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BB KingBB King In London ... LP
ABC, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
BB King in London – not playing live, but working in the studio with a host of British musicians he'd inspired over the years! The lineup varies from track to track, giving a nice sort of variety to the album – and the overall feel is a bit like some of the Chess London sessions of the time – but maybe more blues overall! Features work by Peter Green on guitar, Steve Marriott on harmonica, Alexis Korner on acoustic guitar, Gary Wright on electric piano and Hammond, Ringo Starr on drums, and The Mystery Shadow on Hammond – and titles include "Ghetto Woman", "Wet Hayshark", "Part Time Love", "We Can't Agree", and "Blue Shadows". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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BB KingFriends ... LP
ABC, 1974. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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BB KingIndianola Mississippi Seeds ... LP
ABC, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... $5.99
BB King hips up his groove a bit here – picking up some of the crossover soul and rock touches used by contemporaries over at Chess/Cadet, and expanding his sound with a range of guests that include Leon Russell, Joe Walsh, and Carole King! Despite the presence of these bigger names, the set's very much in BB's own spirit – mostly focused on his vocals and guitar work, and still mostly including original compositions. A few tunes get nice and funky on the rhythms, although still very much in a blues-based way – and Jimmie Haskell contributes a few larger arrangements from time to time. Titles include "King's Special", "Until I'm Dead & Cold", "You're Still My Woman", "Hummingbird", "Go Underground", and "Chains & Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some stains, some large smoke stains on the back, and splitting on the top and bottom seams.)
Also available Indianola Mississippi Seeds ... CD 5.99

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BB KingLucille Talks Back ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good ... $8.99
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BB KingMidnight Believer ... LP
ABC, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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BB KingUnexpected... Instrumental... Just Guitar ... LP
Kent, 1984. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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New BB KingCompletely Well ... LP
Bluesway, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
BB King soars into the 70s with this smoking little set – a record that still holds onto all the raw energy of his best 60s recordings, but which also gives the whole thing an even more soulful focus too! There's no arranger credited for the core of the record – which is attributed to "everybody" in the group, which you can definitely hear in the wickedly spontaneous playing of the combo – especially the mighty drummer Herbie Lovelle, whose work here really gives King a new sort of kick. Bert DeCoteaux adds a bit of larger backings at points, but usually very gently – in ways that are hardly noticeable at all – as BB's guitar is right out front, wailing with lots of raw energy. Titles include "Key To My Kingdom", "Confessin The Blues", "No Good", "You're Losing Me", "So Excited", and the classic "Thrill Is Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has wear.)

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New BB KingGuess Who ... LP
ABC, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New BB KingLive At The Regal ... LP
ABC, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really brings out some wonderful responses from the audience – making the record a blues equivalent of James Brown's famous Live At The Apollo set! The record features introductions by Chicago DJs Pervis Spann and E Rodney Jones – and tracks include "Every Day", "Please Love Me", "Worry Worry", "Woke Up This Morning", "Help The Poor", and "You Upset Me Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Pickwick pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New BB KingLive At The Regal (white cover) ... LP
ABC, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent set by BB King – one of his best from the 60s, and a smoking live set recorded at Chicago's legendary Regal Theatre! The enthusiasm at the venue shows that BB's Memphis-honed style is a perfect fit for the electrified Chicago sound of the 60s – and the recording really brings out some wonderful responses from the audience – making the record a blues equivalent of James Brown's famous Live At The Apollo set! The record features introductions by Chicago DJs Pervis Spann and E Rodney Jones – and tracks include "Every Day", "Please Love Me", "Worry Worry", "Woke Up This Morning", "Help The Poor", and "You Upset Me Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label ABC pressing. Cover has split top seam, splitting on the spine and bottom seam, a promo sticker, and some wear.)

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New BB King & The CharioteersSwing Low Sweet Chariot ... LP
United Superior, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout imprint.)
 
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VariousNashville Jumps – R&B From Bullet 1946 to 1953 ... LP
Krazy Kat (UK), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Rare R&B from Guitar Slim, Rudy Greene, Cecil Gant, Wynonie Harris, BB King, Little Eddie, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ray CharlesJust Between Us ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features some solo tracks by Ray – plus duets with BB King, Gladys Knight, Jim Johnson, Lou Rawls, and Kenny Carr. Titles include "Nothing Like A Hundred Miles", "I Wish I'd Never Loved You At All", "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", "Over The Top", "I'd Walk A Little More For You", and "Stranger In My Own Hometown". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a crease on one corner.)
 
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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit (2nd cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good- ... $4.99
A definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting plenty of room to do their thing! Both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt are on tenor in the front, working with the respect and confidence they'd forged together on other co-led sessions from the time – and Jack McDuff's a great addition to the set, playing Hammond with his newly-lean tone, and really helping things move along nicely. Drummer Charlie Persip has a nicely booming style here – one that gets the group out of the box from the get-go, and McDuff's handling all the bass work on the organ, which always makes for a tight rhythmic romp! Most tunes are in that great raw Prestige mode from the old days, as you'd guess by titles like "Tubby", "Dumplin", and "Shuffle Twist" – alongside other numbers that include "Sleeping Susan" and "Out In The Cold Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, with a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Aquarian DreamChance To Dance ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Aquarian Dream step out on their own – working here for the first time without Norman Connors at the helm, but in a groove that's still plenty nice! The clubby aspects of the group's sound are played up by arranger/producer Jeff Lane – who'd worked often with BT Express and Brass Construction, and finds a similar groove here with Aquarian Dream – one in which all the best elements are focused strongly on the rhythms! A few mellower moments round things out nicely with a jazzy vibe – and titles include "Disco Juice", "Gettum Up And Dance", "Big Boy", "Why Can't We Do It Like We Used To", "Dirty Trick", and "Love Slave". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joan ArmatradingWalk Under Ladders ... LP
A&M, 1981. Very Good ... $0.49
Early 80s synthy soul and new wave sounds from Joan Armatrading – really taking her earlier, kind of folk soul based sound confidently into the early 80s keyboard heavy grooves with some pronounced Caribbean flourishes! Lots of punchy rhythms and neon bright 80s sounds, but it's the songs that transcend here – the tunes are always insistent, and Joan's voice is as warm and inviting as ever. Titles include "At The Hop", "I Wanna Hold You", "I'm Lucky", "The Weakness In Me", "No Love", "Romancers", "Ican't Lie To Myself", "Only One" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Richard AttenboroughSounds Of Making A Motion Picture – The Sand Pebbles ... LP
20th Century, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Very unusual – a documentary record about the making of the film The Sand Pebbles! LP, Vinyl record album

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Alice Babs & The Swe-DanesScandinavian Shuffle ... LP
Warner, 1960. Very Good- ... $14.99
Very groovy work from one of Sweden's hippest jazz singers! The recordings on the set capture Alice Babs in her early years, singing with the Swe-Danes trio – a group that featured Alice on lead vocals, plus male support by violinist Sven Asmussen and guitarist Ulrik Neumann – both of whom also sing harmony vocals behind Alice's lead. The approach is light and groovy – kind of The Chordettes meet Lambert Hendricks & Ross – with a blend of harmony and vocalese styles, all done with a nice jazzy flourish. Titles include "Swe Dane Shuffle", "Scandinavian Shuffle", "Hot Toddy", "Goofus", "Paul's Chicken", and "Not Yet". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a masking tape on the seams, a couple of edge rips, light wear, and some pen scribbles on the back. Labels have some pen and a sticker.)

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Kenny Barron, Charles Earland, Rodney Franklin, etOne Night Stand – A Keyboard Event ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A great showcase for all the hip keyboardists working at Columbia Records at the time – Kenny Barron, Charles Earland, Rodney Franklin, George Duke, Herbie Hancock, Bob James, and Ramsey Lewis – plus appearances by Bobby Hutcherson and Arthur Blythe! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Count BasieCount Basie Big Band – Live Montreux 77 ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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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Joe BataanMestizo ... LP
Salsoul, 1980. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the best later albums from Joe Bataan – a really wonderful little set that takes off strongly from the salsoul experiments he first began on the Afrofilipino album! The album's got a great blend of clubby rhythms and Latin soul touches – all arranged by Marty Sheller, and carried off by Joe with soulful vocals that still retain a fair bit of the heartbreaking qualities of the older days. There's a punch and funky undercurrent here that was often missing from other Salsoul albums – and titles include the great "Rap O Clap O", which is kind of a remake of Cheryl Lynn's "To Be Real" – plus "Sadie (She Smokes)", "Mestizo", "Rock Me All Night Long", and "Latin Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light staining.)

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New BeatlesAbbey Road ... LP
Apple, 1969. Very Good ... $13.99
Pure brilliance from start to finish – especially the second side of the record, which has a continuous run of tunes that's very unique – and still completely sublime all these many years later! The album shows the fracturing ideas of the group, but crafted together with a unity you won't find on The White Album or Let It Be – still a way of making it all gel together beautifully, as the fab four stretch their wings to find new ways of being. Added instrumentation is used wonderfully – never overdone, but with orchestral passages that can really hammer home the best musical moments – and titles include "I Want You", "Because", "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Golden Slumbers", "The End", "Her Majesty", "Polythene Pam", and "Sun King". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Apple pressing.)

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BeatlesBeatles 65 ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good ... $12.99
A great pre-Rubber Soul moment – with tracks that include "Honey Don't", "I Feel Fine", "Baby's In Black", "Mr Moonlight", "I'll Follow The Sun", and "No Reply". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has moderate ring & edge wear, aging, split seams, masking tape along the spine and bottom seam and ink stamps on both sides.)

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George BensonGood King Bad ... LP
CTI, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
Sweet 70s funk from George Benson – an album that's a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still free from the commercial polish of his later hits! Maestro David Matthews is at the helm for this session – and most numbers have a full backing from players who include some of the best of the CTI/Kudu generation – including Ronnie Foster and Bobby Lyle on keyboards, Joe Farrell on flute, Fred Wesley on trombone, Eric Gale on rhythm guitar, Dave Friedman on vibes, and Steve Gadd on drums – who manages to kick in a nicely funky undercurrent, even on some of the mellower numbers. George's guitar is filled with warmly chromatic hues – gliding away nicely on titles that include the slow funky "Em", plus "Siberian Workout", "Shell Of A Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder", and "Theme From Good King Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a small peeled spot.)

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New Bobby BlandGet On Down With Bobby Bland ... LP
ABC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Brilliant later work by Bobby Blue Bland – done with backings that are much fuller than on his earlier albums – a mixture of strings and horns that really expand the sound! That doesn't keep things from being soulful, though – as Bobby's in incredible form vocally, really rising to the occasion of the session with some of his best vocal performances of the decade. Great throughout – and one of his few true classic sessions after the early Duke years. Titles include "Today I Started Loving You Again", "I Take It On Home", "I Hate You", "If Fingerprints Showed Up On Skin", and "Too Far Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New BlondieAutoamerican ... LP
Chrysalis, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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
(Cover has a Nice Price stamp and a few creases.)

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New Blue MagicBlue Magic ... LP
Atco, 1974. Sealed ... $19.99
The start of a tremendous run from Blue Magic – easily one of the greatest harmony groups of the 70s, a quintet we'd place in a rare class with heavy hitters like The Stylistics or The Moments! The album's smooth and sweet, but never slick – perfectly arranged by the great Norman Harris, who makes the vocals sound equally great on mellow tracks and uptempo numbers – setting a new Philly standard with the album, and one that few other groups could match so well! Every piece of the core 70s Philly harmony sound is in place here – from the near-perfect (but wonderfully human) vocals of the group, to the full yet subtle backings by Sigma players who include Vince Montana, Earl Young, Bobby Eli, and Harris himself – and if you've ever needed a record to prove the genius of the east coast harmony sound, this may well be it! Titles include "Look Me Up", "What's Come Over Me", "Tear It Down", "Sideshow", "Stop To Start", "Welcome To The Club", and "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely". LP, Vinyl record album

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James Bond (Jimmy Bond)James Bond Songbook ... LP
Mira, 1965. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Way more than just a James Bond cash-in record – and instead an ultra-hip jazz session from the west coast scene of the 60s! The James Bond at the helm of the record is actually Jimmy Bond – the great bassist who worked on some key sessions of the late 50s and early 60s as a sideman, and who turns out to be a surprisingly great leader on this rare mid 60s date! The record is more jazz than anything else – played with a crime/spy bent, to be sure – but also flowing with really great solos and a fair bit of a bossa influence in the rhythms! The group here is more than hip enough to make the record work – with Harold Land on tenor sax, Bobby Bryant on trumpet, and Buddy Colette on flute and tenor – all working in a sextet led by Bond, with plenty of round, warm, almost modal lines on his bass – punctuated nicely by piano from Joe Parnello and drums by Joh Guarin. Arrangements are by Dick Groove – who keeps things very groovy – and many of the tracks here are actually original numbers written by Bond and Warren Baker, titled after Ian Fleming books that had not yet been made into movies at the time of this album! Titles include "Casino Royale", "Moonraker", "For Your Eyes Only", "007 Theme From Dr No", "Man With The Golden Gun", "Diamonds Are Forever", and "Live & Let Die". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – nice and clean!)

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Donald ByrdThank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... LP
Elektra, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A post-Blue Note effort, and Donald's changing things up a bit with his 125th Street Orchestra and Uptown Singers – funking along in a way you'd expect from the longwinded title! Byrd loostens up the smoother backgrounds of his recent Larry Mizell helmed work, and in their place are grooves that have more of a heavy slap bass sound, punchier horns and guitars! There are lotes nice moments that are a bit more restrained than the comparably full-on funk approach – and these have a spacey fusiony soul quality that reminds us of similar work that Byrd was doing with The Blackbyrds at the time. One of the best cuts is "Your Life Is My Ecstasy", which has some great bubbling Moog behind it, which creates a sound that you've heard sampled famously by Tribe Called Quest. Other nice ones are "Loving You", which features vocals by Jim Gilstrap, and a remake of Duke Pearson's "Cristo Redentor", a big hit for Don in the 60s, which is redone here in an excellent slow funk mode that feels like Bob James' work on CTI. Others include "Have You Heard The News", "In Love With Love" and "Close Your Eyes And Look Within". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Thank You For FUML (Funkin Up My Life) ... CD 10.99

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New Captain SkyConcerned Party No 1 ... LP
TEC, 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the greatest albums by this super-stylized funkster from Chicago! Captain Sky followed very firmly in the P-Funk footsteps – using lots of bass and rocking rhythms to carve out a space-themed groove that had plenty of cool touches! And more than that, the Captain's style was equally well suited to the emerging 80s groove era – and worked well with a nice dose of slight electric touches – not totally wikki-wikki, but certainly setting the stage for that sound! Titles include "Elementary School Of Funk", "Sir Jam A Lot", "Trace Of Love", "Bubble Gum (I Chewz You)", "Tootsie Rock", and "Let Me Come Inside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Betty CarterAudience With Betty Carter ... LP
Bet Car, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A brilliant live set by Betty Carter, and a perfect summation of the underground soul that was bubbling through her work in the 70s! The Betty you hear here is way different than the Betty of earlier years – freer, more soulful, working in an unfettered setting that lets her take off on piano and vocals, working in a mode that's got a modal vibrant quality unmatched by most other singers! The album includes a great version of "Open The Door", a 25 minute reading of the landmark tune "Sounds", and the tracks "Tight", "Fake", "So", "My Favorite Things", "Caribbean Sun", and "I Think I Got It Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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New Clarke Boland Big BandNow Hear Our Meanin' ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Very Good- ... $5.99
One of the best-selling albums ever recorded by the Clark-Boland Big Band – a set of hard-searing tracks played by an all star group, capturing the ensemble at its finest! The album's got a few nicely open-ended tracks that really let the soloists take flight – and players include Ronnie Scott, Sahib Shihab, Billy Mitchell, Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, Jimmy Deuchar, Ake Person, and Jimmy Woode. Incldues the best-named track in the band's career, "I'm So Scared Of Girls When They're Good Looking", plus "Night Lady", "A Ball For Othello", "Sabbath Message", and "Now Hear My Meanin'". Lots of nice writing by Francy Boland, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a partially split top seam.)

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Clarke Boland Big BandOpen Door ... LP
Muse, 1967/1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Rare sides by the Clarke Boland ensemble – recorded by Gigi Campi in 1967 in Prague, and licensed to Muse in the mid 70s. The group's at their finest here – with some searing soloists like Johnny Griffin, Tony Coe, Sahib Shihab, and Ronnie Scott cutting it hard hard hard throughout. Side one features some CBBB standards – like "Milkshake" and "New Box" – but side 2 features the "All Blues Suite", written by Boland, and a great little trio of tracks that includes "Open Door", "Dia Blues", and "Total Blues". Forget the cliches that "blues" makes you think of, because this is hard wailing modern jazz – with a rich amount of emotion, power, and creativity! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has masking tape on the top seam.)

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Buck ClaytonHuckle-buck & Robbins' Nest – A Buck Clayton Jam Session ... LP
Columbia, 1953. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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New John ColtraneStardust Session ... LP
Prestige, 1958/1975. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
An excellent double-length album that brings together a full session of material by John Coltrane – titles that were initially scattered over a number of different albums, but finally brought back together for this package! The album features Coltrane blowing in a quintet with trumpeter Wilbur Harden – making the set a nice counterpart to the Harden/Coltrane work at Savoy – but done here in a style that's more fully spacious, in keeping with Trane's Prestige work as a leader. Rhythm is by the trio of Red Garland on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – and tracks were originally issued on the albums Stardust, Standard Coltrane, and Bahia. 8 titles in all – including "I'll Get By", "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Stardust", "Invitation", "Love Thy Neighbor", and "My Ideal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, a couple of light stains on the front, a bit of pen and a promo stamp on the back, and some staining inside the gatefold.)
Also available Stardust Session ... CD 5.99

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Norman ConnorsDark Of Light (Cobblestone) ... LP
Cobblestone, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
Early genius from drummer Norman Connors – a sensational bit of righteous soul jazz – right up there with the best work on Strata East and Black Jazz from the time! The sound here is full, soulful, and spiritual – as Connors heads up a large ensemble that includes luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Carlos Garnett, Buster Williams, and Dee Dee Bridgewater – all working together in a formation that's free spirited, yet tightly unified – often at a level that's even stronger than their own recordings! The album mixes a few longer tracks with shorter numbers – in a mode that reminds us a lot of Garnett's classic Black Love album – and titles include "Song For Rosa", "Black Lightnin", "Dark Of Light", "Butterfly Dreams", and "Laughter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Don CovayTravelin' in Heavy Traffic ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
An interesting move for Don Covay – a singer who started out as a fairly straightforward soul performer, then got a bit bluesier in the early 70s, then shifted back to a more pop-oriented groove. This one's got Don working with arrangements by Bobby Martin and Dexter Wansel that still keep the bluesy quality in his voice, but go for sort of a Philly modern mode in the arrangements, in the mode that was used on Bobby Rush's one album for Philly. Titles include "Chocolate Honey", "No Tell Motel", "Travelin In Heavy Traffic", "Right Time For Love", and "Swet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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Bobby DarinSings Shadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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
(Green & blue label pressing. Cover has a touch of pen in one corner.)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisEddie Lockjaw Davis Cookbook – Vol 2 (blue cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1958. Good ... $9.99
Volume 2 of Lockjaw's classic early Cookbook sessions – cut for Prestige in a key transitional moment, when Lock was trying to break past the R&B roots of earlier years, and emerge as a more sophisticated jazz soloist, capable of carrying an idea way past the short format of singles and jukebox sides. The sessions provide a perfect format for such an effort – as the tracks are long and open-ended, and match Eddie with a great quintet that includes Shirley Scott on organ and Jerome Richardon on flute. Includes the classic "The Rev", plus "Stardust", "Skillet", and "The Broilers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has masking tape and some splitting on the seams, light wear, and some stains and pen scribbles on the back.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Johnny Griffin QuintetTough Tenors Again N Again ... LP
MPS, 1970. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A smoking twin-tenor session for MPS – one that reunites the mighty talents of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album was done as an offshoot of both players' work for the Clarke Boland Big Band at the time – and the set was not only produced by CBBB impresario Gigi Campi, but also features a core rhythm trio from that ensemble – Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! Tracks are nice and long, and have a sound that really shows the evolution of both players since their famous recordings of the early 60s – tones that are even more modern and edgey at points, served up with a fire that hasn't died at all – and set loose on rhythms that move past the usual grooves you might have expected from their American sessions together. Titles include "Tin Tin Deo", "Jim Dawg", "Gigi", "When We Were One", and "Again N Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing from 1980 on Pausa.)

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New Miles DavisIn Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk – Vol 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good ... $9.99
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
(6 eye stereo pressing. Cover has discoloration from age on back.)

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Miles DavisIn Person Saturday Night At The Blackhawk – Vol 2 ... LP
Columbia, 1961. Very Good ... $9.99
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 "Neo", "So What", "Fran Dance", and "Well You Needn't". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal and seam splitting.)

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Joe DeriseJoe Derise With The Australian Jazz Quintet ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. Good ... $4.99
Maybe the best work we've ever heard from Joe Derise – an overlooked male vocalist from the 50s, and one of our favorite of the generation! Joe's got a style that's not unlike some of his bigger contemporaries – like Bobby Troup or Matt Denis – a sophisticated style that's still plenty jazz, but which also avoids some of the too-heavy traps that other male singers might hit. There's a wonderfully light, fluid feel to the set – even on the ballads – and the album has sublime backing from the Australian Jazz Quintet, whose work on reeds from Dick Healey and Errol Buddle is might nice – as is the work on vibes by Jack Brokenshaw and piano by Bryce Rhode. Tracks include "Soon", "The Charm Of You", "Personality", "More & More", "Humpty Dumpty Heart", and "Spring In Old New York". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a mostly split bottom seam, a partially split spine, and some light wear and staining on the back.)

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Eric DolphyEric Dolphy Memorial Album (aka Music Matador) ... LP
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
Amazing work from Eric Dolphy – a record that's come out on a number of different labels, under a number of different names – but which is one of his most perfectly-realized sessions of the 60s, and one of his most spiritual albums ever! The record features a shifting lineup of players – almost presaging the ensemble modes that would rise more strongly in the post-Coltrane years – and Dolphy's chosen a strong group of associates, including Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Woody Shaw on trumpet, Clifford Jordan on soprano sax, Prince Lasha on flute, and Sonny Simmons on alto and bass clarinet. Dolphy plays flute, alto, and bass clarinet – and titles include "Love Me", a solo alto tune by Dolphy; "Alone Together", a duet with Davis' bass; a seminal take on "Jitterbug Waltz", completely reinventing the tune for new generations; and the massive "Music Matador". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear, masking tape on the top and bottom seams, a sticker on the front, and some stains.)

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Kenny DorhamMatador (Douglas pressing) ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A brilliant album from Kenny Dorham – one of his more far-reaching efforts, with the expansive compositional style that he started bringing to some of his Blue Note work of the early 60s. The record features a group with Jackie McLean on alto, Bobby Timmons on piano, Teddy Smith on bass, and JC Moses on drums – all working with Kenny in a slightly Latin tinged mode that features some really shimmering trumpet work! The record features a stunning 3 part reading of McLean's haunting tune "Melanie" (done under his name on the album A Fickle Sonance) – plus the tracks "Prelude", "El Matador", "Smile", and "There Goes My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Ecstasy, Passion & PainEcstasy, Passion & Pain ... LP
Roulette, 1974. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 a hype sticker.)

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New Ella FitzgeraldElla In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
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
(Later Japanese Polydor pressing. Cover has discoloration due to age, with a bit of pen on the back.)

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George FreemanNew Improved Funk ... LP
Groove Merchant, Early 70s. Very Good ... $14.99
The title certainly gets it right – as the album's one of the funkiest ever from guitarist George Freeman, and one of the few to really hit that messed-up groove he was working in the clubs before his mid 70s retreat to Chicago! The style here is often all over the map – a mix of soul jazz and funkier numbers, but often served up with less of the direction than you'd get on Prestige, and even less of that on Groove Merchant – more in a raw small combo mode, with Freeman's guitar hitting plenty of raspy notes and weird solo excursions that keep even the mellower tunes exciting! The record features 2 different groups – one with John Young on piano, the other with Bobby Blevins on organ – and brother Von Freeman plays tenor sax on the whole set, although not nearly in the spotlight as George! (Definitely in keeping with something that Von told George many years back – quoted to us by George – "When you've got your own album, make sure that people know that you're the star!") Titles include "New Improved Funk", "Daffy", "Happy Fingers", "Confirmed Truth", "Guitar Lover Man", and "Big Finish". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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

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Dick & Paul FreitasOf Cabbages & Kings ... LP
Beacon, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear and an old sticker.)

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Marvin GayeMotown Remembers Marvin Gaye – Never Before Released Masters ... LP
Motown, 1960s/1970s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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 some wear.)

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Terry GibbsTerry Gibbs ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Very Good- ... $11.99
Excellent small group work from vibist Terry Gibbs – just the kind of set that shows why he was one of the best known players on his instrument in the 50s! Gibbs has a clear, clean style here that's never too laidback, nor too prone to over-done flourishes – a style that was born in swing, informed by bop, and carried off beautifully by a quartet on the date that includes Terry Pollard on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Bert Dale (aka Nils Bertil Dahlander) on drums. The sound is nicely straight ahead – no gimmicks, no schtick, just nicely grooving work on vibes and piano – with tracks that include "Seven Come Eleven", "Lonely Dreams", "Dickie's Dream", "Imagination", "King City Stomp", "Pretty Face", "The Continental", "Bless My Soles", and "Nutty Notes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some discoloration due to aging, with small splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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Terry GibbsTerry Gibbs Plays The Duke ... LP
Mercury, 1957. Sealed ... $3.99
Mid 50s magic from vibist Terry Gibbs – a set that has Gibbs working through some material from Duke Ellington – but often with instrumentation that's quite unusual! The combo's a quartet – with Gibbs himself on vibes, marimba, and xylophone – alongside Pete Jolly on accordion, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Gary Frommer on drums – all grooving in some nicely remade versions of Ellington standards. The mix of vibes and accordion is quite striking, and really provides a fresh take on numbers that include "Caravan", "Rockin' In Rhythm", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "Sophisticated Lady", and "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Wing pressing. Cover has a cutout hole. Shrinkwrap has some light scratches and a couple of small holes.)

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New Jerry GoldsmithSand Pebbles ... LP
20th Century, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A really striking score from Jerry Goldsmith – penned with just the right sense of drama and tension for this mid 60s military thriller! Goldsmith's already working here with a full palette of colors – and Lionel Newman conducts the music with an added richness that seems to bring out all of his long experience on big budget epics, yet deliver the end results with the more subtle, compressed modes that make Goldsmith one of the more mature composers of the 60s. Horns shimmer with this great sense of restraint – almost painting colors in sound – and given the setting of the film, there's some slight exotic hints in a few instrumental passages as well. LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel HamptonFlying Home ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
If you ask us, Hamp from this time is a lot more exciting than he was in the early days! Here, Hampton's working with his very popular mid 50s orchestra – in an open-ended Verve setting that lets the group play long and open-ended versions of the sorts of material that they'd do in a live setting. Given that they were one of the hardest working bands in the country at the time, they're all quite juiced in the setting – and you'll hear them wail on an album-side reading of "Flying Home", plus 2 other long tracks, "Dinah" and "This Can't Be Love". Hamp's vibes are best of all – nice and hard, a real precursor to the tone that Bobby Hutcherson used early on! LP, Vinyl record album
(Trumpeter logo Clef pressing with a deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Lionel HamptonLionel Hampton Plays Drums, Vibes, & Piano ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1957. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Very cool work from Lionel Hampton – quite a change from his Verve material of the 50s, and an unusual sort of date for the Audio Fidelity label! As the title implies, Hampton not only plays his usual vibes, but a bit of drums and piano as well – and he's working in a cool smaller group that features some especially nice work from Bobby Plater on flute, alto, tenor, and clarinet – a player we don't know at all, but who turns in some especially sensitive tones here that really help bring some depth to the set, and push it away from common Hampton cliches. Lionel sings a bit on the record – although not much – and other players include Billy Mackel on guitar, Oscar Dennard on piano, Julius Brown on bass, and GT Hogan on drums. Titles include "The Man I Love", "Lazy Thoughts", "Just One Of Those Things", "Blues For Stephen", "Stardust", and "Tracking Problem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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New Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Pete Brown, et alColeman Hawkins All Stars At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $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
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, a mostly split top seam, a partially split spine, and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Tubby HayesThis Is Jazz – 100% Proof ... LP
Fontana/Philips (UK), 1966. Near Mint- ... $33.99
Seminal work from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – one of his greatest, and most ambitious albums ever! The album features Tubby at the head of a larger ensemble of jazz musicians, working through his own arrangements of jazz standards – re-worked and expanded in ways that practically turn them into completely different tunes. Players on the set include the cream of British jazz of the mid 60s – like Kenny Wheeler, Ronnie Ross, Ronnie Scott, and Gordon Beck – and Tubby plays vibes and flute in addition to tenor, working in an open-ended style that is tremendously evocative. Titles include "Nutty", "Milestones", "Sonnymoon For Two", and "Night In Tunisia" – all done in very different versions than usual! The set also features Tubby's own "100% Proof" – a really great track in its own right! LP, Vinyl record album

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Tubby Hayes OrchestraTubbs' Tours (Mole pressing) ... LP
Mole (UK), 1964/1981. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A stunning set from British tenor giant Tubby Hayes – and the kind of record that shows that he had a vision and depth of playing that stretched far beyond his incredible ability to solo! The set's got Tubby leading a large ensemble, filled with some of the leading lights of the British scene of the time – including Alan Branscombe, Peter King, Allan Ganley, Jimmie Deuchar, and Ronnie Ross. The players come together like magic – hard-swinging with the rhythmic intensity of some of the best Saba/MPS sessions of this type, yet also breaking out with their own extremely strong voices. Tracks are all originals, filled with exotic twists and turns that make for plenty of modally-informed rhythms – and titles include "Raga", "The Killers Of W1", "Sasa-Hivi", "Israel Nights", and "Pedro's Walk". Great stuff throughout, and more proof that the Brit jazz scene of the 60s was a lot more swingin' than anyone over here ever gave it credit! LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Terumasa HinoNew York Times ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A smooth set of fusion tracks, recorded by Hino in New York, with backing by a small group that includes Kenny Kirkland on keyboards, and occasional work by a larger horn section. The sound is pretty slick and funky, but also nice and soulful – and the record reminds us of some of Freddie Hubbard's larger fusion efforts from the late 70s. Titles include "Dream Cream", "Otis", "Champagne Rain", "Freeland", and "Newborn Swing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)

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New Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisBlue Pyramid ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A sweet little Verve set from the team of Wild Bill Davis and Johnny Hodges – 2 older players who both seemed to find new life in their music when working together! On Davis' part, the organist hits a more open, more modern approach to his instrument – one that clearly puts him at the level of some of his younger contemporaries on the soul jazz scene of the 60s. On Hodges' part, the pairing makes for a sometimes more relaxed style – and one that really helps him break out of the shadows of Ellington with a range of new settings and sounds! Other players here include Lawrence Brown, Jimmy Hamilton, Billy Butler, and Jimmy Jones –- all in varying arrangements, some small combo, some larger groups directed by Jones. Titles include "Pyramid", "Blues For Madeline", "When I'm Feelin Kinda Blue", "Rabbit Out Of The Hat", "Hash Brown", "At Dawn", and "Stormy Weather". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some discoloration on back.)

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Billie HolidayLady Sings the Blues ... LP
Verve, 1956. Good ... $9.99
Possibly one of the most essential Billie Holiday albums for Verve – a set that carries the same title as her famous autobiography, and which also features many key numbers from her songbook at the time! The feel here is quite easygoing and relaxed – with small group backing behind Billie's vocals, which themselves are recorded cleanly and clearly throughout. One side features backing by a combo that includes Wynton Kelly on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, and Paul Quinichette on tenor – and the other features a group that includes Bobby Tucker on piano, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and the great Willie Smith on alto sax. Titles include plenty of classics – including "God Bless The Child", "Strange Fruit", "Lady Sings The Blues", "No Good Man", "Good Morning Heartache", "I Must Have That Man", and "Trav'lin' Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. MGV 8099. Cover has some wear, a split top seam with tape residue, some splitting an masking tape on the other seams, and some stains and a piece of tape on the back.)

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Shakey HortonSoul Of Blues Harmonica ... LP
Argo, 1964. Near Mint- ... $28.99
With a record like this, it's clear that Shakey Horton's the soul of blues harmonica – if not the king as well! The album's filled with wonderful instrumentals that really focus Horton's talents strongly – not used just as flavoring or an occasional solo to spice up a tune – but as an amazingly powerful lead instrument with a really great range, and a punch that's packed as tight as any electric guitar on a Chess Record at the time! The set features a great group with Buddy Guy on guitar and Bobby Buster on Hammond – and titles include "Wee Baby Blues", "Wrinkles", "It's Alright", "Hard Hearted Woman", "Friday Night Stomp", and "Gonna Bring It On Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo copy – in great shape!)

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Freddie HubbardHigh Blues Pressure ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $7.99
A real gem from Freddie Hubbard's 60s years – an all soul jazz outing, cut with a hip array of players that show that young Fred was definitely on the forefront of jazz at the time! Despite the "blues" in the title, the main groove is spiritual soul jazz – in a style that puts Freddie a few years ahead of the Strata East crew, and working here in a mode that he oddly didn't continue into the 70s. The album's got a really righteous sound overall – with long tracks that really stretch out wonderfully with rich feeling and spirit – thanks to work from players who include Weldon Irvine and Kenny Barron on piano, Bennie Maupin and James Spaulding on reeds, and Freddie Waits on drums. The set's filled with great original tunes that include Freddie's "Latina", "True Colors", and "For BP" – as well as a version of Weldon Irvine's "Can't Let Her Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has heavy staining, delamination, wrinkles, and a split seam.)

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Freddie HubbardNight Of The Cookers Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Very Good ... $19.99
A landmark set for Blue Note – one that features Freddie Hubbard working in raw, firey, freewheeling territory – given space that few other players at the label were getting at the time! The two volume set features tracks recorded live at Club La Marchal in Brooklyn – and have Hubbard working with a completely hip group that features Lee Morgan, James Spaulding, Harold Mabern, Larry Ridley, Pete La Roca, and Big Black on conga. Each side of the album features one long track – and this first volume features the tunes "Pensativa" and "Walkin" – done in an extended style that's much rougher and rawer than Hubbard's studio albums of the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing.)

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Freddie HubbardNight Of The Cookers Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A landmark set for Blue Note – one that features Freddie Hubbard working in raw, firey, freewheeling territory – given space that few other players at the label were getting at the time! The two volume set features tracks recorded live at Club La Marchal in Brooklyn – and have Hubbard working with a completely hip group that features Lee Morgan, James Spaulding, Harold Mabern, Larry Ridley, Pete La Roca, and Big Black on conga. Each side of the album features one long track – and this second volume features the tunes "Jodo" and "Breaking Point" – done in an extended style that's much rougher and rawer than Hubbard's studio albums of the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Freddie HubbardRollin ... LP
MPS, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Freddie Hubbard's definitely rolling on this great little set – rolling right back into acoustic jazz territory after a run of smoother soul sessions for bigger labels at the end of the 70s! The album's a live one, and it's a perfect example of the development of Hubbard's solo skills at the point – amazingly well-crafted, especially in a spontaneous setting like this, where Freddie can really stretch out over a long tune with really soulfully imaginative expressions. The group features the great David Schnitter on tenor and soprano sax – a great colleague for the date – plus Billy Childs on acoustic and electric piano, Larry Klein on bass, and Carl Burnett on drums. Titles include "Breaking Point", "Brigitte", "Cascais", "One Of Another Kind", and "Byrdlike". LP, Vinyl record album
(PAUSA pressing. Cover has a cut corner, a center split on the top seam, and half split bottom seam.)

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New Bobbi HumphreyBlacks & Blues ... LP
Blue Note, 1974. Very Good ... $13.99
A monster – and one of our jazz funk favorites of all-time! This is the best record ever cut by the great flute player Bobbi Humphrey – and the record features some stellar production work by the great Larry Mizell, very much in the same vein as that which he used on classic sessions by Gary Bartz and Donald Byrd! This album also includes all the Humphrey cuts you're looking for – like "Chicago, Damn", "Harlem River Drive", and "Jasper Country Man". Every track is great, and the album's a total delight! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small initials in marker on front and a small stain on the opening.)

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Bobby HutchersonLinger Lane ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good ... $7.99
A beautiful later Blue Note album from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – a set recorded after his famous association with Harold Land, but with a groove that's wonderfully soulful in a whole different way! Bobby plays marimbas instead of vibes this time around, and he's working with his own arrangements for a slightly larger group – one that has some sweet fusion overtones, and these wonderful mellow funk inflections – so that even the mellow cuts have this warmly glowing, ultra-soulful sound that's mighty nice – a bit like some of the work from Gene Harris around the same time. Other players include Jerry Peters on Fender Rhodes, who also helped out with the arrangements – plus Harvey Mason on drums and Ernie Watts on reeds – and a few tracks feature sweet backing vocals from The Waters. The highlight here is a nice moody extended version of "People Make The World Go Round", but all cuts are great, and titles include "Silver Rondo", "Manzanita", "NTU", and his dark cover of "Theme From MASH". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 70s pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, a cut corner, clear tape on part of all seams, some marker on the back, and a few stains.)

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New Bobby HutchersonNow! ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good- ... $19.99
Incredibly righteous work from Bobby Hutcherson – a rare Blue Note session that features vocals by Eugene McDaniels! The set was recorded right before McDaniels' groundbreaking Headless Heroes album, but it's got a similar sort of vibe – breaking down genres and musical expectations – and reaching forth with a powerful progressive sound that's beyond compare! All tracks feature lead vocals by Eugene McDaniels, supported by a small chorus of backing singers – in a mode that's a bit like some of the Eddie Gale work on Blue Note at the time – all topped off with some great instrumental work by a core combo that features Hutcherson on vibes, Harold Land on tenor, Wally Richardson on guitar, and Joe Chambers on drums. Imagine the greatness of the Hutcherson/Land group, but with the added bonus of a spiritual soul jazz vocal aspect – and you've really got a key picture of this one! Like the best work on Strata East, but recorded years before – and featuring the titles "Now", "Slow Change", "Black Heroes", "The Creators", and "Hello to the Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear, a mostly split spine and top seam, some splitting on the bottom seam, two peeled marks from sticker removal, and some staining.)

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Bobby Hutcherson/Carmen McRae/Earl KlughBlue Note Meets The LA Philharmonic ... LP
Blue Note, 1977. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
An oft-overlooked gem from 70s Blue Note – and a great little record that's especially nice for the Bobby Hutcherson material! As you'd guess from the title, there's a larger orchestra working with the artists here – and in Hutcherson's case, this creates the same sort of soulful, sophisticated feel as his excellent Conception The Gift Of Love album – vibes mixed with strings, underscored by hip rhythms, and coming off as a wonderful extension of Bobby's earlier 70s work. His group features Manny Boyd on tenor and soprano, and George Cables on piano – and arrangements are by Dale Oehler, on tracks that include "Now", "Slow Change", and "Hello To The Wind" – all numbers co-penned with Eugene McDaniels, but done here as instrumentals. Carmen McRae sounds great in the setting too – similar to her other excellent Blue Note sides of the mid 70s – with Bill Holman arrangements on tunes that include "With One More Look At You", "Star Eyes", "The Man I Love", and "Sunday". Earl Klugh rounds things out with his own sweet guitar, plus keyboards from Onaje Allen Gumbs – set to Dick Hazard arrangements of "Angelina", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and "Cabo Frio". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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ItOn Top Of The World ... LP
Black Market (UK), 1989. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
A sort of a lost Larry Heard record, from the late 80s, when he was briefly basking in the spotlight in England and Europe. The set here has a stripped down sound, with Fingers' warm keys over nice bubbling mid tempo rhythm tracks, most with a laid back clubby approach, but others with a very soulful or slightly hip hop sound creeping in. 10 tracks in all, including "In This Place Called Nowhere", "Endless Journey", "Brazilian Love Dance", 'When Will We Learn", "On Top Of The World (the It Theme)" and "Never Let You Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a few creases, and a center split on the top seam.)
Also available On Top Of The World ... CD 12.99

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Bull Moose JacksonBull Moose Jackson Sings His All-Time Hits ... LP
King/Audio Lab, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Tremendous vocals from Bull Moose Jackson – a deep-voiced singer from the King R&B years, but one who also had a sensitive touch as well! There's a sophistication here that's different from most of Jackson's contemporaries on King – almost the mature masculine sound you'd find in Billy Eckstine or Al Hibbler, but which is undercut by more R&B elements too – including some great use of tenor sax alongside the vocals. Titles include "I Love You Yes I Do", "Cherokee Boogie", "My Little Baby", "Sneaky Pete", "I Never Loved Anyone But You", and "Why Don't You Haul Off & Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Chubby JacksonChubby Takes Over ... LP
Everest, 1958. Very Good- ... $3.99
Don't hold Chubby's name against him – because this is a really great little set, leaner and meaner than you might expect! The album has Chubby taking over from Woody Herman – with whom he'd worked for many years, and from whom he got most of the players for this session. The album's got that tight ensemble feel of Woody's best 50s work – extremely powerful and hard-swinging, but with searing breakout room for the soloists – who include Al Cohn, Frank Rehack, Sam Most, and Sam Markowitz. Titles include "Tradition", "A Ballad For Jai", "Oh Look At Me Now", "Mt Everest", and "Yes Indeed". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some seam splitting.)
Also available Chubby Takes Over ... CD 8.99

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New Michael JacksonOff The Wall ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
Michael, if only you'd stayed at this level! This 1979 solo album by Michael is a killer batch of soul grooves – one of his 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

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Bubber JohnsonBubber Johnson Sings Sweet Love Songs ... LP
King, Late 50s. Very Good ... $39.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split top and bottom seams, but is otherwise great.)

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Johnny KeatingRobbery ... LP
London, 1967. Sealed ... $23.99
A killer soundtrack from jazzy Johnny Keating – a set that we'd rank right up there with his other non-film work of the 60s! The score's got a bold, edgey sort of quality – one that shows a real maturation in Keating's music since the earlier part of the decade – but still that great sense of rhythm and repetition that first made him stand out so strongly. The horns are especially great – bold and brassy one minute, then laidback and compressed the next – filled with great colors and tones that show a link back to Stan Kenton sounds of the 50s, turned towards much groovier ends for Johnny's 60s generation. All tracks are originals, and the titles include the lead vocal "Born To Lose", sung by Jackie Lee – plus "Kate's Theme", "Gang's Arrest", "Accident", "Diamond Robbery", "Breaking Into The Mail Van", and "Passing The Mail Bags". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Wynton KellyKelly Blue ... LP
Riverside, 1959. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A great little session from Wynton Kelly – one that has him breaking out of the lyrical roots of his trio work, and hitting some harder notes as a leader of a larger hardbop group! The album features Kelly working in both trio and sextet format – the latter with players who include Nat Adderley, Bobby Jaspar, and Benny Golson; and the former with Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb (who also play with the sextet). The sextet tracks are the ones that we really love here – as they tend to feature 2 long original numbers by Kelly – much more open than usual, and in a mode that was rarely captured as well on Wynton's albums as a leader. The trio sides are still nice too, though – although a bit more like some of his other sides – and the album features 6 tracks in all, titles that include "Kelly Blue", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Green Dollphin Street", "Keep It Moving", and "Old Clothes". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing.)

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Eddie KendricksGoin' Up In Smoke ... LP
Tamla, 1976. Sealed ... $7.99
A soaring set from the great Eddie Kendricks – and a record that brings his Detroit roots into play with the best Philly grooves of the time – thanks to production from the mighty Norman Harris! Harris works with the cream of the crop of the Sigma Sound scene, and cooks up these beautifully flowing grooves for Eddie – clubby tracks that work perfectly for his sublime vocal approach, mixed with some wonderful mellow moments that have this really heartbreaking intensity – maybe even a bit more depth than some of Kendricks' previous few records. A great example of this is the wonderful cut "The Newness Is Gone" – among other killer tracks that include "Born Again", "Sweet Tenderoni", "Don't Put Off Until Tomorrow", and the great "To You From Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has small holes.)

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Bobby King & Terry EvansLive & Let Live! ... LP
Rounder, 1988. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie KingVaguely Reminiscent ... LP
Rainbow Snake, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Includes "Song To A Hobbit"! LP, Vinyl record album

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King CurtisSoul Serenade ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
King plays the "all time favorites" on his soulful tenor, including instrumental classics like "Wiggle Wobble", "Night Train", "Honky Tonk", "Soul Twist", "Watermelon Man", and "Swingin' Shepherd Blues". The real hit, though, is King's "Soul Serenade", which set the standard for soul sax instrumentals for the next 10 years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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KraftwerkAutobahn ... LP
Vertigo, 1974. Very Good ... $14.99
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 a cutout hole and light edge wear.)

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Steve Lawrence & Eydie GormeAt The Movies ... LP
Columbia, 1963. Very Good+ ... $3.99
One of their better LPs together, and a very swingin' batch of tracks from hit movies of the postwar era. Contains a shrieking original entitled "To The Movies We Go", which is a goofy duet in the best Steve & Edyie style, plus a stellar reading of "In The Cool Cool Cool of the Evening", which has been updated to include a lot of 60's suburban references, like BBQ's, swimming pools, and alcoholism. Cool stuff, and a tough record to find by them. LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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John Lewis & The New QuartetSlavic Smile ... LP
Baystate (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A really compelling later session from John Lewis – one that has the pianist working with Bobby Hutcherson, who turns out to be a surprisingly great partner for his talents! The mix of Hutcherson's vibes and Lewis' piano is really great – and Bobby hits this slow, brooding style that really matches the spirit of John's compositions wonderfully. Other players on the date include Connie Kay on drums and Marc Johnson on bass – both equally sensitive musicians who really respect the piano/vibes sound in the lead – and titles include "That Slavic Smile", "Le Cannet", "Stardust", "Hornpipe For The Queen", and "Promenade In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi and insert.)

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Julie LondonAbout The Blues ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Hip early work from Julie London – with full jazz orchestra backing by Russ Garcia, whose soundscapes are perfect for that dreamy style of singing she was using at the time – a blend of the sublime and sad, floating along with almost effortless ease, but hiding a huge wellspring of emotion! The album's a great illustration of the subtle talents that Julie brought to the vocal scene of the 50s – and it's a nice contrast to some of the smaller group sides done by her at the time. Bobby Troup produced the set – and the album's got versions of his songs "Meaning Of The Blues" and "The Blues Is All I Ever Had", plus the tracks "Get Set For The Blues", "Bye Bye Blues", "Bouquet Of Blues", and "Invitation To The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has some fading on the spine, with some wear and light staining on the back paste-on.)

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Jack McDuffDown Home Style ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
A really unusual album for Jack McDuff – one that was recorded in Memphis, with a lineup and a feel that's quite different from other Blue Note sessions of the time! There's a lot of electricity bubbling in the record – and although McDuff normally never worked with a bassist on earlier sessions, this one features a unnamed player who really lays out a nice bottom for the whole session – bubbling the tunes with lots of work on the electric, and letting McDuff concentrate on funking things up with the keys of the Hammond! The set features a key recording of Jack's classic "Theme From the Electric Surfboard", plus the funky numbers "Butter (For Yo Popcorn)", "The Vibrator", and "Down Home Style". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing.)

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Jimmy McGriffElectric Funk ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $49.99
One of Jimmy's funkiest albums ever – a sweeeeet batch of short, hard, and funky cuts – and a record that ranks right up there with the mighty Soul Sugar for sheer funkiness! Jimmy takes an upbeat and easygoing approach to the late 60s funk sound, with a nice, rubbery bass and the organ sound just killer – but would expect less from McGriff on that front? Truly funky and totally irresistible stuff, with sinister, measured moments that bigger and heavier pretty quickly - kind of prefiguring 70s blacksploitation soundtrack vibes in spots! The album's great all the way through – tight arrangements by Horace Ott, who also plays electric piano on the set, making for a clean, cool 2-keys kind of groove. Titles include "Spear for Moondog" (parts 1 & 2), "Tight Times", "Funky Junk", "Bird Wave", and "Back on the Track". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty pressing. Cover has some wear, light bending in the corners, and some splitting and wide clear tape on the top seam.)

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New Wes MontgomeryWillow Weep For Me ... LP
Verve, 1965/1968. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A strange little record – a posthumous album that took older Wes Montgomery sides and souped them up a bit after his death! The core material here is quartet recordings done in 1965 – Montgomery's guitar in a hip group with Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – other material recorded at the same time as the Smokin At The Half Note set, discovered later by Verve, and augmented with fuller backings from Claus Ogerman for this record in 1968. In contrast to some of Wes' other albums of this nature, the core combo grooving was done first, which then ends up directing Ogerman's arrangements – and not the other way around – making for a really unique mix of sounds, especially on some of the longer tracks. Titles include "Four On Six", "Oh You Crazy Moon", "Willow Weep For Me", "Misty", "Impressions", and "Portrait Of Jennie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Jackie MooreMake Me Feel Like A Woman ... LP
Kayvette, 1975. Very Good ... $14.99
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
(Cover has a cutout notch, a couple of light scratches, a split bottom seam, and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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Melba MooreWhat A Woman Needs ... LP
EMI, 1981. Very Good+ ... $3.99
An early 80s set from Melba Moore – with some bubbling club soul grooves carried over from the 70s, plus spacier and funkier touches – largely produced by McFadden & Whitehead and featuring Kashif on moog bass! Given the production style here and the release date, we get the feeling that Melba & co. were resisting the prominent drum machine sound and otherwise more programmed backdrops that were taking hold in chart soul at the time, and even if she'd succeed with the more pronounced 80s vibe just a little later on, this record still feels plenty modern to our ears. A slept on gem! Includes "Let's Stand Together", "Your Sweet Lovin'", "What A Woman Needs", "Take My Love", "Overnight Sensation", "Each Second", "Piece Of The Rock", "Let's Go Back To Lovin" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available What A Woman Needs (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Quartet (1957) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Very Good- ... $18.99
Gerry, after years of working in piano-less groups, actually plays a bit of the ivories on this one – a classic quartet set recorded in Boston, at Storyville – with a group that includes Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, Bill Crow on bass, and Dave Bailey on drums. There's a tight swing to most tracks – and titles include "Bweebida Bwobbida", "Open Country", "Rustic Hop", "Bike Up The Strand", and "Storyville Story". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has splitting and tape residue on thet op and bottom seams, some wear, a spot of peeling on the front, and some stains and pen on the back.)

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Gerry Mulligan & Chet BakerMulligan/Baker ... LP
Prestige, 1950s/Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
2LP set released in the 70's featuring work from both of these West Coast giants. The first half focuses on recordings of Gerry Mulligan working with a strong early group – Chet Baker on trumpet, Chico Hamilton on drums, and Carson Smith on bass – on 4 tracks recorded in San Francisco, and 4 others recorded slightly later in LA. The tunes are short, piano-less, and have that fluid 50s Mulligan groove – and titles include "Turnstile", "Limelight", "Carioca", "Bark For Barksdale", and "Line For Lyons". Also included are recordings that feature Gerry's own group – an ensemble that features Nick Travis on trumpet, Allen Eager on tenor, and George Wallington on piano – on all original Mulligan titles that include "Ide's Side", "Bweebida Bobbida", "Kaper", "Funhouse", and "Mulligan's Too". The second half of this set contains material recorded for Prestige by Chet Baker in 1964. Baker plays fluegelhorn, and he's backed by a fairly soulful combo that includes George Coleman on tenor, Kirk Lightsey on piano, Herman Wright on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums. The set grooves in a way that few other Chet Baker albums do, which is something you might expect from a record that has tracks with titles like "Go Go", "Bevan Beeps", and "Rearin' Back". LP, Vinyl record album

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Teruo NakamuraManhattan Special (aka Song Of The Birds) ... LP
Polydor, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Seminal work from bassist Teruo Nakamura – one of the few Japanese fusion players of the 70s to make a bit of a splash over on this side of the Pacific, thanks to wickedly soulful work like this! Teruo's getting some great help here from a handful of American players – including the legendary Harry Whitaker on electric piano, fresh from some key work with Roy Ayers – plus Carter Jefferson on tenor and soprano sax, and Mark Gray on additional keys. In addition, album's filled with guest appearances that range from Herbie Hancock to Lani Groves to Art Webb, and others – and the groove is a mixture of spacey funky and smoother, more soul-oriented tracks – sometimes with bigger backings, in kind of a Kudu Records sort of mode. Lots of nice numbers – including "Wiggle Worm", "Mr Cherry & Mr T", "Sunrise In Africa", "Mescalito", and "Firefly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a price sticker remnant & some light wear.)

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Novi Singers & Aleksander Mazur QuartetBacharach ... LP
Muza (Poland), 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A dream come true – our favorite vocal group performing work by our favorite composer! The Novi Singers, in case you don't know them, were a totally hip Polish vocal quartet – with a sound that was part scatting vocalese and part groovy 60s, very different than that of many of their contemporaries, with a cool complexity that's made their work a favorite amongst fans of groovy music. This rare album features the group running through a set of tunes by our God, Burt Bacharach – performed vocally, with jazz backing by a quartet that includes tenor sax, organ, trumpet, and percussion. The sound's as stripped down and spacious as it would have been if Burt led the session himself – and the Novi group do a great job of stepping back from time to time, to let the instruments swirl around in lovely rhythms, bubbling forth in Bacharach beauty! Titles include "The Look Of Love", "It Doesn't Matter", "Are You There", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", and a great 10 minute "Bacharach Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New O'JaysO'Jays Live In London ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good ... $0.99
A seminal album in the development of Philadelphia International – who seemed to be taking a cue from Motown and Stax in the 60s, by bringing their biggest act to a European audience! The set features the O'Jays working as beautifully in a live setting as they had in the Sigma Sound studios – singing to arrangements by Dennis Williams, but still getting enough production by Bobby Martin to keep the sound in line with their better known studio work from the time. There's a bit of a deeper soul sound overall here – especially on the vocals, which crackle nicely with a live sense of spontaneity. Titles include "Back Stabbers", "Sunshine", "Love Train", "When The World Is A Peace", and "Put Your Hands Together" – plus a few vocal introductions! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)
Also available O'Jays Live In London (Japanese pressing) ... CD 24.99

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Anthony OrtegaNew Dance! ... LP
Revelation, 1967. Very Good ... $44.99
One of the clearest moments of brilliance ever from saxophonist Anthony Ortega – an album that should stand as one of THE avant jazz sessions of the 60s, but which is sadly often overlooked! Although Ortega first rose to fame quickly in the 50s, his talents were often used in larger backing ensembles and studio work in the 60s – and this rare date for Revelation Records is one of the few times he got to express himself freely in the studio – bursting out with a free sense of expression and energy that lies somewhere in the space between Jimmy Giuffre, Marion Brown, and Anthony Braxton! The setting is free, but Ortega often shows a Giuffre-like sense of rhythm and timing, even at the sparest moments – and the rasp in his tone recalls the gentle soulfulness of Brown at his most expressive – touched by some of the greater complexities of Braxton's early approach to the sound of the alto. Accompaniment is by Bobby West on bass and Bill Goodwin on drums on some numbers – and simply by Chuck Domanico on bass on others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label pressing. Cover has small seam splits, some wear, with a name in pen and small stain on back.)

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OvationsHooked On A Feeling ... LP
MGM, 1972. Very Good ... $24.99
Some of the warmest Memphis soul ever recorded – a really classic set from The Ovations, done in a style that's really unique! The vibe here is different from the sound of Stax, as lead singer Louis Williams has a lot of Sam Cooke in his style – a warmly bubbling quality that's as personal as it is polished, and which is set up here with some buoyant backings that glide along wonderfully – still with enough depth to show the Memphis roots of the group, but in ways that really get past some of the cliches that were starting to hit that scene. Dan Greer handled production, and is no doubt due credit for the album's quality – and titles include a classic version of "Hooked On a Feeling", plus "One In A Million", "Take It From One Who Knows", "Touching Me", "So Nice To Be Loved By You", "You'll Never Know", and "Don't Break Your Promise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, a cut corner, and some wear.)

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Duke PearsonNow Hear This ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Duke Pearson knocks it out of the park with this one – perfectly summing up all the new ideas in jazz arranging and large ensemble work he'd been exploring at Blue Note – and pushing things way way past his previous small group material as well! The album's quite different than most other 60s iterations of big band jazz – as Pearson's got a way of making all instruments come together on the rhythms, then exploding with subtle colors and soulful tones – yet all at a level that's never forced or gimmicky at all. It helps that he's got a tremendous lineup of players here – both Lew Tabackin and Frank Foster on tenor (the latter of whom does some arranging for the record) – plus Pepper Adams on baritone, Marvin Stamm and Randy Brecker on trumpets, Garnett Brown and Jimmy Cleveland on trombones, Jerry Dodgion and Al Gibbons on alto, and the rhythm team of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Mickey Roker on drums. Duke plays superb piano with a really sophisticated touch, but it's really his strength as an arranger that makes the whole thing come together beautifully. Andy Bey sings on a version of "I'm Tired Cryin Over You" – and other titles include "Amanda", "Tones For Joan's Bones", "Dad Digs Mom", "Disapproachment", and "Make It Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has a cut corner and a small center split on the bottom seam.)
 
 
 



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