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Ant Trip Ceremony24 Hours ... CD
Cicadelic, 1968. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A college band, but one with an amazing sound that should have made them huge – had they managed to survive graduation time at Oberlin College! For a combo out in the sticks of Ohio, these guys sound pretty darn great (but let's also not forget that Oberlin's given us Liz Phair, John McIntire, and plenty of other key talents over the years) – and they're a fuzzy little group with a warmly laidback feel to their music – kind of folk-psych, produced here with a nicely naive sort of sensibility. The tunes are every bit as great as better-known work coming out of the New York or LA scenes of the time, and they're quite surprising for their maturity and power overall – as even familiar numbers are way more than just simple covers in the hands of the group. Titles include "Four In The Morning", "Violets Of Dawn", "Hey Joe", "Outskirts", "Elaborations", "Pale Shades Of Gray", and "What's The Matter Now". CD

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Doctor Down TripDoctor Down Trip ... CD
CBS/Big Pink (South Korea), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The full length debut of this Belgian band from the 70s – one who'd issued a fair bit of singles before the set, but who really knock it out of the park with a well-crafted sound that really shows the time they'd put into honing their style! The set's definitely got plenty of hard rock appeal, but it's also not just some strutting guitars and bass – as there's a nicely varied approach to the way the songs come together – some more contemplative moments that make the full-on guitar explosions so great! Guitars are by Michael Heslop and Serge Paul, bass is by John Hastry, drums by Paul Van Der Velden, and lead vocals are by Jean Paul Goosens – on titles that include "Lost City", "Wanted", "Anything Goes", "Better Run Away", "Feeling Good Again", and "Big Blue Train". CD

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Round TripRound Trip ... CD
MCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
A real stormer from Round Trip – a group whose roots go back to the legendary Sins Of Satan album on Buddah, and who also work here with great production from Al Perkins – in a style that's a bit like his music with One Way! We're not sure if "round trip" was an answer to One Way's name – but whatever the case, the group's a great part of the Perker corner of the universe at the time – and really share his wonderfully warm way with a groove! Oliver Cheatham's in the group at this point – and his vocals really help deepen their sound, especially on some of the mellower cuts, which stand as a real surprise for this sort of record – and give the whole thing a much richer vibe than you might expect. Titles include "Woman", "Nothing Wrong With Dancing", "Not In The Cards", "Let's Go Out Tonite", "Lost Inside Of You", and "Higher Consciousness". CD

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Blue DreamTrip To LA ... LP
Tangential (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful side project from Andy Compton – who you might know from his work in The Rurals – recording here in an equally soulful mode, but with a very different vibe overall! For the record, Andy took the trip to LA mentioned in the title – and works alongside Irantzu Pujadas and Brad Kent in this sweet, lean style that mixes 70s AOR perfection with a more stripped-down 80s approach – plenty of fantastic keyboards over basslines and drum machine rhythms, but delivered with a warm that's as wonderfully soulful as anything that Compton has given us in the past! There's a bit of vocals on the set, but the keyboards are often even more in the spotlight – on titles that include "Feel", "I Wanted To See You", "You Want Me Back", "The Kiss", "Lonnies Street", "I Wanna Go Home", "Taking It To The Top", and "Trip To LA". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Clifford Brown & Max RoachAt Basin Street (Trip) ... LP
EmArcy/Trip, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
About as classic as you can get for the Brown/Roach group – recorded at Basin Street with a group that includes Richie Powell on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and George Morrow on bass. Tracks are tight and in that firey hardbop mode the pair pioneered – and titles include "Gertrude's Bounce", "Powell's Prances", "Time", "The Scene Is Clean", and "I'll Remember April". Most notable is the work by Powell on the record – as Bud's brother really shines here, turning out some great original compositions, and arranging the group with tight precision. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Trip pressing.)

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Ornette ColemanRound Trip – The Complete Ornette Coleman On Blue Note (At The Golden Circle/Empty Foxhole/New York Is Now/Love Call/New & Old Gospel) (6LP set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. New Copy 6LP ... $225.99 229.98
A tremendous package of work from Ornette Coleman – five albums issued under his own name, and one collaboration with Jackie McLean too! First up are At The Golden Circle Vols 1 & 2 – important second chapter work from Ornette Coleman – a record that marked a real shift in his sound from the Atlantic Records years – issued by Blue Note at a level that gave the rest of the world a chance to see what Ornette had been cooking up on the underground scene! The album was recorded in Stockholm – in the tradition of European live performances that saw Coleman grow so strongly in the mid 60s – and the tracks are long, free, and full of improvised moments – with Ornette adding in trumpet and violin next to his familiar alto – in a trio with David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett on drums – both fantastic players who can be loose at the right moments, and bring things back at others. Tracks are long and unbridled – with less of the rhythmic changes that you'd hear in work by the classic quartet, and more of a full-on fierce soloing mode. Titles include "Snowflakes & Sunshine", "Morning Song", "Faces & Places", "Dee Dee", "Dawn", "The Riddle", and "Antiques". Next is Empty Foxhole – one of our favorite Ornette Coleman albums of the post-Atlantic 60s years – a set that still hangs onto some of the bold rhythmic conception of his previous records, but also points the way towards his freer jazz modes to come! The group's a trio – with really tremendous work from Charlie Haden on bass, able to match Coleman's energy with effortless ease, and really getting a lot of room to leave his mark on the music – plus the very young (10!) Denardo Coleman, who plays drums here with this stark, simple style that's not only completely unique, but which also leaves a lot of open room left for Haden and Ornette to really stretch out. Ornette plays his usual alto, plus trumpet and violin – and titles include "Good Old Days", "The Empty Foxhole", "Zig Zag", and "Freeway Express". Next is New York Is Now – a pretty bold statement from saxophonist Ornette Coleman, but one that definitely shows his shift in role – from a major force on the LA underground of the early 60s, to an artist who was helping pave the way for a huge wave of growth on the New York downtown scene in years to come! Ornette's at his most late 60s unbridled here – freer than before, and working with a lineup that includes Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – still no piano at all – plus great work from Dewey Redman on tenor, who really burst into new prominence with this album. Ornette plays a bit of violin alongside alto sax – and tracks include "Toy Dance", "Round Trip", "Broad Way Blues", and "We Now Interrupt For A Commercial". Then comes Love Call – a really great late 60s session from Ornette Coleman – one that shows is increasing expansion in sounds and styles, and which also offers a bridge between avant jazz generations too! That bridge comes in the presence of Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – a surprising Coltrane rhythm duo, working here with Ornette's mindblowing work on alto sax, and tenor from a young Dewey Redman – already a crucially intense player here next to Coleman, as both are set free in a group without any piano – that Ornette melding of rhythm and melody, but with a very different vibe than the Atlantic years! Coleman blows trumpet on one tune – and titles include "Love Call", "Airborne", "Check Out Time", and "Open To The Public". The set also includes the album New & Old Gospel – one of Jackie McLean's last "new thing" albums for Blue Note – and a very unique record that features Ornette Coleman on trumpet! The sound here is stark and hard – slight hints of the soulfulness that the "gospel" in the title might imply, mixed with the angular exploratory sound that McLean had been forging at Blue Note during the mid 60s – a wonderful balance that really gives the record a lot of bite! The album's easily one of the most "out" that McLean ever recorded, and the group also includes Lamont Johnson on piano, Scott Holt on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all pushing themselves in the company of the avant jazz giants. Tracks include the extended "Lifeline" suite, which takes up all of side one – plus "Old Gospel" and "Strange As It Seems". LP, Vinyl record album
(Fantastic Tone Poet package – a slipcover featuring 6 albums all done in the heavy vinyl/cover of the series – plus a booklet of notes too!)

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DJ UrbanUrban Disturbance – Work This MF/Don't Trip/Bang Dat Ass/Freaky Thang ... 12-inch
Dance Mania, 1998. Very Good ... $13.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small peel spot.)

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Prins Emanuel/Golden IvyHidden Love/Mystic Trip ... 12-inch
Fasaan (Sweden), 2014. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light surface wear and a small seam split on top.)

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Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop NouveauOne More Trip To Birdland ... CD
Concord, 1996. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "You Got It", "The Vibe", "Manteca", "Cajun Cookin", "Birdland", and "Milestones". CD
(Out of print.)

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Great ReviversHave A Trip With Lucid Paradise ... LP
Funk Night, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 15.00
Searing funk from the Great Revivers – a group who supposedly recorded this set in Russia, but come across with the energy of the best funky 45 combos of the American underground! Drums are fast and frenzied, and cut through with some sweet keyboards, riffing guitar, and mighty nice live percussion – the last of which gives the group a very special vibe! The album also features a few vocal performances from Lucid Paradise – a male/female soul duo whose presence adds a new level of soul to the Great Revivers' groove – on titles that include "Juice Head", "SuperVan", "Space Cake", "The Cycle", "We Ride", "Electric Avenue", and "BBoy Anthem". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tom HarrellTrip ... CD
High Note, 2014. Used ... $11.99
Some of the densest, most powerful music we've heard from trumpeter Tom Harrell in years – and that's saying a lot, given how much we've loved all his other recent records! Tom's working here in a very spare setting – no piano, just a quartet format with Mark Turner on tenor, alongside bass and drums – a mode that really has Harrell's horn out front, often intertwining with Turner – as each then break out into these stunningly conceived solos. Both rhythm players break out tremendously – balancing out the sound of the record equally with the horns – and Ugonna Okegwo plays bass and Adam Cruz handles the drums. The set has a long suite in the center – "The Adventures Of A Quixotic Character" – and is bracketed by equally great numbers that include "Sunday", "Cycle", "Coastline", "After The Game Is Over", and "There". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Hectic WatermelonGreat American Road Trip ... CD
Predator Fish, 2006. Used ... $8.99
John Czajkowski on guitar, Jerry Goodman on electric violin, Harley Magsino on bass, and Darren Debree on drums. CD

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Joseph LanzaEasy Listening Acid Trip – An Elevator Ride Through 60s Psychedelic Pop ... Book
Feral House, 2021. New Copy ... $19.99 24.95
About 30 years back, Joseph Lanza first turned us on to an amazing array of 60s easy listening records that we'd never fully given their due – and here, he continues the journey, but with a key shift into the world of psychedelia too! The book is a wonderful look at the way that easy listening and instrumental pop tried to stay vibrant in the second half of the 60s – and it follows the way that easy artists of the time were picking up the aesthetics of the younger generation in a variety of ways – not just doing cover versions of songs by The Beatles and Stones, but also going for trippier artwork on their album covers, and using more unusual studio techniques in production – all in ways that made for a huge legacy of very groovy records! At times, things would even move backwards – as older songs from the early part of the century were given a mod spin for the 60s generation – and the range of topics covered here is as wonderful as Lanza's presentation. The book is a very cool 7" square format – with lots of album reproductions and great graphics, plus a list of 50 essential records at the back – served up in a softcover volume that's 237 pages in length. Book

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Gerry MulliganProfile (Trip) ... LP
Mercury, 1955. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A pretty obscure session by Gerry – recorded in 1955, and featuring Jon Eardly on trumpet, Zoot Sims on tenor, and Bob Brookmeyer on trombone. Gerry actually plays a bit of piano, in addition to his usual baritone – and the set bubbles with a lightly swinging, slightly modern feel that's nice and clean. Titles include "Makin Whoopee", "Demanton", "La Plus Que Lente", and a pretty great "Duke Ellington Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 70s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light aging.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonCanadiana Suite (Trip) ... LP
Limelight, 1964. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of Oscar Peterson's most sophisticated albums of the 60s – an extended suite of tracks dedicated to the soul and spirit of Canada! The tunes are all originals, and have a really lush, vivid sort of feel – one that still has undercurrents of Peterson's usual soulful style, but which also has Oscar painting these very vivid images in sound! The material is performed by a trio with Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – and although the tunes aren't familiar, we'd rank this one right up there with Peterson's most inventive material of the time. Titles include "Laurentide Waltz", "Ballad To The East", "Blues Of The Praries", and "Wheatland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Trip pressing. Cover has a light stain on one corner, but looks nice overall.)

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Della ReeseI Gotta Be Me... This Trip Out ... LP
ABC, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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Buddy RichRichcraft (Trip) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, 1959. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Tighter than usual for Buddy Rich at Verve – but still a great little set, thanks to some soulfully swinging arrangements from Ernie Wilkins – who was really at the top of his game at this point in his career! The lineup is filled with great players – including Phil Woods, Harry Edison, Al Cohn, and Benny Golson – and in a way, the record almost grooves with some of the same energy that Quincy Jones was bringing to his big band records of the time – save for a bit more emphasis on the drums! Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Richcraft", "From The Sticks", "Song Of The Islands", and "Sweets Tooth". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Trip pressing. Cover has some surface wear.)

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John SangsterTrip ... LP
Festival/Blank (Australia), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 24.98
A sweet trip into groovy jazz from the great John Sangster – a man who plays some excellent vibes on this rare Australian album – plus a fair bit of other percussion instrumentation as well! The album also features soundtrack genius Sven Libaek – who not only handled arrangements with Sangster, but also plays piano, organ and harpsichord – adding in some excellent touches that remind us that he's got a strong jazz side to his talents too! George Golla plays both acoustic and electric guitars, and the album also features two different bassists – on tunes that include "One Note Samba", "Thunderball", "What's New Pussycat", "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", "I Will Wait For You", "Spanish Eyes", and "Comin Home Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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SiddharthaTrip To Innerself (with bonus track) ... CD
Trail, 2009. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(2012 pressing with bonus track.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanIn The Land Of Hi Fi (Trip pressing) ... LP
EmArcy/Trip, 1955. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A hip album from Sarah Vaughan – one recorded with great jazz backings from Ernie Wilkins, and featuring a young Cannonball Adderley as the main soloist! The addition of Adderley's alto definitely brings a swinging sound to the set – a sense of soul that's even deeper than usual for Vaughan, and which helps the album live up to its hi-fi promise! Wilkins arrangements have a bit of a Basie bounce at times, but never overwhelm Sarah's vocals – and Jimmy Jones is also on the set, handling the piano lines. Titles include "An Occasional Man", "Oh My", "Soon", "How High The Moon", "It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream", and "Maybe". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear, some splitting in the top seam, and a promo sticker.)

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Sarah VaughanNo Count Sarah (Trip) ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The title's a bit of a joke – because the record features a batch sidemen from the Count Basie band – Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Freddy Green, Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster, and others – all working with Sarah, but the Count's name is missing, due to contractual obligations! Despite that lack, though, the grooves are very much in the best Basie mode – full of soul and searing horn lines – at a level that makes the album one of Sarah's liveliest from the time! Players include Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, Frank Foster and Frank Wess on tenor, and Freddie Green on guitar – and Ronnell Bright handles the piano, instead of Basie. Titles include "Darn That Dream", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Doodlin", "Just One Of Those Things", "No Count Blues", and "Missing You". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing on Trip. Cover has light wear and aging, with bumped corners at the right side.)

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Dinah WashingtonDinah Jams (Trip) ... LP
EmArcy/Trip, 1955. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the best jazz-based sessions recorded by Dinah Washington in the 50s – appropriately titled Dinah Jams, which is a pretty good reference to the feeling of the set! The sessions were recorded in a relatively relaxed, intimate feel – not necessarily as unbridled as a true jam session might be, but with a lot more interplay between the instrumentalists in the group than you might get on a typical 50s jazz session. And with horn players that include Cliford Brown, Harold Land, and Herb Geller – alongside rhythm by Junior Mance, Richie Powell, and Max Roach – you'd have to expect that there'd be some good interplay on the set! Titles include "I've Got You Under My Skin", "No More", "Darn That Dream", "You Go To My Head", and a nice open-ended version of "I'll Remember April"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s issue. Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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VariousTrip To Brazil Vol 1 – 40 Years Of Bossa Nova ... CD
Motor (Germany), 1998. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
If you've been looking for a compilation that will be an excellent introduction to bossa nova – this is it! The folks at Motor Music have put together this monster set of 50 tracks on 2CDs, and it spans a total of 40 years of bossa nova (although nearly all of the material is from the classic years!) There's not a huge amount of rare stuff on here, but the tracks that are included were chosen with great care, and represent an excellent primer in the bossa nova style. Futhermore, there's great little notes on each track, with a good explanation of how the songs fit into the larger history of bossa nova. There's way too much here to mention completely, but the CD set includes material by Edu Lobo, Os Gatos, Joao Donato, Astrud Gilberto, Marcos Valle, Nara Leao, Os Namorados, Tamba Trio, Os Cariocas, Luiz Carlos Vinhas, Marcia, Luiz Bonfa, Pele, Quincy Jones, Meirelles, and lots of others! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Clark Terry, Dinah WashingtonJam Session (Trip pressing) ... LP
EmArcy/Trip, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hell of a jam session record from Emarcy Records – a set that almost seems as if they jazz label were trying to beat Verve Records at their own game! The style here is a bit more unusual than some Verve dates, though – maybe even more in the spontaneous spirit of a real jam session – with a lineup of all-stars that includes Clifford Brown, Clark Terry, and Maynard Ferguson on trumpets – plus Herb Geller on alto, Harold Land on tenor, Max Roach on drums, and either Richie Powell or Junior Mance on piano! There's a definite tie here to the Brown/Roach recordings for Emarcy – augmented by the presence of Powell and Land – but the others clearly change things up, and Dinah Washington even makes a vocal appearance on one track too. Titles include "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Darn That Dream", "Move", and a medley of "My Funny Valentine/Don't Worry Bout Me/Bess You Is My Woman/It Might As Well Be Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover has bent corners.)

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✨✧ Frank FosterFrank Foster Live – Blues Ain't Nothing But A Trip ... LP
Bingow (France), 1979. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
During the 1970s – in the years between Frank Foster's departure and return to the Basie Band – the soulful tenorist cut some fantastic material that had a sound that was a lot more in the spiritual 70s soul jazz vein than any of his earlier or later work. This album is one of those great sessions – and was recorded live with a tight quintet that includes Ted Dunbar on guitar, Mickey Tucker on piano, Earl May on bass, and Billy Hart on drums. Not as full-on righteous as The Loud Minority, but still a great record of long spiralling spiritual jazz tunes – played by a group that's very much in agreement with each other. Titles include "Simone", "Giant Steps", and "Jane Huck". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and an import sticker.)

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✨✧ Stan Hunter & Sonny FortuneTrip On The Strip ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare gem on 60s Prestige Records – and one of the earliest records to feature the incredible talents of reedman Sonny Fortune! Sonny burst into fame in the 70s as a spiritual player with a really freewheeling groove – but this late 60s date has Fortune in the company of Hammond player Stan Hunter – a very hip musician with a fluid feel that's really wonderful – and which already unlocks some amazing sounds in Sonny's alto and tenor sax! The vibe has this open sort of groove – a style that's somewhere between Don Patterson trio sides and work by Larry Young – with a freshness that really stands out from some of the more common organ/tenor modes of the time – proof that Fortune was already a hell of an innovator even at this early point. The rest of the group features Sherman Suber on guitar and John Royal on drums – and titles include a killer modal take on "Invitation", plus "Trip On The Strip", "HFR", "Sonny's Mood", "Corn Flakes", and "Yesterday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanAfter Hours At The London House (Trip) ... LP
Mercury/Trip, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever by Sarah Vaughan – and a really jazz-based session that's totally hip! Sarah's working here live at the legendary London House nightclub in Chicago – singing with a small combo that includes Ronnell Bright on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums – augmented by some great horn work from Thad Jones on trumpet and Frank Wess on tenor. The set's got a relaxed jazzy feel that's really a welcome departure from some of Sarah's more over-arranged albums from the time – and the interplay between the vocals and the horns is easy, relaxed, and very well placed throughout – a perfect summation of the subtle Vaughan genius, but one that's rarely ever captured this well on record! Titles include "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", "Detour Ahead", "I'll String Along With You", "Three Little Words", "Speak Low", and "All Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ VeniseBody Trip ... CD
Jobiss/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic funky disco from Venise – a set that's got some heavy help in the production talents of Jo Bisso – who issued the record on his own label, and gives the set some of the longform clubby vibe of his own great work! Tracks are nice and long, and draw as much from the romping rhythms of the live instrumentation as they do from the vocals of the trio in the lead – set up with arrangements from Jonathan Klein, who also plays keyboards in the combo! Guy Boyer adds in some nice electronics, giving the record some cool spacey touches – and titles include the long cuts "Lower & Faster", "Your Love", "Back To You", and "Feelings Of Love". CD

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✨✧ VariousGroovin' High Vol 1 – A Global Journey Into The World Of Acid Jazz, Ambient Groove & Trip Hop ... CD
Stepping Stone, Early 90s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes tracks by Silent Poets, Might Truth, Marden Hill, A Forest Mighty Black, Solar System, and Nobukazu Takemura. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousOne Big Trip (CD/DVD) ... CD
Deconstruction, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Compilation put together by the Hieroglyphics crew to accompany the movie of the same name included here with the CD! A who's who of the capital hip Hip Hop underground: tracks include "Downtown" by Dilated Peoples, "Movies 2 Groupies" by Loot Pack, "Think Again" by Hieroglyphics, "Verbal Gunfight" by Jurassic 5, and 5 new tracks featuring Del Tha Funkee Homosapien! CD
(Dual disc style CD/DVD pressing.)

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✨✧ Alessandro AlessandroniTrip Around The World (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Stella/Saar Milano (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from one of the coolest Italian composers of all time – one of our go-to favorites for both soundtrack and sound library material! This set has Alessandro Alessandroni hitting some sweet 70s modes – funky at times, slinky and sexy at others – all with this fantastic ear for sound and space, with a quality level that really sets him apart – and which makes this totally obscure gem every bit as great as some of the key Italian cinematic classics from the period! Imagine – you're working in the very solitary space of a sound library, knowing that you're going to make a record that will never be for sale in the record racks – yet you completely bring your a-game to the proceedings. That's what makes Alessandroni such a giant – and we're sure you'll agree once you hear this music! The set features some great harmonica bits from Gianfranco Di Lelio, plus cool keyboards, guitar, and titles that include "My Sitar", "Seven Steps", "A Day In The Sun", "Oceano", "Everest", "Beach Party", "Summer Breeze", "Desert Inn", and "Love On The Sand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on clear yellow vinyl!)

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✨✧ FugiMary, Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip ... LP
Funky Delicacies/Tuff City, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fuzzed out funk from the legendary Fugi! The groove is incredibly sinister – a blend of Detroit funk (ala The Counts, Funkadelic, and others in the Westbound crew), and some of the more guitar-based influence from the Hendrix soul generation (especially the styles that were beginning to show up on the Bar-Kays albums at the time!) Fugi have a groove that's gotta be heard to be believed – hard, heavy, and filled with soul – dipping down down down into the dirt on the bass, and riffing up to the top again on a wave of heavy guitars! 6 tracks in all – the complete Chess recordings by Fugi – and titles include "Mary Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip", "Revelations", "Jo Jo", "Save A Little", and "I'd Rather Be A Blind Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George Russell SextetTrip To Prillarguri ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Recorded live in Sweden in 1970, with Jan Garbarek on tenor, Stanton Davis on trumpet, Terje Rypdal on electric guitar, Arild Andersen on bass, and Jon Christensen on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue.)

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✨✧ TrinaDon't Trip (radio, album, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Slip N Slide, 2005. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Featuring Lil Wayne. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Sarah VaughanSwingin' Easy (Trip) ... LP
EmArcy, 1954/1957. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Very nice jazz-oriented material that has Sarah working with Jimmy Jones, one of her best accompanists, or John Malachi, who was in Billy Eckstine's band at the same time Sarah was with the group. All the tracks have nice small combo instrumentation – and Sarah keeps things nice and warm vocally, free to get a bit more intimate than usual in the album's casual setting. Titles include "All Of Me", "Lover Man", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "You Hit The Spot". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Trip pressing.)

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✨✧ Tim Hinely & FriendsWhere The Wild Gigs Were – A Trip Thru America's Underground Music Venues ... Book
HoZac, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ever have a favorite club you could always trust for a good show on your scene – the kind of place that gave you more than a few special nights of music over the years, even if it wasn't the kind of famous venue at a national level? The authors here definitely remember such spots – and they do an amazing job of pulling together key local venues from around the US – clubs that were crucial to the development of new sounds on local scenes, and which often formed a little island respite for an out of town band trying to put together their own small tour. Some of these clubs closed way back in the 70s, others were around until just a few years ago – and the book has entries on dozens of mostly-shuttered but still-crucial music spots – each with photos and little histories! We're grateful enough to see a photo of the long-shuttered Czar Bar on the back cover (right around the corner from Dusty Groove) – and the book features entries from similar clubs around the country. 235 pages, softcover, with black and white images throughout. Book

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✨✧ Takako MamiyaLove Trip ... LP
Kitty/Universal (Japan), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A slinky, soulful set from the Japanese scene of the early 80s – one of those records from a time when it really seemed that jazz fusion was informing some of the best records from singers overseas – and that's definitely the case here! There's a warm jazzy glow to the record that's wonderful – and Takako Mamiya sings with a style that's right up there with some of the most sophisticated American soul singers of the period – particularly that shift that happened in the late 70s with artists like Phyllis Hyman or Marlena Shaw – although the lyrics here are all in Japanese. Genji Sawai produced, and handled some of the arrangements – and titles include "Love Trip", "One More Night", "Mayonaka No Joke", "All Or Nothing", "Chinese Restaurant", and "Nagisa De Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLiving On The Hill – A Danish Underground Trip 1967 to 1974 (3CD set) ... CD
Esoteric (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A heady look at the Danish psych scene at the end of the 60s – music that's not nearly as well known as US or UK material from the time – but every bit as groovy! Most of these groups sing in English, and are sharing some of the same influences that were coming out of the British scene in the late 60s – no surprise, as they were probably receiving most of the same pirate radio broadcasts that were such a key part of transformative modes during the decade – which means that you'll hear a huge strain of elements running through this music – influences from jazz and blues, as well as a shift from beat group styles into much more sophisticated modes – including proggy touches too. Most of this work was only the stuff of obscure psych reissues in the past – but this box set really illuminates the scene, along with a huge booklet of notes and images. 32 tracks in all – work by Hurdy Gurdy, The Old Man & The Sea, Thor's Hammer, Beefeaters, Young Flowers, Day Of Phoenix, Rainbow Band, Burnin Red Ivanhoe, Blast Furnace, Pan, Ache, Savage Rose, Culpeper's Orchard, and many more! CD

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✨✧ Justin WarfieldMy Field Trip To Planet 9 (180 gram clear & red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Qwest/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1993. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great little record that never fully got its due at the time – but which has gone on to get some well-deserved attention over the years! Maybe Justin Warfield was just a little ahead of his time – or maybe it was because his rhyme skills were a little short of getting him put over – but something kept him from blowing up in the way that he should have back in the day! Beat-wise this album's mining a vein that's not far off from some of the other left coast hip hop from that time that did make it – like the Pharcyde or some of the Hiero material – with a touch of smoked out influence that could be mistaken for the trip hop and acid jazz influenced sound that would hold sway a few years after this was released, but which is much more focused and pointed towards hip hop! An overlooked gem that's worth dipping into – with cuts that include"K Sera Sera", "Fisherman's Grotto", "Live From The Opium Den", "Glass Tangerine", "Cool Like The Blues", "Pick It Up Y'All", and "B Boys On Acid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight crystal clear & solid red marbled vinyl!)

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✨✧ Sadao WatanabeRound Trip ... LP
Vanguard, 1970. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal record in the career of this brilliant Japanese saxophonist – a set recorded in New York with a trio players from the American scene – done in a style that's even more freewheeling than most of Sadao Watanabe's previous work! Watanabe had always worked with unusual tones and phrasing from the start – but this album has him really stretching out on long long tracks – working on both soprano sax and flute, with Chick Corea on acoustic and electric piano, Miroslav Vitous on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The title track is an open-ended jam that takes up all of side one – and Watanabe balances things out with a bit of lyricism from time to time, showing him to be as rich in conception as the regular sort of reed players who might have worked with a trio like this. Titles include "Round Trip – Going & Coming", "Sao Paolo", and "Pastoral". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the spine and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ VariousRed Hot Trip Hop ... CD
Street Beat, 1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes tracks from 4 Hero, Bass Trip, DJ Boom, DJ Icey, E-Go Trip, Beat Dominator, and Noel Sanger. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
 
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Jacques CharlierArt In Another Way ... LP
Morning Trip (Netherlands), Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $36.99
Very cool work from Belgian artist Jacques Charlier – music that almost brings a cold wave style into play with some more familiar French song styles – but with this dark edge that almost feels like work on Factory Records or Disques Du Crepuscule! A good deal of these tracks are unreleased, and fit nicely to the few that came out on albums in the mid 80s – almost all with a spare drum machine rhythm behind Charlier's effects-laden guitar and stark vocals – sometimes coming across like Vini Riley of Durutti Column in an angry mood on a bad day! We'd not heard any of this work when it was release, which makes the whole thing a great discovery, especially given the unreleased tracks – a set with titles that include "Vampirella", "Perki Show", "Check Up", "L'Amour Dans Les Chansons", "Sambas", "Passing Time", "Tout Va Bien", "Un Chat Dans Mon Lit", and "End Of WE". LP, Vinyl record album
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William EatonMusic By William Eaton ... LP
Morning Trip (Netherlands), 1978. Sealed ... $18.99
Beautifully mellow sounds from William Eaton – a 70s hippie-esque figure who wandered the desert in Arizona, and had a great talent for building his own stringed instruments! Here, William's working on an assortment of self-created guitars – one with 6 strings, one with 12, and one with a whopping 26 strings – dubbed an "elesion harmoniom", and sounding a lot more like a harp than anything else! The style of these tunes is spare and often spacey – played with sounds of nature in mind, often in ways that flow out in the breeze, and come back with a slight little echo – completely sublime, and in a territory that's all his own! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimi HendrixRare Hendrix ... LP
Trip, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Dennis TaylorDayspring ... LP
Dayspring/Morning Trip (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Tremendous acoustic guitar work from Dennis Taylor – an obscure player who issued this own album himself in a very small edition – but one we'd rank right up there with some of the bigger giants of the solo acoustic universe! At some level, Taylor's got a lot of Alex DeGrassi in his mode – that more deft, layered style that was emerging from the American acoustic underground at the end of the 70s – but he also has an ability to maybe step back for some of the more offbeat, introspective qualities of the generation before – not Takoma Records exactly, but clearly with an experimental ear that continues to keep things interesting throughout. A great lost classic, and one of those records that really blows you away when you remember that you're just hearing one guy, on one instrument – on titles that include "Going Nowhere Fast", "Bicycle Town", "Roses Of Thy Garden", "Spanish Dancer", "Reflection Of The Dayspring", "In The Silence", and "From The East To The West". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James NewtonFlute Music ... LP
Flute Music Productions/Morning Trip (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the earliest and most obscure albums from avant flutist James Newton – and an amazing demonstration of the unique qualities that Newton was bringing to his instrument at the time! In a moment where some players were really pushing things over the top, and trying to explore areas of excess on their instruments – Newton instead steps sideways, and uses the flute for these beautiful lyrical explorations – never overblown, and augmented with contributions from musicians who include Les Coulter on guitar and percussion, Ed Brookshire on bass, Tylon Barea on drums and percussion, and Clovis Bordeaux on piano and harpsichord – a shifting lineup from track to track, which really gives the record a unique sense of progression and spirit! Titles include the jazz dance number "Darlene's Bossa", the side long "Poor Theron", and the tracks "Skye", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Arkansas Suite". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWelcome To Paradise – Italian Dream House 1989 to 1993 Vol 1 ... LP
Safe Trip (Netherlands), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at this sometimes-missed chapter in Italian music – a moment when the Italo Club sound of the 80s had transformed into a scene that gave us some of the cleanest, leanest house music of the time! Earlier Italian imports had a big impact on the birth of house music in Chicago – and a few years later, those forward-thinking sounds were used to bring a needed revamp to Italian club as well – as you'll hear in these wonderfully-executed cuts that often have the best spare sounds of the US underground, mixed with some classic elements that warm things up in a mighty nice way! Both volumes are filled with well-chosen cuts that never got the kind of attention they should have at the time – and titles on this first edition include "Time Unlimited" by High Tide, "Calypso Of House (paradise mix)" by Key Tronics Ensemble, "Audio Trip" by Dreamatic, "Nocturne Seduction" by Night Communication, "In My Garden" by K2, "Trax" by Jacy, "Sunrise Paradise Garage" by Open Spaces, and "Fix Of 4:38pm" by Deep Choice. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWelcome To Paradise – Italian Dream House 1990 to 1994 Vol 3 ... LP
Safe Trip (Netherlands), Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at this sometimes-missed chapter in Italian music – a moment when the Italo Club sound of the 80s had transformed into a scene that gave us some of the cleanest, leanest house music of the time! Earlier Italian imports had a big impact on the birth of house music in Chicago – and a few years later, those forward-thinking sounds were used to bring a needed revamp to Italian club as well – as you'll hear in these wonderfully-executed cuts that often have the best spare sounds of the US underground, mixed with some classic elements that warm things up in a mighty nice way! All volumes are filled with well-chosen cuts that never got the kind of attention they should have at the time – and titles on this third edition include "Illusion" by Optik, "Universal" by Leo Anibaldi, "Tramp Heart" by Green Baize, "Children Trip" by Deep Choice, "Deep Blue" by Deep Blue, "Walkin On The Moon" by Cosmic Galaxy, "Paranoia" by Golem, "Sweet Pieces (alt mix)" by Lonely Dance, "Ouverture" by Don Carlos, and "Dance To The House (unreleased edit)" by Neurostate. LP, Vinyl record album
(Please Note – this copy has a slightly dinged corner from shipping.)
 
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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoTutankhamun (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Freedom/ORG, 1969/1974. New Copy ... $24.99 26.98
Fantastic material from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – tracks recorded during their same crucial Paris trip of 1969 that also gave the world the better-known BYG/Actual albums – but delivered in a style that's slightly different overall! There's maybe more of the cerebral side of the group at play here – that great love of small shifts, textures, and instrumental interplay – similar, maybe, to their People Of Sorrow album at times – but with a lot more force, especially in the freer moments. In addition to bass, Malachi Favors plays electric bass, sitar, and banjo – all worth the price of admission alone – and Lester Bowie plays trumpet, flugelhorn, and other instruments, while Roscoe Mitchell and Joseph Jarman handle a variety of reeds and percussion. Titles include "Tutankhamun", "The Ninth Room" and "Tthinitthedalen". LP, Vinyl record album

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Beginning Of The EndBeginning Of The End (with bonus track) ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the rarest funky records of all time – the hard-to-find second album by Beginning Of The End! This West Indian combo hit it big with their first album on Alston, but this second set, for some strange reason, never really got distributed – which is a damn shame, because it's every bit as funky as their first! The uniquely choppy rhythms of the group's first album are every bit as great here as on the first set – and if anything, the band's instrumentation is even better, especially on the guitar, which is wickedly tight, and played with a super-dope flanged-out approach on the solos. Vocals are great too, maybe even more soulful than before, especially on the album's few midtempo cuts – and the album's a must-have for any fan of the group's funky sound! Titles include "That's What I Get", "Super Woman", "Bluestrain", "Jump In The Water", "Falling Apart At The Seams", and "Trip To Nowhere". CD also features their Holiday track – the very groovy "Gee Whiz It's Christmas". CD

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Eugene BlacknellWe Can't Take Life For Granted ... CD
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 16.98
A massive amount of rare work from East Bay funk maestro Eugene Blacknell – an artist who never cut a full album, but managed to record a lot of great funky tracks over the years! This package is the first ever full length set to focus on Eugene's work, and it's a treasure trove of guitar-heavy groovers – starting with some rough-edged, raw R&B-styled funk – then moving into some fuller party funk and boogie-styled numbers! Eugene's guitar is fully in the lead on most tracks – and the vibe of the later work is in a space that's somewhere between Bootsy Collins and Shuggie Otis – a very good place to be, in our opinion. The package was done in collaboration with Eugene's son, and features rare singles, remastered cuts, and even some exclusive and live tracks that have never seen the light of day before. The set features a whopping 25 tracks in all, all with great notes on Eugene's music and story – and titles that include "Cousin John", "Mo Self", "Jump Back", "Getting Down", "The Trip", "Dance To The Rhythm", "For The Sake Of Love", "Jive Kinda Friends", "Wah Wah Funk", "Space Funk", "Don't Stop Now", "Grov-ve Monkey", and even a few rare radio spots! CD

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Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark IIIControl ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. Sealed ... $19.99
A rare one from Ghanaian legend Gyedu Blay Ambolley – fully in control of a far-reaching funky trip with his Zantoda Mark III group! Control carries on with the most treasured aspects of Ambolley's mid 70s work – the raw percussion, punchy horns and charismatic vocals – but it's tripped out in really cool ways with the addition of some spacey keys and synth. There's a lot to be said for how elegantly the funky Ghana soul instrumentation and spiritual lyricism blend with bubbling spacey touches, making this his most unique effort in that respect, but it's still funk and soul to the core. Includes "Control", "Woye De Adofo", "Don't Go" and "Mercy Kae Dabi" (both with Eddie Jackson singing), "Take Am Soul" and "The Message (God Is Love)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Crazy World Of Arthur BrownCrazy World Of Arthur Brown ... LP
Track, 1968. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A wild, far reaching psychedelic rock kaleidoscope from Arthur Brown and his Crazy World! The sounds range from wailing organs and heavy drum backed bigness, to more of a tightly grooving r&b garage influenced trip as the core backdrop – with vocals ranging from falsetto freakouts to rambling speak singing craziness and bursts of brass. Nothing's predictable from one passage to the next, but the group sets a heady groove before it all gets freaky, and they find it again before insanity sets in. Titles include "Prelude-Nightmare", "Fire", "Come & Buy", "Spontaneous Apple Creation", "Child Of My Kingdom", "I Put A Spell On You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Track pressing. Cover has small stickers and a bit of wear at the bottom right corner, and a small tear in the back paste-on.)

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Teddy BryantIn The Beginning ... LP
NBN, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
The first solo album from Teddy Bryant – an artist with a background in other jazz, funk, and soul projects – but who here delivers a nice lean groove that's heavy on keyboards, and which stands as a tribute to some of the legendary artists who inspired his music! This isn't a rehash of 70s Motown or 80s electro – as Bryant's definitely in a space that's all his own here – often stretching out keyboard instrumentals over spare beats, but also singing in this nicely understated style that makes the vocals feel more as if Teddy were inspired to sing by everything else going on in the cut – rather than make his voice the first part of the performance. Titles include "Autumn Love", "Lakes & Streams", "I Want You", "Strangers In Love", "Are You Lonely", "Stay With Me", and "Take You On A Trip". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sammy Burdson (Gerhard Narholz)Background Action ... LP
Conroy/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 34.99
A killer set of sound library funk, and one that hardly needs to be relegated to the background – given the frenetic energy in the set! Sammy Burdson is a pseudonym for Gerhard Narholz – founder of the Sonoton sound library – but here, he's working in a style that's much more full-on and driving than some of his other work – lots of heavy drums, mixed with tripped out guitar and keyboard lines – on tracks that all offer up shorter and longer variations on some really fantastic themes! It's almost like the whole record is made up of "chase" themes from cop/crime soundtracks of the time – and titles include "Kabul Trip", "Route Africaine", "Speed Unlimited", "Hurricane Wheels", and "Water Pollution". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nels ClineSilencer ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $16.99
An early date as a leader for guitarist Nels Cline – done with lots of rich tones and hues, of the sort that his generation really helped bring to jazz guitar! There's some echoes here of the previous ECM range of players, but Cline's also got a sharper focus at points too – still working with modes that have more decay on the sound than attack, but shaping it in darker tones that really shape the quality of the atmospherics. Trio members include Mark London Sims on bass and Michael Preussner on drums – and titles include "Las Vegas Tango", "Mags", "Rampling By The Sea", "Sacred Love", "Lucile's Trip", and "Broasted". CD
(Part of the "Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign Volume 2" series!)

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CoultrainPhantasmagoria ... CD
Positive Elevation, 2021. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
It's been over a decade since Coultrain first knocked us out with his debut – and during that time, he's really continued to grow as an artist – to a point where his talents are more fully-formed and individual than ever, and served up with an increasingly sophisticated sense of production and instrumentation! As before, Coultrain handles all the instrumentation and vocals himself – but in a hypnotic blend that sometimes makes it difficult to tell where the voice ends and other elements begin – done with lots of the familiar core elements you'd expect, but with an end sound that's very different, and very much Coultrain's own. Titles include "The Straw Man", "The Pact", "Counterfeit", "Phantasmagoria", "Trip To War", "Famous", "A Letter", and "The Fall". CD

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DiasonicsOrigin Of Forms ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2022. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The Diasonics may not be the first funk band we've heard from the former Soviet Union – but they're definitely one that will help put their scene on the map – thanks to some tight funky instrumentation and really great production styles that make the whole thing sound all weird and wonderful together! These guys really keep things spare in the best way possible – setting things up with funky drums on most tracks – then adding in organ or keyboards, and just the right amount of guitar – occasionally with some other elements, but usually in a way that uses subtle studio effects to trip things out on the familiar instruments at the core. Titles include "Spiders", "Andromeda", "Kite", "Balance", "Affair", "Salmanazar", "Ink", "Gurami", and "Almandine". CD

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Elias HulkUnchained ... CD
Young Blood/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
That's Elias Hulk, not the Incredible Hulk – but the band rips across the record with a similar sort of gamma-induced power – a quality that's made this album a hard rock treasure from the day it was released! The cover looks nice and raw, and the record sounds the same way – nicely rough around the edges, with a gritty vibe that almost feels more like Elias Hulk came up from the proto punk world of the American hinterland in the late 60s, and not the British scene they called home – maybe raised on garage and blues rock, but already set loose with a frenzy that's all their own! Peter Thorpe handles vocals, Neil Tatum turns in some amazing guitar work, and James Haines serves up lots of brooding bass – on titles that include "Yesterday's Trip", "We Can Fly", "Nightmare", "Free", "Anthology Of Dreams", and "Ain't Got You". CD

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Roger FakhrFine Anyway ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Beautiful sounds from Roger Fahkr – a Lebanese singer/songwriter who recorded most of this music in the late 70s – but with a sound and style that's every bit as compelling as western talents from the earlier part of the decade! The tunes often begin with voice and acoustic guitar, but usually bring in a bit of keyboards or other elements to expand things slightly, but all while keeping the moody quality of Roger's English-language vocals intact – all with a quality that could easily have this work standing next to some of our favorite recordings by artists like Rodriguez, Terry Callier, or Alzo & Udine! There's an inexplicable quality to all of these cuts – a uniqueness that really lives up to our comparison with those other greats – and the whole pacakge is a huge discovery of an artist who might have been a huge global force, had he had the chance back in the 70s. Titles include "Sad Sad Songs", "My Baby She Is As Down As I Am", "Express Line", "Insomnia Blue", "Lady Rain", "Everybody Is Going Home", "Sitting In The Sun", "The Wizard", "Trip Thru Time", "Gone Away Again", and "Had To Come Back Wet". CD
Also available Fine Anyway ... LP 19.99

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Roger FakhrFine Anyway ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
Beautiful sounds from Roger Fahkr – a Lebanese singer/songwriter who recorded most of this music in the late 70s – but with a sound and style that's every bit as compelling as western talents from the earlier part of the decade! The tunes often begin with voice and acoustic guitar, but usually bring in a bit of keyboards or other elements to expand things slightly, but all while keeping the moody quality of Roger's English-language vocals intact – all with a quality that could easily have this work standing next to some of our favorite recordings by artists like Rodriguez, Terry Callier, or Alzo & Udine! There's an inexplicable quality to all of these cuts – a uniqueness that really lives up to our comparison with those other greats – and the whole pacakge is a huge discovery of an artist who might have been a huge global force, had he had the chance back in the 70s. Titles include "Sad Sad Songs", "My Baby She Is As Down As I Am", "Express Line", "Insomnia Blue", "Lady Rain", "Everybody Is Going Home", "Sitting In The Sun", "The Wizard", "Trip Thru Time", "Gone Away Again", and "Had To Come Back Wet". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fine Anyway ... CD 14.99

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Toby FichelscherBusting The Bongos ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), 1960. New Copy ... $5.99 18.99
Wonderful lost work from Toby Fichelscher – a German bongo player with a hell of a great ear for an unusual groove – strongly demonstrated here in a set of previously-unreleased recordings! Toby draws plenty from American percussionists of the 50s – and works here in a modern jazz setting that uses his percussion to bring sharp sounds to a lineup that includes vibes, alto sax, guitar, and tenor – often used in these cool, chromatic ways that work wonderfully alongside the rhythms! Fichelscher also sings and scats a bit at a few points – mixing vocals with his percussion in a way that reminds us of Fats Sadi, a European contemporary who had a similarly great ear for mixing modes. Most tracks here are instrumental, but even those have as much charm as the vocal numbers – and titles include "The Cool Scene", "My First Blues", "Fashion Trip", "Shadows", "With Cash Like This", and "On Chano's Track". CD

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Sam FonteynCavendish Series No 2 ... 7-inch
Cavendish/King International (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
Rare sound library work from Sam Fonteyn – maybe not the biggest name in the field, but an artist who stands tall next to some of his British contemporaries with the two cuts on the set! Actually, there's just one cut – the great "One Way Trip", but served up in two different takes – first a "warm version", which has a harder funky sound and some great vibes in the middle – then a "cool" take, which is a bit more laidback, but equally funky! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ GenesisLamb Lies Down On Broadway ... CD
Atco, 1974. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Hard to go wrong with the insanity of this one! The record broke the bank of Genesis, but really allowed Peter Gabriel to trip out nicely as his swan song to the band. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Grateful DeadSkeletons In The Closet – The Best Of The Grateful Dead ... LP
Warner, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
The long strange trip the Grateful Dead began with Warner Bros in the late 60s culminated in this concise, pretty darn solid attempt at an early Best Of, appropriately called Skeletons In The Closet! The Dead would never be best known for their studio recordings, but this really is a good reminder that the band wrote and recorded a lot of wonderful songs in their heyday that feel uniquely, distinctively Dead even in the 3 to 6 minute studio versions. It's a worthy reminder of that for eternal fans, and an even better gateway to Dead fandom for newcomers. Includes "Truckin'", "Sugar Magnolia", "St. Stephen", "Uncle John's Band", "Casey Jones", "Mexicali Blues", "Turn On Your Love Light", "One More Saturday Night", "Friend Of The Devil" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s tan label pressing.)

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Chico HamiltonChic Chic Chico ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Very very cool set of weird grooves from Chico Hamilton. Some tracks are Latiny, others have lots of weird guitar, and they're all kind of spacey, but not exactly free. This period of Chico's is one of his weirdest, and it's kind of hard to figure out where he was heading, but the trip to that place is always a joy, and these tracks are all marked by a very fresh approach to jazz. Players include Willie Bobo, Jimmy Woods, Harold Land, Lou Blackburn, and other obscure jazz players from the LA underground. Gabor Szabo, of course, plays guitar on most tracks as well. With "Tarantula", "Swampy", "Fire Works", and "Carol's Walk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono orange and black label pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small cuotut hole, but is nice overall. Record plays with some clicks and crackles.)

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Stan HasselgardCalifornia Session ... CD
Dragon (Sweden), Late 40s. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
Great work from Stan Hasselgard – a cool jazz clarinet player who was coming up on the Swedish scene at the same time that Jimmy Giuffre was on the rise in the US – and a musician who made a trip over to Los Angeles in the late 40s, where he cut the really fantastic work that's presented in this package! Hasselgard's got a sharp edge that's equally great in bop and swing – and here, he not only works alongside a few great singers – like Billy Eckstine and Johnny White – but also gets help from some great musicians who include Red Norvo on vibes, Dodo Marmarosa and Jimmy Rowles on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Wardell Gray on tenor! We've caught a few of Stan's Capitol Records sides over the years, but this great package is the first to really present his LA material in all its glory – 24 titles that include "Blues For Billy", "Swedish Pastry", "Jam Session At Jubilee", "Who Sleeps", "Sweet & Hot Mop", "Gotta Have More Money", "Flying Foam", "I Never Loved Anyone", "Who's Sorry Now", and "Hortense". CD

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✨✧ Heliocentrics13 Degrees Of Reality ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
If this is reality, lead us onward – as the set is a mindblowing batch of trippy psych-funk from The Heliocentrics – even more offbeat and experimental than before, in ways that make the combo the true heirs to the legacy first begun by Stark Reality! The album's definitely funky at the core, but it's also filled with loads of amazing sounds – instruments tuned weirdly, played weirdly, and produced weirdly – so that over the heavy drums, there's often lots of freaky, fuzzy bits and tripped-out sounds – in ways that make the record feel like some lost acid trip outtakes from the Westbound studios of the early 70s – or like some obscure funk band that dropped acid at Andy Warhol's loft! The packaging offers up a visual example of what your ears will be going through when you tune into the music – and titles include "Mysterious Ways", "Collateral Damage", "Black Sky", "Calabash", "Path Of The Black Sun", "Mr Owusu I Presume", "Eastern Begena", and loads of cool interlude tracks too. CD

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✨✧ Joe HendersonTetragon ... CD
Milestone/OJC, 1967. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
An excellent set that really shows Joe Henderson perched on the edge – hanging between his Blue Note hardbop work of the 60s, and his freer work of the early 70s! The lineup's a great one – with Kenny Barron on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and either Louis Hayes or Jack DeJohnette on drums – and although there's no electric instrumentation in the lineup, there's plenty of electricity in Henderson's playing – an edge that crackles throughout, even on more familiar numbers! Titles include "Invitation", "The Bead Game", "First Trip", and "RJ". CD

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Jimi HendrixLive In Maui (3LP set with bonus Blu-ray) ... LP
Legacy, 1970. New Copy 3LP & Blu-ray ... $51.99
A legendary set of live performances from Jimi Hendrix – both sets recorded in Maui in July of 1970, presented here officially for the first time ever – along with a bonus documentary on the performances too! The set is kind of the true counterpart to the botched Rainbow Bridge project – and features Jimi with Billy Cox on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums – really stepping out on some extended tracks that are filled with searing solos, and that undeniable charisma of Hendrix on stage – still wonderful, even near the end. Titles include "Hear My Train A Comin", "Fire", "Dolly Dagger", "Ezy Rider", "Message To Love", "Lover Man", "Spanish Castle Magic", "Purple Haze", "Red House", "Hey Baby/Midnight Lightning", "Straight Ahead", "Stone Free", "Jam Back At The House", and "Freedom". Also features a great DVD – with the documentary Music Money Madness – about the group's trip to Maui and the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge project – plus all of the existing 16mm footage of the two performances that day! LP, Vinyl record album

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HP LovecraftHP Lovecraft II (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Big Pink (South Korea), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A wonderfully trippy group from late 60s Chicago! Like so many groups of their time, HP Lovecraft have their roots in the later years of the folk scene – where they clearly picked up a sense of free being and personal expression. Yet unlike so many other groups, who turned that energy into a warmer, sunshiney approach, Lovecraft really kept on the dark end of the spectrum – in a spacey, tripped-out mode that was very much in keeping with their name. There's almost a Love-like sense of madness to some of these tunes – but a bit less focused and baroque – and by the time of the group's second album, they were actually de-intensifying their sound a bit, creating more space and a sense of stark loneliness that's really compelling! Titles include "Spin Spin Spin", "Electrollentando", "Mobius Trip", "High Flying Bird", and "Blue Jack O Diamonds". CD

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Bobbi HumphreyFancy Dancer (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Sublime genius from funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey – a record we'd rank right up there with her classic Blacks & Blues set – and like that one, another fantastic collaboration with producer Larry Mizell! The groove here is tremendous throughout – a heady mix of Bobbi's flute, Larry's keyboards, and some additional work from Jerry Peters, Skip Scarborough, and other 70s funky jazz legends – all coming together in a large lineup that works together with an amazingly tight and stripped-down groove – a sound that seems to flow effortlessly from the breeze, but which was the long result of careful work in the studio by Larry Mizell and his brother Fonce, who also helped on arrangements. Humphrey is in excellent form – blowing with a tone that's hard, crisp, and very soulful – and the spacey keyboards and gentle grooves lift her flute way out into the cosmos, yet never push things too far! Every cut's a winner – and titles include "You Make Me Feel So Good", "Please Set Me At Ease", "Uno Esta", "The Trip", "Fancy Dancer", and "Mestizo Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series – on 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 6LPs/4CDs ... $68.99 79.98
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The folks at Numero have really outdone themselves this time – not just by including both CD (4 of them) and LP (6 of those) versions of the music in the set – but also by coming up with one of the most attractive, uniquely packaged records we've ever seen! The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. And the LPs each come in their own jackets – two of which mimic the original Twinight albums, the other four of which create Shama, Trip, and Federal label albums of Johnson's music – records that didn't exist back in the 60s, but which look as if they've come from a time machine! The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. We could write for hours about how great this set is – but honestly, one look, or one listen, and you'll be hooked! LP, Vinyl record album

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Juicy LucyJuicy Lucy/Lie Back & Enjoy It/Get A Whiff Of This (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Vertigo/BGO (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Three full albums from Juicy Lucy – plus bonus tracks too! First up is the self-titled debut from Juicy Lucy – an American act who made a trip to the London scene in the late 60s, where they found a way to forge a whole bunch of influences into a very unique groove! Had they stayed back home in Cali, Juicy Lucy might have gravitated towards the Bay Area scene, and ended up sounding a bit freakier and hippieish – but in London, they sharpened their sound, unleashed some deeper bluesy currents, and put the whole thing together with a mix of wit and flair that really set them apart! The group boasts great lead vocals from Ray Owen, a cool mix of electric and acoustic sax parts from Chris Mercer, strong lead guitar from Neil Hubbard, and a range of great sounds from Glenn Ross Campbell – who uses steel guitar and mandolin in ways that are very different than American groups of the time. Forgive the album its quickly-dated, exploitative cover – because it's got a lot more to offer than that – and titles include "Chicago Northwestern", "Train", "Nadine", "Mississippi Woman", "She's Mine She's Yours", and "Just One Time". Lie Back & Enjoy It is hard and heavy work from Juicy Lucy – a group who are even stronger here on this second set than on their debut – effortlessly spinning out lines that are very much in the best hard rock modes of the period, but which also retain some nice bluesy influences as well! The group's a sextet – and in addition to some very unique vocals from singer Paul Williams, who also plays piano and congas, the set also has some surprisingly nice use of steel guitar and mandolin, but never in ways that sound like the instruments might in the handling of some of the Cali crowd at the time. Lead guitar is from Mick Moody, sax and keyboard lines are from Chris Mercer, and titles include "Pretty Woman", "Built For Comfort", "Whisky In My Jar", "Hello LA Bye Bye Birmingham", "Thinking Of My Life", and "Willie The Pimp". For Get A Whiff Of This, the title's a bit of a joke, especially in relation to the cover – but Juicy Lucy come on strong here, with a searing sound that shows that they're way past the novelty of the image on the front! Over the course of the previous records, the group really honed their unique blend of American blues and Brit hard rock inspiration – very well-focused here, with a sound that paves the way for some of the bigger crossover acts that would soon dominate American radio in the mid 70s – something the group unfortunately never got the chance to do. Titles include "Mr Skin", "Midnight Rider", "Mr A Jones", "Sunday Morning", and "Jessica". 2CD set features the bonus b-side tracks "Walking Down The Highway" and "I Am A Thief". CD

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Don Julian & The LarksSuper Slick (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Money/Real Gone, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Killer 70s work from Don Julian & The Larks – a soul trio from Los Angeles, with roots that go back to the early 60s – and one who've completely reinvented themselves for this rare album from the 70s! Don had done a bit of blacksploitation soundtrack work around the time, and that vibe really pervades this whole record – which has a heavy, funky vibe and a totally righteous approach – a quality that would easily put the whole thing on a par with some of the best Curtom Records sessions from Chicago! Yet the group also have a rawer sense of harmony that maybe feels a bit like work from an east coast indie too – as if you were mixing the work of an All-Platinum vocal group with Curtis Mayfield production – with results that are every bit as great as you could hope for. Titles include "Schoolin & Foolin", "Respect Yourself", "A Woman Ain't Nothing But A Stone Trip", "Super Slick", "Shorty The Pimp", and "Let's Stay Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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JunieJunie – The Westbound Years ... CD
Westbound (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
A much needed look at one of the most enigmatic figures in 70s funk – an offbeat character who was always up to something different and unique! Walter "Junie" Morrison had the great honor of being a member of both of Westbound's biggest collectives (although not necessarily at the same time) – the hard funky Ohio Players, and the cosmic brotherhood of Funkadelic/Parliament! During the mid-70s, though, Junie embarked upon a solo career, and cut a few wild LPs for the label which mixed funk, soul, and even some strange rock-oriented leanings. The resulting recordings were some of the more messed-up that Westbound ever issued, with moments that are delightfully funky, and others that are downright silly. This sweet 20 track compilation brings together most of the best moments of Junie's Westbound Years, and includes cuts like "Johnny Carson Samba", "Walt's Third Trip", "Tight Rope", "Cookies Will Get You", "Super J", "Super Groupie", and the great "Granny's Funky Rolls Royce", featuring the Funky Granny from "Funky Worm"! CD

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O'Donel LevyBlack Velvet ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
A stone laidback set from O'Donel Levy – one of the greatest soul jazz guitarists of the 70s, and a player who sounds fresher and fresher to us over the years! This album's a bit more laidback than some of Levy's other sets for Groove Merchant – with larger arrangements that feature Charles Covington on electric piano and organ, Fats Theus on tenor and flute, and Billy Skinner on trumpet – but the approach actually works well, as the slow-moving tracks trip out over a lot of space, giving O'Donel plenty of room to craft his uniquely spacious and chromatic solos. Titles include versions of "Watch What Happens", "Love Story", "Call Me", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time", plus the originals "Granny" and "Nature's Child", both of which have a nice little groove! CD

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✨✧ Massive AttackMezzanine (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Virgin, 1998. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A heavier, darker prime era set from Massive Attack – and rightly remembered as a classic! The grooves are still really strong, but the trip hop pioneers are delving more deeply into a bass heavy dub trip with a deep, rumbling bottom running throughout the tracks and some distorted guitar and reverb drenched key and sample bits punctuating the cuts and moody vocals. Stunningly strong to this day – which is no mean feat given the rapid musical evolutions of the 90s onward! Includes "Angel", "Risingson", "Teardrop" (which features vocals by Cocteau Twin Elizabeth Fraser), "Inertia Creeps", "Exchange", "Dissolved Girl", "Man Next Door", "Black Milk", "Mezzanine" and "Group Four". 2CD set features a 20th Anniversary mix of the record – and a bonus CD with a Mezzanine Mad Professor selection of mixes – all handled by Mad Professor, with titles that include "Metal Banshee (Mad Professor mix one)", "Teardrop (Mazaruni dub one)", "Group Four (security forces dub)", "Wire (leaping dub)", "Inertia Creeps (floating on dubwise)", "Angel (angel dust)", "Exchange (mountain steppers dub)", and "Risingson (setting sun dub two)". CD

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Marshall McLuhan/Jerome AgelMedium Is The Massage ... CD
Columbia/Five Day Weekend, 1967. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 17.98
A real mind-trip – and an incredible document of the times – not just ideas floating around in the late 60s, but also new ways of making records too! The album is loosely based around ideas and writings from The Medium Is The Massage – McLuhan's important 1967 book, co-written with Quentin Fiore – and represented here as a wild sound collage that blends together music, sounds, media snippets, and readings by McLuhan, Fiore, and a host of other voices! The album's actually much more of a "happening" than a spoken word album – a real studio party that's cut up and messed up by all the added effects, sounds, and music – genius that comes from Jerome Agel, who put the whole project together – and delivered it to the loving hands of John Simon, who produced some other wonderful records of this nature for late 60s Columbia. A real delight throughout – and the kind of an album we wish people still kept making! Great reissue package – in a gatefold LP-styled sleeve, with additional artwork, rare photos, full notes on the sessions, and more! CD

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Louis Moholo's Viva La BlackFreedom Tour – Live In South Africa 1993 ... CD
Ogun (UK), 1993. New Copy ... $14.99
An incredibly spiritual session from percussionist Louis Moholo and his ensemble Viva La Black – recorded on the occasion of a series of concerts in Moholo's homeland of South Africa – and done in a way that's as much a document of the group's trip as it is a recording of the music in the concerts. Many of the tracks are shorter passages that flow together with longer ones – piecing together the warm spirit and soulful expression allowed to the group during the tour. And the music itself shares in a heritage that runs back through the 60s work of Mingus and Roland Kirk, the 70s experiments of the AACM, and the rich jazz-in-exile work of Moholo himself! Instrumentation includes percussion, trumpet, saxes, piano, and bass – plus vocals from all the members of the group – and titles include "Use Less Sugar & Stir Like Hell", "Volunteered Slavery", "Woza", "Nikosi", "End Of Man", "Dudu P", "I'll Look All Over Afrika For You", "Drum Choir", and "Joyful Noise". CD

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Hugo MontenegroHurry Sundown ... LP
RCA, 1967. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the richest 60s moments from composer Hugo Montenegro – a soundtrack that's penned with a mix of string styles that are a nice bridge between the differing instrumental styles that Hugo would use in the 50s and the 60s! Some of the numbers showcase Montenegro's strong ability to score a scene with subtle feeling – inflections of the instruments in these ways that are gently expressive, but never too sentimental while other numbers have a bit more of that color and tone that Hugo would really explode into bigger flourishes in some of his 60s action and comedy work. There's a few other interesting elements – a bit of field chorus singing, to fit the southern sharecropper narrative – and a few especially nice jazzy tracks that really stand out! Titles include "Breakfast In Bed", "Playing With Dynamite", "Charlie's Trip", "Love Me Vivian", and "Hurry Sundown Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Moo LatteSnax ... LP
U Know Me (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 30.99
Really beautiful instrumentals from producer Moo Latte – a set of tracks that are a really nice change from the usual mix of beats and keyboards – as the tunes are all a bit short, gentle, and surprisingly pretty overall! There's still a nice crispy vibe to the music, and more than enough beats to give things a contemporary vibe – but Moo Latte's also got this laidback approach that brings in all sorts of sunny elements to the music as things trip along at a nicely slow pace! The quality of the music is a bit hard to sum up in words – but there's almost a watery vibe to the melodic elements, while the rhythms are more earthy overall. Titles include "Above", "Pool Universe", "Retro World", "Cruisin", "Hide & Seek", "Coins", and "Blind Race". LP, Vinyl record album

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Melba MooreLot Of Love ... LP
Capitol, 1986. Very Good ... $6.99
Crisp, warm, and nicely-grooving soul from Melba Moore – one of her most consistent albums of the period, and possibly the biggest hit of career! The team of writers and producers on the album is top-shelf – with work from Kashif, Paul Lawrence, Gene McFadden, and others – who really craft the right sort of sounds to fit Melba's wonderful voice! The first half of the album features more danceable, synth flavored 80s sounds, and the second has some great ballads – including the great duet "A Little Bit More" with Freddie Jackson. Other tracks include "Love The One I'm With (A Lot Of Love) "There I Go Falling In Love Again", "You Trip Me Out", "Falling", "Stay", "Don't Go Away", and "I'm Not Gonna Let You Go" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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MorphineCure For Pain ... CD
Ryko, 1993. Used ... $6.99
The second and best album by Morphine – rightly remembered as a much needed antidote to the grunge and mainstream alternative rock that was taking over pop culture at the time – and an enduring, ageless classic that would stand out in any era! Morphine's previous album was nearly as great, but Cure For Pain is nearly perfect. Mark Sandman's 2-string slide bass sound is indeed perfectly paired with his own vocals, the sax and drums doing the rest of the work instrumentally – there was only a couple years in which they'd really surprise us sonically with this setup, but what an amazing couple of years – and albums! Includes "Dawna", "Buena", "I'm Free Now", "All Wrong", "Candy", In Spite Of Me", "Thursday", "Cure For Pain", "Sheila", "Let's Take A Trip Together". CD
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Alphonse MouzonMan Incognito ... CD
Blue Note/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A monstrous bit of jazz funk from drummer Alphonse Mouzon – spacey tracks in a choppy style that reminds us a bit of some of the best European fusion albums from the period, but with a harder groove overall! Mini Moog and ARP trip out the sound throughout, but the underlying rhythms are nice and heavy. Lee Ritenour's on guitar, and he gets a lot of play on the record – but the main groove is Alphonse's heavy funky snakefoot! Al's drums and percussion are furiously frenetic, and he also plays a lot of keyboards – and other players include Tom Scott on tenor, Dave Grusin on clavinet, Victor Feldman on bongos and congas, and Charles Meeks on bass. A few tracks have vocals – by Marty McCall, Jackie Ward, and Caroline Willis – as well as Alphonse himself and the album's also got two very nice break-oriented tracks – "Snake Walk" and "New York City" – both with nice hard drums! Titles include a number of other good fusion groovers, like "Without A Reason", "Just Like the Sun", "Before You Leave", "Just Like The Sun", and "Mouzon Moves On". CD

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Minoru MukaiyaWelcome To Minoru's Land ... CD
Pro Jazz/Electric Bird (Japan), 1985. Used ... $1.99
All keyboards from Minoru Mukaiya – a set that features lots of different Yamaha, Korg, and Roland keys – all working together to provide rhythm and melody on some sweet little 80s instrumentals! The style here is probably most in the fusion mode, but given that it's a one man show, there's a bit less of collaborative feel of a jazz record – as Mukaiya comes across with these playful themes and nice little tunes that might be equally at home in the world of Japanese electronic pop. Titles include "Space Trip", "Take The SL Train", "Family Land", "1940", "Asia", and "Recollection". CD
(Out of print, some light age spots inside the booklet.)

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Nucleus with Ian CarrUnder The Sun ... LP
Vertigo/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $33.99 36.99 About September 16, 2022
A set that features Ian Carr jamming with Gordon Beck and Geoff Castle on keyboards – coming up with grooves that are shorter and tighter than those on some of his earlier albums with Nucleus – not nearly as progressive, and with a strong influence from American and European funky electric jazz of the time. There's some really great drums on the set that make the best tracks quite funky – and titles include "In Procession", "The Addison Trip", "Pastoral Graffiti", "New Life", and "A Taste Of Sasparilla". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy PonderAll Things Beautiful ... LP
LC, 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Sweet soulful lines from guitarist Jimmy Ponder – working here in a warm set of bigger backings that almost give the record the same feel as classic late 60s outings from Wes Montgomery, or some of the CTI work by George Benson! Backings are put together by Brad Baker – in that same great mix of jazz and soul he used with his B Baker Chocolate Company material – and although there's a bit of chorus vocals on the album (sung by a group that includes Gwen Guthrie and Jocelyn Brown), the main focus is on the soulful, chromatic lines of Ponder's guitar – which have a poise and focus here that really tops some of his earlier work. The groove is pretty super-dope throughout – that great late Groove Merchant approach to funky jazz – and titles include "Love Me Right", "Chasing That Face", "A Trip To The Stars", "A Clue", and "Turn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Sun RaNidhamu ... LP
Saturn/Strut (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
A great lost album from Sun Ra – one of a handful that he recorded on a legendary trip to Egypt in 1971 – live throughout, with that special sort of flavor that the Arkesta picked up while visiting the land of the pyramids! The work was recorded in Cairo – by a lineup that includes John Gilmore on tenor, Danny Davis and Marshall Allen on alto and flute, Kwame Hadi on trumpet, and Pat Patrick on baritone – plus Ra on organ, moog, and rocksichord – delivering some great electronic touches to the music! The title track, "Nidhamu", takes up all of one side of the album, and features Ra playing a weird spacey mini-moog solo. The other tracks – "Space Loneliness No 2", "Discipline No 11", and "Discipline No 15" – feature more of the band, but are more like extended keyboard parts as well. LP, Vinyl record album

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RenaissanceScheherazade & Other Stories (2CD/DVD set) ... CD
Sire/Esoteric (UK), 1976. New Copy 2CD & DVD ... $29.99 38.99
A fantastic presentation of this 70s classic from Renaissance – a set that also feels as if it's got a sound that goes back much further in the past – maybe not to the flowering of culture after the middle ages, but maybe more to the folk rock world of the 60s! The group have some of the styles of the early 70s British acid folk generation – right down to superb lead vocals from Annie Haslam, a singer to rival Sandy Denny in terms of subtle expression and gentle emotion. But there's also maybe a richer approach to production throughout – one that foregrounds some of the electric instrumentation a bit more, and makes superb use of larger orchestrations in just the right way – really lifting the spirits of the record at all the right times. Titles include "Vultures Fly High", "Trip To The Fair", "Ocean Gypsy", and the long "Song Of Scheherazade" suite! CD1 features the full album, plus a bonus single version of "Ocean Gypsy". CD2 features a full 1976 show recorded live at Nottingham University. DVD features two mixes of the full album – 5.1 Surround Sound and Resolution Original Stereo Mix – plus a bonus video that features a 1976 promotional film with three tracks! CD

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Mario RuscaReaction ... CD
Dynia World/Sonorama (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 18.99
One of the greatest records we've ever heard from pianist Mario Rusca – a really open, fluid sort of set – and one that features electric bass in the trio, which really gives things a different sort of vibe! Mario plays acoustic piano throughout, but the use of electric bass (played by Stefano Cerri, son of guitarist Franco) really makes things move in a groovy way – kind of stepping and soulful at points, and warmly rounded at others – and still always given a nice sort of crackle from Mario's work on the piano, and the percussion of Gianni Cazzola. The album was only ever issued in a small limited pressing back in the mid 70s – and is a great re-discovery from this key Italian pianist of the time. Titles include "First Trip", "Straight No Chaser", "Blue & Green", "Reaction", and "Waltz For Debbie". CD

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John Rydgren/Robert WayCantata Of New Life ... LP
Siri, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $36.99
An insane little record – ostensibly a religious one, but done with a vibe that's almost more Satanic than anything else – as the album features a spooky spoken narration, this demonic sort of choral ensemble, and these dark instrumentations from Robert Way that are pretty mindblowing! The whole thing is an insane musical trip, with a feel that's more hopeless than uplifting! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes cool booklet inside cover. Cover has light wear, and just a hint of splitting on the spine.)

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Sal SalvadorSal Salvador Quintet/Quartet/Kenton Presents Sal Salvador ... CD
Blue Note, 1953/1954. Used ... $14.99
Sal Salvador was one of the 50's more accomplished modernist talents on jazz guitar – and his work ranks up there with players like Tal Farlow, or Gil Melle's great bandmate Joe Cinderella. This long-overdue CD brings together some of his best work from the mid 50s – by pairing one rare Blue Note 10" jazz session with another album that Salvador cut as part of Capitol's "Stan Kenton Presents" series. The Blue Note session's got some great tracks that feature tenorist Frank Sokolow, an icy toned genius who's never gotten his just dues. Other cuts (on both the Blue Note and Capitol sessions) feature Eddie Costa on piano and vibes, and titles from both include "See", "Round Trip", "Wheels", "Salutations", "Down Home", and "Yesterdays". 18 cuts in all, in a great looking package that replicates the orignal cover art! CD
(Out of print – part of the great Connoisseur 10" Series!)

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Dee Dee SharpDown Memory Lane With Dee Dee Sharp ... LP
Cameo, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Dee Dee takes a trip in a format done by the Cameo label with a few other artists – going "down memory lane" by reviving some older soul and R&B hits! The format actually works nicely for Dee Dee, who was often singing other artists songs anyway – and who has a harder soul groove that brings most of these numbers very firmly into the 60s, and gets them way past simple covers of the originals. Titles include "Calendar Boy", "I'm In Love Again", "To Be Loved", "Tossin & Turnin", "Stay", "Nobody But You", "Feels So Good", and "Don't You Know Yockomo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Label has a small sticker and the back cover has a spot of initials, but overall this is a great copy!!)

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✨✧ SpinnersSpinners (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album from The Spinners – one that has the Detroit vocal group making a hip trip to the Philly scene – picking up a whole new sound and rich new energy in the process! A few years later, working in Philly studios would be common for many artists – but this self-titled Spinners set really helped launch the trend – and for good reason, too – given the strength of the production and arrangements from the legendary Thom Bell! Bell's at his best here – helping the group reach whole new territory in their wonderful harmonies – and backing them up with some of the best musicians the Sigma Sound Studios had to offer. The album's overflowing with hits – like "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)" and "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" – but it's also got some excellent lesser-known material too, like the extended "I Could Never (Repay Your Love)" and "We Belong Together". Other cuts include "Ghetto Child", "Just You & Me Baby", "I'll Be Around", and "Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind". CD features 8 more bonus tracks too – including "I Just Gotta Make It Happen", "Mr Big Man", "You Sure Are Nasty", "I Wish I Could Sleep", "One Of A Kind Love Affair (Tom Moulton mix)", "I'll Be Around (Mike Maurro mix)", and "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love (Tom Moulton mix)". CD

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StandellsTry It ... LP
Tower, 1967. Very Good+ ... $33.99
The last album that The Standells ever gave the world – and a masterful mix of all the sinister sounds that were brewing up on the LA scene of the time! We'd file this one right next to our favorite Kim Fowley records from the time (the really nasty ones!), or maybe the first two albums by Love – as the group work with references to other styles of the time, but really make the music completely their own through their mindblowingly great performance throughout. The record's not really garage, nor psych, nor blues-inspired rock, any other sort of common style – but all those elements, and more, are moving through the short, powerful songs on the set – often with this nihilistic vibe that seems to pave the way for The Stooges and others to come. Titles include "Try It" – a song of great controversy at the time – plus "Can't Help But Love You", "Trip To Paradise", "Barracuda", "Did You Ever Have That Feeling", "Poor Shell Of A Man", and "Riot On Sunset Strip". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing. Cover has tiny punch hole, with light surface wear.)

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SunsetsHot Generation ... LP
Festival/Blank (Australia), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 24.98
A freaky surf soundtrack from the Australian scene of the 60s – just the kind of record that shows how much the Aussies opened up the genre! The Americans may have invented the surf guitar instrumental, and used it in a few film scores too – but the Australians were the ones who decided to add lyrics into the mix, and really trip the music out too – creating almost psych surf modes on records like this! The album features one side of music used in the movie – some nicely long tracks in a few spots – plus one side of shorter singles from the group, which include most of the songs from the film in shorter takes. Titles include "Uptight Out Of Sight", "The Hot Generation", "This Is What It's All About", "Animal", and "Theme From A Life In The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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ThesdaSpaced Out ... CD
Left Ear (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
A record that's hardly spaced out at all – and which instead is a really righteous blend of funk, jazz, and a bit of soul – all served up here by an obscure Maryland band at the end of the 70s! There's a wonderful confluence of energy going on here – some spiritual jazz in the instrumentation and solo moments, some trippier funk in the rhythms, and some cosmic soul in the lyrics – which come across in really cool ways – sometimes a bit harmony soul, sometimes maybe more culturally progressive. The blending of elements almost puts the record in James Mason territory – and like his classic album from the same generation, there's a completely unique vibe here that makes the whole thing the kind of treasure that could have only come from the farther reaches of the American underground. Thomas Crawford plays saxes and piano – and seems to be the main composer here – and titles include "From The Past", "Head Trip", "New Forever", "Spaced Out", "Holding Back", and "Trilogy". CD

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Chester ThompsonPowerhouse ... LP
Black Jazz/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Piero UmilianiContinente Nero ... CD
Omicron/Dialogo (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A second sound library trip to Africa by Italian sound library maestro Piero Umiliani – and one that's even groovier than the first! The music here follows a similar pattern – mixing elements of 70s sound library rhythms with some older exotic modes – a blend of electric and acoustic instrumentation that's really wonderful, and which feels a lot like some of the sexier 70s Italian soundtracks that were set in more exotic locales! There's plenty of percussion on the record, used in all these wonderful ways, and combined with flute, tenor sax, and other musical elements – served up on tunes that include "Oasi", "Tribalismo", "Flauto Africano", "Ultimo Stregone", "Riscossa", "Nel Villagiio", "Nuove Realta", and "Piffero Africano". CD
Also available Continente Nero ... LP 21.99
 
 
 



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