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Joe Bataan & Los FulanosKing Of Latin Soul ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2009. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Recent genius from the true king of Latin Soul – the mighty Joe Bataan, sounding every bit as great now as he did back in the day! Bataan gets some very hip backing from Los Fulanos – a Barcelona-based combo who help recreate the tight sound of Joe's early grooves from the late 60s, with just a touch of the funk he picked up in the 70s too – a really great blend that helps Bataan breath fresh new life into a range of classics from years back. The set list includes some of our favorite Latin Soul gems from Joe, and both the rhythms and production styles are completely faithful to the originals – but also aren't just simple copycat versions either. After so many years in obscurity, it's great to see Bataan back in action so strongly – cooking it hard and heavy on cuts that include "Latin Soul Square Dance", "Gypsy Woman", "Mestizo", "The Bottle", "Johnny's No Good", "Special Girl", "Subway Joe", "Puerto Rico Me Llama", and "Rap O Clap O 2008". CD

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Rabbits & CarrotsSoul Latino ... CD
Musart/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969/1971. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
One of the funkiest Mexican groups at the end of the 60s – a hard-hitting combo who could almost go head to head with any American ensemble of the funky 45 generation! Rabbits & Carrots work in a mostly-instrumental mode here – a style that has just a slight element of Latin in the rhythms, but which is much more influenced by American soul, funk, and rock of the late 60s – carried off with instrumentation that includes gritty guitars, bubbling organs, and stabbing horns – all ultra-sharp, and recorded with enough of an edge to cut into a brick! The package is a tremendous musical discovery to our ears – and is a long-overdue exposure of this great group to the rest of the world at large. CD version features a few bonus tracks – and titles include "Hip City", "Jarabe", "Funky Chicken", "Pais Tropical", "Everyday People", "Oh Calcuta", "Workin On A Groovy Thing", "Spill The Wine", "We Got More Soul", "Las 4 Culturas", and "Express Yourself". CD

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VariousGroovadelia – Contemporary Funk, Soul & Groove From Spain ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2006. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 24.99
A wealth of grooves from one of the most surprising entries into the global funk scene of the 21st Century! The words "Spain" and "funk" aren't often used in the same sentence, but that's probably about to change – thanks to the efforts of all the artists on this set! As the collection shows, there's a heck of a lot of great little combos bubbling underground these days in Spain – groups who work in a mix of deep funk, soul jazz, and mod-styled rhythms – often with plenty of organ, guitar, or classic funk elements – in a groove that's sometimes instrumental, but which can also feature a fair bit of soul-styled vocals as well! The 2CD set is overflowing with great work – a total of 20 tracks in all that includes "Freedom" by Funxplosion, "I Turned You On" by Phat Fred, "Thriller" by Speak Low, "Royale 2006" by Guateque All Stars, "La Chica Humeda (parts 1 & 2)" by Ortophonk, "Friday Night" by Pybus Groove Quartet, "I Got You Man" by The Sweet Vandals, "Get Up & Dance" by Funkdacion, "Get It & Get On (extended)" by Clan Club, "Tu M'Enerves" by Cinnamon Gum, "Say It Loud" by Celofunk, "Pampi's Groove" by Asstrio, "Soul Drummer" by Los Fulanos, "A New One" by Watch Out, "Change Your Name" by Koniec, and "Think" by The Sir Alligator's Company. CD

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✨✧ VariousCrash Of Thunder – Boss Soul, Funk And R&B Sides From The Vaults Of The King, Federal & Deluxe Labels ... CD
King/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty dip into the legendary vaults of King Records – and one that manages to come up with a motherlode of funky grooves, even though none of them feature James Brown! The package is an essential look at the hinterland of King – artists who mostly just cut singles for the label in the 60s and early 70s, but who managed to match the groove of some of the bigger talents who charted more successfully for the company. There's plenty of gritty, funky cuts on the set – some done as soul numbers with a funky undercurrent on the bottom – others done as heavy funk cuts with a few nice soul touches on the vocals! The set was hand-picked by Mr Finewine – well known for his genius on the Vital Organs collection – and tracks include "Peter Rabbit" and "Which Way" by The Presidents, "Soul Jerk It Baby" by Jeb Stuart, "How Do You Feel" by Peggy & Artie, "Book Of Love" by Clarence Murray, "I Got It Made" by James Duncan, "Football" by The Swinging Seven, "Jo Ann" by Robert Moore, "You've Got To Be Strong" by James Duncan, "Fat Gal" by Mickey Murray, "Your Key Don't Fit Anymore" by Marie Queenie Lyons, "Let Me Be A Steppin Soul" by Charles Spurling, "Thunder" by Lord Thunder, and "Chopper 70" by Wayne Cochran. CD

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Rodolfo AlchourronSanata Y Clarificacion Volumes 1 & 2 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972/1974. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
A cool collection of very unusual grooves from Argentine composer/guitarist Rodolfo Alchourron – part of a generation of groundbreaking musicians in his homeland that also included Lalo Schifrin and Gato Barbieri – yet unlike those artists, a talent that never achieved greater global fame! The first album here – the initial Santa Y Clarificacion set – is very much like something Lalo Schifrin might do, but even more offbeat – as it's a weird blend of jazzy instrumentation, funky rhythms, and spacious sounds that would definitely be right at home in a film score – yet which stretch out even more in the expanded space of the album's long tracks! Instrumentation includes Organ, tenor, alto, flute, and some great electric bass and drums – really romping at the bottom, and driving the tunes along wonderfully. There's a bit of wordless vocals at a few spare points – breezily grooving along – on titles that include "Clarificacion", "El Stanabancos", "No Divaguen", "Melopea", and "Pajaros Sueltos". The second album – Santa Y Clarificacion – has a similar groove, but one that goes out even more – almost a touch more of a fusion influence at points, although there's still some great horn charts that continue a soundtrack vibe. Horns cascade beautifully, falling into some great chord changes and washes of color that really warm things up – and titles include "Vals Trunco", "Esas Dos Cosas Benditas", "Casi Un Tango", "Vals En La Muy Sostenido", and "Algunos Dias Alguna Noches". CD

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Jaime Delgado AparicioEl Embajador Y Yo (plus Jaime Delgado Aparicio Y Su Trio) ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1964/1966. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
An amazing little soundtrack – written in mid 60s Peru by jazz pianist Jaime Delgado Aparicio, but easily on a par with some of the best American or Italian scores from the time! The music's got a really wonderful feel throughout – jazz at the core, but with touches of spy soundtrack scoring and some of the lighter, more comedic modes of the Italian scene. Delgado uses a core combo with heavy piano, percussion, and some great trumpet and tenor – almost with the tightness of the Basso-Valdambrini group – but he also expands the sound with bits of strings and some fuller orchestrations, used to shade in some amazing colors that roll, dip, and turn with the beautiful grooves penned for the set. The whole thing's tremendous, with equally great production that creates some odd twists and turns that further keep things interesting as the album rolls on. Titles include "Elm Embajador Y Yo", "Sexy Surf", "Llegando A La Capital", "Isometria", "Todo El Mundo Me Persigue", "Lucha En El Mar", and "La Arana". Added to the soundtrack is Jamie's 1964 album – Jaime Delgado Aparicio Y Su Trio – a crackling bit of piano jazz from the Peruvian scene of the 60s – and a record that's somewhere between the best of Horace Silver on Blue Note, and some of the Brazilian bossa trios of the time! There's a strong sense of rhythm throughout – round, rolling basslines punctuated by great work on the drum kit – all topped by beautifully lyrical lines from Delgado Aparicio on piano – filled with color, light, and life throughout – and soloing with a depth that's rare for such a young player! Titles include a great version of Horace Silver's "Sayonara Blues", plus "The Climate", "Autumn Leaves", "Walkin", and "Blue Daniel". CD

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Fred Fisher Atalobhor & His Ogiza Dance BandAfrican Carnival ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $5.99 24.99
Funky African work from Fred Fisher – a Nigerian trombonist who crafted his own unique groove at the end of the 70s! Fred both sings and plays trombone – the latter with a Fred Wesley-like soulfulness – and his rhythms here are really wide-ranging, and embrace a host of new styles coming into play at the time – including a fair bit of influences from American soul! Some cuts have a rootsy groove, while others move into tighter dancefloor territory – never in a commercial style at all, but with traces of boogie and other 80s modes in the mix. Vocals are sometimes in English, which furthers the global appeal of the music – and the set brings together tracks from 4 different albums by Fisher. Titles include "Say The Truth", "Asa Sa", "Iye Ye Mu Elediamemisise", "No Way", "Let Love Free", "WTFS", "Beautiful Dancer", "Happy Blue Night", "The Beginning Ishan", "Ehimedede", "Babajoo", and "Ebi Lolo". 2CD set features 20 tracks in all. Note: The music on the whole set is great, but there are a few tracks that suffer sound-wise from some distortion in the masters used. Most of the other tracks are fine, though. CD

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Jorge BenDadiva ... LP
Som Livre/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A great bit of 80s soul from Jorge Ben – a record that has ol' Jorge looking a bit new wave on the cover, but which is filled with grooves that are every bit as strong as any of his late 70s work! The soul style is very firmly in place here – a bit more mainstream than before, but in a way that helps Ben forcus his sound strongly – almost going for a pan-global approach to the music, given the way you can appreciate these tunes from a groove-heavy perspective, even if you don't know the language! His vocals are as wonderful as always, and although the sound is tight, the production's never too commercial nor too slick – a really great balance that comes off beautifully. Titles include "Ana Tropicana", "Energia Bom Bom", "Rio Babilonia", "Conquero", "Eu Quero Ver A Rainha", and a remake of "Taj Mahal". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruth BrownBlack Is Brown & Brown Is Beautiful ... CD
Skye/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
A hip little set from Ruth Brown – miles away from her earlier R&B for Atlantic, and much more in the adult, righteous, and contemporary mode you'd expect from the title! The session's one of the key sides from the late 60s Skye Records catalog – and like others on the label, it features Gary McFarland production, and some great small group backings by a group that includes Richard Tee on organ, Billy Butler on guitar, and Herbie Lovelle on drums. Ruth's trials and tribulations are listed in detail inside the notes – and the record was one of the first re-discovery efforts that Brown undertook – a session that was trying to help her pay her dues, and expose her to the same sort of audiences that were lapping up Aretha Franklin at the time, but not giving as much attention to older singers. Tracks are a mix of (then) contemporary numbers and updated older tunes – with titles that include "Yesterday", "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "Lookin Back", "Try Me & See", "Miss Brown's Blues", "My Prayer", and "This Bitter Earth". CD

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Combo Los YogasCanabrava (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
Killer Colombian work from Combo Los Yogas – a 60s group who've got a sound that's maybe more like some of the hardest grooves coming from Puerto Rico at the time! There's a wicked pre-salsa style going on here – fierce percussion and piano right from the start – definitely influenced by earlier descarga modes, and the smaller combo styles that came into play during the Latin Soul years – but with less of a boogaloo vibe overall. The image on the cover is rather unassuming, but the album bursts with deep Latin spirit right from the very first note – on titles that include "Coco May May", "Canabrava", "Bajandote", "Aqui Y Alla", "Caramelo A Kilo", and "Montuno Pa Carida". LP, Vinyl record album

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CortijoAnsonia Years – 1969 to 1971 ... CD
Ansonia/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
Some of the best work ever from Puerto Rican percussionist Rafael Cortijo Verdejo – sides recorded in New York for the Ansonia label, at a time when Cortijo's music was even more rootsy than it was a decade before! The material here marks a renewed sense of tradition in players of Cortijo's generation – almost a back-to-basics mode that was their answer to the hybrids of the late 60s – a style that often has Rafael focusing even more on the rhythms at the bottom of the tracks, and leaving behind some of the fuller orchestrations of the 50s. The mighty Kako joins in on percussion on a number of tracks too – and singers include Chivirico Davila and Johnny Vega – on titles that include "Chiviriquiton", "Tele Tele Ya", "La Madama", "Que Linda Te Ves", "Tu Y Tu Guarapo", "Quien Fuel El Primero", "Echando Un Pie", "Alegria Bomba Es", "Dorotea", "Dudando", and "El Negrito Bailador". Comes with great notes in Spanish and English, too! CD
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Also available Ansonia Years – 1969 to 1971 ... CD 9.99

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CortijoAnsonia Years – 1969 to 1971 ... CD
Ansonia/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
Some of the best work ever from Puerto Rican percussionist Rafael Cortijo Verdejo – sides recorded in New York for the Ansonia label, at a time when Cortijo's music was even more rootsy than it was a decade before! The material here marks a renewed sense of tradition in players of Cortijo's generation – almost a back-to-basics mode that was their answer to the hybrids of the late 60s – a style that often has Rafael focusing even more on the rhythms at the bottom of the tracks, and leaving behind some of the fuller orchestrations of the 50s. The mighty Kako joins in on percussion on a number of tracks too – and singers include Chivirico Davila and Johnny Vega – on titles that include "Chiviriquiton", "Tele Tele Ya", "La Madama", "Que Linda Te Ves", "Tu Y Tu Guarapo", "Quien Fuel El Primero", "Echando Un Pie", "Alegria Bomba Es", "Dorotea", "Dudando", and "El Negrito Bailador". Comes with great notes in Spanish and English, too! CD
Also available Ansonia Years – 1969 to 1971 ... CD 7.99

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Elia Y ElizabethAlegria ... LP
Zeida/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A totally wonderful little set from the Colombian scene of the early 70s – very different than most other music of that place at the time – and with this sunny, groovy vibe that's got a very universal appeal! Elia and Elizabeth sing in Spanish, and harmonize over these bouncy backings from Jimmy Salcedo, who mixes funky currents with these sort of post-bossa styles – a lot like some of the coolest work that was coming out of Brazil at the start of the 70s – nicely sophisticated, but always very groovy! Titles include "Caminante Soy", "Senor Manuel", "Alegria", "La Gran Cuidad", "Mis 32 Dientes", "Se Oculta El Sol Muere Una Flor", "Y Cae La Lluvia", "En Los Dias En Que Era Demasiado Joven", and "Buscandonos". LP, Vinyl record album

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Elia Y ElizabethElia Y Elizabeth ... LP
Zeida/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
Elia and Elizabeth look wonderfully sweet on the cover, and they sound wonderfully sweet within – harmonizing nicely over a set of arrangements that are filled with all sorts of really cool and groovy elements! The pair get great help from arranger Jimmy Salcedo, whose La Onda Tres combo backs them up – often using a lot of electric piano, organ, and slightly funky rhythms in the background – which makes the whole thing sounds fantastic, no matter what the voices might bring in! Yet fortunately, the gals are pretty great too – sounding full-on, but fragile at the same time – on titles that include "Juan Torres", "Todo En La Vida", "Libre", "Fue Un Lagrima", "En Donde Esta", "Pesadilla", and "Soy Una Nube". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruben Lopez FurstJazz Argentino/Jazz En La Universidad ... CD
Melopea/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Two rare albums from this great pianist – back to back on a single CD! First up is Jazz Argentino – key work from Ruben Lopez Furst, a wonderful pianist from the Argentine scene of the 60s – heard here on one of his greatest albums ever! Despite the local placement in the title, the set's got a really universal appeal – a quality that easily puts Baby Lopez Furst in the company of Bill Evans, Hampton Hawes, or a rare few imaginative pianists from up north! Furst's sense of color and timing are wonderful – ringing out fluidly, yet always with a sense of surprise that keeps us hanging on each new note – nothing that's ever hokey or heard-before – handled here with a vibrancy that's simply stunning. Many numbers are trio tracks, but the set also features guest trumpet and tenor on two tracks – and titles include "Israel", "Un Abajea Duriente", "Los Viejos", "Al Este Del Sol", "Sometime Ago", and "Cartas De Amor". Next is Jazz En La Universidad – one of the real highlights of the Argentine jazz scene of the 60s – a seminal album from pianist Ruben "Baby" Lopez – easily one of that country's greatest jazz musicians in the decade! Ruben's got a sound that opens up with the lyrical sense of space and tone first introduced by Bill Evans, but he's also more note-full at other moments – playing with a command of the piano that would have made him huge, had he recorded on the American or European scenes of the time! There's a warm balance between his instrument, the bass of Jorge Gonzalez, and drums of Nestor Astratta – one that goes past conventional piano trio modes, and which really reminds us of our favorite Saba/MPS sessions of the period. Titles include "Un Poco Alegre", "Hombre Amaestrado", "En Tu Dulce Modo", "Hermosoa Amor", and "Necesitare Alguien Mas". CD

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Karamanduka Y Melcochita with Mag Peruvian All-StarsExtra – Acabo Con Lima Huyo Pa New York ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 33.99
Karamanduka and Melcochita build a bridge from Lima to New York with this wonderful collection of sounds – a record that's every bit as strong as the most cooking sessions on Peru's Mag label from the time, but which also has a special flavor that really nods to the Latin Soul generation too! There's a brash, lean energy to the record that's really telegraphed by the cover – a fantastic sound that definitely warrants the "Extra" at the top – as the pair work with some of the best players on the Peruvian scene on some blistering numbers with impeccable instrumentation! Titles include "Peruvian Boogaloo", "Vuela Mi Descarga", "Booga Jazz", "Peruvian Manteca", "Curerando", "Peruvian Guajira", and "El Sobrado". 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)... $26.99 27.98
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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Los Corraleros De MajagualEsta Si Esta Salsa ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 33.99
Los Corraleros De Majagual are pictured in front of the Brooklyn Bridge on the cover, but the group hail from Colombia, and deliver a style that's very much their own take on salsa – one that mixes familiar New York elements with sounds specific to their scene – including some great use of accordion that runs at a pace that's equally fast as the driving percussion and horns on the set! There's some currents of cumbia in the rhythms, and the instrumental phrasing – and the blend makes for a Discos Fuentes classic that's one of the most unique albums the label issued at the time – with cuts that include the funky killer "Charanga En Mexico" – plus "Sigan Bailando", "Ocho Dias", "El Mondongo", "Do Eliseo", and "El Helicoptero". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Los KintosLos Kintos ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
The Mag label in Peru gave the world some of the most cooking Latin records from the South American scene at the end of the 60s – and maybe one of the most cookingest is this killer classic from the group Los Kintos! The album's got so much going on at once, a really unique hybrid that not only makes the record a groundbreaking project, but also a real musical masterpiece too – as Los Kintos bring forward older Afro Cuban styles, channel some of the small combo modes of the mid 60s New York scene, and also dip into some of new modes from Colombia – served up in a blend of amazing percussion, electric guitar, and vocals that never lets up – on titles that include "Dulce Guajira", "Pancho Guzman", "Alma De Roca", "El Fiel Enamorado", "Mentiras", "Carmen Maria", "Descarga Kinto", and "De Pena Hay Que Pena". LP, Vinyl record album

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MaranataMaranata ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1978. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Sweet 70s grooving from South America – the only album ever recorded by this great little group from Uruguay! The set was done at the end of the 70s, but it's got a style that recalls the best electric work from the US and UK at the start of the decade – sort of a blend of funky easy, jazzy instrumentals, and some of the hipper styles of the sound library scene! There's a sweetness to many of the tunes, to be sure – but they've also got a snapping rhythm that's mighty nice, and plenty of great bits on guitar, keyboards, and just a hint of funky flute and sax – plus some occasional Latin rhythms that change things up nicely. The overall sound almost reminds us of some of those early 70s Brazilian groups that would offer up their take on a European instrumental groove – such as Super Erotico – but the end result is also a bit more funky too! Titles include the great originals "El Ladron" and "Maranata" – plus versions of "Charlies Angels", "Song For My Father", "Carly Carola", and "Primal Scream". CD

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PanalPanal ... LP
IRT/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 32.99
A great little group from early 70s Chile – a scene we know very little about, but which we're ready to dig a lot more, given the strength of this set! Panal have a style that's partly psych, partly hard rock – kind of the blend that was coming out of the Peruvian scene in the early 70s, but a bit more straightforward overall – lots of bold guitar bits wrapped up with Hammond lines, and occasionally a few Latin touches in percussion – so that some of the best cuts here have a cool Chicano Rock-styled groove. Most tracks have vocals, but the instrumentation clearly is the main focus here – taking off with a jamming groove that would have made some of the Bay Area scene up north take notice. Titles include "Limena", "Cucurrucucu Paloma", "Lamento Borincano", "Recuerdos De Ipacarai", "Paisajes De Catamarca", and "Si Somos Americanos". LP, Vinyl record album
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QuinteplusQuinteplus/En Vivo ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Sweet funky jazz with some really wonderful keyboards – a double-length set that brings together two rare albums from Argentine combo Quinteplus! The group here clearly have a love of the Cannonball Adderley style of soul jazz – particularly that Cannon groove as the 60s wore into the 70s, and his quintet began to open up their rhythms a bit more. Most numbers have some very sharp trumpet and tenor in the frontline, directed strongly by electric piano lines that step out spaciously with a wicked blend of funky and modal inspirations. The drums and bass are pretty great too – tightly punched, yet often with a nice sense of space that almost recalls the brilliance of the Adderley group when David Axelrod was handling them on Capitol Records! The package features 2 full albums – Quinteplus and En Vivo – with titles that include "Ode To Billie Joe", "Jose Blues", "Pochoclito", "Blackman El Justiciero", "Zamba De Mis Pagos", "El Marques", "Loberman El Hombre Loco", and "Los Ejes De Mi Carreta". CD

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✨✧ Wanda SaVagamente ... LP
RGE/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
A stunning early bossa session by Wanda Sa – the singer who recorded for Capitol in the US under the name Wanda De Sah – but who sounds even better here in her native Brazil! Roberto Menescal put the session together, and it's filled with all of the inventive twists and turns of his own 60s work on Elenco – bits of organ, piano, flute, and percussion all sliding around magically underneath the vocals – played by a variety of groups led by Menescal, Tenorio Jr, Luiz Carlos Vinhas, and Deodato! But even more than the instrumentation, Wanda's vocals are really the star of the set – a bit breathy and nicely restrained – almost like Nara Leao in her youth, and perfectly recorded in the best RGE tradition! Titles include "Adriana", "Tristeza De Nos Dois", "Vagamente", "Vivo Sonhando", "Encontro", "Inutil Paisagem", and "E Vem O Sol". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sambrasa TrioSambrasa Trio Em Som Maior ... LP
Som Maior/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A rarely early bossa recording from Hermeto Pascoal – heard here on both piano and flute, and working in a pre-Quarteto Novo trio alongside a young Airto Moreira on drums! The sound is much more conventionally bossa than any of Hermeto's later work – but still filled with a tremendous sense of fluid grace and invention – a markedly different mode than some of his contemporaries of the time, and a sound that really hints at the genius to come. Airto's totally great too – hitting the drum kit in all sorts of unusual ways, and already demonstrating a strongly melodic approach to percussion. The last member of the group is bassist Humberto Clayber, who also plays a bit of cool harmonica – and titles include "A Jardineira", "Clerenice", "Duas Contas", "Arrastao", "Sambrasa", "Aleluia", and "Joao Sem Branco". LP, Vinyl record album

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TravesiaNi Un Minuto Mas De Dolor ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 32.99
An incredibly lovely little record, with a sound that's very much all its own – served by a female trio who were part of the unusual scene in Uruguay at the time – all in a mix of harmonized vocals, acoustic guitar, and a very personal, up-close sort of presentation! The harmonies remind us a bit of a more complex Quarteto Em Cy, and the use of acoustic guitar and intimate songwriting style has echoes of early work by Tracy Thorn – both very important guide posts in our own musical pantheon, and ones that we would never throw around lightly! There's a special sort of beauty to the record that's very much all its own – the only album ever issued by this trio, with currents that go back to bossa nova and some of the post-Tropicalia work in Brazil – yet a quality that's very much unlike anything else you'll ever hear. Titles include "Claros", "Dos Partes", "Algunos Reproches", "Avalancha", "Los Domingos", "Andenes", "En Este Momento", and "Una Cancion Gratuita". LP, Vinyl record album

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El TrioTodo En Su Medida Y Armoniosamente ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
The Argentine scene was always one of the hippest down in South America in the 60s and 70s – always a place where artists were pushing the musical envelope even more than in other nearby nations – which is definitely the case in this really unique album that seems to defy any easy genre or description! On paper, you might think of these guys as a fusion trio – with guitar, bass, and drums – but the instrumentation and styles vary wildly throughout the set, so that each new tune seems to have a special sort of inspiration and direction – which leads to lots of shifting in the styles of the musicianship too – served up by a lineup that features Ricardo Lew on a variety of guitars, Adalberto Cevasco on bass and piano, and Pocho Lapouble on drums, piano, and percussion. Singer Patricia Clark joins the group in a few spots, but most tunes are instrumental – and titles include "Haceme Shaft", "Contextos Oblicuos", "Albarraseis", "Todo En Su Medida Y Armoniosamente", "Milongan Roll", and "Se Acabo El Recreo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alceu ValencaMolhado De Suor ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
Beautifully rootsy work from singer Alceu Valenca – done with a nicely northern Brazil sound that involves plenty of acoustic percussion, guitar, and nice use of flute and craviola! The style here is almost a sophistication of earlier forro modes – done in a style that has traces of the Minas Geraes approach to songwriting and production, but a simpler, earthier feel overall. It's hard to peg this one accurately, but there's a simple genius here that's immediately compelling! Titles include "Borboleta", "Punhal De Prata", "Dia Branco", "Pedras De Sal", "Chutando Pedras", "Molhando De Suor", and "Mensageira Dos Anjos". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Various12 Bombazos Bailables ... CD
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. CD

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Various14 MAGnificos Bailables ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), New Copy ... $24.99 28.99 About October 21, 2022
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VariousAfrosound Of Colombia Vol 3 ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), New Copy 2LP ... $60.99 About September 9, 2022 (delayed)
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VariousFeten – Rare Jazz Recordings From Spain 1961 to 1974 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $5.99 16.99
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 3 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
A spicy mix of Latin styles from the Peruvian scene of the late 60s – a wonderfully mixed up batch of modes that goes way beyond the more familiar grooves of the New York scene! The work here is a bit like some of the most inventive styles from Colombia and Panama at the same time – music that definitely gets an inspiration from up north, but then really grooves away in its own direction – changing up rhythms, instrumentation, and production styles – all with lots of groovy twists and turns that really keep things interesting! The track selection is great – with a strong focus on upbeat, lively numbers – and (dare we say it?) this volume may well be the best so far in the Gozalo series – filled with lots of stuff we've never heard before, and beautifully packaged with some great images from the original records too. Titles include "Bailando Boogaloo" by El Combo De Pepe, "Volando" by Coco Lagos, "Gozalo" by Al Veldez, "Macedo's Boogaloo" by La Sonora De Lucho Macedo, "Boogaloo Girl" by Alfredo Linares Y Su Sonora, "Shake Baby" by Los Hiltons, "Que Sera" by Compay Quinto, "Sabor Tropical" by Alfredo Linares, "El Negro Bembon" by Nico Estrada, "Me Quedo Con El Shing-a-Ling" by Bossa 70, "Me Voy A Morir" by Silvestre Montez, "Louie Louie" by Mario Allison, "Mr Trumpet Man" by Tito Chicoma, "Mulata A Go Go" by Sonora Lucho Macedo, and "Oye Mi Descarga" by Carlos Munoz. CD
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VariousGroovadelia Vol 2 – 21st Century Spanish Groove ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2009. New Copy 2CD ... $5.99 24.99
A rich serving of grooves from the contemporary Spanish scene – a surprisingly strong place for heavy funk and heady rhythms – played here by a wealth of groups we've never heard before! The package is a real revelation – an indication that there's plenty going on in Spain that our ears have been missing, and proof that all the funky reissues by the Vampi Soul label have definitely been leaving their mark on the younger generation too! Most cuts here have a deep funk or funky jazz vibe – and most are instrumentals too – played by 24 new groups, none of whom appeared on the previous volume in this series – further proof that Spain is really going strong. Titles include "No Te Cruces" by Funklab, "Extra" by Watch TV, "Madrid Boogie" by Venue Connection", "Happy" by Elkano Browning Cream, "Funky Business" by Umbabaraumba, "Rootdown" by Mr Thinkalot, "Meny Un" by Zunk, "Terra Plain" by The Psyco Pixie Puck, "Keep Behind This Line" by Brabenders, "Be A Looser" by Afro Soul" Toating, "Constellation Man" by Mother Groove, and "Snatch" by Superstero. CD

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VariousHighlife Time 2 – Nigerian & Ghanian Classics From The Golden Years ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $5.99 24.99
A stunning selection of highlife material from the Nigerian scene – a huge double-length collection that really offers up a vivid example of the music that was in place before the big wave of 70s Afro Funk and other new styles! The work here is different than some of the more commercial highlife recordings you might know – especially those from the big 80s years of world music – as the recording quality is often nice and raw, and the focus is mostly on acoustic percussion, electric guitar, and jazzier horn lines next to the vocals – with grooves usually moving at a mighty nice clip in a bold explosion of color! The bulk of the work on the 19 track set is from the 50s through the early 70s – and titles include "Yei Ngebewoh" by ET Menseh & The Tempos, "Akwanoma Hiahii" by Rambler Dance Band, "Muntie (Highlife Charanga)" by Ramblers International, "Eyaa Dudm" by Professional Uhuru Band, "Ogiobo" by Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Titibitis Of Africa, "Osondi Owendi" by Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, and "Koko Ahataw Kur" by George Williams Aingo. CD

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VariousViento Sur – Experimental & Fusion Music From Argentina ... LP
Melopea/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 80s. New Copy ... $27.99 29.99
The Argentine scene has always had a special sound that's all its own – maybe a bit more modernism in the music than some of its South American contemporaries – which is definitely the case here on a well-chosen array of tracks from the end of the 80s! The work was all recorded for the Melopea label at the time – an important genre-breaking imprint who really let the artists to their own thing – mixing experiments and sentiment, organic sounds and electric ones – arty, but always very down to earth – maybe a bit in the similar spirit as the French Saravah label in the 70s. As with Saravah, most of this work is years ahead of its time – and as lovely as it is beyond description – as you'll hear on titles that include "Puma" by Cesar Franov, "Mandala Fiel" by Guillermo Cazanave, "En La Tierra El Sol" by Litto Nebbia & Mirtha Defilpo, "Te Conozco De Algun Lado" by Mate De Luna, "Milendo Parches" by El Molino, "Lluvia De Invierno" by Jose Sarten Luis Asaresi, and "Sombras De Ecuador" by Los Musicos Del Centro. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bola JohnsonMan No Die ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning collection of work from Bola Johnson – a key figure on the scene in Lagos in the years before Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade! Johnson's style here really shows Nigerian music at the crossroads – upbeat elements of early highlife informing the rhythms with plenty of lean guitar lines and percussion, but topped with all these great jazzy elements over the top – almost as if Johnson is bringing forth an older style of R&B inspiration in the horns, while letting things sound very contemporary in the rhythms! The mix is a bit like some of the wonderful hybrids that were happening on the London scene in the late 50s and early 60s – and the lyrics here often share a similar mix of politics and humor. The package is long overdue – and collects together rare early singles on Philips, with a great set of notes and other titles. Titles include "Somebody Find Me Trouble", "Oh My Baby Josephine", "Obiriki Aye N Yilo", "Koto Ye O", "Buroda Mase", "Kilode", "Mimo Mimo Loluwo", "Lagos Special", "Meme Latori", "Nigeria Drive On The Right", and "Pappa Rebecca Special ". CD

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✨✧ La Sonora MagEl Negro Bembon (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1959. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set titled after the Peruvian powerhouse Mag Records, for which it was recorded – but an album that's really the brainchild of percussionist Niko Estrada – who leads the group here with a driving vibe that's very much on the cusp of the same sort of descarga energy that was hitting the Havana scene at the time! The rhythms are great, and the Mag recording style has all sorts of echo that really pulls out the sound – even on the piano when those notes lead in the grooves – so that the whole thing has a great sense of power, even on the mellower moments. The set includes vocals by a young Chivirico Davila – plus Vicky Zamora and Manolo Castro – on titles that include "Un Dia De Amor", "Te Para Dos", "El Negro Bembon", "La Isla Del Encanto", "Juan Jose", "Ella Y Yo", "El Munecon", "Ven Pa Mi Casa", and "Pepito". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Orquesta ReveDe Habana A Lima Con La Orquesta Reve ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Orquesta Reve were one of the greatest modern ensembles during the Castro years in Cuba – but they actually recorded this killer set in Peru – as a rare date done for the mighty Mag Records label! There's a lean quality here that's a bit different than the expansive modes of Reve records back in Cuba – maybe more focus on rhythm at times, and a way of compacting all there great sense of tone and timing into shorter, catchier tunes! At times, there's also use of guitar and other elements that seem to echo the Peruvian recording scene of the time – and titles include "La Batea", "Chicas De Secundaria", "A Santiago", "Mi Son Combinado", "Dominga", "Tremendo Vacilon", and "Si Se Acaba El Mundo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Emil ViklickyFunky Way Of Emil Viklicky ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A decade's worth of grooves from keyboardist Emil Viklicky – one of the funkiest cats working behind the Iron Curtain during the 70s! Viklicky plays a variety of keyboards, and even a bit of vibes too – working with fusion combos Energit and SHQ – but also jamming strongly as a leader on his own – all in the best mix of western groovy styles that was filtering into the Eastern European scene at the time! Emil's sound may be a few years behind his American counterparts – but that only means that a sweet cut from the early 80s sounds just as great as a prime CTI cut from the mid 70s. This cool collection does a great job of digging through Viklicky's albums recorded for Czech labels like Panton and Supraphon – most of which we've never seen on this side of the Atlantic – and the set also features a cut recorded with vocalist Eva Svobodova too. Titles include "Siesta", "Jumbo Jet", "Trochu Funky", "Tyden", "Jeste Jednou Slunce", "Boston", "70 Vychodni", "Rano (part 1 Kash edit)", and "Zase Zapomneli Zavrit Okno". CD

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✨✧ Wganda KenyaWganda Kenya ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive rhythms from this legendary 70s group – one created in the Discos Fuentes studios in Colombia – as a way to combine some of the bigger African and Caribbean rhythms of the time! The sound is very percussive, and very raw – lots of acoustic elements in the rhythms, mixed with occasional guitar lines here and there – and topped with vocals that are often collaboratively chanted – creating this really strong vibe to the set as the grooves roll on! There's never a dull moment on the set – plenty to please fans of classic Discos Fuentes, and also echoes of other South American scenes – on titles that include "Por Una Negrita", "El Yoyo", "Bayesta", "Fayab Fayab", "El Evangelio", and "An Naus". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ ZuluZulu (with bonus track) ... LP
Odeon/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty heady solo set from Zulu – once a member of famous Peruvian rock groups Traffic Sound and Los Shains – now working here on his own, in this wonderfully rich style that takes full advantage of all the great changes that had taken place on the scene in just a few short years! There's a fullness to the record that's wonderful – arrangements handled by Zulu (aka Miguel Angel Ruiz Orbegoso), which sometimes even have the groovier qualities of some of the Brazilian work on Odeon records at the start of the 70s – psych, funk, and other styles coming into play with larger backings – making for a style that kicks off with some surprising grooves, and which also features some really trippy elements in the music at times! The style of the record is beyond any simple genre designation – and titles include "Carino Grande", "Laberintos", "Como Lirios En El Campo", "Tus Palabras", "Sueno De Amor", and "Sana Camaleon". Also includes the bonus track "Haces Mal Pobre Chico". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousR&B Hipshakers Vol 1 – Teach Me To Monkey ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure box of early 60s R&B 45s – a top shelf collection of singles cut for the King & Federal labels from 1960 to 1964 – amazing numbers from Hank Ballard, Freddy King, The Drivers, Little Bobby Moore, Willie Dixon & The Big Wheels, Johnny Guitar Watson, Carol Ford, Little Willie John and more. Early 60s soul and rollicking R&B sides to rival the best and most exciting sounds of the era – compiled by DJ Mr Fine Wine, most of which have never been reissued before now! Includes "Gibble Gobble" by Willie Wright & His Sparklers, "Broadway" by Hank Ballard, "What Makes You So Cold" by Lulu Reed, "My Nerves" by Little Willie John, "The Slummer The Slum" by The 5 Royales, "I Don't Know About You" by Lloyd Nolan, "Where You At Jack" by Little Mummy,, "That's It Man" by The Valentines, "Mind Your Own Business" by Eugene Church, "Regardless" by Charles Brown,, "Texas Oil" by Freddie King", "One Zippy Zam" by Roy Mildton & His Orchestra, "Mom, Won't You Teach Me To Monkey" by Little Emmett Suttoon, "Hog Killin Time" by Eddie Kirk and more. CD
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✨✧ Jorge BenBem – Vinda Amizade ... LP
Sigla/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A sweet little album from Jorge Ben – an 80s groover with a sound that's a bit of a change from his 70s classics! The backings show Ben picking up some modern soul elements from the US scene of the time – but these are also mixed with some rougher, rhythmic styles that are definitely Brazilian – which makes for a really compelling blend – quite similar to the samba and soul mix of Jorge's 70s records, but tuned towards the ears of a different generation overall. Bits of boogie mix in to the groove nicely – and titles include "Katarina Katarina", "Para Que Digladiar", "Santa Clara Clareou", "O Diam Em Que O Sol Declarou O Seu Amor Pela Terra", "Lorraine", and "Luiz Wagner Guitarreiro". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Segun BucknorWho Say I Tire ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Heavy Nigerian funk from the great Segun Bucknor – an artist who was working during the same Afro Funk revolution as Fela Kuti & Africa 70, but one who never fully got the exposure he deserved on a global level! By the time of these cuts, Segun had already been working hard in a variety of different groups – and he emerges at the start of the 70s with a bold new vision in music – one that draws on the same American soul and funk inspirations that you'll hear on the records of Geraldo Pino, but which also has some moodier elements at times too – a heady current that's clearly inspired by the psych generation, and taken to some more message-oriented lyrics at times. The blend is wonderful, especially when most cuts have these deeply funky rhythms at the bottom – and this 2CD package is a fantastic introduction to his music, with 16 long cuts that include "Sorrow Sorrow Sorrow", "Poor Man No Get Brother", "Dye Dye", "Only In My Sleep", "Adanri Sogbasogba", "Baby Get Your Thing", "Love And Affection", "Son Of January 15th", "La La La", "Gbmojo", "Ayinde Ogo", "Who Say I Tire", "You Killing Me", "Adebo", and "That's The Time". CD

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✨✧ CongregacionViene (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
IRT/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A Chilean group with a really wonderful sound – one that mixes familiar folksy guitar and flute with some larger string arrangements – in a style that's quite sublime, and which echoes strongly with the British acid folk generation! Lyrics are all in Spanish, but there's a timeless universality here that gets past any language barrier – an earthy feel that holds strongly throughout, and which unfolds with incredible beauty throughout the set. Titles include "Arrebol", "Mentes Prenadas De Amor", "Estrecha A Tu Hermano", "Fantastico", "Cosas Que Suceden", "Ecliptica", and "Tanto Parcelamiento". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy reissue – done from the original master tapes, and featuring a bonus 7" single of non-LP material!)
Also available Viene ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Mike DogliottiCandombe For Export/Candombe Liso & Extras – The Complete Sondor Recordings ... CD
Sondor/Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Very groovy organ work from the amazing Mike Dogliotti – a player with a wonderful sense of whimsy and rhythm, heard here in a key collection of jazzy groovers – tracks that are almost the Argentine answer to Walter Wanderley's classic bossa sides from the 60s! The styles here are all quite lively – with a fair bit of heavy percussion underneath Mike's lightning-fast work on the keys – organ lines that move way faster even than Wanderley's best, and which show a similarly fluid approach! And in case you're worried that you've never heard of Dogliotti before, don't worry – because the package features a whopping 27 tracks in all, including 2 complete albums' worth of music, plus bonus tracks – more than enough to help you catch up on listening! Titles include "Don Pascual", "Candela", "Dona Gregoria", "Las Mazanas", "Siga El Baile", "Tierra", "Biricunyamba", "Ahi Va La Camparsa", "Chiquilada", "Biafra", "El Candomble", and "Palo Y Tamboril". CD

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✨✧ Nilo Espinosa/Bossa 70/Los HiltonsShaken, Not Stirred ... CD
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the finest Peruvian grooves of the 60s and 70s – served up by three different groups headed by reedman Nilo Espinosa, plus a few other combos as well! Nilo's got a way with a groove that's totally unique – a bit soul jazz a times, influenced by bossa at others, and sometimes even moving into sweet electric fusion – always with a very pronounced sense of rhythm that makes nearly all of his numbers into the kind of groovers that can easily traverse the globe far from their roots in the Peruvian scene! The package features work from the mid 60s Los Hilton's, the early 70s Bossa 70, and the mid 70s Nil's Jazz Ensemble – the last of whom have been favorites for years with crate-diggers, due to their use of electric keyboards and very tasty drums! Titles include "Here Come The Hilton's" and "Sherezade" by Los Hilton's; "El Gato", "Think", "Get Out Of My Way", and "Las Mariopsas" by Bossa 70; "Reflexiones", "Summer Love", "Hard Work", "Looking For A Blues", and "Somos Nada" by Nil's Jazz Ensemble; "El Bueno El Feo Y El Malo" by Nilo Espinosa Con Los 007; "Light My Fire" by Charlie Guerrero; "Gotas De Miel" by Nilo Espinosa Y Orquesta; and "People Got To Be Free" by Charlie & Many. CD

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✨✧ Andres LanderoYo Amaneci ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Andres Landero has a pretty wild look on the cover here – and the sound of his music is equally wild, too – a very raw, rootsy approach to cumbia – very much in the most hard-edged style of the genre, with a quality that often feels more ancient than the 70s recording dates of most of these numbers! This is cumbia at its purest form – all rhythm, even on the melodic instruments – which often include accordion, used in these pulsating waves that groove right along with the massive basslines and percussion. Andres sings on most tracks, in a mode that's as rhythmic as the music – and the set features 20 titles that include "La Cigarrona", "Mara Del Carmen", "Yo Amaneci", "Las Mellas", "La Sanjacintera", "La Pava Congona", "La Mochila Tercia", and "Cumbia En La India". CD

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✨✧ Los PiranasToma Tu Jabon Kapax ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Tripped-out funk from contemporary Colombia – played by a group who've clearly dug all the nation's rich legacy of groove-heavy music! The album's got a vintage feel at points – especially when the heavy drums are mixed with weirdly-distorted guitars – which almost have the feel of some of the chicha grooves from other scenes, but also share the sweet fuzzy sounds we love in vintage Colombian funk! The combo's clearly got a psychedelic streak to their leanings – given the way the whole thing comes together – and titles include "Champeta De La Corrupcion Y La Desagna", "Lambada De Oceania Africa & America", "Toma Tu Jabon Kapax", "Quiero Plata", and "Lgbtrago Y Mas Trago". CD

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✨✧ Emil RichardsYazz Per Favore ... CD
Del-Fi/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1961. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever issued under the name of Emil Richards – an important percussionist on the LA scene, and one who played on countless jazz albums and other sessions over the years! This set has Richards working almost exclusively on vibes – as a rare outing for the mostly-rock Del-Fi label, done in a mode that seems to challenge the Latin jazz styles that Cal Tjader was developing at the time on Fantasy Records! And as a bit of a surprise, Emil's working with a similar group to Cal's – one that includes Francisco Aquabella on congas, Cuco Martinez on timbales, and Marcelino Valdez on other percussion instruments – alongside a core trio that features Richards' vibes with Al McKibbon's bass and Paul Moer's piano. The tunes are filled with lots of great modal moments – and titles include "Little Niles", "Green Dolphin Street", "Friday The 13th", "Oh Very Well", "Half & Half", and "Yazz Per Favore". CD

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✨✧ VariousCumbia Beat Vol 2 – Tropical Sounds From Peru 1966 to 1983 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from Peru – the kind of really mindblowing music that will grab your ears, no matter where you're from – and really knock you over with a weird and wonderful blend of styles! The rhythms definitely have some of the cumbia promised in the title, most of these numbers are electrified, and touched with plenty of influence from 60s instrumental and psychedelic rock – a special blend cooked up down in Peru, and originally issued on labels like Dimsa and Infopesa – beautifully collected here in a stunning set of tracks that are presented with richly detailed notes on the music! Many numbers are instrumental, but some are vocal too – and the package has a hefty 34 tracks in all, with titles that include "Mi Choza, Mi Chacra Y Mi Mujer" by Manzanita, "Boogaloo Del Perro" by Los Destellos, "Baila Flaquita Baila" by Los Ecos, "Illimana" by Los 5 Palomiullas, "Recordando A Fachin" by Juaneco Y Su Combo, "Sin Exito" by Grupo Celeste, "Selva, Selva" by Juanaco Y Su Combo, "Colegiala" by Los Ilusionistas, "El Panadero" by Los Beta 5, and "Peti Pan" by Los Demonios Del Mantaro. CD

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✨✧ VariousCumbia Beat Vol 3 – 21 Peruvian Tropical Gems ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ VariousCzech Up Vol 2 – We'd Be Happy ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousGozalo – Bugalu Tropical Vol 4 ... CD
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An ear-opening collection of work from the Peruvian scene of the late 60s – kind of a secret hotbed of Latin grooves, at least to our American ears – and one that was overflowing with some of the best elements of the small combo scene at the time! These guys clearly take a lot of inspiration from the groundbreaking material of the Joe Cuba Sextet, but they also move the music in lots of other directions too – sometimes with a bit of cumbia in the rhythms, other times more of a descarga mode, and almost always with a lot of jazz instrumentation over the top. There's plenty of the soulful elements you'd expect from the boogaloo reference in the title, but there's also lots more too – served up in a set of 28 gems from the Mag label, with titles that include "Kintos Instrumental" by Los Kintos, "Saludo Maracaibo" by Pedro Miguel Y Sus Maracaibos, "Cumbayea" by Mario Allison Y Su Combo, "La Guarachera" by Nico Estrada Y Su Sonora, "Malambo" by Los Diablos Rojos, "La Charanga Del Espacio" by Carlos Pickling Y Orquesta, and "Busco Una Chiquita" by Coco Lagos Y Sus Orates. CD

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✨✧ VariousR&B Hipshakers Vol 3 – Just A Little Bit Of The Jumpin' Bean ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare soul from the legendary King Records – hand-picked by Mr Fine Wine, with a special ear for sharp-edged R&B grooves! Most of the work here is from the same early soul stretch as James Brown's initial work for King – and recorded with an equally raw sound overall – heavy rhythms, powerful instrumentation, and amazing vocals that really stretch out with a bold sound for the new generation! A few of the cuts here are by familiar names, and others are lesser-knowns from the rich King catalog – all wrapped together in a big batch of tracks that's filled with the kind of rare gems that Fine Wine's know for – both as a collector and a DJ. Titles include "Old Faithful & True Love" by Earl King, "She's Mine" by Joe Tex, "Mama Needs Your Lovin Baby" by Linda Hopkins, "Cozy's Mambo" by Cozy Cole, "The Jumpin Bean" by The Mystics, "Harem Girl" by Red Prysock, "I Won't Have It" by The King Pins, "One Buffalo" by Jimmy Peterson, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Solid Rock" by Eli Pauling & The Royalton, "Nothing But Good" by Hank Ballard, and "Take Your Fine Frame Home" by Billy Gayles. CD

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✨✧ VariousR&B Hipshakers Vol 4 – Bossa Nova & Grits ... CD
King/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A deep deep dig into the vaults of King/Federal Records – initial home to James Brown and a host of other R&B acts in the 50s – lots of whom are featured here! The collection includes many tracks never reissued before – all hand-picked by vintage 45 expert Mr Fine Wine, and laid out at a level that's both fresher than most King Records collections – and most of the 50s R&B sets we know as well! Fine Wine comes at the project almost with a "roots of funk" approach – which means that there's loads of unusual rhythms, weird cultural hybrids, and raw pre-soul vocals over the top – a killer range of cuts that include "Space Guitar" by Young John Watson, "Bossa Nova & Grits" by Little Joe Washington, "The Way You Do" by Jimmy Nolen, "Good Mambo Tonight" by Wynonie Harris, "Somewhere Down The Line" by Little Jimmy Scott, "You Can't Hide" by Lula Reed & Freddie King, "Back On The Block" by Sam Anderson & The Telstars, "Same Old Thing" by Amos Milburn, "You're Lower Than A Mole" by Camille Howard, "Be Bop Wino" by The Lamplighters, "Cherry Wine" by Little Esther, and "Stop Knockin" by Juanita Nixon. CD

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✨✧ VariousSkanish Sound – Jamaican Influenced Music From Spain 1964 to 1972 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Forget the "ska" in the title – because the work on this set is in a mode that's very unique, and very much all its own – clearly inspired by the first big waves of new sound to break from the Jamaican scene in the 60s, but taken into all sorts of weird and wonderful directions here in the hands of a variety of different artists from Spain! The feel is almost a bit like some of the earlier Jamaican music on a label like Federal – in that the artists are clearly opening their ears to new grooves, but also doing all sorts of weird things with the arrangements and instrumentation – and even the way the vocals are recorded too! As you'd imagine, the lyrics here are all in Spanish – which makes for a further rhythmic twist – and the set brings together 18 rare titles, most recorded for the regional Belter label. Titles include "Mi Chico Bombon" and "Dulce Guillermo" by Los Antifaces, "Ska Jamaiquino" by Los Blues De Espana, "Operacion Sol" by Francisco Heredero, "Sr Lopez" by Los Novax, "Marilena" by Los Stop, "Herido" by Albert Band, "Cuando Digas Si" by Los Catinos, and "Gente Loca" by Los Mismos. CD

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✨✧ Tony BizarroQue Se Faz Da Vida EP ... 7-inch
RGE/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1976. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
Heavy soul from 70s Brazil – a great four track EP from Tony Bizarro – one of the scene's deepest singers of the time, and an artist whose work is very much in the spirit of contemporaries like Tim Maia and Cassiano! Tony clearly draws plenty of inspiration from American soul – and at times, works with these rich arrangements that would be right at home at Curtom Records – but still sings in Portugese, which gives a raspy charm to the lyrics that's all his own – and which makes the whole record very different than any American funky soul you might have in your collection! Titles include "Que Se Faz Da Vida", "Nao Vale A Pena", "Agradeco Amor", and "Como Esta Nao Faz Sentido". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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
Also available Manduka ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Silvestre Montez Y Sus GuantanamerosLas Guitarras Tropicales (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic set from the Peruvian scene of the 60s – issue don the legendary Mag label, and featuring so much of that company's talent, the set might well be billed under the name of the Mag Records Allstars! Maestro Antonio Guerrero is at the helm of the set – and tunes are in guaracha and cumbia rhythms, often mixing sweet electric guitar lines with hard-driving Latin percussion – in modes that are more turned towards Afro-Cuban rhythms than chicha work of the period, although they definitely share some of the same wildly-tuned guitar! Titles include "El Salta Monte", "Sanguito", "Paga Pedro Miguel", "El Pajarito", "Silbando", "El Avispon", "Las Guitarras Tropicales", "La Paila", and "Arequipenita". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nil's Jazz EnsembleNil's Jazz Ensemble (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Amazing funky fusion from the Peruvian scene of the 70s – a record that crackles with energy to match the best soul jazz coming from the US at the time! The group's the brainchild of reed player Nilo Espinosa – who plays flute, tenor, and soprano on the set – always with soulful tones and changes that remind us a lot of work from the period on the Black Jazz label, particularly the best recordings by Rudolph Johnson. And besides Espinosa's great work on sax and flute, the album's also got a great asset in drummer Andres Silva – who hits his kit with a sound that breaks and crackles one minute, then lays back into a more lyrical mode the next – really expanding the styles of the album, and allowing heavier funk to sit equally next to jazzier, breezier numbers. There's some great keyboards on the record too, plus some nice production effects – and titles include "Summer Love", "Siempre", "Reflexiones", "Black Angel", "Looking for a Blues", and a cover of "Hard Work". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousCzech Up Vol 2 – We'd Be Happy ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Hugo & Osvaldo FattorusoLa Bossa Nova De Hugo Y Osvaldo ... LP
Sommor (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 32.99
A brilliant bit of offbeat bossa from brothers Hugo and Osvaldo Fattoruso – the Uruguayan pair who later recorded in the US as fusion combo Opa, but who are heard here in a rare 1968 outing for Odeon in their homeland! The style here is far from the usual Brazilian bossa set of the 60s – as the brothers have clearly absorbed some trippier influences, and are using them gently, but effectively in the way they put together the electric guitar and percussion in the set – and in the way they often bring their voices together, in a mode that resonates a bit with the harmony vocal sound of Sunshine Pop years! This work even predates the pre-Opa compilation on Vampi Soul – and the CD packages the original 12 track album with 8 more bonus tracks, some of which are by the Fattoruso's beat group Los Shakers! Titles include "Ojos Oscuros", "Este Muchacho Esta Enamorado De Ti", "Hechizo", "Nunca Nunca", "El Pino Y La Rosa", "Amaneciendo", "Poema De Las Cinco Rosas", "Chicalanga", "Un Humore Y Una Mujer", "Siempre Tu", "Candombe", and "Estoy Esperando". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Juan Pina Con La RevelacionJuan Pina Con La Revelacion ... LP
Zeida (Colombia), 1975. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(180 gram reissue, on Vampi Soul – sealed, with hype sticker!)
 
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Dyke & The BlazersWe Got More Soul – The Ultimate Broadway Funk ... CD
Original Sound/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 22.99
The best collection we've ever seen of the work of funky soul legends Dyke & The Blazers – a double-length set that features full, unedited versions of their classics – plus a whopping batch of previously unreleased tunes! Dyke & The Blazers had a groove that was mighty solid back in the late 60s – a hard-vamping, tightly rhythmic groove that easily matched the best early funk of the time from Charles Wright, Sly Stone, or James Brown – and which was often served up with a rougher edge, and an overall sound that was a lot more dangerous! However, many of the group's singles really trimmed down their performances – shaving off key instrumental moments that are lovingly re-attached here, and combining them with some even rarer tracks that never saw the light of day back in the 60s. The whole thing's amazing – and the 2CD set features a whopping 33 tracks in all, split into one disc of material recorded in Phoenix, and one more of tracks from Hollywood! Titles include "Black Boy", "Stuff", "Moon", "Booga Jivin", "Runaway People", "Funky Broadway Time (parts 1 & 2)", "Swamp Walk", "Extra Funk", "Let A Woman Be A Woman Let A Man Be A Man", "Soul Cake", "She Knows It", "Let's Do It Together", "Bring It On Back", "Funky Walk (parts 1 & 2)", and "Triple Funk". CD
Also available We Got More Soul – The Ultimate Broadway Funk ... LP 18.99

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Dyke & The BlazersWe Got More Soul – The Ultimate Broadway Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 22.99
The best collection we've ever seen of the work of funky soul legends Dyke & The Blazers – a double-length set that features full, unedited versions of their classics – plus a whopping batch of previously unreleased tunes! Dyke & The Blazers had a groove that was mighty solid back in the late 60s – a hard-vamping, tightly rhythmic groove that easily matched the best early funk of the time from Charles Wright, Sly Stone, or James Brown – and which was often served up with a rougher edge, and an overall sound that was a lot more dangerous! However, many of the group's singles really trimmed down their performances – shaving off key instrumental moments that are lovingly re-attached here, and combining them with some even rarer tracks that never saw the light of day back in the 60s. The whole thing's amazing – and this 2LP set features 18 tracks that include "Black Boy", "Stuff", "Moon", "Booga Jivin", "Runaway People", "Funky Broadway Time (parts 1 & 2)", "Swamp Walk", "Extra Funk", "Let A Woman Be A Woman Let A Man Be A Man", "Soul Cake", "She Knows It", "Let's Do It Together", "Bring It On Back", "Funky Walk (parts 1 & 2)", and "Triple Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Got More Soul – The Ultimate Broadway Funk ... CD 14.99

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Ike QuebecHeavy Soul ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $9.99
Heavy soul from Ike Quebec – one of Blue Note's greatest players of the 78 era in the 40s, stepping out here on one of his brilliant comeback sets from the early 60s! The set features Ike blowing in an all soul jazz mode – working with a quartet that includes some great work from organist Freddie Roach – swinging here in a great straight ahead mode, and really pushing Ike to lay out some of the best solos of his later Blue Note years. There's a few tracks on the set that step out in a tight modal jazz groove – organ vamping as Ike blows away – and titles include "Heavy Soul", "Que's Dilemma", "Acquitted", and a very spooky version of "Nature Boy". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Tomorrow's PeopleOpen Soul ... LP
Stage Productions/P-Vine (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
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
Also available Open Soul (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Tomorrow's PeopleOpen Soul (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Stage Productions/P-Vine (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
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". CD
Also available Open Soul ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Music CompanyRubber Soul Jazz ... CD
Mirwood/BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest takes on The Beatles we've ever heard – served up by a hip group of LA players led by pianist Don Randi! The style here is very hard and percussive – more soulful and swinging than the original tunes on the Rubber Soul album, and often done with a tightly vamping set of rhythms that are halfway between instrumental soul and early funk! The rest of the players include the Hal Blain and John Clauder on drums, Julius Wechter on percussion, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, Gary Coleman on vibes, and Hal Gordon on congas – all coming together in a soulful blend that really transforms these tunes. The overall feel is a bit like other piano-heavy soul jazz groovers from the LA scene of the 60s – particularly the work of the Harold Johnson Sextet – and Randi's piano is recorded way upfront in the mix, really dominating the tunes with a strongly rhythmic quality. Titles include "Norwegian Wood", "It's Only Love", "Run For Your Life", ""Think For Yourself", "You Won't See Me", "The Word", and "I'm Looking Through You". CD

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✨✧ Rhythm MakersSoul On Your Side ... LP
Vigor, 1976. Near Mint- ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner, ring and edge wear, and a center split in the top seam.)

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Chuck ArmstrongShackin Up (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
R&R/Real Gone, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
An obscure album of southern funky soul from Chuck Armstrong – an artist we know from his earlier funky 45 work in Chicago, but who sounds quite different on this set! The album was produced by George Kerr in New Jersey, but it's got a rolling, vamping approach on most cuts – a sound that's somewhere between Muscle Shoals and the nascent Jackson style of the 70s – a bit smoother than 60s deep soul, but still with a mighty nice edge – and handled perfectly by Kerr! Chuck's vocals are well-suited to the set, and a few numbers bear traces of his earlier more northern sound – and the whole thing's the kind of rare soul killer that only turns up once in a blue moon. Titles include "Sweet Foxy Woman", "You Got To Deal With It", "Shackin Up", "Goodness Gracious", "I'm A Lonely Man", "She Had The Right", and "Nightmare". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on "Barbecue Sauce" red vinyl!)

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CrusadersScratch ... LP
Blue Thumb/Chisa, 1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A great Crusaders album – and one that's a perfect bridge between their earlier soul jazz styles, and their tighter funkier electric one. The 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
(Original Blue Thumb/Chisa pressing. Cover has light wear and a name in pen. Labels have a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Sheila ESheila E ... LP
Paisley Park, 1987. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Sheila E's producing herself here, but the groove is still very firmly in the Paisley Park mode – chunky, funky soul – often exploding with vamping Prince-esque rhythms, but also coming across with a smoother, jazzier mode at the best moments. The instrumentation here is mostly electric, but Sheila's obviously playing percussion too – and the record's got one heavily Latin number titled "Soul Salsa" – which has almost an August Darnell kind of dancefloor groove! Other tracks include "Love On A Blue Train", "Boys Club", "Hon E Man", "One Day", "Koo Koo", and "Price & The Passion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch. Name in pen on cover & labels.)

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✨✧ Isley BrothersHeat Is On ... LP
T Neck, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... 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)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Kendun stamp. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has small pieces of yellowed tape inside the gatefold at the corners.)

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Hideto SasakiStop Over ... LP
BBE (UK), 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $39.99 48.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lonnie SmithKeep On Lovin' ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
Lonnie Smith's a long way from his Blue Note years here – but the sound is still plenty darn great, thanks to some fuller arrangements from the great Brad Baker – of B Baker Chocolate Company fame! The whole thing's quite electric – with Lonnie on Fender Rhodes and other keyboards on most tracks, and rhythms that bring in bits of strings amidst the smaller jazz combo vamping – a blend that's smoothly soulful, but still more than funky enough to please our ears. Lonnie even sings a bit on the record, too – in this slightly-spacey quality that has echoes of Stevie Wonder – but the main focus overall is on his keyboards, which step out nicely over the backings. Titles include "Keep On Lovin", "What I Want", "No Tears Tomorrow", "Sizzle Stick", "Lean Meat", and "Filet O Sole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ VariousLoch Ness Monster/Funky Chicken (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of fantastic collections, back to back in a single set – with dozens more bonus tracks too! First up is Loch Ness Monster – One of the coolest collections ever put together by Trojan Records in the 70s – a set that's noteworthy not just for it's very cool cartoony cover and Brit Isles-located cover – but also for the weird and wild batch of music within! The tunes are a mix of late ska and rocksteady, but with a focus on some of the more unusual production styles and more offbeat lyrical modes of the period – qualities that make the whole set a delight as one track steps to the next – with playful interplay between themes and artists that makes the album way more than just a compilation fo different artists! Titles include "Man From MI5" by The Upsetters, "Loch Ness Monster" by King Horror, "Vampire" by The Upsetters, "Pussy Catch A Fire" by The Soul Mates, "Cutting Blade" by King Horror, "Barbwire" by Nora Dean, "Dracula Prince Of Darkness" by King Horror, and "African Meeting" by Girlie & Jomo. Funky Chicken is a really cool package from early 70s Trojan Records – a set that's titled after some of the big "funky animal" singles that were showing up on the US soul scene at the time – but which instead presents all sorts of soulful rocksteady cuts with a definite Jamaican groove! Titles include "Funky Chicken" by Winston Groovey, "Funky Reggae" by Dave Barker, "Funky Duck" by Dice The Boss, "Popcorn" by The Upsetters, "Open Jaw" by Tommy McCook, and "The Monster" by Beverly's All Stars. 2CD set has 56 tracks in all! CD

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Jack McDuff with Joe DukesSoulful Drums Of Joe Dukes/Hot Barbeque ... CD
Prestige, 1964/1965. Used ... $11.99 14.99
2 of the greatest albums ever by Jack McDuff – back to back on one CD! Soulful Drums of Joe Dukes was originally issued under the name of McDuff's famous mid-60s funky drummer, Joe Dukes – but it's actually a McDuff session, recorded with the classic quartet lineup that includes Red Holloway on tenor and alto, George Benson on guitar, and Dukes on drums. The album's got an incredible sound, with Dukes' unique approach to drums scattering all over the kit, creating these complicated dancing rhythms for the organ, sax, and guitar lineup. The album's filled with excellent groovers, like "Moohah the D.J.", "Soulful Drums", "Greasy Drums", and "My Three Sons" – and the whole thing's great! Equally sublime is the album Hot Barbeque – probably the strongest of all of McDuff's mid 60s albums, with a coherency and a solidness to the playing that you'd have to work hard to find on other organ group sides from the time. Jack's work on the Hammond is incredible, filled with sharp changes and turns that will leave you breathless, and which will soon make him your favorite organist ever. Benson's guitar is incredible, too – filled with energy and intensity, vamping away at a pace and accuracy that's simply inexplicable. Every single cut's a gem – and the album includes the vocal-driven groover "Hot Barbeque", plus "Hippy Dip", "601 1/2 North Poplar", "The Three Day Thang", and "Briar Patch". All That, and the CD also includes the rare bonus track "Redwood City"! CD
(2001 pressing. Still sealed!)

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✨✧ VariousBuenos Aires Soul – Raw Soul & Funk From Argentina 1968 to 1972 ... LP
La Crema (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mad music from the Argentine scene of the 70s – tracks so great, we're counting our cash for a record-digging trip to Buenos Aires! The tunes here are way funkier than you might expect – numbers that often have Spanish language lyrics, but which feature instrumentation that's clearly influence by the American funk and soul scene of the time – plus a bit of psych as well, given some of the trippier touches on a few of the songs! Most numbers are from the very start of the 70s – and the vibe is almost like previous psych and garage combos hitting a more soulful mode – turning their riffing guitar, heavy drums, and sweet keyboards towards some very funky themes. Titles include "Buenos Aires Soul" by Jumbo, "El Club De Los Vampiros" by Banana, "Aprendiendo A Bailar Push & Pull" by Antoine Y La Push & Pull Band, "Crash Boing" by Clan Equis, "Bim Bam Bum" by Buchanan, "El Ruido Continua" by The Satanic Girls, "Nina Piel De Arena" by Mandinga, and "Un Hombre De Hielo" by Hielo. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BryantSlow Freight ... LP
Cadet, 1966. Very Good ... $6.99 9.99
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
(Blue fade label stereo pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear, discoloration from age, and a name in marker in back.)

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Dazz BandInvitation To Love (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/PTG (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
A killer start to the 80s for the Dazz Band – with great tunes in a funky mode as well as more measured group soul numbers – and it all adds up one of their best albums ever! Tunes like the opener "Shake It", plus "Shake It Up" and "Magnetized" bring the funkier vibes – with a vamping guitar, thumping bass groove, punchy horns, and top notch vocals from the group – while tunes like the title track and "Beyond The Horizon" have a more soaring arrangement of horns and some strings,still with an impeccable core groove. It's not as smoothed out in the production booth as some of their later grooves of the 80s – a total gem! Other titles include " Skate Lovers", "Carry On", "Do It Again", "Do It Again", "Sooner Or Later" and "Beyond The Horizon". CD includes the bonus track single version of "Invitation Of Love". CD

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DirectionsDirections ... CD
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
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

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Don Gardner Trio with Jimmy SmithDon Gardner Trio Plays Stranger In Paradise (Guest Star pressing) ... LP
Guest Star, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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. Mighty nice throughout, though – and titles include "Bobby's Pad", "Creepin In", "Gospel Train", "Up & Down", and "Red River Valley" – plus the tracks "Hobo Flats" and "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie" by the Wilson Lewes Trio. LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Lavorgna & The St Thomas Jazz QuartetChameleon ... LP
Antelope Records/Jazz Room (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 26.99
An obscure one – but with some great funky jazz moments! The album features the work of The St. Thomas Jazz Quartet – a group that might conjure up images of the Carribean, but who were really just a great soul jazz combo from Cleveland. David Thomas plays some excellent Hammond B-3 in the group – and the best cuts feature him comping and vamping away in long solos, while also adding great fills to the work by the band's trumpter, Mike Parkinson, and guest sax player Tony LaVorgna. The real highlights are remakes of two classic 70s funk numbers – Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon" and War's "The World Is a Ghetto" – both done in killer 10 minute versions that groove and jam on forever! Wild cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie McLeanConsequence ... CD
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... $29.99
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
(Out of print, Connoisseur pressing.)

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Jackie McLeanConsequence ... LP
Blue Note, 1965/1979. Near Mint- ... $34.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole in one corner.)

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Cliff Nobles & CoHorse ... LP
Phil-LA Of Soul, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99 34.99
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.)

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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 ... $54.99
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, outer box has a slight crease on the spine.)

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Weather ReportTale Spinnin' ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, a small sticker and a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Dazz BandInvitation To Love ... LP
Motown, 1980. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer start to the 80s for the Dazz Band – with great tunes in a funky mode as well as more measured group soul numbers – and it all adds up one of their best albums ever! Tunes like the opener "Shake It", plus "Shake It Up" and "Magnetized" bring the funkier vibes – with a vamping guitar, thumping bass groove, punchy horns, and top notch vocals from the group – while tunes like the title track and "Beyond The Horizon" have a more soaring arrangement of horns and some strings,still with an impeccable core groove. It's not as smoothed out in the production booth as some of their later grooves of the 80s – a total gem! Other titles include " Skate Lovers", "Carry On", "Do It Again", "Do It Again", "Sooner Or Later" and "Beyond The Horizon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Invitation To Love (with bonus track) ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Jackie McLeanConsequence ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Consequence ... LP 34.99
 
 
 



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