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Bob ThompsonSound Of Speed ... LP
Dot, 1960. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Jazzy orchestral sweep spiked with actual vehicular sounds – groovy, groovy sounds from San Francisco reared arranger Bob Thompson – his rare early easy listening conceptual gem Sound Of Speed cut outside after a few gems for RCA at the dawn of the 60s! RCA/Victor released some late 50s/early 60s Thompson efforts full of HiFi orchestral grooves, and this one, recorded in Italy by the Orchestra dei Concerti de Rom while Thompson was on temporary leave from RCA, buzzes along with a cheekier, groovier charm thanks to the transport theme – with soaring numbers dedicated to and including the sounds of diesel trains, motor scooters, ocean liners, jet planes, speed boats, roadsters and streetcars. Titles include "Super Chief", "Midnight Sailing", "La Vespa", "Three Wheeler Waltz", "Star Fire", "Surrey Serenade", "Early-Bird Whirly-Bird" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Lester Bowie's Brass FantasyTwilight Dreams ... CD
Virgin/Katalyst, 1988. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 12.99
A cooker of a record from Lester Bowie – one that takes the earlier sound of the Brass Fantasy ensemble, and focuses it into a mode that shows his growing love of soul and funk! The set was issued on the the short-lived Venture imprint of Virgin – a surprisingly strong outlook for creative projects like this – and the vibe's quite different than the Brass Fantasy records cut for ECM – with almost a bit more soul at the bottom, and a compact sort of energy that really sends the ideas home. Players include Bowie, Stanton Davis, Malachi Thompson, and Sasul Siddik on trumpets – plus Steve Turre and Frank Lacy on trombones, Vincent Chancey on French horn, Bob Stewart on tuba, and Phil Wilson on drums. Titles include a surprisingly great remake of "Thriller" – plus "Vibe Waltz", "I Am With You", "Duke's Fantasy", "Personality", and "Twilight Dreams". CD

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Katie LeeSongs of Couch & Consultation ... LP
Commentary, 1957. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Fantastic stuff – and a key example of the penetration of psychoanalysis in the US during the postwar years! The tunes here are all vocal parodies of familiar themes from Freud – sung by Katie Lee in a way that's a bit jazz, but possibly a bit folksy too – very playful at times, with the dry wit that you'd get in some of Tom Lehrer's famous records of the same period. Instrumentation is arranged by Bob Thompson, who really emphasizes the whimsy in the tunes – and titles include "The Will To Fail", "Repressed Hostility Blues", "Gunslinger", "Properly Loved", "Real Sick Sounds", "Shrinker Man", and "Schizophrenic Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has some pen.)

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Sergio Mendes/Quartette Tres BienGreat Arrival/Bully ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1966. Used ... $5.99
Two sparkling jazzy albums from 1966! The Great Arrival is one of Sergio Mendes' most dreamy albums, and it's an all-instrumental batch of tracks. The format is easy Brazilian piano, over larger arrangements with a good jazz component – and the record features Mendes soloing over work by American arrangers Clare Fischer, Bob Florence, and Richard Hazard. The record's got bright horns, lush banks of strings, and cascading rhythms – all produced with exceptional sound, so that Sergio's piano goes gliding over the top in a manner that's similar to some of the Luis Eca albums in a similar format. Tracks include "Carnaval", "Boranda", "Nana", and "Bonita". Bully is the Quartette Tres Bien's only album for Atlantic, and it's a bit more of a straight jazz album than some of their sessions for Decca. The band's got their percussion/piano groove running hard – with Percy James on bongo and conga, Albert St James on drums, and Jeter Thompson on piano – and the playing has a strong focus on the piano work by Thompson, with a good mix of soul and lyrical styles. Includes the original track "Bully", plus versions of "Work Song", "Caravan", "Three O'Clock In The Morning", and "I Never Knew". CD

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Maureen O'HaraLove Letters From Maureen O'Hara ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good- ... $5.99
Dreamy vocals from Maureen O'Hara – a singer who definitely shows her Irish a bit in this rare set of work for RCA! Backings are by Bob Thompson, who's a bit more subtle here than in his own work – and he nicely supports Maureen's trilling approach with some lightly jazzy instrumentation – all in a way that puts the singer right up front in the mix, and preserves a personal, up-close atmosphere on many numbers. There's a slight bit of drama at a few points, but never too much – and the album also features some liner notes by John Ford, who'd directed Maureen in How Green Was My Valley. Titles include "Dearly Beloved", "Yours Sincerely", "The Nearness Of You", "My Romance", "I Only Have Eyes For You", and "Whispering". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has masking tape on the seams, a rip near the spine, and a bit of pen on the back.)
 
 
 
 



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