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Death Cab For CutieNarrow Stairs ... CD
Barsuk/Atlantic, 2008. Used ... $3.99
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Sam DeesShow Must Go On ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
The only full album ever recorded by the legendary Sam Dees – an artist who's probably best known for his songwriting skills on other records, but who really shines here as a lead star on his own! Dees' approach is wonderful – a bit rootsy, with some slight southern soul elements – but also righteous and progressive, with a bit of a Curtom vibe in the mix – a perfect blend for Dees' upfront presentation of the lyrics, and the powerful message in his music! And the lyrics are sublime – really thoughtful words that go way past any standard cliches – mixing the personal and politics in ways that few other records did this well – a quality that's made this one a lasting treasure for years. Titles include "Child of the Streets", "Claim Jumpin", "Troubled Child", "So Tied Up", and "Good Guys". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Show Must Go On (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Sam DeesShow Must Go On (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1975. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
The only full album ever recorded by the legendary Sam Dees – an artist who's probably best known for his songwriting skills on other records, but who really shines here as a lead star on his own! Dees' approach is wonderful – a bit rootsy, with some slight southern soul elements – but also righteous and progressive, with a bit of a Curtom vibe in the mix – a perfect blend for Dees' upfront presentation of the lyrics, and the powerful message in his music! And the lyrics are sublime – really thoughtful words that go way past any standard cliches – mixing the personal and politics in ways that few other records did this well – a quality that's made this one a lasting treasure for years. Titles include "Child of the Streets", "Claim Jumpin", "Troubled Child", "So Tied Up", and "Good Guys". CD features 6 bonus singles too – including "I'm So Very Glad", "Signed Miss Heroin", "Fragile Handle With Care", "Save The Love At Any Cost", "Child Of The Streets (single)", and "So Tied Up (single)". CD
Also available Show Must Go On ... LP 7.99

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Mink DeVilleSportin' Life ... LP
Atlantic, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(German pressing.)

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Vic Dickenson & Joe ThomasMainstream ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1958. Used ... $9.99
A great trad revival set from trombonist Vic Dickenson – working here with trumpeter Joe Thomas, in a style that really shows the respect that Atlantic Records had for older jazz modes – even during the height of their R&B and modern jazz years! The group's a great one – with trumpet from Buck Clayton, and tenor from Hal Singer and Buddy Tate – and the session features one great long jam session that's almost Verve-like in nature – a cut called "Blues For Baby", that's obviously a great setting for these players. Other shorter numbers include "Undecided", "Lamp Is Low", and "Crazy Rhythm". CD
(Out of print.)

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Down To The BoneSpread The Word (Album III) ... CD
Internal Bass/Atlantic, 2001. Used ... $4.99
The third album from Down To The Bone – the smooth UK jazzy outfit that first struck big on the US steppers scene in the mid 90s. This 3rd album's possibly their strongest to date – filled with smooth jazz soloing over tightly compressed rhythms, perfect for the modern stepping groove that seems to be the band's strongest asset. Fans of rawer jazz funk may be a bit disappointed with the record, but if you dig your grooves a bit smoothed out, the set's sure to please! Titles include "The Backburner", "Righteous Reeds", "Sound As A Pound", "Bridgeport Boogie", "The Lowdown", and "Black Choice". CD
(Out of print.)

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DriftersDrifters 1959 to 1965 – All-Time Greatest Hits & More ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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DriftersI'll Take You Where The Music's Playing ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good ... $9.99
The Drifters' last full album for Atlantic Records – and a rock-solid set that may well be one of their best for the label in the 60s! The album's heavy on those lightly loping tunes that the group virtually invented a few years before – that slightly-sweetened approach to soul that became known as the uptown sound and which still had The Drifters as one of its key proponents at the time of this set. Production is by the great Bert Berns, who really knows how to balance all elements perfectly – and many of the lead vocals are by Johnny Moore, whose crackling vocals bring in a nice sense of feeling, even when the tunes are pretty darn catchy. But possibly the best thing about the record is the songs – as they're mostly pretty fresh tracks that move past some of the overplayed Drifters hits – but which still resonate with similar themes about live and life in the big city. Titles include "I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing", "I've Got Sand In My Shoes", "At The Club", "He's Just A Playboy", "Follow Me", "Far From The Maddening Crowd", and "Come On Over To My Place". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, and some stains on the back.)

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DriftersMemories Are Made Of This/My Islands In The Sun ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(In an Atlantic sleeve. Label has a drillhole.)

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DriftersUnder The Boardwalk (colored cover) ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Very Good ... $19.99
Fantastic work by The Drifters – not only proof that their career was still going strong, but also a landmark batch of uptown soul tracks that set the blueprint for so many other New York artists of the 60s! The album includes the hits "On Broadway", "Up On The Roof", and "Under The Boardwalk" – but there's a dozen tracks, and they're all great! Other tracks include "Rat Race", "I'll Take You Home", "Let the Music Play", and "If You Don't Come Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan and pink inner lsebel. Cover has light wear, yellowing tape on the seams, more yellowing tape on the back, which also has this amazing repetition of the name Paul in pen – and label has some of that yellowing tape too.)

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DriftersVery Best Of The Drifters ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
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Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, & The TrinityStreetnoise ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Some great funky grooves by this legendary British ensemble – featuring excellent keyboard work by Brian Auger, recorded during the period when he was really beginning to stretch out a bit, and hit a much more open-ended kind of sound. Julie Driscoll is still on vocals, singing in her raw sound, but Brian's Trinity group gets a fair number of nice instrumental moments on the set – which are greatly appreciated! Titles include the classic and sample laden "Light My Fire", "Czechoslovakia", "Finally Found You Out", "In Search Of The Sun", "Ellis Island", "I've Got Life", and "Save The Country". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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Cornell DupreeTeasin' ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
The first album as a leader by guitarist Cornell Dupree – but one that was recorded after years of jazz, soul, and rock session and sideman work during the 60s and 70s! It's great to finally hear Cornell get out in front of the mix – hitting those lean, stretched-out lines that always made other folks' records sound so great – but which are even better here in the laidback, soulful setting of the album! Other players on the date include familiar partners Bernard Purdie on drums, David Newman on saxophones, Richard Tee on keyboards, Chuck Rainey on bass, and Ralph MacDonald on percussion – and although recorded in New York, there's plenty of southern influences bubbling through the instrumental tracks. Titles include"Teasin", "Jamaican Lady", "Feel All Right", "Blue Nocturne", and "How Long Will It Last". CD

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David ElliottDavid Elliott ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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Don EllisLive At Montreux ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Sealed ... $7.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Emerson Lake & PalmerTrilogy ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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New Emerson Lake & PalmerWorks Vol 1 ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Family Of Mann (Herbie Mann)First Light ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Pretty great stuff – and a record that's often hidden amidst the flurry of so-so Herbie Mann albums from the mid 70s – but is well worth seeking out! The Family Of Mann group is one organized by Herbie Mann, and featuring Steve Gadd on drums, Pat Rebillot on keyboards, Tony Levin on bass, and David Newman on reeds along with Herbie – a combo who backed up Mann on some other records from the time, but who really get to shine center stage here! The band has a strong electric groove on their best moments – with kind of a choppy fusion groove, but one that's tight too – almost funky, at a level that's somewhere near cop/crime soundtrack work of the time. Rebillot's keyboards are great, as always – and titles include "Toot Stick", "Music Is A Game We Play", "The Turtle & The Frog", and the extended jammer "Sunrise Highs". CD

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Family StandChain ... CD
Atlantic, 1990. Used ... $4.99
The Family Stand came into this world after Soul II Soul – and had a sound that was remarkably similar, which was probably both their strength and their downfall! Whatever the case, though, they were a refreshingly real soul act in the early 90s – and even if they only ever had one great moment – the sublime "Ghetto Heaven", included on this album – that was ok for us! This first album was once a cut-out classic on CD, but it's always been pretty hard to find on vinyl. Other tracks include "Only", "Oversaxed", "Sweet Liberation", "Little White, Little Black Lies", and "The Last Temptation". CD
(Spine and tray card have a cutout notch.)

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Art FarmerSing Me Softly Of The Blues ... CD
Atlantic (Germany), 1965. Used ... $11.99
A sublime little set – one of Art Farmer's seminal quartet recordings from the mid 60s, and a blend of modern lyricism with an ease and economy that's hardly ever been matched again! There's a careful, measured style here that's really tremendous – one that's never too sleepy or lazy with its approach, and which almost seems to carry on the modes of expression first begun by Jimmy Giuffre in the 50s – although in completely different ways! The group features Pete LaRoca on drums, Steve Kuhn on piano, and Steve Swallow on bass – but it's Art's effortless trumpet solos that really make the album sparkle, as they drift over the top of the album's hip original tunes, written by Carla Bley and LaRoca. Titles include "Ad Infinitum", "Petite Bell", "Tears", and "One For Majid". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Faze-OBreakin' The Funk ... LP
Atlantic/SHE, 1979. Good+ ... $2.99
Wicked funk from Faze-O – a group who seem even tighter than before on this smoking album – yet still hold onto all the laidback modes that made them so great in the first place! There's a lean quality here that really prefaces the direction so many funk acts would take a few years later – a way of compressing everything down on the rhythm, to get past some of the excesses of too-large funk groups, or some of the overblown qualities of the disco generation! Faze-O were definitely out front with this approach, and continue to craft it strongly here – and the album's got a few great mellow tracks too – a great illustration of the claim made in the liner notes – that "Faze-O music is carefully built in panels of melodic phases, to sensuously put you in a funky but heavenly mood of time and rhythm." Titles include "See You Through The Night", "I'm Thankful", "I Still Love You", "Let's Rock", and "Ya Ba Da Ba Duzie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Faze-ORiding High ... CD
SHE/Atlantic (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A spacey soul classic – with a sound that never gets old! Faze-O will be forever remembered for their massive cut "Riding High", the leadoff on this album – a stretched out slow funk jam that has amazing keyboards, floating guitars, and a super-dope groove that's stayed fresh from the moment it was first set to wax back in 1977! This album's the group's first, and best – and it's a really wonderful record that blends together funky fusion and heavy soul – filled with killer cuts arranged by the Ohio Players, and with lots of great keyboards by the group! Includes, of course, the massive cut "Riding High" – plus "Toe Jam" and "Funky Reputation"! CD

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New Bryan FerryLet's Stick Together ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Very Good ... $3.99
A surprising charmer from Bryan Ferry – his second solo album away from Roxy Music, and somehow even more focused than the first! The groove here is still very much in a Roxy mode, but tighter, leaner, and with more of a focus on Ferry's captivating vocals. And although a few tracks on the set are covers, there's also some killer Ferry originals that are right up there with the best Roxy Music work on the group's first 5 albums. Titles include "Casanova", "Sea Breezes", "2 HB", "Re-Make/Re-Model", and "It's Only Love" – plus a great reading of "You Go To My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Roberta FlackBlue Lights In The Basement (remastered edition) ... CD
Atlantic, 1977. Used ... $9.99
A sweet 70s classic from Roberta Flack – recorded with a mellow jazzy undercurrent that really fits the spirit of the title! The set's a bit more varied in moods than some of Flack's previous Atlantic efforts – showing a stretching of wings from Roberta, but still very much in some righteous territory overall – given that Eugene McDaniels is overseeing the record on production. Arrangements are by Harry Whittaker, Hugh McCrackin, Leon Pendarvis, and Roberta herself – and instrumentation is warmly electric, yet never too slick to wash away the deeper soul of Flack's vocals. Titles include "The Closer I Get To You", "Why Don't You Move In With Me", "Love Is The Healing", "Soul Deep", "Where I'll Find You", "25th Of Last December", "This Time I'll Be Sweeter", and "Fine Fine Day". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Roberta FlackChapter Two ... CD
Atlantic, 1970. Used ... $8.99
Mindblowing work from Roberta Flack – an album that should be in the collection of any fan of righteous soul music! Forget all the wimpier modes of Flack's later years – because here, the young Roberta is a vision of positive power and spiritual soul – a singer with roots in jazz, which helps to transform some of the album's very surprising song choices – and a depth and sensitivity that goes way past the usual female soul modes of the time. Donny Hathaway handled half the arrangements for the record – a perfect choice for Flack – and Deodato handles the other, with some large arrangements that still have just the right sort of gentleness to go with her voice. Titles include a version of "Reverend Lee", penned by Eugene Daniels – and the great "Gone Away", written by Curtis Mayfield, Leroy Hutson, and Hathaway – plus the tracks "Just Like A Woman", "Do What You Gotta Do", "Business Goes On As Usual", and "Until It's Time For You To Go". CD
(Out of print.)

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Roberta FlackFeel Like Makin' Love ... CD
Atlantic, 1975. Used ... $6.99
For too long we dismissed Roberta Flack out of hand because of her currency as a soft rock radio favorite, but her mid 70s output had more than its share of sublime, soulful moments, and this album is no exception. Of course, a generous helping hand from the left reverend Eugene McD and co-producer Leon Pendarvis doesn't hurt either. 9 tracks in all, including the title track, plus "Feelin That Glow", "I Can See The Sun In Late December", "Mr Magic" and "Early Ev'ry Midnite". CD
(Out of print)
Also available Feel Like Makin' Love ... LP 2.99

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New Roberta FlackFeel Like Makin' Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
For too long we dismissed Roberta Flack out of hand because of her currency as a soft rock radio favorite, but her mid 70s output had more than its share of sublime, soulful moments, and this album is no exception. Of course, a generous helping hand from the left reverend Eugene McD and co-producer Leon Pendarvis doesn't hurt either. 9 tracks in all, including the title track, plus "Feelin That Glow", "I Can See The Sun In Late December", "Mr Magic" and "Early Ev'ry Midnite". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch with a crease.)
Also available Feel Like Makin' Love ... CD 6.99

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Roberta FlackFirst Take ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Near Mint- ... $6.99
What can we say? We've heard this one a million times, it sold over a million copies – but it's still incredible! The record is Roberta's first, and it features her in a mellow trio format, augmented by some occasional larger arrangements by William Fischer. At most points, though, the sound is incredibly spare – with vocals that are much more soulful than any of Roberta's other records, and a sound that hints at Nina Simone, but which has it's own jazzy groove and deep sense of feeling. Includes the classic funky version of "Compared To What", plus "Angelitos Negros", "Our Ages Our Our Hearts", and "Tryin Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Record club pressing. Cover has remnants of a sticker on front.)

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New Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayBack Together Again (double a-side promo) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
"Back Together Again" is one of the best tunes from the team of Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – more upbeat than some of their other work together, and with a nice dancefloor styled groove that includes plenty nice bass! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Atlantic sleeve.)

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New Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
An amazing record from the team of Flack & Hathaway – one of the hippest duos in soul! Individually, each had taken the music to new heights and new audiences, through the use of jazzy phrasing and sophisticated lyrics, while never selling out in the way that earlier pop soul acts had been reduced to. Flack's somber folksy style is a perfect match for the warm spirituality of Hathaway – and the pair work beautifully in counterpoint on hits like "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love", as well as on more obscure numbers like "Be Real Black For Me", "When Love Has Grown", and "For All We Know". The album also features a 7 minute spare acoustic/electric piano instrumental called "Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Roberta Flack & Donny HathawayRoberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway ... CD
Atlantic, 1979. Used ... $19.99
Beautiful duo soul from the all-time great Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway – released right around the time of Donny's tragic passing! The set was co-produced by Eric Mercury and Flack – and it has a lot of great vocals from Roberta, with as masterfully paired with Donny as always – plus guest vocal appearances by Luther Vandross, Gwen Guthrie, and Eleanore Mills, and even Mercury, who sings a bit on one track! Titles include couple of nice Stevie Wonder tunes – "You Are My Heaven" and "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" – plus "Stay With Me", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Only Heaven Can Wait", and "Disguises". CD
(Out of print.)

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ForeignerHead Games ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a few creases.)

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Sonny FortuneWith Sound Reason ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1979. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
We love Sonny Fortune – because he always plays so great! Sonny started as more of an acoustic soul jazz player – but by the time of this session, he's working with a lot of electric backing, in a fusiony mode that should dampen his enthusiasm, but which only seems to spur him onto new heights! The group's got some killer keyboards from Larry Willis, tight guitar from Ray Gomez, and lots of Latin percussion touches that really make the grooves dance – but the real highlight is Sonny, whose tone and placement are impeccable, almost in the vein of Gary Bartz during his years with Larry Mizell, but perhaps a bit more soaring and searching. Titles include "Afortunado", "Georgiana", "Igbob's Shuffle", "Francisco" and "Come In Out Of The Rain". CD

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Aretha Franklin30 Greatest Hits ... CD
Atlantic, Late 60s-Mid 70s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace ... CD
Atlantic, 1972. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A great record from Aretha! She performs with James Cleveland & The Southern California Community Choir for two LPs worth of some super gospel material. The tracks include "Mary, Don't You Weep", "How I Got Over", "Precious Memories", "Wholy Holy", "Never Grow Old", and Climbing Higher Mountains" CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)
Also available Amazing Grace ... LP 3.99

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New Aretha FranklinAmazing Grace ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $3.99
A great record from Aretha! She performs with James Cleveland & The Southern California Community Choir for two LPs worth of some super gospel material. The tracks include "Mary, Don't You Weep", "How I Got Over", "Precious Memories", "Wholy Holy", "Never Grow Old", "Climbing Higher Mountains", and "You've Got A Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & some pen.)
Also available Amazing Grace ... CD 14.99

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Aretha FranklinAretha In Paris ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
Aretha Franklin sings it loud and proud, in front of a classy crowd at the Olympia Theater in Paris – a move that would have made Berry Gordy proud, but which is carried off here in a classic Atlantic mode throughout! Given the tight studio handling of Aretha during these early Atlantic years, the live setting is a nice surprise – and shows that the Jerry Wexler touch could still hold strong, and present a concert version of Franklin's new groove that was every bit as great as the studio one. Aretha's vocals are right up front in the mix, and gets a bit of backing support from a trio that includes her sister Carolyn. Titles include "Baby, I Love You", "Soul Serenade", "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream", "Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Respect", and "Come Back Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Aretha FranklinI Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You ... CD
Atlantic/4 Men With Beards, 1967. Used ... $3.99
Essential work by Aretha Franklin – one of her best albums for Atlantic in the late 60s, with tracks that virtually define the sound of hard soul during the late 60s! The album's filled with excellent material – featuring 2 killer tracks recorded in Muscle Shoals ("Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and "I Never Loved A Man"), plus lots of other great hard soul groovers done with Aretha's guiding light, Arif Mardin, in Atlantic's New York studios – including the tracks "Respect", "Baby, Baby, Baby", "Save Me", and "Dr. Feelgood". CD

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Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. New Copy ... $3.99 4.98
One of Aretha's undisputed classics – a seminal session that furthered her deep soul agenda with key backings from Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd! The Sweet Inspirations provide sublime backing vocals behind Franklin's maturing delivery of the lyrics – and the music is by an all-star group of players that includes Spooner Oldham, Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson, King Curtis, Tommy Cogbill, Roger Hawkins, and even Eric Clapton! Cuts include "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Chain Of Fools", "Money Won't Change You", "Come Back Baby", and "Ain't No Way". CD includes 4 bonus tracks "Chain of Fools (unedited version)", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (mono single version)", "Since You've Never Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) (mono single version)", and "Ain't No Way (mono single version)"! CD

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Aretha FranklinTen Years Of Gold ... LP
Atlantic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good ... $3.99
A nice little collection of hit singles that Aretha cut for Atlantic – collected here in a special package to celebrate her 10 years at the label! The work on the set runs from some of the first sides cut back in 1967, to her wonderful 1976 soundtrack Sparkle – which featured writing and production by Curtis Mayfield! Titles include "Something He Can Feel", "Until You Come Back To Me", "Angel", "Day Dreaming", "Rock Steady", "Spanish Harlem", "Think", "Natural Woman", and "I Never Loved A Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split top seam and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Aretha FranklinThis Girl's In Love With You ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1970. Used ... $2.99
Given that Atlantic's big claim to fame with Aretha was that they took her from being a supper club jazz singer and made her a hard soul act, we've always been a bit surprised at the way they chose to hook her up with some Bacharach tunes after her first few sides – giving her a classier uptown sound to mix with the deeper southern style that broke her out big. This album's a great example of how Aretha can mix the two styles – as it features the title rendition of "This Girl's In Love With You", and great versions of "Dark End Of The Street" and "Sit Down & Cry", and the sublime "Call Me", which is a perfect blend of the two styles in one song. And oddly, the "classier" material was recorded down in Miami, Atlantic's new home for soul in the south. CD
(Out of print.)

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Freedom Sounds featuring Wayne HendersonPeople Get Ready ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good ... $8.99
A great batch of sunny soul jazz numbers – recorded by Wayne Henderson at a time when he was scoring big with the Jazz Crusaders! This combo's very much in the vein of Wayne's work with that more famous group – but they've got a bit of a tighter approach, playing more in a "soul instrumental" mode that mixes jazz soloing with complicated percussion and bits of Latin rhythms. Henderson plays this cool orange trombone on the record (pictured on the cover!), in a mode that recalls some of Fred Wesley's more jazz-based work – and titles include "Things Go Better", "Respect", "Cucamonga", "Orbital Velocity", and "Cathy The Cooker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Von FreemanDoin' It Right Now ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A classic "discovery" of tenor saxophonist Von Freeman – one that was already relatively late in his career, but a key appearance on Atlantic under the auspices of Roland Kirk! The setting here is as loose and laidback as Von needs to really do his thing – backing by a trio that features fellow Chicagoan John Youn on piano, plus Sam Jones on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – all hanging back nicely to let Freeman dominate the set on tenor. The album's noteworthy for its inclusion of a few original tunes by Von – "White Sand", "Portrait Of John Young", "Doin It Right Now", "Brother George", and "Catnap" – all of which mark a nice contrast from some of the more traditional standards that show up on other Freeman albums of the 70s. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in marker, light wear, and a cutout notch.)

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Donnie FrittsThree Hundred Pounds Of Hongry (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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(Promo.)

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Gloria GaynorGloria Gaynor (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $14.99
An overlooked later set from the great Gloria Gaynor – a record issued after her big disco fame, but one that still shows the singer very much at the top of her game! The groove here is mostly upbeat – and mostly in a post-disco blend of 80s club and more electric modes, with Gloria's vocals really soaring right out over the top – richly expressive, and with all that sense of pride and power that made her a standout in a world of disco divas a few years before. Production is by Ollie E Brown, Rick Stevens, and Amir Bayyan – each of whom bring in their own brand of 80s twist to the music – and titles include "Mack Side", "Stop In The Name Of Love", "For You My Love", "Tease Me", "America", and "Even A Fool Would Let It Go". CD features bonus tracks – "Stop In The Name Of Love (12" single)", plus single mixes of "Tease Me", "America", and "Stop In The Name Of Love". CD

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GenesisDuke ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
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New GenesisGenesis (1983) ... LP
Atlantic, 1983. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Titles include "Illegal Alien", "Taking It All Too Hard", "It's Gonna Get Better", "Home By The Sea", "That's All", and "Mama". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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GenesisInvisible Touch ... CD
Atlantic, 1986. Used ... $3.99
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Also available Invisible Touch (CD & DVD) ... CD 6.99

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GenesisInvisible Touch (CD & DVD) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1986. Used CD & DVD ... $6.99
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(DVD is Region 9.)
Also available Invisible Touch ... CD 3.99

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New GenesisSeconds Out ... LP
Atlantic, 1977. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some light wear.)

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GenesisThree Sides Live ... LP
Atlantic, 1982. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Debbie GibsonElectric Youth ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Sealed ... $4.99
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(Shrinkwrap is lightly shopworn, with small cracks on the edges.)

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Gilberto GilAcoustic ... CD
Atlantic, 1994. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy GiuffreJimmy Giuffre 3 ... CD
Atlantic, 1957. Used ... $4.99
Groundbreaking trio work from the great Jimmy Giuffre – an album that cut loose both the piano and the drums – in a way that took Gerry Mulligan's earlier rhythm-less experiments with jazz, and pushed them one degree further! The group on the session features Giuffre on clarinet, tenor, and baritone sax – alongside the guitar of Jim Hall and bass of Ralph Pena – all working together with no other accompaniment, but in a way that's as swinging as it is airy – an amazing exercise in tone, color, and control! The sound is out of this world, and the notes just hang lightly in air – beautifully dancing around one another. Titles include "Voodoo", "Train & The River", "My All", "Crawdad Suite", and "Two Kinds Of Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Jimmy GiuffreJimmy Giuffre 3 ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Groundbreaking trio work from the great Jimmy Giuffre – an album that cut loose both the piano and the drums – in a way that took Gerry Mulligan's earlier rhythm-less experiments with jazz, and pushed them one degree further! The group on the session features Giuffre on clarinet, tenor, and baritone sax – alongside the guitar of Jim Hall and bass of Ralph Pena – all working together with no other accompaniment, but in a way that's as swinging as it is airy – an amazing exercise in tone, color, and control! The sound is out of this world, and the notes just hang lightly in air – beautifully dancing around one another. Titles include "Voodoo", "Train & The River", "My All", "Crawdad Suite", and "Two Kinds Of Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Jimmy GiuffreMusic Man ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The Music Man, made different – thanks to very fresh arrangements from Jimmy Giuffre – heard here in one of his few large group sessions for Atlantic Records! The music is all from the score of the famous show, but Giuffre really reworks things with some sharp modern jazz edges – inventive rhythms from bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer Ed Shaugnessy – and no use of piano at all, which allows for plenty of free play in the horn section – which features Giuffre on tenor, clarinet, and baritone – plus Al Cohn and Eddie Wasserman on tenor, Joe Wilder and Phil Sunkel on trumpets, and Sol Schlinger on baritone sax. Without any vocals, and with Jimmy's unique structures, these tunes take on some very fresh styles – and titles include "Marian The Librarian", "The Wells Fargo Wagon", "Iowa Stubborn", "Gary Indiana", and "It's You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing.)

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Gnarls BarkleySt Elsewhere ... CD
Atlantic/Downtown, 2006. Used ... $0.99
A synthy soul funk project from the team of Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo – a set that's just trippy enough – and it's possibly the best full length from either party, ever! You don't need us to tell you that DM has had a finger in a handful of the best fringe pop/leftfield hip hop projects of the mid 00s, and Cee-Lo has been threatening to deliver a strange soul classic for years – and he brings it with Gnarls Barkley. The sound runs from stuttering synth funk, to bubbling hip hop soul, to funky modern pop in a way that equals any other genre blending cats out there – and probably betters them! Tracks include "Go Go Gadget Gospel", "Crazy", "St. Elsewhere", "Gone Daddy Gone" (Yup, THAT "Gone Daddy Gone"), "Smiley Faces", "The Boogie Monster", "Feng Shui", "Just A Thought", "Transformer", "Who Cares?", "Online", "Necromancer", "Storm Coming" and "The Last Time". CD

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Danny GottliebAquamarine ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet set of solo fusion from drummer Danny Gottlieb – formerly with Pat Metheny's group – and feel that's definitely in character with some of Methany's work from the period. Gottlieb is working here in the company of guitarist John Abercrombie and a number of cuts, and Joe Satriani also plays on the record – which gives it a bit more crossover appeal – something that made it a surprising hit at the time – and other players include Bill Evans on a track, plus Doug Hall, Cafe, Mark Egan, Dave Samuels and others. Titles include "Alaska", "Waterfall", "Aquamarine", "Duet", "Once Upon A Time", and "Peace Of Mind". CD

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Lars GullinBaritone Sax/Lars Gullin Swings ... CD
Collectables/Atlantic, 1956/1958. Used ... $8.99
One of Europe's greatest jazz musicians ever – captured here on two rare albums from the 50s! Although Lars Gullin was mostly a baritone player, his rich talent on the instrument won him many accolades during the postwar years – and he recorded a huge amount of albums, both here in the US, and home in his native Sweden. These two sessions were originally issued in Sweden on Metronome, but are offered here in the versions issued by Atlantic in the US during the late 50s. Both records are some of Gullin's best straight material from the time – and they feature him swinging hard and straight-ahead, in a perfect setting made up of some of Sweden's finest players. Titles include "Always", "After 8pm", "Half Nelson", "So What", "Fedja", and "Perntz". Great to have back out again – and what a deal! (Please note that the CD had to omit the track "Ma" because of space limitations.) CD

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New Guru Guru Mani (Mani Neumeier)Mani Und Seine Freunde ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $23.99
Mani Neumeier of Guru Guru – working in the studio of Conny Plank, with members from his home group, plus members of Kraan and Karthago – plus work from Gerd Dudeck on tenor and flute, Champion Jack Dupree on piano, Moebieus on keyboards, Rodelius on organ, and even Plank on "schweine gitarre"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, a few light creases, and some edge wear.)

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John HammondI Can Tell (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Atlantic, 1967. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Slide HamptonJazz With A Twist ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good- ... $4.99
A firey stormer from the great Slide Hampton! The album's one of his few early sides for Atlantic – and like the others, it's a groundbreaking batch of larger group material, with slide out front on trombone, and the rest of the ensemble vamping along like a tight Blue Note combo. Players are excellent – and include George Coleman on tenor, Horace Parlan on piano, Hobart Dotson on trumpet, and Ray Barretto on drums – and Slide makes them come together so tightly, you'd think they were working together every night of the week! Titles include "The Barbarians", "Strollin", "The Jazz Twist", "Red Top", "Slide Slid", and "Day In Day Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has light wear, a small split on the bottom seam, some light stains, and two small pieces of tape.)

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Hard 2 ObtainHeels Without Souls (rmx clean, clean, rmx inst)/Hip Hop Lifestyle (unavailable on LP, inst) ... 12-inch
Atlantic, 1994. Near Mint- ... $11.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Eddie HarrisBad Luck Is All I Have ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $3.99
Not a great jazz record, but a pretty nice funky soul album by Eddie – who by this point was really electrifying his sax, playing a bit of piano, and even singing in a range of different styles. The best moments are those that kind of push the envelope technique-wise – operating with a lot of different effects on the horn and keyboards – backed up by percussion by Willie Bobo, trumpet by Oscar Brashear, and "guitorgan" by Robert Muldrow! Not perfectly realized, but an interesting set of funk experiments. Titles include "Get On Up & Dance", "Why Must We Part", "It Feels So Good", and the spacey "Abstractions", a real stoner number in the Shuggie Otis mode! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, with some staining along part of the opening and along part of the top.)

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Eddie HarrisCome On Down! ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good ... $2.99
A really great little set that has the Chicago tenor of Eddie Harris linking up with the growing Miami soul scene of the early 70s – as Eddie "comes on down" to the Sunshine State, and records for Atlantic at the legendary Criteria Studios! Eddie's still got the electric Varitone groove of his late 60s sides for the label – but he's also stepping out here in a dirtier, funkier bottom sort of sound – aided by a combo that includes southern soulsters Billy Carter on organ, Donald Duck Dunn on bass, and Dave Crawford on piano – plus Jimmy O'Rourke and Cornelle Dupree playing guitars side by side, in a jamming way that really makes the album groove! There's still some nice spacier moments that remind us of Eddie's Chicago recordings, sitting nicely next to the funkier cuts that make the album stand out. Titles include "Fooltish", "Why Don't You Quit", "Don't You Know Your Future's In Space", and "Live Right Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a stain on the bottom 3 inches.)

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Eddie HarrisInstant Death ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Damn great work from the amazing Eddie Harris – a record that's got a perfect blend of jazz and funk, but still holds onto more righteous elements too! Eddie's using his electric sax in a really great way – not as a gimmick at all, but as a way of linking both the soulful and progressive sides of the Chicago jazz scene – much like the way his old bassist Melvin Jackson did on the classic Funky Skull record! The group here is a small one, but features some really surprising work from players who include Muhal Richard Abrams on electric piano, Rufus Reid on electric and acoustic bass, Billy James on drums and Kalimba, Ronald Muldrow on guitar, and Henry Gibson on some mighty nice percussion. Eddie himself is a stunner – working not just on electric tenor, but also trumpet with a reed mouthpiece, and some weird way of vocalizing through a horn as well. The whole thing's got a vibe that matches the hippest, coolest electric jazz of the Cadet/Concept years – and titles include the great groover "Zambezi Dance", plus "Nightcap", "Tampion", "Instant Death", and "Superfluous". CD

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Eddie HarrisPlug Me In ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Killer stuff – and an amazing album that not only showcases the varitone sax talents of Eddie Harris, but also features some fantastic arrangements by Chicago soul genius Charles Stepney! Harris plugs in right from the start – blowing an electric sax that comes up with some groovy groovy sounds – perfect for Stepney to work with on the backdrops – mixing together funky orchestrations, off-kilter strings, and even some prepared piano, ala John Cage – similar to the mode he used with Ramsey Lewis at Cadet! Tunes are wonderful – offbeat, funky, and plenty darn soulful – and titles include "Live Right Now", "It's Crazy", "Winter Meeting", and "Theme In Search Of A TV Commercial". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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Alex HarveySensational Alex Harvey Band Live ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Cover has some wear, a couple of stains, and some splitting on the spine.)

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Donny HathawayExtension Of A Man ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1973. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Perhaps Donny Hathaway's greatest album from the 70s, and certainly the one with the most amazing arrangements! The record was Donny's last studio session, and it's got him working at a level that's far advanced from even his groundbreaking earlier work – using complicated rhythms and sophisticated string passages – but also throwing in some killer jazzy bits that make for some of his funkiest work ever! The liner notes have Donny showing off his musical training in evaluations of the song structures, but the music alone should be enough to convince you this one is great! Includes "The Slums", a funky rollicking tune that is sort of a follow-up to "The Ghetto"; "Valdez In The Country", a totally catchy instrumental with loads of electric piano, and a very Bob James-esque sound; the jaunty "Flying Easy"; and the spiritual soul cuts "Someday We'll All be Free" and "I Love The Lord, He Heard My Cry (parts 1 & 2)". CD
Also available
Extension Of A Man ... LP 14.99
Extension Of A Man ... LP 9.99
Extension Of A Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Al HibblerAfter The Lights Go Down Low ... LP
Atlantic, 1950/1951/1956. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of the greatest albums ever from the mighty Al Hibbler – a record that's filled with subtle power and deeper soul – and which really has Al working at the height of his vocal talents! Although Hibbler recorded often before this in the 50s, this session seems to have a specially magic feel – the kind of album in which all elements gel together perfectly – almost to Al's career what Two Steps From The Blues was to Bobby Bland. And like that other classic, there's a mix here of jazz and blues that's really unique – instantly timeless, and still quite powerful today. Titles include "Tell Me", "Travelin Light", "Dedicated To You", "You Will Be Mine", "Song Of The Wanderer", "If I Knew You Were There", and "The Blues Came Falling Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black Long Playing Unbreakable logo label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear. Vinyl plays with a click on side one, tracks 1-4.)

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Carl Holmes & The CommandersTwist Party At The Roundtable ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
Although he's best known by our ears for his 70s funk masterpiece Investigation No 1, back in the 60s Carl Holmes was working with a groovy combo called The Commanders – and cut this hard-wailing album of soul tracks for Atlantic! The set's got "twist" in the title, which might make you suspect some cheapo cash-in – but it's not that at all, and really cooks with a raw party soul energy that's quite unique for the time – even at Atlantic! Some of the tracks on the album run a bit longer than usual, really letting the combo stretch out on sax, guitar, and electric piano – and vocalist Marco King shouts his way through some of the tunes – calling in the band and really creating this raw energy that's totally great. We half suspect the album may have been recorded live, given the sound of the set – and the whole thing's a key link between 50s R&B Atlantic, and some of the label's harder soul of the 60s. Titles include "Ain't Got No Money", "Good Good Lovin", "I Can't Sit Down", "Lonely Winds", "Roundtable Twist", "Mashed Potatoes", and "Twist It Baby". CD

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John Lee HookerSavoy Blues Legends – Detroit 1948 to 1949 ... CD
Savoy/Atlantic, 1948/1949. Used ... $1.99
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(Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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Freddie HubbardBacklash ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Freddie Hubbard's greatest records – a soaring bit of soulful modernism that's almost a precursor to 70s sounds on record labels like Black Jazz or Strata East! Freddie's at his early best here – stepping aside from some of the more serious Blue Note modes, and definitely feeling himself more strongly – reaching out with this righteous vibe that's quite different than later electric work in the 60s – and which, quite honestly, almost comes through best on this record than anywhere else! The group are wonderful too – and James Spaulding turns in some killer flute and alto work for the date – perfect for Freddie's lines on trumpet. Titles include "Backlash", "The Return Of The Prodigal Son", "Little Sunflower", and "On The Que Tee". LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve Silk HurleyWork It Out Compilation ... LP
Atlantic, 1989. Near Mint- ... $7.99
8 tracks, including a couple of certified Chicago house classics, on this major compilation that took the Chicago club sound and delivered it to the masses: "Work It Out", "Cold World", "Love Baby", "I Can't Let Go", "Chain Of Fools", "Think!", "Drive Me" and "A Bit Of Jazz". Features Jackson & Moore, Jamie Principle and M Doc alongside Steve Silk Hurley. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Deon JacksonLove Makes The World Go Round ... CD
Atlantic/Collectors Choice, 1966. New Copy ... $5.99 11.98
Great stuff from one of our favorite soul vocalists of the 60s! We love Deon Jackson – we love his sweetly honest vocal style, we love his songs, and we love the great production he gets from the legendary Ollie McLaughlin! This album is the only one he ever cut – and it's a masterpiece all the way through! Ollie's production mixes some wonderful lilting qualities with rollicking hard soul – it's a far-reaching approach that works incredibly well with Deon's unique approach to the vocals! Includes the super-hit "Love Makes The World Go Round" and a charming uptown soul take on "King Of The Road", plus "Come Back Home", "1-2-3", "You Said You Love Me", "SOS", "Love Is What You Make It" and "Hush Little Baby". CD

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Milt Jackson & John ColtraneBags & Trane ... CD
Atlantic, 1959. Used ... $5.99
An incredible collaboration from John Coltrane and Milt Jackson – and one that gives Milt one of his sharpest records ever! The setting is relatively straight – tenor from Coltrane, vibes from Jackson – plus rhythm from Hank Jones on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Connie Kay on drums. Yet there's also a sense of openness here that you'd hardly ever expect on other records by Jackson – especially his contemporaneous sides with the Modern Jazz Quartet – and Coltrane's tenor gets as much room to roam here as it did on Prestige – really cutting some beautifully soulful, open, and flowing lines throughout! Titles include "Bags & Trane", "Three Little Words", "Be-Bop", "Late Late Blues", and "The Night We Called It a Day". CD

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Keith JarrettEl Juicio (The Judgement)/Life Between The Exit Signs ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1968/1975. Used ... $7.99
2 obscure early sessions by Keith Jarrett – back to back on one CD! El Juicio is wild and wonderful work by Keith – light years away from his records on ECM! The album features a quartet that includes Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motian on drums – but it's clearly Keith who's driving the bus here, taking lots of odd twists and turns for playful moments that come as an unexpected surprise. One of the best of these is the short percussion track "Pre Judgement Atmosphere", which almost sounds like a Moondog number – and another is the rollingly funky "Gypsy Moth", a tune that always seems to be careening out of control, but is never "outside", just percussively grooving. Side two features two longer jamming tracks that almost have a loft jazz feel – "El Juicio" and "Piece For Ornette" – and Keith plays alone on the track "Pardon My Rags". Life Between The Exit Signs is early trio work by Keith, a bit straighter than some of his 70s recordings – but in a good way, with kind of a New York modern groove that reminds us of early work by Paul Bley or Steve Kuhn! The trio's a very progressive group – with Charlie Haden on bass and Paul Motian on drums, making for a really open-ended approach to the rhythms – and the album includes the original compositions "Church Dreams", "Margot", "Long Time Gone", and "Love No 1 & 2". CD

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Betty JohnsonSong You Heard When You Fell In Love ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Arrangements are by Charles Grean – Mr Betty Johnson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover is nice!)

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Clifford JordanThese Are My Roots – Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly ... CD
Atlantic/Koch, 1965. Used ... $9.99
An odd little album from tenorist Clifford Jordan – but a great one too, given the unique format! As the title implies, Cliff pays tribute to Leadbelly – handling a host of Huddie Ledbetter originals, but in a style that's kind of 60s soul jazz, with a bit of blues as well – one of those unusual criss-crossings of styles that you'd get on some of the Atlantic jazz sessions of the 60s. Jordan's tenor is firmly in the lead on all numbers – and other players include Roy Burrowes on trumpet, Cedar Walton on piano, Julian Priester on trombone, and Chuck Wayne on banjo instead of his usual guitar! Two tracks feature vocals by Sandra Douglass – and titles include "Dick's Holler", "Silver City Bound", "Black Girl", "De Gray Goose", "Yellow Gal", and "Black Betty". CD
(Out of print.)

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Julian JosephReality ... CD
Atlantic, 1994. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print, booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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Margie JosephSweet Surrender (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1974. Used ... $14.99
Margie Joseph gets a hipper treatment than on earlier records – a mix of east coast styles that adds in some Philly and early modern mellow arrangements, both of which provide a great contrast to Margie's southern-tinged vocals! The approach here is great – a fulling up and fleshing out of Joseph's initial promise – with strong arrangements from Arif Mardin, focused around smaller combo backing by players who include Bernard Purdie on drums, Richard Tee on keyboards, and Norman Harris on guitars. The groove is nice and lean on the bottom, but Margie's vocals are augmented by a brace of backing singers – Judy Clay, Cissy Houston, and others – all of whom create a sense of interplay that's similar to Aretha Franklin with The Sweet Inspirations on earlier records. But Margie's also upfront in the mix on most numbers – singing personally, and somewhat intimately with an easygoing sense of soul. Titles include Margie's own "Ridin' High", Paul Kelly's "Come Lay Some Lovin On Me" and "Come With Me", Norman Harris' "(Strange) I Still Love You", and a great version of Stevie Wonder's "To Know You Is To Love You". CD

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Eddie KendricksLove Keys ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked solo gem from Eddie Kendricks – recorded at a time when he was years past his solo Motown fame, but still burning strong on Atlantic Records! The set was recorded down in Alabama, and gives Eddie a slightly different setting – one that unlocks some really rich aspects of his vocals, but also keeps things in a mature, modern mode as well! The Controllers provide vocal support, and the Muscle Shoals Horns add in some musical flourishes as well – but Kendricks is still the main charm of the album, as his vocals crackle wonderfully on well-penned tunes by 70s soul maestros like Lou Courtney, Ronn Mattlock, and the team of Holland Dozier Holland. There's a new groove that's a real shift from the boogie of Eddie's 70s albums – a nice groove that sounds especially great on the midtempo numbers. Titles include "Looking For Love", "I'm In Need Of Love", "I Don't Need Nobody Else", "I Need Your Lovin", and "In Love We're One". CD

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New Robin KenyattaGypsy Man ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Sweet electric funk from Robin Kenyatta – but a set with some slightly complicated moments too! The album's a bit like some of Yusef Lateef's more electric moments on Atlantic, although probably not as cerebral overall – and Robin plays a range of reeds, including alto, flute, and soprano sax – the last of which is the best fit for the record, as Kenyatta plays it with a nicely snakey sort of style! Most tracks have a strong mix of keyboards and guitar – the former played by either Larry Willis or Pat Rebillot, the latter by David Spinoza or Keith Loving. Stanley Clarke plays bass on most of the set, and there's definitely some of his influence going on here too – and one track features added vocals by Robin and Lalome Wahsburn. Deodato arranged a version of "Last Tango In Paris" – and other titles include "Gypsy Man", "Melodie Chinoise", "Werewolf", "Another Freight Train", "Seems So Long", and "Reflective Silence". LP, Vinyl record album

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Barney KesselHair Is Beautiful ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968. Used ... $19.99
A sweet sweet groover from Barney Kessel – his own hip take on the soundtrack for Hair – all those wonderful songs originally penned by the great Galt MacDermot! Barney's got an extra-trippy feel on some of the best cuts – a wider sound on his guitar, which rings out nicely alongside some sweet Hammond lines and electric bass, plus a bit of added rhythm guitar from Ike Issacs – who helps underscore the groove on the set. Unlike other Hair re-works, the instrumentation here is pretty spare overall – mostly in a small combo mode – and titles include "Frank Mills", "Walking in Space", "Be-In", "Good Morning Sunshine", and "Easy to be Hard". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kid LocoPrelude To A Grand Love Story ... CD
Yellow/Atlantic, 1999. Used ... $2.99
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Ben E KingStreet Tough ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked gem from the later years of Ben E King – a sweet little set that shows that the singer was every bit as well suited to 70s funk as he was to the uptown soul of his roots! Ben's sweet voice soars wonderfully over bass-heavy grooves that draw on club and funk, but which also have a deeper, more carefully-constructed approach – so that the album isn't just another disco effort by an older funk singer. Instead, King really rises to the challenge of the setting – and shines as strongly here as on his classic album with Average White Band, or his better-known Supernatural Thing record. Wonderful all the way through – and more proof that Ben E King is one of the great under-acknowledged geniuses of his generation – one of the few who really kept evolving into and past the 70s. Titles include "Staying Power", "Street Tough", "Made For Each Other", "Souvenirs Of Love", "Why Is The Question", and "Something To Be Loved". CD

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King CrimsonLizard ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $23.99
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(Spanish 70s pressing, on Polydor.)
Also available Lizard (30th Anniversary edition) ... CD 7.99

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New King CrimsonUSA ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A pretty dark little record from the waning mid 70s version of King Crimson – recorded on tour in the US by a quartet of David Cross, Bill Bruford, John Wetton, and Robert Fripp. The tracks are mostly live takes of tunes from earlier albums – "Easy Money", "21st Century Schizoid Man", "Lament", and "Larks Tongue In Aspic" – done in versions that are considerably more turgid than the originals, with lots of heavy guitar work. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear witn some peeling along the bottom seam.)

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New Rahsaan Roland KirkDoes Your House Have Lions – The Rahsaan Roland Kirk Anthology (2CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Amazing music from one of the greatest reed players ever – complete with a hefty booklet too! CD
(Out of print, includes slipcover which has some staining.)

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Rahsaan Roland KirkNatural Black Inventions – Root Strata ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A totally amazing album – and one of the clearest examples of Roland Kirk's genius approach to reeds! The set's essentially solo, and features Kirk playing without any tape tricks or overdubbing – but still at a level that has multiple saxophones layered on top of one another – thanks to his creative approach to playing more than one instrument at once, and groundbreaking use of circular breathing! The record has these fantastic throbbing pulsating reed lines –with one horn blowing rhythm, and one playing an adventurous solo – and both being blown live a the same time, in a style that's still very soulful and swinging overall – and amazingly done without any sense of overindulgence. Tracks include "Black Root", "Raped Voices", "Day Dream", and "Something For Trane That Trane Could Have Said". CD

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New Roland KirkVolunteered Slavery ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1969. Used ... $4.99
Our favorite album ever from Roland Kirk – and a beautiful mix of two different sides of his genius! Side one's got Roland doing these crazy takes on late 60's pop cuts like "My Cherie Amour" and "Say a Little Prayer", plus his own "songs", done with soulful vocals and a straight-on approach that shows him trying to break out of the avant jazz underground, and reach a wider audience with a spiritual message on tracks like "Search For The Reason Why" and "Spirits Up Above". If this description sounds like a mess, it's not – because this side of the album is one of Kirk's most brilliant statements ever about jazz, soul, love and freedom! Side two has Roland in a straighter vein – running through a tight live set from Newport 1968, handled with fire and imagination, the kind of boundless energy he always brought to his public appearances. Tracks on that set include "One Ton", "Three For The Festival", "Afro Blue", and some great remarks by Roland! CD
Also available Volunteered Slavery ... LP 7.99

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Roland KirkVolunteered Slavery ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $7.99
Our favorite album ever from Roland Kirk – and a beautiful mix of two different sides of his genius! Side one's got Roland doing these crazy takes on late 60's pop cuts like "My Cherie Amour" and "Say a Little Prayer", plus his own "songs", done with soulful vocals and a straight-on approach that shows him trying to break out of the avant jazz underground, and reach a wider audience with a spiritual message on tracks like "Search For The Reason Why" and "Spirits Up Above". If this description sounds like a mess, it's not – because this side of the album is one of Kirk's most brilliant statements ever about jazz, soul, love and freedom! Side two has Roland in a straighter vein – running through a tight live set from Newport 1968, handled with fire and imagination, the kind of boundless energy he always brought to his public appearances. Tracks on that set include "One Ton", "Three For The Festival", "Afro Blue", and some great remarks by Roland! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)
Also available Volunteered Slavery ... CD 4.99

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Joachim KuhnSpringfever ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1976. Used ... $2.99
We like this set better than most of Joachim Kuhn's work from the time – mostly because it's got a slow fusion approach that really makes for some nice numbers! The band – which includes Euro fusion stalwarts Philip Catherine, John Lee, and Gerald Brown – really moves very slow, as slow as Lee and Brown on their sublime first album for Blue Note – creating some gingerly stepping numbers that also have a nice spacey feel to them. Kuhn goes a bit mad on the keyboards, but in a way that sounds great in contrast with the slower rhythms. Titles include "Two Whips", "Sunshine", "Lady Amber", "California Woman", "Equal Evil", and "Morning". Really must have been a great record to hear on headphones while stoned in the back of a carpeted van in the hills above LA! CD
(Out of print.)

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Yusef LateefBlue Yusef Lateef (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
One of our favorite Atlantic albums by the great Yusef Lateef – an incredible session that has him dipping back into his earlier exotic roots with those great reed styles of the early 60s – yet also hitting a mix of soul and funk like some of his other albums from the time! The sound is tremendous – wonderfully righteous, at a level that really set the tone for more ambitious soul jazz projects of the 70s by other artists – including the best of the soul jazz underground who were often as inspired by Lateef as they were by Coltrane! The group's great, too – and features Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Sonny Red on alto, Hugh Lawson on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums – next to Yusef's own work on tenor, flute, bamboo flute, tamboura, and percussion. Titles include "Sun Dog", "Moon Cup", "Othelia", "Like It Is", and the groovy "Juba Juba". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Yusef LateefDoctor Is In & Out ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
One of Yusef Lateef's funkier albums for Atlantic – and a record that features some great keyboard work from Kenny Barron! The liner notes indicate a current Lateef fascination with rhythm, and it tries to present this fascination in a way that implies a bigger intellectual approach to the music – but heck, this is just some pretty darn nice 70s jazz funk, and Lateef's angular reed work sounds very nice next to the smoother electric backdrops! In addition to Barron's keyboards, the record also features guitar from Billy Butler, drums from Al Foster, and percussion from Dom Um Romao – plus a bit of Arp from Dana McCurdy, which is mighty nice. Titles include "Hellbound", "The Improvisers", "Mystique", "Technological Homosapien", "Mushmouth", and "Mississippi Mud". CD

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Yusef LateefMeditations ... CD
Atlantic, 1990. Used ... $7.99
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New Yusef LateefSuite 16 ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A groundbreaking set from Yusef Lateef – one that mixes together a number of different soul jazz styles! In a way, Atlantic records tried to handle Yusef Lateef in the same way they did Roland Kirk – by creating recordings that either let him express himself strongly as an arch-modernist, or those that focused on his solo talents in material that was a bit more funky and soulful. This album's got a bit of both – as side one has Yusef playing with slightly electric groups on short tracks that feature vocal backings by the Sweet Inspirations, and side two features Yusef playing with the Cologne Radio Orchestra, conducted by William Fischer, on an extended work called "The Symphonic Blues Suite". We dig the shorter tracks better, and those titles include "Nocturne", "Buddy & Lou", and "Down In Atlanta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and a spot of residue from an old sticker in another corner.)

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Yusef LateefYusef Lateef's Detroit – Latitude 42 30 Longitude 83 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Yusef Lateef's Detroit is a mighty funky one – a great summation of all the soulful sounds he'd crafted on previous records, but with a full groove that really points the way towards the 70s! Lateef's reeds are still the main attraction – great solos on tenor and flute – but there's also some wonderful electric elements on the record, which offer Yusef a very different setting than usual, and one that has some wickedly offbeat funky touches too! The groove's exotic, and has this unusual feel that's very different than most other Atlantic jazz of the time – much more in the mode of some of the hippest electric sets from the underground. Bernard Purdie handles drums – which ensures the funky elements of the set – and titles include "Eastern Market", "Bishop School", "Belle Isle", "Livingston Playground", "Woodward Avenue", and "Raymond Winchester". CD

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Yusef LateefYusef Lateef's Encounters ... CD
Atlantic, 1991. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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Hubert LawsLaw's Cause ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good ... $1.99
A wicked mix of Latin influences, mod sounds, and 60s soul jazz – all set up beautifully to showcase the flute of a young Hubert Laws! The album's got a nice little bounce right from the start – with some traces of Atlantic soul elements – but it soon moves into some of the more sophisticated territory that you'd hear on Laws albums in the 70s – that wonderful tone, and great sense of space. Chick Corea handled the arrangements, and comes up with some really groovy sounds – and the album includes the tune "No More", with vocals by Melba Moore – plus "Windows", "Shades of Light", "If You Knew", and "Please Let Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)
 
 
 



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