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TowerAmazon/Wings/Noon Dance/Platinum Spirals – Da Capo Chamber Players/Laura Flax/Collage/Joel Smirnoff ... LP
CRI, 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album


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Tower Of PowerDon't Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream)/I Got The Chop ... 7-inch
Warner, 1974. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tower Of PowerBack To Oakland ... CD
Warner, 1974. Used ... $5.99
Tower Of Power are back in Oakland, after recording their previous album down south – cooking up plenty of East Bay grease with their horn-heavy groove at the height of its power! These guys were always a cut above any other band who tried for this territory – and this early version of the ensemble still features tremendous keyboard work from the mighty Chester Thompson on organ and Fender Rhodes – plus later soul legend Lenny Williams on lead vocals. The rest of the group are all in great young form too – Emilio Castillo, Steve Kupka, Greg Adams, Lenny Pickett, and the rest – and titles include "Oakland Stroke", "I Got The Chop", "Time Will Tell", "Squib Cakes", and "Man From the Past". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Back To Oakland (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 9.99

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Tower Of PowerBack To Oakland (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1974. Used ... $9.99
Tower Of Power are back in Oakland, after recording their previous album down south – cooking up plenty of East Bay grease with their horn-heavy groove at the height of its power! These guys were always a cut above any other band who tried for this territory – and this early version of the ensemble still features tremendous keyboard work from the mighty Chester Thompson on organ and Fender Rhodes – plus later soul legend Lenny Williams on lead vocals. The rest of the group are all in great young form too – Emilio Castillo, Steve Kupka, Greg Adams, Lenny Pickett, and the rest – and titles include "Oakland Stroke", "I Got The Chop", "Time Will Tell", "Squib Cakes", and "Man From the Past". CD
(Rcent SHM-CD pressing – includes obi.)
Also available Back To Oakland ... CD 5.99

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Tower Of PowerIn The Slot (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1975. Used ... $7.99
Not the greatest Tower Of Power album, but with a few nice moments, and still in a pretty funky groove. Arrangements are by funky keyboards Charles Thompson and trumpeter Greg Adams – and tracks include "The Soul Of A Child", "Ebony Jam", "Just Enough And Too Much", "Treat Me Like Your Man", and "On The Serious Side". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Tower Of PowerSoul With A Capital S – The Best Of Tower Of Power ... CD
Epic, Late 70s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Tower Of PowerUrban Renewal ... CD
Warner, 1974. Used ... $6.99
Classic east bay grease from the early days – featuring the good lineup of T of P, with Chester Thompson on organ, and Lenny Williams on lead vocals. Titles include "Give Me The Proof", "I Believe In Myself", "Walkin Up Hip Street", "Maybe It'll Rub Off", and "Come Back Baby". CD

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✨✧ Cold Blood, Tower Of Power, Hammer, & OthersSan Francisco Sampler Fall 1970 ... LP
San Francisco, 1970. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of soul, funk, and rock tracks on the Atlantic subsidiary San Francisco, from the early 70's. Tracks include "Shop Talk" and "Too Many People" by Cold Blood, "Social Lubrication" and "Sparkling In The Sand" by Tower Of Power, "Tuane" by Hammer, and "Wait For The Light" by David Lannan. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Tower Of PowerPower ... LP
Cypress, 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tower Of PowerSparkling In The Sand/Back On The Streets ... 7-inch
San Francisco, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great mellow cut from Tower Of Power – very laidback, with a late nite ballad quality that has the band playing in a surprisingly restrained mode. There's a floating flute behind the vocals that gives the track a nice eerie edge. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tower Of PowerTower Of Power ... CD
Warner, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the harder funk albums by Tower Of Power – done with a hard-driving horn-heavy groove, slathered up in East Bay Grease! The group's got a bit of the stoner funk sound that shows their Bay Area roots, but they're also a lot tighter than most of their California contemporaries, and feel more like some of the groups coming out of Memphis and Muscle Shoals at the same time. Lenny Williams is on lead vocals, Chester Thompson plays organ – and tracks include "Soul Vaccination", "What Is Hip", "So Very Hard To Go", "Just Another Day", "Clean Slate", "Get Yo' Feet Back On The Ground", and "Clever Girl". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tower Of PowerWe Came To Play ... CD
Columbia, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tight funky work from Tower of Power – produced here by Steve Cropper, but sounding a lot more like Average White Band than on earlier albums – with a great mix of mainstream funk and warmer, mellow cuts! The group takes advantage of the studio work to let the best funky sides of their instrumentation come to the forefront, and the record's got plenty of great keyboard and guitar riffing, and some well-miked drums that have a nice jazzy flourish on the best cuts. Vocals are a bit weak – but hey, once Lenny Williams left the group, what were they going to do? Titles include "We Came To Play", "Ying Yang Thang", "Let Me Touch You", "Share My Life", "Bittersweet Soul Music", and "Love Bug". CD
(CD case has a Nice Price sticker.)

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FaraquetView From This Tower ... CD
Dischord, 2000. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gordon JenkinsComplete Manhattan Tower ... LP
Capitol, 1956. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A beautiful testament to the glory of New York in the postwar years – a concept album penned and conducted by Gordon Jenkins, as kind of a musical tribute to the city and its apartment culture! The core narrative is about a guy who moves to, discovers, and falls in love with and in New York City – and the whole thing's done with vocals by a male and female lead, plus a full supporting cast of players! This 1956 recording updates Jenkins' concept somewhat from the original Decca recording – and it updates the music as well, making things a bit leaner and cleaner to fit the modernist mood of New York apartment living in the 50s. Elliott Lewis plays Steven, Beverly Mahr is Julie, and some tracks feature some larger backing singers as well. Titles include "Happiness Cocktail", "Never Leave Me", "Repeat After Me", "The Magic Fire", "Married I Can Always Get", "New York's My Home", and "This Close To The Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing.)

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Orchestra CometaTower Of Power ... CD
Cometa (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Cool keyboards, moogy moments, and lots of other sweet electric touches – all served up in this rare album of sound library grooves from the Orchestra Cometa – a larger ensemble made of players who worked for the legendary Italian studio outfit! The music here is in a mid 70s funky soundtrack style – grooves that take off from American blacksploitation elements by mixing funky bottoms with fuller strings, often laced together with heavy basslines or wah wah guitar – with more than enough room for keyboards to soar over the top! Titles include "Quiet Boys", "Ambiguity", "Mad Winds", "Dopping 2000 #2", "Cremolata", "Hotel Carlton", and "Rotocalco Flash". CD

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Pere UbuTerminal Tower – An Archival Collection, Non LP Singles & B Sides 1975 to 1980 ... CD
Suite Beat, 1985. Used ... $6.99
Not an original full length album from Pere Ubu, but a set that's as crucial to their catalog as any of the first few records – as it brings together all their important early 7" singles, including titles issued on the Hearthan label, and some UK releases on Rough Trade and Chrysalis! Together, the tracks really show the young genius of Dave Thomas and the group – and demonstrate that stunning blend of Ohio roots – that punky/arty mode that always made the Cleveland and Akron scenes so different than the rest of the country. Titles include the classic "30 Seconds Over Tokyo", plus "Final Solution", "Heart Of Darkness", "Cloud 149", "Untitled", "My Dark Ages", "The Book Is On The Table", "Heaven", "Lonesome Cowboy Dave", and "Not Happy". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Yusuke Hirado (Quasimode)Tower Of Touch ... CD
At Home Sound (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic Fender Rhodes from Yusuke Hirado – plus a fair bit of other keyboards too – all delivered in a set that mixes 70s space jazz funk with some great contemporary elements, and in a way that's nicely different than Hirado's work in the group Quasimode! The set's got some old school rhythms, but plenty more moments that soar and take off with very contemporary cosmic energy – very strongly in a jazz perspective overall, but with a strong knowledge of all the other musical changes that have taken place on the hipper scenes around the globe over the past 20 years – woven into classic keyboard sounds that take on a whole new shape in the setting! Titles include "The Kicker", "Early Bird", "Sonar", "Blue Sky", "Circle", "Galaxy Highway", and "Heady Dayz". CD

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✨✧ Dexter GordonTower Of Power! ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Dexter Gordon certainly was a tower of power by this point – as his lengthy 60s stay in Europe helped him to work work work, and season his playing considerably – to a point at which he emerged as a masterful soloist far beyond the limits of his early bop recordings! This session features Dexter back with an American group – one that features Barry Harris on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Tootie Heath on drums – plus a very welcome James Moody on tenor on one track, "Monmartre", blowing in that raspier tone of the late 60s we love so much! Other titles include "Stanley The Steamer", "The Rainbow People", and "Those Were The Days" – all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing with a cutout hole.)
 
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Kay AdamsMake Mine Country ... LP
Tower, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Jim CarstensenStories ... LP
Water Tower, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ramin DjawadiWestworld – Music From The HBO Series – Season 1 ... CD
Water Tower, 2016. Used 2CD ... $11.99
... CD

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Freddie & The Dreamers/Beat MerchantsYou Were Made For Me/So Fine ... 7-inch
Tower, 1965. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Tower sleeve, with some light wear.)

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Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XLMad Max – Fury Road ... CD
Water Tower, 2015. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Joe LeahyTabasco & Trumpets ... LP
Tower, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $33.99
Tijuana Brass sound-a-like, but with a Latin-y feel of its own! Includes the cuts "Life", "Slinky", "Manhattan Spiritual" and others. Tabasco Brand Hot Sauce sponsored this record! LP, Vinyl record album

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Harry NilssonSpotlight On Nilsson ... LP
Tower, 1966. Near Mint- ... $39.99
An early look at the genius to come, with Harry doing his thing on a number of songs as inimitably as ever vocally – on tunes some bright, poppy numbers that are a lot of fun, if not the game changing art that he'd knock us out with later! Groovy, sunny stuff including "The Path That Leads To Trouble", "Sixteen Tons", "Born In Greanada", "Do You Believe" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with IAM stamp.)

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Pink FloydMore ... LP
Tower, 1969. Very Good ... $14.99
Titles include "Cirrus Minor", "The Nile Song", "Ibiza Bar", "A Spanish Piece", and "Up The Kyber". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch Columbia pressing with red labels. Cover has an unglued bottom seam and light wear.)

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Cliffie Stone & The Country HombresTogether Again ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
An unusual Latin-themed project from country legend Cliffie Stone! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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SunraysAndrea/You Don't Phase Me ... 7-inch
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Sublime harmony pop from Murray Wilson! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mae WestMae Way Out West ... LP
Tower, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $11.99
A big moment from Mae West's comeback during the rise of 60s camp – and a set that has the lady singing versions of "Day Tripper", "When A Man Loves A Woman", "Shakin All Over", and "You Turn Me On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap is mostly cracked at the opening, but still intact and unopened.)

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Ian WhitcombIan Whitcomb's Mod Mod Music Hall! ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hans ZimmerMan Of Steel (deluxe edition) ... CD
Warner/Water Tower, 2013. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Includes a full disc of bonus material titled Experiments From The Fortress Of Solitude. CD
(Comes in a cool steel case. Still sealed, mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Wynton Marsalis & OthersMotherless Brooklyn – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Water Tower, 2019. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really beautiful soundtrack from Wynton Marsalis – but one that has an unusual genesis too! The core theme of the film was composed by Thom Yorke of Radiohead – who sings on one very short, spare take on the melody – which is then expanded by Wynton's trumpet into a number of other variations, and some of Marsalis' own songs too – with help from Isaiah Thompson on piano, Jerry Weldon on tenor, Ted Nash on alto, and both Joe Farnsworth and Willie Jones III on drums. Titles include "Blues Walk", "Motherless Brooklyn Theme", "On A Misty Night", "Delilah", "Jump Monk", "Daily Battles", and "Woman In Blue" – and the CD also features two vintage cuts – "Round Midnight" by Babs Gonzales, and "Relaxing With Lee" by Charlie Parker. CD

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

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✨✧ StandellsWhy Pick On Me/Mr Nobody ... 7-inch
Tower, 1966. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a wrinkled Tower sleeve.)

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✨✧ Ray TerraceHome Of Boogaloo ... LP
Tower, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest, grooviest albums of Latin Soul you could ever hope to find – one of the few records ever from the great Ray Terrace – and a set that goes even beyond some of the similar sides on Tico or Fania at the time! Ray's groove here is totally wonderful – upbeat, joyous, and blending soul and jazz in equal parts – often with English language lyrics that have the best sort of Spanish Harlem sound. Many tunes are covers, but they're completely remade by the record – with lively arrangements from Marty Sheller that never let up, and smoking soul lead vocals by Willie Torres. The whole thing swings, and there's never a dull minute – on titles that include "Get On Up", "You've Been Talking 'Bout Me Baby", "Half Way Down", "Listen To Me", and the great "I Make A Fool Of Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Ashley AlexanderSeems Like Old Times ... LP
PA USA, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Alexander plays in a big band setting arranged by Frank Mantooth, with Bill Sears, Bob Sheppard, Mark Henderson, Larry Panella, and Scott Robinson on saxophones; Jim Linahon, John Thomas, John Harbaugh, and Tom Grause on trumpets; Bill Yeager, Luis Bonilla, Jeff Tower, and Lee Gause on trombones, Frank Mantooth on keys, Danny Embrey on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, and Steve Houghton on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Pearl BaileyReal Pearl ... LP
Project 3, 1968. Sealed Gatefold ... $1.99
Titles include "Tower Of Strength", "Ukulele Talk", "That's Life", "Walk Away", "He's Gone", and "The Color Of Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Barbara BrownGot To Be Somebody – The XL Sessions – 60s Memphis Gold ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A great full length collection of work by Memphis singer Barbara Brown – a vocalist who appeared both as a solo act, and with her sisters – on a variety of singles for labels like Cadet, Atlantic, Tower, and MGM in the late 60s and early 70s! Barbara's got a deep, rich voice that's clearly schooled in gospel, but pointed towards more secular ends – an approach that's very much in keeping with the best late 60s wave of soul from Atlantic Records, and which is carried off here with a sharpness and precision that's simply mindblowing! Why Brown never scored bigger is a real mystery to us, because these tunes come off like the cream of the crop of southern soul at the end of the 60s – not just obscurities for obscurity sake, but some of the highest level of soul a female soul singer could hope for at the time! Titles include "Can't Find No Happiness", "Plenty Of Room", "A Great Big Thing", "Things Have Gone To Pieces", "Man Around The House", "Play Thing", "I'm Gonna Start A War", "I Don't Want To Have To Wait", "It Hurts Me So Much", "Got To Be Somebody", "There's A Look On Your Face", and "If I Can't Run To You I'll Crawl". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Doug CliffordDoug Cosmo Clifford ... LP
Craft, 2018. Sealed ... $19.99
Solo album by the Creedence Clearwater Revival drummer, featuring guests Donald Duck Dunn, Stu Cook, and Tower Of Power. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing, still sealed.)

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DissentDissent ... CD
Wide Hive, 2001. Used ... $2.99
A pretty sweet set of funky grooves and programmed beats – played by a group that contains both old and new players, armed with a variety of skills! The older end of funk is represented by guitarist Calvin Keys, of Black Jazz Records fame, and drummer Ron E Beck, who's recorded with Tower Of Power – and the newer end of the funk spectrum is filled by the keyboardist, sax player, vocalist, and bassist in the group. The tracks have a good mixture of 70s soundtrack funk with touches of 90s sample/beat culture – and there's plenty of warm soulful moments, and strong jazzy playing, both of which make for a real album of grooves that goes way beyond a simple postmodern pastiche of tricks. Titles include "Apollo", "Thoughts On Freedom", "So Damn Phisticated", "Sound Is God", "Corporate Voodoo", and "Bringing It On". Think Poets of Rhythm without the pot smoke, and you'll get a decent idea of the sound. CD

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Exile OneExile One (Barclay) ... LP
Barclay (France), 1976. Very Good+ ... $34.99
The cover and name of the band alone should say enough about this one – and about the crumbling French colonial network that fed the world music scene in 70s Paris! On the front, the band is jumping up gleefully in front of the Eiffel Tower – perhaps happy at the opportunities they've got playing in front of Paris audiences. The notes don't say anything about where the group's been exiled from, but judging from the rhythms on the record, it was probably somewhere in the Caribbean. Most of the tunes have a fairly island-sounding approach – but the real standout cut is "Dominca Strut", which is a great little Afro Funk number, short and heavy, with a cool mix of horns and organ on the beat! Other tracks include "Misery", "Rosita", "Cadence Lypso", and "Reflexion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record has a short click in one spot, but is very nice overall.)

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Kim FowleyBorn To Be Wild – The Exciting Organ Of Kim Fowley ... LP
Imperial, 1968. Very Good+ ... $43.99
Mindblowing organ work from the mighty Kim Fowley – a rare instrumental set that has Kim carving out amazing sounds on the organ that really match is vocal force on other records of the time! The set's a bit more soulful than usual for Fowley – a record that almost pushes a soul instrumental sound more strongly than Kim's usual Sunset Strip sleaze – although there is a nice fuzzy undercurrent to the record at times too! The set burns like some lost Tower Records soundtrack – and titles include "Born To Be Wild", "Soul Limbo", "Space Odyssey", "I Can't Stop Dancing", "Savage In The Sun", "Fresno 1963", and "Pictures of Matchstick Men". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl plays with a short click on "Fresno".)

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Grateful DeadBlues For Allah ... LP
Grateful Dead/United Artists, 1975. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Prime Grateful Dead from the mid 70s – a time when the group were traveling famously around the globe, spinning out long songs with plenty of solos – but also able to keep on coming up with nicely sharp songs on records like this! By this point in their career, they're so instrumentally strong, they hardly need to show off – that is, they certainly do, but in a much more subtle way than before, and maybe than in a live setting – packing decades of roots and years of deftness into songs that include "Franklin's Tower", "Crazy Fingers", "Sage & Spirit", "Blues For Allah", "Sand Castles & Glass Camels", and "The Music Never Stopped". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Hampshire & FoatSaint Lawrence ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
The duo of Warren Hampshire and Greg Foat keep on getting more and more interesting as the years go on – to a point where they seem to be carving out a really special place in music that might well be a genre of their own! The music here represents a wonderful evolution of their skills together – sounds that are still steeped in older elements of jazz, funk, and other modes – but which have also taken on a new sort of complexity, yet all without ever losing the organic, immediate approach that makes them so compelling! There's a blend here that's as if an Italian soundtrack of the 70s used spiritual jazz for its instrumentation – long flowing tracks that unfold with a gentle sort of beauty – with Hampshire on guitars and percussion, Foat on organ, guitar, piano, and kalimba – and other instrumentation on bells, gongs, flute, and percussion. Titles include "The Solitude Of Certitudes", "Woody Bay", "Out On The Side", "The Undercliff", "The Snake & The Weasel", and "The Clock Tower". CD

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Allan HoldsworthAllan Holdsworth Album Collection (12 CD box set) ... CD
Manifesto, 1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used 12CDs ... $129.99
Collects the albums I.O.U, Road Games, Metal Fatigue, Atavachron, Sand, Secrets, Wardenclyffe Tower, Hard Hat Area, None Too Soon, Sixteen Men Of Tain, Flat Tire, and Then – all in replica LP style sleeves. CD
(Out of print and in great shape!)

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Stan KentonRetrospective (4CD box) ... CD
Capitol, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used 4 CDs ... $14.99
An excellent 4CD retrospective of Stan Kenton's groundbreaking years at Capitol Records – featuring a wonderfully-selected batch of tunes that spans the full scope of Stan's genius! The music ranges from the modern to the swinging – and captures all sides of Kenton's career in a way that nicely links together his many lineups, experiments, and varied album settings. The box also features a well-done booklet on the recordings, and features a whopping number of tunes that include "Art Pepper", "Orange Colored Sky", "Sunset Tower", "El Congo Valiente", "Waltz Of The Prophets", "Passacaglia & Fugue", "Lonely Boy", "Across The Alley From The Alamo", and "King Fish". CD
(CONDITION NOTE: slipcase is included but has heavy wear and is missing 1" strip along top edge, booklet also has some wear.)

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Patti SmithTo The Ones She Loves – Live In Philadelphia '78 ... LP
Psychic Reaction, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP ... $49.99
Recorded at the Tower Theatre in Upper Dary, PA on May 13, 1978. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is bent at the top right corner.)

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VariousHallelujah – The Songs Of Leonard Cohen ... CD
Ace (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.98
A wonderful tribute to the songwriting genius of Leonard Cohen – one that begins with some of his key contemporaries taking on his important songs – then stretches out over the space of decades, to show just how important Cohen's material has been to more contemporary performers! In fact, given that Leonard never really cracked the charts during his early run for Columbia Records, he's actually maybe been one of those artists who are more "musicians' musicians", or "singers' singers" – because his talents have been a huge inspiration to so many other creators – a bit like the statement once made about the Velvet Underground, that they never sold many records – but every one of those records seemed to find a place in the hands of people who were then inspired by them. The package features the usual great Ace Records attention to detail, which includes copious notes on the material, and lots of the history behind the songs – for titles that include "Tower Of Song" by Marianne Faithfull, "Sisters Of Mercy" by Dion, "Lover Lover Lover" by David Blue, "Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye" by Judy Collins, "Everybody Knows" by Barb Jungr, "Heart With No Companion" by Ron Sexsmith, "True Love Leaves No Traces" by Tom Northcott, "First We Take Manhattan" by Joe Cocker, "Avalanche" by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, "Chelsea Hotel No 2" by Rufus Wainwright, "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley, "Famous Blue Raincoat" by Marissa Nadler, "Suzanne" by Nina Simone, "Come Spend The Morning" by Lee Hazlewood, and "God Is Alive Magic Is Afoot" by Buffy Sainte Marie. CD

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VariousSoul Motion ... CD
Om Records, 1996. Used ... $1.99
Music from Curtis Mayfield, Jhelisa, Repercussions, Dee C Lee, Hueman Flavor, Kamasutra, Mo'fessionals, Outside, ST&P & Tower Of Power. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousTitan – It's All Pop ... CD
Titan/Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CDs ... $12.99 29.98
Seminal sounds from the Kansas City scene of the late 70s – a wealth of power pop work from the tiny Titan label – all brought together in one of the most brilliant packages we've ever seen from the Numero Group! Like most Numero releases, there's a great story behind this set – a tale of bounced checks, interstate culture, and a cadre of great groups who would have been huge – had they recorded this music out on the coast! Titan's way more than just a tiny label that managed to put out some killer singles back in the day – it's a pop powerhouse that shows just how much under-discovered genius the American scene can hold – music that really helps break down simple understandings of late 70s rock, especially when presented this well. The 2CD set features 42 tracks and a 40 page booklet – a great counterpart to Numero's Yellow Pills set – filled with notes on Titan, a complete discography, and a wealth of wonderful photos that really make this unique scene come alive. Titles include "Shark" and "Real Life Saver" by Gary Charlson, "No Way Baby" and "I Wanna Be" by Arlis, "It's Your Heart Tonight" and "Radio Heart" by Secrets, "Please Change Your Mind" and "Baby It's You" by Boys, "Rock N Roll Song" and "Radio City" by Bobby Sky, "The Last Song" by JP McClain & The Intruders, "Cry" and "Didn't Like It Anyway" by Gems, "Coit Tower" and "Drink A Toast" by Millionaire At Midnight, and "I Think About You" by Scott McCarl. CD

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✨✧ Stan KentonContemporary Concepts (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Contemporary concepts that are as bold today as they were when first released in the mid 50s! Stan's at the height of his powers here – working with the brilliant Bill Holman to craft some incredible versions of tunes that had become jazz standards, tired ones at that – but which explode into new colors and tones in the hands of the Kenton magic! Titles include sublime readings of "What's New", "Stella By Starlight", "Yesterdays", "Cherokee", and "I've Got You Under My Skin" – and the CD features bonus material that includes "Opus In Chartreuse", "Opus In Turquoise", "Opus In Beige", and "Sunset Tower" – most of which were arranged by Gene Roland, and are even more modern than some of the other material. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ SantanaSantana III ... LP
Columbia, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most searing, soaring albums ever from Santana – a set that takes all the power of the previous two records, and packs it into one tight little set! There's plenty of Latin influences going on – mixed with heavy fuzz from Carlos, and lots of jazz and funky touches too – way more happening on the rhythm tip than most of Santana's contemporaries – which is why the record continues to find such a wonderfully wide audience over the years. Drop cuts like "Batuka","Toussaint L'Overture", "Jungle Strut", or "Para Los Rumberos" next to tracks by War, Mandrill or Tower Of Power and you'll see what we mean – and titles also include "No One To Depend On","Taboo", "Guajira" and "Everything's Coming Our Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Chester ThompsonPowerhouse ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few solo albums ever cut by organist Chester Thompson – a player who's known to most as the keyboardist in Tower Of Power, but one who's also remembered by a select funky few for this killer record for the Black Jazz label! The album's a stripped-down quartet session – with labelmate Rudolph Johnson on tenor, blowing some beautiful lines alongside long, drawn-out Hammond solos from Thompson! The overall feel is similar to some of the great late 60s Prestige sessions – especially Don Patterson dates – with the group free swinging away in a very live format, just like you might have heard if you caught them in some hip southside club. Other players include Al Hall Jr on trombone and Ray Pounds on drums – and the album features four long jamming tracks, with titles that include "Mr T", "Trip One", "Weird Harold", and "Powerhouse". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousNick Cave Heard Them Here First ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nick Cave is a man of many influences – sounds from so many different styles of music, which he's used to forge into his own uniquely personal style over the years! And Cave's never been secret about the music that moves him, either – and always gives credit where credit's due – both by referencing important influences in his interviews, and by covering their work on his records. That latter side of Nick's recordings is collected here – the original versions of songs that Cave later recorded himself – a really rich tapestry of rock, soul, jazz, country, and blues from the 20s onwards – but with an especially strong focus on the postwar years. There's a surprising sense of unity to the collection – despite the difference in years and artists – and titles include "Long Time Man" by Tim Rose, "Hey Joe" by The Leaves, "Tower Of Song" by Leonard Cohen, "Bedazzled" by Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, "Long Black Veil" by Lefty Frizzell, "There's No Night Out In The Jail" by Chad Morgan, "Burnin Hell" by John Lee Hooker, "Knoxville Girl" by The Louvin Brothers, "The Big Hurt" by Toni Fisher, "Moritat" by Harald Paulson, and "Hammer Song" by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. CD

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✨✧ Nick Fraser/Kris Davis/Tony MalabyZoning ... CD
Astral Spirits, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Nick Fraser has a great sense of cyclical energy here – a way of playing freely, but elliptically – so that there's this sense of passage and phase in some of the music, even while all the members are improvising with great intensity! The core trio features Fraser on drums, Kris Davis on piano, and Tony Malaby on saxes – the last of whom blows with an angular energy that strikes a great balance between the piano and drums. Half the record also features two more guests – Ingrid Laubrock on tenor and Lina Allemano on trumpet – and titles include "Zoning", "Wells Tower", "Sketch 46", "Coda", "Charismatics", and "Events". CD

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✨✧ CyrkleMinx – Original Soundtrack (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks & DVD) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/Modern Harmonic, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A very wild soundtrack! The film is about The Minx, a crew of lovelies trained in the art of sensual pleasure and corporate espionage – and the original music for the film, by the rock group The Cyrkle, is about as cool as you'd expect from a theme like that! Some cuts are straight trippy rock numbers – in a mode that's somewhere between the Barbarella soundtrack and work on some of the AIP soundtracks on Tower – but then there's also some cool instrumentals, with a mixture of easy instrumentation and 60s rock effects. Titles include "On The Road", "The Minx", "Nicole", "The Party", "Walter's Riff", and "The Chase". Groovy stuff – with a real sexy Euro sound at the best moments! Mono bonus cuts include "It's A Lovely Game Louise", "The Riggin",j "Baxter's Dangerous Game", and "Something Special". LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl – with a DVD of the film!)

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✨✧ Townes Van ZandtRear View Mirror (with download) ... LP
Fat Possum/TVZ, 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Townes revisiting his own time-honored tunes from the late 60s onward, often backed by just a second guitar or fiddle, spare settings that maximize the stark power of his songwriting and voice! The voice is really the key here, distinctive in both the songwriting – with some of the most effective story songs about lost souls and wayward love in the modern folk or country canon – and in performance, here sounding as clear and soulful as ever, and in much stronger form than we remembered! Beautiful stuff. Includes "Pancho & Lefty", "If I Needed You", "For The Sake Of The Song", "Our Mother The Mountain", "Dollar Bill Blues", "No Place To Fall", "Lungs", "White Freightliner Blues", "Don't You Take It Too Bad", "Tower Song", "Waitin' Round To Die", "Colorado Girl" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
 
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Vic DamoneThat Towering Feeling! ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing.)

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Earth MessengersIvory Towers ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Willie HightowerIt's A Miracle/Nobody But You ... 7-inch
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Capitol sleeve, including jukebox strip.)

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Roy Hytower & MotifRoot Doctor ... LP
Diamond Gem, 1988. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album


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✨✧ MetaluxFluorescent Towers ... LP
Hanson, 2001. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Appletree TheatrePlayback ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Mid 60s concept pop from Appletree Theatre – a mix of unpredictable baroque pop, soaring string laden tunes, and more stripped down and moody numbers – and programmed as acts, in keeping with the theatre mode! What's most impressive, other than the tuneful songcraft, is that it never comes off as shtick, and the concept doesn't get in the way of the songs, making this a really nice discovery! Arranged as a 3 act play, with overture and epilogue, titles include "Lullaby", "Hightower Square", "Saturday Morning", "Nevertheless It Was Italy", "I Wonder If Louise Is Home", "E-Train", "Brother Speed", "Don't Blame It On Your Wife", "What A Way To Go" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Verve Forecast pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Black Art Jazz CollectiveAscension ... CD
High Note, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
We love this group – and with each new record, they give us reason to love them even more – and realize that their totality is even greater than the sum of their many all-star parts! The lineup alone is enough – Wayne Escoffery on tenor, Jeremy Pelt on trombone, James Burton III on trombone, Victor Gould on piano, Rashaan Carter on bass, and Mark Whitfield on drums – but together, they sound even more amazing – kind of crackling and bristling with energy, as if the players are keenly engaged in each other's company – not in a competitive way, but with a collaborative energy that even tops most other groups comprised of leaders in a single combo! Soaring colors are balanced by beautiful depths – and titles include "Iron Man", "For The Kids", "No Words Needed", "Twin Towers", "Involuntary Servitude", "Mr Willis", and "Ascension". CD

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Brothers & SistersDylan's Gospel ... CD
Ode/Sequel (UK), 1969. Used ... $6.99
A really amazing project – and a totally righteous little record – a set of songs all penned by Bob Dylan in the 60s, sung by a hip spiritual choir that includes performances from soul singers Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Edna Wright, and Gloria Jones! The mix of soul and gospel here is wonderful – very much in the spirit of The Voices Of East Harlem at the same time – with this progressive, positive vibe that goes way way past the original style of Dylan's music! Gene Page handled the musical arrangements, and Billy Page helped with the vocals – and together they really transform the compositions – creating a very different setting for the great lyrics of songs that include "The Mighty Quinn", "All Along The Watchtower", "Mr Tambourine Man", "Chimes Of Freedom", and "The Times They Are A Changin". A record that shouldn't work this well – but it does, and beautifully too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Leonard CohenSongs Of Leonard Cohen ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Leonard Cohen's debut for Columbia, one of the most astounding first albums of its era, and to this day a towering achievement in both songwriting and myth making! The production is that perfectly haunting mix of sparseness and grandeur, with Cohen's lyricism piercing and penetrating wonderfully – his voice never sounded better, and this is certainly one of the great "lightening in a bottle" efforts that was hard to top by Cohen or anyone else in the more poetic upper levels of pop music. Includes ""Suzanne", "Master Song", "Winter Lady", "The Stranger Song", "Sisters Of Mercy", "So Long, Marianne", "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye", "Stories Of The Street", "Teachers" and "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Missing the lyric insert.)

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Bob DylanJohn Wesley Harding ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A pivotal album for Dylan – featuring complicated dark little numbers like "All Along The Watchtower", "The Ballad Of Frankie Lee & Judas Priest", "I Am A Lonesome Hobo", "I Pity The Poor Immigrant", "The Wicked Messenger", "As I Went Out One Morning", and "Down Along The Cove". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some surface wear.)

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Grateful DeadSmokin' Covers – Vol 1 ... CD
Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $14.99
Tracks include "Mr. Fantasy", "Hey Jude", "All Along The Watchtower", "Proud Mary", "The Weight", and "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" – plus "Thin Man" with guest vocals by Neil Young and "Thin Man" which features Bob Dylan. CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve MarshallDo What You Will ... CD
Reynolds/Dope Brother, Late 70s. Used ... $6.99
Steve Marshall towers above the 70s San Francisco skyline on the cover of this record – and the set features some equally towering grooves to match! The style here is a bit unusual – kind of a west coast take on the underground modes of the P&P empire out east, mixed with a bit of soul jazz – spare, simple club tracks that are a lot more stripped-down than regular disco – with a real focus on the core rhythms and select instrumentation on the cuts! Bits of strings slide into the mix, but they're never overdone – and most numbers pulsate with a really earthy sort of groove – heavy on bass, peppered with female vocals, and lots of funky keyboards and horns. There's also a slightly jazzy vibe at times – especially on numbers that feature flute work from Marshall – which gives the tunes a lyrical quality that's nice and warm, especially alongside the chorus vocals – which sometimes have a righteous qualitytoo. The reissue really brings up the sound nicely – with the Kenny Dope stamp of approval right on the back – and the CD also features lots of bonus tracks too! Titles include "Do What You Will", "This Choiceless Awareness", "Disco Rhapsody", "Maintain", "In The Country", and "Children Of The Mind". CD features 5 bonus tracks – including "Maintain (12" version)", "Do What You Will (12" version)", "Maintain (7" version)", "Creative Happiness (7" version)", and "Still Thinking Of You (flute solo)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dave Matthews BandLive At The Hollywood Bowl – September 10, 2018 (180 gram vinyl – 5LP box set – with download) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... LP
ATO, 2019. New Copy 5LP ... $84.99 124.99
A mighty hefty set from the Dave Matthews Band – the kind of extended, long-jamming performance that has always made the group big favorites in a live setting! The package features ten full sides of music, two of which are side-long performances – "#41" and "Jimi Thing" – next to other titles that include "Don't Drink The Water", "When I'm Weary", "Sledgehammer", "One Sweet World", "That Girl Is You", "All Along The Watchtower", "Samurai Cop", "She", "Ants Marching", "What Would You Say", "Squirm", "Shake Me Like A Monkey", and "Crash Into Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive! Individually numbered limited edition – with download!)

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OrlonsBest Of The Orlons ... LP
Cameo/London (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Three girls and a guy – and one of the greatest 60s soul groups to ever come out of Philly! Although they started out mostly in a girl group mode, The Orlons soon expanded their sound into a harder range of soul-based work – really picking up steam on the Philly scene, and pushing their once sweet style into a deeper groove that went onto have a big influence on lots of other local soul groups for years to come. Rosetta Hightower's lead vocals are especially great on these tunes, and she's got a rougher, rumbling sort of quality that almost pushes some tracks into Exciters territory. Titles include "Wah Watusi", "South Street", "Crossfire", "Not Me", "The Conservative", "Don't Hang Up", "Shimmy Shimmy", "Rules Of Love", and "Envy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono UK pressing!)

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Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersScratch & Company Chapter 1 (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Clocktower/Get On Down, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Pivotal Black Ark material from Lee Perry – with brilliantly tripped out echoey dub production – and scorching instrumentation laid down by the mighty Upsetters! Split roughly in half between Perry's nicely gritty instrumental moodcraft and hazy vocals, this collection features some uber prime Upsetters material. It's all hear – heavily rumbling bass grooves, tripped out, though spiritually resonant vocals and just enough of smoky haze without getting too thick to breathe. Amazing stuff! Includes "Scratch The Dub Organizer", "Bush Weed Corn Trash", "When Jah Come", "Curley Dub", "Serious Joke", "Who You Gonna Run To" and "Tighten Up". CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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Sun RaMonorails & Satellites ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, 1966. Used ... $9.99
A groundbreaking album of solo piano work by Sun Ra! The album's one of Ra's classic sides for the Saturn Records label – and at the time of its release, it was one of the most "out there" albums of solo piano ever recorded! Ra spins out these incredibly complex lines on haunting original compositions like "Blue Differentials", "The Galaxy Way", "Space Towers", and "Cogitation" – and he shows once again why he was head and shoulders above most jazz players in his class! CD

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Sun RaMonorails & Satellites Vols 1 to 3 – Works For Solo Piano ... CD
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1966. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99 15.98
Fantastic material from the legendary Sun Ra – groundbreaking solo piano material, which shows a completely different side of his genius away from his work with the Arkestra! The package presents all volumes of Ra's seminal sides from 1966 – including a third volume, which has never been released at all – making for the most comprehensive package to ever document this side of his work in a more intimate manner! There's a sensitivity to these tracks that's really amazing – still moments of freedom that reflect Ra's connection to the avant garde of the time – but also echoes of Art Tatum and other stylists who influenced his initial vision in the early days – interwoven with his own sense of cosmic creation, in ways that are similar to his later solo projects – but which didn't often show up in other Saturn material of the time. Some tracks are altered standards, but many others are really great originals – and titles include the unreleased "Soundscapes", "The Eternal Tomorrow", "The Changing Wind", "World Island Festival", "Today Is Not Yesterday", "How Am I To Know", and "Yesterdays" – plus "Caloundronius", "Perspective Prismis Of Is", "Solar Boats", "The Ninth Eye", "Space Towers", "Cognition", "The Galaxy Way", "The Alter Destiny", and "Blue Differentials". CD

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Chad Taylor/Brian Settles/Neil PodgorskiDaily Biological ... CD
Cuneiform, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Great work from drummer Chad Taylor – a player we've always loved, but who seems more and more on fire in recent years! The group's a trio – with Brian Settles on tenor and Neil Podgurski on piano – and there's this wonderful angular energy going on between all three players – this way of spinning out a tune, and building up a groove that has all three members participating equally in these great towering blocks of sound – a rhythmic conception that really showcases Taylor's creative, yet swinging approach to the drums. Chad's always got this way of reaching out, yet never going too far outside – and that approach really seems to bring out the best in Settles here, as he works with this subtle tension that's beautiful. Titles include "Prism", "Swamp", "Birds Leaves Wind Trees", "Recife", "Between Sound & Silence", "Resistance", and "The Shepherd". CD

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Clark TerryHappy Horns Of Clark Terry/It's What's Happenin' ... CD
Impulse, 1965/1967. Used ... $6.99
Clark Terry in two modes – both recorded for Impulse Records in the 60s! The Happy Horns is a really great little album – one that really gets at the bright, joyous feel that Clark Terry brings to his music! Despite the "happy" in the title – which might make you think this one would be a bit silly – the album's a pretty great record! Terry plays both trumpet and flugelhorn (hence the "horns" in the title) – and he's working with a spare, tight, and surprisingly creative group that includes drummer Walter Perkins, bassist Milt Hinton, pianist Roger Kellaway, and the sax team of Phil Woods and Ben Webster. Tunes are light and playful, but never sloppy – instead quite inventive, and done in a way that's halfway between Terry's own late 50s work as a leader (as on Argo), and some of his work on sessions like Ed Thigpen's magnificent Out Of The Storm. Titles include "Jazz Conversations", "High Towers", "In A Mist", "Rockin In Rhythm", "Return To Swahili", and "Impulsive". It's What's Happenin is a very groovy record – one of the most unique from trumpeter Clark Terry! At the end of the 60s, many soul jazz sax players – like Eddie Harris and Lou Donaldson – turned towards the new electric technology of the Varitone company in an attempt to keep up with the electric guitar-driven pop music that was beating them out in record sales. While that trend worked large for the sax players, Clark Terry's one of the few trumpeters we can think of who gave the Varitone a try – and surprisingly, it was a great way to capture the playful style that Terry had been developing during the mid 60s. The album's nothing fancy, but the Varitone gives Terry a nice tone that works well with the easy trio backing led by pianist Don Friedman, and featuring Dave Bailey on drums and George Duvivier on bass. The album includes an extended jazzy reading of Grofe's "Grand Canyon Suite", plus "Electric Mumbles", "Take Me Back To Elkhart", and "Tee Pee Time". CD

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching influence of Fela! A few tunes are solid takes of the Nigerian funk groove proper – but others carry the sound into cumbia, steel band and western funk styles – all of it exciting, hugely passionate and floor-shaking! The CD version is bound in a mini-hardcover book like package – with nice notes on Fela himself and the the influence he had on the material herein by Stones Throw/Now Again honcho Egon – and tracks include "Shacalao" by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad, "Woman Pin Down" by Dan Snatch And His Atomic 8 Dance Band, "Never Trust A Woman" by Bola Johnson, "Black Man's Cry" by Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra, "Egbi/Black Man's Cry (Medley)" by Lever Brothers Gay Flamingos, "Comencemos" by Phirpo Y Sus Caribes, "Up Side Down" by Daktaris, "Lullaby For Lagos" by Whitefield Brothers and more. CD

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VariousHow Many Roads – Black America Sings Bob Dylan ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
The oft-covered Bob Dylan songbook never sounds so soulful – classic interpretations of Dylan's canon from a great, far reaching roster of black artists – from the the ever-stirring Staple Singers, southern soul heroes Howard Tate and OV Wright, charismatic country soul from Brook Benton, great gender role perspective flipped versions by Nina Simone and Patti LaBelle, a funky tamborine take by Con Funk Shun and much more! It's another excellent entry in the Songwriter Series from Ace Records, extra excellent in that it takes an obvious hero of 60s Songwriter – and actually pulls together songs that'll take you by surprise for their depth – whether you treasure Dylan, deep 60s & 70s solo & group R&B, funk, folk soul...or all of the above! Includes "Blowin In The Wind" by OV Wright, "Girl From The North Country" by Howard Tate, "The Man In Me" by The Persuations, "Lay lady Lay" by The Isley Brothers, "Emotionally Yours" by The O'Jays, "All Along The Watchtower" by Bobby Womack, "Maggie's Farm" by Soloman Burke, "Mr. Tamborine Man" by Con Funk Shun and more. 20 tracks in all. CD
Also available How Many Roads – Black America Sings Bob Dylan ... CD 12.99

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VariousHow Many Roads – Black America Sings Bob Dylan ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The oft-covered Bob Dylan songbook never sounds so soulful – classic interpretations of Dylan's canon from a great, far reaching roster of black artists – from the the ever-stirring Staple Singers, southern soul heroes Howard Tate and OV Wright, charismatic country soul from Brook Benton, great gender role perspective flipped versions by Nina Simone and Patti LaBelle, a funky tamborine take by Con Funk Shun and much more! It's another excellent entry in the Songwriter Series from Ace Records, extra excellent in that it takes an obvious hero of 60s Songwriter – and actually pulls together songs that'll take you by surprise for their depth – whether you treasure Dylan, deep 60s & 70s solo & group R&B, funk, folk soul...or all of the above! Includes "Blowin In The Wind" by OV Wright, "Girl From The North Country" by Howard Tate, "The Man In Me" by The Persuations, "Lay lady Lay" by The Isley Brothers, "Emotionally Yours" by The O'Jays, "All Along The Watchtower" by Bobby Womack, "Maggie's Farm" by Soloman Burke, "Mr. Tamborine Man" by Con Funk Shun and more. 20 tracks in all. CD
Also available How Many Roads – Black America Sings Bob Dylan ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Brothers & SistersDylan's Gospel ... CD
Ode/Light In The Attic, 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really amazing project – and a totally righteous little record – a set of songs all penned by Bob Dylan in the 60s, sung by a hip spiritual choir that includes performances from soul singers Clydie King, Merry Clayton, Edna Wright, and Gloria Jones! The mix of soul and gospel here is wonderful – very much in the spirit of The Voices Of East Harlem at the same time – with this progressive, positive vibe that goes way way past the original style of Dylan's music! Gene Page handled the musical arrangements, and Billy Page helped with the vocals – and together they really transform the compositions – creating a very different setting for the great lyrics of songs that include "The Mighty Quinn", "All Along The Watchtower", "Mr Tambourine Man", "Chimes Of Freedom", and "The Times They Are A Changin". A record that shouldn't work this well – but it does, and beautifully too! CD
Also available Dylan's Gospel ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix Experience – Smash Hits ... LP
Reprise, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those "greatest hits" of Greatest Hits collections – as Smash Hits has come to be regarded by many as a key entry in the cannon of classic rock – thanks to tremendous work from Jimi, bassist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell! Every track here is a gem – definitely the "smash" promised in the title, as the record's filled with Hendrix treasures that include "Purple Haze", "Fire", "The Wind Cries Mary", "Stone Free", "Crosstown Traffic", "All Along The Watchtower", "Red House", "Foxy Lady", and "Hey Joe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s tan label stereo pressing, MSK 2276. Cover has light edge wear.)

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✨✧ VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching influence of Fela! A few tunes are solid takes of the Nigerian funk groove proper – but others carry the sound into cumbia, steel band and western funk styles – all of it exciting, hugely passionate and floor-shaking! Titles include "Shacalao" by Cumbia Moderna De Soledad, "Woman Pin Down" by Dan Snatch And His Atomic 8 Dance Band, "Never Trust A Woman" by Bola Johnson, "Black Man's Cry" by Mosco Tiles Fonclaire Steel Orchestra, "Egbi/Black Man's Cry (Medley)" by Lever Brothers Gay Flamingos, "Comencemos" by Phirpo Y Sus Caribes, "Up Side Down" by Daktaris, "Lullaby For Lagos" by Whitefield Brothers and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Also available Black Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Bob DylanJohn Wesley Harding (Original Master Recording) ... CD
Columbia/Mobile Fidelity, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal album for Dylan – featuring complicated dark little numbers like "All Along The Watchtower", "The Ballad Of Frankie Lee & Judas Priest", "I Am A Lonesome Hobo", "I Pity The Poor Immigrant", "The Wicked Messenger", "As I Went Out One Morning", and "Down Along The Cove". CD
(Limited numbered hybrid SACD edition – still sealed!)

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✨✧ Sun RaMonorails & Satellites Vols 1 to 3 – Works For Solo Piano ... CD
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1966. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic material from the legendary Sun Ra – groundbreaking solo piano material, which shows a completely different side of his genius away from his work with the Arkestra! The package presents all volumes of Ra's seminal sides from 1966 – including a third volume, which has never been released at all – making for the most comprehensive package to ever document this side of his work in a more intimate manner! There's a sensitivity to these tracks that's really amazing – still moments of freedom that reflect Ra's connection to the avant garde of the time – but also echoes of Art Tatum and other stylists who influenced his initial vision in the early days – interwoven with his own sense of cosmic creation, in ways that are similar to his later solo projects – but which didn't often show up in other Saturn material of the time. Some tracks are altered standards, but many others are really great originals – and titles include the unreleased "Soundscapes", "The Eternal Tomorrow", "The Changing Wind", "World Island Festival", "Today Is Not Yesterday", "How Am I To Know", and "Yesterdays" – plus "Caloundronius", "Perspective Prismis Of Is", "Solar Boats", "The Ninth Eye", "Space Towers", "Cognition", "The Galaxy Way", "The Alter Destiny", and "Blue Differentials". CD
Also available Monorails & Satellites Vols 1 to 3 – Works For Solo Piano ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Sun RaMonorails & Satellites Vols 1 to 3 – Works For Solo Piano (3LP set) ... LP
Saturn/Cosmic Myth, 1966. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic material from the legendary Sun Ra – groundbreaking solo piano material, which shows a completely different side of his genius away from his work with the Arkestra! The package presents all volumes of Ra's seminal sides from 1966 – including a third volume, which has never been released at all – making for the most comprehensive package to ever document this side of his work in a more intimate manner! There's a sensitivity to these tracks that's really amazing – still moments of freedom that reflect Ra's connection to the avant garde of the time – but also echoes of Art Tatum and other stylists who influenced his initial vision in the early days – interwoven with his own sense of cosmic creation, in ways that are similar to his later solo projects – but which didn't often show up in other Saturn material of the time. Some tracks are altered standards, but many others are really great originals – and titles include the unreleased "Soundscapes", "The Eternal Tomorrow", "The Changing Wind", "World Island Festival", "Today Is Not Yesterday", "How Am I To Know", and "Yesterdays" – plus "Caloundronius", "Perspective Prismis Of Is", "Solar Boats", "The Ninth Eye", "Space Towers", "Cognition", "The Galaxy Way", "The Alter Destiny", and "Blue Differentials". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Monorails & Satellites Vols 1 to 3 – Works For Solo Piano ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ ScientistScientific Dub ... LP
Clocktower, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Benchmark Scientist dub – great stuff recorded and mixed at King Tubby's near the end of the 70s – and it's some of tightest, heaviest dubs of the period! Scientist works over some of the heftiest Aggrovator sides on this legendary set – one of favorite dub records, period! One particular standout is a great take on the "Drum Song" rhythm – but the whole set is inmpeccable! Other titles include "Taxi To Baltimore Dub", "Satta Dread Dub", "Every Dub Shall Scrub", "East Of Scientist Corner (II Pieces)", "Words Of Dub", "Blacka Shade Of Dub" and "Just Say Dub. . .Who". 10 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bob DylanTravelin Thru – Featuring Johnny Cash – Bootleg Series Vol 15 (3CDs) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, Late 60s. New Copy 3CDs ... Out Of Stock
Rare and unheard material from Dylan's career redefining Nashville era – his post Blonde On Blonde Nashville era to be more specific – when he recorded the poetic story song masterpiece John Wesley Harding, the charming country folk classic Nashville Skyline, sessions that would end up on Self Portrait, and lots more with Johnny Cash than we'd ever thought would see light of day! Travelin' Thru has more interesting alternate versions and outtakes from John Wesley Harding and Nashville Skyline than we'd expect given how focused the former and how easygoing the latter are, but what's most revelatory here are the many recordings of Dylan and Cash together – from the Nashville Skyline sessions and for Johnny's Nashville-based television show at the time. Includes tracks with Carl Perkins on guitar and the great Earl Scruggs on banjo, too – with alternate versions John Wesley Harding material including "I Pity The Poor Immigrant", "All Along The Watchtower" and "I Am A Lonesome Hobo" and more, alternate Nashville Skyline takes such as "Country Pie", "Lay Lady Lay", "To Be Alone With You" and more, "I Still Miss Someone", "Ring Of Fire", "Girl From North Country", "Wanted Man" and lots more with Cash, surprisingly great folk & roots focused Self Portrait sessions including "East Virginia Blues" with Scruggs, and tons more. 50 tracks on 3CDs – most previously unreleased! CD

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✨✧ Emerald WebSound Trek ... LP
Trading Places (UK), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Dreamy sounds from the enigmatic Emerald Web duo – a pair who've attained legendary status over the years for their sublime blend of keyboard styles and more acoustic elements – an approach that often has flute layered over keys, in a way that's both spacey and organic at the same time! Emerald Web were maybe a bit out of time – too late to be prog rockers, but also too early to be part of any new age or 4AD-type scenes – which is what makes the instrumental musings on a record like this so great – as they really stand apart from other periods of similar expression, and have a vibe that's very much the duo's own. There's a lightly poetic quality to the work, but one that's never too drippy – and titles include "Voice Of The Sage", "Earthrails", "The Moving Mountains", "Stellar Wanderer", and "Beyond The Towers". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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