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    This title is available exclusively from roughtrade.com It can be purchased here. MANIC NO WAVE SAX FRENZY! James White tore up the city blueprints and charted his own map through the sonic sprawl of New York, perfecting a jittery, manic attack on sax and vocals and adopting the persona of a lounge singer in the waiting room of Hell. A maelstrom of chaotic transformations of funk, jazz (et al.) with equal parts James Brown and James White originals that rank among the most incendiary in his...

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      MANIC NO WAVE SAX FRENZY! James White tore up the city blueprints and charted his own map through the sonic sprawl of New York, perfecting a jittery, manic attack on sax and vocals and adopting the persona of a lounge singer in the waiting room of Hell. A maelstrom of chaotic transformations of funk, jazz (et al.) with equal parts James Brown and James White originals that rank among the most incendiary in his repertoire, this album is available outside of Japan for the first time and finally...

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        CD REISSUE WITH STRIKING NEW ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES BY CAMAE AYEWA (MOOR MOTHER)! I wonder what it takes to be a poem whispering inspiration inside the ears of the world? Nikki Giovanni is bold, honest and unrelenting in her poetic performance. Giovanni is a master poet who has not taken the easy road toward the formation of truth on paper. She is a poet whose knowledge and sensitivities run deep and are tied to this world. Her words tied alongside the hands of the people, who are...

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          CD REISSUE WITH STRIKING NEW ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES BY CAMAE AYEWA (MOOR MOTHER)! What does it mean to be a Black woman poet in America writing for liberation? “I am black alive looking back at you” June Jordan so masterfully said and it speaks volumes to what so many Black women poets in the 70’s and 80’s did for the culture of poetry, speaking volumes to the legacies they built that we can stand on with pride and more agency to express ourselves and for that we are forever thankful. Nikki...

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            50th ANNIVERSARY CD WITH STRIKING NEW ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES BY CAMAE AYEWA (MOOR MOTHER)! Listen, the great Nikki Giovanni was protected. Inside the church, you can hear it. In the dusty silence, you can hear it. In the electric texture of the crowd, the buzz of the instruments, you can hear it. What you hear and feel is safe in the belly of the blues. Her voice loved like hands on the ivory keys of the church organ deep inside the spell of gospel. Nikki Giovanni is a poet at the...

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              • AVAILABLE ON RED VINYL CUT & PRESSED AT THIRD MAN! • FIRST REISSUE OF THIS POWERFUL BLEND OF FUNK, SOUL, & POETRY! • STRIKING NEW ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES BY CAMAE AYEWA (MOOR MOTHER)! What does it mean to be a Black woman poet in America writing for liberation? “I am black alive looking back at you” June Jordan so masterfully said and it speaks volumes to what so many Black women poets in the 70’s and 80’s did for the culture of poetry, speaking volumes to the legacies they built that we...

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                • AVAILABLE ON BLUE VINYL CUT & PRESSED AT THIRD MAN! • FIRST REISSUE OF THIS POWERFUL BLEND OF FUNK, SOUL, & POETRY! • STRIKING NEW ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES BY CAMAE AYEWA (MOOR MOTHER)! I wonder what it takes to be a poem whispering inspiration inside the ears of the world? Nikki Giovanni is bold, honest and unrelenting in her poetic performance. Giovanni is a master poet who has not taken the easy road toward the formation of truth on paper. She is a poet whose knowledge and sensitivities...

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                  This record is available exclusively through vinylmeplease.com. It can be purchased here. • AVAILABLE ON CLEAR ORANGE VINYL CUT & PRESSED AT THIRD MAN!• 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS BEAT GOSPEL TREASURE, WITH ITS FIRST VINYL REISSUE IN HALF A CENTURY!• STRIKING NEW ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES BY CAMAE AYEWA (MOOR MOTHER)! Listen, the great Nikki Giovanni was protected. Inside the church, you can hear it. In the dusty silence, you can hear it. In the electric texture of the crowd, the buzz of the...

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                    • AVAILABLE ON YELLOW VINYL CUT & PRESSED AT THIRD MAN!• 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS BEAT GOSPEL TREASURE, WITH ITS FIRST VINYL REISSUE IN HALF A CENTURY!• STRIKING NEW ARTWORK PLUS LINER NOTES BY CAMAE AYEWA (MOOR MOTHER)! Listen, the great Nikki Giovanni was protected. Inside the church, you can hear it. In the dusty silence, you can hear it. In the electric texture of the crowd, the buzz of the instruments, you can hear it. What you hear and feel is safe in the belly of the blues. Her voice...

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                      MANIC NO WAVE SAX FRENZY! James White tore up the city blueprints and charted his own map through the sonic sprawl of New York, perfecting a jittery, manic attack on sax and vocals and adopting the persona of a lounge singer in the waiting room of Hell. A maelstrom of chaotic transformations of funk, jazz (et al.) with equal parts James Brown and James White originals that rank among the most incendiary in his repertoire, this album is available outside of Japan for the first time and pressed...

                      Candy And The Kisses - The Scepter Sessions - Butterscotch Vinyl LP
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                        Honeyed harmonies form a girl group turntable turnover! • All of their Scepter sides and more, together on LP for the first time! • Cut by Kevin Gray, pressed on colored vinyl, and housed in a stunning jacket with a delectable hand painted cover and notes by girl group guru Glynis Ward! • Includes originally unissued confections of girl group perfection! Sugar-dusted girl group confections concocted on impulse of three Staten Island girls who just wanted the attention of some high school boys....

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                          RARE AND UNISSUED PACIFIC NORTHWEST FLOOR FILLERS • UNEARTHED REELS FROM SALEM OREGON’S GARLAND RECORDS! • BLUE EYED SOUL FROM THE BEAVER STATE! While soul music might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the music of the Pacific Northwest, Salem Oregon’s Garland Records was churning out high quality hip shakers along with their reels of garage & psych. Contained here is some super deep “Northwestern Soul,” including three cuts making their inaugural spins 50 years after...

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                            RARE AND UNISSUED PACIFIC NORTHWEST FLOOR FILLERS • UNEARTHED REELS FROM SALEM OREGON’S GARLAND RECORDS! • CUT BY KEVIN GRAY, AND PRESSED ON COLORED VINYL AT THIRD MAN PRESSING IN DETROIT! • BLUE EYED SOUL FROM THE BEAVER STATE! While soul music might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the music of the Pacific Northwest, Salem Oregon’s Garland Records was churning out high quality hip shakers along with their reels of garage & psych. Contained here is some super deep...

                            Senay, Eddy - Step By Step - CD
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                              Fuzz-Laden Psychedelic Guitar Funk! “How do you describe Eddy Senay’s music? Instead of going in-depth on the guitarist’s technique and genre, it’s a lot easier to show the cover of the 1972 LP Step By Step and say, 'This is what he sounds like.' The cover photo, featuring Senay in a zip-up butterfly collared sweater and newsboy cap complete with pompon sitting on the steps of a redstone Detroit church, sums up the artist and his sound. It has all the accoutrements of the era resting on the...

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                                • First-ever CD version of this massively influential album! • Performing select US dates summer 2019! Calypso King Of The World! Bob Marley has been quoted as saying “When I heard Mighty Sparrow sing 'The Slave,' I knew what I wanted to do with my music.” The prolific and incendiary Sparrow creates calypso sounds so mighty that they’ve won him multiple titles of Calypso King in his native Trinidad. Recorded almost immediately after cessation of his RCA contract, this first-ever reissue of his...

                                Mighty Sparrow, The - The Slave - LP
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                                  • First-ever LP reissue of this massively influential album!• Cut at Cohearant Audio by Kevin Gray and pressed on red vinyl at Third Man Pressing Detroit!• Performing select US dates summer 2019! Calypso King Of The World! Bob Marley has been quoted as saying “When I heard Mighty Sparrow sing 'The Slave,' I knew what I wanted to do with my music.” The prolific and incendiary Sparrow creates calypso sounds so mighty that they’ve won him multiple titles of Calypso King in his native Trinidad....

                                  Little Willie John - Fever - LP
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                                    Released by King in 1956, the LP Fever is Willie's defining artistic statement, including all his biggest hits, capturing him in his prime and making his legacy crystal-clear. This analog reissue – complete with the original cover, cut directly from the original King master tapes and pressed on colored vinyl at RTI – is Willie in his prime, the way the world first heard him! In his 30 years, marked by stardom and tragedy, Little Willie John (1937-1968) left one hell of a legacy. Arkansas-born,...

                                    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...

                                      Meters, The - Zony Mash CD
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                                        For the first time anywhere--an entire album filled with vintage rarities and non-album B-sides by the Meters, all glittering gems by New Orleans' wizards of slinky funk. Available on both CD and High-Definition Vinyl, Zony Mash finds the Meters at the top of their game with a rump-rolling concoction that will have you moving in three different directions at once! Also available on LP! ...

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                                        Item #: LP-SUND-5134 -

                                          Otis Redding's first live release was recorded in March 1967, on the now-legendary Stax/Volt tour of Europe, on which Otis and company demonstrated that soul is a universal language. Backed by the erstwhile Stax studio combo Booker T. and the MGs and the Memphis Horns, the Big O rises to the historic occasion, delivering incendiary, emotion-charged readings of such iconic tunes as "Respect," "I Can't Turn You Loose," "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)," "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)"...

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                                          Item #: SC 11105 -

                                            When Sundazed purchased the Abnak/Jetstar masters, we discovered a cache of unissued recordings by the dynamic soul singer Bobby Patterson. Accompanied by his combo, the Mustangs, the Dallas-based singer signed with Abnak/Jetstar in '65 and soon soared up the national R&B charts with sizzling sides that spotlighted his dynamic, versatile vocals. Included in this specially-priced, comprehensive two-disc mother lode of vintage soul are every recording Bobby released on the Abnak and Jetstar...

                                            Booker T. & the MGs - Hip Hug-Her LP
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                                              Booker T. & The MG's smoked the charts once again in 1967 with the fabulously slinky "Hip Hug-Her"?just like they'd never left. As house band for Memphis' Stax Records, backing Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and Wilson Pickett, the MG's had written the book on instrumental soul music, and the Hip Hug-Her album impeccably testifies to the greatness of Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and Alvin Jackson. The MG's versions of the Young Rascals' "Groovin'" and Bobby Hebb's "Sunny" were so...

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                                                Shake 'em up! R&B from the vaults of King/Federal Records! The lascivious pen of Henry "Hank" Ballard was responsible for many risque odes, including The Midnighters' "Work With Me Annie," "Sexy Ways," and "Get It," major R&B hits of the early '50s all included on 1956's Their Greatest Hits! The FCC banned several of the band's songs from airplay, which only made them that much more desirable for the growing teenage market, and this Sundazed edition--pressed on audiophile vinyl at RTI--is the...

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                                                  Shake 'em up! R&B from the vaults of King/Federal Records! Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Steve Cropper all have cited Five Royales' guitarist and songwriter Lowman Pauling as a major influence! Tracks like "It Hurts Inside" and "Wonder Where Your Love Has Gone" highlight his taught, stinging style with solos that served as lessons for budding guitarists everywhere. Sundazed is proud to reissue The Five Royales' from 1959-- pressed on audiophile quality vinyl by RTI and sourced...

                                                  Diddley, Bo - Bo Diddley Is A... Lover - Vinyl - Mono Edition
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                                                    Delivering a devastating punch to rock's early '60s doldrums, Bo Diddley Is a Lover bursts at the seams with Bo's uncompromising, rockin' beat. Yep. Industry and the government may have cleaned up fellow '50s rockers like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis and Gene Vincent, but they didn't get to Bo -- a defiant rocker to the core. By the time of the 1961 sessions for this album, Bo had relocated from Chicago to DC, to record at his own home studio. He used his artistic freedom to his complete...

                                                    Diddley, Bo - Have Guitar Will Travel - Vinyl - Mono Edition
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                                                      Good Lord. Bo Diddley came out with all guns blazing on his floor-rattling romp from 1960, Have Guitar Will Travel. The LP would become a blueprint for SO much great rock 'n' roll that followed: the Stones covered "Mona" in 1965, the Masters Apprentices walloped "Dancing Girl," the Downliners Sect blasted through "Nursery Rhyme," and "Cops and Robbers" even named one of the baddest mid-'60s UK R&B combos ever! Really... Who in the hell wouldn't be inspired by hearing this opus that followed on...

                                                      Diddley, Bo - BO DIDDLEY - LP
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                                                        ESSENTIAL? ESSENTIAL.It's tempting to say that Bo Diddley recorded 11 full-length albums, each one better than the last; but that would be denying the pure, unsurpassed genius of his first, Bo Diddley.Music historians have wasted so many perfectly good words trying to explain the significance of Bo Diddley. "Bo Diddley liberated the blues from the 12-bar form and melded it to an insistent, infectious rhumba beat," they bleat. "Diddley was the progenitor of all that was to come in the evolution...

                                                        Jackson, Chuck - On Tour - LP
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                                                          Vinyl Pressed at R.T.I. In the original liner notes for Chuck Jackson on Tour (1964), Bob King describes Jackson "a man with pent up talent." Consequently, this LP is the sound of that talent erupting all over the stage of the famed Apollo Theater, the same venue where Jackson had been discovered a few years earlier. Jackson leads the airtight band through raw, sweat-soaked versions of his hits "I Wake Up Crying" and "Any Day Now," giving the audience their money's worth and more. He also...

                                                          Jackson, Chuck - I Dont Want To Cry - LP
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                                                            Vinyl Pressed at R.T.I. Growing up in Pittsburgh, Chuck Jackson witnessed first-hand the rise of the city's vibrant doo wop scene. Joining local heroes the Del Vikings, his smooth, commanding voice took the lead on their 1957 single "Willette." Going solo in 1959, Jackson was spotted by producer/Wand Records A&R man Luther Dixon while opening for Jackie Wilson at the Apollo Theater. With Dixon, Jackson co-wrote his first hit, "I Don't Want to Cry." The track featured a lavish band arrangement,...

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                                                              Vinyl Pressed at R.T.I. An arresting, singular chanteuse, Lula Reed beat out 50 other contestants in an audition for Sonny Thompson's band at the Toledo Auditorium. Following her victory, 22-year old Reed trekked down to Cincinnati with future husband Thompson to record for Syd Nathan's King Records. These sessions yielded two Billboard Top Ten R&B singles, "Let's Call It a Day" (#7) and "I'll Drown in My Tears" (#5). These songs plus ten more smokin' sides are collected on Blue and Moody...

                                                              Shirelles, The - The Shirelles and King Curtis Give a Twist Party LP
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                                                                vinyl TWIST AND GROOVE WITH THE SHIRELLES AND KING CURTIS!In 1962, the twist was EVERYWHERE. Artists from Joey Dee to Frank Sinatra (?!) were all chasing the craze, feverishly recording twist-able platters to meet the dance floor demand. Saxophone great King Curtis didn't sleep on the trend, scoring a major hit with "Soul Twist" along with several other twist-themed singles. Thus, it was only natural that he should team up with the country's #1 girl group, The Shirelles, themselves in the...

                                                                Crystals, The - Twist Uptown MONO EDITION LP
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                                                                  The Crystals' first LP Twist Uptown, originally released in the summer of 1962, occupies an important position in Phil Spector's remarkable body of work. As the first full album produced by Spector and the first LP to be released on his legendary Philles label, it's a crucial cornerstone in the building of the fabled Wall of Sound. Beyond its historic significance, though, Twist Uptown retains a timeless resonance, thanks to Spector's seminal studio wizardry and the Crystals'...

                                                                  Crystals, The - Hes a Rebel MONO EDITION LP
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                                                                    Although it was assembled quickly in 1963 to take advantage of the chart success of its eponymous title anthem, the Crystals' second album is a near-perfect summation of this seminal girl group's effortless appeal and the surging majesty of Spector's production genius. Between the group's winsome vocals, the massed muscle of Spector's legendary studio band the Wrecking Crew, and the stellar songwriting of such Brill Building pros as Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Doc...

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                                                                      One of the most talented acts in Phil Spector's stellar recording stable, Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans featured the great Darlene Love, one of Spector's favorite vocal muses; Fanita James, who also sang alongside Love in the ubiquitous studio vocal group the Blossoms; and Bob B. Soxx himself, aka renowned singer Bobby Sheen, a legend in West Coast R&B circles. The trio's uncanny abilities provided Spector with an ideal vehicle to perfect his musical formula, making the trio's 1963 album...

                                                                      Meters, The - Rejuvenation CD
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                                                                        Although their reputation as one of the world's greatest instrumental units never quite translated into mainstream stardom, the Meters turned out a steady stream of remarkable '70s albums whose earthy instrumental textures and complex, inventive rhythms were a key influence upon more than one generation of funk and hip-hop artists. 1974's Rejuvenation offers persuasive evidence of the band's seminal status. The album also features one of the Meters' biggest hits, the infectious anthem "Hey...

                                                                        Meters, The - Cabbage Alley CD
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                                                                          The Meters' 1972 release Cabbage Alley was the incomparable quartet's first for Warner Bros./Reprise, and boasts a somewhat smoother, but no less funky, sound than its predecessors. Indeed, it's one of the band's most highly-regarded releases, capturing the musicians' remarkable rhythmic chemistry on such originals as "Stay Away, "You've Got to Change (You've Got to Reform)" and the aptly titled "Gettin' Funkier All the Time," as well as a seductive reworking of Neil Young's "Birds." The...