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WireBlack Session – Paris, 10 May 2011 ... CD
Pink Flag (UK), 2011. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some edgewear.)

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WireChairs Missing ... LP
EMI/Pink Flag, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 27.00
A pretty astonishing creative leap for Wire – a record that still holds all the short, sharp, energy of their Pink Flag debut – but which also opens up the group to all these weird elements they'd explore in later years and solo work too! The record is almost the group's equivalent of work by Swell Maps – still very punk in construction, but already getting experimental too – a mix that instantly set the group apart, and has kept them in territory that nobody else has ever been able to touch. Titles include "Heartbeat", "Practice Makes Perfect", "Being Sucked In Again", "I Am The Fly", "Outdoor Miner", "Sand In My Joints", "I Feel Mysterious Today", "Marooned", "French Film Blurred", "Mercy" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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WireIssue 453 – November 2021 ... Magazine
Wire, 2021. New Copy ... About November 15, 2021 (delayed)
... Magazine

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✨✧ WirePink Flag ... LP
EMI/Pink Flag, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of greatest of all British punk era records – released in '77 and one that transcends mid-to-late 70s punk cultural baggage better than just about any other – a real benchmark! Wire kept it short and sweet on Pink Flag – with 21 tracks in about 35 minutes – and it's as artful as it is succinct. They'd prove to be as creatively ambitious as any of their peers and the brevity Pink Flag would soon make way for experimental flourishes that are ultimately just as important and influential, but this still might be their best. Includes "Reuters", "Field Day For The Sundays", "Three Girl Rumba", "Ex Lion Tamer", "The Commercial", "Strange", "Different To Me", "12 X U", "Start To Move", "Lowdown", "Surgeon's Girl", "Pink Flag" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Wire154 ... LP
Warner/Pink Flag, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Here's the one where it all goes crazy – where Wire move beyond the short, sharp shock of their earliest material – and almost lay the blueprint for the whole post-punk generation in the process! The ideas and sounds are every bit as sharp as before, but they're mixed with a moody sense of soundscape and experimental currents – definitely the unusual sounds that the Gilbert and Lewis team were keen to explore! Imagine Brian Eno making a punk record at the end of the 70s, and you'll have a good idea of the vibe going on here – but that's just the beginning, as there's so much more going on – including moments of hope and tunefulness that come as a real surprise, and which keep the album so wonderfully strong over the decades. Titles include "Once Is Enough", "Two People In A Room", "Single KO", "40 Versions", "I Should Have Known Better", "On Returning", "The 15th", and "Map Ref 41N 93W". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ WireIssue 451 – September 2021 ... Magazine
Wire, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wire magazine's always filled with plenty of ways to open up our ears and minds – and this time around, the issue features a great article on machine learning and music, a look at the underground scene in Prague, the work of Grouper, UK keyboardist Pat Thomas, and lots more too! There's the usual huge section of reviews – with special strands on Space Afrika, The Beach Boys, and Michael Mantler – and a look at books and films as well as music – and there's even a cool feature on the revolutionary instrumentation of Nicolas Collins! Plenty more too – including DJ Bus Replacement Service and Surgeon on the Invisible Jukebox. Magazine

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✨✧ WireIssue 452 – October 2021 ... Magazine
Wire, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's the legendary German group Faust on the cover – still as vibrant as ever, and having one of their many returns to the limelight! The issue also looks at Faust contemporaries – with features on Klaus Dinger of La Dusseldorf/Neu fame, Amon Duul, and Dieter Mobieus – and other articles include a look at Mary Lou Williams, the Texas composer More Eaze, Tampa rappers They Hate Change, and Polish duo Siska. There's also an article on New York's Time Spans festival, Theresa Wong and Ellen Fullman on the Invisible Jukebox, and pages and pages of record reviews! Magazine

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✨✧ WireIssue 450 – August 2021 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Wire, 2021. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
This issue looks at the work of noise artist and Wolf Eyes founder Aaron Dilloway – and also has Robin The Fog weighing in on tape alchemy in the computer age! There's also more on Chicago footwork artist Jana Rush, who's moving into jazzier territory, a look at the experimental music of Katalin Ladi, the music of Canadian MC Andrew Mbaruk, and Chinese rock group Hualun. There's also a feature with Wei Wei and Li Jianhong on the Invisible Jukebox – and plenty more pages of reviews that will keep your record collection happy! Plus, there's also a bonus CD – Wire Tapper 56, with cuts by Wolfskull, Tony Lugo, Masayoshi Fujita, Masabumi Kikuchi, Dave Clarkson, and others. Magazine

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyLive Wire – The Westbound Years 1975 to 1978 ... CD
Westbound (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The later years of Dennis Coffey at Westbound Records – tunes that show a bit of a move away from the rougher funk of his roots, but which are still filled with plenty of sharp-edged work on guitar! Coffey's groove here is more in the club vein that Westbound hit in the mid 70s – upbeat, uptempo rhythms that drew strongly on the label's earlier legacy in funk – but pushed a groove more towards the popular disco styles of the time! Yet Coffey's tunes are never throwaway disco – and from the perspective of these many decades later, they're really just fast funk numbers with a bit of strings – still heavy on tightly snapping rhythms, and filled with loads of beautiful guitar lines from Dennis. This hip package from Ace goes out of its way to focus on the funkiest bits from these years – and the set features 15 titles that include "Wild Child", "Live Wire", "Some Like It Hot", "Free Spirit", "Back Home", "Finger Lickin Good (7" version)", "Sweet Taste Of Sin", "Calling Planet Earth (12" version)", "High On Love", "Gimme That Funk (7" version)", and "Our Love Goes On Forever". CD

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David Crosby & Graham NashWhistling Down The Wire ... LP
ABC, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)


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✨✧ VariousWire Tapper 18 ... CD
Wire, 2007. Used ... $2.99
Released with issue 284 of Wire magazine. Includes tracks by John Luther Adams, Focus Group, Dmao & Naomi, Luciano Cilio, Modified Toy Orchestra, and Herbert Friedl. CD
 
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Czarface & MF DoomCzarface Meets Metal Face (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Silver Age, 2018. New Copy ... $23.99 27.99
The Czarface team of Wu-Tang veteran Inspectah Deck and Boston underground hip hop heavyweights 7L & Esoteric are joined by the one-and-only MF Doom – a bonafide supergroup – and one of the finest comic book/sci-fi rap records since Madvillainy! Each one of these characters is so brilliant at their best, this record would've been a lot of fun even of they were just winging it – but it's actually pretty A-Game – with big, boisterous beats and clever samples and pretty deft rhymes throughout! Includes "Take Your Medicine", "Meddle With Metal", "Badness Of Madness", "Close Talker" (impressively riffing on a postpunk track by Wire), "Forever People", "Captain Crunch", "Don't Spoil It", "Phantoms" with Open Mike Eagle, "Bomb Thrown", "You Masked For It", "Nautical Depth", "MF Czar", "Sleeping Dogs" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive black & white edition – on white vinyl.)

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✨✧ Duke BooteeBust Me Out ... LP
Mercury, 1984. Very Good+ ... $16.99
More electro than hip hop – especially when you listen to raps like "Same Day Service", which has Duke essentially reading a "same day service" sign at a photo lab over and over! Still, the production is pretty tasty – and many tracks feature additional help from Doug Wimbush and Keith LeBlanc, who give the record a good New York downtown electro feel. Lots of keyboards, riffing bass, guitar washes, and that electric Celluloid funk sound – and if you can get past the raps (which aren't on every track), the album's got some nice moments! Titles include "Bust Me Out", "Who Dat", "Zip Me Up", "Live Wire", "You Without Me", and "Kalimba Song". Hilarious mid-80s cover design, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, wear, and aging.)

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ExTumult ... LP
Superior Viaduct, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98 On February 4, 2022
One of best records ever by the mighty Dutch punk collective – and one of their most ferocious! We've always felt that the Ex's early 80s albums felt like angier, more aggro companions to likeminded earlier Mekons records – so it befit the Ex to invite head Mekon Jon Langford to produce this album. The sound is textbook Ex – full of heaving, clamorous guitar squalls, hypnotically driving drums and percussion, and cathartic shouted vocals. Tracks include "Bouquet Of Barbed Wire", "Fear", "Hunt The Hunters", "Red Muzak", "The Well-Known Soldier", "Same Old News", "FUNEIDY", "Island Race" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, February 4.

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FME (Ken Vandermark)Montage ... CD
Okka Disk, 2006. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 19.99
A double-disc set that documents the live efforts of the Free Music Ensemble – a power trio featuring Ken Vandermark on reeds, Nat McBride on bass, and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums! The style here is very much in the legacy of Vandermark's trio work of years past, especially in association with Scandinavian players – a mix of searingly intense numbers and other more introspective ones – often performances that are focused strongly around sound textures. One CD here features a 2005 Boston show, and the other includes a concert the next day, recorded up in Montreal (some travel schedule there!). Titles include "Exit The Republic", "Drift", "But Only Almost", "False Rabbit", "On A Wire", "Looking At Dutch Stairs", "New Reference", "Ottica", and "Montage". CD

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Joe HiggsLife Of Contradiction ... CD
Esoldun (France), 1975. Used ... $12.99
The striking debut album from one of the architects of reggae, a musician who cut precious few solo records in his lengthy tenure as the godfather of Jamaican music! A key figure behind the careers of reggae's mega stars like Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff, Higgs issued few albums and singles under his own name, but this stellar first album showcases his talent beautifully, with spare, but rich renderings of his soulful approach to roots! Guitar ringer Eric Gale was brought in from the States to accompany Higgs alongside the stellar Now Generation band featuring Earl Wire Lindo, Mikey and Geoffrey Chung and Mickey Boo Richards, but Higgs production and arrangements keep things stripped down and true to the Kingston rootical vibe, rather than jazzing up the proceedings. 16 tracks in all, including "Come On Home", "Got To Make A Way", "Wake Up & Live", "Life Of Contradiction", "Who Brought Down The Curtains", 'Hard Times Don't Bother Me", "My Baby Still Loves Me" and "Song My Enemy Sings". CD
(Out of print. Back cover of booklet has a small sticker.)

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Gene KrupaDrummer Man ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $6.99
Kind of a reprise of earlier days – one that reunites Krupa with Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge, as the group runs through some material from earlier years. Arrangements are by Quincy Jones, Billy Byers, and Nat Pierce – and the set actually swings more cleanly than some of Krupa's material from the 40s. Titles include "Drummin Man", "Drum Boogie", "Slow Down", "Wire Brush Stomp", "That's What You Think", "Rockin Chair", and "Opus 1". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul LesterGang Of Four – Damaged Gods ... Book
Omnibus (UK), 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 20.99
The first-ever book on Gang Of Four – one of our favorite groups of all time – served up by the writer who also gave us an important book on The Wire! Paul Lester's writing style is maybe a bit loose here – different than a completely in-depth look at the group and its influence – more journalistic, as he weaves together narratives from interviews with various band members and associates, while quickly spinning the story of the group's fantastic rise in the late 70s, their mid-80s breakup, and return to music in the 90s. Think of the approach as maybe a special Mojo issue devoted to Gang Of Four, with all the details and interest that would imply – and the book is 204 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ LionsThis Generation (7 X 7" box set – with download) ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2013. Near Mint- 7 x 7 Inch ... $24.99
Dubby funk with plenty of Jamaican undertones, but not exactly a reggae set – and instead the sort of wonderful criss-crossing of modes we've come to expect from The Lions! The group definitely owes a lot to the sound of 60s and 70s Kingston – yet their approach is different, too – a bit sharper and maybe more soul-based than the usual reggae group – in ways that belie some of the deep funk associations of the group members! Yet from a reggae perspective, the set's right on the money too – played at a level that easily rivals the Studio One sound back in the day, yet served up with production that's even sharper overall – thanks to work by Connie Price in the studio. Titles include "Birds On A Wire", "This Generation", "Picture On The Wall", "New Girl", "Pieces Of A Man", "Let's Go Out Tonight", and "Be Easy". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Branford MarsalisScenes In The City ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
With Ron Carter, Ray Drummond, and Charnett Moffett on bass; Marvin Smith and Jeffrey Watts on drums; John Longo on trumpet, Robin Eubanks on trombone, Mulgrew Miller and Kenny Kirkland on piano, and includes narration by Wendell Pierce from The Wire! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a punch-hole.)

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T Texas TylerRemember Me ... CD
Starday/Nashville, Early 60s. New Copy ... $2.99 4.99
T Texas Tyler is one of those country artists who kind of slipped under the wire – a great singer, and one with a heck of a lot of character – but also one who never fully got his due back in the day! This early 60s set is a great one – and captures Tyler with the kind of timeless charm he could bring to a recording – maybe more 50s overall, in the mode that made Starday a great label for holding on to older sounds and older audiences – but also delivered with that lean quality of some of the better 60s work, no overdone arrangements or any attempt to polish things up for the charts! The set's full of unusual material – including two tracks perfect for Father's Day, "Dad Gave My Dog Away" and "Just Like Dad" – plus "I Found Myself", "Morning Glory", "Courtin In The Rain", and "Sunset Years Of Life". CD

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VariousGay Jamaica Independence Time (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Treasure Isle/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A record that's brimming over with pride for the new musical grooves coming out of Kingston – and a rare compilation on the legendary Treasure Isle record from producer Duke Reid! The tunes here are great and gritty – almost as if Reid was finding a way to capture the energy of a sound system in the studio – with lots of booming beats, rumbling basslines, and the kind of standout instrumental and vocal passages that give each tune a special sort of hook! The instrumentals are maybe the most compelling – as they'll use a spare organ line or sax solo to craft surprisingly hypnotic sounds – which are then balanced out strongly by the soulful vocals on the other cuts. Titles include "Boom Shaka Lacka" by Hopeton Lewis & The Chosen Few, "Wake The Town" by U Roy, "Hopeful Village" by The Tennors, "The Ball" by Earl Wire Lindo, "What Does It Take" by Alton Ellis, "Sunday Gravy" by Earl Wire Lindo, "Condition Bad A Yard" by The Ethiopians, "Rule The Nation" by U Roy, "Dynamite" by Tommy McCook, and "White Rum" by Earl Wire Lindo. 2CD set has an insane amount of bonus tracks – 28 more Duke Reid productions, and 17 more produced by Byron Smith – 45 more tracks, including work by King Sporty, Tommy McCook, The Barons, Winston Jarrett, Nora Dean, The Ethiopians, Hopeton Lewis, Alston Barrett, The El Dorados, Dorothy Reid, and many more. CD

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✨✧ Peter GabrielEin Deutsches Album (aka Melt) ... LP
Charisma, 1980. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An all-German version of Peter Gabriel's third album! Peter Gabriel at the top of his solo game – tight, focused, and coming across with a nice sort of edge – one that really sits nicely in the same late 70s generation that includes Bowie in Berlin, early Talking Heads, and some of the darker-minded work on the left side of the mainstream at the time! The guitars have a nice edge, but never dominate – and Gabriel's vocals are totally great – soaring with majesty, but never overblown, and deeply personal in all the right spots – but without any fake soul modes. Instrumentation is right on the money – processed nicely, but never overproduced – and hell, players on the album even include Brit jazz legend Dick Morrisey on a handful of tracks! Titles include German versions of "No Self Control", "I Don't Remember", "Biko", "Intruder", "And Through The Wire", and "Games Without Frontiers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original German pressing, including the printed inner sleeve & insert! Cover has light edge wear.)

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✨✧ Brand NubianOne For All (30th anniversary edition) ... CD
Elektra/Tommy Boy, 1990. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of those records that maybe snuck in a bit under the wire at the time of release – but a set that instantly went on to become a classic, and one of the greatest debuts of the early 90s! Not only is the production great – full of sophisticated samples and ways of putting them together that set a whole new standard for a generation – but Brand Nubian also found a way to take some of the energy of the Native Tongues' freshness, and turn it towards more serious themes – but all without the heavy-handedness that made some of their contemporaries date quickly. Hats off to Grand Puba, Sadat X, and Lord Jamar for such a great job right from the start – on titles that include "All For One", "Slow Down", "Drop The Bomb", "Concerto In X Minor", and 2 mixes of "Wake Up" (Stimulated Dummies mix and the penultimate reprise) – plus "Who Can Get Busy Like This Man", "Ragtime", "To The Right", "Dance To My Ministry", "Step To The Rear", "Try To Do Me", and "Dedication". CD
(Limited CD edition – remastered!)

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✨✧ Martha Reeves & The VandellasAnthology ... LP
Motown, 1960s/Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Martha and the girls' entry into Motown's well-done series of 70s multi-LP collections – this one only a double-length set, but still filled with plenty of great bits by the group! The set features a solid decade's worth of work – material from the trio's 1962 start at Motown, up to some of their even better albums for the label in the early 70s. Titles include "Bless You", "Honey Love", "Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things", "My Baby Loves Me", "Honey Chile", "Jimmy Mack", "I Promise To Wait My Love", "Benjamin", "Tear It On Down", "In & Out Of My Life", "Live Wire", "Wild One", "Motoring", "Nowhere To Run", "Quicksand", "Love Is Like A Heat Wave", and "I'll Have To Let Him Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Cover has light wear at the spine, but is nice overall!)

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✨✧ Leonard CohenSongs From A Room (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Columbia/Sundazed, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The second album from Leonard Cohen – a more stripped down effort produced by Bob Johnston, with some really odd washes of sound on the outer edges of the sound – adding some slightly uneasy atmosphere that's paired masterfully with Cohen's moody pen. An album full of subtle triumphs, with a few of his more iconic songs and certainly in the upper regions of best work. Titles include the classic "Bird On The Wire", "Story of Isaac", "Seems So Long Ago, Nancy", "The Butcher", "You Know Who I Am", "Lady Midnight" and "Tonight Will Be Fine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered, and on high-definition 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousCome Spy With Us – The Secret Agent Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Seminal spy sounds from the 60s – a treasure trove of spy-themed tunes, and one that features loads of material you might not hear otherwise! The set doesn't feature the big hits from the James Bond films, and instead includes all the great little records that sprung up in the wake of those movies – cool jazz, vocal, and instrumental records that sometimes feature weird reworkings of more famous soundtrack numbers, sometimes lesser-known cuts from b-grade films, and sometimes fresh new spy numbers on their own! The style ranges from groovy guitar numbers to blaring jazzy tracks to slinky steppers that find a very cool balance between suspense and swing. Titles include "Dr Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine" by The Supremes, "The Last Of The Secret Agents" by Nancy Sinatra, "Theme From Danger Man" by Red Price, "A Man Alone" by John Barry, "Deadlier Than The Male" by The Walker Brothers, "Burke's Law" by Wynton Kelly, "We Should've" by Cleo Laine, "Our Man Flint" by Billy Strange, "Theme From Where The Spies Are" by Jimmy Smith, "The Liquidator" by Shirley Bassey, "I Spy" by Roland Shaw, "Come Spy With Me" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and "High Wire" by Brian Fahey. CD

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✨✧ Larry Marshall & King TubbyI Admire You In Dub ... CD
Motion (UK), 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
A sweet dub take on Larry Marshall's fine I Admire You LP, from the golden age of reggae. King Tubby, Prince Philip Smart, Pat Kelly and the Professor take licks of Wire Lindo's keys and Chinna Smith's guitar and drop them into a bucket of reverb and echoplex over some fat, chugging rhythms by Family Man, Flabba Holt, Sly and Carlton Barrett. Includes the seminal "Watergate Rock", "Fire in Town", "Is Whey Deh Money Dub", "Dub is My Woman", "Locks of Dub" and "Downtown Rock". Plus the CD includes 2 bonus tracks, "Heavy Heavy Load (extended version)" and "Oh Girl Dub". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ U2Unforgettable Fire ... LP
Island, 1984. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The record that pushed U2 over the top – thanks in part to production from Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois – on titles that include "Pride", "Unforgettable Fire", "Sort Of Homecoming", "Bad", "Elvis Presley & America", "MLK", "Promenade", and "Wire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing with SRC & Sterling stamp. Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Vibration Black FingerCan You See What I'm Trying To Say ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The deepest work to date from Vibration Black Finger – a group headed up by UK drummer Lascelle Gordon, and who effortlessly mix together acoustic jazz elements and other sonic elements – very much in the best spirit of some of their contemporaries on the London scene! Gordon's drums and percussion are at the core of each number – but the instrumentation shifts a fair bit as the set goes on – with flute, piano, keyboards, reeds, and bass from a variety of different guests – including Nat Birchall on tenor and Julie Kjaer on alto and flute! There's a few vocal moments – courtesy of the great Maggie Nicols and Ebony Rose – but most of the set is instrumental, and titles include "Soul Fire", "Only In A Dream", "Persia & Cornelius", "Twelve Wire Byrd", "Gutkind's Dream", "Can't You See What I'm Trying To Say", "Acting For Liberation", and "Empty Streets". CD

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✨✧ Vibration Black FingerCan You See What I'm Trying To Say ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The deepest work to date from Vibration Black Finger – a group headed up by UK drummer Lascelle Gordon, and who effortlessly mix together acoustic jazz elements and other sonic elements – very much in the best spirit of some of their contemporaries on the London scene! Gordon's drums and percussion are at the core of each number – but the instrumentation shifts a fair bit as the set goes on – with flute, piano, keyboards, reeds, and bass from a variety of different guests – including Nat Birchall on tenor and Julie Kjaer on alto and flute! There's a few vocal moments – courtesy of the great Maggie Nicols and Ebony Rose – but most of the set is instrumental, and titles include "Soul Fire", "Only In A Dream", "Persia & Cornelius", "Twelve Wire Byrd", "Gutkind's Dream", "Can't You See What I'm Trying To Say", "Acting For Liberation", and "Empty Streets". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
 
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Debbie GibsonElectric Youth (deep house mix, shep's house dub, shep's house beats, house edit, electro mix, electric dub gone haywire, electric dub, latin edit) (2x12") ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1989. Near Mint- 2x12" ... $9.99
Remixed by Shep Pettibone. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with a cutout notch.)

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Eric SalzmanWiretap/Helix/Larynx Music/Queens Collage – QUOG Music Theatre Ensemble/Daniel Nagrin/Elise Ross/Stanley Silverman ... LP
Finnadar, 1974. Sealed ... $11.99
Very cool avant work from composer Eric Salzman – some pieces for voice, one for guitar, and one that includes work on magnetic tape! LP, Vinyl record album
(Quad pressing – still sealed!)

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VariousDown & Wired Vol 5 – A Dose Of Psychedelic Funk & Blue Eyed Soul ... LP
Perfect Toy (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A great set of work from a space between the genres – music that's often by rock groups, but who have a very soulful sort of sound – serving up tunes that are sometimes their own take on soul hits of the time, sometimes original material – and always with the sort of funk and soul that's promised in the title! Perfect Toy is one of the few labels around that seems to continue to dig deeply for material we never would have discovered otherwise – and that's definitely the case this time around – as you'll hear on Volume 5 cuts that include "Put Me Down (part 2)" by The Bobbies, "It's Love" by Oratorium, "Misunderstood" by The Nassauvians, "Rufus Rastas" by The Continentals, "I Found The Girl" by The Ladds, "You'd Be My Woman" by Changes, and "Rumpelstiltskin" by Dallas. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousDown & Wired Vol 6 – A Dose Of Psychedelic Funk & Blue Eyed Soul ... LP
Perfect Toy (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A great set of work from a space between the genres – music that's often by rock groups, but who have a very soulful sort of sound – serving up tunes that are sometimes their own take on soul hits of the time, sometimes original material – and always with the sort of funk and soul that's promised in the title! Perfect Toy is one of the few labels around that seems to continue to dig deeply for material we never would have discovered otherwise – and that's definitely the case this time around – as you'll hear on Volume 6 cuts that include "Bang Bang" by What's Happening, "Evil Woman" by Ron Lynch & Bene Regesh, "Take It Low" by Raiders, "Fresh Dirt" by Staff & Management, "Black Time" by Klaas Craats Six, "War" by Hercules & The Black Majic, "Prisoner" by Mike Peace & Filet Of Soul, and "Hardluck" by Snapdragon. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousTotally Wired & Illicit Grooves – Acid Jazz – The Birth Of A Scene 1987 to 1990 ... CD
Acid Jazz/BGP (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Tremendous grooves from the earliest (and best) years of the acid jazz scene – all recorded at a time when London was exploding with sounds from the 60s and 70s, and turning out some of the hippest music on the planet! Although the term "acid jazz" was soon mishandled and mis-managed here in the US, the earliest days of the movement were really a tremendous time in London – a period when folks returned to the core elements that made funk, jazz, and soul great – and shook off all of the too-electric and too-stiff modes that had crept in during the 80s! Most of the work here is in a really spare, stripped-down funky mode – a cross between soul jazz of the 60s and blacksploitation funk of the 70s, with possibly a few more contemporary elements thrown into the mix. And in these years way before the current deep funk revival, what's even more important is the way these songs were produced – with a warmth that other groups hadn't had in years, and a real love of the way these tracks might have sounded in older studios a few decades before. The package contains a number of key rare singles from the Acid Jazz label, other album tracks, and even a few classics that had a big influence on the London scene. Titles include the rare pre-Acid Jazz single "Got To Give" by The Brand New Heavies, the sublime "Rejoice In Righteousness" by Bukky Leo Quintet, and the tracks "Cut & Run" by Lay Zee Muthas, "Like A Gun" by King Truman, "The Killer" by Night Trains, "People Get Ready" by The Brand New Heavies, "Haw Right Now" by Patrice Rushen, "Earthly Powers" by Man Called Adam, "Mr PC" by Snowboy, "Spinning Wheel" by New Jersey Kings, "Let The Good Times Roll" by The Quiet Boys, and "Mighty Mouse" by Caesar Frazier. Loads of great notes too – a really detailed look at the London scene at the end of the 80s! CD

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✨✧ Thomas DolbyGolden Age Of Wireless ... LP
Capitol, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With "Europa & The Pirate Twins", "Flying North", "Weightless", "Leipzig", "Windpower", "She Blinded Me With Science", "Commercial Breakup", "Urges", "Airwaves", "Radio Silence" and "Cloudburst At Shingle Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Shundana YusafBroadcasting Buildings – Architecture On The Wireless 1927 to 1945 (hardcover) ... Book
MIT Press, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That's a pretty crazy image on the cover, and there's some pretty crazy images within – as this well-done book looks at the way the BBC conceived of presenting a public, permanent face to its ephmeral broadcast identity in the early 20th century – through the creation of the modernist masterpiece Broadcast House in London! The book begins with the construction of that landmark building, then moves on to other topics that deal with the interplay between the new ideas on radio and the shifting setting of London in the years before and through WWII – served up here with black and white images alongside some very well-penned critical text by the author. 331 pages, hardcover, with black and white images. Book

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Brand New HeaviesTBNH ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.98
Excellent work from The Brand New Heavies – one of those groups that made us first want to get into the record store business many years ago! The passage of time hasn't dimmed their genius at all – and right as at the start, the music here is flowing with classic funk and soul influences, but leaned up into a groove that's very contemporary – and which continues to stand head and shoulders above the generations of artists who've been inspired by their sound! As you might notice by the cover, the core duo of Simon Bartholomew and Andrew Levy are the key force of the sound – but their longtime partner N'Dea Davenport is on vocals for many tracks on the set – replaced at a few points by guests who include Laville, Angie Stone, Angela Ricci, Beverley Knight, and Siedah Garrett – a nicely shifting lineup that almost give the record the variety of a classic Incognito set. Titles include "Stupid Love", "Just Believe In You", "Get On The Right Side", "Little Dancer", "It's My Destiny", "Getaway", "Beautiful", "Wired Up", "Together", and "Dontchawanna". LP, Vinyl record album

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Raul De SouzaSweet Lucy ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet Lucy, and mighty groovy – a wonderful album from Raul De Souza, cut during the height of his fame on the California scene! Like Raul's other work for Capitol, this record really sparkles from tight help from George Duke – who handles production, and some of the arrangements – and really helps De Souza find a tight jazzy groove! The instrumentation is a bit leaner than some of Raul's other records of this nature, which is a nice thing – as you get to hear plenty of keyboards from Patrice Rushen, Fender Rhodes from Dawilli Gonga, trumpet from Freddie Hubbard, and percussion from Airto. There's a bit of chorus vocals at times, but the main focus is on Raul's trombone solos – and cuts include of Joao Donato's "Banana Tree", plus "Sweet Lucy", "New Love", "Wild & Shy", "Bottom Heat", "Wires", and "At Will". CD

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VariousClose To The Noise Floor – Formative UK Electronica 1975 to 1984 (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $36.99 51.99
Cold wave completists, eat your heart out – because this incredible 4CD set is overflowing with early analogue electronic gems from the UK scene – served up in a really beautiful book-style package that's overflowing with notes to support the superb selection of tracks! The music here is definitely on the colder side of the spectrum – that initial impulse on the UK scene to rework some of the German electronics of the period with leaner modes, and take them into even more inventive territory during the post-punk years – before things got too commercial in UK pop, or too overburdened with industrial posturing! The music here is from those great early years of labels like Cherry Red, Rough Trade, and other key UK indies – and the package features 60 titles that include "Fractured Smile" by Inter City Static, "RAM" by The Klingons, "Computer Bank" by Five Times Of Dust, "Holiday Camp" by Blancmange, "I Am Your Shadow" by Colin Potter, "Joe Goes To New York" by Adrian Smith, "Sedation" by O Yuki Conjugate, "In The Room" by Third Door On The Left, "Eco Beat" by DC3, "What A Day" by Throbbing Gristle, "Western Vein" by Konstruktivist, "Music To Save The World By" by Alan Burnham, "Kodak Ghosts Run Amok" by Eyeless In Gaza, "New Muzak" by Instant Automatons, "Robot Dance" by Sea Of Wires, "Mzui (extract)" by Gilbert & Lewis, and "Muslin Gauze Muslim Prayer" by Muzlimgauze. CD

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VariousLofts & Garages – Spring Records & The Birth Of Dance Music ... CD
Spring/BGP (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A great slice of work from the New York underground of the post-disco years – served up by a family of labels that had been making things happen through most of the 70s! The set focuses strongly on the singles issued by the Posse and Spring Records labels – the former a new offshoot of the latter, especially geared towards 12" singles that were strongly focused on both the new sounds of the clubs and the streets – including lots of electro, bass-heavy funk, hip hop-inspired grooves, and mabye even some elements that would soon point the way towards house music to come! This side of the Spring Records label has never been covered in detail like this before – and the choice of cuts is as great as the notes on the music – which finally gives the Posse singles their due in the scene from back in the day. Titles include "We Come To Jam" by Blaze, "Sing A Song" by Lonnie Youngblood, "Have Your Cake" by Body, "Wired For Games (long version)" by C Brand, "Workin Out" by Ritz, "Live It Up (short vocal)" by Fonda Rae, "Get Up An Dance" by Mynk, "Spread Love" by Fatback, "Let's Get Nice (7" vocal)" by Glory, and "Got To Have Your Lovin (short vocal)" by Feel. CD
Also available Lofts & Garages – Spring Records & The Birth Of Dance Music ... LP 24.99

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VariousLofts & Garages – Spring Records & The Birth Of Dance Music ... LP
Spring/BGP (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 26.99
A great slice of work from the New York underground of the post-disco years – served up by a family of labels that had been making things happen through most of the 70s! The set focuses strongly on the singles issued by the Posse and Spring Records labels – the former a new offshoot of the latter, especially geared towards 12" singles that were strongly focused on both the new sounds of the clubs and the streets – including lots of electro, bass-heavy funk, hip hop-inspired grooves, and mabye even some elements that would soon point the way towards house music to come! This side of the Spring Records label has never been covered in detail like this before – and the choice of cuts is as great as the notes on the music – which finally gives the Posse singles their due in the scene from back in the day. Titles include "We Come To Jam" by Blaze, "Sing A Song" by Lonnie Youngblood, "Have Your Cake" by Body, "Wired For Games (long version)" by C Brand, "Workin Out" by Ritz, "Live It Up (short vocal)" by Fonda Rae, "Get Up An Dance" by Mynk, "Spread Love" by Fatback, "Let's Get Nice (7" vocal)" by Glory, and "Got To Have Your Lovin (short vocal)" by Feel. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lofts & Garages – Spring Records & The Birth Of Dance Music ... CD 12.99

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VariousThat'll Flat Git It! Volume 38 – Rockabilly & Rock N Roll From The Vaults Of Liberty & Freedom Records ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 20.99
A totally wonderful batch of cuts from the early years of Liberty Records, and related labels – cuts that really bristle with the kind of energy that was exploding in all sorts of styles on the LA scene at the end of the 50s! Liberty may not have the cred as Sun or Chess Records, but the company was really at the crossroads of music on the west coast, and had both the ears and the studio talent to really turn out some great singles at the time – often the sort of material that was very different than the vocals and mood music on its full length LPs. If you don't know this side of Liberty's legacy, you'll really in for a surprise – and even if you do, you'll still discover some overlooked gems in this 37 track set – presented complete with detailed notes on all the artists too. Titles include "Lies" by Lee Ross, "Buddy" by Jackie Dee, "Willa Mae" by Al Casey, "Little Bit" by Bobby Lonero, "You've Done It Again" by Andy & The Live Wires, "Sweet Baby Doll" by Johnny Burnette, "Ain't That Somethin" by Larry O'Keefe, "She's So Fine' by Andy Caldwell, "Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down" by Johnny Olenn, "Billy Billy" by Dee Dee Dorety, and "Hey Baby" by Bill Lawrence. CD

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✨✧ VariousBellyachers, Listen – Songs From East Africa Vol 1 – 1938 to 1946 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), Late 30s/1940s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Amazing East African recordings from decades long past – a 2LP vinyl entry for the most beautifully put together compilations of any kind on Honest Jons in quite a while – which is really something, given their always top tier efforts! Bellyachers, Listen – Songs From East Africa, 1936-46 features the earlier material included on the 2CD Something Is Wrong compilation of recordings made in Uganda and Kenya from the 30s to the 50s – some wildly energetic, fast and feverishly performed, others with more lilting melodies and less fraught atmosphere. Essentially it's regional minstrel music with impassioned vocals, the more stripped down songs played on the ndingidi and other spare instrumentation, others have larger ensemble vocals and instrumentation including oud, accordion, violins, Indian harmonium and more. 17 tracks on 2LPs – in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with insert. Includes "Wireless" by Ssekinomu, "Olieu" by Ochieng, "Soya" by Sumoni & Party, "John Geko" by JP Nyangira, "Silwezi Tabu" by Jumbe Ali, "Kuleta Fakira" by Chuba Shee, "Omwoyo Gwa Mukwano" by Florence, "Ekyalema Nakato" by Ssekinomu and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousATA Records – The Library Archive Vol 1 (with bonus download) ... LP
ATA (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not a standard sound library record, but one that's every bit as funky – thanks to a great ear for the right sort of 70s grooves from the folks at ATA Records! The music is contemporary, from the label that's been giving us some great funky 45s over the years – but the package has all the look and feel of a rare UK sound library record from decades back – and a sound that definitely matches that vibe too! These aren't fake funk tunes, or simple remix numbers that try to sound retro – they're just the sort of instrumental grooves you'd hear from Alan Hawkshaw, John Cameron, or other UK sound library giants – served up here by a nameless array of musicians, on great tracks that include "The Needle Nose", "Whack Slap & Blow", "Kaye Okay", "Wiretap", "Siren Sea", "Planet Nine", "Midnight Heist", "Nuclear Wind 1", and "Wigged Out". LP, Vinyl record album
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