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BeatlesBeatles Live At The BBC ... LP
Apple (UK), Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
The Beatles live at the BBC – heard here in a host of rare recordings that were done between March 1962 and June 1965 – pulled from the vaults of the legendary radio station! The versions here were all played live on the air, and make for some much-needed alternate takes on the big hits by the Fab Four – and a few American numbers that really show the influence of other styles on their early sound. And since the recordings were done in a top-shelf studio, they're not muddy concert recordings – but actually feel more like some lost EMI studio material from the same period. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Beatles Live At The BBC ... CD 4.99
Beatles Live At The BBC (3LP set) ... LP 39.99

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CapitolsWe Got A Thing ... LP
Atco/Karen, 1966. Very Good ... $11.99
An obvious follow-up to their big hit "Cool Jerk", but a great album of raw soulful tracks that puts this Detroit group right up there with the best of the 60s up-tempo harmony groups! Apart from the nice original title cut, the record's also got a number of other great tracks like "It's Googaloo Time", "Tired Running From You", "I Got To Handle It", and "I Feel Alright". There's a few other Atlantic soul covers, but since the great Ollie McLaughlin produced the session in Detroit, the album's got a much more exciting feel than a lot of other Atlantic soul albums from the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing! Cover has wear with split top & bottom seams.)

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Gene ChandlerYour Love Looks Good On Me ... LP
Fast Fire, 1985. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Although Gene Chandler wasn't scoring nearly as big in the 80s as he was in the 60s, he was still a great vocalist, and could turn out some good material when he wanted to. This album's more than enough proof of that – and it features some good mellow tracks that have Gene singing in a sophisticated quiet storm sort of style. The best number is "Haven't I Heard That Line Before" – and other tracks include "You'll Never Be Free Of Me", "Lucy", and "Please You Tonight". The record's got some uptempo numbers that fall flat, so stick to the ballads and mellow cuts. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp. Top seam has a split.)

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Joe Cuba SextetHangin' Out/Vagabundeando ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $19.99
Great Joe Cuba set from the mid 60's. This one was recorded slightly before Joe hit it big with his Latin soul hit "Bang Bang", and the sound's a mix of Latin jazz and tracks that have more of a Latin soul sound. The lineup includes the classic sextet, and tracks include "Oye Bien", "Flaco's Cha", "Nina Nina", "Trip To Mamboland", and "I Need You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tico pressing. Cover has some wear and a partially split top seam. Vinyl is nice and clean overall.)

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Eddie Lockjaw DavisBig Beat Jazz ... LP
King, Late 50s. Good ... $9.99
Insanely wonderful work from Eddie Lockjaw Davis – one of his rare King albums, sides we like almost better than his work for Prestige! The format here is clear and simple – hard-grooving tenor sax, organ, and percussion – all recorded in a raw and echoey format that gives the tunes a bit more of an R&B bite than some of Eddie's later work. Tracks are short and to the point – and Eddie's never sounded better! Titles include "Scatter", "Holler", "Lady Byrd", "Punch", and "Hey Jim". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label King pressing with deep groove. Cover has half split spine and top seam with pieces of tape, a light stain at the bottom, and a name in pen on back.)

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Martin DennyTaste Of Honey ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
A great later moment from Martin Denny – a set that gave him a big 60s hit in a sweet version of "Taste of Honey"! Denny approaches the tune with all the great mellow moods that Bobby Scott intended – none of the too-fast styles of Hirt, and instead the slow-moving rhythms that work perfectly for the blue undercurrents on the piano. Other tunes follow in a similarly nice blend – still a bit exotic, but almost showing more of a vibes/piano/percussion mix that seems to be borrowed from George Shearing or Cal Tjader – one that we approve of highly! Titles include "Route 66", "Exodus", "I'm In A Dancing Mood", "Black Orchid", "Take Five", and "Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click a bit on a few tracks. Cover has some wear, fading on the spine and top seam, minor seam splitting, and some pen on the back.)

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Bill DoggettEverybody Dance The Honky Tonk ... LP
King, Late 50s. Good ... $3.99
This is it – the classic stormer by Bill Doggett that made his group a hit with all the kids! The album features the original two-part version of "Honky Tonk", plus the rarer "Honky Tonk Number Three", which as a wailing bit of vocals next to the chorus. Other tracks have that raw raw groove that Doggett forged, with great guitar by Billy Butler and searing tenor by Clifford Scott – and titles include "Leaps & Bounds", "Nothin Yet", "Big Boy", "Slow Walk", and "Afternoon Jump". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has wide clear tape on the top seam and spine.)

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Duke EllingtonMusic Of Duke Ellington – Played By Duke Ellington ... LP
Columbia, Late 20s/1930s. Very Good ... $7.99
A great LP issue of material that originally appeared on 78s during the Duke's first big rise to fame! LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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EmotionsSincerely ... LP
Red Label, 1984. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A great comeback for The Emotions – a post-Columbia album issued after a few years away from the business – but one that still has the girls' very much at the top of their game! The record's got a wonderful feel that's quite different from other directions the group might have pursued at the time – and most tracks are free from the too-commercial sounds that other female artists were shouldered with at the time – styles that oddly were often inspired by The Emotions' big successes of the late 70s. The vocals are great throughout – mixing leads and harmonies nicely – and arrangements are handled by Benjamin Wright, Billy Osborne, and Wayne Vaughn. Most tunes have a mellow or midtempo groove – with definite 80s instrumentation on keyboards and beats, but never in a way that's too over the top. Titles include "All Things Come In Time", "Sincerely", "Can't Blow Out The Candle", "You're The One", "Are You Through With My Heart", "Never Let Another", and "I Can Do Anything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New Johnny HammondHigher Ground ... LP
Kudu, 1973. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Massive work from Johnny Hammond – stretching out here in some totally jamming grooves that really transform his style for the 70s! The sound here is a lot hipper and tighter than some of Hammond's more rough-edged soul jazz of the 60s – a groove that's a great precursor to his more famous meetings with Larry Mizell a few years later – and equally great! Johnny's got plenty of space here – and is really taking his time with the grooves, thanks to some open ended arrangements by Bob James, who also plays electric piano on the record! The record is a seminal piece of work in the transformation of the chunky 60s organ sound to a sweeter 70s keyboard groove – and was proof that Johnny, more than most of his 60s soul jazz contemporaries, was ready to embrace the new sounds of the decade with open arms. Includes the great sample cut "Big Sur Suite" – plus "Higher Ground", "Summertime/The Ghetto", and "Catch My Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a split top seam, and clear tape on the corners.)

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Heaven & EarthThat's Love ... LP
WMOT/Fantasy, 1981. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A great little album from Heaven & Earth – recorded after their big years on Mercury, but with Philly production that gives them a nice fresh sound! The production's a lot more in a modern soul vein than before – but the harmonies are top-shelf all the way, and seem to stretch out even more than on earlier albums, hitting ranges that are normally the province of indie soul recordings from the early 70s, instead of slicker ones from the early 80s. "That's Love" is a great soul number that reminds us of the building emotion of the group's classic "Guess Who's Back In Town" – and other good tracks include "I Really Love You", "You're A Blessing", and "Give Love One More Chance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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HP RiotHP Riot ... LP
Concept (Canada), Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
Wickedly funky work from HP Riot – a legendary group from the San Francisco scene of the 70s, but one who never managed to break the big time! The HP groove is a very tight, joyous approach to funk – one schooled in the Sly & The Family stone sense of righteousness, but which also brings in the unbelievably tight instrumentation of early Kool & The Gang – especially on some of the bold horn passages that top off some of the tunes! There's a wealth of funky numbers on the set – of the sort that most other 70s groups would give their souls to record this well – and the record's one that's needed rediscovery for years! Titles include "Good Time (Party)", "The Dollar Sign", "Blame It On the Sun", "Gotta Go (The Chant)", and "Just Look Around The Corner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Canadian pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Pete Jolly & His TrioHello, Jolly! ... LP
AVA, 1964. Sealed ... $9.99
Not the Hello Dolly album you might guess from the title, but instead a wonderfully groovy batch of tracks from pianist Pete Jolly – an album done with great larger arrangements from Dick Hazard and Dick Grove, and a tight vibe that makes the set one of Pete's grooviest albums ever! Pete's incredibly fluid on the keys of the piano – hitting with a hard punch on the left hand to really underscore the snapping rhythms of the tunes, but flying free on the right with these lyrical lines that are simply beautiful – really on a par with the best 60s work from Vince Guaraldi, and the kind of record that should have more folks talking about Jolly's genius. The core group features Howard Roberts on guitar, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Nick Martinez on drums – and Jolly's one hell of a pianist in this sort of setting – and it always seems that when he's got a big group behind him, he really lets loose with some great solos, freed from the rhythm of the tracks so that he can skate over the top of the songs in a magical way! Tracks include "Hard Day's Night", "People", "Moment Of Truth", "First Of May", "Blues Two Ways", and "The Grass Is Greener". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, but shrinkwrap has a small bit of marker.)

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New Quincy JonesBack On The Block ... LP
Quest/Warner, 1989. Very Good- ... $1.99
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip hoppers, to R&B vocalists. Kool Moe Dee & Big Daddy Kane rap on a version of "Birdland" that also has solos from Miles, Diz, and James Moody; Take 6 sing on a mellow version of Ivan Lins' "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)", Bobby McFerrin sings goofily on "Wee B Dooinit", Siedah Garrett and Al B Sure sing on "The Secret Garden", and a whole choir joins in on "Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)
Also available Back On The Block ... CD 0.99

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New Bev KellyBev Kelly In Person ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good+ ... $13.99
We're always big fans of Bev Kelly's work, but this album is way hipper than the usual vocal album of its type from the time – thanks to a sweet little lineup that features Pony Poindexter on alto sax and Flip Nunez on piano! The presence of Poindexter's horn is always a treat, on the handful of smaller group sides he cut from this time – and Nunez's piano lines have an inherently rhythmic groove that comes out even on the mellower numbers – which often are somewhat spacious, but stepping along with a gentle groove underneath Kelly's fantastic vocals. Part of the credit for this groove goes to Johnny Allen, whose work on bass is great – and the group's completed by the drums of Tony Johnson, who's a bit more down in the mix. Titles include "Long Ago & Far Away", "My Foolish Heart", "Night & Day", "Just Friends", "Love Letters", "This Is Always", and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer productions pressing with deep groove and microphone logo. Cover has clear tape on the top seam and some edge wear.)

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New King CurtisSoul Time ... LP
Up Front, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Great stuff – even if this is a tricky record to figure out! At one level, the album appears to be a repackaging of some of King's Enjoy Records sides – mostly from the Soul Twist album – but overall, the sound seems to be a bit different – more 60s soul sounding, and a bit more jazzy. There's no players listed on the cover, nor dates, but the tracks have a great mix of tenor, guitar, and raw and raunchy grooves. Titles include "Soul Twist", "Soul Time", "Big Dipper", "I Know", "Sack O Woe", "Groovin With The King", and "What'd I Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, a spot of price sticker residue, ringwear, and aging.)

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Gene KrupaDriving Gene Krupa ... LP
Clef, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Great Verve work from Gene – showing again a real talent for picking excellent players on his 50s small group sides! The ensemble here is a sextet – with Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Bill Harris on trombone, and Eddie Davis on tenor – plus rhythm by Teddy Wilson, Ray Brown, and Gene. A big part of the album's taken up by "The Ballad Medley", which features a player each soloing on standards – and other tracks include "Bloozy Woozy", "Windy", "Meddle My Minor", "Who's Rhythm", and "Second Helping Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a half-split top seam and a small split on the bottom seam, with light wear, some aging, and a bit of sticker residue on the back.)

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Johnny LytleVillage Caller ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good ... $4.99
A funky vibes classic – and a landmark set from Detroit vibist Johnny Lytle! The set's one of the purest examples of Johnny's great early groove – a tightly stepping version of soul jazz that played big in the clubs at the time, and which has forever made Lytle one of the favorites of the mod jazz dance circuit! Lytle mixes his own heavy work on vibes with some great work from his regular trio members Milt Harris on organ and William "Peppy" Hinnant on drums – augmented here by some additional bass from Bob Cranshaw and percussion from Willie Rodriguez. The sound is strong and tight – arguably even more classic than that of Lytle's Tuba recordings – and the title cut "Village Caller" is a wonderfully angular groover that still gets heavy play in Chicago to this day! Other tracks include the modal dancer "Kevin Devin", plus the tracks "Pedro Strodder", "Green Dolphin Street", "Solitude", and "Unhappy Happy Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label Orpheum pressing. Cover has some wear, staining, some seam splitting, and tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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Mad SkillzFrom Where??? ... LP
Big Beat/Atlantic, 1996. Very Good+ 2LP ... $24.99
Overlooked genius from Madd Skillz! He's one of those MCs from the mid 90s (like Supernatural) who everyone was watching, did loads of mixtape appearances, put out something on a LP on a major label, and then just about disappeared. He deserved more! Tuere's some really dope tracks that let you know why everyone was paying attention – most notably "Nod Factor", and some nice tight mid 90s beats, including a couple of early pre-Ummah Jay Dee tracks, plus the Beatnuts, Large Professor, Buckwild and Shawn J Period. 16 tracks including "Doin' Time In Tha Cypha", "It's Going Down", "Extra Abstract Skills", "Move Ya Body" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued top seam and a few light creases.)

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Henry ManciniLatin Sound Of Henry Mancini ... LP
RCA, 1965. Near Mint- ... $8.99
The Latin sound is a groovy sound too – thanks to some great arrangements from the legendary Henry Mancini! The album's less a straight Latin date than it is a new approach to the grooves Mancini was laying down on his 60s soundtracks – a mix of bossa and cha cha-inspired themes that sparkle wonderfully with warm jazzy touches from a host of LA players who include Dick Nash on trombone, Harry Klee on flute, Ted Nash on alto and tenor, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Laurindo Almeida on guitar, and Gene Garf on organ – all working beautifully under Mancini's direction, with a sound that's both tight and relaxed at the same time! Lots of tracks have some nice groovy organ, which gives the arrangements a cool lively sound – and titles include "Preciosa", "Baia", "Carnavalito", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", "Tico Tico", and the nice "Senor Peter Gunn", a Latin remake of Mancini's big hit! LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape, save for a slight crease at the top of the cover.)
Also available Latin Sound Of Henry Mancini ... CD 13.99

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Wes MontgomeryTequila ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
A classic from Wes Montgomery – and exactly the kind of record that made him a legend in the 60s! The set's one of Wes' collaborations with arranger Claus Ogerman – a key talent who was really on the rise at the time, and who understood how to perfectly balance Montgomery's unique sound on the guitar with larger arrangements in the back. There's a slightly Latin feel to some of the rhythms, as you might guess from the title – but it's very slight, and more there just to give the tracks a bit of a slink, in the classic full-on production way that Wes was using for his best Verve and A&M work in the late 60s. Titles include the classic groover "Bumpin On Sunset", plus the cuts "The Big Hurt", "Midnight Mood", "The Thumb", and "What The World Needs Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Top seam is partially lined with old clear tape. Vinyl has a short click on one track.)

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Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Great work from the Ohio Players – and proof that moving to a big label could be a good thing for a funky group! This was the band's first album for Mercury – and although one might have the temptation to say that the label cut down the radical funk sound of the trippy Westbound years, the move also taught the band to sharpen up their act, and get out of the repetitive sloppy groove into which they'd been lapsing during the past few years. The record's a lot smoother than earlier work – with a polished funky sound that would soon push the band right up there with Earth Wind & Fire at the top of the soul charts. And although there's familiar funky numbers like "Skin Tight", "Jive Turkey", and "Streakin Cheek To Cheek" – the best moment on the entire album is the wonderful spacey soul number "Heaven Must be Like This", a seven minute mellow groover that's got a sophisticated jazzy soul style, with voices and piano soaring into the heavens, in a way that always still sends chills down our spine! That cut shows the band's tremendous growth – and it's one of their best-ever! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Skin Tight ... LP 9.99

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Kid Ory & Red AllenWe've Got Rhythm ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Recorded when Ory was 74, this pairs two of the big names from the early generations of New Orleans jazz. Also playing with them are Bob McCracken, Cedric Haywood, Frank Haggerty, Morty Corb, and Alton Redd. The song titles include "Christopher Columbus", "Some Of These Days", "I Got Rhythm", "Come Back Sweet Pea", "San", "Tuxedo Junction", and "Lazy River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some splitting and tape on the top and bottom seams, some scratches, a peeled mark from sticker removal, light wear, and some marker on the back.)

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Art PepperArt Pepper + Eleven ... LP
Contemporary, 1959. Good+ ... $14.99
A unique large group session from Art Pepper – one of his few this way as a leader, despite constant 50s presence as a sideman in big ensembles! Arrangements are by Marty Paich, who more than makes things swing – and there's a nice rhythm section dancing underneath a larger group – with Russ Freeman on piano, Joe Mondragon on bass and Mel Lewis on drums. Players in the fuller lineup include Jack Sheldon on trumpet, Herb Geller on alto, Bill Perkins on tenor, and Bob Enevoldsen on trombone and tenor – and titles are mostly modern numbers written by other jazzmen like Horace Silver, Denzil Best, Jimmy Giuffre, and Sonny Rollins. Titles include "Groovin High", "Move", "Four Brothers", "Anthropology", and "Airegin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear, staining, a split spine, a small split on the top seam, some pen, and a name in marker on the back.)

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Oscar PetersonSwinging Brass With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $0.99
One of Oscar Peterson's few albums with a larger group – featuring some great arrangements from Russ Garcia! Titles include "Blues For Big Scotia", "Con Alma", "Cubano Chant", "OP", and "Little Pea's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear, a small split on the spine, and along the top seam and spine.)

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Oscar PettifordOscar Pettiford Orchestra In Hi Fi Volume 2 ... LP
ABC, 1956. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Pettiford's second album of big band tracks for ABC during the 50s – a more open-ended set than the previous one, with modernist touches that really make the set sparkle nicely. Part of these are due to Gigi Gryce, who plays alto on the record, and probably had a bit of a hand in arrangements. Other players include Art Farmer, Jerome Richardson, and Al Grey – and tracks include "I Remember Clifford", "Little Niles", "Now See How You Are", and "Seabreeze". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a split top seam.)

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New Buddy RichRich Rebellion (aka Richcraft) ... LP
Wing/Mercury, 1959. Sealed ... $8.99
Tighter than usual for Buddy Rich at Verve – but still a great little set, thanks to some soulfully swinging arrangements from Ernie Wilkins – who was really at the top of his game at this point in his career! The lineup is filled with great players – including Phil Woods, Harry Edison, Al Cohn, and Benny Golson – and in a way, the record almost grooves with some of the same energy that Quincy Jones was bringing to his big band records of the time – save for a bit more emphasis on the drums! Titles include "Yardbird Suite", "Richcraft", "From The Sticks", "Song Of The Islands", and "Sweets Tooth". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Sharon RidleyStay A While With Me (Phil-LA pressing) ... LP
Phil-LA Of Soul, 1971. Very Good- ... $24.99
An incredible album of deep deep soul! Recorded way before Sharon Ridley became a big club diva, this record mixes deep soul vocal stylings with some well produced Van McCoy arrangements, and backing by some crack New York players. The result is one of the best female vocal soul albums we can think of from the early 70s – and the kind of lost soul album that makes you keep tracking down rare wax! Includes the incredible cut "You Sold Me A One Way Ticket", which begins with an amazing intro, and has a hook so strong you could hang a parka on it – plus the cuts "Stay A While With Me", "I Found Him, I Loved Him, I Lost Him", and "When A Woman Falls In Love". This is the 2nd pressing – on Phil-LA of Soul – and it's rarer than the first! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a partially split top seam, and a small split on the bottom.)

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New Jimmy SmithLivin' It Up! ... LP
Verve, 1968. Sealed ... $13.99
A stunner from Jimmy Smith – and quite possibly one of his greatest records for Verve! The set has Jimmy working with arranger Oliver Nelson – in a setting that's got big band backings, but done in a style that's cool enough to cut through all the BS of similar sessions. There's no hoke at all – just a lean and soulful approach that has Nelson serving up a powerhouse jazzy groove underneath – and Jimmy soloing madly over the top! The album's filled with great tunes too – including a fab cover of "Mission Impossible", the original "Big Boss Man", a version of Richard Evans' "Burning Spear", and great takes on "Valley Of The Dolls" and "The Gentle Rain". Great stuff throughout! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original 60s pressing!)

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Big Mama ThorntonSassy Mama! ... LP
Vanguard, 1975. Very Good ... $24.99
Big Mama Thornton gets a bit of an update – as her older blues style comes into play with a hip electrified lineup – one that features Paul Griffin on keyboards, Cornell Dupree on guitar, and Bad Bascomb on bass! The vibe is still plenty blues, but has an undercurrent of soul – thanks in part to production from Ed Bland, who could always be trusted to mix different elements together so well. Buddy Lucas also plays a bit of tenor sax – and titles include "Lost City", "Mr Cool", "Private Number", "Rolling Stone", and "Everybody's Happy (But Me)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing. Cover has some wear, with some splitting on the spine top seam.)

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Betty WrightI Love The Way You Love ... LP
Alston, 1972. Very Good- ... $14.99
A breakout album by Betty Wright, the record that spawned the cut "Clean Up Woman" – the choppy funky track that really pushed her over the top in a big way, and which has remained fresh for years –thanks to a strong sample history in hip hop! That cut's more than enough reason to buy the record – but the whole LP's great – and features loads of other original tracks written by Clarence Reid and Willie (Little Beaver) Hale, hitting hard in a sweet 70s Miami soul style – titles that include "I Love the Way You Love", "I'm Gettin' Tired Baby", and "Pure Love" – plus a groovy cover of "Ain't No Sunshine". One of the turning points in the emerging Miami soul scene of the 70s – soon to provide a second home to Atlantic Records! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a cutout notch, some wear, an unglued top seam, a partially unglued bottom seam, some creasing, and a center split on the spine.)
Also available I Love The Way You Love ... LP 9.99

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New Martha Reeves & The VandellasRidin' High ... LP
Gordy, 1968. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
After a few years a Motown's big crossover chart star, how could Martha not be Riding High? This album keeps the groove right on rolling, with a strident batch of girl soul tracks that includes a mixture of pop and Motown tunes – including "Forget Me Not", "Honey Chile", "I Promise To Wait My Love", "I'm In Love", and "Show Me The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label Gordy pressing, with deep groove. Cover has wear, split seams, several stains, a name in marker on the front, and old tape along the top and along part of the spine.)

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New Stevie WonderTalking Book ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the classics, and an album that's filled with a sense of majesty and power that will knock you dead – despite the stupid cover of Stevie sitting on a hill, playing in the dirt! By this point, Stevie knows he's on top of the world – and he's honing the sophisticated experiments of the previous few albums into a tightly woven pop sound that would pay Motown a huge dividend for letting him take chances with his music! Includes the big hits "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" and "Superstition", plus the amazing mellow synthesizer classic "You've Got It Bad Girl" and the fuzzy funky "Maybe Your Baby". Great stuff, and one that won't let you down! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the braille cover, which has some wear.)
Also available Talking Book ... CD 2.99

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New Nat AdderleyCalling Out Loud ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty great little album from Nat – recorded with arrangements by Bill Fischer, who gives the record a tightly compressed big band sound that's perfect for Nat's sharp funky horn! The album's not exactly "funk", but there's plenty of it in the mix – as lead horn grooves around nicely, while Joe Zawinul plays electric piano, and Leo Morris (aka Idris Muhammad) plays drums. Titles include "Biafra", "Haifa", "St M", "Grey Moss", and "Calling Out Loud". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has ring & edge wear and a mostly split top seam.)

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New Gene AmmonsBig Bad Jug ... LP
Prestige, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jug's big and bad here in tone – and the style is nicely complicated at times – a bit more open-ended and electric than before, with a sound that's almost like the shift that Stanley Turrentine was making during his years at CTI! There's still a bit of the previous Prestige funk in the mix – thanks to drums from Billy Cobham, and organ from Sonny Phillips – but the group also includes up-and-comer Maynard Parker on guitar, who gets in some nicely snakey lines at times – slinking through the tunes with a warmly chromatic edge that's mighty nice, and which sets the tune for some of Ammons' more laidback solo moments. His tenor's still as strong as ever, though – blown with a beautiful sense of tone, on tracks that include "Lady Mama", "Big Bad Jug", "Lucille", "Fly Me", and "Fuzz" – plus a nice version of "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" with a sweetly gentle break! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cut corner, and a split top seam. Labels have some marker.)

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New Benny BaileyMirrors ... LP
Freedom (Germany), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent early 70s set from Benny Bailey – originally issued on Freedom, but recorded by Gigi Campi, with arrangements by Francy Boland – and very much in the mode of work at the time on MPS. The session features Bailey as the lead soloist amidst bandmates from the Clarke-Boland Big Band – including Francy Boland, Sahib Shihab, Tony Coe, and Tony Inzalaco. The smaller group's augmented by a string section that provides dark, but lush washes of sound – dramatic texture that's perfect for Benny to blow blue solos over the top in a complicated way, but makes it sound easy. Francy Boland also conducted, and wrote a few of the tunes – and titles include "Mirrors", "Flunkeyania", "At Ronnie's", "Effluves", "Everything Happens To Me" and "Sum Umbra". A beautiful set of somber, mellow work that gets in our soul – and straight up wonderful! LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing. Cover has light wear. Vinyl is nice and clean overall, with just a few light marks from the old inner sleeve.)

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New Big Brother & The Holding CompanyCheap Thrills ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cheap Thrills, maybe – but they cut deeply and last forever! This is one of greatest albums by Big Brother & The The Holding Company – and it's also one of the most important in cementing the legacy of singer Janis Joplin. The raw manic energy of the group at their live best is somehow bottled and presented on record as perfectly as ever could be – and even better are the delicate moments that show such an incredible depth! Titles include "Turtle Blues", "Oh Sweet Mary", "Ball & Chain", "Summertime", "Piece Of My Heart", and "I Need A Man To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear, partially split top and bottom seams, and light staining along the spine.)

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New DadaDada ... LP
Atco, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the avant experimental record you might expect from the group's name, but a nicely compelling set from start of the 70s Atlantic Records – much more creative than the usual chartbound rock act of the time, with a nice mix of rootsy elements and harder rocking moments! Part of the group's approach echoes the maturing San Francisco sound of the time – particularly the blend of roots elements that moved in as the music moved up to Marin County – and there's some especially great keyboards from Don Shinn, who plays very deep-toned organ and vibes, and really adds an eerie element to the record. The vocals are pretty cool too – often harmonized, but in a weirdly askew mode from the Sunshine Pop year – much more in the broken-down style of Shades Of Joy on their Fontana record, which might be a great comparison with this set, especially given the brash lead tones of Elkie Brooks. Titles include "Tonite Is", "Big Dipper", "She Walks Away", "Aspen Colorado", "Eyes Of The Warren", "Jasamin", and "This Is My Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, marker on the front and back, split top and bottom seams, a promo sticker, some small stains, and a bit of flaking on the back along part of the opening. Labels have some marker.)

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New DJ KentaroContrast (with download) ... LP
Ninja Tune, 2012. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first full length in a few years from world class turntablist DJ Kentaro – and a pretty diverse set of floor-shaking instrumentals – plus a number vocal cuts with a strong roster of guests. Kentaro is a sharp producer/artist on top of the turntablist skills, crafting well-paced full scale listening experiences – and he's wise enough to stay true to his inspirations rather than chase trends. Includes "Kikkake" feat DJ Krugh, "Higher", "Step In" feat Foreign Beggers, "Big Timer" feat MC Zulu, "Lapis Lazuli", "Crossfader" feat Kid Koala & D-Styles, "Next Page (Dora) feat C2C and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Duke EllingtonEllington At Newport ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first albums to ever issue recordings made at the Newport Jazz Festival – quite a big hit, and the beginning of a real trend in jazz! The set's also some great work by Duke – free to perform in a setting that's not bound by some of the time restrictions of earlier years, which lets him offer up three long tracks with a great deal of sophistication over previous recordings. Titles include "Jeep's Blues", "Diminuendo & Crescendo In Blue", and "Newport Jazz Festival Suite". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with small spots of tape on the label. Cover has light wear & a partially split top seam.)

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New Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book Vol 1 ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ella's performing songs written by or associated with Duke–what could be better? Here she's backed by two different Ellington groups–-one a big band, the other a small group, whose members included Stuff Smith, Barney Kessel, and Ben Webster. Titles include "Rockin' In Rhythm", "Caravan", "Take The A Train", "Clementine", and "Perdido", all performed with the with the big band, and "Satin Doll", "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)", "Cottontail", and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me", backed by the small group. Sublime! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc. pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, split top seams, two spots of tape over the opening, some small stains, and a sticker on the back.)

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New Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best albums ever in Verve's classic set of recordings from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival – a set that captures the Dizzy Gillespie group of the decade in top live formation! The ensemble here is plenty hip – with a young Lee Morgan joining Dizzy on trumpet, and a host of other great players who include Melba Liston and Al Grey on trombones, Benny Golson and Billy Mitchell on saxes, and rhythm from the trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul West on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums! Although big, the band often had the sharper groove of a small combo – and even when hitting some older moments from Gillespie's earlier years, they still kept a modern edge in their approach – thanks to arrangements by AK Salim, Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, and Dizzy himself. Titles include "School Days", "I Remember Clifford", "Manteca", "Dizzy's Blues", "Cool Breeze", and "Doodlin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc. pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has yellowed tape on all seams.)

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New Al GreyBasic Grey ... LP
Argo/Cadet/Chess, Early 60s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A collection of some Basie trombonist Al Grey's work for the Argo label pulled from the Last Of The Big Plungers, Snap Your Fingers and Al Grey Billy Mitchell Sextet LPs, some of his hippest work, featuring Billy Mitchell, Donald Byrd, Floyd Morris, Herbie Hancock and Bobby Hutcherson. 22 tracks in all, including "Things Ain't WhatThey Used To Be", "Open Wider Please", "I Got It bad And That Ain't Good", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "The Elder", "Bewitched", "Bluish Grey", "Wild Deuce", "Bantu", "Melba's Blues", "Nothng But The Truth", "RBQ", "Minor On Top", "African Lady", "Hi Fly" and "Home Fries". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some ring & edge wear.)

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New Dick HymanElectrodynamics ... LP
Command, 1963. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not his most out there record, but filled with lots of nice little tracks on the Lowrey Organ. Includes a version of "Mack the Knife" that really swings, plus "Big Ben Bossa" and lots of standards, like "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", 'Fly Me To The Moon" and "Satin Doll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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New Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks ... LP
Tamla, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic LP that forever transformed the sound of dancefloor soul! Eddie scored big big big with the hit "Keep On Truckin", which was a huge huge stormer back in the day, and which still grooves hard today – with it's midtempo boogie mode of grooving. Eddie's great on the mellow cuts as well as the dancing ones, and the record includes loads of great tracks like "Where Do You Go (Baby)", "Each Day I Cry A Little", and "Only Room For Two". Arrangements by James Carmichael, Frank Wilson, and Leonard Caston. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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New Kool & The GangMusic Is The Message ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal album in the career of Kool & The Gang! This album has the band operating at the top of their early 70s funky powers – and it also shows them dabbling a bit with electronics, which would become a big part of their sound a few albums later. The best example of this is the totally cool "Electric Frog (parts 1 & 2)", which has this amazing bubbling moogy riff that goes in and out of the song. Other tracks are more straight-ahead funky – and they're all great! Titles include "Music Is The Message", "Love The Life You Live (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Granny", and the righteous "Soul Vibrations". Also features the super-dope mellow "Blowin With The Wind", a stripped-down number that's dominated by a trumpet solo, and proof that the group could operate just as well at a mellow level as they could at a hard funky one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, small center splits on the top & bottom seams, and a promo sticker remnant.)
Also available Music Is The Message ... LP 9.99

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New Last PoetsRight On! ... LP
Juggernaut, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the wildest albums ever by the mighty Last Poets! Billed as "a woodstock in poetry", this is the soundtrack to the obscure film Right On (billed as "the hit film" on the cover), which was shot using the first version of the Last Poets that included Felipe Lucianao, David Nelson, and the wild card Gylan Kain – a group who originally had the name and style of protest poetry, but who had been eclipsed when the poet Abiodun left them and formed the group that first recorded for Douglas Records. The album, sort of a "we're back" effort, was produced by Juggy Murray, and apparently all recorded at the Cubiculo Theatre in New York – and it's one of two albums on the Juggernaut label, which also featured Kain's solo record. Most of the record is spare percussion, with the band shouting over the top – and the sound is even rawer than the group's first LP on Douglas. The titles should say it all – as the record features "My Pretty N*gger", "Tell Me Brother", "Die Nigga!", "James Brown", "Soul", "Poetry Is Black", "Into The Streets", and "Library", clearly a big influence on KRS-1. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
Also available Right On! ... CD 8.99

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New Ronnie LawsPressure Sensitive ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic bit of 70's fusion, played by Ronnie on tenor and flute, and with a group that includes some excellent keyboard work by Joe Sample. The highlight of the record is the big sample cut "Tidal Wave", but it also includes the great groover "Always There", which was covered a million times over by other bands during the 70's. Wayne Henderson produced, and the record is an archetypal example of his "At Home Productions" sound. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, and some sticker residue. Label has a sticker.)
Also available Pressure Sensitive ... CD 7.99

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New Little MiltonLittle Milton Sings Big Blues ... LP
Checker, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Electric Chicago blues – but with more of a soul sound than you'd expect. Milton's guitar phrases most of the blues on the record – but the arrangements also have a fair bit of hard Chicago soul in the mix, and they're handled by Gene Barge in a style that's similar to some of his work on other Chess/Cadet singles. The album includes versions of "Please Please Please", "Have Mercy Baby", "Fever", "Sneakin Around", and "Reconsider Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing. Cover has some wear, a split top seam, and overall staining and someflaking on back.)

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New Master Musicians Of JoujoukaPrimal Energy – That Is The Music & Ritual Of Jojouka, Morocco ... LP
Adelphi, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent recording of the Master Musicians Of Joujouka – one to rival the earlier album recorded by Brian Jones for Apple Records! The on-site recording captures the music perfectly – an other-worldly blend of percussion and reed instruments with a droning and rhythmically intense quality that's unlike anything else on this planet – really amazing stuff that was an especially big influence on a range of late 60s cultural icons! There's precious few albums that get the essence of the music this well – and although most of the draw here is instrumental, a few tracks have chanting vocals that are nice too. Titles include "Brian Jones", "Jajouka Black Eyes", "Sidi Hamid Sherk", "Waving", and "Boujeloud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Inside top cover seam is split, but this is still a nice copy.)

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New Jimmy McGriffTopkapi ... LP
Sue, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very unusual album for Jimmy – but a great one too! The set breaks the mode of Jimmy's small combo Sue work and features his organ amidst some larger arrangements from Fred Norman – a blend of skipping strings and jazzy rhythms that really lets Jimmy open up and groove around the top on the Hammond! His solos are sublime – a real masterpiece of tone, texture, and rhythm – in a mode that rivals Jimmy Smith's best organ-with-big group work for Verve at the time. There's a great soundtrack jazz feel to the whole set – as you'd guess from the title track theme from "Topkapi", plus the variety of other soundtrack cuts that include "Exodus", "Rawhide", "Mr. Lucky", "Pink Panther", and "Man With The Golden Arm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New Tito PuenteDancing Under Latin Skies ... LP
RCA, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This one's a bit subdued, but it's still classic RCA material by Tito – with a strong easy Latin vibe, of the sort that went down very big with the Catskills crowd. The record's got plenty of Cha Cha and Mambo Latin jazz tracks, most of which are covers, apart from the originals "Dancing Under Latin Skies", "Port Au Pleasure", and "Acapulco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, some small light stains, and partially split top and bottom seams.)

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New Rolling StonesThrough The Past Darkly – Big Hits Vol 2 ... LP
London, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Loads of late 60s classics from the Rolling Stones – served up in a special set dedicated to the late Brian Jones! The music here really shows the darkening side of the Stones' sound – and titles include "Paint It Black", "Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing In The Shadow", "2000 Light Years From Home", "Mother's Little Helper", "She's A Rainbow", "Let's Spend The Night Together", and "Street Fighting Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label London pressing in the octagonal cover. Cover has some wear, with partially split top and bottom seams.)
Also available Through The Past Darkly – Big Hits Vol 2 (180 gram clear vinyl pressing) ... LP 16.99

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New Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryJimmy & Wes – The Dynamic Duo ... LP
Verve, 1966. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent meeting between 2 mighty talents who rarely recorded together! Oliver Nelson did the arrangements and leads a big band, but the real focus is on Jimmy and Wes' solos, which are given a lot of room to roam in long tracks like "James & Wes", "Night Train", and "Down By The Riverside". Nice hard playing from Jimmy, with that great tone that he was getting in the mid 60's, and lots of very clean Hammond lines on his solos. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a partially split top seam, and some light stains.)

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New VariousHip Hop Classics Volume One ... LP
Priority, 1996. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
15 classic tracks from 1985-1990 spread out over 2 LP's: Audio Two "Top Billin", EPMD "You're A Customer", MC Shan "The Bridge", Gang Starr "Words I Manifest", Main Source "Just Hangin Out", NWA "Straight Outta Compton", Eric B & Rakim "Eric B Is President", Doug E Fresh "La Di Da Di", Biz Markie "Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz", Public Enemy "Rebel Without a Pause", Ice Cube "Amerikkka's Most Wanted", Big Daddy Kane "Raw 91", the full-length version of Too Short's "Freaky Tales", Eazy E "Boyz-N-The Hood" and DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince "Rock The House". LP, Vinyl record album
(In a plain black sleeve, with some peeled spots.)

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New Monk HigginsHeavyweight ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the best album ever from funky maestro Monk Higgins! The record's got some of his tighest work of the time – with plenty of tight breaks, nice keyboards, and soulful sax riffs – and Monk is going full-out on the arrangements, in the manner that he used for his best late Blue Note work with The Three Sounds or Blue Mitchell. The group's listed as "The Specialties" on the cover, and they vamp along nicely, like some of Monk's funky groups from the late 60s funky 45 days. Titles include "Gotta Be Funky", "Big Water Bed", "Up On The Hill", "Last Flight To Dallas", and "Libra's Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially split top seam, a cut corner, and some moderate ringwear.)

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New Walter Horton With Carey BellBig Walter Horton With Carey Bell ... LP
Alligator, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(In the original textured cover, with a split top seam and splitting on the spine.)

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New OutkastStankonia ... LP
LaFace, 2000. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Probably the most hyped hip hop album by rock critics of the last decade – but don't hold that against Stankonia, because these ghetto grooves from planet P-Funk were exactly what the world needed in 2000! The millenium blowout party jam feel throughout is surely a nice change of pace from all the doom and gloom out there, but they still manage to spit out enough reality to keep things feeling true – particularly in the playful battle of the sexes showdowns. Dre, Big Boi and Organized Noize continue to innovate, even if they are at the top of the charts! Tracks include "Gasoline Dreams", "So Fresh, So Clean", "Ms. Jackson", "Spaghetti Junction", "I'll Call Before I Come" featuring Gangsta Boo & Eco, "B.O.B.", "Xplosion" featuring B-Real, "We Luv Deez Hoez", "Humble Mumble" featuring Erykah Badu, "Red Velvet", "Gangsta Sh*t", "Toilet Tisha" "Slum Beautiful", and "Stankonia (Stanklove)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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New Don EllisLive In 3/2/3/4 Time ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Mid 60s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fresh and modern big band work – with a nice dash of soul, and some of the early traces of funk that would later show up heavily in Ellis' 70s work! Tracks are long, and in compelling time structures – as indicated by the titles – and groove with an MPS-like approach to the work – strong solos bursting out from the larger band, and very strong rhythms pushing most of the tracks nicely over the top! Players include Ira Schulman, Ruben Leon, Dave Mackay, and Ron Starr – and titles include "Barnum's Revenge", "Upstart", "Thetis", "Orientation", and "Freedom Jazz Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Rollicking country-tinged blues from Jimmy Reed and an incredible group of backing musicians – actually not captured in the opulent grandeur of Carnegie Hall – and probably all the better for it! Prior to the original double LP release of Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall, Reed headlined a Blues At Carnegie Hall event, and though the performance was not recorded for a live album release he went on the cut a similar set list with varying players that included Lonnie Brooks, Phil Upchurch and Eddie Tayor on guitar, Willie Dixon on bass, Earl Phillips and Albert King on tracks. It's really wonderful stuff, obvious epiphany material for loads of rockers and young players on both the US and British blues scenes to come! 23 tracks in all: "Bright Lights Big City", "I'm Mr Luck", "Found Joy", "Kind Of Lonesome", "Tell Me You Love Me", "Hold Me Close", "Baby What You Want Me To Do", "Blue Blue Water", "Hush Hush", "Found Love", "Honest I Do", "You Got Me Dizzy", "Boogie In The Dark", "Take Out Some Insurance", "The Sun Is Shining" and lots more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Exodus stereo pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, a split bottom seam, a mostly split top seam, and a couple of light stains inside the gatefold.)

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New Cal TjaderCal Tjader/Stan Getz Sextet ... LP
Fantasy, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer record from the late 50s – and one that hints at all the sides Stan Getz would take in later years – his bossa sessions, his vibes quartet with Gary Burton, and the playful lyricism of his recordings with Chick Corea! The set was recorded in San Francisco, when Stan had that great bassist Scott LaFaro in his group, and when he was brought into the studio by Fantasy to meet with local talents like Cal Tjader, Eddie Duran, and Vince Guaraldi. Billy Higgins is also added on drums, giving the set a lively songlike sound that's just great. The group works incredibly well together, and it's a shame they only really gelled for this rare non-Verve session. Titles include "Big Bear", "Crow's Nest", and "Ginza Samba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing with a red label. Cover has a split top seam, and a split spine lined with clear tape.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- ... $11.99
Cannon's left his usual soul jazz combo for this album – and he's recording on the west coast with an all-star group that includes Wes Montgomery on guitar, Victor Feldman on vibes and piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. The sound's a bit different than usual – with a strong focus on the solos of the big stars, and less on the tight grooving of the group – but that doesn't stop it from being a great set, and Cannon blows in a way that reminds us of his classic Mercury sides. Titles include "The Chant", "Azule Serape", "Never Will I Marry", and "Au Prive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing with microphone logo & deep groove. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear, a split bottom seam, some splitting on the other seams, and some small light stains on the back.)

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New Joao DonatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. Very Good+ ... $29.99
The legendary meeting of the two biggest Brazilian keyboard talents of the 70s – Joao Donato and Eumir Deodato – coming together in beautifully funky formation! The sound is a great blend of the moody electric work of Donato's classic Quem E Quem album, and some of the fuller, funkier grooves on Deodato's work for CTI – served up here in a double-keyboard blend with help from a host of great guest musicians! Other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Romeo Penque on flute, Mauricio Einhorn on harmonica, and Michael Gibson on guitar – plus plenty of percussion from Airto and Ray Barretto, who both join in to round out this all star session. Tracks are nicely long, and very jamming at times – and titles include the funky "Whistle Stop", plus "Where's JD", "Capricorn", "Nightripper", and "Batuque". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Also available Donato-Deodato ... LP 9.99

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Don ElliottMellophone ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $8.99
They're not lying with the title of this great little set – as Don Elliott blows his unique horn with a very mellow tone! The instrument is kind of a bigger version of a flugelhorn – and is used by Don in a laidback combo that also features trombone from Billy Byers, trumpet from Howie Reich, and baritone sax from Danny Bank – all deep sounds that set up a bank of color for Elliott to work with in his most vivid way. Other players include Hal McKusick on alto and flute – but working without as much of the sharper, cutting tones of other 50s albums – and rhythm is from Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Mel Zelnick on drums. Titles include "Sposin", "The Lamp Is Low", "Mellophone Mambo", "Summer Setting", and "With The Wind & The Rain In Your Hair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, some wear, and a peeled gloss finish, with an ink stamp and some light stains on the back.)

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Four TopsFour Tops Greatest Hits ... LP
Motown, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Despite the fame of their big hits – like "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I Can't Help Myself", "Baby I Need Your Loving", and "It's The Same Old Song", all of which are on this set, and which have been heard ad infinitum – the Four Tops are actually a heck of a great vocal group, with harmonies that blew away many of their contemporaries, and which keep their work shining long past the hits. This set's got some nice cuts that fall into that category – like "Bernadette", and "Ask The Lonely" – and the package is about as solid as you'd expect. LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Nobuo Hara & Sharps & FlatsKessei 25 Shuunen Kinen Recital – The 25th Anniversary Concert ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1976. Very Good+ 2LP ... $29.99
A 25th Anniversary performance from one of Japan's greatest big bands – really stepping out here in a great mix of modes from the 70s! Some cuts have a classic feel – definitely nodding back to the roots of the Sharps & Flats – but others show the hip changes the ensemble went through during the 60s and 70s – their use of exotic and groovy modes during the previous decade, and their discovery of electric instrumentation and funky sounds near the time of this recording! The album's got great versions of Stevie Wonder tunes "Too High" and "Superstition", a long suite titled "Scotophobia", and some cool jazz versions of Japanese tunes "Sohran Bushi" and "Hakone Hachi-Ri" – as well as the cut "3 2 1 0", which the group recorded famously with Oliver Nelson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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Freddie HubbardRollin ... LP
MPS, 1981. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Freddie Hubbard's definitely rolling on this great little set – rolling right back into acoustic jazz territory after a run of smoother soul sessions for bigger labels at the end of the 70s! The album's a live one, and it's a perfect example of the development of Hubbard's solo skills at the point – amazingly well-crafted, especially in a spontaneous setting like this, where Freddie can really stretch out over a long tune with really soulfully imaginative expressions. The group features the great David Schnitter on tenor and soprano sax – a great colleague for the date – plus Billy Childs on acoustic and electric piano, Larry Klein on bass, and Carl Burnett on drums. Titles include "Breaking Point", "Brigitte", "Cascais", "One Of Another Kind", and "Byrdlike". LP, Vinyl record album
(PAUSA pressing. Cover has a cut corner, a center split on the top seam, and half split bottom seam.)

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Rod Levitt OrchestraInsight ... LP
RCA, 1965. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Tight hard swinging big band set, with really complicated arrangements and some great writing. Not all of the players are names you'll recognize, but Levitt's talent for arrangement and leadership ensure a tight tight band, and the album wails nicely. Tracks include "Stop Those Men!", "Vera Cruz", "Insight", and "The Mayor Of Vermont Village". Levitt's always talked about in hipster musician circles. Get this and find out why. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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Mariachi Brass with Chet BakerTaste Of Tequila ... LP
World Pacific, 1966. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A strange 60s chapter in the career of trumpeter Chet Baker – but one that we sure like a heck of a lot! These sides were recorded as an answer to the big success of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass over at A&M Records – and for the sessions, Chet's trumpet was backed by jaunty, brassy arrangements penned by Jack Nitzsche. And while it might be easy to dismiss the tunes as copycat sound-a-likes, they're really not – as Nitszche brings in a much fuller groove to most of the numbers than Herb Alpert ever did – more of a sunny LA pop feel that has the whole group really gliding along on bold waves of sound all topped off by Baker's horn – sounding stronger and more confident here than on most of his other recordings of the 60s! There's a definite Latin undercurrent to most of the numbers, but also a fair bit of mainstream pop instrumentation as well – a style that's bolder and not nearly as compressed as the A&M approach to Tijuana – and one that explodes with some youthful LA energies! 10 numbers in all, including "Flowers On The Wall", "Mexico", "Hot Toddy", "El Paso", "Come A Little Bit Closer", "Speedy Gonzales", "Cuando Calienta El Sol", and "24 Hours To Tulsa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy McGriffElectric Funk ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $59.99
One of Jimmy's funkiest albums ever – a sweeeeet batch of short, hard, and funky cuts – and a record that ranks right up there with the mighty Soul Sugar for sheer funkiness! Jimmy takes an upbeat and easygoing approach to the late 60s funk sound, with a nice, rubbery bass and the organ sound just killer – but would expect less from McGriff on that front? Truly funky and totally irresistible stuff, with sinister, measured moments that bigger and heavier pretty quickly - kind of prefiguring 70s blacksploitation soundtrack vibes in spots! The album's great all the way through – tight arrangements by Horace Ott, who also plays electric piano on the set, making for a clean, cool 2-keys kind of groove. Titles include "Spear for Moondog" (parts 1 & 2), "Tight Times", "Funky Junk", "Bird Wave", and "Back on the Track". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty pressing. Cover has some wear, light bending in the corners, and some splitting and wide clear tape on the top seam.)

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Jackie RossFull Bloom ... LP
Chess, Early 60s. Good ... $24.99
One of the rarest soul albums on Chess – and a great one! Jackie Ross has always been known for her hit "Selfish One", which is on this album, but as the record will show, Jackie's a killer talent that should have been much much bigger! This set features loads of original tracks and very little filler – and the arrangements by Riley Hampton and Phil Wright are in the best sophisticated style of the Chicago soul school. Titles include "I've Got The Skill", "Change Your Ways", "Don't Take My Love", "Everything But Love", "Wasting Time", and "I Wanna Hear It From You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has wear, a cutout hole, a center split on the top seam, some pen, a couple of light stains on the front, and staining on the back.)

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Serious Lee FineNothing Can Stop Us ... LP
Arista/Rush, 1989. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Equal parts soul and hip hop – and a record that might be more New Jack than anything else, if it wasn't for production by Davy D and Jam Master Jay! The vocals are a bit poppy and silly at times, but the overall groove isn't that bad, especially considering other efforts like this of the time – and there's a depth to some of the backings that are a welcome change from some of the more bombastic beats used on other soul/hip hop crossover albums. Titles include "Nothing Can Stop Us", "We Can Do Better", "The Big Dis", "Bust The Beat", "Deep", "Everything's Real Everything's Fun Everything's Life", "Serious-Lude", "Sweat", and "Boom Bang Em". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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VariousDon't Stop – Recording Tap ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $14.99
Not much of a cover photo, but one of the most amazing collections so far from the Numero Group – a richly archival project that finally brings to light the lost efforts of the short lived Tap Records label! Tap was the brainchild of Jeremiah Yisrael – an ambitious producer, and legendary perfectionist – so much so that he often put more effort into these indie productions than you'd find at bigger label projects of the time! Most material here dates from the years 1981 and 1982, and the music is a mix of club, modern soul, boogie, and a bit of hip hop – nearly all of which hardly got any exposure at the time. The booklet not only tells the tale of the label and Yisrael's career, but also Numero's efforts in resurrecting these lost tapes from a very moldy near-death experience – a narrative that's almost as exciting as the music in the package. And the package is pretty great too – not only because of the 24 page, full color booklet – but also because of the supplemental book that reproduces lost sheet music and studio notes from the Tap sessions. Amazing stuff throughout – well worthy of another deep bow for the Numero team! The 3LP version is beautifully packaged in a box modeled after old studio reel-to-reels – with one LP featuring 11 instrumental bonus tracks exclusive to the vinyl – and includes the 14 track CD for good measure! Titles include "Breakout" and "We've Had Enough" by Arnie Love & The Lovettes, "Invisible Wind" and "Guilty" by Jackie Stoudemire, "Missy Missy Dee" by Missy Dee & The Melody Crew, "So Nice" by Annette Denvil, "Rub A Dub Dub" by The Fabulous 3 MCs, "Don't Stop Dancin" and "Run Away Hide From Love" by Jackie Stoudemire, and "Breakout" by Magnetism. Also features two tracks from 1971 – "Does He Really Mean It" and "Love Which Way" by Bonnie Freeman. Instrumentals for the vinyl include "Breakout Beats" and more by Tap Orchestra, "Rub A Dub Dub" by Fabulous 3 MCs, "Invisible Wind" and "Guilty" by Jackie Stoudemire, and "Missy Missy Dee" by Missy Dee & The Melody Crew. LP, Vinyl record album
(Box set includes the printed inner sleeve and CD, missing the booklet and cards.)
Also available Don't Stop – Recording Tap (3LPs – with CD and 11 bonus instrumentals) ... LP 42.99

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VariousHarlem Shuffle – Sixties Soul Classics ... LP
Charly (UK), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Classic Charly compilation of Uptown soul tracks which were big hits at the time, but are sort of tough to find these days. There's 16 great tracks on here, with non-stop 60s soul groovers that you'd love to hear on the radio, like "Backfield in Motion" by Mel & Tim, "Harlem Shuffle" by Bob & Earl, "Hello Stranger" and "Make Me Your Baby" by Barbara Lewis, "Oh How Happy" by Shades Of Blue, "The Oogum Boogum Song" and "Gimme Little Sign" by Brenton Wood, "The Bounce" by The Olympics, "Love Makes The World Go Round" by Deon Jackson, "Spring" by Bird Legs & Pauline, "Expressway To Your Heart" by the Soul Survivors, "Oo Wee Baby I Love You" by Fred Hughes and "Cool Jerk" by the Capitols. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Bossa Rio Sextet With Sergio Mendes ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cannonball Adderley recorded this nice little groover in 1962, when American musicans were just getting on the bossa tip, and still keeping things pretty authentic. The record was cut in New York with Sergio Mendes' early Bossa Rio group – the legendary Brazilian jazz ensemble that featured Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Durval Ferreira. The mixture of tight bossa rhythms and Cannon's soulful sax is totally great – and it's only because the Riverside label was folding at the time that the record never got bigger fame. Includes the cuts "Joyce's Samba", "Clouds", "Minha Saudade", "Corcovado", "Batida Diferentes", and "Sambops". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split top seam, wide masking tape on the bottom seam, and some stained spots on back.)

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New Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cut corner, an unglued bottom seam, a partially unglued top seam, staining along the opening, and an ink stamp on the back.)
Also available
Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP 9.99
Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... CD 8.99

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New BT ExpressDo It (Til You're Satisfied) ... LP
Scepter, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The monumental debut of BT Express – and an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band's bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, with plenty of tight wah wah guitar riffing, conga beats, and funky flute and sax – topped off by just the right amount of strings to make the set soar even more! The album's best known for the title track "Do It (Til You're Satisfied)" – which was a big hit, but is still an excellent groover – and the set also includes loads of other great cuts too – like "Express", which was the original song that the created the JBs' response track "Monorail"; "This House is Smokin'", which has lots of funky descending horn bits; and other great tunes that include "Mental Telepathy", "If It Don't Turn You On", and "Do You Like It". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Chi-LitesLonely Man ... LP
Brunswick, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the biggest records ever from The Chi-Lites – thanks to the "Oh Girl" title hit that's referenced on the cover! But apart from that ballad classic, the record's actually got a heck of a lot more to offer – some incredible harmony soul tracks that show that even during their hit years, The Chi-Lites were one of those groups who could still stay true to their roots – and still come up with amazing tunes again and again! Mainman Eugene Record is at the helm producing and writing most of the tunes on the set – and some of the best numbers have that little gentle groove that was the best Chi-soul contribution to the sound of the 70s – that lilt or bounce from the 60s, turned towards slightly more sophisticated modes for the new generation. Titles include "Being In Love", "Love Is", "Coldest Days Of My Life", "Living In the Footsteps Of Another Man", "Ain't Too Much Of Nothing", and "A Lonely Man" – and a cover of "Inner City Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has thick black tape on the top seam and some wear.)

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New Creative SourcePass The Feelin' On ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Smooth jazzy soul from this massively overlooked group from the 70s! Although many know their bigger recordings on Sussex, these Polydor sides are much more appealing to us, and have a nice jazzy soul sound that's similar to work of groups like Side Effect – with a mixture of harmony soul and more complicated arrangements, touched by a bit of funk, and some more sophisticated modern soul production. This LP includes an excellent funky cut called "Funky Luvah", plus the tracks "Pass The Feelin On", "Turn On To Music", "Don't Be Afraid", and "I Want Ya (Loving Me)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear, an unglued top seam, a partially split bottom seam, some light stains, and a rip on the back at the top.)

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New Four TopsStill Waters Run Deep ... LP
Motown, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Possibly the last big hit that the Four Tops ever cut for Motown – and proof that they could still turn out strong material, as was later proven by their work at ABC. The title cut – "Still Waters (Run Deep)" – is one of those always enjoyable, surprisingly sophisticated little pop soul tunes – and the record features a lot of other nice moments like "Love Is The Answer", "Reflections", "I Wish I Were Your Mirror", "Bring Me Together", and a reprise of "Still Waters". Nice use of moog, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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New Harpers BizarreAnything Goes ... LP
Warner, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bizarre is right – and incredibly hip too! This was the group's second album – and while it has a lot of similarities with the first, it's also a lot deeper of an expression of their strange blend of harmony vocals, sweet 60s pop, and the nostalgia for the early 20th century that was running through the Burbank Warner scene that included a young Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Lenny Waronker, and other LA underground of the mid 60s. The whole record fits together beautifully – beginning with an old-timey radio kind of announcer, then sliding into sublimely crafted harmony tunes that include originals from the LA luminaries and the group, plus a few other surprising covers. Titles include the hit version of "Anything Goes", plus "The Biggest Night Of Her Life", "Milord", "Virginia City", "High Coin", "Jessie", "This Is Only The Beginning", and "You Need A Change". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, partially split top and bottom seams, and a name in marker and a name stamp on the back. Labels have some marker and a name stamp.)

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New Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Barney BigardDuke's Men ... LP
Epic, Late 30s/1955. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album that features late 30s recordings by some of Duke Ellington's most famous sidemen! The groups on most of these are fairly similar – mostly small group sessions from the larger Ellington outfit – pulled out in ways that give a strong focus on the solo talents of the session leader – and as with other packages in this series, the fidelity is much better than the original singles, and accompanied with full notes on the music! Titles include "Rexatious" and "Lazy Man's Shuffle" by Rex Stewart; "Echoes Of Harlem", "Swing Pan Alley", and "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me" by Cootie Williams; "The Rabbit's Jump", "Pyramid", and "Jitterbug's Lullaby" by Johnny Hodges; and "Caravan" and "Stompy Jones" by Barney Bigard. LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy yellow label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, staining along the bottom and part of the spine, and some wear and a sticker on the back.)

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New KashifKashif (1983) ... LP
Arista, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A monumental bit of 80s soul – the first solo album from Kashif, issued hot on the heels of a few years spent penning and producing work for a range of bigger artists! Given his experience with the pros, Kashif's emerging here as a very fully-formed talent in soul – a singer with a way of keeping things real, even when the tunes are catchy – and a producer with a great ear for the changing styles of soul at the time. The grooves are often nicely spare and stripped down, yet never without a good sense of feeling – and titles include "I Just Gotta have You (Lover Turn Me On)", "Stone Love", "Say Somethin' Love", "All", "Help Yourself To My love", "The Mood", "Don't Stop My Love", and "Rumors" LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has small peeled spots on the front & a name in pen.)
Also available Kashif (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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New Stacy LattisawTake Me All The Way ... LP
Motown, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stacy Lattisaw's first album for Motown – the nicely grooving Take Me All The Way from 1986 – featuring production from some of the biggest and brightest modern soul producers in the game at the time, and most importantly, lovely vocals from Stacy! There's a cohesive modern vibe all the way through, despite the lengthy list of producers – which include Kashif, Narada Michael Walden, Jellybean Benitez and others. It's from that mid-to-late 80s era of Motown when the legendary label was fully embracing modern production and it was paying of hugely for old school and younger acts alike – and this one should busted out much bigger than it did! Includes "Jump Into My Life", "The Hard Way", "Take Me All The Way", "Longshot", "Nail It To The Wall", "Over The Top", "One More Night" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Herbie MannPush Push ... LP
Embryo, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Herbie Mann's biggest albums – and one of his funkiest too! The cover's a bit of an off-putter – although it probably helped sell the record, back in the day – but the grooves are as rock-solid as anything that Herbie cut at the time – tight, focused, and a perfect showcase for his soulful work on flute! Tracks have a groove that's somewhat relaxed – almost a shift from the soul jazz vibe of Mann's earlier Atlantic work into some of the freer modes that were showing up in the CTI generation – and the players on the date include both Duane Allman and Cornell Dupree on guitars, Richard Tee on keyboards, Chuck Rainey on bass, Ralph MacDonald on percussion, and Bernard Purdie on drums – a player whose work here is definitely a key part of the sound! All tracks are long and slinky funky – and titles include "Push Push", "Spirit In The Dark", "What's Going On", "What'd I Say", and "Never Can Say Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original die-cut gatefold cover, which has some light wear, staining along the top, and staining on parts of the back.)
Also available
Push Push (with bonus tracks) ... CD 7.99
Push Push ... CD 9.99

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New Mariachi Brass with Chet BakerHats Off ... LP
World Pacific, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A short detour in the 60s career of Chet Baker – one that we sure like a heck of a lot! This side is one of a couple that were recorded as an answer to the big success of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – with Chet's trumpet was backed by jaunty, brassy arrangements penned by Jack Nitzsche, and George Tipton. And while it might be easy to dismiss the tunes as copycat sound-a-likes, they're really not – as Nitszche brings in a much fuller groove to most of the numbers than Herb Alpert ever did – more of a sunny LA pop feel that has the whole group really gliding along on bold waves of sound all topped off by Baker's horn – sounding stronger and more confident here than on many of his other recordings of the 60s! Some numbers have a Latin undercurrent while others lean towards mainstream pop – a style that's bolder than A&M's approach to Tijuana – and one that explodes with some youthful LA energies! 12 tracks in all, including "Happiness Is", "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)", "The Phoenix Love Theme (Senza Fine)", "On The Street Where You Live", 'Armen's Theme", "You Baby" and "It's Too Late". LP, Vinyl record album

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New TemptationsBare Back ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Temptations on Atlantic Records – sounding different than their Motown years, and still pretty darn great! The group's got some wonderful help here from the team of Brian and Eddie Holland – still very much in fine fine form, and coming up with some backings that have a warm modern soul groove that really works great with the group's harmonies – a great step forward they might never have gotten at their previous label – almost handled here as if the Temps were some bold new discovery in soul, getting really top-shelf treatment. Otis Williams is firmly in place with a fine lead vocal, and there's a smooth grooving feel here that really matches the bigger Philly groups on Atlantic at the time. Titles include "That's When You Need Love", "Mystic Woman", "Ever Ready Love", "Touch Me Again", "I See My Child", and "You're So Easy To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Tower Of PowerAin't Nothin Stoppin Us Now ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
No stopping Tower Of Power in the 70s – as the set's a cool Columbia session from the group, and one that features a well-crafted groove throughout! The overall approach is a bit warmer and less jamming than before – but in ways that really show the group hitting some strong notes on their soul tunes, especially some of the midtempo groovers that are really the big standouts here. The lineup features Chester Thompson on organ and keyboards, Greg Adams on trumpet and vocals, Edward McGee on lead vocals, and Lenny Pickett on saxes – and titles include "You Ought To Be Havin Fun", "Deal With It", "While We Went To The Moon", "Ain't Nothin Stoppin Us Now", and "Doin Alright". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bill WithersJustments ... LP
Sussex, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fourth album from Bill Withers and an overlooked gem recorded for Sussex – and a great bit of funky soulful stuff in the best Withers tradition – a record that's sadly kind of withered in relative obscurity for far too many years! The soul in Withers voice is in as fine of form as ever on this set, and for us, this has earned its steadily growing reputation as his lost masterpiece. The material has a conversational, wise and world weary tone that's brilliantly effective and more intimate than Bill's bigger hits of the day – and the arrangements are more centered around soulful and lightly funky keys than the more acoustic guitar driven rhythms that got him more radio play on earlier hits. There's also some subtly innovative parts to the production that are really moving, from the harp accented piano on "Stories" and the funky percussion flavored rambler of a closing number "Railroad Man". Other tracks include You", "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh", "Heartbreak Road", "Green Grass", "Ruby Lee", "Can We Pretend", "Liza" and "Make A Smile For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Side 1 has a mark that clicks on track five. Cover has some wear, an unglued bottom seam, a partially unglued top seam, and some small stains.)

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New Big Daddy KaneLooks Like A Job For . . . ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
Although this is well into Big Daddy Kane's career, he still displays some skills here. Includes "How U Get A Record Deal?", "Very Special", "Stop Shammin'", "Here Comes Kane, Scoob & Scrap" and "Nuff Respect (remix)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New BohannonStop & Go ... LP
Dakar, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few years later – and the wonderful rhythms mix together scattershot drums with funky wah wah guitar, organ, and hard-plugging basslines – all in a blend that's pretty mindblowing not just for its instrumental dexterity, but also for the way it brings complex patterns together in a really hypnotic way! All cuts are instrumentals, save for a few chorus vocals – and players on the album include Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Travis Biggs, and Mose Davis. Bohannon's on drums and percussion – and titles include "The Pimp Walk", "Stop & Go", "Getting to the Other Side", "It's Time For Peace", "Save Their Souls", and "Singing a Song for My Mother". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, some seam splitting, and light stains on back.)
Also available
Stop & Go ... LP 9.99
Stop & Go (with bonus tracks) ... CD 22.99

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New OriginalsBaby, I'm For Real (aka Green Grow The Lilacs) ... LP
SOUL/Motown, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic set by The Originals – one of Motown's best second-generation soul groups, with a sound that rivaled the best of the indie sweet soul groups of the late 60s and early 70s – those fragile harmonies and personal qualities, yet presented here with the sharper finish you'd expect from Motown! The album's a real delight throughout – with a crackling, honest approach to group soul that was a refreshing change from some of Motown's tighter, more famous groups of the 60s – a great nod to all the soul music changes that were taking place at the time. This set was probably the group's biggest album, and it includes the hit slowjam title cut "Baby I'm For Real", plus "Green Grow the Lilacs", "Moment Of Truth", "One Life We Live", and "Love Is A Wonder". For some reason this album was also called "Green Grow The Lilacs" in other pressings! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, with small splits on the top seam and spine.)

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New SupremesSupremes Sing Holland Dozier Holland ... LP
Motown, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best-ever albums by the Supremes – and filled with stone classics, to boot! As the title states, Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard team up with Holland Dozier Holland – and they really to create the sound that would put them and Motown on the map. A couple of the biggest hits are laid down, but album also features tracks that are arguably even better to hear these days – as they spin out that quintessential Motown sound but aren't hampered by the ubiquity of the oldies radio staples! Titles include "You Keep Me Hanging On", "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone", "I Guess I'll Always Love You", "I'll Turn To Stone", "It's The Same Old Song", "Love Is In Our Hearts", 'There's No Stopping Us Now" and "Love Is Like A Heatwave". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing.)

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New Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
A very hip album from the Four Tops – cut with kind of a political/social edge, and a heavy vibe that was similar to what the Temptations had been using on some of their important albums for Motown at the end of the 60s. In fact, this one's got so much of that righteous Temps vibe that we wonder if the big boys at Motown didn't say to the Four Tops, "Hey, why don't you do an album like them?" Arrangements are by David Van DePitte and Jimmy Roach – and the record begins with a melange of sound effects and odd sounds, before sliding into the socially-conscious "In These Changing Times". However, the group still retains their wonderfully sweet vocal edge, and even though the political agenda's up front on the album, they still come through strongest on the sweeter and more love-oriented songs. Titles include "Right Before My Eyes", "Something's Tearing At The Edges Of Time", "Sing A Song Of Yesterday", and a medley of "Long & Winding Road" and "In These Changing Times". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear.)
 
 
 



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