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Nat Adderley & The Big Sax SectionThat's Right! ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- ... $5.99
Nat's trumpet is backed up by the "big sax section" here – a trio of reed players that includes Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Heath, and Charlie Rouse, plus some additional baritone work by Tate Houston. The groove's pretty swinging – kind of in the mode of early work with Cannonball Adderley in that it's not as "in the pocket" soul jazz wise, but still quite strong overall. Heath and Jimmy Jones did the arrangements, and the rhythm section features Wynton Kelly, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks include "Tadd", "The Old Country", "Chordnation", and "ESP". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bill Grauer pressing. Cover has some wear, a split bottom seam, and a partially split top seam.)

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Louis BellsonLouis Bellson Explosion ... LP
Pablo, 1975. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Louis leads a smoking big band – with keyboards by Nat Pierce and Russ Tompkins, and guitar from Mitch Holder – making for a nice mix of his older modes, and a bit of fusion, too! Titles include "Quiet Riots", "Carnaby Street", "Beyond Category", "Movin On", and "Chameleon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, wide clear tape on the top seam and spine, a half split bottom seam, some notes in marker on front, and stickers on back.)

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Big Brother & The Holding CompanyBig Brother & The Holding Company ... LP
Mainstream, 1967. Very Good- ... $7.99
The first full album featuring the incredible voice of Janis Joplin, as the singer of Big Brother & The Holding Company! Even at this early point, it's clear that there's some really incredible things happening with this band. Originally released on Mainstream, the production is a bit thin compared to the bigger sounding records to come, hich actually works incredibly well – as Janis's voice just tears right through in a really exciting way. The rawer Big Brother backdrop is great, too! Titles include "Easy Rider", "Bye, Bye Baby", "Intruder", "Women Is Losers", Moondog's "All Is Lonliness", and "Down On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Mainstream pressing. Cover has a split top seam & some wear.)

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New Bonzo Dog Doo Dah BandGorilla (second cover) ... LP
Imperial, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The insane debut of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – an amazing late 60s Brit ensemble who were almost to music what Monty Python were to TV! This first effort by the group is a mad array of sounds and styles that come together with a great sense of play and joy – a real delight in quick turns, witty phrases, and parodic re-castings of earlier modes – inspired by dada work of the early 20th century, but also handled with a lot more of a post-modern feel overall. Most tracks are short, and many echo earlier music styles, filtered through a slightly psyche filter – and titles include "Death Cab For Cutie", "In San Francisco", "Jollity Farm", "Equestrian Statue", "Cool Brittania", "I'm Bored", "Piggy Bank Love", "Big Shot", "Mickey's Son & Daughter", and "The Sound Of Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some small stains, an unglued bottom seam, and a partially unglued top seam.)

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New David BowieDavid Live – Live At The Tower Philadelphia 1974 ... LP
RCA, 1974. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
A classic double live set from David Bowie – recorded during his years as The Thin White Duke (as you might guess from the cover!), but featuring a fair bit of material from the Ziggy Stardust years! The music is pretty straightforward, and pretty rocking – lots of fuzzy guitar in the Diamond Dogs/Aladdin Sane mode – played by a group with Earl Slick on guitar and Michael Kamen on electric piano and moog. Titles include "Rebel Rebel", "1984", "Knock On Wood", "Here Today Gone Tomorrow", "Watch That Man", "Cracked Actor", "All The Young Dudes", "Width Of A Circle", "Jean Genie", "Rock N Roll Suicide", "Big Brother", and "Panic In Detroit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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Big Bill Broonzy & Washboard SamBig Bill Broonzy & Washboard Sam ... LP
Chess, 1962. Very Good- ... $19.99
A side each of these two important talents in blues – presented here in a format that makes the record a real double-header! Side one features Big Bill Broonzy in the lead – working with sweet electric lines on guitar alongside acoustic and his own really rich vocals – plus this very cool rhythm accompaniment from Washboard Sam, whose instrument has a way of coming across like some quickly snapped snare drum! Sam takes the lead on side two – singing and playing his instrument – and is joined on a few tracks by Broonzy's guitar and some piano from Memphis Slim. Big Bill titles include "Lonesome", "Little City Woman", "Romance Without Finance", and "By Myself" – and Washboard Sam numbers include "Never Never", "Minding My Own Business", "I'm A Lonely Man", and "Horseshoe Over My Door". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear, the remnants of a sticker, small splits on the top and bottom seams, and a cutout notch, with some stains and a small edge rip on the back.)

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New Conte CandoliLittle Band Big Jazz ... LP
Crown, 1960. Very Good- ... $4.99
An incredible record – and the kind of rare LA bop session that got totally lost because it was never packaged properly! This obscure set was issued by the Crown label under a number of names – both the Conte Candoli All Stars and Vince Guaraldi – and the group includes Conte Candoli, Buddy Collette, Vince Guaraldi, Leroy Vinnegar, and Stan Levey – all playing with a fantastically tight and incredibly soulful bop groove, of the sort you always hear them credited for, but which you can never find on any of their snoozy more famous records. Vince Guaraldi plays some incredibly soulful piano, in a manner that's very different than his Fantasy recordings – and he's playing here with a killer group of LA players who deliver some of their finest recorded work! Trust us, the session's a gem – and it's one of those you can put on and surprise your friends, and yourself! Tracks include "Muggin The Minor", "Mambo Diane", "Macedonia", and "Little David". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has a split top seam and half split spine with remnants of tape.)

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Gene ChandlerTwo Sides Of Gene Chandler ... LP
Brunswick, 1969. Very Good- ... $5.99
A fantastic lost album by the great Gene Chandler – and one of his most sophisticated soul documents! The record was Gene's last album for Brunswick – issued shortly before Gene scored big once again on Mercury, which is why it's probably often lost in the shuffle of time. The record's got some incredibly dark material that shows a different side of Gene than you'd expect from earlier hits – including the incredible track "Suicide", which is a magnificent "Iceman" track in the Chicago tradition, that features the main character contemplating suicide as a means of dealing with his sorrow. Other titles include "If You Would Love Me", "The Sun Died", "This Bitter Earth", "Eleanor Rigby", and a remake of "Can I Change My Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some splitting and tape on the seams, and a bit of rippling along the top, with a sticker and some marker on the back. Label has a sticker and some marker.)
Also available Two Sides Of Gene Chandler ... CD 21.99

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Clarke Boland Big BandNow Hear Our Meanin' ... LP
Columbia, 1965. Very Good- ... $3.99
One of the best-selling albums ever recorded by the Clark-Boland Big Band – a set of hard-searing tracks played by an all star group, capturing the ensemble at its finest! The album's got a few nicely open-ended tracks that really let the soloists take flight – and players include Ronnie Scott, Sahib Shihab, Billy Mitchell, Benny Bailey, Idrees Sulieman, Jimmy Deuchar, Ake Person, and Jimmy Woode. Incldues the best-named track in the band's career, "I'm So Scared Of Girls When They're Good Looking", plus "Night Lady", "A Ball For Othello", "Sabbath Message", and "Now Hear My Meanin'". Lots of nice writing by Francy Boland, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a partially split top seam.)

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Wayne Cochran & The CC RidersWayne Cochran! ... LP
Chess, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
Wild stuff! White singer Wayne Cochran looks like he should be a rockabilly star – right down to his big ol' pompadour haircut – but this early album of his for Chess is actually a tight batch of groovers that holds a nice appeal to fans of late 60s funk! Cochran's got a raw Wilson Pickett-ish sound to his voice, and the CC Riders vamp behind him in a nice tight way that's similar to a lot of the mixed race groups backing up other southern soul stars from the time. Includes the breakbeat version of "Little Bitty Pretty One", plus "Big City Woman", "Get Down With It", "Boom Boom", and "Get Ready". Nice gatefold, too – filled with wild pictures of Wayne, and a recommendation from Jackie Gleason! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, two cutout holes, and some light wear.)

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EmotionsSincerely ... LP
Red Label, 1984. Very Good ... $0.99
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

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New Art Farmer & Benny Golson JazztetBig City Sounds ... LP
Argo, 1960. Very Good- ... $14.99
Massively soulful, massively stepping – and one of the greatest albums ever from the team of Art Farmer and Benny Golson! The record sparkles with an amazing edge – rhythm totally in place from the trio of Cedar Walton, Tommy Williams, and Albert Heath – and horns braced over the top with a clean-blown sound that's as impeccable as it is soulful! Farmer, Golson, and trombonist Tom McIntosh update the soulfully arranged style that Golson first forged in the 50s – taking it into earthier territory with more of a soul jazz flair, but still allowing for the space and modern edge that made Golson's work noticeable from the start. The album features some great originals, and key takes on jazz standards from the time – an all-great run of titles that includes "The Cool One", "Blues On Down", "Hi Fly", "Bean Bag", and "Con Alma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing, with deep groove. Back cover has a bit of pen.)

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New GenesisIn the Beginning (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Don't mix these guys up with the bigger-name Genesis – because this combo doesn't feature Phil Collins or Peter Gabriel – and instead is an American group from the late 60s that works in a sweetly melodic approach to psychedelia! Some tunes are heavy on the fuzz, with guitars right out front – but others have a slightly more baroque style that befits the group's image on the cover – little bits of woodwind and cello that sweeten the tunes nicely. But it's really the heavier guitars that make the record great – played sharply, and with great focus – sounding especially nice alongside some of the sweeter female vocals. Titles include a roaring 16 minute track titled "World Without You", plus shorter numbers like "Angeline", "Ten Second Song", and a version of Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne". CD features the bonus track "The Long Road". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label promo! Cover has splitting on the top and bottom seams, with a big of aging on the back.)

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RB GreavesRB Greaves (Atco) ... LP
Atco, 1969. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The amazing debut of RB Greaves – a soul singer with a difference! RB struck big with this album on late 60s Atlantic Records – yet despite production at Muscle Shoals, and arrangements from Arif Mardin, the sound here is quite different than most of his contemporaries – and certainly not the southern soul you'd expect! Instead, Greaves goes for a crackling quality that really showcases his trans-American roots – a vibe that's almost like Johnny Nash at points, and has a similar way of embracing a whole host of different sounds at one time – not just late 60s soul, but some other undercurrents of pop, and even some occasional folksy or island flavors as well. The album's standout hit is the legendary "Take A Letter Maria" – a cut that broke big on both sides of the tracks, and which is one of the most compelling story songs of the time. Other tunes include "This is Soul", "Ballad Of Leroy", "Ain't That Good News", "Home To Stay", and "Birmingham Alabama". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and a small cutout notch.)

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Lionel HamptonHamp's Big Four ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $8.99
Although Lionel Hampton's always best remembered for his storming swing days in the early 40s, we love him on records like this one – an easy open-ended straight jazz session from the 50s, with lots of room for soloing in a much more jazz-oriented vein than you'll hear on Hamp's early records. The group's a small all-star combo that features Roy Brown, Buddy Rich, and Oscar Peterson next to Hamp's vibes – and the set list includes long takes of "Midnight Sun", "That Old Black Magic", and "Blues For Norman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, some light stains stains, and a small split on the top seam.)

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Monk HigginsHeavyweight ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Good+ ... $18.99
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 ring & edge wear, staining, a cut corner, a split spine and a split top seam. Vinyl plays with some noise.)

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Freddie HubbardBody & The Soul ... LP
Impulse, 1963. Very Good- Gatefold ... $29.99
A real standout in the early career of trumpeter Freddie Hubbard – a very unique session that has him working with some larger arrangements in the background – blowing these magical solos over the top, while still hitting a great edge with the rest of the musicians as well! There's a sound here that's unlike anything else we can think of – including other big band trumpet dates of the time – partly because the set features a fair bit of arrangements by Wayne Shorter – a very rare side of his talents, but one that's equally as soulful as his sublime small group albums of the time. The record has an undeniable depth right from the start – magical, mystical, and very soulful – with a group that includes Eric Dolphy and Wayne Shorter on saxes, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Cedar Walton on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass. Tracks include "Chocolate Shake", "Thermo", "Clarence's Place", and "Aries". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing, with RVG stamp.)

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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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Pete Jolly & His TrioHello, Jolly! ... LP
AVA, 1964. Sealed ... $2.99
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 Ivan Boogaloo Joe JonesSnake Rhythm Rock ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Very Good- ... $13.99
A tasty batch of funky jazz cuts from Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones – working here in a tight guitar groove that's actually better than that heard on his early albums for Prestige! The group's a good one – with Rusty Bryant on tenor, Butch Cornell on organ, and Grady Tate on drums – but it's Ivan's funky guitar style that reall makes the whole thing work, as his fingerwork on the strings is enough to make any jazz-funk hopeful give up their guitar for life! Titles include "Hoochie Coo Chickie", "Snake Rhythm Rock", "He's So Fine", and "Big Bad Midnight Roller". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a cut corner, some stains, a name in marker across the front, and some splitting on the top seam.)

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New Quincy JonesGolden Boy ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good ... $4.99
A sweet bridge between Quincy's big band recordings and his groovier soundtrack work of the mid 60s – as the record combines straight jazzy grooving with some of the cooler elements of Quincy's soundtrack scores, like stepping strings, wordless voices, and a breathy mellow groove that floats across the disc in a wonderful way! Aiding Quincy in the album are a host of top-line jazz players – including Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Jerome Richardson, and Phil Woods on saxes – plus Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Al Grey on trombone, and Jim Hall on guitar! Although titled after the show Golden Boy, only a few cuts here are from that musical – and the rest include Quincy Jones originals and some cool covers, given the Q twist. Titles include "Seaweed", "The Witching Hour", "Hard Day's Night", "The Sidewinder", and "Theme From Golden Boy", done in 2 versions, both great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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New Kool & The GangMusic Is The Message ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $16.99
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
(Original pressing. Cover has splitting on the top and bottom seams, some wear, and a spot of marker and pen scribbling at the bottom.)
Also available Music Is The Message ... LP 9.99

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New Jack McDuffPrelude ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good- ... $3.99
Soul jazz organ with big band? It's been done – and never better than on this set – which features Brother Jack's classic quartet – with George Benson, Red Hollway, and Joe Dukes – next to the the screamin' orchestrations of a hip Benny Golson! Golson leads a crack band through a set of arrangements that barely get in the way of the organ grooves, and instead give a nice loud sound to the whole set – really pushing the group, especially McDuff's organ, into some wonderfully open territory that's quite different from other work! The best numbers really swing like some of Jimmy Smith's organ/big band sides with Oliver Nelson – particularly Virginia Woolf – and Golson's always been an underrated arranger, and this is one of his best sets! Tracks include "Kettle of Fish", "Prelude", and "Dig Uncle Will". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear, some staining along the top, and a bit of splitting on the top seam.)

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Jimmy McGriffTopkapi ... LP
Sue, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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 & some pen.)

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New Wilson PickettRight On ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good- ... $6.99
Damn funky work from Wilson Pickett – maybe his hardest-hitting album for Atlantic Records in the early years – and that's saying a lot, given the punch of his other records! The set's sharp and tight right from the start – mostly recorded in Miami with that new approach to southern soul that was brewing up in the Criteria Studios at the time – lots of emphasis on the rhythms, in a mode that would later break big at TK, but which is still handled here by players who made the trip down from Muscle Shoals! Wilson gets a bit of backing vocal help from a group that features Judy Clay and Cissy Houston – but honestly, it's his vocals that are right out in front of the mix all the way through – sounding bold, proud, and loud on tracks that include "Funky Way", "Steal Away", "Hey Joe", "Groovy Little Woman", "This Old Town", "Lord Pity Us All", "Woman Likes To Hear That", and "Sweet Inspiration". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some fading along the top seam, and a bit of aging on the back.)

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New Jimmy ReedJimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Vee Jay, 1961. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
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
(Original pressing. Cover has a split and half split top seams.)

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New Buddy Rich & Max RoachRich Versus Roach ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Very Good- ... $4.99
Knowing Buddy's famous temper – this probably really was a battle of the drummers! Apart from being a drum-heavy set, though, the album's actually got a bunch of hip players – including Julian Prietser, Tommy Turrentine, and Stanley Turrentine from Max's group, the three of whom keep things strong when called upon to solo. Tracks include "Sleep", "The Casbah", "Limehouse Blues", and "Big Foot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, some stains, and small splits on the top and bottom seams, with strips of peeling on the back from tape removal.)

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Nelson RiddleHey Let Yourself Go ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
A set that soars out with the fire and energy of some of the best jazz-based big band albums of the 50s – with plenty of room for strong solos from the individual players (who sadly aren't named in the notes, but who are most likely the cream of the crop of the west coast!) In keeping with the Riddle vibe, there's some great twists and turns in the music – but hardly ever in a way that's just gimmick for gimmick's sake. Titles include "You're An Old Smoothie", "Let's Face The Music & Dance", "You Are My Lucky Star", "Let Yourself Go", "Darn That Dream", and "I Can't Escape From You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a partially split top seam, and some stains.)

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Contemporary, 1953. Good+ ... $9.99
Great early work from Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse group – working here at a level that's almost more freewheeling than on some of their later Contemporary albums! The format's still very much in place here – a host of key All Stars who include Milt Bernhart on trombone, Russ Freeman on piano, Jimmy Giuffre and Bob Cooper on tenors, and Shelly Manne on drums – but there's almost a more "live" sort of energy overall – a bit more boppish and open, with each new player leaping freely into the fray. Titles include "Luau", "The Duke You Say", "The Big Top", "Sunset Eyes", "Comin' Thru The Rye Bread" and "Taking A Chance On Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and seam splitting, with some stickers, a bit of pen, an ink stamp, and small stains on the back. Label has the remnants of a sticker and some pen.)

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Paul SmithBig Men ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Titles include "The Big Men", "Suze Bluze", "Theme For Teda", and "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with a deep groove. Side 2 has a mark that clicks on track four. Cover has some wear, a few light stains, some seam splitting, and a piece of tape on the top seam.)

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Undisputed TruthUndisputed Truth ... LP
Gordy, 1971. Very Good ... $6.99
A perfect example groove that got The Undisputed Truth big hit fame in the early 70s – sort of a rumbling funk, full-on approach, using male/female vocals in kind of a "wall of soul" approach. Includes the huge hit "Smiling Faces Sometimes", plus lots of covers of cool tracks like "California Soul", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Ball Of Confusion", and "You Got The Love I Need". Norman Whitfield production all the way through, with a lot of nice twists similar to those he was taking with other Motown groups at the time. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, an unglued bottom seam, a partially unglued top seam, and some small stains on the back.)

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Phil UpchurchBig Hit Dances ... LP
United Artists, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $24.99
A rare early cooker from Phil Upchurch – hardly the "hit dances" set you might guess from the title, and a stripped-down session that features plenty of organ next to Phil's guitar! There's a mode here that's very much like the Tru-Sound sessions on Prestige – clearly informed by the soul jazz Hammond mode, but going for a more straightforward sound that's aimed at the R&B end of the spectrum – giving some cool rhythmic changes and instrumental touches in a way that's a bit like Ray Bryant's Madison work for Columbia! Titles include "The New Watusi", "Mambo Cha Cha", "The Majestic", "The Horse", "The Roach", "The Swim", and "The Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a mostly split bottom seam, a small split on the top seam, and light wear, with a large marker inscription and some light stains on the back.)

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Cootie Williams & Rex StewartBig Challenge ... LP
Jazztone, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
Nicely relaxed jam session material by a group of late swing players that includes Williams, Coleman Hawkins, Rex Stewart, Bud Freeman, Hank Jones, Milt Hinton, and Billy Bauer. The tracks are all trad standards – like "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "I Got A Right To Sing The Blues", "I Knew You When", "Walkin' My Baby Back Home", and "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" – plus one original, "Alphonse and Gaston". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing. Cover has light wear, a small split on the top seam, a piece of tape on the bottom seam, some light stains, and a sticker on the back.)

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New Benny BaileyBig Brass ... LP
Candid, 1960. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the few early albums as a leader cut by trumpeter Benny Bailey – a tremendous talent, finally getting his due! Bailey is one of the great unsung talents of jazz, and he's always made top-shelf work – from his early days with Quincy Jones, to his later years as an American expatriot, recording for European labels like Ego and MPS. This rare early session is one of the few recorded for the super-hip Candid label – and it features Bailey's trumpet at the head of a tight combo that includes Phil Woods on alto sax and bass clarinet, Julius Watkins on French Horn, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Tommy Flanagan on piano, and rhythm from Buddy Catlett on bass and Art Taylor on drums. Despite the "big brass" title, there's no horn section here – and instead, most of the numbers have that sharp-edged modern sound we associate with Candid – with Watkins horn being the only other brass instrument, alongside the lighter lines of Woods and Spann. Titles include "Hard Sock Dance", "Tipsy", "Please Say Yes", and "Maud's Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Cover has a light mark from a sticker in one corner.)

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New William DeVaughnBe Thankful For What You Got ... LP
Roxbury, 1974. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the undisputed masterpieces LPs of 70s soul! William De Vaughn may never be remembered for anything else – and the poor guy will always be mistaken for Curtis Mayfield by record shoppers everywhere – but he really out-Curtised Curtis on the super-dope original version of "Be Thankful For What You Got", one of those righteous soul tunes that everybody knows, everybody loves, but which was recorded by an artist that nobody can remember. Get this one, and you'll remember William De Vaughn as a genius for the rest of your life – not only for the full 7-minute version of "Be Thankful", which has a great conga breakdown in the middle, but also for other original tunes like "Blood is Thicker than Water", "You Can Do It", and "Give the Little Man a Great Big Hand". Very righteous, and with a deep soul groove that was hardly matched by other albums of the era! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a large and flaky stain at the bottom, split top seam, and some pen on back.)

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New FreeFire & Water ... LP
A&M, 1970. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Mr Big", "All Right Now", "Fire & Water", "Remember", "Oh I Wept", and "Heavy Load". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, an unglued top seam, and some splitting on the spine and bottom seam.)

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New Ohio PlayersSkin Tight ... LP
Mercury, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available Skin Tight ... LP 9.99

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Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)We're Only In It For The Money ... LP
Verve, 1968. Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An early masterpiece from Frank Zappa – one of those records that looks like it's going to be a big ol' mess when you first see the cover – but which turns out to be a carefully calculated act of madness in the end! The Mothers have all their freeform freaky brilliance intact here – still some of the snide edges of the early years, but also really learning their craft as well – and stretching out under Zappa's direction into a pastiche of songs that explore the anxieties and inanities of late 60s America! Frank produced the whole thing with an approach that others wouldn't reach for years – shifting styles, instrumentation, and sound sources with effortless ease – over tracks that include "Hot Poop", "The Idiot Bastard", "Lonely Little Girl", "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance", "Harry You're A Beast", "Mom & Dad", "Who Needs The Peace Corps", and "Flower Punk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, missing the insert. Cover has heavy waviness, peeling and staining due to moisture, mostly split bottom seam and a torn top corner.)

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New BadfingerStraight Up ... LP
Apple, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Badfinger's early 70s win streak continues on Straight Up – a straight up classic set of tuneful 70s rock with big emotions and catchy songs – one that keeps just enough grit underneath those killer melodies! Titles include "Take It All", "Bably Blue", "Name Of The Game", "Perfection", "It's Over", "Sometimes" and more. This might be the group's most consistent batch of songs to date, and it's essential early 70s rock for sure. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear with a half split top seam.)

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New BlackbyrdsFlying Start ... LP
Fantasy, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the band's first album – as you might think from the "start" in the title – but a classic batch of jazzy, funky, and soulful grooves from The Blackbyrds – one of those combos that few groups could match back in the 70s! The set's got a beautifully put-together feel – tight enough to crossover somewhat big with a larger audience than the group's previous effort – but still filled with the kind of righteous energy that first got them going, a sublime mix of jazzy rhythms and soulful elements, all held together tightly by production from Donald Byrd. Tracks include the big hit "Walking In Rhythm", which was an oft-spun 45 back in the day – plus some great funk moments, like the tasty "Spaced Out", the choppy "The Baby", and the captivating "Blackbyrds Theme". Other cuts include "Future Children Future Hopes", "I Need You", and "April Showers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker, partially split top and bottom seams, and a small stain on the back.)
Also available Flying Start ... CD 13.99

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New Bonzo Dog Doo Dah BandGorilla ... LP
Imperial, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The insane debut of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – an amazing late 60s Brit ensemble who were almost to music what Monty Python were to TV! This first effort by the group is a mad array of sounds and styles that come together with a great sense of play and joy – a real delight in quick turns, witty phrases, and parodic re-castings of earlier modes – inspired by dada work of the early 20th century, but also handled with a lot more of a post-modern feel overall. Most tracks are short, and many echo earlier music styles, filtered through a slightly psyche filter – and titles include "Death Cab For Cutie", "In San Francisco", "Jollity Farm", "Equestrian Statue", "Cool Brittania", "I'm Bored", "Piggy Bank Love", "Big Shot", "Mickey's Son & Daughter", and "The Sound Of Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Cover has ring & edge wear, a bit of marker, a hype sticker, and clear tape along the top seam.)

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New James BrownPlease Please Please ... LP
King, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible early album from James – featuring 16 raw R&B tracks culled from his early years at King! "Please Please Please" was James' first big hit – and as you probably already know, it's got a sheer raw unbridled screaming sound that forever changed the face of soul music. The rest of the album's in a similar mode – and has plenty of great numbers that evoke a similar sound, including the obvious follow-up "No, No, No, No", plus "That's When I Lost My Heart", "Chonnie On Chon", "Hold My Baby's Hand", and "Tell Me What I Did Wrong". This is the 2nd version of the album – with a green cover that has James bending over a microphone and screaming. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear, splitting on the top and bottom seams, and a stained and wavy corner.)

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New Ray BryantLittle Susie ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard-hitting trio work from Ray – one of his early albums for Columbia, and the record that gave him a surprisingly big hit! "Little Susie" is one of those early 60s soul jazz standards, the kind of catchy tune that got played all over the place on radio, and which forever put the artist at the top of the list for recording dates and live sets for a few years. Ray's riding high here – with a trio that features brother Tommy Bryant on bass, and either Eddie Locke or Gus Johnson on drums – and the album's got lots of other short tracks with a similar down-home soul jazz kind of approach. Titles include "Blues For Norrie", "Big Buddy", "Greensleeves", and "If I Can Just Make It". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye Demonstration Record pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, seam splitting, a bit of pen, a promo stamp, and a couple of stickers.)

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New Gene ChandlerGene Chandler Situation ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer stuff from Gene! After recording a few sadly overlooked albums for Brunwsick, Gene hit big big big with this killer record on Mercury! The record virtually defines the Chicago soul sound of the late 60s – with arrangements by Tom Tom, production by Gene, and a great loping soul groove – but the best part of all is Gene, who's an amazing singer with a maturity that stretches years beyond his earlier hits, and which put him in a camp with the best of his generation. The songwriting is excellent throughout, with a great mix of uptempo numbers and heartbreakingly personal ones. Titles include "Groovy Situation", "Simply Call It Love", "Not The Marrying Kind", "Give Me a Chance", and "Hey, Little Angel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, half split top seam, and mostly split bottom seam.)

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New Gene ChandlerJust Be True (Charly pressing) ... LP
Charly (UK), Early/Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not quite the same material as the stellar LP issued by Constellation, but pulled from the same years, and classic Chicago soul nonetheless! 16 astoundling great numbers most originally issued on Vee Jay, including some of his earliest recordings and several with the Dukays, collected to showcase the Duke Of Earl's great work with Carl Davis and Bunky Shepard. Includes "Nothing Can Stop Me", "A Song Called Soul", "You Can't Hurt Me No More", "Just Be True", "Nite Owl", "Festival Of Love", "Rainbow", "You Threw A Lucky Punch", "(Gonna Be) Good Times", "Kissin In The Kitchen", "Man's Temptation", "Think Nothing About It", "The Girl's A Devil", "The Big Lie", "What Now" and "Duke Of Earl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging and creasing, with a small split on the top seam.)

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New Clifford CoulterEast Side San Jose ... LP
Impulse, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Probably the hardest to find album by Clifford Coulter – and probably the funkiest too! The record's got a great messed-up Bay Area sound – a mix of funky jazz, stoner soul, and a touch of blues. Cliff's playing Hammond, Fender Rhodes, and doing a tiny bit of singing – and his group features Mel Brown on guitar, Cornelius Bumpus on tenor, and John Turk on trumpet. The record itself defies description – but it's kind of in a "Johnny Otis Clint Eastwood at Monterey Jazz Festival in Play Misty For Me" mode, if you can dig that reference! There must have been a lot of smoke in the studio the day this one was cut – and you can hear it on the tracks "Big Fat Funky Shirley", "East Side San Jose", "Cliff's Place", and "Alum Rock Park". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear, a cutout hole, a split bottom seam with a mark and a stain from sticker removal, and some splitting and a piece of duct tape on the top seam.)

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New Howlin WolfHowlin Wolf Album ... LP
Cadet, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer album of funky blues – recorded by Howlin Wolf during the period when Chess/Cadet was backing its older artists up with some of the newer funk musicians it had working in its studios! The overall sound works quite well – and although purists at the time moaned at the way artists like Wolf, Etta James, and Bo Diddley were being handled (especially with a "we know better than them" message on the cover like this!), the funky blues records from this time actually seem to be some of the most enduring from Chess – especially with younger listeners in the 21st Century! A big part of the success here goes to producers Charles Stepney and Gene Barge – who helped bring together a younger batch of players for Wolf's backing – including Pete Cosey and Phil Upchurch on guitars, Louis Satterfield on bass, and Morris Jennings on drums. Titles include "Spoonful", "Tail Dragger", "Smokestack Lightning", "Red Rooster", "Evil", and "Down In The Bottom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cadet Concept pressing. Cover has wear, aging, a fully split top seam, and moslty split bottom seam. Vinyl plays with some crackles.)
Also available Howlin Wolf Album ... CD 12.99

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New Henry ManciniBreakfast At Tiffany's ... LP
RCA, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An enduring Mancini classic! And although it's probably best remembered for the sleepy theme "Moon River", the score's actually got some pretty fantastic groovy numbers with a very different feel. These include the lovely "Sally's Tomato", one of our fave melodies ever from Mancini, and a very catchy number. Other nice ones include "Moon River Cha Cha", "Latin Golightly", and "The Big Blow Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a stain on the top inch, some wear, and a half split top seam.)

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New Les McCannBeaux J Pooboo ... LP
Limelight, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big album for Les – as his Les McCann Ltd trio (with Vic Gaskin and Paul Humphrey) is expanded with some extra guitar work by Vincent Corrao, which opens the tunes up a bit more than usual, and lets Les and crew move from hard and soulful, to mellow and bluesy with one easy sweep of the strings on the guitar. Includes 2 vocal numbers – "The Great City" and "Green Green Rocky Road" – plus "The Grabber", "Les McNasty", "Beaux J Pooboo", "Bat Man", and "Send Me Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing, but still from the 60s. Cover has some wear, staining, and partially split top and bottom seams.)

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New OlympicsDance By The Light Of The Moon ... LP
Arvee, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great work by the Olympics – a rollicking vocal group with a tight hard Coasters-esque sense of humor, and an equally well-matched pyrotechnic ability on the vocals! This album features the group's songs "Workin Hard", "Big Chief Has Little Puss", "Little Pedro", and "Shimmy" – plus (and oddly) The Marathon's famous cut "Peanut Butter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label pressing. Cover has some wear, split top and bottom seams, some splitting on the spine, a couple of peeled marks along the top, a couple of small staple holes, and some promo stamps and stains on the back. Label has a promo stamp.)

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New Port AuthorityPort Authority ... LP
Navy, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What a weird group! Port Authority were all members of the US Navy – and the Navy evidently supported them big, because they released this album themselves! The group's got a funky sound that mixes up soul and rock – mostly soul on the instrumentation, with some occasional bad white boy vocals. The best cuts, though, are instrumental – and they mix up hard vamping on guitar and keyboards with some firey horn solos that have a bit of a jazzy feel. The album includes the sought-after breakbeat on "Port Authority Bus Blues" – plus the tracks "UFO", "Funkophobia", "The Letter", and "Hangin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, with some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Buddy RichRichcraft ... LP
Mercury, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & a name stamp.)

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New Sharon RidleyStay A While With Me (Sussex pressing) ... LP
Sussex, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some seam splitting, and tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Tom ScottTom Scott & The LA Express ... LP
Ode, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A real breakout moment for reedman Tom Scott – the first truly big album for the saxophonist who'd been blowing some great records on his own, and lending his horn to a host of classic jazz and soul sessions too! The groove is a lot sharper and tighter than earlier Scott albums, but never too slick – and definitely has that great ear for a funky undercurrent that seems to bring out the most soulful notes in Tom's horns – underscored here by wicked rhythms from the LA Express combo that features Joe Sample on keyboards, Larry Carlton on guitar, Max Bennett on bass, and John Guerin on drums. Titles include the sublime break track "Sneaking In the Back" – plus "Dahomey Dance", "King Cobra", "Easy Life", "Spindrift", "Vertigo", "LA Expression", and "Strut Your Stuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in the embossed cover, with some wear on the top seam.)

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New Fats WallerFats Waller Favorites (10 inch LP) ... LP
RCA, Late 20s/1930s/Early 40s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Honeysuckle Rose", "Ain't Misbehavin", "Two Sleepy People", "Minor Drag", "Holt Tight", and "Your Feet's Too Big". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, some splitting and tape on the top and bottom seams, some light stains, and a few pen notes on the back.)

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New Stevie WonderTalking Book ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 non-braille cover, with an unglued bottom seam.)

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New VariousSesame Street 1 – Original Cast Book & Record (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not the funkiest Sesame Street record you'll come across, but still pretty darn hip, and one that makes us wonder why children's TV is so darn lame these days. Original versions of numbers that really take us back are interspersed with dialogue lifted from the show, great for sampling, scratching or just plain listening and enjoying! With the original "Sesame Street theme", Big Bird, Oscar and Mr Hooper performing "I've Got Two", Kermit singing "Bein' Green", Oscar's "I Love Trash", Ernie's "Rubber Duckie", Gordon's "Rub Your Tummy", Bob & The Anything Muppets singing "People In Your Neighborhood" and loads more great tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing most of the booklet and the poster. Cover has some wear and a few stains, with some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Brian Auger & The TrinityDefinitely What ... LP
Atco, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Brian Auger's first album away from singer Julie Driscoll – and a landmark batch of funky organ work that made big waves in both the rock and jazz worlds at the time! Auger's really stretching out here – getting past the simple R&B of his roots, and going into a bubbling funky style that's clearly touched by chromatic inspirations from Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith – both of whom are referenced by some of the song structures on the set. The album's filled with killer organ-based instrumentals – some lean and stripped down, others full and rich – and all of them coming across with a richly soulful sound that you'd hardly expect from a member of the British rock scene! Titles include "Day In The Life", "Red Beans", "Definitely What!", and his classic "Bumpin' On Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with splitting on the top seam.)

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New Count BasieBasie One More Time ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The genius of Basie meets the genius of Quincy Jones – a 60s pairing that's every bit as great as the 50s pairing of Basie and Neal Hefti! Jones and Basie worked together in a number of settings during the 60s – including a very successful album for Frank Sinatra on Reprise – but here, the pair are really going full-on and hard-swinging, in a fresh style that's got all the hipness of Quincy's budding talent in the 60s, played with the deeply soulful manner of the still-great Basie band of the time. Titles include "Rat Race", "For Lena & Lennie", "The Big Walk", "Meet BB", "Jessica's Day", "Muttnik", and "Quince". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original multi-color bar label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split spine, splitting on the top and bottom seams, some pen notes, and edge flaking on the back paste-on.)

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New King CurtisSoul Twist ... LP
Enjoy, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Raw early work from King Curtis – an album of searing sax instrumentals, recorded for the smaller Enjoy label in the years before King's more famous association with Atlantic! The sound here is equal parts R&B and instrumental soul – hardly the throwaway pop you might guess from the "twist" in the title, and instead a key transitional album in shaping the sound of the sax in soul during the 60s – blown to perfection, but never as over the top as some of the honkers and shouters of 50s sax sessions. Tracks are a good mix of King-penned originals and soulful covers – with highlights that include "Soul Twist", "I Know", "Sack O Woe", "Wobble Twist", "Twisting With the King", and "Big Dipper". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing with deep groove. Record and cover are nice!)

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New OutkastSpeakerboxxx/The Love Below ... LP
LaFace, 2003. Used 4LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Pick any 10 words out of any Outkast album description on our pages at random, and you'll see how dearly we've loved these boys throughout the years – but truth be told, deep down we didn't think that they would be able to pull off the double album/solo album project(s). We were seriously wrong – Speakerboxxx/Love Below is HUGE in every way, and both halves are great all the way through! If you were worried Big Boi's Speakerboxxx half would be lazy southern hip hop without Andre's freaky presence throughout, you can put those fears to rest right now. Speakerboxxx is a deeply soulful electro hopping pounder from front to back – every bit as innovative as Andre's half! Tracks include "Ghettomusick" (which features one of just two appearances by A3000 on the whole disc), "Bowtie" with Sleepy Brown, "Bust" with Killer Mike, "Church", "Tomb Of The Boom" with Konkrete, Big Gipp and Ludacris, "Flip Flop" with Jay-Z, "The Way You Move" and more. A lot of press has been given to the assumption that Andre 3000 has largely forsaken hip hop on his half (The Love Below) and has instead dived head first into cosmic future funk. Well, the rumors are true. There's lots of straight up jazz piano and horn bits on the Love Below, with Andre's half serious, half tongue-in-cheek romantic soul cabaret croon way over the top. It's steeped in the classic Outkast party vibe, but with lots of Sign Of The Times-era Prince (complete with androgynous distorted vocals), Parliament and Cameo thrown into the mix. Sick, energetic genius! Tracks include the deliriously great "Hey Ya!" single, "She Lives In My Lap", "Love Hater", "Happy Valentine's Day", "Roses", "Good Day, Good Sir", "Behold A Lady", "Pink And Blue", "Spread", "Dracula's Lady" with Kelis, and more. Who the hell knows what they can possibly do to surprise us after this – but wherever Andre 3000 and Big Boi go from here, they each have yet another classic in the discography! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Speakerboxxx/The Love Below ... CD 2.99

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New Duke PearsonSweet Honey Bee ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic Blue Note groover – the funkiest album by Duke Pearson, and a killer batch of piano-heavy soul jazz tunes! Duke really blew out the box for this one – not only coming up with a great batch of original tunes, and playing them with an incredibly soulful touch – but also working with a top-shelf batch of players that includes Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, and James Spaulding! The great Mickey Roker is on drums, playing away with a nice scatter-shot modal mode that grooves in all the right parts – and titles include "Big Bertha", "Sweet Honey Bee", "Sudel", "Ready Rudy?", and "Empathy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has a stained and flaky corner.)

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New Young & CompanyI Like What You're Doing To Me! ... LP
Brunswick, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
The only full length album we've ever seen from this youthful combo – and a killer set that's gotten plenty of play over the years! Young & Company were an obscure New Jersey group who struck big momentarily with the single "I Like What You're Doing To Me", and got a brief chance to cut this one and only album for Brunswick as a follow-up. The album's an interesting one, because it came at a time when the last-gasping Brunswick was showing a real talent for cutting underground cuts – mostly issued on 12" singles, and rarely drawn out to a full LP like this – but at a level that really makes this album a lost gem! There's kind of a strong roller skating groove on the best cuts – moving along at a good midtempo pace with compressed instrumentation on guitar and keyboards, never too over the top, and definitely not disco. You can hear that to best effect on the big hit "I Like What You're Doing To Me", but the album's got plenty of other nice cuts, like "Strut Your Stuff", "Checking You Out", "Love Me All Night", and "Mellow Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I Like What You're Doing To Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD 22.99

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New Gene ChandlerYour Love Looks Good On Me ... LP
Fast Fire, 1985. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New CrackinMakings Of A Dream ... LP
Warner, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Even better than the first Warner album from Crackin – a sweet little cooker with loads of subtle charm! The group have a really great feel – tight, but never commercial – and never too AOR, as well – a careful balance that's probably one of the reasons why they never charted as big back in the day – although, from our crate-digging experience, we can say that we always seem to turn up their albums in all the hippest collections from the 70s! Leslie Smith sings vocals with the group, adding in the same soulful currents you'll know from his later solo work – and the overall feel is somewhere in the same sort of jazzy funk sound that you'd find on the best records by Rufus from the time. Titles include "I Want To Sing It To You", "You're Winning", "There's A Better Way", "Take Me To The Bridge", "Feel Alright", "What Goes Around Comes Around", and "Beautiful Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & a partially split top seam.)

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New Martin DennyTaste Of Honey ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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New StuffStuff It ... LP
Warner/Just Sunshine, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
Late 70s soul fusion from masters of the groove – perhaps the best ever by the late 70s supergroup Stuff – featuring a core group that includes Cornell Dupree, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, and Richard Tee! This time out the smooth sound is vibrantly top notch – all produced by Steve Cropper into a sweet blend of soul and jazz that has some of Aja-era Steely Dan's super tight sophistication – with a big, warmhearted soul groove in place of the Dan's more icy veneer! Many of the tracks are covers – augmented by chorus vocals – like "Mighty Love", "Dance With Me", "Since You've Been Gone", and "Love Having You Around" – but the record's also got some originals like "Stuff It", "Do It Again", and "Gordon's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a few creases.)
 
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New Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Poll Winners ... LP
Riverside, 1960. Very Good- ... $9.99
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. Cover has some wear, a mostly split spine, some splitting on the other seams, a bit of sticker residue, and a couple of stains on the back.)

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New Count BasieApril In Paris ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has moderate wear, a split top seam, a small split on the spine, some stains, and a peeled spot on the back.)

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Lamont DozierRight There ... LP
Warner, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of Lamont Dozier's biggest albums of the 70s – a sweet debut for Warner Brothers, but one that still keeps all the best elements of his ABC albums firmly intact! Arrangements are still by Lamont and McKinley Jackson – who really know how to help Dozier find that tightness brewed up in the Detroit scene, while also pushing things further with some upbeat grooves that really find new territory too! Dozier's vocals are great – that slightly less than perfect style that always makes his work sound so personal and meaningful next to some of his slicker 70s contemporaries – a really appealing style that always has his 70s records at the top of our listening stack. Titles include "Joy", "Groovin On a Natural High", "Right There", "With A Little Bit Of Mending (We Could Be As Good As New)", "Ain't Never Loved Nobody", and a great remake of "It's the Same Old Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Also available Right There ... CD 13.99

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Four TopsChanging Times ... LP
Motown, 1970. Good ... $4.99
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
(Canadian pressing.)

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Four TopsMain Street People ... LP
ABC, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Really nice work from The Four Tops – proof that they were still going quite quite strong after Motown! The album's got a hip sound that shows the group moving through a wider range of emotions than we ever remember – crafting rich deep harmonies that still stand apart from the big wave of sweet soul quartets of the early 70s, and which sparkle with all the emotion that Levi Stubbs' voice had to offer. Includes their great theme to Shaft In Africa, the track "Are You Man Enough" – plus loads of other great ones like "I Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind", "It Won't Be The First Time", "Sweet Understanding Love", "Too Little, Too Late", "Peace Of Mind", and "Main Street People". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging, a sticker in one corner, and a cutout hole.)

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Nobuo Hara & Sharps & FlatsKessei 25 Shuunen Kinen Recital – The 25th Anniversary Concert ... LP
Trio (Japan), 1976. Very Good+ 2LP ... $14.99
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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New Johnny HartmanVoice That Is ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
At the time of this album, Johnny Hartman definitely was the voice that is – a singer with a new level of maturity for the 60s, and a voice that's far more masculine than the geeky look of the photo on the cover! Hartman's sound here is smooth and warm, but never in a too-commercial way – a great antidote to some of the bigger singers of his generation, and cast perfectly here in some lightly jazzy arrangements by Bob Hammer. A few tracks feature backing by a quartet led by Hank Jones – and the rest feature a slightly larger group with 2 guitars and some nice Latin percussion. Titles include "Funny World", "Waltz For Debbie", "It Never Entered My Mind", "Let Me Love You", "My Ship", "The Day The World Stopped Turning", "Slow Hot Wind", and "The More I See You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and a sticker spot.)

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Neal HeftiSinging Instrumentals ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Hefti was one of the grooviest of the bigger band arrangers during the 50s – and thanks to Basie, and a few well-placed soundtracks, he had the chance to really experiment with some unusual combinations of material that proved to leave him with an incredible legacy. This album is a perfect showcase for Hefti's unusual talents, as it has him leading a nice little group of swing players (Charlie Barnet, Hank D'Amico, Lou McGarity, and others) in combination with the Ray Charles Singers, on a set of very groovy vocalese jazz tracks. At the record's best moments, the overall feel is sort of like Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross with Basie – as the group keep fairly in the "vocal instrumental" range, and solo wordlessly over the band's tight soulful rhythms. Tracks include "Jersey Bounce", "Opus 1", "Skyliner", "Summit Ridge Drive", "Back Beat Boogie", and "Intermission Riff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Epic pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear & a partially split top seam.)

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KashifKashif (1983) ... LP
Arista, 1983. Very Good ... $6.99
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.)
Also available Kashif (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Rod Levitt OrchestraInsight ... LP
RCA, 1965. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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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Jimmy McGriffElectric Funk ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $43.99
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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New Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesWake Up Everybody ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1975. Very Good ... $4.99
Teddy Pendergrass and crew get a bit more political than on earlier releases, and adopt the righteous bubbling soul groove that had put the O'Jays over the top a few years earlier – with incredible results! The title cut – "Wake Up Everybody" – would prove to be a great example of the political Philly International hit formula applied to socially conscious themes, but the record probably scored even bigger with the club crossover hit "Don't Leave Me This Way". Other tracks include "Keep On Lovin You", "Tell The World How I Feel About Cha Baby", "I'm Searching For A Love", and "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good" – the latter two of which also feature female vocals by Sharon Paige. Bobby Martin, Norman Harris, and Ronnie Baker did the arrangements – and this was Teddy's last LP with the group. LP, Vinyl record album

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New York CityI'm Doin' Fine Now ... LP
Chelsea, 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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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New Ohio PlayersFire ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
One of the biggest albums ever for Ohio Players – a set that took their earlier funk sound and targeted firmly at the mainstream with a lean, mean groove that a million other groups copied at the time! There's still plenty of the soul of the early years in the group's approach here – and sometimes, the mellower tracks show a wonderful talent for harmonies coming even more fully to the top. But the real appeal of the record has always been the bold, bassy grooves that hit strongly just as ensemble funk was exploding in the mainstream during the early years of disco – making plenty of space for the Players and their contemporaries to grab up new audiences who never would have touched a record like this five years before! There's plenty of grit in the grooves on the best numbers – a style that's maybe not as dirty as on Westbound, but still more than enough to make any real funk fan proud. Titles include "Fire", "Together", "Together/Feelings", "It's All Over", "Runnin' From the Devil", "Smoke", "What The Hell", and "I Want To Be Free". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Christopher ScottSwitched-On Bacharach ... LP
Decca, 1973. Very Good ... $2.99
Bacharach and moog – what a combination! The album features moogy versions of Burt's biggest hits of the 60s – played in a weird and moody style by Christopher Scott, and presented with a very good sense of Bacharach's original timing and poise for the tunes. The combination shouldn't work, but it does – and a whole new sound is pulled out of little gems that include "What's New Pussycat?", "April Fools", "I Say A Little Prayer", "Look Of Love", and "Wives & Lovers". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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TemptationsBare Back ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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 Billy OceanSuddenly ... LP
Jive, 1984. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The album that made Billy Ocean a superstar for a little while, one that had a HUGE couple of years on the charts, even longer service as a snapshot of its era, and is now one that we can look at freshly and appreciate for all of the unstoppably catchy pop soul craft that made it so massive in the first place! Billy's earlier Caribbean inflected pop and R&B was good stuff that deserved a bigger audience and boy did it ever find him with the mid 80s hits "Caribbean Queen", the killer ballad "Suddenly" and the crazy fun "Loverboy". Other tracks include "Mystery Lady", "Lucky Man", "Dancefloor" and "If I Should Lose You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New PrinceDirty Mind ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Early work from Prince – really his first full fledged masterpiece! Prince ushered the 80s in with a mix of recognizable influences, but filtered through his unique sensibility – taking taught a funk sound, layered vocals, crisp rhythms, ultra catchy songs and that unbridled, unambiguous, fearless sexuality! Amazing stuff, and an early hint that Prince had a look, sound, style and talent that could, and eventually would pretty much takeover a heck of a lot of cultural space. Titles include the unstoppable classics "Dirty Mind" and "When You Were Mine", plus "Head", "Sister", "Do It All Night", and "Party Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Serious Lee FineNothing Can Stop Us ... LP
Arista/Rush, 1989. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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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VariousChristmas Gift 'Rap – Merry Christmas From Motown ... LP
Motown, 1970. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A collection of Christmas work from some of Motown's biggest artists of the late 60s – an all-star lineup that includes "Christmas Everyday" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "Silver Bells" and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Diana Ross & The Supremes, "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer" and "Silent Night" by The Temptations, "One Little Christmas Tree" and "What Christmas Means To Me" by Stevie Wonder, and "Christmas Lullaby" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some tape along the top and bottom seams and partially split spine.)

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New Patti AustinEvery Home Should Have One ... LP
Qwest, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big one for Patti Austin – and a set that moved her from the jazz/soul sidelines right into the mainstream – but all without losing any of her charm from before! A big part of the record's success comes from the production work of Quincy Jones – a longtime associate who gave Patti some key exposure on earlier records of his own, and a great choice to handle the mix of sophisticated soul and jazzy moments on this set. The record features some key tunes penned by Rod Temperton – and James Ingram duets with Patti on the crossover classic "Baby Come To Me" – nestled nicely alongside other cuts that include "The Way I Feel", "Do You Love Me", "The Genie", "Stop Look Listen", "The Island", and "Symphony Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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New Martin DennyQuiet Village ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An undisputed classic in the exotica genre – and the record that yielded Martin Denny his biggest hit! The title track "Quiet Village" was originally written by Les Baxter, but it was Martin Denny's approach that really managed to send the tune over the top – using spare percussion, rhythmic piano, and just the right amount of vibes and bird calls to give the track a really haunting feel. That approach is echoed throughout the set – with shifting instrumentation that includes celeste, bongos, marimbas, and marimbula as well! Titles include "Quiet Village", "Paradise Found", "Sake Rock", "Martinique", "Tune From Rangoon", and "Pagan Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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New Redd FoxxLive In Las Vegas ... LP
Loma, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Years before Redd Foxx broke onto the TV mainstream in the 70s, he was already drawing big crowds in Vegas – thanks to wonderfully strong material like you'll hear on this LP! Foxx's presentation here is wonderful – careful enough on topics to reach a crossover audience, but also down to earth too – crossing the tracks with bits of wit and wisdom, all delivered with impeccable timing. The subject matter gets a bit off-color at times, but Redd has a beautiful talent for keeping things clean, even when hinting at the dirty – and it's this balance that really makes the record wonderful – enough care for his choice of words to bring some class to his act, and really set him apart from some simple bawdy comedian. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Al GreyNight Song ... LP
Argo, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few fantastic collaborations between trombonist Al Grey and tenor saxophonist Billy Mitchell – made even better by some work on vibes from a young Bobby Hutcherson! The groove here is earthy and bluesy – quite a different setting than Hutcherson's modernist sides for Blue Note, and a really unique little groove that makes equal use of the tenor, trombone, and vibes in the frontline. And while Grey and Mitchell have their roots in more famous bigger bands, they work together here with a playful lyricism that's really amazing – a unique approach to their music that made the group one of the most striking of the time. Other players include Dave Burns on trumpet, Earl Washington on piano, Otis Candy Finch on drums, and Herman Wright on bass – plus a bit of conga from Phil Thomas. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Laughing Tonight", "Through For The Night", "Blues In The Night", "Stardust", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a cutout hole, partially split top and bottom seams, a small rip at the opening, and some staining on the back along the opening.)

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New Wes MontgomeryRound Midnight ... LP
Riverside/ABC, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2nd pressing of some early material by Wes Montgomery – a tasty trio session cut when he was working with hometown talent from Indianapolis. The set's a real treat because it features organ work by the great Mel Rhyne, an oft-overlooked player who began with Montgomery, but who got left in the dust when he started recording with bigger players. The trio's completed by drummer Paul Parker – and tracks include "Whisper Not", "Ecaroh", "Missile Blues", and "Jingles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a mostly split top seam, small splits on the other seams, a cutout hole, and some aging.)

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New Annette PeacockPerfect Release ... LP
Tomato, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite a big album for Annette Peacock – and a set that helped break her into a much wider audience than before! The album's got a quirky electric style that's years ahead of its time – a blend of Peacock's older jazz roots with some of the artier styles that would show up much more strongly in the New York scene a few years later. There's almost a funk/rock sound at times – heavy bass and guitars, which are topped by Annette's more languid vocals – and on the track "Survival", there's a lot of long funky instrumental passages that more than make up for Annette's silliness on some other tunes! Other titles include "The Succubus", "Love's Out To Lunch", and "Rubber Hunger". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jimmy SmithBashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith ... LP
Verve, 1962. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Jimmy Smith's biggest albums of the 60s – and a classic Verve pairing of his lean Hammond organ solos with the fuller, hard-swinging arrangements of Oliver Nelson! Nelson is working here at the height of his powers – backing Smith with a large group, but in a way that only seems to free him up to solo even more – pushing the tunes with an undeniable power from the all-star band, as Jimmy takes off on flights of soulful fancy over the top! Side two features some more stripped-down solo work – in the manner of Jimmy's later Blue Note sides – and the set includes the hit single "Walk On The Wild Side", plus the tracks "Bashin", "Step Right Up", and "Beggar For The Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, staining, waviness along the bottom half from moisture as well as peeling inside the gatefold (the bottom half).)
Also available Bashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith ... CD 9.99

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New VariousHidden Beach Presents Unwrapped Vol 3 ... LP
Hidden Beach, 2004. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A batch of smooth, jazzy instrumental takes on hip hop hits – from Hidden Beach Records! If you scratch just a little bit below the surface of the Hidden Beach roster, and dig little bit deeper than Jill Scott, there's an ultra smooth, kinda Quiet Storm vibe of sophisticated soul with lots of warm jazzy touches. That instrumental vibe is brought into these instrumental takes on hip hop's biggest hits, which keep the bouncing, kenetic appeal of the originals but play the tunes out in a modern jazz style. Linear horn and synthesizer and bass arrangements abound, with some scatty vocals over the top. Smooth jazz with a bassy bounce! Tracks include "In Da Club", "I Know What You Want", "PIMP", "Tainted" (a nice little nod to a lesser known single by Slum Village), "Lose Yourself", "Doo Wop (That Thing)", a Biggie medley, at 2Pac medley and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Al GreenAl Green ... LP
Bell, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Al Green's first LP – with a very different feel than his later work on Hi. The record's got a harder southern soul groove – almost in a Wilson Pickett/Arthur Conley mode, but with some sweeter elements in the backing. Al's voice is still incredible, although different than later, in that he's singing with a really open vibe, letting himself go a bit more, and not keeping in that smooth sophisticated mode of later years. Originally released by the tiny Hot Line label, and issued here by Bell Records when Al started to hit big with Hi Records during the early 70s. Titles include "Back Up Train", "Get Yourself Together", "Don't Leave Me", "Let Me Help You", "Hot Wire", and "Stop & Check Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Don JulianSavage! ... LP
Money, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest blacksploitation soundtracks of the 70s – and one of the rarest too! The album's a crowning achievement for the mighty Don Julian – an artist who's best known for his earlier LA soul with The Larks, but who steps out here with a hip, hard-grooving sound that's really amazing – kind of a small combo take on the bigger orchestrations you might hear in other films of the time – served up with lots of heavy drums and sharp-edged guitar in the mix! The rhythm section is especially great – bad-walking along with a blend of bass, drums, and congas – and other instrumentation includes flute, sax, and trombone – plus guitars from both Arthur Wright and Julian. Titles include the massive 10 minute title cut "Savage" – plus "Lay It On Your Head", "Where I'm Coming From", "My Favorite Beer Joint", "It's A Sad Song", and "Janitizio". As the cover says – "On the Streets, Or On the Sheets, He's a Savage!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has ring & edge wear, a split bottom seam, half split top seam and a light stain. Label has some marker. Vinyl plays with crackles.)

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New Tower Of PowerAin't Nothin Stoppin Us Now ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Used ... 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
(Cover has a price sticker remnant & some light wear.)

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New Freddie HubbardRollin ... LP
MPS, 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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