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VariousComplete Stax/Volt Singles 1959 to 1968 – Vol 1 ... CD
Atlantic/Stax, 1960s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Disc 1 from the box set.)

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VariousComplete Stax/Volt Singles 1959 to 1968 – Vol 2 ... CD
Atlantic/Stax, 1960s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Disc 2 from the box set.)

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VariousComplete Stax/Volt Singles 1959 to 1968 – Vol 6 ... CD
Atlantic/Stax, 1960s. Used ... $4.99
Includes music from the Mad Lads, William Bell, Albert King, Eddie Floyd, Rufus Thomas, Ruby Johnson, Johnnie Taylor, and more – 25 tracks in all! CD
(Disc 6 from the box set, rear tray card has a crease and barcode is blacked out.)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Stax/Volt Singles Vol 2 – 1968 to 1971 (9CD box set) ... CD
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 9 CDs ... $59.99
A fantastic second helping of work from Stax Records – material from a time when the label had moved away from Atlantic, taken a lot more control of their destiny, and started to experiment in a wealth of wonderful modes! This set is much heavier on funk, features some of Isaac Hayes' great experiments, and a whole bunch of unusual singers and groups! CD
(This is the 5" box set, much easier to store!)

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✨✧ VariousStax/Volt Revue Vol 1 – Live In London ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good- ... $11.99
A legendary live set from the 60s all-stars of Stax Records – a performance in London in the late 60s, as the label follows Motown's lead on taking its big names overseas! The lineup is legendary, and most of the tunes are familiar by the artists, but get nice fresh versions here – sometimes a bit quicker, and sometimes a bit rougher – both of which makes a nice change from the iconic classics. Titles include "Green Onions" by Booker T & The MGs, "Philly Dog" by The Mark-Keys, "Knock On Wood" and "If I Had A Hammer" by Eddie Floyd, "Hold On I'm Comin" and "I Take What I Want" by Sam & Dave, "Shake" by Otis Redding, and "Yesterday" by Carla Thomas. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has split top and bottom seams, and a cutout hole.)

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VariousStax/Volt Revue Vol 2 – Live In Paris ... LP
Stax, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The Memphis sound, working hard overseas – in a smoking live set that has some Stax Records stars working in Paris! There's a tightness here that arguably goes past the studio work by the singers – possibly because everyone's working in the same space, with the same backing group – and together have this intimacy that really makes the music sparkle. And sure, it's a bit rough around the edges at points, but in a good way – one that helps get past too-familiar modes in the tunes. Titles include "You Don't Know Like I Know" and "You Got Me Hummin" by Sam & Dave, "Raise Your Hand" and "But It's Alright" by Eddie Floyd", "Try A Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding, and "I Got My Mojo Working", "Let Me Be Good To You", and "Gee Whiz" by Carla Thomas. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing.)
 
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Bar-KaysCold Blooded ... LP
Volt, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $34.99
Classic black rock funk from Stax, by the second version of the Bar-Kays (the first went down in the plane with Otis) with a nice hard sound all the way through. There's plenty of guitars in the mix, ripping away like a buzzsaw over the top of bass-heavy funk rhythms – ready to bite with the same sting of the rattlesnake that's pictured on the cover! Cuts include "Coldblooded", "Fightin' Fire With Fire", "Frame of Mind", and "Waiting and Hating". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear, and a small bit of tape on a back corner – but this is a nice copy overall.)

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Bar-KaysGotta Groove (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Volt/Craft, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Amazing work from the new version of The Bar-Kays – a group who reformed to become a combo as heavy as any of the best funky groups from Detroit, LA, or New York at the time! There's a style here that's a sweet Memphis distillation of ideas bubbling under in music by Sly Stone, Funkadelic, and others – taken to new territory here by a group that was already steeped in 60s soul instrumental sounds! The cuts show a great ear for simple hooks and playful instrumental twists and turns – still with a bit of the trumpet used on Bar-Kays work of the past, but more in a groove that lets the guitar step out nicely with psychedelic soul undercurrents! Tracks include "In The Hole", "Funky Thang", "Grab This Thing", "Street Walker", "Humpin", and "Don't Stop Dancing To The Music (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bar-KaysSoul Finger ... CD
Volt, 1965. Used ... $7.99
One of the best instrumental records to come out of Memphis, and a real kicker by the funky band that went down with Otis Redding in the tragic plane crash in 1968! The leadoff track is the group's amazing hit "Soul Finger", a stormin' instrumental with a wailing brassy sound that influenced a generation with its "charge" kind of groove. Lots of other nice ones, too – like "Bar-Kays Boogaloo", "Knucklehead", "Theme From Hell's Angels", and "Pearl High". The best of the best of Stax helped out, too! CD

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✨✧ Doug MacLeodAin't The Blues Evil ... CD
Volt, 1991. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD.)

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Otis ReddingDock Of The Bay ... CD
Volt/Rhino, 1968. Used ... $4.99
A very important crossover soul album – a huge hit for Otis Redding that was released after his tragic death in December 1967 – but it's also hard to say if it would have had the impact it did had Redding not passed while the LP was still in production. In a way, the record sort of set the stage for the mythologies of pop stars that would surround the tragedies in the coming years of the late 60s – with liner notes on the back by Jon Landau about the impact of Redding's work and passing on the rest of the music industry, which would be even more charged with meaning to folks buying the album at the time, who certainly knew that Redding had cut "Dock of the Bay" a few days before his death, and had missed its meteoric rise to #1 after his passing. And in fact, the album itself is more of a loose collection of tracks pulled from singles and other sources to cash in on Redding's passing – and includes odd numbers like "The Huckle Buck", which had previously appeared on a Stax promo album, or "Tramp", his famous funky duet with Carla Thomas. Other titles include "I'm Coming Home", "Ole Man Trouble", "Open The Door", and "Let Me Come On Home". CD

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Kim WestonKim Kim Kim ... LP
Volt, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Although Kim's earlier stuff was a bit too smooth for our taste, we've always liked this album on Stax that brings her soulful vocals to the forefront, yet keeps a good smooth set of arrangements. Melba Liston did a number of the arrangements, and the tracks are a nice batch of originals and obscure material like the funky "Love Vibrations", plus "Penny Blues", "Buy Myself A Man", "What Could Be Better", and "Soul On Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Stax.)

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✨✧ Mad LadsMad Mad Mad Mad Mad Lads ... LP
Volt, 1969. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest harmony soul albums to ever come out of the south – the amazing first album by The Mad Lads – a Stax Records treasure from the end of the 60s! The style here is much more east coast harmony-oriented than other Memphis group soul of the period – soft and fragile in all the right places, with a lot more ballads than usual – and less of the overly-confident groove that you might find in other groups like this from the south. Al Jackson produced, and he did a really great job of staying out of the way – just letting the quartet work out their vocals on their own, with the sort of intimacy that you'd hear in some spontaneous streetcorner session – and just a slight undercurrent of musical backing at key moments. Titles include the amazing "Make This Young Lady Mine", with a beautiful guitar part sampled famously by De La Soul – plus "I Just Can't Forget These Old Memories", "So Nice", "Make Room (In Your Heart)", "Cry Baby", and "Monkey Time 69". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear, mostly near the bottom and on the back.)

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✨✧ Otis ReddingDock Of The Bay ... LP
Volt, 1968. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very important crossover soul album – a huge hit for Otis Redding that was released after his tragic death in December 1967 – but it's also hard to say if it would have had the impact it did had Redding not passed while the LP was still in production. In a way, the record sort of set the stage for the mythologies of pop stars that would surround the tragedies in the coming years of the late 60s – with liner notes on the back by Jon Landau about the impact of Redding's work and passing on the rest of the music industry, which would be even more charged with meaning to folks buying the album at the time, who certainly knew that Redding had cut "Dock of the Bay" a few days before his death, and had missed its meteoric rise to #1 after his passing. And in fact, the album itself is more of a loose collection of tracks pulled from singles and other sources to cash in on Redding's passing – and includes odd numbers like "The Huckle Buck", which had previously appeared on a Stax promo album, or "Tramp", his famous funky duet with Carla Thomas. Other titles include "I'm Coming Home", "Ole Man Trouble", "Open The Door", and "Let Me Come On Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo Volt pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Otis ReddingGreat Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads ... LP
Volt, 1965. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Otis Redding's best albums – especially to our ears, as we like his ballad work the best! Sure, Otis could get hard and a bit funky when he wanted to – but his real charm, and strongest suit, were always the heartfelt mellow tracks that he cut during his classic Stax years. Otis had a sweetly cracking style of singing that was like no one else – and although it shone through enough on the uptempo numbers, it's really best suited to the ballads and sad songs – of which you'll find plenty on this set! Tracks include "Mr. Pitiful", "That's How Strong My Love Is", "It's Too Late", "Woman, Lover, A Friend", and "Home In Your Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Volt pressing. Cover has some wear and a split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Mavis StaplesMavis Staples ... LP
Volt, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Standout solo work from Mavis Staples – a set that really expands the Stax sound nicely with a bit of strings to sweeten up the groove! Steve Cropper's at the production helm, and there's still enough grit in the grooves to remind us we're down in Memphis – but the choice of tunes and range of Staples' vocals show a growing sense of power that's really great – a mode that pulls itself up past simple southern soul cliches, and aims nicely at the mainstream! Yet even in that mode, the album's never too commercial, and certainly not pop-oriented at all – just proof that Stax was growing wonderfully at the time, and had plenty to offer a great talent like Mavis. Titles include a funky version of "Son Of A Preacher Man", plus "Pick Up The Pieces", "You're Driving Me", "Security", "Until I Met You", "Sweet Things You Do", "Good To Me", and "Chained". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Volt pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Mavis StaplesOnly For The Lonely ... LP
Volt, 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nothing lonely here – as Mavis Staples hits a newly sophisticated groove that's set up in full arrangements from the great Horace Ott, and produced with a nicely sweet touch from Don Davis! The sound is a great example of the changes going on at the new Stax at the end of the 60s – a more mature, adult sort of sound that goes way beyond simple soul – especially the too-sweet style that sometimes dominated female acts during the Stax/Atlantic years. Ott's backings have never sounded better, and at points Mavis almost brings an Aretha-like depth to her vocals – or even better, hits a range that really ranks right up there with some of the best indie female southern soul acts of her generation. Titles include "Don't Change Me Now", "It Makes Me Wanna Cry", "I Have Learned To Do Without You", "You're The Fool", "What Happened To The Real Me", and "How Many Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ DramaticsDramatically Yours ... LP
Volt, 1974. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A great third album from The Dramatics – a really strong effort that retains many of the best elements of the earlier records, particularly the mellow soul side of the group! Arrangements are by Jimmy Roach and Wade Marcus, and the record's got a sweet Detroit harmony sound on nearly all the cuts – handled in a way that's not nearly as baroque as before, with the kind of tightness that you might hear from The Manhattans during the same period – and which points the way towards some of their work for ABC. Titles include "And I Panicked", "I Made Myself Lonely", "Toast To The Fool", "You've Got Me Going Through A Thing", and "It's So Hard Trying To Get Over You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner with a small stain.)

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✨✧ Mad LadsNew Beginning ... LP
Volt, 1973. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Sort of a comeback album for The Mad Lads, and one that has their southern vocal group style hitting a style of production that's a bit more way out than that on some of their 60's recordings. The album's a nice one – with these arrangements by Dale Warren that are a bit mad, as you could probably guess by the image of the band flying through the sky on the cover! Tracks include "I Forgot To Be Your Lover", "Gone! The Promises Of Yesterday", "Seeing Is Believing", "Pass The Word", and "Destination". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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EmotionsDon't Ask My Neighbors – The Columbia/Arc Recordings (Flowers/Rejoice/Sunbeam/Come Into Our World/New Affair/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Columbia/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
Amazing box set – five full albums of material, plus lots of bonus tracks too! First up is Flowers – a soaring classic from The Emotions – thanks to some supreme help from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the soul spectrum! This set has the trio really sounding great – with Kalimba Productions by Maurice White and Charles Stepney – and a good deal of EWF help on the instrumentation as well! The girls break out of the rootsier style used on their earlier Stax recordings, and manage to fit perfectly with the jazzy tinges of the new grooves – and, along with Ramsey Lewis and EWF, the Emotions were part of a hugely successful trinity during the late 70s – one that took the indie soul roots of the Chicago scene and turned it into landmark big business for Columbia Records. The album's got a new approach to female group soul that would go onto shape R&B for years to come – and titles include "Flowers", "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love", "We Go Through Changes", "Special Part", and "You've Got The Right To Know". Next is Rejoice – a huge hit for both The Emotions and Maurice White – whose Kalimba Productions handled this album in the same hit mode they'd been using for Earth Wind & Fire! There's a polished, soaring bounce her that definitely shows the Earth Wind & Fire touch – and which takes the girls miles from their rougher, rootsier soul of the Stax/Volt years – yet like all the best EWF records of the time, the sound is also plenty soulful, with lots of righteous undercurrents. The album includes the group's wonderful track "Don't Ask My Neighbors", a heavenly tune that builds on a long tradition of sweet female soul from Chicago; the super-huge "Best Of My Love", a hit on dancefloors and radios for years to come – and many other nice numbers like "Blessed", "How'd I Know That Love Would Slip Away", and "Key To My Heart". Sunbeam is great little album from The Emotions – largely because it sounds a lot like prime mid 70s Earth Wind & Fire, with female vocals added over the top – ultimately, pulling away with a soulful charm all its own! Maurice White produced the whole set, and it's got a soaring spacey sound that provides a perfect spiritual edge to the girls vocals – taking them way past the hits, into much more sophisticated soul territory. There's a beautifully righteous vibe going on throughout – a sound that's almost like Minnie Riperton at her 70s Capitol best – and titles include "Love Vibes", "Walking The Line", "Time Is Passing By", "I Wouldn't Lie", "Smile", and "Spirit Of Summer". Come Into Our World has the sweet Emotions at the top of their game – one of the brilliant albums that has the soulful trio working hand in hand with Earth Wind & Fire! The girls were plenty great in their early years, but working with Maurice White and company, they really took off – hitting a whole new level that really unlocked some deeply spiritual power in their vocals! And sure, the approach also yielded the group plenty of hits – but for good reason, too – given the classic quality and all-great nature of a set like this. Maurice White produced, and the lineup is filled with plenty of Earth Wind & Fire players too – working with some great arrangements from Tom Tom 84, Wade Marcus, and others. Tunes are balanced between clubby numbers and some nice midtempo moments – and titles include "Where Is Your Love", "Cause I Love You", "Come Into My World", "On & On", "I Should Be Dancing", "Layed Back", and "Yes I Am". New Affair has The Emotions breaking free a bit from the Earth Wind & Fire influence, and grooving nicely with a sweet 80s feel! The girls' voices are still quite wonderful – some of the deepest harmonies in the female soul world at the time – and the tunes kick it up nicely in a blend of snapping bassy club tracks and mellower cuts that sweetly sway with their great vocals! Loads of wonderful tracks – and an album not to miss! Titles include "Turn It Out", "There'll Never Be Another Moment", "Now That I Know", "Love Lies", "When You Gonna Wake Up", and "Here You Come Again". 3CD set features 8 bonus tracks – including "Boogie Wonderland (12" mix", "Don't Ask My Neighbors (single version)", "I Should Be Dancin (single version)", "My Baby Dance", "Changes", "Where Is Your Love (single version)", and "Flowers (single version)". CD

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EmotionsRejoice ... CD
Columbia, 1977. Used ... $5.99
A huge hit for both The Emotions and Maurice White – whose Kalimba Productions handled this album in the same hit mode they'd been using for Earth Wind & Fire! There's a polished, soaring bounce her that definitely shows the Earth Wind & Fire touch – and which takes the girls miles from their rougher, rootsier soul of the Stax/Volt years – yet like all the best EWF records of the time, the sound is also plenty soulful, with lots of righteous undercurrents. The album includes the group's wonderful track "Don't Ask My Neighbors", a heavenly tune that builds on a long tradition of sweet female soul from Chicago; the super-huge "Best Of My Love", a hit on dancefloors and radios for years to come – and many other nice numbers like "Blessed", "How'd I Know That Love Would Slip Away", and "Key To My Heart". CD

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Loos/ArmstrongLoos/Armstrong ... CD
Okka Disk, 1999. New Copy ... $9.99
That's Loos/Armstrong, not Louis Armstrong – a late 90s Dutch group who improvise freely on both electric and acoustic elements – with a style that makes the record one of the most offbeat albums ever released on the Okka Disk label! In some ways, the combo almost tie together Dutch traditions of free jazz and electronic experimentation – with a lineup that features Gerald Bowhuis on piano, Huib Emmer on guitar, Johan Faber on drums, Patricio Wang on bass and guitar, and Dennis Rudge on voice – plus leader Peter Van Bergen on tenor, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, and some mighty cool electronics! At times, the use of voice adds almost a no wave element to the set – and on the set, Rudge reads from Sun Ra's "Endless Realm" , and "Amooooore", a 1916 text from Volt – on titles that include "FTE 1", "FA5 1", "FA 3", and "FL 1". CD

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MirettesIn The Midnight Hour ... LP
Revue, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A raw album of hard female soul – cut by this lusty trio who we've been told were previously known as The Ikettes, but who were recording here under a new name because Ike Turner owned their old one! The feel of the material is hard and southern – almost like the best Memphis work by the Emotions, or some of the more obscure female groups on Stax/Volt. There's a few oddball tracks and covers, too – and titles include "Take Me For A Little While", "Keep On Running", "In The Midnight Hour", "I'm A Whole New Thing", and "The Real Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(A vintage UK pressing – on MCA! Vinyl has a few light sleeve marks from the old inner sleeve, but is quite nice overall.)

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VariousHi Records Rarities Vol 4 – Slow & Deep – Sweetness Ain't Sweet No More ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Hi Records goes nice and deep – not just in a deep soul style, but in a setting that also showcases some of the lesser-known talents who recorded for the legendary Memphis soul label! The package is overstuffed with rare goodies from the vaults of Hi – 26 tracks that include a fair bit of really obscure gems from the Memphis scene of the late 60s and early 70s – a motherlode of music that's almost like digging into some of the deeper reaches of the Stax/Volt single collections! There's a few more familiar names here, but we really treasure the more obscure artists – who come together in a very unified collection of laidback, mellow-grooving, deep soul numbers. Titles include "Mama's Boy" by James Fry, "Sweetness Ain't Sweet No More" by T99, "Is It Over" by David Duke, "Say Yes To Love" by Willie Clayton, "I Love Her" by Willie Walker, "I Wanna Share Everything" by Teacher's Edition, "Wake Up Fool" by Masqueraders, "I'm Gonna Wait" by George Jackson, "Hey Little Girl" by Norm West, "Charlie Tuttle" by Sam Mosley, "Back To You" by Jean Plum, "She's My Woman" by Bobo Mr Soul, "That's The Man Is For" by Phillip Mitchell, and "Be Good To You" by Jimmy Mack. CD

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✨✧ Junior ParkerLike It Is/Honey Drippin Blues ... CD
Mercury/BGO (UK), 1967/1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of late 60s gems from the bluesy singer Junior Parker – back to back on a single CD! Like It Is features standout soul from the great Junior Parker – a singer who started out in blues, and already had a big legacy of music for Sun and Duke Records by the time of this Mercury set – but maybe sounding even more amazing here with some soul touches in the backings! The set was produced by Bobby Robinson, and arranged by Gene Bowlegs Miller – and has a Memphis recording pedigree that's a bit like the best way that Stax/Volt was mixing blues and soul in the late 60s! There's still some of the slower-burning Duke moments, but there's also some great sock-soul tracks too – on titles that include "Come Back Baby", "Just Like A Fish", "Country Girl", "Sometimes I Wonder", and "Cracked Up Over You". Honey Drippin Blues is killer work from Junior Parker – an artist who was already great in his early Duke Records years – but one who really seemed to take off even more as the 60s moved on! On records like this, Parker picks up a strong undercurrent of funky soul – a groove that's a perfect fit for Mercury's Blue Rock label – which often did a great job of merging the worlds of blues and soul – especially in the music of Junior Wells. Production has lots of nice Chicago soul touches, and at times Junior's vocals move into a territory that's almost a bit like the groove of Tyrone Davis at the time. Great stuff throughout – and titles include "I Got Money", "Lovin Man On Your Hands", "Easy Lovin", and "I'm So Satisfied". CD

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✨✧ EmotionsRejoice (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A huge hit for both The Emotions and Maurice White – whose Kalimba Productions handled this album in the same hit mode they'd been using for Earth Wind & Fire! There's a polished, soaring bounce her that definitely shows the Earth Wind & Fire touch – and which takes the girls miles from their rougher, rootsier soul of the Stax/Volt years – yet like all the best EWF records of the time, the sound is also plenty soulful, with lots of righteous undercurrents. The album includes the group's wonderful track "Don't Ask My Neighbors", a heavenly tune that builds on a long tradition of sweet female soul from Chicago; the super-huge "Best Of My Love", a hit on dancefloors and radios for years to come – and many other nice numbers like "Blessed", "How'd I Know That Love Would Slip Away", and "Key To My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl!)
Also available Rejoice ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Jackson SistersJackson Sisters ... CD
Tiger Lily/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing bit of soul – and one of the rarest funk records of the 70s! This masterpiece was recorded by The Jackson Sisters, a semi-gospelly soul group that has a sound that's a bit like The Voices of East Harlem, but that's a lot harder, and that has a deeper soul sound overall! At times, the group is funky – as on their incredible track "I Believe In Miracles", a rare groove classic if there ever was one, and one of the most in-demand tracks we've ever stocked. At other times, the girls have a mellower soul sound, with great raw harmonies that remind us of the Volt work by The Emotions, but with much rougher instrumental backing. This album's the only one they ever cut – and it's just about impossible to find in the original pressing (and in fact, we've never seen a copy!) Apart from the amazing cut "Miracles", this one includes loads of gems like "Rockin' On My Porch", "Shake Her Loose", "(Why Can't We Be) More Than Just Friends", and "Boy, You're Dynamite"! CD

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
More funky breaks than Evel Knevel after the Snake River Canyon jump! The groove hounds at BGP records were set loose on the Ace catalog – which includes holdings from Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Westbound, and other funky classic labels – and they managed to come up with a killer batch of funky cuts, even though this is their 3rd dip into the crates! If anything, perhaps they dipped even deeper this time – especially as some of the once-trusted sources for breaks, like the famous Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, are now disappearing from the market. Titles include "Soul Pad" by The Coasters, "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Johnny Jenkins, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by The Mad Lads, "The Rose" by 50 Foot Hose, "Holy Ghost" by The Bar Kays, "No Strings Attached" by The Mad Lads, "After Laughter Comes Tears" by Wendy Rene, "River's Invitation" by Freddie Robinson, "This House Is Smokin" by BT Express, "Music Man (parts 1 & 2)" by Pleasure Web, and "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
More funky breaks than Evel Knevel after the Snake River Canyon jump! The groove hounds at BGP records were set loose on the Ace catalog – which includes holdings from Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Westbound, and other funky classic labels – and they managed to come up with a killer batch of funky cuts, even though this is their 3rd dip into the crates! If anything, perhaps they dipped even deeper this time – especially as some of the once-trusted sources for breaks, like the famous Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, are now disappearing from the market. Titles include "Soul Pad" by The Coasters, "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" by Johnny Jenkins, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Nappy Dugout" by Funkadelic, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Jimmy Ponder, "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by The Mad Lads, "The Rose" by 50 Foot Hose, "Holy Ghost" by The Bar Kays, "No Strings Attached" by The Mad Lads, "After Laughter Comes Tears" by Wendy Rene, "River's Invitation" by Freddie Robinson, "This House Is Smokin" by BT Express, "Music Man (parts 1 & 2)" by Pleasure Web, and "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over" by David Porter. CD
 
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Stelvio CiprianiBuitres Sobre La Ciudad (Avvoltoi Sulla Citta) ... CD
Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
The cover's black and white, but the music is very colorful – sweet 70s sounds in the best style that we love from Stelvio Cipriani – which includes some especially great use of keyboards and piano! Many of these tracks have that mellow funk mode that really set Cipriani apart from the rest of the 70s Italian scene – tracks that can move slow, yet still have a nice punch – thanks to great use of electric basslines, and just the right space on the keyboards! The CD is done in the usual super-high quality that we love from Chris Soundtrack Corner – with excellent sound, great packaging, and a total of 21 tracks from the original score. CD

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Hank MobleyHi Voltage (non-RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... $13.99
An extremely well-titled set from the legendary Hank Mobley – one of his key Blue Notes of the 60s, and an album that glides along with an undeniable sense of joy, life, and soul! Mobley's really opening up his groove at this point – moving way beyond standard hard bop and soul jazz riffs, into a field of complicated rhythms – and a flurry of sound that features his mighty tenor atop a crack sextet that includes Blue Mitchell and Jackie McLean. John Hicks handles piano on the session – and brings in a beautiful range of colors and tones – and rhythm's handled by the skipping drums of Billy Higgins and the always-solid bass of Bob Cranshaw. Titles include "Two & One", "High Voltage", "No More Goodbyes", "Advance Notion", and "Bossa De Luxe". CD
(Out of print.)

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OoguiTravoltazuki ... CD
Leo (UK), 2019. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Pressure Company (Cabaret Voltaire)Live In Sheffield 19 Jan 82 ... LP
Paradox (UK), 1982. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Revolting CocksNo Devotion/Attack Ships/On Fire ... 12-inch
Wax Trax, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
One of the first records from the trio of Al Jourgensen, Richard 23, and Luk Van Acker! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing.)

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StereolabCobra & Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night (3LP clear vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks, poster & download) ... LP
Elektra/Duophonic, 1999. New Copy 3LPs (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
Stereolab at the top of their game! They're riding high here with a mindblowing swirl of older elements from the past – with references to old Moog records, French pop, and a bazillion other things streaming through their ears – but also refined and given a bit more vision, too as the group matures their own distinctive sound! Part of the help seems to come from two key talents on the Chicago scene of the time – producers John McEntire and Jim O'Rourke – whose contributions can be felt, but are also stated on the label as an indication of just how much the band were also sharing the city's musical wealth at the time too. Titles include "Velvet Water", "People Do It All The Time", "Fuses", "The Free Design", "Italian Shoes Continuum", "The Emergency Kisses", and "Strobo Acceleration". 2019 remastered version includes a bonus LP of demos and alternate versions. LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 remaster with poster & download. Clear vinyl version is numbered and extremely limited!)
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Cobra & Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night (3LP pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP 28.99
Cobra & Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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StereolabCobra & Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night (3LP pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Elektra/Duophonic, 1999. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
Stereolab at the top of their game! They're riding high here with a mindblowing swirl of older elements from the past – with references to old Moog records, French pop, and a bazillion other things streaming through their ears – but also refined and given a bit more vision, too as the group matures their own distinctive sound! Part of the help seems to come from two key talents on the Chicago scene of the time – producers John McEntire and Jim O'Rourke – whose contributions can be felt, but are also stated on the label as an indication of just how much the band were also sharing the city's musical wealth at the time too. Titles include "Velvet Water", "People Do It All The Time", "Fuses", "The Free Design", "Italian Shoes Continuum", "The Emergency Kisses", and "Strobo Acceleration". 2019 remastered version includes a bonus LP of demos and alternate versions. LP, Vinyl record album
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Cobra & Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night (3LP clear vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks, poster & download) ... LP 28.99
Cobra & Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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StereolabCobra & Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Duophonic, 1999. New Copy 2CDs (reissue)... $15.99 16.99
Stereolab at the top of their game! They're riding high here with a mindblowing swirl of older elements from the past – with references to old Moog records, French pop, and a bazillion other things streaming through their ears – but also refined and given a bit more vision, too as the group matures their own distinctive sound! Part of the help seems to come from two key talents on the Chicago scene of the time – producers John McEntire and Jim O'Rourke – whose contributions can be felt, but are also stated on the label as an indication of just how much the band were also sharing the city's musical wealth at the time too. Titles include "Velvet Water", "People Do It All The Time", "Fuses", "The Free Design", "Italian Shoes Continuum", "The Emergency Kisses", and "Strobo Acceleration". 2019 remastered version includes a bonus CD of demos and alternate versions. CD
(2019 remastered version – with bonus CD!)
Also available
Cobra & Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night (3LP clear vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks, poster & download) ... LP 28.99
Cobra & Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night (3LP pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP 28.99

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Armando Trovajoli/I Cantori Moderni7 Volte 7 – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Beatball (South Korea), 1968. Sealed ... $11.99
Wonderfully groovy stuff – and one of the best soundtracks ever by the great Italian composer Armando Trovajoli! The record has a very similar feel to his legendary Seven Golden Men soundtrack – with a groovy swinging jazz vocal group (I Cantori Moderni) over jazzy riffing and groovin – on upbeat tunes that are very cool, with a mod 60s style throughout! The whole thing swings mightily – and kind of feels like what might have happened if the Swingle Singers ever recorded with Lalo Schifrin – his best jazz-infused instrumentation, and their wonderfully dynamic vocal approach. Titles include "The Getaway", "Seven Times Blues", "The Big Brain", "Jail", and "Seven Times Seven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Betty WrightDanger High Voltage (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Massive music from Betty Wright – an album that really has her coming into her own – and showing the world how great Miami soul can be, when it's done this right! The album's overflowing with key help from TK legends like Willie Clarke, Clarence Reid, Steve Alaimo, and KC – all of whom bring in a cool shifting set of grooves to really expand Betty's style – still with all the charm of her early hits, yet also showing a classy, sophisticated side that we never would have expected before – a vibe that's even more powerful than Gwen McCrae on her albums from the time. Titles include the classic "Tonight's the Night" – made famous in a later live take, but done here in the original studio version – plus the tracks "Show Your Girl", "Where Is The Love", "Everybody Was Rockin", "Love Don't Grow On A Love Tree", "Don't Thank Me Baby Thank Yourself", and "Shoorah Shoorah". CD features 5 bonus tracks "Value Your Love", "My Baby Ain't My Baby Anymore", "It's Bad For Me To See You", "Secretary", and "One Thing Leads To Another". CD

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VariousPour Me A Grog – The Funana Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ostinato (UK), Late 90s. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
A really amazing criss-cross of musical modes from the island of Cape Verde – a nation that already gave the world many musical hybrids over the years, but really knocked things out of the park with the electrified funana movement in the 90s! The sounds here are ancient at the core – rootsy percussion and accordion, used in ways that echo South American styles from decades past – but the grooves are quicker, and electrified by beats, keyboards, and other more contemporary elements – so that the music is really set on fire, and burns with a really unexpected sense of urgency! The bpm count on most tracks is pretty high – which makes the deft work of the accordionists even more amazing – and as always with the Ostinato label, the whole thing comes with some wonderfully detailed notes on the music and culture. Titles include "Pom Um Grogu" by Peps Love, "Mo Na Mama" by Bitori E Fefe Di Calbicera, "Rabidanti" by Orlando Pantera, "Nha Boi" by Tchota Suari E Chando Gracioso, "Rei Di Tabanka" by Ferro Gaita, "Mulato Ferrera" by Etalvino Preta, and "Nha Lutcha" by Avelino E Orlando Pantera. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hank MobleyHi Voltage ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An extremely well-titled set from the legendary Hank Mobley – one of his key Blue Notes of the 60s, and an album that glides along with an undeniable sense of joy, life, and soul! Mobley's really opening up his groove at this point – moving way beyond standard hard bop and soul jazz riffs, into a field of complicated rhythms – and a flurry of sound that features his mighty tenor atop a crack sextet that includes Blue Mitchell and Jackie McLean. John Hicks handles piano on the session – and brings in a beautiful range of colors and tones – and rhythm's handled by the skipping drums of Billy Higgins and the always-solid bass of Bob Cranshaw. Titles include "Two & One", "High Voltage", "No More Goodbyes", "Advance Notion", and "Bossa De Luxe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear. Label has some wear.)
Also available Hi Voltage (non-RVG remaster edition) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Betty WrightDanger High Voltage ... LP
Alston, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive music from Betty Wright – an album that really has her coming into her own – and showing the world how great Miami soul can be, when it's done this right! The album's overflowing with key help from TK legends like Willie Clarke, Clarence Reid, Steve Alaimo, and KC – all of whom bring in a cool shifting set of grooves to really expand Betty's style – still with all the charm of her early hits, yet also showing a classy, sophisticated side that we never would have expected before – a vibe that's even more powerful than Gwen McCrae on her albums from the time. Titles include the classic "Tonight's the Night" – made famous in a later live take, but done here in the original studio version – plus the tracks "Show Your Girl", "Where Is The Love", "Everybody Was Rockin", "Love Don't Grow On A Love Tree", "Don't Thank Me Baby Thank Yourself", and "Shoorah Shoorah". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vintage UK pressing, on RCA.)

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✨✧ VariousPour Me A Grog – The Funana Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde ... CD
Ostinato (UK), Late 90s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really amazing criss-cross of musical modes from the island of Cape Verde – a nation that already gave the world many musical hybrids over the years, but really knocked things out of the park with the electrified funana movement in the 90s! The sounds here are ancient at the core – rootsy percussion and accordion, used in ways that echo South American styles from decades past – but the grooves are quicker, and electrified by beats, keyboards, and other more contemporary elements – so that the music is really set on fire, and burns with a really unexpected sense of urgency! The bpm count on most tracks is pretty high – which makes the deft work of the accordionists even more amazing – and as always with the Ostinato label, the whole thing comes with some wonderfully detailed notes on the music and culture. Titles include "Pom Um Grogu" by Peps Love, "Mo Na Mama" by Bitori E Fefe Di Calbicera, "Rabidanti" by Orlando Pantera, "Nha Boi" by Tchota Suari E Chando Gracioso, "Rei Di Tabanka" by Ferro Gaita, "Mulato Ferrera" by Etalvino Preta, and "Nha Lutcha" by Avelino E Orlando Pantera. CD
Also available Pour Me A Grog – The Funana Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde (180 gram pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Serge BlennerMagazin Frivole ... CD
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
Overlooked electronic genius from Serge Blenner – an artist whose name and title might sound a bit French, but who recorded this set in the Hamburg underground at the start of the 80s! The work here is a nice bridge between earlier Sky Records modes and the rising tide of the German new wave – especially those corners of that scene that have gotten a lot of attention in the newly-titled cold wave generation of the time! The tunes are all instrumental, and nice and spare – with maybe elements that hearken back to the analogue electronics of very early Human League and Cabaret Voltaire – tuneful and song-based, but still really moody and dark too. Titles include "Derivatif", "Magazin Frivole", "Envoutement", "A L'Ouest", and "Polyphase". CD
Also available Magazin Frivole ... LP 22.99

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Serge BlennerMagazin Frivole ... LP
Sky/Bureau B (Germany), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Overlooked electronic genius from Serge Blenner – an artist whose name and title might sound a bit French, but who recorded this set in the Hamburg underground at the start of the 80s! The work here is a nice bridge between earlier Sky Records modes and the rising tide of the German new wave – especially those corners of that scene that have gotten a lot of attention in the newly-titled cold wave generation of the time! The tunes are all instrumental, and nice and spare – with maybe elements that hearken back to the analogue electronics of very early Human League and Cabaret Voltaire – tuneful and song-based, but still really moody and dark too. Titles include "Derivatif", "Magazin Frivole", "Envoutement", "A L'Ouest", and "Polyphase". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Magazin Frivole ... CD 16.99

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DexterTrip ... CD
Melting Pot (Germany), 2013. Used ... $6.99
Funky hip hop beatcraft laced with far out psychedelic samples from German producer Dexter – and it's a trip, alright – a far out funky one at that! Dexter lays down a thick layer of hypnotic beats underneath a sprawling batch of sampled sounds from the psychedelic area and beyond, but Dex's craft is at the forefront. This is a compelling batch of (mostly) instrumental tracks that blend timelessly tripped out hip hop, heavy jazz, funk and psych samples – particularly the wild bits psych era bits of film dialogue! Includes "Once Gain Back (Tune In)", "San Francisco" with DJ Adlib, "Walk With Us", "Psychedelic Club Scene", "Rainbow Flight", "Teenage Mother", "With Ease", "Hippie Revolt (Turn On)", "You & I", "Dexy Lovecraft", "Acido (Heavyyy)", "Never Knew", "Pictures" featuringJosa Peit, "Summerdays (Drop Out)" and more. CD

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Bert EckoffTell Me You'll Wait For Me ... LP
Norma (Japan), 1992. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A new recording on the mostly-reissue Norma label – with a Bert Eckoff on piano, alongside a great rhythm duo of Walter Booker on bass and Frank Gant on drums! Titles include "Whisper Not", "Tin Tin Deo", "Namely You", and the original "Convolted Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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EdanBeauty & The Beat (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Lewis, 2005. New Copy (reissue)... On March 13, 2020 (delayed)
Edan returns with a new set of his sample heavy wizardry – this time out steeped in late 60s pysch out flourishes, yet still sporting the thickest breakbeats available. His rhyme style is both ridiculous and genius – with tongue twists that pay homage and blast forward simultaneously. Guests include Mr Lif, Insight, and Percee-P. Tracks include "Funky Voltron", "I See Colours", "Torture Chamber", "Promised Land", "Time Outt", "Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme", "Making Planets", "Murder Mystery", "Rock And Roll", and "Smile". LP, Vinyl record album

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 6 – Days Have Gone By ... CD
Takoma, 1967. Used ... $9.99
John Fahey just got deeper and deeper with each new record of his early years – and this sublime sixth set is a unique blend of his amazing work on guitar, his timeless sense of music, and his growing ear for odd elements and atmospherics that make his records far more than just the usual acoustic folk blues of the time! Instead, the whole thing's this kind of pioneering mixture of organic sounds – still years ahead of its time, and put together with this sensibility that it took most folks decades to appreciate – every bit as revelatory on a first listen today as it must have been back in the 60s. Titles include "A Raga Called Pat", "The Revolt Of The Dyke Brigade", "Days Have Gone By", "We Would Be Building", and "Night Train Of Valhalla". CD
(Out of print.)

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Volume 6 – Days Have Gone By (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Takoma/4 Men With Beards, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
John Fahey just got deeper and deeper with each new record of his early years – and this sublime sixth set is a unique blend of his amazing work on guitar, his timeless sense of music, and his growing ear for odd elements and atmospherics that make his records far more than just the usual acoustic folk blues of the time! Instead, the whole thing's this kind of pioneering mixture of organic sounds – still years ahead of its time, and put together with this sensibility that it took most folks decades to appreciate – every bit as revelatory on a first listen today as it must have been back in the 60s. Titles include "A Raga Called Pat", "The Revolt Of The Dyke Brigade", "Days Have Gone By", "We Would Be Building", and "Night Train Of Valhalla". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Neal HeftiOh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You In The Closet And I'm Feeling So Sad ... LP
RCA, 1967. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Great grooviness from Neal Hefti – working here at the height of his 60s powers! The film stars Robert Morse, Barbara Harris, and Jonathan Winters – and the score's got a 60s screwball approach that mixes organ, woodwinds, percussion, and bits of strings together, all filtered through Hefti's rich style of arrangement. The overall feel is great – with loads of mod mod numbers, dancing around with wonderful rhythms that fall somewhere between bossa and beat. Ttiles include "Boy Girl Calypso", "Into The Sunset", "Spooky Coffins", "Oh Dad Calypso", "The Revolt of Johnathan Rosepettie III", and "Home Movies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo deep groove pressing.)

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Seu JorgeCru (US pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wrasse, 2005. Used ... $2.99
The sound of global soul in the 21st Century – and an amazing set from the soon-to-be legendary Seu Jorge! Jorge's possibly best known for his appearances in films over the past few years – like The Life Aquatic or City Of God – but take it from us, he's one of the greatest living artists working in modern music – and has a sound, sense, and charm that will knock down barriers and boundaries all over the world! Unlike previous efforts, this album's incredibly spare – done in a style that often just features Jorge's vocals next to acoustic guitar, percussion, cavaquinho, and a bit of light keys. But that doesn't mean that the record's a sleeper – because it's got an incredibly full sound – an energy and excitement that pulses from the very first note, and which is carried off almost entirely by Seu Jorge himself! Even on the sparer, mellower tunes, the vocals have a power that's simply tremendous – transcendent of language, and reaching out in this really magical way. Titles include the sublime groover "Tive Razao", plus "Chatterton", "Mania De Peitao", "So Gonca", "Bem Querer", "Bola De Meia", and "Fiore De La Citta". Plus, the US pressing has 2 bonus remixes – "Mania De Peitao (jamais plus jamais mix)" and "Tive Razao (voltair mix)" – both quite nice, and not "dance" at all, but really just extrapolations of the original tunes! CD

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Antonino Riccardo LucianiAgonia Della Civilta ... LP
Flower/Intervallo (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A sound library record, but one from the much darker side of the 70s spectrum – that special small sub-genre of sound library material that's not groovy, but very experimental – almost as if the composer AR Luciani were able to work with even more freedom than some of the artists who were creating avant classical or electronic records of the time! The tunes are full of stark sounds that often move into atonal areas – sometimes electronic, sometimes acoustic but with a cold electronic spirit – and seemingly repeated using tape tricks or other effects, so that a number of tunes loop back on themselves in a really cool way. Titles include "Folla Senza Volto", "Morte Progressiva", "Esodo Di Popolazioni", "Inabitabilita", "Dramma Dell'Evoluzione", and "Metropoli In Agonia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ennio MorriconeI Western (Peters) ... LP
Peters, 1971. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great early set collecting some of Morricone's Western themes, 17 tracks in all from "Il Buono, Il Brutto E Il Cattivo", "Le Pistole Non Discutono", "Il Ritorno Di Ringo", "C'Era Una Volta Il West", "Una Pistola Per Ringo", "Pistole Per I MacGregor", "Per Quaalche Dollaro In Piu" and "Per Un Pugno Di Dollari". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ennio MorriconeOnce Upon A Time In The West ... LP
RCA, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of Morricone's most famous scores – and certainly the one that got him recognized worldwide as a genius! The whole thing's pretty damn eerie – about as eerie as the movie, which is a real stunner – and it shifts from dark orchestral themes to sparer numbers that use guitar, banjo, and some really creepy whistling to set the mood. Some tracks feature vocal work by I Cantorni Moderni, directed by Alessandro Alessandroni – and titles include "C'Era Una Volta Il West", "Cheyenne", "Armonica", "L'Uomo Dell'Armonica" and "L'America Di Jill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label dynaflex pressing.)

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OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark)Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (1st version) ... LP
Dindisc (UK), 1980. Very Good ... $14.99
Raw postpunk electronics from OMD – not necessarily as dark as work from groups like Cabaret Voltaire or early Human League, but with a nicely stripped down feel that showed that the punk ethos could be filtered down to the world of Kraftwerk and some of the more overblown electronicists of the 70s. Tracks are short, sweet, and with a good blend of pop lyrics and spare electronics. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Epic in the grey cover, with some ring & edge wear, a lightly bent corner and a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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Eddie PalmieriEddie's Concerto ... LP
Tico, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
One of the great recordings from Eddie's classic 70's period. Vocals are by Ismael Quintana, and the LP includes an excellent 10 minute track called "Pa La Ocha Tambo", of the long jamming type that Eddie was so good at during this time. Other cuts include "El Molesto", "Melao Para El Sapo", "Tu Tu Ta Ta", and "Revolt/La Libertad Logico". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a bit of wrinkling and flaking along the opening.)

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Lyrio PanicaliHeavenly Violins Of Brazil ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Soaring strings, but a lot more too – as Lyrio Panicali always brings something special to a record like this! Titles include Es Mi Tormento", "Delicado", "Menina Moca", "O Milagre Da Volta", "Marcheta", "Pretenda", and "Caminhemos". LP, Vinyl record album

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PublicistKeep It Off The Record EP ... 12-inch
Voltaire, 2010. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Elis ReginaElis Regina in London ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1969. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Elis Regina hits the London scene of the late 60s – with amazing results that make the album one of her best from the early years! The style here is still quite bossa-oriented, but backings are done by Peter Knight – who'd worked with Scott Walker and some of the other hip British singers at the time – so the sound's a bit different than Elis' Brazilian records, too. Knight's quite sensitive to Regina's way of interpreting a tune – and he nicely follows the soaring, jazzy vibe that Roberto Menescal had given her at home. But the groove's also a bit more open and fluid too – with some slight Brit Easy touches that Really send the whole album home! Titles include a great version of "Upa Neguinho", plus "O Barquinho", "Zazueira", "Giro", "A Volta", "Corrida De Jangada", "Watch What Happens", and "Wave". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Mexican pressing on Philips.)

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Moreno VelosoCoisa Boa ... LP
Luaka Bop, 2014. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A rich new chapter in the career of Moreno Veloso – a set that steps off strongly from his work with the +2 trio, but in ways that are even more personal and poetic than before! The shift is a bit like that time when Caetano Veloso took all his previous experiments and found a more intimate style in his music during the 70s – although Moreno is always very much his own man here, and manages to work with a range of elements, yet still never lose a focus in his musical vision. Domenico and Kassin are still along for some tracks, but the record also brings in diverse production help from Daniel Jobim, Melvin Gibbs, and even Gal Costa – who are among the many partners working here with Moreno and core producer Pedro Sa to shape the rich sound of the record. Instrumentation is a warm mix of acoustic with electric undertones – and titles include "La E Ca", "Um Passo A Frente", "Coisa Boa", "Jacare Coruja", "Hoje", "Nao Acorde O Nenem", "De Tentar Voltar", and "Num Galho De Acaias". LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter WanderleyO Samba E Mais Samba ... LP
Odeon (Brazil), Mid 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
Genius work by Walter Wanderley – and rare too! This sparkling set features the organist at his best, crafting tight little bossa and samba tunes with care, using that streamlined organ sound that he virtually pioneered at the time, and which works so wonderfully with the album's short jazzy arrangements. The set's got all the charm of his best work, with the added presence of a bit of piano or chorus vocals on a few tracks. Titles include "Labareda", "Volto Ja", "Eu E O Rio", "A Mesma Rosa Amarela", "Corcovado", "So Vou De Mulher", and "Poema Da Vida". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original plastic sleeve.)

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Chris WatsonLocations – Processed ... CD
Moog Recordings Library, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Chris Watson's got a long legacy of experimental electronics – including work in The Hafler Trio and Cabaret Voltaire – and that certainly comes to bear here, as he turns out one of the noisiest sets we've heard from the Moog Recordings Library! Tracks have lots of those earthy textures of the Hafler Trio work – that point when electronic sources almost turn acoustic, given their grittiness and sense of darkness – that almost-tactile quality that Watson can do so well. The music was supposedly created by abstracting recordings in various locations – and titles include "Grand Central Terminal", "Room 343", "Central Park", "Times Square", and "Jamaica Bay". CD

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VariousB-Boy Hip Hop – South Bronx Hip Hop (180 gram pressing) ... LP
B-Boy/Demon (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
A hefty collection of work from the legendary B Boy Records – maybe not the first indie in the world of hip hop labels, but a key imprint for heralding in a new generation of the music! B Boy is best known as the initial home of Boogie Down Productions – but in their short history, they also cut some other excellent work – a good deal of which is on this double-length set. Titles include "Strong Island" by JVC Force, "Can't Get Enough" by Soul Dimension, "Call It What You Wanna" by Tall Dark & Handsome, "Let's Jam" by DJ Mate & The Latin MCs, "Who Am I" by K Bee & Ceil B, "Get Up" by KD Nice, "Stars Are Shinin" by Money Earnin Crew, "Serious Business" by Positive Image, "Scott Made Me Funky" by Scott La Rock & D Nice, "Sex Sex & More Sex" by Spice Ham, "Throwdown" by Sparky D, "That's The Flavor" by Busy Boys, "991 Volts Of Noise" by 991 Volts, and "South Bronx (truth version)" and "The Bridge Is Over" by Boogie Down Productions. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $34.99 36.99
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition includes download!)

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VariousCold Waves Of Color Vol 4 ... CD
Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99
The continuing genius of this really wonderful series – just about the only way you'll get to hear this wealth of work from the UK electro scene of the early 80s – most of which was only released on cassette at the time! These tracks follow strongly on the electronic sounds of scenes like Sheffield or Manchester – work that's much more underground than material by groups like New Order or Cabaret Voltaire – with maybe more of the darkness of the latter in their earliest days, and a continuing legacy to the starker, minimal modes – even when the songs have a bit of vocals. Perhaps a strong comparison might be the turn that Section 25 too with their classic From The Hip album on Factory – and titles include "Danse Electrique" by Beatmixer, "Going Out" by Silicon Valley, "Start Of Something" by Berserk In A Hayfield, "World Perfect (edit)" by WeR7, "I'll Get You For This" by Mystery Plane, and "Train" by Echophase". CD
(Includes CD booklet-sized reproduction of issue 3 of fanzine Purple Twilight.)

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VariousFactory Records – Communications 1978 to 1992 (8 LP set) ... LP
Factory/Warner, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 8LP ... $143.99 149.99
A massive package of work from the legendary Factory Records label – that important Manchester home to Joy Division, New Order, and a host of other important UK groups in the post-punk years – a company that got plenty of our pocket change when we were young! Factory was always a cut above the rest – a company that let its artists be freely creative and always adventurous – as they recorded music that went on to have a huge impact on the shape and sound of modern music on both sides of the Atlantic, with a legacy that lasted long after the label closed its doors in the early 90s. This huge 8LP set brings together lots of magic moments from Factory – not just hits, but some great underground gems – titles that include "Deaf" by Crispy Ambulance, "Watching The Hydroplanes" by Tunnelvision, "Time Goes By So Slow" by The Distractions, "Digital" by Joy Division, "Brighter" by Railway Children, "Tasty Fish" by The Other Two, "Kinky Afro" by Happy Mondays, "Compressor" by Biting Tongues, "All At Once" by Stockholm Monsters, "Trickery" by Kalima, "Yashar (John Robie mix)" by Cabaret Voltaire, "Talk About The Past" by The Wake, "Cool As Ice" by 52nd Street, "Taste What's Rhythm" by Swamp Children, "Art On 45" by Royal Family & The Poor, "Knife Slits Water (LP version)" by A Certain Ratio, "Temptation" by New Order, "Messidor" by Durutti Column, "Love Tempo" by Quando Quango, "It's Hard To Be An Egg" by John Dowie, "Dirty Disco" by Section 25, "Nightshift" by The Names, "English Black Boys" by X O Dus, "Shack Up" by A Certain Ratio, "Eletricity (Factory version)" by OMD, and "Dolphin's Spurt" by Minny Pops. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in a hefty box, with cool inner sleeves, and a booklet of notes!)

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✨✧ Kev BrownHomework ... CD
Redefinition, 2018. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first full length solo rap effort from neo-classic stylist Kev Brown in more than a decade! Kev's stayed busy enough with top shelf production gigs and solid collaborative projects, you could almost forget it's been so long since he's had a straight-up solo rap and production tour de force like this, until you drop the needle, hear that laidback yet purposeful voice, the timeless production, and realize how much it's been missed! Includes "Tell Me About The Stuff", "Blueprint From The Masters", "We're Artistsss", "Non Destructive Chop", "Look At The Way The Word Move", "Put In A Lot Of Time", "Continue On", "The Buttery Hotness", "Feelin'", "Like That", "Voltron", "Waiting For You", "I Know This Style" and more. CD

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✨✧ Hank MobleyComplete Hank Mobley Blue Note Sessions 1963 to 1970 (8CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Mosaic, 1960s. New Copy 8CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing run of music – some of our favorite albums ever recorded for the Blue Note label, and the legendary second chapter of the career of tenor genius Hank Mobley! Hank was already a hell of a tenor player when he came on the scene in the 50s – graced with this deeply soulful style that helped usher in a whole new generation of talents on the instrument – but during his final years at Blue Note, he really took off with amazing new ideas, unusual rhythms, mindblowing arrangements, and the kind of compositional skill she never showed at the start! Blue Note recorded Mobley very heavily over the eight years covered in this set – so much so, that not all the albums were issued at the time, but came out to great acclaim in later decades – even as Hank was sadly fading from the limelight. The players on the set are some of the greatest of Hank's contemporaries – Woody Shaw, Lee Morgan, Dizzy Reece, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, and Blue Mitchell on trumpets; McCoy Tyner, Harold Mabern, Andrew Hill, Cedar Walton, John Hicks, and Herbie Hancock on piano; and the rhythm combos on all dates are superb, including a few with guitar work by Sonny Greenwich or George Benson. Box includes the full albums No Room For Squares, Turnaround, Dippin, Caddy For Daddy, Hi Voltage, Reach Out, The Flip, Far Away Lands, Straight No Filter, Slice Of The Top, Thinking Of Home, and Third Season – plus bonus alternate tracks, all housed with a huge booklet of notes and session details. CD
(Limited to 3000 copies.)

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✨✧ Maiara MoraesCabeca De Vento ... CD
Blaxtrea (Brazil), 2020. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic choro mixed with contemporary jazz – a beautiful set that offers up a range of lovely lines on flute from Maiara Moraes, who seems to play a few different variations of the instrument on the set! The rest of the group features piano, bass, and drums – plus some added flute and saxes from Josue Dos Santos – and the approach is very strongly jazz, but maybe with just some slight colors and tones borrowed from the older style of Brazilian choro – served up at a level that's got a lot more power, color, and soul than any other effort of this type we can think of! Titles include "Novena", "Bailonga", "Maracatu", "Con Brasil Adentro/Fuga X", and "Caminho De Volta". CD

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✨✧ VariousCold Waves Of Color Vol 2 (with bonus track and fanzine) ... CD
Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heady brew of rare electronic tracks – and a package that's every bit as wonderful as the first Cold Waves volume! Like that set, this one really digs deep in the post-punk electronic underground – and features a lot of tracks that are appearing here on vinyl – either because they only saw original issue as cassette material, or because they were never issued at all – lost in the shifting sands of the time, in a generation that was dominated by bigger names like Cabaret Voltaire or New Order! These guys travel in similar, but much darker territory – and songs are often the best stark illustration of the cold wave style – on titles that include "Find Some Body" by Mystery Plane, "Pulse" by Berserk In A Hayfield, "Radio" by Void, "Elixir Vapor" by Disintegrators, "Transvision" by Void, "Undercurrents" by Body Electric, and "Out Of Space & Out Of Time" by The Lord. CD version includes the bonus "Fatal Crash Immersed The Start (Bass Mix)" by Modern Art. CD
(Includes CD booklet-sized reproduction of issue 1 of fanzine Purple Twilight.)

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✨✧ Gal CostaIndia ... CD
Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio Duprat and Arthur Verocai – and the album's got the lofty feel you'd expect from all three talents – a rich blend of all the modern developments in Brazilian music that had taken place in the 60s, but infused with a newly rootsy sense as well – one that takes the whole thing back to a personal, expressive territory that's really wonderful. Instrumentationincludes work on keyboards by Wagner Tiso and Tenorio Jr, plus a bit of guitar from Roberto Menescal – and Gal does a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Relance" – alongside other tracks that include "Passarinho", "Da Maior Imortancia", "India", "Volta", and the funky "Pontos De Luz". The whole thing's incredibly beautiful – and it's got Gal in a wild bikini cover, too! CD

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✨✧ EdanBeauty & The Beat ... CD
Lewis, 2005. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Edan returns with a new set of his sample heavy wizardry – this time out steeped heavily in late 60s pysch out flourishes, yet still sporting the thickest breakbeats available. His rhyme style is both ridiculous and genius – with tongue twists that pay homage and blast forward simultaneously. Guests include Mr Lif, Insight, and Percee-P. Tracks include "Funky Voltron", "I See Colours", "Torture Chamber", "Promised Land", "Time Outt", "Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme", "Making Planets", "Murder Mystery", "Rock And Roll", and "Smile". CD

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✨✧ Elis ReginaViva A Brotolandia/Poema De Amor ... CD
El (UK), 1961/1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Elis Regina – issued here on a set that brings together her first two albums in one package! The sound here is quite different than the Elis Regina sound of the 70s – a lot brighter and more youthful, without as many of the somber overtones – yet still with an undeniable charm and a sense of joy that's really amazing! Even at this young age, Elis is a tremendous interpreter of tunes – and the titles mix together bossa and pop arrangements, hitting a style that's far lighter than some of the mainstream Brazilian divas of the period. Backings are by the orchestras of Severino Filho, Renato De Oliveira, Severino Araujo, and Guerra Peixe – and the CD features 22 titles that include "Tu Seras", "Da Sorte", "Dor De Cotovelo", "Amor Amor", "Poema", "Pororo-Popo", "Confissao", "Podes Voltar", "Vou Comprar Um Coracao", and "Las Secretarias". CD

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✨✧ Zuco 103After The Carnaval ... CD
Six Degrees, 2008. Used ... Out Of Stock
A well-balanced set from Zuco 103 – one that moves equally well in the two spaces they inhabit – older bossa/samba rhythms and more contemporary electronics! At some points, the style is quite gentle and acoustic – lots of room for the lovely vocals of Lilian Viera, who's produced with a spacious sound that's nice and soft. Other points, though, change things up a bit – using some harder electronics, almost with rumbling analogue styles – which brings a bit more darkness to the record than we're used to from the group. This approach is never too far away from the group's previous albums, but it is slightly different – and titles include "The Same Way", "Nunca Mais", "Fulero", "She", "Cria", "Beija A Mim", "Madrugada", and "Volta". CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousCold Waves Of Color Vol 3 ... CD
Color Tapes/Lion, Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The depths of the early 80s underground never fail to amaze us – because while the late 70s punk rock years are constantly being reissued and compiled, the electronic scene of just of a few years later is still so largely undiscovered! Part of the situation is that much of the work came out as cheap 45s, or cassette-only releases – which didn't lend themselves to the same level of collecting – and other groups who started dark hit the bigtime and went onto great fame – like Human League or Cabaret Voltaire – but for every one of those, there were a hundred left behind in the shifting sands of time – only to be discovered by the tireless efforts of the current generation! Titles include "Universe" by The Lord, "X Cell" by Silicon Valley, "Oscillations" by The Disintegrators, "Red Suit" by Lives Of Angels, "Destination" by Echophase, and "Club Paris" by Berserk In A Hayfield. CD

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✨✧ VariousIndustrial Accident – The Story of Wax Trax! Records (with 40 page book) ... LP
Wax Trax, 1980s/1990s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little companion to the excellent film about the famous Wax Trax record store and record label – a set that brings together rare and unreleased material from some of the artists who made the company legendary back in the day! The album's the first in many years to bear the Wax Trax name – and it's like a great leap way backwards, past the darker later days of the label – to a time when the Chicago imprint was a wellspring of creative activity in the darker side of the spectrum – and a key link between our city and underground scenes around the globe. Titles include "Animal Nation" by Revolting Cocks, "Envoye" by Young Gods, "Me & My Ding Dong" by Pankow, "A Daisy Chain 4 Satan (acid & flowers mix)" and "Acid Xians" by My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, "Leben Tod" by Laibach, "I Want More" by Fini Tribe, "Vogue (apart version)" by KMFDM, "Shipwreck" by Chris Connelly, and "Tonight We Murder (orig version)", "Cause We're In Love Again", and "Everyday Is Halloween (live)" by Ministry. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 40 page book.)

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✨✧ Francois BayleElectrucs ... LP
Transversales Disques (France), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Boy, that cover alone is more than enough to draw us in – a frizzy-headed guy sitting amidst a whole host of 70s studio gear – but we've also always loved the music of Francois Bayle, which has always been some of the most striking in the French electronic tradition! The work here is all previously unreleased – and side one features a host of spare, stark tracks that has Bayle working with a portable set of 70s electronics – with a feel that's more intimate than the scope of the image on the cover might make you expect – as Bayle creates all these weird and wonderful cycles of sound on the album's short tracks. Titles include "Ennemi Intime", "Voltage Stomp", "Quadrille", "Crepuscule", "Train Noir", and "La Chose". The work on side two is maybe a bit closer to a tradition that would include Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer – and titles include "Marpege", "Foliophonie", and "Cinq Dessins En Rosace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
 
 
 



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