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    Tremendous twin-spin two sider from larger than life, cult hero King Coleman. Famous for singing - uncredited - 'The Mashed Potatoes', the 1959 dance craze hit with backing from James Brown's band, Coleman's career was much more varied and lengthy than such fleeting infamy would otherwise suggest. Here, we have Coleman appearing on two early 60s,...
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    Hailing from Flint, Michigan, JAY W. McGE! Soulful 80's boogie! 
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    Afro-Latin percussionist, who grew notoriety via his musical skills throughout the 60's has a couple of obscurities reissued on Freestyle Records!
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    Wax Poetics Issue 61 cover one features James Brown on the front and Curtis Mayfield on the back. Cover two features Bishop Nehru on the front and Ghostface Killah on the back. Both versions are for sale at our storefront. Current subscribers should receive James Brown/Curtis Mayfield. Contents: Fred Wesley on James Brown's classic The Payback, Curtis...
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    Two beautiful covers of Eden Ahbez's evergreen standard, Nature Boy. As first recorded in 1948 by Nat King Cole, the song went on to be performed by just about everybody, from Frank Sinatra to David Bowie! Here, together are two complimentary versions by female Jazz vocalists, both slow, sultry and simmering, tipping them into the popcorn sphere.  
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    1972 album
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    Killer, double-header, female funk 45 holy grail reissued on the excellent Athens of the North label out of Edinburgh - essential! 
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    Chaz Bundick drops another full length for Carpark, furthering his deliriously trippy blend of nostalgic electronics and colourful indie songwriting. Highly recommended!  
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    Landmark material here from Ray Charles, with one of his signature works and a song which inspired a million copycat attempts. 50 years on, 'What'd I Say' remains as fresh and exciting as ever before and is guaranteed to fill any dance floor in the known universe.  
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    Unlike any Sabbath book thus far, "Black Sabbath FAQ" digs deep into quirks, obscure anecdotes, and burning questions surrounding the Sabs. In a fast-moving, topical format, this book covers a tremendous amount of information, delectable to any Sabbath fan, but hard to find in a traditional biography. This rich history lives and breathes and shouts...
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    "There are no definitive histories," writes Elijah Wald, in this provocative reassessment of American popular music, "because the past keeps looking different as the present changes." Earlier musical styles sound different to us today because we hear them through the musical filter of other styles that came after them, all the way through funk and hiphop. As...
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    In "A Language of Song", Samuel Charters - one of the pioneering collectors of African American music - writes of a trip to West Africa where he found 'a gathering of cultures and a continuing history that lay behind the flood of musical expression he encountered everywhere ...from Brazil to Cuba, to Trinidad, to New Orleans, to the Bahamas, to dance...
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    Democracy of Sound is the first book to examine music piracy in the United States from the dawn of sound recording to the rise of Napster and online file-sharing. It asks why Americans stopped thinking of copyright as a monopoly-a kind of necessary evil-and came to see intellectual property as sacrosanct and necessary for the prosperity of an "information...
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    Modern Blackness is a rich ethnographic exploration of Jamaican identity in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Analyzing nationalism, popular culture, and political economy in relation to one another, Deborah A. Thomas illuminates an ongoing struggle in Jamaica between the values associated with the postcolonial state and those generated...
    GROOVY HARDBACK USA IMPORT BOOK! 50% OFF!!!! Formed in New York City in 1971, the New York Dolls prefigured Punk, New Wave and Glam Metal Rock with their over-the-top cross-dressing and their shambling, sloppy, but highly energetic playing style, which set the tone for many rock bands that would later come on the scene. Comprised of singer David Johansen...
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    USA HARBACK IMPORT BOOK NEARLY 60% OFF!!!Go Where You Wanna Go collects the memories of band members John and Michelle Phillips, Cass Elliot, and Denny Doherty, along with recollections from friends, fellow musicians, industry insiders, and other eyewitnesses. In Greenwald's hands, the intertwining interviews tell the story of the band from its early...
    Bang Your Head is an epic history of every band and every performer that has worn the Heavy Metal Badge. Charting the genesis of early metal with bands like Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden; the rise of metal to chart-topping phenomenon; the 'hair metal' 80s and a demise fuelled by the explosion of the Seattle grunge scene and the ‘alternative’...
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    New Orleans on Parade tells the story of the Big Easy in the twentieth century. In this urban biography, J. Mark Souther explores the Crescent City's architecture, music, food and alcohol, folklore and spiritualism, Mardi Gras festivities, and illicit sex commerce in revealing how New Orleans became a city that parades itself to visitors and residents...
      UK large group jazz
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      2002 album release from Buju Banton.
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      Killer modern disco gems from Numero! Recorded at Chicago's Paragon Studios, both the A-Side and the exquisite flip "A Taste Of Honey" were rescued from oblivion when a cassette master was discovered in the brief-case of a former manager. 
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      Rocksteady classic from Justin Hinds and the later Dj cut from King Sporty on the flip. Part 3 series from Duke Reid's Treasure Isle label.
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      The Lobster Theremin white label debuts yet another young producer in the shape of the Leeds-based Hedge Maze. With a tightly crafted, hazy, blissed-out house sound these three tracks have been culled from the muggy undergrowth of his northern hard drive.
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      Second release for this Canadian producer following a killer debut for Anthony Naples' Proibito label. Raw and loose deep house flavours that have garnered support from the likes of Alex Nut, Ben UFO, Osunlade and more. 
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      Two rocksteady classics back to back on new reissue from Duke Reid's Treasure Isle label.
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      1967 rocksteady vocal classic from The Techniques with Dennis Alcapone's killer DJ cut on the flip. Part 3 of the Duke Reid reissue series, very clean press and come with company sleeve.
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      Daze follows up his seminal 'Lips' white label with a huge three-track EP for the core Lobster Theremin label. Traversing a bastardised series of themes that sees Jersey house blended with overdriven rave, tinker-toy acid lines slicing through shrouded doom techno and chattering hip-hop loops rolling over classic breakbeat house. 
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      Inc. roots essentials by the band such as "Space & Time," "Remember Romeo," "Saw You Smiling," "Righteous," "We & Dem," "Got to Be a Better Way," "Mash Down Aparthied" and "World War Three."
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      80's boogie 7" from Numero! Demo version of "Rush" backed with "You Bring Me Up", a completely unreleased and represents the pinnacle of early '80s R&B from Chicago.
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      While in pursuit of a Radio and TV Broadcasting degree from Chicago State University, Cynthia C. Gibson directed the music video for the Universal Togetherness Band’s “More Than Enough.” Backed with the unreleased party anthem “Saturday Night,” “More Than Enough” is available for the...
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      Killer duet from Hopeton Lewis & U Roy with the more obscure horns cut on the flip.
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      All time rocksteady classic from John Holt & The Paragons with Earl Lindo's organ instrumental cut the flip.
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      Produced and mixed by Mad Professor! 
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      Classic 70's recordings. 
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      Seriously killer ghetto house from DJ Deeon hailing from the southside of Chicago - featuring the classic 'House-O-Matic'!  These tracks - originally released from 1994 onwards on the seminal Dance Mania label and now remastered from the original DAT tapes for re-release on Numbers. Monstrous jackin' x-rated business!!!
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      HEAVY skeletal breakbeat business - the debut record from Italian/English duo Wallwork and RZR.  After encouragement from Scratcha DVA these four bullets get a limited vinyl pressing.  Think of the rudeness of Tessela and fold in some nasty ass hardcore classic Reinforced style and BOOM!
      Killer roots album from Frankie Paul!
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      Killer selection from the Jammy's vaults feat. Wayne Smith, Dennis Brown, Cornell Campbell, Courtney Melody and more. 
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      A compilation of ska gems from the Wirl records vaults! 
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      Mad Professor produces this album by the DJ originator! 
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      Killer roots / dancehall album from the one they call Turbulence!
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      The Mad Professor produced this album in 1991 from the original DJ, U-Roy. Music recorded at Ariwa Studios in London and voiced In America. Featuring Sandra Cross and Sister Audrey on sweet soulful backing vocals.
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      Features production from Sly Dunbar, Steely & Clevie, Busta Rhymes and more. 
      60s R'n'B Soul and Deep ballad on flip MINT ORIG UNPLAYED USA 45
      Killer lebanese disco workouts courtesy of the ever-brilliant Fortuna label. 'Belly Dance Disco'. Side A 'Jamileh', is a Moog filled, heavy disco-funk belter, while Side B 'The Joy Of Lina (Farha)', is a fast belly dance beast layered with synths and organs, dropping heavily in an almost modern day fashion. Swinging Beirut in full effect on this...
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      1964 original vinyl copy.
      BACK IN STOCK Follow up to 'Body to Body'. The original is a reggae hip hop hybrid whilst the remixes take up the energy. African Shakedown's Noema creates a pumping mid tempo groover and Newcastle's NY*AK is arguably displaying his finest effort so far creating a very unlikely house monster with a loving nod to detroit...
      Fantastic textures and spacey melodies on "Music from Memory" sublabel Second Circle. Tip!
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      60s R'n'B chugger. RARE MINT ORIGINAL USA 45 UNPLAYED