots, with an intimate, earthy presentation that you wouldn't even find on classic Cuban records from many years back! In a way, the style here is similar to some of the recent Gilles Peterson/Brownswood Records projects from Havana – really tapping into the overlooked richness that still flows from the city's corners with a group like this – heavy on percussion, working in a variety of rhythms, often with guitar or tres in the mix – and topped with some wonderfully soulful vocals. Titles include "Caridad", "Na Na Saguey", "Devuelvame La Voz", "Rumbarimbula", "Gaston's Rumba", and "Chichiribako". LP, Vinyl record album
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John PalmerShorelines ... LP
Celebration/Void, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Plaintively played and sung, yet searchingly & broodingly engrossing folk from John Palmer – an early 70s effort well worth a discovery! There's a simple sincerity to the songs that makes this timeless, not indebted to the early 70s folk rock of the era, yet comfortably in that moment. It also sounds remarkably in step with much of the post millennium indie folk out there, too. Moments of just voice and guitar, and others with a more electric approach. The insert featuring Palmer's own notes on the tunes, and titles include "Cloud", "Seedling Of Light", "Such A Long Long Time", "The Wheel", "Mandalla", "Bertter Late Than Never" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(2011 issue.)

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Peppermint Trolley CompanyPeppermint Trolley Company ... LP
Acta/Out-Sider (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 About September 10, 2021 (delayed)
These guys are best remembered for their theme to The Brady Bunch – but this earlier album is far far better than that – a tremendous Sunshine Pop gem from the late 60s, baroque one minute, sweet the next – and always filled with a fresh sense of musical surprise! The group get a bit of help on the record from Roger Nichols and Chad Stuart (of Chad & Jeremy) – and their work here definitely echoes with the greatness of both guests – far more complicated than regular California pop of the time, with hardly an ear for the charts – and a timeless quality that's possibly better discovered from the perspective of the 21st century than the era it was released! Vocals are way more than just sweet harmonies too – as they often have an undercurrent of darkness, and a bit more of an edge than you might guess – bringing real magic to tunes that include "Trust", "Beautiful Sun", "Reflections On A Universal Theme", "I've Got To Be Going", "I Remember Long Ago", "Put Your Burden Down", "Pat's Song", and "Fatal Fallacy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee Scratch Perry & OthersBlack Ark In Dub (plus Black Ark Vol 2) ... CD
VP/17 North Parade, Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A pair of very obscure Lee Perry recordings – back to back in a single CD set! Black Ark In Dub features a host of recordings done by Lee Perry right before his Pipecock Jackson implosion in the late 70s – but presented by former partner Pauline Morrison, who deserves a lot of credit for putting together a host of great dub tracks that might have been lost otherwise! The record first surfaced in the UK around 1980, with the usual very spare set of packaging that seems to mark some of the best dub records from the time – so there's little in the way of actual details about the recordings, but the quality of the bassy, echoey tracks definitely resonates with the strengths of the Black Ark studios at their height Titles include "Cool Rockers", "Jah", "Rasta Man", "Camp", "Dreadlock", "Guidance", "In The Valley", and "Money". Black Ark Vol 2 is a bit different – more of a various artists collection, put together by Pauline Morrison, with material rescued from the Black Ark studios before their implosion – all mixed by Lee Perry with his amazing mid 70s ear for sound – which makes for timeless magic on cuts that include "Ethiopia" by Carol Cole, "Give Praises" by The Silvertones, "How Deep Is Your Love" by The Inamans, "Got To Be Irie" by The Originals, "I Am I Said" by Bunny Rugs, "Jah Love Is Sweeter" by Lacksley Castell, and "Mumbling & Grumbling" by Junior Byles. CD

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Bud PowellBud Powell '57 ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1954/1955. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 24, 2021
The title says "57", but the music's from a few years before – yet that's OK with us, because Bud Powell always has a sound that's instantly timeless no matter what the year! The album brings together sides from Verve dates in 1954 and 1955 – one featuring Art Blakey on drums and Lloyd Troutman on bass, the other featuring Max Roach and Percy Heath. Given the presence of the strong drummers, there's a drive here that's a bit harder than on some of the other Verve dates – a highly rhythmic component that often brings a real focus to some of the more upbeat numbers, but which lays back nicely on the mellower ones to let Powell hit some especially dark notes. Titles include "Deep Night", "That Old Black Magic", "Round Midnight", "Thou Swell", and "Tenderly". CD

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Bud PowellScene Changes – The Amazing Bud Powell (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note, 1958. Used ... $4.99
The scene may be changing, but nothing can dampen the fire of the great Bud Powell – and, if anything, this fifth installment in Blue Note's "Amazing" series may well have the pianist at his mature best! The rhythm duo are wonderful – more late 50s modern hardbop than some of Bud's accompanists in years past – the great Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums, both of whom can bring the fire when needed, yet also craft their lines with these subtle touches that really match Powell's incredible dexterity on piano. Tunes are shorter than usual for a Blue Note album of this vintage – but mostly because all three players pack a hell of a lot into a very small space – and really make timeless magic on titles that include "Down With It", "Cleopatra's Dream", "Gettin' There", "Danceland", "Borderick", and "Duid Dee". CD features a bonus alternate take of "Comin Up". CD
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Professionals (Madlib & Oh No)Professionals ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 27.98
A masterful duo project from Madlib & Oh No – Madlib on the beats and younger brother Oh No on the mic, 2 independent hip hop heavies still riding a creative peak after a couple decades in the game! The Professionals moniker is more than earned here. Madlib has been one of the most adventurous, trend-transcending producers in hip hop for such a long time, it'd be easy to take him for granted if he wasn't so unpredictable. That he's finally found something close to mainstream success thanks to his deservedly acclaimed work with Freddie Gibbs clearly hasn't diminished his work ethic, as he's firing on all cylinders here. Oh No is a dual threat, showing off dizzying production skills when duty calls, but freed up to focus solely on the rhymes here, he's at the top of his game on that front. Titles include "My House", "The Pros", "Payday", "Give N Take", "Buggin", "Timeless Treasure", "Away Too Long", "Tired Atlas", "Dishonored Valor". LP, Vinyl record album

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Professor LonghairBach Of Rock ... CD
Sunset Blvd, Late 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 26.99
Mighty nice work from the great Professor Longhair – live material recorded in the late 70s, presented here without much in the way of notes – but with a musical quality that more than makes up for that lack of information! The Professor was a key figure in the New Orleans music scene from the postwar years onward – a pianist and singer whose sound really helped pave the way for a new generation of Crescent City soul – and even here, in the late 70s, there's a very timeless, formative sound to his style – a raw groove that really gets to the essence of the sound of Nola, with tight work on piano, and plenty of the Professor's raspy, often witty vocals! Titles include "Bald Head", "Boyd's Bounce", "Big Chief", "Mardi Gras In New Orleans", "Tell Me Pretty Baby", "Mess Around", "I'm Movin On", "Junko Partner", "Her Mind Is Gone", "Rum & Coca Cola", "She Walked Right In", and "Stompin With Fess". CD

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Reel PeopleRetroflection Remixed ... CD
Reel People (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $7.99
Excellent remix version of Reel People's fantastic Retroflection – one that you can almost look to as an equally great alternative version of it – with remixes by Atjazz, John Morales, Terry Hunter, Tall Black Guy, DJ Spinna and others! The warmly collaborative spirit of the original album – with guest vocals by Angie Stone, Navasha Daya, Anthony David, Omar and others – makes this kind of a companion piece a natural fit. The remixers wisely hew to the gliding soul with jazzy touches that make Retroflection such a strong, standout work, while bringing in elements of club soul, jazzy samba, and timeless disco, depending on the producer/remixer. Titles include "Don't Stop The Music (Art Of Tones Modern Disco Mix)", "I Want To Thank You (Sebb Junior Remix)", "Thinking About Your Love (Da Brownie Remix)", "Keep It Up (DJ Spinna Galactic Funk Remix)", "I'm In Love (Buscrates Remix)", "Buttercup (Terry Hunter Main Club Mix", "Always There (Scott Diaz Funk Excursion)", and "Can We Pretend (Tall Black Guy Samba Remix)". CD

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✨✧ Archie SheppI Know About The Life ... CD
Hatology (Switzerland), 1981. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of our favorite records from Archie Shepp's "new traditionalism" years – a set of understated brilliance and beauty, and proof that Shepp's tenor could sound every bit as great on the inside of jazz as it did on the out! The group here is a quartet – with Ken Werner on piano, Santie Debriano on bass, and John Betsch on drums – but the real star of the scene is Archie, blowing with a rough-edged tone that's dripping with soul and humanity – definitely "knowing about the life" in the title, and coming through with a timeless quality that makes him stand beautifully alongside older players like Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, or Sonny Stitt! Titles include "Well You Needn't", "I Know About The Life", "Giant Steps", and "Round Midnight". CD

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SprigunsRevel, Weird & Wild ... CD
Deram/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99 About September 24, 2021
A beautiful batch of folk rock tunes from the mid 70s – almost an oddity for the time, with a sound that's much more of a throwback to albums of the late 60s. Spriguns has a wonderful asset in lead vocalist Mandy Morton – a singer with a sound that's personal, yet timeless – at one level coming across with a folksy sense, but at another sharing a sense of majesty that's matched by the group's instrumentation. Titles include "Trysting Tree", "Piscie Song", "Sir Colvin", "Nothing Else To Do", "Lord Lovell", and "Laily Worm". CD

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✨✧ Staple Singers25th Day Of December (180 gram pressing) (2021 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Riverside, 1962. New Copy (reissue)... On November 26, 2021
A vintage Holiday recording from The Staple Singers – a set recorded back in the group's earliest, rootsiest days! The sound here is quite spare – no surprise, given that the session was done by Riverside Records, at a time when the label was pushing the gospel-influenced quartet onto folk audiences of the 60s – but it's also that spare quality that gives the record a timeless feel that holds up nicely. Instrumentation is just a bit of guitar from Roebuck Staples and organ from Maceo Woods, plus some drums – and titles include "The Last Month Of The Year", "Holy Unto The Lord", "The Savior Is Born", "Sweet Little Jesus Boy", "There Was A Star", "Silent Night", "O Little Town Of Bethlehem", and "No Room At The Inn". (Note: This item is not for sale online until 7:00am on Saturday, November 27. It is in limited supply – and by nature of the Record Store Day rules it will be offered for sale first to customers who visit the Dusty Groove retail outlet in Chicago the morning of Friday, November 26. It will not be pre-sold or reserved in any way. However, after 7:00am on November 27 we will offer up whatever we have left for sale online.) LP, Vinyl record album

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Nikki SuddenBible Belt (2CD edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Flicknife/Troubadour, 1983. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 14.99
The first magnificent pairing of Nikki Sudden and Dave Kusworth – a set that's issued under Nikki's name, but which has all the magical energy of their Jacobites recordings together! There's an instantly timeless feel going on here – almost an indie punk refiguration of the best ideas of The Rolling Stones and other giants of the years before – but stripped down into a personal quality that's far more moving – and which almost makes you feel like you've stumbled upon some lost demo recordings from unknown friends of Mick and Keith. But that's only part of the picture, too – as the album's got a great sense of variety – including some female vocals at a few points – all to grace a great run of tracks that include "Six Hip Princes", "Gold Painted Nails", "Cathy", "Chelsea Embankment", "The Road Of Broken Dreams", "The Only Boy In Heaven", and "English Girls". Great 2CD edition – features early sessions from May of 1982 – with titles that include different versions of "Out Of Egypt", "Every Girl Cuts Me In Half", "Feels So Right", "Bethlehem Castle", "Cathy", "The Angels Are Calling", and "Missionary Boy". CD
 
 
 



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