Telecommunication (180g LP – Jazz Dispensary Exclusive)

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Details Limited to 2000 copies on 180-gram black vinyl, exclusive to the Jazz Dispensary and Craft Recordings stores. Order limit of five copies per customer, due to the limited nature of this edition. This 40th-anniversary pressing of Azymuth’s funky, samba-instilled fusion record Telecommunication marks the first reissue of the album on vinyl for the first time since its release in 1982. …

Electrified (LP)

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Details Although Mississippi-born Ernie Hines made his first recordings in Chicago for the USA label, it was when he returned south that he was signed to Stax’s We Produce label by Al Bell. He recorded this one album for the We Produce label under the supervision of Tom Nixon, who was then producing Rufus Thomas‘ big dance hits. The musicians …

Summer Solstice (180g LP)

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Details Long out of print and never before reissued, Azar Lawrence’s seminal album Summer Solstice returns to vinyl with an all-analog mastering from the original tapes. Originally issued in 1975, this spiritual free-jazz album remains one of the highlights of the illustrious career of Azar Lawrence, who is one of the only artists from the legendary Prestige Records era who is …

Moog Indigo (LP)

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Details Landmark recording from electronic music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey. Cut from the original master tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. An absolute must-have for vintage electronica heads, space-age pop enthusiasts, producers and fans of adventurous pop music. Features E.V.A. and Gossipo Perpetuo. Tracklist Side A Soul City E.V.A. The Rose And The Cross Cat In The Night Flight …

Fire Eater (180g LP)

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Details An unsung monster in the pantheon of exceptional soul-jazz outings from the Prestige catalog, Fire Eater finds Bryant grooving hard in a combo that featured Idris Muhammad on drums, Wilbert Longmire on guitar, and both Bill Mason and Leon Spencer Jr. on organ. Included in this stretched-out, funky set of four originals is the title track, “Fire Eater,” which …

Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers (LP)

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Details An unsung monster from the waning hours of the Stax empire, Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers‘ eponymous LP is as funky as anything the label ever released. While its sound is unmistakably Stax — its elegant yet earthy sensibility couldn’t come from anywhere else — the music expands on the formula via tight, hypnotic grooves and scorching guitar …

Jazz Dispensary Logo Hat (Corduroy)

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Details Inspired by the timeless style of dad hats, crafted specifically for those who live life on the groovy side.

Jazz Dispensary Zoetropic Slipmat

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Details Designed by Drew Tetz, this zoetropic slipmat design comes alive when viewed through a camera. To view the effect through your phone, place the disc on the turntable at the proper speed under a bright light. The shutter will blend the frames together to form a cohesive image on the screen. (The brighter the light, the clearer the image will …

Gears Impressionistee T-Shirt

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Details Inspired by Johnny Hammond’s jazz-funk opus Gears. Limited to a one-time run of 300. Printed on Comfort Colors 1717 Blue Spruce. 100% ring spun cotton, garment-dyed, relaxed fit. Original illustration by Favorite Vegetable.

Jazz Dispensary Catnip T-Shirt (Graphite)

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A brand new variant of our fan-favorite Catnip tee. Printed on Comfort Colors 1717 Graphite. 100% ring spun cotton, garment-dyed, relaxed fit. Original illustration by Favorite Vegetable.

Jazz Dispensary Catnip T-Shirt (Ivory)

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A brand new Jazz Dispensary tee for all the jazz cats out there. Printed on Comfort Colors 1717 Ivory. 100% ring spun cotton, garment-dyed, relaxed fit. Original illustration by Favorite Vegetable.

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (180g LP)

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Details The remastered LP also includes new liner notes from author, journalist and music critic Jeff Weiss, as well as from Melvin’s son Mario Van Peebles, director of New Jack City (1991) and 2003’s Baadasssss!, which chronicles the making of his father’s landmark film. The soundtrack features a combination of hymn-based vocalization and jazz rhythms, capturing the funky, gritty and …

A Message From the Ghetto (180g LP, Made in Memphis Vinyl Series)

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Details The ultimate combination of funk and soul with a gospel edge. The Sons of Truth deliver their message with their own signature blend of sweet-soul vocal harmonies and wah-wah-laced grooves. An essential offering from the Stax subsidiary label, Gospel Truth. Don’t be fooled by the down-and-out vibe of the album cover – between the sweet-soul tinged vocal harmonies and …

Unfinished Business (LP)

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Details Produced by legendary trumpeter Donald Byrd, Unfinished Business, originally released in 1976, features the core group of keyboardist Kevin Toney, guitarist Orville Saunders, bassist Joe Hall and drummer Keith Kiligo, with saxophonist and flautist Wesley Jackson. A toe-tapping synthesis of all that was happening in Black music in 1970s electronic jazz, funk and hard swinging R&B, Unfinished Business serves …

Victim Of The Joke?…An Opera (180g LP)

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Details The 1971 concept album, Victim of the Joke?…An Opera is the third solo LP from the acclaimed producer, songwriter, and singer David Porter. Listed as one of the “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time” by Rolling Stone, Porter established his career at Stax, working alongside writing partner Isaac Hayes. This ambitious LP stands as a testament to Porter’s endless …

Shaft (180g 2-LP Vinyl)

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Details A landmark album released by Isaac Hayes and the Bar-Kays at the height of their powers in 1971, Shaft not only resulted in an Oscar win for Hayes, but launched the wah-wah workout and #1 smash-hit, “Theme from Shaft” into cultural ubiquity. Its legacy transcends time as not only one of the most lasting and most successful Blaxploitation albums of all time, but one …

Gears (Digital Album)

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Details Marking Johnny Hammond’s first album with Milestone Records, the jazz-funk opus Gears garnered critical acclaim upon its release and was a Top 40 hit on Billboard’s Jazz chart. Single “Los Conquistadores Chocolatés” was a crossover success, landing in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Dance Club Songs and Disco Singles charts. In the decades since its release, however, Gears has only …

Telecommunication (Digital Album)

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Details Deliverable via email in your choice of MP3, WAV or FLAC. 1982 album from the Brazilian jazz-funk group, originally released on Milestone. Tracklist Estreito De Taruma What Price Samba (Quanto Vale Um Samba) Country Road (Chão De Terra) May I Have This Dance? (Conçede-Me Esta Dança?) Nothing Will Be As It Was (Nada Será Como Antes) Last Summer In …