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Victor OlaiyaVictor Olaiya's All Stars Soul International ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970. Used ... $6.99
Massive work from this funky Nigerian cat – a set that offers up a key mix of James Brown funk and home-grown elements – all in a blend that's totally unique! The 1970 album mixes together equal parts African highlife and American soul – making for a style that's heavy one minute, lighter the next – and always changing things up in a really dynamic way! Percussion plays a big role on the funkier cuts, and guitar is on most numbers too – used with a lyrical, rhythmic style on the highlife numbers – and a much more hard-vamping approach on the funkier ones. Includes killer versions of "Mother Popcorn", "Let Yourself Go", "There Was A Time", "I Feel Alright", and "Cold Sweat" – plus the tracks "Okere Gwonko", "Everybody Needs Love", "Onuro", and "Magic Feet". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie Bo & OthersIn The Pocket With Eddie Bo – New Orleans Rock&Roll, R&B, Soul, & Funk Goodies 1955 to 2007 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most comprehensive collections of work we've ever seen on Eddie Bo – a really well-done set that finally gets at the full range of his massive funky talents – including a host of rare singles done for a variety of other artists as well! Despite the dates in the title, most of the music here is from the 60s and 70s – music from those glorious years of New Orleans soul and funk – when it seemed like the Crescent City groove could never stop, thanks to the efforts of Eddie and some of his contemporaries! There's a massively heavy groove to most of the numbers here – an emphasis on the funkiest side of Eddie Bo's sound, especially when he's working in the studio with other singers in the lead – and even if you've got some other Eddie Bo reissues in your collection, there's plenty fresh stuff here that makes this one well worth owning. CD booklet notes are great too – a full history of Eddie's long career and all its different chapters. 28 tracks in all – including "Funky Yeah" and "Shelly's Rubber Band" by Curley Moore & The Cool Ones, "What's Good To You (part 1)" and "The La La Man (part 1)" by Oliver Morgan, "Horse With A Freeze (part 1)" by Roy Ward, "Timber (parts 1 & 2)" by Candy Phillips, "Can I Be Your Main Squeeze" by Chuck Carbo, "I'm A Carpenter (part 1)" by David Robinson, "Garden Of Our Trees" by The Explosions, "Reborn" by Marilyn Barbarin, "Live It Up" by James K-Nine, "Mama Here Comes The Preacher" by Doug Anderson, ""Something You Got" by Barbara George" – and the tracks "Chained", "When The Fingers On The Funk", "Rubber Band", "Getting To The Middle", "Check Your Bucket", "Lover & Friend", "Can You Handle It", "Fallin In Love Again", "Gotta Have More", and "We Like Mambo" all by Eddie Bo. CD
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✨✧ Rabbits & CarrotsSoul Latino ... CD
Musart/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969/1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Vampi Soul digipack pressing.)

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

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Los DestellosSicodelicos (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
A killer compilation of late 60s & 70s tunes by Peruvian cumbia combo Los Destellos – leaning on the psychedelia inspired sounds from their earlier years! The sound is rooted in cumbia rhythms and electric guitar – but it nimble and spindly of heavily fuzzed out – with a more varied Latin instrumental ensemble mode that deftly layers in elements of psych beat, garage rock and other hard grooving styles. 20 tracks on 2LPs, including "Guajira Sicodelica", "Natalia", "La Fatidica", "Frenetica Guajira", "Pasion Oriental", "El Oasis", "Constellation", "A Patricia", "Boogaloo De Los Destellos", "El Marcianito", "Linda Chiquilina", "Cumbia Del Desierto", "Volando Alto" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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MaxaynMaxayn ... LP
Capricorn/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99
The debut album from Maxayn – a funky female talent who deserves to be mentioned in the same territory as Betty Davis and Yvonne Fair! Like both of those artists, Maxayn isn't afraid to use an electric guitar when she wants – which puts her music somewhere in the territory of groups like The Bar-Kays and Black Nasty, and the way they could blend rock influences with funk and soul! No surprise, Maxayn's bandmates here include two members of Buddy Miles' group – who really help keep things deep – providing a massive foundation for the lady's incredible vocals. Titles include covers of the Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Gimme Shelter" – plus the original tunes "Trying For Days", "Jam For Jack", "Song", and "Doing Nothing Nothing Doing". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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Sonora CasinoTrompeteros (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A very groovy set, and one that already won us over with its cover – even though we're not sure the pink-pantsuited lady playing vibes is part of the group at all! Instead, these guys are a heavily percussive combo that thrive on the best modes of small combo 60s Latin – think Joe Cuba Sextet, or some of the groups right before the big wave of Latin Soul – a strong inspiration from the descarga jamming of the Havana scene, served up with lots of piano, percussion, bass, and trumpet – plus nice use of electric guitar at just the right times! The set's got one very unusual standout number – a long descarga titled "Astronautas A Mercurio" – which has lots of weird production, electronic, and funky psychedelic elements – but even the straighter Latin cuts are great, and include "El Turron De Pochita", "Serrano", "El Negro Javier", "Trompeteros", "Pa'L Gusto", "El Culantro", and "Bobby". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sebastiao Tapajos & Pedro Dos SantosSebastiao Tapajos & Pedro Dos Santos Vol 2 ... LP
Trova/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Brazilian guitarist Sebastiao Tapajos usually records in a relatively mellow mode – but here, he'd working with percussive backings from Pedro Dos Santos – who plays a wide variety of instruments, and really adds a lot to the sound of the set! There's kind of a bossa guitar with percussion vibe to the record – although Tapajos' style always moves past just straight bossa – and Pedro handles all sorts of percussion elements, and even brings in some cool vocal effects – on titles that include "Escola De Samba", "Laberinto", "Catedral", "Dora/Saudade Da Bahia", "Ganga", "Rio Das Ostras" "Emboscada", "Feitio De Oracoa", and "Sambaden". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marcos ValleMarcos Valle (1983) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Som Livre/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Marcos Valle might look a bit sad and forlorn with all those fruity drinks on the cover – but the record itself is a wonderfully upbeat session, and one that's very much in the same modern soul mode of his 80s groove Vontade De Rever Voce! As on that record, the sound here shows strong traces of Marcos' early 80s collaborations with Leon Ware in California – and the overall groove is a nice mix of boogie, two step, and smoother soul – a genre that we never would have expected during Valle's bossa years, but which comes off tremendously well here! There's lots of warmly stepping bass amidst smooth jazzy horns – and the tracks all have a compressed groove that keeps things nice and crisp – plenty classy, in a way that's supremely appealing if you dig early 80s mellow soul. Titles include a remake of "Viola Enluarada", plus "Naturalmente", "Estrelar", "Samba De Verao", "Dia D", "Mals Que Amor" ,"Fogo Do Sol", "Tapa No Real", and "Tapetes Guardanapos Cetins". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAmerica Invertida – Leftfield Pop & Experimental Folk From 80s Uruguay ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1980s. New Copy ... $24.99
A collection of music we never expected to be this wonderful – but that's also because we were completely unaware of the scene until this release! The album brings together songs from a special time in Uruguay – a moment when democracy was returning to the nation, which seemed to inspire a whole new level of creativity in the scene in Montevideo – documented here by a select and beautiful assortment of songs! It's a bit hard to define the real charm of this music in words – and the title only gets at part of the quality – because there's elements here that also echo some of the more personal sounds up in Brazil, by an artist like Joyce – while also weaving together with some of the gentler moments of the UK post punk and cold wave years, as you might hear in the music of Young Marble Giants or Weekend. Acoustic and electric elements intertwine effortlessly, with vocals that often have an airy yet powerful charm – all gentle, but never thin or thoughtless at all – on titles that include "Kabumba" by Jugo Jasa, "Desencanto" by Contraviento, "Capitulos" by Mariana Ingold, "En Este Momento" by Travesia, "Bombinhas" by Leo Masilha and Jorge Cumbo, "El Chi-li-ban-dan" by Eduardo Mateo, and "Tra Tus Ojos" by Estela Magnone and Jaime Roos. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCumbia Beat Vol 3 – 21 Peruvian Tropical Gems ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99
A smoking third volume in this mighty look at the Peruvian cumbia scene of the 70s – music that often shares the same blend of guitar, percussion, and keyboards that makes some of the chica grooves from that time so great! The music here maybe owes a bit more to Latin sounds from up north, but the overall execution is very strongly in the modes put forth by Peruvian labels and producers at the time – often with great use of echo, especially in the guitar lines and keyboards – which make things sound very different than anything coming from Colombia or New York at the time! Yet there's also plenty of salsa elements at play here, too – the kind of percussive interplay that might be driving a Cuban or Puerto Rican combo – but nicely different in this setting too. Titles include "Chola Ingrata" by Los Ecos, "Manzana Verde" by Los Tantos, "El Saltamontes" by Silvestre Montez Y Sus Guantanameros, "La Manzanita" by Los Gitanos, "Descarga Oriental" by Los Orientales De Paramonga, "Larga Espera" by Los Sanders De Nana, "Lamento Moyobambino" by Sonido Verde De Moyobamba, and "La Narajadita" by Grupo Siglo XX. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGuasa, Cununo, Y Marimba – Afro-Colombian Music From The Pacific Coast ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
A stunning collection of rare work from the west coast of Colombia – sounds that are in the deepest Afro-Peruvian tradition, given that a large part of the area's population is of African descent! Much of the music is heavily percussive, but filled with these fantastic instrumental bursts on guitar, xylophone, horns, and other instrumentation – almost a reverse of the mix of Latin influences that peppered 60s and 70s styles in West Africa, finding a new sort of inspiration in Colombia! The set covers a very wide scope of recordings, but really has a strongest focus on tracks from the 70s and 80s – and although we'd heard work by a few of these artists before, most of them are very new to our ears – and make the whole thing a fantastic fresh musical discovery. Titles include "Caso Del Vencedor" by La Marucha, "La Logia" by Chencho Trompeta Y Los Brujos Del Folklore, "Manueal La Bullanguera" by Gertrudis Bonilla Y Jimmy Puchey, "Petra" by Julian Y Su Combo, "La Viuda" by La Sonora Del Pacifico De Cachito Vidal, "Patio No" by La Contundencia, "La Tunda" by Los Trovadores Del Pacifico, "Un Guali" by Bambazulu, "Boga Boga Candero" by Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana, and "Pascual Rovira" by La Sonora Del Pacifico De Cachito Vidal. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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✨✧ VariousCumbia Beat Vol 2 – Tropical Sounds From Peru 1966 to 1983 ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A superior second volume of tropical cumbia from Vampi Soul – and a more expansive set than the first one, too! The vast majority the the great stuff here comes from the psych and immediate post-psych years– and it has the tripped-out sounds to show for it – but those are anchored nicely, by feverish percussion and tight tropical rhythms. Beyond that are some some great wah wah guitar, trippy organs, Moog and synth grooves – for a really great sound! This volume is also pretty heavy with instrumentals, but there's some standout vocal tunes, too – with numbers by Los Destellos, Compay Quinto, Los Yungas, Grupo Celeste, Juaneco Y Su Combo, Los Demonios Del Mantaro, Los Ecos, Los Beta 5, Los Orientales De Paramonga and many more. Comes with a nice little booklet of photos, with notes in both Spanish and English. 34 tracks including "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, "Peti Pan" by Los Demonios Del Mantaro and many more. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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

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

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

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✨✧ Peru NegroSon De Los Diablos ... LP
Virrey/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A classic set from Peru Negro – an ensemble that was partly a performance group, but who also had a deep legacy in presenting the deeper roots of culture in Peru – especially that nation's ties to West African styles that were brought over during the colonial years! Their work is a landmark in the years of Afro-Peruvian music – and is served up here in a heavy blend of percussion, guitars, and voices – definitely a full ensemble presentation, and with a spirit-lifting sound that still holds up beautifully over the decades! Titles include "Mama Nangue", "Kike Iturrizaga", "Torita Pinto", "Congorito", "Son De Los Diablos", "Arriba Peru Negro", "Juan De Mata", and "Alcatraz Quema Tu". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Village CallersHector/I'm Leaving ... 7-inch
Rampart/Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A massive bit of sample history! The Village Callers' "Hector" is one of those funk cuts that will stand for years – thanks to a famous sample by the Beastie Boys, and a number of others. The cut's a great one – and it's offered here with "I'm Leaving", a non-LP track that's got a great groovy sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Ike QuebecHeavy Soul ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 90s Japanese Toshiba-EMI pressing, with obi and insert.)

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✨✧ Ike QuebecHeavy Soul ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
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.)
Also available Heavy Soul ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Rhythm MakersSoul On Your Side (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vigor/Octave (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky madness from the legendary Rhythm Makers – a dancefloor combo with a really incredible groove! The group has an approach that's a lot like Kool & The Gang at their best, or like some of the best mid 70s albums by the Kay Gees or Fatback – lots of bass at the bottom, very tight vamping by the band, and a wikki-wikki funky sound that's totally great! Many of the tracks on the set make good use of moog or keyboards – never too much, but just the right dose to spook things up a bit – and although many of the cuts have vocals, the overall focus is still in the instrumentation – which always comes across pretty darn great, and which is played with incredible precision throughout! The combo later morphed into GQ, but they've got a much rawer sound here – and titles include "Can You Feel It (parts 1 & 2)", "You Better Believe It", "Soul On Your Side", "Zone", "Funk N You", and "Street Dreamin". CD features an insane number of bonus tracks – 10 in all – with the unreleased cuts "Position", "Wonderful", and "Lover's Lane" – plus "Can You Feel It (orig special disco 12")", "You're Never Too Old (single)", "Prime Cut (single)", "Touch (single)", and "How Much I Love You (single)". CD

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James BrownMoney Won't Change You/Try Me ... 7-inch
Polydor, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
"Money Won't Change You"s a great little number – begins with runaway drums, then settles into a cold-vamping rap about the power of money, and what it won't do! The cut's a perfect blend of funk and message – from the pen of James and always-great Nat Brown. "Try Me" is mellower, but still has some decent work on the keys. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Gold label "Soul Classics" pressing with printed sleeve.)

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Tim BuckleyGreetings From LA ... LP
Warner/Straight, 1972. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A later effort from Tim Buckley with a bigger sound and more of a straight ahead approach – with a big nod in the groove direction and some R&B creeping in! In lesser hands, Greetings From LA could be considered more of a "commercial" album than the unpredictable stylistic variances of Tim's earlier records, but his vocals and depth of passion keeps it a riveting experience. Rolling boogie piano, some vamping organ, groovy strings, and even some female chorus backing vocals bring elements of 70s soul and juke joint sounds into the mix – while Buckley's emoting is on par with earlier work – even if some of the lyrics are kind of on the bawdy side. Includes "Move With Me", "Get On Top", "Sweet Surrender", "Night Hawkin'", "Devil Eyes", "Hong Kong Bar" and "Make It Right". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold Burbank label pressing. Cover has surface wear.)

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Sheila ESheila E ... CD
Paisley Park, 1987. Used ... $19.99
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". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Monk HigginsWho Dun It/These Days Are Filled With You ... 7-inch
St Lawrence, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
A wicked bit of soulful funk from Monk! "Who Dun It" is a really sly number – vamping all the way through with a stepping bass and snapping snare – as Monk blows it clean, lean, and soulfully over the top! "These Days" is a ballad – with much more of a late nite feel. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Takehiro HondaWhat's Going On ... CD
Trio/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $24.99
Early soul jazz piano work from Takehiro Honda – recorded in a style that's quite different than most of his later albums! The sound here is full and rich – with Honda's work on the keys augmented by fuller backings arranged by Teddy Adams – all recorded in the US (we think), with a quality that's a fair bit like some of the best soul jazz coming out of LA at the end of the 60s! Honda plays both acoustic and electric piano – and the groove has a hiply vamping style that's always verging on funky, but which is a bit more laidback overall. The record echoes with plenty of the best influences from Les McCann, The Crusaders, Gerald Wilson, and other west coast soul jazz figures – and titles include "Greasy Spoon", "Sham Time", "Ain't Tell You A Good Way But", "Ain't It Funky Now", "What's Going On", and "Check Out Your Mind" CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Isley BrothersHeat Is On ... LP
T Neck, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
A great mix of heavy funk and sweeter ballads from the Isley Brothers – and a record that's filled with two-part tracks that really let them stretch out and groove! The tunes have a bit more bass and keyboards than before – an approach that's even more electric than Isley funk of a few years back, and which steps out in some tightly vamping rhythms that still crackle with plenty of warmth and soul – especially on the mellower numbers, which dominate side two of the record, and really make this one worth having! Mellow tracks include "For The Love Of You (parts 1 & 2)", "Sensuality (parts 1 & 2)", and "Make Me Say It Again (parts 1 & 2)" – and funkier numbers include "Fight The Power (parts 1 & 2)", "The Heat Is On (parts 1 & 2)", and "Hope You Feel Better Love (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Heat Is On (expanded edition) ... CD 4.99

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Isley BrothersHeat Is On (expanded edition) ... CD
T Neck/Epic, 1975. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A great mix of heavy funk and sweeter ballads from the Isley Brothers – and a record that's filled with two-part tracks that really let them stretch out and groove! The tunes have a bit more bass and keyboards than before – an approach that's even more electric than Isley funk of a few years back, and which steps out in some tightly vamping rhythms that still crackle with plenty of warmth and soul – especially on the mellower numbers, which dominate side two of the record, and really make this one worth having! Mellow tracks include "For The Love Of You (parts 1 & 2)", "Sensuality (parts 1 & 2)", and "Make Me Say It Again (parts 1 & 2)" – and funkier numbers include "Fight The Power (parts 1 & 2)", "The Heat Is On (parts 1 & 2)", and "Hope You Feel Better Love (parts 1 & 2)". CD also features a bonus track – a live version of "Fight The Power", recorded "live" in the studio, and never released before! CD
Also available Heat Is On ... LP 6.99

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

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Lee Perry & The UpsettersComplete UK Upsetter Singles Collection Vol 2 ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
2nd installment in a 4 volume set, compiling the wealth of great singles produced by Lee Perry for release in the UK. Each set is 2 CDs, and as you can imagine, once you've got all 4, you've covered a lot of ground! Since most singles had some kind of versioning on the flip, whether it was the instrumental or a proto-dub take, there's a great variety of material here, 50 tracks in all, including classics like "Shocks Of Mighty", "Sound Underground" & "Upsetting Station" by Dave Barker & the Upsetters, "Duppy Conqueror" by Bob Marley & the Wailers and mountains of Upsetters tracks (more than the others in this series!): "Kill Them All", "Soul Walk", "One Punch", "A Touch Of Fire", "Consider Me (Version)", "Kinky Mood"."Spinning Wheel (Version)", "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", "Pick Folk Kinkiest", "Fire Fire", "Teh Jumper", "The Pillow", "Grooving", "Big Dog Bloxie", "Fresh Up", "Toothache", "Thunder Version", "Blood Poison", "Dreamland", "Version Of Cup", "Ferry Boat", "Bigger Joke", "Return Of The Vampire", "Justice" and "Dig Your Grave". Plus Lee Perry "Do You Like It", "Son Of Thunder" and "Sipreano", Sir Lord Comic "Bronco", Busty Brown "Consider Me", The Heaters "Melting Pot", Melanie Jonas & Dave Barker "Spinning Wheel", Dave Barker & the Upsetters "Set Me Free", "Granny Show pts. 1 & 2" and "Some Sympathy", Dave Barker & the Wailers "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", Martin Riley & Fay Bennett "Self Control", Martin Riley "the Pill", the Soulettes "Let It Be", the Versatiles "The Thanks We Get" and "Hurry Up", Bob Marley & the Wailers "My Cup" and The Untouchables "Tender Love", "It's Over" and "Same Thing All Over". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lonnie SmithKeep On Lovin' ... CD
Groove Merchant/Unidisc (Canada), 1976. Used ... $6.99
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". CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ Hubert LawsLaws Of Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Massive early work from Hubert Laws – and a set that really shows some more the more Latin and soul sides of his talents! Tracks here have a tight punch throughout – with some great New York 60s rhythms that feature a young Chick (then called "Armando") Corea on piano, then a much more Latin-tinged player – vamping, stomping, and grooving alongside Hubert's lead lines on flute! The rest of the group includes Richard Davis on bass and Bobby Thomas on drums – and the tunes are as groovy as they sound – with titles that include "Bimbe Blue", "Miss Thing", "All Soul", and "Black Eyed Peas & Rice". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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

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

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

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✨✧ Hideto SasakiStop Over ... LP
BBE (UK), 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A great group, and one we've never heard before – stepping out with some tremendous trumpet and alto work that really makes the album sparkle! The group's led by trumpeter Hideto Sasaki, and features alto from guest Sekine Toshiyuki – both working in a mode that's sharply angular, but deeply soulful – like some of the most modern Blue Note work at the end of the 60s! There's some really wonderful interplay between the horns – supported by vamping, soaring rhythms on piano, bass, and drums – and in a way, the record feels like one of those later Lee Morgan dates, still rooted in hardbop traditions, but really taking off with new ideas! Titles include a wonderful version of "Little B's Poem", plus "Carole's Garden", "Turquoise Twice", "Stop Over", and "Soultrane". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ Milton James & The Creators/KenardMy Lonely Feeling/What Did You Gain By That ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Stone funky soul from Milton James & The Creators – a tune that's got this vamping, stomping vibe that feels like it was laid down by The Ramsey Lewis trio of the mid 60s – topped with great interplay between Milt and the group! The flipside features "What Did You Gain By That" – a tune by the even more obscure Kenard, and one that has this fast funky groove that's pre-disco, with some strong deep soul touches on the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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✨✧ King CurtisInstant Groove ... CD
Atco/Atlantic (Japan), 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
An instant groove from King Curtis – and a record that's even more deeply soulful than some of his other Atlantic albums! The title cut's a killer – a hard-vamping number that pushed funk further into the mainstream back in the day – and lots of the rest of the album follows suit, by bringing in some of the rougher King Curtis edges that usually only showed up on b-sides of 45s – while other full albums usually focused on sweeter sounds. There's a few of those here too – but even those tracks have a looser, more personal feel than before – not as much "perfect" soul sax, and a bit more grit. Arrangements are by Arif Mardin and King Curtis – and Duane Allman plays guiter on some cuts! Titles include "The Weight", "Sing A Simple Song", "Instant Groove", "Hey Jude", "Games People Play", "La Jeanne", and "Foot Pattin". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Frank FosterManhattan Fever (Blue Note) (with previously unreleased album) ... CD
Blue Note, 1968/1969. Used ... $12.99
Lean, righteous blowing from the legendary Frank Foster – one of a handful of extremely hip sessions he cut in the 60s under his own name! The album's the only record Foster ever did for Blue Note – and we dare say it's even better than his previous 60s work on Prestige and Impulse – with a quality that's even darker, even deeper, even more advanced from his earlier years with Basie. There's a rolling, joyous groove to many numbers – that late 60s take on soul jazz that made for so many great tracks on albums by Hank Mobley or Lee Morgan near the end of the decade. Foster keeps things tight, but he's also got an expansive vision too – an edge in the horns that points the way towards some of the chances he'd take in the 70s, but which is still wrapped around a leanly leaping soul jazz groove! Foster wrote 5 of the 6 tracks on the album, and he's working here with a sextet that includes Garnett Brown on trombone, Marvin Stamm on trumpet, and Richard Wyands on piano, who brings in some offbeat notes and colors throughout. Rhythm is by the excellent team of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Mickey Roker on drums – and titles include "Seventh Avenue Bill", "Stammpede", "Little Miss No Nose", "Manhattan Fever", and "Loneliness". Added to the core album is a full bonus album – recorded by Foster nearly a year after the first, and even more far-reaching! There's a quality to the date that mixes together Frank's previous soulful vamping with some more introspective, more lyrical moments – almost modern at times, but not entirely so – and played by a septet that includes Ed Pazant on alto and flute, Burt Collins on trumpet, George Cables on piano, and Jimmy Cleveland on trombone. Foster himself plays a bit of alto clarinet alongside his usual tenor – and titles include "Fly By Night", "Slug's Bag", "What's New From The Monster Mill", and "Hip Shakin". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank FosterManhattan Fever (Blue Note) (with previously unreleased album) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Lean, righteous blowing from the legendary Frank Foster – one of a handful of extremely hip sessions he cut in the 60s under his own name! The album's the only record Foster ever did for Blue Note – and we dare say it's even better than his previous 60s work on Prestige and Impulse – with a quality that's even darker, even deeper, even more advanced from his earlier years with Basie. There's a rolling, joyous groove to many numbers – that late 60s take on soul jazz that made for so many great tracks on albums by Hank Mobley or Lee Morgan near the end of the decade. Foster keeps things tight, but he's also got an expansive vision too – an edge in the horns that points the way towards some of the chances he'd take in the 70s, but which is still wrapped around a leanly leaping soul jazz groove! Foster wrote 5 of the 6 tracks on the album, and he's working here with a sextet that includes Garnett Brown on trombone, Marvin Stamm on trumpet, and Richard Wyands on piano, who brings in some offbeat notes and colors throughout. Rhythm is by the excellent team of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Mickey Roker on drums – and titles include "Seventh Avenue Bill", "Stammpede", "Little Miss No Nose", "Manhattan Fever", and "Loneliness". Added to the core album is a full bonus album – recorded by Foster nearly a year after the first, and even more far-reaching! There's a quality to the date that mixes together Frank's previous soulful vamping with some more introspective, more lyrical moments – almost modern at times, but not entirely so – and played by a septet that includes Ed Pazant on alto and flute, Burt Collins on trumpet, George Cables on piano, and Jimmy Cleveland on trombone. Foster himself plays a bit of alto clarinet alongside his usual tenor – and titles include "Fly By Night", "Slug's Bag", "What's New From The Monster Mill", and "Hip Shakin". CD
(Out of print, 2014 SHM-CD pressing with 5 bonus tracks – includes obi.)
Also available Manhattan Fever (Blue Note) (with previously unreleased album) ... CD 12.99

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Monk HigginsCeatrix Did It/What Fah ... 7-inch
St Lawrence, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Wonderful stuff from this mad soul genius! "Ceatrix Did It" is a hip slinky sax-driven instrumental – with organ bubbling in the background, while the tenor blows the melody in a mellow soundtrack-y way. "What Fah" is even better, a cool instrumental – with organ vamping underneath, and hard tenor soloing over the top – and it's put together in this cool "mod" groove that's completely infectious. Works well as a slower funk cut or a late night dancefloor stormer – and with Monk at the helm, the whole thing's as perfectly put together as can be! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some wear.)

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Ingfried HoffmannFrom Twen With Love ... LP
Philips (Germany), 1966. Very Good ... $39.99
The grooviest organ working the other side of the Atlantic in the 60s – as mighty a talent on the Hammond as Jimmy Smith or Jack McDuff back in the US at the time, and equally groovy too! Ingfried Hoffmann's work on the keys is probably best known from his searing soul jazz sides with Klaus Doldinger in the pre-Passport years – but here he's in a soul jazz mode, working with tunes that are tightly snapping, quickly vamping, and filled with loads of lively organ and guitar! The set is a 1966 spy-jazz styled album, with both original numbers, and a few James Bond covers – all played by a quintet that features guitars from Volker Kriegel and Pierre Cavalli, bass by Peter Trunk, and funky drums from Rafi Luderitz. Titles include "Yeah Dr No", "Thunderball", "007 Bond Street", "Sharp Sharks", "Phantom's Walk", "Let Live & Die", "Vabanque At Casino Royale", and "James Only Lives Twice". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie RussFresh Out! (with download) ... LP
Jazz Masters/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
A landmark bit of indie funk from the 70s – one of the few records cut by Detroit keyboardist Eddie Russ, and easily the best! The album features Russ going to town on electric piano – working with a hip combo called The Mixed Bag, which features some wicked work on flute and soprano sax by Larry Nozero – and a vibe that's a lot more laidback than standard funk, or even more mainstream jazz funk too – a sweet open groove that's mighty nice all the way through! The album's really a showcase for Nozero and Russ' solos – trading back and forth effortlessly over long tunes that roll along in a sweet electric-tinged groove – long vamping rhythms that really seem to drive both players onto new heights. Titles include Russ' classic "The Lope Song", a great version of "Hill Where The Lord Hides", and the tracks "Shamading", "Watergate Blues", and "All But Blind". LP, Vinyl record album
(First 1000 copies pressed on limited edition colored vinyl. Includes download.)

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Billy WootenIn This World ... LP
APS/P-Vine (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... About August 19, 2020
One of the most soul-based records ever cut by vibist Billy Wooten – a record that's even tighter and more focused than his work with The Wooden Glass or 19th Whole! The album's got Billy and other vocalists singing along with his vibes and marimba – over the top of tightly vamping rhythms by the combo, served up with a breezy, jazzy approach that's totally great. There's plenty of warm changes in the rhythms – almost in the style of Bobby Hutcherson's work of the same time, but a fair bit more varied overall as well – thanks to some unusual material included by Wooten in the set. Vocals are by Wooten, Joy Smith, and Funda Cooper – and other instrumentation includes alto sax, flute, guitar, bass, drums, and plenty of percussion! Titles include "Summerlight", "Chicango (Chicago Land)", "Somebody's Calling My Name", "In This World", and "Dancing & Singing". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In This World (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Billy WootenIn This World (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
APS/P-Vine (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the most soul-based records ever cut by vibist Billy Wooten – a record that's even tighter and more focused than his work with The Wooden Glass or 19th Whole! The album's got Billy and other vocalists singing along with his vibes and marimba – over the top of tightly vamping rhythms by the combo, served up with a breezy, jazzy approach that's totally great. There's plenty of warm changes in the rhythms – almost in the style of Bobby Hutcherson's work of the same time, but a fair bit more varied overall as well – thanks to some unusual material included by Wooten in the set. Vocals are by Wooten, Joy Smith, and Funda Cooper – and other instrumentation includes alto sax, flute, guitar, bass, drums, and plenty of percussion! Titles include "Summerlight", "Chicango (Chicago Land)", "Somebody's Calling My Name", "In This World", and "Dancing & Singing". CD

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✨✧ Booker ErvinTex Book Tenor ... CD
Blue Note, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing later work from Booker Ervin – far more modern and far-reaching than you'd guess from the "Texas" title in the set! Although Ervin first came onto the scene as a strong-voiced tenorist from a Texas tradition, through the course of the 60s he'd really expanded his musical vision – working with Charles Mingus, Jaki Byard, and others to push his already-soulful sound into a freer-thinking mode that was one of the most compelling approaches to tenor at the time. And while this change had been documented on some key sides for Prestige and World Pacific at the time, this rare 1968 session for Blue Note is perhaps one of the best of the bunch – but oddly was somehow never issued at the time, and only made a brief appearance in 1976, as part of a 2LP set. Ervin's working here with a totally hip group – one that has Woody Shaw in the frontline on trumpet, and a rhythm team of Kenny Barron on piano, Jan Arnet on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all grooving with Ervin in styles that recall the modal vamping and soaring energy that Shaw would later bring to his own solo work in the 70s. Tracks are all longish, and filled with a sense of life and exploration that shows that Ervin was growing tremendously in this last stretch of his all-too-short life – never too free, always in control, yet roaming the skies in search of new notes and sounds! Titles include "Gichi", "Den Tex", "Lynn's Tune", "204", and an early version of Shaw's "In A Capricornian Way". CD
(Out of print.)

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

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✨✧ Leroy VinnegarJazz's Great Walker ... LP
Vee Jay, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wickedly soulful session from bassist Leroy Vinnegar – one that carries the same "walker" theme used in the titles of his Contemporary albums, but one that comes across with an even groovier feel overall! Vinnegar's definitely walking some great lines on his bass – a soulful pulse that always keeps things swinging – and pianist Mike Melvoin does some excellent work in the trio, tippling the keys with a lyrical flourish on the mellower numbers, and vamping with a heavier left hand on the groovers! Bill Goodwin completes the group on bass – and titles include "Persusasion", "The Love Nest", "They Say It's Wonderful", "Bees Sees", "Doing That Thing", and "Kick Laugh Crawl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has some yellowing from age and small stains at the bottom.)

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

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✨✧ Francois De RoubaixDaughters Of Darkness (Les Levres Rouges) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Butler (Netherlands), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the spookiest soundtracks ever crafted by one of our favorite film composers of all time! Francois DeRoubaix always had this amazing style to his music – unlike anyone else, especially in the way he could blend together spare acoustic elements and unusual sonic and electronic touches! There's a very intimate feel to the record – almost as if Francois is performing most of the sounds in the studio himself – balancing a guitar line with a keyboard fill, a bowed bass bit with drums, soaring strings with trumpet, and so on – occasionally hitting some funky touches that really keep things interesting – and which makes some of DeRoubaix best work on a par with the genius of Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier! Titles include "The Countess Kiss", "Phantom Organ & Piano", "Pursuit On The Dunes Of Ostend", "Accident & Cymbalum", "Love On The Rails", "Red Lips", "Ballad In Bruges", and "The Dunes Of Ostend Flagellation". Also features two bonus tracks not used in the film – "Dracula 68 Woodstock" and "The Bruges Band". CD also features three bonus remixes – of "Ilona's Jazz", "Le Rap Des Levres Rouges", and "La Nuit Souls La Mer" – plus the bonus song "Vampire". CD
Also available Daughters Of Darkness (Les Levres Rouges) (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP 26.99

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

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

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

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

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



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