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✨✧ Son VoltOkemah & The Melody Of Riot ... CD
Sony, 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Bandages & Scars", "Who", "Endless War", "6 String Belief", "Gramophone", "Jet Pilot", "Ipecac", "Afterglow 61", "Atmosphere", and "Medication". CD

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Darrell BanksI'm The One Who Loves You – The Complete Volt Recordings (Here To Stay/bonus tracks) ... CD
Volt/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
An incredible package from the great Darrell Banks – a set that brings together his sublime Stax Records album, plus lots of rare bonus tracks too! The core record – Here To Stay – is incredible work from the great Banks – one of the few albums this genius Detroit soul singer cut before his untimely early death! Darrell's got a raw sound and a way with a groove that makes him a perfect choice for late 60s Stax/Volt Records – and he works here with Detroit studio genius Don Davis – who really knows how to mix the rough and the smooth in a perfect way – very different than both the usual Memphis or Detroit soul of the time! Tracks are very well-written – each one's a total lost nugget – and the arrangements have this punch that works perfectly with Banks' tremendous vocals. Titles include "I Could Never Hate Her", "My Love is Reserved", "No One Blinder", "Just Because Your Love Is Gone", and "We'll Get Over". CD then includes a wealth of bonus tracks – some previously unissued – including "Love Is Not An Easy Thing (demo)", "Mama Give Me Some Water (demo)", "Love Why Have You Forsaken Me (demo)", "Just Because Your Love Is Gone (single version)", "No One Blinder (single version)", and "Beautiful Feeling (single version)". CD

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Jimmy HughesSomething Extra Special – The Complete Volt Recordings 1968 to 1971 (with unreleased tracks) ... CD
Volt/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Amazing stuff – an already-great album on CD, but with bonus cuts from singles, and a dozen unissued tracks! The core album is Something Special – the only Stax album cut by singer Jimmy Hughes – an artist with a huge impact on southern soul in the 60s, but one who never got the push his career deserved, probably because he kept bouncing from label to label! The style here is kind of an update of the groove that Jimmy first recorded for Vee Jay and Atco – a more refined approach to bluesy soul that's somewhat in the same space that Stax were hitting with Johnny Taylor at the time. Backings are sometimes nicely chunky, almost funky – and tunes are produced by Al Jackson, Al Bell, and Charles Chalmers – all good candidates for a set like this. Titles include "I Like Everything About You", "Let 'Em Down Baby", "Lay It On The Line", "Sweet Things You Do", "I'm Not Ashamed To Beg Or Plead", and "It's All Up To You". Bonus tracks are all mighty nice too – and include "Too Old To Play", "Leave Us Alone", "Your Love Is Important To Me", "Did You Forge", "You Done Fed Me Sumpin", "Don't You Know I'm All Alone", and "I Worry About You". CD

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NewcomersMannish Boys – The Stax, Volt & Truth Recordings 1969 to 1974 ... CD
Stax (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A long overdue collection of the Stax, Truth and Volt singles by The Newcomers – a largely under-appreciated sweet soul group from Memphis! While the Stax empire had broken so much stylistic and commercial ground on a number of levels in the preceding years, the sweeter vocal group style was never really an area in which Stax found much surefooted ground – especially at the very end of the 60s and into the 70s, when the label's finances were getting too shaky to break newer groups in a big way. The Newcomers are wonderful, though, and this set of rare singles, unreleased tracks and demos is a terrific introduction! Includes "Girl, This Boy Loves You", "Open Up Your Heart (Let Me In)", "You Put The Sunshine Back In My World", "Still A Boy In My Heart", "Humpty Dumpty", "Reaching The Age", "Betcha Can't Guess Who", "The Whole World's A Picture Show", "Mannish Boy" and other great singles – some previously unissued – plus a handful of lost demos with finished feel, which are really just as great as their rare singles! CD

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VariousOther Side Of The Trax – Stax/Volt 45rpm Rarities 1964 to 1968 ... CD
Stax/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
Stax Records turned out plenty of hits in the 60s – but the Memphis label was also a non-stop powerhouse of recording, and cut countless sides that were every bit as great as their hits, but never fully got their due! This collection brings together a huge amount of those gems – 24 rare Stax singles, none of which have ever been reissued – which makes this package a treasure trove of under-discovered Memphis soul, even if you've got some other Stax/Volt sets in your collection! A number of these tracks are early numbers by artists who'd break bigger on Stax later in the 60s – and others are by singers you might not know at all, but who were key to helping the label form its sound at the time – as their top-shelf team of writers and studio talents made these obscure singles every bit as great as their work for bigger artists. Titles include "I Need Somebody" by Johnny Daye, "Separation" by Carla Thomas, "Under My Nose" by Eddie Floyd, "Here I Am" by Lynda Lyndell, "Bashful Guitar" by Johnny Jenkins, "I Gotta Have My Baby's Love" by Sir Mack Rice, "Sweet Thing" by Gorgeous George, "The Big Dipper" by Sir Issac & The Do Dads, "Uh Oh I'm In Love Again" by Eddie Jefferson, "Beach Bash" by The Mar-Kays, "You Belong To Her" by Barbara & The Browns, "Strange Things" by Johnny Taylor, and "This Kind Of Woman" by Ivory Joe Hunter. CD

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✨✧ Hot Sauce featuring Rhonda WashingtonGood Woman Turning Bad – The Complete Volt Recordings ... CD
Stax (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost album from the legendary Stax Records – a full set of tracks from the deep soul group Hot Sauce – planned as a record of its own in the final years of the label, but never issued at the time! Hot Sauce were one of the funkiest groups on Stax in the early 70s – a wickedly badass group who sported great lead vocals from Rhonda Washington – a singer who really knew how to stay on the groove and send the whole thing home! The work on this set is a great evolution of the Stax groove – and shows where the label might have gone in terms of 70s funk, had they stayed the course – and although the album's long overdue to get released, we're plenty happy to finally have it out after all these years. Many tracks were issued over the years as singles, and the set also features a few tracks not intended for the album too – titles that include "Stop Dogging Me", "Funny", "Mama's Baby", "I'll Kill A Brick", "Good Woman Turning Bad", "I Can't Let You Go", "Echoes From The Past", and "I Can't Win For Losing". CD

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✨✧ NewcomersMannish Boys – The Stax, Volt & Truth Recordings 1969 to 1974 ... CD
Stax (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A long overdue collection of the Stax, Truth and Volt singles by The Newcomers – a largely under-appreciated sweet soul group from Memphis! While the Stax empire had broken so much stylistic and commercial ground on a number of levels in the preceding years, the sweeter vocal group style was never really an area in which Stax found much surefooted ground – especially at the very end of the 60s and into the 70s, when the label's finances were getting too shaky to break newer groups in a big way. The Newcomers are wonderful, though, and this set of rare singles, unreleased tracks and demos is a terrific introduction! Includes "Girl, This Boy Loves You", "Open Up Your Heart (Let Me In)", "You Put The Sunshine Back In My World", "Still A Boy In My Heart", "Humpty Dumpty", "Reaching The Age", "Betcha Can't Guess Who", "The Whole World's A Picture Show", "Mannish Boy" and other great singles – some previously unissued – plus a handful of lost demos with finished feel, which are really just as great as their rare singles! CD
Also available Mannish Boys – The Stax, Volt & Truth Recordings 1969 to 1974 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousComplete Stax/Volt Singles 1959 to 1968 (9CD set) ... CD
Stax/Volt/Atlantic, 1950s. Used 9 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This one established a new standard for box sets when it was issued in 1991, and it was the first time you could really get a clear picture of the great work of Stax without spending a lifetime tracking down obscure singles. A portion of this work will be familiar to you – as it includes classic tunes by the likes of Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd, The Bar-Kays, Booker T & The MGs, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, William Bell, and others – but there's also a wealth of amazing soul by artists who recorded for Stax and Volt, yet never made it big on the charts, and never cut full albums for the label. Just a small amount of these folks include The Memphis Nomads, Jeanne & The Darlings, Derek Martin, Barbara & The Browns, Eddie Jefferson, The Tonettes, Macy Skipper, The Premiers, Sir Isaac & The Do-Dads, Ruby Johnson, Bobby Wilson, Eddie Purrell, Sir Mack Rice, and many others. A lifetime of listening in one box – and an essential set if you dig 60s soul! CD
(NOTE: Box is not included – 9 CDs in individual jewel cases with artwork & tracklistings with large book.)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Stax/Volt Singles Vol 2 – 1968 to 1971 (9CDset) ... CD
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 9 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousMore From The Other Side Of The Trax – Volt 45rpm Rarities 1960 to 1968 ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stax Records was so great at the start, the label kept on recording and releasing amazing music far past its familiar hits – so much so that the b-sides of their singles were often every bit as great as the better-played sides! This set looks at that huge legacy of music, and brings together two dozen b-sides from early Stax singles – many reissued for the first time ever – which makes the whole thing completely essential, even if you've got other Stax collections, or even the initial box set – which didn't includes many of these tracks! Keep in mind that the classic "Green Onions" was initially issued as a b-side by the label, and you'll get an idea of the quality level you're in for here – killer Memphis soul from the label's top talents, with titles that include "Deep Down Inside" by Carla & Rufus, "I Don't Want Trouble" by Barbara & The Browns, "Whatcha Gonna Do" by William Bell, "Raw Dough" by The Triumphs, "I Want You Back" by Carla Thomas, "The Dribble" by The Mar-Keys, "Good Love Bad Love" by Eddie Floyd, "All Night Worker" by Rufus Thomas, "Mini Skirt Minnie (inst)" by Sir Mack Rice, "I'm Waiting On You" by William Bell, "You Make A Strong Girl Weak" by The Premiers, "Reputation" by The Four Shells, and "Grab This Thing (part 2)" by The Mar-Keys. CD
 
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Daddy DComing Right At You/Motherfussin (new mix)/Right Way/One Day (new mix)/Bonus Beat #49 ... 12-inch
Volt, 1990. Sealed (pic cover)... $1.99 6.99
An obscure hip hop project from Swamp Dogg! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mad LadsI'm So Glad I Fell In Love With You/Gone The Promises Of Yesterday ... 7-inch
Volt, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has a cutout hole.)

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Otis ReddingDock Of The Bay ... LP
Volt, 1968. Very Good ... $24.99 29.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo Atco pressing. Cover has light wear, with light staining along the top & opening seams.)
Also available Dock Of The Bay (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Otis ReddingDock Of The Bay (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Volt/Rhino, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dock Of The Bay ... LP 24.99

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Kim WestonKim Kim Kim ... LP
Volt, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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
(Stereo white label promo. Cover has light surface & edge wear.)

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✨✧ Bar-KaysGotta Groove (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Volt/Craft, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Mad LadsMad Mad Mad Mad Mad Lads ... LP
Volt, 1969. Very Good+ ... 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
(Nice original pressing! Cover has a cutout hole in the corner.)
 
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DramaticsDrama V (with bonus track) ... CD
ABC/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Damn great work from The Dramatics – a group who never seemed to miss at all during their massive 70s run – and one who really knew how to hold onto an edge in their vocals, and most of their grooves as well! The main maestro here is Don Davis – one of the few late 70s producers who could still balance things this well – really keeping all the strengths of the group's work for Stax/Volt, and avoiding any of the then-current tendencies to go for easy chart or dancefloor play – a mode that results in a rock-solid album that's a joy to behold with each new track! Michael Henderson helps out the group on a few cuts – and Tony Hester wrote a few tracks as well – really giving Ron Banks, LJ Reynolds, and crew some great material to work with – just the right tunes that mix sublime harmonies with a great balance of funky numbers and mellow moments. Tracks include "She's A Rainmaker", "Things Are Changing", "Treat Me Like A Man", "You're Fooling You", "Just Shopping", and "Come Out Of Your Thing". CD features a bonus track – "You're Fooling You (single mix)". CD

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Jackson SistersJackson Sisters ... CD
Tiger Lily/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
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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Junior ParkerLike It Is/Honey Drippin Blues ... CD
Mercury/BGO (UK), 1967/1969. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
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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Uncle TupeloNo Depression (2CD expanded edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1990. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99 14.99
The raw, blistering and still great debut of Uncle Tupelo – a band that played blue collar rock and folk songs with post punk and otherwise 80s underground bred intensity – a fairly simple combination that's as stunning now as ever! Given that the principal players would go on to long and fertile careers as Son Volt and Wilco, it's all the more monumental, but even if they would have disappeared after this first record, it'd still be a genuine landmark! Includes "Graveyard Shift", "That Year", "Factory Belt", "Train", "Whiskey Bottle", "Screen Door", the Carter Family cover/title track and more. CD
(2014 Legacy Edition with lots of bonus material!)

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VariousComplete Goldwax Singles Vol 1 – 1962 to 1966 ... CD
Goldwax/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 19.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by the mighty Memphis-based Goldwax Records – material that shows the roots of the label's famous deep soul style, and a wide variety of other modes as well! From the start, it's clear that the ears at Goldwax really knew what they were doing – as even the more pop-oriented recordings here have something very different – a care and quality that makes digging through the label's catalog on a single-by-single basis just as great as doing the same with work from Stax/Volt! As with that company, you can first hear Goldwax getting their start in a few different styles – some of which were issued on other labels at the time – then settling into a classic mode pretty quickly, that massive Memphis soul style that easily made Goldwax one of the most important southern soul imprints of the 60s. The package features a whopping 58 tracks in all, plus full notes too – both a and b-sides of early singles, with titles that include "Toddlin" by Gene Bowlegs Miller, "It's Wonderful To Be In Love" by The Ovations, "I Can't Make It" by James Carr, "Arabian Jerk" by The Merits, "I Can't Fight This Much Longer" by Eddie Bond, "That's How Strong My Love Is" by OV Wright, "Our Last Quarrel"by Bobby McDowell, "Will I Ever Be Free" by Jeb Stewart, "The Day The World Cried (parts 1 & 2)" by Oboe, "A Thousand Vows" by Bobby McDowell, "Spoonful" by The Playboy Five, "Rhythm Marie" by Phillip & The Faithfuls, "Country Style" by Dorothy Williams, "Have You Seen Jean" by Al Vance, "Lover's Crime" by Spencer Wiggins, and "My Motor Bike Balked" by The Lamars. CD

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VariousComplete Goldwax Singles Vol 2 – 1966/1967 ... CD
Goldwax/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 22.99
Legendary work from Goldwax Records – pulled from a stretch when the Memphis imprint was really going strong! By the time of these tracks, Goldwax was really coming into their own – picking up some of the best soul currents of the Memphis scene – and rivaling the Stax/Volt powerhouse in terms of quality – especially on the deep soul tracks that Goldwax seemed to do better than anyone else! This 2CD package is a wonderful overview of these golden years for the label – and it features every single single, both a and b-sides intact – presented with detailed notes on each release. Some of the work is the stuff of Memphis soul legend – mixed in with some more unusual, lesser-known bits from the scene – including a few rock, blues, and country numbers as well. 54 tracks in all – with titles that include "Anything You Do Is Alright" by Spencer Wiggins, "Don't You Believe Him" by Ivory Joe Hunter, "Cry Me A Hand Full" by The Terrys, "Say You Need It" by Barbara Perry, "Lovable Girl" by James Carr, "When You Look In The Mirror" by Eddie Jefferson, "What Time Ye Got" by Gene Bowlegs Miller, "Little Things" by Jeannie Newman, "Forgetting You" by James Carr, "Hello Daughter" by Leroy Daniel, "I Can't Forget You" by The Yo Yos, "Good Times" by George & Greer, "Walking Out On You" by Spencer Wiggins, "Qualifications" by The Ovations, "Liquid Mood" by Timmy Thomas, "Call On Me" by Percy Milem, "Me & My Imagination" by The Ovations, and "The Wife Of The Life Of The Party" by Kathy Davis. CD

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VariousGospel Truth – The Complete Singles Collection (3LP set) ... LP
Stax/Craft, Early 70s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $27.99 49.99
An overdue look at a very cool record label – the short-lived Gospel Truth imprint, which was an outlet for the more spiritual side of Stax Records in the early 70s! The music is gospel, but often has plenty of the best Memphis soul elements of more popular Stax/Volt work of the time – and there's a nice criss-crossing of artists going on here – so that you'll get some gospel singers moving into very soulful territory, and some soul artists trying their hand at music that's a bit more righteous overall! And while albums by The Rance Allen Group on the label have been reissued over the years, this is the first time anyone's pulled together the much more obscure 45s – which gives us a much bigger picture of the label at work. The set features 34 tracks in all – and titles include "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You" by Reverend W Bernard Avant, "He's Mine" by Jacqui Verdell, "At The Feet Of The Master" by Blue Aquarius, "I'm A Child Of The King" by The People's Choir Of Operation Push, "Reflections" by Louise McCord, "We're The Salt Of The Earth" by Rance Allen Group, "Ride Out The Storm" by Joshie Jo Armstead, "If The Shoe Fits Wear It" by The 21st Century, "Magnificent Sanctuary Band" by Rev Maceo Woods, "Hot Line To Jesus" by Rance Allen Group, "I Got The Vibes" by Joshie Jo Armstead, "Consider Me" by Terry Lynn Community Choir, "Keep My Baby Warm" by Charles May & Annette May Thomas, and "Do It Yourself" by Jimmy Jones. 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 ... $9.99 18.99
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
Also available Super Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP 18.99

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VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 26.99
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
Also available Super Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Bar-KaysBest Of The Bar-Kays Volume 2 ... CD
Mercury, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late Bar-Kays – when the group were getting the "rock" out of their grooves, hitting the bass a lot heavier than before, and opening up in that slicker funkier style of the late 70s. Given that the group had a big hand in defining the sound and style of mainstream funk in the years before this work, they're still very much on top of their game – sounding as soulful as ever, even though they're not as dirty or gritty as they were in the Stax/Volt era. Titles include "Let's Have Some Fun", "Do It", "Spellbound", "Flying High On Your Love", "Dirty Dancer", "Sexomatic (12" mix)", "Whitehouseorgy", "Unforgettable Dream", "Today Is The Day", "She Talks To Me With Her Body (12" mix)", and "I Lean On You/You Lean On Me". 16 cuts in all! CD
(Booklet has a name and some notes in pen. Case and traycard have a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Dells & DramaticsDells Vs The Dramatics ... LP
Cadet, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Dells meet the Dramatics in this nice set of tracks that sound more like the Dramatics' stuff on Volt than it does the Dells' stuff on Cadet (even though the LP is on that label). The tracks are mostly sung by the groups separately – with the Dells singing "I Wish It Was Me You Loved", "Playin The Love Game", and "Strung Out Over You"; and the Dramatics singing "Tune Up", "Door To Your Heart", and "Choosing Up On You". But both groups join together, and sing two tracks – "Love Is Missing From Our Lives" and "I'm In Love". Nice gatefold package, with a cool Jack Davis basketball drawing on the cover. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Name in pen on cover & labels.)

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✨✧ VariousStax Singles Vol 4 – Rarities & Best Of The Rest (6CD set) ... CD
Stax/Craft, Used 6 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible package – and one that goes way farther, and way deeper than any of the previous volumes of Stax/Volt Records singles! This 4th volume is kind of a correction/addition to territory covered by the previous three – as CDs 1 to 3 of the collection go back to bring together all the wonderful b-sides for the singles that didn't appear on the other packages – really incredible work that's often more amazing than the bigger-name cuts on the a-side – as the tracks are often rougher, rawer, and a fair bit more edgey too! Then, CDs 4 & 5 do a great job of looking at some of the rock and other non-soul material cut by the Stax labels – with a focus on material that came out on the Hip, Enterprise, and Ardent labels – followed by CD 6, which features all the excellent gospel material issued by Stax on the labels Gospel Truth and Chalice. The whole thing's got a hell of a lot of music in one sleek package – 145 tracks on 6CDs, with a big booklet of notes. Artists include Shirley Walton, Linda Lynell, Jeanne & The Darlings, Soul Children, Shack, The Nightingales, John Gary Williams, Hot Sauce, Ilana, Lee Sain, Green Brothers, Prince Conley, The Astors, Gorgeous George, Karen Casey, The Caboose, Clark Sullivan, Chuck Boris, Connie Eaton, Paris Pilot, The Goodees, The Cheques, Poor Little Rich Kids, Lonnie Duvall, Dixie Nightingales, Louise McCord, Rance Allen, Stars Of Virginia, and many more! CD
(Box is clean and nice and glossy but has a bumped corner with a 1.5" split seam – everything else is in great shape.)

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✨✧ DramaticsNo Rebate On Love/Feel It ... 7-inch
Mainstream, 1975. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Rare work by The Dramatics – recorded between their years at Stax/Volt and ABC – and the only record we've ever seen by them on Mainstream! "No Rebate" is a nice groover, done in that sublime mid 70s Detroit mode – roughly southern vocals mixing with smoother arrangements – heavy on the strings, but deep on soul! "Feel It" is mellower, with a sublime harmony sound – building nicely over the track as the lead vocal breaks out. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox tabs.)

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousGospel Truth – The Complete Singles Collection ... CD
Stax/Craft, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
An overdue look at a very cool record label – the short-lived Gospel Truth imprint, which was an outlet for the more spiritual side of Stax Records in the early 70s! The music is gospel, but often has plenty of the best Memphis soul elements of more popular Stax/Volt work of the time – and there's a nice criss-crossing of artists going on here – so that you'll get some gospel singers moving into very soulful territory, and some soul artists trying their hand at music that's a bit more righteous overall! And while albums by The Rance Allen Group on the label have been reissued over the years, this is the first time anyone's pulled together the much more obscure 45s – which gives us a much bigger picture of the label at work. The set features 34 tracks in all – and titles include "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You" by Reverend W Bernard Avant, "He's Mine" by Jacqui Verdell, "At The Feet Of The Master" by Blue Aquarius, "I'm A Child Of The King" by The People's Choir Of Operation Push, "Reflections" by Louise McCord, "We're The Salt Of The Earth" by Rance Allen Group, "Ride Out The Storm" by Joshie Jo Armstead, "If The Shoe Fits Wear It" by The 21st Century, "Magnificent Sanctuary Band" by Rev Maceo Woods, "Hot Line To Jesus" by Rance Allen Group, "I Got The Vibes" by Joshie Jo Armstead, "Consider Me" by Terry Lynn Community Choir, "Keep My Baby Warm" by Charles May & Annette May Thomas, and "Do It Yourself" by Jimmy Jones. CD
Also available Gospel Truth – The Complete Singles Collection (3LP set) ... LP 27.99

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✨✧ Johnnie FriersonHave You Been Good To Yourself (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Light In The Attic, 1990. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Raw and riveting gospel-folk-soul from Johnnie Frierson – only ever issued as a self-released cassette before this vital re-discovery by Light In The Attic! Johnnie is one of the vital, though relatively unknown voices in the Stax/Volt universe, working with a his sister Wendy Rene and in the group The Drapels in the late 60s, before going to Viet Nam and being pretty quite in the proceeding years. The songs Have You Been Good To Yourself and raw and direct, but anything but simple – just voice and guitar, but carrying such a depth of feeling. Truly wonderful stuff! Includes "Have You Been Good To Yourself", "Heavenly Father, You've Been Good", "Miracles", "Out Here On Your Word", "You Were Sent To This World", "Woke Up This Morning" and "Trust In The Lord". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Jackson SistersJackson Sisters ... LP
Tiger Lily/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... 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"! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jackson Sisters ... CD 9.99
 
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Cabaret VoltaireCovenant Sword & The Arm Of The Lord (white vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Mute, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $35.99 36.98
Not the earliest album by Cabaret Voltaire, but a mid 80s set that actually seems to have the group going back to a bit more of an edge – maybe inspired by some of the farther reaches of the indie cold wave underground who were inspired by their initial experiments! There's a fair bit of sample use here – not snippets of older drum beats, but bits of found sound, spoken word, and other elements that pepper the blend of beats, keyboards, and distorted guitar that the duo seem to use here even better than ever – really aware of the possibilities of their sound, but never softening it at all with too much production. Titles include "Motion Rotation", "Whip Blow", "The Web", "Warm", "Kickback", "I Want You", and "Hells Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition white vinyl pressing with download!)

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Cabaret VoltaireCrackdown (silver vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Mute, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 35.98
Lots of layers of sound here – that raw electronic style of early Cabaret Voltaire, mixed with an increasing interest both in found sound samples, including some cool spoken bits – and in elements from a growing global soundscape as well! There's some unusual undercurrents to the music that almost reflect the Brian Eno/David Byrne experiments of the time – with elements that are much more exotic than before. And there's also occasional points that get a bit more tuneful – as if Mallinder or Kirk have finally decided they need a bit of vocals to hook folks into the music – although still at a level that's far from the electro pop of some of their contemporaries. Titles include "Over & Over", "Why Kill Time When You Can Kill Yourself", "Haiti", "Crackdownh", "Animation", and "In The Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition silver vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Luiz Gonzaga Jr (Gonzaguinha)De Volta Ao Comeco ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1980. Used ... $14.99 19.99
A sweet set from Luiz Gonzaga Jr – a bit more inside than some of his experimental early work, and a bit less rootsy than other late 70s sets – but still plenty great overall, with almost a more confident sense of songwriting than before! The sound here is sophisticated MPB – work that's almost in the territory of Ivan Lins or Milton Nascimento from the same time – polished, but never slick – and slightly jazzy at points, although still quite far from jazz overall. Titles include "Questao De Fe", "Ponto De Interrogacao", "A Marcha Do Povo Doido", "Libertad Mariposa/Lindo", "Bie Bie Brazil", "DA Vida", and "A Cicade Contra O Crime". CD features the bonus track "Da Maior Liberdade". CD
(Out of print and still sealed!)

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Jason Jules & Graham MarshBlack Ivy – A Revolt In Style (hardcover) ... Book
Reel Art, 2021. New Copy ... $39.99 49.95
A great look at a really unique moment in fashion – a time when the mainstream trappings of ivy league styles were taken up by African-American cultural figures – a moment of cooption that led was key to a rising sense of pride and power in the postwar years! You'll instantly recognize the look from the image of Miles Davis on the cover – and Davis is one of the figures who gets focus in the book – alongside other jazz musicians like Billy Taylor and Sonny Rollins, writers like Amiri Baraka and James Baldwin, and civil rights icons like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X – all of whom wore button down shirts, well-crafted blazers, and hip skinny ties as they helped forge a whole new identity for black America in the 50s and 60s. The book is beautifully done – and ties together so many images we know from the press and record covers, mixed with others we're seeing here for the first time – all give thoughtful text along the way by British writer Jason Jules. The heavy, hardcover book is 224 pages in all – with color and black and white images throughout. Book

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Tito MadiCharada/Cancao Da Volta ... 7-inch
Odeon (Brazil), 1965. Very Good+ ... $4.99 14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has minimal wear.)

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Ray MantillaHigh Voltage ... CD
Savant, 2017. Used ... $11.99
For decades now, Ray Mantilla's been one of the few cats who can effortlessly fuse together Latin rhythms and jazz – creating the kind of music that's completely satisfying to fans of both styles, but all without ever resorting to any sort of easy cliches or overdone modes! Mantilla's the kind of leader who can let the players really do their thing, while still hanging together as a tightly rhythmic unit – driven on by his percussion as well as his direction – with a lineup that features Guido Gonzalez on trumpet, Jorge Castro on baritone and flute, Ivan Renta on soprano and tenor, Edy Martiez on Fender Rhodes and piano, Chuco Martinez on bass, and Diego Lopez on drums. The set also features great guest vibes from Mike Freeman on two tracks – and the whole thing's got a rock-solid, all-jazz vibe that soars out on tunes that include "Solar", "Ramona", "Exit 45", "The Gypsy", "Midnite Jazz Affair", "Comin Home Baby", "Cedar's Blues", and "Third Plane". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Hank MobleyHi Voltage (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... $9.99
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
(No tray card included.)

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Ennio MorriconeC'Era Una Volta Il West (aka Once Upon A Time In The West) (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
RCA/GDM (Italy), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
One of Ennio Morricone's most famous film scores – and certainly the one that got him recognized as a genius on a global level! 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 – that landmark Morricone sense of space that really transformed film music in the 60s. Some tracks feature vocal work by I Cantorni Moderni, directed by Alessandro Alessandroni – and titles include "C'Era Una Volta Il West", "L'Ultimo Rantolo", "L'Uomo", "L'Uomo Dell'Armonica" and "L'America Di Jill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight clear vinyl pressing!)

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Ngozi Family45,000 Volts ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Heady work from the Ngozi Family – a Zambian rock band that was the first to be dubbed as "Zamrock" – a cool fusion of older African rhythms and 70s rockish modes – never too polished, but with a tightness that might have made Anglo groups up in London sit up and take notice! The guitars are razor-sharp here, and almost have a Thin Lizzy sort of compression – which sounds great next to the harder rhythms at the bottom, and the album's mix of English and Zambian lyrics. Titles include "Hold On", "Night Of Fear", "You Don't Love Me", "I Will Be With You", "Nizaka Panga Ngozi", and "Everything Is Over". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bruno NicolaiLa Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte (red vinyl pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
CAM/Sugar, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $42.99
Haunting horror work from the great Bruno Nicolai – an album that's got some wonderfully-crafted themes mixed with some lighter, breezier numbers – almost in a Rosemary's baby sort of mode! Bruno really gets to show off both sides of his talents here – and comes up with some spare and melodic orchestrations that recall his work with Morricone, mixed with other numbers that diverge into sweeter territory and dance along nicely. The set features a total of 24 numbers – nearly all of which are more redemptive than the darker horror plot of the film – and titles include "In Cantina", "Servizio Fotografico", "Minaccia", "Scoperta & Sesto Delitto", "Confronto Finale", "In Automobile", "Ufficio Vuoto", and "Terzo Delitto". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary limited edition red vinyl pressing!)

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Various1979 – Revolt Into Style – 76 Year-Defining Tracks (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1979. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
The box takes its name from a Red Noise song issued in 1979 – and the collection features a whole host of other crucial tracks from that important year in the British music scene – a time when punk was already fading some of its initial glow, but opening the door for a whole host of new groups and creative styles to make their way into the world – as you'll hear here on this really well-collected batch of tracks from right at the tail end of the 70s! The work here is by artists who'd soon raise to greater fame, maybe just represented here by an initial single or two – mixed with others that left a big mark at the time, but maybe didn't have the longer staying power – a blend that's a great reminder of how dynamic the UK scene was at the time, and much more receptive to newcomers than some of the more bloated American music outlets in 1979. Styles move way way past punk – and the box features a whopping 75 tracks in all, with work by Glaxo Babies, Dead Fingers Talk, Jonnie & The Lubes, The Members, Joy Division, John Cooper Clarke, Magazine, Sham 69, Three Party Split, Tubeway Army, Teardrop Explodes, The Skids, Clash, Jags, Undertones, The Ruts, Jam, XTC, The Regents, Spizzenergi, Madness, The Monks, Vapors, The Pack, Disco Zombies, Swell Maps, and many others! CD

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VariousVolta A Gafieira ... CD
Atracao (Brazil), 1979. Used ... $6.99
Music from Isaura Garcia, Leonel E Seu Conjunto, Angela Maria, Jamelao, Severino Araujo, Moreira Da Silva, Isaura Garcia, Noite Ilustrada, and Risadinha. CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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VariousVoltaique Panoramique Vol 1 – Popular Music In Ouagadougou & Bobo Dioulasso 1968 to 1978 ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Rare sounds from Burkina Faso – music that's often much rootsier than other popular African sounds of the time, but in a way that beautifully ties together older traditions and contemporary instrumentation! Much of the work here has some sort of electric component – either a guitar, bass, or organ line – but often used sparely, in a snakey way that dominates the tune and really sets the tone right from the start – then shifts in these subtle, hypnotic ways that are really compelling! The guitar is especially great – reflecting styles emerging at the same time in Mali and Ghana, but with less bluesy inflections, and a voice that's really unique in the long run. The package does a great job of digging up rare material – mostly issued only on 45s – and provides some helpful notes and label scans to augment our understanding of the music. Titles include "Woulouni" by Konde Mangue, "Yiri" by Echo Del Africa, "Aicha" by Jean Bernard Samboue", "Jeunesse Willa" by Abdoulaye Cisse, "Yamb Ne Y Capitale" by Pierre Sandwidi, "Rassemblement" by Traore Seydou, "La Guitare De Tinga" by Super Volta, and "Djougou Malola" by Volta Jazz. CD

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✨✧ John Holt1000 Volts Of Holt (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Trojan (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal set from vocalist John Holt – stepping out here on his own after an early stretch of greatness with The Paragons – and working as a bright star on his own, with a level of crossover power that should have made him huge on the global scene! The album's as much a soul record as a reggae date – and although the rhythms have plenty of classic Trojan touches, the overall presentation has John also reaching into some of the bigger US and UK modes of the time. A number of the cuts are covers by American soul artists, but they come off with a very special, personal feel in the hands of Holt – that undeniable charm that always made him so great. Includes a wonderful cover of "The Girl From Ipanema" – plus "Stoned Out Of My Mind", "Baby I Want You", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Killing Me Softly With Her Song", "Which Way You Going Baby" and "Never Never Never". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition gold vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Volta JazzAir Volta (wild rice vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sonafric/Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Orchestre Volta Jazz may not play much of the "jazz" in their name – but they do manage to bring together so many other styles of music in a mighty nice groove – a heady West Africa brew of elements from both sides of the Atlantic, served up here in a well-done collection of some of the group's greatest tracks! Things get surprisingly soulful at times, while other moments show that special twist on Latin rhythms that some of the more cutting-edge groups of the 60s were serving up on the scene – with plenty of guitar work that's informed by highlife modes, but more electrified, with some surprising use of fuzz on a few tracks too! The track selection is great – in the best Numero mode – and titles include "Peyrissac", "Fintalabo", "Fitri Mawaly", "Mousso Koroba Tike", "Mama Soukous", "Air Vota", "Bi Kamelou", and "Were Were Magne". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBobo Yeye – Belle Epoque In Upper Volta (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
One of the most ambitious projects we've ever seen from Numero – and that's saying a lot, given some of their other releases! This package is equal parts cultural document and musical treasure trove – a heavy book full of photos from a time when Upper Volta was stepping past its colonial history, and finding a new cultural identity as an independent nation – presented alongside a rich array of the sounds that were shaping the scene at the time! The cover image has a feel that's maybe older than its 70s vintage – and some of the music does, too – relatively rootsy at points, with heavy percussion, riffing guitar, and jazzy inflections on some of the horns – and a bit less polished and produced than work coming from scenes like Nigeria or South Africa at the same time. The whole thing's similar to Numero's Light On The Southside set – but maybe even better, as the music here is even more unique – and the images are ones that bring forth a culture we never would have experienced otherwise. Titles include "Air Volta" and "Mama Soukous" by Volta Jazz, "He Ya Wannan" by Ouedraogo Youssef, "Si Tu Maime" and "Ram Passomaye" by Coulibaly Tidiani & Dafr Star, "Milaoba" by Les Imbattables Leopards, and "Gentlemen Doromina" by Echo Del Africa. 3CDs, 37 tracks, and a hardcover 176 page book! CD

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✨✧ VariousPour Me A Grog – The Funana Revolt in 1990s Cabo Verde ... CD
Ostinato (UK), Late 90s. New Copy ... 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

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Fafa De BelemTamba Taja ... LP
Polydor (Brazil), 1976. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A pretty striking album from sexy Brazilian pop star Fafa De Belem – a bit more complicated than some of her other records, with a blend of samba and rootsy styles, colored in with some more straight ahead 70s pop arrangements. Titles include "Fracasso", "Sirie", "Xamego", "Haragana", "Cancao Da Volta", "Pode Entra", "Ca Ja", "Fazenda", and "Indaue Tupa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert, folded in half. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Gal CostaGal Costa (1992) ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 1992. Used ... $8.99
Titles include "Caminhos Cruzados", "Feito De Oracao", "Revolta Olodum", "Coisas Nossas", "Tropicalia", and "Laziest Gal In Town" – and the album features guest appearances from Bobby McFerrin and Antonio Carlos Jobim! CD

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Gal CostaIndia ... LP
Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
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! LP, Vinyl record album

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DominguinhosEnciclopedia Musical Brasileira ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 2000. Used ... $6.99
Tracks include "Tenho Sede", "De Volta Pro Aconchego", "Bebe", "O Juazeiro E A Sombra", "To Berando", and "Coisa Muito Fina" – 14 tracks total. CD
(Still sealed.)

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Wendell Harrison TribeGet Up Off Your Knees ... CD
Tribe/Wenha, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Fantastic new music from Detroit reedman Wendell Harrison – working here with a renewed version of the Tribe Records scene, at a level that makes the album one of his best in many years! Wendell blows tenor and bass clarinet, and his group here is mostly younger, lesser-known players – but who soar with Harrison in a mix of spiritual jazz modes and a few more rhythmic currents – all with the kind of powerful, progressive vibe that made the Tribe Records material of Harrison and his contemporaries so important in the 70s! Other musicians include Vincent Chandler on trombone, Steve Woods on flute, Luis Resto on piano, Walter White on trumpet, and Jacob Schwantz on guitar – although players shift often from track to track – and frequent Harrison partner Pamela Wise also provides a bit of keyboards, and the set features both sung vocals on two tracks from Pathe Jassi, and a recitation from Mbiyu Chui on another. Titles include "Revoltuion", "Siera", "Wandering Thoughts", "Samoulen Khale Yi", "What's Up", and "Saga Of A Carrot". CD

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Olivia HimeEstrela Da Vida Inteira Manuel Bandeira ... CD
Continental (Brazil), 1986. Used ... $9.99
Olivia Hime sings vocals on a number of tracks that were written with music by Manuel Bandeira, in collaboration with other Brazilian artists like Toninho Horta, Ivan Lins, Wagner Tiso, and others. The highlight of the album is a great reading of Joyce's "Berimbau", done with all the tight jazzy changes of the original, and with some great vocal scatting by Olivia. Other titles include "Belo Belo", "Tema E Voltas", "O Impossivel Carinho", and "Desencanto". CD
(Out of print.)

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Edu KriegerEdu Krieger ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2007. Used ... $2.99
Edu Krieger's written a few songs for Maria Rita, but he's an even more compelling artist on his own – a musician who mixes samba roots with a bit more electric guitar – all in a blend that's quite organic and quite unique! There's a warm, personal sensibility to many of these tunes – but also not one that's too sleepy, or singer/songwriter also – almost that first blend of old and new that we loved hearing in initial music from Lenine or Otto a number of years back, but served up here with a stripped-down, personal sort of feel. Acoustic instrumentation mixes nicely with a few light beats and guitar – and Krieger's vocals have a poetic flow that's extremely compelling, even without a knowledge of the language. Titles include "Ciranda Do Mundo", "Novo Amor", "Desafio", "A Escada", "Temporais", "Saber Ganhar", and "Volta Pra Voce". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ivan LinsQuem Sou Eu? ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $19.99
One of Ivan Lins' first albums – and a landmark set of MPB! The record shows a lot of strands of influence from the Milton Nascimento, Lo Borges, and Minhas Geraes camp – and it shares much of the same sense of jazzy scoring with the work of those artists. But most important is Lins' ability to write a song – a talent that was present strongly even at this early stage, and which added an incredible amount of sophistication to Brazilian popular music. His voice is fantastic, too – with a raspy edge that gives it a great deal of honesty, and which makes you really feel the lyrics, even if you don't understand his language. Titles include "Voce Amiga", "SQDQ", "Quarto Escuro", "Ratos Baratos e Cupins", "Pra Voce Ver", and "Sai De Baixo". CD includes 3 bonus tracks – "Tomara", "Quero De Volta O Meu Pandeiro", and "Oito Pecados Capitais". CD
(Out of print.)

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Daniela MercuryCarnaval Electronico ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 2004. Used ... $1.99
The most interesting album we've ever heard from Daniela Mercury – an "electric carnival", recorded with help from Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Lenine, and a host of guest DJs! In keeping with the title, the music on the set is kind of a remix-styled version of the traditional carnaval grooves – done in a mode that takes the already highly-percussive grooves, and kicks them up even more with some added dancefloor production – all of which is a perfect foil for Daniela's soulfully chanted lyrics on the set. There's more than a few extremely nice groovers on the set – and titles include "Quero Voltar Pra Bahia", "Preto E Branco", "Charles Yle", "O Canto Da Rainha", "Amor De Carnaval", "Maimbe Danda", and "Quero Ver O Mundo Sambar". CD

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Bill Nelson's Red NoiseSound On Sound (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harvest/Esoteric (UK), 1979. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 25.99
A record that marks a very different chapter in the career of Bill Nelson than his initial rise to fame at the head of Be Bop Deluxe – a set that offers up a leaner take on the 70s styles of Nelson's music, and a sound that's decidedly aimed much more at the new wave generation! Bill was always a bit ahead of the pack in terms of production and instrumentation – and he definitely puts that work to use here, by retuning an earlier aesthetic in ways that are definitely at the forefront of UK electronic pop! Vocals are often processed, keyboards and guitars intertwine nicely, and titles include "Don't Touch Me I'm Electric", "Stop Go Stop", "Furniture Music", "Revolt Into Style", "The Atom Age", and "A Better Home In The Phantom Zone". 2CD version features the remastered album, a new stereo mix, and bonus tracks that include "Acquitted By Mirrors" and "Wonder Toys That Last Forever", in both mixes – plus "My Light", a previously unreleased track from the sessions – and Red Noise session tracks "Ideal Homes", "Instantly Yours", and "Disposable". CD

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Elis Regina & Toots ThielemansAquarela Do Brasil ... CD
Verve/Philips (Germany), 1969. Used ... $11.99
A one of a kind record that still sparkles as brightly today as it did back in the late 60s – an amazing collaboration between Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina and Scandinavian jazzman Toots Thielemans – done in a style that easily makes it one of the best records ever from both artists! Elis is at the height of her jazzy late 60s powers here – working in a soaring, breezy sort of style – but one with a lot more depth and soul than some of her contemporaries. She brings a great deal of feeling to the tunes, but always without doing too much – and this leaves plenty of space for Toots to add his touches – on harmonica, guitar, and even a bit of whistling – which really sits in nicely with the grooves. The production and overall sound is sublime – one of those never matched again sort of studio dates – and titles include great versions of "Canto De Ossanha", "Wave", "Voce", "Wilsamba", "Five For Elis", "Volta", and "O Sonho". CD
(Out of print.)

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Elis Regina & Toots ThielemansAquarela Do Brasil ... LP
Verve/Philips (Germany), 1969. New Copy ... About July 29, 2022 (delayed)
A one of a kind record that still sparkles as brightly today as it did back in the late 60s – an amazing collaboration between Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina and Scandinavian jazzman Toots Thielemans – done in a style that easily makes it one of the best records ever from both artists! Elis is at the height of her jazzy late 60s powers here – working in a soaring, breezy sort of style – but one with a lot more depth and soul than some of her contemporaries. She brings a great deal of feeling to the tunes, but always without doing too much – and this leaves plenty of space for Toots to add his touches – on harmonica, guitar, and even a bit of whistling – which really sits in nicely with the grooves. The production and overall sound is sublime – one of those never matched again sort of studio dates – and titles include great versions of "Canto De Ossanha", "Wave", "Voce", "Wilsamba", "Five For Elis", "Volta", and "O Sonho". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Aquarela Do Brasil ... CD 11.99

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Toquinho & Sadao WatanabeMade In Coracao ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... $6.99
A lovely little meeting between bossa guitarist Toquinho and Japanese saxophonist Sadao Watanabe – a set that has Sadao returning to some of the Brazilian styles he first recorded back in the 60s! There's a nicely warm feel to the set, but the sound is still pretty intimate overall – not nearly as produced or smooth as some of Watanabe's other work of the time, and with an up-close element that definitely shows Toquinho's influence. Toquinho sings a fair bit on the set, and Watanabe's solos are a sharp-edged treat – and the record features a fair bit of original compositions for the session. Titles include "Saudade De Elis", "Carinhoso", "Sentimentos Iguais", "Minha Profissao", "Filho Meu", "Made In Coracao", "Inquieto Amor", and "Samba Da Volta". CD
(Out of print)

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Trio MocotoSamba Rock ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2001. Used ... $6.99
Incredible new work from Trio Mocoto – the famous Samba Soul trio who were such a big part of Jorge Ben's work in the early 70s! The group still have all the funky flourish of their classic years – and they're working here in a setting that takes that sound, and respectfully touches it up with some larger arrangements, funky keyboards, and other touches that make the "update" work wonderfully, and which makes the album sparkle a lot more than it would if it was just some old grand masters going back into the studio! This one kicks with the energy of recent work by some of Brazil's younger artists – but has the solidity of a classic album all the way through. Titles include "Swinga Sambaby", "Mocoto Beat", "Alegria Contida", "Kriola", "Voltei Amor", "Nao Sei Por Que", "Nereu Nereu", and "Tudo Bem". CD
(Out of print Brazilian pressing on YB/Net Records. Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Moreno VelosoCoisa Boa ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2014. Used ... $8.99
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". CD

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Marcos ValleMarcos Valle – Jazz Is Dead 3 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A fantastic setting for the sublime vocals of Marcos Valle – the Brazilian singer who first rose up during the bossa years, soon expanded into mindblowing styles of his own – and has then had a few great revivals over the years! Yet this record may well give Marcos the fresh spin he really needed – while also respecting the soulful, jazzy currents of his early 70s work – set up with the kind of perfect arrangements and production that Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad have brought to this Jazz Is Dead series – but which comes out sounding completely different here, thanks to the qualities of Valle's vocals – which maybe sound more rhythmic and jazzy than we've heard in years. Incredible throughout – with titles that include "A Gente Volta Amanha", "Our Train", "Gotta Love Again", "Oi", "Isso E Que Eu Sei", "Quiera Bem", and "Nao Saia Da Praca". CD

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VariousAfrica – Drum, Chant & Instrumental Music ... LP
Nonesuch, 1976. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A classic series of field recordings – done for Nonesuch by Stephen Jay, and recorded in Niger, Mali, and Upper Volta regions. Titles include "Kountougi Solo", "Djerma Dundun Drummers", "Tuareg Medicinal Chant", "Kouco Solo", "Songhay Kombi & Ettebel", and "Hausa Street Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some fading at the edges.)

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VariousJon Savage's 1977 to 1979 – Symbols Clashing Everywhere ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 25.99
A deep dip into the sound of the late 70s – served up by writer Jon Savage, an author who's first claim to fame was his work on UK punk – which makes him a perfect guide for the sounds of this generation! Yet the music here is way more than just punk, too – as Savage really gets at the spirit of the time by mixing together revolutionary late 70s classics with more down to earth cuts – show just how much was going on at the time, and how the late 70s was still a moment of great experimentation and new ideas, even past the world of mohawks and safety pins! As with the other great entries in this "year" series from Savage, the overall presentation is wonderful – richly detailed notes that show his keen sense of musical observation and understanding – and a blend of 46 fantastic cuts on 2CDs, with titles that include "No Bones For The Dogs" by Joe Gibbs, "Magic Fly" by Space, "Prophecy Revel" by Bo Jangles, "Soda Passing" by The Boys, "Neat Neat Neat" by The Damned, "Utopia Me Giorgio" by Giorgio, "Day By Day" by Generation X, "The Modern Dance" by Pere Ubu, "Warm Leatherette" by The Normal, "Heavy Manners" by Prince Far I, "Kings Lead Hat" by Brian Eno, "Being Boiled" by The Human League, "28/8/78" by Scritti Politti, "Tired Of Walking Tired" by The Diodes, "I Remember" by Suicide, "Never" by Penetration, "White Night" by The Lines, "Come Back Jonee" by Devo, "The Set Up" by Cabaret Voltaire, "Human Fly" by The Cramps, "Situation" by The Middle Class, "Hippie" by Suzannes, "Warrior In Woolworths" by X Ray Spex, "Hindu God Of Love" by Lipstick Killers, "All Night Party" by A Certain Ratio, "Spacer" by Sheila B & Devotion, and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by The Slits. CD

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✨✧ Orgasmo SonoreRevisiting Obscure Film Music Vol 2 ... LP
Cineploit (Austria), 2012. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sublime second set of work from Orgasmo Sonore – even hipper than their first, and again a wonderful reworking of soundtrack modes from the Italian scene of the 70s! Compositions here are by Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, Piero Piccioni, and others – but the group makes the music very much their own – by transforming the tunes with tighter, funkier instrumentation – almost giving the songs a small combo sort of feel, while still retaining all the majestic charm of the originals! The approach is mindblowing – easily one of the best contemporary experiments of this nature we've ever heard – and the record is pleasing both to ears that love vintage soundtracks, and to those that dig funky instrumentals too. Titles include "Too Risky A Day For A Regatta", "Incubi Ricorrenti", "Metropolis", "Summertime Bossa", "Volto Di Donna", "Pillage", "Les Dunes D'Ostende", "Un Ombra Nell'Ombra", "La Sconda Caccia", and "Pearls". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Elis ReginaDose Dupla – Viva A Brotolandia/Poema De Amor ... CD
Warner/Continental (Brazil), 1961/1962. Used ... Temporarily 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 24 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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Afro SoultetAfrodesia ... CD
Banyon/Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The wildly diverse, heavily percussive global jazz, soul, and exotica inspired Afrodesia from the late 60s combo Afro Soultet – a crazy rare one, too! The group purportedly has roots in Texas, but incarnations of it were gigging around LA a bit earlier as Afro Latin Blues Quintet +1 and a bit later as Afro Latin Soultet. Here they play with boundless inspiration from around the globe. Afro Latin percussion and rhythms hold it all together, but they bring in strains of Latin soul, African rhythms, straighter jazz and madly percussive instrumental rock. Producer/composer/arranger/raconteur Jack Millman plays drums in the group as Johnny Kitchen, and other players include Joey Dubreau on vibes, Frank Morris on guitar and harmonica, Eddie Paris on drums, Dean Elliot on percussion, William Quinn on flute & sax, and Bill Collins on keys. Includes "Afrodesia", "Mozamba", "Soul Rockin'", "Afro Revolt", "Torrid Zone", "Oom Gowa", "Slave Traders", "Drumbouie", "Aphro Bugaloo", "Chocolate Drop", "Le Berber" and "Sand, Sun And Sea". CD

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✨✧ Tullio De PiscopoSotto E N'Coppa ... CD
Carosello/New Platform (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Italian drummer Tullio De Piscopo is at his most dynamic here – working with his Revolt Group, in a blend of styles that's very heavy on percussion and electric jazz! At some level, the vibe is a bit like some of the more hard-hitting fusion of the Billy Cobham generation in the US – but there's also some different touches in the mix, as additional percussionists are added to the lineup – which also features Fender Rhodes and moog from the mighty Sante Palumbo, plus saxes from Peter Guidi and Giorgio Baiocco, and guitar from Sergio Farina! The music's definitely in the more jamming side of the European fusion world of the time – jazz, influenced by a bit of prog – although nicely changed up in song modes from track to track, which definitely keeps things interesting. Titles include "O Sipario", "Sotto E Ncoppa", "Porta Capuana In Festa", "Tarantella Po Scugnizzo", and "Rettifilo Ora Di Punta". CD

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✨✧ Tullio De PiscopoSotto E N'Coppa ... LP
Carosello/New Platform (Italy), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Italian drummer Tullio De Piscopo is at his most dynamic here – working with his Revolt Group, in a blend of styles that's very heavy on percussion and electric jazz! At some level, the vibe is a bit like some of the more hard-hitting fusion of the Billy Cobham generation in the US – but there's also some different touches in the mix, as additional percussionists are added to the lineup – which also features Fender Rhodes and moog from the mighty Sante Palumbo, plus saxes from Peter Guidi and Giorgio Baiocco, and guitar from Sergio Farina! The music's definitely in the more jamming side of the European fusion world of the time – jazz, influenced by a bit of prog – although nicely changed up in song modes from track to track, which definitely keeps things interesting. Titles include "O Sipario", "Sotto E Ncoppa", "Porta Capuana In Festa", "Tarantella Po Scugnizzo", and "Rettifilo Ora Di Punta". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Moon People/Los AstronautasLand Of Love ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest records ever recorded – and pretty darn rare, too! The Moon People – aka Los Astronautas – were a Latin Soul studio band who played behind some of the other killer recordings on the Speed Label. They're best known for their sock-boogaloo instrumental "Land Of Love" – a stone jammer which kicks off the album – and their forte is blending together Latin rhythms, soul instrumentation, and kind of a mod 60s easy production style, handled here by maestro Morty Craft. The album's got a really really weird feel – part Latin Soul, part 60s soundtrack – almost as if Joe Cuba and Quincy Jones were hanging out together! Titles include "Land Of Love", "Morty's Harem", "Indian Soul", "Happy Soul", "Revolt", and "Last Train To Clarksville". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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✨✧ Tema 3Madrugada 1:30 ... LP
Equipe (Brazil), 1969. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking piano trio from the end of the 60s – headed up by Brazilian jazz legend Gilson Peranzetta! Gilson's work has graced countless recent bossa revival sessions, as well as important 70s MPB albums – but this set was recorded back in 1969, when Peranzetta was a pianist trying to break out of the bossa stereotypes of the 60s generation. In doing so, he still used lots of the older trappings of bossa combo albums – sweet rhythms, gentle grooves, and lots of space for keyboard interplay – but he also worked in some more sophisticated arrangements, performed by additional horns on a number of tunes, working in small combo space the same kind of magic that Eumir Deodato would normally craft with a larger orchestra. The results are magically airy and appealing – and the set's a mix of original tunes and groovy covers, with titles that include "Samarina", "Manha Branca", "Afro", "Amazonas", "Watch What Happens", "Zond 5", "Sabia", and "Ela Vem De Volta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Whatmusic reissue pressing – still sealed, with hype sticker!)

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✨✧ VariousBrazilified – Where Brazilian Rhythms Collide With Club Culture ... CD
Quango, 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
The title gives this one away – as the CD features 11 tunes that offer up a modern take on Brazilian rhythms, moving off the experiments of early 90s DJs in London and Tokyo, picking up the groove from Italy, Germany, and elsewhere, grooving in a global party all inspired by the classic work from 60s Rio! Titles include "Mosquito Coast 94-96" by Mr Gone, "Swell Session" by Swell Session, "Abra A Boca" by Nova Fronteira, "Berimbau De Osshana" by Easydelics, "A Volta" by Arsenal, "Alegre" by Truby Trio, "Pra Manha (PST mix)" by Da Lata, "Fedimes Flight" by Jazzanova, "Toda Tersafeira (Jazzanova rework)" by Soul Quality Quartet, and "Brasilikum" by Butt149. CD
(Sealed copy.)

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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
Also available India ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Alexandre Desplat & OthersFrench Dispatch ... LP
Abkco, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A completely charming soundtrack for an equally charming film – a set that mixes together the instrumental music created by Alexandre Desplat for the Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch, and a number of the full songs that were used as snippets during the movie! Desplat's compositions are great – able to shift in mode and tone for the different stories featured in the narrative, but all cohesive enough to support the whimsy and wit of Anderson's direction. And these cuts are balanced out by a number of French songs and other soundtrack themes from earlier generations – woven together in the best Wes Anderson way. These cuts include "Tu M'As Trop Menti" by Chantal Goya, "Inseguimento Al Taxi" by Mario Nascimbene, "I've Seen That Face Before Me" by Grace Jones, "Fiasco" by Gus Viseur, "J'En Deduis Que Je T'Aime" by Charles Aznavour, "L'Ultima Volta" by Ennio Morricone, "Adagio" by Georges Delerue, "Aline" by Jarvis Cocker, and "Fugue No 2" by The Swingle Singers. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ EdanBeauty & The Beat (picture disc) ... LP
Lewis, 2005. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic set of sample-heavy wizardry from Edan – and a record that's every bit as psychedelic as you might expect from the cover! There's plenty of great psych flourishes in the samples, grounded in some heavy breakbeats that keep things on tracks – while the rhythms mix touches of madness and genius, with tongue twists that pay homage and blast forward simultaneously. Guests include Mr Lif, Insight, and Percee-P – and titles include "Funky Voltron", "I See Colours", "Torture Chamber", "Promised Land", "Time Outt", "Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme", "Making Planets", "Murder Mystery", "Rock & Roll", and "Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Wendell Harrison TribeGet Up Off Your Knees (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tribe/Pure Pleasure (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic new music from Detroit reedman Wendell Harrison – working here with a renewed version of the Tribe Records scene, at a level that makes the album one of his best in many years! Wendell blows tenor and bass clarinet, and his group here is mostly younger, lesser-known players – but who soar with Harrison in a mix of spiritual jazz modes and a few more rhythmic currents – all with the kind of powerful, progressive vibe that made the Tribe Records material of Harrison and his contemporaries so important in the 70s! Other musicians include Vincent Chandler on trombone, Steve Woods on flute, Luis Resto on piano, Walter White on trumpet, and Jacob Schwantz on guitar – although players shift often from track to track – and frequent Harrison partner Pamela Wise also provides a bit of keyboards, and the set features both sung vocals on two tracks from Pathe Jassi, and a recitation from Mbiyu Chui on another. Titles include "Revoltuion", "Siera", "Wandering Thoughts", "Samoulen Khale Yi", "What's Up", and "Saga Of A Carrot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 180 gram pressing!)
Also available Get Up Off Your Knees ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Elba RamalhoFogo Na Mistura ... LP
Barclay (Brazil), 1985. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Titles include "Mexe Mexe Funga Funga", "No Caminho De Cuba", "Patria Amada", "Sambaiaozar", "Anjo Do Prazer", "De Volta Pro Aconchego", and "Desassossego". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the poster!)

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✨✧ Piero UmilianiLa Ragazza Fuori Strada (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Schema (Italy), 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest Italian soundtracks we've heard in a long time – a wonderful set of tunes that moves from slinky, to easy, to groovy, and beyond! The tunes start out bubbling very spare and slow – with floating piano, moog, and other nice bits – and as the record progresses, the sound gets heavier, with some nice funky elements thrown into the mix! The whole thing's a brilliant exercise in understatement – not only one of the best soundtracks by Umiliani from the 70s, but also a perfect example of why we dig Italian soundtracks so much! Titles include "Volto Di Donna", "La Rinuncia", "Il Tuo Volto", "Nostalgia", "Le Ore Che Contano", "Cantata Per Maryam" and more. Schema CD also includes 12 alternate takes – with 24 tracks in all! CD

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✨✧ VariousBrazil 70 – After Tropicalia – New Directions In Brazilian Music In The 70s ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at the post-Tropicalia years in Brazil – a time when cultural activity wasn't as politically explosive as before, but still continued to thrive at a highly creative level underground! The work of these years carries many inspirations from the Tropicalia years of freedoms – but it also often turns the focus towards the personal a bit more – drawing on individual roots and regional cultures for some of the elements in the music, and often pushing the sounds towards even more experimental levels! Some of the straighter modes of before have given way to more of a hippie aesthetic – but that approach is never nearly as self-indulgent as it is in the US, and more just an indication of how underground some of the musicians and ideals have gone by this point. As usual with Soul Jazz titles, the collection comes with great notes that really get at the music and the period – and the CD features 19 tracks that include "Amor" by Secos E Molhados, "Tinindo Trincando" by Novos Baianos, "Punhal De Prata" by Alceu Valenca, "Passara" by Jaime & Nair, "Sai Do Sereno" by Gilberto Gil, "Corista De Rock" by Rita Lee, "Sete Cahorros" by Nelson Angelos & Joyce, "Ingazeiras" by Ednardo E O Pessoal Do Ceara, "Contendas De Sincora" by Mar Revolto, "As Adventuras De Raul Seixas Na Cidade De Thor" by Raul Seixas, "Pontos De Luz" by Gal Costa, "Mane Joao" by Erasmo Carlos, and "America Tropical" by Novos Baianos. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousGarland Records – Pacific Northwest Pandora's Box ... CD
Garland/Beat Rocket, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A searing collection of work from the tiny Garland Record label – most of which was not issued at the time, but which together presents the label as a powerhouse of newly-minted hard rock from the Northwest scene! This package definitely blows away previous collections of work on the label – and has a very different vibe too, as you might guess from the Kiss-style makeup of the group who play on the cover! For some reason, only three of these cuts saw the light of day at the end of the 60s – which makes the whole thing a wonderfully rich discovery – full of the kind of raw, rare, hard rock treasures you usually find on more metal-centric labels. Titles include "Back Street Queen" and "Slave Driver" by Eclipse, "Stone Mountain" by The Other Side, "They'll Pass Me By" and "Day Dreams II" by Messick, "Don't Be A Fool" by Inner Circle, "Thor's Hammer" by Loyal Opposition, "Hey Joe" by Zero End, and "Don't Want To Be Alone" by High Voltage. CD
 
 
 



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