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Boobie Knight & The Universal LadyBoobie Knight & The Universal Lady – Earth Creature ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Crazy funk from a crazy-costumed geezer with an equally crazy name – one of those lost rare funky nuggets that's every bit as great as you might guess from the cover and title! Boobie Knight's a killer here – and works in a groove that's somewhere between Sly & The Family Stone and The Jimmy Castor Bunch – with all the freaky, fuzzy touches that reference might imply! His group has a definite guitar-heavy sound that's a bit blunted, and a bit trippy at times – but which also has a nice soulful edge at it's best moments – a sense of focus that gives the record more of a groove than other records of this nature from the period. The band here includes vocals by Al Johnson (who may well be the same Al Johnson who went onto later mellow soul fame) – and titles include the crazy "Earth Creature", plus "The Lovomaniacs", "Power Greater Than Man", "Feeling My Cheerios", and "Woman Will Make You Love". CD

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✨✧ Duduka Da Fonseca & Quarteto UniversalYes ... CD
Sunnyside, 2022. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Drummer Duduka Da Fonseca may be one of the few players to carry forth the raw legacy of Brazilian jazz from the samba/bossa instrumental world of the 60s – particularly the kind of sounds that you'd hear from some of the trios of that generation! Duduka handles the kit here with the dexterity we always loved in the work of drummer Milton Banana – but he's also got a wider sound that shows the changes in inspiration over the decades – carried forth here strongly by the always-marvelous piano of Helio Alves, and colored in by work on guitar from Vinicius Gomes and bass from Gili Lopes. Titles include "Samba Novo", "West 83rd Street", "Dona Maria", "Bebe", "Exodo", "Lilia", "Transition", and "A Correnteza". CD
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✨✧ Nate Calhoun/Universal LoveFun Town/It's You Girl ... 12-inch
Soul Spectrum (UK), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
70s dancefloor soul from the Sunshine State – ultra rare numbers from Nate Calhoun and Universal Love dug up by DJ Friar for Soul Spectrum UK! Nate Calhoun's "Fun Town" is nice little gem in the TK Records style, a Clarence Reid produced track that starts with a kind of spare vibe, but gets a bit more sweep to it as the hook approaches – while Calhoun's vocals are easygoing, warm and groovy. The flip "It's You Girl" is another 70s dancefloor soul groover, by Universal Love, with more strings and a bit lusher of a vibe overall. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Duduka Da Fonseca & Quarteto UniversalYes ... CD
Sunnyside, 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Duduka Da Fonseca may be one of the few players to carry forth the raw legacy of Brazilian jazz from the samba/bossa instrumental world of the 60s – particularly the kind of sounds that you'd hear from some of the trios of that generation! Duduka handles the kit here with the dexterity we always loved in the work of drummer Milton Banana – but he's also got a wider sound that shows the changes in inspiration over the decades – carried forth here strongly by the always-marvelous piano of Helio Alves, and colored in by work on guitar from Vinicius Gomes and bass from Gili Lopes. Titles include "Samba Novo", "West 83rd Street", "Dona Maria", "Bebe", "Exodo", "Lilia", "Transition", and "A Correnteza". CD

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Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... CD
Elektra/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A sweet sweet set of electric 70s funk – recorded by Booker T during a brief, but well-needed reunion with the MGs! The sound here is quite different than Stax-era MGs – as Booker plays a range of keyboards, not just organ – and the grooves have these great jazz funk touches at the bottom – almost a CTI vibe at times, but packed with the tighter energy you'd expect from the group! Steve Cropper's guitar is great – super-fine, and razor-sharp – really helping cut a nice edge on the cuts – over bass from Donald Duck Dunn and drums from Willie Hall, who's the only new member of the group. In a way, the album feels like mid 70s efforts from Johnny Hammond or Jimmy Smith – sweetly soaring on a let-loose 70s vibe. Titles include the funky break track "Grab Bag", plus "Sticky Stuff", "Moto Cross", "Tie Stick", and "Space Nuts". CD

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✨✧ Cisco BradleyUniversal Tonality – The Life & Music Of William Parker ... Book
Duke University Press, 2021. New Copy ... $21.99 30.95
A huge book on the equally-huge creative legacy of bassist William Parker – a musician who first arose in the loft jazz scene in New York during the 70s, but who's gone on to be one of its greatest surviving players, and one who's transformed the inspirations of that world into so many different modes of expression over the decades! Author Cisco Bradley really digs deep – following Parker from his southern roots to his childhood in the South Bronx, to his strong contributions to avant scenes, first in New York, then around the globe – all with a sensitivity to community and context that shows that Parker isn't just some genius musician, but both an evolving participant in creative activity, and one whose contributions have transformed the landscape as well! The book is softcover, 402 pages, and has copious notes, a discography, and even some black and white images as well. Book

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Cosmic Renaissance (Gialuca Petrella)Universal Language ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2022. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
A really wonderful project from Gianluca Petrella – one that seems to take all the deeper currents he used in his work with Nicola Conte, and push them even farther here on his own! There's a righteous depth to the record we never would have expected from Petrella a few years before – an album-length set that's full of jazz and soul, equally intertwined – with a quality that almost feels a lot more like some of the best London work in recent years than some of the more familiar modes we know from the Schema label. Petrella's at the helm of the proceedings, leading the group on trombone – and there's plenty of key guests on the record throughout – including Soweto Kinch on tenor and vocals, Beppe Scardino on baritone, Pasquale Calo on tenor, Vanja Contu on harp, and Anna Bassy on vocals. Titles include "Nomads", "Ancient Jazz", "Unknown Dimension", "Natsu", "Comes From The Ground", "Universal Language", "Wonder", and "Connection". CD
Also available Universal Language ... LP 32.99

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Cosmic Renaissance (Gialuca Petrella)Universal Language ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2022. New Copy Gatefold ... $32.99 39.99
A really wonderful project from Gianluca Petrella – one that seems to take all the deeper currents he used in his work with Nicola Conte, and push them even farther here on his own! There's a righteous depth to the record we never would have expected from Petrella a few years before – an album-length set that's full of jazz and soul, equally intertwined – with a quality that almost feels a lot more like some of the best London work in recent years than some of the more familiar modes we know from the Schema label. Petrella's at the helm of the proceedings, leading the group on trombone – and there's plenty of key guests on the record throughout – including Soweto Kinch on tenor and vocals, Beppe Scardino on baritone, Pasquale Calo on tenor, Vanja Contu on harp, and Anna Bassy on vocals. Titles include "Nomads", "Ancient Jazz", "Unknown Dimension", "Natsu", "Comes From The Ground", "Universal Language", "Wonder", and "Connection". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Universal Language ... CD 18.99

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Muriel GrossmannUniversal Code ... CD
Dreamland (Austria), 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 20.99
A fantastic record that not only continues the great blend of sounds that saxophonist Muriel Grossmann has given us in recent years, but also pushes things forward with a stunning combination that really knocks things out of the park! This isn't the first record to feature Muriel with the Hammond of Llorenc Barcelo and guitar of Radomir Milojkovic, but their combination here has a way of soaring to the skies like the mixture of Grant Green and Larry Young a their most far-reaching – so much so that Grossman's work on soprano sax and tenor is maybe an equal third of the record, instead of the dominant voice of the leader – a really generous way of heading up the group, and one that has the record coming across as the beneficiary of that generosity too. Things are still as spiritual as before, but maybe step back a bit to bring in some soulful organ and guitar currents from a previous generation too – at a level that continues to make Muriel one of our favorite contemporary players in jazz! Titles include "Clarity", "Resonance", "Post-Meditation", "Liberation", "Compassion", "Non-Duality", and "Interconnection". CD

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JazztronikUniversal Language ... LP
Toyoka/Lawson (Japan), 2022. New Copy ... $36.99 48.99
Jazztronik are sounding really wonderful here – maybe even with more jazz than in the early days, thanks to the increasing piano and keyboard skills of leader Ryota Nozaki! In fact, even the structure of the record is more jazz-based than before – really just a trio lineup, with bass and drums next to Nozaki's keys – at a level that's like some of the more dynamic Japanese trios of the younger generation, but with all the depth that Ryota's been bringing to his music since the 90s – a quality that really sets this one apart from more facile records of the same nature. And if you still dig the groove side of Jazztronik, you'll find plenty to love here – just delivered with more live instrumentation and less samples and programs – on cuts that include "1976", "Don't Miss That Rain", "The Hare & The Tortoise", "Move", "In The Forest", and "Evening Shower". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tristan KleinUniversal Mojo ... CD
Grooveyard, 2010. Used ... $1.99 4.99
... CD

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Makaya McCravenUniversal Beings ... LP
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Maybe the crowning achievement of drummer Makaya McCraven so far – a double-length set that stands as a huge testimony to all the many waves he's been making in jazz for the past few years! The album features four slices of live performance – recorded in New York, Chicago, LA, and London – and as with every one of his different projects, Makaya seems to bring a different voice to each live track here – recording with Brandee Younger on harp and Joel Ross on vibes in New York, Shabaka Hutchings on tenor in Chicago; Nubya Garcia on tenor and Ashley Henry on Rhodes in London; and Josh Johnson on alto, Jeff Parker on guitar, Carlos Nino on percussion, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on violin in LA! The rhythms are as amazing as the contributions from the different soloists – and the sound of the record is maybe something we'd call post-spiritual – moving past that Coltrane-inspired mode that's been revived so well in the 21st Century, while still holding onto its best sense of energy. The whole thing is fantastic – and titles include "The Count Off", "Brighter Days Beginning", "Universal Beings", "Mantra", "Young Genius", "Holy Lands", "Wise Man Wiser Woman", "Prosperity's Fear", "Atlantic Black", "Flipped Out", "Voila", and "Suite Hans". LP, Vinyl record album

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We JazzIssue #7 – Universal Beings ... Magazine
WeJazz (Finland), 2023. New Copy ... $24.99 About March 20, 2023
... Magazine

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VariousSounds Of Universal Love ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A decades-spanning batch of stellar SOUL – the Sounds Of Universal Love – compiled by Fitzroy Facey and The Soul Survivors team! Soul Survivors is a UK-based magazine celebrating the best and brightest soul, funk and jazz from the 70s onward, and Facey does a terrific job here of putting together a set with a broad reach, but still manages to have a cohesive feel. It's got a bit of 70s cosmic soul, some sweet modern groovers, classic group soul, fusiony funk and more! Includes "A Little Bit Of Love" by Brenda Russell, "Journey Into Love" by Lonnie Liston Smith, "Fan The Fire" by The Impressions, "Come On" by Omar feat Kele Le Roc, "Search My Mind" by George Duke, "Yearing For Your Love" by The Gap Band, "High In Me" feat Patrice Rushen, "Heaven" by Amp Fiddler feat Stephanie McKay and more. 16 tracks, all of them great! CD

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✨✧ VariousUniversal Message ... LP
VP, 1999. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks by Buju Banton, Bushman, Jah Cure & Sizzla, Capelton, Morgan Heritage, Anthony B, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(The last two tracks on side two have a short click, due to a pressing flaw.)

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✨✧ CommonUniversal Mind Control ... CD
Geffen, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Common's easygoing Universal Mind Control – a record that by design doesn't cut as deep soulfully and emotionally as the previous couple of LPs – this one's spun for a slick synth heavy party rocking vibe by the Neptunes! The record was originally titled Invincible Summer and was set to drop for the open top season, later retooled a little for an icey club bounce, with several standout cuts – a couple funky numbers produced by Mr DJ of the Dungeon Family. Guests include Kanye, Cee-Lo, Martina Topley-Bird and Musinah. It's an efficient set, too, with 10 tracks: "Universal Mind Control", "Punch Drunk Love" feat Kanye West, "Make My Day" feat Cee-Lo, "Announcement" feat Pharrell, "Gladiator", "Inhale", "Everywhere" feat Martina Topley-Bird, "Changes" feat Musinhah and more. CD

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✨✧ William ParkerUniversal Tonality ... CD
Centering, 2002. New Copy 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A majestic large group performance from bassist William Parker – one that was recorded near the start of the century, and with a large lineup that mixes jazz luminaries with up and coming musicians, and spiritual sounds with global elements – all at level that makes the album one of Parker's boldest statements from the time! The bassist is a hell of a player, no matter what the setting – but we especially love it when he can let loose, and let his musical vision soar out and embrace the talents of others like this – really elevating the efforts of all involved, in a magical performance that must have been something to witness in person! Players include Billy Bang and Jason Kao Hwang on violins, Grachan Moncur and Steve Swell on trombones, Rob Rown on alto, Cale Brandley on tenor, and Daniel Carter on a variety of reeds – next to the great Dave Burrell on piano, Roger Blank and Jerome Cooper on balafon, Miya Masaoka on koto, and Leena Conquest on vocals. Gerald Cleaver plays drums, further adding to the magic of the performance – and titles include "Cloud Texture", "Silver Sunshine", "Leaves Gathering", "Open System One", "Tails Of A Peacock", and "All Entrances". CD

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✨✧ Clarke Boland Big BandJazz Is Universal ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Great early genius from the Clarke Boland Big Band – proof that Kenny and Francy were onto something great, right from the start! The album really has the group hitting the heights of their MPS years – stretching out way past earlier big band modes, into the hip mix of rhythms and soulful solos that made the ensemble unlike any other group in the 60s – a really groundbreaking approach to their music, delivered by a range of top-shelf players! Arrangements are by Boland, who also plays piano – and other group members include Benny Bailey and Jimmy Deuchar on trumpets, Derek Humble on alto sax, Carl Drewo and Zoot Sims on tenor, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax and flute, and Ake Persson on trombone – plus rhythm from the rock-solid duo of Jimmy Woode on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums. Titles include the Latin-tinged "Los Bravos", and more great originals by Boland – including "Volutes", "The Styx", "Charon's Ferry", and "Box 703 Washington DC" – plus versions of "Gloria" and "Last Train From Overbrook". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label pressing with AT etch. A nice copy!)

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneUniversal Consciousness ... LP
Impulse, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of Alice Coltrane's most adventurous albums – a beautiful blend of organ, harp, percussion, and strings – much of which are transcribed for the album by Ornette Coleman! The most haunting aspect of the album is Alice's work on organ – spare, jagged, with a nascent soulful quality that's quite different from her piano work on other Impulse albums. The strings provide a sheet of sound – a shimmering backdrop to support Alice's work on the keys – moving forward tentatively, but growing in energy as the album progresses through a host of Eastern spiritual influences. Alice is way past jazz at this point – moving towards the new level of consciousness hinted at in the title, growing majestically on tracks that include "Oh Allah", "Sita Ram", "Hare Krishna", "Universal Consciousness", and "The Ankh of Amen-Ra". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later rainbow label stereo pressing with TSM etch. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ VariousUniversal Sounds Of America ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A legendary compilation from the Soul Jazz label – one of their early important records that helped give new exposure to a whole generation of spiritual jazz from the American scene! Titles include "Space 1" by David Durrah, "Space Is The Place" by Sun Ra, "Theme De Yo Yo" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, "Lions Of Judah" by Steve Reid, "Space Odyssey" by Marcus Belgrave, "Kitty Bey" by Byron Morris & Unity, "Empty Streets" by New Life Trio, and "Astral Travelling" by Pharoah Sanders. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousUniversal Sounds Of America ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A legendary compilation from the Soul Jazz label – one of their early important records that helped give new exposure to a whole generation of spiritual jazz from the American scene! Titles include "Space 1" by David Durrah, "Space Is The Place" by Sun Ra, "Theme De Yo Yo" by Art Ensemble Of Chicago, "Lions Of Judah" by Steve Reid, "Space Odyssey" by Marcus Belgrave, "Kitty Bey" by Byron Morris & Unity, "Empty Streets" by New Life Trio, and "Astral Travelling" by Pharoah Sanders. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneUniversal Consciousness (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Impulse/Verve, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of Alice Coltrane's most adventurous albums – a beautiful blend of organ, harp, percussion, and strings – much of which are transcribed for the album by Ornette Coleman! The most haunting aspect of the album is Alice's work on organ – spare, jagged, with a nascent soulful quality that's quite different from her piano work on other Impulse albums. The strings provide a sheet of sound – a shimmering backdrop to support Alice's work on the keys – moving forward tentatively, but growing in energy as the album progresses through a host of Eastern spiritual influences. Alice is way past jazz at this point – moving towards the new level of consciousness hinted at in the title, growing majestically on tracks that include "Oh Allah", "Sita Ram", "Hare Krishna", "Universal Consciousness", and "The Ankh of Amen-Ra". CD

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✨✧ Hi Tech24/7 (radio, inst, LP, techapella)/Book Of Life, Page 2 (universal, inst, techapella) ... 12-inch
Mass, 1996. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Anna Maria AlberghettiI Can't Resist You (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $17.99 21.99
Sweet and dreamy vocals from Anna Maria Alberghetti – a great reminder that she was once a heck of a great singer, in the years before she became the Good Seasons lady! The album's got a soft, gentle feel – one that works perfectly for Anna's singing style – and which offsets her youth by bringing in some more mature shadings of sadness into the arrangements – handled here by Van Alexander with a much more contemporary sound than we're used to hearing. Titles include "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Tenderly", "I Can't Resist You", "I Concentrate On You", "I've Got A Crush On You", and "I'll See You In My Dreams". CD

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Anna Maria AlberghettiLove Makes The World Go Round (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MGM/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A nice sort of change for the lovely Anna Maria Alberghetti – and a record that's got the same sense of poise and class you might guess from her picture on the cover! Anna's still got that great range she first showed in the late 50s, but she's also got a great punch in the arrangements at points – a new sort of flourish provided by Luther Henderson, and which makes some of these tunes swing in ways we wouldn't have expected a few years before. There's still a few of the mellow ballads that brought Alberghetti her initial fame, too – and titles include "More Than You Know", "I Want To Be Happy", "I Don't Know Why", "Do It Again", and "How Long Has This Been Going On". CD

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Anna Maria AlberghettiWarm & Willing (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
Lush and lovely vocals from Italian singer Anna Maria Alberghetti – a great Capitol album that has her working with full backings from Nelson Riddle! The lyrics here are mostly in English, but Anna throws in a few Italian tunes – as was popular at the time, but often done with some of the male pisano singers. Riddle's arrangements have a fragile feel that matches Anna's vocals nicely – more in the late nite mode that he used with Sinatra, and not nearly as jazzy and swinging as his more famous arrangements from the time. Titles include "In The Still Of The Night", "I've Got The World On A String", "Cuban Love Song", "Come Back To Sorrento", "How's Your Romance", and "Warm & Willing". CD

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Allman BrothersTrouble No More – 50th Anniversary Collection (10 LP Box Set) ... LP
Universal/Mercury, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Mid 2010s. Sealed 10 LP Box Set ... $269.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with hype sticker, but with a small worn spot at the top right corner in front.)

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Atlantic StarrAs The Band Turns ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
One of the biggest albums in the great early 80s run of Atlantic Starr – the group who mastered a mean, lean style of funk for the decade – with plenty of basslines, snapping beats, and sweet keyboards to send the whole thing home! Barbara Weathers joins the group here on lead vocals – and her sweet take on the lyrics really makes for some of the album's best moments – although the rest of the group more than hold on to their own too! Titles include "Freak A Ristic", "Cool Calm Collected", "Silver Shadow", "Let's Start It Over", "Thank You", "Secret Lovers", and "If Your Heart Isn't In It". CD

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Erykah BaduLive ... CD
Universal, 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A surprising second album from Erykah Badu – a live recording, coming right on the heels of her first studio set – and showing that the girl's equally great without any added production work! The feel is warm, earth, and wonderful – intimate, and richly spiritual – as Erykah reprises a few tracks from the Baduizm set, and runs through a few newer numbers as well! Titles include "Rimshot", "Otherside Of The Game", "Boogie Nights", "Stay", "Tyrone", and "Searchin". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Banda Black RioO Som Das Americas ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2019. Used ... $11.99
Contemporary work from Banda Black Rio – the legendary Brazilian funk band who gave us some really great records in the 70s! Turns out, the group still sounds great after all the passage of years – more in a modern soul mode overall, with a few more sophisticated twists and turns alongside the grooves – and a wider style overall, to make room for guests who include Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Elza Soares, Cesar Camargo Mariano, and others! Think of the music as a progression from earlier Brazilian soul modes – a bit in the way that early Ed Motta work was a step forward from the generation of Tim Maia – and amidst the great guest vocal work, there's also plenty of sharp instrumentation. Titles include "Arthur E O Gigante", "America Do Sul", "Labirintos", "Rir E Chorar", "Isabela", "Aos Pes Do Redentor", "Vento Leva", "Aguas Sabias", "Bossa Da Praia", and "Nove No Samba". CD

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Bar-KaysDangerous ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A tighter sound than before for The Bar-Kays – that lean approach to funky grooves that some of their contemporaries were hitting as the 80s moved on – yet still served up here by the full ensemble with a relatively fresh feel overall. Amidst the beats and keyboards, there's still lots of nice funky inflections on bass and guitar – often handled in a skittish mode that energizes things nicely, especially alongside the more electro-styled vocals. The vibe of the record is definitely in keeping with the cover – but in the best way possible – and titles include "Dangerous", "Dirty Dancer", "Make Believe Lover", "Freakshow On The Dance Floor", and "Sexomatic". CD

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Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ ChoirDo Not Pass Me By – Vol 2 ... CD
Universal Awareness/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
The even more obscure second volume to the great soul/gospel classic Do Not Pass Me By – and like the first, the product of a wonderfully spiritual setting on Chicago's south side – music created in the church, but with all the same vibe as the hippest secular soul coming from the Windy City in the early 70s! The set does a great job of alternating strong lead singers with the rest of the group – a bit like Voices Of East Harlem, but with more of a larger ensemble feel – and there's some really wonderful moments on the record throughout – even a bit of funk amidst the more righteous soul-styled tunes. Tracks include "I Shall Wear A Crown", "O Sinner", "I Want To Be In Love With You", "Do Not Pass Me By", "O What A Day", "Here I Am", and "There Is Only One". CD

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Molly BeeYoung Romance (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $17.99 21.99
A really unique album from Molly Bee – a singer with country roots, but who comes across here like some of the best jazz vocalists on late 50s Capitol Records! Backings might have a touch of western in the mix – like some occasional steel guitar or backing vocals – but they've also got plenty of jazz, and really help Molly hit some fresh phrasing that swings with a very groovy style! Bee's somewhat warmer than some of the icy jazz vocalists on the coast at the time – but also has a way of really matching their charm and composure too. Titles include "Cheatin On Me Again", "Blue Again", "You Try Somebody Else", "The Glory Of Love", "It's Been A Long Long Time", and "What's The Reason I'm Not Pleasin You". CD

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✨✧ Bell Biv DevoeBest Of Bell Biv Devoe – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
MCA/Universal, Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode and clear promotional sticker on jewel case cover.)

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Stephane BelmondoEver After ... CD
Universal (France), 2013. Used ... $9.99
One of the coolest albums we've ever heard from trumpeter Stephane Belmondo – a mighty tribute to the great Donny Hathaway – based around a mix of Hathaway's famous tunes and Belmondo's original tracks – and featuring a bit of guest work on vocals from Gregory Porter and Sandra Nkake! The instrumentation is the main focus here, though – and in addition to some great solos and leads from Belmondo, the set also features Fender Rhodes from Jacky Terrasson, and acoustic piano from Kirk Lightsey – plus some strings that help flesh out the sound with that special majesty that Donny brought to his music! Titles include great remakes of "Flying Easy" and "Someday We'll All Be Free" – plus "Turn Around Go Deep", "For All We Know", "You Were Meant For Me", "Ever After", and "Thought Of Spirit". CD

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Vicki BenetSing To Me Of Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $17.99 21.99
A much more solidly American album than some of Vicki Benet's other efforts of the time – which were usually more French-styled than this one! This time around, Vicki's got a great breathy style that's right up there with Julie London on Liberty – a late 50s sexiness that perfectly matches her ice blond look on the cover, and her slinky slinky dress! Arrangements are relatively gentle – strings, but never too lush – and Vicki hangs mostly in a ballad mode that's perfect for the breathiness of the recording. Titles include "Our Very Own", "The Boy Next Door", "Love Me", "There's A Small Hotel", "A Shade Of Blue", and "Heartstring Melody". CD

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✨✧ Maria BethaniaAlibi ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Strong work by Maria Bethania from the late 70s – a session that has her tightening up her sound a bit more than before, but without any loss of her sense of drama or emotion! The album was recorded with a number of different musical backgrounds, including many small group settings with guitar by Rosinha De Valenca – an artist we love on her own, and who adds in a nicely personal touch to this album's mix of strings, keyboards, and rootsier percussion. The guitar works nicely with Maria's voice, and is perhaps second in the mix behind her singing – giving the songs a nice focus even when the backings are quite large. Songs are a mix of tunes by Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, Caetano Veloso, and other likely suspects – and titles include "Calice", "Interior", "De Todas As Maneiras", "O Meu Amor", "Ronda", and "Diamante Verdadeiro". CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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✨✧ Maria BethaniaAs Cancoes Que Voce Fez Pra Mim ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1993. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A set of compositions penned by Roberto and Erasmo Carlos – sung by Maria Bethania in a warmly personal setting! The style here gets away from any of the too-romantic qualities that can sometimes mar presentation of the Carlos' brothers work – and instead, Bethania uses her innate sense of power and drama to give these tunes a subtle edge they might not have in the hands of other singers. Backings are sometimes full, but also in a subtle way – using strings slightly to flesh out other instrumentation that's more prominent in the mix. Titles include "Olha", "Detalhes", "Voce Nao Sabe", "Emocoes", "Seu Corpo", "Fera Ferida", "Palavras", and "Costumes". CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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Jane BirkinBest Of Jane Birkin (3CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99 18.99
With a career that spans decades, it might be a bit hard to sum up the best of Jane Birkin in one collection – but this overstuffed 3CD set does a pretty fantastic job! The package begins with lots of material from Jane's early years as a young English singer, crashing the French pop scene – famously working with Serge Gainsbourg, who would sometimes duet with Jane on tracks, sometimes just write and produce – a genre-setting partnership that provided the world with some really fantastic music. Yet Birkin also had other musical partners too, and continued with a great run of material in the years after Serge left the planet – as you'll hear here in collaborations with Etienne Daho, Mickey 3D, and others. 3CD set is overflowing with great cuts – titles that include "La Decadanse", "Di Doo Dah", "Mon Amour Baiser", "Haine Pour Aime", "Baby Lou", "Les Dessous Chics, "Des Ils Et Des Elles", "Physique Et Sans Issue", "Etre Ou Ne Pas Naitre", "Quoi", "Baby Alone In Babylon", "Le Mal Interieur", "Couleur Cafe", "Les Cles Du Paradis", "Palais Royale", "69 Annee Erotique", "Je M'Apelle Jane", "L'Autre Moi", "Si Tout Etait Faux", "Le Chanson De Prevert", "Pull Marine", "Yesterday Yes A Day", "Ballade De Johnny Jane", "Ex Fan Des Sixties", "La Gadoue", and lots lots more. CD

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✨✧ Jane BirkinJane Birkin 1969 to 2022 (18CD/DVD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 18CD & DVD ... Just Sold Out!
The complete recorded works of the legendary Jane Birkin – the English actress who teamed up with Serge Gainsbourg at the end of the 60s, and set a whole new tone that would forever revolutionize the world of French music! Birkin's maybe best known for her collaborations with Serge – who wrote a fair bit of her songs during the 70s – but she continued to be one of the key figures in French music for decades after Gainsbourg passed away – and has an amazing legacy of albums that's presented here in a beautiful book-styled set! The package features 15 full albums, plus 41 bonus tracks – a massive 292 titles in all, with a big booklet of notes and photos inside the cover. The set features the full albums Jane Birkin Serge Gainsbourg, Di Doo Dah, Lolita Go Home, Ex Fan Des Sixties, Baby Lone In Babylon, Lost Song, Amours Des Feintes, Versions Jane, A La Legere, Arabesque, Rendez Vous, Fictions, Enfants D'Hiver, Birkin Gainsbourg Le Symphonique, and Oh Pardon Tu Dormais – plus a bonus CD of Duos & Rarities, and a DVD of television material from France. CD

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✨✧ Jane BirkinLolita Go Home (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (Japan), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin take Jane's ever-growing trash rock aesthetic into the Euro club world of the 70s – and the result is an insane batch of tracks that are among Birkin's craziest work of the decade! She sings with an incredibly deadpan style – as you'll hear especially on the English-language versions of "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "Where Or When" – and the arrangements by J-P Sabar have a spare electric quality that work perfectly with Jane's flat voice. A real oddity, but the kind of oddity that kept Birkin a compelling artist throughout her career – and proof that style goes a lot farther than substance in the world of Euro pop! Tunes are almost all originals written by Serge Gainsbourg – and titles include "French Graffiti", "Just Me & You", "La Fille Aux Claquettes", and "Rien Pour Rien". CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing, with obi.)
Also available Lolita Go Home ... CD 19.99

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Jane BirkinMes Images Privees De Serge (2CD & DVD) ... CD
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs & DVD ... $26.99
A moving tribute to the late, great Serge Gainsbourg – served up in a mix of film and songs from his famous partner Jane Birkin! The set features a DVD directed by Jane – a 40 minute documentary filled with private images of Serge, laid out in a very loving tribute – and it's packaged with 2CDs' worth of music recorded with Serge in duet, or with lots of Gainsbourg help as both a writer or producer. Includes a rare alternate take of "Jane B" from 1968, plus "Rocking Chair", "Nicotine", "Exercice En Forme De Z", "Yesterday Yes A Day", "Ex Fan Des Sixties", "Di Doo Dah", "La Decadanse", "Baby Lou", "Quoi", "Et Quand Bien Meme", "Raccrochez C'Est Une Horreur", and lots more – including live versions of "Un Chose Entre Autres" and "Ces Petitis Riens" – and the song "La Gadoue" done with Les Negresses Vertes. CD
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Black SabbathMaster Of Reality (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Sanctuary/Universal (UK), 1970. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
The third album by Black Sabbath – the album that put the heavy in metal – one of the most influential rock albums of all time and a record that finds Sabbath at absolute peak perfection! This is the one that set the Sabbath style in stone, honing in the the heavy riffs, thundering drums and eerie mood perfectly. Includes the ultra classics "Sweet Leaf" and "Children Of The Grave", plus "After Forever", "Lord Of This World", "Solitude", "Into The Void" and the instrumentals "Embryo" and "Orchid". CD
(Includes slipcase.)
Also available Master Of Reality ... LP 39.99

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Paul Bley/Jimmy Giuffre/Steve SwallowLife Of A Trio – Saturday ... CD
Owl/Universal (France), 1989. Used ... $18.99
With players like these, the life of a trio must be a great one – and the album's one part of a two-day recording session done by pianist Paul Bley, bassist Steve Swallow, and saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre! The "trio" tag is somewhat misleading at times – because the album's often a gathering of all three players in the studio, rather than a continuous collaborative effort. Some tracks have a single player, working alone – while others sneak in a duet, and others then follow a trio format – and the album's a great illustration of the sharp talents that all players still had at this point in their career! Giuffre's especially great – and works here on both clarinet and soprano sax – and given that Swallow had been a key part of Jim's trio in years back, many moments often sound like a revival of the more "out" Giuffre trio sides, with the addition of Bley's great tones on piano. This first volume features the "Saturday" recordings – with 12 titles that include "Endless Melody", "Foreplay", "Black Ivory", "Owl Eyes", "Clarinet Zone", and "By The Way". CD
(Out of print and sealed.)

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Peggi BluBlu Blowin (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Sweet 80s soul from Peggi Blu – an artist who recorded this gem for Capitol Records with hardly any fanfare at the time, but who's gotten plenty of play from the set over the years! Peggi's got a style that's nicely unassuming – a voice that still has all the range and power of the bigger female soul stars of the time, but without being as pushy or overly diva-conscious – a quality that's helped the record to grow strongly in reputation over the years, as Peggi herself has continued to record other wonderful work too. Titles include "Over & Over", "Mesmerize Me", "All & All", "I Believe In You", "All the Way With You", "Two Can Play At That Game", and "Tender Moments". CD features bonus tracks – "Two Can Play At That Game (radio)", "All The Way With You (late night mix)", and "All The Way With You (day time mix)". CD

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BohannonSummertime Groove ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
One of the biggest and best albums ever for Hamilton Bohannon – filled with quirky rhythms and really unusual grooves! Bohannon was one of the key forces in setting the scene for disco in the early 70s – and by the time the rest of the country was hitting the dancefloor in the middle part of decade, he was still moving forward, into a whole new realm of groove! The tracks on this set have some really mad rhythms – skittish and scattered, still with a dancefloor approach, but with lots of odd touches that set them apart from the rest of the pack. A key example of this is the great tune "Me & The Gang", which has this off-key piano loping out over chunky beats – but the whole thing's great, with a lot more of a sly edge than you'd expect from the cover. Titles include "Summertime Groove", "The Street Dance", "Let's Start The Dance", "Listen To The Children Play", and "I Wonder Why". CD

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Luiz BonfaLuiz Bonfa – Composer Of Black Orpheus Plays & Sings Bossa Nova ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1962. Used ... $9.99
One of the earliest of the classic Verve bossa nova sessions of the 60s – and a wonderful showcase for the talents of guitarist Luiz Bonfa! Most of Bonfa's previous recordings were done in a very spare or solo mode – and this set makes a nice change by adding in some larger orchestrations – yet still handled with great bossa sensitivity by Oscar Castro Neves and Lalo Schifrin – themselves very big up-and-coming talents at the time! The sound is bright and breezy, as you'd expect from Verve at this time – and Bonfa's a lot livelier than usual, and even sings on a number of cuts – with a charming quality that's a bit like Joao Gilberto. Titles include "Bossa Nova Cha Cha", "Sambalamento", "Vem So", "Samba De Duas Notas", "Domingo A Noite", "Quebra Mar", and "Adeus". CD
(Out of print and sealed. Includes obi.)

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Booker TI Want You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
An early 80s gem from Booker T – and continuing proof that he made some mighty nice music after he split from the MGs! This set's got Book grooving in a sweet Cali mode all the way through – a vibe that's warm, yet never sleepy at all – and blended with just the right touches of funk and jazz to keep things hip, and give the album way more depth than you might expect! There's some surprising fusion touches at times, but the album always has a great focus – and if anything, reminds us of some of the best soul sides on Capitol Records of the time – particularly those influenced by earlier funk on Blue Note. Booker handles vocals, keyboards, and guitar – plus most of the arrangements too – and the album's got a sweet stepping groove that's mighty nice all the way through! Titles include "I Want You", "Treasure Chest", "Don't Stop Your Love", "Electric Lady", "You're The Best", and "I Came To Love You". CD

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Dee Dee BridgewaterRed Earth – A Malian Journey (CD & DVD set) ... CD
Universal, 2007. Used CD & DVD ... $7.99
One of the most creative albums we've heard from Dee Dee Bridgewater in years – a set of tracks recorded with a host of Malian artists – in a unique cross-cultural mode that's unlike anything else Dee Dee has ever recorded! The core style here is still very firmly rooted in Bridgewater's jazz roots – but that sound is augmented strongly by the additional singers and musicians – in a mix of jazz and Mali musics that comes off surprisingly well. There's hardly any of the overdone cliches that you might expect from such a record – and Dee Dee herself seems creatively re-ignited in the setting – singing with a sense of freedom and exploration we haven't heard in a long long time, and which is a great reminder of why we've always stood by her over the years. Guest artists include Toumani Diabate, Kasse Mady Dibate, Zoumana Tereta, Baba Sissoko, and Oumou Sangare – and the jazz side of the music is handled quite strongly by pianist Edsel Gomez and bassist Ira Coleman. Titles include "Afro Blue", "Bad Spirits", "Dee Dee", "Mama Don't Ever Go Away", "Footprints", "No More", "Four Women", "The Griots", and "Oh My Love". DVD features a bonus film – "Motherland" – a documentary on Dee Dee and the album, directed by Patrick Savey. CD
(DVD is Region 0.)

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Ronnel BrightRonnel Bright Trio (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Universal/Sam Records (France), 1958. New Copy ... $32.99 39.99
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by pianist Ronnell Bright – a player best known for his accompaniment behind famous vocalists, like Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson – but who's also a jell of a jazz musician when he gets to shine on his own! This rare date was cut in Paris – at a time when Bright was visiting the city with Vaughan – and it's a stripped-down trio date with a nicely relaxed feel – one that has Bright really opening up on the keys, in ways you don't always hear on his material with singers. Other players in the trio include Richard Davis on bass and Art Morgan on drums – and titles include "Johnnie Pate's Blues", "Sail Em", "Doxology", "Chasing Sarah", and "R&R Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition! Beautiful pressing – 180 gram vinyl, pressed at Pallas, in a flipback cover, with insert!)

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✨✧ James Brown50th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Polydor/Universal, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Features 50 tracks on two CDs – including "Think", "Try Me", "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's, Man's World", "Prisoner Of Love", "Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud, Pt 1", "Ain't It Funky Now, Pt 1", "Super Bad, Pt 1", and "There It Is, Pt 1" – plus 8 cuts by Fred Wesley & The JBs! CD
(Small cutout hole through rear case and tray card.)

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James BrownLive At The Apollo Volume II (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1968. Used ... $34.99
James Brown's great second album recorded live at the Apollo Theater in Harlem – a set we like even better than the first famous volume – because it's much more stretched-out, harder-hitting, and full of fire! You'd be hard pressed to find a better example of Brown's showmanship on record – as James urges the band through these triple-time takes on some of his classics, and turns in some amazing work in the process! The set includes a killer long version of "There Was A Time" – almost the blueprint of the James Brown funk sound to come – and other titles include "Bring It Up", "Let Yourself Go", and a wonderful duet version of "Think" – plus "Prisoner Of Love", "Out Of Sight", "Try Me", "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World", "Lost Someone","Thanks", "Cold Sweat", "I Feel Alright", and "Please, Please, Please". CD
(2016 SHM-CD pressing with obi!)

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✨✧ James BrownSoul On Top (180 gram pressing) ... LP
King/Universal, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A different James Brown album – but a nice one! James doesn't sing soul, so much as jazz – in front of large backings by Louis Bellson, with arrangements by Oliver Nelson that are in his best 60s soul mode – and which give the album a very very groovy feel overall! The record's not funky, but James' vocals are plenty darn soulful – and the album is proof that he could be a huge talent in just about any mode that he chose – shining with a brilliance that was irrepressible! James covers a few of his older tracks on the album, and sings a few other pop standards – and titles include nice versions of "It's Magic", "The Man In The Glass", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", "That's My Desire", and "I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul On Top (with bonus track) ... CD 12.99

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Peabo BrysonAll My Love ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Peabo Bryson was long into his career by the time this set came out at the end of the 80s – but the album also seemed to mark a bit of a rebirth for the singer, too – maybe one of his strongest in years, and a masterful showcase for his amazing vocals! Maybe part of the album's strength is the way that soul music was getting a bit leaner at the time – shaking off some of the overdone production of a few years before, and really letting a vocalist like Peabo take a strong spot in the spotlight – an approach that might also have something to do with the fact that Bryson handled much of the production on the record himself. Titles include two key duets, always one of Peabo's calling cards – one with Dietra Hicks on "Palm Of Your Hand", the other with Jasmine Guy on "Like I Need You" – next to other titles that include "All My Love", "Lover's Paradise", "Meant To Be", "Life Goes On", "One Time For The Lonely", and a great remake of "Show & Tell". CD

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Chico Buarque50 Anos (5 CD set) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 5CD ... $43.99 49.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Chico BuarqueO Sambista ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Brazil), 1970s/1980s. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful collection of work by the great Chico Buarque – one that focuses on his warmer samba tunes from the 70s and 80s, all of them a perfect showcase for his great vocals. The set's very well done – Titles include "Desalento", "Pelas Tabelas", "Homenagem Ao Malandro", "O Meu Guri", "Samba De Orly", "Acorda, Amor", "Feijoado Compleia", "Vai Passar", & more. CD

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✨✧ Chico Buarque/Nara Leao/Maria BethaniaQuando O Carnaval Chegar ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $14.99
A fantastic soundtrack recorded in the immediate post-Tropicalia years – featuring some of the best early 70s work by Chico Buarque, Nara Leao, Maria Bethania, and others! The cover has a mad image with Buarque, Leao, and Bethania in top hats and shiny uniforms – and the music follows up with a similarly lively spirit – samba-esque, with other touches of rock and jazz production that give the work an expansive and trippy feel. Roberto Menescal handled the arrangements – and titles include "Cacada" by Chico Buarque, "Mais Uma Estrela" by Nara Leao, "Soneto" by Orquesta De Cordas, "Soneto" by Nara Leao, "Partido Alto" by MPB-4, "Formosa" by Nara Leao & Maria Bethania, "Baioque" by Maria Bethania, and "Cantores De Radio" by Chico, Naria, and Maria together! CD
(2001 Brazilian pressing – still sealed!)

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Kenny BurrellOde To 52nd Street ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $18.99
A really wonderful Chess/Cadet session from the 60s – not the bop-styled record you might expect from the 52nd Street reference in the title! Instead, the whole thing's more of a cool Chicago take on soul jazz – with these great large arrangements from Richard Evans, backing strong solos in the lead from guitarist Kenny Burrell – sounding wonderful here, almost in a Verve Records 60s mode – floating over the top of a variety of material, both mellow and upbeat, all very groovy! Side one features the extended "Suite For Guitar & Orchestra" – and side two features "I Want My Baby Back", "Soulero", "Con Alma", and "Blues Fuse". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the Kenny Burrell 90th Anniversary Collection!)

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By All MeansBeyond A Dream ... CD
Island/Universal (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
By All Means kick off this set with a cover of Marvin Gaye's classic "Let's Get It On" – but they also announce their special sound right from the very first note too – a laidback groove that's in that perfect late 80s mellow soul mode, with just a hint of new jack elements in some of the gentle rhythms! There's a nice sense of class to the whole set – slow-stepping sounds that really bring back a time when soul music was awash in more sophisticated modes – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Early Fall", "Stay With Me Tonight", "Point Of View", "I'd Rather Be Lonely", "Do You Remember", "The More You Give The More You Get", and their cover of "Let's Get It On". CD

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By All MeansBy All Means ... CD
Island/Universal (Japan), 1988. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Warm soul from By All Means – a key group in the quiet storm soul years of the mid 80s – one that's equally well-suited to mellow numbers and more upbeat groovers! The trio features two male vocalists and one female – Jimmy Varner, Billy Sheppard, and Lynn Roderick – but the style of the record often has one singer coming out strongly in the lead, while the other two harmonize sweetly to warm things up at just the right moments. The beats are a bit heavy, but still quite far from some of the too-clunky commercial modes of the time – and the set features a bit of a jazzy undercurrent, which makes for a nicely classy sound. Titles include "I Surrender To Your Love", "Let's Get Started Now", "Does It Feel Good To You", "We're Into This Groove", "I Believe In Y ou", and "I'm The One Who Loves You". CD

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CanibusMic-Nificent (dirty, clean, inst)/Phuk U (dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Universal, 2000. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Ana CaramSunflower Time ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1996. Used ... $12.99
A great introduction to the music of Ana Caram – an early session recorded both in London and Brazil – with all the great mix of modes that might imply! The album's breathy and bossa in some spots, but full and jazzy in others – and Ana's equally at home in both settings! Some tracks feature just vocals and guitar, while others bring in a bit of light acoustic instrumentation – while others expand with a soulful vibe that's mighty nice, especially on three of the album's tracks produced by Bluey from Incognito. Titles include "Agua De Beber", "Mas Que Nada", "Overjoyed", "Odara", "Port Of Call", "Wave", and "Filhos De Gandi". CD
(2014 Japanese pressing – still sealed with obi! Shrink is intact but has a large hole on the front.)

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✨✧ Vikki CarrAnatomy Of Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A great groover from Vikki Carr – one of the biggest voices on Liberty Records after Julie London – and one with a heck of a great style for the 60s! Carr has a strong range in her vocals, but always holds back from the heavy trills you might have heard a decade before – and instead packs all her punch into the rhythmic elements of the songs, which often makes the music sound plenty darn groovy! Of course, it helps that arrangements are by Bob Florence and Mort Garson – both of whom really recast things in a cool 60s mode. Titles include "Heartaches", "Them There Eyes", "Everything I've Got", "Put On A Happy Face", and "That's All". CD

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Nana CaymmiDesejo ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2001. Used ... $2.99 4.99
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Cazuza/Cassia EllerO Melhor De 2 ... CD
Universal/Mercury (Brazil), Late 80s/1990s. Used 2CD ... $2.99
Includes 14 tracks by each group – 24 tracks total. CD

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Serge ChaloffBlue Serge ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A real classic in the canon of American postwar jazz – one of the few albums ever cut as a leader by Boston baritone player Serge Chaloff – one of a handful of musicians who really helped move the instrument forward in jazz, and help it take a rightful place next to the expressiveness of the tenor and alto sax! Even though he hardly got a chance to record, Serge was a hell of a player, and one who has both the rich tone of the instrument completely in hand, while also able to move with the fluidity of a much leaner horn – a quality that's augmented here by the fantastic rhythm work from Sonny Clark on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The set's a treasure through and through – from the cool cover image, to the great music within – served up on tunes that include "How About You", "Handful Of Stars", "The Goof & I", "Susie's Blues", and "All The Things You Are". CD
Also available
Blue Serge (Japanese pressing) ... CD 8.99
Blue Serge (with bonus track) ... CD 5.99

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CherrelleFragile (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Nothing Fragile here – as Cherrelle comes across with plenty of power on this debut LP – thanks to sharp production from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on some of the best cuts, and an overall groove that's right on the best side of early 80s soul! The Jam/Lewis tracks are heavy on keyboards and beats – but still have a nicely early, un-commercial sort of sound overall – never too poppy, and more in an indie soul club sort of groove. Other production is by Michael Everitt Dunlap and Isaac Suthers – who bring in some slightly softer sounds that show off Cherrelle's more sensitive ballad side. Titles include the hit "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" – plus "When You Look In My Eyes", "I Need You Now", "Who's It Gonna Be", "Like I Will", "Fragile Handle With Care", and "Stay With Me". Includes the bonus tracks "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On (special rmx)", "Like I Will (Tokyo mix)", and "When You Look In My Eyes (special version)". CD

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CherrelleHigh Priority (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Universal (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Sweet 80s grooves from Cherrelle – a set that really has the singer cooking strongly with the production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – complete with all the heavy beats you might expect! Jam and Lewis borrow plenty of bottom sounds from the styles of hip hop and electro, and do a great job of mixing the rhythmic elements with Cherrelle's catchy vocals – all in a way that really blows away some of their more chart-topping productions, as the tunes have a bit more of an underground appeal! Make no mistake, this is definitely the poppier side of the soul spectrum – but there's also a freshness here that goes way past Janet Jackson – and which retains some of that smoother, more sophisticated sound we always love in the Tabu label. Titles include "You Look Good To Me", "High Priority", "Artificial Heart", "Saturday Love", "Oh No It's U Again", and "New Love". Bonus tracks are "You Look Good To Me (extended version)", "Saturday Love (extended version)", "Artificial Heart (dance rmx)", and "Will You Satisfy (dub - dance rmx)". CD

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June ChristyFair & Warmer (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $17.99 21.99
Always brilliant work from the great June Christy – an album that's got a lot more darkness than you might think from the title and the bright-colored cover! The style is very booze-soaked and sad – with plenty of echoes of the classic Something Cool album – and like that set, this one features sublime arrangements from the great Pete Rugolo – who has a perfect way of shading things in with the dark tones and modern elements that always work best for Christy's vocals! One of our favorite-ever records from June – with titles that include "Let There Be Love", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "I Want To Be Happy", "Imagination", "No More", "Better Luck Next Time", and "The Best Thing For You". CD

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Gabriella CilmiLessons To Be Learned ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2008. Used ... $3.99
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Ernest ColemanMy Romance With Rhythms ... CD
Rhythm Universal, 2009. Used ... $1.99
Tracks include "Tristeza", "Look Of Love/Modal Seduction", "Over The Rainbow", "Like A Lover", and "Oye Como Va/EC3 Is Back!". CD

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✨✧ Con Funk ShunTo The Max (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Snapping grooves and a sweet clubby sound from Con Funk Shun – one of the best ensemble funk groups to make the transition from late 70s styles to the key years of 80s groove! The bass is tight, the keyboards are electric, and the rhythms are great – never forced or stiff, and always flowing with a sense of soul that's head and shoulders above most of the group's contemporaries. Vocals are strong too – especially on the numbers that step things down a few notches – and titles include "Ms Got The Body", "Let's Ride & Slide", "Everlove", "Hide & Freak", "You Are The One", "Take It To The Max", "The Freak", and "Love's Train" – plus the 12 inch single and 12 inch instrumental versions of "Ms GotThe Body". CD

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ControllersStay ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A surprisingly wonderful set from The Controllers – recorded years after their late 70s classics, but with a great mellow 80s style that makes some great use of their harmonies! The style here is a mix of smooth quiet storm and mellow midtempo grooving – and although some of the electric arrangements have a definite 80s sound, the vocals are great, and there's some wonderful hooks on the tunes that really come out with a nice little punch. Titles include "Bad Bad Jama", "Distant Lover", "Stay", "So Glad", "My Secret Fantasy", "Got A Thang", and "Break Out The Love". CD

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Gal CostaMinha Voz, Minha Vida ... CD
Universal, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(2000 Brazilian pressing.)

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DaytonFeel The Music ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1983. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A massively wonderful album from Dayton – an album that has the group really getting their groove together – still sticking a bit in the older funk mode from the past, but also bringing in some warmer, deeper touches to their music too! There's a solidness here that's undeniable – a balance of rhythms and instrumentation that few other soul groups of the time were hitting – topped by vocals that have a nice dose of jazz in the mix too, with the sort of sophistication you might expect to hear from some of Wayne Henderson's At Home productions. Production is nice and warm, never too cold or commercial – and titles include the group's great cut "The Sound Of Music" – not the theme from the Broadway show, but a great two-stepper that's instantly infectious – plus "Caught In The Middle", "It Must Be Love", "Promise Me", and "Lookin Up". CD

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✨✧ Francois De RoubaixLe Samourai ... LP
Universal (France), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
One of the darkest soundtracks ever from the wonderful Francois De Roubaix – a moody, brooding score that really fits the solitary spirit of the main character! There's still plenty of those cool De Roubaix elements in the mix – even some weird melodies on organ and electronics – mixed with other piano or flute lines, all in these slow-stepping modes that have a wonderfully haunting vibe. Titles include "Laetitia Par Alain Delon", "Journal De Bord", "Enterrement Sous-Marin", "Acrobaties Aeriennes", "Hotel Sandwich", "Martey's", "Valerie", "Le Samourai", and "Le Destin De Costello". LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul DesmondBridge Over Troubled Water (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
The legendary alto saxophonist Paul Desmond serves up his own versions of key tunes by Simon & Garfunkel – with results that are simply amazing, and very different than the originals! The style here takes all the airy brilliance of the original S&G tunes, and turns it towards a more jazz-based mode – one that has some of the slight Brazilian undercurrents in the rhythms that you'll find on Desmond's previous two albums for CTI! The full arrangements are by Don Sebesky, who brings a great sense of balance to the set – and Herbie Hancock plays some great electric piano, in a group that also features Airto on percussion and Gene Bertoncini on guitar. But the real star of the set is Paul Desmond – blowing with that amazing tone of his – and sliding from tune to tune with effortless ease, in a way that really transforms these tunes in their instrumental readings. Titles include "Cecilia", "Mrs. Robinson", "America", "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright", and "Scarborough Fair" – all done with a sweet jazzy A&M approach! CD

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Dennis EdwardsDon't Look Any Further (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gordy/Universal (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Dennis Edwards made some great music with The Temptations – but a record like this is key proof that he was maybe even stronger as a solo act on his own! There's a mature 80s vibe to the whole record – one that comes from the commandingly strong, soulful style that Edwards perfected with his previous group – a depth that never gets lost in the 80s production, weather quiet storm mellow or upbeat and catchy – really well formed all the way through, thanks to work from producer Dennis Lambert. Siedah Garrett duets with Edwards on the mellow groover "Don't Look Any Further" – and other tracks include "(You're My) Aphrodisiac", "Another Place In Time", "I Thought I Could Handle It", and "Just Like You". CD also features bonus tracks – "Don't Look Any Further (ext 12" mix)", "Don't Look Any Further (12" inst)", "Don't Look Any Further (12" inst)", and "You're My Aphrodisiac (single version)". CD
Also available Don't Look Any Further ... LP 7.99

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Eightball & MJGThrow Your Hands Up (radio, main, inst)/Armed Robbery (main, inst) ... 12-inch
Suave House/Universal, 1999. Near Mint- ... $3.99
"Throw Your Hands Up" features Outkast. "Armed Robbery" features Thorough, Gillie Da Kid, Toni Hickman, and Big Duke. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Cassia EllerVeneno Vivo ... CD
Universal/Mercury (Brazil), 2011. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansNew Conversations (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A wonderful late 70s albums from Bill Evans – showing a further evolution of his solo piano/overdub approach! New Conversations is a record that follows strongly on the format of Bill's famous "Conversations" sessions for Verve in the 60s – and like those dates, it features the pianist playing alongside himself, thanks to the magic of overdubbing. But unlike those, this one also features a bit of electric piano too – picked up from the Left & Right years, and played alongside the acoustic piano in a shimmering sort of sound that's really great. The tones are tremendous – almost more open and fluid than in any Evans trio dates of the time – and the whole thing's got a ringing quality that's as much about sonic textures as it is about melody. Titles include "Song For Helen", "I Love My Wife", "For Nenette", "Maxine", "Nobody Else But Me", "After You", and "Reflections In D". CD

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Bill EvansWe Will Meet Again (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
One of the few larger group Bill Evans sessions from the later years – an album that features sax and flute from Larry Schneider and trumpet from Tom Harrell – in addition to core trio instrumentation from Bill on piano, Marc Johnson on bass, and Joe LaBarbera on drums! The added horns really make the session sparkle – and although those players aren't on every number in the record, when they do show up they really help change the sound nicely from overly familiar Evans trio modes. Bill plays a bit of electric piano on the set – especially beautifully on the track "Only Child" – and other titles include "Comrade Conrad", "Peri's Scope", "We Will Meet Again", "Bill's Hit Tune", "Laurie", "Five", and "For All We Know". CD

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Bill EvansYou Must Believe In Spring (SHMCD pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Wonderful late work from piano legend Bill Evans – a set that was recorded in 1977, but not issued until after his death in 1980 – at which point it became an instant essential in his catalog! As with so many of Bill's 70s recordings, the session benefits from the bass work of Eddie Gomez – rich, round, and warm – a perfect accompaniment for Evans' sometimes faltering piano work at the time – and a player that Evans was incredibly lucky to be working with during much of his later years. Elliot Zigmund is on drums, a beautifully sensitive player – and the set includes a sublime version of Michel Legrand's "You Must Believe In Spring", plus the tracks "Theme From Mash", "The Peacocks", "Sometime Ago", and "Gary's Theme". CD also features 3 previously unissued bonus tracks – "Without A Song", "All Of You", and "Freddie Freeloader". CD
Also available
You Must Believe In Spring (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99
You Must Believe In Spring (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Bill Evans & Toots ThielemansAffinity (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A beautiful pairing – the keyboards of Bill Evans and harmonica of Toots Thielemans – presented here in a space that marks the record as one of the best from both players in the 70s! Some tunes are sad and blue, and very spare – others a bit more upbeat and lyrical, almost taking us back to Bill's more sprightly modes of the early 60s – and the clear, clean sound offers up the best tones from both players in a perfect space. Other musicians include Marc Johnson on bass, Eliot Zigmund on drums, and Larry Schneider on flute, tenor, and soprano sax – and Evans plays a bit of electric piano in addition to acoustic, something we always love! Titles include "I Do It For Your Love", "The Days Of Wine & Roses", "Jesus' Last Ballad", "The Other Side Of Midnight", "Blue & Green", and "Tomato Kiss". CD

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ExtremeBest Of Extreme – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
A&M/Universal, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $0.99 2.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole, case has a clear promo sticker.)

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Art FarmerArt Farmer Quintet At Boomers (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1976. Used ... $29.99
A tasty Japanese-released session from Art Farmer – recorded at Boomers nightclub, with a quintet that includes Clifford Jordan, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins. Jordan's sharp-edged tenor solos give Farmer a lot more bite than usual – and the rhythm team keeps things leaping at a nicely soulful pace. Titles include "I Remember Clifford", "Barbados", and "Round Midnight" – all done in nice long versions. CD
(Out of print – and includes obi!)

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Art FarmerSummer Knows ... CD
East Wind/Universal (Japan), 1976. Used ... $16.99
Gently graceful work from Art Farmer – and a wonderful example of the way he was expanding his talents in the 70s! The set's got a slow burning sensuality that seems to bring even more soul out of Farmer's work on flugelhorn than before – especially on the mellower cuts, which seem especially written as showcases for Art's masterful examples of understatement. But don't go thinking that the album's all ballads, because with a rhythm section that includes Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins, the tracks move along nicely, even when in a gentler mode. Titles include "The Summer Knows", "Ditty", "Manha Do Carnaval", and "When I Fall In Love". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Fela & Egypt 80Original Suffer Head/I.T.T. ... CD
Barclay/Universal, Early 80s. Used ... $12.99
Don't let the later date fool you – because this is excellent material from Fela, and he kicks just as hard with his Egypt 80 group as he did with Africa 70! The set's got two albums on it – and the titles from Original Sufferhead ("Original Sufferhead" and "Power Show") both have amazing keyboards, with this strange other-worldly sound that makes it feel like Sun Ra has suddenly joined the group. The arrangements are amazingly tight, and a bit more sophisticated than usual. The I.T.T. album is represented by one long track – the legendary "International Thief Thief" – which is Fela's monster attack on global capitalist enterprise. If only Noam Chomsky could make his politics this funky! Great stuff, and with the excellent Barclay mastering and packaging. CD
(Out of print.)

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Cheo Feliciano/Oscar D'LeonLos Maestros De La Salsa ... CD
Universal (Colombia), Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Bryan FerryIsland Singles 1973 to 1976 (6 x 7" single set) ... 7-inch
Island/Universal (Italy), 1970s. New Copy 6 x 7 Inch ... $13.99 36.99
A very cool set of work – a box set that brings together six different pic sleeve singles from Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry – most of which were not issued in the US! The images alone are great – shots of Ferry in his youth, including a few images with a surprisingly slick moustache – and most of the work here dovetails nicely with the classic Roxy Music material, with some of the same musicians on hand, but given a slightly different spin in Ferry's company. Titles include the original tracks "Sea Breezes", "Remake/Remodel", "2HB", "Another Time Another Place", and "Chance Meeting" – plus versions of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Hard Rain's Gonna Fall", "You Go To My Head", "The In Crowd", and "Let's Stick Together". Also features the very cool Extended Play EP – with versions of "It's Only Love", "Heart On My Sleeve", "Shame Shame Shame", and "The Price Of Love". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ FlirtationsSounds Like The Flirtations (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Deram/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 42.99
Killer work from The Flirtations – originally an American group, but one who made a hip step to the UK in the mid 60s – where they began backing a lot of big artists, and also recorded this rare gem on their own! The sound is a wonderful blend of American soul and 60s UK girl pop – arranged beautifully by maestro Johnny Harris, who was easily one of the most soulful studio talents on the UK scene of the time. There's strong echoes of Detroit and New York soul in the record, but the sound is almost more majestic too – pushed strongly forward with some great backings over Northern soul rhythms – in ways that probably give the vocals even more support than they might have gotten in the US. Titles include the classic "Nothing But A Heartache" – plus "Stay", "Need Your Loving", "Momma I'm Coming Home", "Love Is A Sad Song", and "How Can You Tell Me?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing, remastered from the original tapes, in a flipback cover, and with a bonus insert of notes!)

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Four TopsKeeper Of The Castle ... CD
ABC/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Killer Four Tops material from the early 70s – and a record that proved that they didn't need to be on Motown to still keep churnin' out the hits! The sound is sophisticated, and pushes past the standard format of the group's good-selling records for Motown – hitting a classic AM Radio soul groove that's best summed up by the album's monster hit "Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got)", one of those tracks that will probably be played around the world for years and years and years. The rest of the record's just as great, and includes loads of tasty numbers – like the excellent title cut "Keeper Of The Castle", plus "Love Music", "Turn On The Light Of Your Love", and "Remember What I Told You To Forget". Soulful and sophisticated, and a nice break from the Motown years! CD
Also available Keeper Of The Castle ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Claude FrancoisLes Annees Yeye ... LP
Universal (France), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Claude Francois looks like he's having a very groovy time on the cover of the record – and that spirit is definitely continued within – as the French singer serves up a whole batch of upbeat numbers that are right in a great space between early French pop and American rock! The moment in the scene was known as "yeh yeh" – and maybe has a few more ties to Anglo themes and songs than would be the case a few years later – and for Claude, the material actually really seems to bring out his best – with a cooler style than some of his later work. Titles include "J'Y Pense Et Puis J'Oublie", "Meme Si Tu Revenais", "Pauvre Petite Fille Riche", "Marche Tout Droit", "Si J'Avais Un Marteau", "Belles Belles Belles", and "Chaque Jour C'Est La Meme Chose". LP, Vinyl record album

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Funk BrothersBest Of The Funk Brothers – 20th Century Masters ... CD
Motown/Universal, 1960s. Used ... $5.99
Motown legends finally get their due – in this first-ever collection of work by The Funk Brothers! The group were the backing band for most of the classic Motown recordings of the 60s – and labored for years with hardly any credit, until recently, when their achievements have been brought to light by the film Standing In The Shadows Of Motown, and a much-deserved Grammy award! And despite its cheap packaging, the collection's got plenty to offer any solid fan of Motown – 12 tracks that are pulled from sources that include tracks issued under the name of organist Earl Van Dyke, British singles, and even a previously unreleased mix! The tunes include a few originals, plus instrumental takes on Motown classics – with titles that include "Soul Stomp", "6 By 6", "Too Many Fish In The Sea", "All For You", "Come See About Me", "How Sweet It Is", "The Way You Do The Things You Do", "What's Going On", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone", and "Runaway Child Running Wild". CD

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✨✧ Serge GainsbourgComme Un Boomerang – Best Of Serge Gainsbourg ... LP
Universal (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 32.99
A very well done compilation truly including some of the very Best Of Serge Gainsbourg – programmed chronologically starting with the late 50s – not only some of the best of Serge, but some of the most provocative, innovative and creatively fearless popular music ever! From the more elegant, jazzier early number and on through the great duets, more sultry and stripped down numbers and bits of all the great strains of his inimitable style. Features the previously unissued "Comme Un Boomerang", plus "Leau A La Bouche", "Baudelaire", "Elaeudanla Teiteia", "Comic Strip", "Requiem Pur Un C", "L'Anamour", "Elisa", "La Decadanse" with Jane Birkin, "Bonnie And Clyde" with Bridgette Bardot, "Aux Armes Et Caetera" and more. 27 tracks on the 2LP version, LP1 from 1960-1968 and LP2 from 1968 to 1979. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ France GallBest Of France Gall ... LP
Universal (France), 1960s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
One of the greatest French female singers of the 60s – presented here in a classic collection of work! If you've gotta dig one gal vocalist of the Parisian scene of the time, Gall is definitely your girl – as her brash, bold style of singing really sums up the hippest, grooviest French styles of the time! Many tracks here were penned by some of the best French arrangers and composers of the period – including a fair bit by Serge Gainsbourg, who really helped Gall find her groove, and moved her from being just another girl singer to one of the more powerful 60s voices in French pop! There's even a few funky numbers in the mix, and the rest mostly have a modly snapping 60s groove – of the sort that's being heavily revived these days – and titles include "Pense A Moi", "Laisse Tomber Les Filles", "Attends Ou Va T'En", "Nous Ne Sommes Pas Des Anges", "Poupee De Cire Poupee De Son", "N'Ecoute Pas Les Idoles", "Baby Pop", "Les Sucettes", "Cet Air-La", "Bebe Requin", and "24/36". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rory GallagherLive In San Diego '74 (180 gram vinyl pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Universal, 1974. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 35.99
Previously unreleased! LP, Vinyl record album

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Marvin GayeWhat's Going On (2 CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Motown/Universal, 1971. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
The definitive version of this masterpiece! Marvin blew everyone's mind when he unleashed this amazing suite of political soul tunes at the beginning of the 70s – and 30 years later, Motown's reissued the set with a wealth of additional material that takes it to the next level. The 2CD set includes 35 tracks in all – classics like "What's Goin On", "Save The Children", "Flyin High (In The Friendly Sky)", "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" from the original album – plus the Original Detroit Mix of the 9 tracks on the album, a live performance of the album recorded at The Kennedy Center in 1972, single versions of 3 tracks, and "Head Title", aka "Distant Lover" in a formative state. CD
(BMG Direct pressing. Includes slipcase.)
Also available What's Going On (expanded edition) ... CD 5.99

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Stan GetzBig Band Bossa Nova ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1962. Used ... $14.99 18.99
An overlooked gem from the Verve bossa years – a session that features the sweet tenor sax work of Stan Getz, alongside some swinging bossa arrangements from the great Gary McFarland! Given the strength of Gary's own work for Verve at the time, it's no surprise that he's a perfect accompanist for Getz on the session – working with just the right amount of space to let Stan stand out from the pack, and really creating a great blend of Brazilian rhythms and some of the modder 60s styles at Verve. Gary contributed a number of originals to the session too – and titles include "Bim Bom", "Manlancolico", "Balanco No Samba", "Noite Triste", "Chega De Saudade", and "Manha De Carnival". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Big Band Bossa Nova ... LP 19.99

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Stan GetzOther Side Of Stan Getz ... CD
Verve/Universal (South Korea), 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Includes the songs "The Look of Love", "Billie's Bounce", "Cherokee", "I'm Late, I'm Late", "Walk on By", "I Want to Be Happy", "Windows", "Once Upon a Time", "Tour's End", "Impromptu", "Mickey's Theme", "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)", "Alfie", "A Summer Afternoon", "Jumpin' at the Woodside", "What the World Needs Now Is Love", "Bronx Blues", "Sweet Rain", "Bebop", "Litha", "Pan", and "Blues for Herky". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
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