November 25th 2016 Record Drop

Novembers in 3rd gear with this list.
Hi Folks, welcome to the latest big one from Plug 7. 1st though, we gotta say like a lot of you out there we are all feeling the loss of yet another musical hero this year with the passing of Sharon Jones. She was & is a soulful giant for us. I prefer to focus on what she achieved & if you ever listened to her records or got a chance to see her live you know what i mean. Incredible.

This fortnight brings us a step closer to the end of 2016 & another doozy a$$ list. Alongside a big drop of Original presses theres quite a lot of new heat here again, with some heavy want Hip Hop issues, Superb Rocksteady, Ska & Jamaican Jazz from Dubstore, and an amazing array of compilations from Caribbean Soul, South African Boogie, Library Funk, New Orleans Soul…

Up top you can’t go past the killer Jazz & Soul on offer with some great Bobby Womack, Donald Byrd, Coltrane, Weldon Irvine to name just a few.. The Reggae, Hip Hop & Japanese sections also hold quite a few sneaky treasures, but as usual we’re gona keep it brief & let you do some digging.
Come check us out instore for a full 4 crates.. Oh and a box of 45s have made the cut this time with some unusual ones pulled from the New Wave, Doo Wop & 70s/80s soul era’s..

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THE DROP.

Papa Chango – The Lost Moon Of Bellaris (Papa Chango)
Continuing the sonic evolution, pushing further out into the vastness of the void, propelling you towards distant unexplored territories. Featuring newest member Nat Grant on vibraphone and percussion, the band have let their ethio-jazz influences flow free and delivered an album that explores the darkness of space and the lightness of life. Once again, texture and form are at the forefront of the release with 8 tracks of cinematic, instrumental badness. Melbourne Local Heater!

V/A – Digital Zandoli (Heavenly Sweetness) $40
Here’s yet another rare ’80s compilation with even more deep cuts than the last. Where do they find them all? Heavenly Sweetness clearly know but they ain’t telling! They are showing though, and here on Digital Zandoli they reveal 12 newly discovered disco, boogie and zouk tracks recorded about 30 years ago in the West Indies. We’re clearly spoilt for choice on this record, but highlights include the synthetic sea breeze grooves of Puzzle Pulsion’s “Mwoin Ka Songe”, the mellow Afro grooves of Zanman’s “Poutchi” and the abstract body music via a sandy beach vibes of OR EA’s “Biguine Inferno”.

Lee Fields & The Expressions – Special Night (Big Crown) $38
“This is a record about what people do in real life,” Lee says.. Special Night discusses an array of “real life” experiences like love, reflected in album’s title track “Special Night,” an emotive sweet melody which finds Fields’ singing to the woman of his dreams. “See I was just a sad and lonely man, living in a lonely world,” he coos on the love track. “Then you came and took my hand, now my prayers have been answered, I’m so glad to be your man.”
This is a return to the baddest of bad soul, this album answers your soul prayers. This is soul music.

Betty Davis – Columbia Years (LITA) $40
Light In the Attic have outdone themselves again with this latest slice of Betty Davis’ most coveted work. Her iconic voice is transported by the legendary productions of, to name a few, Miles Davis, Teo Macero and Herbie Hancock. According to the label, what is special about this release is its pioneering stance on jazz, where across nine songs these greats pretty much already started and finished the free-jazz sound. For the late 1960s, this is some truly special and forward-thinking material; a clear precursor to the mad, improvisational – and often misinterpreted – seminal album by Miles Davis himself, On The Corner. This is mostly unreleased material, and the LP comes with a booklet of interviews and rare photos. Unmissable.

Lee Moses – Time And Place (LITA) $40
Time And Place is a raw soul rarity of the highest order whose cult has continued to grow over the years. Finally properly reissued on deluxe vinyl by LITA with brand new liner notes including interviews with Moses’ sister and his closest collaborator, the singer and guitarist Hermon Hitson. Through them, Moses becomes a little – but just a little – less of an enigma.

V/A – Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas (Tropicalia in Furs) $40
Subtitled ‘Tropicalista Psychedelic Masterpieces 1967-1976’, and collated by the same archivists behind “Psych Funk 101”, “Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas” is a master class for those entranced by the funky, heavy psychedelic wonders of the Tropicalia movement and all that it spawned. But, as the liner notes state, “You won’t find Os Mutantes or their maestro Rogerio Duprat on this compilation. There is a reason that the records contained here have never been reissued… some of the rarest, and best, examples of fuzzy, funky Brazilian psychedelia came out as promo-only 7″ records.”

Josef Weinberger – Big Deal! (Sonorama) $40
Killer funk compilation full of highlights from the music archives of Josef Weinberger Ltd. in London, pulled from the most famous library albums on labels like JW (Josef Weinberger/ Theme Music), IA (Impress) or PM (Programme Music). First selection of 16 lost tracks by Toni Campo, Midas Touch, Trevor Bastow, Sidney Dale or Vick Flick, oscillating between jazz-funk, soul music, proto techno and eastern-tinged disco, with open drum breaks, fat bass lines and plenty of horns/ wah wah/ organs/ vibes/ flutes/ electronic effects. Recorded from the master tapes.

Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus (Brownswood) $50
Yusef Dayes and Kamaal Williams don’t plan much before their live performances. They lay out a chord progression, but beyond that, the pair just vibe, slinking their sound into whatever sonic corners it shifts to organically. That freewheeling approach can be felt on Black Focus, their first album. A jazz record in the spirit of Blue Note’s finest recordings, but this sonic stew incorporates boogie, afrobeat, funk, hip-hop and the spirit of Roy Ayers, too..
UK at the top again from Gilles Petersons Brownswood label.

OLD STUFF

SOUL / GOSPEL
* Bobby Womack – I Don’t Know What The World.. (UA) $30
* Bobby Womack – Lookin For A Love Again (Liberty) Japan Ed. $40
* Bobby Womack – Winners: Best Of 67-75 (Charly) $35
* Curtis Mayfield – Sweet Excorcist (Curtom) $35
* Funkadelic – Hardcore Jollies (Warner) $20
* George Duke – Save The Country (Liberty) $25
* Goodie – I Wanna Be Your Man (Total Experience) $30
* Kim Weston – For The First Time (MGM) Superb Mono press $50
* Leo’s Sunshipp – We Need Each Other (Expansion) $35
* Marvin Gaye – Live (Tamla) $30
* MFSB – S/T (Philadelphia International) $15
* Michael Jackson – Off The Wall (Epic) $35
* Michael Jackson – Thriller (Epic) $30
* Neville Brothers – S/T (Capitol) $20
* New Birth – Blind Baby (Buddah) $25
* Otis Redding – Dock Of The Bay (Atlantic) Japan Ed. $30
* Packers – Hole In The Wall (Pure Soul) $25
* Sam Cooke – Shake (RCA) Japan w/ Obi $40
* Sly & the Family Stone – Greatest Hits (Epic) $25
* Stevie Wonder – Innervisions (Motown) $30
* Stevie Wonder – Talking Book (Motown) Japan Ed. $30
* Sydney Joe Qualls – So Sexy (20th Century) $45
* The Last Poets – S/T (Douglas) $35
* The Moments – Not On The Outside… (Stang) $30
* Tony Joe White – Black & White (Monument) $30
* Unlimited Touch – S/T (Prelude) $25
* V/A – Brainfreeze Breaks (No Label) $35
* V/A – Super Disco Breaks Vol 5 (Paul Winley) $25
* War – The Music Band 2 (MCA) Japan Ed. $40
* Weldon Irvine – Sinbad (RCA) $45
* Weldon Irvine – Spirit Man (RCA) $45
* Willie Hutch – Fully Exposed (Motown) $20

JAZZ / JAZZFUNK
* Albert Ayler – In Greenwich Village (Impulse/ABC) $45
* Archie Shepp – Volume 3 (Monkey) $35
* Bennie Maupin – Moonscapes (Mercury) $25
* Charles Bobo Shaw – Junk Trap (Black Lion) $25
* Dannie Richmond Quartet – Ode To Mingus (Soul Note) $25
* Don Shirley – The Don Shirley Pont Of View (Atlantic) $15
* Donald Byrd – Byrd In Flight (Blue Note) JP edition w obi $60
* Ella Fitzgerald – Rodgers & Hart Songbook (Verve) $30
* Freddie Hubbard – Sky Dive (CTI) Clean JP version w insert $35
* George Benson – Bad Benson (CTI) JP press with insert and obi $50
* Harold Alexander – Sunshine Man (Flying Dutchman) $30
* Herbie Hancock – Headhunters (CBS) Clean European copy $40
* Herbie Hancock – Succotash (Blue Note) $30
* John Coltrane – Infinity (Impulse) Superb copy, hard to find Coltrane $50
* John Coltrane – My Favorite Things (Warner) Japan w/ obi $40
* John Coltrane – Ole! (Atlantic) Superb Japanese copy $45
* John Coltrane – The Immortal (Atlantic) 2LP Japan ed. $75
* John Coltrane Quartet – Ballads (Impulse) $40
* Kenny Burrell – S/T (Blue Note) light hazing spot $20
* Kinesis – New Life (Headfirst) $20
* Lalo Schifrin – Towering Toccata (CTI) JP promo edition $40
* McCoy Tyner Trio – Reaching Fourth (Impulse) US OG stereo version $65
* Miles Davis – Volume 1 (Blue Note) BN Japan Masterpiece selection $45
* Miles Davis – Round About Midnight (Sony) Japan Ed. $35
* Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman – Song X (Geffen) $20
* Pharoah Sanders – Live (Theresa) $30
* Quincy Jones – Ndeda (Mercury) $30
* Sun Ra – Cosmos (Inner City) $30
* V/A – Classic Jazz Funk 6: Jap Jazz (MC) Clean! $40
* Wayne Shorter – Phantom Navigator (CBS) Promo $15
* Weather report – Sportin’ Life (CBS/Sony) Clean JP edition $30

ROCK / PROG / PSYCH
* Bill Nelson – The Summer of Gods Piano (Cocteau) $15
* Bob Dylan – Slow Train Coming (Sony) Japan w/ obi $35
* Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA (CBS/Sony) Japan w/ obi $35
* David Bowie – Stage (RCA) Japan ed. $50
* David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World (RCA) $35
* Francoise Hardy – Star (Epic) Japan w/ obi $40
* Fripp & Eno – Evening Star (EG) $30
* Harvey Mandel – Cristo Redentor (Philips) $30
* Joy Unlimited – Minne (BASF) $60
* King Crimson – Starless And Bible Black (Inner Knot) UK press $35
* Led Zeppelin – III (Atlantic) JP press $40
* Lou Reed – Rock & Roll Animal (RCA) $30
* Moody Blues – Days Of Future Past (Deram) $20
* Neil Young – Decade (Reprise) $50
* Neil Young – Hawks & Doves (Reprise) $25
* Queen – II (Warner) JP copy w obi $35
* Queen – The Works (EMI) JP copy w obi $40
* Radiohead – Amnesiac 10” (Capitol) $35
* Radiohead – Kid A 10” (Capitol) $35
* Rolling Stones – Exile On Main St (Rolling Stones) $45
* Soft Machine – Land Of Cockayne (EMI) $25
* The Chosen Few – S/T (Victor) $25
* The Kinks – Todos Somos Estrellas (RCA) Rare Spanish version $60
* Utopia – RA (Bearsville) $20
* Velvet Underground & Nico – S/T (Verve) 1st Japan Ed. $125
* Volcano Choir – Repave (Jaguwar) $25

INDIE/ PUNK / NEW WAVE / METAL
* Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love (Island) $25
* Stereolab – Cobra & Phases Group.. (Duophonic) $60

HIP HOP / BEATS
* Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend (MCA) $20
* Eric B & Rakim – Paid in Full (4th & Bway) $20
* Aim – Cold Water Music (Grand Central) $50
* Beastie Boys – Gratitude (Capitol) Rare Beastie $30
* Brand New Heavies – Heavy Rhyme Experience (Delicious Vinyl) $35
* Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust (Astralwerks) $60
* Cypress Hill – Latin Lingo (Ruff House) $20
* Fugees – Ready Or Not (Columbia) $15
* Fugees – Refugee Camp (Ruff House) $20
* J88 – Best Kept Secret (Superrappin) $35
* Kev Brown – Random Joints (Fat Beats) $35
* Kurtis Blow – S/T (Mercury) $30
* Lifers Group – Living Proof (IRS) $30
* LL Cool J – Radio (DefJam) $25
* Massive Attack – Angel (Circa) $20
* Public Enemy – Welcome to the Terrordome (DefJam) $20
* Run DMC – Greatest Hits 2LP (Profile) $30
* The Pharcyde – Runnin’ (Delicious Vinyl) 1st US press $25
* Ultramagnetic MCs – The Four Horsemen (Wild Pitch) $25
* V/A – Electro (FRT) $25

DISCO / BOOGIE
* David Joseph – You Can’t Hide (Mango) $30
* Doctors Cat – Feel The Drive ( Il Disc 8) $25
* G.Q. – You’re the One For Me (Stadium) $10
* Larry Levan’s – Paradise Garage (Salsoul) $40
* V/A – Salsoul presents: Disco Funk Flavas 2 (Suss’d)
* V/A – Too Slow to Disco (Howdoyouare) $45
* V/A – Disco Spectrum 2 (BBE) $60
* Zebra – Simple Song (Jazzman) $25

HOUSE
* Black Cock – Love Hotel (BC) $20
* Dimitri From Paris – Sacre Bleu (Yellow) $50
* Moodymann – Black Mahogany (KDJ) 12” $50
* Moodymann – Track 4 (Planet E) 12” $25
* V/A – Carl Craig: Abstract Funk Theory (Obsessive) $30
* V/A – Real Sound Of Chicago (BBE) $35

REGGAE / AFRO / LATIN
* Alton Ellis – Here I Am (Angella) $25
* Bob Marley – Natty Dread (Tuff Gong) $25
* Gal Costa – A TodoVapor (Philips) $50
* Himangshu Biswas – S/T (Victor) Indian classical music $30
* Jacob Miller – Greatest Hits (RAS) $35
* Jacob Miller – Who Say Jah No Dread (Greensleeves) $30
* Janko Nilovic – Chorus (Pulp Flavor) $30
* Johnny Clarke – Sings in Fine Style (Clocktower) $30
* Linton Kwesi Johnson – Bass Culture (Toshiba/EMI) JP edition $45
* New Swing Sextet – Taste of Spanish Harlem (Cotique) Mono $45
* Prince Fari – Jamaican Hereos (Trojan) $35
* The Congos – Congo man 12” (Honest Jons) $20
* The Mighty Upsetters – Kung Fu Meets The Dragon (Justice League) $25
* V/A – Glory Dominion Power Majesty (PK) $45
* V/A – Rockers Almighty Dub (Clocktower) $25

JAPANESE
* Far East Family band – The Cave (Nippon Columbia) OG w obi $100
* Masaru Imada – Poppy (Three Blind Mice) Rare test press $80
* Shuko Mizuno – Jazz Orchestra ’73 (Three Blind Mice) Rare test press $100
* Stomu Yamashita – East Wind (Island) $25
* Takeo Yamashita – Lupin The 3rd (Columbia) $35
* Tee & Company – Sonnet (Three Blind Mice) Rare test press $100
* YMO – S/T (Alfa) $30
* Yuji Ohno – Proof Of the Man (Atlantic) $25

SOUNDTRACK
* Jack Nitzche – One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (Fantasy) w/ poster $25
* Jeeva (CBS) Indian movie soundtrack $20
* The Adventures Of GI Joe (Peter Pan) $25
* V/A – 2001 Space Odyssey And Other Great Movie Themes (Polydor) $10

NEW STUFF

SOUL / JAZZ / JAZZFUNK
* Betty Davis – Columbia Years (LITA) $40
* Betty Harris – The Lost Queen Of New Orleans Soul (Soul Jazz) $40
* D’Angelo – Voodoo (LITA) $45
* Fred & The New JB’s – Breakin’ Bread (People) $38
* JB’s – Food For Thoughts (People) $38
* Josef Weinberger – Big Deal! (Sonorama) $40
* Lee Fields & The Expressions – Special Night (Big Crown) $38
* Lee Moses – Time And Place (Maple) Heavy weight reissue $40
* Lyn Collins – Think About It (People) $38
* Maceo – Us (Get On Down) $38
* V/A – Loving On The Flipside (Now-Again) $50
* Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus (Brownswood) $50

HIP HOP / BEATS/ ELECTRONICA
* Big L – Lifestylez… (Sony Music) $40
* Clipse – Lord Willin’ (Get On Down) $40
* Cybotron – Enter (Fantasy) $40
* Genius/Gza – Liquid Swords (Universal Music) $45
* J Dilla – The Diary (Pay Jay) $40
* MF Doom – Operation Doomsday (Metal Face) $45
* MF Doom – Operation Doomsday (Metal Face) Special Ed. coloured $50
* Ol’Dirty Bastards – Return To The 36 Chambers (Elektra) $40
* Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cubam Linx (Get On Down) $50
* Slumvillage – Fantastic Vol II (Ne’Astra) $45
* Souls Of Mischief – 93 ‘til Infinity (Traffic) $40
* The Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II (The Bicycle Music) $40
* V/A – Boombox Vol.1 (Soul Jazz) 3xLP $45

REGGAE / AFRO / WORLD / LATIN
* Ata Kaak – Obaa Sima (ATFA) Back in stock! $40
* Betty Harris – Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul (Soul Jazz) $40
* Derrick Harriott – Rock Ska Steady Party (Dubstore) $40
* Don D Jr – Heavenless (Studio One) $20
* Ernest Ranglin – Jazz Jamaica (Dubstore) $40
* Ernest Ranglin – Softly With Ranglin (Dubstore) $40
* Ernie Ranglin – With Soul (Dubstore) $40
* Ernest Ranglin – Guitar in Ernest (Dubstore) $40
* Hopeton Lewis – Take It Easy (Dubstore) $40
* Johnny Osbourne – Time A Run Out (Soul Jazz) $20
* Johnny Osbourne – We Need Love (Soul Jazz) $20
* Llans Thewell – Llans Plays It All (Dubstore) $40
* Lynn Taitt & the Jets – Sounds Rock Steady (Dubstore) $40
* Ngozi Family – Day Of Judgement (Now-Again) $38
* Papa Chango – The Lost Moon Of Bellaris (Papa Chango)
* Papa Michigan – Jah A De Creator (Soul Jazz) $20
* Sonia Spence – Sings Love (Attic Salt Discs) $45
* Sons Of Negus – Zion Disc (Dubstore) $40
* Tee Mac – Night Illusion (Soul Jazz) Lots of disco action $35
* The Peace – Black Power (Now-Again) $38
* Tommy McCook – The Sannic Sounds (Dubstore) $40
* Toots & Maytals – Funky Kingston (Get On Down) $38
* V/A – Beach Diggin’ Vol 4 (Heavenly Sweetness) $40
* V/A – Black Rio 2 (Strut) $50
* V/A – Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas (Tropicalia in Furs) $40
* V/A – Digital Zandoli (Heavenly Sweetness) $40
* V/A – Jamaican Skarama (Dubstore) $40
* V/A – Junjo Presents: Big Showdown 1980 $40
* V/A – Junjo Presents: The Evil Curse of The Vampires $40
* V/A – Linval Presents: Encounters Pac-man $40
* V/A – Nigeria Soul Fever (Soul Jazz) 3xLP $45
* V/A – Venezuela 70 (Soul Jazz) $40
* V/A – Wake Up You! (Now-Again) $40

DISCO
* Ahzz – New York’s Movin’ (P&P) $28
* Arthur Russell – The Sleeping Bag Sessions (Traffic) $38
* Benjamin Ball – Flash A Flashlight (Cultures Of Soul) $25
* Chain Reaction – Dance Freak 12” (Sound of New York) $28
* Clyde Alexander & Saction – Got To Get Your Love (P&P) $28
* Dinosaur L – Go Bang! #5 (Sleeping Bag) $28
* Evans Pyramid – Never Gonna Leave you (Cultures Of Soul) $25
* Golden Flamingo – The Guardian Angel (P&P) $28
* Mary Clark – Take Me I’m Yours (P&P) $28
* V/A – Boogie Breakdown: Sth African Synth-Disco (Cultures Of Soul) $45
* V/A – French Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 (Favorite) $40
* V/A – New York Noise (Soul Jazz) $40
* V/A – The Brazilian Boogie Connection (Cultures Of Soul) $45
* V/A – Tropical Disco Hustle (Cultures Of Soul) $40

STAFF PICKS
SHIO
* Betty Davis – Columbia Years (Light In The Attic) $40
* Dawn Penn – No, No, No (Soul Jazz) 7″ $20
* Johnny Osbourne – We Need Love (Soul Jazz) 12″ $20
* Yussef Kamaal – Black Focus (Brownswood) $50
* Ata Kaak – Obaa Sima (ATFA) Back in stock! $40
* Tee Mac – Night Illusion (Soul Jazz) $35
* Betty Harris – Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul (Soul Jazz) $40
* John Coltrane Quartet – Ballads (Impulse) $40
* John Coltrane – Infinity (Impulse) Superb copy, hard to find Coltrane $50
* Betty Harris – The Lost Queen Of New Orleans Soul (Soul Jazz) $40

ARI
* Donald Byrd – Byrd In Flight (Blue Note) JP edition w obi $60
* Bobby Womack – Lookin For A Love Again (Liberty) Japan Ed. $40
* Brand New Heavies – Heavy Rhyme Experience (Delicious Vinyl) $35
* Benjamin Ball – Flash A Flashlight (Cultures Of Soul) $25
* Golden Flamingo – The Guardian Angel (P&P) $28
* V/A – Nigeria Soul Fever (Soul Jazz) 3xLP $45
* V/A – Too Slow to Disco (Howdoyouare) $45
* Llans Thewell – Llans Plays It All (Dubstore) $40
* Johnny Osbourne – Time A Run Out (Soul Jazz) $20
* V/A – Black Rio 2 (Strut) $50
* V/A – Digital Zandoli (Heavenly Sweetness) $40
* Genius/Gza – Liquid Swords (Universal Music) $45
* Joy Unlimited – Minne (BASF) $60

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Published on: 25 November 2016
Posted by: Plug 7