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Tony AllenLagos No Shaking ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 2006. Used ... $6.99
A real back to basics set from Tony Allen – much more strongly in his Afro Funk groove of the late 70s than other recent work, and recorded in Lagos with an earthy approach that's totally great! All the experiments and odd flourishes of recent sets have been stripped away – and Allen returns strongly to his role as a drummer and leader in the post-Fela mode – taking an array of talented musicians through grooves that have a sharp Africa 70 sound! Many tracks have some vocal component, but the real focus here is on the longer jamming sound that Tony first explored with Fela – heard beautifully on Allen's crackling percussion work throughout the set! Titles include "One Tree", "Kilode", "Ogogoro", "Moyege", "Ise Nla", "Morose", and "Aye Le". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Lagos No Shaking ... LP 26.99

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Tony AllenLagos No Shaking ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2006. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
A real back to basics set from Tony Allen – much more strongly in his Afro Funk groove of the late 70s than other recent work, and recorded in Lagos with an earthy approach that's totally great! All the experiments and odd flourishes of recent sets have been stripped away – and Allen returns strongly to his role as a drummer and leader in the post-Fela mode – taking an array of talented musicians through grooves that have a sharp Africa 70 sound! Many tracks have some vocal component, but the real focus here is on the longer jamming sound that Tony first explored with Fela – heard beautifully on Allen's crackling percussion work throughout the set! Titles include "One Tree", "Kilode", "Ogogoro", "Moyege", "Ise Nla", "Morose", and "Aye Le". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lagos No Shaking ... CD 6.99

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Tony AllenThere Is No End ... CD
Blue Note, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A very different album than some of the more recent efforts from the legendary drummer Tony Allen – and a set that shows that, as the title proclaims, there is no end to the creative talents of the mighty musician – even after he departed our planet! This set has Allen working with a variety of singers and MCs – serving up tunes that mix Afro Funk elements with a heavy dose of hip hop – thanks to contributions from a shifting lineup of guests that includes Sampa The Great, Tsunami, Nah Eeto, Zelooperz, Koreatown Oddity, Danny Brown, Marlowe, and others! Co-production and other instrumentation are from Vincent Taeger and Vincent Taurelle – working here strongly alongside core contributions from Allen, and clearly helping shape the creative sound of the record – on titles that include "Mau Mau", "Coonta Kinte", "Rich Black", "Gang On Holiday", "Stumbling Down", "Tres Magnifique", "Cosmosis", and "My Own". CD

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Tony AllenTony Allen Live ... CD
Comet (France), 2004. Used ... $11.99
Smoking Afro Funk from the legendary Tony Allen – recording during an incredible world tour in 2004, in a lean, mean groove that stands as a nice counterpoint to his studio sessions of the past few years! Tony's working here with a stripped down quintet – led by himself on drums and vocals, and featuring lots of Fender Rhodes and other keyboards, plus trumpet, bass, and guitar. The sound here is really great – as all tunes on the set are nice and long – and taken in back-to-basic jams that get back to the core sound of Afro Funk that Tony first invented with Fela, while still retaining some of the more cosmic touches of some of Allen's recent work. There's no overly-clever electronics or studio tricks to get in the way of the grooves – and the tunes on the set jam with an intensity that shows why Tony's been selling out concerts around the world in recent years! Titles include "Don't Fight", "Yeshe", "No Accomodation", "Eparapo", "Asiko", and "Black Voices". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Jealousy ... LP
Comet (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 44.98
The start of a legend – the tremendous debut of drummer Tony Allen as a leader, after some key 70s work in the group of Fela Kuti! Fela's group is backing Tony up here – the key Afrika 70 lineup – and even Fela gets in on the action by laying down some piano solos and tenor – key proof that he had plenty of faith in Tony going out on his own! And heck, Fela even produced the record, and helped Allen with arrangements on his tunes – two side-long jammers that really live up to any expectations you might have, and which make the Afrika 70 legend proud – "Jealousy" and "Hustler". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – in a heavy cover!)

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70No Accommodation For Lagos ... LP
Comet (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 44.99
Fantastic stuff – and one of the records that made drummer Tony Allen a legend, and one of the key musicians to step out of the larger setting of the Afrika 70 group of Fela Kuti! Allen's the leader here, and the vibe is nicely a bit different than some of Fela's records – although the man himself also handles the production, and plays with the larger group too – giving the set a nice tie to Tony Allen's roots, but also really showing that strong sense of character that's made him such an interesting, continually evolving force over the decades! As with some of the classic Fela albums, each side of the album features a long track with a very righteous Afro Funk vibe – "No Accommodation For Lagos" and "African Message". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available No Accommodation For Lagos ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Tony Allen & Afrika 70No Accommodation For Lagos ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1979. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Fantastic stuff – and one of the records that made drummer Tony Allen a legend, and one of the key musicians to step out of the larger setting of the Afrika 70 group of Fela Kuti! Allen's the leader here, and the vibe is nicely a bit different than some of Fela's records – although the man himself also handles the production, and plays with the larger group too – giving the set a nice tie to Tony Allen's roots, but also really showing that strong sense of character that's made him such an interesting, continually evolving force over the decades! As with some of the classic Fela albums, each side of the album features a long track with a very righteous Afro Funk vibe – "No Accommodation For Lagos" and "African Message". LP, Vinyl record album
(2011 Kindred Spirits reissue.)
Also available No Accommodation For Lagos ... LP 32.99

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Progress ... LP
Comet (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 44.98
An Afro Funk classic – killer solo work from Tony Allen – originally known as the drummer for Fela during his key years – stepping out here on his own with the Afrika 70 band! The album's a monster all the way through – every bit as great as any of Fela's 70s classics, but handled with a weird twist, too – the kind of offbeat groove we've come to love from Allen's revival of the past decade – laid out here in a wonderful groove that's very drum-heavy on the bottom! The album's only got two long tracks – "Progress" and "Afro Disco Beat" – but each runs for a side apiece, which makes for plenty of funky changes! LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Hugh MasekelaRejoice (special edition) ... CD
World Circuit, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... On October 22, 2021
A really fantastic collaboration between two pioneers of African music – and a set that nicely opens both into the jazziest side of their talents! Hugh Masekela blows flugelhorn, and Tony Allen handles drums and plenty of percussion – and although both artists sing a bit, the main focus here is really on the instrumentation – as half the album's tracks are instrumentals, and there's plenty of room for solos over the really great rhythms in the mix! The lineup of players is great, too – tight, but with some nice surprises – including tenor from Steve Williamson, vibes from Lewis Wright, and keyboards from Joe Armon Jones – on titles that include "Robbers Thugs & Muggers", "Agbada Bougou", "Obama Shuffle Street Blues", "We've Landed", "Slow Bones", and "Never". CD

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Tony Allen & Hugh MasekelaRejoice (special edition) ... LP
World Circuit, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... On October 22, 2021
A really fantastic collaboration between two pioneers of African music – and a set that nicely opens both into the jazziest side of their talents! Hugh Masekela blows flugelhorn, and Tony Allen handles drums and plenty of percussion – and although both artists sing a bit, the main focus here is really on the instrumentation – as half the album's tracks are instrumentals, and there's plenty of room for solos over the really great rhythms in the mix! The lineup of players is great, too – tight, but with some nice surprises – including tenor from Steve Williamson, vibes from Lewis Wright, and keyboards from Joe Armon Jones – on titles that include "Robbers Thugs & Muggers", "Agbada Bougou", "Obama Shuffle Street Blues", "We've Landed", "Slow Bones", and "Never". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & OthersLagos Shake – A Tony Allen Chop Up ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2008. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A long-awaited full length set – one that finally brings together all of the amazing Tony Allen reworks done by the Honest Jon's label! These "chop up" tracks were originally issued over a range of limited 12" singles, and they're really amazing stuff – not just remixes of Tony Allen's work, but re-recordings and re-interpretations as well – a batch of music that stands amazingly well on its own, even if you're not a fan of Tony originally – and which takes his music into even more exotic territory than just Afro Funk! The choice of artists here is key to the set – as players from other Afro-influenced genres really take a new spin on Allen's music – and are allowed to strongly bring their own sounds to the set. Titles include "Ole (Cairo version)" by Salah Ragab, "Sankofa" by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, "Kilode (rmx)" by Carl Craig, "Awa Na Re (rmx)" by Bonde De Role, "Mark's Disco Dub" by Mark Ernestus, "Reggae Land Dub" by Wareika Hill Sounds, "Samba" by Son Palenque De Colombia, "Kilode (rework)" by Wajeed, "Ole (rmx)" by Moritz Von Oswald, "Fuji Ouija" by Diplo, and "One Tree (TP's spirit of unity mix)" by Terrence Parker. LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & The Afro MessengersNo Discrimination ... LP
Comet (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 44.99
Tony Allen steps out onto his own – moving away from the Afrika 70 group who accompanied him on his first three solo albums – nicely cooking here into a whole new groove! The tracks are a bit shorter than the side-long jams of previous records, but no less funky – as Tony somehow manages to pack all the great bits he learned while working with Fela into a tighter space – coming up with the nicely offbeat grooves we've always loved him for – in a large lineup that's heavy on guitars, keyboards, and percussion – with some nice trumpet and baritone sax as well! There's vocals on most tracks – but mostly in the sing-song chorus mode – and titles include the classic "Ariya", plus "Road Safety", "Love Is A Natural Thing", and "No Discrimination". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hypnotic Brass Ensemble/Salah Ragab/Tony AllenTony Allen Reworks – Sankofa (A rework of Losun)/Ole & One Tree ... 12-inch
Honest Jons (UK), 2007. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
The best Tony Allen project we've ever heard – largely because of the work by both artists involved! Hypnotic Brass Ensemble take on Allen's "Losun" – but they play the tune anew, as if it were one of their own – in an amazing style that features stepping rhythms from the horns, and soaring solos that glide beautifully over the top – definitely the best illustration of the HBE groove we could think of! Salah Ragab provides new versions of the tunes "Ole" and "One Tree" – again transforming them completely from their roots with Tony Allen, and making the new tunes sparkle with a jazzy, exotic sort of groove! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000NEPA – Never Expect Power Always ... LP
Celluloid/Comet (France), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Landmark material from the legendary Nigerian percussionist! NEPA is a great little album from Tony Allen – recorded in the mid 80s, but with a chunky groove that's very much in the style of his 70s Afro Funk work! The title track is one of Allen's best cuts ever – a really anthemic tune with a punchy hook that's as infectious as it is political – and other tracks on the set are equally nice, touched with some slight electronic bits, giving them a cool Celluloid Electric Africa vibe! Titles include the long numbers "When One Road Close" and "NEPA (Never Expect Power Always)", in regular and dub versions – plus the great closing track "Olokun". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tony AllenKilode (Waajeed rework, Waajeed inst, Waajeed dub) ... 12-inch
Honest Jons (UK), 2007. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Waajeed serves up a mighty take on this groove from Tony Allen! The core track is extremely sensuous and soulful – warm keys, and very spiritual vocals – almost in a Fertile Ground mode at times. As you might expect, the Waajeed touches are a bit more spacey and cosmic – but really nicely restrained overall, with a great sense of balance! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In the original sleeve, which has a light bump in one corner.)

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✨✧ Jimi Tenor & Tony AllenInspiration Information Vol 4 ... CD
Strut (UK), 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from two of the most dynamic artists of the past few decades – coming together here in a really boundary-pushing set of music! Tony Allen got his start with Fela, but has moved on to do some mindblowing work on his own in recent years – music that really moves far beyond the strict roots of Afro Funk – and Jimi Tenor was once known for colder dance-styled work, but has moved strongly into soul, funk, and spiritual jazz – a rich sound that deepens the feel of this session! The rhythms have some of the quality of Allen's recent work, but they're also pushed out a lot more by Tenor's complicated jazz leanings – really mixed up beautifully, and mixed with some righteous vocals from Allonymous, Mariamu Morris, and Jimi himself. Instrumentation is live, and features great drums from Tony – plus killer keyboards, guitar, trumpet, and percussion – on titles that include "Against The Wall", "Selfish Gene", "Path To Wisdom", "Mama England", "Cella's Walk", "Three Continents", "Got My Egusi", and "Darker Side Of Night". CD
 
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Afro-Haitian Experimental OrchestraAfro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra ... CD
Glitterbeat, 2016. Used ... $6.99
A set recorded in Haiti, but one that features lots of heavy drums from the legendary Tony Allen – whose work here does a great job of bridging the sounds of two different cultures! The group here seems to be spearheaded by guitarist Mark Mulholland and keyboardist Olaf Hund – who also produced the record – but Allen's drums are a key part of the sound, and maybe get even more showcase here than on many of his other projects in recent years – which sometimes have Tony abstracted a bit more down in the mix! Instead, that classic crackle from his years with Fela still drives many of the tunes – while elements of Haitian and other African styles filter through the music in great ways that really take off with the rhythms at the core. Far less experimental than you'd guess from the title – and we mean that in a good way – as the set's very in the pocket, and hard-grooving throughout – on titles that include "Bade Zile", "Wongolo", "Mon Ami Tezin", "Salilento", "Yanvalou", and "Poze". CD

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Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live (2LP red vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99 On November 19, 2021
A really seminal album from Fela Kuti – searing live set that pairs him with drummer Ginger Baker – formerly of Cream, and a huge supporter of Fela's music on the UK scene! Baker had already picked up a lot of Fela's influence in his music – and rather than the record being one in which an African artist waters down his groove for a rock world, the set's instead one in which Baker makes a surprisingly strong stand with Fela's Africa 70 group – the classic lineup that featured the great Tony Allen on drums! The sound of the set is great – well on a par with Fela's best work of the time, and perhaps even a bit better – given the extra drive that Baker brings to the session. Tracks are all long, yet a bit more focused than usual – and titles include "Ye Ye De Smell", "Black Man's Cry", and "Let's Start". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Open & Close ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An early classic from Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – the kind of early 70s record that helped both the leader and the group establish themselves as a global powerhouse of funk and soul! The set begins with the side-long "Open & Close" – a righteous tune that's driven onward by lots of tight drums from Tony Allen – young, focused, and completely amazing here – while Fela delivers all these madly leaping electric piano lines amidst the super-sharp horn section – all moving instrumentally for many minutes before the vocals come into play! Side two features two shorter tracks, but still nice and long in comparison to most funky groups – the wonderful "Swegbe & Pako" and "Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo" – tunes that really send the record over the top! LP, Vinyl record album

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Christian Fevret, Carole Mirabello, JC Gabel, & Margret Ross, edsVelvet Underground Experience (hardcover) ... Book
Hat & Beard, 2019. New Copy ... $52.99 60.00
One of the greatest books we've ever seen on The Velvet Underground – and one that definitely lives up to the promise of the title! The volume brings together interviews, essays, and other material over the space of the group's career, and beyond – but all mixed with vintage images, artwork, and other unusual visual elements – so that the whole thing almost feels as if it was put together by Warhol as a way to document and present the group! The book features essays and writings by Tony Conrad, Jonas Mekas, Allen Ginsberg, and members of the group – including Lou Reed, John Cale, and Sterling Morrison – and also includes side-steps on contemporaries and influences as well. 216 pages, hardcover, with images in color and black and white. Book

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GorillazSong Machine – Season One (2LP deluxe edition – with hardcover book & prints) ... LP
Parlophone, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $76.99 79.99
A record that's a bit of an anomaly, given that it was created in the time of Covid – as the Gorillaz work here with a whole host of guest stars – in the kind of musical party that most local authorities would shut down! Yet given the virtual nature of the group – the core of Damon Albarn and Remi Kabaka – the approach is a great one for the very unusual year of 2020 – as they open the creative door to contributions from Beck, Schoolboy Q, Robert Smith, Elton John, Peter Hook, Fatoumata Diawara, St Vincent, Slowthai, Leee John, and others. The record is accompanied by the kind of graphics that have helped cement the mixed imaginary image of the band – and titles include "Strange Timez", "The Valley Of The Pagans", "The Lost Chord", "Momentary Bliss", "Dead Butterflies", "Friday 13th", and "Chalk Tablet Towers". Deluxe edition features bonus contributions from Tony Allen, Jpegmafia, Skepta, Goldlink, Joan As Policewoman, Moonchild Sanelly, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra – and comes in a very cool hardcover book-style cover, with bonus artwork! LP, Vinyl record album

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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleHypnotic Brass Ensemble ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2009. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
The amazing full length debut of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a cool combo from the Chicago scene who've been making some big waves around the world over the past few years! The brass-heavy group have a family legacy that links them to the Artistic Heritage Ensemble of Phil Cohran – and an approach to their music that mixes spiritual jazz, deep funk, and elements of New Orleans music too – a really unique style that has earned the group's rare singles some tremendous praise – and which is finally ready to step out fully in this wonderful album! The horns are even harder and heavier than before – honed through some touring around the globe, and brought into focus here beautifully – bristling with energy from the very first note. The set features guest appearances from Malcolm Catto, Tony Allen, Flea, and Damon Albarn – but the real strength of the record lies in the group's amazing horns and rhythms – on titles that include "War", "Gibbous", "Alyo", "Ballicki Bone", "Jupiter", "Marcus Garvey", "Party Started", "Sankofa", "Satin Sheets", "Hypnotic", and 2 versions of "Rabbit Hop". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jeri-Jeri800% Ndagga ... LP
Ndagga (UK), 2013. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A hard-grooving, drum-heavy set from Jeri-Jeri – a project spearheaded by Berlin-based producer Mark Ernestus! 800% Ndagga is an incredible set of Sabar and talking-drum tracks – thunderous, unrelentingly thumped by a griot clan of drummers in Dakar – and taken to an even deeper level thanks to a guest roster of vocalists that include Baaba Maal, Mbene Diatta Seck and more. As a producer, Ernestus has remixed African legends from Tony Allen to Konono No 1, and apparently hooked up with these musicians as the result of record digging quest in Dakar. We're glad he went. It's a great set! The group includes players for Baaba Maal, Youssou N'Dour and other legends – and they include Bakane Seck, Rahim Ngom, Rahim Dgon, Kora Faye, Moustafa Samb and more. Includes "Gbawlo" with Baaaba Maal, "Xale" with Mbene Diatta Seck, "Ndeye Gueye" with Doudou Ndiaye Rose, "Mbeuguel Dafa Nekh" with Mbene Diatta Seck, "Casamance" with Ale & Khadim Mboup, "Sama Yaye" with Mbene Diatta Seck, "Bamba" with Mbene Diatta Seck, Ale & Khadim Mboup and "Daguagne". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLa Supertrulla #2 ... LP
Top Hits, Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Includes selections by Pijuan Y Su Salsa De Salon, Harry Fraticelli, Tito Allen, Johnny Belleza & Su Unisex Combo, Tony Guayama, Orlando Pabellon Y Su Orquesta, Joe Vallejo Y Su Combo, and Puerto Rican Power Orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some marker on back.)

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✨✧ VariousRacubah! – A Collection Of Modern Afro Rhythms ... LP
Comet (France), 1999. Very Good 2LP ... $19.99
Groovy 2LP set that combines new and old Afro Grooves (in the tradition of Africa Funk!) – with many rare titles by African artists recorded in France that you'll be hard pressed to find elsewhere! Includes "Afro-Disco Beat" by Fela's drummer Tony Allen, "Racubah!" by the dancefloor group Ice, "Nairobi" by Mombassa, "Wilderness" from a rare library album by Manu Dibango, "Soul Power" by Mulatu Astatke, and "Creole Gypsy" by Roland Brival. Lots more, and a nice batch of grooves! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Vinyl has a few light clicks.)

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✨✧ Rocket Juice & The MoonRocket Juice & The Moon ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2012. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kind of an amazing collaboration – a core group that features Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, and Flea – with guest appearances by Erykah Badu, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Fatoumata Diawara, M.anifest, Cheick Tidiane Seck, and Thundercat! The sound of the set is surprisingly wonderful – hardly a cloying collection of common elements in the trio's music – and instead a rich new territory that's almost a 21st Century re-invention of older Afro Funk modes! Allen's drumming is razor-sharp, and gives the record an acoustic energy that's really excellent – and Flea's basswork is astounding too – rough, rootsy, and really dynamic – in ways that have us unexpectedly complimenting him for his talents. Titles include "Lol", "Night Watch", "Forward Sweep", "Extinguished", "Rotary Connection", "Worries", "There", "Check Out", "Benko", and "The Unfadable". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Confusion/Gentleman (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1973/1974. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Really mindblowing work from Fela – a seminal 70s set that may well open up even more than any other album from the time – as the leader and Africa 70 stretch out on a single track that takes up the entire record! "Confusion" is almost proggish at the start – with a long passage that just features drums from Tony Allen and some really offbeat electric piano from Fela – slowly building up a groove out of the darkness, then letting the rest of the group come into the mix – all at a level that definitely sets the tune on fire for the righteous politics of the lyrics! The whole thing's no sloppy, over-extended jam – and instead, the record's a great demonstration of the care and craft that Fela brought to his musical vision at the time. The Gentleman LP is represented here by 3 songs – "Gentleman", "Igbe (Shit)", and "Fe Fe Naa Efe" – all of which are brimming with angry energy, and a heavy brassy overdrive! Loads of African funk grooves, packed onto one superbly done CD! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAfro Rhythms Vol 1 – Singles & Remixes 1999 to 2001 ... LP
Comet (France), Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent look at early work on the Comet Records label – the Paris imprint who really helped the Afro Funk sound of the 70s evolve a few more notches as the 21st Century dawned – thanks to key work with Tony Allen, and a host of other groundbreaking artists too! Comet are first of all to be commended for bringing Allen back to the ears of a global audience – and also for helping him really find that new groove that he then followed for the past two decades – heard here on both one of his tracks, and some of his performances with others! The work here is a whole new explosion in African rhythms and inspirations – modes that really shift the role of Paris from its initial post-colonial recordings of the 60s and 70s. All tracks were only issued as singles, long out of print –a nd titles include "Airya (Catalyst rmx)" by Tony Allen, "Drum" by Sons Of The Scientists featuring Eska, "Push Your Mind (break beat rmx)" by Doctor L, "Brotherhood" by Cinematic Orchestra, and "Take A Rest (Chateau Flight rmx)" by Psycho On Da Bus. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Open & Close (red & yellow vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An early classic from Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – the kind of early 70s record that helped both the leader and the group establish themselves as a global powerhouse of funk and soul! The set begins with the side-long "Open & Close" – a righteous tune that's driven onward by lots of tight drums from Tony Allen – young, focused, and completely amazing here – while Fela delivers all these madly leaping electric piano lines amidst the super-sharp horn section – all moving instrumentally for many minutes before the vocals come into play! Side two features two shorter tracks, but still nice and long in comparison to most funky groups – the wonderful "Swegbe & Pako" and "Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo" – tunes that really send the record over the top! LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary red & yellow butterfly vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousAlabama Box – 50s & 60s Oddball Labels (8CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 8CD ... Out Of Stock
Think you know anything at all about Alabama? Forget what you know, because this beautiful set will expose the state as a lost musical powerhouse back in the day – home to countless small labels, with a musical legacy that rivals the better-known work from Louisiana and Tennessee at the time! As with those nearby states, there's a similar blend going on here – music that draws from hillbilly and rockabilly modes, maybe with less of the influence from blues that you'd find elsewhere, although there's certainly plenty of R&B sounds that have an impact on many of these groups! The box is huge, and features this stunning book that's almost worth the price alone – a heavy, hardcover volume that's over 120 pages, in full color, and full of notes and photos about all the weird and wonderful record labels and artists within. Features a massive 237 rare tracks in all – on labels that include Capa, Flag, Judd, Kim, Loyal, Reed, Sandy, and others – with artists that include Mack Allen, The Crazy Teens, Epics, Bobby Mizell, Robert Keel, Tony Senn, Mosriters, Jerry Woodard, Happy Wainwright, Carl Sauceman, and countless others! CD
 
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Tony Wilson24 Hour Party People ... Book
Channel 4 (UK), 2001. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
If the cover image here looks familiar, it once graced an early 7" single on Factory Records – the legendary label started by the book's author, Tony Wilson! Wilson was not only a musical genius, he was sharper than most – and although his star had fallen a bit by the time of the book, it rose tremendously through the pages within – as Tony recounts both his own story and the wonderful generation of music that Factory helped facilitate – all as a "bizarre and not entirely fabricated story", according to the notes! The book slightly follows the screenplay of the film of the same name – but has a lot more details, especially for music fanatics, and maybe a lot more wit as well. 256 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ GreensladeTemple Songs – The Albums 1973 to 1975 (Greenslade/Bedside Manners Are Extra/Spyglass Guest/Time & Tide) (4CD set) ... CD
Warner/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A great little package – all four of the classic albums from Greenslade, packaged here in one monstrously proggy set! First up is the self-titled Greenslade – a set that's as sprawling and dynamic as its famous cover image from Roger Dean! Dean gives the whole package a bit of a Yes-like vibe – and there's definitely that sort of inspiration going on here – a really sharp, well-played mix of the keyboards of leader Dave Greenslade with fierce work on bass and drums – both handled with a fantastic sense of changes, and a driving force that never gets lost in itself or overindulgent! At a time when some prog groups were getting too darn proggy, these guys really stay the course – and are given fantastic guidance in the vocals of Dave Lawson – a really distinct singer who should have had a much bigger audience at the time. About as great as you can get for a record like this – with tracks that include "Temple Song", "Sundance", "Feathered Friends", "An English Western", and "Drowning Man". Bedside Manners Are Extra is a record that's filled with keyboard lines that really soar, thanks to leader Dave Greenslade – and vocals from Dave Lawson, who almost seems to have the same sort of energy as a young Freddie Mercury! The mix of elements here is great – at a level that should have made Greenslade much bigger at the time, as they really come on with a topshelf performance that rivals the best of this crossover prog generation. The drums are fantastic, too – really setting a solid ground while the organ and other keyboards soar over the top. Titles include "Pilgrim's Progress", "Drum Folk", "Sunkissed You're Not", "Chalk Hill", "Time To Dream", and "Bedside Manners Are Extra". Spyglass Guest is filled with fantastic keyboards from Dave Greenslade – a UK progger we'd have to put right up there with Rick Wakeman or Keith Emerson for his skills on the keys! And at some level, on this album Dave hews closer to the core sound of the best prog years than Wakeman or Emerson might have been doing in 1974 – still very much awash in unusual time changes and fast shifts in tone and style – but all while keeping his music nicely focused overall! In other words, the keyboards are amazing, but never too in love with themselves to get lost in jamming – while Dave also sings a bit alongside his Fender Rhodes, clavinet, Arp, and organ – and gets strong help from the mighty drummer Andrew McCullough, whose deftness also keeps things moving – with other work from Clem Clempson and Andy Roberts on guitars, and Tony Reeves on bass. Titles include "Spirit Of The Dance", "Red Light", "Siam Seesaw", "Theme For An Imaginary Western", "Melancholic Race", "Joie De Vivre", and "Little Red Fry Up". Time & Tide is the final album from Greenslade – a set that has the group maybe compressing things a bit from their previous records – going for shorter songs that sometimes have a bit more bite, but still never lose that fantastic keyboard core that made them so great at the start! Titles include "Doldrums", "Gangsters", "Waltz For A Fallen Idol", "The Flattery Stakes", and "Animal Farm". CD

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✨✧ Bob DylanFallen Angels ... CD
Columbia, 2016. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bob Dylan and his incomparable band take on old school pop standards for the second album in a row – and it's a real charmer! Fallen Angels has a lot in common with the preceding Strangers In The Night, as they're again taking on songs recorded by, and in some cases popularized by Sinatra, but this one goes a bit deeper into the classic American songbook – and it's all the better for it. Dylan's reputation as a songwriter is borderline biblical, while his reputation as a conventionally gifted singer is, well...something else – so there's a sly allurement here that's not lost on the headliner. He's paying earnest tribute to the songs themselves – which in the course of pop history have been overshadowed by the voices singing them – and on that front, it's masterful! Still, Dylan's raspy croon is pretty darn charismatic itself on this material, making it another late career gem. Longtime Dylan players Charlie Sexton, Stu Kimball, Tony Garnier, George Recile and Donnie Herron make the instrumental magic happen, along with newer Dylan player (though longtime session guitar ace) Dean Parks – but extra credit to Herron, whose steel guitar sound makes it extra special. Includes "Young At Heart", "Maybe You'll Be There", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "All The Way", "Skylark", "Nevertheless", "All Or Nothing At All", "It Had To Be You", "Melancholy Mood", "That Old Black Magic" and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". CD

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VariousAmerican Songbook Series – Jule Styne ... CD
Smithsonian, 1940s/1950s. Used ... $5.99
Music from Helen Forrest, Betty Jane Rhodes, Dinah Shore, Kitty Kallen, Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Doris Day, Carol Channing, Dolores Gray, Tony Bennett, and more. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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