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Cat Mother & The All Night NewsboysAlbion Doo Wah ... LP
Polydor, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
A really compelling second set from Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys – and quite different than the first! On their Polydor debut, the group had Jimi Hendrix at the production helm – but this time they're taking things on their own, with a feel that's nicely loose and freewheeling – and which really matches the woodsy image of the cover! The core mix of guitar and organ is still as tight as before – but it also gets some nice rootsy touches from violin, mandolin, and acoustic guitar – used in ways that echo folk and maybe preface a bit of redneck rock – yet which also have a bit more of a North Cali sort of sensibility in the long run. Titles include "Riff Raff", "Boonville Massacre", "Turkish Taffy", "Last Go Round", "Good Times", "Albion Doo Wah", and "Strike A Match & Light Another". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the bottom seam.)

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Milo & The KingsHow Yo Wah Mey Come? ... LP
Milo, 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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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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Alice Island BandSplendid Isolation ... LP
Warren/Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
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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AtilaBeginning Of The End (with bonus CD & bookle) ... LP
New Promotion/Wah Wah (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
The debut album by an obscure Spanish progressive trio from the 70s – but one who hit the highest heights of some of their British or Italian counterparts of the time! The album features one long track, with no vocals at all – which leaves plenty of room for insane interplay between bold drums, fuzzy guitar, and some especially wicked keyboard lines from Francisco Ortega – clearly played by a musician who can handle his chops in a more sophisticated setting, but can also rock out with the best! The whole thing's great – the album-length "El Principio Del Fin" – and this special edition comes with a large booklet, and a bonus CD with an alternate mix of the album! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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AtilaIntencion ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
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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Brenner's FolkDaurat Oest/Clara Llum/Amor Perdut/Ho Se ... 7-inch
Edigsa/Wah Wah (Spain), 1966. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
Rare 60s work from Brenner's Folk – a Spanish group who later changed their name to Pic Nic, and had a lot more success in that format! The style here is a bit folksy, but also recorded with a garagey style too – a nicely dark current that makes the male singer sound especially nice, although his duets with the group's female vocalist are pretty great too. Some tunes are more straightforward, while others have some trippier guitar – and titles include "Ho Se", "Clara Lluna", "Amor Perdut", and "Daurat Oest". – a swirling blend of guitar, organ, and vocals – all served up with an earthy pre-psych sort of style! The group features one female singer, whose role would grow even more in later years, when they changed their name to Pic Nic – and the lyrics have a Catalan style 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Diane DenoirDiane Denoir ... LP
Discos De Planta/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
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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Florian FrickeDie Erde Und Ich Sind Eins (I Am One With The Earth) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A totally weird solo project from Florian Fricke of Popol Vuh – and a set that's very much in keeping with the spirit of the title! There's an earthy, organic vibe to the whole thing – as the record features Fricke and a group of other singers doing these long, slow-building chants – clearly inspired by both Gregorian and Tibetan spiritual modes, but with a much more abstract approach overall – so that the voices come together more as sounds than anything else – which creates this very unusual quality that almost makes the album feel more like low-end electronics than anything created by the human voice! The result is surprisingly beautiful – and every bit as moving as the best later Popol Vuh material – with long tracks that include "Song Of The Earth", "Gruppenseufzen", "Mit Dem Menschen", and "Die Erde Und Ich Sind Eins". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool reissue – with book and poster!)

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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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Gunter SchickertSamtvogel ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
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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Sexedelic (Manfred Huebler & Sigi Schwab)Sexedelic ... LP
Metronome/Wah Wah (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
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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TwinkleGolden Lights ... LP
Decca/Wah Wah (Spain), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
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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✨✧ Yan TreggerTo The Land Of No Return (with bonus track) ... LP
Magic Touch/Wah Wah (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Anthony MoorePieces From The Cloudland Ballroom ... LP
Polydor/Wah Wah (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ OmnibusOmnibus (2LPs with bonus 7 inch single) ... LP
United Artists/Wah Wah (Spain), 1970. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album that never fully got its due – the debut effort by a band from New Jersey, but one who've got a vibe that's much more like the headiest acts on the Sunset Strip scene from a few years before! The lead vocals almost have the mysticism of Jim Morrisson at his best – and instrumentation is the usual small combo approach, but often fused with the vocals in a way that provides surprising intensity – that weird "magick" that you might find on some of the Love records from the time too! Everything is superbly executed, and we've never been quite sure why this one never broke bigger – maybe just because the group were from New Jersey, instead of the Cali scene. Titles include "Den Of Sin", "The Man Song", "Shake It Off", "Above Me", "Big Daddy Slave", and "Tired Of Screaming". Fantastic pressing – also includes a full bonus album of unreleased material from the same time – as well as a bonus 7" single of "The Farm" – which should have been the group's hit, but was pulled from release. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus 7 inch and booklet!)

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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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✨✧ StormStorm ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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Kalyanji AnandjiMuqaddar Ka Sikandar ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
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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BlowflyButterfly ... CD
Weird World/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... About February 12, 2020
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

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Sandro Brugnolini/Stefano TorossiMusica Per Commenti Sonori (with bonus CD) ... LP
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
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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BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied) ... CD
Scepter/Roadshow, 1974. Used ... $9.99
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, with plenty of tight wah wah guitar riffing, conga beats, and funky flute and sax – topped off by just the right amount of strings to make the set soar even more! The album's best known for the title track "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)" – which was a big hit, but is still an excellent groover – and the set also includes loads of other great cuts too – like "Express", which was the original song that the created the JBs' response track "Monorail"; "This House is Smokin'", which has lots of funky descending horn bits; and other great tunes that include "Mental Telepathy", "If It Don't Turn You On", and "Do You Like It". CD
(On demand CDr pressing.)

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Jimmy Soul ClarkTell Her/Va Ya Man ... 7-inch
Cotillion, 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
"Tell Her" is a hip little number from Jimmy – later than his 60s work, but with a hip swinging Northern Soul groove that's really great. Ollie McLaughlin produced the cut – and it's right up there with his best late 60s Detroit work. "Va Ya Man" is more of a 70s funk number – with wah wah guitar and heavy horns mixed in with Jimmy's deeper soul vocals. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Larry CoryellOffering ... CD
Vanguard/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy ... $10.99 14.98
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

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EsquivelInfinity In Sound Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
RCA/Bar None, 1960/1961. Used ... $19.99
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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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
(Limited edition!)

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Wynder K FrogOut Of The Frying Pan ... LP
United Artists, 1969. Sealed ... $16.99
A lost Hammond classic – from organist Mick Weaver, who famously worked with the group Traffic! This set's a lot different than the work he did in that band, though – as the album's all instrumental, and has a quick-stepping, all-soul sound that's a lot like the best Jimmy McGriff organ jazz albums on Sue Records – mixed with maybe a bit of the mod sound of London at the time! Tunes are tight and short, but pack plenty of punch – and the album also features great work on saxes from Chris Mercer and Dick Heckstall-Smith. Titles include "Green Door", "Bad Eye", "Willie & The Hand Jive", "House That Jack Built", "Gasoline Alley", and "Harpsichord Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Wah Wah.)

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David Gold, John Cameron, Alan Hawkshaw, et alBig City Suite & KPM 1000 Series Compilation 1972 to 1978 ... CD
KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
Sweet KPM funk from the 70s – a set that features the legendary "Big City Suite" from David Gold, plus 20 other groovers from rare KPM sound library albums of the time! Gold's suite is really great – a hip mix of keyboards, wah wah guitar, and strings – all wrapped together warmly in a portrait of a city from a variety of angles, in a variety of moods. The work's almost an update of 50s city-symphony albums, but is put together here with a much hipper 70s soundtrack mode – lots of subtle elements that really keep things interesting! Other tracks offer up a mix of jazz, soundtrack, and sound library funk – hand-picked from KPM classics like Jazzrock, Synthesis, Sounds Of The Times, Trendsetters, and other legendary albums – really packed in here with a huge amount of cuts that are totally great! Titles include "Good Vibrations" and "Trial Of Strength" by Keith Mansfield, "Testing Time" by David Lindup, "Four O'Clock Earthquake" and "Smokey Joe's Dilemma" by John Cameron, "Watchful Eye" by James Clarke, "Sunshine Special" and "Get Ready Get Set Fly" by Alan Hawkshaw, "Open Roads" by Nick Ingman, "Go Getter" by John Cameron, "City Airscape" and "City Police" by David Gold, and "Lap Of Honour" by Clive Hicks. CD

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Alain GoraguerLa Planete Sauvage – Original Soundtrack Recording ... LP
Pathe/Superior Viaduct, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A totally excellent soundtrack! This is one of the maddest we've heard from the 70s – with a baroque mix of wah wah funk and sophisticated orchestrations, very much in the mode of work by David Axelrod or some of the backings heard on Serge Gainsbourg's best records. No surprise it's handled by Alain Gouraguer, a groovy Frenchman with a style that's a mix of the late 60s baroquery of Michel Columbier, and some of the smooth sexiness of the best Italian composers of his age. Great electric piano, wah wah guitar, and soaring strings – with a sound that's as odd as the cover! Titles include "Le Bracelet", "Deshominisation", "Mort De Draag", "La Femme", "Mira Et Ten", and "Ten Et Medor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue pressing – with heavy vinyl and cover!)

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✨✧ HubaHuba ... CD
Jupiter (Finland), 2007. Used ... $6.99
The long-awaited full length album from Huba – a Finnish combo who first caught our ear a few years back, with an incredibly soulful approach that's rooted way back in the 70s! There's a quality here that reminds us a fair bit of Curtis Mayfield on the best numbers – a slightly raspy approach to the vocals that's far more soulful than you'd guess from the cover, or the origin of the music – served up with gently funky backings that have bits of wah wah guitar, great horns, and an overall sound that's as lean and personal as the vocals! Production is often subtly simple – somewhere in a space between Hi Records and Curtom – further focusing the energy of the record in the right direction – and tunes are all originals by lead singer Tuomas Kaila, with titles that include "Mary", "Man Brings The Bread", "Summer Morn", "The Midwife", "Let The Lightning Strike", "Like Sly Says", and "Natural High". CD
(Out of print, booklet has a cutout hole.)

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IceEach Man Makes His Destiny (aka Ice) ... LP
Kedzie, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A really great chapter in the long and funky history of the musicians that also played in Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Cane & Abel – and a cool little set that may be one of the best records to ever come from the collective! The players work here as Ice – and come across like some of the best American funk collectives of the time – a group that's heavy on wah wah guitar over Fender Rhodes riffs, but which also features lots of searing solos in the middle – an instrumental intensity that sometimes dominates more than the vocals! A few gentler groovers are mighty nice too – served up with warm vocals that bubble along with the rhythms – and at a few spots, you'll even hear the trademark "magic bag" sound of the Lafayette Afro Rock Band. Titles include "Too Little Room", "Suicide", "One Chance", "Love Can", "There's Time To Change", "Dgunji", and "Put An X On The Spot". Also issued in the US under the title Ice. LP, Vinyl record album

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Etta JamesEtta James (1973) ... LP
Chess, 1973. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Heavy funk from the great Etta James – one of her standout classics from the later Chess years, done with a style that's completely different than her work of the 60s! The set was recorded in LA with a super-dope sound that's almost in a funky soundtrack mode – full horns, bits of strings, wah wah guitar, and a core tight rhythm combo that features keyboards from William D Smith, percussion from King Errison, and lots of stepping bass from Chuck Rainey! And while funky, the style isn't as rough and ready as some of the other Chess funky blues from the late 60s Chicago years – showing instead a bit more of a soul influence in the mix, at a level that Etta matches beautifully with her vocals. Titles include "All The Way Down", "Only A Fool", "Down So Low", "Lay Back Daddy", "Just One More Day", and a version of "Leave Your Hat On" with a great funky keyboard break! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Josh OneTime Stamp ... LP
Boomnote, 2018. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Stylistically far-reaching hip hop from Josh One – with a fittingly diverse roster of guests to suit – including the legendary Divine Styler, Blu, Ta'Raach, Black Shakespeare, Love Jefferson and more! From stuttering beats and rhymes, to moody hip hop soul, to bassy heavy, almost dub inspired jams and more – and it all works! Includes "Forward Motion" feat Shirt, "Deal With It" feat Uncle Imani & Ta'Raach, "Wrong Wah" feat Shana Halligan, "Shoot 'Em Down" feat Tabi Bonney & Black Shakespeare, "Jewels" feat Blu, Divine Styler & Conny Franko, "RSG" feat Lili De La Mora, "Sixpence" feat Eighty & Jamall Bufford, "Clockwise" feat Quincy McCrary, "Time Stamp" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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John Lee & Gerry BrownMango Sunrise ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Fantastic lean low funky fusion – and a lost Blue Note 70s gem – a set that's way different than any other work from the team of bassist John Lee and drummer Gerry Brown! The set's nice and spare – almost CTI in style at times, but with some excellent production work from Skip Drinkwater – who brings in some soul undercurrents, and a sense of focus that other Lee/Brown work is sometimes missing. The result is a wonderful little record that avoids any of the excesses the pair had on the European scene – yet still has a really sharp edge in the end. Wah Wah Watson plays guitar, as does Philip Catherine – and the set also features some excellent keyboards – handled by Jasper Van't Hoff, Rob Franken, and Lee himself. Funky nuggets include "Mango Sunrise", "Her Celestial Body", and "The Stop and Go" – all of them filled with jazzy breaks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & partially split top seam.)

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Ramsey LewisFunky Serenity/Golden Hits/Solar Wind/Sun Goddess ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
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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Ramsey LewisGolden Hits ... CD
CBS, 1973. Used ... $6.99
We know you've seen this record a million times, just like us, and probably passed it up because it appears to be a greatest hits compilation, just like we did! But it's actually 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lite StormWarning ... LP
Out-Sider (Spain), Late 60s. New Copy ... $25.99
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
(Includes download!)

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Little BeaverBlack Rhapsody ... CD
Cat/Solid (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
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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Manfred MannManfred Mann Album ... LP
Ascot, Late 60s. Good+ ... $4.99
The US debut of Manfred Mann – and a heck of a record to introduce the group to the American market! These guys have a mod cooking style right from the start – still with a bit of Brit Invasion jangle in the guitar at points, but much more pointed towards the bluesy currents of the London scene that was really coming into play. Instrumentation includes harmonica from Paul Jones, Hammond from Manfred Mann, and guitar, alto, and flute from the legendary Mike Vickers – on tunes that include "Untie Me", "Without You", "Bring It To Jerome", "Sack O Woe", and the classic "Do Wah Diddy Diddy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover some wear.)

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Dave MasonAlone Together ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
Dave Mason's first solo album – and a pretty a great one! Alone Together wasn't a huge hit back in the day, but man is a ever a pleasing set. It's rich with blues & soul steeped lead vocals and sweet backing harmonies and bed of acoustic guitars at the core of most of the tunes – sometimes with a driving intensity, others with a lightly gliding pace. The production is a nice mix of blue-eyed blues and southern skewing wah wah rock – with great musicians in the mix, from Leon Russell to Eric Clapton. Tracks include "Only You Know And I Know", "Can't Stop Worrying, Can't Stop Loving", "Waitin' On You", "Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave", "World In Changes", "Sand And Deep As You", "Just A Song" and "Look At You, Look At Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Marbled vinyl pressing, in the original fold-out cover, with some light wear.)

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Alton McClain & DestinyIt Must Be Love ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet late 70s modern soul from Alton McClain & Destiny – a great little female vocal trio with a sound that ranges from lightly funky to soaringly soulful! The group kind of follow in a tradition started by Honeycone and First Choice, and improved upon by The Emotions – and like that latter group, the girls move from the easier disco tracks that you'd normally expect, into a range of soulful styles that all come off equally well with their vocal technique. Webster Lewis handled some of the sweeping string arrangements – and players include Wah Wah Watson on guitar and Lee Ritenour on keys. Titles include "Crazy Love", "Sweet Temptation", "Taking My Love For Granted", "My Empty Room", "Push & Pull", and "The Power Of Love". CD
(Part of the Free Soul 20th Anniversary series!)

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Roscoe MitchellLittlefield Concert Hall Mills College – March 19/20, 2018 ... LP
Wide Hive, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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ParliamentGloryhallastoopid – Or Pin The Tale On The Funky ... CD
Casablanca, 1979. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
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
Also available Gloryhallastoopid – Or Pin The Tale On The Funky ... LP 16.99

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ParliamentGloryhallastoopid – Or Pin The Tale On The Funky ... LP
Casablanca, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – UK pressing in a US cover.)
Also available Gloryhallastoopid – Or Pin The Tale On The Funky ... CD 5.99

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Rabbit RumbaPrimera Antologia De La Rumba ... LP
Tumbao (Spain), 1972. Very Good+ ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Wah Wah.)

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✨✧ Hans ReichelWichlinghauser Blues ... CD
FMP/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Overlooked work by one of the true guitar geniuses of the 70s – an artist who should be right up there with Derek Bailey and Fred Frith – especially with groundbreaking work of this nature! Hans Reichel has a very unique approach to the electric – one that's both very deft on the strings, but also has a sonic sensibility that almost seems to use the instrument to trigger sounds as much as to create notes – moments that are often quite melodic, even when free – shifting between the infinite tonal possibilities of the guitar and some of its textural elements too. Some of Reichel's later work wasn't as great as his 70s output – but this album's a tremendous and well-lauded classic! Titles include "Lupi", "Shaved Guitar", "Krampfhandlugen", and "Alfons Al Piepenbrink & His Lonely Wah Wah Pedal". CD

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✨✧ Jay Richford & Gary Stevan (Brugnolini/Torrosi)Feelings (with bonus CD) ... LP
Carosello/Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)... 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! 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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Ruby & The MudflapsIs That Enough/Country Girl ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A slow wah-wah guitar really sets the groove for the righteous lyrics of this tune – building nicely with a rough-edged lead – and flowing out with a quality that almost makes the whole thing feel like a vocal theme from a blacksploitation film, even though the lyrics are a bit more personal! "Country Girl" has this cool watery guitar at the start – not sure how they did that at all – and the whole thing's got this speaker rumbling bottom end that's a great contrast to the sweeter, lighter lyric up top! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Cha Cha ShawKingdom Come ... CD
Folkways, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The second Folkways album from trumpeter Charles Shaw – and even more wonderful than the first! This one changes up the groove a bit – still sticking in Shaw's spiritual jazz vein at times, but also tripping things out a bit more with use of electric guitar and the ultra-cool "bag flute" – which is almost like a wah-wah sort of reed instrument, and which makes for some really funky moments! The electric touches are totally great – and mix with rougher acoustic jazz elements in ways that remind us of earlier 70s work from Luther Thomas and Joe McPhee – also both avant players who could show a funky side like this at times. Shaw plays trumpet, flugelhorn, and the bag flute – and other instrumentation includes guitar from James Greggo and Tom Lee Harris, alto from Brian Ross, tenor from Glenn Spears, bass from Ronnie Boykins, and drums from Art Blakey Jr. Titles include "Kid Zorro", "Postage Paid", "Mr Zip", "Chain Reaction", and "Melted Soul". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Alden ShumanDevil In Miss Jones – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Janus, 1973. Sealed ... $14.99
The film was one of the biggest porno success stories of the 70s – but the music isn't all that sexy! Oddly, most of the score is written pretty darn well – with lots of larger orchestral conceptions carried off nicely by Frank Owens on piano, over backings by either Peter DeAngelis or Roy Straigis, with a very serious emotional feel. The record does have one great funky track – "The Teacher" – which has a great loping electric groove, wah wah guitar, and a catchy hook, similar to something you'd find on a Easy Tempo compilation. The record also features the extended "Ladies In Love", which has a wonderful romantic theme that's pretty catchy, even if it's a bit slow and sleepy. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has old sale stickers. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Star Band De DakarPsicodelia Afro Cubana De Senegal ... LP
Ostinato (UK), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99 28.99
Fantastic sounds from the Star Band Of Dakar – one of the leading lights of the new wave of Latin influence on the West African scene at the end of the 60s – presented here in a killer collection of work! The group have often been linked to the sounds of Cuba – which is clearly an influence on their rhythms and song structure – but there's also a lot of snakey guitar here that reminds us of some Colombian styles, and even a bit of Peruvian chica – as the instrument often gets a bit of effects, including some wah-wah work – in a way that creates psychedelic flourishes over the straighter rhythms! The package is great – with superb song selections, and a bit booklet of notes – and titles that include "Guajira VEn", "Mariama", "Danguele Fasso", "Le Lolaye", "Misterioso", and "Andado". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tokyo Cuban BoysCar Men – Guts ... CD
Columbia/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the coolest albums we've ever seen from this hip Japanese big band – a record that mixes hot rod sound effects with some funky jazzy groovers! The approach is plenty darn weird, but also pretty darn groovy – as most songs start out with a revving auto engine or other car-styled sounds – then roll into the band vamping its way through some hip covers of American rock and soul numbers from the late 60s and early 70s! The rhythms are a lot funkier than other Tokyo Cuban Boys records – partly because of the cool choice of songs – and the instrumentation includes organ, electric piano, and wah wah guitar – in addition to the group's usual horn-heavy approach. Titles include "The Story In Your Eyes", "Funky Nassau", "Black Magic Woman", "Chuckie Wagon", "Every Day", "I'm A Man", "Mandrill", "Questions 67 and 68", and "Everybody's Everything". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Vicious SeedsGet High Sofa/Waffleman ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
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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✨✧ Bobby WomackSafety Zone ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Sweet funky soul from the great Bobby Womack – a record that mixes Bobby's roots with some of the more righteous modes he picked up on Across 110th Street – blended here in a style that's completely sublime! The record was one of Womack's first to be entirely recorded on the west coast – and has these core grooves that come from the great Wah Wah Watson on guitar and Sonny Burke on keyboards – both players who bring in sharp edges, but can also lay back in a groove as well – helping Bobby perfectly balance funky impulses and mellower moments throughout. There's a sophistication here that really shows the continuing growth of Womack as a musical visionary – and titles include "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", "Daylight", "Love Ain't Something You Can Get For Free", "I Feel A Groove Coming On", and versions of "I Wish It Would Rain" and "Something You Got". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has unglued seams.)

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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 ... $19.99
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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VariousBuntus Rince – Explorations In Irish Jazz, Fusion, & Folk 1969 to 1981 ... CD
Allchival (Ireland), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... About October 22, 2019 (delayed)
A really fantastic little collection – one that opens the door to a whole new understanding of Irish music – and one that will certainly get you past more familiar expectations of The Chieftains and The Pogues! This set is very heavy on jazzy elements – and while we've never known of much jazz coming from Ireland in the postwar years, the set opens up fantastic strands from a few different scenes – including some great contributions from Irish rockers exploring a jazzier side of their music – or folk artists hitting the funkier side of the spectrum with some electric touches! If you know the deeper strands of early 70s rock from the British Isles, you'll recognize a few names – but the set's genius is the way it combines those with other more obscure artists, in a way that has us seeing the Emerald Isle in a whole new light. Titles include "Floatin" by John Wadham, "Spon Song" by Noel Kelehan Quintet, "Nutmeg Bitter Sweet" by Granny's Intentions, "Lonely Man" by Mellow Candle, "Araby" by Louis Stewart, "Caravan" by Joe O'Donnell, "Red Sail" by Sonny Condell, "When You're By Yourself" by Supply Demand & Curve, "Mister Sleep" by Rosemary Taylor, "Misery" by Jonathan Kelly's Outside, "Silent Partners" by Zebra, "Holy Smoke" by Stacc, "Mary Malone Of Moscow" by Dr Strangely Strange, "Weekend" by Apartment, and "African Wah Wah" by The Plattermen. CD
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VariousBuntus Rince – Explorations In Irish Jazz, Fusion, & Folk 1969 to 1981 ... LP
Allchival (Ireland), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
A really fantastic little collection – one that opens the door to a whole new understanding of Irish music – and one that will certainly get you past more familiar expectations of The Chieftains and The Pogues! This set is very heavy on jazzy elements – and while we've never known of much jazz coming from Ireland in the postwar years, the set opens up fantastic strands from a few different scenes – including some great contributions from Irish rockers exploring a jazzier side of their music – or folk artists hitting the funkier side of the spectrum with some electric touches! If you know the deeper strands of early 70s rock from the British Isles, you'll recognize a few names – but the set's genius is the way it combines those with other more obscure artists, in a way that has us seeing the Emerald Isle in a whole new light. Titles include "Floatin" by John Wadham, "Spon Song" by Noel Kelehan Quintet, "Nutmeg Bitter Sweet" by Granny's Intentions, "Lonely Man" by Mellow Candle, "Araby" by Louis Stewart, "Caravan" by Joe O'Donnell, "Red Sail" by Sonny Condell, "When You're By Yourself" by Supply Demand & Curve, "Mister Sleep" by Rosemary Taylor, "Misery" by Jonathan Kelly's Outside, "Silent Partners" by Zebra, "Holy Smoke" by Stacc, "Mary Malone Of Moscow" by Dr Strangely Strange, "Weekend" by Apartment, and "African Wah Wah" by The Plattermen. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousVocal Group Album – Roots Of Rock n Roll Vol 8 ... LP
Savoy, 1950s/1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Great set of rare doo wop and R&B vocal group recordings from the Savoy label – most of which were only ever issued on super-rare 45s and 78s! The set includes loads of material, 32 tracks in all, including "Poor Butterfly" and "Milk Shake Stand" by The Three Barons, "It All Comes Back To Me Now" and "My Life Is My Life" by The Marshall Brothers, "These Are The Things I Want To Share With You" and "Out In The Cold Again" by The Syncopaters, "Call For Me" and "I Got A Feelin'" by The Carols, "I'm Losing My Mind" and "My Little Honeybun" by The Dreams, "Say You're Mine" and "(I Love Only) You" by Jimmy Jones & The Savoys, "I Won't cry" and "Wah Diddy Wah" by Little David & The Harps, and "I'm Living For You" and "Palace OF Stone" by The Toppers – and it comes with a great set of notes and discographical information. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BohannonStop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ James BrownThere It Is (part 1) (double a-side promo) ... 7-inch
Polydor, 1972. Good+ ... Temporarily 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
(Green label promo. Vinyl plays with some crackles. Labels have a name in pen.)

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✨✧ BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Scepter/Octave (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, with plenty of tight wah wah guitar riffing, conga beats, and funky flute and sax – topped off by just the right amount of strings to make the set soar even more! The album's best known for the title track "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)" – which was a big hit, but is still an excellent groover – and the set also includes loads of other great cuts too – like "Express", which was the original song that the created the JBs' response track "Monorail"; "This House is Smokin'", which has lots of funky descending horn bits; and other great tunes that include "Mental Telepathy", "If It Don't Turn You On", and "Do You Like It". CD features two bonus tracks – the original 7" single versions of "Express" and "Do It". 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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Congenial FourYou Played The Part Of A Loser/Freedom Song ... 7-inch
Capitol, Early 70s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful lost single on early 70s Capitol – most likely one of those small local productions that was licensed to the label at the time! "You Played The Part" has an incredible sound that's mixed male/female harmony – a stated intro by the male voice, then lead vocals from a female with support from the guys – all wrapped up in slow-stepping arrangements that have a wonderful late nite feel! "Freedom Song" is more upbeat and righteous – mixing wah wah guitar with the soaring vocals of the group in a really great way! Maurice Simpkins produced both sides. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some surface noise.)

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✨✧ EsquivelInfinity In Sound ... LP
RCA, 1960. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the maestro's greatest! From the instruments spiraling 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"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Herbie HancockVSOP ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Though there are a number of different LPs using the VSOP title in a few different ways, this was the first, a double album recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival, featuring Herbie leading groups that represented a number of different points in his career. The first lineup later recorded under the name VSOP, and was a re-grouping of the classic Miles quintet, with Freddie Hubbard in Miles' place, in fine form here, the group playing nice expansive lines as they stretch out. They take on "Maiden Voyage" and "Nefertiti" and really stretch out on "Eye Of The Hurricane". Sides 3 and 4 are the real treat, with Herbie's early electric band that had recorded the spacey Warner's LPs playing "Toys" and "You'll Know When You Get There", and then the funk band that was contemporanious with the release of the LP, featuring Headhunters Paul Jackson & Bennie Maupin, and some heavy wah wah funk from Wah Wah Watson, on "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" & "Spider". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ JJ Johnson & Al CohnJJ Johnson & Al Cohn ... LP
Inner City, 1954. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful pairing of these two modern boppers from the 50s – heard here on a set of rare Parisian recordings originally issued under the leadership of Henri Renaud! There's a really wonderful feel to the record – the sharp edges of Cohn and Renaud's original compositions, played with a great degree of soul by the soloists. Renaud plays piano on all tracks – and the first batch feature both Johnson's trombone and Cohn's tenor, alongside Gigi Gryce on baritone and Jerry Hurwitz on trumpet – on titles that include "Wallington Special", "Lisa", "Boo Wah", and "Something For Lili". Two more tracks – "Once In A While" and "The Things We Did Last Summer" – feature Cohn in a quartet with Renaud. And one more title – "If I Had You" – is presented in a ten minute long take, played by a group that features Johnson and Cohn with Renaud, plus Milt Jackson on vibes and Percy Heath on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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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
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ George McCraeGeorge McCrae (1975) ... LP
TK, 1975. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A warm soul classic from the great George McCrae – his first album after cracking big with Rock Your Baby, and a surprisingly deep effort that goes past the obvious cash-in TK mode of the time! KC & The Sunshine Band back up George on most of the record, and the album's got that "wah wah" sound that the group used on many of their own LPs at the time – a gently funky approach that provides a great counterpoint to McCrae's sweetly crackling vocals. KC also produced the album, and wrote all the songs for George too – and titles include "Baby Baby Sweet Baby", "You Treat Me Good", "It's Been So Long", "Sing A Happy Song", and "I Ain't Lyin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ New MastersoundsKeb Darge Presents The New Mastersounds (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Deep Funk/P-Vine (Japan), 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The debut full length from England's funkiest combo! The New Mastersounds are a current group – but they've got a deep funk approach that puts them in the same camp as 60s funky 45 combos, or that of more recent acts in the new funk underground, like those on Desco or Soul Fire records. The combo's got a core groove center of bass, drums, guitar, and Hammond organ – augmented from track to track by additional sax, trumpet, and funky flute work, plus the occasional vocal. Most tunes are instrumental, and preserve the late 60s/early 70s funky 45 sound very well – with plenty of heavy drum beats, wah wah and tightly plucked guitar lines, and fast and furious bass parts to keep the whole set bouncing around like a baby in a car seat on a bumpy road! Titles include "Nervous", "Python", "Miracles", "Bondo Samba", "Hot Dog", "So Many Pies", "The Rooster", "Coffee Providers", and "GT". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Gene PageBlacula ... LP
RCA, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ SouliveSoulive ... CD
Blue Note, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Evans, Evans and Krasno continue their groovy update of the classic B-3 organ trio lineup of drums, guitar and organ with another dose of tasty fat jazzy flavors, recorded live on tour. With all the raw energy and deep soulful funk you'd expect from a Soulive show, this set cooks nicely from start to finish, whether it's the hard funk of "Aladdin", bubbling wah wah grooves of "El Ron", jazzy swing of "Turn It Out" or the slow burning blues of "Lenny". 9 nicely stretched out tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Starship OrchestraCelestial Sky ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive massive work from Starship Orchestra – a trio of talents from the Norman Connors universe, but one who get some heavy help in the studio from arrangers Bobby Lyle, McKinley Jackson, and Jerry Peters! There's a real Aquarian Dream sound at play here – all the best energy of Connors' soulful years of the mid 70s, fused into a jazzier vibe overall – played to perfection, yet without any commercial touches at all – a really amazing thing for a major label album of the time! We've loved this record for years, and easily rank it right up there with the most sophisticated grooves of the time – like the best from Roy Ayers or Leroy Hutson, with some echoes of James Mason's wonderful album too. One cut has lead vocals from Joe Saulter – and other players include Lyle and Peters on keyboards, Wah Wah Watson and Paul Jackson on guitars, Don Myrick on saxes, and Louis Satterfield and George Bohannon on trombones. The whole thing's perfect – and titles include "You're A Star", "The Genie", "All Those Things", "Serious Business", and "New York New York". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Young-Holt UnlimitedBorn Again/Mellow Dreamin' ... CD
Water/Atlantic, 1970/1971. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant later work from the Young Holt Unlimited combo – 2 albums that really stand apart from the rest of their recordings! Born Again is a sophisticated batch of jazzy tracks that really opens the group's style up – going way way past the stock soul of some of their Brunswick recordings. The band's clearly taken on a more spiritual bent for this one – as you can probably guess from the Afro-madonna cover – and the music ranges from electric funk to trippier more spiritual numbers. The record features hip keyboards by Ken Chaney, Marylean Holt, and a young Bobby Lyle. Cash McCall plays guitar on a great reading of Richard Evans "Hot Pants" – and other tracks include "Luv Bugg", "Wah Wah Man", and "Save The Day". Mellow Dreamin is one of the group's wildest and most beautiful LPs – really pushing the sound to a freer-thinking style of soul with a myriad of interesting rhythms, strange instrumentation, and uncanny arrangements! The best proof of this is their fantastic take on "Midnight Cowboy" from the set – done with an insane breakdown, funky piano, and this cool trumpet line playing counterpoint to the piano as the track goes on! The whole set's great, though, and features some great originals by piano player Ken Chaney, like "The Creeper" and "Trippin" – plus the cuts "Mellow Dreamin", "The Devil Made Me Do Dat", and "Black & White". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roy AyersCoffy – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Polydor, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
What can we say? This is one of the greatest soul soundtracks ever! In a market that was dominated by the big-selling Shaft and Superfly albums, Roy slipped in this masterful blend of jazzy vibes and wah wah funk that's easily one of the best-composed records of the blacksploitation genre! The album's much more unified than your average funky soundtrack – and each track moves between styles that you'd hear on any of Roy's great albums from the time. There's heavy funk on the track "Brawling Broads", cool vibes and electric piano on "Aragon", off-beat jazz on "Coffy Sauna", and great soul on cuts like "Coffy Is The Color" and "Coffy Baby". Wonderful all the way through – and another jewel in the already-big crown of the great Roy Ayers! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CandidoDrum Fever ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of Candido's funkiest albums! The record's got a similar sound to Candido's great albums for Blue Note and Solid State – with short, hard funky tunes that have a really great 70s edge! Chico O'Farrill did the arrangements, and the record chops along nicely with some very funky tracks that feel like they were lifted from a blacksploitation soundtrack – conga mixed with great keyboards, wah wah guitar, and tight blasts of horns in just the right bits! The whole thing's a killer – filled with heavy funky 45-type numbers – and tracks include "Soulwanco", "Succulent", "Yolanda", "Candido's Funk", "Kushy", "Sultry", and "Mighty Mouth". Very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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✨✧ Paolo FerraraAfrotheme/Percussion Blues ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
"Afrotheme" is a groove that definitely earns its name – as it's a fast-moving funky instrumental with a great bassline and lots of quick conga – then layered with riffing wah wah guitar, at a level that makes it feel like some lost "chase" theme from a blacksploitation soundtrack! "Percussion Blues" has lots of the instrumentation promised by the title – really loose at the start, but then tightened up once a bassline gives it direction – and touches of cowbell make the whole thing sound like some Latin percussion jam! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 350 copies.)

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✨✧ Roscoe MitchellLittlefield Concert Hall Mills College – March 19/20, 2018 ... CD
Wide Hive, 2019. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Punch through digipack barcode.)
Also available Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College – March 19/20, 2018 ... LP 12.99

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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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✨✧ Bobby Womack/JJ JohnsonAcross 110th Street (40th Anniversary Edition) (Across 110th Street/Facts Of Life/Looking For A Love Again) ... CD
United Artists/Charly (UK), 1972. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A very cool set! This one comes in a hardcover book-like package – and not only includes the main record, but two full other records as well! Across 110th Street is 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. Facts Of Life features Bobby Womack at the height of his powers – perfectly balancing southern soul roots and 70s soul polish – with an amazing sound that was unlike anyone else at the time! The set was recorded at Muscle Shoals, but has a quality that goes way beyond any of the standard modes from the studio – almost as if Bobby brought a special sort of magic to the sessions that made everyone rise above the sometimes too-familiar work they were giving to the bigger names who were traipsing through the studio. Of course, a big part of the success of the album comes from Womack's amazing vocal delivery – that style that's raspy, yet warm – and which is a perfect fit for the well-penned tunes on the set. Titles include "I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You", "Nobody", "If You Can't Give Her Love Give Her Up", and a very cool version of "The Look Of Love". Looking For A Love Again is perfect pivotal Bobby! The record still has the raspy southern soul edge of earlier albums, but it benefits from some great smooth funky backing, laid down at Muscle Shoals with a host of legendary studio giants like Clayton Ivey, Roger Hawkins, Jimmy Johnson, and Truman Thomas. Includes killer funky stepper "You're Welcome, Stop On By", which has been sampled and covered many times over the years – plus "I Don't Wanna Be Hurt By Ya Love Again", "Let It Hang Out", "Lookin For A Love", "Doing It My Way", and "Don't Let Me Down". CD

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✨✧ Archie SheppAttica Blues/Quiet Dawn ... 7-inch
Impulse/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
Two righteous tracks from Archie Shepp – served up here on a limited edition 45! "Attica Blues" might be the closest thing that Archie ever got to cutting a funk tune – thanks to some great wah-wah guitar in the groove – but the song also has a completely righteous message of power, sung by spiritual singers in a style that's right up there with the best post-Paris sound of Shepp! "Quiet Dawn" is different – moodier and mellow, but still very soulful – with this very odd-tuned vocal line over these rolling, blue-tinged rhythms – peppered gently by horns, but with a very fragile feel too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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✨✧ Bobby BryantSwahili Strut ... LP
Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An excellent bit of funky stuff from LA trumpeter Bobby Bryant. The set was recorded for Cadet in LA, features tight arangements by Bryant, and a lot of nice long cuts that have a bit more of a groove than some of his other recordings (although most of them are pretty great). Tracks include "Swahili Strut", "Prayer For Peace", "Kriss Kross", and "Nite Crawlers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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FairuzWahdon ... LP
We Want Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A 70s treasure from Lebanese singer Fairuz – a vocalist who never broke big on our shores, but who gave the world this beautiful blend of traditional instrumentation and contemporary production! The music comes across in two different modes – side one has more acoustic elements, and uses compelling percussion alongside offbeat strings – and side two brings in some more contemporary elements, but never in a way that sounds pop or mainstream – thanks to the vocals of Fairuz. Ziad Rahbani arranged and composed the whole thing – and titles include "Ana Indi Hanine", "Al Bosta", "Wahdon", "Habeytak Tansit Al Nom", and "Baatilak". LP, Vinyl record album

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KOG & The Zongo BrigadeWahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness/Pura Vida (France), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Really driving percussion, and some great horns as well – the former served up by KOG, who also delivers some fantastic vocals on the set – the latter from The Zongo Brigade, who work in a great mix of funky rhythms, jazzy horns, and some sweet keyboards too! The set's very different than most Afro Funk albums in recent years – with an unbridled style that's clearly driven by the energy of KOG, whose expressions really have things leaping out on most tracks right from the start – then keep things warm all the way through. Titles include "For My Money", "Medowo", "Imela", "Agoro", "Mona Lisa", "Transmission", "Mad Up", "Dr Mensa", "Sahara", and "Suro Nipa". CD
Also available Wahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... LP 26.99

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KOG & The Zongo BrigadeWahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness/Pura Vida (France), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Really driving percussion, and some great horns as well – the former served up by KOG, who also delivers some fantastic vocals on the set – the latter from The Zongo Brigade, who work in a great mix of funky rhythms, jazzy horns, and some sweet keyboards too! The set's very different than most Afro Funk albums in recent years – with an unbridled style that's clearly driven by the energy of KOG, whose expressions really have things leaping out on most tracks right from the start – then keep things warm all the way through. Titles include "For My Money", "Medowo", "Imela", "Agoro", "Mona Lisa", "Transmission", "Mad Up", "Dr Mensa", "Sahara", and "Suro Nipa". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Wahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... CD 16.99

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Morin/Corelli/Purcell/Fanini/Stolzel/Fux/Lully/Fischer/Haydn/Telemann/et alBaroque Trumpet – Douatte/Collegium Musicum Of Paris/Devevey/Society For Old Instruments/Wahl/Versailles Chamber Orch/Baudo/Vogue Orch ... LP
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Richard Wahnfried (aka Klaus Schulze)Time Actor ... LP
Innovative Communication (Germany), 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a small tear in the opening.)

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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The musical wealth of Nigeria seems to know no bounds – especially when it comes to the worlds of funk and soul-styled records – and you can take it from us that when we're digging for vintage African gems, more than most seem to come from Nigeria in the 70s and 80s! That's why, even into the 4th volume of this excellent series, the whole thing still explodes like a completely fresh discovery of music – filled with songs that we'd not discovered before, many of which have never been reissued either – all pulled together in a beautiful package that offers up enough thoughtful comments on the music to show that the guys at Strut always know where they're going when they reissue rare gems like this! Titles include "Sickness" by Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz, "Africa" by Sina Bakare, "Oni Suru" by Odeyemi, "Onuma Dimnobi" by International Brothers Band, "Kinuye" by Don Bruce & The Angels, "Let Them Say" by Rogana Ottah & His Black Heroes, "Psychedelic Shoes" by Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes, "Iziegbe" by Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Titbitis, "Mundiya Loju" by MA Jaiyesimi & His Crescent Bros Band, "Obonogbozu" by Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7, "Black Precious Colour" by Felixson Ngasia & The Survivals, and "Special Secret Of Baby" by Saxon Lee & The Shadows International. CD
Also available Nigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... LP 28.99

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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
The musical wealth of Nigeria seems to know no bounds – especially when it comes to the worlds of funk and soul-styled records – and you can take it from us that when we're digging for vintage African gems, more than most seem to come from Nigeria in the 70s and 80s! That's why, even into the 4th volume of this excellent series, the whole thing still explodes like a completely fresh discovery of music – filled with songs that we'd not discovered before, many of which have never been reissued either – all pulled together in a beautiful package that offers up enough thoughtful comments on the music to show that the guys at Strut always know where they're going when they reissue rare gems like this! Titles include "Sickness" by Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz, "Africa" by Sina Bakare, "Oni Suru" by Odeyemi, "Onuma Dimnobi" by International Brothers Band, "Kinuye" by Don Bruce & The Angels, "Let Them Say" by Rogana Ottah & His Black Heroes, "Psychedelic Shoes" by Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes, "Iziegbe" by Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Titbitis, "Mundiya Loju" by MA Jaiyesimi & His Crescent Bros Band, "Obonogbozu" by Osayomore Joseph & The Creative 7, "Black Precious Colour" by Felixson Ngasia & The Survivals, and "Special Secret Of Baby" by Saxon Lee & The Shadows International. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Blossom Dearie with Mark MurphyChez Wahlberg Part One ... LP
Daffodil, 1985. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lots of unusual songs on this later recording from the great Blossom Dearie – titles that include "Round About", "The Both Of Us", "I Wish It Weren't Spring", "A Small Love Song", "Sad Song Lady", "Good Morning Darling What's Your Name" – and duets with Mark Murphy on "Love Dance" and "Just Being Here". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Abdel WahabAbdel Wahab ... LP
Pianophon, Early 60s. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Also features vocals from Rajaa Abdo! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light aging, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ DadawahPeace & Love ... LP
Dug Out (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Hypnotic, spiritually resonant music from Rastafarian singer & hand drummer Ras Michael's Dadawah – with these organic, echoey, atmospheric drums, bass and trippy bits of keyboards – providing a strong, spacious backdrop for the freedom-seeking lyricism! It's very unique stuff, grounded in the spiritual vibes and earthy instrumentation, and feeling akin to some of the freely ambitious soul jazz of the time in spirit, with the roomiest of reggae rhythms. Titles include "Run Come Rally", "Seventy-Two Nations", "Zion Land" and "Know How You Stand", all on the longer side, and ultra mesmerizing. LP, Vinyl record album

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Afro NationalTemedi Oh/Den Kick ... 7-inch
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
Two great tracks by this group from Sierra Leone! "Temedi Oh" has this fast-moving groove that's totally wonderful – followed by guitar that riffs along in quick time with the pulsating bass, and topped with a vocal call that's like icing on the cake! "Den Kick" is a bit slower in pace, but equally groovy – with guitar lines that ring out almost louder than the vocals at times. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chief Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFuji Garbage ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1990. Good+ ... $4.99
We have to be honest, we know a little bit about African music, but not a lot. So when we came across a small stack of African records, we scooped them up and put them online, but rather than insult those of you out there who know and love this stuff, we're just listing them at a nice price without trying to describe them, and are confident you fans of the real deep African grooves will be able to know what you're looking at. This album features 9 tracks, including "Fuji Garbage", "Four Jolly Fingers", "O Dowo Agbagba", "Psychology", "Hawaiian System" and "Otunba Wahab Oshinubi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and tape.)

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Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (DAF)Die Kleinen Und Die Bosen ... LP
Mute (UK), Early 80s. Very Good ... $16.99
Arguably one of their most perfect moments ever – a sublime blend of noise and funk! Titles include "Kinderfunk", "Osten Wahrt Am Langsten", "De Panne", "Nacht Arbeit", "Gewalt", and "Gib's Mir". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Gewalt".)

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Steve GrossmanKatonah (180 gram pressing) ... LP
DIW/Tiger Bay (UK), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A bold little set from Steve Grossman – a record that's nicely poised between his frenetic work of the 70s and mellower moments of later years – done in quartet formation, but with plenty of focus on Steve's wonderful tenor, especially on the longer tracks! There's a very nice "bit" in Grossman's reed on most of the numbers here – a sound that's not as screeching as on his 70s dates, but which often hints at that direction, then swings back into a rounder, fuller tone on the horn. Backing is by Takehiro Honda on piano, Masahiro Yoshida on drums, and either Hideo Kawahara or Yasushi Yoneki on bass – on titles that include "Taurus People", "Soultrane", "Katonah", and "Afternoon In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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ImojahRockers From The Land Of Reggae ... LP
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
A fantastic set from a very righteous group – one whose name means "unity" in Swahili, and who definitely work here with such a groove! The album's got a perfect blend of rockers energy and deeper dubby sensibilities – very complex in construction, but coming across with this beautifully organic blend of soulful vocals, head-nodding rhythms, and sublime studio abstraction! Winston McKenzie and Philllip Fulwood put the whole thing together, with Fulwood's vocals in the lead on most numbers – and titles include "I've Been Hurt", "No Love", "Weepin & Wailing", "Peace & Love", "Jah Love", and "One Song/Jah Music". LP, Vinyl record album

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Yaseen MohamedYaseen & Party ... LP
Mzuri/Afro 7 (Finland), 1960s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Yaseen Mohamed doesn't look like a party animal on the cover – but he really makes some fantastic music with his group – in this unusual blend of percussion, vocals, and cool thin keyboard lines on an unusual 60s instrument! The group also recorded under the name Mac & Party, but at a level that was equally obscure to our western ears – as these tracks were all issued as vintage singles in Mombasa, and have a sound that really illustrates that city's cultural crossroads in the East African scene! Vocals are in Swahili, and the instrumentation often has more of a Mid-East vibe than more familiar African modes of the period – especially when Yaseen works out these cool keyboard lines, sometimes on a tashikoto, sometimes on a Clavioline. Titles include "Uwa", "Tufate", "Nimepata Mweana", "Ndoto", "Mahaba Masikini", "Lala Mpenzi", "Mwana Na Kibarua", and "Haki Yoko". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – includes download!)
 
 
 



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