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Tom ZeCorreio Da Estaco Do Bras (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Continental/Tres Selos (Brazil), 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $37.99 40.99
One of those impossible to find records by Tom Ze from the 70s – and well worth the search! The record has Ze working in a slightly more conventional mode – with a mix of styles that ranges from spare percussive tracks, to others that have a smoother production style, but still a fairly mad lyrical approach. There's a bit more electronics in here than on some of the earlier albums, but trust us, like all musical elements, they're used in the service of Ze's mad vision more than they are in any standard way. Titles include "Amor De Estrada", "Carta", "Morena", "Menina Jesus", "Na Parada De Sucesso", and "Pecado, Rifa E Revista". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tom ZeEnciclopedia Musical Brasileira ... CD
WEA (Brazil), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $7.99
Great early work from Tom Ze! This is the kind of stuff you always hear about, but can never find – Ze's mad work from the Tropicalia and post-Trop years, stuff that's unlike anything else we can describe, and which still sounds extremely fresh over all these years. There's bits of samba, bits of rock, bits of stripped-down MPB – but they're all filtered through a wild approach to arrangement, and an intimate style of singing that transforms everything Ze touches to his own unique vision. Titles include "Ma", "Sao Sao Paulo", "Se O Casa E Chorar", "A Felicidade", "Todos Os Olhos", and "Senhor Cidado". 14 cuts in all. CD
(Out of print. Still sealed!)

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Tom ZeEstudando O Samba (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 39.99
A record with "samba" in the title, but a set that hardly sounds like samba at all – given that the record is one of the groundbreaking 70s albums from the legendary Tom Ze! Ze first rose to fame as an experimentalist in the Tropicalia scene – but here, he's years past that movement, yet still one of its most creative proponents – working in a mode that takes older Brazilian rhythms and infuses them with all the new sounds, styles, and sense of poetry that Tom was bringing to his music – often quite playful, but at a level that's quite moving as well. The whole thing's got the subtle "beyond language" power of some of the best by Caetano Veloso – even though Tom Ze is completely his own man throughout. The set features arrangements from Jose Briamonte, production from Heraldo Do Monte, and titles that include a rootsy take on "A Felicidade", plus the nutty instrumental "Tom", and the original tracks "So", "Ma", "Vai", "Ui", "Indice", "Hein", and "Mae". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tom ZeJogos De Armar ... CD
Trama/Coast To Coast (Netherlands), 2000. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
Incredible new work from Tom Ze – possibly his best since the 70s! The style of the album reminds us very much of his groundbreaking post-Tropicalia records – with a mixture of spare guitar, vocals, and percussion, all filtered and sifted into a mad mad blend that's completely beyond description. Ze's lost none of his edge on this recording – and the 14 tracks that make up the album are a perfect complement to any of his albums from the 70s. Titles include "Jimi Renda-Se", "Passagem De Som", "Medo De Mulher", "Conto De Fraldas", "Asa Branca", "Cafuas, Guetos E Santuarios", and "Sonhar". Plus, the CD comes with a "CD Auxilhar" that includes a bunch of extra material! CD
(Out of print.)

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Tom ZeRaridades ... CD
Warner (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $26.99
A fantastic collection of rare work from the young Tom Ze – obscure tracks from 7" singles, compilations, and festival performances too – all brought together as a counterpart to his full length albums on the Continental and RGE labels! As singles, a few of these tracks are maybe a bit straighter than the more experimental style of Tom's classic albums – but they've still got all these weird little twists and turns, especially as the 70s move into the mix a bit more – showing this amazing ability that Ze has to explode the format of a conventional pop presentation, all while moving a modernist agenda forward a few steps more. Titles include "Bola Pra Frente", "Silencio De Nos Dois", "Senhor Cidadao", "A Baba", "Angusta Angelica E Consolacao", "Contos De Fraldas", "Doi", "A Dama De Vermalho", "Voce Gosta", and a version of the Caetano Veloso song "Irene". Also includes two tracks arranged by Tom, sung by Betina – "Doi" and "O Anfitriao". CD

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Tom ZeSerie 2 Momentos Vol 2 – Estundando O Samba/Correio Da Estacao Do Bras ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1975/1978. Used ... $16.99
Two of Tom Ze's greatest and rarest records from the Seventies have finally been reissued on one affordable CD! Estudando O Samba is one of Tom Ze's best albums ever – and it's monsterously hard to find. The record is a fantastic blend of post-Tropicalia styles – and it features some strange arrangements that perfectly illustrated Ze's insane approach to songwriting. Includes a haunting spare version of "A Felicidade", plus the nutty instrumental "Tom", and the original tracks "So", "Ma", "Vai", "Ui!", "Hein?", and "Mae". Correio da Estacao Do Bras finds Ze working in a slightly more conventional mode – with a mix of styles that ranges from spare percussive tracks, to others that have a smoother production style, but still a fairly mad lyrical approach. There's a bit more electronics in here than on some of the earlier albums, but trust us, like all musical elements, they're used in the service of Ze's mad vision more than they are in any standard way. Titles include "Amor De Estrada", "Carta", "Morena", "Menina Jesus", "Na Parada De Sucesso", and "Pecado, Rifa E Revista". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tom ZeTom Ze (1972) (aka Se o Caso E Chorar)(180 gram pressing) ... LP
Continental/Tres Selos (Brazil), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $37.99 40.99
Wonderful 70s work from Tom Ze! The record's a bit more straightforward than some of his other records from the decade, and has a number of tracks with a samba sound at the base – but there's more than enough fantastic material to keep the record fresh, and Tom's writing is as great as ever. There's a vocal group that sings with Ze on many of the tracks on the record – but they also seem to sometimes act as a Greek chorus, in response to breakaway vocal passages that are dominated by Ze. Includes the excellent baroque funky number "Dor E Dor", plus the tracks "Sonho Colorido De Um Pintor", "A Baba", "O Sandalo", "A Briga Do Edificio Italia Com O Hilton Hotel", and "Happy End". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tom ZeTodos Os Olhos (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most legendary albums from groundbreaking Brazilian music pioneer Tom Ze – and a record that introduces itself with an equally legendary cover image! (Hint: that's not an eyeball on the front.) Ze had already been recording a bit by the time of this record – but this set is easily his most experimental album ever – a record that even makes the work of the late 60s Tropicalia generation sound a bit more catchy and tuneful – as Tom's drawing here from all sorts of strands of avant poetry and instrumentation. The vibe is almost like some of the most experimental Saravah Records albums of the period – unusual songwriting served up in an approach that mixes hard percussion, spare production, quirky guitar, and some of the strangest vocals ever recorded in Brazil. Titles include Complexo De Epico", "A Noite Do Meu Bem", "Dodo E Zeze", "Brigitte Bardot", and "O Riso E A Faca". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tom ZeEstudando O Samba ... CD
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A record with "samba" in the title, but a set that hardly sounds like samba at all – given that the record is one of the groundbreaking 70s albums from the legendary Tom Ze! Ze first rose to fame as an experimentalist in the Tropicalia scene – but here, he's years past that movement, yet still one of its most creative proponents – working in a mode that takes older Brazilian rhythms and infuses them with all the new sounds, styles, and sense of poetry that Tom was bringing to his music – often quite playful, but at a level that's quite moving as well. The whole thing's got the subtle "beyond language" power of some of the best by Caetano Veloso – even though Tom Ze is completely his own man throughout. The set features arrangements from Jose Briamonte, production from Heraldo Do Monte, and titles that include a rootsy take on "A Felicidade", plus the nutty instrumental "Toc", and the original tracks "So", "Ma", "Vai", "Ui", "Indice", "Hein", and "Mae". CD
Also available Estudando O Samba (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 36.99
 
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Dorival Caymmi & OthersDorival Caymmi Songbook Vol 3 ... CD
Lumiar (Brazil), 1993. Used ... $6.99 9.99
One of the earlier "tribute" series in the Lumiar catalog, and like the others, a loving tribute to a genius of Brazilian music, performed by some of the greatest artists of the past 25 years. This 20 track set includes lots of great versions of Caymmi's songs, including "Das Rosas" by Ivan Lins, "O Bem Do Mar" by Tom Jobim, "E Doce Morrer No Mar" by Ney Matogrosso, "Saudade Da Bahia" by Os Cariocas, "Saudade" by Jards Macale, "Canto De Nana" by MPB4, "Funeral" by Tom Ze, "Eu Nao Tenho Onde Morar" by Luiz Melodia, and "Sargaco Mar" by Caymmi's son Dori. CD

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Gilberto GilSound Of Revolution (Gilberto Gil 1968/Gilberto Gil 1969) ... CD
Philips/El (Brazil), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
2 late 60s classics from Gilberto Gil – the bulk of his Tropicalia recordings on a single CD! First up is his self-titled album from 1968, a bold leap forward for Gil – his first album recorded during the Tropicalia years, and an amazing collaboration with arranger Rogerio Duprat! The album's got a sound that really bridges scenes in Brazil – elements of older folkloric musics, folded with samba rhythms, folded again with psychedelic touches from Os Mutantes – who also help out on the set – all wrapped together with a sound so revolutionary, it still crackles with energy all these many years later! The sound and style are impossible to describe accurately, which is part of the charm of the record – and it's key placement as one of the prime musical texts of the Tropicalia years. Titles include "Marginalia II", "Luzia Luluza", "Pega A Voga, Cabeludo", "Frevo Rasgado", "Domingou", and "Domingo No Parque". Next is the rare 3rd album by Gilberto Gil, and a key piece of the Tropicalia puzzle – one of the most wildly experimental albums from those years, and Gil's last before going into exile! The sound is much more electric than his other albums from the late 60's – and the production, songwriting, and instrumentation get very crazy at times – but never too crazy to cover up Gilberto's excellent singing, which is still as filled with feeling as ever. Arrangements are by the mighty Rogerio Duprat, who does as great a job here of balancing Gil's sensitivities as he does on Gal Costa's sublime efforts from 1969 – and the instrumentation is a weird and wonderful mix of Bahian rhythms, fuzzy guitar, and crazy electronics – all heartfelt one minute, freaked out the next. Tracks include "Cerebro Eletronico", "Volks Volkswagen Blue", "Futurivel", and "2001", which was written by Tom Ze and Rita Lee – plus the wild cut "Objecto Semi-Identificado", which is sort of a John Cage-esque track of found radio and electronics, with vocals by Gil! CD

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Eduardo MateoLa Maquina Del Tiempo – La Mosca ... LP
Orfeo/Little Butterfly (Uruguay), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99
The final album from Eduardo Mateo – an artist who had a huge impact on the world of music in his native Uruguay, where he continued to push forward in different styles from the late 60s onwards, always with a legacy that was years ahead of its time! This is Eduardo's final record, and it's very different than the more intimate, acoustic elements of some of his material from years before – more electric, done with help from Hugo Jasa – and with an edge to the music that shows that Mateo is still very much on the left side of the spectrum! The style has shifted, but the experimental spirit is still very strongly there – a move that's maybe a bit like the changes that Tom Ze has given us over the decades – on titles that include "Yu Le Le", "Espiritu Burlon", "El Trompo Loco", "Somos Eras Era", "Carolina", "La Mosca", and "Ficcion Solar". LP, Vinyl record album

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Os MutantesMutantes (1969) ... CD
Polydor (Brazil), 1969. Used ... $6.99
The second set of madness from the legendary Os Mutantes – and like the first, an album done in close collaboration with arranger/producer Rogerio Duprat, whose talents add a new level of genius to the record! The album's got a compelling mix of styles that strikes out on the very first tune – a playful pastiche that's partly postmodern, partly psychedelic, and still tremendously powerful decades later – even if you can't understand most of the lyrics! Styles are just about impossible to pin down, but that's what makes the record so unique and essential – and if you ever needed one album to convince you of the mindblowing energy taking place during the Tropicalia years, this one may well be it! A few tracks are written by Tom Ze, and titles include "Dom Quixote", "Dia 36", "Magica", "Rita Lee", "Algo Mais", "Qualquer Bobagem", and "Fuga No II". CD
(Out of print)

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VariousFuture World Funk Vol 2 – Further Adventures In Afro, Funk, Dub, & Future World Beats ... CD
Ocho (UK), 2000. Used ... $4.99 6.99
Excellent stuff – and surprising blend of tunes that really shows the growth in world beat consciousness that's taken hold of the London dancefloor scene! The set's compiled by DJs Russ Jones and Cliffy – and it's a perfect example of the way the pair blend together Brazilian beats, Latin grooves, and Afro funk influences at their hip sets held at the Notting Hill Arts Club. The cuts mix together recent tracks with the 70s foregrooves that inspired them – and titles include "In The Beginning" by Los Chicharrons, "Divers" by Boozoo Bajou, "Descarga Angixi" by Snowboy, "O Olho Do Lago (Sean Lennon rmx)" by Tom Ze, "Gur Nalon Ish Mitha (sax/whelan mix)" by Bollywood Brass Band, "Ijo Soul" by Orlando Julius, "Triptico" by Gotan Project, "Return To Bass" by Juttla, "Carimbo" by Nacao Zumbi, and "1Breath 1 Echo" by Rhubadub. CD

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Rare Groove – Rare Funky Songs From Brazil ... LP
Wagram (France), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's no secret that the Brazilian scene was a hotbed of funk in the 70s – and this sweet collection serves up some of the best tracks from the time – in a heady mix of music that moves between samba soul, jazzy funk, and some more experimental cuts as well – almost all by Brazilian artists and musicians, but mixed with a few surprising global entries too! Titles include "Agora Chega" by Super Som Ta, "Avenida Atlantica" by Rosa Maria, "Lotus 72D" by Ze Roberto, "Jimmy Renda Ze" by Tom Ze, "Nebulosa" by Tenorio Jr, "Vale Tudo" by Sandra De Sa, "16 Toneladas" by Noriel Vilela, "Volks Volkswagen Blue" by Os Brazoes, "Trem Da Central" by Sandra De Sa, "Swinga Sambaby" by Trio Mocoto, "Carolina Carol Bela" by Jorge Ben & Toquinho, "Naturalemente" by Marcos Valle, "Eu E O Meu Amor" by Antonio Carlos Jobim & Roberto Paiva, "Morro Do Barraco Sem Agua" by Lemos E Debetio, "Morre O Burro Fica O Home" by Osmar Milito, and "Tenha Fe Pois Amanha Um Lindo Dia Vai Nascer" by Salinas. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gilberto GilGilberto Gil (1969) ... CD
Philips/Water, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The rare 3rd album by Gilberto Gil, and a key piece of the Tropicalia puzzle – one of the most wildly experimental albums from those years, and Gil's last before going into exile! The sound is much more electric than his other albums from the late 60's – and the production, songwriting, and instrumentation get very crazy at times – but never too crazy to cover up Gilberto's excellent singing, which is still as filled with feeling as ever. Arrangements are by the mighty Rogerio Duprat, who does as great a job here of balancing Gil's sensitivities as he does on Gal Costa's sublime efforts from 1969 – and the instrumentation is a weird and wonderful mix of Bahian rhythms, fuzzy guitar, and crazy electronics – all heartfelt one minute, freaked out the next. Tracks include "Cerebro Eletronico", "Volks Volkswagen Blue", "Futurivel", and "2001", which was written by Tom Ze and Rita Lee – plus the wild cut "Objecto Semi-Identificado", which is sort of a John Cage-esque track of found radio and electronics, with vocals by Gil! CD
 
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Tom GlazerFun & Games In The Family Car ... LP
United Artists, 1968. Sealed ... $1.99
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✨✧ Big BlackAtomizer ... LP
Homestead, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A critical moment in the Chicago scene – and quite possibly the crowning moment from Big Black as well! The trio were already great on previous records, but they somehow move even farther forward with this one – a deep dive into the twisted mind of Steve Albini, served up with a sonic intensity that instantly sets these guys apart from just about anyone out there – not punk, not noise, not anything else – just pure jaw-dropping Big Blackness! Iain Burgess recorded the whole thing with the group – giving in that sharp sound that was just becoming to be known as the Chicago style, which Albini would uncork even more strongly in his studio work of the next decade – and titles include a searing live take on "Cables", the chilling "Jordan Minnesota", and the tracks "Passing Complexion", "Big Money", "Kerosene", "Bad Houses", "Fists Of Love", "Stinking Drunk", "Bazooka Joe", and "Strange Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Homestead pressing with HUB/FW etch. Includes the insert. Cover has minimal wear, lightly bent corners, and a small LAST sticker.)

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Annette PeacockPerfect Release (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tomato/Sundazed, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Quite a big album for Annette Peacock – and a set that helped break her into a much wider audience than before! The album's got a quirky electric style that's years ahead of its time – a blend of Peacock's older jazz roots with some of the artier styles that would show up much more strongly in the New York scene a few years later. There's almost a funk/rock sound at times – heavy bass and guitars, which are topped by Annette's more languid vocals – and on the track "Survival", there's a lot of long funky instrumental passages that more than make up for Annette's silliness on some other tunes! Other titles include "The Succubus", "Love's Out To Lunch", and "Rubber Hunger". LP, Vinyl record album

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Neil YoungCitizen Kane Jr Blues 1974 – Live At The Bottom Line ... CD
Reprise, 1974. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
Neil Young in at his most intimate and affable, solo at the Bottom Line in 1974! It's a surprising venue given his mid 70s stature, but a wonderful setting to debut some great songs for the first time – some rarely performed live in the years to come – and the stories behind them, too. Neil is in a great mood here – singing, strumming, playing harmonica and telling stories for a small and rapt crowd. Includes "Pushing It Over The End", the Patty Hearst-inspired song he was calling "Citizen Kane Jr Blues" at the time, plus the rarely performed "On The Beach" and "Motion Pictures", "Helpless", "Ambulance Blues", "Pardon My Heart", "Dance Dance Dance" and more. CD

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✨✧ Neil YoungCitizen Kane Jr Blues 1974 – Live At The Bottom Line ... LP
Reprise, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Neil Young in at his most intimate and affable, solo at the Bottom Line in 1974! It's a surprising venue given his mid 70s stature, but a wonderful setting to debut some great songs for the first time – some rarely performed live in the years to come – and the stories behind them, too. Neil is in a great mood here – singing, strumming, playing harmonica and telling stories for a small and rapt crowd. Includes "Pushing It Over The End", the Patty Hearst-inspired song he was calling "Citizen Kane Jr Blues" at the time, plus the rarely performed "On The Beach" and "Motion Pictures", "Helpless", "Ambulance Blues", "Pardon My Heart", "Dance Dance Dance" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Citizen Kane Jr Blues 1974 – Live At The Bottom Line ... CD 17.99

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Tommy FlanaganLet's – Play The Music Of Thad Jones ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99 About December 21, 2022
A great pairing of lyrical jazz talents – the piano of Tommy Flanagan and the compositions of Thad Jones – working together here perfectly, at a level that reminds us how great Thad's music can be in a more intimate mode! Tommy's got that amazing command of the keyboard here that's always made his best records so great – an effortless ability to blend full-on lines with more subtle understanding of the true tonal possibilities of the instrument – balanced with the work of Jesper Lundgaard on bass and Lewis Nash on drums – both players who really share Flangan's sensitive approach. Titles include "To You", "Bird Song", "Let's", "Mean What You Say", "Elusive", "Zec", "Quietude", and "Three In One". CD

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Stan GetzPrezervation ... CD
Prestige/OJC, Early 50s. Used ... $9.99
The title's not a typo, but a strong reference to the influence of Lester Young on the tenor sound of Stan Getz – especially in these early recordings! The material is right from the end of the 40s – and shows a young Stan really coming into his own on Prestige Records – blowing with a crisply soulful tone that emulates his idol, but already finding fluid spaces that take Getz very much into his own territory too! Most recordings were issued in formats that pre-date the LP at Prestige – which makes this full collection an essential document of the time – and players include Al Haig on piano, Kai Winding on trombone, Tommy Potter on bass, Jimmy Raney on guitar, and Roy Haynes on drums. Titles include "Pinch Bottle", "Prezervation", "Liza", "Intoit", "Goodnight My Lvoe", "Short P Not LP", "Be Still TV", and "Opus Caprice". CD
(Out of print.)

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Edu Lobo & Tom JobimEdu & Tom ... CD
Polydor (Brazil), 1981. Used ... $4.99
An incredible later meeting by two of the most sophisticated musical talents of the bossa generation – and a record that's done in the same intimate, spare setting as Jobim's meeting with Elis Regina a few years before! Production is by bossa legend Aloysio De Oliveira – and the sound is relatively clean and simple – often just a bit of piano, guitar, and percussion behind the up-close and personal vocals of the tunes. Lobo & Jobim sing together on most of the record – in a double-voiced style that's almost a bit like that used on Jobim's incredible Matita Pere record from the 70s. Edu sings solo on "Chovendo Na Roseira", Tom sings solo on "Angela" – and the pair duet on the tracks "Canto Triste", "Vento Bravo", "Moto Continuo", "Pra Dizer Adeus", "Ai Quem Me Dera", and "Luiza". CD
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Tony Malaby/Angelica Sanchez/Tom RaineyHuapango ... CD
Rogue Art (France), 2022. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A fiercely fluid outing from saxophonist Tony Malaby – a player who always seems to work with a very dexterous spirit, but who really unlocks a special sort of magic here in the company of pianist Angelica Sanchez and drummer Tom Rainey! Tony himself plays tenor and soprano, and Angelica adds in some occasional Wurlitzer electric piano as well – and the group have this way of coming across with different feelings and flavors on every different track – very different than some improvising combos, who might deliver slight variations on the same idea throughout a single album. Instead, it's as if these guys are recasting the mold with each new track – both from a sonic and ideological perspective – on titles that include "Lava Painting", "Lift Off The Sun", "Pie In The Face", "Bird People", "Huapango", "Jump Cliff", and "Water Flowing Flying Stones". CD

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Szilard Mezei Tubass QuintetRested Turquoise ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2021. Used ... $8.99
Here's a group who really earn their name – as the quintet features four bassists and one tuba, all coming together in some beautifully bottom-heavy sounds! The group is led by bassist Szilard Mezei, who works with other bassists who include Ervin Malina, Erno Hock, and Zolta Czanyi – alongside tubist Kornel Papista, who matches their tones wonderfully – in ways that echo the spirit of freer improvisations, but also take us back to that early moment in jazz when the tuba handled more of the bottom sounds than the string-based instrument! The set features seven tracks, all of differing lengths, with two basses recorded in each of the channels, right and left, and the tuba placed in the center – all of which makes for a very unique listening experience. Titles include "Hep 33 G", "Osaka Blues", "Simfle Song", "Hep 26", and "Pihent Turkiz/Rested Turquoise". CD

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Stomu YamashtaGo Live From Paris ... LP
Island, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
With Yamashta on percussion and piano, Steve Winwood on vocals and keyboards, Michael Shrieve on drums, Klaus Schulze on synthesizers, Al Di Meola on solo guitar, Jerome Rimson on bass, Pat Thrall on guitar, Brother James on congos, and Karen Freidman on vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK blue label pressing. Cover has some surface wear, bumped corners, and discoloration from age.)

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Stomu YamashtaSeasons – The Island Albums 1972 to 1976 (7CD set) ... CD
Island/Esoteric (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 7CD ... $44.99 68.99
An insane amount of music from one of the most unique talents of the prog generation – an artist who was almost a genre unto himself – and who seemed to give the world something different with each new release! Stomu Yamashta was a Japanese percussionist, with training in both avant and folkloric modes – but by the time the 70s rolled around, he also broke out of his native scene, and did some amazing work in a variety of different modes in the UK and US! At the core of each of these records is Stomu's percussion talents, but they're used in very different ways, depending on the nature of the recording – as some are spare and more acoustic, others have more rock elements, and some are soundtrack-related projects too! The set also ends with work from a supergroup that had a heck of an interesting lineup – the group Go, which mixed Yamashta's percussion with an unlikely assemblage that included Steve Winwood, Klaus Schulze, and Al Di Meola! All that music is brought together here in one big box that features all the albums with their original cover art, plus a booklet of notes – albums that include Floating Music, The Man From The East, Freedom Is Frightening, One By One, Raindog, Go, and Go Live From Paris. CD

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VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
A fantastic collection of Ethiopian funk – rare singles from the late 60s and early 70s – all brought together as an amazing illustration of a time when the scene was really on fire! The music here has this incredible resonance between ancient and modern – local and global – as older instrumental modes and singing styles get inflected with drums, basslines, and horn parts that are strongly influenced by American funk and soul – all at a level that makes for one of the most mindblowing mixes of music you'll ever hear! The "stompers" in the title is very well-chosen – as many of these grooves are maybe even more floor-shaking than conventional funk – with a different rhythmic structure than American styles, but an end result that's even more powerful overall. Titles include "Ewnetegna Feker" by Hirut Bekele, "Endiet Zengeshiw" by Selomon Shibeshi, "Alkedashim" by Birkineh Wurga, "Hasabe" by Teshome Meteku, "Mela Mela" by Seifu Hohannes, "Sigibgib Joroye" by Tilahun Gessesse, "Fikrishin Eshaleyu" by Getatchew Kassa, "Alagegnhwatem" by Muluken Melesse, "Ene Yewodedquat" by Tamrat Molla, "Felagote" by Bezunesh Bekele & Bodyguard Band, "Temeles" by Hirut Bekele & Alemayehu Eshete, and "Teleyeshign" by Merawi Yohannis. CD

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✨✧ Dorival Caymmi & Tom JobimCaymmi Visita Tom (Edicao Historica) ... LP
Elenco/Fontana (Brazil), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark meeting of two Brazilian generations – important songwriter Dorival Caymmi, the man who introduced a new sense of poetry to Brazilian music – and the great Antonio Carlos Jobim, the man who revolutionized the world with his bossa nova arrangements! This set has a nicely lean vibe – the best Elenco Records style, served up with Jobim's sense of space and timing – as a perfect match for the vocals of Caymmi, who maybe sounds his best in this mode! There's lots of jazzy instrumentation on the set too – including great work on flute from Danilio Caymmi and guitar from the young Dori Caymmi – both soon to become big talents on their own. Nana Caymmi sings a bit too (her first on record?) – and titles include "Sem Voce", "Berimbau", "Tristeza De Nos Dois", "Vae De Vez", and "Das Rosas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Second pressing, from the 70s – a nice copy! One corner of the cover is slightly bumped, but the whole thing is in great shape.)

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✨✧ Tom DawesElusive – The Tom Dawes Jingle Workshop ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic array of really cool songs – all written and recorded by Tom Dawes of The Cyrkle – as part of a big career as a jingle writer after his group cut a famous theme song for 7 Up! The music here is great – work from a time when jingles for TV and radio ads were like mini songs in and of themselves – often as catchy as anything on the charts, if not more so – so that the tunes you'd hear for a few short seconds would stick in your head all day long! If you dig sunshine pop, there's plenty to love here – and remember that the great Roger Nichols also gave the world a wonderful tune that was originally designed as a jingle. Some of the tracks here never made it to the TV screen, others are classics – and the set includes songs written for Windex, GI Joe, Alka Seltzer, Calgon, Stridex, Murine, Hartford Insurance, Thom McCann, Life Savers, Timex, Ford, and many others. CD

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✨✧ Rozetta JohnsonWoman's Way – The Complete Rozetta Johnson 1963 to 1975 ... CD
Clintone/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The complete recordings of a crucially overlooked deep soul singer – the amazing Rozetta Johnson, a voice that should have been as big as Aretha Franklin or Gladys Knight, if there were any justice in the world! And Johnson isn't just a great singer on her own – she gets incredible help here from Sam Dees – a hell of a songwriter, and a great producer that puts Rozetta in perfect territory – a mode that's often more righteous than traditional southern soul, with some funky currents at the bottom – and an overall badass vibe that fits her vocals perfectly! There was a previous collection of Rozetta's music about a decade ago – but this set supercedes that with excellent sound and some unreleased alternate tracks, too – plus the usual top-shelf Ace/Kent presentation, which makes the collection as much of a joy to hold as it is to hear. Titles include "Mama Was A Bad Seed (alt)", "You Better Keep What You Got (alt)", "I Can Feel My Love Coming Down", "It's Been So Nice", "Personal Woman", "Chained & Bound", "Holding The Losing Hand", "Who Are You Gonna Love (Your Woman Or Your Wife)", "Mine Was Real", "A Woman's Way", "Willow Weep For Me", "That Hurts", "For That Man Of Mind", "How Can You Lose Something You Never Had", and "To Love Somebody". CD

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✨✧ Lonnie Smith/Richard Groove Holmes/Jimmy McGriffFunky Jazz Organs (Afrodesia/Groovin With Groove/Main Squeeze) (3CD set) ... CD
Groove Merchant/LRC, 1970s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 3CD package that brings together a CD apiece by each of the artists mentioned in the title – a low-priced way to get these Groove Merchant classics from the 70s! First up is the CD Afrodesia by Lonnie Smith – a confusing one from the Lester Corporation – but a great CD nonetheless! The title and cover make you think that the album's the same as Lonnie Smith's Afro-Desia album – but it actually contains little material from that set, and features more grooves from the even rarer When The Night Is Right session! Players listed include George Benson on guitar, Joe Lovano on tenor sax, and Greg Hopkins on trumpet – part of the Afro-Desia group, but also banked here on some tracks by larger arrangements from Brad Baker. The vibe is still quite hip – hard and searing on some tracks, and laidback and more Kudu jazz funky on others – and the album's an excellent one throughout, even if it is kind of a mystery in relation to Smith's discography! CD features 7 tracks in all – including "Apex", "Flavors", "Afrodesia", "Good Morning", "It's Changed", "When The Night Is Right", and "All In My Mind". Groovin With Groove is a monumental batch of organ jazz groovers from Richard Groove Holmes – recorded with some larger backings from Manny Albam, and a super-dope, super-funk sort of 70s feel that's really outta site! The tracks are lean and very rhythmically oriented – all instruments grooving very strictly on the beat, except for Groove's wailing Hammond – which takes off over the top in some fierce musical flights! Bernard Purdie chops up some wicked drums on the set, and titles include "Red Onion", "Meditation", "Good Vibrations", "Chu Chu", and the solid groover "You've Got it Bad". And like most LRC titles, the dates and information on this one are a bit suspect – because the CD definitely contains the 7 tracks from the New Groove album – but also features 5 more bonus tunes too – including "Go Away Little Girl", "Young & Foolish", "It's Impossible", "It's Gonna Take Some Time", and "Groove's Groove". And note that the cover lists the dates for the sessions as 1978 and 1979, but the music is definitely the same as that on Groove's early 70s album New Groove. And last but not least is Main Squeeze – one of the grooviest albums ever from Jimmy McGriff – a hard-wailing session that's filled with plenty of cooking lines on the organ, and a few especially funky tracks! The groove here is tight, short, and very sharp – strongly in the mode of other post-Sue sessions by McGriff – like The Worm or other Groove Merchant sides – with a style that's often much more focused than Jimmy's earlier years, and strongly turned towards the rhythms of the tunes! A few numbers are more familiar soul jazz, but these are nicely offset by the harder funk numbers of the record – like the romping, stomping break classic "The Main Squeeze", the totally groovy "The Worm Turns", and the fast-vamping "GMI". The group features Jimmy Ponder on guitar and Connie Lester on alto sax – and other titles include "The Sermon", "Stella By Starlight", and "The Blues Train To Georgia". CD
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✨✧ VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of Ethiopian funk – rare singles from the late 60s and early 70s – all brought together as an amazing illustration of a time when the scene was really on fire! The music here has this incredible resonance between ancient and modern – local and global – as older instrumental modes and singing styles get inflected with drums, basslines, and horn parts that are strongly influenced by American funk and soul – all at a level that makes for one of the most mindblowing mixes of music you'll ever hear! The "stompers" in the title is very well-chosen – as many of these grooves are maybe even more floor-shaking than conventional funk – with a different rhythmic structure than American styles, but an end result that's even more powerful overall. Titles include "Ewnetegna Feker" by Hirut Bekele, "Endiet Zengeshiw" by Selomon Shibeshi, "Alkedashim" by Birkineh Wurga, "Hasabe" by Teshome Meteku, "Mela Mela" by Seifu Hohannes, "Sigibgib Joroye" by Tilahun Gessesse, "Fikrishin Eshaleyu" by Getatchew Kassa, "Alagegnhwatem" by Muluken Melesse, "Ene Yewodedquat" by Tamrat Molla, "Felagote" by Bezunesh Bekele & Bodyguard Band, "Temeles" by Hirut Bekele & Alemayehu Eshete, and "Teleyeshign" by Merawi Yohannis. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ernest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Dollar BrandAnatomy Of A South African Village (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous early work from South African pianist Dollar Brand (aka Abdullah Ibrahim) – exactly the kind of sounds that set him apart from so many other musicians at the time, and which brought him great attention on the European scene of the 60s! The tunes are long and open – strongly characterized by that rhythmic pulse that Brand borrows from his roots, but inflected with all these dark modern tones on piano – territory that Randy Weston was attempting a few years before, but which Dollar Brand really knocks out of the park with a recording like this! The rest of the group features Johnny Gertze on bass and Makaya Ntshoko on drums – both players who are really well-tuned to the groove – and the set features Brand's originals "Anatomy Of A South African Village", "Tintiyana" and "Honey, plus versions of the Monk tunes, "Round Midnight" and "Light Blue". CD features four bonus tracks – "The Dream", "Mamma", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and a 20 minute medley titled "Boulevard East/Sunset In Blue/Easter Joy". CD
(Part of the "Freedom Paper Sleeve Collection" series!)

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✨✧ Tom DawesElusive – The Tom Dawes Jingle Workshop (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic array of really cool songs – all written and recorded by Tom Dawes of The Cyrkle – as part of a big career as a jingle writer after his group cut a famous theme song for 7 Up! The music here is great – work from a time when jingles for TV and radio ads were like mini songs in and of themselves – often as catchy as anything on the charts, if not more so – so that the tunes you'd hear for a few short seconds would stick in your head all day long! If you dig sunshine pop, there's plenty to love here – and remember that the great Roger Nichols also gave the world a wonderful tune that was originally designed as a jingle. Some of the tracks here never made it to the TV screen, others are classics – and the set includes songs written for Windex, GI Joe, Alka Seltzer, Calgon, Stridex, Murine, Hartford Insurance, Thom McCann, Life Savers, Timex, Ford, and many others. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tom BrowneBrother Brother – The GRP/Arista Collection ... CD
GRP/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Soaring sounds from trumpeter Tom Browne – a younger player who really took the torch, and opened up a new path forward from early 70s electric funk experiments by artists like Donald Byrd and Freddie Hubbard! With work on this set, Browne is clearly the heir apparent to the CTI sound of Hubbard, or the Larry Mizell work at Blue Note by Byrd – and finds a perfect space between jazz and soul throughout – using his horn on grooves that start out in familiar jazz funk and fusion modes, then move into some great 80s groove and old school styles too. 2CD set features 29 tracks in all – including a few mixes from singles – and titles include "Magic (12" mix)", "Throw Down", "Funkin For Jamaica", "I Never Was A Cowboy", "Brother Brother", "Her Silent Smile", "Cruisin", "Rockin Radio", "Mr Business", "Brighter Tomorrow", "Charisma", "Bye Gones (ext rmx)", "Can't Give It Away", "My Latin Sky", "A Message", "Hit Man", "Secret Fantasy (ext)", "Fungi Mama/Bebopafunkadiscolypso", "Midnight Interlude", "Angeline", and "Tighs High". CD

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✨✧ Rozetta JohnsonWoman's Way – The Complete Rozetta Johnson 1963 to 1975 ... CD
Clintone/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The complete recordings of a crucially overlooked deep soul singer – the amazing Rozetta Johnson, a voice that should have been as big as Aretha Franklin or Gladys Knight, if there were any justice in the world! And Johnson isn't just a great singer on her own – she gets incredible help here from Sam Dees – a hell of a songwriter, and a great producer that puts Rozetta in perfect territory – a mode that's often more righteous than traditional southern soul, with some funky currents at the bottom – and an overall badass vibe that fits her vocals perfectly! There was a previous collection of Rozetta's music about a decade ago – but this set supercedes that with excellent sound and some unreleased alternate tracks, too – plus the usual top-shelf Ace/Kent presentation, which makes the collection as much of a joy to hold as it is to hear. Titles include "Mama Was A Bad Seed (alt)", "You Better Keep What You Got (alt)", "I Can Feel My Love Coming Down", "It's Been So Nice", "Personal Woman", "Chained & Bound", "Holding The Losing Hand", "Who Are You Gonna Love (Your Woman Or Your Wife)", "Mine Was Real", "A Woman's Way", "Willow Weep For Me", "That Hurts", "For That Man Of Mind", "How Can You Lose Something You Never Had", and "To Love Somebody". CD

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✨✧ Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz OrchestraOut To Lunch ... LP
Doubt/Aguirre (Belgium), 2005. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A massive reworking of the legendary Out To Lunch album by Eric Dolphy – a set that's every bit as striking and modern as that classic, but which also infuses the music with all the many steps forward that jazz has taken since the original 60s release of the album! The set features mostly the original compositions by Dolphy, plus one by leader Otomo Yoshihide – who plays guitar in the group, which is a very large mixture of players who include Axel Dorner on trumpet, Mats Gustafsson on baritone, Aoki Taisei on trombone, Tsugami Kenta on alto and soprano, Okura Masahiko on alto, and Alfred Harth on tenor, bass clarinet, and other instruments too! There's plenty more players in the mix, too – including Takara Kumiko on vibes and Cor Fuller on piano and "inside piano" – working with a range of sounds that's amazing. Titles include "Gazelloni", "Hat & Beard", "Something Sweet Something Tender", "Out To Lunch", and "Straight Up & Down/Will Be Back". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art Farmer & Tom HarrellCompany I Keep ... CD
Arabesque Jazz, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
Twin trumpet and flugelhorn work from Art Farmer and Tom Harrell – with Ron Blake on tenor and soprano, and Geoff Keezer on piano! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousItalian Dance Anthems + Euro Hits – Mixed By Tommy Romano ... CD
Ultra, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Danzel, O-Zone, Paps 'N' Skar, Benassi Brothers featuring Sandy, Despina Vandi, Milky, Aquapura, Magnolia, The Sicilians Featuring Angelo Venuto, Gigi D'Agostino, Brothers, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bar-KaysGotta Groove/Black Rock ... CD
Stax (UK), 1968/1970. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
2 killers from The Bar-Kays – a heavy funk spectacular all the way through! First up is Gotta Groove – amazing work from the new version of The Bar-Kays – a group who reformed to become a combo as heavy as any of the best funky groups from Detroit, LA, or New York at the time! There's a style here that's a sweet Memphis distillation of ideas bubbling under in music by Sly Stone, Funkadelic, and others – taken to new territory here by a group that was already steeped in 60s soul instrumental sounds! The cuts show a great ear for simple hooks and playful instrumental twists and turns – still with a bit of the trumpet used on Bar-Kays work of the past, but more in a groove that lets the guitar step out nicely with psychedelic soul undercurrents! Tracks include "In The Hole", "Funky Thang", "Grab This Thing", "Street Walker", "Humpin", and "Don't Stop Dancing To The Music (parts 1 & 2)". Black Rock is an album that's every bit as great as the title might imply – heavy guitar-based funk from the second version of The Bar-Kays – one that uses the new instrumental focus to push a groove that's much more black rock than before! There's still a bit of trumpet from the past, but the sound here is much heavier on the bottom – and really fuzzes up the guitar nicely at times to create a hipper sort of soul instrumental vibe! The rhythms are quite hip too – with echoes of the experiments in soul going on at Stax in the work of Isaac Hayes and others – and the album's miles away from the work that the group was laying down a few years before! Definitely one of the hardest-hitting Stax albums of the early 70s – and filled with great tracks like "You Don't Know Like I Know", "Dance To The Music", "Piece Of Your Peace", "Montego Bay", and "Baby I Love You". CD

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BarrabasHeart Of The City (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atco/Big Pink (South Korea), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99 23.99 About December 5, 2022
It must have cost Barrabas plenty to make the heart-shaped manhole on the cover of this album – but given the sound of the grooves, the money was well worth it! The set's a fair bit tighter than their earliest work from Spain – but also a great direction for their styles – one that's nicely soulful, with some club funk touches that fit in nicely with their American contemporaries on the Atco label. The tracks have a strong New York groove – with loads of great keyboards from Juan Vidal, and plenty of heavy basslines by Ernesto Duarte – pumping nicely in a way that's more stomping than straight funk, but still pretty great. Vocals are best when they're floating down amidst the instrumentation – and titles include "Mellow Blow", "Family Size", "Make It Easy", "Checkmate", and "Take A Wild Ride". CD

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Jorge BenForca Bruta ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1970. Used ... $19.99
A fantastically soulful album from Jorge Ben – one of his greatest records ever, and a key part of Brazilian music in the 70s! The album marks an earthier shift for Jorge – a sound that's still rooted in the samba influences of the 60s, but which also takes on a bit more soul at the bottom – thanks to rhythmic contributions from Trio Mocoto, who work here famously to help Ben shape the overall feel of the set! There's still a bit of larger orchestrations at moments, but these are used sparingly just to sweeten the sound – leaving the main force of the music to come from Jorge's guitar, and the cuica, percussion, and tamborim of the trio. The vocals are wonderful too – slightly raspy, and with a bit more feeling than we ever remember Jorge having on record – sometimes a bit intimate, yet always with an undeniable presence throughout. One of those records that still sends chills up our spines, year after year – with tracks that include "Oba La Vem Ela", "Ze Canjica", "Pulo Pulo", "Apareceu Aparecida", "Terezinha", "Mulher Brasileira", "Forca Bruta", "O Telefone Tocou Novamente", and "Charles Junior". CD
(Out of print.)

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Blossom ToesWe Are Ever So Clean (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Marmalade/Esoteric (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 38.99
One of the key records that helped the British scene leap forward in the mid 60s – even if the group never fully got their due at the tome! This set by Blossom Toes has gone on to become the stuff of legend – a record that fully embraced, the headiest psych modes of the period, but also delivered things with a unique vibe and quality level that really sets the record apart – putting it an elite space that would include debut albums from Pink Floyd and Tomorrow! The group are led by the incredible Brian Godding – a hell of a singer, and one whose voice is perfectly tuned to the offbeat production that really makes the whole thing sparkle – as does the fantastic work on guitar. There's some larger arrangements on the set at time, but they only seem to augment the genius at the core – on titles that include "Look At Me I'm You", "The Remarkable Saga Of The Frozen Dog", "People Of The Royal Parks", "What On Earth", "The Intrepid Balloonists Handbook Vol 1", "You", and "Mrs Murphy's Budgerigar". LP, Vinyl record album

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BlotoKwiatostan ... CD
Astigmatic (Poland), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
There's a lot of sonic intensity to this record from Polish quartet Bloto – a sound that's got maybe the same mix of jazz, electronics, and deep bottom sounds as some of the famous Bill Laswell projects from years back! Yet these guys are also very much in territory of their own – blending a range of keyboards and electronics from the other three members of the group with tenor, alto, and soprano sax lines from Ksiqze Saxonii – who also adds in a bit of electronics too! The sound is richly layered – very dark and dense, but cut through nicely by the reed lines – on titles that include "Oset", "Mlecz", "Jasmin", "Chabry", "Hortensja", "Kaczence", "Rumianek", and "Rzepien". CD

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BlotoKwiatostan ... LP
Astigmatic (Poland), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99 About November 1, 2022 (delayed)
There's a lot of sonic intensity to this record from Polish quartet Bloto – a sound that's got maybe the same mix of jazz, electronics, and deep bottom sounds as some of the famous Bill Laswell projects from years back! Yet these guys are also very much in territory of their own – blending a range of keyboards and electronics from the other three members of the group with tenor, alto, and soprano sax lines from Ksiqze Saxonii – who also adds in a bit of electronics too! The sound is richly layered – very dark and dense, but cut through nicely by the reed lines – on titles that include "Oset", "Mlecz", "Jasmin", "Chabry", "Hortensja", "Kaczence", "Rumianek", and "Rzepien". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kwiatostan ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Jaimie BranchFly Or Die ... LP
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
An incredible debut from trumpeter Jaimie Branch – an artist who seems ready to be one of the boldest new voices in jazz on the Chicago scene! Branch works here at a level that both lives up to an AACM legacy of experimentation, and the rich exploration in new jazz forms that we love from the International Anthem label – a short-lived imprint, but who who've really opened up a wider audiences for the best creative efforts from our home town! Branch's group here is great – with Tomeka Reid on cello, Jason Ajemian on bass, and Chad Taylor on drums – the last of whom brings his wonderfully loose, open, yet still-swinging style to play – and creates this magical flow that only seems to inspire Jaimie's bold trumpet work even more. The record is constantly creative, but deeply spiritual too – and also includes guest performances from Josh Berman on cornet and Matt Schneider on guitar. Titles include "Jump Off", "The Storm", "Waltzer", "Fly Or Die", "Leaves Of Glass", and "Meanwhile". LP, Vinyl record album

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Richie Cole with Eddie JeffersonHollywood Madness ... LP
Muse, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A great example of the Muse Records charm of altoist Richie Cole – bop-fired creativity at its peak, mixed with some added contemporary elements to keep things fresh! In this case, Richie's horn takes on some key bop classics, but also opens up a bit with vocalsits too – Eddie Jefferson on versions of "Hi Fly", "Relaxin At Camarillo", and "Waiting For Waits" – the latter of which also features Tom Waits as well! The Manhattan Transfer make some subtle guest appearances too – but in ways that are much more restrained than their own albums, really leaving most room for Richie's horn. Bruce Forman plays guitar and Dick Hindman piano – and titles include "Hi Fly", "Relaxin At Camarillo", "Hooray For Hollywood", "I Love Lucy", "Malibu Breeze", "Waiting For Waits", and "Tokyo Rose Sings The Hollywood Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear.)

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Gene DeitchCat On A Hot Thin Groove – 78rpm Artwork From Record Changer Magazine (softcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 35.00
An amazing collection of 40s and 50s jazz drawings by Gene Deitch – the complete anthology of his work for legendary jazz magazine Record Changer! Gene was an amazing artist and cartoonist, whose work helped solidify the legacies of some of the most famous cartoon characters in the American pop culture canon – from Popeye, to Tom & Jerry and beyond – but we're especially in love with his jazz-centric Record Changer era! Gene adored jazz and his love for it really shows! Cat On A Hot Thin Groove includes all of his magazine covers, cartoon panels and other bits from Record Changer – versatile work that ranges from fun, cartoon-y panels of "Jazz Cat" characters, to more elaborate and abstract illustrations. Wonderful, vital stuff – and it's very nicely anthologized here by Fantagraphics! Coffee-table scale paperback – 160+ pages of prime Deitch jazzy drawings with text accompaniment. Book

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✨✧ DellsI Touched A Dream ... LP
20th Century, 1980. Very Good ... $4.99
One thing about The Dells – they were always great! Even here, at the end of the 70s, in settings that are less perfect than their classic work for Cadet or Vee Jay, the group still sound wonderful – more daring vocally than most other harmony groups at the time, cutting through some smoother arrangements with a sublime approach to the material that's all-soul all the way! Arrangements get a bit uptempo and modern, but they're still in a strong Chicago groove – with backings by Tom Tom 84 and Sonny Sanders, and production by Carl Davis and Eugene Record, making for a late 70s update of the classic Brunswick soul approach. Titles include "Look At Us Now", "All About The Paper", "So You Are Love", "Passionate Breezes", and "I Touched A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, aging, and a small peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Dave DouglasSecular Psalms ... CD
Greenleaf, 2022. Used ... $9.99
A really beautiful project from trumpeter Dave Douglas – an artist who lately seems as if he's even better than usual when he's got a special idea behind a record! That's definitely the case here – as Douglas works with inspiration from a medieval mural in Ghent – used for both the secular and spiritual currents that run through the music in a beautiful way – with Dave's instrument blended with pump organ and prepared piano from Marta Warelis, guitars and lute from Frederik Leroux, and cello from Tomeka Reid – plus use of "serpent" and tuba by Berlinde Deman, who also vocalizes a bit next to Douglas. Lander Gyselinck moves between drums and electronics – the latter of which are used in nicely subtle ways – and titles include "Instrumental Angels", "Mercy", "Arrival", "Hermits & Pilgrims", "Righteous Judges", and "Ah Moon". CD

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Don EllisPieces Of Eight – Live At UCLA ... CD
Wounded Bird, 1967. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 18.98
Excellent pre-Columbia work from trumpeter Don Ellis – a live date recorded with Tom Scott on saxes and Dave Mackay on piano – presented here in its entirety for the first time ever! The groove here is every bit as hard as on Ellis' funky classics for Columbia – but more acoustic overall, and bottomed with some great Latin percussion from Alan Estes on timbales and Chino Valdes on congas. Many tracks have a slightly exotic feel – a mode that uses conventional jazz instrumentation with slightly Eastern phrasing, in a way that sounds really great alongside the modal rhythms of the tunes. Titles include Scott's "With Respect To Coltrane" and "Blues For Hari" – plus "Slippin N Slidin", "Bali Dancer", "Sadness Shouldn't Go To Sleep", "It's A Snap", "The Squeeze", and "Turk's Works". CD

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Alemayehu EsheteAlemayehu Eshete – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Amazing 70s recordings from Ethiopian singer Alemayehu Eshete – one of the greatest stars of the Ethiopiques series next to Mulatu! The style here is often quite funky at times – a strong James Brown influence in some of the rhythms, hitting hard with a heavy funk groove at the bottom, and topped by some sharp-edged, angular horns that further freshen up the sound. Other tracks are a bit more soul-based, and make great use of Eshete's amazing vocal style – kind of a back of the throat style of singing, and one that's quite a change from other expectations you might have of African funk from the 70s! Vinyl-only collection features some of the best tracks by Alemayehu from the Ethiopiques CD series – titles that include "Yeweb Dar", "Tashamanaletch", "Telantena Zare", "Feqer Feqer New", "Hameta", "Tey Gedyeleshem", "Eskegizew Bertchi", and "Quondjit". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil Evans & The Monday Night OrchestraLive At Sweet Basil ... LP
Gramavision, 1984. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99 14.99
Features George Adams on tenor, Chris Hunter on alto, Tom Malone on trombone, Hiram Bullock on guitar, Pete Levin on synthesizer, Mark Egan on bass, Adam Nussbaum on drums, Mino Cinelu on percussion – and trumpet players Lew Soloff, Hannibal Marvin Peterson, Shunzo Ohno, and Miles Evans. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on Electric Bird. Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Fantastic FourGot To Have Your Love/BYOF (Bring Your Own Funk) ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A pair of albums from this overlooked Detroit soul group – back to back on a single CD! On Got To Have Your Love, Fantastic Four are a hell of a harmony group – and one who still hold strong through this second chapter of their career – by avoiding any of the cheaper cliches of some of the groups of the disco generation! Instead, the album focuses on their vocals first, and any sort of grooves second – which makes for some wonderful mellower cuts that really follow the spirit of some of the hippest 70s group soul from Chicago or the east coast – followed by a few upbeat tracks that get handling by Tom Moulton at Sigma Sound in Philly! The balance is great – almost more like some of the best group sides from a few years before, especially Blue Magic – and the ballads really take center stage, and blow us away with the group's deeper currents of soul. Titles include "Mixed Up Moods & Attitudes", "There's Fire Down Below", "I Got To Have Your Love", "She'll Be Right For Me", "Cash Money", and "Disco Pool Blues". On BYOF, the Fantastic Four definitely bring their own funk – thanks to tight help from arranger Dennis Coffey, who also produced the set with a heavy groove that's like his own work of the time! The basslines are stronger than before for the FF – but their harmonies are very firmly intact – and, if anything, the blend of funk and great vocals really makes the album a charmer right from the get-go – especially as they aim more for midtempo steppers than too-upbeat disco tunes that might have them losing some of their charm. The overall vibe is maybe more 1974 than 1978 – and titles include "I Just Want To Love Ya Baby", "BYOF", "Cold & Windy Night", "Sexy Lady", "Shout", "Super Lover", and "Realize". CD

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Fresh GordonFresh Commandments/My Fila/Dub Commandments (dub)/Fila Beat (inst) ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1986. Near Mint- ... $3.99 5.99
Fresh Commandments for 1980's MC's, like "Thou shall not wear fake Gazelles!", over Whodini-style production complete with vo-coder. My Fila is a take-off of My Addidas, featuring The Jaz. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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Coleman HawkinsToday & Now ... CD
Impulse, 1962. Used ... $12.99
A beautiful record – but that's no surprise, since most of the later work of Coleman Hawkins tends to be great! The setting is quite laidback – and Hawkins' time-weathered tenor is placed in a perfect setting with Tommy Flanagan on piano, Major Holley on bass, and Eddie Locke on drums. The set list is spare, with simple quartet arrangements – but Hawk's solos are mindblowingly perfect, and with a great edge that you won't find in his earlier recordings. It's hard to describe what we're talking about –but the more and more we listen to his later records, the more we realize what a genius he was! Includes the tracks "Don't' Love Me", "Quintessence", "Go Lil Liza", and "Swingin' Scotch". CD
(1996 digipack pressing – in nice shape!)

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Coleman Hawkins & Clark TerryBack In Bean's Bag (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... $24.99
A way different album than usual for both tenor giant Coleman Hawkins, and up-and-coming trumpet talent Clark Terry – a very soulful set that falls much more into the spirit of the few soul jazz gems on early 60s Epic/Columbia Records! This could be because Dave Bailey's holding down the drum chores, and the record sounds a bit like his great recordings from the early 60 – a tight, soulful groove that's also got support from Tommy Flanagan on piano and Major Holley on bass! All tracks are nice and long, with strong solos from Hawkins and Terry – and there's a fantastic cut called "Tune For The Tutor", which was written by Pat Patrick, and which really grooves! Other nice ones include "Feedin' The Bean" and "Squeeze Me" – plus "Don't Worry Bout Me", and "Michelle". CD
(1997 pressing with obi.)

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Fumio KarashimaHot Islands (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
King/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. Used ... $24.99
A more electric album than usual from pianist Fumio Karashima – but in a great way too! The album has Karashima playing Fender Rhodes, mini-moog, and other keys – in addition to his usual acoustic piano – in a driving quartet lineup with bass from Miroslav Vitous and saxes from Mabumi Yamaguchi! The sound is different than Karashima's acoustic work – a bit bolder and sometimes more spacey – but the record still strongly displays his warmth and imagination, especially on original compositions – and although in a common fusion mode of the time, there's a sense of subtlety here that we can really appreciate. A few tracks get a bit funky at the bottom, and titles include "Breeze", "American Tango", "By Road", "Hot Islands", "Chardin Square", and "Merry Go Round". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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KutimanOpen ... CD
Siyal (Israel), 2022. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Wide-open sounds from Kutiman – an artist who just seems to perfect his craft more and more with each new record – at a level that might make his earliest efforts feel a bit forced compared to the natural blend of sounds going on here! Yet the style isn't that different, either, just better-formed – as Kutiman brings together global elements and classic funk rhythms – working with vocalist Dekel on a number of tracks, and standing strongly in an instrumental mode on the rest! Titles include "Love You Tomorrow", "Need To Forget", "A Day Off", "Ripples", "High & Dry", "Canoe", "My Everything", "Fresh Haze", "Always Be Alone", and "Vanishing Point". CD
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KutimanOpen (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Siyal (Israel), 2022. New Copy ... $27.99 30.98
Wide-open sounds from Kutiman – an artist who just seems to perfect his craft more and more with each new record – at a level that might make his earliest efforts feel a bit forced compared to the natural blend of sounds going on here! Yet the style isn't that different, either, just better-formed – as Kutiman brings together global elements and classic funk rhythms – working with vocalist Dekel on a number of tracks, and standing strongly in an instrumental mode on the rest! Titles include "Love You Tomorrow", "Need To Forget", "A Day Off", "Ripples", "High & Dry", "Canoe", "My Everything", "Fresh Haze", "Always Be Alone", and "Vanishing Point". LP, Vinyl record album
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Katie LeeSongs of Couch & Consultation ... LP
Commentary, 1957. Very Good+ ... $3.99 5.99
Fantastic stuff – and a key example of the penetration of psychoanalysis in the US during the postwar years! The tunes here are all vocal parodies of familiar themes from Freud – sung by Katie Lee in a way that's a bit jazz, but possibly a bit folksy too – very playful at times, with the dry wit that you'd get in some of Tom Lehrer's famous records of the same period. Instrumentation is arranged by Bob Thompson, who really emphasizes the whimsy in the tunes – and titles include "The Will To Fail", "Repressed Hostility Blues", "Gunslinger", "Properly Loved", "Real Sick Sounds", "Shrinker Man", and "Schizophrenic Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top, light surface wear, light staining along the bottom, small spot of sticker removal at top.)

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisFunky Serenity/Golden Hits/Solar Wind/Sun Goddess ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 19.99
A quadruple-header from Ramsey Lewis – four albums from his great 70s electric period on Columbia Records! First up is Funky Serenity – sweet electric funk from Ramsey Lewis! The album's one of his best from the 70s – and it's got Ramsey on Fender Rhodes, electric harpsichord, and other keyboards, grooving away in an open-ended 70s mode that still retains all the heavy soul of his classic work for Chess. Morris Jennings adds in some very nice percussion with his drum work, and Cleveland Eaton's on funky bass, giving the set a strong bottom groove. Features the sublime sample cut "My Love For You", a great version of "Knights In White Satin" that's done with a weird spacey groove, plus the tracks "Kufany Mapenzi (Making Love)", "Serene Funk", "What It Is!", and "Dreams". Golden Hits isn't a "best of", but instead has Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material from the Cadet years, but with the groovy Rhodes and wah wah sound that we dig so much about his CBS recordings. Unlike some of the other records from this period, the group's nice and stripped down, just the electric piano, bass and drums, so the groove's nice and wide open, Ramsey and company popping along with the sanctified soulful vibe of his 60s work, but updating their sound with some nice electric touches. 9 numbers in all: "Hang On Sloopy", "Blues For The Night Owl", "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "Carmen", "Delilah", "Wade In The Water", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Somethin' You Got", and "The In Crowd". Solar Wind was cut smack dab in the middle of Ramsey's glory days at Columbia Records – with great production help and work on bass from the mighty Cleveland Eaton! The style is nice and lean, with just some occasional fuller touches – and Ramsey plays plenty of Fender Rhodes, in addition to bits of Arp and moog too – in a setting that's mostly trio, with a few guest players stepping into the mix from track to track! There's a nice degree of fuzz at points, thanks to added help from Steve Cropper – and titles include a great funky version of "Summer Breeze", plus "Solar Wind", "Come Down In Time", "Love for A Day", "Hummingbird", "Jamaican Marketplace", and "Sweet & Tender You". Sun Goddess is one of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the drummer in Ramsey's trio before starting his own group – and the shared relationship both artists had with producer Charles Stepney! The three were all key parts of the late 60s sound at Chess Records – but here, they've brought the same soulful energy to Columbia – working in a wider, more mature groove for the 70s – one that has Lewis' wicked Fender Rhodes lines stretching out strongly over tight, compressed, funky lines from EWF! The centerpiece of the set is the massive 7 minute "Sun Goddess", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Living For The City", "Gemini Rising", and "Jungle Strut". Funky, electric, and sublimely wonderful all the way through! CD

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Lovin Spoonful, Paul Butterfield, Al Kooper, etcWhat's Shakin ... LP
Elektra, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A very cool Elektra compilation – with rare non-Buddah work by the Lovin Spoonful, plus material by Al Kooper, Tom Rush, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Eric Clapton & The Powerhouse! LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 00s 180 gram Sundazed reissue.)

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Lloyd Miller & The HeliocentricsLloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics (OST) ... CD
Strut (UK), 2010. Used ... $8.99
A gem from the great Lloyd Miller – backed by modern Brit jazz funk maestros The Heliocentrics – and a credit to the legacies of all involved! Miller has worked timeless, hypnotic magic on an array of Middle Eastern and Asian instrumentation throughout his career, here playing piano, Indian santur, clarinet, Chinese sona, sitar, wood flute, oud and more – and this effort stands strongly with his best. He's accompanied by the masterful Malcolm Catto & The Heliocentrics – showing as much depth and versatility as ever in largely acoustic and improvisational setting – and the bottom line is that it's just as wonderful as their work with Mulatu. As much as we've flipped out over the Heliocentrics efforts as headliners to date, it's quite stunning how well they work backing such influential and legendary figures. Essential! Includes "Electricone", "Nava", "Mandala", "Spiritual Jazz", "Bali Bronze", "Modality", "Salendro", "Pari Ru", "Lloyd's Diatribe", "Fantasia" (Pts 1 & 2), "Chahargah", "Sunda Sunset" and more. CD

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MirabaiMirabai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic/Big Pink (South Korea), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99 23.99
An obscure 70s album on Atlantic – a record that was almost immediately lost to the shifting sands of time, but which has a heady sound that really deserves more attention! Mirabi sings with a mix of rootsy influences – maybe coming off at times like some of the female singers from the Bay Area a few years before, and working with some great arrangements from Don Nix – with backing by an excellent group that includes Reggie Young on guitar, Richard Tee on organ, and Tommy Cogbill on bass. Mirabi plays her own guitar – and titles include "Determination", "Cosmic Overload", "Strength Of My Soul", "Schumann's Song", "Magical Time", "To Be Young", and "You Are My Reason" – plus a track called "Stairway To Heaven", which is not a cover of the Led Zeppelin song! CD

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✨✧ Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell – The Asylum Albums 1972 to 1975 (For The Roses/Court & Spark/Hissing Of Summer Lawns/Miles Of Aisles) (4CD set) ... CD
Rhino, Mid 70s. New Copy 4CDs ... $47.99 49.98
A key second chapter in the long and wonderful career of Joni Mitchell – a set that brings together the four albums she recorded for the Asylum label in the mid 70s – a post-Blue period that really had Joni opening up and exploring a lot in her music – including a jazzier side of the spectrum that never showed up as strongly before! First up is For The Roses – a sometimes-overlooked album in the career of Joni Mitchell – but a set that's every bit as great as the two huge hits that bracket it! Joni's really finding a great way forward, sounding more mature, and bringing some jazzier currents into her music – thanks in part to help from reedman Tom Scott and bassist Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – and a style of songwriting that's sometimes more fluid than before, and often a lot more biting too! Titles include "Woman Of Heart & Mind", "You Turn Me On I'm A Radio", "For The Roses", "Barbangrill", "Cold Blue Steel & Sweet Fire", "Let The Wind Carry Me", "Lesson In Survival", and "Judgement Of The Moon & Stars". Court & Spark is a key record in the second chapter of Joni Mitchell on record – a set that has both her vocals and her overall music style flowing with all these amazing touches you might not have heard a few years before – jazzier currents in her music that really set the album apart from earlier work in Joni's career! Mitchell responds to the music with soaring vocals that are completely wonderful, and nicely changed up in character from tune to tune – given backing by a host of great jazz and studio players who include Tom Scott on reeds and Joe Sample on keyboards! Titles include her classic version of "Twisted" – a redone version of the old Annie Ross track – plus the classic hit "Help Me", and "Just Like This Train", "Car On A Hill", "Court & Spark", "Down To You", "Free Man In Paris", and "People's Parties". Miles Of Aisles is the first-ever live album from Joni Mitchell – and a record that sounds a fair bit different than a concert set might have during the Reprise years – as Joni's got plenty of help from Tom Scott & The LA Express, who bring a tight yet intimate vibe to the proceedings! Joni's definitely a superstar at this point – as you might guess from the size of the amphitheater on the cover – but she's also got an even stronger ability to come across with a personal, pointed style – one that's very different than the overblown hype of so many other 70s live albums. The set includes a few tracks not yet on albums, and a nice mix of material – including the live version of "Big Yellow Taxi" that ended up as a hit single – and the cuts"You Turn Me On I'm A Radio", "Blue", "Woman Of Heart & Mind", "Both Sides Now", "Real Good For Free", "Jericho", "Circle Game", "Cactus Tree", "The Last Time I Saw Richard", "People's Parties", and "Woodstock". Hissing Of Summer Lawns is a further step forward in the career of Joni Mitchell – a record that not only continues the jazzier currents she explored in the 70s, but also brings in a whole bunch of different modes as well – so much so, it's almost as if Joni's daring anyone to still call her a folk singer with the album! The themes are wonderfully sophisticated, as is the songwriting – the king of material that would keep Mitchell strong for decades, while so many of her contemporaries faltered – as you'll hear on the tracks "In France They Kiss On Main Street", "Sweet Bird", "Shadows & Light", "The Boho Dance", "Don't Interrupt The Sorrow", "The Jungle Line", and "Edith & The Kingpin". CD
(Remastered by Bernie Grundman, in a package with a painting by Joni Mitchell!)

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✨✧ Nicole Mitchell Black Earth StringsRenegades ... CD
Delmark, 2009. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A stunner from Nicole Mitchell – a flautist who's been pretty much redefining the jazz flute throughout her early career – here delivering a genre-defiant masterwork with her Black Earth Strings group! The String includes Chicago Sinfonetta Chamber Orchestra vet Renee Baker on violin & viola, diverse Chicago scene players Tomeka Reid on cello and Josh Abrams on bass, and Shirazette Tinnin on drums and percussion – and the group does in wonderful job of moving the boundless spirit of Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble recordings in a stripped down, acoustic, but unencumbered setting. From the dynamic improvisation to spiritually resonant compositions, it's incredible stuff – working in elements of African rhythmic influences, moving melodies, both graceful and muscular interplay, with soulful and funky jazz of decades past and the future to come. 16 tracks in all: "Crossroads", "No Mater What", "Ice", "Windance", "Renegades", "By My Own Grace", "What If", "Symbology" (#s 1, 2A & 2), "Wade", "Waterdance", "Mama Found Out", "Waris Dirie", "Aaya's Rainbow" and more. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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MJT+3Walter Perkins' MJT+3/Make Everybody Happy ... CD
Vee Jay (Spain), 1959/1960. Used ... $8.99
2 more of the lost albums by Chicago's supreme soul jazz hardbop group from the late 50's/early 60's! The MJT grooves like nobody's business, thanks to a core rhythm group that includes Harold Mabern on piano, Walter Perkins on drums, and Bob Cranshaw on bass. Add to the mix a young Frank Strozier on alto, fresh from Memphis (he made the trip to Chi-town with buddy Harold Mabern), and the smoking trumpet of Willie Thomas, and you've got one of the tightest combos to never make it in the big time. Who cares, though, because these albums are both gems, and they groove along mightily from top to bottom. Strozier and Mabern are fantastic, and they bring a unique soul jazz approach from their native Memphis into play with the firey Chicago rhythm of Cranshaw and Perkins. Great stuff, great remastering, and a dozen tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Oliver Nelson's Big BandLive From Los Angeles ... LP
Impulse, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
A unique little outing for Oliver Nelson – one that breaks him out of the familiar territory of the studio, and puts him in a much more spontaneous live setting! Nelson's playing soprano sax on the album – using the instrument in an edgey way that has echoes of Coltrane, yet which also fits in nicely with the usual Nelson groove – a fully soulful approach to a larger ensemble, heard famously on countless sessions for other artists in the 60s, but even better hear with Oliver at the helm! Other players on the record include Bobby Bryant, Tom Scott, Frank Strazzeri, Mel Brown, and Lou Blackburn – coming together with Nelson in a hip take on the west coast soul jazz groove of the time. Titles include Nelson's own "Miss Fine" and "Guitar Blues", plus lively versions of "Night Train" and "Milestones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange and black label stereo presing. Cover has light edge wear and a bit of gloss separation at the top corner, but is nice overall.)

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Junius PaulIsm ... CD
International Anthem, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 12.99
A fantastic record from the contemporary Chicago scene – one that both gives bassist Junius Paul his first showcase as a leader, and underscores the richly collaborative energy in which the musician works! The set was recorded at various points in the Windy City underground – with Paul at the help of a shifting lineup that includes Makaya McCraven on drums, Corey Wilkes on trumpet, Justin Dillard on piano and keyboards, Jim Baker on piano and Arp, Isaiah Spencer on drums, Marquis Hill on trumpet, and Tomeika Reid on cello – with most musicians also handling other instruments too, in a continuation of an AACM legacy – on a record that's then edited by Makaya McCraven, in the best International Anthem mode! The music is jazz, but of the most forward-thinking type – and titles include "Ma & Dad", "Fred Anderson & A Half", "Twelve Eighteen West", "Georgia", "Spocky Chainsey Has Re-Emerged", "The One Who Endures", "Baker's Dozen", "View From The Moon", "You Are Free To Choose", "Paris", "Collant Denier", and "Sprouts". CD

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PerigeoPerigeo Live 1976 ... LP
Contempo (Italy), 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Rare 70s live work from the legendary Italian group Perigeo – a combo who were very much both a jazz group and a rock outfit – and who work here in a concert setting that has the players really stretching out on their solos! You'll no doubt recognize some of the quintet's players here from other Italian jazz records – Franco D'Andrea on electric piano, Giovanni Tommaso on bass, and Claudio Fasoli on both soprano sax and tenor – working alongside the guitar of Anthony Sidney, who emphasizes some of the electric elements in the mix, and the heavy drums of Bruno Biriaco, who comes up with some great funky moments! These guys are far less of a prog group than some of their contemporaries – much more in the best American fusion mode, and even jazzier here than on their studio albums – on long cuts that include "Take Off", "New Vienna", "Terra Rossa", "Tarlumbana", "Via Beato Angelico", "Acoustic Image", and the side-long "Il Festival". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sue RaneyBreathless! ... CD
Studio West, Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
Excellent work from the lovely Sue Raney – a lesser-known singer on the west coast scene of the 50s and 60s, but a great talent who made some excellent records for Capitol and Liberty! The work here is all extremely rare – studio sessions recorded for the radio show The Navy Swings, most of which feature Sue with a group led by guitarist Page Cavanaugh, and a few more of which offer backing from the quartet of Buddy DeFranco and accordionist Tommy Gumina. Sue's voice is wonderful throughout – with a mixture of poise and humanity that we'd rank right up there with the best work by June Christy on Capitol – and made even more interesting through Cavanaugh's use of guitar in the backings, and the accordion on the other sides. The CD features 18 tracks in all – with titles that include "Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring", "Bluesette", "Breathless", "The Boy Next Door", "Does Anybody Here Love Me", "Breezin Along With The Breeze", "Deed I Do", "Some Of These Days", and "I'm In Love With The Honorable Mr So & So". CD

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✨✧ Jerry ReedWhen You're Hot You're Hot/Ko Ko Joe/Smell The Flowers/Me & Chet ... CD
RCA/BGO (UK), 1971/1972. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Four albums from the breakout years of Jerry Reed – all collected here in a single CD set! First up is When You're Hot – the record that firmly catapulted Jerry Reed to the top – a set that draws on all his years of lyrical wit and razor-sharp guitar work – served up with some surprisingly funky touches too! That upbeat chugging groove that Jerry began on "Guitar Man" is in place on many tracks here – although there's also a few ballads that balance things out nicely, and some instrumental moments too. Titles include the hit "When You're Hot You're Hot", "Thank You Girl", "Turned On", "My Kinda Love", "Big Daddy", "Amos Moses", and "I'll Be Around". Ko Ko Joe is completely charming work from the great Jerry Reed – a set that often has him continuing that almost-swamp rock mode of his previous album – but also showing some deeper currents on the lyrical tip as well! There's a nice range of songs – maybe as Chet Atkins was trying to match the fuller range of expression that Jerry was capable of – and titles include the great "Another Puff" – plus "Early Morning Rain", "Framed", "You'll Never Walk Alone", and "Seasons Of My Mind". On Smell The Flowers, Jerry Reed steps up to the production helm, working alongside Chet Atkins – at a level that really pushes the singer/guitarist on all his many musical fronts! The album's got some of those great catchy, groovy numbers that always set Reed apart from the rest – and his guitar work graces most numbers in a really great way – sometimes shading alongside the vocals, sometimes right out front in bolder solo moments. Titles include "Pave Your Way Into Tomorrow", "Endless Miles Of Highway", "Take It Easy", "Don't Get Heavy", "Smell The Flowers", "It Ain't Home But It Ain't Bad", and "Don't Let The Good Life Pass You By". Me & Chet is a really wonderful collaboration with the great Chet Atkins – the producer who first recognized Jerry's genius for RCA, and who shares the instrumental spotlight here in a flurry of great guitar numbers! Chet's in one channel, Jerry's in the other – and the guitar interplay is fantastic, and easily some of the best Atkins material from the time – with all the dynamic sound of his earlier work. Titles include "Jerry's Breakdown", "Mystery Train", "Serenade To Summertime", "Limehouse Blues", and "The Mad Russian". CD

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Jon Savage & Stuart BakerPunk 45 – The Singles Cover Art Of Punk 1976 to 1980 ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2013/2022. New Copy ... $37.99 49.95
A really wonderful little book – way more than the usual record cover package, and instead a helpful tome that's full of historical details too! Punk 45 features life-sized replicas of a range of key punk 45s – pick sleeve singles and rare indie pressings, mixed with initial releases by groups who'd later go onto be much bigger in the mainstream – but are presented here as part of the rich tapestry of early punk! Jon Savage co-penned the book with Stuart Baker – and the scope here is wider than the Punk 45 compilation on Soul Jazz – but covers the same stretch of years. Savage's input is key, as there's a great eye for lesser-known gems and groups who already embrace a punk ethos, even before the genre had a name. Images are from both US and UK artists – and each page features not just an image, but the players on the record (often never noted on the disc), plus issue date, location, and other helpful information. The book also features interviews with key figures from this time – including Glenn Branca, Peter Saville, Roger Armstrong, Seymour Stein, David Thomas, Richard Hell, Geoff Travis, and Richard Kirk. New edition is over 350 pages, flexibound, full color throughout, and features a new introduction by Bobby Gillespie! Book

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Giuliano SorginiPercussioni In Crescendo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Leo/BTF (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 34.99
A great little album, and one that really lives up to the promise of its title – as most tracks have percussion building up with a rising sense of energy – only to be topped with a nice range of exotic instrumentation too! The approach is a blend of older exotica modes and hip 70s funk – maybe a bit like the Mandingo albums of the period, but not as electronic – as Giuliano Sorgini has a lot of low-end sounds at the bottom next to the percussion, which provide a great platform as lines on flute, piano, and other instruments soar over the top! Titles include "Rapace", "Discontinuo", "The Turf", "Survival", "Monotonia", "Torpedo", "Ze", "Maligno", and "Frettoloso". LP, Vinyl record album

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SpinnersTruly Yours – Their First Motown Album With Bonus Tracks – 1963 to 1967 ... CD
Motown/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
The first Motown full length record by the Spinners – Original Spinners from '67 – followed by an impeccably well-chosen collection of bonus material! It's excellent stuff – an overlooked album with some very hard to find Motown work by this early version of the legendary Spinners – with lead vocals by Bobby Smith and Edgar Edwards. The tracks have a mixture of sweet and raw harmonies – crafted with an elegantly soulful sound that would later take the group way over the top during the 70s, and which here sounds sublime next to some of the group's Motown contemporaries! The first 12 tracks on this excellent Kent compilation are the Original Spinners tracklist – including "Sweet Thing", "I Cross My Heart", "I'll Always Love You", "Truly Yours", "Like A Good Man Should", "For All We Know", "How Can I", "It Hurts To Be In Love", "Nobody Else But You", "Where Is That Girl", "Tomorrow May Never Come" and "That's What Girls Are Made For". Most of the 14 bonus tracks are previously unreleased masters – revelatory stuff from earlier in the 60s – formative, yet beautifully realized recordings with productions by Harvey Fuqua and Ivy Joe Hunter! Titles include "Darling", "Words Can't Describe", "12 O'Clock", "Just Another Guy", "We're Gonna Be More More Than Friends" and more. CD

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Gabor SzaboFaces ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good ... $9.99
A really great groove from guitarist Gabor Szabo – a set that has the musician working with legendary producer Wayne Henderson, in a mode that moves into soul while still keeping all the best jazz elements intact! Szabo plays acoustic guitar alongside electric from Marlon McClain, with both players wrapped up nicely by Fender Rhodes work from the great Bobby Lyle – whose keyboard lines really act as the glue for all the grooves, while Henderson works to give them all the right sort of punch from the bottom! The mix of talents here comes together perfectly – like some of the best work on the Fantasy label at the time, or maybe a bit like some of the Mizell productions – but in a different way. Titles include "The Biz", "Magic Mystic Faces", "Gloomy Day", "Desiring You", "Misty Malarky Ying Yang", "Alicia", "The Last Song", and "Estate". LP, Vinyl record album

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TatvamasiHouse Of Words ... CD
Requiem (Poland), 2015. Used ... $6.99
Jan Michalec on trumpet, Tomasz Piatek on tenor saxophone, Grzegorz Lesiak on guitar, Lukasz Downar on bass, and Krzysztof Redas on drums. CD

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TemptationsSong For You ... LP
Motown, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99 6.99
A tightly funky set from The Temptations – a record that has the group still standing strong in the post-Norman Whitfield years – working here with producer Jeffrey Bowen in a groove that's almost got some P-Funk touches at times! Things are somewhat polished, but still in the best mainstream funk mode of the time – and in a way, the record's almost a blueprint for the style that so many California groups would pick up in the next few years – upbeat grooves, often driven with some heavy bass at the bottom, but still with enough room for well-crafted vocals on the top. Arrangements are by James Carmichael on most tracks – and the backing group includes Wah Wah Ragin and Eddie Hazel on guitar, both of whom get plenty of space to work out on the set. Tracks include the instrumental "Happy People" – plus "Glass House", "Shakey Ground", "The Prophet", "A Song For You", "Firefly", and "I'm A Bachelor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the die-cut cover. Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has tape on spine, light edge wear, small peel from flap sticker. Cover & labels have name in pen.)

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Tina TurnerAcid Queen ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Very Good ... $9.99
Soon after performing as the 'Acid Queen' in The Who's "Tommy" movie, Tina brings you some more Who, Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin classics! LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Piero UmilianiSweden – Heaven & Hell (Svezia – Inferno E Paradiso) ... LP
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from the mighty Piero Umiliani – sounds initially written for a film that was an international "sexpose" of daily life in Sweden – but which have grown to even greater fame on their own over the years – thanks to the talent of the maestro! The music here is awash in groovy elements – lots of sweet Hammond organ lines, mod basslines, and some especially cool wordless vocals from the choir of Alessandro Alessandroni – scatting away in a great way alongside the instruments, and bringing an added level of breathy eroticism to the whole thing! This special LP version recreates the original Omicron release of the record – with titles that include the two lyrical tracks "You Tried To Warn Me" and "Sleep Now Little One", sung by Lydia McDonald – plus the tracks "Topless Party", "Eva Svedense", "Essere Donna", "La Signora Cameriera", "FotoModelle", and "Le Ragazze Dell'Archipellago". (Note, does not contain the track "Mah Na Mah Na", which is on other versions of the soundtrack – but it appears on the "partner" reissue of Umiliani's Psichedelica from Schema, under the title "Viva La Sauna Svedese".) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Narada Michael WaldenLooking At Me Looking At You/Nature Of Things/Divine Emotion ... CD
Atlantic/BGO (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 19.99
A trio of mid 80s albums from Narada Michael Walden – all together in one 2CD set! First up is Looking At You Looking At Me – an album with plenty of beats– so much so you might forget that Narada Michael Walden first rose to fame as a drummer – but all the electricity is fine with us, given the 80s groove sound of the set! There's a nice sense of energy that informs most of the tracks – a somewhat funky undercurrent that almost shows traces of the Minneapolis influence on soul at the time, but without a too-Prince sort of sound overall. There's also a few key ballads too – some gentler cuts that round out the set nicely, and which showcase the increasing confidence Walden's had with his vocals over the years. Titles include "Reach Out", "Looking At You Looking At Me", "Burning Up", "Shake It Off", "Dream Maker", and "Tina". Nature Of Things is a highly electric set from Narada Michael Walden – a mid 80s effort that's filled with catchy little tunes! The style's certainly more mainstream than we might have guessed, given Walden's early career – but it's still much better than most of the pop of its generation – thanks to Michael's strong jazz pedigree, which does seem to inform some of his arrangements and instrumental choices on the album. Most of the percussion is in the form of beats, but Walden's also credited with playing drums (roto-toms, perhaps?) – and in addition to his own lead vocals, the set also features work by Patti Austin and Marth Wash. Titles include "Live It Up", "Nature Of Things", "High Above The Clouds", "Gimme Gimme Gimme", "Suspicion", and "Dancin On Main Street". Divine Emotion is sweet 80s soul from Narada Michael Walden – a set that has the singer/drummer very confidently in the tight R&B territory that served him so well during the decade! As with previous records, there's a fair bit of 80s electronic elements in the mix – bursting, bubbling, and exploding with a joyful groove that really fits Walden's spirit – and serves to emphasize his ever-growing talent for penning at catchy tune! Titles include "Wild Thing", "Explosion", "Jam The Night", "Divine Emotions", "Can't Get You Outta My Head", "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", and "Certain Kind Of Lover". CD

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✨✧ Mal WaldronSearching In Grenoble – The 1978 Solo Piano Concert ... CD
Tompkins Square, 1978. New Copy 2CDs ... $22.99 24.99
Mal Waldron's a hell of a pianist, and one who almost has done some of his best work in a near-secret setting – as the scope of his talents in the 60s and 70s often expanded past recording opportunities – which makes the release of material like this such a wonderful thing! Although well-known for his contributions to American jazz in the 50s, Waldron became an even more impressive player in later decades – as he worked on the Japanese and European scenes, and developed both a sharper edge and a warmer sense of soul – both of which come into play on the long solo tracks that make up this wonderfully-recorded concert from 1978! This isn't just a big name player pleasing the crowds at a venue – as Waldron's clearly in his own head as much as he is out there in front of the audience – mixing expression and introspection in a wonderful way, on titles that include "Here There & Everywhere", "Mistral Breeze/Sieg Haile", "Soul Eyes", "I Thought About You", "Fire Waltz", "Petite Gemeaux", "All Alone", and "Snake Out". CD

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Wax PoeticsWax Poetics Anthology Vol 1 – Issues 1 to 5 (hardcover) ... Book
Wax Poetics, 2007. New Copy ... $8.99 39.95
The first 5 issues of the legendary Wax Poetics – the one-and-only genius publication dedicated to the art of crate-digging, aka funky soul & hip hop vinyl archeology – collected in this massive hardcover tome! Anthology Vol 1 tackles the essential chore of bringing those earliest Wax Poetics issues – which are for the most part long out of print and as tough to track down as some of the wax the mag covers – available once again with some additional illustrations, to boot! All of those great pieces– from the groundbreaking debut issue of December 2001 up to issue 5 in summer 2003 – covering Idris Muhammad, Pretty Purdie, Weldon Irvine, Manzel, Fania Records, King Tubby, Prince Paul, RZA, Louis Vega and so much more! The photos and illustrations pop even more in this larger scare format – with loads of period photography, shots in the studio, and all of those delicious dust jacket photo discoveries. Beautiful, essential, and long overdue! Hardcover, 241 pages, and bursting with beautiful images and illustrations! Book

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Chick WebbSpinnin' The Webb – Great 1930s Instrumentals That Rocked The Savoy Ballroom ... CD
Decca, 1930s. Used ... $2.99
Includes the songs "Dog Bottom", "Jungle Mamma", "Heebie Jeebies", "(I'm Left With The) Blues In My Heart", "Lona", "Blue Minor", "Don't Be That Way", "What A Shuffle", "Blue Lou", "Go Harlem", "Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie", "That Naughty Waltz", "I Got Rhythm", "Squeeze Me", "Harlem Congo", "Midnight In A Madhouse", "Spinnin' The Webb", "Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)", "Who Ya Hunchin'?", and "In The Groove At The Grove". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBlood On The Cats – The Psychobilly Compilation – Even Bloodier Edition (2CD set – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Anagram (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99 20.99
A legendary compilation, and maybe one of the first that documented the big wave of older rock-inspired groups who emerged during the generation of punk rocks – new groups who were definitely influenced by the sharp, short, quality of the generation – but who also used the moment as a way to get back to basics too! The "psychobilly" name might be a bit slightly wrong-worded – as these guys aren't really psycho, or psychedelic either – and come to think of it, they're not always rockabilly too – but they do really get back to the raw roots of early sounds from the late 50s – offering up a different sort of intensity than their punk rock contemporaries. Titles include "Swamp Baby" by Sunglasses After Dark, "Cannibal Run" by The Guana Batz, "Graveyard Stomp" by The Meteors, "Murder In The Graveyard" by Screaming Lord Sutch Loony Party, "Red Headed Woman" by Panther Burns, "Wild Women (version)" by Alien Sex Fiend, "The Day The Sun Burned Down" by The Escalators, and "Dinosaurs" by The Stingrays. This hugely expanded edition offers up another 44 tracks, with work from The Cramps, Cannibals, Scientists, Pearl Harbour, The Sharks, Polecats, Blue Cat Trio, The Rattlers, Inca Babies, Vibrators, Brilliant Corners, Gun Club, Nomads, King Kurt, Voodoo Dolls, Primevals, Bananamen, Raymen, Erazerhead, Krewmen, X-Men, Prisoners, and many others! CD

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✨✧ VariousDirty Dancing (CD & DVD) ... CD
RCA/Legacy, 1987. Used CD & DVD ... $3.99
Music from Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, Eric Carmen, the Ronnettes, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, Merry Clayton, the Blow Monkeys, Bruce Channel, Zappacosta, Mickey & Sylvia, Tom Johnston, the Five Satins, and Patrick Swayze. CD
(Sealed with a sticker over the barcode, DVD is NTSC coded.)

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VariousDJ Format's Psych Out – A Collection Of International Funky Fuzz-Laden Gems ... LP
BBE (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.98
Cool cuts from around the globe – all brought together in one wonderfully funky set! The music here all draws heavily from American funk and psych styles – and often uses some slightly different instrumentation, or more regional inflection – to make the usual psych funk styles sound even more groovy and exotic – in a mindblowing way that makes the entire set a real musical delight! Most tracks are instrumental – heavy on drums and fuzzy guitar – but there's a few vocal moments, too – and the funk current is super-strong, way more so than on other collections that promise a heavy bottom, but usually just present offbeat psych. Titles include "Jet Pop" by Bana Pop Band, "Foxy Lady" by 49th Blue Streak, "Karate Chop" by The Tijuana Brats, "Stari Dvorac" by Pro Arte, "Nie Przejziemy Do Historii" by Krzysztof Klenczon, "Louis Louis" by Friar Tuck, "Time Of Machines" by Sergio Ferraresi, and "The Shaman's Dance" by Alexandr Sergeyevich. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier Vol 2 – Deutsche Experimentelle Pop Musik 1978 to 1987 ... CD
Bureau B (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
An even deeper dig into the world of the German underground than the first volume of this series – a set that moves way past some of the bigger cuts of the underground, to pull together a whole host of little gems that we might not have heard otherwise! Some of the cuts here are from rare cassette-only releases or 7" singles – and together, they show just how far some of the more groundbreaking artists on the German scene were going at the time – moving past both the catchy electro pop and cold wave styles of the UK scene, and often using their longer legacy with electronics to really create some great adventures in sound! Many of these cuts also benefit from the use of German language lyrics, which seem perfect for the spirit of the music – and even when dark, things are still pretty tuneful too – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Dream Machine" by Phantom Band, The Wisp" by Notorische Reflexe, "Noch Lange Nicht" by Sprung Aus Den Wolken, "Television" by The Wirschaftswunder, "Alleewalzer" by Thomas Singer, "Der Mond" by Maria Zerfall, "Pissnelke 2000" by Detlef Diedrichsen, "Aludome" by Alu, "Hope Is The Answer" by Rolf Trostel, "Francis & Friends" by Rudiger Lorenz, "Tanne Tot Samba" by EMP, and "Do The VoPo" by Butzmann/Kapielski. CD

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✨✧ VariousEins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier Vol 2 – Deutsche Experimentelle Pop Musik 1978 to 1987 ... LP
Bureau B (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An even deeper dig into the world of the German underground than the first volume of this series – a set that moves way past some of the bigger cuts of the underground, to pull together a whole host of little gems that we might not have heard otherwise! Some of the cuts here are from rare cassette-only releases or 7" singles – and together, they show just how far some of the more groundbreaking artists on the German scene were going at the time – moving past both the catchy electro pop and cold wave styles of the UK scene, and often using their longer legacy with electronics to really create some great adventures in sound! Many of these cuts also benefit from the use of German language lyrics, which seem perfect for the spirit of the music – and even when dark, things are still pretty tuneful too – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Dream Machine" by Phantom Band, The Wisp" by Notorische Reflexe, "Noch Lange Nicht" by Sprung Aus Den Wolken, "Television" by The Wirschaftswunder, "Alleewalzer" by Thomas Singer, "Der Mond" by Maria Zerfall, "Pissnelke 2000" by Detlef Diedrichsen, "Aludome" by Alu, "Hope Is The Answer" by Rolf Trostel, "Francis & Friends" by Rudiger Lorenz, "Tanne Tot Samba" by EMP, and "Do The VoPo" by Butzmann/Kapielski. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Eins Und Zwei Und Drei Und Vier Vol 2 – Deutsche Experimentelle Pop Musik 1978 to 1987 ... CD 17.99

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VariousKev Beadle Presents The Best Of Inner City Records ... CD
Inner City/BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
An overdue look at the great range of sounds that came from Inner City Records at the end of the 70s – a hip American indie with a strong specialty in soulful fusion, hip vocalists, and a range of other great styles too – all brought together here by London DJ Kev Beadle! Inner City's often a bit overlooked – as the label flourished most strongly in the years after some of the better-known soulful imprints of the 70s – and the label always had a great ear for new sounds, fresh ideas, and the kind of compelling global elements that often led them to license key tracks from overseas, and bring them to the US market. This collection's heavy on singers – the kind of cool, underground jazz vocalists that Inner City captured so well – and it's also got a nice mix of funky fusion, modal numbers, and spiritual currents – on titles that include "The Other World" by Judy Roberts, "Hunt Up Wind" by Hiroshi Fukumura, "Vera Cruz" by Helen Merrill, "Lucky Southern" by Tom Lellis, "Quickie Nirvana" by Kellis Ethridge, "Samba De La Cruz" by Terumasa Hino, "So High" by Janet Lawson, "The Samba" by Jeff Lorber, "Return Of The Prodigal Son" by Joe Lee Wilson, "Shenkansen" by Urszula Dudziak, "To An Elfin Princess" by Charlie Mariano, "Pandora" by Carlos Franzetti, and "Jennine" by Eddie Jefferson. CD

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VariousLast Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story ... CD
JCR/Bible & Tire, Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A treasure trove of rare and unusual gospel recordings from the Memphis scene – work done for the tiny JCR imprint of the also-tiny D-Vine Records label – a real wellspring of under-discovered talent from the south! JCR was kind of the bush league for D-Vine – a custom label that let gospel acts press their own records, some of which were then pulled up to record for the main imprint – some of whom never fully got their due – a great assortment of soulful groups collected here for the first time ever! There's some really wonderful material here – and the set really shows that embrace of deeper soul styles that the gospel world was making in the late 60s on labels like Chess or Peacock, carried over strongly here with a very special Memphis sort of vibe. Titles include "Rock My Soul" by The Masonic Travelers, "Too Late Too Late" by The Chosen Wonders, "You Can't Hurry God" by The QCs, "In The Last Day" by The Hewlett Sisters, "Keep On Pushing" by The Calvary Nightingales, "Call On Him" by The Silver Wings, "Someone Who Cares" by The Dixie Wonders, "I Want To Move A Little Higher" by The Seven Souls, "Sinner Man" by The Bible Tones, "Every Knee Must Bow" by The Southern Nightingales, and "Just Over The Hill" by The Spiritual Harmonizers. CD
Also available Last Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story ... LP 15.99

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VariousLast Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story ... LP
JCR/Bible & Tire, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 20.99
A treasure trove of rare and unusual gospel recordings from the Memphis scene – work done for the tiny JCR imprint of the also-tiny D-Vine Records label – a real wellspring of under-discovered talent from the south! JCR was kind of the bush league for D-Vine – a custom label that let gospel acts press their own records, some of which were then pulled up to record for the main imprint – some of whom never fully got their due – a great assortment of soulful groups collected here for the first time ever! There's some really wonderful material here – and the set really shows that embrace of deeper soul styles that the gospel world was making in the late 60s on labels like Chess or Peacock, carried over strongly here with a very special Memphis sort of vibe. Titles include "Rock My Soul" by The Masonic Travelers, "Too Late Too Late" by The Chosen Wonders, "You Can't Hurry God" by The QCs, "In The Last Day" by The Hewlett Sisters, "Keep On Pushing" by The Calvary Nightingales, "Call On Him" by The Silver Wings, "Someone Who Cares" by The Dixie Wonders, "I Want To Move A Little Higher" by The Seven Souls, "Sinner Man" by The Bible Tones, "Every Knee Must Bow" by The Southern Nightingales, and "Just Over The Hill" by The Spiritual Harmonizers. LP, Vinyl record album
(A great package – in a very cool die-cut sleeve!)
Also available Last Shall Be First – The JCR Records Story ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Chico BuarqueVida ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album with as much depth and richness as the title might imply – a wonderful record from Chico Buarque's newly sophisticated years at the end of the 70s! The set's got a quality that's almost timeless – an interwoven blend of styles that features some of Chico's modes from earlier years, but also an influence that's almost European at times – an approach that has Buarque rising up with some of the great global singer/songwriters, transcending standard MPB with a sense of confidence and personality that's really amazing. Arrangements are by Francis Hime, Tom Jobim, and Roberto Menescal – and most tracks have some prominent guitar played gently, but effectively next to the vocals – handled by players who include Octavio Burnier, Arthur Verocai, and Geraldo Azevedo. Titles are nearly all originals by Chico – with tracks that include "Vida", "Ja Passou", "Fantasia", "Qualquer Cancao", "Nao Sonho Mais", "Bye Bye Brasil", "Morena De Angola", and "De Todas As Maneiras". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Clifton ChenierBayou Blues ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work by Clifton Chenier – clearly in the cajun music mode, but with distinct R&B touches. Clifton's playing plenty of heavy accordion tunes on the set – and tracks include "Zydeco Stomp", "Boppin The Rock", "Clifton's Squeeze Box Boogie", "The Things I Did For You", and "I'm On My Way (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing with yellow logo labels. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sonny ClarkLeapin & Lopin (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer hardbop session from the early 60s – one of Sonny Clark's later sides for Blue Note, and an album that features a great lineup of players that includes lesser-known Blue Note hornmen Charlie Rouse and Tommy Turrentine! The record crackles with the energy and imagination of Clark's best work for the label – leaping and loping along the grooves with a free-thinking approach to the tunes, and coming up with some exotically-tinged takes on the hardbop sound of the time – yet still allowing plenty of space for searing solo work. Ike Quebec joins the group on a few tracks as well, and titles include some of Clark's best compositions – like "Melody for C" and "Voodoo" – as well as the tracks "Eric Walks", "Midnight Mambo", and "Deep In A Dream". CD version includes 2 bonus tracks: "Zellar's Delight" and an alterate take of "Melody for C". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ DellsI Touched A Dream ... CD
20th Century/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One thing about The Dells – they were always great! Even here, at the end of the 70s, in settings that are less perfect than their classic work for Cadet or Vee Jay, the group still sound wonderful – more daring vocally than most other harmony groups at the time, cutting through some smoother arrangements with a sublime approach to the material that's all-soul all the way! Arrangements get a bit uptempo and modern, but they're still in a strong Chicago groove – with backings by Tom Tom 84 and Sonny Sanders, and production by Carl Davis and Eugene Record, making for a late 70s update of the classic Brunswick soul approach. Titles include "Look At Us Now", "All About The Paper", "So You Are Love", "Passionate Breezes", and "I Touched A Dream". CD
Also available I Touched A Dream ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Al Di MeolaKiss My Axe ... CD
Tomato, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Al Di Meola on electric and acoustic guitar, Barry Miles on grand piano, Rachel Z on synthesizers, Anthony Jackson on electric bass, Tony Scherr on electric and acoustic bass, Omar Hakim and Richie Morales on drums, Arto Tuncboyaciyan on percussion and voice and Gumbi Ortiz on congas. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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