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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 ... $8.99 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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Joe BarryI'm A Fool To Care/I Got A Feeling ... 7-inch
Smash, 1961. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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John BarryKing Kong ... LP
Paramount, 1976. Sealed ... $11.99
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

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John BarryKnack & How To Get It ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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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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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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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Len Barry1-2-3 ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Len Barry's classic "1-2-3" is one of the alltime great pop crossover tracks of the 60s. It's issued here in an album with similar peppy poppy tracks like "Lip Sync", "You Baby", "Bullseye", "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", and "I.O.U." LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a wavy corner.)

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Len BarryMy Kind Of Soul ... LP
RCA, 1967. Sealed ... $6.99
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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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- ... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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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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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 ... $9.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Barry GoldbergStreet Man ... LP
Buddah, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
A surprisingly great little album – and not the schmaltzy blues affair you might expect! The set's an all-instrumental session – featuring Goldberg on organ, with backing by great players that include Billy Butler and Eric Gale on guitar, Seldon Powell on sax, Wilbur Bascomb on trumpet, and Jimmy Johnson on drums. Most cuts have a burning kind of southern soul approach – sounding almost like Memphis instrumentals from the Stax side of the spectrum – and titles include "Tell Mama", "Turn On Your Love Light", "Honky Tonk", "Soul Man", "Sittin In Circles", "Bo Diddley", and "I Got A Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, half split seams, and a promo stamp on back. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on Side 2.)

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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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Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul LyttonLive At Maya Recordings Festival ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2013. New Copy ... $14.99
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+ ... $19.99
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 ... $14.99
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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Barry WhiteI've Got So Much To Give ... LP
20th Century, 1973. Very Good ... $2.99
Barry White's got plenty to give here – a massive classic from his legendary early 70s years – and the first record to feature the maestro on his own as a lead act! The set's a masterpiece through and through – a sublime mix of soaring strings, soulful rhythms, and some killer compositions – a mini symphony in soul that forever set a standard for other artists to match! Barry's handing of the arrangements is great, with a bit of help from Gene Page – and when his magnificent vocals slide into the mix, things really take off – on a set of incredible cuts that includes the extended break classic "I'm Gonna Love You A Little More Baby", plus "I've Got So Much To Give", "Standing In The Shadows Of Yesterday", "I've Found Someone", and "Bring Back My Yesterday". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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New Barry WhiteSheet Music ... LP
Unlimited Gold, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Sheet music – as in the sheets of a bed, get it? Well, if you can't, the cover image has a picture of a bed with sheets that have musical notes on them, just so you get the hint. Despite that cheesy joke, though, the album's a great batch of tracks from Barry – who's grown nicely here since his mid 70s hits, moving into a smooth modern soul style that he undoubtedly inspired, one that's filled with rich instrumentation, yet grooves along at an unbelievably light pace. Titles include "Lady Sweet Lady", "I Believe In Love", "Ghetto Letto", "Rum & Coke", and "Love Makin Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New Barry White & Glodean WhiteBarry & Glodean ... LP
CBS, 1981. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A later set from Barry – recorded at the beginning of the 80s with his wife Glodean! The album has Barry and Glodean singing together in a set of smooth modern soul duets – slightly different than his solo work, but with a subdued edge that's still very strongly in the Barry/Love Unlimited tradition! Tracks include "I Want You", "This Love", "Didn't We Make It Happen, Baby", and "You're the Only One for Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Barry YoungOne Has My Name ... LP
Dot, 1965. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Barry YoungShow Me The Way/One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) ... 7-inch
Dot, 1965. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(In a Dot sleeve.)

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New John BarryIpcress File ... CD
Decca/MCA (Japan), 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from the great John Barry – a set of tracks that echoes some of his famous modes from James Bond films, yet also has a unique quality all its own! Barry's got a strongly jazzy sensibility here – and spaces out some great instrumentation with the same sensibilities used in the equally great music for The Knack! Staff aren't listed, but there's clearly some great Brit jazz players in the lineup – given the record's key use of vibes and tenor solos – as well as this very cool slow-plucked guitar with a noisy, echoey quality. The sound is brilliant – everything you'd hope for in the best 60s soundtracks – and titles include "The Ipcress File", "Alone In Three Quarter Time", "A Man Alone", "If You're Not Clean I'll Kill You", "Goodbye Harry", and "Alone Blues". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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New John BarryLast Valley ... LP
ABC, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New John BarryLounge Legends ... CD
Universal (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Forget James Bond. Forget EMI. This set shows later work from John Barry's career – much hipper and very different than the more popular soundtracks that you probably know already! The package was put together by the super-hip folks at Universal Music Germany – and it contains tracks from Barry scores for some of the more obscure films of his career, matched with a few other odd instrumental tunes, and even a few rare vocal numbers that will take you way past Shirley Bassey! There's a great mix of moody electric instrumentals, dark Morricone-like numbers, groovy breezy tunes, and strong pop songs – and titles include "The Good Times Are Coming" (with vocals by Mama Cass), "This Way Mary" (vocals by Scott Walker), "Theme From Ipcress Files", "Play It Again", "Orson Wells' Great Mysteries", "Boom", "Walkabout", "The Adventurer", "Billy, "We Have All The Time In The World", and "Midnight Cowboy". CD
(Out of print.)

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New John BarryPetulia ... LP
Warner, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole cut in it with some light razor marks on the cover.)

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New John Barry/Donna SummerDeep – Original Soundtrack (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Casablanca/Hot Shot (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New John Barry/Shirley BasseyGoldfinger ... LP
United Artists, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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New Barry GrayThunderbirds Are Go/Thunderbird 6 ... CD
La La Land, 1966/1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of the grooviest music ever recorded for puppets – two different Barry Gray soundtracks for the oddball Thunderbirds films of the 60s! The music here has all the best styles of Gray's other work of the time – a mix of mod elements as you'd hear in spy or crime films, mixed with some slightly more majestic moments used to demonstrate the power of the Thunderbirds team as they head to the skies! Thunderbirds Are Go is more direct in this approach – whereas Thunderbird 6 also brings in a few more exotic elements to fit the locale – and the CD features a total of 20 tracks that include "Flight Of The Tiger Moth", "Zero X Theme/Spy On Board", "Rock Snakes/Escape From Mars", "Journey To Mars & The Swinging Star", "The Ballroom Jazz", and "Welcome Aboard/Dumping Bodies". CD
(Limited to 1200 copies.)

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New Barry WhiteBeware ... LP
Unlimited Gold/CBS, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Barry WhiteHung Up In Your Love/It Ain't Love, Babe ... 12-inch
Unlimited Gold, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New Barry WhiteJust The Way You Are/Your Sweetness Is My Weakness ... 12-inch
20th Century/Pye (UK), 1978. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Barry White takes on Billy Joel – singing the big 70s hit in sweet mellow fashion, but also adding in his own spoken intro on the beginning! "Your Sweetness" is much more in typical Barry White mode – stepping rhythms, soaring strings, and a proud lyric from Barry! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Pressed on "Barry White" vinyl! Cover has light wear.)

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New Barry WhiteNo Limit On Love ... LP
Supremacy, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record of tracks recorded before Barry White's superstar years – but released during them to cash in on his big success. The work's still pretty good, though – and it's interesting to hear Barry working in an earlier mode than his slick 70s work. Some material features Barry singing, and the rest is by the Barry White Orchestra – a precursor to Love Unlimited Orchestra. Tracks include "Come On In Love", "Under The Influence Of Love", "Fragile – Handle With Care", and "Out Of The Shadows Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Barry WhiteSings For Someone You Love ... LP
20th Century, 1977. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Who cares about "someone you love"? We're just happy that Barry White's singing for us! The album's one of the maestro's biggest selling albums of the 70s, and for good reason – as the whole thing's a sexy symphony all the way through, filled with as many stepping rhythms as it is soaring strings! The album features some key extended classic – including the sublime "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me" – the tune that gave the world a line that would forever be used in pickup bars. Other tracks are equally great – and include "You Turned My Whole World Around", "You're So Good You're Bad", "Oh What A Night For Dancing", and "Playing Your Game Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the brown cover, with some wear and marker on front.)

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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

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New Claudja BarrySweet Dynamite (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... 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 Barry Forgie, Roger Roger, Nino Nardini & A MawerMindbender – Stringtronics ... CD
Vadim (France), 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New Barry McGuireThis Precious Time ... LP
Dunhill, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
A folk pop gem that features a number of tunes with backing vocals by The Mamas & The Papas – a nice balance between McGuire's gruff, and often strident lyricism, and the glowing Cali sunshine of the Mamas & Papas. Features well known tunes, plus some nice ones written or co-written by PF Sloan. Titles include "This Precious Time", "Let Me Be", "So You Believe In Magic", "Hang On Sloopy", "Upon A Painted Ocean", "I'd Have To Be Out Of My Mind", "Do You Wonder Where It's At" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Barry WhiteMan ... LP
20th Century, 1978. Used ... 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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and a stain on back.)

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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 SistersFiddler On The Roof ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(White label promo. Spine has one spot of old tape and a small rip. Back cover has WGN Library letters.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyJump For Joy ... LP
Mercury, 1958. Good ... $4.99
An interesting early side by Cannonball that captures him before he'd really found his voice – and when the folks at Mercury still didn't really know what to do with him. The record's a tightly arranged set of tracks from Duke Ellington's musical "Jump For Joy" – with arrangements by Bill Russo, and small group playing that includes Emmett Berry, Bill Evans, Barry Gabraith, Jimmy Cobb, and a small string section. The sound's actually quite haunting – and Cannon's alto solos remind us more of some of the best "with strings" soloing heard on Verve in the early 50s than they do his later soul jazz classics on Riverside or Capitol. That's ok with us, though – because the session's still got a lot to offer in that respect, and Cannonball handles the solos wonderfully! Titles include "Bli Blip", "Just Squeeze Me", "Nothin", and "The Tune Of The Hickory Stick". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Mercury pressing with deep groove. Cover has smoke discoloration around the edges.)

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All In The FamilyAll In The Family ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Sealed ... $3.99
Yipes, this must have been a clear indication of just how popular the show really was! The album's little more than bits lifted off the TV soundtrack – with bits that include "Why God Made Hands", "Sweety Pie Roger", "VD Day", "God is Black", and "Jury Duty". We're guessing that this one probably secretly sold more to the middle-American right wingers who were buying Barry Goldwater records a few years before – than it did to the New York liberals who could get the irony of the material. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark.)

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BabymanIron Man/Sexy In The Night ... 7-inch
Staatsakt (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
A funky disco cover of "Iron Man" – served up by the mysterious Babyman! The tune bubbles along like some lost Munich Machine cut from the late 70s – lots of electro elements in the rhythms, and a female chorus handling most of the lyrics – while the baby man broods a bit himself over the top! "Sexy In The Night" definitely lives up to its title – and is a groove that's even better than the main one – a midtempo romp with breathy female vocals alongside keyboards and sweet snapping drums, almost in a Barry White mode! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie Meets Bond (Solid State) ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $11.99
An excellent gimmick – and yet another way that United Artists was trying to push its "Bond" catalog in the 60s! Count Basie brings a soulful swing to the work of John Barry – hitting hard on the tracks with his own smoking piano, and an orchestra filled with some of his best players, like Al Grey, Eric Dixon, and Freddie Green – as well as Eddie Lockjaw Davis, an artist who wasn't credited on the session at he time. Arrangements are by Chico O'Farrill and George Williams – and titles include "Thunderball", "From Russia With Love", "007", "Girl Trouble", and "Goldfinger". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny BlasIndestructible Spirit ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, 2007. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
Quite possibly the greatest album ever from California congolero Johnny Blas – a set that also has him returning to saxophone in addition to percussion, and which comes off with some of his sharpest grooves ever! There's a definite lean towards the jazzier side of the spectrum here – not just in Johnny's solos, but also in the overall execution of the tunes – which are all done in tight, small combo formation. Latin roots still show on some of the recordings, but there's also a more contemporary California vibe too – one that sparkles with the warmth of the best Cubop/Ubiquity approach to the music. Titles include "Oaklands Mambo", "Lubi", "Barry Rogers", "Afro Rican", "Indestructible Spirit", and "Boogaloo Blas". CD

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Anthony BraxtonNews From The 70s ... CD
New Tone, Early/Mid 70s. Used ... $11.99
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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New Sebastian CabotSebastian Cabot, Actor/Bob Dylan, Poet – A Dramatic Reading With Music ... LP
MGM, 1967. Sealed ... $11.99
One of the strangest albums to come out of the late 60s spoken word record boom – a collection of Bob Dylan tunes, read with a heavy English accent by actor Sebastian Cabot! Cabot's probably best known for his roles in the shows Checkmate and Family Affair – and he uses that familiar growly voice to great effect here on Dylan's tunes – spitting them out with a slightly bitter quality that's a fair bit different than Bob's original versions, but still very much in the same spirit! The backings are relatively spare – bits of strings, guitar, and other instrumentation – all handled by Irving Spice – and tunes include "It Ain't Me Babe", "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", "Like A Rolling Stone", and "Blowin In The Wind". One of the best examples of "establishment hip" we can think of – and it's records like this that took more steam out of the left than Barry Goldwater ever did! LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small square cut out from the front.)

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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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Collins & CollinsCollins & Collins ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A stunning set – and one of our favorite modern soul albums ever! The set was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in 1980, and it's one of the best-ever records to come out of that hallowed hall of grooves – a one-off debut from the team of Tonee & Bill Collins, set to impeccable arrangements from the mighty John Davis! The set's not really disco – more a blend of mellow soul and midtempo club – with a sound that evokes artists like Barry White, Leon Ware, and Leroy Hutson – but which also grooves with a feel that's all its own. Nearly every cut's fantastic, and although you may know the duo's classic "Top Of The Stairs" from other collections, there's loads of other nice tracks here too – like "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good", "Can't Turn Down Love", and "You Made Me Believe". CD

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Bill CosbyDisco Bill ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good- ... $3.99
One of the more obscure Bill Cosby soul albums – not nearly as "disco" as the title implies, more in a smoother soul vein, almost a bit like Barry White. Stu Gardner does the backings, and Bill either sings or talks over the top, in a deep sexy voice that's his comical rendering of some of the more sensual soul artists of the time. Titles include "Section 9", "A Simple Love Affair", "Boogie On Your Face", "Happy Birthday Momma", "That's How I Met Your Mother", and "One Two Three". Also includes the oddly-titled, but great track "What You Think About Lickin' My Chicken?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a few stains, a small split on the bottom seam, and a small rip at the opening.)

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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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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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Don ElliottMellophone ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $8.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, some wear, and a peeled gloss finish, with an ink stamp and some light stains on the back.)

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New Benedetto GhigliaNew York Chiama Superdrago ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... $19.99
A really groovy spy soundtrack from the 60s – one that begins with a song that has a ringing telephone in the mix, then gets even wilder after that! Benedetto Ghiglia's borrowed a bit from John Barry – especially his use of electric bass and guitar – but he swings things in a much more mod Italian style of the time, with touches of jazz and bossa that really keep things interesting throughout – and make for a sense of vibrant music that's arguably better than the images on the screen! A real lost treassure – with tracks that include "Motivi Dell'Indagine No 1", "La Ragtazza Di Amsterdam", "Superdrago Shake", "Ricera Della Droga", and "Immersione". CD also features 11 more bonus tracks too! CD

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Dexter GordonGettin' Around ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Gettin' Around ... LP 109.99

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Dexter GordonGettin' Around ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $109.99
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.)
Also available Gettin' Around ... CD 4.99

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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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New Jimmy HeathPicture Of Heath ... LP
Xanadu, 1975. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A brilliant mid 70s album from Jimmy Heath – recorded at a time when he was making some of his greatest strides on record! The album's got a spare, simple quartet format – but Jimmy's working here in a really expansively soulful sound – one that matches that of Clifford Jordan at the time for sheer expressiveness and imagination. No surprise, the group's a bit Jordan-esque – with Sam Jones on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – alongside Barry Harris, whose piano brings a slightly more lyrical approach to the album. Jimmy's tone on both tenor and soprano sax is fantastic – and titles include "Bruh Slim", "CTA", "All Members", "For Minors Only", and "Picture Of Heath". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Rick JamesStreet Songs ... CD
Motown, 1981. Used ... $5.99
One of the all-time great Rick James albums – a return to funkier sounds for Rick that worked both artistically and commercially – and actually got over far better than his more blatant attempts at crossover material on other records! The mix here is perfect – a true summation of all that made Motown great at the time, and the special sort of energy that made Rick one of the freshest mainstream talents at the end of the 70s! The record put a lot of money in Barry Gordy's pockets, and for good reason too – given that the set includes the classic hit "Super Freak" – plus "Give It To Me Baby", "Ghetto Life", "Make Love To Me", "Below The Funk (Pass The J)", and "Fire & Desire" – all done in that compressed pop-funky style that James kind of took from Bootsy Collins and manage to successfully soup up for the masses! CD also features the bonus tracks "Give It To Me Baby (12" mix)" and "Super Freak (12" mix)". CD
Also available Street Songs ... LP 4.99

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New Rick JamesStreet Songs ... LP
Gordy, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of the all-time great Rick James albums – a return to funkier sounds for Rick that worked both artistically and commercially – and actually got over far better than his more blatant attempts at crossover material on other records! The mix here is perfect – a true summation of all that made Motown great at the time, and the special sort of energy that made Rick one of the freshest mainstream talents at the end of the 70s! The record put a lot of money in Barry Gordy's pockets, and for good reason too – given that the set includes the classic hit "Super Freak" – plus "Give It To Me Baby", "Ghetto Life", "Make Love To Me", "Below The Funk (Pass The J)", and "Fire & Desire" – all done in that compressed pop-funky style that James kind of took from Bootsy Collins and manage to successfully soup up for the masses! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Street Songs ... CD 5.99

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JJ Johnson/Dominic FrontiereCleopatra Jones/Cleopatra Jones & The Casino Of Gold ... CD
Film Score Monthly, 1973/1975. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
An amazing double-header – and a set that really adds a lot more music than we might have expected! First up is a richly expanded version of Cleopatra Jones – one of the best of the blacksploitation scores of the early 70s – a masterpiece of music that we rate every bit as high as Shaft or Superfly – maybe even higher! The music here is incredible – a surprising funky turn for JJ Johnson, who most folks know for his straighter jazz work – and like Marvin Gaye, Barry White, and others who were surprising the world with their ability to score music for a full film during the early 70s, JJ really knocks it out of the park with this one – coming up with a batch of tunes that are a wonderful mix of sophisticated scoring, creative instrumentation, and some damn funky grooves! The title cut features Joe Simon on vocals, and Millie Jackson sings on the cuts "Love Doctor" and "It Hurts So Good". The rest of the set is instrumental, and other cuts include an instrumental take on "Cleopatra Jones", plus "Go Chase Cleo", "Goin To The Chase", "Wrap Up", and "Airport Fight". This new version features 17 bonus tracks from the original film score, not the record – amazing extra music by Carl Brandt, with titles that include "Emdee", "Elevator/Cleo & Captain", "Pot Burn/Mommy/Police Raid", "Ambush", "Doodle Apartment", "Before Crash", and "Snake Crib". CD 2 features some long-lost music from the film Cleopatra Jones & The Casino Of Gold – a well-known follow-up to the original movie, but one that was never properly represented on record – making this CD set a long-awaited premiere of the original music for the film! The set features music by Dominic Frontiere – penned in a mix of funky action modes, with some slight exotic touches too, due to the location of the story. Frontiere's in his best soul/funk mode – a side that few folks realize he can do this well – and the music has a slightly different feel than JJ Johnson's Cleo Jones work, but is equally nice. Titles include "Casino Source", "Chopped Meat", "Oymia", "Les Orgie", "Fatman Stomp", "Dead Dragon Lady", and "Pool Hall Rock" – plus the vocal number "Playing With Fire". CD also features 4 more bonus tracks from Cleopatra Jones – including extended versions of the theme, and Pattie Brooks singing "Swing Down Chariot" and "Am I Blue". Great notes too – very full, with lots of photos, in the best Film Score tradition! CD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies.)

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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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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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Denise LaSalleHere I Am Again ... LP
Westbound, 1975. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A great little record from Denise – very different than earlier Westbound work, and in a smooth modern soul style that's really nice! The album kicks off with the stellar title cut – "Here I Am Again" – which has kind of a Barry White-like groove, with sweeping strings over the top, nice beats at the bottom, and really great vocals from Denise! Other cuts range from laidback to modern, and include a few in the southern/modern style that would show up on some of her ABC records. Titles include "Here I Am Again", "Trying To Forget", "Married, But Not To Each Other", "My Brand On You", "Don't Nobody Live Here", and "Hit & Run". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and wear.)

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Yusef LateefPlays For Lovers ... LP
Prestige, 1966. Very Good ... $7.99
A mellow selection of ballads from Lateef, recorded in a number of different settings including players like Barry Harris, Frank Gant and Elvin Jones, plus a number of others. The set shows him swinging nicely in a setting that's a bit more straight ahead than some of the later Eastern tinged and modal workouts he'd explore. 9 tracks in all, including "If You Could See Me Now", "All Alone", "Sea Breeze", "When You're Smiling" and "Love Theme For Spartacus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear, a small thin peeled spot, and a small name in pen on back.)

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New Love UnlimitedUnder The Influence Of Love Unlimited ... LP
20th Century, 1973. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Great stuff from the girls who first put Barry White on the map! The record is the group's second – and by this point, Barry had developed that tight snapping drum sound that made his orchestral albums work so well. You'll hear it to good effect on most songs on the LP, which have a great groove that's in the best Barry White mode of the 70s – but which kind of dominates the girls' vocals a bit. Not that anyone should complain that much, as it's the overall package that's always made Barry's albums sound so great – but we do wonder how the group felt when they had to sit out the first track, which was the instrumental "Love's Theme", a song that went onto become Barry's biggest song ever, and which probably sold the album a lot more than the vocal tracks. Still, you can hardly detect a note of disharmony – and the album soars from track to track, through titles like "Under The Influence Of Love", "Say It Again", "Yes, We Finally Made It", and "It May Be Winter Outside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Love Unlimited OrchestraMy Musical Bouquet ... LP
20th Century, 1978. Near Mint- ... $13.99
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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New Love Unlimited Orchestra with Webster LewisWelcome Aboard ... LP
Unlimited Gold, 1981. Very Good+ ... $12.99
The great Webster Lewis joins Love Unlimited Orchestra for this nice mellow later album, one of the group's last good albums! Features the slowly funky "Welcome Aboard" – a tight mellow track with an excellent stepping groove that's nice and sweet. Barry White produced, and other tracks include "Easin", "Antigua Blue", "Strange", "Wind", "Dreams", and "Night Life In The City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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LowrellLowrell ... LP
AVI, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
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LowrellLowrell ... LP
AVI, 1979. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has some pen.)
Also available Lowrell ... LP 9.99

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Van McCoyMy Favorite Fantasy ... LP
MCA, 1978. Sealed ... $0.99
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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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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MFSBLove Is The Message ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good ... $3.99
A key moment for the Philly soul scene of the 70s – and the first album to feature the MFSB backing group as a solo act on their own! The ensemble were responsible for key sounds on countless soul singles of the time – yet also find a way to soar beautifully on their own – in a sweet instrumental groove that matches the strength of Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra, and which was definitely a key inspiration for the sound of the Salsoul Orchestra! There's definitely a bit of early disco in the mix, but the style's more uptempo east coast overall – that pre-disco groove that was going down in the clubs – with larger strings added to a core group of funky rhythm players. Gamble & Huff production make the whole thing sparkle, and arrangements are by Vince Montana, Bobby Martin, and Jack Faith – on titles that include "Love Is The Message", "Cheaper To Keep Her", "TSOP", "Zack's Fanfare", "Touch Me In The Morning", and "My One & Only Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wea and partial seam splitting, with a couple of stains and a small bit of stuck-on paper on the back.)

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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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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.)
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Hank MobleyStraight No Filter (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... $6.99
No filters here, as Hank Mobley's sound is clean, lean, and right on the money – hitting that newly-sophisticated groove of the Caddy For Daddy years in this sweet unissued set! The date was recorded in the 60s, but unissued by Blue Note for many years – another one of those head-scratching mysteries from the label, yet also a real treat to 80s jazz fans who finally got their hands on the sides – a whole new discovery of Hank Mobley's genius, further appreciated at a time when we weren't hearing more from him. The players are top-shelf all the way through – and include Freddie Hubbard or Donald Byrd on trumpet, Herbie Hancock or Barry Harris on piano, Paul Chambers or Butch Warren on bass, and Philly Joe Jones or Billy Higgins on drums. CD version really expands from the original LP – with 9 titles that include "Chain Reaction", "Third Time Around", "Hank's Waltz", "Yes Indeed", "Straight No Filter", "Syrup & Biscuits", and "The Feelin's Good". CD

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New Lee MorganTake Twelve ... LP
Jazzland, 1962. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A rare non-Blue Note outing from Lee Morgan – and a record that's sometimes mistaken as a large group effort because of the "twelve" in the title, but which is a tight small group set that's equally cooking as some of Lee's better known records! As with the best mid 60s Blue Note work from lee, the players here are both soulful and modern – able to shift easily into some of Lee's most complicated ideas of jazz expression, yet always doing so in ways that are never stiff or academic – but filled with life and spirit in every note! Clifford Jordan's tenor is a fantastic accompaniment to Morgan's trumpet in the frontline – and Barry Harris' piano has the warmth and flowing quality of a young Cedar Walton on most tracks. Bass is by Bob Cranshaw and drums are by Louis Hayes – and titles include "Lee-sure Time", "Second's Best", "Little Spain", and "Waltz For Fran". LP, Vinyl record album
(OJC pressing. Cover has initials in marker on both sides.)

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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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Sal NisticoHeavyweights/Comin On Up ... CD
Jazzland/OJC, 1961. Used ... $2.99
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
Also available Heavyweights/Comin On Up ... CD 3.99

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New OdysseyNative New Yorker/Together ... 12-inch
RCA, 1977/1982. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of Odyssey's real classics – a smooth little groove with a classy club sound that never gets old! "Native New Yorker" mixes soaring strings with some great funky rhythms – all held together by tinkling piano that stands out nicely in the mix, and which almost makes the cut sound like a lost Barry White number! The vocals are great too – warm and hook-heavy, with a really familiar kind of appeal! "Together" is from a few years down the road, with a more polished 80s groove approach. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Arthur PrysockAll My Life (with bonus track) ... CD
Old Town/Big Break (UK), 1976. Used ... $8.99
A great 70s move for Arthur Prysock – and an overlooked disco treasure that sits somewhere between the work of Barry White with Love Unlimited Orchestra, and the best Lou Rawls grooves for Philly International! Prysock's voice has lost none of its depth over the years – and here, instead of jazzy ballads, Arthur's working with some great midtempo grooves put together by John Davis – who produced and arranged, and gives the album all the full clubby depth of his own records with the Monster Orchestra! The mix of groove and grace, baritone and bump, soul and sophistication is all mighty great territory for Prysock – and titles include "When Love Is New", "One Broken Heart", "All My Life", "Love Makin Love To You", "I Wantcha Baby", and "All I Need Is You Tonight". Features a bonus single mix of "When Love Is New". CD

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Joe PumaEast Coast Jazz ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1954. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best records ever from guitarist Joe Puma – a player who offered his talents as a sideman on many great sessions of the 50s, but who really shines here as a leader on his own! Puma's got a clean, clear, careful touch on the strings – one that reminds us a lot of Tal Farlow on his best Verve albums of the 50s – but with a sound that's even more focused, and which is often awash in these amazing harmonics! The record features a bit of extra rhythm guitar from Barry Galbraith – playing in a mode that's got a softer swing than a piano, which might get in the way of Puma – plus vibes from Don Elliott, bass from Vinnie Burke, and drums from Ted Sommer. The mix of vibes and two guitars is about as heavenly as you can imagine – light and fluid, but still with plenty of sharper notes on Puma's solos – and tracks include the originals "Loris", "A Little Rainy", and "Pumatic" – plus "What Is There To Say" and "Liza". CD

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Sun RaAtlantis ... CD
Saturn/Evidence, 1960. Used ... $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". CD features 2 versions of "Yucatan" – one from the original Saturn record, and one from the later Impulse album. CD

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Sun RaSun Song (aka Jazz By Sun Ra) ... LP
Transition/Delmark, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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

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Dave Rempis & Tim DaisySecond Spring ... CD
Aerophonic, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99
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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