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74. QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE: “Just For Love – Tada Ai No Tame Ni” (Capitol Records – ECS-40037) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Later Japanese pressing, single sleeve issue with OBI. With the return of Gary Duncan and the recording debut of founder Dino Vatenti, Just For Love, Quicksilver’s fourth album, marked their debut as the band they were intended to be. The ironic thing about that is that, led by singer/songwriter Valenti, they were a much more pop-oriented band than their fans had come to expect. On Just For Love, Quicksilver finally was Valenti’s backup group (he wrote all but one of the songs), and while this gave them greater coherence and accessibility, as well as their only Top 50 single in "Fresh Air," it also made them less the boogie band they had been. And it meant the band's days were numbered. Obi present and in pristine condition, rarely turns up anymore. Price: 35 Euro
75. ROACH, MAX: “We Insist! Max Roach’s – Freedom Now Suite” (Candid Records/ Victor – SMJ-6169) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Additional Article 46 page liners: Excellent/ Obi: Near Mint). Top condition original Japanese press issue. “We Insist!, recorded in August and September 1960, was the first of several jazz albums explicitly to voice the growing demand for equal rights. In November, it was followed by the recording of bassist Charles Mingus' Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus (Candid, 1960), whose "Original Faubus Fables," a ferocious attack on Arkansas governor Orval E. Faubus (of Little Rock High School infamy), possessed an intensity which set the tone for most jazz-as-protest albums to follow. Some of those albums sound like period pieces today, but not We Insist!, which is sufficiently nuanced and free of agit-prop literalism to transcend its era. Conceived as a suite by Roach, its composer and arranger, the album features a shifting cast of players, with only Roach and singer Abbey Lincoln heard throughout. Three of the five tracks—"Driva' Man," "Freedom Day" and "All Africa"—feature lyrics by Oscar Brown Jr., sung by Lincoln, who is joined on "All Africa" by Nigerian conga player Michael Olatunji. Brown's words, pitched as poetry rather than polemic, are deep and eloquent, and Lincoln's assertive, uncompromising delivery of them is widely considered to be her finest recorded performance. The album is ablaze with instrumental spirit too. Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, in an inspired piece of guest casting, solos at length on the opening "Driva' Man," his sturdy, heavyweight testifying suggesting dignity and determination in the face of whip-wielding oppression—he sounds like the civil rights marchers looked. "All Africa" closes with four minutes of collective improvisation between Roach, Olatunji and Afro-Cuban percussionists Ray Mantilla and Tomas DuVall, as thrilling an African/Afro-American drum summit as could be wished for. There are stirring solos from trumpeter Booker Little, trombonist Julian Priester and tenor saxophonist Walter Benton, and the ensemble's focus is razor sharp throughout, honed by Roach's virtuosic drumming. Awesome is an over-used word, but it's the right one for We Insist!.” (All About Jazz). Price: 35 Euro
76. ROLLINS, SONNY: “Our Man In Jazz” (Victor – SHP-5158) (Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint) Original 1963 Japan first original stereo press issue. One of Sonny Rollins' best albums ever, and a totally inspired, totally non-stop freewheeling live set, recorded with Don Cherry, Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins! Working on long tracks in an unfettered setting, Rollins' hits one of those rare moments of genius where he can turn his solo over and over again – never losing interest, and always opening up new territory – at a level that easily matches the oft-made claim that he's one of the greatest tenor talents ever on the tenor sax! The album features only 3 long tracks, all dominated by masterful work by Rollins. Price: 35 Euro
77. ROLLINS, SONNY: “Way Out West” (SR-3025) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). Japan very first press original from 1969 in outstanding condition. Those very first pressings with flip back sleeve are such a hard catch in great shape so…. Price: 40 Euro
78. SAIRAIJI HIROMI: “Hatoba b/w Futari No Nakimichi” (Columbia – SAS-1552) (Single Record: Excellent/ Picture Sleeve: Excellent/ Company Inner Sleeve: Excellent). 1971 Japan original press issue of all time greatest but so unknown beached belly-up & bottom of the grave Enka wailing chanteuse Sairaiji Hiromi. PSF records Hideo Ikeezumi introduced me to her and we both cultivated a secret but long lasting heavy love for Sairaiji’s output. This is the deep shit, merely 19 years old at the time, she succeeded in sounding like a 95 year old hag at the brink of oblivion. It makes the hairs on my neck stand up straight for weeks on end after I play this at full volume. Enka never got as good, as deep, as depraved and as rurally fucked up as Sairaiji’s debut. Bloody insane killer shit!!! Price: 30 Euro
79. SCREAMIN’ MEE-MEES: “Live From the Basement!” (Bag Of Hammers) (4 Track EP Record: Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). Amazing reissue of classic 45 slide that brings out the beast. Price: 20 Euro
80. SHEPP, ARCHIE: “On This Night” (Impulse – AS-97) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). US pressing in outstanding condition. “Tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp’s third release for the Impulse label collects valuable loose ends recorded between March and August 1965. Among the highlights are a passionate reading of Duke Ellington’s "In a Sentimental Mood" and the title piece, a moving tribute to W.E.B. DuBois, featuring the haunting soprano vocalist Christine Spencer employing a distinct 20th century classical influence, with Shepp on piano. Shepp is the solo horn on these dates, playing at peak form with contributions from vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson early in his career, David Izenzon or Henry Grimes on bass, and four rotating drummers, including Rashied Ali, J.C. Moses, Joe Chambers and Ed Blackwell playing a variety of percussion.” (All Msuic Guide). Price: 30 Euro
81. SHEPP, ARCHIE: “Yasmina, A Black Woman” (BYG/Nippon Columbia – BYG-4) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Attached Insert: Near Mint). Scarce Japan original of classic slide. This is one of those all-time classics, one of those discs that helped to define a genre. The line-up on this vicious blaster consists out of Clifford Thornton (cornet), Lester Bowie (trumpet), Arthur Jones (alto), Archie Shepp (tenor & voice), Roscoe Mitchell (bass sax), Dave Burrell (piano), Malachi Favors and earl Freeman (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums), Sunny Murray (drums), Art Taylor (Rhythm logs), Laurence Devereaux (balafon), hank Mobley (tenor). Wow, this is hardcore, all incinerating shit. Practically reads as a who is who of the free jazz world, Art Ensemble is also present, all the heavy weights of the scene interact with each other taking this baby to previously unreachable spiritual heights. Ultimate classic. Price: 30 Euro
82. SHEPP, ARCHIE: “Day Dream” (Denon/ Nippon Columbia – YX-7570-ND) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). 1977 Japan only issue all complete with obi and insert. Top shape. Price: 40 Euro
83. SHIDE AND ACORN: “S/T” (Acme – AC8006LP) (Record: Side A = VG++ clearly visible mark that does NOT sound & Side B = Near Mint/ Jacket: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Reissue that is long and gone of mega rare UK pastoral acid folk slide that saw the light of day in the beginning of the 1970s. original released as a micro-quantity private pressing. Such a gem of a record, utterly beautiful. Price: 25 Euro
84. SISTERS OF MERCY: “Alice b/w Floorshow” (A Merciful release – MR-015) (7 Inch Single: Excellent/ Picture Sleeve: Excellent). Original 1982 French press original of killer single. Price: 25 Euro
85. SLAP HAPPY HUMPHREY: “Chiheisen b/w Sentimental Street” (Public Bath – PB14) (7 Inch Single Record: Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). Original 1994 pressing of noisey take on Morita Doji folk songs by Hijokaidan front man backed up by the lovely vocals of Angel In Heavy Syrup lead chanteuse Mineko Itakura. Price: 35 Euro
86. SMITH, JIMMY: “Livin’ It Up” (Verve – V6/8750) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint – still housed in original shrink/ Company Inner Sleeve: Near Mint/ Direct Import Obi: Mint/ Insert: Mint). US original press with Direct import OBI for Japan and Japan only insert. Top condition original pressing. Price: 30 Euro
87. SMITH, JIMMY: “All About Jimmy Smith” (Verve/ Nippon Phonogram – SMV-9001 (1~2) (2 LP Record: Near Mint/ Outer Box: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Excellent) Scarce Japan 1970 original press all complete with obi and insert. Comes housed in thick fancy box set. Price: 35 Euro

88. SONIC YOUTH: “Personality Crisis b/w Dirty Boots” (Geffen – 7-19664-dj) (Single Record: Near Mint/ generic Sleeve: Mint). Promo only issue from 1990 by the mighty Sonic Youth venturing into New York Dolls territory and ripping it up with much conviction and galore! So bloody awesome! Price: 35 Euro

89. SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON: “The Best Of Sonny Boy Williamson” (Victor Records/ Chess – SWX-6134M) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Top condition Japan original press issue all complete with OBI. Hard to improve upon classic blooze slide. Price: 30 Euro

90. SONNY CLARK TRIO: “S/T” (Top Rank Records/ Victor Records – RANK-5032) (Record: Excellent/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint/ Imprinted Inner Sleeve: Near Mint). The legendary “Time” album. Mega rare Japan very first press original MONO. “This lesser-known Sonny Clark session (his only studio album not made for Blue Note) is sometimes issued under drummer Max Roach’s name, too. They are joined by bassist George Duvivier for a set of generally obscure Clark originals including "Minor Meeting," "Blues Mambo," and "My Conception" (which is taken as an unaccompanied piano solo). Although not obvious while listening to his recording, Clark’s life was in decline and this would be his penultimate date as a leader.” (All Music Guide). Beautifully sounding Japanese first original MONO pressing. Price: 50 Euro

91. STITT, SONNY: “Wow!” (Impulse – IMP-88111) (Record: Near Mint/ Gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Japan original pressing all complete with obi and insert. Rare WHITE label PROMO issue. Price: 30 Euro

 

92. STONEWALL: “S/T” (Tiger Lily Records – TL-14013) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Damned nice and long gone and deleted reproduction of this killer psych LP on the tax scam label. Originals sell for the same amount as a kidney transplant, so nice to see an almost identical – but long gone and sold out – high quality reissue of this. Killer slide with the band having no problem of getting loose and brutal in the studio in the early 70s. Fantastic crunching guitar, heavy stormy grooves, killer songs, and a singer who vibes like a trailer park Ozzy in the early stages of a meth binge. The record opens with "Right On," an invocation to "come on over to our shack" and get wild. "Outer Spaced" is the peak, the singer channeling bizarre visions while riding a tidal wave of pulverizing guitar and organ. Shoots you off like a rocket and flattens you like a steamroller simultaneously. Price: 40 Euro
93. SUNNY MURRAY: “Hommage To Africa” (BYG Records – BYG-3) (Record: Excellent ~ Near Mint/ Fold Out Jacket: Near Mint/ Attached Japan Only Insert: Near Mint) Actuel 3. One of the greatest discs recorded by Murray. Another original Japanese press on killer quality vinyl with insert. Does not turn up that often anymore. Sounds so much superior as opposed to the crappy French issue. This is how it was supposed to resonate through the empty canyons of your mind!!! Price: 30 Euro
94. 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS: “I’ve Seen Your Face Before” (Big Beat – WIK-82) (Record: Excellent ‾ Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Original infamous live recording release that saw the light of day in 1988. Despite their commercial success, it was in California that problems began developing around the Elevators in general, and Roky Erickson in particular. After returning to Texas around Christmas, the band played a large number of gigs during early ‘67, but their performances were getting uneven and unpredictable. Nothing illustrates this better than the notorious Houston Mustic Theatre Tape, from February ‘67. Through a twist of fate, this is the best documented concert in the entire Elevators annals. Apart from the professional live recording, there exists a poster, old ticket stubs, detailed comments from band members, and personal reminiscences from audience members. How unfortunate then, that the Elevators decided to drop more LSD than usual before the concert, and went on stage zonked out of their skulls. While the crowd was yelling and IA:s tape deck was rolling, lead guitarist Stacy Sutherland entered a profound hallucinatory stage, which he described years later as: “...Everybody turned into wolves, and I thought that our band was evil, because of some of the things we had advocated. And I was tryin' to escape the room, I didn't know what I was gonna do, but I was gonna get out of there. I didn't want anything to do with it, because everybody was turning into animals...”. While on stage, Sutherland entered a dissociated spiritual space wherein an angel gave him three “prophecies”, all of a negative nature. This vision would continue to haunt the guitarist, and informed some of the lyrics he later wrote for the band’s final LP, Bull Of The Woods. On top of these heavy acid vibes, the revolving stage of the venue contributed to the musicians’ confusion. On the live tape, you can hear drummer John Ike Walton desperately trying to hold the gig together, while Roky forgets his lines or his vocal mic, Stacy’s guitar leads abruptly come and go, and the whole thing is pretty much out to lunch. As a freak document of a very freaky night, it has its moments, but for the Elevators legacy we would have been better off without it. To add insult to injury, when the recording was made available in the late ‘80s, the clueless people involved simply put it out with zero corrections of the raw mix, which means that it sounds even more bizarre than it had to. Furthermore, it was incorrectly listed as coming from La Maison, which didn’t even exist by early ’67. For the bold or curious, the concert can be found on Big Beat’s I’ve Seen Your Face Before – Live LP” (Patrick Lundborg). Historically so great and I love it. Price: 30 Euro
95. TAKEMITSU TORU, MICHAEL RANTA & STOMU YAMASHITA: “Miniatur IV: Art of Toru Takemitsu ~ Seasons: Munari by Munari” (Deutsche Grammophon - MG-2476) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Original 1974 Japan original press all complete with obi. Great avant-garde record that depicts two compositions by the late Takemitsu Toru, here played and performed by Michael Ranta, Yasanori Yamaguchi, Stomu Yamashita and Hidehiko Sato on various miscellaneous percussion instruments, bells, gongs, vibraphones and metal sculptures sound art-like instruments. The compositions were recorded in June 1971 and in March 1974. Fantastic sound art record that can easily compete with other solo work of Michael Ranta and even Bertoia. For fans of adventurous sounds, sound art, fluxus, Bertoia, avant-garde and improvisation. Price: 30 Euro
96. TAYLOR, CECIL: “Nuits De La Fondation Maeght – Vol. 1” (Shandar – SR-10.011) (Record: Near Mint/ gatefold Jacket: Near Mint). Legendary and necessary ear candy that needs a home in any collection. Original French 1st pressing on highly collectable label. Price: 20 Euro

97. TAYLOR, CECIL:Nuits De La Foundation Maeght Vol. 1” (RCA Records/ Shandar – RCA-6085(M) (Record: Near Mint/ gatefold Jacket: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Original 1973 Japanese pressing all complete with rare obi. Price: 30 Euro

98. The TWINKEYZ: “Cartoon Land” (Anopheles – Anopheles-007) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint). Long gone issue from 2002 and compiles original 1977~80 studio recordings by this legendary Sacramento garage-psych group. Pressed on clear vinyl, limited edition. With new liner notes and photo insert and includes the classic anthem “Aliens In Our Midst”. Awesome! Price: 40 Euro
99. UNIVERS ZERO: “Crawling Wind” (Chaos International – 1982) Classic recording by Belgian’s finest and best avant-garde combo. This disc was solely released in Japan and is the rarest Univers Zéro record. The music is haunting, dark, frightening, oppressive and threatening avant-garde chamber rock. For lovers of Magma, Univers Zekt, Shub Nigurat, Zao, Zeuhl music and the likes. Highly recommended. Price: 40 Euro
100. VAMPYROS LESBOS: “Sexadelic Dance party with The Lion & The Cucumber b/w The Message” (Crippled Dick Hot Wax) (7 Inch Record: Near Mint/ Picture Sleeve: Near Mint). Long time no see original German pressing that saw the light of day way back in 1990s. Limited edition single in a tiny run of 500 only. Price: 25 Euro
101. WALDRON, MAL: “All Alone – Mal Waldron Live 2” (Fontana/ Nippon Phonogram – PAT-1062) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint). Virginal Japan original press issue. Recorded in Japan in 1971 and released only in Japan this is an austere Waldron recording, at times he gets flanked by Masabumi Kikuchi. Highest recommendation and stupidly clean condition!! Price: 30 Euro
102. WALT DICKERSON: “To My Queen” (New Jazz/ Victor Musical Industries – SMJ-6273) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Insert: Near Mint/ Obi: Near Mint). Scarce Japan later press issue complete with Obi and insert. “To My Queen is Walt Dickerson’s crowning achievement, a perfect balance between his intellectually advanced concepts and deeply felt passion. Dickerson had always displayed a fertile imagination, but there hadn't been much indication that his vision could be as expansive as it was on To My Queen. Never before had he attempted such extended, freely structured performances, which makes the album's consistency and focus all the more impressive. Like the foreground of a canvas, the listener's attention naturally falls on the title cut, a side-long, 17-and-a-half-minute opus (written in tribute to his wife, Elizabeth) that became Dickerson’s signature piece. It's deliberate, spare, and tender, with the soloists accompanied by either a gentle swing or the barest hints of support Dickerson’s shimmering opening statements are followed by thoughtful explorations from pianist Andrew Hill and bassist George Tucker. while drummer Andrew Cyrille offers subtle, whisper-quiet shadings, save for occasional drum rolls that come off like momentarily swelling passions amidst all the introspection. The second half of the album maintains the mood set by the first, featuring an 11-minute version of "How Deep Is the Ocean" and a vibes/bass duet on "God Bless the Child" that trumps Dickerson’s earlier effort in the same vein. This is arguably the finest quartet Dickerson ever led, not just because of the advanced musicianship and sympathetic interplay, but also because each member serves the material with taste and care. The whole album is swathed in a gauzy glow that speaks even more eloquently than its creator's conceptual ambition; this is music from the heart as well as the mind.” (All Music Guide). A bewitchingly beautiful and austere recording. Makes your ears glowing like fireflies during a rainstorm. Price: 30 Euro
103. WALT DICKERSON: “To My Queen” (Prestige/ Victor Records – SMJ-7223) (Record: Near Mint/ Flip Back Jacket: Near Mint). Scarce Japan very first original press issue housed in Japan only fragile flip back sleeve art.“To My Queen is Walt Dickerson’s crowning achievement, a perfect balance between his intellectually advanced concepts and deeply felt passion. Dickerson had always displayed a fertile imagination, but there hadn't been much indication that his vision could be as expansive as it was on To My Queen. Never before had he attempted such extended, freely structured performances, which makes the album's consistency and focus all the more impressive. Like the foreground of a canvas, the listener's attention naturally falls on the title cut, a side-long, 17-and-a-half-minute opus (written in tribute to his wife, Elizabeth) that became Dickerson’s signature piece. It's deliberate, spare, and tender, with the soloists accompanied by either a gentle swing or the barest hints of support Dickerson’s shimmering opening statements are followed by thoughtful explorations from pianist Andrew Hill and bassist George Tucker. while drummer Andrew Cyrille offers subtle, whisper-quiet shadings, save for occasional drum rolls that come off like momentarily swelling passions amidst all the introspection. The second half of the album maintains the mood set by the first, featuring an 11-minute version of "How Deep Is the Ocean" and a vibes/bass duet on "God Bless the Child" that trumps Dickerson’s earlier effort in the same vein. This is arguably the finest quartet Dickerson ever led, not just because of the advanced musicianship and sympathetic interplay, but also because each member serves the material with taste and care. The whole album is swathed in a gauzy glow that speaks even more eloquently than its creator's conceptual ambition; this is music from the heart as well as the mind.” (All Music Guide). A bewitchingly beautiful and austere recording. Makes your ears glowing like fireflies during a rainstorm. Price: 75 Euro
104. The WEATHER PROPHETS: “Mayflower” (Elevation/ WEA – ELV-1) (Record: Near Mint/ Jacket: Near Mint/ Printed Inner Sleeve: Excellent). Original 1987 pressing. Peter Astor’s previous band, the Loft, was a Creation Records labelmate of Felt and sounded like it, but with the Weather Prophets he smoothed the edges to create a more commercial, if somewhat generic, guitar pop style that lives on through groups such as Brideshead and Northern Portrait. Mayflower doesn't have an abundance of individual character, but the songs and performances are excellent, even though the album didn't achieve it's hoped-for mainstream success. "Almost Prayed," from the group's first single, and new songs such as "Can't Keep My Mind Off You" and "She Comes from the Rain" are full of hooky, jangly goodness. Price: 30 Euro
105. WYATT, ROBERT: “Old Rottenhat” (Rough Trade/ Tokuma Japan – 25RTL-3011) Promo copy, 1st original Japanese pressing of subliminal solo recordings by former Soft Machine and Matching Mole kingpin. Stuff of legends, Wyatt solo material is amazing and so needed. TOP copy. Price: 35 Euro
106. WYATT, ROBERT: “Nothing can stop us” (Rough Trade/ Victor – VIP-4228) Promo copy, 1st original Japanese pressing of subliminal solo recordings by former Soft Machine and Matching Mole kingpin. Stuff of legends, Wyatt solo material is amazing and so needed. TOP copy. Price: 35 Euro