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New Carey BellCarey Bell's Blues Harp ... LP
Delmark, 1969. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Lincoln Ave pressing.)

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New Archie Bell & The DrellsHard Not To Like It ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Used .... Out Of Stock
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
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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New O'JaysO'Jays (Bell pressing) ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
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 cutout hole.)
 
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AlzoAlzo (aka Looking For You) ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good+ .... $9.99
A really unique little record – soulful, folksy, and with a slight jazzy tinge at times – and the first solo album cut by one half of the Alzo & Udine Latin soul duet who recorded for Mercury in the late 60s! This solo album has a bit of a different flavor than Alzo's work with Udine, but the singing and instrumentation have a lot of nice jazzy changes – and the whole thing skips along with the same earthy, personal feel that made the earlier album so great. The whole thing's sort of in between Colin Blunstone and Nick Drake, but with a bit more of a soulful vibe – and an ultra-hip mix of styles that makes us wonder why Alzo wasn't hailed as the hippest thing going at the time. Bob (Multiplication Rock) Dorough arranged and produced, with a very groovy style – and tracks include "Country", "That's Alright", "Without You Girl", "Some People", "Lookin' For You", and "You Know Me, I Know You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a tear on the top left corner, and some wear.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsTastiest Hits ... LP
Bell, Early 60s/Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $2.99
A collection of Gladys' earliest singles – put together by the Bell label, but recorded earlier in the 60s. Titles include "Letter Full Of Tears", "Lovers Always Forgive", "Operator", "Tell Her You're Mine", "Giving Up", "Every Beat Of My Heart", "Maybe Maybe Baby", "Either Way I Lose", and "If I Ever Should Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some wear.)

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Chad MitchellChad ... LP
Bell, 1969. Very Good+ .... $11.99
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(Promo. Cover has some wear.)

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Partridge FamilyPartridge Family Notebook ... LP
Bell, 1972. Near Mint- .... $1.99
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(White label promo, in the notebook cover. Cover has a cutout notch, a promo sticker, and a spot of tape residue on the spine.)

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New Burt BacharachLost Horizon – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Bell, 1973. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Bacharach's strangest records! The soundtrack was written for the huge flop musical Lost Horizon – and it features all vocal tracks, sung by the likes of Shawn Phillips, Sally Kellerman, and Diana Lee. The overall feel is very sing-songy, with kind of a children's them sort of sound – but there's actually a few nuggets of great songwriting in here, especially on the tracks "The World Is A Circle" and "Living Together, Growing Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the fold-out gatefold sleeve. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has some light wear.)

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New James Carr, Lee Dorsey, Van Dykes, & OthersMore For Your Money ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A various artists collection – but a great one, and a record that's filled with choice indie soul and funk numbers from the 60s! The album features 3 classics by James Carr – "You're Pouring Water On A Drowning Man", "You've Got My Mind Messed Up", and "The Dark End Of The Street" – plus other gems that include "Ride Your Pony" and "Get Out Of My Life Woman" by Lee Dorsey, "No Man Is An Island" by The Van Dykes, "Karate" by The Emperors, "I'm Your Puppet" by James & Bobby Purify, and "Harlem Nocturne" by The Viscounts. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s pressing.)

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New 5th DimensionGreatest Hits On Earth ... LP
Bell, Late 60s/1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
All the genius you'd ever want by this sublime soul harmony group – packed up on one LP! Lots of great songs by Jimmy Webb and Laura Nyro – and titles include "One Less Bell To Answer", "Save The Country", "Wedding Bell Blues", "Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All", "Stoned Soul Picnic", and "Up Up & Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Arista pressing.)

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77Love Music ... LP
Bell, 1973. Used .... Out Of Stock
Warm mellow magic from Sergio Mendes in the 70s – a great little album that's got a sweet electric feel! The set was recorded with help from Tom Scott and Bob Alcivar on arrangements, and has a sunny southern California feel that's a nice extension of Sergio's 60s work – yet which also takes his sound to a whole new level. There's still some traces of Braziliana in the mix, but there's also a lot more straight soulful pop – really working that twin female vocal lead style nicely, and wrapping it around some great tunes like "I Wouldn't Last A Day Without You", "Hey Look At The Sun", "Love Music", "Killing Me Softly", "Where Is The Love", "Put A Little Love Away", and "Walk The Way You Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear and a partially split top seam)

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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
(Includes the shopping bag!)
 
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Ronnie DysonOne Man Band ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Near Mint- .... $9.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Also available One Man Band (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Duke EllingtonAnd His Mother Called Him Bill ... LP
RCA, 1968. Very Good+ .... $7.99
A nicely understated session that was recorded in honor of Billy Strayhorn – who'd passed away a few months before the recording. The set features all classic Strayhorn compositions – played in new versions by Duke and a group that includes Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Aaron Bell, and Jimmy Hamilton. The recording quality is great, and the sound of the album really makes old classics sparkle nicely once again! Titles include "UMMG", "Blood Count", "Boo Dah", "Rain Check", "Day Dream", "All Day Long", and "Lotus Blossom", done in a haunting solo piano version by Duke! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Dynagroove pressing.)

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FunkadelicCosmic Slop ... LP
Westbound, 1973. Good+ Gatefold .... $14.99
One of our favorite early Funkadelic albums – and a real turning point for the group! Gone are the trippier guitar solos of earlier days, and in their place is a tighter approach to funk – one that has the band grooving hard and soulfully on shorter tracks that perfect the dark vision hinted at in the Maggot Brain years! The tunes are shorter, funkier, and catchier – and the vocals are especially great – so much so than on the title cut "Cosmic Slop" has harmonies so great you'd swear you were listening to late-Motown Temptations! Other tracks continue with a great soul-based focus, and include "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure", "Nappy Dugout", "No Compute", and "Can't Stand the Strain" – and the record is packaged in a mind-blowing wraparound cover by Pedro Bell, the first of many the band would use! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear. Label has some pen.)

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New Barney KesselOn Fire ... LP
Emerald, Late 60s. Very Good- .... $44.99
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
(Cover has some wear and seam splitting.)

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Johnny MathisMathis Is ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Near Mint- .... $3.99
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
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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O'JaysO'Jays In Philadelphia (Philadelphia International) ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1970. Very Good+ .... $3.99
Fantastic early O'Jays! The album's the first to feature the group meeting up with the Gamble/Huff team – a significant shift from their earlier work on Imperial, with a style that still retains all the vocal hardness of those days, but which makes a shift into a sweeter soaring soul groove! The move had been taken with similar success by Jerry Butler and Archie Bell & The Drells – and although the sound's a lot different than the group's later work for Philly International, it's a sign that they're really finding their voice, and a style that would push them to the top! Titles include "I Should Be Your Lover", "One Night Affair", "Deeper", "Just Can't Get Enough", "I've Got The Groove", and "You're The Best Thing Since Candy" – and arrangements are by Bobby Martin, Thom Bell, and Richard Rome. LP, Vinyl record album

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Wilson PickettWilson Pickett In Philadelphia ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good- .... $7.99
The Wicked Pickett takes his groove up to Philly – and comes up with a whole new sound in the process – a raw new style for the 70s, and one that's almost even more compelling than his Muscle Shoals groove! The album was recorded at the early Sigma Sound studios in Philly – and features arrangements from Bobby Martin, Lenny Pakula, and Roland Chambers – all artists who really help bring in a northern vibe to Pickett's music, yet still let those amazingly raw vocals do their thing! In a way, it's this mix of raw and smooth that almost sets the scene for Philly International gems to come a few years later – especially since a lot of the tunes are penned by Gamble & Huff – and instrumentation is provided by Thom Bell on organ, Norman Harris and Bobby Eli on guitars, Ronnie Baker on bass, Earl Young on drums, and Vince Montana on vibes and percussion. Titles include "Days Go By", "Run Joey Run", "Help The Needy", "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You", "Ain't No Doubt About It", "Come Right Here", and the classic 2-part track "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New StylisticsOnce Upon A Jukebox ... LP
H&L, 1976. Very Good+ .... $3.99
The Stylistics pay homage to some of the great vocal classics that came before them – in this set of smooth harmony soul arranged and conducted by Horace Ott. The band's vocals are still top-shelf at this point, even though the overall concept lacks some of the sublime quality of the earlier records with Thom Bell. Titles include "The Great Pretender", "Send For Me", "My Funny Valentine", "Only You", and "After The Lights Go Down Low". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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VariousBritish Festival Of Jazz Concert (10 inch LP) ... LP
Decca, 1951. Very Good .... $0.99
Includes perfomances by Joe Daniels, Freddy Randall, Humphrey Lyttelton, the Crane River Band, the Sains Jazz Band, and Graeme Bell & His Australian Jazz Band. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light edge wear, light ringwear and a few pieces of tape on the corners.)

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

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New Gary BurtonTime Machine ... LP
RCA, 1966. Used .... Temporarily 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
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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New Dick CaryHot & Cool ... LP
Stereocraft, 1961. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)

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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 marks, and plays with some crackles, but nice and loud overall. Cover has a bit of wear.)
Also available Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet ... LP

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New DelfonicsDelfonics ... LP
Philly Groove, 1970. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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New Manu DibangoSoul Makossa ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record – even if it was a worldwide hit! Before this one came out, Manu was a funky sax player grooving away in Cameroun, cutting tight but obscure soulful sides. In 1972, though, he exploded with the track "Soul Makossa" – a choppy hard-riffing number that blew up on dancefloors instantly, thanks to a strong cultural colonial pipeline already laid down by the French. The track had this amazing choppy beat that was instantly copied by loads of folks – as was the "Soul Makossa" tune, which due to some sort of copyright loophole, was covered by just about as many groups in the 70s as "Der Komissar" was in the 80s! (This is also why the album has a banner on the top that says "The Original"!) The rest of the album was recorded to follow up on the strength of that single – and believe it or not, it's actually even better, as the band is completely tight, very funky, and playing with that weird mix of Afro rhythms and electric funk that was being laid down in Paris at the time (and in fact, French jazzer Georges Arvanitas actually plays on the album!) Manu's tone is incredible, and the record's a must-have in the bin of any fan of 70s Afro Funk! Cuts include "New Bell", "Hibiscus", "Lily", and "O Boso". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh PrinceHomebase ... LP
Jive, 1991. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12 tracks in all, including "I'm All That", "Summertime", "The Things That U Do", "This Boy Is Smooth", "Ring My Bell", "A Dog Is A Dog", "caught In The Middle (Love & Life)", "Trapped On The Dance Floor", "Who Stole The DJ", "You Saw My Blinker", "Dumb Dancin'" and 'Summertime (Reprise)". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The meeting of two classic talents late in their careers – in a setting that's ideal to bring out all the complexity of their well-honed genius! The approach of the album is mostly an Ellington one – as the group features some of Duke's stalwarts, like Ray Nance, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Lawrence Brown, and Aaron Bell – but Coleman Hawkins gets plenty of space as the main soloist on each number, alongside Duke, who also solos strongly on piano! As with most later records by the players, the writing is great – with a lot more dark moments than you'd expect – and titles include "The Rictic", "You Dirty Dog", "Limbo Jazz", "Wanderlust", and "Self Portrait Of The Bean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label stereo A-26 pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a small sticker in a corner of the spine, but is nice overall.)
Also available Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins ... CD 7.99

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New Art FarmerSing Me Softly Of The Blues ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sublime little set – one of Art Farmer's seminal quartet recordings from the mid 60s, and a blend of modern lyricism with an ease and economy that's hardly ever been matched again! There's a careful, measured style here that's really tremendous – one that's never too sleepy or lazy with its approach, and which almost seems to carry on the modes of expression first begun by Jimmy Giuffre in the 50s – although in completely different ways! The group features Pete LaRoca on drums, Steve Kuhn on piano, and Steve Swallow on bass – but it's Art's effortless trumpet solos that really make the album sparkle, as they drift over the top of the album's hip original tunes, written by Carla Bley and LaRoca. Titles include "Ad Infinitum", "Petite Bell", "Tears", and "One For Majid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing!)

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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 wear, some spots of sticker residue, with splitting along the top seam and part of the bottom seam on the back.)

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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. Missing insert. Cover has ring & edge wear, with a tracklist sticker.)

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New Yusef LateefGentle Giant ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Yusef Lateef albums on Atlantic Records – and that's saying a lot, given the high level of quality he was hitting at the label! The album's a perfect blend of the newly-funky Lateef style with some hipper, more sophisticated touches – a mode that hints at his bigger-concept recordings to come, but which is still pretty lean and clean overall – and damn funky on most of the best tracks! Yusef plays a host of hip flutes here, plus tenor and oboe – and an almost equal star on the record is Kenny Barron, whose electric piano lines really make the album something special. The album begins with a long take on Barron's "Nubian Lady" which begins the record – and Kenny also contributed the tighter grooving "Jungle Plum". Other tracks include "African Song", "Queen Of The Night", "Poor Fishermen", "Below Yellow Bell", and a strange version of "Hey Jude" that goes on for a long time, and really messes with the volume – listed on the cover with the note "Do not adjust the playback level on your audio equipment – readjust your mind!" LP, Vinyl record album

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New Melba MooreI Got Love ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early work from Melba Moore – recorded at a time when she was winning big accolades for her work on stage as a parody of Diana Ross in Hair – but stepping out here as a hell of a great soul singer on her own! The tunes have a groove that's a bit more complicated than the usual soul work of the time – charts by Charlie Calello that show all his wonderful background in creative pop in the 60s – plus a few more numbers charted by Thom Bell and Jimmy Wisner. Melba's vocals are superb – very on the money, no matter what the setting – and titles include "Captain St Lucifer", "I Got Love", "Time & Love", "I Love Making Love To You", "I Messed Up On A Good Thing", "Easy To Be Hard", and "The Facade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Philadelphia International All-StarsLet's Clean Up The Ghetto ... LP
Philadelphia International, Late 70s. Used .... Temporarily 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
(Cover has light wear.)

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New SpinnersMighty Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
About as classic as you can get for The Spinners – and one of the group's marvelous 70s collaborations with the mighty Thom Bell! Before hooking up with Philly, The Spinners were already a wonderful vocal group – but here, in the hands of Bell, they hit a sound that's completely sublime – a mix of well-crafted harmonies and well-directed backings – soaring one minute, gently fragile the next – all delivered with the same sort of charm that you might expect from Blue Magic or The Stylistics at their best. Like those groups, The Spinners here manage a depth that goes way beyond simple hitmaking soul – as you'll hear on the album's wonderful assortment of tracks that include "Mighty Love", "He'll Never Love You Like I Do", "Love Don't Love Nobody", "Ain't No Price On Happiness", "Since I Been Gone", and "I'm Glad You Walked Into My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mighty Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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New SpinnersNew & Improved ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Used .... Temporarily 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
(Cover has light wear, a sticker along the opening, and a bit of waviness along the bottom.)

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New SpinnersSpinners ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album from The Spinners – one that has the Detroit vocal group making a hip trip to the Philly scene – picking up a whole new sound and rich new energy in the process! A few years later, working in Philly studios would be common for many artists – but this self-titled Spinners set really helped launch the trend – and for good reason, too – given the strength of the production and arrangements from the legendary Thom Bell! Bell's at his best here – helping the group reach whole new territory in their wonderful harmonies – and backing them up with some of the best musicians the Sigma Sound Studios had to offer. The album's overflowing with hits – like "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)" and "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" – but it's also got some excellent lesser-known material too, like the extended "I Could Never (Repay Your Love)" and "We Belong Together". Other cuts include "Ghetto Child", "Just You & Me Baby", "I'll Be Around", and "Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moisture staining on the bottom half, waviness, a sticker, light wear, a center split on the spine, and a couple of small bits of stuck-on paper.)
Also available Spinners ... CD 13.99

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New SpinnersSpinners Live ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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New StylisticsRound 2 ... LP
Avco, 1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Landmark harmony soul from The Stylistics – a set that's every bit as wonderful as their debut, with the kind of sweet, soulful sound that got played over and over and over and over again back in the day! The album's got a subtle sort of power, though – one that lies not only in its classic cover image, but also in the way that the group mix up the fragile themes of love with some deeper aspects of the human condition – heard to best effect on the classic "Children Of The Night" – a massive 7 minute number that stands nicely next to the shorter singles. Thom Bell produced and arranged the whole thing to Philly perfection – with lots of help from Linda Creed on the songwriting – and titles include "Children of the Night", "Break Up To Make Up", "You'll Never Get To Heaven", "Stone In Love With You", "It's Too Late", "If You Don't Watch Out", and "Peek A Boo". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the cover without the fists.)

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New StylisticsStylistics ... LP
Avco, 1971. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Nice original – hard to find in this shape!)

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New George WallingtonGeorge Wallington Trio ... LP
Savoy, 1949/1951. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great little trio work from pianist George Wallington – material recorded for Savoy when he was at the height of his boppish powers on the keys! Side one of the album is all trio material – with Curley Russell on bass and Max Roach on drums – providing a nice little kick in the rhythm, similar to Wallington trio material on Prestige! George has a way of leaping and loping on the keys that's totally great – a style that's inherently rhythmic, even without the support of the group – and which has some more angular edges than in later Wallington years. Titles include "Twins", "Hyacinth", "Polka Dot", "High Score", and "Joy Bell". Side two features 2 more tracks by that trio – "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Fine & Dandy" – plus 2 more by a trio that includes Russell on bass and Charlie Perry on drums – "Fairyland" and "Racing", both Wallington originals. But best of all are 2 final tracks that feature Wallington with a septet that includes Kai Winding on trombone, Gerry Mulligan on baritone, and Brew Moore on tenor sax – titles that have a sharply swinging feel, and a great sort of conception overall. Buddy Stewart scats vocals on "Knockout", and the septet works instrumentally on "Igloo" – penned by the group's trumpeter Jerry Floyd. LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing – nice and clean – and cover is great, save for a slight bump in one corner.)

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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. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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New Lester YoungPres Is Blue ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1950. Used .... Temporarily 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
(Shrinkwrap is shopworn, with a tear in back.)

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New VariousAtlantic Rhythm & Blues – Vol 6 – 1966-1969 ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Used 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Culled from the rich history of the Atlantic records label, and lovingly put together with great notes and everything! 28 tracks in all, including "Knock On Wood" by Eddie Floyd, "Try A Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding, "Mustang Sally" and"Funky Broadway" by Wilson Pickett, "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" and "Soul Man" by Sam & Dave, "Sweet Soul Music" by Arthur Conley, "I've Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You", "Do Right Woman – Do Right Man",'Respect", "Baby I Love You", "Natural Woman" and "Think" by Aretha Franklin, "Show Me" and "Skinny Legs & All" by Joe Tex, "Tramp" by Otis & Carla, "Soul Finger" by the Bar Kays, "Memphis Soul Stew" by King Curtis and "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell & The Drells. LP, Vinyl record album
(Record club pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New Steve AllenMonday Nights ... LP
Signature, Late 50s. Used .... Out Of Stock
An album to celebrate Steve Allen's move to Monday night on TV – and one that also showcases his sponsor Plymouth on the cover! Includes versions of Allen's themes to "Bell Book & Candle" and "Houseboat". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, and some splitting on the spine.)

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New O'JaysO'Jays In Philadelphia (Neptune pressing) ... LP
Neptune, 1970. Used .... Out Of Stock
Fantastic early O'Jays! The album's the first to feature the group meeting up with the Gamble/Huff team – a significant shift from their earlier work on Imperial, with a style that still retains all the vocal hardness of those days, but which makes a shift into a sweeter soaring soul groove! The move had been taken with similar success by Jerry Butler and Archie Bell & The Drells – and although the sound's a lot different than the group's later work for Philly International, it's a sign that they're really finding their voice, and a style that would push them to the top! Titles include "I Should Be Your Lover", "One Night Affair", "Deeper", "Just Can't Get Enough", "I've Got The Groove", and "You're The Best Thing Since Candy" – and arrangements are by Bobby Martin, Thom Bell, and Richard Rome. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear.)
Also available O'Jays In Philadelphia ... CD 13.99

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New Jimmy SmithAmazing Jimmy Smith Trio – Live At The Village Gate ... LP
Metro/Verve, 1963. Used .... Out Of Stock
A lost bit of work from Jimmy Smith – and one of his most hard-edged sessions from the Verve years! The set was recorded live at the Village Gate in 1963, but was unissued for a number of years – and it features Jimmy really stretching out on the Hammond, almost with an intensity that rivals his early live dates for Blue Note! The group's a stripped down trio – with Quentin Warren on guitar and Billy Hart on drums – and tracks are all nice and long, with plenty of room for Smith to really get things screaming on the Hammond – often with sharper changes and fiercer notes than you'll hear on his more polished Verve studio sides of the time. Titles include "The Champ", "If I Were A Bell", "I Got A Woman", and "Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New SpinnersFrom Here To Eternally ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Used .... Out Of Stock
The group's past the true glory of their early Philly days, but they are still working here with Thom Bell – who's keeping up the strident groove approach that always worked well with the group's harmonies. Includes the tracks "One Man Wonderful Band", "Once You Fall In Love", "It's A Natural Affair", "Don't Let The Man Get You", and "Plain & Simple Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch and a small crease on one corner.)

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New StylisticsCloser Than Close ... LP
TSOP, 1981. Used .... Out Of Stock
A great later album by this heavenly vocal group! The record is a mix of older sweet-styled harmonies produced by Thom Bell, plus smoother more modern numbers that have a great late Philly sound to them, and which were produced by Dexter Wansel or Darnell Jones. The record includes some excellent smooth steppers cuts – like "Mine All Mine" and "Closer Than Close", both of which are a perfect updating of the breezy soul of "People Make The World Go Round" – and the album has other nice numbers, like "I've Got This Feeling", "Habit", and "Searchin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
 
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Gene AmmonsBad Bossa Nova (aka Jungle Soul) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good- .... $7.99
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 Jungle Soul! (Ca' Purange). LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has light wear, a small split on the bottom seam, some staining along the opening, and some small stains on the back.)

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Gene AmmonsJungle Soul (Ca'Purange) (aka Bad Bossa Nova) (tiger cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good .... $9.99
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. Cover has a bit of light wear.)

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Count BasieBasie In Sweden ... LP
Roulette, 1962. Very Good+ .... $3.99
A great live cooker from the Roulette days – with a group that includes Frank Wess and Frank Foster on tenor, Marshall Royal on alto, Thad Jones on trumpet, and Louis Bellson on drums! Titles include "Little Pony", "Plymouth rock", "Backwater Blues", "Who Me", and "April In Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & orange label pressing. Cover has tape on the spine and a promo stamp on back.)

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Louie BellsonSunshine Rock ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Very Good .... $2.99
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(Cover has edge wear and a cut corner.)

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Louis BellsonThunderbird ... LP
Impulse, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $6.99
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
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Peabo BrysonPositive ... LP
Elektra, 1988. Near Mint- .... $0.99
Peabo Bryson in prime pop soul years – a time when he was really crossing over big, thanks to a strong ear for the mainstream market! Bryson's as positive and confident here as you might guess from the title – a master balladeer in the smoother soul mode – still with that incredible range in his voice, but also a bit more concerned with the softer, more intimate side of his vocal powers. Regina Belle duets with Peabo on the track "Without You" – which was penned by Lamont Dozier – and other titles include "Positive", "Come On Over Tonight", "I Want To Know", "Tonight", "When We Need It Bad", "Hurt", and "This Time Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Exploding Star Orchestra (Rob Mazurek)We Are All From Somewhere Else (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Shortwave, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold .... $29.99
An amazing blend of astral jazz and atmospheric orchestral soundscapes – composed and directed by coronetist Rob Mazurek! Exploding Star Orchestra is an apt name, but it's more of a bright and glorious explosion than a calamitous one – a sweeping couple of soundtracky suites that's the culmination of a couple years of work by Mazurek and a major contribution from Nicole Mitchell on flute – plus Jeb Bishop on trombone, Corey Wilkes on flugelhorn, Jeff Parker on guitar, John McEntire on marimba and tubular bells, John Herndon on drums, Jim Baker on piano & ARP, Jazon Adasiewicz on vibes, Matthew Lux on bass, Mike Reed on drums, percussion & saw, and others. It's part informed improvisation, part boundary free composition, and pretty wonderful all the way through! We expected something special, but this one goes above and beyond. Following the Frequency project by about 6 months, this is the second near classic avant garde jazz album on Thrill Jockey in a relative short stretch! 2 multi-part titles: The 70s style soul jazz groover "Sting Ray And The Beginning Of Time" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 – Psycho-Tropic Electric Eel Drum and Part 4), "Cosmic Tomes For Sleep Walking Lovers" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 – Fifteen Wais Towards A Finite Universe, and Part 5) – and the mellow, piano led centerpiece "Black Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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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Jed & LuciaSuperhuman Heart ... LP
Ubiquity, 2010. Sealed .... $9.99
Warm Cali folk and acoustic pop songcraft blended quite harmoniously with subtle electonics from Jed & Lucia – the duo's debut for Ubiquity! We wouldn't blame you of experience a bit of a chill at the thought of "folktronica" – but Jed & Lucia get it right – first and foremost, with good songs and melodies that sink right in. Their songs suggest a love of 60s & early 70s Cali folk rock & pop (a full range of Cali love, from the So Cal to the Bay) – with breezy, delicately spacey washes of electronic embellishments. Titles include "April Showers", "The Park", "You Were Made Of Stone", "Coin Falls On Pavement", "On Lockdown", "A Second Later", "Hand Out", "California", "Vapors", "Superhuman Heart" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole near the spine.)

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Karthala 72Diable Du Feu ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2012. Near Mint- .... $9.99
Heady sounds from Karthala 72 – a group with a very vintage sound – one that rings out with plenty of offbeat funky elements, African percussion, and maybe even a sense of bassline borrowed from Colombian music! The group have a wonderful criss-crossing of styles – and this full length set mixes electric and acoustic elements brilliantly – almost with a Konono approach at times, but with a groove that's much more expansive overall! The liner notes try to bill the record as an obscurity from the past, but it's our guess that these guys are contemporary – which is even more reason to love them. Titles include "Delores", "Diable Du Feu", "Marche De La Mort", "Bahari Farasi", "Armour Sombre", "Trop Fort", and "Le Vieux Chien Marcel". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric KlossNow ... LP
Muse, 1978. Sealed .... $1.99
Eric Kloss is in some very cool company here – a group with hip Mike Nock on keyboards, bringing some sweet electric sounds to the set! Kloss plays both alto and tenor, but Nock's presence on the record really helps shape the sound – not nearly as outside as we sometimes hear in Mike's work, and instead a laidback and soulful groove that's almost a 70s equivalent to some of Kloss' work with organ in the 60s. Other players include Mike Richmond on bass, Jimmy Madison on drums, and Efrain Toro on cowbell ("more cowbell"!) – and titles include "Autumn Blue", "Hey Hey Whatta You Say", "Booga Wooga Woman", "Morning Song", and "We Are Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Gladys KnightGood Woman ... LP
Motown, 1991. Near Mint- .... $3.99
Smooth Gladys from later years – working without The Pips, but showing the world that she's still got a heck of a lot to offer! Includes duets with Dionne Warwick, Patti Labelle, and David Peaston – and a track list that includes "Men", "Meet Me In The Middle", "Mr Love", "Waiting On You", "Good Woman", "Give Me A Chance", "Superwoman", and "Where Would I Be". LP, Vinyl record album

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LabellePhoenix ... LP
Epic, 1975. Near Mint- .... $1.99
A sweet 70s set that has the trio of Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash teaming up with New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – who brings the group some of the chunkier grooves he'd been using in his own great 70s work! The album's got a nicely romping sound throughout – a surprisingly good fit for the rockish soul of the girls – and the heavier use of guitar works really well with some of Toussaint's funky undercurrents – much more so than we'd think in a straighter setting. Titles include "Far As We Felt Like Goin'", "Slow Burn", "Cosmic Dnacer", "Black Holes In The Sky", and "Messin' With My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Labelle & The BluebellesLabelle & The Bluebelles Early Hits ... LP
Trip, Mid 60s. Very Good .... $0.99
One of a number of 70s repackagings of Patti Labelle's early work with The Bluebelles – done, in this instance, to appear to be a collection of work by then supergroup Labelle! The cover's got Patti in a 70s silvery outfit – but the work is all early 60s girl group soul, mostly early singles from the start of Patti's work with The Bluebelles. Titles include "I Sold My Heart to The Junkman", "Where Are You", "Down The Aisle", "Tear After Tear", "Have I Sinned", "One Phone Call", and "Impossible". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a rip on the top left corner.)

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Patti LabelleIt's Alright With Me ... LP
Epic, 1979. Very Good .... $0.99
A late 70s gem from Patti Labelle! Although the album's recorded right in the height of the disco years, Patti's really shining on the mellower cuts – hitting a serious soulful side that shows that her move to a solo act really let her move into more sophisticated material. There are definitely some dance tracks like "Music Is My Life" but the real highlights are mellow tunes like "What'cha Doing To Me" and "You & Me". Other titles include "It's Alright With Me", "Love & Learn", "My Best Was Good Enough", and "Deliver The Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Clyde McPhatterClyde McPhatter's Greatest Hits ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Near Mint- .... $11.99
Well, these are Clyde's greatest hits – but all of them were originally recorded for Atlantic or King (with the Drifters and the Dominoes), and this Mercury album features all new versions recorded during the early 60s. Still, Clyde's still in pretty nice form, and the new versions have a slightly more sophisticated sound that still works nicely. Titles include "The Bells", "Lover Please", "Money Honey", "Ta Ta", "Such A Night", "Little Bitty Pretty One", and "Sixty Minute Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label promo pressing. Cover has a spot of tape & a small rip on the spine, and a promo stamp on the back – but looks great otherwise!)

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New Dalta Ahkri (Leo Smith)Reflectativity ... LP
Kabell, 1974. Near Mint- .... $24.99
A spare set from this trio that featured Leo Smith on trumpets and flutes, Anthony Davis on piano, and Wes Brown on bass and Ghanian flute. The tracks are fragmented with many sparse instrumental moments – in that AACM mode that was used heavily after the initial sparkle had worn off. Smith is clearly the leader of the session – and also wrote the two long tracks on the album: "Reflectativity" and "T Wmukl-D". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light aging – but this is a great copy!)

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New York Jazz QuartetBlues For Sarka ... LP
Inner City, 1978. Very Good+ .... $6.99
A surprisingly wonderful album – even if these guys break our cardinal rule of jazz combos, which is never to put the name of your home city in place of the players in the group! The group's a quartet with Frank Wess on flute and tenor, Roland Hanna on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Grady Tate on drums – and the set was recorded live in Munich before a very enthusiastic crowd. The sum total of the players is way more than the parts – as all of them manage to really stretch out on the set, working through some long tunes that have a soulfulness and inspiration that's rare for Wess and Hanna especially. Includes the long funky groover "Smelly Jelly Belly" (hate that title!) – plus the cuts "Rodney Round Robin", "Blues For Sarka", and "All Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Mongo SantamariaYambu ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good+ .... $8.99
One of Mongo's great early records, with a spooky Afro-Cuban sound, and a great assortment of drummers that includes Francisco Aquabella, Carlos Vidal, Willie Bobo, and Modesto Duran. The overall vibe is much more traditional than Mongo's other albums – and there's none of the pop Latin jazz of his years at Columbia records, or his "Watermelon Man" era at Riverside. Cuts include "Mi Guanguanco", "Timbales & Bongo", "Yeye", and "Columbia", and the sound is nice and raw. Cool cover, too, with a sort of voodoo drawing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cool red vinyl pressing – OJC. Cover has light wear, and a small stain on the back.)

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Marlena ShawTake A Bite ... LP
Columbia, 1979. Very Good+ .... $1.99
A nice little album that continues Marlena's 70s experiments in updating her jazzy vocal style to a sweet modern soul groove. As always, Marlena shows that she can handle a wide range of styles – from uptempo dancefloor material to more tender ballads, sparkling in a way that few other singers of her time could manage. Arrangements are by Bobby Bryant and Harold Wheeler – and the album's got a full-on approach that's a bit like some of Patti Labelle's work from the time. Titles include "Touch Me In the Morning", "I'll Be Your Friend", "Haven't We Been In Love Before?", and a strange reading of "It Was A Very Good Year". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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New Silent PoetsDrawing ... LP
Bellissima (UK), 1995. Very Good .... $5.99
Good EP from these guys – good in that it features less of the lame vocals and raps that wreck some of their records, and instead concentrates on some of their great instrumental sounds. Plus there's some nice remix work by folks like Nobukazu Takemura and Palm Skin Productions, both of whom add some nice touches to the Silent Poets own brand of Japanese acid jazz. LP, Vinyl record album

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Spiritual VibesNewly ... LP
99 Records/Bellissima (Germany), 1994. Near Mint- .... $19.99
A club jazz cornerstone – and the remixed version of one of the best-ever Japanese releases! Seven tracks from the classic first album by Nobukazu Takemura's working group, Spiritual Vibes – all pulled from the group's self-titled LP, and remixed with a sweet feel that's very much in keeping with the originals – but which also expands the sound with just the right touches! Titles include "Idyllic (inst)", "Ripple (inst)", "Hazy Moon (Silent Poets mix)", "Hiding Place (Kenny Dope my melody mix)", "Forbidden Fruit (Pal Joey mix)", "Scheme Supreme (quickie mix)", and "Pupa (Nice & Jazzy mix)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Yarbrough & PeoplesBe A Winner ... LP
Total Experience, 1984. Near Mint- .... $0.99
A winning batch of modern soul from Yarbrough & Peoples – synthy duet soul, bits of funk, and some sweety sultry groovers, too! Y&P do their thing in a number of modes, and that fairly expansive approach to the 80s R&B sound really sets them apart from many of their peers. On one level, the synths and period production touches are kind of slick, but there's enough of a bubbling funky underbelly to give it some grit. Alisa Peoples can deliver a sultry coo or powerhouse lead with equal success, and Calvin Yarbrough is a charismatic partner. "Don't Waste Your Time", "I'm Ready To Jam", "I'll Be There", "I Only Love You", "Be A Winner", "The Power", "Who Said That", "I Gave My All (To You)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Various1969 Warner Reprise Record Show ... LP
Warner, 1969. Very Good 2LP .... $8.99
One of the grooviest of the groovy Warner label comps – with some great text in the true Warner ethos of the time, and four sides of music, titled "Soft Arty Underbelly Side", "Irreverent Hippie Creep & Rock & Roll Side", "Many Faces Of Pop", and "Jumpin On The Country Bandwagon". Titles include "Doin That Rag" by The Grateful Dead, "Music For Ice Capades Commercial" by Van Dyke Parks, "Yodellin Yippie" by The Fugs, "Electric Aunt Jemima" by Mothers Of Invention, "Yellow Man" by Randy Newman, "Hunter Gets Captured By The Game" by Ella Fitzgerald, "Day Song" by Sweetwater, "My American Skirt" and "Spoony's Wonderful Adventure" by Joni Mitchell, and "These Things Too" by Pearls Before Swine. LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing, with book! Cover has light edge wear, a spot of tape on the spine, a sticker, and WGN Library letters on the back.)

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VariousNew Jersey Drive Vol 1 – Soundtrack ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP .... $3.99
17 tracks: Ill Al Skratch "Don't Shut Down On A Player", Redman "Where Am I?", Sabelle "Old Thing", Blak Panta "Do What U Want", Keith Murray "East Left", Undacova "Love Slave", Total w/Notorious BIG "Can't You See", Young Lay "All About My Fetti", Poets Of Darkness "21 In The Ghetto", Outkast "Benz Or Beamer", Heavy D "Check It Out", Queen Latifah "Jersey", MC Eiht "Ain't Nuthin But Killin", Lords Of The Underground "Burn Rubber", Coolio "Through The Window", Maze "Before I Let Go" and Smooth "One & Only". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo copy in a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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VariousRap Pack ... LP
Fresh, 1987. Near Mint- .... $9.99
Featuring KRS One's first appearence on wax: "Success Is The Word" produced by Kenny Beck. The rest of the 10 tracks included here are quality older school (we have a bit of hard tome calling these old school) tracks, mostly produced by Mantronix featuring MC Tee or Just-Ice: "Fresh Is Word", "Hardcore Hip Hop", Just-Ice "Cold Gettin Dumb II" (a non-LP track), "Put That Record Back On", "LaToya", Tricky Tee "Johnny The Fox", T-La Rock "Breaking Bells", "Breakdown" & "Nitro" (produced by QDIII). With an old school cartoon cover similar to Just-Ice's first LP. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSelect Cuts From Blood & Fire – Chapter 3 ... LP
Select Cuts (Germany), 2002. Very Good- 2LP .... $18.99
While we're not always the biggest fans of digidub or some of the more modern takes on the dub sound, we've found that this series is a pretty successful meeting of contemporary remixers and classic reggae tracks, with folks like the Groove Corporation, Black Star Liner, Pressure Drop, Smith & Mighty, Fila Brazilia, The Disciples and Henry & Louis taking on tracks by Big Youth, Horace Andy, Cornell Campbell, Prince Alla and Keith Hudson, as well as others. . .14 tracks in all, including "Do You Love My Music", "Chucky No Lucky", "Ital Vital", "Great Stone" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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New Donna SummerFour Seasons Of Love ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
Donna Summer also covers spring, autumn and winter here – on an incredibly groovy disco concept album – gorgeously sung by Donna Summer and produced to perfection by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte! It's got 4 long, seasonally-titled tunes and a reprise – with "Spring Affair", "Summer Fever", "Autumn Changes" and "Winter Melody" – and the numbers groove appropriately! The spring groover is breezy, summer's is nice and steamy, the dancefloor grooves shift and phase for autumn, and winter is cool and delicate. One of the finer album-oriented disco releases of the period! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the poster. Cover has some moderate wear.)

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New AC DCBack In Black ... LP
Atlantic, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The start of a whole new chapter – with "Shoot To Thrill", "Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution", "Hells Bells", "Back In Black", and "Given The Dog A Bone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 180 gram reissue, from 2003!)

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New Virginia AstleyFrom Gardens Where We Feel Secure ... LP
Rough Trade (UK), 1985. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hauntingly beautiful record from the later years of the British post-punk scene – a nearly-lost gem that soundscapes together a variety of elements that include tinkling piano, field recordings, and some nice dark production touches! Astley plays piano over recordings of bird sounds, church bells, and other assorted noises from the British countryside – but does so in a way that has the chilling undercurrent of some of the more melodic work from the industrial years – like the non-guitar recordings of Durutti Column, or some of the sweeter sparer work by Nocturnal Emissions. The whole thing is beautifully unsettling, despite the title and cover – and titles include "Morning", "With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming", "It's Too Hot To Sleep", "Afternoon", "Hiding In the Ha Ha", and "Summer Of Their Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Billy BangFire From Within ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1985. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Plenty of fire here – a soulful, spiritul sort of energy that really sets the work of Billy Bang apart from any other players on his instrument! Bang's use of the violin here is really unique – almost as a fluid generator of tone and sound – one that's woven beautifully into rhythms from a group that features Oscar Sandees on guitar, William Parker on bass, and John Betsch on drums and percussion – very hip players that push most tunes along with a soaring sort of groove! Other musicians include Ahmed Abullah on trumpet and Thurman Barker on marimba – the latter of whom really brings some unusual sounds to the set, further setting it apart from anything you might expect – and Charles Bobo Shaw also plays cowbells on one number too. Titles include "The Glow Of Awareness", "The Nagual Julian", "The Shift Below", "Petty Tyrants", "The New Seers", and "The Mold Of Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Masaki BatohBrain Pulse Music ... LP
Drag City, 2012. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Minimalist drone from Masaki Batoh of Ghost – sparely beautiful and somewhat ominous soundscapes from ever-creative experimenter – and the way he created these sounds is kinda mindblowing! Brain Pulse Music is literally what Masaki Batoh has here. Essentially, he dreamed up a machine that could convert radio-transmitted brainwave/EKG data into a more audible frequency. He then found some people to make that happen! Also in the mix here are both peaceful sounding and kind of clattering bits of more traditional Japanese instrumentation – drums, gongs and bells. Dreamy, haunting stuff from a master experimentalist! Includes "Kunamo Codex 1", "Eye Tracking Test", "Kumano Codex 2", "Kumano Codex 3", "Kumano Codex 4", "Kumano Codex 5" and "Aiki No Okami". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brain Pulse Music ... LP 19.99

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New Les BaxterHell's Belles ... LP
Sidewalk, 1969. Used (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic funkiness! Although Les Baxter's best known for his easy listening work in the late 50's/early 60's, this 1969 biker flick soundtrack is a motherlode of funky funky tracks, and a veritable cornucopia of breakbeats! Highlights include the classics "Hogin' Machine" and "Hot Wind", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Soul Groove" and "Scoobee Doo". The drums are nice and hard, and there's plenty of fuzzy fuzzy guitar to go around nicely! A few tracks have vocals, but the instrumentals more than make up for any weak spots. Essential. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)
Also available Hell's Belles ... LP 9.99

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New Eddie C CampbellKing Of The Jungle (Rooster) ... LP
Mr Blues/Rooster, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(80s pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Curtis CounceSonority ... LP
Contemporary, 1956/1958. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic west coast soul jazz – recorded in 2 different sessions in the mid 50s, both under the leadership of bassist Curtis Counce, but not issued until 1989. The first bunch of tracks was recorded in 1956, and features Jack Sheldon, Harold Land, and Carl Perkins – on the tracks "Sonor", "Landslide", and "Woody N You". The second batch is from 1958, and features Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Land on tenor, and Elmo Hope on piano – on the titles "So Nice", "Origin", and "Bella Rosa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New Paul DesmondPaul Desmond Quartet Featuring Don Elliott ... LP
Fantasy, Mid 50s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 and clean overall.)

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New Lou DonaldsonMr Shing-A-Ling ... LP
Blue Note, 1967. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky funky Lou Donaldson – and one of the first albums to feature the tight drum work of Idris Muhammad behind Lou's horn – so early, in fact, that Muhammad's listed here on the label as Leo Morris, which was his original name! The group also features Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Jimmy Ponder on guitar, and Lonnie Smith on organ – and they all wail together in a sound that bridges the gap between Lou's earlier Blue Note soul jazz, and the later funky mode of his jazz funk years! Tracks include "The Humpback", "Peepin", "The Kid", and the fantastic cover of "Ode to Billie Joe" that's as much a sample cut as "Pot Belly"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, and a split bottom seam.)
Also available Mr Shing-A-Ling ... LP 9.99

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New Sheila ESheila E In The Glamorous Life ... LP
Paisley Park, 1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong debut of more commercially oriented material from Coke Escovedo's daughter, hooking up with Prince and Jesse Johnson after stints with George Duke and others. The vibe here, as you probably well know, is very Prince influenced, but infused with a wonderful Latin vibe that really set it apart from the rest of his mid 80s camp. With the hit title track, plus "The Belle Of St Mark", "Oliver's House" and "Next Time Wipe The Lipstick Off Your Collar". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Duke Ellington OrchestraDigital Duke ... LP
GRP, 1987. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Guest performers include Branford Marsalis, Eddie Daniels, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, Noris Turney, Britt Woodman & Roland Hanna. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Fajardo & Orquesta SensacionFajardo Vs Sensacion ... LP
Adria, Early 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early 60s charanga material by the flautist Fajardo and his combo, plus some other sides by the Orquestra Sensacion, featuring more of a traditional vocal sound. The Fajardo stuff's the best, and titles include "Tengo una Novia", "La Gioconda", "Bellas Mujeres", and "La Verdadera". LP, Vinyl record album
(Antilles label pressing. Cover has light wear in one corner.)

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New Folkswingers (Glenn Campbell)12 String Guitar Vol 2 ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Doug Dillard on banjo, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of tape on the seams.)

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New Von FreemanSerenade & Blues ... LP
Nessa, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever recorded as a leader by this great Chicago tenor player who's been making the scene in the city for over 40 years. Recorded with other Chicago giants John Young and Wilbur Campbell, and in a very laidback vein that lets Vonski solo in the meandering imaginative way that he does in his excellent weekly live gigs. 4 tracks in all, including "Time After Time", "After Dark", and "Von Freeman's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, and a small mark from price sticker removal.)

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New Jim HallJazz Impressions Of Japan ... LP
A&M (Japan), 1976. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A unique Japanese-only session – with Don Thompson on piano and bass and Terry Clarke on drums. Tracks include "Kyoto Bells", "Echo", "Without Words", and "Two Special People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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New Neal HeftiJazz Pops ... LP
Reprise, 1962. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very groovy work from the amazing Neal Hefti – one of the best non-soundtrack albums issued under his own name, and a set that's filled with bouncy, catchy little tunes! The style here takes off nicely from Neal's previous work with Count Basie, but also shows some of his upcoming soundtrack styles as well – especially his great penchant for offbeat instrumental phrasing, and whimsical way of penning a groove. The ensemble's filled with great players who include Plas Johnson and Buddy Collette on flutes, Conte Candoli and Gerald Wilson on trumpets, Emil Richards and Larry Bunker on vibes, Earl Palmer on drums, and Francisco Aquabella on percussion – all in a sound that's quite fresh, and really unique! There's a fair bit of flutes in the mix – even more than the Hefti/Basie use of the instrument – and the tunes have that tightly punctuated Hefti sound throughout, making for plenty of groovers throughout! Titles include "Exodus", "Cute", "Like Young", "Take Five", "Moanin", "Lil Darlin", and "Coral Reef". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jason Isbell & The 400 UnitJason Isbell & The 400 Unit ... LP
Lightning Rod, 2009. Used 2LP + CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New LabelleNightbirds ... LP
Epic, 1974. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A 70s crossover classic, and the album the put LaBelle over the top! The mighty Allen Toussaint is at the helm for this first Epic album to feature the trio of Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, and Sarah Dash – and he really helps the group find an amazing new sound after their somewhat rougher, rootsier efforts for Warner Brothers! The new groove has plenty of Toussaint's New Orleans rhythms in the mix – but the overall sound is a bit smoother too – kind of a classy, clubby take on the Crescent City sound – one that still sounds wonderful after all these years. Most tunes have a vamping rhythm and lots of great electric piano – and titles include the massive hit "Lady Marmalade", the great title track "Nightbirds" – and "Space Children", "All Girl Band", "You Turn Me On", "What Can I Do For You?", and "It Took A Long Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a sticker and some light wear.)

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New Patti LabelleReleased ... LP
Epic, 1980. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real standout in the early solo years of Patti Labelle – and a great set that reunites the singer with New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – who'd previously worked some magic with Patti and the Labelle trio! Toussaint really grounds Patti's vocals wonderfully – giving them a solid footing that moves past the pop and disco of previous records, but which also doesn't just resort to New Orleans cliches, either. Either Toussaint or Labelle wrote most of the songs on the record – and together, they find a fresh batch of material that really helps establish the singers as one of the greatest female voices in soul. The whole album's a classic – well-balanced between mellow and upbeat numbers – and titles include "Find The Love", "Get Ready", "Give It Up", "Release", "I Don't Go Shopping", "Ain't That Enough", and "Don't Make Your Angel Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Patti Labelle & The BluebellesDreamer ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Probably the best early album that Patti Labelle ever recorded – and one that pushes way past the mix of girl group and pop material she'd been handling previously. The record begins with the killer cut "Dreamer", written by Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham – then it moves into a host of great lesser-known tracks and mature compositions, like Curtis Mayfield's "I'm Still Waiting", and the tunes "One Phone Call", "Take Me For A Little While", "Tender Words", "Don't Want To Go On Without You", and Burt Bacharach's great "Always Something There To Remind Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and green label pressing. Cover is nice!)

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New Sonny Lester & His OrchestraHow to Belly Dance For Your Husband ... LP
Roulette, 1960s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a spot of tape on the spine with a rip, and a bit of pen on the back.)

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New Manhattan Jazz QuintetManhattan Jazz Quintet Live At Pit Inn ... LP
Bellaphon (Germany), 1986. Used 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With Lew Soloff on trumpet, George Young on tenor, David Matthews on piano, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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