Loads of great records this week like rare groove and funk classics from Kool & The Gang, Charles Earland, a couple of Roy Ayers, Oneness of Jujus and JBs, Tarika Blue's "The Blue Path" and many more. Some strong jazz too, for example Freddie Hubbard's "Ready for Freddie" and Bill Barron's "Modern Windows". Also a bunch of reggae records - a handful of albums & 12"s as well as some 50 reggae 7"s ranging from fine reissues and cheapies to Adoms Treo's bomb "Reggae Experience" and Michael Prophet's "Struggle". Below are examples of this weeks rarer stuff.
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FREDDIE HUBBARD - READY FOR FREDDIE / STEREO
Clean stereo original of superb album with Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner & Elvin Jones!
Legendary free jazz album!
Strong early 60s jazz with Ted Curson and Pete LaRoca.
"Fenway funk" groovy latin/fusion/funk. Rare US original.
Rare groove classic feat. the spacey fusion/jazz title track.
Seldom seen indie jazz with Byard Lancaster, Cecil McBee, Angela Bofill etc.
Beautiful copy of his rarest album including the percussive jazz dancer "My Soul".
JOHNNY COOL & THE COUNTS - THE LOVE BOUNCE / THAT'S YOU MY LOVE
Top r&b sound for the dancefloor!
Original press of their first album with hard funk classics as "Give It Up", "Raw Hamburger" & "Chocolate Buttermilk".
Classic funk essential, US original.
Monster dub disco mixed by Francois K, one of the rarest Prelude 12"s.
Classic Strata East-album with the masterpiece "Prince of Peace".
Fusion/funk jazz set from 1976 with the great "Blue Neptune" & "Revelation".
Hard to find French original with the floorfilling funk track "Hippopotamus".
Their rarest album with the raw carib funk tune "No Name Bar".
WYNTON KELLY - KELLY AT MIDNITE
Trio album with Paul Chambers & Philly Joe Jones, stereo original.
Killer funky reggae, rare 7"!
Classic album from Jah Youth on rare Jamaican original.
Alltime Studio One-album packed with hits.
Nice tune from Wackies-related singer, JA original.
Solid roots album recorded in Jamaica and Canada.
Killer digitune with a mighty dub!
Melancholic UK roots.