SEPTEMBER 8th RECORD LIST


Hi Folks,

That’s it! We made it through another Melbourne winter. Spring’s the start of new things and heck we’ve sure got some hot new things in here…

We’re loaded up on that Spiritual Jazz tip thanks to some amazing Alice Coltrane reissues (don’t sleep on these!), as well as some old classics back in stock from Be With and Heavenly Sweetness. Odion Livingstone have also come through with the goods on some rare Nigerian psychedelia – these are the reissues you didn’t even know you were waiting for. Plenty of smooth grooves in the secondhand soul and jazzfunk crates – Grover, Lonnie, Otis and Miles to get you started. Don’t miss the rock too – nice, clean OGs galore on lotsa classics.

There’s some real gems in here this fortnight so don’t waste your time. Come through the store for a dig – Ari’s off on another digging trip but Shio, Lloyd and Milly will be holding down the fort.

ENJOY!

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Grotto – At Last (Odion Livingstone) $44
Shoutouts to Odion Livingstone for shedding some light on this obscure Nigerian LP and popping the re-issue. Grotto formed as a high school band back in the 70s, a group of 15 and 16 year olds playing around with funky rhythms and psychedelic grooves. While many Nigerian student bands were studio-based projects, Grotto was an active live unit during the ‘70s, playing at The Shrine with Fela, and with Tee Mac at Batakoto amongst others. This first international reissue of Grotto’s debut album comes with a full interview with Soga Benson and producer Odion Iruoje and a selection of rare and previously unseen photos of the band. The album is fully remastered by The Carvery, and it’s nothing short of amazing.

Apples – Mind Twister (Odion Livingstone) $40
Another one from the Odion Livingstone vaults, and likewise from the abundance of musical talent of Lagos’ student bands. As part of the St Gregory’s student band scene in Lagos during the late ‘70s alongside Ofege, Grotto and more, Apples were picked up and produced by legendary EMI Nigeria producer Odion Iruoje who added overdubs to the album at Abbey Road in London with Curved Air keyboardist Francis Monkman. Mind Twister puts forth some deeeep funk. Don’t miss this.

V/A – Beach Diggin’ Vol 5 ((Heavenly Sweetness) $45 
Since the Beach Diggin’ compilation series launched a few years back, a number of its obscure, Balearic-minded selections have been given full length reissues of their own. We can probably expect a number of the tracks from this brilliant fifth volume to get the same treatment. As usual, the wide-ranging track list is thick with highlights, from the synth-heavy, French language reggae of Raphael Toine’s 1986 bubbler “Femmes Pays Douces” (taken from the artist’s frustratingly hard to find Ce Ta Ou album) and vibraphone-laden jazz-funk smoothness of Yasuko Agwa’s sought-after “L.A Night”, to the barely-known brilliance of Andre Maria Tole’s Cameroonian gem “Sweet Dole”. In other words, it’s another essential selection.

Byron The Aquarius – Leaving This Planet 12” (Eglo) $23
The Alabama producer Byron The Aquarius after releasing his two records on Sound Signature and Wild Oats, presents us with his first record on Floating Points’ Eglo Records, a four tracks of house jams and freestyle jazz explorations. Perfectly sitting alongside the rest of the Eglo catalogue, we are taken on a journey visiting the worlds of disco, acid and house, while orbiting around the central planet of Jazz.

DangerDoom – Mouse & the Mask: Delux Metalface edition (Lex) $70
More than a decade later, MF Doom and Danger Mouse have revisited their one and only collaborative LP. Twelve years after they came together as the duo DangerDOOM and dropped the project The Mouse And The Mask, MF DOOM and producer Danger Mouse are reissuing a special edition of the project with two new tracks, dubbed Metalface Edition. If you listen to Doom, you expect the ludicrous, and The Mouse and the Mask is his most ludicrous to date. Take a stroll down memory lane with this one.

Alice Coltrane – The Ecstatic Music Of… (Luaka Bop) $50
Truly something spiritual – this LP takes you on the wildest of journeys, through the mind, body and soul of the late Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda. There is a prodigious stretch of time between 1967 and 1973 where Alice Coltrane released daunting and spiritual music, that continues to extend beyond the jazz genre. Her penchant for combining blues, bebop, classical, gospel and eastern music compositional styles cannot be limited to one uniform moniker. Pharoah Sanders, Ron Carter. Rasheid Ali, Jack DeJohnette, Cecil McBee, Ben Riley, Reggie Workman and Ben Riley, all contributors during this period, understood and took on the challenge of playing these compositions. Many of these tracks were previously only released on cassette, so big love going out to Lukabop for facilitating such an incredible release.

Miles Davis – Agharta (Music On Vinyl) $45
Remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl, this is some of Davis’ finest work brought back into rotation by Music ON Vinyl. Agharta was recorded on the afternoon in 1975, at one of two concerts Miles Davis performed at the Osaka Festival Hall in Japan. The album has received retrospective acclaim as an important and influential Jazz-Rock record. Its abrasive music and Cosey’s innovative playing influenced a generation of young musicians, including those in the British Jazz scene.
OLD STUFF

SOUL  / GOSPEL
* Aretha – Live At Fillmore West (Atlantic) $35
* Aretha Franklin – Greatest Hits (Atlantic) $30
* Bar-Kays – Flying High On Your Love (Mercury)$ $30
* Big Brother & The Holding Company – Cheap Thrills (Columbia) $35
* Bobby Womack – Lookin’ For A Love Again (UA) $25
* Bohannan – S/T (Dakar) $20
* Curtis Mayfield – His Early Years With The Impressions (ABC) $20
* Curtis Mayfield – Superfly (Curtom) $40
* Curtis Mayfield – Sweet Exorcist (Buddah) JP Press w/ obi and inner $70
* Donna Summer – Bad Girls (Casablanca) $30
* Earth, Wind & Fire – Gratitude (CBS/Sony) Clean JP copy $35
* Earth, Wind & Fire – Open Our Eyes (CBS) $35
* Earth, Wind & Fire – Spirit (CBS/Sony) Clean JP copy $30
* Gladys Knight & The Pips – Everybody Needs Love (Soul) $30
* Grace Jones – Portfolio (Island) $30
* Heatwave – Central Heating (CBS) $15
* Isaac Hayes – Joy (Stax) $20
* James Brown – Gettin’ Down To It (King) $35
* John Hammond – S/T (Vanguard) $10
* Laura Lee – S/T (Hot Wax) $30
* Linda Jones – Greatest Hits (Turbo) $40
* Love Unlimited Orchestra – White Gold (20th Century) $25
* Mandrill – We Are One (Arista) $30
* Marion Williams – Blessed Assurance (Atlantic) $20
* Marvin Gaye – MPG (Tamla) $30
* Maze – Live In Los Angeles (EMI) $30
* Omar – There’s Nothing Like This (Talkin Loud) $35
* Otis Redding – Dictionary Of Soul Complete & Unbelievable (Volt) $50
* Otis Redding – Recorded Live (WB) JP promo press w obi & insert $35
* Otis Redding – The Best Of (Atlantic) JP Press $50
* Percy Sledge – The Best Of… (Atlantic) $30
* Phil Flowers – I Am The Greatest! (Guest Star) $20
* Prince & The New Power Generation – Insatiable (Paisley Park) $35
* Sly & The Family Stones – There’s A Riot Going On (Epic) $35
* Solomon Burke – Cool Breeze OST (MGM) Sealed $35
* Stevie Wonder –Secret Life Of Plants (Motown) JP Press w/ obi $40
* The Chi-Lites – Bottom’s Up (Larc) $25
* The Dixie Cups – Chapel Of Love (Red Bird) $30
* The Drifters – Ruby Baby (WB) JP promo copy w obi & insert $30
* The Impressions – The Best Of… (ABC) $30
* The JB’s – Food For Funk (P-Vine) $40
* The Jimmy Caster Bunch – S/T (Cotillion) $20
* The Modulations – With A Made Up Mind (Savoy) $28
* The Persuaders – The Line Between Love & Hate (Win Or Lose) $40
* The Shirelles & king Curtis – Give A Twist Party (Scepter) $35
* The Temptations – Best Collection (Motown) $30
* Wilson Pickett – Pickett In The Pocket (RCA) JP Press w/ obi $35

JAZZ / JAZZFUNK
* Abbey Lincoln – Straight Ahead (Candid) $40
* Ahmad Jamal – Happy Moods (Argo) $25
* A Mangelsdorff/J Pastorius/A Mouzon – Trilogue-Live! (PA) $35
* Alphonse Mouzon – Morning Sun (PA USA) $30
* Archie Shepp – Montreux Two (Arista) $30
* Art Farmer – Homecoming (Mainstream) $28
* Bill Evans Trio – Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (Verve) $35
* Billie Holiday – The Billie Holiday Story (Deluxe) $30
* Bob James – Three (CTI) $30
* Bud Shank- Magical Mystery (World Pacific) $30
* Cal Tjader – In Latin Bag (Verve) $35
* Chico Hamilton – Chic Chic Chico (Impulse) $40
* Gato Barbieri – Chapter One: Latin America (Impulse) $20
* George Benson – In Your Eyes (WB) $25
* George Benson – Shape Of Things To Come (A&M) JP Press w/ obi $38
* George Duke – Dream On (Epic) $30
* George Russell Sextet – At Beethoven Hall II (MPS) JP Press $45
* Grover Washington Jr. – All The Kings Horses (Kudu) $20
* Grover Washington Jr. – Side Star (Kudu) $25
* Herbie Hancock – Secrets (Columbia) $30
* Herbie Hancock – Sextant (CBS) JP Press $50
* Herbie Hancock – The Best Of (Columbia) $35
* Herbie Hancock – VSOP (Columbia) $30
* Jean-Luc Ponty – The Gift Of Time (Columbia) $18
* John Coltrane – Sun Ship (Impulse) JP Press $50
* Kenny Burrell – Ellington Is Forever Vol. 2 (Fantasy) $25
* Lonnie Liston Smith & The Comsic Echoes – Renaissance (RCA) $45
* Miles Davis – Miles In The Sky (Collumbia) $40
* Miles Davis – We Want Miles (CBS) $45
* Milt Jackson & John Coltrane – Bags & Trane (Atlantic) $35
* Oscar Peterson – Hello Herbie (MPS) $30
* Pat Metheny – New Chautauqua (ECM) $20
* Pat Metheny & Ornette Colman – Song X (Geffen) $30
* Pat Metheny Group – First Circle (ECM) $20
* Red Garland Trio – Groovy (Prestige) $35
* Return To Forever – No Mystery (Polydor) $25
* Ron Carter – All Blues (CTI) $30
* Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Mystic Voyage (Polydor) $30
* Sidney Bechet/Muggsy Spaner – Jam Session (Rondolette) $15
* Sonny Rollins – Our Man In Jazz (RCA) $35
* Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto (Verve) $25
* The Billy Cobham-George Duke Band – Live On Tour In Europe (Atlantic) $25
* The Buddy Rich Big Band – Mercy, Mercy (WPJ) $20
* The Joe Wilder Quartet – Jazz From Peter Gunn (Columbia) $30
* The Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train (Verve) $25
* Wes Montgomery – Movin’ Wes (Verve) $30
* Willis Jackson – The Good Life (Prestige) $30

ROCK / PROG / PSYCH / BLUES
* ACDC – For Those About to Rock (Atlantic) $35
* BB King – Lurelle Talks Back (ABC) $30
* Black Sabbath – Greatest Hits (Nems) $35
* Blondie – Blondie (Chrysalis) $28
* Can – Saw Delight (Virgin) $30
* Genesis – A Flick of The Tail (ATCO) $15
* George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (Apple) Box set $50
* Grateful Dead – American Beauty (WB) $35
* Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street (Arista) $35
* Grateful Dead – Steal Your Face (Grateful Dead) $45
* Grateful Dead – Wake of the Flood (Grateful Dead) $35
* Heartbreaker – Free (Island) $30
* Jimi Hendrix – Jimi Hendrix OST (Reprise) JP press w/obi + inserts $55
* Joni Mitchell – Court & Spark (Asylum) $30
* Joni Mitchell – Miles of Aisles (Asylum) $35
* Led Zeppelin – In Through the Out Door (Swan Song) $30
* Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (Atlantic) $40
* Peter Frampton – I’m In You (A&M) $10
* Pink Floyd – Ummagumma 2xLP (Harvest) $50
* Pink Floyd – More (Harvest) 73’ US press $55
* Pink Floyd – The Wall (Columbia) 79’ US OG $60
* Police – Synchronicity (AM) JP press w insert & obi $35
* Rolling Stones – Black & Blue (Rolling Stones) JP press w/obi + insert $45
* Signs of the Zodiac – Libra (A&M) $30
* Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends (Columbia) $30
* Ten Years After – Stonedhenge (Deram) $35
* Terence – An Eye for an Ear (Decca) $25
* The Band – The Best Of… (Capitol) $25
* The Box Tops – Super Hits (Bell) $30
* The Clash – Combat Rock (CBS) $35
* The Doors – Best Of (Elektra) $30
* The Kingsmen – In Person (Wand) $20
* The Kinks – Something Else (Reprise) $50
* Vanilla Fudge – Vanilla Fudge (Atco) $30

HIP HOP / BEATS 
* Boogie Down Production – Ghetto Music (BMG) $35
* Bullion – You Drive Me Plastic (Young Turks) $15
* De La Soul – Is Dead (Tommy Boy) OG 1991 US press $65
* Diamond And The Psychotic Neurotics – Best Kept Secret (PWL) $20
* DJ Cam – Underground Vibes (Streetjazz) $50
* Eric B And Rakim – I Know You Got Soul 12” (4th B’way) $20
* Eric B And Rakim – Paid In Full 12” (4th B’way) $35
* Genius/GZA – Liquid Swards (Gefeen) $70
* Jeanelle Monae – Archandroid (Bad Boy) $45
* Mainstrike – No Passing Phase (Crucial Response) $25
* MC. Shan – Born To Be Wild (WB) $30
* Methodman – Release Yo’delf 12” (Def Jam) $20
* Nas – It Was Written (Columbia) $50
* Q Tip – Amplified (Arista) $35
* Stetsasonic – In Full Gear (Tommy Boy) $35
* The Beatnuts – A Musical Massacre (Loud) Sealed copy $40
* The Beatnuts – Take It Or Squeeze It (Loud) Sealed copy $35
* V/A – Droppn ‘ Science (BBE) $35
* V/A – The Essence Of J.Rawls (Groove Attack) $35
* Wu-Tang – The W (Loud) $45
* Wu-Tang – Wu-Tang Forever (Loud) $60

DISCO/ BOOGIE
* Arthur Russell – World Of Echo (Audika) $30
* Parlet – Invasion Of The Booty Snatchers (Casablanca) $35
* R.J – R.J’s Latest Arrival (Zoo York) $20
* Slave – The Hardness Of The World (Cotillion) $20
* Ultimate – S/T (Casablanca) $25
* V/A – The Best Of Italo disco Vol. 9 (ZYX) $30
* Zapp – The New Zapp IV U (WB) JP Promo $35

REGGAE / AFRO / WORLD / LATIN
* Barrington Levy – Murderer 12” (Jah Liife) $30
* Charlie Chaplin – International Robbery (Greensleeves) $30
* Bim Sherman – Tribulation (Pressure Sound) $75
* Black Uhuru – Sensemila (Island) $30
* Bob Marley – Chant Down Babylon (Tuff Gong) $35
* Bob Marley & The Wailers – Kaya (Island) $30
* Burning Spear – Sounds From The Burning Spear (Soul Jazz) $75
* Butto Fi True – Evil Woman (Nigger Kojak) $30
* Dennis Brown – It’s Magic (Witty) $10
* Eek-A-Mouse – Buble Up Yu Hip (Thompson) $60
* Fela Anikulapo Kuti – Black President (Arista) $35
* Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 – Expensive Shit (FAK) $35
* Fishbone – Fishbone (Columbia) $25
* Gregory Isaacs – G.P (Full House) $35
* Horace Andy – Good Vibes (Blood And Fire) $50
* Jorge Ben – Fio Maravilha (Philips) $45
* King Errisson – S/T (Private Press) Sealed OG $75
* King Tubby – If Deejay Was Your Trade (Blood And Fire) $38
* Lee Scratch Perry – Heart Of The Ark (Hot Pepper) $45
* Lissette – La Muchacha De Los Ojos Tristes (Borinquen) $40
* Maharashi Mahesh Yogi – The Seven States Of Consciousness (WP) $15
* Milton Banana Trio – Samba E Isso Vol. 2 (RCA) $35
* Peter Tosh – Legalize It (CBS) $25
* Poet And The Roots – Dread Beat An’ Blood (Virgin) $35
* Ray Barretto – Hard Hands (Fania) $35
* Sergio Mendes – Stillness (A&M) JP Press $40
* Sugar Minott – Good Thing Going (Heartbeat) $25
* Sugar Minott – Leave Out A Babylon (Zenah) $30
* Tappa Zukie – In Dub (Blood And Fire) $40
* V/A – Rockers (Mongo) $35
* V/A – Sufferation (Auralux) $70
* Wayne Smith – Sleng Teng (Greensleeves) $50
* Wayne Smith – Under Me Sleng Teng 12” (Greensleeves) $20

JAPANESE
* Drum Drum – The Ventures (Toshiba) $38
* F.O.E. / M.I.D. – Come Back / Cold Getting Down (Sixty) $35
* Hiroshi Miyagawa – Yamato Soundtrack (Columbia) $20
* Kazumi Watanabe First – Infinite (Far East) $45
* Maki Asakawa – Blue Spirit Blues (Express) $60
* Malta – Sparkling (JVC) $20
* Plastics – Welcome Plastics (Invitation) $35
* Sadistics – S/T (Invitation) $25
* Stomu Yamashta/Steve Winwood/Michael Shrieve – Go (Island) $30
* Terumasa Hino – The Magnificent Trumpet Of… (MCA) $25
* Tomita – Sound Creature (RCA) $30
* V/A – Alfa Fushion Best Selections (Alfa) $35
* V/A – Alfa High-Light Selections (Alfa) $40
* Yellow Magic Orchestra – Solid State Survivor (Alfa) $25
* Yutaka – Love Light (Alfa) $30

NEW STUFF

SOUL / JAZZ / JAZZFUNK
* Alice Coltrane – Journey In Satchidananda (Impulse) $38
* Alice Coltrane – The Ecstatic Music Of… (Luaka Bop) $50
* Alice Coltrane – World Galaxy (Back To Black) $45
* D’Angelo – Brown Sugar (Music On Vinyl) $40
* D’Angelo And The Vandguard – Black Messiah (RCA) $40
* Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun (Music On Vinyl) $45
* Miles Davis – Agharta (Music On Vinyl) $45
* Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (Legacy) $38
* Ned Doheny – Hard Candy (Be With) $40
* The Ahmad Jamal Trio – The Awakening (Be With) $40
* V/A –Kouté Jazz (Heavenly Sweetness) $40

HIP HOP / BEATS/ ELECTRONICA
* Badbadnotgood – III (Innovative Leisure) $40
* Badbadnotgood – IV (Innovative Leisure) $42
* Byron The Aquarius – Leaving This Planet 12” (Eglo) $23
* DangerDoom – Mouse & The Mask (Lex) $45
* DangerDoom – Mouse & the Mask: Delux Metalface edition (Lex) $70
* Major lazer – Peace Is The Mission (Major Lazer) $35
* MF Doom – Special Herb Vol 9&0 (Fatbeats) $42
* Nicola Cruz – Espiritu (Multi Culti) $25

REGGAE / AFRO / WORLD / LATIN
* Apples – Mind Twister (Odion Livingstone) $40
* Grotto – At Last (Odion Livingstone) $44
* Letta Mbulu – In The Music… (Be With) $45
* Livy Ekemezie – Friday night (Odion Livingstone) $40
* Mulatu Astatke – Ethio Jazz (Heavenly Sweetness) $35
* The Upsetters – Super Ape (The Island Def Jam) $38

DISCO
* V/A – Beach Diggin’ Vol 5 ((Heavenly Sweetness) $45
* V/A – Digital Zandoli (Heavenly Sweetness) BACK IN STOCK! $40

7 INCH 
* Hank Carbo – Fox In A Mini Skirt (Rocafort) $18
* Rueben Bell – Making Love To Funky Music (Alarm) $20
* Sir Guy – My Sweet Baby (DPG) $18
* Sir Guy – I Need You Baby (DPG) $18

SLEEVES
We have a huge array of LP/12”, 10” and 7” sleeves to keep your collection clean and scratch free. Ask us in store or head over to our webstore for more info.

TRADE US YOUR OLD MAILERS!!
We need record mailers all the time and rather than buying new ones lets recycle. We’ll give you a $1 each trade for decent mailers that you might otherwise throw out.. You know the thick cardboard cruciform ones.. Bring em in!!

STAFF PICKS

Shio
* Abbey Lincoln – Straight Ahead (Candid) $40
* Alice Coltrane – Journey In Satchidananda (Impulse) $38
* Apples – Mind Twister (Odion Livingstone) $40
* Bill Evans Trio – Live at Montreux Jazz Festival (Verve) $35
* Chico Hamilton – Chic Chic Chico (Impulse) $40
* George Duke – Dream On (Epic) $30
* John Coltrane – Sun Ship (Impulse) JP Press $50
* Linda Jones – Greatest Hits (Turbo) $40
* Lonnie Liston Smith & The Comsic Echoes – Renaissance (RCA) $45
* Miles Davis – Miles In The Sky (Collumbia) $40
* Ned Doheny – Hard Candy (Be With) $40
* Omar – There’s Nothing Like This (Talkin Loud) $35
* Red Garland Trio – Groovy (Prestige) $35
* Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto (Verve) $25

Milly
* Alice Coltrane – The Ecstatic Music Of… (Luaka Bop) $50
* F.O.E. / M.I.D. – Come Back / Cold Getting Down (Sixty) $35
* Herbie Hancock – Sextant (CBS) JP Press $50
* Kazumi Watanabe First – Infinite (Far East) $45
* Maki Asakawa – Blue Spirit Blues (Express) $60
* Nicola Cruz – Espiritu (Multi Culti) $25
* V/A – Beach Diggin’ Vol 5 ((Heavenly Sweetness) $45
Lloyd
* Barrington Levy – Murderer 12” (Jah Liife) $30
* Eek-A-Mouse – Buble Up Yu Hip (Thompson) $60
* Alice Coltrane – The Ecstatic Music Of… (Luaka Bop) $50
* Maki Asakawa – Blue Spirit Blues (Express) $60
* Slave – The Hardness Of The World (Cotillion) $20
* Pat Metheny – New Chautauqua (ECM) $20
* Ned Doheny – Hard Candy (Be With) $40
* V/A – Digital Zandoli (Heavenly Sweetness) BACK IN STOCK! $40

 

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Published on: 8 September
Posted by: milly davison