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Wah Wah WatsonElementary ... CD
Columbia/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A funky fusion classic from guitarist Wah Wah Watson – his only album as a leader, despite countless appearances as a sideman on 70s soul, jazz, and pop sessions! The album's got a really wonderful sort of west coast groove – one that takes bits of spacey fusion, bassy funk, and mellower soul – and wraps them up with a fresh and imaginative approach, not to mention plenty of wah wah work on guitar! Players on the set are a superstar array of the best talents in Watson's field – and include Bennie Maupin, Herbie Hancock, Dave Grusin, Joe Sample, and The Waters, who sing vocals on a few cuts. The set includes the killer instrumental "Bubbles", one of our favorite mellow grooves ever – plus the tracks "Goo Goo Wah Wah", "My Love For You Comes & Goes", "Good Friends", "Love Ain't Somethin", and "Sunset Boulevard". CD

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✨✧ Neil HeftiPardon My Doo Wah ... LP
Epic, 1960s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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OrlonsWah-Watusi ... LP
Cameo, 1963. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A soulful classic from The Orlons – a wonderful vocal group that mixed together the sweet harmonies of three female singers, and one bass-heavy male! The result is a hip take on both girl group soul and some of the male modes of the time – given the way that the lead singer varies on the different tracks on the set, as does the style of the tunes – moving effortlessly between late nite ballads and dancefloor groovers! The record features their smallish hit "The Wah-Watusi", an uptempo dance number – but the mellower tracks are even better, and include "He's Gone", "The Plea", "I'll Be True", and "I Met Him On A Sunday". Other titles include "Mashed Potato Time", "Gravy (For My Mashed Potates)", and "(Happy Birthday) Mr Twenty-One". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ 2 Live CrewDo Wah Diddy (rmx radio, x-rated ext rmx)/I Can't Go For That ... 12-inch
Skyywalker, 1987. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
A nice rump-shakin' bass single off the Move Somethin' album. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Agitation FreeLast ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1976. New Copy ... $29.99
The last album from the legendary early run of Agitation Free – and a set that definitely shows the group at the top of their game! The tracks are long, but never rambling – jamming, but never in a noodly way – and these guys really show why their contribution to German prog was so important at the time – able to handle some of the minimal progressions of their contemporaries, while finding a way to soar forward too – yet always with a sound that's completely fresh and free of cliche! Keyboards and guitar spiral out wonderfully together, and looped a bit in some really great ways – and titles include "Soundpool", "Laila II", and "Looping IV". LP, Vinyl record album

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Albergo Intergalattico SpazialeAlbergo Intergalattico Spaziale (with bonus 7 inch & poster) ... LP
Luglio/Wah Wah (Spain), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A really experimental set from the Italian scene of the 70s – an album that might easily fit in the great legacy of albums on the Cramps label, even though it was issued by the artist himself! The approach is very unique – as the record mostly features organ and keyboard lines from Giacomo Mino Di Martino – a musician with roots in prog, but who'd also discovered much more avant, creative territory over the years – partly in collaboration with his wife, actress Terra Di Benedetto, who provides some unusual vocalizations on the set! The whole thing is very different than anything we can think of – at times, almost like some of the better melodic moments of the UK industrial underground of the mid 80s, but also with some of the starker qualities that mark the Italian avant scene of the time the album was issued. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus 7 inch, 3 inserts and big format poster!)

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Alice Island BandSplendid Isolation ... LP
Warren/Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the more obscure outings from the British underground folk scene at the start of the 70s – a set that's way way different than contemporary work on the bigger labels, and which sounds as if it was conceived and recorded a fair bit away from the mainstream! The instrumentation is a mix of electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass, piano, and harmonium – with vocals by all three members of the trio, but in ways that are only partly harmonious – as some of the moments are more sung or spoken at cross-purposes – maybe with the energy of some of the madder parts of the Giles Giles & Fripp record, but more acoustic overall. Tunes were all penned by Roger Moore, who produced but doesn't play on the record – and titles include "Devil's Island", "Nickel Man", "Package Tour Mona Lisa", "Smoke", "Goodbye Cindy", and "The Man That I Am". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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AtilaIntencion ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
Sublime sounds from this legendary Spanish prog trio of the 70s – a record that's even more fully-formed than their excellent debut – and done with more sophisticated recording quality too! The album has a bit of vocals at some points – mostly wordless, but occasionally with lyrics – yet as before, the focus is on the blinding interplay between the musicians – guitarist Eduardo Niebla, drummer Joan Punyet, and keyboardist Benet Noguer – who plays organ, piano, melotron, and even a bit of moog! The group's also got a bassist this time around – which propels the songs even more strongly – on titles that include "Dia Perfecto", "Cucutila", and "Intencion" – plus a side-long reworking of "El Principo Del Fin" from the group's first album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Includes large booklet of notes.)

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Cultural NoiseAphorisms Insane ... LP
CBS/Wah Wah (Spain), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A heady electronic set from the start of the 80s – but one that's got a vibe that's much more like work from the decade before – save maybe for a slight shift in instrumentation! The album features two side-long tracks, both mighty nice – and with electronic instrumentation that really shifts around a lot, and which is a lot more progressive than some of the dreamier electronic sets of the time – almost as if these guys were lost in a closet in the back room of Brain Records for most of the 70s, then stumbled out at the end of the decade to find themselves in a room for of Roland, Arp, Micro Moogs, and EMI digital synths! Titles include "After The Selfdisintegration In Time" and "Pursuing The In Time Disintegration Reality". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Diane DenoirDiane Denoir ... LP
Discos De Planta/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The debut album from Uruguayan singer Diane Denoir – served up with heavy help from Eduardo Mateo of the legendary group El Kinto! Like Mateo's work, the music here is a bit beyond easy comparison – in a rock or pop structure, but with lots of deeper ideas too – a bit like the changes in the post-1968 underground in Paris, where more sophisticated styles of songwriting and arrangement really led the way past simpler pop of the previous decades. Mateo handles some of the arrangements – with Gustavo Beytelmann and Alberto Nunez Palacio too – and the music is full of beautiful elements that resonate strongly with the voice, in complex genre-stepping modes that bridge a space between late 60s A&M and Island Records. Titles include "El Adios", "Quisiera", "Las Flores Nuevas", "Y Hoy Te Vi", "Los Hijos De Don Manuel", "Esa Tristeza", "Jacinta", and "Mirate Los Ojos". LP, Vinyl record album

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FarmyardBack To Fronting ... LP
Polydor/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
The second and final album from New Zealand's Farmyard – a record that continues some of the jazzy spirit of their debut, but which also goes into territory that's a bit more rough and raw too! It's almost as if the group were getting their wind a bit more – and finding a way to make a statement that was bolder than before, but still had a quality to set them apart from the rest – plenty of flute and tenor from Andrew Stevens, but mixed with more electric guitar and bass – on a set of tunes that have hard rock appeal, but also plenty of sharp proggy changes! Titles include "Me The Dog Ma & Dear Ol Dad", "All In Your Mind", "Looking For A Place", "Feeling Pretty Good", "Fantasia/New Road", and "Too Much Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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FarmyardFarmyard ... LP
Polydor/Wah Wah (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An obscure jazzy group from the New Zealand scene of the early 70s – definitely a rock act at the core, but one who make wonderful use of flute and tenor from Andrew Stevens, who really helps give the record a special sound of its own! There's also some vibes, Indian percussion, and other unique instrumentation in the set – mixed with guitars that are as acoustic as they are electric, giving the whole thing a quality that's almost in the folk funk side of the universe – dreamy one minute, groovy the next, and the kind of record that's well worth seeking out as a unique rarity! Titles include "Da Woiks", "I Sit Alone", "Which Way Confusion", "Through My Window", "Learning Bout Living", and "Those Days Are Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – in a silkscreaned plastic shopping bag, just like the original!)

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KlammAfrica Roja ... LP
Klamm/Wah Wah (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A really unusual group from an early 80s Spanish group – one who were born into more progressive territory in the 70s, but who also discovered more new wave experimentation and post-punk along the way to making this unique album from 1983! If we're honest, we'll say that there's a lot of the Adrian Belew-era King Crimson sound going on here – with really well-shaped basslines and guitar parts that are a sonic as they are melodic – all served up in a mix of different styles that would also maybe be at home on an album by Phil Manzanera! By that last reference, we're saying there's some surprising funky currents in the mix – not funk per se, but that post-Talking Heads use of basslines and rhythms. Titles include "The Past Is Frozen", "Billy's Back", "Estados Alterados", "Fluide", "Tam Mulat", "Nuevo Orden", "La Caja Negra", and "Kabul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Includes a bonus 16 page booklet of notes!)

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Anthony MoorePieces From The Cloudland Ballroom ... LP
Polydor/Wah Wah (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
The first solo album from Anthony Moore – best known as one of the founding members of Slapp Happy, but here emerging as a hell of a contemporary composer – with an approach that ties together the avant and underground rock worlds of the early 70s – a bit like some of the Brian Eno-produced albums on the Obscure label! "Jam Jem Jim Jom Jum" is a long piece that takes up all of side one – and features five voices each repeating different passages, and shifting in space – essentially the words "Jam", "Jem", "Jim", "Jom", "Jum", and "Ba" – which are phrased differently, in different phases, and combined with some really cool keyboards. "Mu Na Huile Ni A Shaoileas Iad" is a keyboard piece – and has a vibe that's almost like a slow-moving Terry Riley piece, but with more "crystal" sounding keyboards. "ABCB Gol'Fish" is another keyboard number, with some snapping hi-hat alongside the pulse – all ringing out in a beautiful minimalist groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Anthony MooreSecrets Of The Blue Bag ... LP
Polydor/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Really lovely work from Anthony Moore – a contemporary composer in the early 70s, but one with strong ties to the art work world too! The set was done right before Moore's debut album with Slapp Happy – and features a string trio and a female voice – all spun out in these long, cyclical passages – at a level that's almost like a meeting of older string chamber modes and the energy of the Terry Riley generation! The album's sub-titled as "A Story For John Cage" – but has a vibe that's much more lovely and tuneful than any of his music – and which is almost a precursor to some of the work to come on the Obscure or Editions EG labels. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Part Time HeroesMeanwhile ... CD
Wah Wah 45s (UK), 2008. Used ... $4.99
The first full album from Part Time Heroes – a group who've done some remixes and singles over the past few years, but who really step forward strongly with this set! There's a depth here we never would have guessed from their clever cuts before – a fuller, richer sound that draws from jazzy roots, but also inflects them with some soundtrack-like influences too – putting things together in a careful blend of acoustic instrumentation and electric elements – often with a warm feel that's strongly soulful. Keyboards really shine on the set – there's a lot of Rhodes here – but there's also work on trumpet, flute, and tenor that stands out too – not used in straight jazz ways, but to inflect some organic colors on the tunes. Vocals are by Laura Vane, Jono McCleery, Liane Carroll, and Bridgette Amofah – but a few of the tracks are instrumental too. Titles include "Stop Fade Blur", "Realise", "Shadowlands", "Sun Will Shine", "Method", "What's The Noise/What It Could Be", "In My Soul", and "Angels Fly". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jean Jacques PerryMusique Electronique Du Cosmos ... LP
MusiCues/Wah Wah (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Fantastic spacey sounds by the young Jean-Jacques Perry – heard here before his more famous American recordings with Gershon Kingsley – in a mode that's maybe even more abstract and modern overall! The sounds are an unusual link between the musique concrete scene in France and some of the more commercial uses of electronics at the time – almost a bit like the blend that was coming from some of the hipper cats experimenting in The Netherlands, even though this album only received a limited release as a non-commercial sound library record. This reissue features a full side of bonus material – all unreleased material and demos – and titles include "Saturian Bird", "Music Of The Planets", "The Alien Planet", "Cybernuts", "Spatial Blues", "Barnyard In Orbit", "Caverns In Deep Sea", and "Aqua Density". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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StormStorm ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
These guys definitely come on like a storm – and the quartet are an obscure hard rock combo from the Spanish scene of the early 70s – superfused with a heck of a lot of great organ lines, and plenty of searing lead guitar! The group often handle all the vocals together, which can make for a glammish sense of compression – but the guitar lines are out front, nice and clear, and lay down some fantastic solos while driven by the organ, bass, and drums. Titles include "Fernandez De Cordoba", "I've Gotta Tell You Mama", "Woman Mine", "It's All Right", "Crazy Machine", and "Experiencia Sin Organo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with 8 page booklet!)

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Yan TreggerTo The Land Of No Return (with bonus track) ... LP
Magic Touch/Wah Wah (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Yan Tregger gave the world some funky sound library work in the 70s – but here, he's in much darker territory – definitely in the land of no return, which he explores with waves of really moody electronics! The tunes are still rhythmic – as with Yan's previous work – but also have all these dark corners, spooky echoes, and fuzzy electronics all around the edges – maybe in a way that's similar to the Jazz Funk Greats sound of Throbbing Gristle, but with no vocals at all – and more focused too. Titles include "Hooter", "Shelters", "Insects World", "Caught", "Starting Tone", "Departure", "Nature Death", and "Metal Kit". Reissue features the unreleased bonus track "Space Flower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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UnderdogsWasting Our Time ... LP
Pye/Wah Wah (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A heady second set from New Zealand's Underdogs – a record that has the group reduced to a trio, yet somehow finding even more power in their overall sound! There's a nicely thoughtful approach to the music – not some of the full-on hard rock of other power trios of the time, but instead a balance between roots and more freewheeling moments – the latter of which really take over on the album's closer, a monstrous 10 minute jam! The record echoes some of the blues/hard styles of the UK scene of the time, but also has a personality that's very much its own – maybe because the whole thing was cooked up in far away Auckland. Titles include "Tomorrow's Child", "Garden Of Eden", "Clover In The Air", "Is He Going To Die", "It's A Blessing", "Old Grey Dog", "Name The Day", and "Duchess Of Montrose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Great reissue – in a flipback cover, like the original.)

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✨✧ Wynder K FrogSunshine Super Frog (with bonus track) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A record with a Donovan reference in the title, but a much more mod set overall – thanks to searing Hammond work from organist Mick Weaver, who was maybe one of the hippest London cats on his instrument at the time! The tunes draw equally from the Hammond soul jazz of artists like Jimmy Smith or Jimmy McGriff, and from the soul instrumental style of the time – particularly the grooves of Stax and Atlantic Records – and the deft work on the keys of the organ show that you hardly need a singer to make these records groove. Titles include "I Feel So Bad", "Blues For A Frog", "Hold On I'm Coming", "Incense", "Feel It", "Dancin Pain", "Mercy", and "Somebody Help Me". Features four bonus tracks – "Turn On Your Lovelight", "Zooming", "I'm A Man", and "Henry's Panter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus track!)

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✨✧ Mantequilla (Salvador Font)Mantequilla Y Su Conjunto ... LP
Belter/Wah Wah (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from a Spanish tenor saxophonist who would have been huge – had he been blowing in France, Germany, or other European scenes that got much more global exposure in the 60s! Instead, Salvador "Mantequilla" Fort is something of an overlooked treasure – a reedman who can blow with the soulful strengths of other European giants of the time – like Tubby Hayes or Barney Wilen, with an especially strong sense of space that really reminds us of the latter! The groups here are all great – small combos that give Mantequilla an almost Blue Note-like setting – with Ricardo Miralles or Pedro Ferre on piano, Enrique Ponsa or Rafael Lizandro on bass, and some especially nice trumpet from Manolo Mercedes, who seems very well matched with Font. The album features tracks from three rare 7" EP releases – and titles include "Whisky Jazz", "Full De Ases", "Balada", "Azul Trompeta", "Blue Note", "Vat 69", and "Blues 3/4". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Ricard Roda, Ricard Miralles, Enric Ponsa, & Joan Josep TuduriNits De Jazz Al Jamboree (with bonus track) ... LP
Edigsa/Wah Wah (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A rare set of Spanish jazz from the 60s – quite a treasure, considering how little jazz we've heard from Spain at the time! The group's tremendous – soulful and modern, at a level that matches some of our favorite Italian combos of the same period – with this strong lead work from Ricard Roda on alto sax and flute, and these beautiful lines on piano from Ricard Miralles – both players we don't know at all, but who really shine in the live setting of the album! The group also features bold bass from Enric Ponsa and drums from Joan-Josep Tuduri – and the group clearly have a love of the modal tendencies that hit American jazz at the end of the 50s, particularly in the work of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Titles include Miralles own "Asteriscs" – worth the price of the album alone – plus "Kelly Blue", "Theme For Ernie", "Stella By Starlight", and "On Green Dolphin Street". Album also features the bonus track "Solar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Sexedelic (Manfred Huebler & Sigi Schwab)Sexedelic ... LP
Metronome/Wah Wah (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic record that more than lives up to the promise of its title and cover – and a set that's gone onto legendary fame as part of the music used by director Jess Franco for his Vampyros Lesbos films! The music here comes from the German jazz scene of the early 70s – a sound library set that features the talents of guitarist Sigi Schwab, who you'll know from some very groovy records on MPS – and a host of other great projects at the time! Schwab put the music together with keyboardist Manfred Huebler, in a style that's got the same blend of funk, jazz, and psych as some of the MPS jazz albums by artists like Dave Pike or Wolfang Dauner – but which comes across here with maybe even a bit more sense of freedom, as the whole thing works to convey the vibe of some sort of drug-fueled orgy on record! Think of this as a psychedelic take on porno sounds, and you'll only get part of the picture – because the jazz chops are wonderful, as is the sense of arrangement and production. Titles include "People's Playground", in five variations – plus "Kamasutra", "Konkubination", "Shindai Lovers", "The 6 Wisdoms Of Aspasia", "We Don't Care", and "Necronomania". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited editoin of 1000! Includes booklet of notes – and bonus film poster too!)

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✨✧ Bernard XolotlMusic By Xolotl (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Music as cosmic as the image on the cover – a rare set of electronics from Bernard Xolotl, originally only issued on cassette in a very limited run! The music here is a perfect blend of hypnotic minimalism and electronic mysticism – pre-new age, with none of the goofier trappings of that time – and in a space between the long-form keyboard work of Terry Riley, and some of the more space-oriented electronics coming from the post-prog scenes in Germany and France! The tracks flow beautifully, with a very organic pulse – almost as if Xolotl is tapping into the energy of the universe, and finding a way to communicate it in music. Titles include "Venusian Aurora", "Arpeggios", "Gliding Through The Cosmophonic Dome", "Uranian Sundance", and "Love On The Run". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7" single – with the songs "Morning Glory" and "Nightinglides" – and a booklet of notes too.)

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✨✧ Gunter SchickertSamtvogel ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the most experimental records we've heard from the prog era – and that's saying a lot, given the contemporary vibe of the time! Gunter Schickert here creates a marvelous blend of guitar sounds and space – even more stretched out and sonically-directed than any of the work on the Brain label at the time – in ways that almost preface Glenn Branca, and a host of other early 80s New York experiments we can think of! At times, Schickert's almost a one man Sonic Youth (from the early days) – although with perhaps a bit less full-on blast, as a solo artist – but at other points, the guitars are even more abstracted, and stretched out in these minimalist modes that are highly rhythmic, and extremely hypnotic! Titles include "Wald", "Apricot Brandy", and "Kriegsmaschinen Fahrt Zur Holle". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TwinkleGolden Lights ... LP
Decca/Wah Wah (Spain), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Groovy Brit girl pop from Twinkle – a singer who only shone briefly for a stretch in the 60s, but who made some really great music in the process! Twinkle's got a style that's maybe a bit more dreamy than some of her UK contemporaries – less the brash, proud pop of Cilla Black or Petula Clark than the blue-tinged styles of some of the American girl singers of the time – especially some of those who were best at weepy ballads and songs of loss. Yet Twinkle's also much more of an enigma – as she wrote most of the material herself, and sort of sprung on the scene out of nowhere – with enough personal presence that she's not just another girl singer run through a few changes in the studio. Titles include her big hits "Golden Lights" and "Terry" – plus "Ain't Nobody Home But Me", "Tommy", "The End Of The World", "What Am I Doing Here With You", and Serge Gainsbourg tune "A Lonely Singing Doll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)
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✨✧ Kalyanji AnandjiMuqaddar Ka Sikandar ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A great little Bollywood soundtrack by one of key composers of the genre – and one that's still got all the right sort of elements you might expect! There's some really great upbeat tracks – nice groovers that even get a bit funky at times – and which have a few cool instrumental flourishes that really make the album a gem! The best of these is probably the 7 minute "Pyar Zindagi Hai", which has great wah-wah guitar – and some vocals by Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle – but there's nice guitar at other moments too, and other tracks include "O Saathi Re", "Zindagi To Bewafa Hai", "Dil To Hai Dil", and "Rote Hue Aate Hain Sab". CD

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Big Horns BeeWhy Can't We Be Friends ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2004. Used ... $24.99
A smoking set of funky horns from Japan – played by a group who are clearly drawing influences from The JBs, The Memphis Horns, and a host of smaller combos from the swinging 60s! The sound here is very much in keeping with the "big horns" title – but not in any sort of hokey way at all, as the combo's got a lean and hard-grooving sound that's more than enough to take all of its influences and filter them together with a rich new sound! There's plenty of wah-wah guitar and heavy organ next to the horns – and the album features great remakes of "Why Can't We Be Friends" and "Mission Impossible" – plus the tunes "Nutville", "Vamp Intro", "Peace Of Love", and "Rum & Peace". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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BlowflyButterfly ... CD
Weird World/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
The raunchy one is at it again – serving up funky, filthy, and funny parodies of 70s soul and pop songs with more than enough bad language to make even the most street hip hopper turn red! The band is nice and tight on most of the tracks, grooving hard with a funky wah-wah sound underneath Blow's freaky comedy bits – and providing the funk that really makes the album work, because we'd hate to imagine it without the music! Titles include "Suck Train", "Rap Dirty", "Juice It Up", "Niggaz Ain't Sh*t", "Neither One Of Us", and "Easter Bunny". CD
(Part of the Miami Sound – Original Soul/Funk/Disco Collection series!)

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Charles BrownBlues 'N' Brown ... CD
Jewel/Paula, Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
By this point in his career, Charles has come a long way from his "Drifting Blues" hit of earlier years – but he's still one heck of a singer, and in a modern soul/blues format like this, it's interesting to hear him sound like singers like Mose Allison, on whom he had an undeniable effect. The group's a small combo with some wah wah and fuzzy guitar, and Charles is probably the one playing piano. Titles include "Jilted", "Black Night", "Trouble Blues", "For You", and "Moonlight & Shadows". CD

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Donald Byrd & 125th StreetLove Has Come Around – The Elektra Anthology 1978 to 1982 ... CD
Elektra/Big Break (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A great chapter in the career of trumpeter Donald Byrd – his post-Blue Note work with the group 125th Street NYC – which is kind of a second chapter to the jazzy fusion style he developed at the start of the 70s! This time around, there's an equal emphasis on soul and jazz – often with some strong vocals in the lead, but also plenty of room for Donald to stretch out and serve up the kind of perfect solos he worked out with the Mizell Brothers in the years before – modes that are continued here with some great guest help from singers and musicians who include Syreeta, Isaac Hayes, Jim Gilstrap, Wah Wah Watson, and Greg Phillinganes! If you like Donald Byrd albums like Places & Spaces or Stepping Into Tomorrow, you'll find that the sound here is a continuation of that mode – taken into the leaner funk territory that would come to play in the 80s. 2CD set features almost all the best tracks from those years, including some single mixes too – and titles include "Thank You For Funking Up My Life (12" disco version)", "Marilyn", "Butterfly", "Gold The Moon White The Sun", "Sexy Dancer", "Love Has Come Around", "Loving You", "Love For Sale", "Star Trippin", "I Love You", "Midnight", "Your Love Is My Ecstasy", "Have You Heard The News", "People Suppose To Be Free", "Morning", "I'm Coming Home", "Sunning In Your Love Shine", "Everyday", "Falling", "So Much In Love", and "Forbidden Love". CD

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Chosen FewTrojan Albums Collection (Hit After Hit/Everybody Plays The Fool/Chosen Few In Miami/bonus tracks) ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A trio of albums from this fantastic group – plus bonus tracks too! First up is Hit After Hit – a tremendous album that has The Chosen Few stepping out to match some of the best American harmony soul groups of the early 70s – vocals you might hear from The Moments or Delfonics, but tuned towards rhythms that are much more Kingston than New Jersey or Philly! Yet there's also a few funky moments too – a rare element that really shows how the group could change things up from some of their Jamaican contemporaries, on titles that include a version of the "Shaft" theme, plus "You're A Big Girl Now", "Everybody Plays The Fool", "Melting Pot", "Ebony Eyes", "Do Your Thing", "People Make The World Go Round", and "I'm Sorry". Everybody Plays The Fool is a record that's as much an early 70s reggae set as it is a strong bit of east coast soul – Kingston rhythms mixed with fantastic harmonies that maybe echo more of the East Coast group soul modes than some of the earlier Jamaican groups of the 60s! The choice of material also echoes that quality too – as The Chosen Few take on older soul classics, remade for a reggae market – mixed with a few original tracks of their own. Titles include "My Thing", "Reggae Stuff", "I Second That Emotion", "Make Way For The Young Folks", "La La At The End", and "Tears Of A Clown". Chosen Few In Miami is legendary soul from The Chosen Few – a group who were as much a 70s soul outfit as they were a reggae group! This album's the group's greatest – recorded in Miami with classic TK funky production from King Sporty, who also seems to be backing them up on most of the set. There's certainly a reggae feel to the album at times, but the group's harmonies are much more in an American soul vein – and Sporty's super-dope backings use plenty of wah-wah guitar, electric keys, and that burning, bubbling Miami soul groove that made so many of the TK albums from the time so great! Titles include the stone funky classic "Funky Buttercup", plus "Wandering", "Candy I'm So Doggone Mixed Up", "Why Can't We Live", "Drift Away", "I Am A Man", and "Hit Me With Music". 2CD set also features 11 more bonus tracks – including related work by Lloyd Charmers Selection! CD

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Larry CoryellOffering ... LP
Vanguard, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A fantastic record from guitarist Larry Coryell – one that maybe has him shedding some of the more rockish tendencies of his roots, while finding the way forward in a searing, searching style of funky jazz! There's almost a Flying Dutchman sort of righteousness to the record – as Larry mixes the ever-increasing sharpness of his guitar with great soprano sax from Steve Marcus – who himself may well be topping performances on albums under his own name. Bottom energy is driven strongly by Mervin Bronson on bass and Harry Wilkinson on drums – and the group also features lots of great keyboards from Mike Mandel – playing "electric piano with fuzz wah"! Titles include "Foreplay", "Ruminations", "Scotland 1", "Beggars' Chant", and "Offering". LP, Vinyl record album

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CountsToo Bad/Funk ... 7-inch
Aware, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
2 nice ones from The Counts' earliest years on Aware! "Too Bad" is a vocal number that rolls and vamps with some weird jazzy changes – almost Latiny at times, as horns inflect a strange edge around the raspy vocals in the lead – and conga rolls along to push the bottom. "Funk" is heavier and funkier – with electric keys that vamp over a nice little wah-wah groove – and a sound that's much more in the pocket than some of the group's Aware work on LP! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxOne For The Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Ze/Light In The Attic, 1985. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The amazing Lizzy Mercier Descloux adds one more global feather to her cap with this sweet little album – a set recorded in Rio, with help from a host of Brazilian musicians – and some special guest work from legendary trumpeter Chet Baker too! The record warms up the sound a bit from some of Lizzy's earlier records – still quite creative in both the songwriting and overall approach, but almost given a warmer spin alongside instrumentation that includes accordion from Sivuca, cavaquinho from Alceu Maia, acoustic guitar from Neco, and percussion from Djalma Correa! Other instrumentation still includes some of the keyboards and rhythm lines you'd know from Lizzy's other Ze Record releases – and titles include "Simply Beautiful", "Fog Horn Blues", "My Funny Valentine", "One For The Soul", "A World Is A Wah", and "Scala Saga Samba". CD features the bonus tracks "Bravado" and "Let's Get It On". CD

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✨✧ Down To The BoneCrazy Vibes & Things (advance promo version) ... CD
GRP, 2002. Used ... $1.99
One of the most solidly-grounded releases we've heard from Down To The Bone in years – a tight blend of funky jazz-based grooves, with more real instrumentation than ever before! The record's got plenty of great piano work – riffing heavily over bass and guitar-driven grooves – wah wah pedal in full effect! There's a nice amount of spaciousness to the tracks, and the rhythms are well-placed, and handled with lots of confidence – giving the record a solidly soulful sound that goes past the easy trickery of previous efforts. Hil St Soul guests on vocals on the track "My One & All" – and other titles include "Electra Glide", "On A Roll", "I Softly Surrender", "Music Is My Drug", "Crazy Vibes & Things", and "Glow". We like this one a lot better than we thought we would! CD
(NOTE: this is an advance promo copy and does not include any front artwork – just the CD, packaged with tray card in a standard jewel case.)

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✨✧ George DukeDukey Treats ... CD
Heads Up, 2008. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Dukey Treats are funky treats from the legendary George Duke – kind of a late return to funky sounds from the legendary keys & jazzy soul synth guru – with plenty of clean and lean grooves, too! George is on Rhodes, clavinet, synths and some spare vocal furnishings on this set – clearly setting out to have a laidback, funky good time, without betraying is reputation as an architect of fusiony soul jazz. The players are really great and they do a terrific job on both the intergalactic funk throwbacks and the smoothed out numbers – with percussion by Sheila E, Jef Lee Johnson on tightly funky bass, a sweet trio of female vocalists and a killer horn section – with guest appearances by Wah Wah Watson and others. There's a lot of playful interaction by the group in the mix, and if the record isn't milestone from Duke, it's an endearingly joyful one! Titles include loose, funky opener "Everyday Hero", the smooth soul jam "I Tried To Tell You", "A Fonk Tail", "Dukey Treats", "Listen Baby", "Mercy", "Right On Time", "Sudan", "Are You Ready", "Images Of Us" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Electric PrunesComplete Reprise Singles ... CD
Reprise/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A comprehensive anthology of The Electric Prunes singles for Reprise – including work produced by David Axelrod, all in their original mono mixes – and a long overdue collection! We've been spinning and loving the Electric Prunes albums for so long, we're actually quite guilty of overlooking just how succinctly and sharply brilliant they are as a singles band! That alone makes this strong set on Real Gone worthwhile, but the tight, punchy mono mixes seal the deal! All of the great singles are here – from their early garage-psych gems to the trippier, though still tightly-grooving tunes towards the end of the decade – plus a groovy radio spot for the Vox Wah Wah Pedal! Includes "Ain't It Hard", "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)", "Luvin'", "Dr. Do-Good", "The Great Banana Hoax", "Credos", "Shadow", "Violent Rose", "Sell", "Love Grows", "The Adoration", "Help Us (Father, Our King)", "Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers", "Sanctus", ""Flowing Smoothly" and more. 24 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ EsquivelInfinity In Sound Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
RCA/Bar None, 1960/1961. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A bachelor pad double-header – two infinite classics from Esquivel, back to back on a single CD! Volume 1 is one of the maestro's greatest! From the instruments spiralling off to infinity on the cover, to the tracks played in the unique crazy Esquivel "wah wah" style, the album stands as one of the finest examples of (and obstacle courses for) modern high fidelity – a really dynamic set of instrumental tunes that perfectly display the powers of the legendary Juan Garcia Esquivel! Instrumentation is quite full – lots of horns that blast one minute, disappear the next – with lots of odd guitar bits, percussive elements, and other cool twists and turns to keep things plenty darn interesting – even when the tunes themselves are familiar ones. Tracks include "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Music Makers", "Frenesi", "So Rare", "Take The A Train", "Harlem Nocturne", "Autumn Leaves", and "Macarena". As the cover warns, this one is for "Hi-Fanatics"! Volume 2 is an incredible record of over the top arrangements – all produced with the kind of all-around sound that made Esquivel's best records so great! Juan Garcia's really got his trademark sound in place by the time of this set – and the album's got plenty of "wah wah" and "doo doo" vocals, mixed with swinging strings and soaring piano – in a sound that's perfectly summed up by the cover's "trombones into infinity" look. Titles include "Baia", "La Bamba", "Sentimental Journey", "Espana Cani", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie FisherEddie Fisher & The Next One Hundred Years ... LP
Cadet, 1970. Very Good ... $19.99
Madly tripped out guitar funk – and a real turning point in the career of guitarist Eddie Fisher! Eddie began his career as a straighter guitarist on the St Louis scene – and although his first album for Cadet was a relatively traditional soul-jazz outing, this one's a wild batch of tripped-out guitar licks! The band's a fuzzy psychedelic one – not in a rock-styled way, but more in an early George Clinton kind of mode, with plenty of rumbling bass at the bottom, warm electric piano lines, nicely placed drum beats, and Eddie's fuzzbox guitar snaking and wah wah-ing over the top! Eddie arranged and produced, and the record's a perfect batch of kicked-back stoner funk numbers that go on and on and on and on! Titles include "Land Of Our Father", "Beautiful Things", "East St Louis Blues", "Another Episode", "Either Or", and "Jeremiah Pucket". LP, Vinyl record album

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Four TopsNature Planned It ... CD
Motown/Elemental (France), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Why did Motown ever let the Four Tops get away? This album was their last for the label – and it's an excellent one, filled with soul, sweetness, and some of the best arrangements the group had in their later years! The soul component is super-high – with tight group instrumentation that reminds us of the best Philly backing combos of the same time, but leaner too – as Dennis Coffey and Wah Wah Ragin are on guitars, Jack Ashford handles percussion, and Leonard Caston adds some nice funky keyboards. The real talent, though, is the group – and Levi Stubbs is in fine fine form on cuts like "She's An Understanding Woman", "I Am Your Man", "If You Let Me", "Nature Planned It", "Walk With Me, Talk With Me Darling", and "Happy (Is A Bumpy Road)". Even includes a great version of Todd Rundgren's wonderful track "We Gotta Get You A Woman"! CD
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Johnny FrigoSpill The Wine/Scorpio ... 7-inch
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 8.98
Two fantastic funky grooves from Chicago guitarist Johnny Frigo – both done for the series of jazz dance recordings by choreographer Gus Giordano! "Spill The Wine" is the classic tune from War and Eric Burdon – but done here with a really sweet Fender Rhodes line in the lead – all nicely glowing and setting up the groove over sweet-stepping percussion, before a cool flute line comes in for a solo! "Scorpio" is the Dennis Coffey classic – done here with some equally nice drum breaks and wah wah guitar, plus some sweet organ as well! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Stu Gardner & The Sanctified SoundStu Gardner & The Sanctified Sound ... LP
Volt, 1974. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Funky keyboard player Stu Gardner cut a few indie albums in LA during the late 60s, and most of those have gone onto be sought-after funky instrumental classics. This mid 70s album for Stax has a bit more of a soul sound to it, with fuller arrangements, and vocals on most of the tracks – but it's still got Stu's crazy approach to arrangements. The groove is sort of messed up LA funk meets raw Memphis R&B, but there's some short breaks on "Devil In A Ma" that we know we've heard in someone's break mix, and many of the tracks start out with a nice clean intros ripe for sampling. Includes the nice instrumental version of "Mathilda" with a snapping wah wah groove, plus the cuts "Funky Neighborhood", "Leave Him Alone", and "Sanctified Sound". LP, Vinyl record album

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General CrookFever In The Funkhouse (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Wand, 1974. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Nice electric funk single from the 70's, and one that's got a very different sound than the General's raw late 60's work from Chicago! This one's got some nice wah wah keyboards, and a good choppy groove that's got this cool popping instrumental sound on the flip! Very nice – and one of his best of the 70s! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Johnny Griffith IncGrand Central Shuttle/My Love (RCA) ... 7-inch
RCA, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Funky work from this excellent Detroit keyboardist! "Grand Central" is a humming instrumental – one that begins with raw guitar licks and hi-hats, plucking out the groove before more guitar scratches on in, and Johnny comes over the top on some hard piano lines. Wah wah gets into the mix – and there's a funky breakdown that's right off a Lalo Schifrin 70s soundtrack. Very nice! The flip's a ballad – in case you were wondering – and pretty sleepy at that. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Donny HathawayValdez In The Country/You Were Meant For Me ... 7-inch
Atco, 1978. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Fantastic! "Valdez in the Country" one of the greatest instrumentals of the 70's – if not all time – and it still sounds great today. Wicked wah wah guitar, a monster hook, and some sweeeeeeeet Fender Rhodes work that still sends us over the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ernie Hawks & The Soul InvestigatorsScorpio Man (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
Ernie Hawks looks right out of the 70s on the cover – with his long hair, fringe jacket, and fiercely-held flute – which he mixes here with some great grooves from the Soul Investigators, in a vibe that's maybe even better than classic! The album's all instrumental, and has this fantastic sound that's way different than the usual contemporary funk set – nicely trippy at times, with echo and other effects applied to the instrumentation – and a strong ear for the overall sound, not just the power of each member of the group! Hawks is often out front, soloing with a funky flute sound – but he also handles vibes, pianoman, and trombone – in a very cool lineup that also has Martti Vesala on wah-wah trumpet, and Jimi Tenor on saxophone. All tunes are original, and they're really fantastic – each the kind that if you found on a rare soundtrack or lost jazz album, you'd be willing to pay plenty to own. Titles include "Still Trippin", "Bag Full Of Miracles", "Cold Turkey Time", "Scorpio Walk", "Windy City Blues", "Journey To The Bottom", and "Street Of Tears". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gerhard HeinzMelodies In Love – The Erotic World Of Gerhard Heinz ... CD
Diggler (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
Funky love – our favorite kind! You may not know the name of Gerhard Heinz, but he's a heck of a talent for writing a funky soundtrack – as you'll hear in this great collection of work he did for German erotic films of the late 60s and 1970s. Gerhard's music is a wonderful blend of the slinky, the sexy, and the funky – with lots of smooth soundtrack-styled grooves that effortlessly combine strings, electric rhythms, sweet keyboards, wah wah guitars, and some occasional kitschy vocals! The compilation features a great overview of Heniz's lost grooves – and was lovingly put together by the folks at Diggler, in a style that's like some of the best Crippled Dick releases of a similar nature – stuffed with great images from the films, and full notes on the weird sub-stream of cinema from which the tunes emerge! Titles include "I Need It", "Melody In Love", "Bankok Bossa", "Svenska Disco Machine", "All You Ever Need Is Beat", "Isle Of Love", "All Said & Done", and "Go Get A Kick". CD
(Out of print. Please note inner pages of booklet have minor peeling, but this is in the lower corner and close to the gutter.)

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✨✧ HeptonesBook Of Rules ... LP
Jaywax/Get On Down, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 20.98
A soulful classic from The Heptones – easily one of the greatest trios to emerge from the Jamaican scene in the late 60s – and one of the few who were really able to evolve their style as the years went on! The style here is to earlier Heptones material as the early 70s Impressions records on Curtom were to their 60s albums on ABC – more righteous in content, and hipper in overall expression – with this beautiful interplay between the vocals of Leroy Sibbles, Barry Llewelly, and Earl Morgan – all captured with this warm glow in the Harry J Studio! Players on the date include Cedric Im Brooks on tenor and Leslie Butler on organ – and titles include "Suffering So", "Peace & Harmony", "Book Of Rules", "Black On Black", "Do Good To Everyone", "Wah Go Home", and "Over & Over". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Woody HermanGiant Steps ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Genius 70s work from Woody Herman – funky big band with electric touches, served up on a range of wonderful tunes! Woody's still at the helm of the group on saxes and clarinet – but as with other Fantasy and Cadet albums, the real thanks here goes to arrangers – who include Bill Stapleton, Alan Broadbent, Tony Klatka, and Richard Evans – who's making a brief post-Cadet appearance here to serve up a fierce version of his classic "First Thing I Do" – a jazzy reworking of the Joyce Williams tune, done here with a nice break, wah-wah guitar, and a real badass soundtrack style! Rhythm players include Joe Beck and Ray Barretto – and the whole album's great throughout. Titles include "Think On Me", "A Child Is Born", "Freedom Jazz Dance", "First Thing I Do", "Giant Steps", and a great take on Chick Corea's "La Fiesta", complete with electric piano! LP, Vinyl record album

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Keith JarrettBirth ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A generous 1971 effort from Keith Jarrett – backed up by his incredible, multi-instrumentalist co-horts Dewey Redman (tenor sax, clarinet, bells, percussion and more), Charlie Haden (bass, congas, clappers, steel drum) and Paul Motion (drums and percussion). The pieces cover a pretty far range of styles – from the meandering and mellow Jarrett piano that begins "Birth", to the wonderful, heaving funky bass work on "Mortgage On My Soul (Wah Wah)" – which also includes some squalling soprano sax by Jarrett, who gives the piano a rest for this wild tune! Later on the album, he picks up a banjo, too! Other tracks include "Spirit", "Forget Your Memories (And They'll Remind You)", "Markings" and "Remorse". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chris JossMusic From Man With A Suitcase ... CD
Pulp Flavor (France), 1999. Used ... $12.99
Ostensibly, this is music from a fab British TV show of the 60s – but we think it's actually newer material, souped up with fake notes to make it look old. (Especially since the Brit show was called Man In A Suitcase.) Who cares though? – As the set's actually a great batch of groovy tunes, with a feeling that's very much in keeping with the best 70s cop show themes. The whole album's instrumental – and the overall feel is very similar to Lalo Schifrin or Henry Mancini's funkiest work for films during the 70s. Occasionally, you might hear an instrumental flourish that will identify the music as new – but mostly, the sound is heavy bass, hard drums, electric keyboards, and lots of wah wah guitar. Titles include "The Suitcase", "Geo's Party", "Frisky Frisco", "The Fly", and "At The Disco". CD
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Jr & His SoulettesPsychodelic Sounds ... CD
Moore (Spain), Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Raw organ funk & wah wah soul from siblings Jr & His Soulettes – led by guitarist/vocalist/big brother Harold Moore, Jr. backed by his younger sisters – all of whom range from 6 to 10-years-old! The groove is steeped in the rawest funky organ soul sound, with vocal and instrumentals, and a couple of seedy song titles, when you consider the youth of the performers – but the actual sound of those is far from offensive, and actually pretty sweet. A world away from the ultra professional slickness of the Jackson 5! Titles include "Thing, Do The Creep", "Momma, Love Tequilla", "Pimp", "Waw-Waw Rock", "Love From Above", "Flip Will", "Do Your Funky Thing", "Slow", "Kat-Walk", "Rock 'N Roll Santa", "Pop Junior Pop" and more. CD
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Joe KemfaJungle Juice ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99
We're not sure what's in this jungle juice, but it's clearly having a great effect on Joe Kemfa – allowing him to move and groove in a really great way – as he leads his group through a sweet later take on the sound of Lagos funk! The album's got a great blend of rhythms and some spacier keyboards – open, electric modes that often run in a direction that's not necessarily dictated by the groove – these spacey washes of sound that are layered in by Tessy Allan – who handles moog, organ, and even a bit of string ensemble keys! Joe himself plays some mighty tight guitar in the rhythms – with a wah-wah vibe that kicks in nicely on the best numbers – and his vocals range from rougher funky soul, to some smoother modes, depending on the tunes. Titles include "Jungle Magic Music", "Jungle Juice", "African Fever", "On My Way", and "I Got To Make It". CD

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King RoosterSnitchin, Stichin, & Bitchin/Loose Lips ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
There's some great super-fast guitar wah-wahing away at the start of "Snitchin" – kind of like The Meters on speed, followed by these organ blasts that encourage the energy of the groove as the keyboard soars in some sweet solo moments! "Loose Lips" is slower, and has a classic-styled drum break at the start – before moving into a bassline that steps all up and down the groove – and lots more of that mighty nice organ! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lite StormWarning ... LP
Out-Sider (Spain), Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
The cover looks a bit serene, but the group is nicely weird and wild – able to play their guitars with a really full-on feel that makes us feel as if the 6 string and 12 string are both romping around with lots of wah-wah to keep things moving! The group dedicate the album to "our beloved divine "Mother" – but the sound here is more searing than spiritual, although we can definitely say that some of the guitar interplay has a quality that's hypnotic enough to maybe make you see the heavens! Titles include "Lady Lady", "Lema La Ya", "Stop Running Scared", "Nomad", "Then He Cried", "People Let It Go Now", "Continuation", and "Hanana". LP, Vinyl record album
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Tito Lopez ComboStill Smokin' ... CD
Tito's Record (UK), 2004. Used ... $6.99
The best album to date from funky drummer Tito Lopez – aka Harbans Srih, one of the best players on the UK deep funk scene! The album's got a laidback, tripped-out, slow funk style that's really great – very much in a blacksploitation soundtrack mode, with heavy Harbans drums on the bottom, lots of wah wah and keys in the middle, and some soaring horn passages over the top! The sound of this one is really right too – produced with just the right amount of dirt in the mix, so that the tunes snake around with a solid rootsy funky feel. Titles include "Smokey Bacon", "Ronaldo", "Get Zigged", "Ruud Boy", "High Plains", "Green Chilli", "Right On Brother", and "India's Groove". CD
(Out of print. Back cover of the booklet appears to be signed by the artist and inscribed to the previous owner.)

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Manfred MannGreatest ... LP
Music For Pleasure (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Lots of early classics – "Pretty Flamingo", "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", "Oh No, Not My Baby", "Sha La La", "54321", and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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Franco MicalizziSuperuomini Superdonne Superbotte ... CD
Carosello/Fin De Siecle (Sweden), 1974. Used ... $16.99
The first-ever issue of a wickedly groovy soundtrack for a weird 70s Italian film – one that's also known under the title of Super Stooges Vs The Wonder Women! Franco Micalizzi always does a pretty darn great job, but he's really outdone himself here – blending together bits of electric guitar, floating flute, and more dynamic orchestrations that often sound a lot more like cop show themes than you'd guess for a film set back in ancient Greece! There's a fair bit of funky numbers here – tunes that use weird wah wah passages, or have the flute get all nice and snakey – and these are set up next to mellower tunes that still maintain a gentle sort of groove – one that's never overdone, and which is offset by a few more serious moments. The CD features a whopping 30 tracks in all – and features some great remastering from the original tapes! CD
(Out of print.)

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Roscoe MitchellLittlefield Concert Hall Mills College – March 19/20, 2018 ... CD
Wide Hive, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
Beautiful large form work from Roscoe Mitchell – the famous saxophonist working here as a composer/conductor, but on music that's based on earlier improvisations created by his trio! The large ensemble has a really compelling blend of instruments – flutes, oboes, French horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, cello, violins, and live electronics – mixed occasionally with baritone voice, and used with all those sonic sensitivities that have always made Mitchell's music far more than jazz, and even far more than improvised jazz. Part of the scoring here comes from improvisations that Mitchell created in a trio with pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Kikanju Baku, but the performers themselves are also given plenty of space to improvise amidst the orchestra – on titles that include "Rub", "Nonainainah", "Wah Wah", and "Frenzy House". CD

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OrlonsBest Of The Orlons ... LP
Cameo/London (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Three girls and a guy – and one of the greatest 60s soul groups to ever come out of Philly! Although they started out mostly in a girl group mode, The Orlons soon expanded their sound into a harder range of soul-based work – really picking up steam on the Philly scene, and pushing their once sweet style into a deeper groove that went onto have a big influence on lots of other local soul groups for years to come. Rosetta Hightower's lead vocals are especially great on these tunes, and she's got a rougher, rumbling sort of quality that almost pushes some tracks into Exciters territory. Titles include "Wah Watusi", "South Street", "Crossfire", "Not Me", "The Conservative", "Don't Hang Up", "Shimmy Shimmy", "Rules Of Love", and "Envy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene PageBlacula ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Deadlier than Dracula – and a lot funkier too! This is the original soundtrack for the classic blacksploitation horror flick starring the baaadest Drac ever to grace the screen of all those shabby downtown theaters that were still around in the 70s – a wicked batch of wah-wah tunes penned by Gene Page, and featuring a great bit of keyboards as well! The set's got a few vocal numbers, sung by 21st Century Ltd and The Hues Corporation, but it's the instrumentals that really steal the show here – and there's plenty of great ones here that rank with the best blacksploitation work of the decade – hard and funky groovers that have kept this one grooving in the crates for many many years. Titles include "Blacula Strikes", "The Stalkwalk", "Movin", "Run Tina Run", "Firebombs", and "Good To The Last Drop". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sir Joe Quarterman & Free SoulSir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
GSF/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
An undisputed funk classic – even back in the days before anyone ever said the phrase "funk classic"! This album must have been deleted the day it came out – because even though it's attained legendary proportions with groovers worldwide, it's always been hard to find – even back in the 70s! But unlike so many other "rare-but-not great" funk albums, this one's a killer – with a hard funky wah wah sound that we'd rank up there with James Brown's best work on Polydor from the early 70s, and which should have made Joe a millionaire, not a lost legend of soul music. The band is sharp as a knife – with hard drums, tight bass, and some simply amazing guitar riffing. But the best part is Joe – as his vocals are hard and emotional, with just the right touches of righteousness to carry off the album's political messages, but not too much as to spoil the party that the band's having in the background! Every single track is a winner, and if we were ever to make a list of the top five funk albums to own, this one would be on it! Titles include "The Way They Do My Life", "I Got So Much Trouble On My Mind", "The Trouble With Trouble", "Give Me Back My Freedom", "Live Like Brothers", and "Find Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album
(2020 UK Record Store Day Release.)

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Jay Richford & Gary Stevan (Brugnolini/Torrosi)Feelings (with bonus CD) ... LP
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)... $26.99 32.99
A legendary sound library set from the 70s Italian scene – exactly the kind of record that got so many folks digging for sound library funk so many years ago! The record's a masterpiece of funky rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and warmer touches – served up with plenty of Fender Rhodes in the mix, plus sweet flute lines, wah wah guitar, and just the right use of strings to give the whole thing almost a blacksploitation vibe at times! The set was billed to the team of Jay Richford and Gary Stevan – but it's actually the product of better-known sound library maestros Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi, who work here at a level that's at the top of their powers. There's almost a cop/crime vibe to the record at times – and although some instruments solo at points, the real groove lies in the tight vamping of the orchestra – which hits all the right notes to really send the whole thing soaring – often with a nice use of tone and color too! Titles include "Flying High", "Fearing Much", "Going Home", "Running Fast", "Walking In The Dark", and "Feeling Tense". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD.)

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Dee Dee SharpAll The Hits By Dee Dee Sharp ... LP
Cameo, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Well, they certainly got the title right on this one! Dee Dee sings all the hits (or some of them, at least!) in her youthful gutsy soul style. Tracks include "Snap Your Fingers", "Seven Day Weekend", "Playboy", "Don't Play That Song", "Village Of Love", "Loco-Motion", and "The Wah-Watusi". Production's uncredited, but it's in the usual stormin' Cameo/Parkway vein! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miki SugimotoZero Ka No Onha ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Killer soundtrack work from early 70s Japan – most of it quite funky, at a level that matches American blacksploitation grooves of the time – and other cuts that are kind of weird, but in really cool ways – with odd production touches and some cool trippy instrumentation! A number of cuts have great percussion – heavy bongos or congas – plus some cool guitars, often played in wah-wah mode – showing that the funky soundtrack groove had definitely penetrated the Japanese market by this point in time. The notes and titles are all in Japanese, but the music is more than enough – universally funky in appeal, and packaged with some wild film images too! CD

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✨✧ Stefano TorossiFeelings ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), 1986. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A legendary sound library set from the 70s Italian scene – exactly the kind of record that got so many folks digging for sound library funk so many years ago! The record's a masterpiece of funky rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and warmer touches – served up with plenty of Fender Rhodes in the mix, plus sweet flute lines, wah wah guitar, and just the right use of strings to give the whole thing almost a blacksploitation vibe at times! There's almost a cop/crime vibe to the record at times – and although some instruments solo at points, the real groove lies in the tight vamping of the orchestra – which hits all the right notes to really send the whole thing soaring – often with a nice use of tone and color too! Titles include "Flying High", "Fearing Much", "Going Home", "Running Fast", "Walking In The Dark", and "Feeling Tense". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby Womack/JJ JohnsonAcross 110th Street ... CD
United Artists, 1972. Used ... $7.99
One of the best blacksploitation soundtracks of the early 70's – not only for the great title cut by Bobby Womack, "Across 110th Street", but for the excellent hard-hitting instrumentals by J.J. Johnson, which are perfectly in the groove of the blacksploitation generation! Lots of wah-wah guitar, funky keys, and tight riffing by the band – especially on the cuts "Harlem Clavinette", "Hang On in There", and "Harlem Love Theme". Also features "Do It Right" and another vocal version of "Hang On In There", both by Bobby. CD

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Young ProfessionalsLet's Get It On (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Atco, 1973. Very Good ... $6.99
Sweet sweet harmony version of Marvin Gaye's big hit – done in a wonderful extended 2-part reading, with soaring strings, wah wah guitar, and some excellent production touches! Very nice, and the kind of obscure Atlantic soul that you'll only find on the label's singles! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousBirth Of A Nation – Inevitable Records – An Independent Liverpool 1979 to 1986 (3CD set) ... CD
Inevitable/Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99
A great little package that finally gives the Liverpool scene its due – especially during a time when many other English cities are credited with helping to shape the sound of modern music! Late 70s Liverpool had little going on since the Beatles and Brit Invasion groups – but the rise of Inevitable Records gave the city a great voice to challenge the other punk and post-punk material of the time – and stood as an important stepping stone for a number of acts who went on to much bigger labels during the 80s! This package brings together all the a- and b-sides of Inevitable, along with replicas of all their cool 45rpm sleeves – important, as the label mostly just issued 7" singles – but with a force that has become legendary over the years. The package features 2CDs that bring together these singles, by groups who include Wah Heat, Dead Or Alive, Modern Eon, Nightmares On Wax, China Crisis, It's Immaterial, Faction, Freeze Frame, The Light, Builders, Box Of Toys, and Venus Adore – plus a full extra CD of Peel Session material from the early 80s by some of the biggest groups in the set! CD

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VariousMGM Soul Cinema Vol 1 ... CD
Soul Cinema/Beyond, Early 70s. Used ... $12.99
Funky soundtrack tunes from the early 70s – a great mix of lesser known album cuts and a few other rare gems pulled from Universal's Soul Cinema series! The groove is wah-wah funk, fast riffing drums, tight "chase" theme grooves, and even a bit of soul – and tracks include "Monkey Hustle" by Jack Conrad, "It's Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" by GC Cameron, "Fat Poppadaddy" by Quincy Jones, "I'm Gonna Catch You" by The Hues Corporation, "The Boss" by James Brown, "Bus Stop" by Harry Betts, "King George" by Roy Ayers, "Give It To Me" by Isaac Hayes, "She Did It" by Barbara Mason & Monk Higgins, and "It Sure Is Groovy" by Gil Bernal. 13 cuts in all! CD
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✨✧ VariousYou Can't Sit Down – Cameo/Parkway Dance Crazes 1958 to 1964 ... CD
Cameo/Abkco, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A great set of groovers from the Cameo/Parkway label – a company that gave the world the biggest twist record of the 60s, but which also was perfectly poised to deliver all sorts of other upbeat tracks as well! The label was in Philly – a huge dance town in the early days of soul and rock – and the set list here is filled with the kind of cuts that were Philadelphia's answer to the rising sound of Motown – the roots of the Northern Soul sound that would be followed by soul collectors for decades! These aren't novelty hits, but upbeat cuts that groove plenty – most by soul artists, a few by pop singers – but all given the kind of tight instrumentation and strong studio handling that made the Philly scene such a standout. 22 tracks in all – including "Shimmy Shimmy" and "The Wah Watusi" by The Orlons, "Bristol Stomp" and "You Can't Sit Down" by the Dovells, "Mashed Potato Time" and "Do The Bird" by Dee Dee Sharp, "The 81" by Candy & The Kisses, "The Mash" by Tony Young & The Hippies, "Mexican Hat Rock" by The Applejacks, "Baby Do The Frog" by The Dardenelles, "The Swim (part 1)" by The Marlins, "Slow Twistin" by Chubby Checker & Dee Dee Sharp, "The Third House" by Bobby Rydell, "When You Dance" by The Turbans, "Everybody South Street" by The Taffys, "The Popeye Waddle" by Don Covay, and yes, "The Twist" by Chubby Checker. CD

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✨✧ Sandro Brugnolini/Stefano TorossiMusica Per Commenti Sonori (with bonus CD) ... LP
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An Italian funk double-header – a sweet little set from the end of the 60s, and one that features killer cuts from both Sandro Brugnolini and Stefano Torossi! We love either artist on their other own records, but there also seems to be something about putting them together here that makes them even better than before – certainly funkier, as the album's full of the kind of sharp, hard-grooving titles that first made us fall in love with sound library records in the first place! The date of the album's 1969, and both musicians make nice use of psych elements in their instrumentation – adding a bit of fuzz, wah-wah, or trippy guitar in just the right spaces – never going over the top, or getting too indulgent – but just moving in a groove that's tightly jazz funky at the bottom, and maybe a bit freaky at the top. Wonderful work throughout – and titles include "Sweet Beat", "Repetition", "Starter", and "Makkaresh" by Stefano Torossi – and "Wawa", "Motuproprio", "Polyphony", and "Flyer" by Sandro Brugnolini. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD with entire album!)

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✨✧ Tyree GlennLet's Have A Ball ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A playfully swinging set from trombonist Tyree Glenn – working here in a nicely offbeat style that also includes a bit of vocals as well! Glenn's got a great way with the muted trombone – working the end with a wah wah approach that's certainly got its roots in trad jazz, but which also comes across here with a classy swinging 50s style – thanks to strong small combo backing from Tommy Flanagan, Charlie Potter, and Jo Jones. The album should sound hokey, but it doesn't – thanks to a richly expressive style by Glenn, one that's got more than enough soul to get past the gimmicks. Titles include "Angel Eyes", "Love For Sale", "Sometimes I'm Happy", "If I Should Lose You", "I've Got The World On A String", "If Winter Comes", "Yesterdays", and "Stairway To The Stars". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alain GoraguerLa Planete Sauvage – Original Soundtrack Recording (yellow vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Pathe/Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic soundtrack that's maybe even more legendary than the unusual animated film for which it was created – a funky French classic that stands strong in the best tradition of work by Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Claude Vannier, and Michel Colombier! No surprise, Alain Goraguer is part of the same generation, and did some great early jazzy backings for Serge – but here, his style is much funkier, with lots of sweet keyboard lines, wah wah guitar, and soaring larger orchestrations that really put the whole thing together – clearly one of Alain's best musical moments – and filled with great tunes that include "Le Bracelet", "Deshominisation", "Mort De Draag", "La Femme", "Mira Et Ten", and "Ten Et Medor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition yellow vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ So KaburagiBaku-So Doberu Man (Doberman Cop) ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare work from an unusually-titled TV show – the Japanese program that was also known as Doberman Cop! The music's from 1980, but it's got a sweet 70s feel throughout – lots of the wah-wah guitar, heavy keyboards, and jazzy touches you'd find in American cop show work from the early 70s – put together here in a simple, basic style that's totally great – very unassuming in its approach, with a real concentration on the best musical elements in each short tune! The notes are all in Japanese, but the instrumental music has a universal appeal to any fan of US or Euro cop/crime work – and the package features a whopping 52 tracks in all – most of which are short, sweet, and very much to the point. CD

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksHit Man ... LP
Tamla, 1975. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Eddie certainly was the "hit man" on this one – a tight album of hard stepping soul tracks, mostly cut in Eddie's famous "boogie" mode of the mid 70s! The cuts mix wonderful soul vocals with some tight jazzy instrumentation – laid down by players like Wah Wah Ragin, Harvey Mason, Ray Parker, and Leonard Caston, who produced the album with Frank Wilson. The record's got swirling strings around harder instrumentation – in a mode that's perfect for Eddie's sweet vocal style – and the sound is right up there with classic work by Marvin Gaye or Barry White. Includes the nice long cut "Body Talk", plus "Happy", "If Anyone Can", "Fortune Teller", "I've Got To Be", and "Skippin' Work Today". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eloise LawsEloise ... LP
ABC, 1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The warm, sweetly grooving Eloise album from Eloise Laws – a nice bit of smoothly produced LA soul, with arrangements by Gene Page, and production by Linda Creed and Jerry Goldstein. Eloise's vocals are really wonderful here, exuding warmth something of relaxed approach to her singing that works really well with the jazzy soul accompaniment. The standout tracks have more of a laidback, lightly soaring vibe – including "Someone Who Still Needs Me", "You're Incredible", and "Love Comes Easy" – but the more uptempo cuts such as "Number One" and "Baby You Lied" acquit themselves nicely, too. Ronnie Laws lays down sax solos on a few numbers, and Lonnie Jordan plays arp – and there are other great players in the mix, including Paulinho Da Costa, Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker and others. Other tracks include "1,000 Laughs", "Love Is Feeling" and "Forever Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Magic In ThreesIII ... LP
King Underground, 2016. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work from a Nashville group who just seem to get better and better with each new record – a combo that's all instrumental, but who deliver a really rich sound on their mix of keyboards, tenor, guitar, bass and drums! Previous records stated older sound library material as an inspiration – but these guys also have a flavor that's all their own, and are a fair bit different than other groups who are trying to recreate the styles of 70s sound library funk – maybe in part because we hear a lot of soulful Tennessee currents in the mix – way wah guitar, cool compressed horns, and sweet keyboard lines that maybe resonate more with the instrumental side of Stax Records during its hipper 70s years, particularly some of its soundtracks. Titles include "Just Don't Slow", "Work Tapes", "At Jody's", "Blowfly 1980", "Lottery Walk", "The Perfect Crime", and "Takes 10 Minutes". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kunihiko MuraiYaju Shisubeshi/Yaju Gari ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jazzy soundtrack work from Kunihiko Murai – later known as the producer behind YMO, but here working in a great style that borrows heavily from French and Italian film music modes of the 60s! Instrumentation often includes some great piano and vibes – used in jazz-based ways, but often with a classical undercurrent – especially in the mix of styles that was coming out of the Paris scene in the 60s. Strings occasionally come in, but never in a sleepy way – and usually to underscore the jazzier instrumentation with a slight sense of depth and color. The second film here brings in a bit of electric guitar and some slightly funkier moments that step along with a bit of wah wah guitar – and a few of the best cuts in that score have qualities that we'd rank right up there with better-known soundtrack funk of the period! As with all Ultra Vybe titles, the notes and titles are all in Japanese – but like the rest of them, this one's a true treasure for fans of soundtrack music – and the kind of a set that we'd never discover otherwise. CD

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✨✧ ParliamentGloryhallastoopid – Or Pin The Tale On The Funky ... CD
Casablanca, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked later gem from Parliament – a set that's very tight and funky, and which really picks up the groove first laid down on "Flashlight"! There's a tightly snapping approach here that rivals the best late 70s work by Funkadelic – the later P-Funk mode that's even more focused on rhythms than before, and which gets away from the sloppy stuff to really hit home with the groove! Tunes are steeped in horny horns, wah wah guitar, and lots of electric keyboards – and titles include "The Big Bang Theory", which is virtually a blueprint for the LA G-funk sound of the 80s – plus the tracks "The Freeze", "May We Bang You?", "Party People", and "(GloryHallaStoopid) Pin The Tail On The Funky". CD

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✨✧ Jimmy ReedAs Jimmy Is ... LP
Roker, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jimmy Reed, recorded in Chicago, in a rare indie set that's got some sweet electric touches – and some odd undercurrents as well! The rhythms are right on the money, as are Jimmy's vocals and harmonica – but there's also some pretty cool wah wah effects on the guitar at times – which creates this slightly funky, slightly offbeat feel to the record – a great style that's a little bit more messed-up than usual for this type of album, but in a subtle way too. Titles include the instrumental "Funky Funky Soul", plus "Over The Hump", "Cry Before I Go", "Big Legged Woman", "Crying Blind", and "Hard Walking Hanna (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousInside Deep Note 2 – Music Of 70's Adult Cinema (CD & DVD) ... CD
Grammofonpladen (Germany), 1970s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A jam-packed collection of rare grooves from 70s porno films – and even better than the excellent first volume in the series! The sound here is a mix of wah wah guitars, funky drums, sweet electric keyboards, and some nicely stepping bass – all presented with surprisingly high fidelity, and sourced from a wide variety of porno sound libraries on both sides of the Atlantic! As with the first volume, there's little here in the way of notes – but that's mostly because much of the work in the porno industry was done in an under-documented way. A few bits of dialogue are thrown into the set, but the main focus here is on the music – and the music is totally great, way way better than you'd expect from such humble roots! Titles include "Theme From Sweet & Sticky", "Cruisin Downtown", "Bedtime For Busty", "Rollerblad Escapade", "Walter's Revenge", "Motion Lotion", and "California Creamin". 24 tracks in all – and the package also comes with a bonus DVD, showing scenes from classic softcore films. But because of this – the package is NOT FOR SALE TO MINORS! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousLifetime Groove – Selected & Mixed By Ryuhei The Man ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s/2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic funky tracks from host of different sources – all brought together by Japanese DJ Ryuhei The Man – and served up in a blinding mix of tracks that flow effortlessly from one to the other! Most of the work is from the 70s, but there's a few more contemporary cuts in the mix, too – but the overall feel is hard 70s funk – usually of the funky 45 variety, but often with a more extended groove – as a number of these cuts are from rare album sources, which means that there's some great extended jams on the collection – plenty of heavy drums, wah wah guitars, rumbling basslines, and sweet keyboards! Titles include "Scorpio" and "Kashmere" by Kashmere Stage Band, "My Friend" by Ricardo Marrero & The Group, "Monkey Hips & Rice" by Wooden Glass featuring Billy Wooten, "The Crisis Generator" by The Sound Stylistcis, "Panama" and "Jessica" by Roy Porter Sound Machine, "Chief" by Lettuce, "Deeper Love" by Funkshone, "Your Love Is Mine (Nostalgia 77 rmx)" by New Mastersounds, "I'm Back For More" by Leo's Sunship, "Discover Disco Lover" by The Jazzinvaders, and "Humpty Dumpty" by Placebo. CD

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✨✧ VariousShapes – Sideways (with bonus download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty nice entry in the Shapes series – and like recent efforts, a vinyl package that follows up a previous digital-only release – featuring the best cuts in a physical package! As with other collections in the Shapes series, the music here is from a much wider version of the Tru Thoughts universe than has been issued on record – up-and-coming artists, under-recorded talents, and some of the label's bigger names featured in exclusive or unreleased mixes. Titles include "Original Nutta (DJ Madd rmx)" by Magic Drum Orchestra with Bunty, "Traveller (VB Kuhl rmx)" by Rabil Harnoune & VB Kuhl, "All About Life (Wonky Logic rmx)" by Bryony Jarman-Pinto, "Life Is Not A Crime" by Tiawa, "The Edge (Swarvy rmx)" by Sly5thAve featuring Quantic, "RAM Generation" by sUb_modU, "Cant' Nobody Get Down (Kabuki rmx)" by Hot 8 Brass Band, "Work It Out (west Loop Chicago mix)" by Soul Central with Jennifer Wallace, "Mind Up (Werkha rmx)" by J Felix with Andrew Ashong, "Vitruvian Man" by WheelUP, "How Deep (Nuff Pedals rmx)" by Rhi, and "Nom Wah Tea Parlour" by Strategy. LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 – includes download with bonus tracks – the full 32 track digital release of the collection!)

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✨✧ AtmospheresAtmospheres Featuring Clive Stevens & Friends ... CD
Capitol/ESC (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A jazz fusion classic from Atmospheres – a hip group led by reedman Clive Stevens, and which also features some usually-mellower players really taking off together! Stevens blows a great range of horns – electric and acoustic tenor, sopranos sax, and often a wah-wah pedal to inflect the notes coming out of his electric horn – a bit like John Klemmer in some of his early electric moments! This quality is emphasized nicely by the guitars of Steve Khan and John Abercrombie, and the electric piano and ring modulator of Ralph Towner – players who really know how to keep the right sort of space between the notes, which makes for a few funky moments – especially with core rhythms from Rick Laird on bass, Billy Cobham on drums, and Harry Wilkinson on percussion. Titles include "Nova 72", "Earth Spirit", "Astral Dreams", and "The Parameters Of Saturn". CD

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✨✧ Eugene BlacknellWe Can't Take Life For Granted ... CD
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive amount of rare work from East Bay funk maestro Eugene Blacknell – an artist who never cut a full album, but managed to record a lot of great funky tracks over the years! This package is the first ever full length set to focus on Eugene's work, and it's a treasure trove of guitar-heavy groovers – starting with some rough-edged, raw R&B-styled funk – then moving into some fuller party funk and boogie-styled numbers! Eugene's guitar is fully in the lead on most tracks – and the vibe of the later work is in a space that's somewhere between Bootsy Collins and Shuggie Otis – a very good place to be, in our opinion. The package was done in collaboration with Eugene's son, and features rare singles, remastered cuts, and even some exclusive and live tracks that have never seen the light of day before. The set features a whopping 25 tracks in all, all with great notes on Eugene's music and story – and titles that include "Cousin John", "Mo Self", "Jump Back", "Getting Down", "The Trip", "Dance To The Rhythm", "For The Sake Of Love", "Jive Kinda Friends", "Wah Wah Funk", "Space Funk", "Don't Stop Now", "Grov-ve Monkey", and even a few rare radio spots! CD

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✨✧ James BrownThere It Is (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Polydor, 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
An oft-forgotten funky classic from James! The track's a monster – with this wah-wah beat that's flanged all over the place, yet is still as tight as a pair of pants with a 26 inch waist! The groove is prime JBs early 70s – and James is shoutin and callin the groove over the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jacky Giordano & Yan TeggerSchifters 45s Collection (2 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Premiere/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1974. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
Four fantastic sound library gems from the 70s – all directed by Yan Tregger, and featuring some mighty sweet keyboards from the legendary Jacky Giordano! "Rieka" has this cool swirling sound next to the beats and wah wah guitar – unlike anything else we can think of – while "O'Seven" is tighter, more familiar keyboard-driven funk in the rhythm – but still with this totally great guitar part that gets all freaky and fuzzy! "Old Timmy" has a very groovy vibe – riffing guitar right along with the rhythms, peppered by drums – and "Gost" is harder, funkier, and has some cool clavi that really comes on strong! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Little BeaverBlack Rhapsody ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Incredible funky guitar – an all-instrumental gem from the legendary Little Beaver – quite different than his other vocal albums of the 70s, and a fair bit funkier too! The sound here is amazing – lots of snakey compressed guitar parts, nice wah wah moments, and a dope laidback groove that's similar to Shuggie Otis on his Inspiration Information album, but a little funkier too! Especially sweet are the sudden changes within the tunes – which find a killer groove, take a left turn or two, and then fall back into the groove nicely. Beaver wrote most of the cuts, and the track list includes "Hit Me With Funky Music", "Loosen Up", and "Tribute To Wes". But some of his best playing comes out on the covers, which have a nice laidback feel, in the best dope Little Beaver style – like "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Let's Stay Together", and "Summertime". Total perfection! CD

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✨✧ Gene PageClose Encounters ... LP
Arista, 1977. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
A cool collection of space-themed club tracks from Gene Page – and possibly one of his greatest albums of the 70s – dispite a gimmicky approach! There's a tightly soaring feel to most of the cuts that's Page at his best – arranging fully with styles borrowed from Barry White, but also hitting with a bit of Philly inspiration too – never too over the top, and never too commercially driven as you might expect from the concept. There's some great moogy bits on the record – and plenty of great session players who include David T Walker and Wah Wah Watson on guitars, Jack Ashford on percussion, and Ernie Watts on alto sax. Great Phillinganes sings a bit on the record – and titles include "Star Trek", "Close Encounters", "Saturn", "Dancin In The Sky", "I Feel Like I've Been Livin", "Beyond The Hole Space", and "I Sho Like To Ride On Your Star". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Undisputed TruthFace To Face With The Truth ... CD
Gordy/Elemental (France), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful album from one of the hippest groups on Motown at the start of the 70s – the mighty Undisputed Truth, a group who really took up the psychedelic soul style of The Temptations, and gave it a real run for its money! The record was produced by Temptations maestro Norman Whitfield – and is a perfect example of the rumbling funky soul sound that he was developing at the time – a mixture of heavy bass, rumbling percussion, fuzzy guitars, and a stone righteous sound that pushed soul music firmly into the 70s! The songs are mostly all originals written by him and Barrett Strong – and the band is filled with great players like Dennis Coffey, Earl Van Dyke, Johnny Griffith, and the great Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin. Titles include "Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World) Friendship Train", "What It Is?", "Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me", "What's Going On", and "You Make Your Own Heaven & Hell Right Here On Earth". CD

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✨✧ BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few years later – and the wonderful rhythms mix together scattershot drums with funky wah wah guitar, organ, and hard-plugging basslines – all in a blend that's pretty mindblowing not just for its instrumental dexterity, but also for the way it brings complex patterns together in a really hypnotic way! All cuts are instrumentals, save for a few chorus vocals – and players on the album include Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Travis Biggs, and Mose Davis. Bohannon's on drums and percussion – and titles include "The Pimp Walk", "Stop & Go", "Getting to the Other Side", "It's Time For Peace", "Save Their Souls", and "Singing a Song for My Mother". CD features two bonus tracks – "Run It On Down Mr DJ (parts 1 & 2)". CD

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✨✧ Ramsey LewisFunky Serenity/Golden Hits/Solar Wind/Sun Goddess ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A quadruple-header from Ramsey Lewis – four albums from his great 70s electric period on Columbia Records! First up is Funky Serenity – sweet electric funk from Ramsey Lewis! The album's one of his best from the 70s – and it's got Ramsey on Fender Rhodes, electric harpsichord, and other keyboards, grooving away in an open-ended 70s mode that still retains all the heavy soul of his classic work for Chess. Morris Jennings adds in some very nice percussion with his drum work, and Cleveland Eaton's on funky bass, giving the set a strong bottom groove. Features the sublime sample cut "My Love For You", a great version of "Knights In White Satin" that's done with a weird spacey groove, plus the tracks "Kufany Mapenzi (Making Love)", "Serene Funk", "What It Is!", and "Dreams". Golden Hits isn't a "best of", but instead has Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material from the Cadet years, but with the groovy Rhodes and wah wah sound that we dig so much about his CBS recordings. Unlike some of the other records from this period, the group's nice and stripped down, just the electric piano, bass and drums, so the groove's nice and wide open, Ramsey and company popping along with the sanctified soulful vibe of his 60s work, but updating their sound with some nice electric touches. 9 numbers in all: "Hang On Sloopy", "Blues For The Night Owl", "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "Carmen", "Delilah", "Wade In The Water", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Somethin' You Got", and "The In Crowd". Solar Wind was cut smack dab in the middle of Ramsey's glory days at Columbia Records – with great production help and work on bass from the mighty Cleveland Eaton! The style is nice and lean, with just some occasional fuller touches – and Ramsey plays plenty of Fender Rhodes, in addition to bits of Arp and moog too – in a setting that's mostly trio, with a few guest players stepping into the mix from track to track! There's a nice degree of fuzz at points, thanks to added help from Steve Cropper – and titles include a great funky version of "Summer Breeze", plus "Solar Wind", "Come Down In Time", "Love for A Day", "Hummingbird", "Jamaican Marketplace", and "Sweet & Tender You". Sun Goddess is one of our favorite Ramsey Lewis albums ever – and a perfect summation of the genius that was brewing on the Chicago scene in the late 60s and early 70s! The album has Ramsey working strongly with Earth Wind & Fire – no surprise, given his close ties to Maurice White, who was the drummer in Ramsey's trio before starting his own group – and the shared relationship both artists had with producer Charles Stepney! The three were all key parts of the late 60s sound at Chess Records – but here, they've brought the same soulful energy to Columbia – working in a wider, more mature groove for the 70s – one that has Lewis' wicked Fender Rhodes lines stretching out strongly over tight, compressed, funky lines from EWF! The centerpiece of the set is the massive 7 minute "Sun Goddess", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Living For The City", "Gemini Rising", and "Jungle Strut". Funky, electric, and sublimely wonderful all the way through! CD

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✨✧ Orchestra CometaTower Of Power ... CD
Cometa (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cool keyboards, moogy moments, and lots of other sweet electric touches – all served up in this rare album of sound library grooves from the Orchestra Cometa – a larger ensemble made of players who worked for the legendary Italian studio outfit! The music here is in a mid 70s funky soundtrack style – grooves that take off from American blacksploitation elements by mixing funky bottoms with fuller strings, often laced together with heavy basslines or wah wah guitar – with more than enough room for keyboards to soar over the top! Titles include "Quiet Boys", "Ambiguity", "Mad Winds", "Dopping 2000 #2", "Cremolata", "Hotel Carlton", and "Rotocalco Flash". CD

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✨✧ Vicious SeedsGet High Sofa/Waffleman ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fast-riffing guitar sets up this groove nicely, and drums follow suit – moving the whole thing at a tight clip that's emphasized once congas come into the mix – while a wah wah guitar line solos over the top! "Waffleman" has heavier drums and an even funkier vibe – kind of an off-step groove that's emphasized by a slight bit of echo on the guitar part! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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

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✨✧ VariousTokyo Violenta – 70s Japan Blaxploitation ... LP
Tava Tava Rare (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of rare funky soundtrack work from Japan – mostly material from the early 70s, and done at a level that matches the best American and European cop and crime work of the time! The music is maybe more soulful than violent, but that's A-OK with us – as the tunes are filled with heavy basslines, tight drums, wah wah guitar lines, and sweet keyboard solos that tie the whole thing beautifully – plus lots of other odd instrumental elements that almost seem to evoke the spirit of sirens, or the grime of the streets! All titles are in Japanese, and the set features a whopping 21 tracks in all – done by artists who include Michiaki Watanabe, Takeo Yamashita, Ichiro Araki, Hachirou Aoyama, Katuo Ono, Shunsuke Kikuchi, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Larry CoryellOffering ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic record from guitarist Larry Coryell – one that maybe has him shedding some of the more rockish tendencies of his roots, while finding the way forward in a searing, searching style of funky jazz! There's almost a Flying Dutchman sort of righteousness to the record – as Larry mixes the ever-increasing sharpness of his guitar with great soprano sax from Steve Marcus – who himself may well be topping performances on albums under his own name. Bottom energy is driven strongly by Mervin Bronson on bass and Harry Wilkinson on drums – and the group also features lots of great keyboards from Mike Mandel – playing "electric piano with fuzz wah"! Titles include "Foreplay", "Ruminations", "Scotland 1", "Beggars' Chant", and "Offering". CD
Also available Offering ... LP 9.99

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