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Archie Bell & The DrellsHard Not To Like It ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
One of the strong Philly LPs by Archie Bell and the Drells (and they really did make the transition to Philly pretty well). Side one has some of their more blatent attempts to appeal to the then hot disco crowd, but side two has them back in a great easy soul two-step sound, like "It's Hard Not To Like You", "There's No Other Like You" and "Real Good Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has heavy edge wear, splitting on the spine, and some stains and a tracklist sticker on back.)

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New William BellComing Back For More ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A really wonderful post-Stax album from the great William Bell – a set that has the singer still stepping out with all those great deep soul modes from the 60s, but also finding a hipper, more laidback approach as well! There's a beautiful mellow vibe to the record – one that recalls some of Millie Jackson's best ballad work of the time, especially in the way it warms things up with a bit of class, while taking away none of the power of the vocals. Bell produced and arranged the whole set with help from Paul Mitchell – and there's still lots of nice down home themes and feelings to the record, but William's also working with a bubbling groove that comes off great – and which updates his sound without selling his soul – making for a great set in the modern/southern mode. Titles include "Tryin To Love Two", "If Sex Was All We Had", "Relax", "You Don't Miss Your Water", "Coming Back For More", "Just Another Way To Feel", and "I Absotively Posolutely Love You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Cocteau TwinsBlue Bell Knoll ... LP
Capitol, 1988. Very Good ... $9.99
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(tVinyl has a short click on one track. Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)

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Corrie Folk Trio & Paddie BellPromise Of The Day ... LP
Elektra, Early 60s. Sealed ... $7.99
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(Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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O'JaysO'Jays (Bell pressing) ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Very Good ... $0.99
This is the second version of an album that was first pressed under the title Back On Top – repackaged here with a slicker cover during the early 70s, to cash in on the fame that the O'Jays were having at Phily International. Although the group's Philly recordings are always touted as some of their best work, we love this early material produced by George Kerr – with a sound that's very similar to classic New Jersey groups like The Moments and The Whatnauts (and which also features a few songs that were covered by those groups, too). The band have heavenly harmonies that are more fragile than on their tightly-sewn Gamble/Huff work, with some elements of the deeper soul that was on some of their earlier recordings. For some reason, the album links together the tracks with a fake "audience" sound, as if it's a live album – which it really isn't. We can forgive the producers at Bell for that, though – because the tracks are so great! Includes the single "I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow", plus "I'm So Glad I Found You", "Look Over Your Shoulder", "Going Going Gone", and "I Dig Your Act". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam & some wear.)

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New Vanessa Bell ArmstrongWonderful One ... LP
Jive, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Archie Bell & The DrellsWhere Will You Go When The Party's Over ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent set of midtempo soul tracks recorded at Sigma Sound – and probably the group's greatest album for Philly International! The progression from raw Texas funk to smooth Philly soul was a big one – but Archie and crew did it wonderfully, and kept a lot of their soul intact during the move – really shining strongly in this new mode, and keeping their sound alive a lot longer than most of their late 60s contemporaries. Proof that the group sound was one of the biggest assets of the Philly imprint – whatever the form, and whatever the origin. Includes the stellar cuts "Don't Let Love Get You Down" and "Where Will You Go When The Party's Over" – plus "Everybody Have A Good Time", "I Swear You're Beautiful", "I Bet You I Can Do That Dance You're Doing", and "Nothing Comes Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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New Dee Bell, Eddie Duran featuring Tom HarrellOne By One ... LP
Concord, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a promo stamp and a mark from sticker removal.)

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New Vincent BellPop Goes The Electric Sitar ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The great studio guitarist Vincent Bell lays down a set of groovy poppy sitar cuts, with a sound that's part Indian pop, part easy groove – and all wild 60s! The album features the Coral Electric Sitar, plus some classic Indian Sitar – and includes tracks like "More", "Quiet Village", and "Eleanor Rigby", played with a large groovy group, with sitar solos out front. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Goro YamaguchiBell Ringing In The Empty Sky – Japanese Shakuhachi Music ... LP
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Bill BellBill Bell & His Tuba ... LP
Golden Crest, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Label of side-A had come unglued, but is included. Cover has some water stains, a partially split top seam and a split spine.)

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New Bell Biv DevoePoison ... LP
MCA, 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
A second chapter for boy band 80s soul! After Bobby Brown set off on his own, the remaining three members of New Edition decided to remain a group and give it a go, and far from being a sad collection of the leftover members, their debut album was actually one of many successful New Jack Swing efforts the group would produce! Given a helping hand from the Shocklee brothers on production, this set includes "Poison", "Do Me!", "Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph & Johnny (Word To The Mutha!)", "She's Dope!", "BBD (I Thought It Was Me)?", "When Will I See You Again?" and "Ain't Nut'in Changed!" LP, Vinyl record album
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Poison ... CD 2.99
Poison ... LP 16.99

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New WireBell Is A Cup ... LP
Enigma, 1988. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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Woody AllenWonderful Wacky World Of Woody Allen ... LP
Colpix/Bell, 1964. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Second version of Woody's very first LP – and a pretty great album of standup material, cut back when he was just a budding writer for TV. The set was recorded at Mr Kelly's in Chicago, and has an easy going flow – with Woody just talking his way through material, almost in a Lenny Bruce sort of way. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a promo stamp on the back – but this is a nice opy overall.)

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Box TopsCry Like A Baby ... LP
Bell, 1968. Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has ring & edge wear, with a few light stains and a name in marker on back.)

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5th DimensionReflections ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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5th DimensionSoul & Inspiration ... LP
Bell, 1974. Near Mint- ... $3.99
One of the last full albums from the original 5th Dimension lineup – and a set that has them breaking past the standard production and arrangements from Bones Howe! This set has work by Howe, but also features backings from HB Barnum and Artie Butler on a few tracks – expanding the groove with some more soul-styled touches, as referenced in the title – but also sliding into a few mellower moments that continue the more adult-pop leanings of the group's previous albums. Titles include a version of Bill Withers' "Harlem" – plus"Soul & Inspiration", "Hard Core Poetry", "Salty Tears", "Somebody Warm Like Me", and "I Don't Know How To Look For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Quincy JonesCactus Flower – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Sealed ... $11.99
A wild soundtrack by Quincy Jones – for this disturbing comedy that starred Walter Matthau, Goldie Hawn, and Ingrid Bergman. The theme, "The Time For Love Is Anytime", is a sad boozy number with vocals by Sarah Vaughan, and arrangements by Jimmy Haskell – but there's also a nice slow-funky version of the cut with electric piano and one with organ, both of which are very nice! Other tracks include funky keyboard instrumentals of pop hits – like "To Sir With Love", "I'm A Believer", "She Hangs Out", and "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" – plus the dreamy instrumental "The Spell You Spin", co-written with Dave Grusin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing.)

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O'JaysBack On Top ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Although the O'Jays' Philly International recordings are always touted as some of their best work, we love this early material produced by George Kerr – with a sound that's very similar to classic New Jersey groups like The Moments and The Whatnauts (and which also features a few songs that were covered by those groups, too). The band have heavenly harmonies that are more fragile than on their tightly-sewn Gamble/Huff work, with some elements of the deeper soul that was on some of their earlier recordings. Includes the single "I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow", plus "I'm So Glad I Found You", "Look Over Your Shoulder", "Going Going Gone", and "I Dig Your Act". Also issued later, under the title "The O'Jays". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tiny bit of seam splitting on one corner, and a small name stamp on the back.)

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Seals & CroftsSeals & Crofts ... LP
Bell, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
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(Cover has light wear and a small spot of marker.)

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Marlo Thomas & FriendsFree To Be You & Me ... LP
Bell, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The LP that shaped a generation! With performances by Diana Ross, Alan Alda, Bobby Morse, Harry Belafonte, Rosey Grier, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet.)

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New 5th DimensionMagic Garden ... LP
Bell, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work – arguably the best album the 5th Dimension ever cut! The reason for this is Jimmy Webb – who arranged and conducted the album, which is comprised entirely of his own work. Gone are the simple pop tunes of earlier years, and in their place are some incredibly dark tunes that ride the razor edge between love and sadness in the best mode of Bacharach's genius work from the same time. Includes the sublime "The Girls Song", a track that out-Bacharachs Burt himself – plus "Requiem 820 Latham", "The Worst That Could Happen", "Paper Cup", and "Carpet Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Buddy FiteBuddy Fite & Friend ... LP
Bell, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Box TopsSuper Hits ... LP
Bell, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear, splitting and masking tape on the top and bottom seams, some spots of clear tape, and a sticker on the back.)

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New Partridge FamilyPartridge Family Album ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Surprisingly sublime pop from The Partridge Family – served up with superb arrangements from Wes Farrell and Mike Melvoin, the latter of whom plays some really great keyboards on the set! In fact, all the instrumentation is pretty great – guitar from Dennis Budimir and Tommy Tedesco, drums from Hal Blaine, and bass from Max Bennett – all nice and tight, in a way that makes these tunes a lot groovier than you might otherwise think! Titles include "Somebody Wants To Love You", "I Think I Love You", "Singing My Song", "I Can Hear Your Heartbeat", "Only A Moment Ago", "I Really Want To Know You", "Pont Me In The Direction Of Albequerqe" and "Brand New Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Partridge FamilyPartridge Family Shopping Bag ... LP
Bell, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Surprisingly sublime pop from The Partridge Family – served up with superb arrangements from Wes Farrell and Mike Melvoin, the latter of whom plays some really great keyboards on the set! In fact, all the instrumentation is pretty great – guitar from Dennis Budimir and Larry Carlton, drums from Hal Blaine, and bass from Max Bennett – all nice and tight, in a way that makes these tunes a lot groovier than you might otherwise think! Titles include "Girl You Make My Day", "Last Night", "Every Song Is You", "Something New Got Old", "Am I Losing You", "Hello Hello", and "There'll Come A Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has remnants of a price sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Billy TaylorOk Billy ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nicely cooking little set – one recorded at a time when Billy Taylor was working as the bandleader for TV personality David Frost, who's featured very proudly on the cover! But despite that mainstream fame, Taylor's actually hipper here than usual – working with a large group that has lots of soulful big band moments – not really funky, but almost there, and definitely in the coolest use of the format at the time. The group features lots of electric bass from Bob Cranshaw, tight drums from Bobby Thomas, and a horn section that includes Frank Wess and Jimmy Owens – all working to some great arrangements by Garnett Brown, John Carisi, and Wess himself. Titles include the snapping little groover "Break-A-Way", easily one of Taylor's funkiest tunes ever, and a great uptempo jazz dance number – plus the cuts "OK Billy", "Somewhere Soon", "Tell Me Why", "Dirty Ole Man", and "After Love, Emptiness". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Blue MinkReal Mink ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
One of the first albums from Blue Mink – a seminal rock/soul crossover act who really broke bigger in the 70s! The album's strongest asset is singer Madeline Bell, who works in duet form with group leader Roger Cook on most numbers – bringing the record a strongly soulful component that really helps sell some of its beat group leanings. And in the instrumentation department, the group here have plenty of touches from the late 60s Brit beat scene – including strong presence of organ and electric piano, lots of jamming guitar, and an overall approach to the groove that's strongly influenced by American soul and R&B, but which also has jazzy touches. Titles include "Good Morning Freedom", "Gimme Reggae", "Can You Feel It Baby", "Our World", "Sweet & Sour", "I Lose The Game", and "Silk What?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Dick CaryHot & Cool ... LP
Stereocraft, 1961. Very Good- ... $4.99
Titles include "Touche", "Crosseyed Penguin", "You Do Something To Me", "Roseroom", "Last Mile", and "More Than You Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Bell label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some light staining, a number of scratches on the front, a small split on the bottom seam, and some pen.)

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New DelfonicsDelfonics ... LP
Philly Groove, 1970. Very Good ... $24.99
The third album in an amazing early run from The Delfonics – the kind of work that set a whole new standard for group soul in the 70s! A number of the tracks here had already risen to fame before the album's release as singles – and these are mixed with some additional tracks that are woven together in a near-perfect symphony of sound! The mighty Thom Bell arranged most of the numbers here – save for 2 by Anthony Dorsey – and the group's heavenly harmonies are in amazing form on both mellow ballads and a few more righteous numbers. Titles include "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time", "Funny Feeling", "Over & Over", "Baby I Love You", "When You Get Right Down To It", "Delfonics Theme", "Trying To Make A Fool Of Me", "I Gave To You", "Down Is Up Up Is Down", and "Think About Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
Also available Delfonics ... LP 9.99

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New DelfonicsSuper Hits ... LP
Philly Groove, Early 70s. Good ... $6.99
Classic East Coast harmony soul! This is one of the best-ever albums of the genre, and it's a massive collection of the Delfonics mighty singles from the early 70s. Thom Bell did all the arrangements and wrote nearly all the songs – 11 tracks in all: "La La Means I Love You", "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "Break Your Promise", "I'm Sorry", "You're Gone", 'With These Hands", "You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine", "Let It Be Me", "Loving Him", "My New Love" and "Somebody Loves You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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New Derek & The DominosLayla ... LP
Atco, 1970. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
One of Eric Clapton's greatest moments – and a set that also features guitars from Duane Allman and organ from Bobby Whitlock! Recorded in Miami at Criteria Studios – and titles include "Layla", "It's Too Late", "Little Wing", "Have You Ever Loved A Woman", "Tell The Truth", "Anyday", "Key To The Highway", and "Bell Bottom Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Atco pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsOn A New Street ... LP
Avco, 1973. Good ... $1.99
Wonderful work from Little Anthony – and a great update to his smooth 60s harmony sound with The Imperials! Anthony wisely employs the use of two of 70s top harmony arrangers on the album – using Thom Bell on one side, and Teddy Randazzo on the other – both of whom really help take the group to a whole new level! The Thom Bell material fits perfectly with his work with The Stylistics from the same time, and the cuts have a wonderfully mellow east coast harmony style that's quite different than Anthony's earlier work. Teddy Randazzo does a pretty nice job, too – but with a fuller sound too, almost in a Manhattans mode that makes for a nice change from the previous fragility of Anthony's vocals. Titles include "I Don't Have Time To Worry", "That's What Love is All About", "I'm Falling In Love with You", "Heartache Never Entered My Mind", and "The Loneliest House on the Block". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a bumped corner, and some pen.)

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Laura NyroFirst Songs ... LP
Columbia, 1966/1973. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Laura Nyro's first album ever – originally issued by Verve/Forecast in the mid 60s, but brought back out on the market by Columbia, during the height of Nyro's early 70s fame for the label! Even at this early point, Nyro sounds wonderful – a fair bit more soulful than most other female pop singers of her time – with a fully-fleshed out approach to the vocals that's mature and sensitive, and almost a bit more confident at times than in later years. Arrangements are by Herb Bernstein, and almost have the same sort of sunny feel as The 5th Dimension in their famous covers of Nyro's tunes – again with more soul than we might have expected for the time. Titles include "Lazy Susan", "Stoney End", "Flim Flam Man", "Buy & Sell", "He's A Runner", "Billy's Blues", and "Wedding Bell Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Laura NyroLaura Nyro (aka First Songs) ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Laura Nyro's first album ever – and even at this early point, Nyro sounds wonderful – a fair bit more soulful than most other female pop singers of her time – with a fully-fleshed out approach to the vocals that's mature and sensitive, and almost a bit more confident at times than in later years. Arrangements are by Herb Bernstein, and almost have the same sort of sunny feel as The 5th Dimension in their famous covers of Nyro's tunes – again with more soul than we might have expected for the time. Titles include "Lazy Susan", "Stoney End", "Hands Off The Man (Flim Flam Man)", "Buy & Sell", "He's A Runner", "Billy's Blues", and "Wedding Bell Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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O'JaysBack Stabbers ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1972. Very Good ... $7.99
A landmark album for the O'Jays – a set that moved them from the indie ranks to 70s megasoulstatus! After years of bumping around on a variety of labels, and in a variety of styles, the group really exploded with this wonderful set – an album that has them soaring along in the righteous Philly groove of the early 70s – a sound that turned out to be a perfect foil for the trio's sublime, yet earthy harmonies. Arrangements are by some fo the best of the core Philly scene – Thom Bell, Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and Bobby Martin – and the album's overflowing with great tunes that completely redefine the sound of group soul in the 70s! Includes megahits "Back Stabbers" and "Love Train" – plus "Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People", "When The World's At Peace", "Time To Get Down", "Who Am I" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New SpinnersSpinners Live ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $2.99
A fascinating little record by The Spinners – and a real contrast to some of their other Atlantic albums! The set has them stepping out of the tightly controlled studio sound of their Philly albums – still working with Thom Bell on production, but doing so in a freer sort of live setting. A number of tracks are taken in very open versions, and really extended out nicely – and there's also some good material on here that shows that the group's harmonies could work in just about any setting. Surprisingly great – a really excellent little album that shows that the group were as strong as a unit as they could be as part of a hit-making machine. Titles in lude "Then Came You", "Sadie", "Fascinating Rhythm", "I've Got To Make It On My Own", "Superstar Medley", "Love Don't Love Nobody", and "Mighty Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some wear, a few creases, marker on front, and an unglued bottom seam.)

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New StylisticsStylistics ... LP
Avco, 1971. Good+ ... $6.99
A masterpiece of harmony soul – one of THE all-time greats of the genre, and a lasting treasure from The Stylistics! The album really took vocal soul to a whole new level for the 70s – pushing from the sometimes fragile ballad style of the late 60s into a smoother, more mature sound that was impeccably produced, yet still had all the depth of feeling as before! Maestro Thom Bell is the man to thank for the greatness of this album – as his production and musical vision really helped The Stylistics hit levels that few other groups like this were reaching at the time. Titles include their seminal long version of "People Make the World Go Round" – which, at 6 minutes in length, was really unusual for the time. Other titles include "Stop Look & Listen", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "You're A Big Girl Now", "If I Love You", "Ebony Eyes", and "You Are Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some stains, an unglued bottom seam, a center split on the spine, and a bit of pen.)

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New VariousGold Soul ... LP
Stax, Early 70s. Very Good ... $2.99
Nice Stax compilation that features some classic material from the immediate post-Atlantic years. Included are some nice numbers like "I Forgot To Be Your Lover" by William Bell, "Private Number" by Judy Clay & William Bell, "So I Can Love You" by The Emotions, "Who's Making Love" by Johnnie Taylor, "Do The Funky Chicken" by Rufus Thomas, and "The Sweeter He Is" by The Soul Children. Not all gold material – but top-quality nonetheless! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some seam splits.)

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New TemptationsTemptations (1981) ... LP
Gordy, 1981. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent lost sleeper by The Temptations! The record was cut in 1981, and all but disappeared when it came out, but it's a stellar effort that has The Temps working in a smooth modern style with great production by Thom Bell. The band is in great form vocally, and the album feels like some great group session for Philly International from the same time – with tight songs, sophisticated production, and a great update of the earlier harmony style. Not all the cuts are great – but the album kicks off with the wonderfully catchy "Aiming At Your Heart", a midtempo number that's worth the price of the album alone. Other tracks include "What Else", "Your Lovin Is Magic", "Open Their Eyes", and "The Best of Both Worlds". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Miles DavisRelaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the classic early Miles Davis & John Coltrane sessions for Prestige – a well-crafted quintet album that shows Miles finding a stronger voice than ever, and Coltrane beginning to emerge as a key force on his own! Backing is subtle and soulful – handled by the trio of Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones – and although the tracks are mostly ballads and standards, they're all nicely given the Davis treatment on the set, turned into beautiful new vehicles for jazz imagination and improvisation! Titles include "If I Were A Bell", "I Could Write A Book", "Oleo", and "Woody'n You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NYC 50th street pressing, with RVG stamp. Vinyl has some residue that plays with noise.)
Also available Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... LP 15.99

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New DelfonicsLa La Means I Love You ... LP
Philly Groove, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and heartbreaking, but never too sweet to be cloying or poppy – definitely just the right groove to keep things hip while also cracking the charts! The album's their first full collaboration with legendary producer Thom Bell – and it's got a sound that's summed up perfectly in the quintessential cut "La La Means I Love You" – and which is followed through beautifully on a batch of tracks that includes "Losing You", "Can You Remember", "You're Gone", "I'm Sorry", and "Break Your Promise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear with some splitting and a factory sticker on the front.)

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New DelfonicsTell Me This Is A Dream ... LP
Philly Groove, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Delfonics just kept on getting better and better! The longer the group recorded, the more they picked up this strange spacey quality that pushed them past some of their contemporaries of the early 70s. And on an album like this, they prove that they're way more than just Thom Bell puppets by showing that they have a rich talent for a wide variety of complicated arrangements that really push the vocal group sound of the 70s. They take many stylistic risks, coming up with really sinister new harmonies, and always managing to stay clear of the cliches that buried some of their mates on the charts. Bell still arranges some of the material, but the record also features work by Norman Harris and Caldwell MacMillan, who did the real genius work on the record. This masterpiece includes the sublime "Hey, Love", plus "Walk Right Up to the Sun", "I'm A Man", "Too Late", "Love You Till I Die", "Looking for a Girl", and "Round & Round". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a partially split bottom seam, and a sticker.)

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New FunkadelicTales Of Kidd Funkadelic ... LP
Westbound, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An oft-overlooked gem by Funkadelic – the group's last album for Westbound, and a record that really has them growing into a great new groove! Bootsy and Eddie Hazel have stepped aside for the set, but that gives Bernie Worrell plenty of room to work his magic on keyboards – in a way that really increases the spacier elements of the set, and almost trades a messed-up moogy sort of feel for the heady guitars of earlier years – a slippery kind of Funky Worm groove that we totally love! The set is self-described as "delightfully putrid" on the Pedro Bell cover – and we couldn't agree more! Titles include "Undisco Kidd", "Let's Take It To The People", "How Do Yeaw View You", "Butt-to-Butt Resuscitation" and "Take Your Dead Ass Home!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a small split on the top seam.)

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New Isaac HayesTough Guys ... LP
Enterprise, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Isaac Hayes' richest soundtracks – deeper and more complicated than the groove of Shaft and Truck Turner, and filled with some great tunes that glow with color, life, and imagination – showing an Isaac Hayes that almost seems to be moving beyond the usual blackploitation groove! The album sports 2 really classic tunes – the title theme "Tough Guys", and the classic "Hung Up On My Baby" – both of which have a solidly funky feel that will more than please the usual soundtrack beathead crowd. But overall, the other tunes twist and turn in a delightful mix of modes – expanding on the soulful territory Ike first explored in his original soundtracks, and offering up a great range of moods and emotion. The album's got some especially great chromatic guitar work – and other titles include "Joe Bell", "Randolph & Dearborn", "Buns O Plenty", "Run Fay Run", and "Red Rooster". LP, Vinyl record album
(Quadraphonic pressing. Cover has some wear, quadraphonic sticker and a cutout notch.)

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New Phyllis Hyman, Spinners, Four Tops, etc.Fish That Saved Pittsburgh ... LP
Lorimar, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great soundtrack to one of the best B-Ball films of the 70s, and certainly one of Stockard Channing's finest moments! Thom Bell wrote most of the stuff, and put it together with a sound that rivals some of his best 70s work. The album has vocal performances by Phyllis Hyman, The Spinners, and The Four Tops, but the real star is the arrangements, and the cool smooth studio sound that the music has. Tracks include "No One Does It Better", "Magic Mona", "Theme For LA's Team", "Moses Theme", "Chance Of A Lifetime", and the title cut. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some writing in pen on front.)

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New Lamont JohnsonMusic Of The Sun ... LP
Tabu, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soaring solo moment for Lamont Johnson – the bassist whose work was a big part of the Brainstorm ensemble at their start – and who really makes some great magic here on his own! It's clear from the set that Johnson was one of the more spiritual members of Brainstorm – as the approach here, while still heavy on funk and soul, also has some deeper touches too – core ideas from Johnson that are expanded strongly by arranger Jerry Peters, whose direction of the project stands as one of his best studio moments of the time! The team of Peters and Johnson really come up with a set that pushes past the usual grooves of the time – with some elements that recall the jazzier spiritual elements from folks like Eddie Russ or Lonnie Liston Smith, mixed with more of the focus on the groove that Johnson's bass brought to Brainstorm. There's lots of great guests on the record, too – including Norma Jean Bell on saxes, Renae Williams on vocals, Ronnie Foster on keyboards, Lee Ritenour on guitar, and Randall Jacobs on the mighty cool Roland Space Echoplex guitar. Titles include "Sister Fine", "Hey Girl", "Music Of The Sun", "This Must Be Heaven", and "Yours Truly Discreetly". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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New Shelly ManneLive – Shelly Manne & His Men At The Manne Hole ... LP
Contemporary, 1961. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Shelly Manne – one of his only dates recorded at The Manne Hole, even though it was his own club – and a killer live recording that was issued in a rare 2LP format for the time! The style here is similar to Manne's excellent recordings at the Blackhawk – open-ended, stretched out, and more freely expressive hardbop than on his 50s sides – played by a group that features plenty of excellent tenor from the great Richie Kamuca, plus trumpet from Conte Cantoli, piano from Russ Freeman, bass from Chuck Berghofer, and drums from Manne himself. As with the Blackhawk date, many of the tunes are familiar, but open up mostly as longer solo vehicles – completely transformed by the efforts of the group and their freewheeling lines. Titles include "Love For Sale", "How Could It Happen To A Dream", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "The Champ", "What's New", "A Gem From Tiffany", "On Green Dolphin Street", and "If I Were A Bell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Contemporary pressing with deep groove. Cover has ring & edge wear, split top seams, ink stamps inside the gatefold, and some pen on back.)

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New Wynton MarsalisThink Of One ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wynton Marsalis' second date for Columbia Records, and an album that already has him stretching out from the first! Unlike before, when Wynton was given a few older players to help establish his sound, the group here is all Marsalis' own – with brother Branford on tenor and soprano sax, Kenny Kirkland on piano, Jeff Watts on drums, and either Phil Bowler or Ray Drummond on bass. Tracks are a mix of originals, and well-chosen modern moments from years past – played with a mix of soulful colors and more angular sounds, almost in the manner of VSOP from a few years before. Titles include "Fuschia", "Knozz Moe King", "Later", "The Bell Ringer", "Think Of One", and "Melancholia". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Munich MachineMunich Machine ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A self-titled set from the mighty Music Machine – a studio ensemble who were as important to the sound of European club music in the 70s as Instant Funk and MFSB were to the Philly scene in the US! The Machine features a host of players who'd previously backed Donna Summer and other Giorgio Moroder projects, stepping out here as an act on their own – grooving tightly with the kinds of stretched-out disco modes that Moroder really helped pioneer, graced by some excellent keyboards from Thor Baldursson! Most cuts have some sort of chorus vocals – sung by Madeline Bell, Sue Glover, and Sunny Leslie – and titles include the extended "Get On The Funk Train", a short remake of "Love To Love You Baby", and the cuts "Spring Affair", "Trouble Maker", "Try Me I Know We Can Make It", and "I Wanna Funk With You Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New John Robinson Pierce/Max MathewsMusic From Mathematics – Played By IBM 7090 Computer & Digital To Sound Transducer ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really wonderful sounds from an early IBM computer – and a set that's quite different from both the academic and popular electronic albums of the 60s! You can really hear the programming at work here – the careful choices as to which sounds come out when, in a sequence that's more prescribed than played – which gives the whole thing an even spookier feel – as if there were no need for humans at all! As you might expect from the time, there's electronic renditions of "classics" like "Frere Jacques", "Joy To The World" and "Bicycle Built For Two", and then a bunch of newer compositions, primarily by scientists at the Bell Telephone Labs. 18 tracks in all, also includes "Variations On Timbre & Attack", "Theme & Variations" and "Noise Study". LP, Vinyl record album

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New StylisticsWonder Woman ... LP
H&L, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Stylistics work their way through a nice batch of material by Hugo & Luigi. The sound's not entirely the same as their earlier work with Thom Bell, but there's some very nice moments – thanks to good arrangements by Horace Ott. Titles include "Wonder Woman", "Good Thing Goin' On", "Lucky Me", "Give A Little Love", and "Fool Of The Year". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Willie TeeAnticipation ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mid 70's album of funky soul tracks cut by ex-Gator Willie Tee, with a number of other members of the Gators, for United Artists. Don't go thinking that it's raw New Orleans soul, though, because the sound is a lot more polished, with more of a 70's modern groove to it. Willie's still got some nice moments on keyboards though, but most of the cuts also have some vocals. Tracks include "Anticipation", "Come To Me", "I Can Feel It", "Liberty Bell", and "Moment Of Truth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has ring & edge wear, a cut corner, and some light stains on the back.)

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New Billy Vera & Judy ClayStorybook Children ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the only few albums to ever feature the vocals of Judy Clay – a wonderful deep soul singer who also cut a handful of excellent singles for Stax in the late 60s! Like some of that work – specifically her Stax duets with William Bell – this set really showcases Judy's strength as a partner in song – a really great match for Billy Vera, who sounds way better here than you might expect! Billy and Judy trade lines in this really fantastic way – often blue-tinged and melancholy, a style that is quite different from most of the peppier male/female work of the 60s – although there's also two tracks on which Vera sings solo. Backing is by a small combo with Vera on electric guitar, Chip Taylor on acoustic guitar, and Paul Griffin on piano – and titles include "Storybook Children", "Ever Since", "When Do We Go", "Just Across The Line", "Soul Man", "Good Morning Blues", "Bring It On Home To Me", and "So Good (To Be Together)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)

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New Dionne WarwickTrack Of The Cat ... LP
Warner, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful album from Dionne Warwick – probably her greatest record after the early years! The session was recorded with production by Thom Bell at Sigma Sound in Philly – and the style is a sweet blend of Philly modes, from fragile ballads to midtempo groovers, all done in a warm and intimate style that's never cloying, and which really gets at the depth of Dionne's soulful style. The record's one of those that you might have passed by for years, but which if you heard it playing at someone's house, you'd say "Dang! What the heck is that?" Great all the way through, and with tracks that include "Track Of The Cat", "His House & Me", "Once You Hit The Road", "This Is Love", and "Love Me One More Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New VariousTop Of The Stax – Twenty Greatest Hits ... LP
Stax, 1970s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 2LP set that's overflowing with greatness from the legendary Stax Records – a set that features both early material later owned by Atlantic, as well as later hits from the Fantasy empire – making for a package that truly runs the scope of the legendary label, and which features 20 of their biggest hits. Titles include Sam & Dave "Hold On, I'm Coming", The Staple Singers "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There", Carla Thomas "B-A-B-Y", Shirley Brown "Woman To Woman", The Soul Children "I'll Be The Other Woman", Eddie Floyd "Knock On Wood", Johnnie Taylor "Cheaper To Keep Her" and "Who's Making Love", Little Milton "That's What Love Will Make You Do", William Bell "I Forgot To Be Your Lover", Jean Knight "Mr Big Stuff", Booker T & The MGs "Green onions", Rufus Thomas "(Do The) Push & Pull", Mel & Tim "Starting All Over Again", the Dramatics "In The Rain", the Emotions "So I Can Love You", Otis Redding "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay", Frederick Knight "I've Been Lonely" and Isaac Hayes "Theme From Shaft". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bob JamesTwo ... LP
CTI, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A monster – and quite possibly one of the greatest Fender Rhodes albums of all time! Bob James is really at the height of his powers here – stepping out with a sound that's a lot smoother than some of his earlier work, yet in a groove that's never too slick or too overproduced – as happened with some of his later records on the Tappan Zee imprint. Here, James is still a master of space and sound – using the Fender Rhodes with bell-like tones to craft some key grooves that are still having an amazing impact today, more than 30 years after the album was initially recorded! There's a darkness here that we totally love – and tracks include the legendary "Take Me To The Mardi Gras", which has been sampled by Run DMC and loads of others – plus"The Golden Apple", "I Feel A Song", "You're As Right As Rain", "Farandole", and "Dream Journey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some bubbles in the gloss.)
Also available Two ... LP 9.99

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New Barney KesselOn Fire ... LP
Emerald, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Rare and groovy work by Barney Kessel – originally recorded for a strange subsidiary of Phil Spector's record label! The album's quite different than some of Kessel's other albums of the earlier years – recorded live with a gritty feel that's really nice – a bit more edge on the strings of the guitar, and a rumbling tone that's a far cry from his lighter work for Contemporary in the 50s. Kessel still retains much of his ability to produce a bell-like tone on the guitar – but he rings out with a tremendous amount of force – spurred on by the crackling club rhythm section of Jerry Scheff on bass and Frank Capp on drums. Titles include 2 great originals – "Slow Burn" and "Sweet Baby" – plus an excellent version of "Recado Bossa Nova", and the tunes "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Just In Time", and "One Mint Julep". LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape.)

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New Johnny MathisMathis Is ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
A second 70s set that has Johnny Mathis working with arrangements and production from Thom Bell – which makes for a much more soul-based record than usual! Titles include "Hung Up In The Middle Of Love", "I Don't Want To Say No", "Sweet Love Of Mine", "I'll Make You Happy", and "As Long As We're Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has a bit of marker.)

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New Philadelphia International All-StarsLet's Clean Up The Ghetto ... LP
Philadelphia International, Late 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An amazing little record that's easily one of the most righteous albums ever from Philadelphia International – a set designed to "give back" to the communities who supported the label strongly in the 70s, as a unique fund-raising effort, done before such records were commonplace! The Philly International roster of stars teamed up to put out this stunning set of tracks aimed at cleaning up the "ghettoes", both physical and mental, that continue to haunt the African-American communities in the US – and the set features key new numbers, plus a few more older tracks pulled from other Philly records that really work well to support the righteous message of the set. The centerpiece is the long title cut – "Let's Clean Up The Ghetto" – which has Lou Rawls doing a monologue about the garbage strike in New York, then launches into performances by Teddy Pendergrass, The O'Jays, Billy Paul, and Archie Bell. Other highlights include "The Big Gangster" by The O'Jays, "Old People" by Archie Bell, "Everybody's Talkin" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and "Now Is The Time To Do It" by Teddy Pendergrass. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bola SeteWorkin' On A Groovy Thing ... LP
Paramount, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A cool change in the style of guitarist Bola Sete – a shift from the mellower, bossa-inflected styles of his 60s work on Fantasy Records – and a jauntier set of grooves overall! The instrumentation here is still mostly small combo – Bola's acoustic guitar with bass, drums, and percussion – yet the rhythms are often quite lively, and dance around with a range of groovy late 60s styles – still a bit bossa, but with other hip touches as well. A few tunes add in some slight strings, but never too much – and titles include "Wedding Bell Blues", "Workin On A Groovy Thing", and "Suite Judy Blue Eyes", "Without Her", "Both Sides Now", "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight", and "Tuei". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light stains on back and a few creases.)

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New SpinnersNew & Improved ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great batch of sophisticated soul tracks, with sweet Philly arrangements by Thom Bell, and nice studio work by the usual suspects. Includes the massive track "Sadie", a longtime fave in Chicago, and recently redone by R. Kelly. Other titles include "Sitting On Top Of The World", "Then Came You", "There's No One Like You", "I've Got To Make It On My Own", and "Lazy Susan". LP, Vinyl record album

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New SpinnersPick Of The Litter ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Classic Philly Spinners – with Philippe Wynne on lead vocals, and Thom Bell arranging and producing with that hit sound he gave the group during the 70s! The record may not of given the band as many hits as some of the others, but it's got an excellent Philly sound – with backing by MFSB, and work by Bobby Eli on guitar. Tracks include "Honest I Do", "Just As Long As We Have Love", "Sweet Love Of Mine", "Love Or Leave", and "I Don't Want To Lose You". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the gatefold cover with intact die-cuts, an unglued seam, and minor moisture damage on the spine..)

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New Deniece WilliamsNiecy ... LP
Columbia, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Totally great work from Deniece Williams – still mostly free from the tinny pop of later years, and done in a solidly soulful style at Sigma Sound, with arrangements and production from the mighty Thom Bell! The groove is almost an update of 70s Philly, with traces of the maturing mellow side of Williams – all wrapped up with a good degree of confidence on the vocals, but enough tenderness to remind us of the greatness of Williams' roots. Deniece at her early 80s best! Titles include "I Believe In Miracles", "Waiting By The Hotline", "It's Gonna Take A Miracle", "Love Notes", "How Does It Feel", "Now Is The Time For Love", "Waiting" and "A Part Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Lester YoungPres Is Blue ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1950. Used ... Out Of Stock
Small combo work from 1950 – with Pres on tenor, Jesse Drake on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Aaron Bell on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gary BurtonTime Machine ... LP
RCA, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
We always used to pass up Gary Burton's early records, but as the years pass, we find that we like them more and more. Why? Well, because Gary's unique approach to the vibes has a cool subtle sound that's very groovy at this point, and which hasn't yet fallen into the indulgences of his later records. He's not funky, or hard-hitting, but he has these amazing spacey sounds that work well with his small group that includes Steve Swallow on bass and Larry Bunker on percussion. Tracks inlcude "Six Nix, Quix, Flix", "The Sunset Bell", "Deluge", "Chega De Saudade", and "Falling Grace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing!)

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New Ronnie DysonOne Man Band ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Ronnie Dyson's standout set from the start of his career – a beautiful batch of Philly soul tunes that get some key help from the team of Thom Bell and Linda Creed! Bell produced and arranged part of the set – with other help coming from Stan Vincent and Billy Jackson – all of whom really get the right idea for Ronnie's amazing voice – and really help him find a way of stepping past his previous career on the stage! Some of the best cuts that mix of fragile and groovy that was really working at the time for harmony groups like The Delfonics or The Stylistics – a mode that takes Dyson far past his work in Hair, to a mode that has him almost doing better on his own than any other contemporaries from the show. The set features the sublime cuts "One Man Band", "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely", "I Think I'll Tell Her", "When You Get Right Down To It", "Give In To Love", "Girl Don't Come", "Love Of A Woman", and "Point Of No Return". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: half of cover has staining & waviness.)
 
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Gene AmmonsJungle Soul (Ca'Purange) (aka Bad Bossa Nova) (tiger cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Bad Bossa Nova. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Belle BakerBelle Baker ... LP
Jazum, Late 20s/Early 30s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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Count BasieBasie Jam ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Very Good+ ... $1.99
An all-star jam session from Montreux in 1973 – recorded in true Verve style by the great Norman Granz, Count Basie at the head of a group that includes Louie Bellson, Ray Brown, JJ Johnson, Harry Edison, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, and Zoot Sims! Tracks are nice lengthy rakes of Basie classics, with plenty of solo space – a bit tighter than a more traditional jam session, probably because the players get along so well together! 5 numbers in all, including "Doubling The Blues", "Hanging Out", "Red Bank Blues", "One-Nighter" and "Freeport Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large name in marker on the front, staining, peeling & splitting due to moisture along the bottom 3 inches and clear tape over the bottom seams.)

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New Al Belletto SextetteHalf & Half ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $0.99
An obscure Capitol combo with a unique distinction – the group's not only a tight small swinging instrumental combo, but they also double as a vocal group (hence the title!) with a style similar to the Four Freshmen or Hi-Los. This album alternates the group's talents from track to track – one will be instrumental, the next vocal, the next instrumental, and so on – and the record's a great one if you dig that jazzy harmony sound of the 50s. Titles include "Foam Rubber", "In Love In Vain", "Statue Of Liberty", "Relaxin", and "Poppa Joe's". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover is in decent shape, with some light wear.)

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Roger BellonRoger Bellon ... LP
RCA (France), 1977. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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Louie BellsonLondon Gig ... LP
Pablo, 1982. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Louie Bellson recorded in London – heading up a big band that features Frank Strazzeri on piano, Geurge Duvivier on bass, and a heck of a lot of horn players in the mix! The group's got a bold, upbeat sort of feel – similar to some of the later Buddy Rich groups of the 70s – and given Rich's popularity in the UK, one might almost think that Bellson's going for a similar vibe here! Tracks are long, with just the right amount of complicated overtones to keep things interesting – and titles include "Blues For Freddy", "Sing A Song Of Love", "Santos", "Put It Right There", "Jus Fer Us", and "Drum Squad". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Louie BellsonPrime Time ... LP
Concord, 1978. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Great small group work – with Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Pete Christlieb on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Louie BellsonSide Track ... LP
Concord, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
With Don Menza on tenor and flute, Sam Noto on trumpet, Frank Collett on piano, John Heard on bass, and Walfredo De Los Reyes on congas – plus Louie Bellson on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Louie Bellson Drum ExplosionMatterhorn ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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Louis BellsonThunderbird ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
Duke Ellington's drummer from the 50's leads a thunderous octet that includes Harry Edison on trumpet, Sam Most on alto, and Jim Cook on tenor. Bellson's drums are out front, and he kicks the group nice and hard through tracks like "Thunderbird", "Nails", "No More Blues", and "Back On The Scene". Like Bellson's recordings from the 50's, this one sparkles with tightness and a good sense of play between the musicians. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label ABC pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Big MaybelleAmazing Big Maybelle ... LP
Up Front, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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Big MaybelleBig Maybelle Sings ... LP
Savoy, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $29.99
A great collection of Maybelle's big early hits for Savoy – all featuring backings directed by Ernie Wilkins, with a nice jazzy undercurrent. Maybelle's got a robust voice that was one of the first key attempts to bridge gospel, R&B, and jazz – and the album features 10 tracks that include "Rock House", "I Don't Want To Cry", "Jim", "All Of Me", and "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, wide strips of tape on the seams, and a few stains, with some pen and marker on the back.)

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Big MaybelleBlues, Candy, & Big Maybelle (80s pressing) ... LP
Savoy, Late 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
The title kind of says it all – as the album's a set of 10 bluesy tracks by Maybelle, built around her perennial hit "Candy" – a sweet and dreamy tune that's been forever kept alive by her version! The style is very much in the vein of that hit, and other tunes on the album include "Ring Dang Dilly", "Blues Early Early", "Pitiful", "So Long", "Ramblin Blues", and "There I've Said It Again". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Black Voices (aka The Watts Prophets)On The Street In Watts ... LP
ALA, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
A chilling statement from the west coast scene of the 70s – the first album from The Watts Prophets, the ultra-powerful group who emerged from the LA turmoil of the 60s. Like the Last Poets, the group blends together righteous spoken word passages and some spare rhythms and a touch of jazz – all stepping forth in the kind of message-driven recording that was too powerful for radio at the time, but which had an undeniable influence as it circulated amongst underground circles. The whole thing's summed up perfectly by the cover, which shows a fist held high in rebellion over the flag on the front, and an open hand freeing a black dove on the inside! Titles include "I'll Stop Calling You N*ggers", "Kill", "Black Pussy", and "The Meek Ain't Gonna". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, split top seam, some wear, and marker on front. Label has some pen.)
Also available On The Street In Watts ... LP 9.99

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New Vinnie BurkeString Jazz Quartet ... LP
ABC, 1957. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Features Burke on bass, Bobby Grillo or Kenny Burrell on guitar, Calo scott on cello, Dick Wetmore on violin, and Jimmy Campbell playing brushes on the Manhattan phone directory! Titles include "Topsy", "Blues For Skeeter", "Solar", "C & V", and "Blues In The Closet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of gloss separation along the opening.)

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Chris Campbell/Grant CutlerSchooldays Over ... LP
Innova, 2013. Sealed ... $4.99
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John CampbellTurning Point ... LP
Contemporary, 1990. Near Mint- ... $1.99
With Clark Terry on trumpet and flugelhorn. LP, Vinyl record album

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Maybelle CarterLiving Legend ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $13.99
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(Sealed mono pressing – with promo track list sticker on front.)

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New Paul DesmondPaul Desmond Quartet Featuring Don Elliott ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
One of Paul Desmond's earliest sessions as a leader – and a gem of a set that sounds quite different than his later work! The group's a quartet with no piano – and features Don Elliott on trumpet, Norman Bates (Joe from the Brubeck group) on bass, and Joe Chevrolet (aka Joe Doge, also from Brubeck) on drums – all swinging in an airy mode that's kind of a cross between Desmond's work with the Brubeck group, and some of Gerry Mulligan's early 50s recordings. Titles include "A Watchman's Carroll", "Jazzabelle", "Look For The Silver Lining", "Sacre Blues", and "Line For Lyons". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing - nice overall. Back cover has some pen.)

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Cheick Hamala DiabatePrudence ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2013. Sealed ... $7.99
Afro grooves galore – all taken to rich new territory in the hands of a few contemporary mixers! The set's based around a core track – "Prudence", sung and played by Cheick Hamala Diabate – with great work on ngoni in the lead – a hip stringed instrument that dances around with tremendous energy over raw percussion! The remixes augment the approach in a number of different styles – and often find ways to unlock a different sort of charm in the tune – sometimes by amplifying rhythms, sometimes through more subtle means. The set features the main version of "Prudence" by Diabate, plus mixes by Whiskey Barons, Jon Kennedy, Daytoner, and E's E NYC Trust – as well as the track "Fatou Kounkoun Sissoko (Sol Power All-Stars mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, and still includes download card.)

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Lee DresserTo Touch The Wind ... LP
Bella Linda, Early/Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have been signed by the artist.)

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Duke EllingtonEllington Uptown ... LP
Columbia, 1952. Very Good ... $4.99
One of Duke Ellington's standout sides for Columbia – a strong recording that revisits many of the best elements of his earlier work, and offers up some more sophisticated scoring for the 50s – thanks to extended track length in the LP generation! The tunes here are older ones, but they're taken to some nicely hip territory – thanks to Duke's strong ear for modern changes, and a line up of players that includes Billy Strayhorn on piano, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Clark Terry and Ray Nance on trumpets, Juan Tizol on trombone, and Louis Bellson on drums. Bellson does a great job on the classic "Skin Deep" – a real showcase for his talents in this recording – and other titles include "The Mooche", "Take The A Train", and "Perdido" – plus a 13 minute reading of "A Tone Parallel To Harlem (aka The Harlem Suite)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label 6 eye Masterworks pressing with deep groove.)
Also available Ellington Uptown ... CD 3.99

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New Duke EllingtonSoul Call ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
An overlooked gem from the 60s – Duke Ellington work that was recorded as part of the famous Duke & Ella At The Cote D'Azur album, but issued separately, under the name Soul Call! The stunning thing about the record is that, working on a live date in front of a European audience, with Ella on the bill, you'd expect Duke to keep things really safe and really conservative – but instead, he breaks out with some incredible long tracks, done in a complicated yet soulful mode that ranks with his best 60s experimentalism. The album features a wonderful 14 minute number called "La Plus Belle Africaine" that's easily one of the best of Duke's tunes from the time – plus the cuts "Skin Deep", "West Indian Pancake", "Soul Call", and "Jam With Sam". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Call ... CD 6.99

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Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan & OthersJazz Giants '58 ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An all-star session put together by Verve in 1958 – one that features a septet of some of the label's biggest giants in jazz at the time! The format here is a bit open-ended – almost like some of the earlier JATP sessions on Verve – with lots of room for personal interaction between the soloists, especially the horn players in the lead! These include Stan Getz on tenor, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, and Harry Edison on trumpet – working alongside Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums. Titles include a beautiful extended "Ballad Medley" – really a great illustration of the freedoms that Verve brought to jazz recording in the 50s – plus the titles"Chocolate Sundae", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "Candy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing with obi.)

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Chris Green/Roberto Bellatalla/Paul HessionPlain Speaking ... LP
Prime (UK), 1985. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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Nona HendryxNona Hendryx ... LP
Epic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Post-Labelle solo work from Nona Hendryx – and a set that very much shows that she's the one who brought all the raw funky power to the group! Unlike Patti Labelle's work from the same time, which was getting smoother and classier, Nona's work here is almost in the vein of rock music – working the lead guitar hard in a style that's a bit Betty Davis, but more crossover too – in ways that helped Hendryx gain a huge audience for her groove in the 70s! The core group is super-tight, and also helps Nona with all the arrangements too – a nicely unified set that includes a version of Russ Ballard's "Winning", plus "Everybody Wants To Be Somebody", "Once Again", "Problem", "Will You Be There?", "Leaving Here Today", and "Take A Chance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny HodgesPerdido ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good ... $16.99
A stone cooker from Johnny Hodges – just the right kind of small group session to perfectly showcase his amazing sound on the alto sax! The group's a slightly unusual one – and features Arthur Clark on tenor, Harold Baker on trumpet, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Leroy Lovett on piano, and Louis Bellson on drums – all working with Hodges in a set of longer, more open tracks than some other Verve sides – with a really strong emphasis on solo space, in a way that makes Hodges tone sound even more delightful! Titles include "Blues For Basie", "Rose Room", "Perdido", "Mood Indigo", and "Squatty Roo" – plus a version of "This Love Of Mine", done with a vocal by Al Hibbler! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has an X imprint on one corner.)

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Langston HughesStory Of Jazz (10 inch LP) ... LP
Folkways, 1954. Good+ ... $8.99
A very cool record! Langston tells the story of jazz, using snippets of work from the Folkways catalog – like tunes by Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodd, Ma Rainey, Leadbelly, and others – all sewn together in a rich narrative on the history of the music, delivered with some surprising illumination by Hughes! His voice is always a treat, and even though his narration of the material is designed for an audience of newcomers to jazz, it more than held our attention throughout – and the record's got almost as much appeal as some of his own jazz poetry work. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the book. Cover has wide strips of clear tape on the top and bottom seams and along the opening on the back, a sticker, a couple of light stains, a bit of pen, and a large spot of sticker remnants on the front. Label has a small sticker.)

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Illinois JacquetFlying Home ... LP
Imperial, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A great little album that appears to compile sides that Jacquet cut for the Aladdin label earlier in the 50s (or 40s?), issued here by Imperial during the late 50s as a full LP. The tracks are a great mix of jazz and R&B, with that heavy pyrotechnic style that Jacquet used often with Hampton, and which proved to be a huge influence on many tenor giants of the R&B field in the 50s. Titles include "Blow Illinois Blow", "Destination Moon", "Goofin Off", "Big Dog", "For Europeans Only", "Jivin With Jack The Bellboy", and "Illinois Blows The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is nice – but cover has some tape in the corners.)

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New Ahmad JamalExtensions ... LP
Argo, 1965. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A crucial album for Jamal – one in which he's really working in the "extensions" mode promised in the title! The tracks are all quite long – far longer than on his usual Argo sides, which is why there's only 4 in all on the whole album. The feel of the album is free and lively, a real extension from the groundbreaking mode of piano expression that Jamal had pioneered during the late 50s – and this added room allows him to spin out in more complicated lines that clearly would have a bit influence on 70s soul jazz and spiritual players. Includes a great track called "This Terrible Planet", which has shaken bells with the rhythm, plus "Extensions", "Dance To The Lady", and "Whisper Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing in a black & white cover, with a cutout notch.)

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Joseph JarmanSunbound (Volume One) ... LP
AECO, 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
In the tradition of the AACM, this set finds the Art Ensemble co founder performing solo, not just on reeds, but vibes, cymbals & bells as well. As you might expect the improvisations havce a searchng spritual quality, and a beautiful open-ness and sense of space afforded by the solo format. Several longer numbers bracketed by a few shorter ones, including "Universal Mind Force", "Spirit Of Trane" & the title track. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small sticker.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicHow High The Moon ... LP
Clef, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of the first, and most famous, of Norman Granz's landmark JATP sessions – featuring an extended reading of "How High The Moon" that was a bit of jazz history itself! The session was recorded at Syria Mosque Auditorium in Pittsburgh – and featured players that include Buck Clayton, Flip Phillips, Trummy Young, Coleman Hawikins, Kenny Kersey, and Willie Smith. Titles include the extended version of "How High The Moon", and "Bellboy Blues" – as well as 2 titles from another JATP session, "Lady Be Good" and "After You've Gone" – featuring Howard McGhee, Charlie Parker, and Willie Smith. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Moe KoffmanFour Seasons ... LP
GRT, Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A much better album than you'd expect from the title – because the set's not just one of those "jazz meets classical" presentations that were big in the 60s! Instead, Moe offers his own take on the concept of the Four Seasons – penning a number of new tunes for an ensemble that includes a bit of strings, but which also features some electric bass on the bottom, giving a few tracks a nice funky feel! There's also a bit of electric keys on the set, too – sounding great next to Moe's jazzy flute work – and sure, there's certainly a Vivaldi component to the work – but mostly in a baroque approach to the whole project, one that dovetails nicely with the soundtrack-styled jazzy grooves we've come to expect from Moe at this period! Worth it alone for the track "Harvest Festival", and featuring other tracks that include "Overture To Summer", "Sunshower", "The Calm", "The Storm", "Icicle Bells", "Snowflakes", "Sleep", and "Le Reveil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has light wear and a bit of seam splitting.)
 
 
 



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