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Dee BellLet There Be Love ... LP
Concord, 1983. Sealed ... $9.99
With Eddie Duran and Stan Getz. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Vinnie BellBig Sixteen Guitar Favorites ... LP
Musicor, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Cover has some tape and peeling on the spine, and a bit of pen on both sides.)

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Vinny BellWhistle Stop ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Groovy guitar from Vinny Bell – with arrangements by Claus Ogerman and Charlie Calello! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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

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New Walter Horton With Carey BellBig Walter Horton With Carey Bell ... LP
Alligator, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Later pressing with barcode.)

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New VariousJingle Bell Jazz ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The best album of Christmas jazz you could ever buy! Why? Well, the record's totally hip – with way more going on than just the usual jazz versions of Christmas carols. But unlike other hip Christmas albums, this one also never loses the feeling of the season – and although the work is a bit more challenging than usual for a holiday album, it also always swings, and in a very festive style! Titles include "Deck The Halls" by Herbie Hancock, "Blue Xmas" by Bob Dorough and Miles Davis, "Winter Wonderland" by Chico Hamilton, "Jingle Bells" by Duke Ellington, "We Three Kings" by Paul Horn, "Deck Us All With Boston Charlie" by Lambert Hendricks & Ross, and "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree" by Marlowe Morris. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
An incredible bit of southern funk – the first landmark LP by Archie Bell & The Drells, and the first big burst of energy from the Texas scene of the 60s! The album's incredible – with Archie up front on rough-hewn vocals, the band grooving in a mad tangle of guitar, bass, and drums, and some super-fierce horn work by the TSU Tornadoes! You've no doubt heard the band's classic "Tighten Up (part 1)", but this album also includes the incredible "part 2" to the track – which takes the groove a million miles higher! And the whole album's equally great – filled with other tight soul gems that include "A Thousand Wonders", "I Don't Want To Be A Playboy", "Give Me Time", and "When You Left Heartache Began". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has some wear.)
 
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New Crazy ElephantCrazy Elephant ... LP
Bell, 1969. Very Good ... $29.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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5th DimensionIndividually & Collectively ... LP
Bell, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $25.99
An early 70s treasures from The 5th Dimension – continuing the group's amazing run from the late 60s onward – a sublime blend of the group's great harmonies with standout lead vocals – all produced by Bones Howe, and arranged with help from from Bob Alcivar and Bill Holman! There's a growing sophistication in the set that we really like – a deeper, more personal feel on some of the lyrics – especially some of the more "adult" styled numbers that always showed that the group was way more than just a simple pop machine. Tracks include a scatting vocal version of the Johnny Alf bossa groover "Sky & Sea", plus "I Didn't Get To Sleep At All", "All Kinds Of People", "Tomorrow Belongs To The Children", "Turn Around To Me", "Band Of Gold", and "Border Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the nice envelope style gatefold sleeve, with a spot of sticker residue.)

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5th DimensionLove's Lines Angles & Rhymes ... LP
Bell, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $0.99
The cover to this one has The 5th Dimension sporting some heavy-duty outfits – and the album's got an equally bold sound to match! The group's still in very familiar territory here – working under the direction of Bones Howe – but they're also completely confident in their bag – stepping out with a solid, punched-up approach to pop – one that draws strongly from the soulful harmonies of the quintet, yet which also has some pointedly personal moments as well. As before, the choice of songs is easily one of the best aspects of the record – and the group do a great cover of "Viva Tirado", plus "What Does It Take To Wind Your Love", "Love's Lines, Angles, & Rhymes", "Time & Love", "Guess Who", and "He's A Runner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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David Frost & Billy TaylorMerry Christmas ... LP
Bell, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Frost conducts, but the real stars are Billy Taylor, who plays piano, Harold Wheeler and Howard Roberts, who did arrangements (Roberts with his vocal chorus), Gerri Granger (who sings a bit), and Frank Wess, who plays some nice flute! Include some Holiday standards, plus original tunes "Bright Star In The East", "We Need Peace & We Need Love", "The House Of Christmas", and "Merry Christmas". LP, Vinyl record album

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Partridge FamilyPartridge Family Christmas Card ... LP
Bell, 1972. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The Partridge Family take on Christmas hits both old and new – working here with Wes Farrell arrangements in their sunny, sing-song style of the 70s! David's handling lead vocals on most of the tunes, but the rest of the group are always ready to back him up – and the best moments here are really the ones that benefit from the fuller harmonies of the Partridge lineup, who are really just a backing group used for the session! Players on the date include Hal Blaine on drums, Mike Melvoin on keyboards, and Dennis Budimir on guitar – and tracks include "Winter Wonderland", "My Christmas Card To You", "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree", "Blue Christmas", and "Frosty The Snowman". LP, Vinyl record album

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Smokestack LightninOff The Wall ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)

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Spooky ToothSpooky Tooth ... LP
Bell, 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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(Cover has a split top seam.)

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Syndicate Of SoundLittle Girl ... LP
Bell, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(90s Sundazed pressing.)

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New Box TopsCry Like A Baby ... LP
Bell, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has ring & edge wear, with a few light stains and a name in marker on back.)
 
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Sandra AlexandraWarm & Wild ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Very nice pop soul session, with production by Calvin Carter, and a sound that's similar to some of the Capitol LA soul sessions from the late 60s. Sandra sings in an easy loungey voice, and covers tracks like "Wedding Bell Blues", "She Will Break Your Heart", and "Ooh Baby I Love You" – but with a hipper sound than you might expect. The set also includes a nice version of "Hold On, I'm Comin", with a good solid groove in the intro – and we should also mention that Sandra plays all the piano on the record! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two cutout holes and some wear.)

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Bobby Blue BlandSweet Vibrations ... LP
MCA, 1980. Very Good- ... $1.99
Produced by Monk Higgins and Al Bell – who give the record a surprisingly soulful groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a few stains, and some pen on the back.)

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Blue MinkMelting Pot ... LP
Philips, 1969. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Not exactly soul, not exactly rock – Blue Mink were one of those rare 70s crossover groups who managed to draw from a number of sources and create a unique blend that worked surprisingly well! The group wear their multi-racial identity on their sleeve – even in the first few words of the title tune that starts out the set – and they have no apologies about their genre-crossing styles. In a way, Blue Mink are a lot like their UK contemporaries The Equals – thriving in the post-colonial melting pot of London at the end of the 60s, and stepping forth with a sound that revels in its blend of difference! The soulful Madeline Bell is on lead vocals on many tracks, and other members include Alan Parker, Roger Cook, and Herbie Flowers – grooving nicely on tracks that include "Mary Jane", "Gidda Wadda Wobble", "Country Chic", "Over The Top", "Melting Pot", "Blue Mink" and "Chopin Up Stix". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and corner wear.)

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Blue MinkReal Mink ... LP
Philips, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the first albums from Blue Mink – a seminal rock/soul crossover act who really broke bigger in the 70s! The album's strongest asset is singer Madeline Bell, who works in duet form with group leader Roger Cook on most numbers – bringing the record a strongly soulful component that really helps sell some of its beat group leanings. And in the instrumentation department, the group here have plenty of touches from the late 60s Brit beat scene – including strong presence of organ and electric piano, lots of jamming guitar, and an overall approach to the groove that's strongly influenced by American soul and R&B, but which also has jazzy touches. Titles include "Good Morning Freedom", "Gimme Reggae", "Can You Feel It Baby", "Our World", "Sweet & Sour", "I Lose The Game", and "Silk What?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Dick CaryHot & Cool ... LP
Stereocraft, 1961. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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, aging, a few small stains and a piece of tape in one corner.)

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ChipmunksChristmas With The Chipmunks Vol 2 ... LP
EMI, Early 60s. Sealed ... $8.99
Alvin, Dave, and crew continue their merry Christmas mayhem – playfully delivering new versions of older Christmas favorites, all topped off by the mad studio wizardry of David Seville! If you can take squeaky-voiced rodents as much as we do, you'll love the album's versions of "Deck The Halls", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Twelve Days Of Christmas", "O Christmas Tree", and "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas". LP, Vinyl record album

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DelfonicsSuper Hits ... LP
Philly Groove, Early 70s. Very Good ... $13.99
Classic East Coast harmony soul! This is one of the best-ever albums of the genre, and it's a massive collection of the Delfonics mighty singles from the early 70s. Thom Bell did all the arrangements and wrote nearly all the songs – 11 tracks in all: "La La Means I Love You", "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "Break Your Promise", "I'm Sorry", "You're Gone", 'With These Hands", "You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine", "Let It Be Me", "Loving Him", "My New Love" and "Somebody Loves You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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Manu DibangoSoul Makossa ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ... $34.99
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 a cutout notch, a promo sticker, and some light wear.)

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John DuffyLook of Love ... LP
Sunset, Late 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
John Duffy plays groovy late 60's pop songs on a theatre organ with lots of cool effects, over backing by a tight little combo. The set includes tracks like "Theme From The Valley Of The Dolls", "It Must Be Him", "The Eyes Of Love", "The Look Of Love", and "A Man and A Woman" – all done in a cool spacey theatre organ way, and with a nice 60's backing that keeps the sound from getting too stiff. Lots of the tracks have odd settings on the organ – like its flute or bell effects. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has creased corners.)

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Ronnie DysonOne Man Band ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Very Good ... $2.99
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 ring & edge wear, small splits on the top on the top and bottom seams, and some fading along the edges.)

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John FaheyJohn Fahey Visits Washington DC ... LP
Takoma, 1979. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A lesser known late 70s album from John Fahey – released on Takoma several years after Fahey sold the label to Chrysalis! The record includes a few Fahey compositions, and it also finds him working some pretty wonderful magic on Doc Watson and Bill Monroe material for the opening medley of Watson's "Silver Bell" and Monroe's "Cheyenne" – joined by Richard Ruskin on the former. Other tracks include "Ann Arbor/Death By Reputation", "The Discovery Of Syliva Scott", "Guitar Lamnento", "Melody McBad" and "The Grand Finale". 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

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Hollyridge Strings/Stu PhillipsChristmas Favorites ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Groovy Christmas instrumentals from the great Stu Phillips – one of the most sublime sessions recorded by his studio group at Capitol Records in the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given that they also took on music by The Beatles and Beach Boys! Stu brings a subtle sort of groove to his strings here – mixing the full orchestrations with a well-punctuated sense of rhythm – usually using electric bass right at the bottom of the mix, which steps things along nicely – and also plucking the strings in cool ways too, which creates sort of a link between earlier Mancini moments and later grooves from The Soulful Strings! The tunes are mostly familiar, but re-strung beautifully by Stu – and titles include "Do You Hear What I Hear", "Little Saint Nick", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Santa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town", "The Christmas Song", and "Winter Wonderland". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lamont JohnsonMusic Of The Sun ... LP
Tabu, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
A soaring solo moment for Lamont Johnson – the bassist whose work was a big part of the Brainstorm ensemble at their start – and who really makes some great magic here on his own! It's clear from the set that Johnson was one of the more spiritual members of Brainstorm – as the approach here, while still heavy on funk and soul, also has some deeper touches too – core ideas from Johnson that are expanded strongly by arranger Jerry Peters, whose direction of the project stands as one of his best studio moments of the time! The team of Peters and Johnson really come up with a set that pushes past the usual grooves of the time – with some elements that recall the jazzier spiritual elements from folks like Eddie Russ or Lonnie Liston Smith, mixed with more of the focus on the groove that Johnson's bass brought to Brainstorm. There's lots of great guests on the record, too – including Norma Jean Bell on saxes, Renae Williams on vocals, Ronnie Foster on keyboards, Lee Ritenour on guitar, and Randall Jacobs on the mighty cool Roland Space Echoplex guitar. Titles include "Sister Fine", "Hey Girl", "Music Of The Sun", "This Must Be Heaven", and "Yours Truly Discreetly". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker, a bit of sticker residue, light wear, a promo stamp, and some splitting on the back along the top.)

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Silvestre MendezOriza ... LP
Seeco, 1958. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Fantastic work from the 50s New York scene – and a legendary set that offers up its own interpretation of Santerian rhythms! The groove on the set is very percussion-heavy – and done with that rich sort of vibe you might get on some of the classic Sabu Martinez records – or maybe even some of the percussion projects that were handled by jazz labels of the time – although with a definite rootsy feel, too – as all instrumentation is focused on the rhythms. There's vocals on the set – which give it a slightly spiritual sort of energy – alongside the heavy work on maracas, bongos, claves, cow bell, and an assortment of other percussion instruments. Titles include "Obanlaese", "A Bailar Oriza", "Africa", "Laye, Laye", "Nueva Oriza", and "Malambo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Bronjo pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam held with masking tape, half split top seam, a peeled strip on one corner, and some writing on back.)

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Modern Jazz QuartetUnder The Jasmine Tree ... LP
Apple, 1968. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A nice one! The MJQ record for the Beatles' label, and the record's one of their most interesting in years! The production's pretty straight, but the group's playing in a cool open-ended style that still has elements of their earlier work, but which really makes things a lot more interesting than some of the Atlantic recordings. Milt Jackson's vibes have a bit more of a bell-like quality on some parts, and the rhythm team of Percy Heath and Connie Kay kick it with a soul jazz vibe on a few numbers – a nice change from the sleepier rhythms of earlier albums. Titles include "The Blue Necklace", "Exposure", "Jasmine Tree", and "Three Little Feelings". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing.)
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New York CityI'm Doin' Fine Now ... LP
Chelsea, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Man, that east coast harmony sound couldn't miss in the 70s – as proven by the huge AM radio success of New York City! The band wasn't the greatest harmony group in the world – although they did feature John Brown, who'd cut his teeth in the Five Satins – but when you teamed them up with production by Thom Bell, and backing from the Sigma Sound Studios, they created an unstoppable sound that was a perfect pop peddling of the harmony group sound. This album was their biggest – and it includes the classic "I'm Doin' Fine Now", plus lots of other nice tracks like "Hang Your Head In Shame", "Quick, Fast, In A Hurry", "Uncle James", and "Reach Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a radio station tracklist sticker.)

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

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O'JaysLet Me Touch You ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1987. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Proof that the O'Jays fire can never die – because even though the instrumentation is slightly dated at times, this set sill has the group shining strongly on the vocal tip – hitting some great harmonies on the mellow cuts, and stepping out boldly on the more upbeat ones. Things are very much still in the Philly family here – with production by Thom Bell, Eddie Levert, and Gamble & Huff – and titles include "Lovin You", "Undercover Lover", "Cause I Want You Back Again", "Don't Take Your Love Away", "Let Me Touch You", "No Lies To Cloud My Eyes", "Don't Let The Dream Get Away", and "I Just Want Somebody To Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Marty PaichNew York Scene (aka Broadway Bit) ... LP
Warner/Discovery, 1959. Very Good ... $0.99
Marty Paich takes on a host of Broadway tunes from the 50s – but as always with his best work, the result is something quite far from its roots – an amazing batch of jazzy instrumentals that owes very little to the original conception of the tunes! Paich's got an incredible ear for arrangements here – one that manages to make a large ensemble swing with even more dynamic modes than some of his 50s LA contemporaries, but never in ways that fall into some of the more hi-fi oriented tricks or gimmicks of the time. There's always great space for solo voices and personal feelings in the music – which is important, given that the lineup includes Art Pepper on alto, Bill Perkins on tenor, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone, and Stu Williamson on trumpet – not to mention the legendary Scott LaFaro on bass. Titles include "I Love Paris", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", "It's All Right With Me", "Just In Time", "Lazy Afternoon", "If I Were A Bell", and " Younger Than Springtime". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Discovery pressing. Cover has some wear, staining along the spine, some other stains, some seam splitting, two torn-off corners, and some marker. Labels have some marker.)

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Oscar PetersonMontreux 77 – Oscar Peterson Jam ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Much looser than usual for Oscar Peterson, and we mean that in a good way – a very open-ended jam session recorded at Montreux in 1977, produced by Norman Granz with very much the same style as his Verve sets of this nature from the 50s! Peterson's billed as the leader, but the pianist has some very bold company here too – Dizzy Gillespie and Clark Terry on trumpets, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor – all of whom get in some great solo moments on the album's longish tracks. Other players include Niels Orsted Henning Pedersen on bass and Bobby Durham on drums – and titles include "Ali & Frazier", "Just In Time", "If I Were A Bell", and "Things Ain't What They Used To Be". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dusty SpringfieldBrand New Me ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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 a cutout notch.)

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StylisticsCloser Than Close ... LP
TSOP, 1981. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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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StylisticsRound 2 ... LP
Avco, 1972. Very Good- ... $3.99
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 some wear, several stains, and some pencil.)

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StylisticsStylistics ... LP
Avco, 1971. Good+ ... $4.99
A masterpiece of harmony soul – one of THE all-time greats of the genre, and a lasting treasure from The Stylistics! The album really took vocal soul to a whole new level for the 70s – pushing from the sometimes fragile ballad style of the late 60s into a smoother, more mature sound that was impeccably produced, yet still had all the depth of feeling as before! Maestro Thom Bell is the man to thank for the greatness of this album – as his production and musical vision really helped The Stylistics hit levels that few other groups like this were reaching at the time. Titles include their seminal long version of "People Make the World Go Round" – which, at 6 minutes in length, was really unusual for the time. Other titles include "Stop Look & Listen", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "You're A Big Girl Now", "If I Love You", "Ebony Eyes", and "You Are Everything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some stains, an unglued bottom seam, a center split on the spine, and a bit of pen.)

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New WhoQuadrophenia ... LP
Track/MCA, 1973. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A record we'd never part with – and easily our favorite album ever from The Who! Quadrophenia represents the group at its peak from all perspectives – songwriting, performance, and even studio presence – as the album's got a sonic sensibility that few other albums of the time can match! The set's a concept record – a story, like Tommy – yet it remains incredibly lean, without any overcluttered rock opera feel – so much so that most tunes stand mightily on their own, but also have a dense sense of texture when taken together as part of the double-length album. And we'll also say that the record's one of the few extended sets we always end up breezing through from start to finish – almost surprised by the time it comes to a close – and often hitting repeat to hear the whole thing over again! Titles include "I Am The Sea", "The Real Me", "Cut My Hair", "The Punk & The Godfather", "Sea & Sand", "5:15", "Bell Boy", "Love Rein O'Er Me", and "Is It In My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s tan label pressing, including the booklet. Cover has wear, splitting seams, a few small peeled spots and a few small stains.)

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New VariousGod Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen ... LP
Columbia, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Great stuff – one of the best Christmas jazz albums you'll ever hope to find! The set features 70s tunes that are much more expansive than the work on Columbia's previous best-selling jazz Holiday CD – Jingle Bell Jazz – played by an assortment of the label's strongest players at the end of the 70s. This means that there's more focus on the solos than the melodies sometimes – but that's ok with us, as we like to hear these tunes open up! Titles include "The Christmas Song" by Arthur Blythe, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Dexter Gordon, "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by McCoy Tyner, "Our Little Town" by The Heath Brothers, and "We Three Kings" by Wynton Marsalis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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VariousMerry Christmas Baby (Gusto) ... LP
Gusto, 1950s. Sealed ... $7.99
A classic collection of Holiday tunes pulled from the 50s LA R&B scene – some of the first great secular soul tracks recorded for the season, and proof of the growing power of west coast R&B at the time! Titles include Charles Brown's classic "Merry Christmas Baby", plus "Lonesome Christmas (parts 1 & 2)" by Lowell Fulsom, "Sleigh Ride" by Lloyd Glenn, "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" by Mable Scott, "Christmas Everyday" and "Christmas Dreams" by Johnny Moore's Blazers, "Love For Christmas" and "Jingle Bell Hop" by Jackson Trio, and "Christmas Blues" by Jimmy Witherspoon. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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New Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassChristmas Album ... LP
A&M, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful Holiday classic from Herb – recorded for A&M during his glory years, and done in the core Tijuana Brass style, but with some added arrangements on voices and strings by Shorty Rogers! The album's worth it alone for Herb's great take on the Bacharach groover "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" – but it also includes the tasty track "Las Mananitas", plus the holiday favorites "Winter Wonderland", "Jingle Bells", "The Christmas Song", "Sleigh Ride", "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" and "Jingle Bell Rock". 10 tracks in all, the perfect backdrop for the holiday office party! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Christmas Album ... CD 4.99

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New Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassChristmas Album (second cover) ... LP
A&M, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful Holiday classic from Herb – recorded for A&M during his glory years, and done in the core Tijuana Brass style, but with some added arrangements on voices and strings by Shorty Rogers! The album's worth it alone for Herb's great take on the Bacharach groover "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" – but it also includes the tasty track "Las Mananitas", plus the holiday favorites "Winter Wonderland", "Jingle Bells", "The Christmas Song", "Sleigh Ride", "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" and "Jingle Bell Rock". 10 tracks in all, the perfect backdrop for the holiday office party! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a small split on the top seam, and a spot of tape on the spine.)

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New Duncan BrowneGive Me Take You ... LP
Immediate, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautifully effective British baroque pop from the late 60s – Duncan Brown's Give Me Take You from '68 – and a great record that's centered around sweet vocals and lilting acoustic instrumentation! The record garners comparisons to classics like Nick Drake's Five Leaves Left and the Zombies' Odyssey & Oracle, but to us it has a bit more in common with some of the acoustic based psychedelic folk of the era, albeit with some more insistent hooks and melodies. Titles include "Give Me Take You", "Ninepence Worth Of Walking", "The Ghost Walks", "Chloe In The Garden", "On The Bombsite", "Gabilan", "Alfred Bell", "The Death Of Neil" and more, plus bonus tracks that feature rehearsal takes, alternate version and more! 12 tracks proper, plus 10 bonus tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pink label pressing on Immediate, Z12 52 012 – with insert. Cover has some wear, a small name in pen, and a promo ink stamp on back.)

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New Jerry ButlerIce On Ice ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer stuff – as Jerry's getting the full early Philly treatment here, with arrangements by Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, and Roland Chambers, and production by a young Gamble and Huff! The sound isn't nearly as icy as the old Vee Jay days – but that's fine with us, as Jerry is nice and soulful on tracks like "Moody Woman", "When You're Alone", "I Forgot To Remember", "Brand New Me", "What's The Use Of Breaking Up", and "Walking Around In Teardroops". Nice cover, too – with Jerry standing in a pile of fake diamonds! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam.)

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New Delaney & BonnieHome ... LP
Stax, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Roots rock but with a strongly soulful undercurrent – thanks to key late 60s Stax production from Donald Duck Dunn and Don Nix, both of whom make the record sound a lot hipper than many other similar sets from the time! The record showcases the singing and songwriting talents of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett – a pair who were hyped heavily by the rock scene of their era, but who also step out here with equally soulful appeal – almost a blue-eyed soul take on the Stax sound of the late 60s! Of course, it helps that the pair get plenty of help on the record from folks like Booker T & The MGs, The Memphis Horns, Isaac Hayes, and William Bell – but their own efforts are pretty great too, as heard on tracks that include "My Baby Specializes", "Things Get Better", "We Can Love", "Just Plain Beautiful", "Everybody Loves A Winner", and "Pour Your Love On Me". CD features 6 bonus tracks – including "A Long Road Ahead", "I've Just Been Feeling Bad", "Dirty Old Man", and "Get Ourselves Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Derek & The DominosLayla ... LP
Atco, 1970. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily 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
(Yellow label Atco pressing.)

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New 5th DimensionPortrait ... LP
Buddah, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 FunkadelicElectric Spanking Of War Babies ... LP
Warner, 1980. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly wonderful record! Back in the day, we remember that we didn't like these later P-Funk albums because they weren't as druggy, trippy, or guitar heavy as the early stuff. Now, though, they sound pretty darn sweet to our ears – especially this one, which has lots of cool pre-electro grooves with sweet keyboards, vocoder vocals, and spacey basslines that blow out in deep rich waves of funky soul. The whole thing's an amazing evolution of the George Clinton groove – and titles include "Electric Spanking Of War Babies", "Funk Gets Stronger", "Shockwaves", "Icka-prick", "Brettino's Bounce", and "She Loves You". Nice Pedro Bell cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the censored cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)

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New Brenda LeeMerry Christmas From Brenda Lee ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brenda Lee follows up her classic "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree" with a number of other holiday numbers – some of which are pretty unusual too! The style is that mix of pop and country that Lee was best at at the time – and some numbers feature larger vocal backings. Titles include "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree", "Silver Bells", "Strawberry Snow", "This Time Of Year", "Blue Christmas", "A Marshmallow World", "The Angel & The Little Blue Bell", and "Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 80s MCA pressing.)

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New Modern Jazz QuartetLost Tapes – Germany 1956 to 1958 (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Jazz Haus (Germany), Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful live recordings from the Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Germany in the late 50s, and featuring some especially great vibes from Milt Jackson! The recording quality is great on most cuts – and there seems to be an especially strong focus on Milt's contribution to the group – those wonderfully shaped tones that almost have a bell-like quality at times, but which still swing better than most other cats on vibes. One track features Milt solo on a version of "Tenderly" – and other titles include "Ralph's New Blues", "Willow Weep For Me", "I'll Remember April", "I Can't Get Started", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", and "JB Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed – and still contains download!)

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New StylisticsOnce Upon A Jukebox ... LP
H&L, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 some wear and a few creases.)

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New StylisticsRockin' Roll Baby ... LP
Avco, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The third album by The Stylistics – and a set that's still very much in the high-harmony territory of their first two classics! Thom Bell's still very firmly on deck this time around – arranging, producing, and writing a good deal of the material too – and the Sigma Sound recording setting ensures plenty of key Philly help in the studio – just the right balance of musicians to get the album's mellow and uptempo tracks sounding their best! This is the kind of set that countless groups tried to copy back in the day, but hardly ever got this right at all – and titles include the sly number "Payback Is A Dog", plus "Love Comes Easy", "I Won't Give You Up", "Make It Last", "Only For The Children", and "Rockin' Roll Baby" – plus the massive crossover number "You Make Me Feel Brand New". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: cover has staining & peeling along the top seam.)

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

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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 some wear and a few creases.)

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New VariousChristmas Soul Special ... LP
QAG, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early 80s soul remakes of Christmas numbers with a session band and some older soul and R&B artists singing over top: Wilson Pickett "Jingle Bells", and "Silver Bells", Mary Wells "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bell Rock", Ben E King "Drummer Boy" and "The Christmas Song", Martha Reeves "Oh Holy Night" and "Noel", Sam Moore "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" and Shirley Alston "Winter Wonderland" and "Frosty The Snowman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New VariousMemphis Gold Vol 2 ... LP
Stax, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Back in the 60s, Memphis Gold was Stax Records Gold – and there's no finer proof of that fact than this classic compilation! Titles include "Baby" by Carla Thomas, "Everybody Loves A Winner" by William Bell, "Soul Finger" by The Bar-Kays, "Your Good Thing" by Mable John, "Crosscut Saw" by Albert King, and "Tramp" by Otis & Carla! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label pressing. Cover has remnants of an old price sticker.)

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New VariousMerry Christmas Baby (Hollywood) ... LP
Hollywood, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic collection of Holiday tunes pulled from the 50s LA R&B scene – some of the first great secular soul tracks recorded for the season, and proof of the growing power of west coast R&B at the time! Titles include Charles Brown's classic "Merry Christmas Baby", plus "Lonesome Christmas (parts 1 & 2)" by Lowell Fulsom, "Sleigh Ride" by Lloyd Glenn, "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" by Mable Scott, "Christmas Everyday" and "Christmas Dreams" by Johnny Moore's Blazers, "Love For Christmas" and "Jingle Bell Hop" by Jackson Trio, and "Christmas Blues" by Jimmy Witherspoon. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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New VariousSoul Train Hall Of Fame ... LP
Adam VIII, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of many compilations advertised on TV, both during the broadcast of Soul Train and at other times, collecting the sort of hit tracks that people would shake their rumps to in the Soul Train line. 22 tracks in all, so we suspect they're edited just a touch, all with Don Cornelius' stamp of approval, including: the Moments "Love On A Two Way Street", Honey Cone "Want Ads", the Isleys "It's Your Thing", Five Stairsteps "Oooh Child", Betty Wright "Clean Up Woman", Archie Bell & The Drells "I Just Can't Stop Dancing", Shep & The Limelites "Daddy's Home", Edwin Hawkins Singers "Oh Happy Day", SLy & The Family Stone "Every Day People", James Brown "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", Joe Simon "Drowning In The Sea Of Love", the Delphonics "La La Means I Love You", and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSoul Train Hits That Made It Happen – 20 Original Soul Hits By The Original Artists ... LP
Adam VIII, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
K-tel style compilation with a note in the corner of the sleeve that says "As Seen On TV", with a bunch of short versions of hot soul tunes that were making the rounds every Saturday afternoon on Soul Train. Nothing hard to find here, but a nice piece of the past loaded with familiar but still great tracks, 20 of them in all,and a great cover with photos of Don Cornelius and a number of the artists from their appearances on the show. With Barbara Mason "Give Me Your Love", James Brown "Good Foot", Curtis Mayfield "Super Fly", Archie Bell& The Drells "Dance To your Music", The O'Jays "Back Stabbers", Cymande "The Message", Timmy Thomas "Why Can't We Live Together", Dennis Coffey "Scorpio", Al Green "Guilty", Brighter Side Of Darkness "Love Jones" and The Dells "Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation", plus a bunch more. . . LP, Vinyl record album

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New Eddie FloydBaby Lay Your Head Down (Gently On My Bed) ... LP
Stax, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
This record was partially recorded in LA, Muscle Shoals and one of the tracks was recorded in Jamaica. Floyd shares production credits with Al Bell, Dale Warren and Al Jackson. Tracks include "Something To Write Home About", "Whatcha Gonna Do With My Heart", "I Wanna Do Things For You", "The Highwayman", "I Hear Footsteps", "Check Me Out", and "Lay Your Loving On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small tear at the bottom.)

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New Wynton MarsalisThink Of One ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Used ... 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 creasing.)

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

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

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New SpinnersSpinners Live ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Used 2LP Gatefold ... 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. Cover has some wear, a few creases, marker on front, and an unglued bottom seam.)
 
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Gene AmmonsJungle Soul (Ca'Purange) (aka Bad Bossa Nova) (tiger cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good- ... $5.99
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
(Purple label pressing. Cover has some fading and a few stains.)

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Maya AngelouMiss Calypso – Maya Angelou ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good ... $29.99
Wild! Long before she was a hipster poet, and even longer before she was the Poet Laureate, Maya cut this early album of calypso tracks for Liberty – with a rootsy sound that's actually pretty darn nice! Maya wrote a larger number of the tracks, and backing is by Tommy Tedesco on guitar and Al Bello on some really nice percussion. It's really only an oddball treat of your think about the later reknown of Maya Angelou, but a treat it is, and a wholly credible late 50s calypso pop record. Tunes include "Neighbor, Neighbor", "Oo Dla Ba Boo", "Mambo In Africa", "Tamo", "Pease & Rice", and "Run Joe". Fantastic cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Side 1 has marks that click on tracks three and four. Cover has some aging, a split bottom seam, some splitting on the spine, and some stains on the back.)

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Charly AntoliniCharly Antolini (aka Soul Beat) ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1968. Very Good+ ... $38.99
One of the grooviest albums ever from this great German drummer – a set that's got some of the tightest, most snappingest cuts that Charly ever cut – done with a very hip group that features Jiggs Whigham on trombone, Shake Keane on trumpet, and Wilton Bogey Gaynair on tenor and flute – plus guitar, piano, bass, and electric bass to spice things up! Titles include "Skin Burns", "What Cha Gonna Do Without Me", "La Belle", "Winer Blues", "Locomotion", and "Dear Charles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing. Cover has a small IMS sticker in one corner.)

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Count BasieCount Basie & The Kansas City Three – For The Second Time ... LP
Pablo/OJC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A Count Basie trio set – the second meeting of the Kansas City Three, a combo that features Ray Brown on bass an Louis Bellson on drums! Basie's really great here – out front, and moving with modes that are quite different than his fuller group sessions – surprisingly sensitive at points, even though still imbued with all of his trademark swing! Bellson's touch on the kit really helps – punctuating things, while never going too far at all – a nice punch, right when needed – and Ray Brown proves once again that he's just the right fit for just about any combo. Titles include "Racehorse", "Blues For Eric", "Draw", "Sandman", "If I Could Be With You For One Hour Tonight", and "I Surrender Dear". LP, Vinyl record album

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Roger BellonRoger Bellon ... LP
RCA (France), 1977. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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Louie BellsonCool, Cool, Blue ... LP
Pablo, 1983. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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Louie BellsonDynamite ... LP
Concord, 1980. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Louie BellsonLondon Scene ... LP
Concord, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has some light staining.)

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Louie BellsonLouie Bellson Jam ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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(Cover has a small sticker, some wear, and some marker.)

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Louie BellsonSide Track ... LP
Concord, 1981. Very Good+ ... $2.99
With Don Menza on tenor and flute, Sam Noto on trumpet, Frank Collett on piano, John Heard on bass, and Walfredo De Los Reyes on congas – plus Louie Bellson on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Louis BellsonAround The World In Percussion ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the coolest albums ever from drummer Louis Bellson – a set that has him exploring some different world rhythms – with a cool group that features Herb Geller, Joe Maini, Willie Green, and Buddy Colette on reeds! Bellson also plays some percussion – and the set features vibes and boo-bams from Gene Estes and Lou Singer. LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo pressing. Cover has a half split top seam, center split on the bottom seam, some wear, and a promo ink stamp on back.)

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Louis BellsonLouis Bellson & Explosion ... LP
PA USA, 1984. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Chuck BerryMore Chuck Berry ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Very Good ... $23.99
The title's certainly straightforward and to the point – but then again, there's not a lot to say about this one except that it's pure Chuck Berry all the way through! The album may well be one of Chuck's most -hit filled, as it's overflowing with classics like "Rock & Roll Music", "Maybellene", "Roll Over Beethoven", "Johnny B Goode", and "Back In The USA" – but it also includes some other numbers like "Let It Rock", "Come On", and "Round & Round". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with silver text. Cover has some wear, some marker, and some splotches of blue paint on the back.)

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New Jack Blanchard & Misty MorganBirds Of A Feather ... LP
Wayside, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One of the great, slightly twisted slices of pop meets country meets psychedelia meets easy moog grooves from Blanchard & Morgan! We know that's a lot of meeting going on, but this fab guy/girl partnership pushed the boundaries of country & pop conventions in the 60s & 70s like no other! Jack & Misty somehow make moogs and steel guitars make sense on the same record – just as well as they with surreal psych era lyricism paired with plaintive tales of working class woes. And they do it all without it ever dipping into hokum. This album features a dozen great tracks in all, including "Tennessee Bird Walk", "Big Black Bird (Spirit Of My Love)", "Chapel Hill", "The Dum Song", "Bethlehem Steel", "Poor Jody", "Humphrey The Camel", "Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker", "Changin' Times", "The Clock Of St James", "You've Got Your troubles (I've Got Mine)", and "With Pen In Hand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole. Label has a peeled spot.)

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New James BrownIt's a Man's Man's Man's World ... LP
King, 1966. Good+ ... $14.99
James Brown, proud and loud – a smoking 60s album that provides a great link between his earlier styles and his freer roots – with a brilliant blend of funk, soul, and a touch of raw R&B! Given the power of The Godfather at this point, there's no denying that even the older cuts have a punch that few others could match – making for a record that feels mighty darn unified, despite the stretch of time between a few of the recordings. Titles include the funky gems "Ain't That a Groove (pts 1 & 2)", "The Scratch", "Is It Yes or Is It No", and James' great version of "The Bells" that's always been one of our favorites – plus Just You & Me", "I Love You Yes I Do", "Come Over Here", and "I Don't Mind". The cover also comes with an "autographed" photo of James on the back with the text "James Brown Fans – Frame This 8 x 10 Picture" – and an image that says "Soul Brother #1 Is Peeking At You Thru The Key Hole"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label King pressing in a sparkly cover, with mostly split seams, some wear, and some pen on front.)

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Vinnie BurkeString Jazz Quartet ... LP
ABC, 1957. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Features Burke on bass, Bobby Grillo or Kenny Burrell on guitar, Calo scott on cello, Dick Wetmore on violin, and Jimmy Campbell playing brushes on the Manhattan phone directory! Titles include "Topsy", "Blues For Skeeter", "Solar", "C & V", and "Blues In The Closet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of gloss separation along the opening.)

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Chris Campbell/Grant CutlerSchooldays Over ... LP
Innova, 2013. Sealed ... $0.99
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Glen CampbellThat Christmas Feeling ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Sealed ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole. Cellophane has some shopwear.)

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Maybelle CarterLiving Legend ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $6.99
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(Sealed mono pressing – with promo track list sticker on front.)

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New ChipmunksChristmas With The Chipmunks ... LP
EMI, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of THE greatest Christmas albums of all time – and a record that really helped define the Holiday genre for the full length LP! At the time of the set, David Seville and his Chipmunks were almost just a one-off novelty act for 50s AM radio – but this album forever cemented their place in the musical history books – not to mention around the Christmas tree! The gimmick is simple, but effective – as Seville uses sped up tape to create the sound of singing cartoony chipmunks – deconstructing Holiday tunes along the way with a variety of gags, tricks, and mischief. Seville himself plays host to the set, often getting in fights with Chipmunk Alvin – and titles include the classic "The Chipmunk Song", plus "White Christmas", "Silver Bells", "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer", and "Frosty The Snowman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Junie C Cobb & His New Hometown BandChicago – The Living Legends ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A trad-revival set recorded on Chicago's south side in the early 60s – part of an excellent series on Riverside, seeking to re-discover some older jazz and blues greats who were languishing in the Windy City at the time! Junie C Cobb plays mostly piano on the date, but also sings on one number too – in a style that's got plenty of bluesy undercurrents, particularly on the numbers that feature vocals by Annabelle Calhoun. Other group members include Leon Washington on tenor, Fortunatus Fip Ricard on trumpet, and Harlen Bobby Floyd on trombone – and titles include "Be Mine", "Just Because Of You", "Swing Your Hurdy Gurdy", "Once Or Twice", and "Belligerent Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Cover has a partially split spine, a mark from price sticker removal, and light wear.)

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Perry ComoPerry Como Christmas Album ... LP
RCA, 1968. Sealed ... $2.99
We can't think of anyone we'd rather have sitting round the Christmas tree than ol' Perry Como! The guy's more relaxed, laidback, trusting, and honest than any of our old relatives combined – and all of his old barber charm comes through perfectly on this late 60s set of Christmas tunes arranged and conducted by Nick Perito. Perry's got the Ray Charles Singers behind him on backing vocals, and titles include "Silver Bells", "Toyland", "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Christmas Eve", "There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas", and "Do You Hear What I Hear". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Doris DayDoris Day Christmas Album ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Very Good+ ... $6.99
The only full length Christmas album from Doris Day – and a real standout in the Columbia holiday offerings of the 60s! Doris has a well-developed vocal approach that really brings a lot to the familiar tunes in the set – and her years of on-screen presentation really helps illuminate the songs with a nicely personal feel – never overplayed, but the kind of readings that always used to make tunes like these really sparkle on the TV screen in December. Arrangements are by Pete King, Dick Hazard, and Frank Comstock – and titles include "Let It Snow", "Christmas Present", "White Christmas", "Silver Bells", "Snowfall", "Be A Child At Christmas Time", and "The Christmas Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Cheick Hamala DiabatePrudence ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2013. Sealed ... $5.99
Afro grooves galore – all taken to rich new territory in the hands of a few contemporary mixers! The set's based around a core track – "Prudence", sung and played by Cheick Hamala Diabate – with great work on ngoni in the lead – a hip stringed instrument that dances around with tremendous energy over raw percussion! The remixes augment the approach in a number of different styles – and often find ways to unlock a different sort of charm in the tune – sometimes by amplifying rhythms, sometimes through more subtle means. The set features the main version of "Prudence" by Diabate, plus mixes by Whiskey Barons, Jon Kennedy, Daytoner, and E's E NYC Trust – as well as the track "Fatou Kounkoun Sissoko (Sol Power All-Stars mix)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, and still includes download card.)

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Lou DonaldsonPretty Things ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good- ... $19.99
A massive classic from Lou Donaldson's funky years with Idris Muhammad on drums – an album that's filled with lots of bottom-heavy grooves, plus some great work on alto, guitar, and organ! Muhammad's drums are in fine fine form here – right up there with his other LD Blue Note work, if not even better – and the rest of the lineup features Leon Spencer and Lonnie Smith on organ, Ted Dunbar and Melvin Sparks on guitar, and Blue Mitchell on trumpet – all top-shelf players who really make the album kick nicely. Titles include the classic cut "Pot Belly", which was sampled by Tribe Called Quest and about a hundred others – plus "Curtis Song", "Sassie Lassie", "Love", and a version of "Tennessee Waltz" that's even a nice one too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has some wear and seam splitting, with some stains and pen on the back.)

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Lee DresserTo Touch The Wind ... LP
Bella Linda, Early/Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have been signed by the artist.)

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New Sheila ESheila E In The Glamorous Life ... LP
Paisley Park, 1984. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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 EllingtonSoul Call ... LP
Verve, 1966. Sealed ... $13.99
An overlooked gem from the 60s – Duke Ellington work that was recorded as part of the famous Duke & Ella At The Cote D'Azur album, but issued separately, under the name Soul Call! The stunning thing about the record is that, working on a live date in front of a European audience, with Ella on the bill, you'd expect Duke to keep things really safe and really conservative – but instead, he breaks out with some incredible long tracks, done in a complicated yet soulful mode that ranks with his best 60s experimentalism. The album features a wonderful 14 minute number called "La Plus Belle Africaine" that's easily one of the best of Duke's tunes from the time – plus the cuts "Skin Deep", "West Indian Pancake", "Soul Call", and "Jam With Sam". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ferrante & TeicherWe Wish You A Merry Christmas ... LP
United Artists, Early 70s. Sealed ... $4.99
The twin piano magic of Ferrante & Teicher really makes the Holidays come alive – working here with full orchestrations that are heavy on strings, but leave plenty of room for the boys' pianos to ring out strongly! Side one is a bit more lush, side two a bit more playful – and titles include "Silver Bells", "The Christmas Song", "Twelve Days Of Christmas", "Silent Night Medley", "Hark The Herald Angels Sing", "Deck The Halls", and "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed.)

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New Four SeasonsFour Seasons' Christmas Album ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
A beautiful Christmas present from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – a selection of Holiday tunes all recast with their tremendous harmony sound! Frankie's nose is right out in the lead on most numbers, and thanks to production by Bob Crewe and arrangements by Sid Bass, even familiar tunes are presented here in very fresh versions! Titles include "The Little Drummer Boy", "What Child Is This", "The Excelsis Deo Medley", "Jingle Bells", "White Christmas", "Christmas Tears", and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Lowell FulsonHung Down Head ... LP
Chess, 1950s. Sealed ... $14.99
Great early work from Lowell Fulson – tracks recorded in the 50s for Chess Records – all in Chicago, and a fair bit more obscure than some of Lowell's better-known sides from the 60s! There's still a nicely gritty groove going on here – a style that's rooted in blues, but which often comes across with some of those more sly, more wicked moments that have always made Fulson one of our favorites – almost a slightly jazz or funk undercurrent at points, and a bit different than the regular Chess groove. Titles include "Do Me Right", "Trouble Trouble", "Hung Down Head", "Tollin Bells", "Low Society", "Check Yourself", "That's All Right", and "I Want To Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian pressing, from 1982 – with border around main cover image.)
Also available Hung Down Head (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99
 
 
 



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