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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
Also available Coming Back For More ... CD 11.99

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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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Walter Horton With Carey BellBig Walter Horton With Carey Bell ... LP
Alligator, 1973. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(In the original textured cover, with a sticker on front.)

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New Maurice JarreLawrence Of Arabia (Bell) ... LP
Bell, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most haunting 60s mainstream soundtracks – thanks to an incredible main theme! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Numbers BandJimmy Bell's Still In Town ... LP
Hearpen, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has a light stain at the bottom and a split top seam.)
 
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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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Buddy FiteBuddy Fite & Friend ... LP
Bell, 1971. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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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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Gladys Knight & The PipsTastiest Hits ... LP
Bell, Early 60s/Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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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O'JaysBack On Top ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
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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Partridge FamilyPartridge Family Album ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Very Good ... $3.99
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 a split spine.)

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Partridge FamilyPartridge Family Notebook ... LP
Bell, 1972. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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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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Partridge FamilyPartridge Family Shopping Bag ... LP
Bell, 1972. Sealed Gatefold ... $9.99
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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Billy TaylorOk Billy ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Sealed ... $4.99
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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New Partridge FamilyPartridge Family Sound Magazine ... LP
Bell, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
With pop this perfect, it's hard to believe the Partridge Family ever folded – but at least we've got records like this to remind us of their brilliance! Maestro Wes Farrell's in full effect here – putting together tunes that have a gentle charm and a surprising sense of subtlety – the kind of songs that effortlessly go past the bigger hits on the record, and present a Partridge picture that's surprisingly well rounded. David Cassidy handles lead vocals on most numbers, with a voice that's somehow better than we remember from TV – and titles include the classic "I Woke Up In Love This Morning", plus "Brown Eyes", "Echo Valley", "One Night Stand", "I'm On My Way Back Home", "Summer Days", and "I Would Have Loved You Anyway". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Leonard RosenmanBeneath The Planet Of The Apes ... LP
Bell/Amos, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Totally excellent – and probably the best of the Planet Of The Apes soundtracks! The record features lots of snippets of dialogue from the film – including Cornelius telling the creed of the fate of man, General Ursus addressing Ape City, and the chilling Mass Of The Holy Bomb. The main score has some great work by Leonard Roseman, in kind of an off-kilter style with lots of atonal string passages – but it also features a few tasty funky cuts. The best of these is the "March Of The Apes", a great little funky 70s soundtrack number, and there's also a weird funky passage at the end of the "mass", with voices chanting in a hippy dippy kind of way! A great relic of a wild weird film, and one we don't see often! LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a promo sticker.)
 
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Gary BurtonTime Machine ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... $18.99
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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Dick CaryHot & Cool ... LP
Stereocraft, 1961. Very Good- ... $9.99
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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DelfonicsDelfonics ... LP
Philly Groove, 1970. Very Good- ... $19.99
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. Cover has some light wear.)

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Ronnie DysonOne Man Band ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good ... $4.99
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
(NOTE: half of cover has staining & waviness.)

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5th DimensionPortrait ... LP
Buddah, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
A wonderful record by The 5th Dimension – hip, sophisticated, and one that shows that they had a depth that went beyond simple soul harmonies! The proof of this is the group's killer track "One Less Bell To Answer", one of the frankest songs about adult love and breakup to ever crack the charts in the 60s – but there's plenty of other gems, including "Puppet Man", "Feelin Alright", "A Love Like Ours", "Save The Country", "Dimension 5ive", and the extended medley of "The Declaration/Change Is Gonna Come/People Got To Be Free". Arrangements are by producer Bones Howe, with the team of Bob Alcivar and Bill Holman – both of whom helped to shape the group's sound nicely in the post-Jimmy Webb years. LP, Vinyl record album

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New FunkadelicTales Of Kidd Funkadelic ... LP
Westbound, 1976. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
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 Phyllis Hyman, Spinners, Four Tops, etc.Fish That Saved Pittsburgh ... LP
Lorimar, 1979. Very Good- ... $9.99
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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Barney KesselOn Fire ... LP
Emerald, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $29.99
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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Yusef LateefGentle Giant ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good- ... $7.99
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
(Cover has light wear.)

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsOn A New Street ... LP
Avco, 1973. Good ... $2.99
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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Johnny MathisMathis Is ... LP
Columbia, 1977. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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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New 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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New 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 wear. Label has some marker.)

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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 a cutout notch, light staining in the corners, and some splash staining on parts of the back.)

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John Robinson Pierce/Max MathewsMusic From Mathematics – Played By IBM 7090 Computer & Digital To Sound Transducer ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $34.99
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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StylisticsOnce Upon A Jukebox ... LP
H&L, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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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Clark TerryAngyumaluma Bongliddleany Nannyany Awhan Yi! ... LP
Mainstream, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Forget any biases you might have against Clark Terry – this album is a super-hip killer! The arrangements were handled by Joe Cain, a mad mad mad Latin arranger who brings a strange sense of rhythm to the session, and a unique way of inserting instrumental flourishes. There's some nice organ and firey piano, Jerome Richardson plays excellent bits on flute and sax, and Vince Bell and Eric Gale both play guitars. Jose Mangual and Willie Bobo kick it in with percussion, and Terry plays in a tight jaunty style, with occasional mad vocal moments. Titles include "El Blues Latino", "The Cat From Cadiz", "Rum & Mumbles", and "Never". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Kay-GeesFind A Friend ... LP
Gang, 1976. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The Kay-Gee's are getting a little disco here, but they also still manage to lay down some nice funky tracks, in the best Kool & The Gang tradition of their early work. Ronald Bell of Kool & Gang is still working with the group – and he wrote a lot of material and also performs on the LP. The record shows signs of the direction that Kool & The Gang were taking at the time, with a move towards electric keyboards instead of raw funky guitars – but like Kool's work from the period, the use of these keyboards is nicely restrained, and adds some good jazzy elements to the sound. Cuts include "Waiting At The Bus Stop", "Mr. Nothin", "STP", "Be Real", and a number of versions of "Find A Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few stains, some wear, a cutout hole, and a partially split spine.)

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New Art Ensemble Of ChicagoThird Decade ... LP
ECM, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great little album – recorded on the occasion of the Ensemble's third decade in music, and a record that sounds a lot better than we remember! At the time of release, we kind of "pooh poohed" this one because of its divergence from some of the group's other styles – some tracks are straighter, more composed, and less improvised; others use a larger sound palette, and go for themes that are almost sentimental and nostalgic at times. Yet somehow, going back to this one, we're stunned at how interesting we find the whole thing – as each track seems to offer up a new surprise, and the series of musical visions expressed shows how much the group had grown during their time together. Includes the wonderful "Prayer For Jimbo Kwesi", the percussive jammer "Third Decade", the sonorously-wonderful "Bell Piece", and the tracks "Walking In The Moonlight", "Zero", and "Funky AECO". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a light stain along the spine and top seam.)

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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 and a mostly split spine.)

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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
(Cover has a cutout notch and a sticker on front.)

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New Kool & The GangLive At PJ's ... LP
De-Lite, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Kool & The Gang albums ever – a monster live session that almost blows away their studio classics! The groove here is far more freewheeling and complex than some of their singles from the 70s – longer, tripped-out tunes with a definite undercurrent of jazz amidst the funk – loads of wicked horn bits from Ronnie Bell and Dennis Thomas that complicate things up nicely, while still staying soulfully in the groove. There's no vocals at all on the record – which further enforces the Kool Jazz sound of the set – and the album's even harder-hitting than their previous Sex Machine live album, so much so, the PJ's club had to close its doors shortly after the Gang's performance! Titles include the all-time killer sample cut "Duji" – plus "NT", "Ronnie's Groove", "Ricksonata", "Lucky For Me", "Sombrero Sam", and a medley of "Ike's Groove/You've Lost That Lovin Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has wear, splitting and marker.)

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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
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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New Charles McPhersonToday's Man ... LP
Mainstream, Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great document of the more soulful shift made by Charles McPherson in the 70s – and an album that features his moody alto work set amidst a slightly larger group – filled with great players that include Chris Woods on flute, Richard Williams and Cecil Bridewater on trumpet, Frank Wess on tenor sax, Garnett Brown on trombone, and Barry Harris on piano. The tracks are deceptively easygoing, but swing with a nice spiritual soul jazz undercurrent – and McPherson blows in some warm, open modes that really grab us on the best tunes. Includes a great version of "Naima", plus the tracks "Bell Bottoms", "Cheryl", "Invitation", and "Charisma". LP, Vinyl record album

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New New EditionNew Edition ... LP
MCA, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The group's second album – with the hit team of Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown, and Bell, Biv, Devoe firmly in place! Features the huge hit "Cool It Now", plus "Kinda Girls We Like", "Maryann", "My Secret", "Mr Telephone Man", and "Hide & Seek". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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 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 wide clear tape on the seams and a sticker spot on front.)

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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.)

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New Dusty SpringfieldBrand New Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dusty Springfield continues her exploration of American soul begun with the Dusty In Memphis album – but this time around, she's headed for Philly, where she gets to work with the Gamble & Huff production team! In a way, we like this work even better than Dusty's better-known Memphis recordings – because the gliding Philly groove of the time is a lot more fresh, and somehow doesn't sound as forced as some of Dusty's attempts at straighter, deeper soul. Arrangements are by Thom Bell and Roland Chambers – and rhythms are by a core combo that includes Vince Montana, Ugene Dozier, Ronald Baker, Earl Young, and Norman Harris. Tunes are all Gamble & Huff originals – and titles include "Lost", "Let Me In Your Way", "Never Love Again", "Let's Get Together Soon", "Silly Silly Fool", "Star Of My Show", and "Let's Talk It Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has some wear, staining, and a split top seam. Vinyl has a short click on one track.)

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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 fist cover, with light wear.)

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New Nancy WilsonNow I'm A Woman ... LP
Capitol, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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New Derek & The DominosLayla ... LP
Atco, 1970. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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
(Later pressing on RSO.)

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New Alan Lorber OrchestraLotus Palace ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An insane crazy mix of "eastern" instrumentation (sitars, tablas, etc) with groovy pop sounds of the late 60's – a perfect album in the Verve tradition, with some wonderful jazzy touches! Alan Lorber set the whole thing up – and peppered it with some great instrumentation, like tabla by Colin Wolcott, guitar and sitar by Vince Bell, and flute and tenor by Jerome Richardson. The album contains the sitar version of "Up, Up and Away" that's one of the all time eastern kitschy classics from the 60s – and it's also got loads of other great tracks, like spooky versions of "The Look of Love" and "Mas Que Nada", plus some very groovy originals like "The Flute Thing" and "Djellaba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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New SpinnersBest Of The Spinners (Atlantic) ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
You can't get anymore classic 70s soul than this! Once the Spinners moved to Atlantic, hooked up with the Philly soul of Thom Bell, their career really took off – as you'll hear on this all-hit set of tracks that virtually defines the sound of AM radio soul. Titles include "One Of A Kind (Love Affair)", "Ghetto Child", "Mighty Love", "Sadie", "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", and "Rubberband Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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New StylisticsStylistics ... LP
Avco, 1971. Used ... 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
 
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Gene AmmonsJungle Soul (Ca'Purange) (aka Bad Bossa Nova) (tiger cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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+ ... $3.99
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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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Roger BellonRoger Bellon ... LP
RCA (France), 1977. Near Mint- ... $34.99
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Louie BellsonLondon Gig ... LP
Pablo, 1982. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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 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 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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Chris Campbell/Grant CutlerSchooldays Over ... LP
Innova, 2013. Sealed ... $6.99
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Eddie C CampbellKing Of The Jungle (Rooster) ... LP
Mr Blues/Rooster, 1977. Sealed ... $14.99
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(80s pressing. Cover has light stains from seepage.)

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New Glen CampbellMr 12 String Guitar ... LP
World Pacific, 1965. Sealed ... $14.99
An early studio session from Glen Campbell – who plays instrumental 12 string guitar – in a group that features Jerry Cole on guitar and bass, Larry Knechtel on harmonica and organ, and Lyle Ritz on bass! LP, Vinyl record album

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John CampbellTurning Point ... LP
Contemporary, 1990. Near Mint- ... $2.99
With Clark Terry on trumpet and flugelhorn. LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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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Charanga 76Encore ... LP
TR, 1977. Very Good+ ... $9.99
This is Charanga 76's second record and it features nine songs with a salsa sound. The group's leaders are Felipe Martinez and Hansel Martinez and they are joined by singer Raul Alfonso, Frank Bello on piano, Andrea Brachfeld on flute, David Castro on bass and many others. Tracks include "Kuku-cha Ku-cha", "Vamos A Escaparnos", "Rosa", "Sin Mi", "Juan Cabeza" and "Echa Pa'lante". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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EfdeminChicago ... LP
Dial (Germany), 2010. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
The second album from Berlin's Efdemin – abstract dance music and a deeply diverse tapestry of sounds! It's not a classic Chicago house styled effort, if you might have a expected that from the title – there's a lot going on here, woven in a uniquely wonderful way. Bits of house, jazz and somewhat convential dancemusic fused with much more hypnotic, creative blends of live instrumentation in the mix. Includes "Cowbell", "Shoeshine", "Oh My God", "Night Train", "There Will Be Singing", "Le Grand Voyage", "Wonderland (The Race For Space)" and more. 8 tracks on the LP. LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy Eldridge, Flip Phillips, & OthersNorman Granz' Jam Session #9 ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Classic Norman Granz' Verve session. Take a host of players (Diz, Flip Phillips, Roy Eldridge, Louis Bellson, and others), put them in the studio, and let them play long jam session versions of jazz and swing classics. This one's got 2 long tracks that each take up a side – "Funky Blues" and "Lullaby In Rhythm". The groove is very laidback, with the usual Verve 50's sound. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Clef Series pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Gene Norman GroupDylan Jazz – Featuring The Compositions Of Bob Dylan ... LP
GNP, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Quite similar to the great Beatles Jazz sets of the 60s – some jazz takes of familiar tunes by Bob Dylan! Features core sounds by some wrecking crew members – in a mix of players that includes Jim Horn on saxes and flute, Glenn Campbell on guitar, Al DeLory on piano, Lyle Ritz on bass, and Hal Blaine on drums! LP, Vinyl record album

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Joseph JarmanSunbound (Volume One) ... LP
AECO, 1978. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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+ ... $6.99
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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Patti LabelleWinner In You ... LP
MCA, 1986. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A bit one for Patti Labelle in the 80s – a set that crossed over big at the time, but which still has the lady in very soulful territory! Patti seems to sparkle most here on the mellower cuts – the gentle groovers and laidback ballads that helped open her up to a whole new audience, and which really give her a different sound than her 70s Labelle years. Titles include the Bacharach/Carol Bayer Sager title "On My Own" – sung as a duet with Michael McDonald – plus "Oh People", "There's A Winner In You", "Finally We're Back Together", "Beat My Heart Like A Drum", "Kiss Away The Pain", "Something Special", and "You're Mine Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Patti Labelle & The BluebellesPatti Labelle & The Bluebelles At The Apollo ... LP
Up Front, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Note that the title doesn't say "Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles LIVE At the Apollo" – as the record features studio recordings, and the title probably only is meant to infer that they played the Apollo now and then. The tracks are early singles from the start of Patti's girl group days – and titles include "I Sold My Heart to The Junkman", "Academy Award", "Please Hurry Home", "Go On", "Island Of Unbroken Tears", and "Tear After Tear". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Charles LloydLove-In ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good- ... $3.99
A classic batch of modal grooves from Charles Lloyd – recorded during the height of his mind-expanding years, with his famous quartet that included Keith Jarrett on piano and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The tracks are long and magical, done with that spiritual spiraling sound that Lloyd was wowing the hippies with at the time – and considering that this set was recorded live at the Fillmore, there were an awful lot of hippies present to be wowed! But the set's also got a charm that lives long past its time – thanks to an expansive vision from Lloyd on flute and tenor, and from Jarrett on piano too. Titles include "Sunday Morning", "Love-in", "Tribal Dance", and "Temple Bells". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has a bit of light wear and some light stains.)

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Main IngredientLTD ... LP
RCA, 1970. Sealed ... $24.99
A great early album by Main Ingredient – with the roots of their classic 70s harmony sound, and some excellent arrangements by Bert De Coteaux that give the band a nice tight sound. The album's a great illustration of the sort of pop soul sound the band was perfecting – a style that would go onto influence a lot of other 70s chart groups, many who possibly eclipsed Main Ingredient in later years. Titles include "Can't Stand Your Love", "The Girl I Left Behind", "Brotherly Love", "Magic Shoes", and the lovely "Una Bella Melodia Braziliana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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Howard McGheeMaggie – The Savoy Sessions ... LP
Savoy, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Howard McGhee had a bit of a checkered recording career over the years, but the material he cut for Savoy was some of his strongest – and showed the bop trumpter as one of the more innovative players of his generation, willing to experiment with more interesting arrangements and styles than some of his contemporaries. We're not sure if this 2LP set contains all of Maggie's work for Savoy, but it's got a heck of a lot of stuff, with great notes, and even some unissued material. Titles include "Bass C Jam", "Fiesta", "Belle From Bunnycock", "Royal Garden Blues", "Lady Be Good", "Harvest Time", "Short Life", and "Talk Of The Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear & a promo stamp.)

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Rudy Ray MooreReturn Of Dolemite ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. Very Good ... $11.99
Dolemite returns, every bit as raw as on his debut – making for another funky feather in the cap of Rudy Ray Moore during the 70s! The album begins with the extended "Return Of Dolemite" piece – one that's almost a manifesto for Rudy's way of life at the time – and the set then follows with some equally great numbers that benefit strongly from backings by the Fillmore St Soul Rebellion, who provided music on other great Rudy Ray Moore albums of the time! The music really makes some of these cuts great – shifting the mood nicely, and throwing in a hip party groove under Rudy's raunchy comedy routines. The set also features the wild "Grunts & Groans Of Love" – plus "Pimpin Roc", "Return of Dolemite", "Thin Thin Dime", and "Rotadius". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing.)

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Rudy Ray MooreThis P*ssy Belongs To Me – The Second Rudy Ray Moore Album ... LP
Kent, Early 70s. Sealed ... $13.99
Rudy Ray Moore's second album, and almost hipper than the first – thanks to some key musical backings from The Fillmore St Soul Rebellion! The vibe here is as rough and raw as you'd expect – a no-holds-barred version of party records, with Rudy using plenty of language hardly heard this strongly on record again until the hip hop generation. The music's often mixed a bit lower than the vocals, but is still present enough to make things sound funky – and titles include the classic "Mr Big Dick", plus "The Gorillas Are Coming", "California Poetry", "Hurricane Anne Meets Dolemite", and "40 Pounds of Chitlings". Language is raw – so be warned! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)
Also available This P*ssy Belongs To Me – The Second Rudy Ray Moore Album ... LP 6.99

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Shigeharu MukaiPleasure ... LP
Better Days (Japan), 1980. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A wonderful fusion set from this great trombonist – filled with all the soul of his earlier years, but expanded by some electric help from an American lineup! The album shows Shigeharu Mukai as one of the most expressive players in this unique Japan/US fusion moment – working as a strong leader and soloist amidst talents who include Warren Bernhardt and Jorge Dalto on keyboards, Ed Walsh on keyboards, Nana Vasconcelos on percussion, and Steve Gadd on drums. The rhythms are great – never overdone, and balanced in just the right sort of way – and guitarist Ryo Kawasaki is also on the session, which has the same sort of flavor as his own best records of the period. Titles include "Mirage", "Wind Bells", "Dragon Fanatic", "Hudson Breeze", and "From The Lonely Afternoon". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pleasure (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Phil OchsAll The News That's Fit To Sing ... LP
Elektra, 1964. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The incredible debut of Phil Ochs – easily one of the most powerful folk albums of the 60s, and a set that wears its politics on its sleeve like few other records! In an era when many folkies worked a social agenda with sly jokes and twee metaphors, Ochs went straight for the jugular and took his topics head on – singing directly about the topics with a voice nearly shaking in anger, and working here with jagged guitar accompaniment that only further underscores the mood of the tunes. There's a rawness here that beats even Dylan's most political moments from the early albums, and the simple brilliance of the set makes it as powerful today as it was upon its release over 40 years ago. Titles include "Talking Vietnam", "One More Parade", "Automation Song", "Talking Cuban Crisis", "What's That I Hear", "Bound For Glory", "The Bells", and "Ballad Of William Worthy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gold label mono pressing – vinyl and cover are great.)

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Mike OldfieldHergest Ridge ... LP
Virgin, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A beautiful follow up to Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield – even if the slow building success of that classic first album ended up literally bypassing the newer Hergest Ridge on the charts at the time! Hergest Ridge, like its famous predecessor, it's the album is of a piece, in 2 parts, and deeply layered blend of disparate instrumentation that works just beautifully. But Hergest Ridge is a different feel, with more a pastoral, meditative experience – building slowing and achieving a kind of intensity more and more as it goes along, particularly in the second part. Innovative use of the studio abound, purportedly employing over a thousand electric guitar overdubs, but it all feels natural. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Orquesta Siglo XXLa Bella Cubana Danzones ... LP
Suaritos, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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School Of Seven BellsFace To Face On High Places ... LP
Radium, 2007. Near Mint- ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressing.)

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New Donna SummerOn The Radio – Greatest Hits Vol 1 & 2 ... LP
Casablanca, Late 70s. Very Good 2LP ... $1.99
Ahh, the dancefloor soul perfection of the beautiful Donna Summer – and classic late 70s production by Giorgio Morodor and Pete Bellotte – songs that are played often, even to this day, but will never be played out! Was this the one that coined the phrase "shipped gold, returned platinum?" We can't remember, but whatever the case, it's one of those sets that used to be ubiquitous, but which now we can hardly ever find in good shape! Includes shorter mixes of "Love To Love You Baby" and "I Feel Love" – plus the hits for the album "On The Radio" and "Enough Is Enough". Other cuts include "Last Dance", "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", and a shortened version of "MacArthur Park". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mikis TheodorakisZ – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $6.99
A wonderful and oft-overlooked soundtrack from the mid 60's, featuring some of Mikis Theodorakis' best work, written at the point when he was one of the greatest composers in Europe, moving way past the cliches that folks had come to expect from the Greek music of soundtracks like Never On A Sunday. This one's a dark masterpiece, filled with some wonderful dramatic scoring, some nice chase bits, and a few other tasty groovers. The best cut is "Café Rock", a killer funky number with bells clanging away, in the mode of some odd Pierre Henry groover – and other nice ones include "Batucada", "O Adonis", and "La Course De Manuel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Masterworks pressing. Shrinkwrap has stickers. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Trembling BellsAbandoned Love ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2010. Near Mint- ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sarah VaughanHow Long Has This Been Going On ... LP
Pablo, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
A great little date – one that's presented here with a really classic sense of jazz vocal recording, but oddly the kind of record that Sarah Vaughn hardly ever got to make back in the 50s! The setting is spare and simple – backing by a quartet that includes Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, and Louis Bellson – but all players are nicely relaxed here, and never too uptight, or trying to over-express their place in the lineup – and instead step forward gently, quietly, to match Sarah's wonderfully mature vocals on the record. Titles include "Easy Living", "You're Blase", "More Than You Know", "Teach Me Tonight", "Body & Soul", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "Midnight Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in large letters on both sides, and clear tape along the spine & seams.)

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Henry Wolff, Nancy HenningsTibetan Bells ... LP
Island, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
Very trippy. The album purports to be the first time that Tibetan bells were ever recorded. We don't know if that's true or not, but it is a nice batch of space-out tracks that would have sounded great in the early days of FM radio. Wolff and Hennings wrote all tracks, and titles include "Khumbu Ice Fall", "White Light", "Clear Light", and the extended "Choir Of Bells". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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VariousAsch Recordings 1939 to 1945 Vol 2 ... LP
Asch, Late 30s/Early 40s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $24.99
Features work by Leadbelly, Cisco Houston, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Les Paul, Texas Gladden, Hobart Smith, Dock Reese, George Edwards, Champion Jack Dupree, and Rev Gary Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original book.)

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VariousFifties R&B Vocal Groups ... LP
Flair/Ace (UK), Mid 50s. Very Good Gatefold ... $12.99
Great work from The Five Bells, The Cadets, The Robins, The Rams, The Jacks, The Flairs, Marvin & Johnny, The Chanters, and The Native Boys! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPhilly International Dance Classics Vol 1 ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1970s/1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A half dozen great soul and dance cuts from the label that dominated commercial R&B throughout the latter half of the 70s: "Love Is The Message" and "Mysteries Of The World" by MFSB, "For The Love Of Money" by the O'Jays, "Breaking & Entering" by Dee Dee Sharp Gamble, "Do It Any Way You Wanna" by People's Choice and "Music Is My Way Of Life" by Patti Labelle. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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VariousVision Shared – A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly ... LP
Columbia, 1988. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Jerry InmanRFD – Lennon McCartney Country Style ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Pretty sweet – country versions of Beatles tunes – sung by Jerry Inman, and played by a combo with Glen Campbell on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing!)

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New MozartSonata No 13 In B Flat Major/12 Variations On La Belle Francoise/Fantasy In C Minor/Sonata No 14 In C Minor – Walter Giesking ... LP
Angel, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – with rod-styled inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear and a tiny split in one corner.)

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New Yarbrough & PeoplesBe A Winner ... LP
Total Experience, 1984. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
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 VariousBig Cheese – 12 Tasty Grooves ... LP
Big Cheese (France), 1970s/Early 90s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark compilation – the first to prove to the world that the French knew as much about funk as the Brits! We still get a lot of requests for this one, believe it or not – but it's long out of print, and we can only find it used. Titles include "Chitlin Strut" by The Backyard Heavies, "Funky Belly" by Warren Lee, "Here Comes The Streaker" by High Voltage, "The Jed Clampett" by Sisters & Brothers, "Is It Something You've Got" by Tyrone Davis, "Funky Thing" by Larry Ellis & The Black Hammer, and "Jason Pew Mosso" by The Interpretations. LP, Vinyl record album

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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
(In the embossed cover.)

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New AcanthusLe Frisson Des Vampires ... LP
Finders Keepers, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strange, eerie psychedelia and prog steeped soundtrack to the Jean Rollins French vampire film Le Frisson Des Vampires – played by the group Acanthus – a great little set of evocative, stripped down macabre instrumentals and trippy bits of dialogue! Finders Keepers describes the sound by comparing it to lynchpin combos of early prog as affected by "a 1000 year old acid infused blood transfusion", and guess what – that's perfect! Guitar melodies spun very loosely and eerily rolling along with improved bits and creepy sound sound effects – but it never veers into shlocky horror movie music, it's psych-steeped instrumental rock, played in a spooky style. The music is great, and the bits of dialogue (in English) is totally priceless! Includes Funerailles Des Vampires", "Le Frisson Des Vampires", "La Chateau", "Wedding Party (Angoisse Temporelle)", "Occupied Clock", "Who Are You?", "Blood-Cups", "Isabelles Demise", "Night Excursion", "Isa's Ceremony", "Flightless Bird", "The Shiver Of The Vampires", "Envol Vers La Folie" and more. 27 tracks in all – the entire, previously unreleased soundtrack! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gene AmmonsBad Bossa Nova (aka Jungle Soul) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Cover has some wear, a peeled mark from sticker removal, some seam splitting, some small stains on the back, and tape on the top seam and spine.)

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New BadfingerAss ... LP
Apple, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rawer Badfinger emerges on Ass – self-produced with a no frills vibe that was apparently something of a controversial way for the boys to record at the time, as Apple initially rejected it. It sounds like great rock & roll to us! Sweet melodies and tuneful songs are still the order of the day, but it isn't sweetened, embellished or lushed up in the studio. Titles include "Apple Of My Eye", "Get Away", "Icicles", "Blind Owl", "I Can Love You", "Timeless" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, a sticker spot, and some peeling on one corner.)

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New Pearl Bailey & Louis BellsonHappy Sounds ... LP
Roulette, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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