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VariousCzech Up Vol 1 – Chain Of Fools – Czechoslovak Freak Beat, Fuzz Soul, Female Pop, Disco Fancy, Jazz Funk – 1966 to 1978 ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
Fierce funky sounds from Czechoslovakia – all recorded during a time when the nation was going through a huge cultural revolution! It's a well-known fact that the Czech scene of the 60s and 70s was one of the hippest behind the Iron Curtain – but while Czech films and literature gained quite a bit of attention in the western world at the time, most of their music hardly ever had a chance to cross the border – which makes this sweet collection a real musical discovery! The work here all comes from the vaults of Supraphon Records – and many of the groups seem to have a core inspiration in some sort of jazz – either 60s soul jazz, 70s fusion, or some of the jazz-rock modes that were big in the European scene of the time – all of which makes for great grooves throught, no matter what the setting – and some surprisingly strong links to American soul sounds of the 60s, which no doubt made their way to Prague through the UK and German beat groups of the time. The package is overflowing with band names and song titles you'll never be able to pronounce, but the music has a really universal appeal to fans of funk and soul, and maybe freakbeat as well – on titles that include "Zlom Vaz" by Flamingo, "Leto Leto" by Eva Pilarova, "Beat" by Ferdinan Havlik, "I've Never Been So Young" by Karel Gott, "Barbarella" by Waldemar Matuska, "Ja Nechci Mit" by Jitka Zelenkova & The Gondolan Brothers, "Polobotka" by Jazz Cellula, "Yvsoka Hra" by Viktor Sodoma, "Jedeme Dal" by Bezinky, "Nestuj A Pojd" by Golden Kids, and "Kyvadio" by Discobolos. LP, Vinyl record album

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Adalberto CevascoPajaros Electricos (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Melopea/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
The first-ever album as a leader from Argentine bassist Adalberto Cevasco, but a set that comes after a long legacy in jazz at an international level – including work with guitarist John Abercrombie and saxophonist Gato Barbieri! You can hear echoes of the styles of both of those bigger names here, but the set's definitely got a flavor that's Cevasco's own – served up with shifting instrumentation from track to track, including vibes, flutes, bandoneon, and keyboards – plus vocals on two tracks – with that sort of down to earth sophistication that we love from the Buenos Aires scene. Titles include "A Los Que Quedaron", "Dos Modos De Ser", "Reencuentros No 2", "Cancio Para Barbara", and "Comparsa Color De Leon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Betty DavisThis Is It! – The Betty Davis Anthology (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $31.99
Some of the heaviest funk you'll ever find in one tiny package – all courtesy of the mighty Betty Davis! Betty's work of the 70s is beyond compare – fuzzed-out, tripped-up, drum-heavy funk that's been the stuff of legend for years, and which is the kind of music you could play for just about anyone, and have them say "DANG, what the hell is that!?!" This tasty little set brings together tracks from Betty's 3 albums of the mid 70s – Betty Davis, Nasty Gal, and They Say I'm Different – done with a focus on the hardest-hitting tracks from each set, and put together with a real ear for the kind of tunes that still burn mightily after all these years. Titles include "Steppin In Her I Miller Shoes", "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up", "Don't Call Her No Tramp", "Shut Off The Light", "Nasty Gal", "FUNK", "You & I", "70s Blues", "They Say I'm Different", and "Git In There". 16 tracks on 2LPs! LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugo JasaEstados De Animo ... LP
Little Butterfly/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1990. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
A really obscure set from the tiny scene in Uruguay at the start of the 90s – a sweet batch of electronic instrumentals from Hugo Jasa, who works here in a mode that's more like Japanese electric music of the 80s than anything you might expect from South America! There's plenty of drum machine rhythms and keyboard lines – and although vocals do appear at times, they're usually pretty processed, and not the main focus here – as other instrumentation really takes over, and includes some cool muted trumpet too. Titles include "Homo Sapiens", "Peregrino", "Estados De Animo", "Sobrevolando", "Tapiz Montevideando", and "Kabumba". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Juan Pina Con La RevelacionJuan Pina Con La Revelacion (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Zeida/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A rare Colombian set from Juan Pina and his tight little group – a record with the same sort of bold, youthful vibe as Juan's image on the cover! The music's not really cumbia, but has some elements of that style in the rhythms – which are mixed with instrumentation that would be more at home in a New York salsa session – complete with tight horn charts that really pack a lot of punch, and which provide jazzy accompaniment next to the lead vocals! There's a few really strong breakout percussion moments – nice and lean, where other elements drop out – and the record bubbles over with a young fire, on titles that include "Negro Con Salsa", "Chana", "Juan Manuel", "Mi Plegaria", "De Colombia Pa Venezuela", "Cumbia Y Porro", "Pajaro Maluco", and "Virgenes Del Sol". LP, Vinyl record album

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Julian Y Su ComboBuenaventura Con Julian Y Su Combo Sabor (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Metropoli/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
The crazy look of the band on the cover might make you think you're getting something weird and wild, but the album's got a rock-solid sound that's right up there with the best of the South American scene – that vibe that some indie labels had during the 70s, where they were working a few years behind the New York groups – but at a level that means that things are very powerful throughout! These guys leap into the fray with a host of upbeat rhythms – all of which feel more like the modes right before salsa came into play, with small combo energy that seems inherited from the Joe Cuba Sextet! Jose Arboleda handles vocals, and titles include "Descarga A Lo Julian", "A Buenaventura", "El Que Siembra Su Maiz", "El Panadero", "Palo De Mango", and "Corralito De Piedra". LP also features the bonus tracks "Colorin Colorado" and "Salsa Y Bembe". LP, Vinyl record album

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La PesadaTomate Y Alandette ... LP
Zeida/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Colombian group La Pesada only cut this one record in the 70s, but its members have a long legacy in work with some of the biggest artists on the scene – including a fair bit of instrumental time backing up the legendary Fruko! This set's got a warmly collaborative vibe – jazzy salsa at its best, but touched with some of the unusual rhythms and stylistic experiments that could often make Colombian work such a refreshing change from the more rigid modes of New York – served up here with a title that references the group's pianist and arranger, Tomate, and vocalist Hugo Alandette. Other instrumentation includes trumpet, flute, trombone, and violin – and titles include "La Sigio Queriendo", "Pa Cali", "Eres", "Angel Sonando", "Tomate", "94593", "Cumbia Y Tambo", and "Lagrimas Y Lluvia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Helena MeirellesA Rainha da Viola Caipira ... LP
Eldorado/Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
Helena Meirelles looks like a bit of a cowboy on the cover, and she sounds a bit like one too – but with a spin that's very much part of the Brazilian heritage from which she sprang! Meirelles plays the Brazilian violao here – kind of a rougher, louder sort of acoustic guitar – and works through tunes that are mostly in the caipira mode – a style that's got some of the same rhythms and rural vibe as forro, but with leaner instrumentation, and much more focus on the strings of the guitar alongside the vocals! At times, the rhythms and guitar echo certain styles of Mexican music, although Helena leaves an imprint on the tracks that is all her own – and the set features material recorded in the 90s, close to the end of Meirelles long musical life. Titles include "Mercedita", "Rincao Guarani", "Epitaciana", "Tropeiro", "Cerro Cora", "Flor De Jasmin", "O Passo Do Tico Tico", "Guaxo", "Chalana", and "Flor Da Guavira". LP, Vinyl record album

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Silvery BoysSilvery Boys (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RGE/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the cooler groups from the jovem guarda years of 60s Brazil – a combo who sometimes echo rock modes of the Anglo world, but who can also bring in some strong currents from samba too! The mix is great, and completely infectious on the best cuts – as the blue guitars and echoey production of the rock tracks is offset by lively percussion, swirling organ, and a soulful current that you might not expect! These guys also seem to write most of their own material, too – which means that the record's not just Brazilian covers of American hits – and just adds one more level of delight to the whole thing. Titles include "Amor Amargo", "Voce Balanca Meu Coracao", "Vou Lhe Pisar", "Carrossel Da Vida", "Tempestade", and "Meu Coracao Nao E Alegema". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Al ValdezGozando (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A complete killer from the Peruvian scene of the 60s – a set that shows just how special it is when the leadoff descarga track breaks into a searing saxophone solo within the first few seconds! Things don't let up after that – and Al Valdez keeps things moving and grooving at a level that rivals the best of the New York scene of the time – but maybe even more amazing given that he was working in a much smaller setting down south in Lima! Every track is a gem, and the record is rock-solid throughout, with excellent piano, percussion, and just the right use of horns – on titles that include "Dame Tu Carino", "Aprieta", "Guajira Guantanamera", "Tabaquera", "El Columpio", "Pachanga Se Baila Asi", "Que Rico Sabor", and the smoking title cut "Gozando". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousChicas Vol 2 – Spanish Female Singers 1963 to 1978 ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
A second wonderful look at the world of female pop in Spain – a nation that's not gotten nearly the same sort of global exposure over the years! We've stocked plenty of groovy French pop, in many formats – and even Italian gal pop has gotten lots of play recently – but the territory here is virtually unknown, which makes the collection such a treasure all the way through! The depth of sounds is great – from familiar 60s yeh-yeh modes, to more expressive styles too – often with a bit more drama in the vocals than female work from other European scenes, but still plenty of straightforward energy going into the groove. The notes are great – an education in themselves – and the set also includes loads of great images of original singles, too. Titles include "Snob Ye Ye" by Marina, "Tu No Eres Ye Ye" by Blanca Aurora, "Mas Me Enamoro De Ti" by La Nueva Generacion, "Soul Man" by Los Quandos, "Mirza" by Los Jollys, "La Bruja" by La Llave, "Contigo" by Paloma San Basilio, "Tic A Tic A Toc Toc" by Las Chic, "Ya No Te Guardo Rencor" by Moreno Y Clara, "40 Degrees A La Sombra" by Claudine Coppin, "Tu Eres Mi Idolo" by Donna Hightower, and "4321 Morte" by Edda Dell'Orso with Anton Garcia Abril. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCumbia Beat Vol 3 – 21 Peruvian Tropical Gems ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
A smoking third volume in this mighty look at the Peruvian cumbia scene of the 70s – music that often shares the same blend of guitar, percussion, and keyboards that makes some of the chica grooves from that time so great! The music here maybe owes a bit more to Latin sounds from up north, but the overall execution is very strongly in the modes put forth by Peruvian labels and producers at the time – often with great use of echo, especially in the guitar lines and keyboards – which make things sound very different than anything coming from Colombia or New York at the time! Yet there's also plenty of salsa elements at play here, too – the kind of percussive interplay that might be driving a Cuban or Puerto Rican combo – but nicely different in this setting too. Titles include "Chola Ingrata" by Los Ecos, "Manzana Verde" by Los Tantos, "El Saltamontes" by Silvestre Montez Y Sus Guantanameros, "La Manzanita" by Los Gitanos, "Descarga Oriental" by Los Orientales De Paramonga, "Larga Espera" by Los Sanders De Nana, "Lamento Moyobambino" by Sonido Verde De Moyobamba, and "La Narajadita" by Grupo Siglo XX. CD
Also available Cumbia Beat Vol 3 – 21 Peruvian Tropical Gems ... LP 24.99

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VariousCumbia Beat Vol 3 – 21 Peruvian Tropical Gems ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. Sealed 2LP ... $24.99
A smoking third volume in this mighty look at the Peruvian cumbia scene of the 70s – music that often shares the same blend of guitar, percussion, and keyboards that makes some of the chica grooves from that time so great! The music here maybe owes a bit more to Latin sounds from up north, but the overall execution is very strongly in the modes put forth by Peruvian labels and producers at the time – often with great use of echo, especially in the guitar lines and keyboards – which make things sound very different than anything coming from Colombia or New York at the time! Yet there's also plenty of salsa elements at play here, too – the kind of percussive interplay that might be driving a Cuban or Puerto Rican combo – but nicely different in this setting too. Titles include "Chola Ingrata" by Los Ecos, "Manzana Verde" by Los Tantos, "El Saltamontes" by Silvestre Montez Y Sus Guantanameros, "La Manzanita" by Los Gitanos, "Descarga Oriental" by Los Orientales De Paramonga, "Larga Espera" by Los Sanders De Nana, "Lamento Moyobambino" by Sonido Verde De Moyobamba, and "La Narajadita" by Grupo Siglo XX. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cumbia Beat Vol 3 – 21 Peruvian Tropical Gems ... CD 18.99

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VariousCzech Up Vol 2 – We'd Be Happy ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
An unexpected legacy of funky sounds from the 70s – one that most of us never got to experience, given that most of these records were trapped behind the Iron Curtain for decades! Yet somehow, that curtain seemed to allow for plenty of influence from the west – as most of these obscure Czech groups clearly got strong inspiration not just from American funk and soul, but also from the British and German beat groups of the 60s – who were also drinking heavily of a similar brew! Yet there's also a wider scope of music going on here – a evolution of Czech grooves to a point where funky fusion and choppy progressive elements were coming into play – as part of a surprisingly strong series of recordings by that nation's Supraphon label, now collected together here with a great set of notes on the music and groovy images too. Titles include "Snakes" by The Blue Effect, "V Obore" by SHQ, "Prameny Pozanhi" by Mahagon, "Nochi Modlitba" by Appollobeat, "Rokle" by Hana Zagorova, "Dzungle" by Barnodaj, "Padni Na Kolena" by Eva Pilarova, "Zahrada Za Domem" by George & The Beatovens, "It's Always Ever The Same" by Vulkan, "Pisu Kridou Zpravu" by Gustav Brom, "Byls Ma Boj" by Valerie Cizmarova, "We'd Be Happy" by Beatings, and "The Wizard" by Jazz Q. CD

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VariousFeten – Rare Jazz Recordings From Spain 1961 to 1974 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99
Tremendous work from the Spanish scene of the 60s and early 70s – way more than just a batch of obscure jazz cuts, and instead a true testament to this very vibrant musical community! The package brings together some really special tracks from Spanish labels like Edigsa, Ensayo, Hispavox, and others – and really shows that in Spain at the time, there was musical growth that was every bit as strong as in better-known scenes in Germany, France, and Italy – a really rich step forward from American inspiration of the postwar years – into a world of freshly inventive rhythms, really imaginative solos, and some key local touches that really made the music sparkle! Not all players here are of Spanish origin, as the set also shows the key crossroads the scene was offering at the time – a wealth of wonderful hardbop, soul jazz, and modal numbers that include "El Cant Dels Ocells" by Catalonia Jazz Quartet, "Movimiento" by Lou Bennett, "Psique" by Juan Carlos Calderon, "Tema Per Alicia" by Jazz Group, "Asteriscs" by Nits De Jazz Al Jamboree, "Bosnia Calling" by Dusko Goykovich, "Israel" by Modern Jazz Sextet, "Rememberance To Madrid" by Elia Fleta, "Marcha De Los Dioses" by Tino Contreras, and "Laberinto (2nd part)" by Vlady Bas. CD

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VariousGozalo – Bugalu Tropical Vol 1 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
A killer batch of boogaloo material – but not from the usual sources! Although boogaloo is a genre normally associated with the New York scene at the end of the 60s, the music here all hails from Peru and represents a great new sound – music inspired by the Nuyorican originals, but which often take things into whole new directions! The Peruvian approach to boogaloo is a bit looser than the New York one – a bit more open and free, and often heavily touched by jazz music as well, resulting in a sound that's also got plenty of hard-jamming descarga elements too! Given the racial makeup of the Peruvian scene, there's a bit less soul influence going on too – lyrics are more often in Spanish, and less inspired by the Harlem sound – but the overall rhythms still share plenty with the Latin soul styles of New York, and provide a great foil for some of the jazzy instrumentation. This package is a massive discovery in music – one that goes way beyond some of the few Peruvian Latin titles from the time that have been reissued – and it's overflowing with amazing work that's totally new to our ears! Titles include "Vives Boogaloo" by Charlie Palomares, "Baby Boogaloo" by Nilo Espinosa, "Hilton's Descarga" by Los Hilton's, "El Pito" by Alfredo Linares, "Guayaba" by La Sonora De Lucho Macedo, "Que Rico Sabor" by Al Valdes, "Ensueno" by Mario Allison Y Su Combo, "Yo Traigo Boogaloo" by Alfredo Linares, "Juan Jose" by Nico Estrada, "Do The Boogaloo" by Nilo Espinosa, "Guajira" by Al Valdes, "El Diablo" by S Montez Y Sus Guantanameros, and "Clap Your Hands" by Tito Chicoma. CD
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✨✧ VariousR&B Hipshakers Vol 5 – Rocks In Your Head (with bonus 7 inch single) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP & bonus 7 inch ... $43.99
Killer work from one of our favorite labels of all time – the mighty King Records, home to some of the best R&B material of the 50s, and some of the best cuts of the early soul years! Apart from the label's great fame and big hits, they also recorded countless other singles that barely got their due back in the day – which you'll hear here on a wonderful set of tracks that includes a fair bit of numbers that have never been reissued – a wealth of rare singles from King and related labels, all hand-picked by Mr Fine Wine, who's a funky 45 collecting legend! The music moves nicely between hard-edged R&B and early soul and funk numbers – and titles include "Not Much" by Rosemary, "Big Balls Of Fire" by Billy Soul, "You're Gonna Drive Me Crazy" by Dolph Prince, "I've Enjoyed Being Loved By You" by The Fabulous Denos, "Mr Hound Dog's In Town" by Roy Brown, "Lost In The Great Big City" by Sonny Thompson, "Jungle Dreams (part 2)" by Roy Estrada & The Rocketeers, "It Only Hurts A Little While" by Little Willie John, "Muskeeta" by Johnny Pate, "Rocks In Your Head" by Cora Woods, "The Boss" by Tonni Kalash, "Mama Wants To Drive" by The Zircons, and "It's Love Baby" by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 45 – with tracks by Kenny Marty and Lulu Reed!)

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✨✧ Coisa NossaProcurando O Caminho/Chega Gente ... 7-inch
AV Disc/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1979. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great mix of Brazilian rhythms, jazz, and a hip 70s European sensibility – served up here with lead vocals from the young Salome De Bahia, and lots of great percussion, piano, and guitar interplay throughout! The rest of the group harmonize with Salome at times – and the track starts somewhere in the territory of early Tania Maria material from France – but then has an even jazzier vibe overall! "Chega Gente" begins with berimbau, but soon balances that rootsy vibe with some warmer keyboards – as Salome leads the group through a really soaring vocal! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Los AfroinsGoza La Salsa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
INS/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer cooker from this young Colombian group of the 70s – one who issued this gem of a salsa album back in 1975, with hard-hitting energy that may well top some of the best on the New York scene of the 70s! The sound is very tight – lots of percussion, massive electric basslines, and just the right use of trumpet over the top to pepper up the grooves – even leaner than some of the Fania groups of the period, and with production that keeps things nice and raw. Titles include "Matusa", "Esta De Bala", "El Boga", "Alejada", "Una Manana", "Puerto Rico Power", "El Bombon", and "Salsa Al Pindin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alfonso Noel LovoTerremoto Richter 6:25 – Managua (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title's a reference to an earthquake that hit Nicaragua in the 70s – but for this set, Alfonso Noel Lovo left his homeland to record up in New Orleans – mixing together a range of Latin, psychedelic, and Crescent City modes for an album that certainly packs a punch! Titles include "Managua Nicaragua Blues", "Back To Africa", "The Magic Mushroom World", "Terremoto", "Hijack", and "Apocalipsis En El Tropico". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe BataanCall My Name (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2005. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Joe Bataan is alive and well – and to our ears, the king of Latin Soul is sounding better than he has in decades! This tasty little set really takes us back to Joe's classic work for Fania – but it's also got a slightly different twist – one that shows a new younger appreciation of the funk side of Joe's work that wasn't always able to come to the forefront in earlier years. Joe recorded the album at the Daptone Studios in New York – so the sound of the set is spot-on all the way through – perfectly recorded to bring out the soul in Joe's music, and handled with some great touches that make the instrumentation as wonderful as Joe's classic-styled vocals! And even more than that, there's also a heck of great new songs on the set – tunes that follow very strongly in the spirit of Joe's older classics, but which have a freshness that makes the album a totally essential part of Joe's catalog. Titles include "Chevere Que Chevere", "Keep The Change", "Call My Name", "Chick A Boom", "I'm The Fool (parts 1 & 2)", "Cycles Of You", "Secret Girl My Superfraud", and "Ernestine". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Abelardo CarbonoGuana Tangula (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Costeno/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A Colombian record from the start of the 80s, but one that's got a very different vibe than most from the time – almost more lean and stripped-down – at a level that goes back to the roots of champeta, but which also brings in all these other strange touches too! Most of the instrumentation comes from guitars and percussion – and the group's lively vocals pepper the tunes nicely, but often step back for some instrumental passages too – which includes some surprisingly deft work on the acoustic strings, often moving at a pace that's as fast as the rhythms – which makes the guitar work even more breathtaking! Titles include "Goza La Vida", "La Aurora", "A Las Seis", "La Camisa Raya", "Quiero A Mi Gente", "El Brinco De La Pulga", and "Mi Muchachita". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alfredo LinaresLo Que Tengo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
ALG/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A salsa smoker from the great Alfredo Linares – recorded at the start of the 80s, and almost a summation of all the greatness Linares had packed into his music during the decade before! Alfredo is on piano throughout – really driving things along with a rhythmic pulse and the kind of energy that almost make him a Charlie Palmieri of the Venezuelan scene – backed by a combo that features two trumpets, two trombones, and plenty of heavy percussion! Most of the tunes are upbeat and very jamming – in kind of a salsa/descarga mode – and even the few mellow moments open up with some great piano work that makes you happy you're taking a bit of a breather. Titles include "Friends", "Mi Nina", "La Pachanga Del Amor", "A Donde Vas", "Sonando Tambo", "Se Formo La Fiesta", and "Sujetate La Lengua". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alfredo Linares Y Su SonoraYo Traigo Boogaloo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer Latin set from late 60s Peru – one of those mighty Latin cookers from the Mag Records label – a small imprint that never got much circulation up here in the states, but which was clearly tuned in to the best modes from New York! Alfredo Linares is a real cooker on the piano – as fierce and fast as any of the uptown scene up north – and the album's got a few boogaloo slammers mixed with other great guaguanco grooves – on titles that include "Yo Traigo Boogaloo", "Boogaloo En Ambiente", "Como Yo No Hay Dos", "Peruvian Guaguanco", "Congalanque", "Linares Blues", "Tutu Tata", "Sabor Tropical", and "Probandolo Se Sabe". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSaoco – The Bomba & Plena Explosion In Puerto Rico 1954 to 1966 (3LP set) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of 50s and 60s music from Puerto Rico – and a killer compilation centered around the pioneering work of percussionist Rafael Cortijo and singer Ismael Rivera! Essentially, this a blueprint for the global salsa, tropical and Latin scenes to come – and it's invigorating, tightly grooving and wonderful stuff all the way! Wall-to-wall Afro and West Indian-indebted percussion and rhythms, with tight horns and incredible vocals. It's filled pioneering work, but this is hardly a history listen – it's a fun set, and a sprawling one at that! Includes "Cortaron a Elena" by Cortijo (as Canario & Su Grupo con Raful), "En Orbita" by Baltazar Carrero, "Habla Cuembre" by Los Caballeros Del Ritmo, "El Plenero" by Mon Rivera Y Su Orquesta, "Dejalo Que Suba" by by Cortijo (as Canario & Su Grupo con Raful), "Belinda" by Chivirico, "Cucala" by Cortijo Y Su Combo con Ismael Rivera, "Ron Con Coco" by Mon Rivera Y Su Orquesta and more. 30 tracks on 3LPs! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alfredo LinaresMi Nuevo Ritmo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
INS/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
There's plenty of new rhythms going on here – that special way that Alfredo Linares has of taking styles and sounds from the New York scene, and creating all sorts of cool and unusual hybrids with a South American recording like this! As with some of his other albums of the time, there's a vibe that has older Latin modes coming into play with some contemporary touches – but all in a way that feels as if Linares is a few years behind the American scene, but stepping sideways into a groove that's greatly all his own! Salsa mixes with smaller combo 60s modes – topped with vocals from Kiko Fuentes, Roy Betancourt, and Enrique Fabian – on titles that include "Ritmo Caliente", "Mi Musica", "La Musica Brava", "Amor", "Arrolando", and "Mi Nuevo Ritmo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MandukaManduka ... LP
IRT/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Soulful sounds from 70s Chile – and a record that easily rivals some of the best acoustic work from the post-Tropicalia generation in Brazil! Manduka's got a heady sound that's very much in keeping with his image on the cover – a freer sort of approach to the music than the decade before – with these long-flowing tracks that intertwine folksy elements and regional touches, but always with some slight undercurrent of jazz – almost at a level that rivals the acid folk of the UK scene of the same time, but with a definite deeper South American vibe. The vocals are sublime – extremely haunting, even beyong the boundary of language – and often recorded with some echo around them and the guitar, in a manner that recalls some of the best Geraldo Vandre material. Instrumentation includes some light backing on flute, bongos, acoustic guitar, and harmonica – often used in a gentle, watery sort of way. Completely sublime – one of those lost global gems you'll treasure for years – with titles that include "Entra Y Sale", "Naranjita", "Oiticumana", "De Un Extranjero", "Brasil 1500", and "Patria Amada Idolarada Salve Salve". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sebastiao Tapajos & Pedro Dos SantosSebastiao Tapajos & Pedro Dos Santos Vol 1 ... LP
Trova/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Guitarist Sebastiao Tapajos really sounds wonderful here – playing in a spare setting, but a lively one too – thanks to work from percussionist Pedro Dos Santos, who plays a wide variety of instruments that really keep things groovy! There's a feel here that's a bit like some of Baden Powell's small combo records – kind of a post-bossa approach, with more complexity in the guitar work – and a groove that never stops being interesting – thanks to Pedro's work on tamborin, berimbau, tumbadora, and a host of other instruments too. Includes "Estudio No 1", "Despedida De Mangueira", "Encuentro Marcado", "Cantico Del Agua", "Himalaya", "Santarem", "Sorongaio", "Solfeggeto", "Cajita De Musica", "Munganga", "Primavera" and "Solo De Bambu". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Henry Junjo LawesJuno Presents – Evil Curse Of The Vampires (2CD pressing) ... CD
Greensleeves, 1981. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99 26.98
Scientist spins out on a dub-driven power boat – scanning the swamps to drive out the vampires and a host of other ghouls too – all while reinventing Jamaican music in the process! The record's filled with lots of cool electric elements – those weird production effects and electronic doodles that make the music of Scientist so revolutionary – especially when spun out over a still-familiar backdrop supplied by Roots Radics, with a core essence that's very much from the pre-digital world of Jamaican music. Rhythm tracks were done at Channel One, and Scientist mixed the set at King Tubbys – a host of dub mini-masterpieces that include "The Voodoo Curse", "Dance Of The Vampires", "Blood On His Lips", "Cry Of The Werewolf", "the Mummy's Shroud", "The Corpse Rises", "Night Of The Living Dead", "Your Teeth In My Neck", "Plague Of Zombies", and "Ghost Of Frankenstein". 2CD version features a full bonus record of vocal versions – by Wailing Souls, Wayne Jarrett, Johnny Osbourne, and Michael Prophet! CD
Also available Juno Presents – Evil Curse Of The Vampires (with bonus tracks) ... LP 26.99

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Henry Junjo LawesJuno Presents – Evil Curse Of The Vampires (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Greensleeves, 1981. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
Scientist spins out on a dub-driven power boat – scanning the swamps to drive out the vampires and a host of other ghouls too – all while reinventing Jamaican music in the process! The record's filled with lots of cool electric elements – those weird production effects and electronic doodles that make the music of Scientist so revolutionary – especially when spun out over a still-familiar backdrop supplied by Roots Radics, with a core essence that's very much from the pre-digital world of Jamaican music. Rhythm tracks were done at Channel One, and Scientist mixed the set at King Tubbys – a host of dub mini-masterpieces that include "The Voodoo Curse", "Dance Of The Vampires", "Blood On His Lips", "Cry Of The Werewolf", "the Mummy's Shroud", "The Corpse Rises", "Night Of The Living Dead", "Your Teeth In My Neck", "Plague Of Zombies", and "Ghost Of Frankenstein". 2LP version features a full bonus record of vocal versions – by Wailing Souls, Wayne Jarrett, Johnny Osbourne, and Michael Prophet! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Juno Presents – Evil Curse Of The Vampires (2CD pressing) ... CD 23.99

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Tomorrow's PeopleOpen Soul ... LP
Stage Productions/P-Vine (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
A really legendary group from the underground 70s scene in Chicago – one who've got all the chops and capabilities of the bigger groups of the time, but who never fully got their due – maybe in part because of the racy image on the album's cover! The group are a sharp funky ensemble –and work with a hard jamming sound that's clearly influenced by the city's Earth Wind & Fire, but not nearly as slick or as broadly spiritual in scope – more like the grit of the funky 45 generation has been littered into the grooves of a full length record! The standout cut on the album is the 20 minute "Open Soul" – an album-side jammer that has lots of vamping and hard grooving, and just a little bit of singing – but the other side's equally great, with shorter soul tracks that have a nice harmony vocal approach. Titles include "Hurt Perversion", "It Ain't Fair", "Lovers To Friends", and "Hurry On Up Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMonsters, Vampires, Voodoos, & Spooks – 33 Slabs Of Undead Rock N Roll ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A hip celebration of all things spooky – pulled from that wonderful late 50s/early 60s stretch when the novelty market was overflowing with rock and soul songs based on Halloween topics! This collection is nicely huge – and while there's a few tracks here you might know from big fame, there's lots more from the the farther reaches of the trash rock underground of the period – very cool cuts that were only issued as singles, maybe just for the Halloween market, then quickly dropped out of sight! The music is a mix of R&B and early rock, with a few other styles thrown in for good measure – and titles include "The Cat" by Chris Kevin, "Frankenstein Rock" by Eddie Thomas, "I Was A Teenage Monster" by The Keytones, "Werewolf" by The Frantics, "Nightmare" by Scottie Stuart, "Voodoo Voodoo" by Lavern Baker, "Rockin In The Graveyard" by Jackie Morningstar, "The Spook Walks" by The Spooks, "The Monsters Hop" by Bert Convy, "She's My Witch" by Kip Tyler, "Frankie & Igor At A Rock N Roll Party" by Bob McFadden, "Little Demon" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, and "Nighmare Hop" by Earl Patterson with The Darts. CD

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CrusadersScratch ... CD
Blue Thumb/MCA, 1974. Used ... $6.99
A great Crusaders album – and one that's a perfect bridge between their earlier soul jazz styles, and their tighter funkier electric one. The album was recorded live at the Roxy, and the group is augmented by Larry Carlton on guitar, who gives the tracks a nice razor edge at his best moments. All songs are pretty long – and the band is in extremely good form, jamming away with lots of funky vamping, and breaking out with some very soulful solos. Titles include "Scratch", "Hard Times", "So Far Away", and "Way Back Home". CD
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EmotionsSo I Can Love You/Untouched ... CD
Stax, 1969/1971. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
2 early classics by The Emotions – back to back on one CD! So I Can Love You is much rootsier than their later hit recordings at Columbia, with a raw soul groove that reaches back to the girls' roots as an indie soul act. This one's got arrangements by Isaac Hayes that work perfectly for the record – tight, deep, and soulful, with a real no-nonsense approach that opens up the vocals and sets up plenty of tasty hooks. Features the organ-heavy "So I Can Love You", the slightly-funky "Got To Be The Man", and the tracks "Going On Strike", "I Found My Man", and "The Best Part Of A Love Affair". But the best track is "I Like It" – which has this amazing intro that begins with a tight drumbreak, rolling over some descending basslines, then vamping into some horn flourishes before the vocals come in! On Untouched, the group are getting some extra heavy production from Ronnie Williams and David Porter – who bring a darker side to their sound, coming up with heavy soul grooves that really open them up. The classic example of this is the stellar cut "Blind Alley" – a famous sample from years back, and a wonderful funk tune on its own. Other tracks include "Boss Love Maker", "Love Ain't Easy Onesided", "Show Me How", "Love is The Hardest Thing To Find", and "Boy I Need You". CD

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Isley BrothersHeat Is On (expanded edition) ... CD
T Neck/Epic, 1975. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
A great mix of heavy funk and sweeter ballads from the Isley Brothers – and a record that's filled with two-part tracks that really let them stretch out and groove! The tunes have a bit more bass and keyboards than before – an approach that's even more electric than Isley funk of a few years back, and which steps out in some tightly vamping rhythms that still crackle with plenty of warmth and soul – especially on the mellower numbers, which dominate side two of the record, and really make this one worth having! Mellow tracks include "For The Love Of You (parts 1 & 2)", "Sensuality (parts 1 & 2)", and "Make Me Say It Again (parts 1 & 2)" – and funkier numbers include "Fight The Power (parts 1 & 2)", "The Heat Is On (parts 1 & 2)", and "Hope You Feel Better Love (parts 1 & 2)". CD also features a bonus track – a live version of "Fight The Power", recorded "live" in the studio, and never released before! CD

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King CurtisInstant Groove/Get Ready ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
A pair of classics from one of the best saxophonists in soul music – back to back on a single CD! First up is an Instant Groove from King Curtis – and a record that's even more deeply soulful than some of his other Atlantic albums! The title cut's a killer – a hard-vamping number that pushed funk further into the mainstream back in the day – and lots of the rest of the album follows suit, by bringing in some of the rougher King Curtis edges that usually only showed up on b-sides of 45s – while other full albums usually focused on sweeter sounds. There's a few of those here too – but even those tracks have a looser, more personal feel than before – not as much "perfect" soul sax, and a bit more grit. Arrangements are by Arif Mardin and King Curtis – and Duane Allman plays guiter on some cuts! Titles include "The Weight", "Sing A Simple Song", "Instant Groove", "Hey Jude", "Games People Play", "La Jeanne", and "Foot Pattin". Get Ready is sly soul from the great King Curtis – one of his last albums ever, and one of his best as well! There's a hip sort of edge to the record that's different from the Curtis groove of the mid 60s – less standard soul instrumental covers, and a much more righteous feel overall – part of the vibe that King had been crafting for others in the late 60s Atlantic studios, and partly the funky undercurrents that would often only show up on some of his 45 releases for the label! The backing group here is really great – with rhythm work from Eddie Hinton on guitar, Barry Beckett on keyboards, David Hood on bass, and Roger Hawkins on drums – and solo moments from Cornell Dupree on lead guitar, and both Joe Newman and Ernie Royal on trumpets. King produced the record himself, and one cut features slightly different instrumentation – with organ by Jimmy Smith and piano by Richard Tee. Titles include "Floatin", "Sugar Foot", "Soulin", "Teasin", "Let It Be", "Someday We'll Be Together", "Something", and "Promenade". CD

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Hideto SasakiStop Over ... CD
BBE (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A great group, and one we've never heard before – stepping out with some tremendous trumpet and alto work that really makes the album sparkle! The group's led by trumpeter Hideto Sasaki, and features alto from guest Sekine Toshiyuki – both working in a mode that's sharply angular, but deeply soulful – like some of the most modern Blue Note work at the end of the 60s! There's some really wonderful interplay between the horns – supported by vamping, soaring rhythms on piano, bass, and drums – and in a way, the record feels like one of those later Lee Morgan dates, still rooted in hardbop traditions, but really taking off with new ideas! Titles include a wonderful version of "Little B's Poem", plus "Carole's Garden", "Turquoise Twice", "Stop Over", and "Soultrane". CD

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✨✧ ScientistDub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear ... LP
Jah Life, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Classic level Scientist dubs from the end of the 70s/dawn of the 80s – cut at Channel 1 with backing by the Roots Radics Band – and Jah Life sitting on the production and arrangements! We don't know why anyone wouldn't want you to hear it, but The Dub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear was cut as a dub companion Flick Wilson's School Days LP, and it's really strong stuff – hard to believe that languished unreleased for the next couple of decades. There's a raw, wollopling clap on the percussion tip, and the rhythmic sensibility is pretty heavy in general – balanced nicely by lightly vamping guitars, keyboards that range from soulful to spacey, and an echoey atmosphere that's tripped out just enough. Includes "Jah Turn The Dub", "My Lady's Dub", "Yallas Dub", "Slave Master Dub", "Where Wicked Gonna Dub", "Facts Of Dub", "I Don't Mind Dub", "Don't Give Up Your Culture Dub", "Rockers Dub" and "School Days Dub". LP, Vinyl record album
(2014 issue on Deeper Knowledge.)

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✨✧ Marva Whitney with Osaka MonaurailI Am What I Am (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Shout (Japan), 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The legendary Marva Whitney's never sounded better – thanks to some incredible backings by Osaka Monaurail – the current funk combo who return Marva's vocals to the greatness of her years with James Brown! The sound here is lean and mean – that razor-sharp approach to funky soul that James first gave Marva back in the day, and which Osaka Monaurail reproduce beautifully – with a sound that avoids any of the cliches or too-modern styles that cropped up in other later Whitney recordings. The grooves here are incredible – guitars vamping on top of funky drums, underneath a brace of tight horns that glide wonderfully with Marva's legendary vocals. The album features a few great original tunes that stand beautifully next to her classics – and titles include "I Am What I Am (parts 1 & 2)", "Let A Sister Come In & Wrapp Things Up (part 3)", "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose (parts 1 & 2)", "We Sing Soul", "Every Little Bit Hurts", and "Soulsisters Of The World Unite". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Zig ZagZig Zag (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare disco soul from Canada – the self-titled set from Zig Zag! The sounds range from tightly vamping funky guitar grooves, to spacier and synth-driven – but it's energetic dancefloor funk & soul all the way! The lyrics are sung in Quebecois French, often with a funky grit, but the longer cosmic soul instrumentals are in the driver's seat for the most part. Titles include "Disco Danser", "Disco Fever", "Stop Stop Stop", "Gay'O", "Voyage Voyage", "Le Prophete" and "Discoville". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithDon Gardner Trio Featuring Jimmy Smith & Bill Davis (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Crown/P-Vine (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An early moment of greatness for Jimmy Smith – an album that features his young, raw Hammond in the combo of Don Gardner – with a groove that's part jazz, part soul, and part R&B! The Smith of this era bears much more of a link to some of the first organ jazzers of the 50s – players like Wild Bill Davis or even Count Basie – especially given that most of these cuts are short and vamping, with less of the longer solos you'd hear on Jimmy's early Blue Note work. According to the title, Bill's also featured on some of these tracks – but as usual with Crown, the notes aren't great – so it's a bit hard to tell what's what. We can say, though, that the whole thing is mighty nice – rough-edged early soul jazz, with lots of cool twists and turns on the Hammond, guitar, and tenor! Titles include "Hands Off", "Hobo", "Paradise Found", "You Feel It", "More Soul", "Good Rockin", and "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie". CD

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Ray BryantSlow Freight ... CD
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021
A killer album by soul jazz pianist Ray Bryant! The title track, "Slow Freight", is an amazing 10 minute groover that moves at a very slow pace (just like a freight train), and which features some very cool ad-lib talking by Paul Serrano – a pretty groovy touch that really adds a lot to the track! Ray's piano is in the lead, with a sinister soulful groove – and he's backed by his patented two-trumpet rhythm sound, played here by Art Farmer and Snookie Young – blasting away with a tightly vamping approach that's really in the groove. The rest of the record's great too – and other tracks include "The Fox Stalker" and "Return Of The Prodigal Son". One of Ray's best ever! CD

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DirectionsDirections ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1975. Used ... $24.99
One of the rarest soul records on Brunswick! This one was cut during the mid 70s – when the label was really having some rough times financially, but also was cutting some of its most groundbreaking soul work. The Directions are a tight harmony quintet – equipped, it appears, with their own band (The Directions Band) who give the group a nice rough soul sound. The vocal cuts on the record have sort of a Philly harmony style – with many uptempo numbers that are sort of a rougher version of work by Blue Magic or The Spinners. The instrumental tracks are smooth funk – with lots of tight keyboard work over heavy riffing and vamping, mostly in an uptempo vein. Titles include "Too Many Secrets", "Soup Line", "I Want To Be Your Special Man", "If You Ever", "We Need Love", and "I Love You So". CD
(Out of print, 2013 pressing – includes obi)

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanConsequence ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A great slice from Jackie McLean's rare unissued 60s sessions for Blue Note – a rollingly soulful session that stands in stark contrast to some of his more modern sides of the time! The set's got Jackie working with a group that includes Lee Morgan on trumpet and Harold Mabern on piano – in a vamping, soaring vibe that's similar to the feel of contemporaneous Morgan sessions like The Gigolo or Tom Cat – but which has a slight bit of McLean's more modernist edge from time to time. Mabern's piano work is tremendous – filled with life and joy that soar the album effortlessly along – and the lyrical drum work of Billy Higgins and basslines from Herbie Lewis are also very much a key part of this groove. The set was originally recorded in 1965, but only made a first appearance on record in 1979 – and even then, only briefly! Titles include "Vernestune", "Slumber", "Bluesanova", "Consequence", and "Tolypso". CD

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Bobby Moore & The Rhythm AcesSearching For My Love/Hey Mr DJ ... 7-inch
Checker, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A killer from Bobby Moore! Sure, he's best known for the classic southern soul number "Searching For My Love" – but the one we die for is "Hey Mr DJ", a slow vamping instrumental with a honking tenor all over the top, and bubbling organ and really heavy drums underneath. The cut's a fantastic stepper, a bit like the best work from Joe Dukes! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Maroon label pressing. Vinyl has a number of light marks but plays great.)

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Eddie RussFresh Out! (with download) ... LP
Jazz Masters/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 29.99
A landmark bit of indie funk from the 70s – one of the few records cut by Detroit keyboardist Eddie Russ, and easily the best! The album features Russ going to town on electric piano – working with a hip combo called The Mixed Bag, which features some wicked work on flute and soprano sax by Larry Nozero – and a vibe that's a lot more laidback than standard funk, or even more mainstream jazz funk too – a sweet open groove that's mighty nice all the way through! The album's really a showcase for Nozero and Russ' solos – trading back and forth effortlessly over long tunes that roll along in a sweet electric-tinged groove – long vamping rhythms that really seem to drive both players onto new heights. Titles include Russ' classic "The Lope Song", a great version of "Hill Where The Lord Hides", and the tracks "Shamading", "Watergate Blues", and "All But Blind". LP, Vinyl record album
(First 1000 copies pressed on limited edition colored vinyl. Includes download.)

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Weather ReportTale Spinnin' ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A beautiful title for a beautiful little record – one that really does have Weather Report spinning out musical tales in sound – with a free-flowing and soulful sense of energy! The groove's definitely tighter than the earlier years, but it's never slick – and Joe Zawinul handled the overall orchestrations for the record, with an approach that's often highly rhythmic, vamping, and building up nicely as the tunes roll on. There's definitely some echoes here of Wayne Shorter's love of Brazilian music – although represented in a relatively subtle way – and Ndugu Chancler's working with the group here on drums and percussion. Titles include "Man In The Green Shirt", "Lusitanos", "Badia", and "Freezing Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, discoloration from age, and initials in pen.)

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Clarence Wheeler & the EnforcersLove I've Been Looking For ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good+ ... $8.99
The second fantastic album from Chicago saxophonist Clarence Wheeler and his hard-hitting Enforcers combo – a group who were one of the brightest lights in soul jazz at the start of the 70s, really helping to keep the genre fresh and exciting! The groove here is in the tenor/organ mode first popularized in the 60s – but the overall sound is a lot more expansive, and filled with unusual time changes, complicated rhythms, and inventive solo work that go way beyond more familiar albums of this nature on Prestige or Blue Note! Sonny Burke is the organist in the group, and he's got a touch on the keys that's a lot like Jack McDuff at his best – filled with great sounds and unusual notes that always keep things interesting. Added to that is trumpet from Sonny Covington, guitar from Eric Gale, and tenor from Wheeler – all vamping and grooving in an amazing way! There's a bit of the Charles Earland sound from the same period going on here – and like Earland, the group have a great way of keeping things slightly funky, even when mellow! Titles include a great version of "Broasted or Fried", Charles Earland's "Mighty Burner", Jack McDuff's "The Heebie Jeebie Dance", plus "We've Only Just Begun" and "The Love I've Been Looking For". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, aging, two small stickers, some clear tape on the spine and a small cutout notch.)
Also available Love I've Been Looking For (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 19.99

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Clarence Wheeler & the EnforcersLove I've Been Looking For (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic/Bomba (Japan), 1971. Used ... $19.99
The second fantastic album from Chicago saxophonist Clarence Wheeler and his hard-hitting Enforcers combo – a group who were one of the brightest lights in soul jazz at the start of the 70s, really helping to keep the genre fresh and exciting! The groove here is in the tenor/organ mode first popularized in the 60s – but the overall sound is a lot more expansive, and filled with unusual time changes, complicated rhythms, and inventive solo work that go way beyond more familiar albums of this nature on Prestige or Blue Note! Sonny Burke is the organist in the group, and he's got a touch on the keys that's a lot like Jack McDuff at his best – filled with great sounds and unusual notes that always keep things interesting. Added to that is trumpet from Sonny Covington, guitar from Eric Gale, and tenor from Wheeler – all vamping and grooving in an amazing way! There's a bit of the Charles Earland sound from the same period going on here – and like Earland, the group have a great way of keeping things slightly funky, even when mellow! Titles include a great version of "Broasted or Fried", Charles Earland's "Mighty Burner", Jack McDuff's "The Heebie Jeebie Dance", plus "We've Only Just Begun" and "The Love I've Been Looking For". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)
Also available Love I've Been Looking For ... LP 8.99

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✨✧ BlowflyBlowfly's Zodiac Party ... LP
Weird World, 1978. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Blowfly's second trip into the Zodiac – a free-wheeling, head-tripping party that's even rawer than the first set! Tracks, as usual, are based on grooves from popular soul songs of the time – hidden enough in the lyrics, and at times just spare funky vamping, which provides a background for Blow's very off-color musings on the signs of the Zodiac! What the set lacks in cleverness and imagination it more than makes up for in pure, raw, off-the-cuff joking – and although you won't learn much about your horoscope, you'll have a good time not learning it! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cove has surface wear and split seams held with clear tape.)

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✨✧ BlowflyFresh Juice ... LP
Oops, 1983. Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Blowfly must have loved all the changes in soul music that took place during his long career – because they gave him a good chance to keep changing his groove, using new forms and styles to craft his own x-rated parody material. This set's got a number of tunes in an 80s groove/old school mode – all with the sort of bad language that made Blow a favorite with the party record scene! Titles include "The First Black President", "I've Got To Be Free", "Too Fat To F*ck", "That's What Your Pussy's Made For", "The Vampire That Ate Miami", and "She's Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with some faint crackles. Cover has ring and edge wear, bent corners, and a light stain on back.)

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✨✧ Ray BryantSlow Freight ... LP
Cadet, 1966. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer album by soul jazz pianist Ray Bryant! The title track, "Slow Freight", is an amazing 10 minute groover that moves at a very slow pace (just like a freight train), and which features some very cool ad-lib talking by Paul Serrano – a pretty groovy touch that really adds a lot to the track! Ray's piano is in the lead, with a sinister soulful groove – and he's backed by his patented two-trumpet rhythm sound, played here by Art Farmer and Snookie Young – blasting away with a tightly vamping approach that's really in the groove. The rest of the record's great too – and other tracks include "The Fox Stalker" and "Return Of The Prodigal Son". One of Ray's best ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono blue fade label pressing. Cover has aging.)

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✨✧ Yusef LateefLive Session – Dedication Series Vol XIII ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1964. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the most amazing work that Yusef Lateef ever recorded! All tracks were recorded on June 26, 1964 – at Pep's Lounge in Philly, and the group's a hard-wailing batch of soulful players that are one of the tightest that Lateef ever worked with! The 2LP set features Lateef's incredible Live At Pep's album on disc one, plus a full disc of other material that was recorded during the same set, but not issued until the time of this 1978 release. Some of the tracks have since appeared on CD – but combined with the Club Date LP issued around the same time, this set forms kind of a trilogy of material from that fantastic date. The group features some amazing piano from Mike Nock – vamping and grooving along at a pace that brings out the best in Lateef's reeds and the shimmering trumpet of Richard Williams – and the record combines all of Lateef's exotic work on flute and saxes with a groove that you'll hardly hear on other albums. Titles include "Listen To The Wind", "Number Seven", "Twelve Tone Blues", "The Magnolia Triangle", "The Weaver", and "Sister Mamie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cut corner, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Cliff Nobles & CoHorse ... LP
Phil-LA Of Soul, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky instrumental classic – with a groove that was copied by a huge amount of other groups! Cliff and crew take the funky 45 sound into the mainstream – vamping and comping in tight choppy grooves that were perfect for dances like The Horse, The Jerk, and some of the other harder numbers of the time. The title cut – "The Horse" – is a killer, and the record's filled with a number of other tracks that have a similar feel and flavor. Some cuts have vocals, mostly in the hip shouted style, but a number of the cuts are instrumental. Titles include "Judge Baby, I'm Back", "The Horse", "The Camel", "Burning Desire", "Love Is All Right", "Let's Have A Good Time", and "The Mule". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear and partially split seams.)

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✨✧ Billy WootenIn This World ... LP
APS/P-Vine (Japan), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most soul-based records ever cut by vibist Billy Wooten – a record that's even tighter and more focused than his work with The Wooden Glass or 19th Whole! The album's got Billy and other vocalists singing along with his vibes and marimba – over the top of tightly vamping rhythms by the combo, served up with a breezy, jazzy approach that's totally great. There's plenty of warm changes in the rhythms – almost in the style of Bobby Hutcherson's work of the same time, but a fair bit more varied overall as well – thanks to some unusual material included by Wooten in the set. Vocals are by Wooten, Joy Smith, and Funda Cooper – and other instrumentation includes alto sax, flute, guitar, bass, drums, and plenty of percussion! Titles include "Summerlight", "Chicango (Chicago Land)", "Somebody's Calling My Name", "In This World", and "Dancing & Singing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – heavy vinyl and obi!)

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✨✧ Weather ReportTale Spinnin ... CD
Columbia, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful title for a beautiful little record – one that really does have Weather Report spinning out musical tales in sound – with a free-flowing and soulful sense of energy! The groove's definitely tighter than the earlier years, but it's never slick – and Joe Zawinul handled the overall orchestrations for the record, with an approach that's often highly rhythmic, vamping, and building up nicely as the tunes roll on. There's definitely some echoes here of Wayne Shorter's love of Brazilian music – although represented in a relatively subtle way – and Ndugu Chancler's working with the group here on drums and percussion. Titles include "Man In The Green Shirt", "Lusitanos", "Badia", and "Freezing Fire". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Third Coast KingsWest Grand Boulevard ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Heavy funk from Michigan's Third Coast Kings – sounding better here than ever before, with a groove that really lives up to their Detroit soul legacy! The combo is mostly instrumental – and have really found a way to fuse tight guitar lines with the rhythms – so that the groove is razor-sharp right from the start, and sets the table for some bold front line work on saxes, trumpet, and trombone! Vocals come into the mix almost as an extra flavoring – but that's fine with us, because the sharp, hard, vamping energy of the combo is the main appeal here – really winning us over with a mix of Meters and Motor City funk. Titles include "Sporting Life", "Ice Cream Man", "Get Some Leave Some", "High Tops", "Just Move", "Birds & Bees", "Jelly Roll", and "West Grand Boulevard". CD
 
 
 



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