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New Barry AdamsonSoul Murder ... CD
Mute, 1992. Used ... $4.99

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Barry AltschulBrahma ... CD
Sackville (Canada), 1980. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
A really sweet trio set from Barry Altschul – and one that lets him stretch out beautifully on a wide range of percussion! In addition to traditional drums, Altschul handles quica, bowed cymbals, waterphone, shakers, bells, cymbals, wood block, and lots more on the record – also getting some percussive performances from his mates in the trio – trombonist Ray Anderson and bassist Mark Helias! Anderson's trombone really provides some great glue to hold the performance together – some bold, soulful lines that easily move between free passages and more swinging moments. Titles include "Con Alma De Noche", "Irina", "Be Out S'Cool", and "Brahma". CD

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Barry AltschulFor Stu ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1979. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
An album dedicated to the late drummer Stu Martin – and a set that features some very dynamic drum work from longtime friend Barry Altschul! The album has Altschul really hitting some new notes in his music – stepping off with a bit more dynamic energy than some of his other 70s recordings, working with a group that has a nicely elastic feel – able to change sounds and shapes at the drop of a hat! Other quartet members include Anthony Davis on piano, Ray Anderson on trombone, and Rick Rozie on bass – and the trombone of Anderson is especially great here, adding in a sense of warmth, and almost playfulness at points. Titles include "Drum Role", "Sleepwalker", "For Stu", and a version of the Mingus classic "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress Then Silk Blues". CD
(Official pressing of the CD, with full artwork – not the CDr pressing found at other online retailers.)

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Claudja BarryIf I Do It To You/Up All Night ... 12-inch
Ensign (UK), 1982. Near Mint- ... $0.49
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(In an Ensign sleeve. Labels have small stickers with BPM.)

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New Joe BarryI'm A Fool To Care/I Got A Feeling ... 7-inch
Smash, 1961. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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John BarryGreat Movie Sounds Of John Barry ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
Nice LP featuring John Barry conducting his biggest hits from famous films, including "The Knack", "Goldfinger", "007", "Ipcress File", The Chase", "Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "Thunderball", "From Russia With Love", "The James Bond Theme", "The Chase", "Theme From King Rat", "Séance On A Wet Afternoon" and "Theme From Born Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a spot of old tape on the spine, light wear, WGN Library letters and a promo stamp on the back.)

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John BarryKnack & How To Get It ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An incredibly groovy soundtrack that's also one of the best-ever scores written by John Barry – a masterpiece of jazzy scoring that never gets old! There's some wicked use of Hammond in the main theme – played by Brit jazzer Alan Haven – a catchy little groove that dances nicely as the record unfolds – over rhythms that feature a snapping snare that's equally great! Barry brings in just a touch of the James Bond boldness, then mixes it with these warmer jazz leanings – all in a blend that's quite unique, and which easily makes the score one of our favorites of the 60s. A young Michael Crawford sings a great vocal version of the theme – "The Knack" – and other tracks include "Photo Strip", "Doors & Bikes & Things", "Ecstasy", "Three On A Bed", and "Blues & Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing.)

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New John BarryLast Valley ... LP
ABC, 1971. Sealed ... $3.99
Quite a shift for John Barry – not the usual groovy music you might expect, and instead a somewhat serious score written for this historical epic written and directed by James Clavell, starring Omar Sharif and Michael Caine! The sound is still wonderful, though – proof that Barry was right at home in a variety of different soundtrack settings – and keenly in command of a cinematic musical vision. A number of the tracks have a vocal chorus, chanting in a moody, slightly militaristic way – and most of the numbers are driving and dramatic, but in ways that are quite different from Barry's better-known action work. Titles include "The Shrine", "Evening Song", "Plague Pit", "Attack At Rheinfelden", "The Last Valley", and "Death Of The Captain". LP, Vinyl record album

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John BarryPetulia ... LP
Warner, 1968. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A pretty compelling John Barry score – written for this strange semi-comedy which starred George C Scott and Julie Christie, and which was directed by Richard Lester. The music is a mixture of groovy themes and slower numbers that still have a modulated groovy approach – strings gliding with a gentle submerged groove, in a warm easy fashion, but not as dramatic as more conventional soundtracks. There's plenty of great moments on the set – and the soundtrack's a good example of the way that Barry increasingly began to explore space within his compositions as the 60s went on. Titles include "Eat Topless", "Comprehendo", "Petulia", "Motel", "Highway 101", and "Friends Of The Evergreen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and cut corner.)

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New John BarryWhisperers ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
John Barry did the score for this dark British film starring Dame Edith Evans as an elderly woman slowly succumbing to the "whispers" of old age. The music is far different than Barry's Bond work, with more of a sophisticated orchestral sound – filled with dark brooding passages, occasionally punctuated by jazzier moments – which act as a nice sort of counterbalance! The score is a great step for Barry – really showing a new level of sophistication that's light years from his earlier small combo instrumental work. Titles include "Are You There?", "Sticks & Stones", "Nobody & Nothing", and "Three Attackers". LP, Vinyl record album

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New John BarryWrong Box ... LP
Mainstream, 1966. Sealed ... $49.99
One of the lesser-known John Barry scores of the 60s – penned for an equally lesser-known comedy that starred Michael Caine, Peter Sellers, Peter Cook, Tony Hancock, and Dudley Moore! The tunes have kind of a period feel with slight whimsical touches – not as mod and groovy as you might expect for the time, or for Barry – but with a strong orchestral approach overall, showing John's ability to work well in a more mainstream setting. There's a nice undercurrent of darkness at times, as on some of Barry's other orchestral work – and titles include "Morris Visits Dr Pratt", "Bournemouth Strangler", "Morris Hides As He Sees Handcart", "Montage Of Deaths", and "Yes Who Is That". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, with an original 60s price sticker.)

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New John Barry/Donna SummerDeep – Original Soundtrack (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Hot Shot (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
Well, it's not Jaws – but it's still pretty darn groovy – a very cool set of tracks that features some long, lush orchestrations from the great John Barry – plus some sublime disco sounds from Donna Summer! The first half of the record features Barry's extended "Return To The Sea – 2033 AD" – a side-long track that really builds nicely, and has John finding some even more expressive modes than in other mid 70s soundtracks. Then side two really lets loose with the great "Theme From The Deep (Down Deep Inside)" by Donna Summer – a tune that's got this beautifully building groove that's almost like her best early cuts, ala "I Feel Love" – a great use of Summer's vocals on a nicely funky groove. The set also features a slower Donna Summer vocal take on the cut – billed as "A Love Song" – with these cool keyboard lines that feel like they're lifted from an Italian 70s soundtrack – and Barry also turns in his own instrumental version as well. Beckett sings the funky "Disco Calypso" tune too! CD features two bonus tracks – the 12" mix of Donna Summer's "Theme From The Deep", plus "The White House Years" by John Barry. CD

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John Barry/Matt MonroQuiller Memorandum ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $19.99
A sweet little soundtrack by John Barry – very different than the full-on style he used for James Bond – but equally groovy in its own sort of way! The music was written for a spy thriller starring Alec Guiness, George Segal, and Max Von Sydow – a moody film that's handled here by Barry with a spacey quality that's mighty nice – lots of isolated instruments floating along, sometimes with weird effects that are almost watery – all in a space that's somewhere between Barry's work for The Knack, and that new sense of space that Morricone was bringing into 60s soundtracks. The result is a real treasure – one of Barry's best film scores – and titles include "Autobahn March", "Downtown", "Oktober/Walk From The River", "Quiller Caught/The Fight", "Quiller & The Bomb", and the theme "Wednesday's Child", sung by Matt Monro. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing!)

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John Barry/Shirley BasseyGoldfinger ... LP
United Artists, 1964. Very Good- ... $2.99
The soundtrack that put John Barry over the top – and to many, THE James Bond soundtrack! The album chills from the first notes of the haunting title theme – the majestic "Goldfinger", sung by Shirley Bassey with a tone that's as dangerous as a razor-sharp hat spinning through the air! Barry then takes over with some wonderful instrumentals – a blend of crime jazz, mood pieces, chase themes, and more – all peppered with that dark dark Bond theme that we love so much! Titles include "Into Miami", "Teasing The Korean", "Alpine Drive", "Bond Back In Action", "Gassing The Gangsters", and "Death Of Goldfinger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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John Barry/Shirley BasseyMoonraker ... LP
United Artists, 1979. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Bond goes into space, but Barry stays on the ground – in one of the lesser-remembered James Bond soundtracks of the 70s! The film followed on the Star Wars boom, and had lots of space effects, but Barry keeps things mostly orchestral here – not going for the electronics or sound effects you might think. Shirley Bassey sings 2 versions of the "Moonraker" theme – one straight and one disco – and titles include "Bond Smells A Rat", "Bond Lured To Pyramid", "Bond Arrives In Rio", "Flight Into Space", and "Space Lazer Battle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Len BarryMy Kind Of Soul ... LP
RCA, 1967. Sealed ... $8.99
Len Barry gets a bit soulful here – with arrangements from Joe Rnezetti, Jimmy Wisner, and Pete Dino – on cuts that include "Sweet Soul Music", "Mickey's Monkey", "The Moving Finger Writes", "Our Love", and "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing!)

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Barry SistersFiddler On The Roof ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Spine has one spot of old tape and a small rip. Back cover has WGN Library letters.)

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New Bee GeesFestival Albums Collection (Sing & Play 14 Barry Gibbs Songs/Spicks & Spocks/Turn Around Look At Us) ... CD
Warner (Australia), 1965/1966/1967. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
Think you know the Bee Gees? Then think again – because this wonderful package features three of their ultra-rare albums from Australia – reissued here for the first time, and quite different the later sides we love so much! The Bee Gees didn't just arise to the charts in the disco generation – nor were they the brainchild of late 60s Atlantic Records – and instead they were an incredibly hard-working trio who got a very young start in their own scene – where the young Barry Gibb was already a hell of a talented songsmith, and provided the group with great material from their very first record. These albums don't just illustrated a group in progress – or an act waiting to grow – because honestly, if the Bee Gees never cut anything else, these records might well be enough – as you could say if you chopped off The Beatles' output right before Rubber Soul. Production is wonderful – no beat group cliches, nor American pop psych ripoffs – and the trio have already found the perfect space for their really unique harmonies. The set features three full albums with all original album sleeves – Spicks & Specks, Turn Around Look At Us, and The Bee Gees Sing & Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs – a total of 38 delightful 60s tunes! CD

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Barry BiggsThis Is Good Life/Wide Awake In A Dream ... 12-inch
Mango, 1982. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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Barry BrownPrince Jammy Presents Barry Brown – Showcase ... LP
17 North Parade, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
A fine, FINE showcase for singer Barry Brown – working with Prince Jammy at the dawn of the 80s! Barry Brown is showcased here in nice, long 12-inch style numbers, with bass and drums heavy rhythms and plenty of room for Brown to demonstrate he was good and ready for a full length showcase. Includes "Best Things In Life", "Concious Dread", "Ain't Gonna Turn Back" with Errol Scorcher, "It Ago Dread" and "School Days". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Barry BrownThompson Sound 1979 to 1982 ... CD
Hot Milk (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Rare work from Barry Brown – all material arranged and produced by Linval Thompson – including singles, dubs, and unreleased album tracks! There's a really unified feel to the work, despite the space of a few years – given that the Roots Radics handled backings at the Channel One studio, and Scientist mixed all the tracks at King Tubby's – with a nice dub undercurrent that really helps the rhythms float and dip along with Brown's vocals. Titles include "Please Officer (version)", "Ketch A Fire", "Can't Stop Natty Dread", "Free Dreadlocks", "Life Is So Funny", "Love Jah So", "Love Is Pure", and "You Don't Know Who To Trust (version)". CD

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Fab Trio (Joe Fonda/Barry Altschul/Billy Bang)Transforming The Space ... CD
Creative Improvised Music Projects, 2003. Used ... $11.99
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Barry Forgie, Roger Roger, Nino Nardini & A MawerMindbender – Stringtronics ... CD
Vadim (France), 1972. Used ... $9.99
An incredible album that's as evocative as its title – one that blends together strings and electronics into a sublime suite of sound library grooves! The album was masterminded by the lesser-known Barry Forgie – and also features work by other sound library talents Nino Nardini and Roger Roger, both of whom contribute some tasty Afro-styled grooves to the set! The overall feel is like the some of the best European soundtrack work from the time – with lots of lush instrumental passages, laid out with undercurrents of funk in places you wouldn't expect. Great stuff overall, and with tracks that include "Mindbender", "Ballata", "Hunted", and "Dawn Mists" by Barry Forgie; "Undercover Girl" and "Freedom Road" by Anthony Mawer; "Tropicola" and "Afro Samba" by Nino Nardini; and "Safari Park" and "Perdition" by Roger Roger. CD

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Barry GoldbergBarry Goldberg Reunion ... LP
Buddah, 1968. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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Barry GuyAmphi/Radio Rondo ... CD
Intakt (Switzerland), 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Two great large group works from bassist Barry Guy – both with the sort of individual qualities we love in his music with the London Jazz Composers Orchestra! The players here are from a wider range of European sources, and all work together as a whole, but get plenty of space for personal expression – tones and voices that are initially most strong from the bass of Guy and violin of Maya Homburger – but which evolve to include Evan Parker and Mats Gustafsson on saxes, Hans Koch on bass clarinet, Johannes Bauer on trombone, and Paul Lytton and Raymond Strid on percussion. "Amphi" is a long work that begins with a more careful sense of presence – but "Radio Rondo" rolls in with much greater group force, and continues boldly for nearly 30 minutes. CD

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Barry ManilowBarry Manilow I ... LP
Arista, Early/Mid 70s. Sealed ... $2.99
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(MFSL Original Master Recording. Shrinkwrap is cracked at the bottom. Cover has some wear.)

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Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul LyttonLive At Maya Recordings Festival ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ... $18.99
Dark sounds from three very well-matched players – recording here at Barry Guy's Maya Recordings Festival – which makes for a very comfortable setting! The tracks are all quite long, and feature some of the most abstract sounds we've heard from the players in years – almost more sonic than musical at points, as the drums of Paul Lytton, bass of Barry Guy, and soprano and tenor sax of Evan Parker really push at each other's boundaries in search of new ways to interact! Parker's always amazing work on reeds really helps shape a lot of the energy of the set – but Guy's more than able to hold his own, and Lytton's drums emerge in ways that are often quite surprising and delightful. Titles include "Obsidian", "Chert", "Gabbro", and "Scoria". CD

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Danny PearsonBarry White Presents Mr Danny Pearson ... LP
Unlimited Gold, 1978. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A lost treasure from Barry White – the one and only album recorded by Danny Pearson, one of the few singers that Barry did as "special projects" during the 70s! Like Gloria Scott and Tom Brock – two other White-produced singers of the time – Pearson's got a wonderful approach that's quite different than Barry's own work – a fragile, sensitive, sweet soul style that's a lot like indie work from the New Jersey/Philly scene of the early 70s, produced with a bit more of the Barry White flair. The sound is sublime – with magical orchestrations by White and Gene Page, wrapped lovingly around Pearson's great vocals. Titles include "Honey Please, Can't You See?", "What's Your Sign Girl?", "Is It Really True Girl", and "Walkin In the Rain With The One I Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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Paul Rutherford/Philipp Wachsmann/Barry GuyIskra 1903 – South On The Northern 1988/1989 ... CD
Emanem (UK), 1988/1989. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99
Two previously-unissued performance from this seminal trio of British improvisers – Paul Rutherford on trombone, Barry Guy on bass, and Philipp Wachsmann on violin – working here on sessions that also feature a bit of electronics from both Guy and Wachsmann as well! All material is live, from two different performances done during a surprisingly large recording gap by the trio – which makes the music not only great on its own, but an important slice from a lost phase of the group. The musicians have a wonderful sense of each other, and a strong concern with sound – especially heard in the ways that the electronics are used by the two string players – with real sonic sympathies for the trombone. There's a maturity here that takes the music even beyond "classic" Iskra 1903 albums – and the double-length nature of the set makes for a great bonus as well. CD

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Barry RyanSinging The Songs Of Paul Ryan 1968 to 1969 (Barry Ryan Sings Paul Ryan/Barry Ryan) ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $9.99
A nice collection of grandly arranged, 60s Brit pop from Barry Ryan – coupling the 2 LPs plus bonus tracks – on a single CD! 1968's Barry Ryan Sings Paul Ryan is, you guessed it, a batch of tunes in which Barry singing the tunes of his twin brother and former co-headliner Paul! The tunes are as rich and orchestral, and just plain big as work by Scott Walker, but really much brighter and poppier – and just plain groovy! 1969's Barry Ryan didn't make as much of a splash at the time, but it's probably just as fine of a record – with similarly grand arrangements, tricky melodies and a lot of intimate moments, too! Tracks include the big hit "Eloise", plus "Why Do You Cry My Love", "Crazy Days", Love Is On The Way", You Don't Know What You're Doing" and more. Tracks include "The Hunt", "Sunday Theme", "Isn't That Wild", "Sea Of Tranquility", "I See You" and "Where Have You Been". CD also includes the bonus tracks "Look To The Right, Look To The Left" and "Oh For The Love Of Me". CD

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Barry WhiteBallads ... CD
Mercury, 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $5.99 9.98
Beautiful ballads from The Man – proof that Barry White had a great way with a mellow track and a love song! Of course, Barry was always singing about love, even when grooving – but over time, he really found a great way to use all that energy, but bring it down a few notches too – laying back into a gentle groove that worked perfectly with his round, large vocal approach! This set's a nice mix of lesser-known ballads and a few key tracks – with titles that include "Love Serenade", "Of All The Guys In The World", "It's Only Love Doing Its Thing", "Dark & Lovely (radio)", "I've Got So Much To Give (single)", "Hard To Believe That I Found You", "You Turned My Whole World Around", and "Put Me In Your Mix (single)". CD

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New Barry WhiteBeware ... LP
Unlimited Gold/CBS, 1981. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Later than Barry's classic years, but some nice material that often gets overlooked! As the 80s approached, Barry changed his style slightly – and hit a smooth modern soul groove that was still closely related to a lot of trends he invented in the early 70s, but which also had a slicker production sound that compressed the grooves a bit. The result may not be as popular with beatheads, but it works great for steppers – as you'll hear on the mellow cut "Ooo . . . Ahh" on this album. Other tracks include "Tell Me Who Do You Love", "You're My High", "Let Me In & Let's Begin With Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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Barry WhiteI've Got So Much To Give (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
20th Century, Mid 70s. Very Good ... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a 20th Century sleeve. Labels have small stickers..)

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Barry YoungShow Me The Way/One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) ... 7-inch
Dot, 1965. Very Good+ ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Dot sleeve.)

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Barry McGuireBarry McGuire Album ... LP
Mira, Mid 60s. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
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(Original pressing.)

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New Claudja BarrySweet Dynamite (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early hit for Salsoul Records – a set of extended European disco tracks, all building in a nice slow, layered sort of way – then remixed by Tom Moulton for the US dancefloor! The tunes have this instrumental structure that almost doesn't even need the vocals of Claudja Barry – especially the title track, which has this sweet-stepping keyboard line that's really beautiful – more of the hook of the tune than the lyrics themselves. Strings swirl stronger as the album moves on – and Claudja more than redeems herself on the cut "Dance Dance Dance", which is a nice bit of dancefloor funk that really stands out! The other cuts include "Live A Little Bit", "Sweet Dynamite", and "Love For The Sake Of Love". CD features bonus tracks – "It Takes Two", a duet with Ronnie Jones – plus single mixes of "Sweet Dynamite" and "This Taste Of Love". CD

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New John BarryKing Kong ... LP
Paramount, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Barry's music for the blockbuster 1976 remake of King Kong – surprisingly sensitive at points, given the action on the screen of the film! Barry's got a great ear for sounds that underscore the sensitivity of the big ape – and his scoring here is a good illustration of his continued growth in the 70s – the way he moved into even more mature territory at a time when he could have easily just kept churning out hit themes. A few tunes show some 70s touches as the action ramps up, but overall most of the orchestrations have a timeless feel that's quite surprising – and which have a bit more durability than the film itself! LP, Vinyl record album
(Poster is still attached! Cover has a promo sticker.)

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New John Barry/Tom JonesThunderball ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest of Barry's scores for the James Bond films – early enough to be raw, but confident enough to change up the mood nicely! The theme song features vocals by Tom Jones – and the rest of the tunes almost reads as a who's who of hipster influences, as so many of them have been taken up by other artists as band or album names. Titles include "Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "Thunderball", "The Bomb", "Chateau Flight", "Bond Below Disco Volante", "Death Of Fiona", and "Switching The Body". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Chieftains & OthersBarry Lyndon ... CD
Warner, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)

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New Dave Glasser/Clark Terry/Barry Harris ProjectUh! Oh! ... CD
Nagel Heyer (Germany), 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock

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New Barry WhiteBarry White's Greatest Hits ... CD
20th Century, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kind of a "greatest hit" of greatest hits compilations – a set that's probably sold more copies than any of Barry White's full length albums – thanks to a monstrous run of hits in the 70s! The package is overflowing with greatness – amazing tunes that balance funky rhythms with soaring strings – all topped with the legendary vocals of The Man himself! Many titles are in shorter single mixes than their album versions, but still pack plenty of punch – and titles include "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe", "I'm Gonna Love You A Little More, Babe", "I've Got So Much Love To Give", "Honey Please, Can't You See", "You're The First The Last My Everything", and "Love Serenade". CD
(CRC pressing.)

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New Barry WhiteCan't Get Enough ... CD
20th Century/Universal, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Can't get enough of Barry White at this key point in his career – a time when he was stepping from the shadows as one of the most sensuous soul stars of the 70s! The album's a near-perfect effort throughout – a great blend of the soaring strings and funkier rhythms that always made Barry's work so great – topped with vocals that are both sung and spoken, all in a voice that's deeper than deep! Tracks intertwine nicely – almost sharing similar themes at points – and although not penned as a "soul symphony", the album certainly comes across like one. Titles include "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe", "Oh Love Well We Finally Made It", "Mellow Mood (parts 1 & 2)", "You're The First The Las, My Everything", and "I Can't Believe You Love Me". CD

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New Barry WhiteI Love To Sing The Songs I Sing ... CD
Mercury, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the last truly great albums that Barry White ever cut – with his solid sexy soul sound firmly in place, and a solid groove running through most of the tracks on the album. Barry's voice is still in fantastic shape, too – and it's a real treat to hear him open up on some of the longer songs. Tracks include "Girl, What's Your Name", "Oh Me, Oh My (I'm Such A Lucky Guy)", "I Can't Leave You Alone", and "Call Me, Baby". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Barry WhiteMan ... CD
20th Century, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While not as huge a hit as some of his other 70s efforts, this is still a solid LP from White as the 70s were winding down. His signature sweeping soul style is fully in place, and the rich production complements the slower get-your-groove-on ballads nicely. Includes "Your Sweetness Is My Weakness", "September When I First Met You", "It's Only Love Doing Its Thing", "Sha La La Means I Love You" and 3 more. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Barry WhiteMessage Is Love ... LP
Unlimited Gold, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Barry White was always the victim of his own success – in that he cut so many excellent records early on, that folks always over look the great stuff he did in later years. This 1979 album is a perfect example of Barry's greatness in this respect – as it's still totally on the money, with strong songwriting, and a silky smooth modern sound that perfectly showcases Barry's vocals, which are sung more strongly than ever. The record's a nice one – and it includes the spacey steppers cut "You're The One I Need", which has a mellow loping groove, and a good midtempo dancefloor groove. Other tracks include "I Found Love", "It Ain't Love, Babe", and "Love Ain't Easy". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Barry WhiteStone Gon' ... CD
Mercury, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of The Maestro's true materpieces! Fragile, sexy, sinful soul, held together by interwoven strings and keyboard lines, with Barry's voice over the top like rich cream on a sweet piece of cake. Includes the long versions of "Honey Please, Can't Ya See" and "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up", plus "Hard To Believe That I Found You". CD
(Small amount of writing in pen on booklet.)

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New Barry White & Love Unlimited OrchestraTogether Brothers – Original Soundtrack ... LP
20th Century, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Barry White's entry into the blacksploitation soundtrack genre – and it's a doozy! The record's filled with lots of tight little instrumental grooves, produced in the hard edged Love Unlimited Orchestra way – with tight funky drums at the bottom, snapping snare in the middle, and sharp sweeping strings over the top. Love Unlimited sing on a few tracks, but the cuts are mostly instrumentals with a very hard groove. Titles include "Somebody's Gonna Off The Man", "Alive and Well", "Theme From Together Brothers", "Do Drop In", and "Here Comes The Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has seam splitting and some wear.)

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New John Barry/Trevor PeacockPassion Flower Hotel ... LP
CBS (UK), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
An obscure John Barry musical – with a performance from a young Jane Birkin – plus Jeremy Clyde as well! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Barry GraySpace 1999 ... LP
RCA, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of Barry Gray's greatest moments – the ultra groovy soundtrack for Space 1999, the short-lived but well-remembered mainstream sci-fi show from the 70s! The title theme has a nice bit of a dancefloor bounce to it – pre-guessing the disco-copy mode that other space soundtracks were facing in the 70s by turning out its own original hit – and other tunes in the set follow a sometimes similar mode that makes the record far funkier than you'd guess for a soundtrack of this type! Some tracks are certainly more straightforward and dramatic, but there's plenty here in that funky Brit Easy mode of the mid 70s – lots of compressed instrumentation and some slight electronic touches – and often rhythms that are a lot harder than you'd expect! Highlights include "Breakaway", "Death's Other Dominion", "Black Sun", and a reprise of the theme. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Barry McGuireEve of Destruction ... LP
RCA, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The LP that followed up Barry's classic pop folk track "Eve Of Destruction". The track still sends a shiver up our spines – probably more because we've seen it used in a million documentaries, than because of any actual power in the song. Still, it's a darn groovy track, and the LP has a number of other nice ones written by P.F. Sloan, including "Mr. Man On The Street (act 1)", "What's Exactly the Matter With Me", and "The Sins Of A Family". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono US pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Barry Altschul3Dom Factor ... CD
Tum (Finland), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Blistering work from drummer Barry Altschul – working here in the company of bold young tenorist Jon Irabgon, and matching his youthful energy at every step! The set's easily one of the most driven we've heard from Altschul in many years – a trio date that also features the bass of Joe Fonda, but which really draws most of its magic from Irabgon's horn, and the way that Barry reaches out strongly to provide just the right vibe. Tunes are almost all originals from Altschul – and titles include "Natal Chart", "A Drummer's Song", "Papa's Funkish Dance", "Be Out S'Cool", "Oops", and "Just A Simple Song". CD

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New Barry CraigTo Be Loved ... LP
Good Vibrations, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Includes photo of the artist. Cover apears to have been signed by the artist.)

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New Dee Dee, Barry, & The MovementsSoul Hour ... CD
MPS/Sonorama (Germany), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest records ever cut for the mighty MPS label – and a unique session that definitely lives up to the "soul time" promised in the title! The set features a unique combination of American soul vocals and European funky jazz – a hybrid formed in late 60s Germany as Baltimore-born singer Dee Dee McNeil started working with South African drummer Barry Window – who's got a hell of a funky talent for hitting a groove! The pair were making big waves in the German clubs, then came to the attention of MPS – who hooked them up with hip jazz players like Barney Wilen on tenor, Joel Vandroogenbroeck on organ, and Ronald Bryer on guitar! The result is a very very groovy little record – funky on some key tracks, and burning with mod soul on others – a brilliant blend that's way better than most of the other expatriate work cut on the Euro scene of the 60s – and definitely worth the legendary status its hit over the years. Dee Dee mostly takes the lead on vocals, but some cuts feature surprisingly nice duets with Barry – and titles include the landmark break cut "Get Out Of My Life Woman", plus "Midnight Hour", "Hold On I'm Coming", "It's Alright", "Funky Broadway", "Soultime", and "Summertime". CD

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New Ronnie Jones/Claudja BarryTwo Of Us/Southside Philly ... 12-inch
Handshake, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
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Big Daddy KaneTaste Of Chocolate ... CD
Cold Chillin/Reprise, 1990. Used ... $3.99
A mixed bag – with production by Prince Paul, Cool V, Mister Cee, and Andre Booth. Tracks include "Cause I Can Do It Right", "No Damn Good", "Dance With The Devil", "It's Hard Being The Kane", "Put Your Weight On It", "Mr Pitiful", and duets like "Big Daddy Vs. Dolemite" featuring Rudy Ray Moore, and "All Of Me" featuring Barry White. CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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Anthony BraxtonNews From The 70s ... CD
New Tone, Early/Mid 70s. Used ... $14.99
Live material from the 70s – featuring Braxton in a number of group settings, with players like Barry Altschul, Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, and George Lewis. Titles include "Four Winds", "Composition 8C", "Composition 2", and "Composition 23E". CD
(Out of print, sticker on booklet cover.)

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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label drummer logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some aging, with some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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Sonny CrissSaturday Morning ... LP
Xanadu, 1975. Very Good ... $6.99
A beautiful album – and one of the finest in the underrated Xanadu catalog! The album's the first effort in Sonny Criss' second comeback of the mid 70s, with Sonny working in a solid modern bop mode. His playing is haunting and powerful, as in his earlier years, with as rich and deep a tone as you'll ever hear from an alto, all over beautiful piano by Barry Harris and sympathetic accompaniment by Leroy Vinnegar and Lenny McBrowne. 6 tracks in all, including "Angel Eyes", "Tin Tin Deo", "Jeannie's Knees", "Saturday Morning", "My Heart Stood Still" and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along". Also includes the track "Confusion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Jorge DaltoRendez-Vous ... LP
EMI/Cheetah, 1983/1988. Sealed ... $9.99
Warm and mellow keyboards from the great Jorge Dalto – an obscure Japanese set from the early 80s, but one that has all the spacious grooves of his US classic from the 70s! Jorge plays a range of acoustic and electric keys here – mostly in a small group setting that features guitar from Barry Finnerty or George Benson – both of whom play with the warm touches that are just right for Dalto's keys. There's a bit of horns on the set – Art Webb on flute on one track, Tom Browne's trumpet on another, and the alto of David Sanborn on two more – and the great Nicky Marrero contributes some Latin percussion to some of the album's best numbers too. Titles include "You're Like An Angel", "It's Magic", "Like A Whisper", "Hotel Du Globe", "My Latin Brother", "Mountain Song", and "Poinciana". LP, Vinyl record album

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Al Di MeolaLand Of The Midnight Sun ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99
A real 70s standout from guitarist Al Di Meola – and that's saying a lot, given the strength of most of his albums from the decade! The record's one that broke Al's talents out to so many different groups – yet never in a way that waters down his sound, nor dims his genius for a solo. Al plays a host of guitars – electric, and both six and 12 string acoustic – the latter of which are especially beautiful, and handled in a balance between European virtuoso modes, and some of the more rhythmic elements of the American fusion scene. Speaking of fusion, the other players on the date really help set the tone – Chick Corea on keyboards and piano, Barry Miles on Fender Rhodes and mini-moog, Stanley Clarke on bass, and both Steve Gadd and Lenny White on drums – each setting a different pace when they appear. Titles include "The Wizard", "Suite Golden Dawn", "Short Tales Of The Black Forest", and "Land Of The Midnight Sun". CD

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DVDChi-Sound II – Steppin Around The World (DVD) ... DVD
Chicago Steppers, 1999. New Copy DVD ... $8.99
Recent grooves, but often done with a richly classic feel – one that recalls the waning years of the Chicago Soul scene at the start of the 80s! The package is an effort from the re-activated Chi-Sound label – and it takes up where Carl Davis modern soul imprint left off – a smooth, mellow approach to contemporary R&B that's served up with plenty of class, and pointed directly at the new wave of dancefloor steppers in Chicago! Vocals here are by a variety of different singers, but there's a unified feel to most of the music – an approach that stays mostly in the mellower side of the spectrum, but still maintains a good sense of groove – one that comes from gently stepping beats, warm keyboard parts, and some slight jazzy touches to class things up a bit. Titles include "Soul" by Barry J, "Steppin All Over The World" by Gold Boy, "1st Fruit" by Stephen Dawson, "Steppin Into Darkness" by Paris, "Hang Time" by Kozii, "Better Step Up "by Theresa Davis, "High Steppin" by Sherry Scott, and "Time & Time Again" by Nicole Steel. DVD is an older instructional DVD on stepping – with the original 8 count instructional video from 1999, plus more! DVD

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Eliane EliasCross Currents ... CD
Denon (Japan), 1987. Used ... $11.99
Lovely work from Eliane Elias – and exactly the set you should turn to if you ever doubted her chops on the piano! Elias starts with a quick rendition of Bud Powell's "Hallucinations", played with a deftness that Toshiko Akiyoshi would appreciate – and the set then runs into a batch of tunes that includes some charming originals from Eliane – those fully-formed numbers that always made her a well-rounded talent right from the start! The blend of sensitivity and swing on the record is really impressive – and made even better by a set of players that includes Eddie Gomez on bass, Barry Finnerty on guitar, and Jack DeJohnette and Peter Erskine on drums. Titles include "One Side Of You", "Impulsive", "Cross Current", "Campari & Soda", and "Peggy's Blue Skylight". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eliane EliasCross Currents ... LP
Blue Note, 1988. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Lovely work from Eliane Elias – and exactly the set you should turn to if you ever doubted her chops on the piano! Elias starts with a quick rendition of Bud Powell's "Hallucinations", played with a deftness that Toshiko Akiyoshi would appreciate – and the set then runs into a batch of tunes that includes some charming originals from Eliane – those fully-formed numbers that always made her a well-rounded talent right from the start! The blend of sensitivity and swing on the record is really impressive – and made even better by a set of players that includes Eddie Gomez on bass, Barry Finnerty on guitar, and Jack DeJohnette and Peter Erskine on drums. Titles include "One Side Of You", "Impulsive", "Cross Current", "Campari & Soda", and "Peggy's Blue Skylight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole , edge wear, and some creases.)

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Don ElliottMellophone ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
They're not lying with the title of this great little set – as Don Elliott blows his unique horn with a very mellow tone! The instrument is kind of a bigger version of a flugelhorn – and is used by Don in a laidback combo that also features trombone from Billy Byers, trumpet from Howie Reich, and baritone sax from Danny Bank – all deep sounds that set up a bank of color for Elliott to work with in his most vivid way. Other players include Hal McKusick on alto and flute – but working without as much of the sharper, cutting tones of other 50s albums – and rhythm is from Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Mel Zelnick on drums. Titles include "Sposin", "The Lamp Is Low", "Mellophone Mambo", "Summer Setting", and "With The Wind & The Rain In Your Hair". CD

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Dexter GordonGettin' Around ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $129.99
A really unusual album for Dexter Gordon – one that has him working in a quintet with vibes by Bobby Hutcherson! Hutcherson's sound really transforms the session, giving it a shimmering middleground that disperses the dominance that Gordon's tenor usually has – and creating a warm, fluid feel that's really great. Barry Harris is in the group on piano – providing some wonderful accompaniment that's a great fit for Hutcherson's vibes – and the rest of the group is completed by the excellent rhythm section of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Billy Higgins on drums! The album includes a great version of "Manha de Carnaval", plus a Dex original, "Le Coiffeur" – and the tracks "Heartaches", "Who Can I Turn To", and "Everybody's Somebody's Fool". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp! Side 2 has marks that click on tracks one and two. Cover has some aging particularly along the opening and tiny splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Dexter GordonTower Of Power! ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Dexter Gordon certainly was a tower of power by this point – as his lengthy 60s stay in Europe helped him to work work work, and season his playing considerably – to a point at which he emerged as a masterful soloist far beyond the limits of his early bop recordings! This session features Dexter back with an American group – one that features Barry Harris on piano, Buster Williams on bass, and Tootie Heath on drums – plus a very welcome James Moody on tenor on one track, "Monmartre", blowing in that raspier tone of the late 60s we love so much! Other titles include "Stanley The Steamer", "The Rainbow People", and "Those Were The Days" – all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Mats Gustafsson & Nu-EnsemblenHidros One – For Nine Improvisers, Tape, & Conductor ... CD
Caprice (Sweden), 1997. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A wonderful larger-concept piece from reedman Mats Gustafsson – and an important recording that really stands to only complement some of his freer, looser work of the time! The set's got a vibe that's similar to some of the best mixed composition/improvisation works of the 90s – put together with Gustafsson at the helm, conducting the actions of a nonet that also includes Barry Guy on bass, Sten Sandell on piano and prepared piano, Gunter Christmann on trombone and cello, Per-Ake Holmlander on tuba and aluminum tube, Axel Dorner on trumpet, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello, Fredrik Ljungkivst on tenor and baritone, Raymond Strid on drums, and Mats himself on soprano, tenor, baritone, fluteophone, and French flageolet! The tape elements are relatively minor, and most sounds really come from the improvisations directed by Gustafsson – often in the farther reaches of sound that he was exploring strongly at the time – and surprisingly subtle, especially given the size of the group. Titles include "ABC", "ABCDEFG", "ABC", "ABCDE Coda", and "Intro AB". CD

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Chico HamiltonPeregrinations ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
One more amazing chapter in the mighty development of drummer Chico Hamilton – a killer 70s session for Blue Note – and a record that goes way beyond his earlier experiments of the 50s, modal grooves of the 60s, and funk work for the Flying Dutchman label! The style here is fusion, but way fresher than the usual type – neither jamming rock-styled, nor mellow and smooth – and instead always tickled by Hamilton's sense of a unique rhythm, and his continued great ear for inventive use of reeds – in this case handled by Arthur Blythe on alto and Arnie Lawrence on soprano and tenor sax. The set's also got Steve Turre on bass and trombone, and both Barry Finnerty and Joe Beck on electric guitars – but the real genius is Chico himself, who handled arrangements and wrote most of the album's great tracks. Titles include the exotic number "Abdullah & Abraham" – plus "Andy's Walk", "Peregrinations", "It's About That Time", "Sweet Dreams", "On & Off", "Little Lisa", and "Space For Stacy". CD

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Sheila JordanPortrait Of Sheila (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Blue Note/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the only two vocal jazz albums that the Blue Note label ever recorded – and a haunting batch of tracks from a young Sheila Jordan! The style here is quite different than that of Jordan's later, more experimental records – and this early session shows her as an extremely talented young vocalist, with a unique approach that adds a sparkling modernist touch to familiar tunes – yet which still keeps things in a relatively more straightforward fashion. There's a great mixing of older and newer visions in the set – not just in Jordan's vocals, but also in the small combo backing by the trio of Barry Galbraith on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Denzil Best on drums. Titles include great versions of "Baltimore Oriole", "Dat Dere", and "Hum Drum Blues" – plus the tunes "I'm A Fool To Want You", "Am I Blue", "Laugh Clown Laugh", and "Who Can I Turn To?". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jose Ferez Kuri, edBrion Gysin – Tuning In To The Multimedia Age ... Book
Thames & Hudson (UK), 2003. New Copy ... $8.99 44.95
A beautiful collection of work from Brion Gysin – an artist best known for his famous collaborations with William S Burroughs, but a heck of a great creative talent in his own right too! The book features almost 200 illustrations in color – a range of great images that not only includes some of Gysin's famous paintings and collages, but also material that's almost more scientific – his concept-based creations designed to open new levels of consciousness! Alongside these images, the book also features essays by key contemporaries and critics – including William S Burroughs, Gregory Corso, John Giorno, Barry Miles, Guy Brett, Mohamed Choukri, Gladys C Fabre, and John Grisgsby Geiger. Book is 240 pages, full color, softcover, and oversized. Book

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John LewisJohn Lewis Piano ... LP
Atlantic, 1957. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of the strongest sessions recorded by pianist John Lewis in the 50s – a date that shows depths of his talents that run even greater than his work with the Modern Jazz Quartet, quite possibly because is work on piano is at the forefront of the record throughout! There's a sense of darkness here that really fits the image on the cover – a style that's stated clearly on piano lines that are often as spacious as they are gentle, but which also have a moodier undercurrent below, thanks to Lewis' careful choice of keys and notes. The backing is often quite spare – Lewis sometimes plays just with Connie Kay's drums, or the guitar of either Jim Hall or Barry Galbraith – and at its fullest, the record features 2 trio numbers with the bass of Percy Heath and drums of Connie Kay. Tracks are lyrically and thoughtfully composed – and titles include "Two Lyric Pieces", "Harlequin", "D&E", "Little Girl Blue", and "Warmeland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with the "Long Playing Unbreakable" logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, a light mark from sticker removal, a tiny rip at the opening, and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Love Unlimited OrchestraMy Musical Bouquet ... LP
20th Century, 1978. Near Mint- ... $15.99
Late stuff – but one of the best Barry White-related albums from the 70s! The record has the Orchestra moving at a much slower pace than usual – perhaps in an answer to all the too-fast too-orchestrated disco that took a cue from Barry's earlier work – and the record bravely hits a mellow and midtempo groove that's perfect for the modern soul and steppers dancefloor. The best example of this is the sublime "Whisper Softly", a wonderfully stripped-down number with spacey keyboards, great piano, and a stepping modern sound that makes it feel like it was recorded 20 years too early. Other tracks include "Stay Please & Make Love to Me", "Enter Love's Interlude", and "Love You, Ooh It's True I Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Love Unlimited OrchestraTheme From Shaft/Theme From Superman ... 12-inch
20th Century, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
From the amazing Super Movie Themes LP, where Barry and crew take on popular movie hits. We know "Theme From King Kong" is the sought after cut, and just about everyone and their brother turned in a version of the Shaft theme at some point in the 70s, but that doesn't take away from the greatness of either of these tracks, with crisp rhythms that ride a fine line between stepping and disco grooves, and of course, the soaring Lover Unlimited Orchestra strings. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a 20th Century sleeve.)

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LowrellLowrell ... CD
AVI/Solaris, 1979. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Excellent solo work by Lowrell Simon – once a singer with Lost Generation, but opening up a whole new style of Chicago soul here on his own! The album's a tasty batch of smooth soul tracks with a midtempo club groove – not disco, but with the kind of large production and loping groove that you'd find in a good Barry White album – hitting all the right mellow funky moments at once! The prime example of this is the killer "Mellow Mellow Right On" – offered up here in two long parts that take up most of side two of the original album. Other nice ones include a version of Lowrell's "Overdose Of Love", plus the tracks "Out Of Breath", "You're Playing Dirty" and "Smooth & Wild". CD

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Michel MagneSerie OSS 117 ... CD
Universal (France), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Groovy 60s spy soundtrack work – with a mod French twist! The CD documents a series of excellent scores by French composer Michel Magne – written for a run of mid 60s films based around the character of OSS 117 – a James Bond-like secret agent known to the French public through a series of 242 successful novels! The scope of OSS 117's adventures was large – as globe-spanning as that of James Bond, a fact that gave Magne plenty of room to throw in cool exotic, groovy, and jazzy elements to the soundtracks – in a style that was ultimately a heck of a lot more lively than that of John Barry, and which easily matches the best 60s soundtrack work of Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith, or Hugo Montenegro! We'd honestly never heard any of these tracks before – but our love of Magne led us to the set, and we were certainly rewarded – as the 23 track package is overflowing with incredibly groovy tunes, and has the feel of some of the best Crippled Dick collections from years past! The four films on the set include OSS 117 Se Dechaine, Banco A Bangkok Pour OSS 117, Furia A Bahia Pour OSS 117, and Atout Coeur A Tokyo Pour OSS 117 – and titles include "OSS 117 Hully Gully", "Banco A Bangkok", "Poursuite Thailandaise", "Hubert Rit Jaune", "Samba Furiosa", and "Slow Du Soleil Levant" – as well as a bonus remix track by Roudoudou! CD

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Henry ManciniHangin Out/Mancini Generation ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Overlooked genius from Henry Mancini – and two albums back to back as a single set! The Mancini Generation is one of the first great electric moments for Henry Mancini in the 70s – and a record that's got a way groovier sound than you might expect from the title! Things are still very much in the best soundtrack Mancini mode – and pretty jazzy, too – but there's also a bit of Arp on the record, played by Hank himself – which makes for some mighty cool electronic touches! The rest of the lineup is pretty wonderful too – and features key work from west coast jazz soloists – including Clare Fischer on organ, Jerome Richardson on flute and soprano sax, and Jimmy Rowles on Fender Rhodes – all of whom sound great alongside the Arp. Titles include "The Mancini Generation", "Memphis Underground", "Killer Joe", "A Blusih Bag", "Charade", and "The Masterpiece". Hangin Out is very cool work from Henry Mancini – and one of the key 70s albums to feature the maestro himself playing an Arp! The added electric presence of the instrument really brings a lot to the usual Mancini charts here – creating some cool spacey and soulful moments you wouldn't expect, and some of those surprising Mancini funky bits that show up on records from the time! The set features a great medley of Barry White's "Love Theme" and MFSB's "TSOP"; classic soundtrack material like "The Thief Who Came to Dinner", "Theme From White Dawn", and the great "Theme From The Girl From Petrovka" (which was sampled by Pete Rock) – plus the tracks "The Sex Symbol", "Hangin' Out", "Song For Anna", "The Stripper", "Dolce" and "The Entertainer". CD

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Van McCoyMy Favorite Fantasy ... LP
MCA, 1978. Sealed ... $1.99
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks, and maybe Van's best record of the 70s! The record shows Van sitting at the piano in an intimate setting – ala Barry White – and it's got a similar Love Unlimited Orchestra approach, with much large backing behind Van's voice, and a very full instrumental sound. Van sings lead vocals, which aren't always that great – but he more than makes up for it with some great piano and keyboard work, and some wonderful soul songwriting and arranging that recall his best uptown moments of the late 60s. The record has a few uptempo hustle-type tracks, but they're all pretty darn great soul songs, and there's loads of great mellow soul moments woven in to make the record a nice album of ballads and groovers. Titles include "Before & After", "Wings Of Love", "My Favorite Fantasy", "That's The Story Of My Life", and "You're So Right For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is torn in back from promo sticker application. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Gary McFarland & Clark TerryTijuana Jazz ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
A very groooooovy set! This one has Gary working with his "& Co" ensemble – including here the 2 guitars of Barry Galbraith and Toots Thielemans, the fender bass of Bob Brookmeyer, and the trumpet work of Clark Terry and Joe Newman. The groove is jazzy Mexican – kind of a way hipper take on the Tijuana sound than Herb Albert could ever hope for – and with Gary on organ, vibes, and marimba, the core groove is really great all the way through. Very hip stuff – and with tracks that include "Fantastic, That's You", "South Of The Border", "Tijuana", "Mary Jane", "Granny's Samba", "Soul Bird", and "Ira Schwartz's Golden Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a bubble in the gloss, near the spine.)

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Charles McPhersonSiku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady) ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Charles McPherson plays with a large ensemble in this tribute to Billie Holiday – in a core group with piano by Barry Harris, guitar by Earl Dunbar, bass by Sam Jones, and drums by Leroy Williams – plus larger backing by a string section. Tracks are mostly Billie Holiday standards, arranged by Ernie Wilkins with a sweet sad tone that makes the record quite different than most of McPherson's work from the time. Titles include "Don't Explain", "Miss Brown To You", "Lover Come Back to Me", "Lover Man", and "God Bless the Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Mel & TimStarting All Over Again (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax, 1972. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
Ahhh, good ol' Mel & Tim – possibly our favorite soul duo ever, and a really dynamic pair that carve some great new territory away from the path set by Sam & Dave! The album's a bit of a comeback for the duo, as you'd guess from the title – even though it was only recorded a few years after their initial work for the Bamboo label. There's a stylistic shift that marks a second chapter in the Mel & Tim groove – as they move away from the New York uptown sound, and go for more of a gritty southern sound – thanks to help from producer/arrangers Barry Beckett and Roger Hawkins. The set list is filled with loads of great southern soul tunes – penned by composers who include Phillip Mitchell, Isaac Hayes, Dan Penn, and Homer Banks – on the titles "Heaven Knows", "Wrap It Up", "Don't Mess With My Money My Honey Or My Woman", "Carry Me", and a great cover of "I'm Your Puppet". CD reissue includes the bonus tracks "Forever In A Day", "It's Those Little Things That Count", "The Same Folk", and "Yes We Can-Can". CD

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Hank MobleyHank Mobley's Message ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $22.99
Hank Mobley's message is mighty darn clear here – ringing out loud and true, with that tone that made Hank one of the most exciting new tenor talents of the time! The album captures Mobley in his pre-Blue Note years, but Hank already has a strength and vision as a leader to match his solo skills – a way of pushing the players with a tight rhythmic focus right from the start, then letting them go in a richly expressive setting. Donald Byrd gets in plenty of great moments on trumpet throughout – and the album also features Jackie McLean's alto on one track. Rhythm is from the trio of Barry Harris on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – and titles include "Minor Disturbance", "Au Privave", "Little Girl Blue", and "Alternating Current". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
Also available Hank Mobley's Message (Japanese pressing) ... CD 19.99

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New Hank MobleyHank Mobley's Message (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Prestige/Victor (Japan), Late 50s. Used ... $19.99
Hank Mobley's message is mighty darn clear here – ringing out loud and true, with that tone that made Hank one of the most exciting new tenor talents of the time! The album captures Mobley in his pre-Blue Note years, but Hank already has a strength and vision as a leader to match his solo skills – a way of pushing the players with a tight rhythmic focus right from the start, then letting them go in a richly expressive setting. Donald Byrd gets in plenty of great moments on trumpet throughout – and the album also features Jackie McLean's alto on one track. Rhythm is from the trio of Barry Harris on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums – and titles include "Minor Disturbance", "Au Privave", "Little Girl Blue", and "Alternating Current". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Hank Mobley's Message ... CD 22.99

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Sam MostEast Coast Jazz 9 – I'm Nuts About The Most – Sam That Is ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet flute work from the great Sam Most – a player who really shone brightly during his 50s recordings for Bethlehem Records – of which this is one of the best! Sam's got a mean, lean quality to his solos – a mode that rivals that of Frank Wess on the instrument at the time, and may well beat Herbie Mann – able to step lively on more boppish numbers, but step back into these soulful lines at just the right moments. The rest of the group has a tight feel too – modern, but a bit playful too – with Marty Flax on baritone, Barry Galbraith on guitar, Billy Triglia on piano, and Oscar Pettiford on bass. Titles include "Deed I Do", "Broadway", "Smiles", "Don't Worry Bout Me", "How Deep Is The Ocean", and "Tea For Two". CD

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Sal NisticoHeavyweights/Comin On Up ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. New Copy ... $3.99 17.98
2 early 60s sessions by tenorist Sal Nistico – a great player who spent most of his life in bigger bands, but who also knew how to shine on small group settings like these! They sure got the title right on the CD, as Sal's playing tenor in groups that feature many heavyweights, and soul jazz heavyweights too, we might add! Players on the albums include Nat Adderley, Barry Harris, Sam Jones, Bob Cranshaw, and Walter Perkins – all of whom make Sal cook a lot more than usual, and who give the set an early 60s soul jazz groove that was typical of the best work coming out on the Jazzland label at the time. The set features 13 tracks from both albums – with titles that include "Shoutin", "Mamblue", "Seconds Anyone", "Cheryl", "Ariescene", "Comin On Up", "Down", and "Samicotico". CD omits the track "Just Friends", due to space limitations. CD

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Monty NormanDr No – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good- ... $6.99
The first James Bond soundtrack – pre-John Barry, but already showing Bond music as a genre unto itself! Monty Norman handles the music – and brings together some cool Caribbean sounds with familiar jazz riffs – a blend that showcases the Jamaican setting of the main narrative, but also paves the way for lots of spy jazz to come! Titles include "James Bond Theme", "Under The Mango Tree", "Jamaica Jazz", "Dr No's Fantasy", "The Boy Chase", "Love At Last", and "The Island Speaks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, a bit of aging, and a couple of edge rips on the back paste-on.)

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Pucho & The Latin Soul BrothersDateline – Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Very Good ... $38.99
A rare gem from Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – and an album that has them really hitting strong on all instrumental fronts! The group sports wonderful piano and organ lines from Neal Creque – a player who helps Pucho hit a more expansive, jazzy vibe – mixed with horns from the always-great Pazant brothers – Eddie on saxes and Al on trumpet – plus some trombone from Barry Rogers too! These players all really help add some great jazzy inflections to the whole set – important, too, because the album's all instrumental – with no vocals to get in the way of the solos. Willie Bivens also plays vibes on the record – and titles include "Listen to Louie", "Dateline", "Yambo", "Bim", and "Ain't Nothin Can Happen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover some light wear, one small stain, and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Paul QuinichetteMoods ... LP
EmArcy, 1955. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Perhaps the best-known (and arguably the best) record by Paul Quinchette, and an album that brings his rich tenor solo style into contact with a very tight, very swinging batch of arrangments by a young Quincy Jones. Quincy's got an all-star batch of players backing up Q, including Sam Most, Charles Thompson, Paul Chambers, and Barry Galbraith – plus players like Willie Rodriguez and Manny Oquendo, who bring some added Latin percussion to the session. The tracks are short, but with a very open approach to soloing, and although Quinchette's in the lead, some of the other players get their licks in quite a bit. Titles include "Pablo's Roonie", "Shorty George", "Grasshopper", and "Tropical Intrigue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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Sun RaAtlantis ... LP
Saturn, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An incredible record from Sun Ra! The session was recorded in New York in the late 60s – and it features Ra playing the "solar sound instrument", which is actually a modified Hohner Clavinet, used here with some really spooky sounds! The setting of the album is spare and moody – with Ra striking out first on the "solar sound instrument" – laying down a groove that's filled in by John Gilmore on tenor, plus additional percussion by Robert Barry (who plays a bit of the "lightning drum"), Clifford Jarvis, Marshall Allen, and Pat Patrick. Titles include "Mu", "Lemuria", "Atlantis", "Bimini", and "Yucatan". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sun RaSun Song (aka Jazz By Sun Ra) ... LP
Transition/Delmark, 1956. Very Good ... $13.99
Sun Ra's first album as a leader – originally issued on the Transition label, but presented here in its better-known incarnation by Delmark Records! Even at this early point, Ra had a sound unlike any of his contemporaries – large group and modern, but not in a way that showed any similarities to work going on in New York or LA – a voice that was all his own, and already quite boldly stated, even in these early years! The format might be somewhat familiar – an ensemble with horns and rhythm – but the overall execution really starts to open up as the album moves on – with odd phrasings, timings, and unusual moments that live up to all the promise you might expect from Ra. Even Mingus and some of his better-known contemporaries weren't heading in these directions in the mid 50s – and the record is a proud showcase of the freedoms that players were often accorded in the less-trafficked Chicago scene of the time. Horns include Art Hoyle & Dave Young on trumpets, John Gilmore on tenor sax, Pat Patrick on baritone, Julian Priester on trombone, and James Scales on alto sax – and rhythm includes Jim Herndon on tympani, Robert Barry on drums, Wilbur Green on electric bass, and a young Richard Evans on acoustic bass! Titles include "Brainville", "Call For All Demons", "Transition", "Lullaby For Realville", "Street Named Hell", "New Horizons", "Fall Off The Long", "Possession", and "Future". LP, Vinyl record album
(7 West Grand pressing.)

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Dave Rempis & Tim DaisySecond Spring ... CD
Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
An amazing showcase for the reed talents of musician Dave Rempis – working here on alto, tenor, and baritone sax – alongside some powerful drum work from Tim Daisy! The duets are great – unbridled, but still with a sense of structure that really shows Rempis' careful execution of his talents – a way of laying out these long, expressive lines on the different instruments – often with a sense of spirit that takes us back to Dolphy at his most out, the best ESP power trios, and some of the high points of the New York loft jazz scene. Titles include "Numbers Lost", "Three Flags", "For R Barry", "Impasto", and "Gerosten & Gesalten". CD

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Sam RiversQuest (PA USA pressing) ... LP
PA USA, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of Sam Rivers' most freely expressive albums – a set of extended improvisations that features the leader on tenor, soprano, flute, and piano – really spinning out with some strongly expressive solos! The rest of the lineup is quite free too – with Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on percussion – a pair who sometimes hit rhythmic impulses at the best moments, but also often stretch out and do their thing in a relatively free way too. Titles include "Judgement", "Hope", "Expectation", and "Vision". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sam RiversQuest (PA USA pressing) ... LP
PA USA, 1979. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
One of Sam Rivers' most freely expressive albums – a set of extended improvisations that features the leader on tenor, soprano, flute, and piano – really spinning out with some strongly expressive solos! The rest of the lineup is quite free too – with Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on percussion – a pair who sometimes hit rhythmic impulses at the best moments, but also often stretch out and do their thing in a relatively free way too. Titles include "Judgement", "Hope", "Expectation", and "Vision". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear along the opening.)

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Aaron SachsAaron Sachs Quintette ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99
Aaron Sachs is best known as a clarinet player, but he also serves up some mighty mean tenor sax on this rare date for Bethlehem – work on the horn that really makes the record a standout! Sachs plays tenor on about half the tracks, and uses the instrument in these cool clipped phrases that are almost as deft as his equally great work on the clarinet – although that latter instrument has a lighter, more stepping tone in the album's modern arrangements. Urbie Green is on trombone and Danny Bank plays baritone sax – and both players set up a nice "bottom" for Sachs to work against – and rhythms dance lightly and nicely with work by Barry Galbraith on guitar, Clyde Lombardi on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Titles include "One Track", "Helen", "The Bullfrog", "Conversation", and "Kingfish". CD

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Salsoul OrchestraStreet Sense (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
Brillant work from the Salsoul Orchestra – some of their most sophisticated work ever, and right in line with a soulful orchestral style that runs back through the work of Barry White into the early experiments of the Soulful Strings! The album marks a shift for the group – now led by the mighty Tom Moulton, after the departure of Vince Montana – a new force who really takes the group in some great directions, and stretches out the tunes here even more than before – which makes for a lot more musical complexity as well! Thor Baldursson helps out on some of the arrangements, and the pair really work magic with the tight Philly lineup of the group – soaring out on great versions of two massive Richard Evans groovers – "Zambesi" and "Burning Spear", both killers that were originally performed by the Soulful Strings – plus the original numbers "212 North 12th", "Street Sense", and "Sun After The Rain". CD features bonus tracks – "Somebody To Love (single)", "Street Sense (single)", "Sun After The Rain (12" disco)", and "Sun After The Rain (12" inst)". CD

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Gloria ScottWhat Am I Gonna Do ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest soul records of all time – and an album that we'd never part with! Gloria Scott only ever recorded this one full LP – but that's more than enough, as the whole thing's a masterpiece – produced by Barry White with the best of his 70s approach, and featuring songs written by lesser-known White protege, Tom Brock! Nearly every single cut's a classic – a mixture of deep soul, mellow soul, and slight traces of funk – all gliding effortlessly together with White's stone cold production, and Gloria's instantly captivating vocals. Titles include "Love Me, Love Me, Love Me, or Leave Me, Leave Me, Leave Me", "I Think Of You", "That's What You Say", and "Too Much Lovemakin" – and the whole thing's great! CD

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SilvettiSpring Rain (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Salsoul (Japan), 1977. Used ... $34.99
This is the kind of Italian disco we can get our ears around! Bebu Silvetti is on keyboards, and at the helm of the orchestra – working here like an Italian Barry White, on a groove that's very similar to the best work of the Love Unlimited Orchestra! The tracks have a harder focus on the drums and beats than you'd expect – which punches things up nicely, and is a perfect complement to the breathy vocals and smooth Euro grooving over the top of the mix. Great stuff – a real treasure, and with a lot more soul than you'd expect! Titles include "Primitive Man", "Spring Rain", "Two Cups Of Coffee", "Voyage Of No Return", "Coconut Rain", and "Contigo". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Enrico SimonettiGrazie – Nonna ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Swirling strings and stepping keyboards from Enrico Simonetti – an Italian soundtrack composer who also also has a great ear for a sexy groove! Mellower melodies are mixed with Barry White-styled soulful strings – in a blend that creates some excellent funky instrumentals at a few key points, which really take the soundtrack way past territory of other Italian sex comedies of the time! These standout funky cuts are worth the price of admission alone – but they really get a strong sense of balance and presence from the gentler keyboard numbers, which pace the record beautifully, but all without losing any sense of soul. CD features 22 tracks in all – with keyboard solos by Simonetti himself! CD

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Mavis StaplesOh What A Feeling ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Overlooked solo work from Mavis Staples – a set recorded around the time the Staple Singers were making their move into more clubby and modern soul modes – both of which Mavis handles here! The album was recorded at Muscle Shoals, and still has a deep soul core – but it also experiments with some more uptempo modes and sophisticated soul elements – a bit like the shift that Candi Staton was also making at the same time with Warner Brothers. Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett produce, and find a way to be respectful both of the Muscle Shoals lineup, and Mavis' vocals – and Staples really seems to hit some new territory in the process. Titles include "Oh What A Feeling", "If I Can't Have You", "Loving You", "I've Been To The Well Before", "We Got Love", and "You're Made That Way". CD

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Sonny StittConstellation (Muse) ... LP
Cobblestone, 1972. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A return to basics after Sonny Stitt's late 60s Varitone and funk experiments – all-bop and all soul all the way through, and recorded with a tight quartet that features Barry Harris on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Roy Brooks on drums! The style's a bit like Sonny's work of the late 50s, but there's also a fluidity to the rhythm section that makes it a bit different too – a sound that's warm, open, and soulful – creating a space into which Stitt settles nicely and blows like mad. There's no gimmicks at all, just solid classic jazz skills – and titles include "Casbah", "Constellation", "By Accident", "Webb City", and "Topsy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny Stitt & OthersMatadores Meet The Bull ... LP
Roulette, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A strange one for Sonny Stitt – but also a real gem! The album has Sonny, who'd been working for the Roost/Roulette label, coming together with other jazz players in the same boat, plus Latin musicians who were recording for the related Tico label. Moishe Levy never made such a good talent judgement as he did with this session – which features an all-star Latin jazz jam that includes the likes of Ray Barretto, Joe Cuba, Junior Mance, Les Spann, Billy Taylor, Wild Bill Davis, Barry Galbraith, Walter Perkins, and Tito Puente. The organ of Davis is a particularly great touch – odd for a Latin session, but creating a cool groove on the best tracks, and a nice way to touch back with a soul jazz sound. Stitt's tone is right out front, and never sounded better – making us wish he'd recorded a few more albums in this manner! Titles include "Duketation", "Twana", "Icey Stone", "Let My People Split", "Samba De Orfeo", "Liberian Love Song", and "Handkerchief Head". Very hip stuff – and organized by Henry Glover, which might be part of the explanation for that! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light water staining near the bottom.)