Friday, July 26, 2013

Weekly update 26/7 - Barbara Mason, Bodega Band, Lord Finesse, Boris Gardiner, Freddie Redd, Tommy Potter and more...

This week has brought a lot of good records to our stock (just as we aim for every week), and might be of extra interest for collectors of Jazz EP's and Lord Finesse material. The Soul/Funk/Disco, Jazz, Rock and Hip-Hop sections are all filled up with great stuff. 

Do have a look at some of our recommended records like the previously unissued Young Souls 7" and Superfly Records great reissues of Full Moon Ensemble and Fabiano Orchestra.

And while you're at it, why not catch up with us on Facebook? We post even more pictures of records, and occasionally report on what's going on in the store which could be fun for all of you who don't live nearby!

See all records added this week with our New in stock-feature:

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.

And take a look at a couple of the more exclusive records below:

Barbara's second album, highly recommended sweet soul classic.

One of his more seldom seen albums, with a cover that I hope doesn't violate any blogger-regulations.

Norwegian indie jazz with the great, funky "Murrayburn goes Chicago" (how about that for a song title?)

Funky and soulful reggae with the massive "Melting pot", "Ain't no sunshine" and more.

1960 piano trio 7", one of many other jazz EP's added today.

Very rare Swedish EP recorded in 1956 with Tommy Potter and Joe Harris.

Limited 2011 release from one of the UK's finest.

Something for the Lord Finesse fan and 5" Hip Hop collectors! Several other collectible Lord Finesse records added today as well.

Die cut picture disc produced by Large Professor, made for his 2012 European tour. Check out the one for his Japanese 2013 tour also.

One of the best Swedish psych records I've heard, musically strong and experimental.

Mono original of this classic set with Horace Silver, Jay Jay Johnson, Kenny Clarke a o.

1957 trio recording with Lars Holmgren and Anders Burman.

Brazilian garage rock with some funk and a psychedelic feel.

Very strong Norwegian jazz LP with such beautiful cover art.

Highly sought after modern soul with a unique groove!

Stanko playing trumpet in the Taj Mahal and the Karla caves, definitely a spectacular soundtrip.

1956 EP featuring Hacke Björksten, Freddie Redd, Åke Persson and others.

Quite rare free jazz LP from 1987, in top condition.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Weekly update 19/7 - Van Jones, Anita Moore, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, jazz EPs, Whatnauts, TNT Band, Lord Finesse etc

Just over 400 records added to the site/shop this week. Highlights include soul LPs from Van Jones and Whatnauts (absolute must-have if you dig sweet soul!), jazz from Bill Evans, Lars Färnlöf, Archie Shepp, and Sonny Rollins, 5 star latin business from Bobby Valentin, Willie Colon & TNT Band and a fair bit of hip hop and disco. Also 40-50 jazz EPs added for your perusal, most of them in unusually clean condition.

Modern soul/boogie LP from 1981, ultra rare record including the killer track "Not about that"!

Hard percussive funk/jazz version of the much-covered evergreen - great club track!

Rare Italian LP from 1978, in superb shape!

Jazz classic from 1961, here on Dutch stereo OG.

Much wanted Swedish jazz set including the modal gem "Mörkret ler". Lovely copy too.

Huge jazz classic, here on original mono press.

"The meditation" supreme latin/soul club track - highly recommended.

Soulful disco gem, really strong track and a pretty rare 12" too.

One of our favorite sweet soul records of all time, really can't say enough good things about it.

Just awesome latin jazz!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Weekly update 12/7 - Eje Thelin, Staffan Abeleen, Quotaions, Flamingos and more.

Some fine Swedish progressive records today by November, Made In Sweden, Träd, gräs och stenar. Also some solid hip hop, jazz, free jazz, soul and funk. Remember that we are allways interested to buy records. We pay in general half of what we sell for, less for cheap titles, more for high end expensive titles. 

Swedish first pressing with black label of this rare and superb jazz album from 1964.

Free jazz quintet feat. Kent Carter and Aldo Romano. Dutch stereo original in great shape.

US original of rare private pressed LP from 1975 with a mix of spiritual and free jazz.

Strong roots album produced by Roy Francis. UK original.

Classic male harmony soul in "I only have eyes for you". Mono original, End 304.

Legendary Swedish prog classic.

Beautiful Danish modern jazz album from 1975.

Lovely 60's group soul, pure quality.

"Hip-notizer" killer funky jazz track with hard drums. Rare US original.

Rare 4 track EP with 60's jazz of high quality. None of these tracks can be found on his indemand albums.

Swedish original of private pressed prog/psych rarity, Tall 2. One more album by them added today.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Weekly update 5/7 - Afro / Kenya special

Hi! We welcome Rickard Masip back from his long and exciting trip in Kenya. We are excited to be able to offer about 40 Kenyan originals, many have never been offered for sale anywhere. Rickard has worked hard to be able to find these records and among being robbed and travelling 12 hours back and forth to a collection of "African records" that turned out to be American R&B 12's from the 90's he also managed to find these 45's. We will put out a new batch of 45's from Kenya in a month or so. Please take your time and listen to these unique records.

Apart from the African stuff we have some strong Disco 12's this week at Record Mania, like Dunn Pearson Jr's "Groove on down", Curtis Hairstone "Summertime", Sarr Band and several more. We are also continueing to put out some nice Hip Hop from the two collections we bought recently. Killer classics from Pete Rock, Company Flow (Mr Len was in our store two weeks ago and bought the Iceberg Slim LP from us) plus in demand Swedish Hip Hop from Looptroop, Sherlock, Organism 12. Also, please note the few but rare electro/early rap 12's that we put out today. We haven't had enough time to add as much Soul, Funk and Jazz as we liked, but some very nice stuff has been put out for sale, like the fantastic LP by Prince Lasha "The Cry", Billy Parker original on Strata-East, Cymande, Ananda Shankar. Early soul lovers should definitely check out the Japanese reissue of New Sounds. I love that album and the original on Turbo is super rare. We also have high quality reissues from the Superfly camp with two great Jazz, Fusion, p
Prog monsters in Full Moon ensemble and Fabiano Orchestra. Those come highly recommended for fans of more twisted jazz/fusion. As always check the new arrival section for all new records we have added today. 

A truly odd Kenyan 45, heavy garage sounding funk rock with hard drums.

Percussive dancefloor cavacha sounds from Francis Danger.

Rare Kikuyu disco killer on small private Nairobi label, featured on the "Kenya Special" compilation on Soundway.

Ethiopian original, PH177, of killer funk tune by this popular artist.

Incredibly bouncy Swahili tune filled with breaks and a horn section to die for.

Rare and highly sought after Kikamba funk floorfiller that was included on the "Kenya Special" compilation.

Rare US original of one the most wanted Strata-East LPs, with the wonderful vocal jazz tunes "Get with it" and "Dance of the little children".

Increasingly hard to get LP with hypnotic jazz sounds on "Soul vibrations" and a lovely version of "Little sunflower". US original.

White label promo of rare electro funk out of Florida produced by Sterling Silver.

Tough Miami electro/boogie with a bad bassline and synth sounds.

Funky soul jazz classic in "Bee bop boogie" with hard drum breaks. Early 2nd pressing of super rare private pressed LP out of Washington.

By far their rarest album, including the fast paced scat jazz "Secret life". Pink label Saba original, SB 15169.

Seldom seen electronic boogie 12" with the great "Love attack". Italian original, FTM-31538.