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Maxwell Davies/BB KingCompositions Of Count Basie & Others ... LP
Crown, Late 50s. Very Good .... $6.99
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(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear, aging, some stains, two pieces of tape, and a spot of sticker residue.)

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New BB KingMidnight Believer ... LP
ABC, 1978. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most tightly-produced of BB King's albums for MCA, but a set that's still filled with undeniable charm – and which really shows King more than able to step up to some well-deserved superstardom! There's a bit of an LA finish to the backings, but things are never too smooth – and BB's vocals and guitar both really shine in this setting – with inflections and edges that are just wonderful throughout! The balance is great – that rare ability that MCA had to serve up such records at the time – and titles include "A World Full Of Strangers", "Midnight Believer", "Never Make A Move Too Soon", "Hold On", "I Just Can't Leave Your Love Alone", and "When It All Comes Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New BB KingTo Know You Is To Love You ... LP
ABC/MCA, 1973. Used .... Out Of Stock
A set that has BB King teaming up with southern soul maestro Dave Crawford – an arranger/producer who helps BB find a whole new groove! Crawford's approach is wonderfully warm and soulful – almost a Hi Records sort of take on the music, which brings King's traditional blues into much fresher territory – an update of older Memphis modes, with a really great sound for the 70s. In addition to The Memphis Horns, there's also a bit of Philly help on the record too – thanks to Vince Montana's vibes, Norman Harris' guitar, Ron Kersey's keyboards, and Ronnie Baker's bass. Stevie Wonder makes a brief guest appearance on keyboards too – and titles include "Oh To Me", "Love", "Respect Yourself", "I Like To Live The Love", "Who Are You", "I Can't Leave", and "Thank You For Loving The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam, with some stains and a sticker on the back. Label has a sticker.)
 
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Roosevelt FranklinYear Of Roosevelt Franklin – Gordon's Friend From Sesame Street ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Very Good Gatefold .... $24.99
While it's not as tripped out and funky as the Stark Reality LP, this children's record is still a 70s classic, with some nice funky R&B backing, but mostly worth it for the sing song children's rhyme vocals and spoken bits and skits between the songs. The whole thing's got a very Prince Paul vibe to it, and is ripe for sampling, but truthfully we had a great time here at DGA just kicking back and listening to it too! 12 tracks in all, in a great gatefold sleeve with cartoons on the inside and endorsements on the back with everyone from Ed Sullivan to BB King to John Lindsay (the then Mayor of NYC). Includes "Roosevelt Franklin Counts", "Days Of The Week", "Mobity Mosely's Months", "Keep On Trying", "The Safety Boy Blues", "Just Because", "The Skin I'm In", "A Bear Eats Bear Food", "Halfies", "Me & You", "Old King Midas" and "Roosevelt Franklin's Alphabet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
 
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Tommy Boyce & Bobby HartI Wonder What She's Doing Tonite ... LP
A&M, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $16.99
Brilliant 60s pop from the team of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart – best known for their key early songwriting work for The Monkees, but a heck of a great duo on their own! Boyce & Hart have a sparkly, sunshiney sound that's very much a part of The Monkees generation – a beautiful post-folk, post-surf blend of styles, and one that's served up with all the warmth and charm that made The Monkees so great – yet also with some cool twists and turns that make a record like this so great – the kind of chance-taking that A&M sometimes allowed its artists to take at the time! Backings are super-groovy – arranged by Artie Butler and Don McGinis – and titles include "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite", "Teardrop City", "I Wanna Be Free", "The Countess", "Population", and "Two For The Price Of One" – a great cover of a Larry Williams & Johnny Watson soul tune! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a name in marker on back, and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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James BrownThere It Is ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Sealed .... $69.99
One of the best James Brown soul LPs from the 70s, with a great mix of funky and deeper soul tracks. The latter is represented by the classics "Public Enemy #1" and "King Heroin", both hard soul political tracks. The funk is represented by "Talkin' Loud & Sayin' Nothing", "There It Is", and James's version of "I Need Help" (which was also recorded by Bobby Byrd). Original Polydor pressing, with nice heavy wax, and the cool multicolor cover. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original promo pressing, still sealed! Cover has a promo imprint.)

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New Dennis BudimirSprung Free! ... LP
Revelation, 1961/1963. Near Mint- .... $26.99
Laidback and introspective work from guitarist Dennis Budimir – a unique west coast talent whose playing worked well at so many different levels! The album features tracks recorded in 1961 and 1963 – with Budimir soloing very openly on long tracks done with backing by only bass and drums. Gary Peacock's on one track, and Bobby West handles bass on the rest – and tracks include "Blues By The Bags", "The Blues Sprung Free", "East Of The Sun", and "Sultry Serenade". Budimir's tone is nice and raspy – really odd, especially for the time! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby ByrneJazzbone's Connected To The Trombone ... LP
Grand Award, 1954. Very Good .... $4.99
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(Cover has some wear, a small peeled spot and some masking tape along the top seam.)

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Jean CarneYou're A Part Of Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1988. Very Good .... $0.99
By this point in her career, Jean Carn's added an "e" to her name, has messed up her hair, and picked up a pronounced 80s smooth soul sound. However, she's still recording in Philly, and on the best cuts she makes it past some rather heavy keyboard arrangements that almost get in the way. Bobby Eli and Grover Washington Jr handled some of the production – and tracks include "Ain't No Way", "Early Morning Love", You're A Part Of Me", "Let Me Be The One", "Walking The Line", and "Givin Up On Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Buck ClaytonHuckle-buck & Robbins' Nest – A Buck Clayton Jam Session ... LP
Columbia, 1953. Very Good- .... $5.99
A heavy classic from trumpeter Buck – two side-long tracks, which was relatively groundbreaking at the time, especially for a studio date! Other players include Joe Newman on trumpet, Urbie Green and Henderson Chambers on trombones, Lem Davis on alto, Julian Dash on tenor, Charlie Fowlkes on baritone, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, and Freddie Green on guitar! Titles include "The Huckle-Buck" and "Robbin's Nest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and staining. Vinyl plays with clicks on side 1.)

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ColosseumColosseum Live ... LP
Warner, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP .... $9.99
Heavy jamming material from this legendary Brit jazz rock ensemble! The record captures the group in a live setting – and all tracks are very long, with a mixture of driving jazzy solos and hard rocking vocals. Not all of this stuff's in a mode that we dig, but we've got to admit that some of the tracks have breakout solos or hard grooves on organ and keyboards that are quite appealing if you dig full-on Euro fusion of the early 70s. Titles include "Lost Angeles", "Rope Ladder to The Moon", "Walking In The Park", and a version of Michael Gibbs' "Tanglewood '63". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, ring & edge wear, and a spot of tape.)

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Norman ConnorsPassion ... LP
Capitol, 1988. Very Good+ .... $1.99
Late 80s – but Norman's still the king of the mellow soul groove! The album's got Connors working with his Starship Orchestra on a set of tunes that bubble forth with the same jazzy touches as in earlier years – showing a bit of the trace of their time in the group's silly costumes on the back cover, and the use of electric rhythms on a number of cuts – but more than making up for that with a soulful feel overall. Vocals are by Gabrielle Goodman and Spender Harrison – and Freddie Hubbard guest stars on one track. Titles include "Samba For Maria", "Welcome To My Life", "That's The Way Of The World", "I Am Your Melody", "Passion", and "Private Stock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Lou DonaldsonLush Life (Applause version) ... LP
Blue Note/Applause, 1967. Near Mint- .... $5.99
An unusual session from the heart of Lou Donaldson's return to Blue Note in the late 60s – a mellower date that stands in strong contrast to his funkier albums of the time! As you might guess from the title, there's a lusher feel going on here – one that has Lou's alto sax augmented by larger backings from Duke Pearson – who manages to score things perfectly with a balance of soul and sophistication. The album's hardly a "Donaldson with strings" date – and instead is done in the more mature mode that Duke was using in some of his own sides from the time, and on work with players like Donald Byrd or Stanley Turrentine. Other players here include Wayne Shorter on tenor, Pepper Adams on baritone, Jerry Dodgion on alto and flute, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Garnett Brown on trombone – plus core rhythms from the trio of McCoy Tyner on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Al Harewood on drums. Titles include "Sweet Slumber", "The Good Life", "Sweet & Lovely", "Stardust", and "You've Changed" – and the album was recorded in the 60s, it was only first issued in Japan in 1980 – and even then only later in the US! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ecstasy, Passion & PainEcstasy, Passion & Pain ... LP
Roulette, 1974. Very Good .... $11.99
Seminal early disco work from Ecstasy Passion & Pain – a group with a much harder soul approach than some of their counterparts on the 70s Philly scene! Singer Barbara Roy really gives the group a wonderful sound here – working with a level of soul that matches some of the deeper soul divas of the late 60s, but able to soar along easily with the album's full, rich Philly arrangements from Bobby Martin – in a way that gives the record a range that far surpasses most other female soul albums coming out from Philly in the 70s. Roy's passion and vitality make the album way more than just a "singer with disco backing in the studio set" – and Martin wonderfully tailors the sound of each tune to match the spirit of Roy's vocals. Titles include "I'll Do Anything For You," "Ask Me," "Try To Believe Me," "I Wouldn't Give You Up," and "Don't Burn Your Bridges Behind You." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring & edge wear.)

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Jackie EdwardsCome To Me Softly ... LP
Third World (UK), Mid 70s. Very Good- .... $5.99
Lovers material of the highest quality – featuring the silky soul voice of Jackie Edwards over mellow backing by Sly & Robbie. Bunny Lee arranged and produced the album – and titles include "At The End", "Daddy's Home", "Just Because", "Lost Love", and "Come To Me Softly". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Charlie's Records. Cover has light wear, some small light stains, and a small split on the top seam.)

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New Fania All-StarsOur Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa) ... LP
Fania, 1972. Very Good 2LP Gatefold .... $34.99
A monumental album – for a monumental movie! The film Our Latin Thing was a key part in breaking the New York scene to the rest of the world – a 1972 movie that combined documentary and musical footage, showing the rich culture of Spanish Harlem at a time when it was bubbling over with pride, politics, and creative energy! The album really does a fantastic job of capturing the magic of the film – as over and above musical tracks, it also features some great other stuff – like a live cockfight, some interviews, a block party, and Izzy Sanabria's impersonation of Ed Sullivan! Musical tracks include "Ponte Duro", "Quitate Tu", "Botanica", "Descarga Fania", "Estrellas De Fania",a nd "Lamento De Un Guajiro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New FatbackXII ... LP
Spring, 1979. Very Good .... $4.99
It's the group's 12th album, but they're still going strong – working in a sweet mix of bassy funk that really expands their original sound! The album's got a nice clubby feel overall – not really disco, but bumpin soul that still shows the group as a mostly funk act, but one with an ear for the dancefloor crowd. The standout cut is "King Tim III (Personality Jock)", a really catchy old school track that's often hailed as one of the first rap tracks ever – and other cuts include "Gimme That Sweet Sweet Lovin", "Disco Bass", "You're My Candy Sweet", and "Love In Perfect Harmony". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Kenny Graham's Afro CubistsAfro Kadabra Caribbean Suite – Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists Vol 2 ... LP
Esquire (UK), 1953. Near Mint- .... $11.99
Seminal work from one of the hippest Brit arrangers of the 50s – with tenor work from Graham, Derek Humble, and Peter King – plus Phil Seamen on drums, Joe Hunter on trumpet, and Roy Plummer on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album

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Slide HamptonDrum Suite ... LP
Epic, 1962. Very Good- .... $6.99
One of Slide Hampton's greatest records of all time – a totally hip batch of tracks recorded with a large group that reminds us of some of Max Roach's ensembles of the early 60s! No surprise, Roach is a key part of the album – pounding away with frenzy on Hampton's 5-part "Drum Suite", and working well here on other tracks with players that include Yusef Lateef and George Coleman on tenor, Freddie Hubbard and Hobart Dotson on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Khan on bass, and both Hampton and Benjamin Jacobs-El on trombones. There's a righteous, majestic energy to most of the tracks – not just the pivotal "Drum Suite" in five parts, but also the originals "Gallery Groove" and "Fump" – plus versions of "Lover", "Our Waltz", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks on tracks two through four. Cover has some wear, with a sticker and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Coleman HawkinsHawk & The Hunter ... LP
Mira, Mid 60s. Near Mint- .... $7.99
A really unusual chapter of the Coleman Hawkins catalog – an album of easy-going ballads and late nite tracks, recorded with backings from arranger Frank Hunter – hence the title of the set! Hunter's using some lush strings on the set, but not in a way that gets in front of Hawkins' horn – and Coleman gets plenty of room to blow on the session, recorded here in a nice echoey mode that brings out the deepness of his tone even more than usual! Rhythm is by 2 different trios – one with Dick Hyman, Milt Hinton, and Osie Johnson; the other with Hank Jones, George Duvivier, and Jimmie Crawford – and tunes include "Easy Walker", "Traumerei", "Lazy Butterfly", "Pebbles", "Not Quite Right", "Whisper To Me", "Lonely Tenor", and "Hawk Talk". LP, Vinyl record album

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Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Pete Brown, et alColeman Hawkins All Stars At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- .... $9.99
Three great horn players with plenty of space to solo freely – working together on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! The combo's one put together for the date, but they groove together nicely – rhythm by the trio of Ray Bryant on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – and top-line solo work from Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, and the great Pete Brown on alto! The album may well be one of Brown's last appearances on Verve, and his work from the 50s is always a treat – and he gets in an especially nice solo on a version of "Day By Day". Other tracks include "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me", "Moonglow", "Embraceable You", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Al HibblerMonday Every Day – Al Hibbler Sings The Blues ... LP
Reprise, 1961. Very Good .... $3.99
Vocalist Al Hibbler gets some of the coolest backings of his career – some great arrangements from the young Gerald Wilson, who makes the music swing in ways that Al never got back in the 50s! The tune's got a sharp, soulful sparkle that really comes from Wilson's great charts – inventive use of instrumentation and timings that work perfectly with that amazing Hibbler voice – easily one of the most impressive male jazz modes of the postwar years, but not always given a setting this great! Hibbler's sense of personality and phrasing comes through wonderfully – and there's a mature sophistication to the record that's really marvelous – a vibe that's more late 60s than you'd expect from the date. Titles include "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "When The Sun Comes Out", "You Of All People", "Dinner For One Please James", and "Laughing On The Outside". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has masking tape on the seams, a rip on the spine, a bit of pen, a promo sticker, and WGN letters on the back.Label has a sticker.)

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Bobby HutchersonMontara ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good .... $44.99
One of our favorite Bobby Hutcherson albums ever – and a magical session filled with electric Latin vibes! The album's quite a different one for Bobby at the time – as it has him working with some larger arrangements, in a soulful west coast groove that's almost got the feel of a hip 70s soundtrack. Bobby's vibes are nicely set up against Fender Rhodes on most tracks – and the group's got some added Latin percussion that really opens up the rhythms. The whole thing's totally wonderful – brimming over with sun and soul, the kind of magic record that will never be made again! Tracks include "Camel Rise", "Yuyo", "Montara", "La Malanga", "Little Angel", and "Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and clear tape along the bottom seam.)

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New Leroy HutsonUnforgettable ... LP
RSO, 1979. Near Mint- .... $7.99
A great little set from Leroy Hutson – proof that he was still going strong through all his years at Curtom! For years we passed this one by, wrongly thinking "it's late, it can't be that good" – but the album's a real winner, with a blend of clubby uptempo cuts and some super-great mellow soul material, stuff that has Leroy stepping into a smooth modern soul vein! Seminal tracks include "So Nice" and "Right or Wrong" – both of which are amongst some of his best work ever – and other tracks include "Unforgettable", "Funk In My Life", and "Lonely Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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Chuck JacksonOn Tour ... LP
Wand, 1964. Very Good+ .... $18.99
Incredible mid 60s soul from Chuck Jackson – tearing it up live at The Apollo Theater! It's great set that has Jackson opening up with a range of more grooves than usual – picking up some jazzy touches on a few songs, moving into Motown on a few others, and returning to his original Iceman groove on the rest. The crowd noise is very up in the mix – bristling with more electricity than we might expect from Chuck – and he delivers a real knockout set! Titles include "Billie Baby", "Please Please Please", "Any Day Now", "Any Other Way", "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", "Beg Me", and "Chuck's Soul Brothers Twist". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)
Also available On Tour (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99

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LaToya JacksonLaToya Jackson ... LP
Polydor, 1980. Near Mint- .... $2.99
Oh for the simple days of the Jackson family – before everyone started fighting, and were just working on making good music! Here, LaToya Jackson gets production help from brother Michael – as well as Larry Farrow and Ollie Brown – and comes up with a nice set of clubby modern soul tracks that are probably as great as anything she ever recorded! The album features a great groover called "Are You Ready", which snaps along with a real "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" sort of feel – and other tracks include "My Love Has Passed You By", "If I Ain't Got It", "Lovely Is She", and "Night Time Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small stains on back.)

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Rebbie JacksonReaction ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Very Good+ .... $0.49
A smoking second album from Rebbie Jackson – a set that has Rebbie working with strong production help from two of the bigger aspects of the Columbia Records soul family in the 80s – Tito Jackson and Reggie Lucas, who each handle a handful of songs along with David Conley and Howie Rice. The album's got a bubbly, perky approach to soul – almost more catchy and beat-heavy than Jackson's debut for the label, with cuts that include "Reaction", "Ticket To Love", "Ain't No Way To Love", "Lessons In The Fine Art Of Love", "Always Wanting Something", "You Send The Rain Away", and "If You Don't Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp on the back.)

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Bobby JonesArrival Of Bobby Jones ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Near Mint- .... $4.99
An excellent debut from saxophonist Bobby Jones – an extremely talented player whose work was a big part of the Charles Mingus group in the early 70s – and an artist who works with a surprising sense of soul! The album's got Bobby in a really great lineup – with sensitive backing from Charles McPherson on alto sax, Jaki Byard on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums – and 2 tracks feature some added whimsicality from Bob Dorough, who plays electric piano, and Sue Evans, who plays an assortment of percussion. Bob plays on the groovy tunes "Stone Bossa" and "Keepin Up With The Joneses" – and other tracks include "Thanks To Trane", "Ballad For Two Sons", "As The Crow Flies", and "Blues For The Brown Buddha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on each side.)

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Keith LeblancStranger Than Fiction ... LP
Enigma, 1989. Near Mint- .... $7.99
Another batch of heavy grooves from Keith LeBlanc, still working with the Adrian Sherwood and the On-U crew, plus old Sugarhill cohorts Skip McDonald and Doug Wimbish. Loads of vocal snippet samples collide with dubby effects, and 80s electronic touches, and while you can definitely place this record in the 80s, the whole affair has a timeless vibe that still sounds fresh today. 12 tracks in all, including "But Whitey", "Einstein", "Here's Looking At You", "Count This", "Men In Capsules", "These Sounds", "Mechanical Movements" and "Comedy Of Errors". LP, Vinyl record album

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Main SourceBreaking Atoms ... LP
Wild Pitch, 1991. Near Mint- .... $69.99
The masterpiece from Main Source – one of the best hip hop LPs of the early 90s – if not of all time! What can we say about this album that hasn't already been said? Or to put it another way, is their really any point in us describing this classic set that introduced the world to the genius of the Large Professor? Essential true school hip hop from the class of '91 with classic tracks like "Looking At The Front Door", "Live At The Barbecue", "Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball", "Peace Is Not The Word To Play", "Watch Roger Do His Thang", "He Got So Much Soul (He Don't Need No Music)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with DMS and HUB etchings. Front cover has scribbles in marker & spot of price sticker residue)

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MoonglowsReturn Of The Moonglows ... LP
RCA, 1972. Sealed .... $4.99
Excellent album that Harvey Fuqua put together with his old band during the time that he had emerged as a successful soul producer at RCA working with bands like The Nite Liters and The New Birth. The album features the group reprising some of their classic doo wop tracks, and giving them a 70's edge with the help of a small combo that includes Norman Harris, Bobby Eli, and Vernon Bullock. One highlight includes a great remake of "Sincerely" that has a nice break and a good groove to it. Other goodies are "The Ten Commandments", and "Most Of All". Better than you'd think! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Jackie MooreMake Me Feel Like A Woman ... LP
Kayvette, 1975. Very Good+ .... $24.99
One of Jackie Moore's best albums ever – and a tight batch of deep soul tunes produced by 70s maestro Brad Shapiro! Jackie's vocals are wonderful – full of feeling, and delivered with an honest, upfront quality that really ranks with some of the best southern soul singers of the time! Shapiro's touch is great, too – and works the same sort of magic here that he did with Millie Jackson – serving up a blend of rootsy numbers, plus some smoother 70s groovers that really offer up a great way for southern soul to keep on growing. The set was recorded at Muscle Shoals and Criteria, with a great mix of modes – and the mellow cuts have these great bubbling guitars and organ behind the vocals, really making them some of the best numbers on the record. Titles include "At The Top Of The Hill", "Tired Of Hiding", "Hurting Inside Out", "The Bridge That Lies Between Us", "Never Is Forever", and "Heart Be Still". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label of side 1 has some waviness.)

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Noel PointerFeel It ... LP
United Artists, 1979. Very Good+ .... $0.99
Great work from Noel Pointer – one of the leading lights in the United Artists soul spectrum at the end of the 70s! As with other Pointer sets from the time, there's a pretty strong fusion undercurrent here – a groove that's built up from Noel's own work on electric violin, plus some great keyboards from Richard Tee and Patrice Rushen. But there's also a nicely clubby feel too – a groove on longer tracks that's supplied by arranger Paul Riser, who further underscores the most soulful elements of the set. Pointer handles lead vocals on a few tracks, but there's also some great backing vocals on most numbers too – some of which are sung by The Jones Girls. Titles include "Captain Jarvis", "There's A Feeling", "Feel It", "Niteroi", and "For You", which is billed as "A Disco Concerto"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a bit of light wear.)

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RascalsIsland Of Real ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good- .... $2.99
One of those great later albums from the Rascals – recorded after their early hit years on Atlantic, at a time when the group was tripping out a bit, and actually picking up a lot more funk and rock touches! The sound of the record is surprisingly appealing to our ears, with some great funky bits that creep out from time to time – amidst a set of tracks that bubbles with a nice crossover style – all in the same soulful-leaning modes of the group's earlier work, but with a headier sound overall! Titles include "Jungle Walk", "Brother Tree", "Echoes", "Hummin Song", "Lucky Day", and "Saga Of New York". LP, Vinyl record album

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Martha ReevesWe Meet Again ... LP
Fantasy, 1978. Near Mint- .... $1.99
Martha's lost the Vandellas by the time of this late 70s set – making a strong move here as a solo act, and really going for a different sound. The format is quite clubby – arrangements by Dale Warren and Robert Manchurian that have a full and soulful feel, very much like the later Fantasy/Philly sessions. Martha's vocals are fully over the top of the set – pushing a lot more than in the Motown years – and cranking things into full disco diva mode on most of the tunes. Titles include "I Feel A Magic", "Free Again", "Special To Me", "Dedicated To Be Your Woman", "Love Don't Come No Stronger", and "One Line From Every Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mongo SantamariaEl Pussy Cat ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Very Good+ .... $19.99
A really pivotal album in the career of Mongo Santamaria – one that has Mongo stripping down the groove, kicking up some jazz, and mixing together soulful styles that brought him to the top of the Latin crowd of the 1960s! There's a tightness here that goes beyond any of Santamaria's previous albums – a no-nonsense approach that makes for some incredibly hard-hitting numbers – heavy on the conga, but also featuring strong piano lines from Rodger Grand, trumpet from Marty Sheller, flute and tenor from Hubert Laws, and alto sax and baritone from Bobby Capers! This small combo provides pretty much all of the instrumentation for the record – and there's no added tricks or gimmicks, just hard-grooving Latin jazz at its best! Titles include "El Pussy Cat", "Together", "Black Eyed Peas", "Ritmo Negro", "Sarai", "Hammer Head", and "Afro Lypso". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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New Wayne ShorterIntroducing Wayne Shorter ... LP
Vee Jay, 1959. Very Good- .... $34.99
The birth of a genius! From the vantage point of the 21st century,Wayne Shorter hardly needs any introduction – but when he recorded this debut album in the late 50s, Shorter was just the new kid on the block – making a few important waves as the tenor star in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. The album wisely works off that fame, and pairs Shorter with co-Messenger Lee Morgan – in front line on the trumpet – but it's also got a slightly different groove too, thanks to a rhythm team that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums. The Kelly trio approach makes for a nice change from the Blakey mode – and Shorter more than follows suit by blowing some wonderfully well-crafted solos, and working in a more introspective soul mode – really pointing the way towards his later genius as a leader on Blue Note. Shorter also emerges as a heck of a great writer too – contributing 5 great original tracks to the set, titles that include "Blues A La Carte", "Harry's Last Stand", "Black Diamond", "Pug Nose", and "Down in The Depths". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, with the deep groove. Vinyl is clean, but has a mark that clicks for a bit in two spots.)

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Nina SimoneLet It All Out ... LP
Philips, 1965. Very Good- .... $14.99
Excellent Philips work by Nina – a set of tracks that mostly features spare combo backings from Rudy Stevenson on guitar and flute, Bobby Hamilton on drums, and Lisle Atkinson on bass. One track, "For Myself", features arrangements by Horace Ott – and another, "Images", was recorded live – but overall, the album's got a warmly intimate feel that's really great, and which has Nina singing in that perfect righteous mode of the time. Titles include "Chauffeur", "The Other Woman", "This Year's Kisses", "Nearer Blessed Lord", "Ballad of Hollis Brown" and "Don't Explain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Light purple label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some splitting on the top seam, light staining along the spine and top seam, and small stains on the back.)

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Soul SurvivorsSoul Survivors ... LP
TSOP, 1974. Very Good+ .... $4.99
A surprisingly nice record by the group who scored big in the late 60s with "Expressway to Your Heart" – and who continued to be one of the best blue eyed soul acts working on the east coast! This album's the group's second, done for Gamble & Huff at Philly International – and it's actually an even better record than the first, bubbling over with a warm mainstream soul style that's produced to perfection with lots of great touches. The songs are incredibly strong, and the instrumentation and vocals come off so well that you'll have yourself forgetting that these guys were essentially a rock group with a very soulful approach! Titles include "What it Takes", "City Of Brotherly Love", "Virgin Girl", "Over My Head", and "Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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Bobby Stevens & The Checkmates LtdLife ... LP
Rustic, Early 70s. Near Mint- .... $9.99
Obscure material by Bobby Stevens & The Checkmates – recorded after their baroque soul album for A&M, with arrangements by Bobby and the band. The record's kind of a concept album – in which Bobby performs poems and monologues between each song, then rolls into covers of late 60s pop and soul hits like "Walk On By", "My Girl", "Turn Back The Hands Of Time", and "I Am I Said". The format's pretty good, and the band gets a bit trippy on the best cuts, although they still stay pretty close to the heavy Checkmates sound of the late 60s. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has masking tape on the spine, some tape residue and marker on front, and light wear.)

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T-ConnectionEverything Is Cool ... LP
Capitol, 1981. Very Good- .... $0.99
A near-lost 80s groover from T-Connection – recorded after their more famous albums for TK, but every bit as nice! By this point, the group have really sweetened their sound in a nice way – and are working in a Capitol Rare-styled 80s groove that's filled with rolling basslines, spacey keyboards, and mature vocals that get past the ensemble funk mode of their earliest records. There's plenty of catchy clubby numbers on the set – and titles include "Groove City", "Spinnin", "Paradise", "Spend The Night With Me", "Give Me Your Love", and "We've Got A Good Thing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a bit of light wear.)

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Sam Taylor JrTunnels Of My Mind ... LP
GRT, Early 70s. Near Mint- .... $38.99
A strange bit of trippy soul from the obscure Sam Taylor Jr. The overall feel is heavy hard soul, similar to Wilson Pickett – and with a similar sort of backing by a combo that includes organ, piano, guitar, and heavy drums by Paul Humphrey. Tracks include "10,000 Tears", "The Stinger", "Now You Got The Nerve", "Next In Line", and "Cigarette Grubber". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape! Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Bobby TimmonsFrom The Bottom ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s/1970. Very Good+ .... $4.99
Mellow trio material by Bobby, recorded in the final moments of the Riverside label in its first incarnation, but not issued until 1970, when ABC took over the label's holdings. The set's notable in that Bobby plays vibes on 2 tracks, and also performs an unaccompanied piano solo on another. Backing is by the very sensitive Sam Jones and Jimmy Cobb, and titles include "From The Bottom", "Moanin", "Samba Triste", and "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars". LP, Vinyl record album

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UpsettersBlackboard Jungle Dub (3 x 10 inch) (Limited colored vinyl edition) ... LP
Get On Down, 1973. Near Mint- 3x10" (reissue).... $28.99
You could go 'round and 'round with music historians arguing whether or not this album, or Java Java Java or Aquarius Dub was the first full length dub LP, but it makes no difference to us, this is one mighty set of Perryisms, wrought in the pre-Black Ark era. There's a dozen of the Upsetter's finest rhythms rendered in dub versions here, and though he's uncredited on the sleeve, we've read that King Tubby was responsible for the wonderful reverb and mixing console action taking these tracks to the next level. Essential! Includes "Blackboard Jungle Dub (version 1)", "Rubba, Rubba Words", "Cloak A Dagger (version 3)", "Dreamland Dub", "Fever Grass Dub", "Sinsemilla Kaya Dub", "Moving Forward", "Kasha Macka Dub" and "Setta Iration Dub". Amazing package – comes in a box, with 3 colored vinyl 10" LPs, and a bonus large poster of the cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Colored vinyl pressing, including the poster!)

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Frank Wess, Bobby Jaspar, Seldon Powell, et alSpirit Of Charlie Parker ... LP
World Wide/Savoy, Late 50s. Good+ .... $9.99
A Charlie Parker tribute, but with a real difference – and that difference is flutes! Although the title claims to be in the "spirit of Charlie Parker", the album does offer tunes by Bird – but recast in a looser, more open-ended jam session mode – very much like some of the best work that Wess recorded for Prestige and Savoy during the mid and late 50s. Frank's working here exclusively on flute – and Bobby Jaspar and Seldon Powell both play flute too – with a bit of extra clarinet from Jaspar and some tenor from Powell. Billy Ver Planck did the arrangements, but the tracks are long and very open – and also feature vibes and piano from Eddie Costa. Titles include "Parker's Mood", "Marmaduke", "Now's The Time", and "Ah Leu-Cha". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gold label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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Young-Holt UnlimitedOh Girl ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- .... $33.99
Wicked electric funk from Young Holt Unlimited – and a real departure from the sound of their 60s albums, and a step into a groove that's very 70s-styled overall! The album's heavy on Fender Rhodes – played not just by group member Ken Chaney, but also by a young Bobby Lyle – making an excellent appearance here, and already blowing our mind with his talents! Of course, the hip rhythms from Eldee Young and Redd Holt make the album crackle – but it's the keyboards here that we really love – played with a slightly offbeat vibe that's unlike most mainstream use of the instrument. The groove gets nice and slow and the album's got a very dope lineup that features more than a few nice sample tracks! Titles include "Yes We Can Can", "Rubber Lips", "Oh Girl", "Food Stamps", and the massive "Bumpin On Young Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, in nice shape. Cover has a very light stain in one corner.)

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VariousThat's The Way I Feel Right Now – A Tribute To Thelonious Monk ... LP
A&M, 1984. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold .... $6.99
A great little entry into a genre that got way too overdone and way too cluttered by the end of the 80s – but which was surprisingly fresh at the time of this initial release! The set pays tribute to the late Thelonious Monk, but does so by moving way past his modern jazz roots – and allowing for participation by a variety of artists in a number of different fields. Hal Willner masterminded the set, and does a great job of making unlike artists work well next to each other – really expanding on famous numbers by Monk, but never getting too goofy overall. Titles include "Functional" by Randy Weston, "Four In One" by Todd Rundgren & Gary Windo, "Thelonious" by Bruce Fowler, "Criss Cross" by Shockabilly, "In Walked Budd" by Terry Adams & Roswell Rudd, "Evidence" by Steve Lacy & Elvin Jones, "Ba-Lu-Bolivar-Ba-Lues-Are" by Was Not Was, "Ask Me Now" by Steve Lacy & Charlie Rouse, "Monk's Mood" by Sharon Freeman, "Round Midnight" by Joe Jackson, and "Friday The Thirteen" by Bobby McFerrin and Bob Dorough. There's plenty of other great Lacy work on the set too – and even if you're put off by the presence of non-jazzers on the set, the album's worth it alone for the Lacy tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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New Ella FitzgeraldElla In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
Quite a popular live album from Ella – recorded in Berlin at the height of the cold war years – featuring a famous recording of "Mack The Knife" that almost blew away Bobby Darin's hit with the cut! The album's nicely free of some of the stodginess of some of Ella's Songbook albums from the same time – with light and jazzy backing by a group that includes Jim Hall, Paul Smith, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. Titles include "Mack The Knife", "How High The Moon", "Too Darn Hot", "Gone With The Wind", "Misty", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some light wear, and a small center split on the bottom seam.)

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New Freddie HubbardMistral ... LP
East Wind/Liberty, 1981. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
An overlooked gem from Freddie Hubbard – a late fusion outing, done for the Japanese market at a time when most of his American work was returning to more acoustic modes! Freddie's trumpet sparkles brilliantly in the lead – hitting the same sort of soulful, stretching vibe as his best CTI recordings from the mid 70s – served up with an equally great mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation in the arrangements! The lineup of musicians is pretty unique, too – with Art Pepper on alto, George Cables on acoustic and electric piano, Phil Ranelin on trombone, and Roland Bautista on guitars – usually working in these gentle grooving rhythms that have a soulful stepping vibe – and which really let Freddie soar on his trumpet solos. Titles include "Eclipse", "Sunshine Lady", "I Love You", and "Bring It Back Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New Michael JacksonOff The Wall ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
Michael, if only you'd stayed at this level! This 1979 solo album by Michael is a killer batch of soul grooves – one of best moments ever, and a crowning cap to a stellar 70s run – both as a younger solo act, and with the whole Jackson family! Quincy Jones produced, and the album's got a funky undercurrent that's really stunning – clubby, yet plenty darn soulful, with a wickedly sly groove that others would try to copy for years, but never fully match. Titles include seminal groovers like "Rock With You", "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", "Working Day And Night", "Girlfriend", "Off The Wall", "Burn This Disco Out" and more. Amazing amazing amazing work from the to-be-coronated King Of Pop! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Iggy PopSoldier ... LP
Arista, 1980. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
One of Iggy's better solo albums – with all the manic vocals you'd want and expect, but with some really cool production touches and oddball, yet accessible songs. You got love Iggy for kicking of a high stakes second album for Arista with a song about wanting a rubber dolly and hanging out with transvestites – flavored by a circus-y organ rather than blistering Stooges-style guitars. This was a man not kleen on repeating himself, and Soldier's still a fascinating effort. Includes "Loco Mosquito", "Ambition", "Knocking 'Em Down (In The City)", "Get Up & Get Out", "Mr Dynamite", "Play It Safe", "Take Care Of Me", "I Need More", "Dog Food", "I Snub You" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few creases.)
Also available Soldier (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 16.99

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Cal Tjader & Eddie PalmieriEl Sonido Nuevo ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
A classic collaboration between vibist Cal Tjader and Latin pianist Eddie Palmieri – a really wonderful album that bridges two different worlds of music in the 60s! Cal had always had something of a Latin bent to his music, even working for Fantasy in San Francisco a decade before – but here, teamed up with Eddie Palmieri, his music gets a great New York infusion – and one that's even a bit more contemporary than some of Tjader's previous 60s Latin efforts. Eddie's sharp-edged piano is totally great – ringing out with some especially bold tones – and other players on the set include Julian Priester and Mark Weinstein on trombones, Ismael Quintana on percussion, Bobby Rodriguez on bass, and George Castro on flute. Arrangements are by Eddie and Claus Ogerman – and titles include "Los Jibaros", "Ritmo Uni", "Picadillo", "Unidos", "El Sonido Nuevo", and "Guajira En Azul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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Nancy WilsonNow I'm A Woman ... LP
Capitol, Early 70s. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
A really unique moment for Nancy – one in which she leaves the LA sound behind, and gets some special treatment from the young Philly crew of the Gamble & Huff studios! Arrangements on the set are by Thom Bell, Lenny Pakula, and Bobby Martin – and the style's an interesting mix of Nancy's pop jazz vocals with some of the lighter, sweeter sounds of the Philly scene at the start of the 70s. The result is a surprisingly wonderful album – quite different for Nancy, and with the kind of backings that really break her out of the sound of the 60s – and pave the way for the sophisticated style of the 70s. Titles include "Now I'm A Woman", "Let's Fall In Love All Over", "Lonely Lonely", "Joe", "How Many Broken Wings", and "The Real Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, masking tape on the top and bottom seams, a spot of tape and light wear on the spine, and a sticker on the back.)

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New Count BasieChairman of The Board ... LP
Roulette, 1958. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way before Sinatra first grabbed the "Chairman Of The Board" title for his own musical persona, Basie laid great claim to the tag with this tight little album for Roulette! The album's got the 50s Basie band working at the height of their powers – with original compositions written and arranged by Frank Foster, Ernie Wilkins, Thad Jones, and Frank Wess – all of whom play in the bad, along with other all-stars like Freddie Green, Billy Mitchell, and Al Grey. The sound is tight, soulful, and searing Basie all the way through – with tunes that include "Segue In C", "Blues In Hoss' Flat", "Who Me?", "The Deacon", "Half Moon Street", "Mutt & Jeff", "TV Time", "Speaking Of Sounds", and "HRH". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & orange label pressing. Cover has light wear, a bit of aging, and minor splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Bobby Blue BlandAin't Nothing You Can Do ... LP
Duke, 1964. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful early soul stuff by one of the greatest singers ever. Bobby's young soulful voice is in top form on this set, and the LP includes such great cuts as "Ain't Nothing You Can Do", "I'm Gonna Cry", "Black Night", and "Steal Away". Very cool cover, too, with a cartoon of Bobby and some girl standing on opposite sides of a huge breaking heart! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s MCA reissue pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New BlondieAutoamerican ... LP
Chrysalis, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Out of New York rock and roll ideas, Debbie Harry decides to pilfer the subcultures to make her sound a bit more interesting! Fortunately for us, she got some help from guitar maestro Chris Stein on the track "Rapture" – and Stein's real interest in the music gave it a stone old school groove that's held up pretty well over the years! More famously, Harry went for a bit of reggae on the track "The Tide Is High" – taking Duke Reid's original, and turning it into a global hit! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Blue Magic/Major Harris/Margie JosephLive! ... LP
Atlantic, 1976. Used 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Philly soul magic – recorded in New Jersey! This unique little set offers a wonderfully different look at the hit Philly sound that was bubbling strongly on Atlantic Records during the 70s – as it features 3 of the label's best acts in the genre, caught live in a special performance at New Jersey's Latin Casino – often singing together on the same songs, in really special combinations that make the album way more than just a typical live set! Although backings were handled by Vince Montana, and production is by Norman Harris, the overall sound of the record is much earthier, more open, and spontaneous than any of the artists' work coming from Sigma Sound studios – and the album's a great illustration of the "real" world in which these singers lived and performed, which is somewhat different than the near-perfect Sigma studio albums. Blue Magic, Major Harris, and Margie Joseph join together on a version of "I Love Music" at the start – then Margie steps off for solo versions of "Ridin High", "My Love", and "Feelings" – followed by a duet with Major Harris on "You're A Special Part Of Me". Harris then sings solo on "Loving You Is Mellow", "Love Won't Let Me Wait", and "I Got Over Love" – and Blue Magic take over with a great run of tunes that includes a few medley numbers of other 70s soul hits, plus versions of "Haunted", "Bad Luck", "Sideshow", and "Chasing Rainbows". Margie Joseph then comes back to duet with the group on the numbers "What's Come Over Me", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me", and "Funny Guy Funny Girl Funny Love". Phew! That's a heck of a lot of music – and all of it great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New David BowieNext Day (with bonus CD) ... LP
Columbia, 2013. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
David Bowie's grabbing the cover of Heroes for this surprisingly great album – using the old cover art, then marking it over – in ways that definitely give a hint at the sound underneath! The style's darker and edgier than we've heard Bowie in years – kind of in "Joe The Lion" territory at times – given the fuzzy use of guitar, and raspy touches on the vocals and other instrumentation – almost as if the whole thing's got the same sort of back to basics approach that David found during his years in Berlin. Yet overall, there's more sweet moments too – some surprisingly warm tunes that, while not like contemporary pop hits, may well help remind the world that the Bowie star can still shine brightly in the right setting. Titles include "Dirty Boys", "The Next Day", "If You Can See Me", "Boss Of Me", "Dancing Out In Space", "Love Is Lost", and "Valentines Day". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Brecker BrothersBrecker Brothers ... LP
Arista, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tightly woven jazz funk – the first super effort from the team of Randy & Michael Brecker, whose twin-horn frontline forged a very popular sound in the mid 70s! The record may not be the most groundbreaking bit of jazz funk you'll ever own – but there's some really well-crafted numbers on the set with a strong smooth approach that still sits well after all these years, a lot more so than some of the group's later work. Titles include "Sneakin Up Behind You", "Rocks", "Levitate", "Some Skunk Funk", "Sponge", "A Creature Of Many Faces", and "DBB". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has promo sticker.)

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New Bobby BrownKing Of Stage ... LP
MCA, 1986. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bobby Brown's out to put his New Edition past firmly behind him here – stepping out in a range of pop soul numbers that still have a sound that's as fresh as his late teen look on the cover! The Brown cliches haven't settled into full effect here yet – and there's a boyish charm on some of the best tunes on the set. Titles include "Girlfriend", "Seventeen", "Girl Next Door", "You Ain't Been Loved Right", "Spending Time", "Love Obsession", and "Your Tender Romance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Charlie ByrdBossa Nova Pelos Passaros ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Guitarist Charlie Byrd was one of the first American players to record bossa nova tunes – but although his work with Stan Getz has always been well-documented, some of the titles under his own name can be quite hard to come by. This is one of the best ones that Charlie cut on his own – and it features tight guitar work in a mode that's similar to that used by Baden Powell on his early bossa recordings, augmented by trio rhythms – plus some occasional larger backings by Walter Raim, and some extended group settings that feature Charlie Hampton on alto, Earl Swope on trombone, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion. Tracks include "Ho Ba La La", "Samba Triste", "Yvone", "O Barquinho", "Un Abraco Do Bonfa", and "O Passaro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer Productions pressing with microphone logo. Cover has a spot of tape with a rip on the spine, splitting and some rips along the bottom on the back, and some pen scribbles and marker on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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New Bobby CaldwellCarry On ... LP
Polydor, 1981. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big standout set for vocalist Bobby Caldwell – a record that has him moving to Polydor and working in a style that's even tighter and more sophisticated than before! In a way, the record's still very much in the 70s AOR mode that made Caldwell's first few records so great – but Bobby's also trying to stretch out a bit more here with some of his phrasings, and almost seems to be reaching towards the solo sound of Donald Fagan. As always, there's plenty of catchy little gems tucked beneath the covers of the record – and help from George "Chocolate" Perry helps keep the soulful side of Bobby's work intact. Titles include "Catwalk", "Words", "Sunny Hills", "All Of My Love", and "You Belong to Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Rafael CameronCameron ... LP
Salsoul, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The debut from Rafael Cameron – a pretty soulful set for Salsoul produced by Brass Connection's Randy Muller! Cameron's got a nice deep soul sound to his vocals, and although the arrangements are uptempo and clubby on some tracks, they're not there to cover up the singing, and have a nice soulful groove! Muller plays piano, flute and some of the percussion, with some sweet guitar in the mix, and some congas – with nice female backing vocals, too! Cuts are on the longer side, and include the dancefloor groover "Let's Get It Off", plus "Funkdown", "Magic Of You", and "Together" and "Feelin's". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small spot of tape.)

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New Captain BeefheartDoc At The Radar Station ... LP
Virgin, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not everyone digs the later Captain and crew, but the early 80s efforts have finally gotten their just props after all these years – and we'll we'll come right out and say that this second to last album before Don Van Vliet hung up the music for painting has always sounded great to us! The Magic Band is incredible as always – with Jeff Morris Tepper, Drumbo French and Eric Drew Feldman's antics under the Captain's idiosyncratic vocalese. With "Hot Head", "Ashtray Heart", "A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond", "Run Paint Run Run", "Sue Egypt", "Brickbats", "Dirty Blue Gene", "Best Batch Yet", "Telephone", "Flavor Bud Living", "Sherriff Of Hong Kong" and "Making Love To A Vampire With A Monkey On My Knee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & some light wear.)

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New CBS Jazz All StarsMontreux Summit Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really amazing little record – way more than usual for this sort of live recording – given that it features some very unique performances together by artists we've never heard on the same stage otherwise! The premise is simple, but wonderfully effective – in that the album brings together some of the leading lights of the Columbia/CBS jazz stable at the time – a massive lineup of talent from a few key generations in jazz, sounding surprisingly great hear together! All tracks are nice and long – and titles include a brilliant version of "Infant Eyes" by a quartet with Stan Getz on tenor and Bob James on piano; "Fried Bananas" with Dexter Gordon on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, Woody Shaw on trumpet, and George Duke on piano; "Bahama Mama" with Bob James on keyboards, Bobbi Humphrey on flute, Eric Gale and Steve Kahn on guitars, and Billy Cobham on drums – and the long jam session tracks "Montreux Summit", "Blues March", and "Andromeda" – which feature work from most of the players above, all working in one large group – plus added flute from Hubert Laws and Thijs Van Leer, percussion from Ralph Maconald, and bass from Alphonso Johnson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear.)
Also available Montreux Summit Vol 1 ... CD 15.99

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New Ornette ColemanFree Jazz ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Used Gatefold (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title gets it right – as the album's easily the closest thing to free jazz that Ornette Coleman ever recorded – an album-length improvisation played by a "double quartet" that's overflowing with classic players! The style here is a fair bit like John Coltrane's Ascension album for Impulse – and like that one, the session features Ornette and his contemporaries really stretching out – blowing like never heard before on record, and working in a highly unstructured setting! Other players include Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Scott LaFaro on bass – alongside regular group members Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and both Ed Blackwell and Billy Higgins on drums. One long track – just titled "Free Jazz"! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Free Jazz (with bonus track) ... CD 3.99

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New Lyn CollinsCheck Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now ... LP
People, 1975. Used (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The mellower of Lyn Collins' two albums for the People label – but still pretty darn fantastic! At some level, it seems like Lyn's taking on the rest of the soul industry – showing them that she can kick some major booty on her interpretations of hits like "Backstabbers", "If You Don't Know Me By Now", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "Mr Big Stuff", which is one of her best funky tracks ever, and better than Jean Knight's original! She also shines extremely well on the original cuts, though – especially the funky classic "Rock Me Again & Again & Again", plus the often-overlooked mellow soul groovers "To Each His Own", "Put It On The Line", and "How Long Can I Keep It Up". Production by James Brown, of course! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing. Cover has some wear, with a sticker in one corner.)
Also available Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now ... LP 9.99

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New Bobby DarinSings Shadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Shadow Of Your Smile has Bobby working partially in that more adult 60s mode that was influenced strongly by changes in soundtrack styles – especially that 60s trend towards letting some serious younger songwriters pen important tunes for the titles. There's also a few older tracks as well, and these dominate on side two, but these are nicely folded into the contemporary ones in sound and spirit – arranged by Shorty Rogers and Richard Wess with a lightly easygoing approach. Titles include "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "I Will Wait For You", "The Sweetheart Tree", "Cute", "After You've Gone", "Liza", "What's New Pussycat", and the Darin original "Rainin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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New Betty DavisBetty Davis ... LP
Just Sunshine, 1973. Used (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Betty Davis was one of the nastiest ladies in 70s soul – and this is one of her greatest albums – a killer batch of funky tracks all the way through! Betty has a sound like nobody else – and she takes heavy drums, throbbing bass, and ripping guitars – all as a hard and funky backing for raunchy, raspy vocals that are belted out with a slinky, sexy sort of sound! Davis' vocals are unlike anyone else we can think of – easily some of the most badass work you'll ever find on record – and the tracks are a mix of hip themes about sex, gal power, and struttin your stuff – all delivered by a righteous woman who can definitely do just that! The album features the classic break tracks "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Steppin in Her I Miller Shoes", but every cut is a funky monster – including "Ooh Yea", "In The Meantime", "Your Man My Man", and "Anti Love Song". A great one if you dig hard female soul, heavy funky guitars, or both at the same time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)

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New Miles Davis1958 Miles ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1958. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the greatest Miles Davis material ever recorded – and not really ever officially issued as an album until this collection! The recordings are from the magical year of 1958, a time when Miles was working in the Kind Of Blue mode – on the album of the same name, one of his all-time standout classics. The work on this set is in a very similar spirit – recorded by a sextet that includes the rhythm section of Jimmy Cobb, Paul Chambers, and a young Bill Evans, who brings a magically modal feel to the album that really gives it an edge. Added to that are the saxophones of John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, blowing together in two ends of the soul spectrum, really stretching the color palette from Miles' usual work. Miles himself seems very inspired by the company, and works with plenty of space to allow the saxophonists to stretch out in wonderful solos – and Evans himself is simply amazing, working wonderfully in the setting, making us wish he'd recorded more group dates like this one! The first 3 tracks on the set were briefly issued on the flipside of the Jazz Track album (an obscure Columbia LP that also included 10 songs from the soundtrack to Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud), and a few others on later live LPs – but this is the first time the material from that group has appeared together as a full album. Includes stellar versions of "Stella By Starlight", "Green Dolphin Street", "Fran Dance", "Little Melonae", and "Love For Sale". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing!)

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New Miles DavisIn Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk – Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Legendary early live work from Miles Davis – one of the first examples on record of the way that Davis could really stretch out in a concert setting! The music's a bit more straight ahead than later live dates, but still pretty open and exploratory – and in addition to Davis' sparkling work on trumpet, the album also features some killer tenor lines from Hank Mobley – working here as a key part of Miles' group, and blowing with a hell of a lot of soul. Rhythm is by the rock-solid trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and titles include "All Of You", "No Blues", "Bye Bye" and "Walkin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Limited Edition pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New DellsThey Said It Couldn't Be Done – But We Did It ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant 70s work by The Dells – and an album that has the group reinventing themselves wonderfully, by moving over to Philly and recording with Norman Harris! As he did with so many other artists at the time, Harris took the group firmly into the clubs with a soaring Sigma sort of groove – one that supports the group with backings from players that include key Philly talents like Bobby Eli, Ron Kersey, Larry Washington, and Earl Young – but which also keeps plenty of space for the sublime harmonies that always made The Dells so great! Titles include "Teaser", "Our Love", "Could It Be", "Rich Man Poor Man", "Waiting For You", "Get On Down", and "Betcha Never Been Loved". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric insert.)

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New Aretha FranklinLady Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & blue label pressing.)
Also available Lady Soul ... CD 3.99

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New Marvin GayeMotown Remembers Marvin Gaye – Never Before Released Masters ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Unreleased gems from Marvin Gaye's Motown years – issued after his death in something of a cash-in effort, but a pretty great little record overall! There's a bit of overdubbing here that tries to "modernize" some of the tracks – which we remember not liking that much at the time, but which from today's perspective actually adds a bit of charm – kind of a mixed 60s/80s mode that still makes for plenty of great Marvin moments all the way through! Loads of great unreleased performances – including the sublime "The World Is Rated X" – plus "Lonely Lover", "No Greater Love", "Dark Side Of The World", "Baby Don't You Leave Me", "I'm In Love With You", "Just Like A Man", and "That's The Way It Goes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of pen on back.)

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New Marvin GayeThat Stubborn Kinda Of Fellow ... LP
Motown, 1963. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early genius from Marvin Gaye – a set that's one of his first biggest hit-making albums for Motown, and for good reason too! Gaye's really come a long way here in just a few short years – hitting hard on the album's title hit, with that trademark rasp that would only get stronger and more charming by the end of the 60s. The backings pack a punch too – pure Motown 60s soul all the way through, with backing vocals from Martha & The Vandellas – although Marvin's own lead is more than strong enough on its own! Titles include the big title hit "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" – plus "Hitch Hike", "Get My Hands On Some Lovin", "It Hurt Me Too", "Pride & Joy", and "Wherever I Lay My Hat" – all written by a young Marvin! LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available That Stubborn Kinda Of Fellow ... CD 13.99

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New Herbie HancockMaiden Voyage ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant album – and real turning point for Herbie Hancock! After first coming onto the scene as the soul jazz hero between Blue Note funky classics like "Watermelon Man" or "Blind Man, Blind Man" – Herbie emerges here as a concerned modernist with a strand of spirituality that runs deeper than previously expressed. The key track in this vision is his brilliant modal number "Maiden Voyage" – one of those tunes that sounded totally fresh immediately, and which was picked up by many others as a jazz anthem during the 60s. The rest of the album's equally great – and features George Coleman on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – all making for a very hip lineup that really lets Herbie open up stylistically! Other titles include "Dolphin Dance", "Little One", and an original version of "Survival Of The Fittest". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner & a bumped corner.)

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New Harlem UndergroundHarlem Underground (UK reissue) ... LP
Winley/Hubbub (UK), 1976. Used (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A legendary album – and for good reason too – a set that's as mysterious as it is funky, and a record that's stayed at the top of our crates for years! The album features a really unusual collective of musicians, pulled together under the guidance of producer Paul Winley – a group that features George Benson on guitar, Dave Baby Cortez on organ, Willis Jackson on tenor sax, and Earl Williams on some massively funky drums! The music's a mix of funky jazz and gritty soul – put together with some really weird studio touches – including an uncredited male voice that comes in and out of the tracks, bad-rapping along with some very hip commentary. Ann Winley sings the female vocals on the set – often egged on by the dude – but the real charm of the record lies at the bottom – the wicked drums, funky basslines, and choppy instrumental bits that have gotten the set sampled plenty over the years. Titles include the classic "Smokin Cheeba Cheeba" alone, the groovy "Finger In It", a great breakbeat version of "Ain't No Sunshine" with a tenor solo by Willis Jackson, and the slow bluesy talking cut "Fed Up", a baaaad rap about a couple splitting up – done here in both vocal and instrumental versions. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Joe HarriottBBC Jazz For Moderns ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 1962. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Much-needed material from saxophonist Joe Harriott – a hell of a player, and one whose few dates as a leader are always worth tracking down! This set was originally recorded by the BBC in 1962 – and only gets its first issue now – a beautiful batch of tunes that really show Harriott at the cusp of hardbop grooving and some of the modern ideas that would show up on his Free Form and Abstract albums – both record that would be a perfect counterpart to the ideas going on here! Recording quality is wonderful – these were the BBC studios, after all – and the group is a rock-solid quintet that features Harriott on alto, Shake Keane on trumpet and flugelhorn, Pat Smythe on piano, Coleridge Goode on bass, and Bobby Orr on drums. Titles include two Harriott originals – "Tonal" and "Pictures" – plus two by Dizzy Reece – "Shepherd's Serenade" and "Variations On Monk". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Loleatta HollowayLove Sensation ... LP
Gold Mind, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Landmark club grooves from the great Loleatta Holloway – and a record that definitely has her at the top of the disco game for the 70s! Holloway's working here with a nice variety of arrangers and producers – including Bobby Womack, Norman Harris, Dan Hartman, and Tom Washington – each of whom add some sweet little touches that let Holloway's vocals really take off, and find a space that's even more proud and powerful than ever before! Rhythms have an incessant Salsoul groove – that great approach that was often tightly funky at the core, and which really helped transform a key few singers like Holloway – taking them to the clubs, but without losing any of the depth of their roots. Key proof of this is the sublime leadoff track – "Love Sensation" – one of the greatest Salsoul tracks ever, and maybe one of the best female disco numbers too. The cut's a monster, one of the most anthemic dance tracks of all time – and it's followed by other good numbers that include "Two Became a Crowd", "My Way", and "Short End of the Stick". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Love Sensation (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99
Love Sensation (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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New Freddie HubbardBlue Spirits ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite an unusual session for Freddie Hubbard – one of his most modernist albums for Blue Note, recorded with a larger group that includes James Spaulding on alto and flute, Joe Henderson (or Hank Mobley) on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, and the surprising inclusion of Kiane Zawadi on euphonium! The presence of that instrument gives the album a real "bottom" sound – taking the overall mood much more into the depths than on some of Freddie's previous sets – really earning the album its "blue spirits" tag. Big Black also plays a bit of percussion on a few tracks, and titles include "Cunga Black", "Soul Surge", and "Outer Forces". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a split top seam, a promo stamp, some light wear, and a small spot of residue on the front.)

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New Freddie HubbardSkagly ... LP
Columbia, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title reads like a typo, but the album's a great set of smooth fusion from Freddie Hubbard – self-produced, and almost a summation of all the styles he'd mastered in the 70s! The session's never too over the top or too ambitious – just features Freddie working with a hip group in a laidback setting – blowing lean and mellow lines that almost take him back to his best CTI funk. The group features Billy Childs on keyboards, Hadley Caliman on tenor and flute, and some guest work by George Duke and Paulinho Da Costa – on titles that include "Skagly", "Rustic Celebration", "Happiness Is Now", and "Cascais". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few creases.)

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New Ice Cube, Ice T, King Tee & OthersPrime Kuts Volume 1 ... LP
Par, 1989. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Oddly this compilation of late 80s California rap has MC Eiht and Mike T of CMW on the cover, but they're not featured. Still not a bad selection of west coast numbers from that time, including the LA version of the 2 Live Crew, pre-Luke, performing "What I Like". 10 tracks in all, including "Better Bring A Gun" and "Payback's A Mother" by King Tee, "All About Money" by Kool Rock Jay & DJ Slice, "6 In The Morning" by Ice T, "My Posse" by Ice Cube, "Underwater Rimes" by Digital Underground, "Ny Rapper" by Bobby Jimmy and "This Beat Be Smooth" and "Do You Wanna Go To The Liquor Store" by Toddy Tee & Mixmaster Spade. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Weldon Irvine/Zulema/Friends Of DistinctionHoney Baby, Honey Baby – Original Soundtrack ... LP
RCA, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rarest blackploitation soundtracks – and some great lost work by Weldon Irvine! The album's sort of a collective project that features some of RCA's biggest soul acts of the early 70s – including Friends Of Distinction, Zulema, and Weldon Irvine – and the whole affair was arranged and produced by Carl Maults-by, a lesser-known arranger from the early 70s, but one who had a wonderful talent for coming up with backings that were baroque and funky at the same time. As is typical with this sort of soundtrack, some of the best work is on the instrumental tracks – and these include the funky "Titles & Openings" and "Salt Chase", which have funky trumpet solos by Blood Hollins and clavinet by Weldon Irvine. The vocal numbers are great, too – especially "Nowhere", which has this amazing hook at the beginning, with Fender Rhodes by Nat Adderley Jr, and vocals by the Friends Of Distinction and Tender Loving Care. Other titles include "Honey Baby Theme", "Just Can't Say Goodbye", and "Baalbeck". Totally rare – and one that won't be likely to be reissued! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some slight heat damage that causes the cartridge to wobble a bit, but it plays through for us. Cover has a promo stamp, some marker in one corner, and an ink stamp on the back.)

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New Alphonso JohnsonSpellbound ... LP
Epic, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soulfully spacey fusion set from Alphonso Johnson – with a really catchy sound! The maestro is working in an eclectic mode that's part Earth, Wind, & Fire, part Return To Forever, and part Alphonze Mouzon/Tommy Bolin jamming. The best moments on the record are the more straight ahead ones – which really flirt with chunky rock sounds on the other side of the rubbery fusion funkiness! Mouzon's working on all kinds of electric sounds on this one – a bunch of custom bass effects, steel drums and more – with Clyde Criner working with a long list of keys and synthesizers, Kevin Shireve on guitar and David Igelfeld on drums and percussion. Titles include "Face Blaster", "Summer Solstice", "Bahama Mama", "Nomads", and Moonlight Conversation" "Feelings Are. . .The Hardest Words To Say" and "Earthtales Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, tracklist sticker, and some wear.)

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New Quincy JonesGula Matari ... LP
A&M, 1970. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real step forward for Quincy Jones – a record that really shows the jazzman moving into sophisticated new territory – a sound that's just right for the CTI generation! The album's got a vibe that's a bit similar to Quincy's Walking In Space album, but it's a lot deeper too – touched with some of the African elements you might guess from the title – arranged in ways that are often quite spacious, so that the tunes really take some time to find just the right groove! Backings are large, but show the leaner elements that Jones was bringing to his soundtrack work – and instrumentation includes vibes from Milt Jackson, marimba from Don Elliott, flute from Hubert Laws, soprano sax from Jerome Richardson, trumpet from Freddie Hubbard, trombone from Al Grey, and guitar from Eric Gale. Keyboards figure strongly – played by Herbie Hancock and Bob James – and special features include a bit of guitar and whistling from Toots Thielemans, plus some soulful vocals from Valerie Simpson. "Gula Matari" is an incredible 12 minute tribal groove – and other titles include a killer take on Nat Adderley's "Hummin", plus "Walkin" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original tan label pressing.)

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New Evelyn Champagne KingMusic Box ... LP
RCA, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Niceness from Evelyn King to cap the end of the 70s! She's really in great form here – stepping out with some fully clubby backings, and working with the mighty T-Life, who's really got a great ear for her groove! The style's a bit less disco than previous albums – some simpler soul at points, mixed with other upbeat modes that hearken a bit more towards the sound of the dancefloor in the early 80s – almost a precursor to that decade's groove at points. Evelyn's vocals are proudly soaring throughout – never too over the top, and always right on the money – and tracks include "Music Box", "I Think My Heart Is Telling", "Out There", "It's OK", "No Time For Fooling Around", and "Make Up Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, marker, and a promo stamp.)

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New KraftwerkAutobahn ... LP
Vertigo, 1974. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groundbreaking record from Kraftwerk – a set that unified the 70s worlds of analogue electronics and prog rock – yet somehow managed to set the scene for a whole new sound to come! The album's a treasure all the way through – slow-building, and with beautiful bubbling moments that have these surprisingly simple hooks – heard to best effect in the album's classic title cut "Autobahn" – but echoed nicely through the album's other longer tracks too – "Kometenmelodie 1 &2", "Mitternacht", and "Morgenspaziergang". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear and a small split in the top seam.)

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New Peggy LeeNatural Woman ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key album in the transformation of Peggy Lee's sound at the end of the 60s – one that has her moving from just being a jazz singer, into a more complicated role of interpreting contemporary singer/songwriter material – often with a mature and experienced tone, one that makes her versions often come across better than the originals! The album's got some hip arrangements from Mike Melvoin and Bobby Bryant – both of whom situate Peggy nicely – with enough youth in the backings to make the tunes come off well, but never too much to make them sound hokey. Titles include versions of "Everyday People", "I Think It's Gonna Rain Today", "Lean On Me", and "Natural Woman" – plus Peggy's massive versions of "Dock Of The Bay" and "Spinning Wheel", taken here with a great drum-n-organ break on the intro! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, seam splitting, and a few stains on the back.)
 
 
 



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