Friday, December 27, 2013

More records!

After many weeks of focused updates this week we offer a more varied selection of records - for example we have some nice pieces of European jazz and fusion like the very obscure Norwegian jazz/folk/psych That's Why, Akropolis "Half A Million Hours Symphony", Heavy Joker on Polydor, a rare 10" from Alex Riel on Fona plus a seldom seen Morricone-soundtrack in "Svegliati E Uccidi". Also a bunch of fine latin- and brazil-titles like Jaime & Nair and Manolin Gonzalez plus Willow Band's "Willowman" 12", an original copy on Sam Most's "Jungle Fantasy" and many, many more.

See all records added this week using our New in stock-feature.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Jazz EPs, Reggae and Hip Hop

This Friday's update focuses on jazz EPs, reggae and hip hop. In the jazz EP-section we have for example many German EPs we have never had before including the extremely rare "Jazz Da Camera" by Karlhanns Berger (Karl Berger). We also have "Loosdrecht Jazz Concours 1964" with Martin Verlinden's fantastic take of "Four And Six", Alain Goraguer "Paris Secret", two Freddie Redd EPs on Metronome and many, many more.

The reggae section has nice 12"s like Tommy Clarke "Reggae Rocking", Sel Weeler "Out Of Rome", dub LPs such as the Jamaican original of "Dub In The Slum", "Dubbing With The Observer" and "Dub Rockers Delight", some 30 reggae 7"s including a handful of rare Lee Perry/Black Ark 45s plus a big bunch of classic LPs.

Also some hip hop like the ultra rare disco rap 12" "Rappin' with Mr Magic", Looptroop's indemand "Unsigned Hype", indie rap from Fifth City Mob on "Murder Type/Dark Side" and huge classic from Gang Starr, Dr Dre, Pete Rock etc.

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Blue Note, Impulse & Funkadelic-related LPs

This week we have focused on Blue Note and Impulse which means about 100 Blue Note LPs and some 50 on Impulse! We also have a bunch of Funkadelic/George Clinton-related LPs plus the usual mix of soul, rock, hip hop etc. Check below to see a few of the rarer titles or see all records added this week using our New in stock-feature.

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Next week we will have focus on German Jazz EPs, Reggae and Hip Hop but there will be good stuff in the other sections as well.




Friday, December 6, 2013

Modern Soul, Boogie, Disco + East European Jazz

Very strong update this Friday with focus on modern soul, boogie, disco and east European jazz. How about an original copy on Castanet of the holy grail Modern Soul LP "Love's Traffic" by Solid Gold Revue, the much wanted gospel soul LP "It'll All Be Over" by Supreme Jubilees, a sealed copy of the Lata Ramasar 12" "The Greatest Name That Lives / Hiway Xpress" and LPs like First Class, Carter & Chanel, Dyson's Faces and more. Among the 12"s and 7"s we have stuff like Chuck Strong "Doin' It Cause It Feels Good" on Invasion, Ivan Neville "Dance Your Blues Away" on Cookie, Mr Wigg & Co "You've Got A Lot Of Living" on Wiglet and many, many more. We also have a bunch of east European jazz on labels like Muza, Supraphon, Jugoton plus some nice rock and hip hop.

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Next weeks focus will be Blue Note- and Impulse-LPs and maybe some Prestige-albums too if we have the time:)!





Monday, December 2, 2013

Record Mania Mix 16 - Yet more two step

It's time for part four in the 2 step and mellow groove-series courtesy of Karl Marthon. From the super rare right down to Paul Anka's most funky moment this mix holds down a steady groove all the way through.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

R.J.'s Latest Arrival - Feel desire - Golden Boy
Suttons - So good - Rocshire
Brook Benton - Soft - Olde World
Special Delivery - Don't deny my love - SPD
Johnny Guitar Watson - Love jones - DJM
Ashanti' - Longin' for you - Jabner
Sir George (Gino) Washington - Could it be I'm falling - Atac
Parlet - Don't ever stop (Lovin' me, needin' me) - Casablanca
Odia Coates - You come and you go - United Artists
Muscle Shoals Horns - Addicted to your love - Ariola America
Prasz - I can't stop this feeling - Southern Sound
O.T. Sykes - Come be my lady - Fun City (12 inch version)
Hiram & Direct - Turn it around - Hirome
Solar Plex - Why did you walk away - White Brothers
Will Hart - Check out your mind - Mother Earth
Slave - All we need is time - Ichiban
Dee Edwards - It comes to my attention - Morning Glory
Mighty Generation - For all the beautiful things you do - B-E-R
Pulse - Baby I miss you - Olde World
Jungle Rock - Life is a gamble - Its A Thang

Friday, November 29, 2013

60's and 70's soul and rock!

This week we deliver plenty of records by the big names in the Soul world like several LPs by Marvin Gaye, Mary Weels, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Sly Stone, Al Green, Ann Peebles and many more. Some very rare one's as well as the early Motown LP by Eddie Hollard (Jamie), Four Invaders northern 45 Making tracks baby on Bray records, Ron Henderson's superb LP "Soul Junction" on Chelsea. Also some fine rock and prog records as the swedish only Älgarnas Trädgård.  

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Next weeks focus will be Modern Soul, Disco and Boogie plus a bunch of East European jazz-records.




Friday, November 22, 2013

Rare groove and jazz

Today we're having a rare groove special on Killer classics by Meters, Cymande, JB's, Gary Bartz. There's also some very seldom seen records like Ann Sexton's debut LP "Loving you loving me" that's even though it's a big label release (SS7) is a record that circulates very little. Beautiful clean copies of Maceo's "Doing their own thing" plus some very rare 45's like Barbara Howard "I don't want your love", Second Movement's "People get down" on Witch's brew. Not many but some fine Brasilian 45 only tracks and a bunch of Jazz records on labels like Savoy, Riverside, Contemporary. 

See all records added this week using our New in stock-feature.

Next week we will concentrate on classic soul LP's from the 60's and early 70's. Big names like Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Sly Stone, Al Green - artists that has released some of the best records in soul music. There will be some rarer soul records as well plus a nice batch of rock and prog records. 

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Friday, November 15, 2013

SABA/MPS and more!

We have finally started working on the German jazz collection we bought some time ago which means that we this week have a huge number of Saba and MPS titles added to the site (check below for some of the rarer ones). More German jazz (and other stuff from that collection) will follow later... Not only jazz this week but also the usual dose of soul, funk, disco, latin, hip hop and more. Next weeks focus will be on Rare Groove-records.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Island disco/boogie, private press LPs and more!

Strong mix this week with stuff like Celestial Choir's "Somebody Prayed for This" with the killer gospel/soul/disco tune "Stand on the Word", some exciting island disco and boogie from Barbados and Trinidad like Michael Boothman's version of "What You Won't Do For Love" on 12", Odessey One "Dance With Me", David Hunte & Wendy Alleyne "I Wanna Be With You/What's Your Name", also a bunch of private press album like Carlos Aguasvivas "Eclipse of the City", Jothan Callins "Winds of Change", Mindsweepers on Coalition and Ed Moss on Viscosity and a lot more.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

New stock November 1st

New stock at Record Mania, please check the photos below for some of the more exclusive records or check to watch all the new arrivals.



Friday, October 25, 2013

Babs Robert, Beginning of the End, Mike James Kirkland, rare Peter Brown-12"s and more!

Some real top stuff this week with jazz biggies like the ultra rare Babs Robert & the Love Planet, Clarence Peters, Sun Ra featuring Pharoah Sanders, Bengt Nordström, soul and funk favorites from Beginning of the End and Mike James Kirkland plus some rare Peter Brown-12"s (Mr. Magic, High Voltage, Shift) and a lot more!

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Weekly update 18/10 - Gigi Gryce, Trama, Ennio Morricone, Free Angela, Lars Lystedt, Osanna, Gang Starr and more...

This week comes with some nice Jazz classics like the Gigi Gryce LP, Horace Silver and Lee Morgan, spiced up with a bunch of Italian soundtracks and library records by Ennio Morricone and others. In the Rock department we have some goodies like Gong, Steve Hillage, and Nazz. The Hip-Hop section stays alive with some added strength from Action Bronson, Gang Starr and Elzhi to name a few.
Have a look at some of the finer records in our photo collages below.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Miles Davis, Chet Baker and more...

This week is maybe a little more well-balanced than the last months very jazz-heavy updates - still jazz is the strongest sections with for example 25 new titles from Miles Davis and 30 from Chet Baker plus heavy titles like Khan Jamal - InfinityCossi Anatz on Vendemiaire, Per Husby - Peacemaker, Egil Kapstad - Svartkatten plus a nice copy of Sahib Shihab's classic Seeds. We also have nice stuff in Soul, Funk, Rock, Reggae and Hip Hop, check the pictures below for examples or go to to watch all new arrivals.

By the way, don't forget to check us on Facebook too. Have a nice weekend! /Lars & crew



Friday, October 4, 2013

Free jazz and more!

Today we have listed some 150 free jazz albums as well as fine records in the Jazz, Soul, Funk, Disco & Rock, please check the photos below for some of the more exclusive records or check to watch all the new arrivals.



Friday, September 27, 2013

Weekly Update 27/9 - Blue Note/Impulse-galore, rare rock/prog-feast sprinkled with soul/funk-highlights

Record Mania Weekly presents: one of our best updates in a long time. 
The jazz section is staying healthy, this time we're adding more Blue Note and Impulse titles than I'm able to count (with plenty that we've never had before), along with some really nice European jazz, free jazz and fusion. Pictures say more than words, but if you enjoy your Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Pharoah Sanders, Coltrane (both John and Alice) and Yusef Lateef you are very likely to find something you want. Oh, and the Christian Schwindt Quintet - For friends and relatives, is one that you might not see very often...

The soul section might not be as strong in numbers, but has real highlights like the California Playboys, Ballads, Sylvia Striplin LP, Bobby Boyd Congress and more.

What might be the most unusual and interesting sight around our store premises is probably the rock and prog records. Not saying we often have some really good stuff in this section, but there are a couple of rock LP's going live today that very rarely turn up for sale. Most notably the legendary Catapilla - Changes on Vertigo, Fuzzy Duck, Nick Drake's Pink Moon, Boz Scaggs rare Swedish LP, Rävjunk, Gandalf, Asoka and Blueset. 

If you are in Stockholm tomorrow (Saturday 28/9), we also recommend the Sunjay Record Fair in Solna/Solnahallen. Among other sellers from all of Europe, we will be selling records - many of them never previously for sale in our store (due to our limited space). Both cheap and more expensive stuff.
If you are planning on visiting the fair and order something from our website, you can leave a comment when checking out that you want to pick it up at the fair. As long as we have your order before midnight today we'll bring it along if you wish!

Remember to catch up with us on Facebook, where we post more pictures of records and try to keep it interesting!
See all records added this week with our New in stock-feature:
New in stock

Or in our newsletter, if you don't already subscribe to it. 
If you miss out on something you really wanted, remember to add it to your automated want-list. That way you'll get a heads-up the next time we have it in stock.

Anyway, enough talking - bring on the photo collages!

Blue Note


European jazz / Free jazz / Fusion

Rock / Prog / Psych

Soul / Funk / Disco

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Record Mania mix 15 - Carl "Lady Midnight" Hedberg

Here's some records that I've been playing a lot in recent months, at home and/or out. Mostly 60s/70s sweet and crossover soul, but there are a few modern soul things in here as well. Hope you enjoy.

Aretha Franklin - Cry Like A Baby - Columbia 45
Bobby Burn - I'm A Dreamer - Chant 45
George Scott - I'm A Fool For You - Maple LP
Sweet Breeze - Slow Change-Up - Willpower 45
Smoke Sugar Company - Save A Little Love For A Rainy Day - Teri De 45
Fifth Page - My Summer Love - Joyful Sounds 45
Leonard Adair - That Smile Upon Your Face - Stage Production 45
Sapphire - How've You Been Gettin' Along - Blue Ash 45
Brenda & The Tabulations - That's The Price You Have To Pay - Dionn 45
Wee Willie Walker - I Don't Want To Take A Chance - Kent 45
Counts - What's It All About - T.M. 45
Axe Band - I'm Gonna Make You Mine - Starstream 12"
Everlife - I Love You Girl - Jibaro LP
Moments - I Gotta Get Next To You - All Platinum LP
Rayfield Reid & The Magnificents - My Love Keeps On Growing - Ken-Tone LP
Optimistics - Say It Baby - Turbo LP
Reason Why - Step Inside My World - Polydor 45
Paramount Four - I've Made Up My Mind - Southern City 45
Rick St John - One Heart Hurting - Independent 45
Rhonda Davis - Long Walk On A Short Pier - Duke 45
Jaedes - Teach Me (A Lesson In Love) - Athena LP
Terrells - Don't Believe - Revolution 45
Moods - Without Her - Soiree LP
Edge Of Daybreak - Let Us - Bohannon's LP

Download the mix from Sendspace here

Friday, September 20, 2013

Raining jazz!

This week autumn has arrived in Stockholm and with it rain, rain, rain (sunshine today though!). Here at the Record Mania office it's raining jazz - we have continued working with the jazz collection we bought a few weeks ago and this week's focus is, amongst other things, on private, spiritual jazz and funk jazz which means you have top rarities from Roy Brooks (original copy of "Black Survival" on Im-Hotep) and Lloyd McNeill (the brilliant "Asha"), plenty of titles on labels like Strata, Strata-East and Muse plus many records from artists like Gary Bartz, Horace Tapscott, Yusef Lateef etc.

We can also offer you nice Bill Evans originals and from this side of the Atlantic we have top euro jazz like Dusko Gojkovic "Slavic Mood", Joe Haider "Cafe Des Pyrennees" and Ted Curson "Ode To Booker Ervin" plus a large number of titles from European labels like Enja, ECM and Steeplechase.

For those of you not into jazz we have a bunch of classic hip hop albums plus some rare hip hop 12"s - Twin Tower "Hard Copy / Safe Sex", 302 "Lectric Groove", Microphone Terrorists "No Food / Hall Of Fame" - and from the soul/disco section Phase 7's "Playtime" LP, Sylvia Striplin's fantastic "Searchin'" and tough boogie from Sypher in "It's Got To Be Right".

To watch all new arrivals check

Next week the jazz marathon continues with a large number of 60s and 70s Blue Note-albums plus 50 or so Impulse-LPs and a lot more!

Private, Spiritual Jazz & Funk Jazz

Jazz & Euro Jazz

Soul, Disco, Hip Hop & Afro

Friday, September 13, 2013

Kenya 45's and killer jazz like Alan Shorter, Bobby Jaspar and more.

The indian summer here in Stockholm has not kept us from listing another 400 records this week. We've continued working with the recently bought jazz collection so there's a healthy dose of jazz with the tops like John Lewis / Sacha Distel "Afternoon In Paris", International PS Jazz Orchestera on Decca (SLK 16433), Ruben Lopez Furst "Jazz Argentino" and Brazilian Jazz Quartet "Coffee and Jazz".

We also have another batch of Kenyan 7"s that our friend Rickard Masip dug out during his recent trip to Kenya plus some more nice Afro stuff like Seyoum Gebreyes hypnotic "Hame Tegnaw / Yehagere Gene" 7" on Amha. Jungle Rock's stunning soul ballad "Life Is A Gamble" needs a special mention, as do Jo Jo Murray's "Real Man" LP and of course Bobby Reed's all-timer "The Time Is Right For Love" plus an original copy on Tyson of the the disco rap grail "Rap Attack" from Family Four. 

See all new arrivals at:

This week has also seen the release of a brand new album from the soon-to-quit Jonas Kullhammar Quartet which comes highly recommended from the Record Mania staff. Limited release so, as the say on eBay, don't sleep...

Jazz & European Jazz

Soul, Disco, Jazz & Funk Jazz

Afro, Latin & Reggae

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bobby Martin R.I.P.

One of the most important people behind the Philly sound, Bobby Martin, died earlier this week at age 83. Imagine having produced, arranged and written for artists like O'Jays, Intruders, Dynells, Barbara Mason, Continental 4, Ambassadors, Frankie Beverly, Invitations, Brenda & The Tabulations, Executive Suite, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Ecstasy, Passion & Pain, Manhattans, Jean Carn, Lou Rawls, LTD, Jean Terrell, Billy Paul, Archie Bell & The Drells, Tavares and heaps more...Bobby Martin did just that. In memory of this great man, here's a few personal BM favorites:

Friday, September 6, 2013

Jazz, jazz, jazz and more!

After a couple of really strong weeks we keep the pace up by listing the first batch of records from the huge jazz collection we just bought a large part of – how about 11 Sun Ra LPs, over a dozen of Impulses and Blue Notes each, several albums from artists like Monk and Mingus plus loads of Riverside, Savoy, Prestige, ESP-Disk etc. Top Euro jazz from Svein Finnerud, Hugh Steinmetz, Torolf Molgaard, Eric Dolphy (Last Date), Wolfgang Dauner and loads of more interesting free jazz and Euro jazz including many titles we've never had before.

But of course not only jazz today, all other sections have new stuff as well  - among the rare stuff we have Tappa Zukie’s "Freak" 12", Pam Todd on Shyrlden, Sonny Jenkins 12" in Disco, Burton Inc, Eleanore Mills, Four Tracks 7" on Mandingo in Soul plus a latin favourite from Bobby Matos and a healthy dose of rock as well. Check the pictures below for some of the rarer ones or go to to see all of this weeks new arrivals.

European Jazz and Free Jazz

Jazz and Free Jazz

Soul, Funk, Disco, Rock, Reggae, Latin

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Big jazz collection just bought!

We recently bought parts of a huge jazz collection in the US with loads of great stuff in all price ranges and all genres - from 50s and 60s jazz on labels like Blue Note, Impulse, Savoy etc. to free jazz and 70s private press jazz - so there will be something for everyone! Not only US stuff but a healthy dose of European jazz as well. These will be added the coming weeks starting this Friday (September 6) with a couple of hundred titles so keep watching our new arrivals section ( not to miss anything!

/ Lars & crew