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Art Blakey & Buddy DeFrancoBlues Bag ... LP
Yes To Jazz (Portugal), 1964. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(80s pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Dusty GrooveDusty Groove Tote Bag – Royal Blue ... Misc
Dusty Groove Gear, New Copy ... $2.99
Here's a big bag for the folks who really like to do a lot of shopping – a sweet, wide tote that can handle plenty of goods, then fold up easily for carrying around! If you're digging for records, the bag can easily carry 30 or 40 LPs – or dozens of CDs and 7" singles – and if you're shopping for groceries, you'll find that the bag works even better than your usual reusable bags – because it's wider than it is deep, which makes everything easy to get at! Straps are big enough to get over your shoulder – which makes getting around town very easy – and if that's not enough, the whole thing's got the Dusty Groove logo on the side! Misc

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Dusty GrooveDusty Groove/Vaya Messenger Record Bag ... Misc
Dusty Groove Gear/Vaya, New Copy ... $129.99
A totally cool, totally amazing record bag – designed by Dusty Groove with a special eye towards bike-riding record diggers! We buy a lot of records here at Dusty Groove – and we also bike around Chicago a heck of a lot – but we've never found a shoulder bag that's right for records and biking together – until now! With help from the folks at Vaya Bags, we've designed this extra-deep record bag that should hold 40 to 50 LPs snugly in a waterproof bag – with an extra pouch for 7" singles – and even an inner pouch for other goodies too. The bag itself is super-strong – great stitching and very durable – and it's made from recycled bicycle tires, canvas sails, and other reclaimed materials – so you can feel extra-good about using it – and it's got all these other great features too. One of the coolest is the special Vaya adjustable shoulder strap – which is easy to slide up and down while you're wearing it – and a chest-cinching clip, so the bag rides tight. Plus, there's a big reflective strip on the back – for biking at night – and a large flap over the top with lots of velcro to hold it shut. All that, and it's even got the Dusty Groove logo – nice and big! And yes, it's a bit pricey – but this is the kind of bag that will last for years – and works well even if you're not a biker, too. Misc

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Dusty Groove CoffeeSoulful Sunshine – 12oz bag (whole bean) ... Misc
Intelligentsia Coffee/Dusty Groove Gear, New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Brighten your world with Soulful Sunshine – a medium-bodied brew that balances fruity notes with echoes of toffee and cocoa – easy to sip all day long! The coffee's a perfect accompaniment to a light lunch, an afternoon snack, or a quick cup on its own – and also mixes well with others, too. Bourbon, Typica grown at 1,000 to 1,700 meters. Region: Mexico. Direct Trade. Misc

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Grab BagAudio Directions Presents The Grab Bag ... LP
Direct Disk, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
An obscure little session of funky fusiony jazz – cut for the Direct Disk label by a bunch of Nashville studio players. The overall sound's pretty nice, with kind of a groovy sound library approach to jazz funk – and the band's got some good Fender Rhodes and Clavinet moments, plus tight reed work, and female vocals on a few cuts. Tracks include "Peace Piece", "We Can Fly", "Emergence", and "Itutu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Karin Krog & Morten Gunnar LarsenIn A Rag Bag ... CD
Meantime (Norway), 2012. New Copy ... $16.99
Karin Krog really lives up to the title here – working with pianist Morten Gunnar Larsen in a set of tracks that hearken back to the earliest days of jazz – and which definitely open up some ring new territory for the singer! Krog's a vocalist that we've come to associate with some of the most modern elements in jazz – but she's also a sensitive stylist who turns out to do great things with older numbers too – using her mindblowing vocals in ways that are very different than traditional interpretations of these tunes. Morten's piano is very individual, too – ringing out in ways that are more contemporary, yet still resonate with tradition. Titles include "Euphonic Sounds", "In The Dark/In A Mist", "Way Down Yonder", "Spanish Steps", "Wild Cat Blues", "Blue Turning Grey Over You", and "Feeling Too Good Today Blues". CD

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Pigmeat MarkhamPigmeat's Bag ... LP
Chess, 1969. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Pigmeat's recorded here before a very lively crowd at the Apollo Theater, and even though it's 1969, they still seem to go crazy on his many variations of older styles of routines. Lots of audience interaction – and titles include "Two Dollar Spit", "The Judge & The Dressmaker", "Four Door Hotel", and "The Last Mile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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Jackie McLeanJackie's Bag ... LP
Blue Note, 1959/1960. Very Good ... $9.99
A real classic by Jackie McLean – a record that's pulled from 2 different sessions, but which stands out with a strikingly unified feel! The album was cut during the height of Jackie's bop years for Blue Note – with one 1959 session that featured Donald Byrd and Sonny Clark, and another from 1960 that featured Blue Mitchell, Kenny Drew, and the great Tina Brooks on tenor. Brooks' appearance on the album is especially great, as the tracks which feature him and McLean together crackle with some of the first modernist energy to show up on one of Jackie's albums – really hitting hard on original compositions that include "A Ballad For Doll", "Appointment in Ghana", and "Isle of Java". One of McLean's best-ever – and filled with great original tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DDM pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear with a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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Mr MellowMr Mellow's Gift Bag ... CD
Peoples Potential, 2010. New Copy ... $9.99
Soulful low fi cheer from Peoples Potential & Mr. Mellow – fun, groovy soul recorded live at the keyboards my Mr Mellow – charming little keyboard jams, soul covers and warm, soulful, good natured vocals! There set is compiled from George Smallwood's own vinyl records, tape masters and cassettes – low fi and homespun. The set kicks off with a liberally-adapted, off-the-cuff riff on "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", and the rest of the set finds Mr Mellow similarly taking a stroll through soul hits in his own home-recorded, mellow way. This Gift Bag only starts with a Christmas song, from there it's a low fi stroll through soul covers. No tracklist, you just got roll with him! CD

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Sleeping BagDeep Sleep ... CD
Joyful Noise, 2014. Used ... $5.99
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Sonny StittBrand New Bag ... LP
Jazz Masters, Late 70s. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the best Stitt sessions from the 70's, and a sweet batch of electric tracks with Eddie Russ on the piano. In a way, this is his best album on the Jazz Master label – better than the Tornado album, which seems to show up more. It's got a very nice version of "We've Only Just Begun" that has a super-sample intro, with a jazzy Tribe Called Quest vibe. Other nice ones include the group's version of "Ain't No Sunshine", and a nice long take of "Hill Where The Lord Hides". LP, Vinyl record album

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WhodiniBag-A-Trix ... LP
MCA, 1991. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 3 ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
A third great bag of boogaloo – and easily one of the hippest Latin series we've ever carried! As with other volumes, this batch of tracks is dug from the deepest underground of the late 60s east coast Latin scene – the smaller labels that lived in the shadows of Fania, Tico, and Alegre – imprints like Speed, Ghetto, and a few others – all serving up rougher-edged Latin than you might know from the hits! The sound here is often in the best Latin Soul or boogaloo mode – but there's often some rougher edges that make the tracks particularly interesting – ways of approaching the grooves that are quite unique, and a mix of vocal and production techniques that never fail to blow our minds! Titles include "Soul Mambo" by Bruce Cloud, "So Good" by Milton Zapata, "Already Satisfied" by Tony Middleton & Bobby Matos, "Rainy Night All Over" by Solid State, "Lay An OZ On Me Baby" by Latin Blues Band, "Morty's Harlem" by Moon People, "Wabble With Boogaloo" by Orquesta Olivieri, and "Riki Chi" by La Orquesta Boogaloo. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 4 (with download) ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
A massive batch of Latin soul from the late 60s – all pulled from the deeper corners of the New York underground – from a range of fresh, young musicians who go way beyond the bigger names on Fania and Tico! The tunes here really show the sharpest changes in Latin music at the time – the strong embrace of soul and jazz sounds from other stretches of the uptown scene – and the move to smaller, tighter groups after years of bigger bands – which makes for the kind of lively instrumental interplay you're more likely to hear from a funk combo! Some numbers here have swinging soulful vocals, others are really cooking on the instrumental tip – and titles include "The Aztec Theme" by The Aztecs, "Having Fun" by Pepe Fernandez, "Ain't That Right" by Arthur Sterling, "Mi Guajira" by Frankie Nieves, "El Gallo" by Al Gonzalez, "Damelo Baby" by The Aztecs, "C-Rations & Cornbread" by Pepe Fernandez, and "Do The Boogaloo" by New York All Stars & Orquesta Novel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download for the whole album!)

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VariousSleeping Bag's Greatest Mixers Collection ... CD
Sleeping Bag, 1987. Used ... $6.99
A classic collection that pays tribute to some of the best mixers on the early 80s New York scene – key talents who helped transform the sound of the clubs through their own creative approach to reworking a tune! The vibe here is always nicely funky – post-disco grooves that bring in a lot more influences than you might expect, all expanded out even more by the mixers – and titles include "Go Bang" by Dinosaur L mixed by Francois K, 2 mixes of "Weekend" by Class Action, one by Larry Levan and the other by M&M, "A Night Out" by Urban Blight mixed by Mark Kamins, "(Need) Somebody New" by Jamaica Girls mixed by Larry Levan, "Chill Pill" by Sounds Of JHS 126 mixed by Danny Krivit, "Somebody (Hey Boy)" by Video featuring Dyan Buckelew, and "Your Life" by Konk. CD

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New James BrownSanta's Got A Brand New Bag ... LP
Rhino, Late 60s/1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not everyone knows it, but James Brown cut a fair number of Christmas albums during the 60s – 3 albums, and a bunch of singles to be exact! They're all super-rare, but this great comp on Rhino brings together some of the best material from those years – and nearly all the tracks are originals, with a quality level that's just as great as James' non-Christmas recordings. No kidding, The Godfather put his heart and soul into these recordings – and the stuff on here's great if you dig his King albums and singles. Titles include "Let's Unite The Whole World At Christmas", "Santa Claus, Santa Claus", "Soulful Christmas", "Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year", "Go Power At Christmas Time", and the perennial fave, "Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto". LP, Vinyl record album
(Long out of print, and not that easy to find on vinyl!)

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New Dusty GrooveDusty Groove Shoulder Bag – Black ... Misc
Dusty Groove Gear, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A special shoulder bag from Dusty Groove – big enough to carry 20 albums, a bunch of books, or even some groceries – with an adjustable strap that lets you carry the load on your shoulders! The bag's made of the same sort of material you'll find in other re-usable bags on the market – which makes it very light and easy to fold up when not in use – then ready at your side to carry the day's booty whenever you need it! And sure, it's not Jack Spade – but it's a pretty sharp bag at a mighty nice price! Misc

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New ElectronicGetting Away With It (full, extend, inst, nude mix, voc)/Lucky Bag (main, Miami edit) (CD Single) ... CD
Warner, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Lowell FulsomLowell Fulsom In A Heavy Bag ... CD
Jewel/Fuel 2000, 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The heavy bag here is a bluesy one – as Lowell Fullsom's working in territory that's got a lot of rootsy, almost southern blues in the mix – but which still cracks out at times with his hipper, more funk-tuned groove! There's a few tracks on here that hearken towards the "Tramp" groove from his Kent years – like "Lady In The Rain" and "Sleeper" – both of which have a nicely funky undercurrent and vamping guitar that really snaps along with the rhythm. Other numbers have a straighter blues feel, but one that still has a sinister approach that goes way past cliches for the college crowd – showing Lowell to be firmly in charge, no matter what the setting. Tracks include "Sleeper", "Lady In The Rain", "Man Of Motion", "Why Don't We Do It In The Road", "Look At You Baby", "Trouble Everywhere", and "This Feeling". CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Stoned To The Bone", "Every Second A Fool Is Born", and "Lonesome Christmas". CD

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New Kukoo Da Bag-A-BonezIPH Da Single – Micharmaz (dirty, clean)/Krush Ya Dreams/All I Hear Iz ... 12-inch
Insane Psycho Home, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Tricky Lofton & Carmell JonesBrass Bag ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A gem of an album – and one of the few rare sides cut by trumpeter Carmell Jones! The album features some hip early 60s LA soul jazz arrangements by Gerald Wilson – played by a group that features work by Jones, trombonists Tricky Lofton and Lou Blackburn, and pianist Frank Strazzeri. The small combo's backed by a larger "trombone choir" with 4 other players (including Wayne Henderson), but the record takes a straight hard solo approach – very much in the "sock" trombone style that you'd get from a record by Slide Hampton or Benny Green. Jones' trumpet wails over the top, adding in some nice tight punctuation to the session's grooves, and blowing hard and fast on a few fast tracks. Titles include "Celery Stalks At Midnight", "Bluer Than That", "Brass Bag", and a great take on "Mood Indigo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver & black label pressing. Cover has some wear, masking tape on the top and bottom seams, and some splitting on the spine, with some ink stamps and pen on the back.)

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New James MoodyAnother Bag ... LP
Argo, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hip, angular, post-bop material from James Moody – the kind of album that made him one of the key soul jazz innovators of the 60s! The session's one of Moody's excellent outings with arranger Tom McIntosh – a young talent who helped re-shape Moody's musical vision with his deeply colorful arrangements – penned here for a smallish group, but still breaking out with deeper tones than Moody had ever expressed before on record! Tunes are a wonderful mix of modal, soul jazz, and more introspective tunes – played by James on both flute and tenor, alongside hip players that include Kenny Barron on piano, Paul Serrano on trumpet, Marshall Thompson on drums, Ernest Outlaw on bass, and John Avant on trombone. Titles include some excellent McIntosh originals – like "The Cup Bearers", "The Day After", "Minuet In G", and "Ally" – plus equally-fresh tunes "Spastic" and "Pleyel D'Jaime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a stain along the opening.)

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New Mongo SantamariaSoul Bag ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone 60s smoker from Mongo Santmaria – and a great little set that really lives up to its title! The "soul" reference points to the record's host of 60s soul tunes, which are given a hip Latin spin by Mongo – working here with killer boogaloo arrangements from the great Marty Sheller – with a combo that includes soulful reed lines from Hubert Laws, Sonny Fortune, and Mauricio Smith – plus trumpet from Luis Gasca, and some killer drums from the legendary Pretty Purdie! The mix of jazz and Latin players on the record is really wonderful – and although the tunes are familiar, the presentation is mighty fresh – especially given the way the horn players manage to pack so much into their solos. Titles include "Baby What You Want Me to Do", "Hot Dog", and "Chili Beans" – plus cool versions of "Cold Sweat", "In The Midnight Hour", "Respect", and "Green Onions". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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New Mongo SantamariaSoul Bag/Stone Soul ... CD
Columbia/SPV (Germany), 1968/1969. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of tremendous albums from Mongo Santamaria – back to back in one cool collection! Soul Bag is a stone 60s smoker from Mongo Santmaria – and a great little set that really lives up to its title! The "soul" reference points to the record's host of 60s soul tunes, which are given a hip Latin spin by Mongo – working here with killer boogaloo arrangements from the great Marty Sheller – with a combo that includes soulful reed lines from Hubert Laws, Sonny Fortune, and Mauricio Smith – plus trumpet from Luis Gasca, and some killer drums from the legendary Pretty Purdie! The mix of jazz and Latin players on the record is really wonderful – and although the tunes are familiar, the presentation is mighty fresh – especially given the way the horn players manage to pack so much into their solos. Titles include "Baby What You Want Me to Do", "Hot Dog", and "Chili Beans" – plus cool versions of "Cold Sweat", "In The Midnight Hour", "Respect", and "Green Onions". Stone Soul is a killer album from Mongo Santamaria's classic 60s run for Columbia – and a record that also features some wonderful alto work from a young Sonny Fortune! Sonny's the key soloist on the record – bringing some sharp jazz elements to an album that's equal part Latin and 60s soul instrumental – served up with key arrangements from Marty Sheller, and played by a cool mix of Latin and soul players that includes Mongo on congas and bongos, plus Pretty Purdie on drums, Haldey Caliman and Hubert Laws on tenor, Luis Gasca on trumpet, and Stephen Berrios, Julito Collazo, and Osualdo Martinez on percussion! Tunes are a mix of covers and cool originals – and titles include "Hitchcock Railway", "See Saw", "Cloud Nine", "Where We Are", "Love Child", "Who's Making Love", and "The Now Generation". CD

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New James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... LP
King, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the beat" style of funk that would dominate all of James' work in years to come – that amazing groove that completely turned soul music on its ear – and paved the way for generations to come! The result is a startling sound that forever changed the face of groove – and you'll hear it nicely placed on this album, along with great cuts like "Cross Firing", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Doin The Limbo", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing, in a pink & green cover. Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, pieces of tape on the bottom seam, and some aging, with some pen and marker on the back. Label has some pen.)

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New Corbett Vs Dempsey CoffeeAstro Black Sun Ra Blend – 12oz bag (whole bean) ... Misc
Dark Matter/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A heavenly brew named after the Great One himself – served up on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sonny Blount! We're not sure if Sun Ra ever drank much coffee himself, but this special blend is worthy of his rich legacy in sound – deep and complex, with some exotic touches too – and limited to just a very small roasting – like the pressing quantities of most of Ra's original records! Misc
(Limited run of 500 bags.)

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New Dusty Groove CoffeeNight Jazz – 12oz bag (whole bean) ... Misc
Intelligentsia Coffee/Dusty Groove Gear, New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A favorite with the after-hours set – a gentle blend with some great deep tones, including smoky caramel and malted barley – and a mellow vibe that will take you long into the evening! This is a coffee for careful sipping – either kicking back with friends at the end of the day, or chilling out by yourself – a deep brew for deep moments. Bourbon, Caturra, Typica & Villalobos grown at 1,450 to 1,900 meters. Region: Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador. Direct Trade. Misc

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New Sergio Mendes TrioIn The Brazilian Bag (aka Brasil 65) ... LP
Tower, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nice early stuff from Sergio – also issued as the album Brazil 65 on Capitol! That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and some light stains.)

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New Mr MellowMr Mellow's Gift Bag ... CD
Peoples Potential, 2010. Used ... Out Of Stock
Soulful low fi cheer from Peoples Potential & Mr. Mellow – fun, groovy soul recorded live at the keyboards my Mr Mellow – charming little keyboard jams, soul covers and warm, soulful, good natured vocals! There set is compiled from George Smallwood's own vinyl records, tape masters and cassettes – low fi and homespun. The set kicks off with a liberally-adapted, off-the-cuff riff on "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", and the rest of the set finds Mr Mellow similarly taking a stroll through soul hits in his own home-recorded, mellow way. This Gift Bag only starts with a Christmas song, from there it's a low fi stroll through soul covers. No tracklist, you just got roll with him! CD
Also available Mr Mellow's Gift Bag ... CD 9.99

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New VariousBig Ol' Bag O' Boogaloo Vol 2 ... LP
Andale, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The hippest side of the late 60s Latin Soul years – work from a number of tiny little New York labels – all of which are a good deal rarer than some of the bigger indies of the time! The collection here is totally great, and totally fresh – filled with numbers that were not even hits back in the day, and which are almost the Latin counterpart to funky 45s! Most work is from the Speed and Ghetto labels, with a few more bits thrown into the mix as well – and tunes are both vocal and instrumental numbers, all put together with a heck of a lot of Spanish Harlem soul! Titles include "Heavy Together" by The Real Thing, "Hot Buns" by Willy Baby, "Spanish Maiden" by Tony Middleton with Chuito & The Latin Uniques, "Oye Tomasito" by Joe Pappy & His Combo, "Fishin With Sid" by Dave Cortez & The Moon People, "Shake It Don't Break It" by Pijuan, "Sweet Soul Music" by Milton Zapata, "The Four Corners" by Frankie Nieves, and "African Guajira" by Orquesta Olivieri. LP, Vinyl record album

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New James BrownFoundations Of Funk – A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969 ... CD
Chronicles/Polydor, 1996. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Killer work from James' late 60s period – the time when he was working with the Pee Wee Ellis/Maceo James Brown Band, and developing some of his most crucial conceptions of funkiness. The 2 CD set is filled with nice extra bits – like extended versions of tracks you might already know, alternate takes, and even a few unreleased live performances. Titles include "I Got The Feelin", "There Was A Time", "Funky Drummer", "She's The One", "You Got To Have A Mother For Me", "Licking Stick", "Let A Man Come In & Do The Popcorn", "It's A New Day", "I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)", and "Get It Together (parts 1 & 2)". Niceness! CD
(Includes origingla slipcase. Slipcase has some light edge wear.)

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New SlickaphonicsWow Bag ... LP
Enja, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(German pressing.)
 
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New Laura BarrettVictory Garden ... CD
Paper Bag (Canada), 2009. Used Gatefold ... $2.99
CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Cash Money & MarvelousWhere's The Party At? ... LP
Sleeping Bag, 1988. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Uptempo production by 1988 DMC mix champ Cash Money – one of mightiest DJs of the late 80s Philly hip hop scene this side of Jazzy Jeff, and the proof is on the cover! With Marvelous on the mic the duo paired deft turntable skills with playful rhymes and a deft sense of humor. Nice! Tracks include "Find An Ugly Woman", "Play It Kool", "Is It Real", "Time Is Up", "A Real Mutha For Ya", "Marvelous' Drawers", "Ugly People Be Quiet (rmx)", "Ugly People Be Quiet", "The Mighty Hard Rocker", "The Music Maker" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the inner sleeve. Cover has a name in marker & a promo stamp. Labels have a name in marker.)

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Class ActionWeekend (vocal, acapella, Larry Levan voc, dub) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1981. Near Mint- (reissue)... $9.99
A classic club track from the early 80s! The cut was written by Leroy Burgess, and it's got a cool keyboard-driven sound that's almost electro, but which is infused with more elements of the New York club sound of the time. The hook is incredible, and Larry Levan mixed the extended version on side one! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(One side is double labeled.)

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Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)24 24 Music ... CD
Sleeping Bag, 1981. Used ... $6.99
An incredible full album from Dinosaur L – the legendary New York dancefloor project of Arthur Russell! The group's a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking – all very much in the spirit of Russell's best quirky club work of the time, but with the added sound here of a more expanded approach – one that takes the tunes in a whole new territory than the more famous 12" singles! The tracks on the original set were simply numbered – "1", "2", "3", and so on – and come across almost as free-jamming instrumentals – but this reissue appends the songs with their 12" titles, so "#1" gets parenthetically entitled "You're Gonna Be Clean On Your Bean" and "#5" as "Go Bang!", plus this disc adds several 12" versions that were not on the original LP release, like Francois K's mix of 'Go Bang!" and Larry Levan's mix of "In The Corn Belt". Totally great stuff – as experimental as it is funky! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Mantronix With MC TeeFresh Is The Word (voc, radio)/Fresh Is The Beat (dub) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1985. Very Good- ... $4.99
What can we say. . . Classic early single that put Mantronix on the map. More than just an amazing break track. One of the few mid-80's, pre-sampling tracks that still stands up, with a good amount of DJ work, some nice rhymes from MC Tee, plus the 12" only dub version. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one.)

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Slim TwigContempt! ... LP
Paper Bag (Canada), 2009. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(#203/300.)

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Sounds Of JHS126 BrooklynChill Pill (long voc, short voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Kind of an oddball rap single from the early days of Sleeping Bag. The rhymes are fine, nothing to write home about, but not insulting to our ears, but the track is a nice almost electro sort of groove, with some heavy synths. Plus the long vocal mix and the instrumental versions were both mixed by Danny Krivit. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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2 Smooth MC'sInventor/ Give It All You Got ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1990. Near Mint- ... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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MantronixMusic Madness ... LP
Sleeping Bag, 1986. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The follow up to the classic first LP! Listening to Kurtis Mantronik productions all of these years later is a definite educational experience, given the huge influence the crisp synth sounds had on the future of hip hop – not only as a matter of necessity, given the cost of sample clearance, but also as an aesthetic choice. Archeological chin-scratching aside, it's a straight up good time, with a shiny electronic bounce – one that holds up well! Tracks include "Music Madness", "Who Is It?", "Ladies" remix, "Scream", "Listen To The Bass Part II". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Cash Money & MarvelousFind An Ugly Woman (voc, inst)/The Mighty Hard Rocker (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Sleeping Bag, 1988. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
The great second single from the "Where's The Party At?" LP. More uptempo production and hard cutting from DJ Cash Money. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Cash Money & MarvelousWhere's The Party At? ... CD
Sleeping Bag/Traffic, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Uptempo production by 1988 DMC mix champ Cash Money – one of mightiest DJs of the late 80s Philly hip hop scene this side of Jazzy Jeff! With Marvelous on the mic the duo paired deft turntable skills with playful rhymes and a deft sense of humor. Nice! Tracks include "Find An Ugly Woman", "Play It Kool", "Is It Real", "Time Is Up", "A Real Mutha For Ya", "Marvelous' Drawers", "Ugly People Be Quiet (rmx)", "Ugly People Be Quiet", "The Mighty Hard Rocker", "The Music Maker" and more. CD
Also available Where's The Party At? ... LP 11.99
 
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New Cannonball Adderley & Ray BrownTwo For The Blues (aka Ray Brown With The All-Star Big Band) ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
A standout session from bassist Ray Brown – one of a few 60s big band sessions recorded for Verve, featuring some searing solo work from Cannonball Adderley! Brown's name as a leader is possibly more as a compadre than the main driving force of the record – as the arrangements here are by Ernie Wilkins, often in the tightly soulful bag he was laying down at the time – and Adderley's presence as the main soloist certainly gives a Cannonball flair to the record. But there's definitely plenty of Brown's warmth guiding the whole session – and other players include Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Melba Liston, Budd Johnson, and Yusef Lateef. Some tracks have Brown's bass right out front in the arrangements, dipping nicely and adding into the groove – and titles include "Tricotism", "Cannon Built", "Thumbstring", "Two For The Blues", and "Work Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Lorez AlexandriaDidn't We ... LP
Pzazz, Late 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
Obscure album by Lorez, with a mix of jazz and pop stuff, and arrangements (mostly) by pianist Ronell Bright. Bright plays in the group backing Lorez, as does the great tenor player Teddy Edwards. The legendary Paul Gayten produced, and the track list includes "Play Me The Blues", "Comet In the Sky", "Psychedelic Bag", "Nonchalantly", "Talk About Cozy", and "Endless". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Jealousy ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
The first of the legendary Tony Allen albums – and it's got a killer groove that's very similar to some of the best Fela work of the early 70s! Fela and his group (Afrika 70) are still working with Tony here, and Fela lays down some tenor and piano solos – but make no mistake, it's Tony's show – and it's a great one. Allen's drums are right out front – and from the first note of the record, you know it's his own bag. Two long tracks – "Jealousy" and "Hustler" – make up the set, but that's plenty for us! LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassHerb Alpert's Ninth ... LP
A&M, 1967. Very Good ... $1.99
Wonderfully jaunty and jagged work from trumpeter Herb Alpert – and a session that has him opening up the Tijuana Brass groove a bit more than usual! There's clearly an influence here of the Brazilian sound that was showing up strongly at A&M Records at the time – heard to greatest effect on the album's version of Chico Buarque's "A Banda", but also in gentler, more subtle ways that seem to emerge in other tunes that trade the group's older sound for one that has more of a bossa sense of subtlety. Also, there's some great A&M pop that's beginning to emerge here too – as in the album's great takes on "The Happening" and "Love So Fine" – both of which really sound beautiful here! Other tracks include "Cowboys & Indians", "Flea Bag", "Love Nest", and "Bud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Aquarian DreamNorman Connors Presents Aquarian Dream ... LP
Buddah, 1976. Very Good ... $9.99
A wonderful debut from Aquarian Dream – a group who first appeared under the direction of Norman Connors – and who also have lots of the same blend of jazz, soul, and funk you'd find in Connors' own music of the time! Yet Aquarian Dream are very much their own bag, too – a distinctly different group who are to Connors what Ramp was to Roy Ayers – a separate entity that shares the key production talents of their sponsor – but who break out in a wonderful vibe that's all their own! The album's best remembered for its key clubby groovers, but we also love the mellower moments too – which have a sublime stepping quality that really comes through via instrumentation from Claude Bartee on tenor and soprano sax, and Jacques Burvick on a whole host of cool keyboards. Gloria Jones (not the famous one) is a great lead singer – and titles include the classic Chicago club track "Phoenix" – plus "Look Ahead", "Once Again", "Let Me Be The One", "I'll Always Love You T",, and "Treat Me Like The One You Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of seam splitting, waviness in the bottom corners, and a bit of separation of paste-on from the back.)

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Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... CD
Polydor, 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! CD
Also available Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP 9.99

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Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... CD 8.99

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Burt BacharachCasino Royale (2CD expanded version) ... CD
Colgems/Quartet (Spain), 1967. New Copy 2 CDs ... $29.99
One of Burt Bacharach's finest moments, and a soundtrack that we never tire of hearing! Burt wrote all the tunes – and the album's a wonderful romp, with lots of odd twists and turns that are quite different from Burt's usual bag (baby!), but which still have all of the charm of his best work. A few performances on the set are by Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass, who do the completely chaotic "Casino Royale Theme" – and the lovely Dusty Springfield sings a versions of "Look Of Love" that has to be the best ever recorded! Other tracks include "Home James, Don't Spare The Horses", "Money Penny Goes For Broke", "The Venerable Sir James Bond", and "Hi There Miss Goodthighs". But even better is this cool version – which features the original LP presentation at the end, but begins with 33 tracks that replicate the film presentation of the music – and which include numbers not on the original album, and variations on the tunes too! Even includes two vocal numbers by Mike Redway – "Seven Bond In Heaven" and "Dream On James You're Winning" – and lots of musical surprises throughout! CD

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New Erykah BaduMama's Gun ... CD
Universal, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Great stuff from Eryka Badu – sweet, mellow, soulful, and with a very righteous vibe! The record's got some impeccable production – and the best cuts have a stripped-down groove that mixes keyboards and vocals in a way that's similar to recent work by D'Angelo and Jill Scott. Eryka's all her own woman, though – and she keeps things very real with her own unique vocal style and phrasing on the lyrics. Loads of great tracks – and titles include "Kiss Me On My Neck", "Didn't Cha Know", "My Life", "AD 2000", "Bag Lady", "In Love With You", and "Booty". CD

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Count BasieCount Basie Big Band – Live Montreux 77 ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Very Good+ ... $1.99
The 70s Count Basie Band in all their glory – recorded live in extremely tight formation at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival! Despite the live setting, the recording quality here is impeccable – easily on a par with most of the group's studio dates from the decade, especially in the way that Basie's piano thunders out in front of the rest of the group! Players include Sonny Cohn, Bobby Mitchell, Al Grey, Jimmy Forrest, Eric Dixon, and Freddie Green – and although tracks are short, they're still filled with a good sense of surprise – that Basie dynamics that really started kicking in during the 50s, and which held on strong on records like this! Titles include "The More I See You", "Night In Tunisia", "The Heat's On", "Freckle Face", "Splanky", "I Needs To Be Bee'd With", "Lil Darlin", and "Bag Of Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album

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Will BernardJust Like Downtown ... CD
Posi tone, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
The Posi-tone label is turning out to be one of the best sources for old school Hammond sessions these days – and this sweet set from guitarist Will Bernard is great proof of that fact! Bernard plays with a tight sense of line and color that really takes us back to some of our favorites from the 60s – like Grant Green or Kenny Burrell – and he's set up here alongside some excellent Hammond from Brian Charette, who has a great ear for mixing up playful phrasing and a more powerful groove – a bit like Jack McDuff on late 60s Prestige, but very much his own bag too! The group's also got tenor and bass clarinet from John Ellis, and drums from Rudy Royston – and titles include a cover of "Dancing Days", plus "Dime Store Thriller", "Go West", "Sweet Spot", "PM Gone", and "Route 46". CD

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Big Daddy KaneTaste Of Chocolate ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1990. Sealed ... $16.99
A mixed bag – with production by Prince Paul, Cool V, Mister Cee, and Andre Booth. Tracks include "Cause I Can Do It Right", "No Damn Good", "Dance With The Devil", and duets like "Big Daddy Vs Dolemite" with Rudy Ray Moore, and "All Of Me" with Barry White. LP, Vinyl record album

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Black HeatNo Time To Burn ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A stone classic from Black Heat – the group's second album, and even tighter than their first! The group's size has dropped a bit between albums – but that only helps them cook even more – dropping a bit of the horn section from before, which allows even more emphasis on their razor-sharp rhythms! There's a slight hint of Afro Funk in some of the rhythms – and the keyboards cook with lots of sweet clavinet lines – mixed with a production style that features some bubbling electronic elements that remind us a lot of that crazy "magic bag" that was used by the Lafayette Afro-Rock Band. That group might be a good point of comparison, but the band also shares a lot of Kool & The Gang's ensemble funk style – especially on their cover of "Love The Life You Live" – which they burn here beautifully! Other tracks include "Super Cool", "M&M's", "Rapid Fire", "You Should Have Listened", "Times Have Changed", and "Check It All Out". CD

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Booker T & The MGsUniversal Language ... LP
Elektra, 1977. Very Good- ... $5.99
A sweet sweet set of electric 70s funk – recorded by Booker T during a brief, but well-needed reunion with the MGs! The sound here is quite different than Stax-era MGs – as Booker plays a range of keyboards, not just organ – and the grooves have these great jazz funk touches at the bottom – almost a CTI vibe at times, but packed with the tighter energy you'd expect from the group! Steve Cropper's guitar is great – super-fine, and razor-sharp – really helping cut a nice edge on the cuts – over bass from Donald Duck Dunn and drums from Willie Hall, who's the only new member of the group. In a way, the album feels like mid 70s efforts from Johnny Hammond or Jimmy Smith – sweetly soaring on a let-loose 70s vibe. Titles include the funky break track "Grab Bag", plus "Sticky Stuff", "Moto Cross", "Tie Stick", and "Space Nuts". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a spot of sticker residue, and a piece of tape.)

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James Brown20 All Time Greatest Hits! ... LP
Polydor/Universal, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 34.99
Not a classic from the early years of James Brown – but a later greatest hits package that's gone onto have legendary status – given all the key cuts it includes! Most numbers here are the shorter single versions – and together, they pack a hell of a punch – showing an especially strong focus on the best soul and funk years of the legendary Godfather Of Soul! Titles include "I Got You", "Sex Machine (part 1)", "I Got The Feelin", "Mother Popcorn (part 1)", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (part 1)", "Think", "Get Up Offa That Thing", "Hot Pants (part 1)", "Superbad (parts 1 & 2)", "Papa Don't Take No Mess (part 1)", "Payback", "Get On The Good Foot", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(First-ever vinyl release!)

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James BrownGet On The Good Foot ... LP
Polydor, 1972. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $16.99
A great double-length album from James – filled with a wide range of cuts that are brought together only by his genius, creating an insane mix of grooves that's totally entertaining throughout! Features a long version of "Get On The Good Foot", plus other excellent bits like "The Whole World Needs Liberation", "Nothing Beats A Try But A Fail", "My Part/Make It Funky", "I Got a Bag Of My Own", "Funky Side of Town", "Dirty Harri", and the amazing "Recitation by Hank Ballard", in which Hank talks about how great James is, and how much he saved his career! LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownHell ... CD
Polydor, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 9.98
Reissue of JB's wildest album, with a crazy cover that shows him running away from the devil, and great gatefold inner photo with him standing amidst a bunch of declarations of "Hell". The record was originally a double album filled with lots of different styles from James' funky bag. Nicer bits include "My Thang", "Hell", and "A Man Has To Go Back To The Crossroads" – but the real highlight is the epic 13 minute version of "Papa Don't Take No Mess", as tight and jamming as any cut from Doin' It to Death or The Payback! CD

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James BrownJames Brown Sings Raw Soul ... LP
King, 1967. Very Good ... $11.99
Raw soul, indeed – a term that could have been coined for James Brown's vocal approach, and which probably makes one of its first appearances here on a record! The album's kind of a grab bag of earlier sides that James recorded for King, but it's a perfect showcase for his amazing sound in any setting – as it brings together funky bits with more straightforward soul numbers. Tracks include the great funky numbers "Money Won't Change You" and "Bring It Up", both of which show the new hard sound of James coming to the forefront – plus the tracks "Stone Fox", "Tell Me That You Love Me", "Money Won't Change You (parts 1 & 2)', "Let Yourself Go", and the hip message cut "Don't Be A Drop Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear, light stains on the back, and splitting and duct tape on the top and bottom seams.)
Also available James Brown Sings Raw Soul ... LP 9.99

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New James BrownJames Brown Sings Raw Soul ... LP
Polydor, 1967. Near Mint- (reissue)... $9.99
Raw soul, indeed – a term that could have been coined for James Brown's vocal approach, and which probably makes one of its first appearances here on a record! The album's kind of a grab bag of earlier sides that James recorded for King, but it's a perfect showcase for his amazing sound in any setting – as it brings together funky bits with more straightforward soul numbers. Tracks include the great funky numbers "Money Won't Change You" and "Bring It Up", both of which show the new hard sound of James coming to the forefront – plus the tracks "Stone Fox", "Tell Me That You Love Me", "Money Won't Change You (parts 1 & 2)', "Let Yourself Go", and the hip message cut "Don't Be A Drop Out". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available James Brown Sings Raw Soul ... LP 11.99

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James BrownPlays New Breed (The Boo-Ga-Loo) ... LP
Smash, 1966. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Possibly the best instrumental album that James Brown cut for Smash! Unlike some of the other albums, this one features a set list that's mostly originals – and a number of tracks have a longer groove than usual, which lets James and the band stretch out instrumentally. Titles include "Vonshelia", "Fat Bag", "Hooks", "Sumpin Else", and "Jabo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the portrait. Cover has light wear, and a small piece of yellowed tape on the back.)

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Don BurrowsJust The Beginning ... LP
Cherry Pie, Mid 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
A strange bit of nationalism from Australia's most successful group ever! The record comes packaged in a complicated die-cut sleeve, with a booklet that has a lot of images of old and new Sydney, as well as photos of the band. The music is the usual Aussie Burrows bag from the time – with a mix of Brazilian tunes, west coasty stuff, and some classically-influenced tracks to class things up a bit. No louts here – and the reed work of Burrows is always a delight in the company of guitarist George Golla. Titles include "Morning", "The Set Up", "Come What May", "So Long Samba", and "Recuerdos". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear. Includes book.)

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Gary BurtonAlone At Last ... CD
Atlantic/32 Jazz, 1971. Used ... $4.99
A mixed bag of tracks from Gary – but a really nice record overall, one that has him stretching out in the Atlantic years! 3 of the album's tracks were recorded live in Montreux, the others were recorded back in New York – and Gary plays a variety of instruments in addition to vibes, including electric piano, organ, and piano. Tracks are a mixture of modern and hippy, and titles include "Moonchild/In Your Quiet Place", "The Sunset Bell", "Hullo Bolinas", "General Mojo's Well Laid Plan", and "Chega De Saudade". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jerry ButlerSuite For The Single Girl ... LP
Motown, 1977. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A great little concept album – and one that really shows the continuing sophistication and growth of Jerry Butler's music in the 70s! The record is dedicated to the "single girl" of the 70s (portrayed with the sad little photo of a brown bag lunch and a Gucci purse on the cover) – the new professional woman in the workplace – a surprisingly popular theme for many other singers of the period, but handled here by Butler with way more poise and class than any of his contemporaries! Arrangements are by James Mack and Paul Wilson, who often bring a great mellow mode to the best cuts – almost a Leon Ware style of laidback sensuality. A few other tunes are groovers, but still fit in just right – and titles include "Suite For The Single Girl", "I Wanna Do It To You", "Music In Her Dreams", "Only Pretty Girls", "Let's Go Get Out Of Town", "Chalk It Up", and "Ms Fine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

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Butterfield Blues BandSometimes I Just Feel Like Smilin' ... LP
Elektra, 1971. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One of their better and funkier LPs from the old days, and with some nice cuts like "Night Child", "Song For Lee", and "Play On" – which have some nice grooves at the beginning. Not our usual bag, but some nice moments. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New CanUnlimited Edition (with bonus download) ... LP
Spoon/Mute, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 25.98
Can opens up a bit with Unlimited Edition – digging into the vaults of their earlier archives, and pulling together a huge double-length set of material for their growing audience in the 70s! Can is legendary for constructing their greatest studio material out of freewheeling studio experimentation, so it stands to reason that there was a whole heck of a lot of worthy material left out of the original albums – and this collection brings lots of those gems to light – with work from both the Mooney and Suzuki periods of the group, as well as spacious Can instrumental material. The set's made up largely of brief bits that didn't find their way into a whole piece – but there's some longer numbers, and one long epic – the 17 minute "Cutaway". Other titles include "Gomorrha", "Doko E", "The Empress & The Ukraine King", "TV Spot", "Mother Upduff", "Connection", "Fall Of Another Year", "Transcendental Express", "Ibis", "Blue Bag (Inside Paper)", "Musette", "EFS No 10", and "I'm Too Leise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download of album!)

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Paul DesmondPure Desmond (remastered edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI, 1974. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
An album of sublime understatement from alto genius Paul Desmond! Desmond was one of the few players who resisted the lure of the 70s electric CTI sound – and stuck pretty much in his usual bag of easy-going grooves, blowing alto with effortless ease, working here with a quartet that includes Ed Bickert on guitar, Connie Kay on drums, and Ron Carter on bass. The tracks are short, but have that magical Desmond quality to them – no tricks, no electric work, just pure and simple coolly blown jazz. Titles include "Everything I Love", "Just Squeeze Me", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Nuages", and "Why Shouldn't I". This CTI Records 40th Anniversary edition was remastered from the original analog tapes – and extra tracks include "Them From MASH (Suicide Is Painless)", "Wave", and alternate takes of "Nuages", "Just Squeeze Me" and "Till The Clouds Roll By". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Pure Desmond (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Paul DesmondPure Desmond (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CTI, 1974. Used ... $6.99
An album of sublime understatement from alto genius Paul Desmond! Desmond was one of the few players who resisted the lure of the 70s electric CTI sound – and stuck pretty much in his usual bag of easy-going grooves, blowing alto with effortless ease, working here with a quartet that includes Ed Bickert on guitar, Connie Kay on drums, and Ron Carter on bass. The tracks are short, but have that magical Desmond quality to them – no tricks, no electric work, just pure and simple coolly blown jazz. Titles include "Everything I Love", "Squeeze Me", "I'm Old Fashioned", "Nuages", and "Why Shouldn't I". CD features 2 bonus tracks "Wave" and "MASH". CD
(Out of print 90s pressing.)
Also available Pure Desmond (remastered edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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Nancy DupreeGhetto Reality ... LP
Folkways/Mississippi, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 21.99
Kind of silly – but also pretty darn hip! Nancy Dupree was one of the most righteous music teachers you could ever have – and here, she's working with some young kids from the rough side of Rochester, in an album of simple tunes that have a surprisingly soulful edge to them. Nancy plays piano, and the kids sing either solo or in ensemble format. The record's got a starkness that's extremely compelling, and it's a lot stronger than we expected, even if it's not like some of the funky stuff on the Folkways label. Includes a song called "James Brown" that has all the kids making grunts and groans ala 60s James, then singing about his shift from a process to an afro! Other titles include "I Want", "What Do I Have?", "Bag Snatchin", and "Docta King". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl and cover – feels a lot like the original!)

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Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – played with effortless ease by a lineup that includes Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Bobby Quesada, Louie Ramirez, Ralph Robles, and some of the other heavy-hitters of the Latin soul years. (Just imagine trying to get so many jazz or rock talents together on one stage – it would never happen!) The album's incredible – and even the spoken introductions and crowd noise really help set the feel of the era's mighty magic power! Titles on this second volume include "Kikapoo Joy Juice", "If This World Were Mine", "Richie's Bag", "Red Garter Strut", and "Son Cuero Y Boogaloo". Firey stuff, and one of their best records! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetBig City Sounds ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good- ... $14.99
Massively soulful, massively stepping – and one of the greatest albums ever from the team of Art Farmer and Benny Golson! The record sparkles with an amazing edge – rhythm totally in place from the trio of Cedar Walton, Tommy Williams, and Albert Heath – and horns braced over the top with a clean-blown sound that's as impeccable as it is soulful! Farmer, Golson, and trombonist Tom McIntosh update the soulfully arranged style that Golson first forged in the 50s – taking it into earthier territory with more of a soul jazz flair, but still allowing for the space and modern edge that made Golson's work noticeable from the start. The album features some great originals, and key takes on jazz standards from the time – an all-great run of titles that includes "The Cool One", "Blues On Down", "Hi Fly", "Bean Bag", and "Con Alma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Back cover has a bit of pen.)

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Jose FelicianoJose Feliciano Sings ... LP
RCA, 1972. Sealed ... $4.99
Nice moody batch of soul tracks by this great LA Chicano soul singer. The tracks include a number of pop covers, but as with his classic "California Dreamin", Jose manages to turn the material into his own bag, and makes the cuts come alive with his soulful singing and guitar playing. Titles include "And I Love Her", "A Man & A Woman", "Sunny", "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", and "Quit While You're Ahead". LP, Vinyl record album

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5th DimensionLove's Lines Angles & Rhymes ... LP
Bell, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $0.99
The cover to this one has The 5th Dimension sporting some heavy-duty outfits – and the album's got an equally bold sound to match! The group's still in very familiar territory here – working under the direction of Bones Howe – but they're also completely confident in their bag – stepping out with a solid, punched-up approach to pop – one that draws strongly from the soulful harmonies of the quintet, yet which also has some pointedly personal moments as well. As before, the choice of songs is easily one of the best aspects of the record – and the group do a great cover of "Viva Tirado", plus "What Does It Take To Wind Your Love", "Love's Lines, Angles, & Rhymes", "Time & Love", "Guess Who", and "He's A Runner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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45 Paper Sleeves100 Paper 45 Sleeves ... Record Care
Misc, New Copy ... $9.99
A bag of 100 regular weight 7" paper sleeves, the same as we use around here! Square, white paper, hole in the middle – just right for rewrapping your funky 45s! Record Care

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Frank FosterManhattan Fever (Blue Note) (with previously unreleased album) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $19.99
Lean, righteous blowing from the legendary Frank Foster – one of a handful of extremely hip sessions he cut in the 60s under his own name! The album's the only record Foster ever did for Blue Note – and we dare say it's even better than his previous 60s work on Prestige and Impulse – with a quality that's even darker, even deeper, even more advanced from his earlier years with Basie. There's a rolling, joyous groove to many numbers – that late 60s take on soul jazz that made for so many great tracks on albums by Hank Mobley or Lee Morgan near the end of the decade. Foster keeps things tight, but he's also got an expansive vision too – an edge in the horns that points the way towards some of the chances he'd take in the 70s, but which is still wrapped around a leanly leaping soul jazz groove! Foster wrote 5 of the 6 tracks on the album, and he's working here with a sextet that includes Garnett Brown on trombone, Marvin Stamm on trumpet, and Richard Wyands on piano, who brings in some offbeat notes and colors throughout. Rhythm is by the excellent team of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Mickey Roker on drums – and titles include "Seventh Avenue Bill", "Stammpede", "Little Miss No Nose", "Manhattan Fever", and "Loneliness". Added to the core album is a full bonus album – recorded by Foster nearly a year after the first, and even more far-reaching! There's a quality to the date that mixes together Frank's previous soulful vamping with some more introspective, more lyrical moments – almost modern at times, but not entirely so – and played by a septet that includes Ed Pazant on alto and flute, Burt Collins on trumpet, George Cables on piano, and Jimmy Cleveland on trombone. Foster himself plays a bit of alto clarinet alongside his usual tenor – and titles include "Fly By Night", "Slug's Bag", "What's New From The Monster Mill", and "Hip Shakin". CD
(SHMCD.)

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Gap BandGap Band (1979) ... CD
Mercury/Universal (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
The start of the legendary second chapter for the Gap Band – the point when the group had reemerged as the tight funky trio of the Wilson Brothers, with a groove that would really set them up nicely for the 80s! This first album in the new format has a wonderfully tight feel – still plenty of sharp edges that echo their earlier groove, but a leaner quality too – one that's got the bass and drums snapping together wonderfully, really setting the tone for the heaviest grooves. There's also a few mellower cuts too – which really sound great, and give the record the same sort of balance you might hear on work by Heaven & Earth at the time. War's Lonnie Simmons produced – and held the cash bag all the way to the bank! Titles include "I'm In Love", "Got To Get Away", "Messin With My Mind", "Shake", "Baby Baba Boogie", "Open Your Mind Wide", and "I Can Sing". CD

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Freddie GreenMr. Rhythm ... LP
RCA, 1956. Very Good- ... $19.99
A long overdue classic from Count Basie's excellent 50s guitarist! Freddie was one of the strongest single-line players of the 50s – coming to prominence in the years before Grant Green and Wes Montgomery completely transformed jazz guitar, but never getting as much chance as those greats to record under his own name. This rare 1956 set is one of the few that Freddie ever did on his own, and it's a nicely laidback small group romp, with players that include Al Cohn, Joe Newman, Nat Pierce, and Milt Hinton. Tracks are short, with a focus on Green's guitar on the solos. Titles include "Down For Double", "Free & Easy", "Date With Ray", "Swinging Back", and "Feed Bag". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a few stains on the back, a split top seam with a piece of tape, and some splitting on the other seams. Label has some pen.)

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Dodo GreeneMy Hour Of Need ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
One of the few vocal albums on Blue Note's short lived 89000 series – and one of the only few ever cut by the obscure singer Dodo Greene! Green's got this raspy voice that's just great – somewhat fragile, but not in a wispy way – kind of honest and human, and somewhere in the Billie Holiday tradition, yet very much her own bag too! The backings are quite unique – handled by an excellent group led by tenorist Ike Quebec, who's also working with Grant Green on guitar and Sir Charles Thompson on organ. The band is nice, and Quebec gets in a few solos, but the real highlight is Greene, whose beautifully fragile voice gives haunting renditions of standards like "Let There Be Love", "My Hour Of Need", "Trouble In Mind", and "I Won't Cry Anymore". A fairly mournful album, and with a nice moody late night feel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has label have a bit of pen.)

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Eddie HigginsEddie Higgins ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Very Good ... $4.99
Early genius from Eddie Higgins – a pianist who was a big thing on the Chicago scene of the 60s, but is probably best known to most folks for his revival records of the past decade or two! The younger Higgins has more of an edge than the later one – and this self-titled debut is a cooker of a hardbop album – thanks not only to work from Eddie's core trio, but also some great horn interplay from Frank Foster on tenor and Paul Seranno on trumpet! Eddie wrote some of the best cuts on the record – some really fresh numbers – and he gets rhythmic help from either Richard Evans or Jim Atlas on bass, and Marshall Thompson on drums. Higgins titles include "Foot's Bag", "Zarac The Evil One", and "AB's Blues" – and the album also features versions of "Blues For Big Scotia" and "Falling In Love With Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker and some pencil on back.)

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Lee HoldridgeForever Young, Forever Free ... LP
MCA, 1976. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A mixed bag of tunes for this soundtrack that followed in the Born Free series of films – some orchestral themes, some more modest instrumentals, and a few tunes that feature African-styled themes. The best tracks are actually the mellowest ones – non-orchestral numbers that kind of slink along in a mid 70s Italian romantic mode – and there's actually one pretty nice funky track, part of the "Harlem Montage", which features nice drums, funky bass, and a very hip kind of groove! Other tracks include "Forever Young", "Schoolboy Pranks", "Carol Ann's Theme", "Village Montage", "Sugarball's Rescue", and "The Running Away Montage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Hollyridge Strings/Stu PhillipsChristmas Favorites ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Groovy Christmas instrumentals from the great Stu Phillips – one of the most sublime sessions recorded by his studio group at Capitol Records in the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given that they also took on music by The Beatles and Beach Boys! Stu brings a subtle sort of groove to his strings here – mixing the full orchestrations with a well-punctuated sense of rhythm – usually using electric bass right at the bottom of the mix, which steps things along nicely – and also plucking the strings in cool ways too, which creates sort of a link between earlier Mancini moments and later grooves from The Soulful Strings! The tunes are mostly familiar, but re-strung beautifully by Stu – and titles include "Do You Hear What I Hear", "Little Saint Nick", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Santa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town", "The Christmas Song", and "Winter Wonderland". LP, Vinyl record album

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Carl Sherlock HolmesInvestigation No 1 ... LP
CRS, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A funky holy grail – one of the rarest of the rare, and the only album ever cut by funky guitarist Carl "Sherlock" Holmes! Carl's work on the guitar is incredible – fast riffing and jazzy, with a style that's dirtier and messier than some of his 70s jazz funk contemporaries, but which also lays back on a few tracks so that Carl can deliver a sweetly soulful vocal. The album's a real blend of styles, all handled pretty darn well – from the hard funk of "Black Bag" and "Investigation", to the Latin jamming of "Modesa", the fast grooving of "Get Down Philly Town", and the mellow soul of "Think It Over" and "Your Game". Great stuff – and a real treat to finally have reissued! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Investigation No 1 (with bonus track) ... CD 12.99

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Carl Sherlock HolmesInvestigation No 1 (with bonus track) ... CD
CRS/Tramp (Germany), 1974. New Copy ... $12.99
A funky holy grail – one of the rarest of the rare, and the only album ever cut by funky guitarist Carl "Sherlock" Holmes! Carl's work on the guitar is incredible – fast riffing and jazzy, with a style that's dirtier and messier than some of his 70s jazz funk contemporaries, but which also lays back on a few tracks so that Carl can deliver a sweetly soulful vocal. The album's a real blend of styles, all handled pretty darn well – from the hard funk of "Black Bag" and "Investigation", to the Latin jamming of "Modesa", the fast grooving of "Get Down Philly Town", and the mellow soul of "Think It Over" and "Your Game". Great stuff! This excellent 2012 CD version on Tramp includes one bonus track – "The Pot's Hot". CD
Also available Investigation No 1 ... LP 9.99

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Daniel Humair, Eddy Louiss, & Jean-Luc PontyTrio HLP ... CD
Dreyfus (Canada), Late 60s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
A seminal side from the French scene of the 60s – a landmark trio with Humair on drums, Louiss on organ, and Ponty on violin – playing some very free, very groovy grooves! Titles include "Round Midnight", "So What", "You've Changed" "Bag's Groove", "That's All", "Carol's Garden", and "Sonnymoon For Two". CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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New Bobbi HumphreyFlute-In ... LP
Blue Note, 1971. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Early Blue Note work from the legendary Bobbi Humphrey – a session cut before she hooked up with producer Larry Mizell, but one that's still got a righteously soulful vibe! The arrangements here are by Wade Marcus, but he still has the great idea of giving Bobbi a bit more expanded sound in the background – a full mix of sounds that lets her flute step out in the lead and find its own soulful space on the solos – all with a wonderful style that definitely marks Humphrey as one of the freshest jazz flute talents in years! The other players are all pretty hip too – and include Lee Morgan on trumpet and Billy Harper on tenor – who'd both played with Bobbi on one of Lee's late Blue Note dates – and titles include a version of Eddie Harris' "Set Us Free", plus "Sad Bag", "Don't Knock My Funk", "Journey To Morocco", and "Ain't No Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing. Cover has some wear and a small piece of masking tape on front.)

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New IceEach Man Makes His Destiny (aka Ice) ... LP
Kedzie, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A really great chapter in the long and funky history of the musicians that also played in Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Cane & Abel – and a cool little set that may be one of the best records to ever come from the collective! The players work here as Ice – and come across like some of the best American funk collectives of the time – a group that's heavy on wah wah guitar over Fender Rhodes riffs, but which also features lots of searing solos in the middle – an instrumental intensity that sometimes dominates more than the vocals! A few gentler groovers are mighty nice too – served up with warm vocals that bubble along with the rhythms – and at a few spots, you'll even hear the trademark "magic bag" sound of the Lafayette Afro Rock Band. Titles include "Too Little Room", "Suicide", "One Chance", "Love Can", "There's Time To Change", "Dgunji", and "Put An X On The Spot". Also issued in the US under the title Ice. LP, Vinyl record album

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Millie JacksonGet It Outcha System ... LP
Spring, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
A key album in the evolution of the Millie Jackson sound and style – as she leaves behind the weepy soul of earlier albums, and moves into the fierce, proud-stepping mode that would define the "bad girl" of later, raunchier years! In case you can't figure out where Millie's going with her bag, the title is emphasized by a photo of a toilet seat on the back cover – and Millie literally takes the sh*t out on the record – in a series of tunes that have a real bad-rapping approach. Production is by longtime associate Brad Shapiro, but the overall sound is sweetened nicely by David Van De Pitte – who adds in full strings and voices to emphasize the attitude behind the songs. Titles include "Go Out & Get Some", "Put Something Down On It", "He Wants To Hear The Words", "Here You Come Again", and a great version of Latimore's "Keep The Home Fire Burnin", complete with an additional rap on the subject, entitle "Logs & Thangs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some tape along the opening.)

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Milt Jackson/JJ Johnson/Ray BrownJackson, Johnson, Brown & Company ... LP
Pablo, 1983. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Jackson, Johnson, Brown, and company – and a few more too – a nicely laidback sextet date from the later years of Pablo Records, done in the great mode that always made the label's work a 70s extension of the Verve Records ethos! Key players here, obviously, are Milt Jackson on vibes, JJ Johnson on trombone, and Ray Brown on bass – Brown also produced the set – and the group also features John Collins on guitar, Tom Rainer on piano, and Roy McCurdy on drums. Tracks are shorter and tighter than a jam session mode for three such heavy players – and titles include "Jaybone", "Lament", "Our Delight", "Bag's Groove", "Watch What Happens", and "The Jumpin Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Bobby JasparModern Jazz au Club Saint Germain (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Universal/Sam Records (France), 1955. New Copy (reissue)... $33.99
Although Belgian in origin, tenorist Bobby Jaspar was a key part of the French jazz scene of the postwar years – and his playing on records like this also made him one of the standout jazz talents in Europe in the 50s! The set features extremely rare material by Jaspar – cut for Barclay Records in 1955, and featuring a quintet with Rene Utreger on piano and Sacha Distel on guitar. Distel is especially wonderful, and even though he later went on to become a teen heartthrob pop singer in France, he's an excellent guitarist with an edgey string-heavy tone that really makes the recording stand out from some of Jaspar's other sides. That, and the fact that Jaspar's playing tenor on all tracks but one (he often plays mostly flute on some albums), makes the record one of his best from the time – and titles include "Minor Drops", "Bag's Groove", "Memory Of Dick", "Night In Tunisia", and "I'll Remember April". LP, Vinyl record album

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Syl JohnsonUptown Shakedown ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. Used ... $6.99
A different sound than usual for Syl Johnson – but a record that still has loads of those amazing vocals we love from Syl! The style's mostly modern soul – with a tightness that's different from the grit of earlier Johnson albums – that mode in which other singers of the time were tightening up their bag too. The approach works especially well on the midtempo groovers – which have the bite of Johnson's vocals providing a great contrast tot he smoother grooves of the instrumentation – in ways that really deepen the feel of the tunes, but in ways that are very different than classic work from Syl. Titles include "Mystery Lady", "Blue Water", "Who's Gonna Love You", "You're The Star Of The Show", "Gimme Little Sign", and a 9 minute "Otis Redding Medley". CD
(Includes obi.)

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Hank Jones, Ray Brown & Jimmie SmithJones Brown Smith ... CD
Concord (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Not the normal trio set you might expect – because on half the tracks, Hank Jones plays Fender Rhodes – which makes for a very different sound than usual! The record nicely alternates between Jones on acoustic and electric – and Hank manages to give some of the Rhodes tracks this surprising level of lyricism, but in ways that are nicely altered from his acoustic playing. The trio also features Ray Brown on bass and Jimmie Smith on drums – and titles include "My Ship", "Your Feet's Too Big", "Spring Is Here", and "Alone Together" – plus an especially sweet Fender Rhodes version of "Bag's Groove". CD

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Anita KerrSlightly Baroque ... LP
Warner, 1966. Very Good ... $5.99
Anita Kerr and her singers take on the baroque pop sound of the late 60s – working here in a way that mixes their smoother vocals with more complicated arrangements and some nice use of electric harpsichord! The approach isn't as over the top baroque as other albums like this – thanks to a key core of Kerr vocals from the quartet – but the harpsichord's used on nearly every track, and it really helps to bring a nice new flavor to the record – a sound that's quite different than the bag Kerr was hitting a few years before! Plus, there's some great jazzy moments from conductor Dick Marx – never too over the top, but nicely sunny at all the best points. Tracks are pretty hip too – and include "Love At Last You Found Me", "Love Lies", "It's Not Unusual", "One Note Samba", "How Insensitive", "Cast Your Fate To the Wind", and "My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Moe KoffmanTurned On ... LP
Jubilee, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the nicest albums cut by funky flute player Moe Koffman – kind of a batch of groovy 60s instrumentals, but with more of a soul tinge than you'd expect by the cover. The record features nice originals by Koffman called "James Brown's Bag" and "Funky Monkey" – plus versions of "Soul Finger", "The Mighty Quinn", "Windy", and "Song For My Father". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and some wear.)

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LedisiFeeling Orange But Sometimes Blue ... CD
LeSun, 2001. New Copy ... $14.99
Killer work from Ledisi – one of the best underground soul singers alive! This album has Ledisi opening up her bag a lot from her Soulsinger debut – moving into some more jazz-based material, sung with a sweet mellow vibe that still retains all the soulfulness of earlier work, yet which also has her using some more complicated phrasing, more sophisticated modes, and great backings that really help the set groove! As with Soulsinger, this one's got some great electric piano at the core of most of the cuts – and the tracks are a mix of originals by Ledisi, plus some surprisingly great versions of jazz standards, done in a way that's very different than any other vocal interpretations of them we've ever heard. Originals include "Meeting Marcus On A Thursday", "I've Got It", "So Right", "Land Of The Free", "Feeling Orange But Sometimes Blue", and "If You Go" – plus great covers of "Autumn Leaves", "Straight No Chaser", "Round Midnight", and "Sugar", done in a medley with D'Angelo's "Brown Sugar"! CD

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Hugh MasekelaBest Of Masekela ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
A compilation of some of Masekela's more famous tunes. Most of the songs are composed by Masekela but they also include tracks like Jobim's "Felicidade" and Webb's "Up-Up & Away". The record contains "Grazing In The Grass", "Coincidence", "Chisa", "Song Of Ice Bag", "Riot", "If There's Anybody Out There", and "Bajabula Bonke (The Healing Song)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Les McCannSoul Hits ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A really hard-hitting groover from the great 60s trio of Les McCann – a set that adds in some extra guitar from Joe Pass, who definitely sounds his most soulful on the set! Joe grooves perfectly with Les' piano – and has almost a Kenny Burrell-like depth in tone throughout – one that we're not as likely to hear on other Pass sessions of this vintage, possibly because of the excellent rhythms from Paul Chambers on bass and Paul Humphrey on drums! Tunes are definitely the soul hits promised in the title – mostly numbers that were brimming up big in the soul jazz generation of the time, but given a particular Les McCann twist. Titles include "Sister Sadie", "Bag's Groove", "Back At The Chicken Shack", "Work Song", "Sonnymoon For Two", "Groove Yard", and "Sack O Woe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has a thin stain with some flaking on the spine.)

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New Jack McDuffSophisticated Funk ... LP
Chess, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A lost electric groover from Brother Jack McDuff – sweet keyboards instead of his usual Hammond, but still plenty darn great! The record's got a slinky groove that's almost more CTI than Chess Records – with full arrangements by Billy Jones, who also plays guitar on the record – alongside plenty of great sax and flute from Joe Farrell. Sessions were done at the All Platinum Studios in New Jersey – no surprise, given that Chess was owned by that label by this point, and Jones himself was recording for them as part of the group Brother To Brother. The overall groove is somewhere between Bob James and Larry Mizell – although very much its own sort of bag as well – and titles include a great remake of "Theme From Electric Surfboard", plus "Dit Da Dit", "Ju Ju", "To Be Named Later", "Mini Pads", "Summer Dream", and "Mannix Theme". Gotta love the cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe McPhee/Ernie BosticLive At Vassar 1970 ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1970. New Copy 2CDs ... $16.99
Some of the hippest jazz ever played at Vassar College – and previously-unreleased work from avant legend Joe McPhee, recorded right around the same time as his classic Nation Time record! One CD features a smoking performance by McPhee on tenor – working with a group that also includes Byron Morris on alto sax – really stretching out on a mixture of original tunes and some surprisingly free takes on standards – familiar songs blown openly, almost with a Coltrane Quartet sort of approach! But the other CD is even more amazing – and even more obscure – as it features a group with vibist Ernie Bostic, alto saxophonist Otis Greene, and Hammond player Herbie Leaman – all musicians we really don't know at all – but who sound wonderful together! The mix of organ and vibes is completely sublime – and tracks are very long and airy, with a haunting feel that's unlike anything we've ever heard before. The Bostic group plays "Flowers For Mattie B", "Bag's Groove", and "Resolution" – and McPhee's combo takes on "Green Dolphin Street", "Spring Street", "Muntu", "Maybell's Blues", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", and "Stella By Starlight". CD
 
 
 



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