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Sun Ra - The Cymbals/Symbols Sessions: New York City 1973 - 2-LP
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    Cymbals has finally landed… and brought a 2nd saucer with it! Originally recorded for the Impulse! jazz label in ’73, Cymbals makes its first legitimate release on vinyl, paired with a second LP of unheard material from the same sessions. Hear Ra’s Baroque soundscapes, electrolytic clusters and dithering Moogs catalyze images of monoliths, space stations, computers malfunctioning and galaxies imploding on pristine red and green vinyl with liner notes by known Ra-fficianado Brother Cleve!...

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      Astro-Black mythology, astro-timeless immortality! Astro Black has long been known as a cornerstone of the Ra catalog. It is well recorded, features a superb Arkestral lineup, and successfully combines several of the styles in which Sun Ra orbited, from Saturnic jazz to astro-funk. And now it’s in the earthly bins on CD for the first time, with new cover art, and liner notes by Robert Campbell (author of The Earthly Recordings of Sun Ra)! Although Astro Black was obviously professionally...

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        Astro-Black mythology, astro-timeless immortality! • A RA CORNERSTONE, CUT BY KEVIN GRAY & PRESSED AT THIRD MAN PRESSING!• NOW ON ASTRO BLACK VINYL!• PACKAGED WITH NEW COVER ART, WITH AN EYE CATCHING OBI STRIP Astro Black has long been known as a cornerstone of the Ra catalog. It is well recorded, features a superb Arkestral lineup, and successfully combines several of the styles in which Sun Ra orbited, from Saturnic jazz to astro-funk. Pressed on astro black vinyl at Third Man Pressing and...

        Southwest F.O.B. - Smell Of Incense - LP
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          Shining a multi-hued spotlight on the heavenly harmonies of Dan Seals and John Colley (soon to become the chart-topping duo of England Dan & John Ford Coley), Southwest F.O.B.’s lone album Smell of Incense joins their angelic vocals to fuzz-drenched guitar and Farfisa organ. This Sundazed colored vinyl edition of the original 1968 Hip Records LP will immediately transport you to a ballroom full of sweet smoke with kaleidoscopic patterns flashing on the wall, free apples at the door and people...

          Kessel, Barney - Live At The Jazz Mill, Vol. 2 - CD
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            More unearthed tape from a jazz icon! This second volume of Jazz Mill recordings shows Barney firmly at the top of his game. Once again, Kessel and the Jazz Millers (pianist Pete Jolly, drummer Art Kile, and bassist Gene Stoffell) interpret a variety of standards from The Great American Songbook and each arrangement serves to demonstrate the group’s superb chops and collective creativity. In “Mean to Me,” a vintage standard from 1929, a high velocity rendition of Harold Arlen’s “Let’s Fall in...

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              Jazz guitar autodidact and 1956 Downbeat Critics Poll winner Dick Garcia struts his stuff while the likes of Bill Evans, Gene Quill, and John Drew try to keep up! The combination of Bird, Christian and his own personality meld here in Dick’s own swinging style, delivering repertoire so diverse it required three different backing bands! Message From Garcia presents Dick in various contexts so as to give the listener an idea of his scope - the material is diversified in order to give Garcia and...

              Kessel, Barney - Live At The Jazz Mill, Vol. 2 - LP
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                More unearthed tape from a jazz icon! This second volume of Jazz Mill recordings shows Barney firmly at the top of his game. Once again, Kessel and the Jazz Millers (pianist Pete Jolly, drummer Art Kile, and bassist Gene Stoffell) interpret a variety of standards from The Great American Songbook and each arrangement serves to demonstrate the group’s superb chops and collective creativity. In “Mean to Me,” a vintage standard from 1929, a high velocity rendition of Harold Arlen’s “Let’s Fall in...

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                  Legendary Hall of Famer Leon McAuliff’s long-lost platter of delicious rural-route steel guitar and twin fiddle sounds, mixed with a frenetic, rockin’ country band on cuts—a southern stew steeped in the Houston native’s Texas roots! Includes the hit single “Faded Love.” Recorded in Dallas in 1962, Swingin' Western Strings of Leon McAuliff, was a showcase for McAullif’s distinctive steel guitar playing and his skill as a bandleader as he directs his band through a dozen new instrumental...

                  Sun Ra - Exotica - 2-CD Set
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                    Sensuous dreamscapes to transport the listener to the lush tropical environs of the outer reaches of the omniverse. Your choice of three astro black inter-stellar saucers or two compact saucers of "Exotic-Ra" bringing you to a lush cocktail party where space is the place. All packaged in a beautiful Chesley Bonestell adorned gatefold package with two sets of extensive notes! Sun Ra. Exotica. Incongruous? Listening to the 25 tracks herein will showcase that Sun Ra was, indeed, an Exoticat of...

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                      Obscure LP of spells reappears! Make someone love you, discourage an unwanted suitor, and more - with the power of witchcraft! Finally, this obscure LP of spells reappears! A descendant of the green witches of Scotland, part of a Detroit area coven, and author of multiple books and a newspaper column helping solve everyday problems from the Wiccan perspective, Gundella helps you test your psychic powers, make ritualistic candles, and mold wax dolls. She'll define witchcraft & magic, and teach...

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                        Obscure LP of spells reappears! Make someone love you, discourage an unwanted suitor, and more - with the power of witchcraft! Finally, this obscure LP of spells reappears! A descendant of the green witches of Scotland, part of a Detroit area coven, and author of multiple books and a newspaper column helping solve everyday problems from the Wiccan perspective, Gundella helps you test your psychic powers, make ritualistic candles, and mold wax dolls. She'll define witchcraft & magic, and teach...

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                          Chet at home - In Living Stereo! The best-selling album of Chet's lengthy career! Having set up a home studio in the '50s, he would lay down backing tracks at RCA with session musicians, then work at home on his own with unlimited freedom to refine the genesis of Chet Atkins' Workshop! Pressed on premium RTI vinyl, from the original masters!The album reflected the continued diversity of his repertoire and ongoing flair for experimentation. Jazz standards like George Shearing's "Lullabye of...

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                            Heralded hip hi-fi from '57! Chet's 1957 masterpiece! A stunning collection showing his virtuosity and diverse repertoire aimed to satisfy both his core country fans and a pop audience--including the rendition of "Walk, Don't Run" that inspired a Washington quartet's iconic hit cover. Hi-Fi in Focus, from the original masters, pressed on premium RTI vinyl! The distinctive cover of Hi-Fi in Focus set it apart from the usual Chet Atkins LP. The modern abstract photo, meant to depict high...

                            Sun Ra - Plutonian Nights / Reflects Motion Pt. 1 - 7" Single
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                              "Plutonian Nights," the opening jam from the 1959 Afrofuturist classic album Nubians of Plutonia, is Sun Ra's quintessential, astro-majestic party joint. Among the top grooves in his immense catalog, Ra reveals his love for R&B is inseparable from his embrace of Jazz. (He once told bassist Richard Evans, "We don't play Jazz, we play Dazz.") Pat Patrick's bari sax morphs into a Fender bass, while the swinging flow of John Gilmore & Co. gives new meaning to the notion of 'Blowing' (Out From...

                              Sun Ra - El Is A Sound Of Joy / Black Sky And Blue Moon - 7" Single
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                                Shining sounds from the dawn of the Sun Ra Arkestra. "El is A Sound of Joy" was recorded in 1956 and appeared the following year on the very first Saturn LP, Super-Sonic Jazz. Incredible is the fact that saxophonist Charles Davis, here providing the soulful baritone anchor line (counterpoint to Ra's formidable left hand), remains in the front-line of today's Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen. Shuffle swing breakdown jets leisurely, casually, masterfully, painting lush, post-modern...

                                Senay, Eddy - Hot Thang - CD
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                                  1972 Detroit Guitar Groove - Proudly Pressed in Motor City! The Detroit axeman's debut bursts with soulful, uniquely-styled instrumentals: impossibly-funky workouts from the man who rigged his guitar to burst into flames while playing it-- with his teeth! A guitar-led celebration of groove, this LP includes the oft-covered/sampled "Zambezi," "Rev. Lowdown," a soulful read of "Ain't No Sunshine," and much more! "Hot Thang is a document of its era, crossing the bridge from soul to funk. Eddy's...

                                  Senay, Eddy - Hot Thang - LP
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                                    1972 Detroit Guitar Groove - Proudly Pressed in Motor City! The Detroit axeman's debut bursts with soulful, uniquely-styled instrumentals: impossibly-funky workouts from the man who rigged his guitar to burst into flames while playing it-- with his teeth! A guitar-led celebration of groove, this LP includes the oft-covered/sampled "Zambezi," "Rev. Lowdown," a soulful read of "Ain't No Sunshine," and much more! "Hot Thang is a document of its era, crossing the bridge from soul to funk. Eddy's...

                                    Sinclair, Ranny - Another Autumn - CD
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                                      Soaked with the vibe and essence of New York City in the 1960s and seasoned with a rich variety of styles from breathy, beatnik pop to moody & magnificent jazz, folk and soul, the singles issued by Ranny Sinclair are uniformly brilliant, soft, sexy soundscapes--uncollected on a single album until now! Sinclair attended Juilliard as a dance major, but ultimately landed a singing contract with Columbia Records. Her issued discography features several tracks that were turntable hits of the era or...

                                      Sinclair, Ranny - Another Autumn - LP
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                                        Soaked with the vibe and essence of New York City in the 1960s and seasoned with a rich variety of styles from breathy, beatnik pop to moody & magnificent jazz, folk and soul, the singles issued by Ranny Sinclair are uniformly brilliant, soft, sexy soundscapes--uncollected on a single album until now! Sinclair attended Juilliard as a dance major, but ultimately landed a singing contract with Columbia Records. Her issued discography features several tracks that were turntable hits of the era or...

                                        Tanner, Paul - Music For Heavenly Bodies - CD
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                                          STELLAR GOOD VIBRATIONS FROM THE INVENTOR OF THE ELECTRO-THEREMIN! Light years ahead of its time, the eerie sound, colorful orchestral blending, and haunting melodies of Music For Heavenly Bodies has become a crate digging classic. America's fascination with space and its mysteries was at a peak during the 1950s, and this astral awareness got the attention of professional musician, Paul Tanner. Tanner, a trombonist, got his start in the original Glenn Miller Orchestra. The theremin first...

                                          Tanner, Paul - Music For Heavenly Bodies - LP
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                                            STELLAR GOOD VIBRATIONS FROM THE INVENTOR OF THE ELECTRO-THEREMIN! Light years ahead of its time, the eerie sound, colorful orchestral blending, and haunting melodies of Music For Heavenly Bodies has become a crate digging classic. America's fascination with space and its mysteries was at a peak during the 1950s, and this astral awareness got the attention of professional musician, Paul Tanner. Tanner, a trombonist, got his start in the original Glenn Miller Orchestra. The theremin first...

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                                              A 1965 journey into found sound; this is John Cage. Another seminal volume of indeterminate music, from an icon of experimental sounds. Reissued for the first time and thematically on gorgeous clear vinyl! It could be argued that there is no more controversial figure in music history as avant-garde electronic composer John Cage. Perhaps best known for his composition ?4'33,"" which consisted of Cage sitting at a piano for four-plus minutes of total silence, Cage was both loved and loathed in...

                                              Astro Sounds - From Beyond The Year 2000 - CD
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                                                Swirling guitars and proto-ambient electronica sounds from many light years away! The Astro-Sound of Magnificence, from Beyond the Year 2000...a unique capsule of a funky, psychedelic rhythm section jamming, with snarling, stabbing and swooshing cranked-up-to-infinity electric guitar voyages piloted by Wrecking Crew veteran Jerry Cole, polished and primed for takeoff with a string section playing eerie, beckoning melodies in unison. These are the sounds of epiphanies concerning the future,...

                                                Allman, Sheldon - Folk Songs For The 21st Century - LP
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                                                  A time capsule of atomic-age country, radioactive rockabilly, and other-worldly melodies! Sheldon Allman (the singing voice of Mr. Ed!) brings you this long-out-of-print bunker full of plutonium-charged songs about space and destruction. Featuring “Crawl Out Through The Fallout” as heard in the award winning video game Fallout 4! Modern Harmonic proudly resurrects this wonderfully mystifying LP!  A true creative treasure, the Chicago born and Canada raised Sheldon Allman was a graduate of...

                                                  Dennis The Fox - Mother Trucker - LP
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                                                    A private pressing treasure of epic proportions! A gritty rocking record that commands 4 figures if you're lucky enough to find one. "Like seeing God in a burst condom stuck to the tailpipe of a rusty pimpmobile, finding out Jesus stole your mama, looking for the meaning of life in a puke pile by a truckstop motel - kinda scary how real this dude is! Deep level real people music that sounds like no other LP in the universe. Everything about this sound could not possibly add up in anybody...

                                                    Lowe, Mundell - Blues For A Stripper - CD
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                                                      Beyond hip! From cool jazz to hard bop. This extraordinary soundtrack, featuring many of the finest jazz musicians this side of anywhere, is a collection of small ensemble and large band arrangements so perfectly indicative of its era. It's beyond hip and runs the gamut from cool jazz to hard bop. Moreover, it authorized the virtuosic freedom of the best of New York's jazz community. The swingingly cinematic score was commissioned for a Sexploitation classic entitled Satan in High Heels, the...

                                                      Lowe, Mundell - Blues For A Stripper - LP
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                                                        Beyond hip! From cool jazz to hard bop. This extraordinary soundtrack, featuring many of the finest jazz musicians this side of anywhere, is a collection of small ensemble and large band arrangements so perfectly indicative of its era. It's beyond hip and runs the gamut from cool jazz to hard bop. Moreover, it authorized the virtuosic freedom of the best of New York's jazz community. The swingingly cinematic score was commissioned for a Sexploitation classic entitled Satan in High Heels, the...

                                                        Sun Ra - Thunder Of The Gods - CD
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                                                          A new Sun Ra album touches ground in the earthly bins, 50 years after its creation! Sun Ra is still trying to get our attention 50 years after dispatching this transmission. Humanity?s path since then makes his message even more urgent today. Years after Herman Poole "LeSony'r Ra" Blount "left the planet" he's still trying to reach us, to wake us up and to change our destiny. Sun Ra and the Arkestra weren't a traditional studio band, and every star in the vast galaxy of their discography...

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                                                            A new Sun Ra LP touches ground in the earthly bins, 50 years after its creation! Sun Ra is still trying to get our attention 50 years after dispatching this transmission. Humanity's path since then makes his message even more urgent today. Years after Herman Poole "LeSony'r Ra" Blount "left the planet" he's still trying to reach us, to wake us up and to change our destiny. Sun Ra and the Arkestra weren't a traditional studio band, and every star in the vast galaxy of their discography reflects...

                                                            Barnes, George - Country Jazz - LP
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                                                              A lifetime of lessons in six-string-guitar-swing! Jazz-meets-country in an impossibly hot session, ca. 1959! A platter of lightning-fast picking and impeccable taste from the legendary George Barnes! The description on the back of the original album reads: "A wonderful collection of Western favorites that everyone will love--and played in the traditional Western style." The front cover features a more accurate explanation: "Great guitar solos in modern country jazz style -- as if "modern...

                                                              Raney, Jimmy - Visits Paris - LP
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                                                                By the time Jimmy Raney recorded the ultra-cool Visits Paris, he was already at the peak of his career. Having started in 1944 with the Jerry Wald band, he'd pass through a passel of great jazz combos before ending up with Stan Getz in his classic quintet. There, the guitarist became world-renowned, and just weeks before cutting this album, in 1954, he was voted the number one guitarist in the world by French magazine Le Hot Jazz. The album finds Raney on a (very) brief break from touring...

                                                                Cohn, Al - Cohn On The Saxophone - LP
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                                                                  A swingin' beat-gen jazz classic back in print! Sax-man Al Cohn, best known for his work with fellow Lester Young tenor-sax disciple Zoot Sims, has all the pots bubbling on this classic 1956 LP. Five stars in DownBeat? You bet! Al Cohn first sprung on the national scene as one of the saxophonists on the Woody Herman hit "Four Brothers," a crazy arrangement of "Jeepers Creepers" featuring each "brother" on a wild-and-crazy swingin' sax solo. Along with fellow "brother" Zoot Sims, Cohn became...

                                                                  Sun Ra - Saturn / Mystery Mr. Ra - 7" Single
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                                                                    Sun Ra's angular yet strident and soulful "Saturn," recorded in 1958, displays bluesy cubist bop in perfect alter-dimensional extension of Fletcher Henderson. It's also a showcase for John Gilmore's sax acrobatics and supersonic swing. Gilmore dove deep into the Ra Omniverse; "got the concept" - as Coltrane described the tenor giant - hooked by this composition, and never left. Dual baritones of Pat Patrick and Charles Davis (who continues in the front line of the living, glowing Arkestra of...

                                                                    Glazer, Tom & Dottie Evans - Space Songs - LP
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                                                                      The first ever vinyl reissue of an extraordinarily-unique space-age educational LP. Includes the oft-covered "A Shooting Star Is Not A Star" and "Why Does The Sun Shine?" Featuring Leo Leonni cover art and taken from the original atomic-era 1959 master tapes. Written by Hy Zaret and sung by Tom Glazer & Dottie Evans. Zaret (co-author of "Unchained Melody") turned his attention to educational children's music in the late 1950s, collaborating with Lou Singer on a six-album series called "Ballads...

                                                                      Mineo, Attilio - Man In Space With Sounds - CD
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                                                                        Taxi to tomorrow with this saucer of space-age sounds! Sound, sustain, and silence unite, polyrhythmic Hammond organs and xylophones round off a cosmic eruption! Created for the 1962 World?s Fair, this album bundles beautifully textured space sounds with period-perfect narration. Take the Gayway to a surplus of recognizable moments lifted for modern-day samples! Man In Space With Sounds is a commemorative album of 12 tracks dedicated to the Seattle World?s Fair. Envisioned and conducted by...

                                                                        Mineo, Attilio - Man In Space With Sounds - LP
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                                                                          Taxi to tomorrow with this saucer of space-age sounds! Sound, sustain, and silence unite, polyrhythmic Hammond organs and xylophones round off a cosmic eruption! Created for the 1962 World?s Fair, this album bundles beautifully textured space sounds with period-perfect narration. Take the Gayway to a surplus of recognizable moments lifted for modern-day samples! Man In Space With Sounds is a commemorative album of 12 tracks dedicated to the Seattle World?s Fair. Envisioned and conducted by...

                                                                          Sun Ra - Live At Inter-Media Arts - 2-CD Set
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                                                                            A TRIPLE LP AND DOUBLE CD OF INTERPLANETARY PERFECTION! A stunning live Sun Ra event, recorded at the Inter-Media Arts Center in New York, April 20, 1991! Modern Harmonic proudly presents this very special Sun Ra recording, issued here for the first time ever! This concert was just two years before Ra's "earthly departure" -- and his keyboard work was amazingly strident and vibrant here. The Arkestra was in perfect form as well; this special night also showcased the Arkestra's vocal...

                                                                            Love Is A Drag - For Adult Listeners Only - CD
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                                                                              A once shocking 1962 LP of love songs by men, for men. A long lost treasure featuring the cool & sophisticated vocals of Gene Howard and a cast of prime studio jazz musicians, performing a set of standards sung to a male suitor. Ahead of its time in every way. Reissued for the first time ever! Available on CD and pristine RTI pressed gold vinyl! A fantastic, once-shocking album finally sees reissue - and brings with it the answer to a half-century mystery! Case file: A big band vocalist, a...

                                                                              Love Is A Drag - For Adult Listeners Only - LP
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                                                                                A once shocking 1962 LP of love songs by men, for men. A long lost treasure featuring the cool & sophisticated vocals of Gene Howard and a cast of prime studio jazz musicians, performing a set of standards sung to a male suitor. Ahead of its time in every way. Reissued for the first time ever! A fantastic, once-shocking album finally sees reissue - and brings with it the answer to a half-century mystery! Case file: A big band vocalist, a Hollywood photographer, and an LGBT music and history...

                                                                                Sun Ra - The Space Age Is Here To Stay - CD
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                                                                                  The first-ever collection of Arkestra vocal tracks! Over 75 minutes of vocal performances - audible perfection! Featuring album art interpreted from the work of "the father of modern space art," Chesley Bonestell, plus extensive liner notes. Across the history of jazz, there is no wilder, more future-forward composer and performer than Herman Poole Blount, aka Sun Ra. Known as much for his wild on-stage persona as his innovative compositions, Sun Ra was the avant-garde bleeding edge of the...

                                                                                  Sun Ra - Nuclear War - 10" EP
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                                                                                    **PARENTAL ADVISORY -- EXPLICIT LYRICS** "Nuclear War," Sun Ra's groove-infested x-rated warning, was an early 80s underground hit when it appeared on a 12-inch (plus the Saturn album A Fireside Chat With Lucifer). Ra and crew expose the deathly horror with deadly serious call-and-response, leavened with funk and a pinch of humor for better digestion, eyes gleaming in a laid-back, lilting, cosmo-gangster-lean. "Outer Reach Intense Energy" and "Twilight" are originally unreleased works,...

                                                                                    Sun Ra - Lady With The Golden Stockings - 10" EP
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                                                                                      "The Lady With The Golden Stockings" is a propulsive, forthright groove -- a decisive, deep-space, pre-dawn party jam, emitting golden sparks from the black hole center which begat "Africa" and "Watusa." Quantum-elasticity of temporal equations, bubbling bass, trumpet dancing on light waves, tenor sax serenade across the galaxy, signaling yonder... vessels... beings... femaliens... Pure poetry in sublime, delicate, rhythmelodic motion becomes "Spontaneous Simplicity." A centerpiece among the...

                                                                                      Sun Ra - Rocket Number Nine - 10" EP
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                                                                                        Among Sun Ra's most famous and jet-propelled anthems, "Rocket Number Nine" is heard here in one of the earliest renditions from a marathon June 1960 session, with a staggering, swaggering, hip-bop beat. Ignition. Liftoff. "Rocket Number Nine Take Off for the Planet Venus, Zoom Zoom! Up in the air! Zoom! Up!" Paired with originally unknown recordings, including the driving, bossa nova-infused "Ankhnation" from 1959 and "Project Black Mass" from 1962. More energized and driving in contrast with...

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                                                                                          Unearthed tape from a jazz icon. Thanks to a 21-year-old with a tape machine, we can all experience the majesty of guitar legend Barney Kessel at his 1954 best! Even if you don't know Barney Kessel, you know Barney Kessel -- as a first-string member of the group of LA session musicians nicknamed "The Wrecking Crew," Kessel's guitar is heard on just about every LA-based hit you'd care to name from the 60s, including songs by the Monkees and The Beach Boys' legendary Smile LP. And that's...

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                                                                                            On colored vinyl and compact disc! Afro-Asian Exotica! Jungle beats and lush rhythms from the famed film and television composer. An early stereo marvel from the original 1958 tapes! Takashi "Tak" Shindo was one of the most prominent purveyors of that gorgeous genre known as Exotica, a magnificent and surreal style of music which took the sounds of cultures at the time unknown or mysterious and blended it into a swingy, sexy stew. As a Japanese-American, Shindo brought a unique cultural...

                                                                                            Cage, John With David Tudor - Variations IV - LP
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                                                                                              Anything can happen and often does. This is John Cage. A seminal example of indeterminate music from an icon on experimental sounds. It could be argued that there is no more controversial figure in music history as avant-garde electronic composer John Cage. Perhaps best known for his composition "4'33,"" which consisted of Cage sitting at a piano for four-plus minutes of total silence, Cage was both loved and loathed in the 60s and 70s as a leading light in avant-garde music and as an...

                                                                                              Cage, John Meets Sun Ra - The Complete Concert - Clear Vinyl 2-LP
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                                                                                                Double LP on clear vinyl!!If you were going to envision the ultimate avant-garde meeting-of-the-minds jam session, who would you pick? Even the most hopeful fan of strange and innovative music couldn't have seen this one coming: on one afternoon in 1986, at Coney Island's dilapidated freak show, space-age avant-jazz genius Sun Ra met avant-garde "serious music" composer John Cage in an unforgettable performance. You couldn't imagine two figures more opposite. Cage was known for his unusual...

                                                                                                Litter, The - $100 Fine
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                                                                                                  How do you top The Litter's godlike '67 longplayer, Distortions? Well, you don't. But leave it to The Litter to deliver the equally essential (not to mention hopelessly rare) '68 follow-up, $100 Fine. From the ultra-explosive album opener, "Mindbreaker" (where the Distortions sound now takes on Blue Cheer-like heaviosity) to the LP's epic finale; a nine-minute, ambitiously retooled "She's Not There," $100 Fine ranks as one of its era?s masterpieces. In a tradition established on...

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