Friday, April 24, 2015

Free Jazz & Spiritual Jazz

Back with more Spiritual Jazz & Free Jazz this update, an occasion usually appreciated by both Record Mania employees as well as customers. It's always a good combination to have records in stock that can calm our hectic Fridays, and some that should only be played out in a store that for some reason wouldn't want to attract more customers.

In the Spiritual section we have interesting titles like "Deep Stream" by Dawan Muhammad, Sun Ra's "Nuclear War", "Levels of Consciousness" with Babatunde and Phenomena, Roy Brooks' legendary "Black Survival" and one that we hardly need to write anything about but still feel we should:
Pharoah Sanders' "Pharoah" on India Navigation. It's been a long time favourite here, but we haven't had an original copy of this since the reissue (which has been in constant rotation since it came out) was released. Highly recommended! If you miss out on this one, the reissue is currently out of stock but should be replenished soon.

The Free Jazz department brings wild stuff of different kinds, like Igor Wakhevitch - "Logos", the monster "Alabama Feeling" by Arthur Doyle, "Instant Composers Pool" with Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg and John Tchicai on the ICP label (that's not the Insane Clown Posse, although some similarities might exist?), plus nice stuff by Steve Lacy, Elton Dean, Marc Lewin and more.

Check the pictures below for examples of the rarer stuff or see all of this week's new arrivals in our New In Stock-section.

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Coming updates:


1/5: European Jazz LPs & EPs
8/5: Hip Hop, Funk Jazz, Breaks
15/5: Latin, Brasil, Afro, Reggae





Friday, April 17, 2015

Modern Soul, Disco, Boogie, House!!!

Hello everyone,

Very strong update today if we may say so ourselves, lots of desireable 70s & 80s soul/disco/boogie, from the cheap to the very rare! Also a sprinkling of house & techno including some hard to obtain titles.

Let's start with the LPs: rarities as Patterson Twins "Let me be your lover" (with the full-length version of "Gonna find a true love"), Standing Room Only "Heart and soul", California Playboys "Trying to become a millionaire", killer Patrick Adams material by Caress on P&P, Sonya Spence "Sings love" (including the majestic "Let love flow on"), the Pulse LP on Olde World ("Sunshine" + "Baby I miss you"), evergreens from Timothy Wilson, Tommy Tate (featuring all-time favorite "I can't do enough for you"), Positive Change on Fortress, Donna McGhee "Make it last forever", Wilson Williams "Up the downstairs" (a must-have for the LP-only "I think it's gonna work out fine"!) and many more.

The 45 section sees modern soul gold as Pazazz "So hard to find", Jerry Washington's Miami rarity "Don't waste my time", Ron Henderson's 45 only midtempo masterpiece "Gemini lady", Aretha Franklin's "Wonderful" (maybe my favorite soul release this side of Y2K), Philly magic from Ebonys and Anthony White and one of the all-time great doublesiders in Solid Gold Revue's "She's so good" b/w "Come let me love you".

Among the disco & house 12"s and albums we find the awesome Mark IV doubleheader "If yu can't tell me something good" c/w "Take this love", Michael Wilson "Groove it to your body" (one of the toughest Prelude titles), Ty Karim & George Griffin "Keep on doin", Caviar's epic "Never stop loving you", two rare Svek 12"s from Stephan Grieder and a quadruple serving of Moodymann (including "Silentintroduction" and "Forevernevermore").

Check the pictures below for examples of the rarer stuff or see all of this week's new arrivals in our New In Stock-section.

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Coming updates:


24/4: Free Jazz & Spiritual Jazz
1/5: European Jazz
8/5: Hip Hop, Funk Jazz, Breaks














Friday, April 10, 2015

Jazz

After a couple of weeks of hip hop and rare groove we're back to jazz territories with a mixed jazz-update including nice Prestige and New Jazz originals (George Wallington "Jazz For The Carriage Trade", Prestige All Stars "All Day Long", Ray Draper "Same/New Jazz 8228" etc.), some Japanese jazz and a lot more in all price ranges.

Check the pictures below for examples of the rarer stuff or see all of this week's new arrivals in our New In Stock-section.


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Coming updates:

17/4: Modern Soul, Boogie, Disco





Friday, April 3, 2015

4/2 - Hip Hop, Funk Jazz, Breaks and even more Hip Hop

This week we sealed the deal on buying a large part of Swedish Hip Hop DJ & producer Seb Roc's collection. The name Seb Roc might be mostly known mentioned in the same sentence as Sherlock, which is without a doubt one of the best Swedish Hip Hop groups of all time. You can tell he had good taste in Hip Hop, because there sure are loads of quality 12"s and LPs...
To make sure there's something for everyone, we'll spice it up with some classic breaks and Funky Jazz as well. 

Check the pictures below for examples of the rarer stuff or see all of this week's new arrivals in our New In Stock-section.

New releases and recent reissue arrivals worthy of special mention are the self titled LP by Reid, inc and the two latest from Superfly: Norma Jean & Ray J - Raising Hell and The Sound of Chief Checker.


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10/4: Jazz
17/4: Modern Soul, Boogie, Disco





Friday, March 27, 2015

Rare groove/soul/funk!!!

One of our strongest updates so far this year with a big batch of rare groove/soul/funk-stuff listed on the site today! Some real top stuff including original copies of Sarah Webster Fabio "Jujus/Alchemy of the Blues", the mythical East of Underground/Soap, Jackson Sisters self-titled on Tiger Lily, McNeal and Niles "Thrust", Andrew Wartts superb gospel LP "There Is A God Somewhere", rare Bay Area soul from Quinn Harris, Mabu's Madness on Maple (rarest LP on the label), Charles Williams' extremely scarce "Standing In The Way" 7" and a lot more in all price ranges!

Check the pictures below for examples of the rarer stuff or see all of this week's new arrivals in our New In Stock-section.

And by the way, we now also have the long-awaited new album from D'Angelo in stock plus a brand new reissue of the office fusion favourite Azimuth.

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Coming updates:

3/4: Hip Hop, Funk Jazz, Breaks
10/4: Jazz
17/4: Modern Soul, Boogie, Disco








Friday, March 20, 2015

Hip Hop + Jazz EPs

Massive Hip Hop-update today with a large number of LPs and 12"s added on the site. Among them we're happy to offer an original copy of Diamond D's "Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop" (one of the most asked for records in the store), Convicts self-titled LP on Rap-A-Lot, The Nonce "World Ultimate", Hard 2 Obtain "Ism & Blues", rare indie 12"s from Brainsick Enterprize and Ruggedness Maddrama plus tons of more golden era-classics.

Also some 40 jazz EPs listed today like Zoot Sims Telefunken UX 4698, Rob Madna Philips 422 053 PE, Frans Elsen Philips 422 052 PE, Nils Lindberg "Jazz In TV Time", some Blue Note 7"s and more.

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Coming updates:27/3: Rare Groove

3/4: Hip Hop, Funk Jazz, Breaks







Friday, March 13, 2015

Weekly update 13/3 - Afro, Latin, Brazil & Reggae

The Swedish spring seems to be here, and what better way to celebrate than with the sunny vibes of this week's theme?
Since records from these four genres aren't the most frequently seen in Sweden, it might be a bit smaller in numbers than most of our weekly updates, but nevertheless includes some heat.
In the Latin department there's the Latin jazz of Milton Zapata, Mauricio Smith plus the Puerto Rican All-Stars Featuring Kako, and the funky drumming of the Moon People.
The Brazilian section gets support from plenty of bossa jazz, Jorge Ben's exellent, self-titled 1969 LP, Elis Regina in London and two very rare 7"s by Marcio Lott and Os Gatos / Carlinhos Do Cavaco.
A decent amount of Reggae 7"s, 12"s and LPs as well with Fred Locks - Love & Harmony and Keith Hudson's The Joint finishing up the bunch.
The probably most obscure gems are hiding in the Afro section though, with 5 7"s and 1 LP out of Sudan on the Munsphone label. Some with information only in Arabic, others by Hamad Elrebh, Mohamed Elamin and Abd El Azim Abdallah "Haraka".
The music on these are just great, and they probably won't show up any time soon again...


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Coming updates:
20/3: Jazz EPs & Hip Hop
27/3: Rare Groove