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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyBig City Funk – Original Old School Breaks & Heavy Guitar Soul ... CD
Sussex/Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. Used ... $14.99
Mad funk from one of the heaviest cats on the early 70s Detroit scene – guitar legend Dennis Coffey, finally given his due in a long-overdue collection of his best grooves for Sussex Records! Coffey's guitar has a sound that's been sampled countless times over the past 20 years – a raspy way of laying over a groove that's unlike anything else you'll ever hear – ringing out with a multi-tracked style that almost sounds like a mini-guitar section in itself! But even over and above the great guitar work, the rhythms here are equally great – the kinds of breaks the first broke big back in the old school, and which have continued to fill the crates for many years to come! Essential tracks all the way through – with a tremendous set list that includes "Son Of Scorpio", "Scorpio", "Taurus", "Theme From Enter The Dragon", "Chicano", "Lonely Moon Child", "Impressions Of", "Ride Sally Ride", "Getting It On", "Big City Funk", "Garden Of The Moon", "Whole Lot Of Love", "Capricorn's Thing", and "Guitar Big Band". CD features the bonus track "Outrageous". CD
(Out of print, Vampi Soul digipack pressing.)

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Jack Costanzo & Gerrie WooLatin Percussion With Soul ... CD
Tico/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1968. Used ... $13.99
An obscure little album from Jack "Mr Bongo" Constanzo – his only entry into the Latin Soul genre, and a really nice batch of grooves! Jacko's working here with singer Gerrie Woo – who sings in English on about half of the album's tracks, giving the set a nice pop-styled Latin groove that reminds us a lot of Willie Bobo's work for Verve, and some of the more unusual indie Latin albums of the time. The set's filled with loads of great numbers – including Hector Rivera compositions "Recuerdos", "Que Vengo Acabando", "Don't Squeeze The Peaches", and "Mambo Jack" – plus covers of "Jive Samba", "Words", and "Green Onions". CD
(Out of print, digipack has an import sticker on the cover.)

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Roberto De La Barrera Y Su SonoraSe Formo La Salsa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A fantastic cooker from the Colombian scene at the start of the 70s – the sort of record that's a bit different than more familiar New York work of the time, but which has an equally appealing sort of vibe! The set's got some killer descarga tracks that nicely update the approach from its earlier Cuban roots – and there's also a few rhythms that echo more contemporary Colombian modes, but with a style that's much more in the small combo approach of the early years of salsa – sharp-edged and fantastic throughout! Titles include "Se Formo La Salsa", "Mi Son Montuno", "Oye Mi Ritmo", "Vamos Al Bohio", "Mi Sonora", and "Macondo". LP, Vinyl record album

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CachaoCuban Jam Session In Miniature – Descargas ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 50s. Used ... $14.99
Landmark recordings from the Cuban scene of the late 50s – free-jamming descarga sessions led by bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez! The tunes on the set forever helped define the sound of Latin music – breaking down the more restrictive styles of earlier years, and giving the players free reign to jam and improvise over tightly crafted rhythmic patterns. Apart from Cachao's great work on bass, the set also features tenor by Emilio Penalver, trumpet by Armando Armenteros, and trumpet by Alejandro Vivar – on titles that include "Descarga Cubana", "Sorpressa De Flauta", "Pamparana", "Trombon Criollo", "Controversia De Metales", and "Guajeo De Saxos". This CD adds in a huge amount of extra tracks, too – for a total of 23 numbers in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Conjunto MiramarCumbias Con El Miramar (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A cracker of a set from 60s Colombia – a record that certainly has plenty of the cumbias promised in the title, but which also features other lively grooves in a guaracha, charanga, and montuno style! The rhythms are upbeat throughout, and recorded in a great way that really gets at all the subtle inflections in the various percussion elements – which are mixed with hard-driving piano, occasional accordion, and vocals that really work hard to keep up with the groove! Titles include "Cumbia De Sol", "Noche Y Cumbia", "Lelogua", "Cumbia De Estrellas", "Moler La Cana", "Mensaje Guajiro", "Gaita Turca", and "La Pompita". LP, Vinyl record album

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Adolfo Echeverria Y Su OrquestaSabroso Bacalao (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A cracker of a Colombian session from the 70s – a record that hits equally hard on both the salsa and cumbia sides of the spectrum – and which features vocals from the trio pictured on the cover – Adolfo Echeverria, Manuel Cassinai, and Freddy Cruz! The music bristles with that great Discos Fuentes mode from a time when the label was soaking up the best elements of New York salsa, then forging them into their own unique groove – a sound that has a record like this standing proudly next to the best that Fania had to offer at the time. Titles include the piano-driven cooker "Sabroso Bacalao" – plus "Noches De Cumbia", "Llorando Por Ti", "Mi Viejo Barrio", "Fantasia Marina", "Perdoname", "No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti", "Amor Zalmero", and "Locura Es Mi Cumbele". LP, Vinyl record album

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I Marc 4Thrilling Mortale – Thrilling Italian Library Music From The Vaults Of Nelson Records ... LP
Nelson/Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $28.99
Great grooves from this legendary sound library combo from the Italian scene of the 70s – but a set that also features some of their more unusual, offbeat styles too! We've stocked plenty of records by I Marc 4 over the years – and have always loved them for their tight blend of jazz, funk, and instrumental soundtrack modes – but this set shows the combo at their most creative, as there's often some cool effects and unusual sounds added to the blend of their more familiar elements – so that the record seems to shift from spooky to groovy and back again with effortless ease! If you're thinking that you've already got some I Marc 4 records in your collection, then think again – as there's a lot of new sounds here to discover, pulled from their very rare limited recordings for the Nelson label in the Telecinesound Studios – titles that include "Giallo", "Tensione Ed Attesa", "Temporale", "Atmosfere Spaziali", "Tema Di Raven 1o Vers", "Thrilling Mortale", "Smookie", "Immagini", "Corsa Pericolosa", "Ossessione Omicida", and "Suspence Subacqueo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Julian Y Su ComboNoche De Sabor (180 gram pressing) ... LP
INS/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Julian's got a cooking little combo – one that's driven strongly by his own great guitar work throughout – which has almost the tone of a chicha-styled guitar, but set here to a whole host of jazzy salsa backings! The group features both alto and tenor sax, whose presence adds in a whole other current of soul next to the percussion, piano, and trumpets – and the mix of the alto, tenor, and guitar really give the album a unique vibe – and a quality that almost hearkens back to the small combo work of the Latin Soul years in New York. Titles include "Enyere Kumbara", "INS Rock", "Estoy Soda", "Infierno En La Isla", "Quiero Salsa Na Ma", "Las Calenas Son Como Las Flores", "Almendra", and "Los Chismes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Los SupremosAtiza Y Ataja (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
A triple-time killer from the Colombian scene at the start of the 70s – one of those rare gems on Discos Fuentes that had the label setting a new sort of fire on its own, in comparison to the New York Latin generation! In addition to the cumbia tracks you might expect, the set's also got some killer guaguanco and descarga tracks – super-jazzy, and filled with lively interplay between the percussion at the core, and the criss-crossing of piano, tenor, and trumpet on the top! Peter Scott handles the vocals with Piper Diaz – and titles include "Hacha Y Machete", "El Mico", "Atiza Y Atala", "Ven A Colombia", "Cali Querido", "Guaguaco Supremo", and "El Cuento". LP, Vinyl record album

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MaxaynMaxayn ... LP
Capricorn/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
The debut album from Maxayn – a funky female talent who deserves to be mentioned in the same territory as Betty Davis and Yvonne Fair! Like both of those artists, Maxayn isn't afraid to use an electric guitar when she wants – which puts her music somewhere in the territory of groups like The Bar-Kays and Black Nasty, and the way they could blend rock influences with funk and soul! No surprise, Maxayn's bandmates here include two members of Buddy Miles' group – who really help keep things deep – providing a massive foundation for the lady's incredible vocals. Titles include covers of the Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Gimme Shelter" – plus the original tunes "Trying For Days", "Jam For Jack", "Song", and "Doing Nothing Nothing Doing". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Maxayn ... LP 14.99

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Os Seis Em PontoOs Seis Em Ponto ... LP
RGE/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A sweet bossa combo from 60s Brazil – a jazzy little group that features some very early work on piano and arrangements from Francis Hime – whose sense of tone and color is already shining through, even at a relatively young age! Hime plays piano, and Nelson Motta plays guitar – but the album really gets some great energy from the combination of flute and trombone – a mixture of light and dark, lyrical and moody, balanced out in a way that really makes the album something special! All tunes are instrumental – and although there's a few familiar bossa-era compositions in the mix, Hime also contributes a lot of originals too – and titles include "Mar Azul", "Se Voce Peansar", "Sem Mais Adeus", "A Paz De Um Homem So", "Amor A Esmo", and "Boranda". LP, Vinyl record album

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Armando PerazaWild Thing ... CD
Skye/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1968. Used ... $13.99
The only album ever cut by conga player Armando Peraza – the killer percussionist who worked with Cal Tjader in the 60s! The album's got a very similar feel to Cal's work of the time – blending together jazz, Latin, and groovy 60s rhythms – with lots of percussion on the bottom, and instrumentation that includes electric piano, funky flute, and some nice alto sax. Most tracks have the off-center sound that you'd expect from the Skye label – and arrangements are by Cal and Gary McFarland, so you know the tunes are pretty darn great! Titles include a mix of originals like "Viva Pereza" and "Granny's Samba", plus covers like "Wild Thing" and "Funky Broadway". CD
(Vampi Soul digipack pressing.)
Also available Wild Thing ... LP 19.99

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Peru NegroPeru Negro ... LP
Virrey/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
An Afro-Peruvian classic, and a folkloric set that really gets at the complicated modes of the genre! There's plenty going on here, but always in a relatively organic way – an unusual blend of Spanish-styled guitar, earthy percussion, and vocal passages that evoke styles from island cultures in Cuba, Haiti, and even Cape Verde! The real mystery is how these elements came into play on the other side of South America – and with such a timeless quality that the record feels far more ancient than the 1973 date of its release – maybe like some of the Discos Marcos Pereira releases in Brazil at the same time. Titles include "Cancion Para Ekue", "El Payande", "Negrito De Donde Vienes", "Ollita Noma", "Toro Mata", and "Pobre Negrita". LP, Vinyl record album

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Various12 Bombazos Bailables ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A dozen heavy groovers from the legendary Discos Fuentes – pulled from a time when the Colombian label was really finding its sound and strengths – mixing together older strands of Afro Cuban inspiration with a special vibe that would soon make their scene rival the Latin music power of New York and Puerto Rico! The percussion is pretty darn heavy on most of these tracks – almost a fusion of the rootsier modes of early years with some of the more sophisticated musical elements developed in the small combo years of the New York 60s Latin scene – but also touched with some styles that are completely Colombian, yet still in a formative early moment that's never predictable or commercial at all. Titles include "Atiza Y Ataja" by Los Supremos, "El Vidriero" by Fruko Y Sus Tesos, "Coco May Ma" by Combo Las Vegas, "Cumbia En Do Menor" by Lita Barrientos, "Manue" by Michi Sarmiento Y Su Combo Bravo, "Cumbia Loca" by Conjunta Miramar, "Safari Safari" by Tita Duval Y El Nuevo Ritmo De Bobby Ray, and "La Pluma" by Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGuasa, Cununo, Y Marimba – Afro-Colombian Music From The Pacific Coast ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), New Copy 2LP ... About April 3, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Betty DavisThis Is It! – The Betty Davis Anthology ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". 19 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print, small mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ La Cumbia Moderna De SoledadLa Clavidad (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Costeno/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's some rootsy-looking instruments on the front cover, but the music also has all of the modern touches promised by the group's name – hardly the more familiar mainstream cumbia of the late 70s, and instead this wonderful hybrid that's really unique! We don't normally dig albums with South American wood flutes – but here, the instruments are combined with plenty of raw percussion and nicely-dipping basslines – rhythms that often echo the moves of cumbia, but with a style that's much earthier, and which has some especially nice edges on the reeds! Titles include "Crees Que Soy Sexy", "Puno Molio", "El Currambero", "Indio Faroto", "La Clavada", "El Escandalo", and "Busca Perro". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Village CallersHector/I'm Leaving ... 7-inch
Rampart/Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive bit of sample history! The Village Callers' "Hector" is one of those funk cuts that will stand for years – thanks to a famous sample by the Beastie Boys, and a number of others. The cut's a great one – and it's offered here with "I'm Leaving", a non-LP track that's got a great groovy sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Various12 Bombazos Bailables ... CD
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dozen heavy groovers from the legendary Discos Fuentes – pulled from a time when the Colombian label was really finding its sound and strengths – mixing together older strands of Afro Cuban inspiration with a special vibe that would soon make their scene rival the Latin music power of New York and Puerto Rico! The percussion is pretty darn heavy on most of these tracks – almost a fusion of the rootsier modes of early years with some of the more sophisticated musical elements developed in the small combo years of the New York 60s Latin scene – but also touched with some styles that are completely Colombian, yet still in a formative early moment that's never predictable or commercial at all. Titles include "Atiza Y Ataja" by Los Supremos, "El Vidriero" by Fruko Y Sus Tesos, "Coco May Ma" by Combo Las Vegas, "Cumbia En Do Menor" by Lita Barrientos, "Manue" by Michi Sarmiento Y Su Combo Bravo, "Cumbia Loca" by Conjunta Miramar, "Safari Safari" by Tita Duval Y El Nuevo Ritmo De Bobby Ray, and "La Pluma" by Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana. CD

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✨✧ VariousAmerica Invertida – Leftfield Pop & Experimental Folk From 80s Uruguay ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1980s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of music we never expected to be this wonderful – but that's also because we were completely unaware of the scene until this release! The album brings together songs from a special time in Uruguay – a moment when democracy was returning to the nation, which seemed to inspire a whole new level of creativity in the scene in Montevideo – documented here by a select and beautiful assortment of songs! It's a bit hard to define the real charm of this music in words – and the title only gets at part of the quality – because there's elements here that also echo some of the more personal sounds up in Brazil, by an artist like Joyce – while also weaving together with some of the gentler moments of the UK post punk and cold wave years, as you might hear in the music of Young Marble Giants or Weekend. Acoustic and electric elements intertwine effortlessly, with vocals that often have an airy yet powerful charm – all gentle, but never thin or thoughtless at all – on titles that include "Kabumba" by Jugo Jasa, "Desencanto" by Contraviento, "Capitulos" by Mariana Ingold, "En Este Momento" by Travesia, "Bombinhas" by Leo Masilha and Jorge Cumbo, "El Chi-li-ban-dan" by Eduardo Mateo, and "Tra Tus Ojos" by Estela Magnone and Jaime Roos. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lito Barrientos Y Su OrquestaVery Very Well (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Very very well indeed – a crackling little set from Lito Barrientos, and one that moves through a range of 60s Latin style with a very lively vibe! There's certainly some of the spirit of early Discos Fuentes in the mix – but the record also moves with a wider-ranging spirit, as it leaps from Cuba, to Puerto Rico, to New York – then back again town to Colombia with the groove! Production is great – really bringing out that sharp rhythm that makes Discos Fuentes albums so great – and titles include a very cool mish-mosh of styles on the "Mosaico" track that takes up most of part two – plus other titles that include "Kijis Konar", "Cumbia Costena", "Charanga Pa Gozar", "Cumbia Que Te Vas De Ronda", "Caracol", and "Rubiela". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ El AfrocomboPan Con Salsa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Famoso/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
That's a mighty big loaf of bread on the cover – and there's a mighty big sound on the record as well – a fantastic blend of early 70s salsa modes from this very cooking little combo – served up in a blend of two saxes, two trumpets, and plenty of great percussion and piano! The group clearly draw plenty of inspiration from the New York scene – particularly that moment when the tight Latin soul combos of the late 60s were moving into salsa styles for the 70s – but there's also some other South American rhythms at work here too, although not enough to knock the album off its strongly salsa course. Jackie Carazo handles lead vocals – and titles include "El Huevo", "Pan Con Salsa", "Bomba Pa Los Cueros", "La Bailadora", "Mira Muneca", and "A La Fiesta Del Mar" – plus a great groovy cover of "Oye Como Va". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Claudine LongetCuddle Up With Claudine Longet – Barnaby Records Sessions 1970/74 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early/Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Very nice work by the lovely Claudine Longet – later tracks than her more famous A&M recordings of the 60s, tunes dune for Barnaby records in the early 70s! The feel here steps off nicely from Claudine's A&M sides – getting a bit hipper, a bit deeper, and taking on some of the more open-ended singer-songwriter styles of the time. Arrangements on the material are by Nick DeCaro and Dann Lottermoser, and titles include "Birds", "Remember The Good", "Sleep Song", "All Alone Am I", "Sugar Me", "Cry Me A River", "Broomstick Cowboy", "They Long To Be Close To You", and "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Los AfroinsA Gozar Salsomanos (180 gram pressing) ... LP
INS/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A cooker of an album from the Colombian scene of the 70s – a set that's much more obscure than most of the work on Discos Fuentes, and which has a really hard-driving salsa vibe! The work reminds us of some of our favorite indie sets from early 70s Puerto Rico – and mixes jazzy flourishes with rootsy percussion – all in a groove that hardly lets up for a minute! Titles include "Afroinspiracion", "Virgen De La Cueva", "Conga E", "Sabroson", "Aprietala"," Guayo Pellizco Y Pata", "Concierto Para Una Sola Voz", and "Orgullosa". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAmerica Invertida – Leftfield Pop & Experimental Folk From 80s Uruguay ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1980s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A collection of music we never expected to be this wonderful – but that's also because we were completely unaware of the scene until this release! The album brings together songs from a special time in Uruguay – a moment when democracy was returning to the nation, which seemed to inspire a whole new level of creativity in the scene in Montevideo – documented here by a select and beautiful assortment of songs! It's a bit hard to define the real charm of this music in words – and the title only gets at part of the quality – because there's elements here that also echo some of the more personal sounds up in Brazil, by an artist like Joyce – while also weaving together with some of the gentler moments of the UK post punk and cold wave years, as you might hear in the music of Young Marble Giants or Weekend. Acoustic and electric elements intertwine effortlessly, with vocals that often have an airy yet powerful charm – all gentle, but never thin or thoughtless at all – on titles that include "Kabumba" by Jugo Jasa, "Desencanto" by Contraviento, "Capitulos" by Mariana Ingold, "En Este Momento" by Travesia, "Bombinhas" by Leo Masilha and Jorge Cumbo, "El Chi-li-ban-dan" by Eduardo Mateo, and "Tra Tus Ojos" by Estela Magnone and Jaime Roos. CD

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✨✧ Los DestellosSicodelicos (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A killer compilation of late 60s & 70s tunes by Peruvian cumbia combo Los Destellos – leaning on the psychedelia inspired sounds from their earlier years! The sound is rooted in cumbia rhythms and electric guitar – but it nimble and spindly of heavily fuzzed out – with a more varied Latin instrumental ensemble mode that deftly layers in elements of psych beat, garage rock and other hard grooving styles. 20 tracks on 2LPs, including "Guajira Sicodelica", "Natalia", "La Fatidica", "Frenetica Guajira", "Pasion Oriental", "El Oasis", "Constellation", "A Patricia", "Boogaloo De Los Destellos", "El Marcianito", "Linda Chiquilina", "Cumbia Del Desierto", "Volando Alto" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Robert Y Su BandaSoy La Ley (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Zeida/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer bit of salsa from the Colombian scene of the 70s – every bit as hard-driving and soulful as the best work coming from New York at the time! Robert's got a mighty tight combo for the set – heavy on percussion, which criss-crosses in these fast-moving lines – really setting up the groove first, often with just a bit of basslines lacing them together – as horns then step in next to the soulful vocals, and really help the whole thing soar to the skies! The vocals are fantastic – with this righteous, yearning quality that almost reminds us of classic Hector Lavoe – and titles include "El Mulato", "Soy La Ley", "Aquel Senor", "Mi Carino No Espera", "Preso Y Sin Sentencia", "Son Candela", and "En La Inmensa Soledad". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Michi Sarmiento Y Su Combo BravoSalsa Con Monte (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Michi Sarmiento looks like a complete badass on the cover of this rare 70s album – and his group sounds completely badass as well – thanks to the wonderful mixing of modes that sometimes happened at the Disco Fuentes label! There's a loose vibe here that's quite different than New York Latin of the time – certainly an awareness of sounds up north, but recorded in this genre-stepping, rhythm-shifting way that also seems to echo more of the recording styles of the early decade before – with plenty of echo and other elements that only seem to further the intensity of the sound! Titles include "Viramundo", "Salsa Con Monte", "Olaya", "Me Enganaste", "Rosy", "La Vara Santa", "San Patricio", "Manue", "Se Apago", and "La Rumba Se Acabo". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Armando PerazaWild Thing ... LP
Skye, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The only album ever cut by conga player Armando Peraza – the killer percussionist who worked with Cal Tjader in the 60s! The album's got a very similar feel to Cal's work of the time – blending together jazz, Latin, and groovy 60s rhythms – with lots of percussion on the bottom, and instrumentation that includes electric piano, funky flute, and some nice alto sax. Most tracks have the off-center sound that you'd expect from the Skye label – and arrangements are by Cal and Gary McFarland, so you know the tunes are pretty darn great! Titles include a mix of originals like "Viva Pereza" and "Granny's Samba", plus covers like "Wild Thing" and "Funky Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 00s reissue on Vampi Soul.)
Also available Wild Thing ... CD 13.99
 
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✨✧ Rhythm MakersSoul On Your Side (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vigor/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky madness from the legendary Rhythm Makers – a dancefloor combo with a really incredible groove! The group has an approach that's a lot like Kool & The Gang at their best, or like some of the best mid 70s albums by the Kay Gees or Fatback – lots of bass at the bottom, very tight vamping by the band, and a wikki-wikki funky sound that's totally great! Many of the tracks on the set make good use of moog or keyboards – never too much, but just the right dose to spook things up a bit – and although many of the cuts have vocals, the overall focus is still in the instrumentation – which always comes across pretty darn great, and which is played with incredible precision throughout! The combo later morphed into GQ, but they've got a much rawer sound here – and titles include "Can You Feel It (parts 1 & 2)", "You Better Believe It", "Soul On Your Side", "Zone", "Funk N You", and "Street Dreamin". CD features an insane number of bonus tracks – 10 in all – with the unreleased cuts "Position", "Wonderful", and "Lover's Lane" – plus "Can You Feel It (orig special disco 12")", "You're Never Too Old (single)", "Prime Cut (single)", "Touch (single)", and "How Much I Love You (single)". CD

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Booker T & The MGsVery Best Of Booker T & The MGs ... CD
Rhino/Stax, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
What can we say? Booker T and crew are always tops in our book – and this album's as strong a batch of their classic singles as you'll ever find! Book's organ is the sound of a generation, and Steve Cropper's sinister vamping on guitar gives even the poppier tracks a hard edge that still sends shivers down our spine! The set's got 16 tracks than run the gamut of the group's years at Stax – including "Green Onions", "Soul Dressing", "Boot-Leg", "Hip Hug Her", "Mo Onions", "Soul Limbo", "My Sweet Potato", "Slim Jenkins Place", "Time Is Tight", "Slum Baby", and the amazing jazzer "Melting Pot". CD
(Promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Famous Ward Singers/Jessy DixonI'm Getting Richer/Wade In The Water ... 7-inch
Savoy/Honest Jons (UK), 1960. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $12.99
Two gospel gems – back to back on a single 45! "I'm Getting Richer" is this beautiful tune that has a spare vamping rhythm, peppered with just the right use of jazzy organ – all to set the tone for a superbly soulful lead vocal from Clara Ward! The great Jessy Dixon is on the flip – delivering lead vocals with his singer on a fantastic take on "Wade In The Water" – a tune you might know from secular readings, but which always sounds better in more spiritual territory! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Isley BrothersHeat Is On (expanded edition) ... CD
T Neck/Epic, 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Milton James & The Creators/KenardMy Lonely Feeling/What Did You Gain By That ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Stone funky soul from Milton James & The Creators – a tune that's got this vamping, stomping vibe that feels like it was laid down by The Ramsey Lewis trio of the mid 60s – topped with great interplay between Milt and the group! The flipside features "What Did You Gain By That" – a tune by the even more obscure Kenard, and one that has this fast funky groove that's pre-disco, with some strong deep soul touches on the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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King CurtisInstant Groove/Get Ready ... CD
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1969/1970. New Copy ... $11.99 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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RogerMany Facets Of Roger/Saga Continues/Unlimited (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Robinsongs (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
A trio of albums from Roger – with bonus tracks too! On the first album, there's Many Facets Of Roger – and they're all pretty darn funky! From this vantage point, all we can think of is that Roger Troutman must have had some sort of crystal ball to see into the hip hop sampling future – either that, or he was busy cooking up west coast gangster funk drones in some secret So Cal laboratory! Whatever the case, though, the record's a classic in the Troutman/Zapp catalog – and features a sparkling west coast take on electro – offered up with lots of popping basslines, snapping electric kickdrums, and a truckfull of vocoder! There's also some pretty nice guitar in the mix – especially on the good jazzy groover "Chunk Of Sugar", which sounds like it's from a completely different record. Other tracks include "Maxx Axe", "Do It Roger", "So Ruff, So Tuff", and "Blue". The Saga Continues finds Roger still rocking his trademark effects laden vocals and vamping guitar work into the middle of the decade – with even tighter syncopated percussion, funky keys, and sharp synth bursts – sailing in a killer groove throughout! Roger produced the record along with Larry Troutman – and they bring in Maceo Parker for a horn solo and Ohio Player Billy Beck for keyboards as well! Tracks include a vocoder funk reading of Wilson Pickett's "Midnight Hour", plus "In The Mix", "Play Your Guitar Brother Roger", "The Break Song", "I Keep Trying", "Bucket Of Blood", "T C Song", and "Girl Cut It Out". Unlimited has Roger going for a sound that's maybe even more electro than some of his earlier solo work, at a level that really seems to be pushing the Zapp sound further for the 80s! The style is funky, but touched with lots of elements that have wended their way from indie hip hop up to mainstream soul – all at a level that later acts might fuse together with a bit more warmth, but which still has the starker feel of electro soul in Troutman's hands. Titles include "Thrill Seekers", "I Want To Be You Man", "I Really Want to Be You Man", "Night & Day", and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag". Bonus tracks include "Please Come Home For Christmas", "Bedisguitarist-A-Rown", and 7" mixes of "Heard It Through The Grapevine (part 1)", "Do It Roger", "In The Mix", "I Want To Be Your Man", and "Midnight Hour (part 1)". CD

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Hideto SasakiStop Over ... CD
BBE (UK), 1976. New Copy ... About March 27, 2020
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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Hideto SasakiStop Over ... LP
BBE (UK), 1976. New Copy ... About March 27, 2020
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tokyo Cuban BoysCar Men – Guts ... CD
Columbia/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the coolest albums we've ever seen from this hip Japanese big band – a record that mixes hot rod sound effects with some funky jazzy groovers! The approach is plenty darn weird, but also pretty darn groovy – as most songs start out with a revving auto engine or other car-styled sounds – then roll into the band vamping its way through some hip covers of American rock and soul numbers from the late 60s and early 70s! The rhythms are a lot funkier than other Tokyo Cuban Boys records – partly because of the cool choice of songs – and the instrumentation includes organ, electric piano, and wah wah guitar – in addition to the group's usual horn-heavy approach. Titles include "The Story In Your Eyes", "Funky Nassau", "Black Magic Woman", "Chuckie Wagon", "Every Day", "I'm A Man", "Mandrill", "Questions 67 and 68", and "Everybody's Everything". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Gerald WilsonFeelin Kinda Blues ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
Ahhh . . . Gerald Wilson at the height of his powers – recording here in a mode that could never miss! The group's a jazz orchestra, but it's filled with some of the hippest cats on the west coast in the 60s – soulful soloists who include Anthony Ortega on flute and alto, Curtis Amy on soprano sax, Phil Moore on piano, Teddy Edwards on tenor, Victor Feldman on vibes, and Dennis Budimir on guitar – all grooving in tight formation that still allow plenty of space for solos on each tune – even when the group is vamping, romping, and hitting an all-out swinging 60s soul jazz groove! Includes versions of "Freddy Freeloader", "Watermelon Man", "Yeh Yeh", and "I Got You (I Feel Good)" – and other titles include "Well Son Shuffle", "Do Anything You Wanna", "When I'm Feeling Kinda Blue", and "One On The House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 80s pressing. Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ CrusadersScratch ... LP
Blue Thumb/Chisa, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great Crusaders album – and one that's a perfect bridge between their earlier soul jazz styles, and their tighter funkier electric one. The record 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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Richard Groove HolmesOnsaya Joy ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the greatest albums ever cut by organist Richard Groove Holmes – and a set that's worth it alone for the massive title track! Groove soars right out of the gate on that one – taking up most of side one with help from a vamping trio of guitar and drums – while he delivers this stretched-out, hard-burning solo that almost seems to take a page out of the book of the younger Charles Earland – but also stands as a great reminder of the fresh, soulful genius that Holmes brought to the Hammond in the 60s! In addition to "Onsaya Joy", other tracks are a bit more straightforward, but no less soulful – and titles include "On Green Dolphin Street", "Song For My Father", and a remake of "Misty". CD
(Part of the Flying Dutchman 1000 Master Collection!)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonTotal Explosion ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wicked explosion from the legendary Syl Johnson – one of his smoking sets for Hi Records – done with solid soulful help from Willie Mitchell! Mitchell's familiar Memphis groove is firmly in place here – tightly compressed rhythms and horns, vamping perfectly for Syl's raw vocals – and the set also seems to feature Johnson smoking some grooves on harmonica too – but in a way that's still a lot more soul than blues! There's a few great funky moments on the set – a nice reminder of the Twinight years – and tracks include "I Only Have Love", "Take Me To The River", "Bustin Up Or Busin Out", "'Bout To Make Me Leave Home", "That's Just My Luck", "It Ain't Easy", "Steppin Out", and "Watch What You Do To Me". CD

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✨✧ Mel BrownBlues For We ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A record that's a lot more jazz than you'd guess from the title – a seminal set from the mighty Mel Brown! The "blues" here are hardly the familiar kind – and instead, the album really stresses the more soul-based sound of Mel Brown's work – thanks to some very groovy arrangements from Artie Butler! Tracks have a vamping, stomping sort of sound that's all-soul all the way through – using both Mel's guitar and some of his vocals to top some wonderful grooves from Artie – all done up in the best mix of soul jazz and more conventional vibes that was going down at Verve and Impulse in the late 60s. The tunes are all plenty hip too – with titles that include a great version of Tom Scott's "Freaky Zeke", plus Mel's own takes on "Son Of A Preacher Man", "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", "Indian Giver", and "Set Me Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ Takehiro HondaWhat's Going On ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Early soul jazz piano work from Takehiro Honda – recorded in a style that's quite different than most of his later albums! The sound here is full and rich – with Honda's work on the keys augmented by fuller backings arranged by Teddy Adams – all recorded in the US (we think), with a quality that's a fair bit like some of the best soul jazz coming out of LA at the end of the 60s! Honda plays both acoustic and electric piano – and the groove has a hiply vamping style that's always verging on funky, but which is a bit more laidback overall. The record echoes with plenty of the best influences from Les McCann, The Crusaders, Gerald Wilson, and other west coast soul jazz figures – and titles include "Greasy Spoon", "Sham Time", "Ain't Tell You A Good Way But", "Ain't It Funky Now", "What's Going On", and "Check Out Your Mind" CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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✨✧ Isley BrothersHeat Is On ... LP
T Neck, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Billy BangInvitation ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1982. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Great work from Billy Bang's early 80s years on Soul Note Records – a time when he really seemed to find a new focus in his music – totally taking off in great new directions that are always a joy to discover! There's a positive feel to this record that's undeniable – a pushed-forward quality that has Bang leading a host of avant players through some mostly straighter territory – often vamping nicely with a rhythmic pulse, then letting themselves free at points to reach the outer limits of their sound. Players include Charles Tyler on alto and baritone sax, Curtis Clark on piano, Wilber Morris on bass, and Dennis Charles on drums – and the set features a sublime reading of "Invitation", plus "An Addition To Tradition", "A Pebble Is A Small Rock", "In A Minute", and "Secret Society". LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieGreen Onions/Hang On Sloopy ... 7-inch
Brunswick, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The Count takes on some 60s soul numbers – and the results are great! "Green Onions" is done here with piano instead of organ – over a slow-stepping, very sly groove that's got a real Soul Cargo sort of feel! "Hang On Sloopy" has almost a Ramsey Lewis groove at times – one that puts the bass and drums right up front, and has Count vamping around on piano next to some funky flute! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(70s gold label pressing.)

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownIkebe Shakedown (plus download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2011. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
The much anticipated full length debut of Brooklyn Afro Funk and psych soul-influenced combo Ikebe Shakedown – following up their tight, promising EP on the Colemine label with an excellent self-titled set on Ubiquity! One of our favorite things about Ikebe Shakedown's style is the way they blend signature elements of classic Afro Funk and soul with more broadly influenced grooves. Heavy horns and pummeling drums, vamping guitar licks and elastic basslines are prominent and funky – but they work with more measured and spaced out material, too. It's roomy enough to let the individual musicianship shine, and the production is really great. Includes ""Tujumba", "Kumasi Walk", "No Name Bar", "Tame The Beats", "Don't Contradict", "Refuge", "In Circles", "Asa-Sa", "The Hold Up", "The Viking" and "Five Points". 10 tracks on the vinyl. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a code for full MP3 download.)

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Blue MitchellBlue's Blues ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
Sweet soulful work from trumpeter Blue Mitchell – a set that has him working with a slightly large group of players, but in a style that's always very much in the groove! There's a nice electric undercurrent to the record throughout – sometimes in the instrumentation from other players, sometimes in the overall way the grooves are put together – which gives the record a quality that's almost like a funky soundtrack at the best moments! The lineup is a bit weird, too – with Joe Sample on keyboards, Freddy Robinson on guitar, Herman Riley on tenor and flute, and even John Mayall on harmonica – playing with a vamping funky edge on a few tunes! The title track – "Blues Blues" – is a great little jazzy break number, and other tracks include "Granite & Concrete", "Casa Blues", and "I Didn't Ask To Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has aging, and splitting seams.)

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Eddie RussFresh Out! ... CD
Jazz Masters/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99 22.99
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". CD

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✨✧ Joe ThomasMake Your Move ... CD
Groove Merchant/LRC, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet clubby grooving from Joe Thomas – a set that has the Ebony Godfather smoothing his groove a bit for the disco years of the late 70s, but still keeping things plenty soulful throughout! Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame) arranged and conducted the album, and he brings in some added vocals to the session – starting most tunes with a bit of singing before the instrumentalists get to solo in the grooves. The approach still works plenty darn well, though – and there's some great numbers here that slide in a bit of moogy vamping, in a way that's somewhat like some of Thomas' previous Ebony Godfather records. Titles include the funky "Caught You Lying Again", the smooth stepper "Let Me Be The One", and the tracks "Sugar Smack", "Get On Back", "Make Your Move", and "Your Love Is So Good To Me". CD

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✨✧ Weather ReportColumbia Albums 1971 to 1975 (Weather Report/I Sing The Body Electric/Live In Tokyo/Sweetnighter/Mysterious Traveller/Tale Spinnin (7CD set) ... CD
Columbia, Early 70s. Used 7 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
6 classics from Weather Report – presented in cool tiny LP-sleeve covers! First up is the original Weather Report album from 1971 – a massive session that took fusion to a whole new level for the 70s! Most of the players here had been associated with Miles Davis at some point in the year or two beforehand – and Miles' electric work is definitely a starting point for this group – but they quickly flow off in whole new directions, thanks to the mighty legacy of their own talents on previous records! Next is I Sing The Body Electric – one of the finest statements ever uttered by group, and a set that's got a bit more soul and warmth than their first album! The lineup's changed slightly at this point – still Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, and Miroslav Vitous on bass – but Eric Gravatt has replaced Alphonse Mouzon on drums, and Dom Um Romao's taken over for Airto on percussion – giving the record an even earthier feel at times! Then, you get the 2CD set Live In Tokyo – an album that was only ever issued in Japan at the time of recording, and which really shows a searing side of the Weather Report sound! Sweetnighter is one of our favorite albums ever from Weather Report – an album that has them picking up a bit more soul than before, and shaking off some of the experimental sounds of their roots – yet all in a way that still makes them one of the most revolutionary fusion combos of the time! There's an incredible sense of tightness between the reeds of Wayne Shorter, the keyboards of Joe Zawinul, and the bass of Miroslav Vitous – and even when things go a bit outside, there's always a sense of focus and groove that brings them back together – a style that's never entirely funky, but which has plenty of funky elements to please our ears! Mysterious Traveller brings a new sense of focus in the Weather Report sound – that building, soaring groove that would become the group's trademark in the mid 70s – offered up here in one of it's first and finest examples! The approach is one to describe accurately on paper – but which is instantly recognizable as the Weather Report sound of the time – a flowing, stretching, organic vibe that builds equally from the talents of all players, and turns it into a wonderfully righteous groove! And last up is Tale Spinnin – 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. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Weather ReportTale Spinnin' ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good- ... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, aging, and sticker remnants.)

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✨✧ Clarence Wheeler & The EnforcersRight On/Doin' What I Wanna ... 7-inch
Atlantic/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1970. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
Two fantastic funky cuts from this legendary Chicago group – one who could effortlessly blend soul jazz and harder grooves, in a way that's unlike anyone else we can think of! "Right On" has heavy drums and some super-sharp lines on Hammond – peppered with a bit of vocals, but soon giving way to a massive tenor solo from Clarence Wheeler! "Doin What I Wanna" has a fast-vamping organ like that's like a quick take on "It's Your Thing" – but groovier, jazzier, and with tremendous tenor and trumpet! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jimmy McGriffMain Squeeze ... CD
Groove Merchant/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest albums ever from Jimmy McGriff – a hard-wailing session that's filled with plenty of cooking lines on the organ, and a few especially funky tracks! The groove here is tight, short, and very sharp – strongly in the mode of other post-Sue sessions by McGriff – like The Worm or other Groove Merchant sides – with a style that's often much more focused than Jimmy's earlier years, and strongly turned towards the rhythms of the tunes! A few numbers are more familiar soul jazz, but these are nicely offset by the harder funk numbers of the record – like the romping, stomping break classic "The Main Squeeze", the totally groovy "The Worm Turns", and the fast-vamping "GMI". The group features Jimmy Ponder on guitar and Connie Lester on alto sax – and other titles include "The Sermon", "Stella By Starlight", and "The Blues Train To Georgia". CD
(Part of the Groove Merchant Mo' Groovy Collection!)

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✨✧ Clarence Wheeler & the EnforcersLove I've Been Looking For (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic/Bomba (Japan), 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
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!)
 
 
 



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