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Universal FunkMirrors ... CD
April (Denmark), 2005. Used ... $6.99
It's been a few years since we last heard from these guys – and in that time, they've really grown a lot! The sound of this set is head and shoulders above their already-great album One – warmer, jazzier, and done with a richer instrumental vibe that we never would have expected! There's still plenty of beats and keys in the mix – but the album also features some really strong vocals on a number of cuts – plus moody trumpet lines on some of the best instrumentals. The group are fast emerging as one of the most fully-formed on the growing Danish scene – as you'll hear on titles that include "A Smell Of Tokyo", "I'm In Heaven", "Jacob's Ladder", "Greyhound", "The Day You Left Me", and "Twisted Forms". CD
(Out of print.)

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Universal Togetherness BandUniversal Togetherness Band ... CD
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99 15.98
A Chicago group who never hit the big time during their short run at the start of the 80s – but one who definitely know how to groove! There's a vibe here that really lives up to the "togetherness" in the group's name – a way of coming together with a tight, sharp sound throughout – but one that's never too slick, just surprisingly strong for such an underground funk group from the Windy City! And although the music is upbeat, the style is less disco than it is the kind of faster funk that percolated strongly in the underground scene in the pre-house years – almost more akin to some of the best indie club work coming out of the east coast, but with a very unique vibe too. As usual with Numero, the set does way more than just bring this lost music to light – it also tells the tale of the Universal Togetherness Band, and their never-flagging sense of energy and inspiration during their short but important run. Titles include "Ain't Gonna Cry", "Try Try Try", "My Sentiment", "Real Thrill", "Once In A Lifetime", "Call For Love", "I Want You", and "Taken By Love". CD

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✨✧ Louie Vega presents Leroy Burgess & The Universal Robot Band featuring Patrick AdamsBarely Breaking Even (boogie mix main, NYC house rmx inst, NYC house rmx main, boogie mix inst) (2 x 12" set) ... 12-inch
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic 500th release by the BBE label – one that looks back at the past, and soars to the future! This special extended single package is a fantastic return to form for everyone involved – as underground club legends Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess get a whole new groove from Louie Vega – but with a warmly soaring vibe that's a great update of their classic approach! "Barely Breaking Even" is a classic from the Universal Robot Band – but this new take has both vocals and production that are a lot warmer than the original P&P Records version – and a groove that's even catchier too! All four mixes are over eight minutes long – served up here beautifully on a double 12" package! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Cisco BradleyUniversal Tonality – The Life & Music Of William Parker ... Book
Duke University Press, 2021. New Copy ... $20.99 29.95
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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✨✧ Alice ColtraneUniversal Consciousness (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Impulse/Verve, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Out of print, punch through domestic obi.)

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Double FantasyUniversal Ave ... LP
Innovative Communication (Canada), 1986. Very Good+ ... $34.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Makaya McCravenUniversal Beings ... CD
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99 13.99
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". CD

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Makaya McCravenUniversal Beings E & F Sides ... CD
International Anthem, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A really great idea for a record – and one that echoes the same "E & F" mode that Makaya McCraven brought to his previous album! The approach here is as unique as the drummer himself – in that McCraven went back to the sessions for the core album, and pulled out material that's recast into a completely different record altogether – not a remix project, or a batch of alternate takes – but new music from the ground up, as Makaya continues his groundbreaking style of using live jazz performance as the basis for a record that's eventually cut-up and reassembled! Performances were recorded in Chicago, Cali, Brooklyn, and London – with players who include Brandee Younger on harp, Joel Ross on vibes, Dezron Douglas on bass, Ashley Henry on Fender Rhodes, Nubya Garcia on tenor, Jeff Parker on guitar, Miguel Atwood Ferguson on violin, Carlos Nino on percussion, Junius Paul on bass, Tomeka Reid on cello, and Shabaka Hutchings on tenor – an amazing lineup that gets plenty of space to shine in the hands of Makaya. Titles include "Everybody Coo", "Mak Attack", "The Hunt", "Beat Science", "Kings & Queens", "Traveling Space", "Butterss Fly", "Universal Beings Part 2", "Her Name", "Half Steppin", and "The Way Home". CD

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PreachermanUniversal Philosophy – Preacherman Plays TJ Hustler's Greatest Hits ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2018. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
Wild work from one of the more compelling artists of the Cali soul scene – an Oakland singer/keyboardist who issued a rare album under the name of TJ Hustler in 1979, then kept on making his own sounds away from the mainstream! The vibe here is very very 80s underground – lots of Casio-styled keyboards, used with spare drum programs – and topped with lyrics that are quite far from any mainstream understanding of soul – clearly marking Preacherman as his own sort of singer right from the start. The collection is a perfect fit for the Luaka Bop style of finding truly unique artists and giving them the spotlight they deserve – and titles include "Feel It", "Out Of This World", "Tell Me Why", "That's Good", "Age Of Individualism", and the 18 minute long "Up & Down". CD also features the 15 minute "The Wrong Way". CD
Also available Universal Philosophy – Preacherman Plays TJ Hustler's Greatest Hits ... LP 9.99

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PreachermanUniversal Philosophy – Preacherman Plays TJ Hustler's Greatest Hits ... LP
Luaka Bop, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 20.99
Wild work from one of the more compelling artists of the Cali soul scene – an Oakland singer/keyboardist who issued a rare album under the name of TJ Hustler in 1979, then kept on making his own sounds away from the mainstream! The vibe here is very very 80s underground – lots of Casio-styled keyboards, used with spare drum programs – and topped with lyrics that are quite far from any mainstream understanding of soul – clearly marking Preacherman as his own sort of singer right from the start. The collection is a perfect fit for the Luaka Bop style of finding truly unique artists and giving them the spotlight they deserve – and titles include "Feel It", "Out Of This World", "Tell Me Why", "That's Good", "Age Of Individualism", and the 18 minute long "Up & Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Universal Philosophy – Preacherman Plays TJ Hustler's Greatest Hits ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ RedwallsUniversal Blues ... CD
Undertow, 2003. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersRare Vol 2 (Universal Archives pressing) ... CD
Urban/Universal Archives (UK), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second volume in this classic UK series of work by Roy Ayers – titled "rare" because at the time of release, none of Ayers' material had been reissued on CD! Although we almost hate to say it, the same is still kind of true today – given that many of Roy's classic Polydor albums of the 70s are still waiting for reissue – which is why a package like this is still totally essential if you're a fan of Roy's jazzy genius! And if you've ever read these pages, you know that we think Roy's a genius – and you'll get no better proof than this set – a wonderful overview of some of the lesser-known corners from the Polydor years – and a mix of modes that include dancefloor jazz, jazz funk, and mellow soul – on 14 tracks that include "Ebony Blaze", "Sensitize", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Sweet Tears", "Hummin", "Feel Like Makin Love", "A Wee Bit", "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", "When Is Real Real", "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", and "Funky Motion". CD
(This is a special "on demand" pressing of this album supported by the Universal Music Archives in the UK. Includes full cover art, in color, but the packaging is slightly different than the original release of the title – which is now out of print.)

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✨✧ Alice ColtraneUniversal Consciousness ... LP
Impulse, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily 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
(Original rainbow label pressing! Cover has light wear, and a small cut corner.)

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✨✧ Makaya McCravenUniversal Beings ... LP
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available Universal Beings ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Makaya McCravenUniversal Beings E & F Sides ... LP
International Anthem, 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great idea for a record – and one that echoes the same "E & F" mode that Makaya McCraven brought to his previous album! The approach here is as unique as the drummer himself – in that McCraven went back to the sessions for the core album, and pulled out material that's recast into a completely different record altogether – not a remix project, or a batch of alternate takes – but new music from the ground up, as Makaya continues his groundbreaking style of using live jazz performance as the basis for a record that's eventually cut-up and reassembled! Performances were recorded in Chicago, Cali, Brooklyn, and London – with players who include Brandee Younger on harp, Joel Ross on vibes, Dezron Douglas on bass, Ashley Henry on Fender Rhodes, Nubya Garcia on tenor, Jeff Parker on guitar, Miguel Atwood Ferguson on violin, Carlos Nino on percussion, Junius Paul on bass, Tomeka Reid on cello, and Shabaka Hutchings on tenor – an amazing lineup that gets plenty of space to shine in the hands of Makaya. Titles include "Everybody Coo", "Mak Attack", "The Hunt", "Beat Science", "Kings & Queens", "Traveling Space", "Butterss Fly", "Universal Beings Part 2", "Her Name", "Half Steppin", and "The Way Home". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Universal Beings E & F Sides ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Truco & ZaperokoMusica Universal ... CD
Libertad, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Don Cherry/Carlos Ward/Dollar BrandUniversal Silence ... CD
Lepo Glasbo (Germany), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful live performance from the same trio that delivered the Third World Underground album for Trio Records in 1972 – a set done with a similar mix of earthy, global elements as that gem – delivered by Carlos Ward on alto and flute, Dollar Brand on piano and flute, and Don Cherry on flute, trumpet, and percussion! There's a style here that's almost an extension of the energy of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – especially in the way the musicians mix up instruments – combined with some of the more globally-sensitive elements of Don Cherry's work in Sweden, which clearly brings out qualities in Brand and Ward that are different than their already-great work together on other albums. Titles include "African Session", "Air", "Berimbau", "Waya Wa Egoli", "Cherry", and "Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro". CD

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✨✧ First Aid KitUniversal Soldier/It Hurts Me Too ... 7-inch
Third Man, 2011. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ A+Enjoy Yourself (radio, inst, album, acapella) ... 12-inch
Universal, 1998. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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AnberlinVital (2x10") ... LP
Universal, 2012. Sealed 2x10" Gatefold ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Erykah BaduBaduizm ... CD
Universal, 1997. Used ... $2.99
A landmark debut from the mighty Erykah Badu – a record that really set the world on fire when it first appeared – and which continues to blow our minds all these many years later! There's a simple, straightforward grace to the album that comes through immediately – as Erykah tries to forge new ground for soul music, but does it by taking a few steps backwards – not into retro modes, but more in a way that focuses on the core vocal, songcraft, and right instrumentation that can make a special soul record such a standout. She does a great job of both avoiding easy commercial paths, or some of the temptations to embrace other then-contemporary genres – which has made the work of some of her colleagues seem a bit dated. The record defines a whole new style of expression – "Baduizm", if you will – one in which Erykah sings with a depth that stretches back through a century's worth of jazz, soul, and gospel influences – but works a groove in a stripped-down and forward-thinking mode that sets the pace for countless Neo Soul singers to come! Titles include "Certainly (Flipped It)", "Next Lifetime (radio)", "On & On", "Appletree", "No Love", "4 Leaf Clover", and "Sometimes (mix #9)". CD
(Punch through barcode & clear promotional sticker on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Erykah BaduLive ... CD
Universal, 1997. Used ... $3.99
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

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Bah SambaHouse Mixes 1996 to 2006 ... CD
Absolute/Universal, 1990s/2000s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Banda Black RioO Som Das Americas ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2019. Used ... $14.99
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
(Sealed digipack pressing.)

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✨✧ Pastor TL Barrett & Youth For Christ ChoirDo Not Pass Me By – Vol 2 ... LP
Universal Awareness/Numero, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jorge BenTabua De Esmeralda – Grande Discoteca Brasileira Vol 9 ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1974. Used ... $14.99
Searing samba soul from Jorge Ben – one of his best-remembered albums of the 70s, and for good reason too! The album's got a slightly fuller feel than some of Ben's other work of the time – never slick, but with backings balanced nicely against his own raspy vocals and acoustic guitar – sweetening things up with a bit of the strings you'd find on Forca Bruta, but with a hint of the soul to come on Africa Brasil! The balance is great – thanks to arrangers Osmar Milito, Darcy De Paulo, and Hugo Bellard – and as usual, Jorge's vocals are the main attraction – dipping, turning, and rising with this really unique, personal feel – Ben-like brilliance at its brightest. The whole thing's wonderful – a key gem from the Philips years – and titles include "Cinco Minutos", "Zumbi", "Brother", "Os Alquimistas Estao Chegando Os Alquimistas", "Errare Humanum Est", "Menina Muler Da Pele Preta", "Hermes Tri", and "O Namorado Da Viuva". CD
(Deluxe reissue in a hardbound book with photos and extensive notes – all in Portuguese. Album itself comes in an LP style sleeve with the original cover art.)

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Miri Ben-AriYou Can Get It From Me (radio, main, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Universal, 2004. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Featuring Joe Buddens & Mr Maygreen. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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Maria Bethania & Caetano VelosoMaria Bethania & Caetano Veloso Ao Vivo ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
An incredibly great live set from one of the most famous brother/sister teams in music! Maria and Caetano share the stage on about half the cuts, dueting in a way that's even better than we expected – especially because Caetano's warm fragile vocals are a perfect counterpoint to Maria's deep rich ones. The other tracks feature one or the other singing solo – and given the time of the recording, they're both in prime form, and the set's a delight to hear whatever the format. Titles include "Tudo De Novo", "Maninha", "Doce Misterio Da Vida", "O Que Tinha De Ser", "Numero Um", "Joao E Maria", and "Carcara". CD

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Benjamin BiolayGrand Prix ... CD
Universal (France), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
Rock-solid work from the mighty Benjamin Biolay – one of the few contemporary French talents who moves us as much as his counterparts from the 60s scene – and an artist who's maybe now got a legacy that's even larger than some of his earlier heroes! The album's got a sound that's as sharp and striking as its cover – well-penned tunes by Biolay, served up with inventive production, and a great ear for the sorts of tunes that work perfectly with Benjamin's oft-whispered vocals – a mode certainly inherited from Serge Gainsbourg's Melody Nelson years, but taken into directions that have definitely made Biolay his own artist over the years. Titles include "Visage Pale", "Ou Est Passe La Tendresse", "Souviens Toi L'Ete Dernier", "Vendredi", "Grand Prix", and "Ideogrammes". CD

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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
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region.)

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James BlakeJames Blake ... CD
Universal Republic, 2011. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Mary J BligeMy Life (2CD edition – with bonus tracks0 ... CD
Uptown/Universal, 1994. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99
The stunning second album from Mary J Blige – a record that showed that both the singer and her new form of soul music were around to stay! Production is from Sean Combs and Chucky Thompson – very heavy on beats borrowed from the underground, but nicely tuned to the mainstream – all with a streetwise vibe that immediately made the lady such a nice contrast to some of the more cloying commercial R&B from a few years before. And if you think the approach is all attitude and hype, guess again – because Blige almost reintroduces deep soul to the charts with the classic "I'm Going Down" – alongside other classics that include "You Bring Me Joy", "Be Happy", "My Life", "Mary's Joint", "Don't Go", "I Love You", "No One Else", "I Never Wanna Live Without You", "I'm The Only Woman", and "Mary Jane". 25th Anniversary edition – with bonus CD that features the extra cuts "Mary Jane (rmx with LL Cool J)", "I'm Goin Down (rmx with Mr Cheeks)", "I Love You (rmx with Smif N Wessun)", "Be Happy (Bad Boy butter rmx)", "Be Happy (Ron G rmx)", and "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman". CD

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BojouraGolden Years Of Dutch Pop Music ... CD
Universal (Netherlands), Late 60s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Joao BoscoNao Vou Pro Ceu – Mas Ja Nao Vivo No Chao ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2009. Used ... $11.99
Wonderful recent work from Joao Bosco – one of the few artists from 70s Brazil who's kept his sound strong over the years! This album's got a very intimate feel – mostly just Joao's vocals and acoustic guitar at the core, augmented with some light group backing that shifts from track to track – a bit of bass, added guitar, and percussion – always used in gentle ways that makes us feel like the album's still a solo effort from Bosco. Given Joao's wonderful songwriting talents, the approach takes us even more deeply into his personal space – and the tunes really have a way of speaking to us, even beyond the boundaries of language. Bosco whistles a bit on the record, too – which is a beautiful touch – and titles include "Pintura", "Tanto Faz", "Tanajura", "Jimbo No Jazz", "Perfeicao", "Navalha", "Pronto Pra Proxima", and "Alma Barroca". CD

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James BrownIn The Jungle Groove ... LP
Polydor/Universal, Early 70s/1986. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
Massive – and one of the best James Brown compilations ever, filled with rare and unreleased material! This completely essential set features tracks pulled from James' best years ever – the mighty early 70s, when he was working with the JBs, and laying down tracks that would forever change the face of funk! The tunes on the album are right up there with the best work on classic albums like The Payback, Doin It To Death, Hot Pants, and any of the other killer Polydor funk albums by James – and most of them were pulled from sessions for those records, and brought together in this format for the first time in the late 80s. The centerpiece of the set is a 9 minute version of "Funky Drummer", and other highlights include new versions of "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose (remix)", "Soul Power (mono re-edit)", and "Talkin' Loud & Sayin' Nothin (remix)". The set's also got bonus beats of "Funky Drummer", a long single take of "Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)" (8:42 minutes long!), and the nice rare track "I Got To Move" – previously unreleased, and nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownLive At The Apollo Volume II – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Polydor/Universal, 1968. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
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". Features 30 minutes of extra material, with remixed tracks, set in the original running order, and lots of great notes! CD
(Out of print, cutout mark through slipcover barcode.)

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James BrownPayback ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
A masterpiece of funky soul – and one of the greatest albums of the early 70s! It all comes together on this one – funk, soul, politics, and production – and the record is still one of the clearest examples of James Brown's genius that you'll ever find! Recorded during the same sessions as the JBs album Damn Right I Am Somebody – Payback has the group backing James with amazing intensity, playing on and on for very long stretches, improvising jams that perfectly match the vocals, which are often as improvised as the music. The most famous example of this style at work is "The Payback", which begins with a simple head arrangement, then has James riffing off on politics and power, letting the band come in at just the right moment, dropping solos that are still some of the best ever recorded on a funk album. The rest of the album's equally great, and even though most tracks run close to 10 minutes, and the album's a 2LP set, most of the material stays fresher than any 3 minute funk record we've ever heard. Some tracks are separated by these cool voices that rise up as seques – and titles include "Stone To The Bone", "Mind Power", "Take Some Leave Some", and "Shoot Your Shot". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Payback ... CD 5.99

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Marcelo CameloToque Dela ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2011. Used ... $11.99
Only the second solo album from Marcelo Camelo – but already he's really winning our ears with his creative sounds, and deeply personal presentation of his music! There's a solid quality here that almost takes us back to the glory days of MPB – although Marcelo's also brought in some elements from the past two decades of popular music, too – woven into a rich, but subtle tapestry that's a perfect backdrop for his raspy vocals! Titles include "Tres Dias", "Pretinha", "Acostumar", "OO", "A Noite", and "Meu Amor E Teu". CD
(Still sealed.)

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CanibusI Honor U (clean, main, inst)/Get Retarded (main, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Universal, 1998. Near Mint- ... $2.99
"I Honor U" produced by Wyclef. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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CaravanFor Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Decca/Universal (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
A record with a bit of a gag in the title, but a set that has the mighty Caravan at their classic best – simply soaring to the skies on some of the best-crafted prog lines of their generation! The lineup has shifted a bit from before – only core members Pye Hastings on guitar and Richard Coughan on drums – but the sound is still wonderful, as Dave Sinclair steps on with lots of cool work on keyboards – and the group get assorted guest help from Brit jazz giants who include Tony Coe on tenor, Pete King on flute and alto, Henry Lowther on trumpet, Frank Rocotti on congas, and Rubert Hine on Arp! Peter Geoffrey Richardson is also a core member of the group, and provides electric viola at many spots – an instrument which doesn't change the Caravan sound, so much as slide right in and expand it. Titles include "The Dog The Dog He's At It Again", "A Hauting We Shall Go", "Headloss", "Surprise Surprise", "Memory Lain Hugh", and "C'Thlu Thlu". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cherry BombsNotorious Cherry Bombs ... CD
Universal, 2004. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Chiara CivelloSpace Between ... CD
Universal/EmArcy (Italy), 2007. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Eric ClaptonEric Clapton (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atco/Universal (Japan), 1978. Used 2CD ... $34.99
Includes the previously unreleased "original mix" of the entire album as well as additional bonus tracks. CD
(Out of print, 2008 SHM-CD pressing in two LP style sleeves with an ovesized booklet – includes obi!)

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Comet Is ComingAfterlife ... CD
Universal (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
A brilliant blast from The Comet Is Coming – their second album on Impulse in less than a year – and it's as exciting as anything they've done so far! Their core vibe of mixing spiritual jazz with electronic experimentation is here in full force, but they take it new directions. While the trio carries the influences from 70s spacey fusion influences and modern London jazz on the other, it always feels fully unique and of their own invention. Part of what's so exciting is they can strip things down to minimalist vibe of melodic sax, spare drums and bubbling electronics to far-reaching jazz funk from one track to the next – this is trio with range! Poet Joshua Idehen delivers a righteous vocal on the opener "All That Matters Is The Moments" that sets the stage for the soaring ride that follows, including "The Softness Of The Present", "The Afterlife", "Lifeforce Part I", "Lifeforce Part II" and "The Seven Planetary Heavens". CD

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Harry Connick JrTrue Love – A Celebration Of Cole Porter ... CD
Verve/Universal (Netherlands), 2019. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Still sealed with the hype sticker.)

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Bill CosbyBest Of Bill Cosby – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
MCA/Universal, Early 70s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Eddie CostaHouse Of Blue Lights ... CD
Dot/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
An overlooked album from pianist Eddie Costa – recorded in the late 50s for Dot Records! The set's a bit different than some of Costa's other material from the time – in that has Eddie playing with a much heavier touch on the left hand – inflecting the keys in a bluesier mode, but also working here with some modern touches from drummer Paul Motian, who's in the trio along with bassist Wendell Marshall. Costa's tone has changed decidedly for the record – and he's often got a loudly flowing approach to the keys that echoes later work by McCoy Tyner, Steve Kuhn, and other key 60s innovators. And even though tracks are again mostly familiar numbers, Costa's really pushing them to new levels – pushing, pausing, and twisting them into unusual time structures and melodic progressions. Titles include "House Of Blue Lights", "Diane", "When I Fall In Love", "My Funny Valentine", "What's To Ya", and "Anabelle". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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CrusadersHollywood ... CD
MoWest/Universal (Japan), 1972. Used ... $9.99
A great record from The Crusaders – and an album that's really the start of the group's strong run of smooth funky jazz for the 70s – a very vibrant little set, even though the black and white cover makes the whole thing look a bit understated! The album's got the group dropping the "jazz" from their name, but it's still a great bit of LA funky soul jazz – with electric keyboards from Joe Sample that are very much in a late 60s mode, plus guitar from David T Walker and Arthur Adams, and bass from Chuck Rainey, in addition to fine work by regulars like Stix Hooper, Wayne Henderson, and Wilton Felder. Tracks have a tight and uncomplicated funky approach, with a slightly smooth edge – and titles include "Do Yourself A Favor", "Try A Little Harder", "Cold Duck Eddie", "Way Back Home", and the Afro-funky groover "Alekesam"! CD
(Out of print.)

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Wilson Das NevesPra Gente Fazer Mais Um Samba ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2010. Used ... $11.99
Warm and soulful samba from Wilson Das Neves – an artist who's reemerged a bit in recent years, but still working with all the swinging charm he had in the 60s and 70s! The set's got some lyrical touches that are mighty nice, and which fit well with the raspy quality of Wilson's aging vocals – almost a trace of choro mixed in with the samba, at least in the way the tunes sparkle with a nice depth of feeling and sensitivity. The vocals have a very human quality – even more so than before – and titles include "Minha Trajetoria", "Coquetel", "Folha No Ar", "Estava Faltando Voce", "Assedio", "Nao Da", "Outono Chegou", and "Ingrata Surpresa". CD
(Out of print & still sealed.)

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Kiki DeeFontana & Motown Years (3CD set) ... CD
Universal/Edsel (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $39.99
A stunning collection of work from Kiki Dee – a British singer that most folks only discovered in the US in the mid 70s, thanks to a duet with Elton John – but one who gave her homeland some fantastic music in the 60s! The set's the first to fully dip into this part of Kiki's career, and bring all the best bits together – early singles and an album for the Fontana label, plus European material too – then her full album for Motown from the end of the 60s, plus nine more bonus tracks recorded for Motown too! The whole thing's a massive book-styled package – with loads of notes and photos – and the music shows just what a groovy singer Kiki was back in the day – the kind of powerhouse female vocalist that England always seemed to do better than us at the time. The set features 60 tracks in all – the albums I'm Kiki Dee and Great Expectations, plus rare tracks and singles – a set list that includes "Runnin Out Of Fools", "There He Goes", "The Day Will Come Between Sunday & Monday", "My Whole World Ended", "I'll Have You You'll Have Me", "Oh Be My Love", "Mr Loneliness", "You're My World", "While They Watch", "On A Magic Carpet Ride", "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You", "Hungry Heart", "Now The Flowers Cry", "I'm Going Out", "Don't Destroy Me", "Why Don't I Run Away From You", "Sunshine", "Patterns", "With A Kiss", "That's Right Walk On By", and "Senza Te". CD

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Lou DonaldsonFried Buzzard ... CD
Cadet/Universal, 1965. Used ... $13.99
A live set recorded in 1965 – and more straight ahead soul jazz than Lou's later funk work on Blue Note, even though Leo Morris/Idris Muhammad is on drums. The album is a nice transitional session, though, with a good lounge jazz feel, and some nice long cuts like "Fried Buzzard", "Summertime" – and "The Thang", which have a rawer feel than most of his Blue Note stuff. CD
(Out of print Chessmates pressing.)

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DrakeTake Care ... CD
Cash Money/Universal, 2011. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Kurt Elling/Mark MurphyStepping Out/Stolen Moments (2020 Japan Record Day Release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), 2007/2020. New Copy (pic cover)... $24.99
A really cool limited single – with two contemporary vocal jazz gems! Kurt Elling takes on the groovy tune "Stepping Out" by Joe Jackson – really unlocking the jazzy core of the song, almost as anthem for the New York that Elling now calls home – and Mark Murphy handles the classic "Stolen Moments" – a cut he's done a few times, but which is presented here from his great Verve album with Til Bronner at the production helm! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Brian EnoRams – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Opal/Universal, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Great soundtrack work from Brian Eno – a record that's maybe more stark than some of his other work of the past few decades – but in a way that's no surprise, given that the music is for a film about the brilliant minimalist designer Dieter Rams! There are sounds here that recall some of Eno's late 70s collaborations with Cluster, while others have more of the organic, acoustic qualities of his own ambient work – and the pairing of two thoughtful geniuses for one project is a perfect match. Titles include "For A New Design", "Generative Lounge", "Designer Piano", "A Warm Sweet Bed", "Beautiful Metals", "Bright Clouds Of Metal", and "Harmonic Guitar". CD

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Eric B & RakimFollow The Leader (2LP version) ... LP
MCA/Universal, 1990. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
No sophomore slump for the second Eric B & Rakim album – benchmark hip hop of the first order and up there with the best of all time! Following up Paid In Pull was no easy task, and the appropriately titled Follow The Leader makes it look easy, completing one of the great one-two punches in hip hop history by bring in a richer, fuller, more skillfully creative sound, without sacrificing the dense, hard hitting, sparely funk greatness of the debut. Includes the awesome title track, plus "Lyrics Of Fury", "Microphone Fiend", "The R", "Musical Massacre", "No Competition", "Just A Beat", "Eric B Never Scared", "Put Your Hands Together", "To The Listeners" and "Beats For The Listeners". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP pressing for better sound!)

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Shaun EscofferyStrong Enough ... CD
Universal (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
We've loved the music of Shaun Escoffery for many years now – right from that time when he emerged from the UK scene as key talent in the Omar generation – the kind of strong songwriting voice and confident singer that really helped mark a difference from the world of soul in the US! Escoffery has evolved wonderfully over the course of his superb recordings – and here, he continues to grow even more – coming on strong, and maybe with more of a 60s soul inspiration than ever before – kind of a romping, vibrant approach to the music that echoes the Motown generation, while still also sounding immediately contemporary, and graced with a production style that maybe makes Shaun's vocals sound even more powerful than ever! We've been waiting decades for Escoffery to get the international fame he deserves – and maybe this record is the one that will put him over the top, given the strength of the songs and the overall set as a whole. Titles include "River", "Imagine", "Lucky", "Soldier", "Heat", "With These Eyes", "Need To Believe", "Candle", "You Remind Me", and "Surrender". CD

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Gil Evans, Jerry Dammers, & OthersAbsolute Beginners (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Virgin/Universal (UK), 1986. New Copy 2CD (reissue)... $15.99
A great snapshot of jazzy London in the years before the acid jazz explosion of the late 80s – and a surprisingly great soundtrack that's stood the test of time much more than the actual film! The music here represents a jazz-based undercurrent of the London scene that was already turning its ears back in time – to a pre-mod era of the late 50s, which is the setting for Colin MacInnes original novel used for the film – portrayed here in a pastiche of vocal and instrumental songs that often have a fair bit of classic touches! Gil Evans was brought in for most of the instrumentals, and turns out some really sparkling charts that have all the charm of his best work of the 50s – and other contemporary artists do a pretty great job themselves – at least on the more jazz-based numbers. Evans numbers include versions of Charles Mingus' "Boogie Stop Shuffle" and "Better Git It In Your Soul", plus his own "Va Va Vaoom" – and the better jazzy tunes includes the excellent "Killer Blow" by Sade, plus "Have You Ever Had It Blue" by The Style Council, "That's Motivation" and "Absolute Beginners" by David Bowie, "Rodrigo Bay" by Working Week, "Selling Out" by Slim Gaillard, and "Riot City" by Jerry Dammers. CD

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Marcio FaracoInterior ... CD
Universal, 2002. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Flied EggGood Bye Flied Egg (180 gram pressing) (2020 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Vertigo/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $54.99
Hard to say goodbye to a group this good – one of the heaviest combos working the Japanese scene in the early 70s – graded with guitar work from Shigeru Narumo that we'd put right up next to any of the best British or American players of the time! Shigeru clearly gets his inspiration from blues, but turns his music into hard rock overall – especially when the vocals come into the mix, and the whole thing is driven by the intense drums of Hiro Tsunoda and heavy bass of Masayoshi Takanaka! The album packs as heavy a punch as any English work issued on Vertigo at the same time – and titles include "Out To The Sea", "Goodbye To My Friends", "521 Seconds Schizophrenic Symphony", "Before You Descend", "Five More Pennies", and "Rolling Down The Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stunning pressing – textured cover, heavy vinyl, and obi!)

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Flower Travellin' BandAnywhere (180 gram pressing) (2020 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Phonogram/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $54.99
Naked guys on motorcycles – and that's just on the front cover – a great indication that you're really in for something special from this legendary Japanese band! Flower Travellin Band are one of those combos who clearly started out with an inspiration in blues, but quickly take things out to much trippier territory – long jams that are more psych than anything else at points, especially when the guitars get really freaky and fuzzy! There's almost a heady Bay Area vibe to the whole thing – although the record has some sinister currents that would have really freaked out an acid-dropping hippie – all of which makes for the kind of record that never loses its power over the decades. Titles include "Black Sabbath", "Twenty First Century Schizoid Man/Anywhere", "Anywhere/Louisiana Blues", and "House Of The Rising Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl and cover, with obi!)

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Food BrainSocial Gathering (2020 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $52.99
A really hard-jamming band from the Japanese scene at the start of the 70s – the kind of quartet who take simple instruments but find a way of making music that's completely their own! The record's instrumental, and definitely has some ties to European prog – but there's also a sound that's much rougher around the edges – especially on the guitar and organ, which would both be equally at home on a blues rock record, but never have this intensity or complexity! The group show their hard rock chops at a few points too – and titles include "The Hole In A Sausage", "Dedicated To Bach", "Clock", "The Conflict Of The Hippo & The Pig", "Waltz For MPB", and "Naked Mountain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl and cover, with obi!)

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Laura FygiSongs From Movies & Musicals ... CD
Universal (Netherlands), 1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
... CD
(Packaged in an oversized case which has some edgewear & a sticker on the spine.)

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Serge GainsbourgEn Studio Avec Serge Gainsbourg (3CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A treasure trove of rare work from the legendary Serge Gainsbourg – studio outtakes, alternate versions, and lots of other material that stands as a great addition to the catalog of one of the coolest, grooviest French language singers ever! This 3CD set is overflowing with gems – and CD1 brings together rare tracks by Serge himself – some from 45 or LP projects, but presented here in different modes that stand as a wonderful complement to some of the versions you might know – almost like a "part 2" or extended take in some cases. Titles include "Black Trombone (avec intro)", "L'Homme A Tete De Chou (instrumental)", "Sea Sex & Sun (extrait des prises voix", "Chez Les Yeye (prise complete)", "L'Eau A La Bouche (avec intro)", "69 Annee Erotique (instrumental)", and two very long tracks – "Melody (prise complete)" and "Lola Roastaquoouere (instrumental)". CD2 features various interpretations of Serge's songs – many of which were produced by Serge himself, and a few of which even feature vocals by Gainsbourg! The music spans the space of his early Latin and jazzy work, through his slinky sexy 60s and 70s years, to his final burst of great music in the early 80s. Titles include "J'Ai Deja Donne" by Jacques Dutronc, "Les P'Tits Papiers" by Regine, "Les Papillons Noirs" by Michele Arnaud, "Mambo Miam Miam" by Los Goragueros, "Le Sixieme Sens" by Juliette Greco, "L'Oiseau De Paradis" by Zizi Jeanmarie, "Les Petits Boudins" by Dominique Walter, "Le Mal Interieur" by Isabelle Adjani, "Plus Dous Avec Moi" by Charlotte Gainsbourg, and "Le Drapeau Noir" by Mirelle Darc. CD3 features great music that Serge Gainsbourg did for a variety of cinematic projects – music that's every bit as groovy as his own vocal tunes, and which often appear here in instrumental takes that let you focus even more strongly on his great sense of a funky bit and a groove! Titles include "Milena (instrumental)", "L'Eau A La Bouche (avec intro)", "Requiem Pour Un Con (instrumental)", "First Class Ticket (prise alternative)", "Les Chemins De Katmandou (generique)", "Le Village A L'Aube", "Discophoteque (rough mix)", and "Le Physique Et La Figure (version complete)", plus Anna Karina singing "Roller Girl". CD

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Herb GellerHerb Geller Plays (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EmArcy/Universal (Japan), Mid 50s. Used ... $14.99
A seminal piece of west coast bop from the mid 50s – featuring altoist Geller in group with wife Lorraine on piano, and either Curtis Counce or Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and either Larry Marable or Eldridge Freeman on drums. The groove's nice and hard, nice and stripped-down – and Geller proves himself to be a fantastic player with a soulful edge that sets him apart from most of his LA contemporaries. Titles include "Sweet Vinegar", "Love Is Like a Turtle", "Kahagon", "Breaking Through The Sound Barrier", and "Days I Never Knew". 12 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)
Also available Herb Geller Plays ... LP 16.99

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Joao GilbertoJoao Gilberto In Tokyo ... LP
Universal (Japan), 2003. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $69.99
A beautiful recent live recording from bossa legend Joao Gilberto – the kind that shows that he's still very much in fine fine form! The set was recorded in Tokyo, and features Joao on voice and guitar – with no other instrumentation at all – replicating the feel of some of his sparest classic work, with a style and approach that seems even better with age. There's a waning sadness to the whole set that's really compelling – the weight of years that somehow makes classic tunes sound even more meaningful than before! 15 tracks in all – with titles that include "Aos Pes Da Cruz", "Bolinha De Papel", "Louco", "Pra Que Discutir Com Madame", "Doralice", "Este Seu Olhar", and "Preconceito". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny HallydayAnthologie 1964 to 1966 ... CD
Mercury/Universal (France), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
A great little collection of early work from Johnny Hallyday – one of the first big rockers to emerge from the French scene in the 60s – and an artist who's really coming into his own with tracks! Some titles have Hallyday taking on American or Anglo material, with new French lyrics – but there's also some other cuts of his own – and together, the tracks really get at the special sort of charm that would make Johnny a much bigger star for a lot longer than most of the earlier American artists who inspired him! Backings are often by Joey & The Showmen, but some cuts feature larger arrangements from Eddie Vartan, Jacques Denjean, and others – in a set of 22 titles that includes "Les Coups", "Je L'Aime", "Les Mauvais Garcons", "Excuse Moi Partenaire", "Reviens Donc Chez Nous", "Mes Yeux Sont Fous", "O Carole", and "Les Monts Pres Du Ciel". CD

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Keef Hartley BandTime Is Near (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Deram/Universal (Japan), 1970. Used ... $26.99
Easily one of the greatest records ever from the Keef Hartley Band – and certainly the group's jazziest! The album's awash in great horn parts that dance along beautifully with the rootsier vocals of the set – sung by guitarist Miller Anderson, in a rough-edged style that has some American bluesy overtones. The set features a great instrumental called "Premonition" – a really tasty little jazz rocker – and saxophonist Jimmy Jewell and trumpeter Henry Lowther get in some great licks on the album as well. Titles include "Morning Rain", "The Time Is Near", "Another Time Another Place", "Change", and "Premonition". CD
(Out of print. SHM-CD pressing, includes obi.)
Also available Time Is Near ... CD 14.99

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99 21.99
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose their fire, direction, or imagination – a quality that emerges here maybe even more strongly than on some of the records that preceded it – as Hayes works with just a quartet, on long tracks that are really dominated by both his great sound, and the strong contributions of pianist Mike Pyne – an equal star on the set! At a time when British jazz was going for a lot of new recording modes, crossover styles, and other gimmicks, the whole thing is a back to basics record for Tubby – but also one that shows just how much he's grown as a soloist in just a few short years – really on fire, as the tenor is driven strongly by the efforts of Ron Mathewson on bass and Spike Wells on drums, completing a great quartet who really get the energy of their leader. Titles include a great version of the Duke Pearson tune "You Know I Care", a lovely take on "Where Am I Going", and the Hayes originals "For Members Only", "Rumpus", and "Grits Beans & Greens". Fantastic stuff – long overdue, and instantly a key addition to the Tubby Hayes Fontana catalog of the 60s! CD
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD 16.99

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Tubby HayesGrits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2CD version) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (UK), 1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 29.99
A long-lost album from one of our favorite jazz talents of all time – British tenor legend Tubby Hayes, a player we'd easily place on a short list with giants like Dexter Gordon or Sonny Rollins! Like both of those players, Hayes has an incredible talent for longform solos that never lose their fire, direction, or imagination – a quality that emerges here maybe even more strongly than on some of the records that preceded it – as Hayes works with just a quartet, on long tracks that are really dominated by both his great sound, and the strong contributions of pianist Mike Pyne – an equal star on the set! At a time when British jazz was going for a lot of new recording modes, crossover styles, and other gimmicks, the whole thing is a back to basics record for Tubby – but also one that shows just how much he's grown as a soloist in just a few short years – really on fire, as the tenor is driven strongly by the efforts of Ron Mathewson on bass and Spike Wells on drums, completing a great quartet who really get the energy of their leader. Titles include a great version of the Duke Pearson tune "You Know I Care", a lovely take on "Where Am I Going", and the Hayes originals "For Members Only", "Rumpus", and "Grits Beans & Greens". Fantastic stuff – long overdue, and instantly a key addition to the Tubby Hayes Fontana catalog of the 60s! This great 2CD version features the full versions of all the sessions, with a number of takes on some of the tunes – including an unusual version of "Where Am I Going" with the guitar of Louis Stewart instead of the piano of Mike Pyne. Also has a hardcover package, and a nice booklet of notes! CD
Also available Grits, Beans, & Greens – The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 ... CD 13.99

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Don HenleyVery Best Of Don Henley ... CD
Universal/Geffen, 1980s/1990s. Used ... $7.99
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IncognitoPositivity ... CD
Talkin' Loud/Universal, 1993. Used ... $4.99
Wonderful work from Incognito – perhaps their greatest album ever! By the time of this 1993 release, this Brit funky soul combo was in perfect form – blending together classic modes of jazz funk into a tight modern blend that's lasted a lot longer than anyone might have thought at the time. From the perspective of nearly a decade later, this album glistens like a lost soul jewel – perfectly fitting in between some of our favorite 70s albums, and a few of the better sides from recent years. The vocals are great, the riffing is tight, and the production is smooth and soulful all the way through. Tracks include "Still A Friend Of Mine", "Positivity", "Smiling Faces", "Do Right", "Talkin Loud", and "Thinkin About Tomorrow". CD

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Donnie IrisBest Of Donnie Iris – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
Universal/MCA, Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Allen Iverson40 Bars (clean, dirty, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Universal, 2000. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Milt Jackson & Ray BrownThat's The Way It Is ... CD
Impulse/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $19.99
At the end of the 60s, Milt Jackson and Ray Brown cut some very groovy records together – teamed up in a great pairing of styles that pushed both of them way past the more standard sounds of earlier years! This album's one of the best of the bunch – as it features pianist Monty Alexander joining the pair, bringing in some warmly soulful elements on piano – in ways that are a great bridge between his work for MGM and MPS! The set also features great tenor from Teddy Edwards – blowing with a deep tone and a sharp edge – and in addition to vibes by Jackson and bass by Brown, the group also features Dick Berk on drums. The set was recorded live at Shelly's Manne-Hole – and titles include Alexander's "That's The Way It Is", plus "Blues In The Basement", "Wheelin & Dealin", and "Tenderly". CD
(Part of the "Impulse – The Masterworks" series! UHQCD pressing.)

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JafrosaxJafrosax 2 ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2005. Used ... $16.99
A second full length set from Jafrosax – one of the few Japanese combos to successfully blend jazzy riffs with more electric dance rhythms! The sound here really isn't club jazz, but more a soulful house with sax solo sort of mode – one that has plenty of tenor blowing over the top of funky beats, keyboards, and other tasty instrumentation. A fair bit of the tracks on the set are instrumental, but some of the best feature vocals – by singers who include Ria, Jurianne, Deeizm, and Miho Sugiura. Titles include "Free No 2", "Easy That Would Be", "Float In Afternoon", "Saxtatic", "Future Freedom", "Sweet Music", and "Sepia Rose". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Ahmad JamalCross Country Tour 1958 to 1961 ... CD
Chess/Universal, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Excellent live work by Ahmad Jamal – recorded during his classic years, when he was wowing audiences all over the US! The set features 2 CDs, with material recorded at the Pershing Lounge and Alhambra in Chicago, The Spotlite Club in Washington DC, and the Black Hawk in San Francisco. On the 2 CDs, you're getting a huge amount of material – 32 tracks that made up some of Jamal's best-selling albums of the early 60s, all recorded with the classic trio of Israel Crosby and Vernel Fournier. Titles include "Moonlight In Vermont", "Woody N You", "Poinciana", "Cherokee", "Tater Pie", "Billy Boy", "Snowfall", "Sweet & Lovely", and "Darn That Dream". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Kool & The GangSomething Special (UK pressing) ... CD
De-Lite/Universal (UK), 1981. Used ... $7.99
Something Special indeed – as the album was one of the biggest hits for Kool & The Gang, and showed that the group still had plenty of energy left to groove into the 80s! The record features production work by Brazilian music maestro Eumir Deodato – who by this point had become a sweet and smooth talent with a real flair for putting over a modern soul groove! Deodato's approach is really great – smooth, yet soulful, without any tricks or gimmicks – and a real appreciation for lead vocals and a catchy little hook! The album features the group's party classic "Get Down On It", plus "Steppin Out", "No Show", "Pass It On", "Be My Lady", "Take My Heart", and "Good Time Tonight". CD
Also available Something Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Peggy LeeBest Of Peggy Lee – 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection ... CD
Universal/MCA/Decca, 1950s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
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Rita LeeAcustico MTV ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2000. Used ... $8.99
A nice little live set by Rita Lee – the ex-member of Os Mutantes who went onto become a huge Brazilian pop star in the 80s and 90s. This set – done for MTV Brasil's equivalent of Unplugged – has Rita singing in a mellow small group mode, performing with a few guest stars, and running through a selection of older material. Titles include "Agora So Falta Voce", "Flagra", "Doce Vampiro", "Jardins Da Babilonia", "Luz Del Fuego", "Balada Do Louco", "Eu E Meu Gato", "Alo Alo Marciano", and "Gita". CD

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Michel LegrandLes Demoiselles De Rochefort (Young Girls of Rochefort) (French version) ... LP
Universal (France), 1966. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
One of our favorite soundtracks ever – a jazzy swinging ode to love found and love lost – all penned by the legendary Michel Legrand! The work was composed in collaboration with director Jacques Demy for his 1966 film of the same name – and, like the previous Demy/Legrand collaboration, Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, the movie's a story in song – one that has much of the dialogue presented as sung lyrics to the tunes. The mode takes off from a Hollywood musical style, and pushes the genre into territory that's much hipper, very French, and with a soaring approach that's filled with plenty of mod 60s jazz grooves. Legrand's genius has never sparkled so brightly – and his ability to interweave different themes, stories, and grooves is simply amazing! This double-length set presents the expanded original score – with many songs that were not on the original single version of the soundtrack, plus key bits of dialogue to help transition the tunes. Titles include "Chanson Des Jumelles", "Chanson De Delphine", "Nous Voyageons De Ville En Ville", "Chanson D'Andy", "La Femme Coupee En Morceaux", and "Marins Amis Amants Ou Maris". LP, Vinyl record album

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Michel LegrandParis Jazz Piano ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the greatest jazz work ever recorded by Michel Legrand! Although Legrand's always been known for his sweet soundtrack work and his famous easy listening sides – he's also a heck of a jazz pianist, and here in this rare 1959 session, he works in a trio format that puts him right up there with the best of the French piano-technics of his generation, like Maurice Vander or Rene Utreger. The arrangements are wonderfully off-beat – and Legrand dances around the piano with a versatility that we didn't know he had. The group features Guy Pedersen on bass and Gus Wallez on drums – and titles include "Paris In The Spring", "Sous Les Ponts De Paris", "Paris Canaille", "Moulin Rouge", and "La Vie En Rose". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Marina LimaA Bossa De Marina ... CD
Universal/Mercury (Brazil), 2003. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Love UnlimitedLove Unlimited – The Uni, MCA, & 20th Century Records Singles 1972 to 1975 ... CD
Universal, Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A fantastic selection of work from one of the hippest girl groups of the 70s – the mighty Love Unlimited trio, three singers who all worked under the genius of Barry White in his prime! Unlike other girl trios of the time, who often used an older soul mode refitted with disco grooves – sometimes acting more like a chorus than a lead act – Love Unlimited always brought their full vocal strengths to play, and do a fantastic job here working in modes that rival some of the best male harmony groups of the early 70s – especially the sweet soul groups from New Jersey, New York, and Philly. And yes, Barry does kick up the groove a bit at times, but even then things are usually more in a midtempo mode, not a disco one – which makes for tremendous sounds throughout. This is the first-ever proper collection of the girls' singles from the early 70s – and titles include "Oh Love Well We Finally Made It", "Fragile Handle With Care", "Are You Sure", "I Should Have Known", "Is It Really True Boy Is It Me", "Walkin In The Rain With The One I Love", "Under The Influence Of Love", "It May Be Winter Outside", "I Love You So Never Gonna Let You Go", "I Belong To You", "So Nice To Hear", "People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today", and "Share A Little Love In Your Heart". CD

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Pedro Luis e A ParedeAstronauta Tupy ... CD
Universal/MP, B (Brazil), 1997. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Mack 10Bang Or Ball ... LP
Cash Money/Universal, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Explicit promo in a stickered Cash Money sleeve.)

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Ney MatogrossoNey Matogrosso Interpreta Cartola – Ao Vivo ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2002. Used ... $7.99
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✨✧ Jorge MautnerPara Iluminar A Cidade – Serie Estreia ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $16.99
The long overdue reissue of this masterpiece from the Brazilian underground of the post-Tropicalia years – one of the first albums by Jorge Mautner, one of Brazil's most unique talents at the time! Although Jorge's main instrument is the violin, he lays low on it for much of the record – singing amidst rootsy rhythms, folkloric instrumentation, and an overall post-sixties sense of righteous empowerment. Tracks are spare and jagged, but never unpleasant – and the record has a brittle quality that makes it as striking today as it must have been back in the early 70s. Tracks include "Anjo Infernal", "Super Mulher", "Olhar Bestial", "Sapo Cururu", and "Estrela Da Noite" – plus the English language tracks "Sheridan Square" and "From Faraway", which have a feel that almost reminds us of work on Caetano Veloso's Transa album. Also includes 3 bonus tracks – "Planeta Dos Macacos", "Rock Da Barata", and "Relaxa Meu Bem Relaxa". CD
(Out of print.)

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Buddy MilesThem Changes (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1970. Used Gatefold ... $26.99
A landmark album of crossover funk – fuzzed out rock, soul, and jazzy licks all coming into play together – held totally tight by drummer Buddy Miles, the undisputed king of his scene! Buddy's drums are super-heavy – holding down his Freedom Express group with a heavy jazz-rock sound that would soon have a huge influence on other groups. Includes Buddy's original version of "Them Changes" – a tune that was instantly covered by everyone at the time – plus the cuts "Memphis Train", "Your Feeling Is Mine", "Dreams", and "Down By The River". One for the Fillmore crowd! CD
(SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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Ennio MorriconeMorricone Segreto – The Hidden, Dark-Tinged, & Psychedelic Side Of The Maestro ... CD
Sugar/Universal, 1970s. New Copy ... $17.99 19.99
An impeccable collection of work from one of the greatest soundtrack talents ever – a package that brings together a range of rare work from the 70s, including a number of previously-unreleased tracks! The music does have some of the dark tinges promised by the title, but this is less the atonal, avant Morricone than the more sonically mindblowing side of the composer – all sorts of unusual ways to use and record familiar instruments, offbeat combinations of notes and sounds, and an overall ear for the scope of the music that always leaves us breathless when we hear material this strong! The package features 27 tracks in all – 7 of which are unreleased – and the combination of cuts is wonderful. Features music from Stark System, L'Automobile, Lui Per Lei, Spotlati Protesta Uccidi, Quando L'Amore E Sensualita, Eat It, Peur Sur La Ville, Storie Di Vita E Malavita, La Smagliatura, Copkiller, San Babila Ore 20, Rene La Canne, and other films too. CD

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeMorricone Segreto – The Hidden, Dark-Tinged, & Psychedelic Side Of The Maestro (yellow vinyl pressing – with bonus 7 inch single) ... LP
Sugar/Universal, 1970s. New Copy 2LP & 7 inch ... $89.99 99.99
An impeccable collection of work from one of the greatest soundtrack talents ever – a package that brings together a range of rare work from the 70s, including a number of previously-unreleased tracks! The music does have some of the dark tinges promised by the title, but this is less the atonal, avant Morricone than the more sonically mindblowing side of the composer – all sorts of unusual ways to use and record familiar instruments, offbeat combinations of notes and sounds, and an overall ear for the scope of the music that always leaves us breathless when we hear material this strong! The package features 27 tracks in all – 7 of which are unreleased – and the combination of cuts is wonderful. Features music from Stark System, L'Automobile, Lui Per Lei, Spotlati Protesta Uccidi, Quando L'Amore E Sensualita, Eat It, Peur Sur La Ville, Storie Di Vita E Malavita, La Smagliatura, Copkiller, San Babila Ore 20, Rene La Canne, and other films too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered collector's edition with unique cover art, 2LP yellow vinyl, bonus single, and a 60 x 90 cm poster!)

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Nana MouskouriNana (aka Nana Mouskouri Sings) ... CD
Fontana/Universal (Japan), 1965. Used ... $14.99
Lovely English-language work from Nana Mouskouri – a set recorded with some really great arrangements from Bobby Scott, who seems to help Nana pack even more feeling than usual in her work! Scott's arrangements have some elements of jazz, but are usually more complicated overall – sensitively shading things in alongside Nana's well-crafted vocals – and really getting past some of her poppier modes of the 60s with an all-adult approach to the tunes. Strings figure into most of the backings, with almost a Scott Walker sense of depth – and titles include "Tiny Sparrow", "I Love My Man", "Johnny", "Half A Crown", "Just A Ribbon", "If You Love Me", "The Love We Never Knew",a nd "Ballinderrie". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mulato BeatRio Lounge ... CD
Protel/Universal, 2004. Used ... $2.99
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Mark MurphySwingin Singin Affair ... CD
Fontana/Universal (Germany), 1964. Used ... $11.99
A rare British session from vocalist Mark Murphy – and one of his grooviest albums of the 60s! Mark's working here with great backings from the orchestras of Tubby Hayes, John Dankworth, and Les Reed – all of whom give Murphy some of his hippest grooves to date, very much in the mode of some of his work on the Midnight Mood album cut for MPS during the same overseas 60s stretch. And as with that one, there's a nice selection of tunes that goes way past the usual – and which shows off the widest range of Murphy's groovy vocal talents – titles that include "Ballyhoo", "Iceberg", "Stablemates", "She Loves You", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "From Time To Time", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". CD
(Out of print.)

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Os MutantesDivina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1970. Used ... $9.99
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish guitars and organ. But as the odd cover images on the front and back will attest, the band is still in a very creatively arty mode here – still working strongly with arranger Rogerio Duprat, in a wash of sounds and moods that fold contemporary music back upon itself with plenty of odd twists, turns, and surprises! Titles include "Desculpe Baby", "Oh Mulher Infiel", "Quem Tem Medo De Brincar De Amor", "Hey Boy", "Halleluia", "Ave, Lucifer", and "Meu Refrigerador Nao Funciona". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has a very light stain in one corner tray card is a little wavy – overall still a solid copy.)

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✨✧ Os MutantesOs Mutantes (1968) ... CD
Universal, 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work by The Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart, or The Stooges! The music is a wonderful blend of 60s rock and early MPB – hard-driving with plenty of guitars, but also produced with beautifully baroque touches that echo through simultaneous albums by Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa – both of whose 1969 albums are strongly resonant with this one. In fact, Caetano contributed a number of tracks to the album, including "Panis et Circenses", "Bat Macumba", "Trem Fantastma", and his great "Baby", which is done fantastically here. Great stuff all 'round! CD

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✨✧ Pablo CruiseBest Of Pablo Cruise – 20th Century Masters The Millenium Collection ... CD
A&M/Universal, Late 70s. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Zeca PagodinhoA Vera ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $9.99
A sparkling set of modern samba tunes performed by Zeca Pagodinho – done in collaboration with producer Rildo Hora, who also handled most of the arrangements on the set! There's a warmth here that recalls some of the best of the samba revival generation of the 70s – a style that's back to basics, yet which also has some jazzier inflections that liven up the tunes from time to time. Seu Jorge and Marcelo D2 make a great guest appearance on the track "Zeca Cade Voce" – and other tracks include "Pra Sao Jorge", "A Vera", "Dona Esponja", "Que E Ela", "O Pai Coruja", "Dizer Nao Pro Adeus", and "Vida Da Gente". CD

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Mauricio PessoaMauricio Pessoa ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2007. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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✨✧ Astor PiazzollaAstor Piazzolla 1944 to 1964 – Viente Anos De Vanguardia Con Sus Conjuntos ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $24.99
Very early work from Astor Piazzolla – recorded in the decades before he first started hitting fame on the international scene – and with a sound that shows that his skills on the bandoneon were every bit as great in his youth as they were in his later years! The music here is a bit less modernist than some of the nuevo tango modes of Astor's 70s years – but the tracks have a very similar interplay between piano, violin, and accordion – and even when larger orchestrations might creep into the mix, they never get in the way of the standout solo instrumentation at the core! Titles include the beautiful extended "Tango Ballet" – plus "Caliente", "Reparense", "El Recodo", "Orgullo Criollo", "Lunfardo", and "Bandoneon Guitarra Y Bajo". CD
(HQCD pressing!)
 
 
 



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