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* Separate little list that will put up amazing condition but cheap and semi-rare slides and spare copies of records that do NOT feature on our Rare Records Catalogue.

* This little list will be updated every 10 days or so with a handful of new additions of super clean killer records that are cheap or offered below market value, our “collateral damage” offerings so to speak that drifted into our orbit.

* As opposed to our main Rare Record Catalogue – we do not sent out an update mailing list for this little venture. So better check in ever so often to not miss out on any dead cheap and EX & NM killer sonics.

* Only EX/ NM condition records will be offered so…cheap and clean fun for days.

UPDATED June 18th, 2017.
1. AYLER, ALBERT: “Love Cry” (Impulse Japan – IMP-88072) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint). Original Japanese pressing, 2nd state obi variation. Man, just look at the mouthwatering line-up this baby has been graced with. Could it possibly get any better? Spearheading the group is of course Albert Ayler, who gets flanked by brother Donald Ayler on trumpet, Call Cobbs on harpsichord, Alan Silva on bass and grandmaster Milford Graves on drums. Ayler's Pentecostal blueprint blaring sound is omnipresent throughout the disc as he trades fleet, furious lines with brother Don while getting back-drafted by throb and rattle of Graves and Silva. Still delicacy conveys throughout and a reverence for melody is always at the fore, even when Ayler is biting his reed and squealing at the top of the alto's range. Balancing between contemplation and explosion, it all meshes perfectly into a fireball of perfection. An unbeatable classic. Top-notch copy, original Japanese pressing with first issue obi is getting genuinely rare these days. SOLD
2. BENTWIND: “Sussex” (Delval – DV-007) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Long gone and deleted Delval issue of Canadian heavy psych rarity from 1968. This one always fries my cranium to a close meltdown with Riverside blasting at full volume through my speakers and igniting a riot in the neighborhood. Killer but getting so damned hard to pull. Price: 75 Euro
3. BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY: “S/T” (Mainstream – S/6099) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint - has a faint trace of ringwear on upper side, neglectable). Original US first pressing, stereo copy. Price: 40 Euro
4. BLEY, PAUL - The FABULOUS PAUL BLEY QUINTET: “S/T” (America – 30 AM 6120) (Record: Near Mint / Jacket: Near Mint). Original French 1st original pressing on. TOP COPY, original 1st pressing in great condition!!! Featuring Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins. This is the first original high quality Japanese pressing of this NY loft scene jazz masterpiece. Essential and great. Not that rare or anything, but this condition is quite a jaw-dropper….always hammered, this one is flawless. SOLD
5. BLONDIE: “Eat To The Beat” (Toshiba EMI Japan – WWS-81255) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint/ Poster Insert: Near Mint/ Imprinted Inner Sleeve: Near Mint/ 4 Paged Liner Notes: Near Mint). Original Japan 1st press from 1979. “Just as Blondie’s second album, Plastic Letters was a pale imitation of their self-titled debut, Eat To The Beat, their fourth album, was a secondhand version of their breakthrough third album, Parallel Lines - one step forward, half a step back. There was an attempt, on such songs as "The Hardest Part" and "Atomic," to recreate the rock/disco fusion of the group's one major U.S. hit, "Heart of Glass," without similar success, and, elsewhere, the band just tried to cover too many stylistic bases. "Die Young Stay Pretty," for example, dipped into an island sound complete with modified reggae beat (a foreshadowing of the upcoming hit "The Tide Is High"), and "Sound-a-Sleep" was a lullaby that dragged too much to be a good change of pace. The British, who had long since been converted, made Eat To The Beat another chart-topper, with three major hits, including a number one ranking for "Atomic" and almost the same success for "Dreaming," but in the U.S., which still saw Blondie as a slightly comic one-hit wonder, the album was greeted for what it was -- slick corporate rock without the tangy flavor that had made Parallel Lines such ear candy.” (All Music Guide). Price: 35 Euro
6. BLONDIE: “Autoamerican” (Toshiba EMI Japan – WWS-91004) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint/ Printed Inner Sleeve: Mint/ PROMO Single: Near Mint/ EP Sleeve: Near Mint/ Poster: Near Mint/ 4 paged Liner Notes: Mint). Rare Japan original pressing from 1980 with everything complete and which comes with PROMO only EP that contains a Spanish version of “Call Me” and a great version of Bowie’s “Heroes”. Rarely surfaces with all complete and in top condition. SOLD
7. BROWN, MARION: "Solo Saxophone" (Sweet Earth Records - SER-1001) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Top condition US original pressing - private press issue that saw the light of day in 1977 and sees Marion Brown blowing his lungs out at the absolute peak of his powers. Rarely surfaces but largely overlooked masterpiece that is in desperate need of reappraisal. Price: 35 Euro
8. CAMAYENNE SOFA: “La Percee” (Editions Syliphone Conakry – SLP-52) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Great Mandingo sounds as always, plus the sweet down tempo headnodding afrobeat tune Samba-Mana An offshoot of the popular Guinean band Sextet Camayenne, Camayenne Sofa dominated West Africa's hit parade during the 1970s. Their many hits included the chart-topper "Were Were." The group struggled with many personnel changes. Original members Bossély Keita, Mamadou Camara, and Salia Camara left to form their own group, Kaloum Star, while drummer Papa Kouyate was recruited for Miriam Makeba’s Quintet. Guineen and vocalist Ange Miguel went on to perform with Tambourinis. Camayenne Sofa has continued to perform, under the direction of the sole remaining founding member, Jean-Baptiste Williams. Bass player Francois Koivoqui has assumed the role of "orchestra chief," while the band's vocalists include Mamady Camara, Youssouf Ba, and Zeze.” (Craig Harris, All Music Guide) This classic Guinean pop ensemble possesses without a single doubt one of the grooviest sounds to be found on the that day African continent. While the music displays a certain roughness and a free-floating incoherence, there are still several juxtaposition-like elements that bubble up which make them such a highly original band, all fusing neatly into one adhesive and trance-inducing sound such as the keening, shrill vocals; the disjointed reverberating echoey guitar lines; the driving, aggressive and tribal percussion grooves consisting out of an unusual mix of indigenous rattles and shakes, all beefed up and kept in line by a swirly little organ. Camayenne Sofa obviously refrained from polishing their sound and opted to keep in the so vibrant rough edges, which makes their music so highly unique and compelling. It only made their music so much more energetic and jaw-droppingly great as opposed to the vast majority of African pop albums of that era. After sitting through this one, you will be blasted off onto a whole new musical quest, taking you through previously unchartered plains and savannas. Highly recommended! Price: 50 Euro
9. CHARLATANS: “The Ones Who Started It All” (Shark – Shark001) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Amazing LP by Frisco’s finest. Unreleased recordings by the Charlatans dating back to 1966 ~ 1968. Codeine and the rest, killer no filler. Has been a while since I came across a copy of this one. In need of a massive re-appreciation. Price: 30 Euro
10. CHIEF COMMANDER EBENEZER OBEY & HIS INTER-REFORMERS BAND: “Immortal Songs For Travellers” (Decca – WAPS-378) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint). 1977 original press of Nigerian classic. Great condition!!! Price: 25 Euro
11. CHINA CRISIS: “Working Fire With Steel” (Virgin/ Victor Records Japan – VIL-6090) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint/ 4 Paged Insert: Near Mint). Scare 1984 Japan original pressing of New wave classic. “China Crisis main men Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon Gary Dally and were great songwriters searching for that one song that would make a difference. "Working with Fire and Steel" was that song. Although they had hits before, and they would have hits after, no other song defined China Crisis essence more. With its percolating beat, Daly’s hiccupping vocals, and a smashing chorus, it was the perfect modern pop song. With that said, there was also so much more to China Crisis than that one song. This, their sophomore album, features songs cut from the same cloth as "...Fire and Steel," including "Animals in Jungles" and "Hanna Hanna," but also reveals a band with deeper meaning and ambitious ideas. Lundon’s sweet backing vocals (and lead vocals on the pretty "Wishful Thinking" and "When the Piper Calls") balance out the quirkiness of Daly’s voice, creating a perfect combination. Although they were pigeonholed as a 'synth pop' band, China Crisis was much more. All that mattered to them was the song, and this album is chock full of intelligent, well-written pop songs. Producer Mike Howlett (who was a member of Gong) added much to the sonic blend, allowing the melodies to shine while toughening up the band's sound (the addition of a full-time drummer and bassist helped to thicken the sound as well). Even the softer moments, like "Here Comes a Raincloud," and "The Soul Awakening" are full of life and excitement. Apart from their own matured sound on this release, there are traces of rock, pop, and jazz floating between the lines. It was only a matter of time before they were compared to Steely Dan. But that came on the next album....” (All Music Guide). Sadly overlooked masterpiece that still sounds very much vibrant to these ears. Price: 25 Euro
12. CHRISTIAN, CHARLIE: The Charlie Christian Memorial Album" (CBS SONY - 56AP-674~6) (3 LP Record Set: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Box Set: Near Mint/ Booklet: Mint/ OBI: Mint). Rare 1977 Japan ONLY 3 LP Box set issue by legendary guitar player. The whole affair was recorded between 1931 and 1941. Amazing recordings on which Charlie Christian gets flanked by heavyweights such as Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie and other luminaries. Top condition 3 LP box set that rarely surfaces all complete with booklet and OBI. Impossible to upgrade upon and this baby comes at a rock bottom, dead cheap price. Now this is some serious aural magick you can wrap your ears around and live will never be the same again. Killer. SOLD
13. CHERRY, DON & GATO BARBIERI: “Togetherness” (Cicala – BL-7068J) (Record: VG++ has visible so-called sunburn but surprisingly plays EX~NM/ Jacket: Excellent, has some mildew spots visible and lower middle seam split). Rare 1974 first original pressing of very scarce Don Cherry title. This LP features tenor-saxophonist Gato Barbieri (at the beginning of his career) and trumpeter Don Cherry teaming up with a French rhythm section for the trumpeter's five-part "Togetherness." While Cherry plays pretty free, he sounds conservative next to the often-violent wails of Barbieri. Great free flowing and free blowing slide, fire music in motion and killing it. Comes dead cheap…. Price: 35 Euro.
14. COLEMAN, ORNETTE: "Chappaqua Suite" (CBS SONY - SOPW-13~14) (2 LP Record Set: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint- has only a few mildew spots visible inside of the gatefold against the white background due to age/ Insert: Mint/ Capsule Obi: Excellent ~ Near Mint). Rare Japanese pressing all complete with the always-missing capsule obi. One of Ornette Coleman's finest outings, pressed on high quality Japanese vintage virgin vinyl for your audiophile pleasures. Obi is quite a tough one to find. Amazing copy for dead cheap. SOLD
15. COLTRANE, JOHN: "OM" (Impulse Records - AS-9140) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ ). Nice US 1967 first original pressing in outstanding condition. Very first press issue with "Bell Sound" stamped in the dead wax and first issue matrix numbers ending in A/B also stamped in dead wax. I think one can hardly improve upon this one, beautiful conditio first issue pressing of legendary fire session that dawrfs anything that came therefater. Killer. SOLD
16. DENNY, MARTIN: “Martin Denny’s Exotic Sounds From The Silver Screen” (Liberty Records/ Toshiba Musical Industries – SLBY-1008) (Red Wax Record: Near Mint/ Fragile Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). First original Japanese pressing that was released in June of 1962. Comes housed in Japan only jacket art as it was a Japan only issue. Record comes pressed on beautiful red wax. This one rarely surfaces, especially in a condition like this one here. Price: 65 Euro
17. DYLAN, BOB: “The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 ~ deluxe LP Edition ~ No Direction Home: The Soundtrack – A Martin Scorsese Picture” (Columbia Records – C2L 93937-1) (4 LP Record Set: Near Mint/ 2 x Gatefold LP Jackets: Mint/ Booklet: Mint/ Postcard: Mint). Long deleted and gone issue that saw the light of day way back in 2006. Top condition heavy duty box set. Essential to any self respecting Dylan aficionado. Price: 125 Euro
18. GATO BARBIERI: “El Pampero – Recorded Live – Montreux Jazz Festival” ‘Flying Dutchman/ King Records – SR-3153) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Insert: Mint). Rare Japan original first press issue from 1972 all complete with rare OBI and insert. This record chronicles a flavorful and unforgettable night during a live show recorded in Montreux, Switzerland. Gato Barbieri leads his fantastic group of musical friends with hurricane-like flair on his tenor sax. At times surreal and mind-boggling, Barbieri shows just how far one can let the music go to break the borders of jazz, sending his music into fresh and uncharted territory. Barbieri’s chops and melodic sweeps are daring and bold, while the back crew brings vitality and utter life to the music, from the record's beginning to its very end. Within the first tune, "El Pampero," Barbieri plays a home tone riff over and over, changing only the keys of the song, with improvisation in between that gets the audience into dancing. Lonnie Liston Smith plays with great sweeping ease on the piano, while percussionists Pretty Purdie, Na-Na, and Sonny Morgan send their rhythms into soaring heights. A wondrous sense of dynamics is displayed here and throughout the record. The call and response between Na-Na and Morgan is a featured key ingredient, keeping the mood of the percussion section fluid and tight. Yes, the listeners were mesmerized, and one can feel lifted in spirit again with each playing of this recording. Perhaps the focus and direction of the music, which latched on greatly to the home key and initial melody, gives the music a more solid foundation. This was certainly a special night in Switzerland, in which Barbieri proudly shared his music, credited in a natural more than economic fashion, breathing spirit into the audience rather than taking money. For this performance was priceless, a can't-miss that left audience members bedazzled, talking among themselves years later, saying, "Do you remember when?...I was there!" With passion and faith in music, this group of musicians thrived here in this recorded moment, to demonstrate art, haunting art, vivid imagination, and victory in art.” (All Music Guide) Top condition. SOLD
19. GATO BARBIERI: “Chapter One: Latin America” (Impulse Records – IMP-88139) (Record: Near Mint/ gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Insert: Mint). Japan first original press issue all complete with obi. “Chapter One: Latin America was a huge step forward musically for the Argentinean-born saxophonist, even as it looked to the music of his heritage. This turned out to be the first of four chapters in his series on Latin America, and for it he teamed not with established jazz musicians, but instead folk and traditional musicians from his native country, and recorded four of the album's five cuts in Buenos Aires -- the final track, a multi-tracked solo piece, was recorded in Rio de Janeiro. The music found here doesn't walk a line between the two worlds, but freely indulges them. The enormous host of musicians on the date played everything from wooden flutes to electric and acoustic guitars, bomba drums and quenas, and Indian harps and charangos, creating a passionate and deeply emotive sound that echoed across not only miles but also centuries. At the helm was Barbieri, playing in his rawest and most melodic style to date, offering these melodies, harmonies, and rhythms as a singular moment in the history of jazz. While the entire album flows seamlessly from beginning to end, the A-side, comprised of Barbieri’s own "Encuentros" and J. Asuncion Flores and M. Ortiz Guerrero’s classic "India," is the clear standout. That said, the four-part suite that commences side two -- "La China Leoncia Arreo la Correntinada Trajo Entre la Muchachada la Flor de la Juventud" -- is a work of such staggering drama and raw beauty that it is perhaps the single highest achievement in Barbieri’s recorded catalog as an artist. Simply put, this album, like its remaining chapters, makes up one of the great all but forgotten masterpieces in 1970s jazz.” (All Music Guide). Top condition, impossible to upgrade upon. Price: 40 Euro
20. GRATEFUL DEAD: “Live Dead” (Warner Bros/ Toshiba Musical Industries – BP-8899〜8900) (2 LP Record: Near Mint 〜 Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent/ 4 Paged Insert: Excellent). Rare Japan first original press from 1970….2nd press turns up regularly, but the first press issue is damned rare. This is the black vinyl version – regular press. If it was a red wax promo version with obi, it would break the bank. Still, this one comes cheap and is so necessary. Top copy. Price: 100 Euro
21. The GREAT KAI & J.J.: “S/T” (Impulse Records – IMP-88116) (Record: Near Mint ~ Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent/ Obi: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). This lively Impulse! set was the first recorded reunion of trombonists J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding.  With pianist Bill Evans, either Paul Chambers or Tommy Williams on bass, and Roy Haynes or Art Taylor on drums, the two trombonists are in melodic and witty form on such tunes as "This Could Be the Start of Something Big," "Blue Monk," "Side by Side," and "Theme from Picnic." Recommended. Price: 20 Euro
22. GRIFFIN, JOHNNY: “Introducing Johnny Griffin” (Blue Note/ EMI Music Japan – BLP-1533) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Capsule Obi: Near Mint). “Johnny Griffin played fast—very fast. The evidence is here in Griffin's very first album, Introducing Johnny Griffin. It's a 1956 date with a quartet that includes Wynston Kelly on piano, Curly Russell on bass and Max Roach on drums. For 70 years, Griffin was a jazz giant, and this album, his first as a leader, is among his very best. And fastest. Griffin could play the hell out of a ballad. His sound is soulful and full-bodied. Two numbers in particular—"These Foolish Things" and "Lover Man" show off Griffin's beautiful tone. But it's speed you're looking for, and you've come to the right place. The very first number, a Griffin original called "Mil Dew," is blazingly fast. So is "Cherokee," the album's closer, but you expect that on "Cherokee." You don't expect it on Jerome Kern's "The Way You Look Tonight," which may be the fastest take of that song ever recorded. And you don't expect a blazing solo on Cole Porter's "It's Alright With Me," but Griffin delivers. He is fast, absolutely, but also crystal clear, and clever. He is a bebopper (or hard bopper?) of the first order. Johnny Griffin would go on to create many great albums. Arguably his best—"A Blowin' Session" with fellow tenors John Coltrane and Hank Mobley—came just one year later. But it's clear from the very beginning, from this album, that Johnny Griffin was destined for a legendary career. It starts here.” (All About Jazz) Immediately Out Of Print in the flash of an eyelid…. Japan’s uber-quality super limited deluxe high quality reissue of some of jazz finest titles. All is done with an extreme eye for details – EXACTLY sleeve reproduction up and down to the original coating, texture, label’s first address, choice of carton and paper used for printing – simulating the perfect real-time artifact etc…exact same labels and micro groove deep groove pressing, 200-gram vinyl. The jackets are all imprinted in Japan – hence the almost neurotic perfection of the whole job that makes the jackets identical in thickness and quality of the materials used as to the fist press originals & also they used the same lettering as the originals, all is just state of the art. The vinyl was pressed in the US using the original pressing machine that was used for the originals in order to create the exact same quality of vinyl and sound!!!! Flat edged press and cut from the original master tapes as well. And to close it all of, reproduction of the original inner sleeves and liner notes as well. This borders on the insane as far as near perfection is concerned. Glorious MONO to boot, sold out on the spot. Price: 55 Euro
23. GRUNTZ, GEORGE; SAHIB SHIHAB; JEAN LUC PONTY; SALAH EL MAHDI & THE BEDUINS: Noon In Tunisia – Jazz Meets Arabs” (MPS Records – YS-2316-MP) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint, has some mild ageing foxing inside gatefold). Bloody rare Japan white label TEST PRESSING. George Gruntz organized this studio recording as an opportunity for blending the worlds of jazz and Arabian music, though utilizing original music of his own. With Sahib Shihab (soprano sax, flute, and tambourine), violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, bassist Eberhard Weber and drummer Daniel Humair plus four Bedouin musicians playing traditional Arabian reed, string, and percussion instruments, Gruntz conceived the nearly 31-minute six-part "Maghreb Cantata" as the centerpiece of this amazing earbleedingly beautiful disc. The composer's themes are essentially brief modal statements utilized as jumping-off points for the musicians' improvisations. Bracketing the suite are two vocal numbers that incorporate the chanting of centuries-old Arab poems. This unusual session quite an infectious listening experience that is addictive to say the least. It hasn’t left my turntable for days when first discovering it some years ago and still till this day it is one of my favorite genre crossing recordings. Issued by Saba and long out of print, this disc is a must for anyone vaguely interested in either free jazz, ethnographic recordings or the cross-pollination adventures of those two styles. Price: 75 Euro
24. HAPPENINGS FOUR + ONE: “Hikishio-Michishio” (Capitol Records – CTP-9037) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: VG++ ~ Excellent - has some mild foxing due to age visible and small storage wear on opening side of gatefold). Bloody rare original pressing top copy!!!! WHITE LABEL PROMO ISSUE!! For some strange reason also known under the name “The Long Trip”. Hideously rare and much sought after psychedelic progressive album by Kawauchi Kuni's Happenings Four group, here augmented with one extra member. Although not mentioned in the album's credits, Mizutani Kimio said he guested on this album and hence the “+ One” tag, referring to his presence during the sessions of this masterpiece. Released on August 5th, 1971, this was the last album by Kuni Kawauchi's Happenings Four outfit and after having dabbled with various styles such as Latin induced sounds, Bugaloo and classic themes, Soft Rock and Underground styled settings, this album would be their finest and see them steering into psyched out progressive rock infested waters spiced up with Mizutani's guitar leads taking the band to that next level of planetarian existence. Although they debuted as GS outfit, this last album by them is surely far removed from their humble origins. This entire disc is a fantastic Japanese progressive rock album stuffed to bursting with heavy organ riffage and superb electric guitar leads. It would be the band's final and their rarest release, venturing into more prog spiked soundings far removed from their early days You may also recognize Kuni Kawauchi from the fantastic album “Kirikyogen” which he made with some Flower Travellin' Band members way back in 1970. This disc is as good and is almost next to impossible to score on these shores. Comes in great gatefold sleeve. Excellent copy containing vicious music for the adventurous mind, lifting up another tip of the veil that enshrouds the hazy world of Japanese early seventies psychedelic and progressive rock. The Happenings Four were the one of the most interesting bands to have survived from the first petal-kissing heydaze of the GS days and mutate into the schizoid 1971 present and setting in at a level of pioneeringly outrageous exercise in vocal harmonics cross breeding with psyched out progressive touches. A masterpiece and one of the best discs to seep out of Japan. Very rare and still largely undetected by most psych buffs. Awesome and all time possible highest recommendation. This white label promo issue comes dead cheap, 50% below the normal value but heck, someone has to be lucky so... SOLD
25. HENDRIX, JIMI EXPERIENCE: “Axis Bold As Love” (Polydor – SMP-1398) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Freakingly rare Japan ONLY psychedelic jacket design and one of the hardest to track down Jimi Hendrix variation jackets. Comes housed in a Japan only alternate psychedelic cover. Comes also with insert present!!! The music needs no introduction I guess. This Japanese 1st pressing is a hard one to dig up. Jacket is stunningly beautiful. Getting damned bloody rare. Top copy, the record itself is as clean as can be and just in between NM~M, jacket is just perfect. Jacket has no defects, sharp corners and straight edges with NO damages. You know how rare these ones are in decent nick but one off chance to wheel in a copy for dead cheap and in TOP condition. Highest recommendation. SOLD