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New VariousBlues Jam At Chess ... LP
Blue Horizon (UK), 1969. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
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(Original blue label UK pressing. Cover has some wear and stickers.)
 
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Bobby CharlesBobby Charles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bearsville/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
A near-perfect classic from the greatly under-appreciated Bobby Charles – a cat with who worked for Chess Records as far back as the 50s, but also managed to deliver this soul-drenched swamp rock gem in 1972! Bobby's got this great sense of delivery – a bit laidback and almost laconic, without some of the other cliches of some of his contemporaries – this mode that makes you feel like you're just happening upon the man in his best spirits – even though the record's filled with top-shelf work from a super-pro lineup that includes Dr John, Geoff Muldaur, Levon Helm, Rick Danco, and others. Danko and John Simon helped produce with Bobby – and the album's got the same sort of blend of southern rock, soul, and roots that you'd also find in the best work by Tony Joe White. Titles include "Street People", "Long Face", "I Must Be In A Good Place Now", "Let Yourself Go", "Grow Too Old", "I'm That Way", and "Tennessee Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great super-heavy gatefold pressing – remastered from the original tapes!)

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New Dale HawkinsLA, Memphis & Tyner, Texas ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $8.99
A warm, southern-inflected batch of bluesy sunshine rock from Dale "The Hawk" Hawkins – best known for gifting the world with his Chess original version of "Suzie Q" back in the late 50s – a big step away from the r&b steeped rockabilly he made his name on a decade earlier! LA, Memphis & Tyler, Texas is a catchy title and kind of a good hint at the sound – which has a breezy late 60s California vibe, but it's laid down with Memphis style horn backings and swampy guitars. Dale's vocal delivery is his most effervescent ever – and the players include James Burton, Spooner Oldham, the Memphis horns and even Taj Mahal! Tracks include "LA-Memphis-Tyler", "Heavy On My Mind", "Joe", "Houndog", "Back Street", "La-La La-La", "Candy Man". "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town", "Little Rain Cloud" and more. CD

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MaudsHold On ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
A surprisingly groovy outing from the Chicago scene of the 60s – a garagey group, but one with some soulful touches too! The set was partially recorded at Chess studios, and Eddie Higgins handled some of the arrangements – and the record features versions of "Knock On Wood", "Harlem Shuffle", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", and "Hold On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater ... CD
Cadet/RPM (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the Cadet/Concept side of Chess – the same slice of the musical universe that gave us Rotary Connection and important productions from Charles Stepney! The sound here has some surprisingly soulful elements at times – especially the instrumentation, which features some great break moments that get nice and funky, and strands of soulful jazz and blues that really make the music way different than most other groups we can think of – or maybe a bit like a rare elite who shared such visionary territory with Archie Whitewater, such as Shades Of Joy on their first Fontana record. The keyboards and sax lines are as great as the drums – and the vocals have a melancholy undercurrent that's a really refreshing change from some of the overly-postured modes you'd get from other groups in 1970. Titles include the sublime sample cut "Cross Country" – but there's loads of other nice ones with the same stripped-down "Dusty Fingers" sort of groove – and other titles include "Life Is A River", "Home Again", "Lament For The Walking Dead", "Seacoast", "Country To the City", "Friends & Neighbors", and "Mist Of The Early Morning". CD

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New Bo Street RunnersNever Say Goodbye – The Complete Recordings 1964 to 1966 ... CD
Columbia/RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The complete recordings of The Bo Street Runners – a group who are probably best known for starting the rock careers of Mick Fleetwood and Mike Patto – but a bluesy little combo who are more than sharp enough on their own! The Runners drink heavily in American blues and R&B at their start – and have a way of serving things up with a stark, soulful groove that often has lots of Chess Records touches around the edges, including a bit of harmonica in the lead – very much in the best early spirit of The Animals and Manfred Mann. Then, as things get going, they really pick up their own sort of confidence in songwriting and expression – especially when singer Patto joins the group – and although the CD only features less than 20 tracks, that's still more than enough to trace the great evolution of the Runners. Titles include "Love To You", "Bo Street Runner", "Shame Shame Shame", "And I Do Just What I Want", "Tell Me", "So Very Woman", "Baby Never Say Goodbye", and "Love". CD

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New Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cadet/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the Cadet/Concept side of Chess – the same slice of the musical universe that gave us Rotary Connection and important productions from Charles Stepney! The sound here has some surprisingly soulful elements at times – especially the instrumentation, which features some great break moments that get nice and funky, and strands of soulful jazz and blues that really make the music way different than most other groups we can think of – or maybe a bit like a rare elite who shared such visionary territory with Archie Whitewater, such as Shades Of Joy on their first Fontana record. The keyboards and sax lines are as great as the drums – and the vocals have a melancholy undercurrent that's a really refreshing change from some of the overly-postured modes you'd get from other groups in 1970. Titles include the sublime sample cut "Cross Country" – but there's loads of other nice ones with the same stripped-down "Dusty Fingers" sort of groove – and other titles include "Life Is A River", "Home Again", "Lament For The Walking Dead", "Seacoast", "Country To the City", "Friends & Neighbors", and "Mist Of The Early Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Rickie Lee JonesDuchess Of Coolsville – An Anthology (3CD set) ... CD
Rhino, 1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used 3CD ... $16.99
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MatchessSeraphastra (colored vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Trouble In Mind, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Cool keyboard sounds from Matchess – a side project of Whitney Johnson from Verma – but a record that almost sounds more like some of the Cluster and Eno projects from the 70s! Instrumentation is relatively spare, and moves forward slowly – these wonderful waves of keyboard and guitar sounds that shift in rhythmic, but quiet sort of ways – carving out a special place in space as some of the vocals drift along with a really languid approach. Overall, the set's mostly instrumental – and titles include "The Need Of The Greatest Wealth", "Locus Communis", "Utterly Delightful Cry Of Outrage", "The Realm Of The Alien Powers", and "Grey Nebulous Distance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)

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Scott WalkerScott Walker Collection ... CD
Spectrum/Universal (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $5.99
Part-rocker, part-crooner – and one of the greatest vocalists of all time! Scott Walker's one of those artists that defies description – worthy of his own "Walker-esque" description, one that you'll be easily skilled to deliver after hearing this sublime set! The CD features 18 tracks from Walker's solo albums of the late 60s, plus a few rare singles – all recorded in a heady style that was kind of an amalgam of Jacques Brel, Jack Jones, Jerry Butler, and Phil Spector all rolled into one! Walker started out as a moody teen pop singer, but by the time of these recordings he'd also developed into one heck of a songwriter, and begun exploring the deeper themes of pain, loss, and loneliness that were creeping into 60s pop through the work of Brel, Bacharach, and others. The set list is a great introduction to Walker's work, and features some of his best-remembered tunes, plus a few rarer tracks – titles that include "The Rope & The Colt", "Jackie", "The Lights Of Cincinnati", "My Death", "Windows Of The World", "Amsterdam", "The Amorous Humphrey Plugg", "Copenhagen", "Duchess", "Montague Terrace", and "Any Day Now". CD
 
 
 



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