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CBS Jazz All StarsMontreux Summit Vol 1 ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 18.98
A really amazing little record – way more than usual for this sort of live recording – given that it features some very unique performances together by artists we've never heard on the same stage otherwise! The premise is simple, but wonderfully effective – in that the album brings together some of the leading lights of the Columbia/CBS jazz stable at the time – a massive lineup of talent from a few key generations in jazz, sounding surprisingly great hear together! All tracks are nice and long – and titles include a brilliant version of "Infant Eyes" by a quartet with Stan Getz on tenor and Bob James on piano; "Fried Bananas" with Dexter Gordon on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, Woody Shaw on trumpet, and George Duke on piano; "Bahama Mama" with Bob James on keyboards, Bobbi Humphrey on flute, Eric Gale and Steve Kahn on guitars, and Billy Cobham on drums – and the long jam session tracks "Montreux Summit", "Blues March", and "Andromeda" – which feature work from most of the players above, all working in one large group – plus added flute from Hubert Laws and Thijs Van Leer, percussion from Ralph Maconald, and bass from Alphonso Johnson. CD

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Rosemary ClooneyCBS Radio Recordings 1955 to 1961 (5CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, New Copy ... Late July, 2014
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Keith BarrowPhysical Attraction (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/FTG, 1978. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A great secular set from Keith Barrow – a singer who started in gospel, but who's always been best-remembered for this modern soul gem from the 70s! Keith's got a great range to his vocals – one you can hear right from the start, as he dips and soars effortlessly with a quality that's clearly inspired by the spirit – but set here to some wicked smooth soul arrangements from Johnny Allen. The album's got a mix of clubby moments and some even better laidback cuts – and the set also features a few tunes penned by Ronn Matlock, an under-credited master of modern soul. Titles include "Turn Me Up", "Physical Attraction", "You Know You Want To Be Loved", "If It's Love That You're Looking For", "Garden Of Love", and "Free To Be Me". CD features bonus tracks – "Turn Me Up (special disco version)", "Turn Me Up (inst)", "Physical Attraction (12" mix)", and "You Know You Want To Be Loved (7" mix)". CD

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BeethovenSymphony No 6 Op 68 (Pastorale)/Leonore Overture No 2 Op 72a – Bruno Walter/Columbia Symphony Orchestra ... CD
CBS, 1959/1963. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Claude BollingPicnic Suite ... LP
CBS, 1980. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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New BrickStoneheart ... LP
Bang/CBS, 1979. Very Good ... $1.99
Damn fine work from Brick – a group who's even tighter here than before – yet all without ever sounding too slick or commercial! Brick's one of that rare breed – a combo who can groove with an edge, even while cracking the mainstream – never hitting the biggest spots in the public eye, yet consistently keeping things great for years – and earning a huge legion of lifetime fans in the process! There's a great midtempo groove to many of these cuts – almost a precursor for Ohio, and later west coast funk of this sort – carved out nicely by the group in a very cohesive way. Titles include "We'll Love", "Raise Your Hands", "To Me", "Magic Woman", and "By The Moonlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Michel CamiloMichel Camilo ... LP
CBS/Portrait, 1988. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(Dutch pressing. Cover has light wear and remnants of a price sticker.)

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Tina CharlesI Love To Love ... LP
CBS, 1976. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Sublime pop disco from Tina Charles – a record that mixes older vocal touches with the swirling sounds of the legendary Biddu – in a groove that's got a heck of a lot to offer! Tina never was one of the most underground singers of her generation – but it's her confidence in that fact that makes this music so great – an unabashed love of the poppier sounds of the dancefloor, in a way that beautifully mixes together 70s AM sensibilities with the growing sounds of the disco movement. Biddu's a great choice for the project – and while the music isn't as exotic as some of his own albums, it's still got some great instrumental flair! Titles include "Love Me Like A Lover", "I Love To Love", "Hold Me", "Hey Boy", "Why", and "Disco Fever". LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian pressing. Cover has a few creases.)


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Cryan ShamesScratch The Sky (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/Now Sounds (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A great step forward for The Cryan Shames – a group who started their career singing other peoples' music, but who emerge here with some great songs of their own! There's a brilliant Sunshine Pop feel to the whole record – but there's also some garagey elements that reflect the group's presence on the Chicago scene of the 60s – not a Dunwich quality entirely, but not far off either! That edge makes the psych moments really sparkle nicely – with a more sinister feel than anyone might have guessed from the group on their initial outing. A few moments echo Brit invasion modes – but with a trippier style that's a bit like Chad & Jeremy on Columbia – and titles include "Cobblestone Road", "The Sailing Ship", "A Carol For Lorelei", "Sunshine Psalm", "Mr Unreliable", and "In The Cafe". CD features the mono mix of the album on CD for the first time ever – plus bonus mono singles, and non-LP tracks "Young Birds Fly" and "The Warm". CD

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Jim Cullum Jazz BandPorgy & Bess ... CD
CBS, 1987. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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Pierre DouglasNos Amis De La Tele ... LP
CBS (France), 1979. Sealed ... $7.99
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(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Lamont DozierWorking On You ... CD
CBS/Expansion (UK), 1981. Used ... $6.99
A sweet mellow groover from the mighty Lamont Dozier – a set that's not nearly as well known as his earlier work of the 70s, but one that has the Motown man still riding strong! In contrast to the fuller, clubbier grooves of Dozier's ABC work, most of the tunes here are a bit more laidback and mellow – still with a groove, but not nearly as full-on – and with a sophisticated, sensual feel that's a fair bit like Leon Ware at his best! Production is nice and warm throughout, but never too slick – and there's some really compelling keyboard bits, especially some use of Prophet 5, which makes for a nice contrast with Lamont's vocals. The whole thing's great – and titles include "Why", "Playing For Keeps", "Chained", "Cool Me Out", "Working On You", "Starting Over", and "You Made Me A Believer". CD

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Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World ... LP
CBS, 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, and Afrocentric jazz – all expertly handled by the great Charles Stepney, who still has the same rich talent for blending styles that he had while working at Chess/Cadet during the glory days of the late 60s. Some of these songs have been played to death (and covered so much) over the years that it's often easy to forget what a crowning moment this was for former underground soul heroes Earth, Wind & Fire – but we'll never cease to be amazed at the power of their mid-70s work, and this album's the best of the best. Titles include "Shining Star", "That's The Way Of The World", "Reasons", "Africano", "See The Light", and "Happy Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Les ElgartOrquestras Espetaculares ... CD
CBS (Brazil), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Duke EllingtonComplete Duke Ellington 1947 to 1952 Vol 3 ... CD
CBS (Brazil), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $11.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Duke EllingtonComplete Duke Ellington 1947 to 1952 Vol 4 ... CD
CBS (Brazil), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Duke EllingtonComplete Duke Ellington 1947 to 1952 Vol 5 ... CD
CBS (Brazil), Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Duke EllingtonEllington The Pianist/Piano In The Foreground ... CD
CBS/Jazzotheque (UK), 1961. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Duke Ellington's SpacemenCosmic Scene (plus bonus track) ... CD
CBS (Holland), 1958. Used ... $8.99
A lost Duke Ellington gem from the late 50s – a session that has a decidedly different look than some of his other records of the time! We don't know if the Duke was into Sun Ra – but it almost seems like he was copping his thunder with this title and band name – a fair bit more flashy than the usual presentation for the Ellington group! The record's not nearly as trippy as you'd expect – but it's still a prime set of Ellingtonia from those key late 50s years – material played by a smaller group of "Spacemen" than Duke's fuller orchestra – with a bit more room for small group interaction, almost in a Verve mode. Players include Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet, Clark Terry on trumpet, Paul Gonzalves on tenor, Quentin Jackson on trombone, and Jimmy Woode on bass – and titles include "Avalon", "Midnight Sun", "Spacemen", "Bass-ment", "Early Autumn", and "Jones". CD also features a bonus alternate take of "Jones". CD
(Out of print.)

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Georgie FameShorty ... CD
CBS/Rev-Ola (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $6.99
An excellent little album from British vocalist Georgie Fame – one that has him moving way past the simple beat group sound of his roots, into a sophisticated style that mixes jazz vocalizing, hard grooving, and lots of rock/R&B influences! Georgie's still got his Mose Allison-inspired vocal style, but the band behind him is a lot more open-ended, and grooves along freely in these great organ riffing rhythms – open-ended and very swinging on some numbers, but in a way that's different from Fame's rougher-edged roots. Titles include "Oliver's Gone", "Somebody Stole My Thunder", "Fully Booked", "Inside Story", "Seventh Son" and more. CD

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Michel Fugain with Mary RoosUn Enfant Dans La Ville ... LP
CBS (Netherlands), 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
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Art GarfunkelScissors Cut ... LP
CBS, 1981. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Spanish pressing.)

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Marvin GayeSanctified Lady (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
CBS, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
Marvin Gaye's last single – released after his untimely death, and a track that supposedly was only around in demo form as "Sanctified P#ssy", until they cleaned it up for release to give him one last hit! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Philip GlassGlassworks ... LP
CBS, 1982. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Loads of amazing keyboard lines –- Glass on organ, intertwined with more keyboards and reeds! Titles include "Opening", "Floe", "Islands"," Rubric", "Facades", and "Closing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy GriffinBe With Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/FTG, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Stellar solo material from ex-Miracles mainmain Billy Griffin – a singer with the same great range as Smokey Robinson in the original incarnation of that group, really sounding great here on his own! Billy's got this high-soaring style that really works great for the album's blend of modern soul groovers and mellower moments – a quality that was perfected when Griffin was singing with The Miracles on late 70s Columbia Records. John Barnes produced and arranged the set, but Billy helped a lot with the tunes – and titles include the killer "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain" – a snapping bit of boogie that never gets old – plus "2nd Day Love Story", "Understand", "Stone's Throw From Heaven", "The Beat Is Getting Stronger", "Love Is Not A Word", "Be With Me", and "Breaking Out". CD features bonus tracks – "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain (7" mix)", "Be With Me (7" mix)", "Be With Me (12" mix)", "Be With Me (special new club mix)", and "2nd Day Love Story (7" mix)". CD

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Billy GriffinRespect ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1983. Used ... $11.99
An even leaner groove than usual for Billy Griffin – a set that makes great use of 80s keyboards and basslines, which turn out to be a great fit for Griffin's wonderful voice! Billy's got this sharp, uncluttered style of singing – a mode first forged as the lead for The Miracles, then on his previous solo debut – taken even further here with arranger/producer John Barnes, who co-wrote most of the songs here with Griffin. The groove is tight, but also laidback – never slavishly looking for chart hooks, and instead inside just the right sophisticated space to match Griffin's maturing approach. Titles include "Save Your Love For Me", "Respect", "Serious", "So Many Ways", "Don't Ask Me To Be Friends", and "Dreaming". CD
Also available Respect (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Billy GriffinRespect (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $13.99
An even leaner groove than usual for Billy Griffin – a set that makes great use of 80s keyboards and basslines, which turn out to be a great fit for Griffin's wonderful voice! Billy's got this sharp, uncluttered style of singing – a mode first forged as the lead for The Miracles, then on his previous solo debut – taken even further here with arranger/producer John Barnes, who co-wrote most of the songs here with Griffin. The groove is tight, but also laidback – never slavishly looking for chart hooks, and instead inside just the right sophisticated space to match Griffin's maturing approach. Titles include "Save Your Love For Me", "Respect", "Serious", "So Many Ways", "Don't Ask Me To Be Friends", and "Dreaming". CD features bonus 7" mixes of "Save Your Love For Me", "Respect", "Serious", and "So Many Ways". CD
Also available Respect ... CD 11.99

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Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock Trio (1977) ... CD
CBS (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
An excellent Japanese-only album by Herbie – featuring all acoustic playing, recorded in San Francisco, in 1977 – in an incredible trio setting with Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums! Really, really wonderful stuff – right at home among many of Herbie's electric recordings at the time! Despite the absence of electric keyboards, there's a bit of a light funky groove on some tracks – with lots of warm bass sounds from Carter, and some beautiful light work on the drum kit from Williams. Titles include "Watch It", "Speak Like A Child", "Look", "Milestones" and "Whatcha Waitin For". All tracks are long, and the record's got a nice sweet mellow vibe! CD
(Blue Spec CD2.)

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Herbie HancockLite Me Up (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1982. Used ... $44.99
This one was cut just before Herbie lucked onto the Rockit/Bill Laswell strategy – and shows how much he was searching around for a style in those immediate pre-electro years. The record's not a bad blend of jazz and R&B – continuing a style explored on the few previous CBS albums – with a number of tracks written by Rod Temperton, and production by Narada Michael Walden, Herbie, and Jay Graydon. Wayne Anthony is the lead vocalist on a number of cuts – and titles include "Lite Me Up", "The Bomb", "Can't Hide Your Love", "The Fun Tracks", and "Motor Mouth". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Herbie HancockQuartet ... CD
CBS, 1982. Used ... $1.99
Acoustic magic from Herbie Hancock – proof that he wasn't only cutting electro records in the 80s! The set's got a fluid, open feel that's a bit like some of the VSOP Quintet work – although the group here is slightly different, with Hancock on acoustic piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Tony Williams on drums – plus a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet – stepping in where Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard left off. The tracks are somewhat sharp-edged and modern, but never in a way that's too outside – more just a continuation of the VSOP mode, with some of the Marsalis love of darker colors and tones. The double-length set has plenty of room for long solos – and titles include "Well You Needn't", "Round Midnight", "Clear Ways", "A Quick Sketch", "The Eye Of The Hurricane", "Parade", "The Sorcerer", "Pee Wee", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". CD

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New Leon HaywoodIntimate ... LP
CBS/KG, 1976. Very Good ... $6.99
Smooth and mellow soul from Leon Haywood, recorded after his "Freaky To You" years, and showing a nice polished side. Leon handled the production, and Gene Page helped out with arrangements. Titles include "Let's Get It On", "Strokin", "Dream Dream", "Let Me Make It Good To You", and a remake of his classic, "It's Got To Be Mellow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)

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Billie HolidayAin't Nobody's Business If I Do ... LP
CBS, 1975. Near Mint- 4LP Box Set ... $19.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has a split corner, otherwise looks nice.)

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Julio IglesiasInnamorarsi Alla Mia Eta ... CD
CBS, 1979. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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IntrudersIntruders Greatest Hits ... CD
Gamble/CBS, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
Great compilation of some of the biggest and best tracks from the early days of this Philly soul group. Groovy East coast soul cuts, with a nice late 60s roots of Philly sound to them. 10 numbers in all: "Cowboys To Girls", "Me Tarzan, You Jane", "Love Is Like A Baseball Game", "Slow Drag", "Together", "United", "Girls, Girls, Girls", "A Love That's Real", "Friends No More" and "(Who's Your) Favorite Candidate". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chris JasperSuperbad (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/Big Break (UK), 1987. New Copy ... $9.99
A wickedly wonderful solo set from Chris Jasper – cut in a mode that's right up there with the best 80s material he did with the Isley Brothers! Jasper's voice sounds surprisingly great in the lead – maybe not as powerful as that of Ernie Isley, but with a sense of individuality that really makes the album stand out – and that great mix of righteousness and warmth that made his previous collaborations such classics. There's a bit more of a focus on the groove at times – never overdone, just maybe more keyboard lines alongside the lyrics – as you'd guess from Chris' role in the previous group. All tunes are Jasper originals, and titles include "Superbad", "One Time Love", "Like I Do", "Earthquake", "The Son Of Man", "Dance For The Dollar", and "My Soul Train". CD features bonus tracks – "Superbad (12" Superbad marathon mix)", "One Time Love (12" ext mix)", "Superbad (inst)", and "One Time Love (inst)". CD

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Pauline JulienPauline Julien ... LP
CBS (Canada), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Arrangements by Serge Garant. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small bit of seam splitting.)

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KansasDrastic Measures ... LP
CBS, 1983. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Cover has three cutout holes.)

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New Patti LabellePatti Labelle (1977) (with bonus track) ... CD
CBS/Big Break (UK), 1977. Used ... $5.99
Patti's first solo album – recorded after splitting with the group Labelle, moving into a more sophisticated Diva soul mode that kept her strong for years to come! The album's pretty great, stepping out into the solo soul realm with terrific footing – and the best tunes have a smoothed out modern approach that's actually quite refreshing – and a bit better than some of the work by Labelle in the late years! 9 tracks on the original album: including "Dan Swit Me", "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover", "I Think About You" and "Do I Stand A Chance", "Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)" and more. This Big Break UK remastered version includes the bonus track "Joy To Have Your Love (Single Version)". CD

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ManhattansToo Hot To Stop It ... CD
CBS/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $18.99
A different sound than the Manhattans of the 70s – but a set that's still got some wonderful harmonies throughout! The production has a modern sort of 80s crackle – more beats and keyboards than before, but also some standout acapella moments that hearken back to an old school style of group soul that even predates the first recordings by The Manhattans back in the 60s. This mix of modern and classic really gives the album some weight – and is balanced out nicely through the set list – with tracks that include "Don't Say No", "Angel Of The Night", "C'Est La Vie", "Dreamin", "Too Hot To Stop It", and "When We Are Made As One". CD

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Keith MansfieldAll You Need Is Keith Mansfield (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/Rev-Ola (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest albums ever from the mighty Keith Mansfield – an arranger best known for his sound library work, but one who steps out beautifully here on a rare commercial album for CBS! The set's way more than just the batch of late 60s pop tunes that you might guess from the Beatles' reference in the title – as Keith really transforms most tunes with his hip approach to the grooves, and also manages to throw in a few gems of his own composition as well! The bottom of most numbers is plenty darn jaunty – funky at the best moments – and instrumentation includes some great Hammond and hard-edge piano lines that really send the tunes home. Titles include the killer "Soul Thing", used by Quentin Tarantino in Kill Bill, and "Boogaloo" – both originals by Mansfield – plus the tracks "Everlasting Love", "Whiter Shade Of Pale", "Moanin", "Walk On By", "Lovin Things", "Reach Out", "Rainbow Valley", and "Take Five". CD also features 8 bonus tracks that Keith arranged for Maynard Ferguson, Salena Jones, Love Affair and Alan Haven – including "Love For Sale", "Am I The Same Girl", "The Serpent", and "Soul Confusion". CD

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Wynton MarsalisCarnaval ... LP
CBS, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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MormosMagic Spell Of Mother's Wrath (180 gram pressing) (plus bonus 7-inch single) ... LP
CBS/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A weird and wild little record – with a feel that's as spooky as the image on the cover! At one level, these guys feel like hapless hippies – working in a mostly acoustic mode that involves lots of guitar, piano, and gentle percussion instruments – plus bits of flute, clarinet, and sax as well. But at another level, there's this odd edge going on – maybe from the vocals of Annie Williams, who's like like a Grace Slick-shaped folk singer – or maybe from the lyrics, which have this earnest back-to-nature feel, but with a slightly creepy Wicker Man quality. The record's got the feel of innocence in service to a darker master – and titles include "Cows In My Colorbook", "Rit Yellow", "Hush", "Lady Of Night", "Walk In The Light Of The Lord", "Plastered In Paris", and "Homeside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing of 500 copies – with insert and bonus 7" pic sleeve single too!)

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New Emmanuelle ParreninMaison Rose ... LP
CBS/Lion, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
An album of fragile beauty and buried darkness – in a space that's somewhere between the work of Nico and Brigitte Fontaine, but a fair bit sweeter overall! Emmanuelle Parrenin sings here in a timeless style that might almost be called folksy – especially in the return to tradition styles of the UK 70s scene – but it's also got a slightly headier feel overall, almost trippy at times, with a sense of crumbling innocence that's further underscored by spare instrumentation that includes hurdy-gurdy, spinet, and dulcimer. Most tunes just feature vocals and some combination of these instruments – and a few numbers feature slightly larger backing, but never a full group mode. Titles include "Ritournelle", "Leiturgie", "Copraze", "Lecharpe De Soie", "Ce Matin A Fremontel", and "Belle Virginie". Amazing vinyl reissue – very heavy cover and vinyl, and beautifully done overall! LP, Vinyl record album

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Line RenaudParisline – Une Super Revue ... LP
CBS (France), 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Rita Reys & Pim JacobsOur Favorite Songs ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most beautiful albums ever recorded by Dutch vocalist Rita Reys – done as a set of duets with longtime accompanist and life partner Pim Jacobs on piano! The setting is even more spare than some of Reys' trio dates – just voice and piano, the latter handled by Jacobs with this spacious quality that lets Rita really take the lead in all numbers, and inflect tunes with this sense of phrasing that really amazes us – and which provides one of the clearest examples of the touch that made her one of the best jazz vocalists on the European scene in the 60s and 70s. Titles include "Lover Man", "Two Sleepy People", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Where Or When", "When I Fall In Love", and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most". CD

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Aldemaro Romero Y Su Onda NuevaToma Lo Que Te Ofreci – Desde Europa ... LP
CBS, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An obscure 70s gem from Aldemaro Romero and his Onda Nueva – very much in the mode of his best 60s work, but with a warmer, smoother 70s sort of feel! The album features Aldemaro on electric piano and organ – and the grooves all have a lightly skipping feel that's a bit bossa, a bit Italian soundtrack, and all groovy all the way! Lyrics are in Spanish this time around, but the lovely presentation of the material gets past any language barrier at all. Titles include "De Repente", "Toma Lo Que TE Ofreci", "De Polo A Polo", "Maracucha", "Cimarron", and "La Caracola". LP, Vinyl record album

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Manolo SanlucarLo Mejor De Manolo Sanlucar ... LP
CBS (Spain), 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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Spoonie GeeBig Beat (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Tuff City/CBS, 1983. Very Good+ ... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Bruce SpringsteenDancing In The Dark (extended version)/Pink Cadillac ... 12-inch
CBS (UK), 1984. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(UK pressing. Cover has some wear and a few creases.)

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SquareAdventures ... LP
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1984. Near Mint- ... $13.99
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(With obi.)

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Sweat BandSweat Band ... LP
Uncle Jam/CBS, 1980. Very Good ... $5.99
A tasty bit of late P-Funk! The album was recorded in 1980, on the wane of the main P-Funk groups – and it features Bootsy and Fred Wesley teaming up on the arrangements, in a set of bass-heavy, mostly instrumental tracks that groove hard like the best early work by Zapp! There's a great jazzy groove to the record – with loads of tasty keyboards, and less of the slapp bass funk that could sometimes ruin other efforts like this. Titles include "Love Munch", "Hyper Space", "Freak to Freak", "Body Shop", and "We Do It All Day Long". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Labels have some marker.)

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Art TatumArt Tatum Concert ... LP
CBS (Holland), 1973. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Solo work by Art Tatum, recorded with pretty high fidelity by Gene Norman at the Shrine Auditorium in LA! Despite the larger venue, there's a nice sense of intimacy here – both in the sound, and in Tatum's playing – which has a personal, speculative quality that's much more like hearing him in the wee hours at some small club. Titles include "The Man I Love", "Yesterdays", "Willow Weep For Me", "How High The Moon", "I Know That You Know", and "Tatum Pole Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mario TellesMario Telles ... CD
CBS/Rev-Ola (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $4.99
The one and only solo album by Mario Telles – brother of the better-known Sylvia Telles, but an equally great bossa singer on his own! This rare date from the 60s features some wonderful arrangements by Baden Powell, Moacir Santos, and Astor Silva – all of whom bring Mario into some very Elenco-like territory – a blend of fuller strings and lighter bossa instrumentation, all touched with just the right amount of sadness! Some of the tunes are penned by Telles himself, and others are some great early Baden Powell/Vinicius De Moraes collaborations – beautiful material that really fits the mood of the music, as you'll hear on tracks that include "So Por Nao Saber", "Tem Do", "Aurora Do Amor", "Tristeza Vai Embora", "Dorme Em Paz", "Pra Que Chorar", "Bom Dia Amiga", and "Cavalho Marinho". CD

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Louis Van DykeNightwings ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A really wonderful pianist with an incredible sense of lyricism and timing – yet one who's often sadly overlooked on our side of the Atlantic! This album's a great place to start with Louis Van Dyke – a way to hear his simple, elegant way with a tune – always informed with a really strong sense of space that lets each note hang in the air beautifully, while still managing to flow together in this way that really holds us rapt. Van Dyke's style is certainly informed by the work of Bill Evans, but takes things in an even more lyrical style that's nice and warm throughout – in a trio that includes Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Terry Silverlight on drums. Titles include "Whisper Not", "Cartes Postales", "Nightwings", "Cavatina", "La Granja", and "Close Enough For Love". CD

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Louis Van DykeWhen A Man Loves A Woman ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Dutch pianist Louis Van Dyke has an amazing touch on the keys of the piano – one that's often very slow, and very spacious – so that each new note feels like a greatly-considered moment, even while the whole tune itself has a really strong sense of flow! Van Dyke pushes even farther than some of the children of Bill Evans in the 60s – as he times things out in this really unique pace – a mode that's never sleepy, or too careful – but resonant with a sense of overall timing and placement that's completely sublime. This late 60s album is one of Louis' best – and features Jacques Schols on bass and John Engels on drums – on titles that include "When A Man Loves A Woman", "Waltz For Debby", "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", "Mercy Mercy Mercy", and "She's Leaving Home". CD

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Weather ReportHeavy Weather ... CD
CBS, 1977. Used ... $4.99
One of the biggest hits ever for Weather Report – thanks to Joe Zawinul's leadoff track "Birdland" – one of those tunes that entered the canon immediately, and saw countless covers pop up over the years – kind of a rare thing for a jazz tune at this point in time! The track's driving, building energy shows a newly focused side to Weather Report – one that's traded some of the spacier, more experimental moments of the past for a dynamic energy that still puts them ahead of most other 70s fusion supergroups. The presence of Jaco Pastorius is felt quite strongly here – especially on the way the colors ebb and flow up from the bottom – and the way that Jaco's using his bass with the energy of a solo jazz guitar! Alex Acuna and Manolo Badrena are on percussion, and Wayne Shorter's reeds still crackle with a nice degree of soul – on titles that include "Harlequin", "Rumba Mama", "A Remark You Made", "Teen Town", "Palladium", "Havona", and "The Juggler". CD
(Columbia Jazz Contemporary Masters pressing.)

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Weather ReportWeather Report Live In Tokyo ... CD
CBS/Wounded Bird, 1972. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 18.98
A Japanese-only album from Weather Report – recorded early in the group's career, and with some of the same sort of freedoms that Miles Davis was getting on his own double-length dates from Japan! The tracks here are quite stretched out, and often adventurous – showing a marked ability to jam heavily at one moment, get contemplative the next, and continually explore sounds on the frontiers of fusion in the 70s. The group's the "second chapter" Weather Report – with Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, Miroslav Vitous on bass, Eric Gravatt on drums, and Dom Um Romao on percussion – and titles include "Orange Lady", "Vertical Invader/Seventh Arrow/TH", "Surucucu/Lost/Early Minor/Direction", and "Tears/Umbrellas". CD

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New Weather ReportWeather Report Live In Tokyo ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
A Japanese-only album from Weather Report – recorded early in the group's career, and with some of the same sort of freedoms that Miles Davis was getting on his own double-length dates from Japan! The tracks here are quite stretched out, and often adventurous – showing a marked ability to jam heavily at one moment, get contemplative the next, and continually explore sounds on the frontiers of fusion in the 70s. The group's the "second chapter" Weather Report – with Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, Miroslav Vitous on bass, Eric Gravatt on drums, and Dom Um Romao on percussion – and titles include "Orange Lady", "Vertical Invader/Seventh Arrow/TH", "Surucucu/Lost/Early Minor/Direction", and "Tears/Umbrellas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, with insert. Cover has some ring & edge wear.)
Also available Weather Report Live In Tokyo ... CD 15.99

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Barry WhiteBeware ... LP
Unlimited Gold/CBS, 1981. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Later than Barry's classic years, but some nice material that often gets overlooked! As the 80s approached, Barry changed his style slightly – and hit a smooth modern soul groove that was still closely related to a lot of trends he invented in the early 70s, but which also had a slicker production sound that compressed the grooves a bit. The result may not be as popular with beatheads, but it works great for steppers – as you'll hear on the mellow cut "Ooo . . . Ahh" on this album. Other tracks include "Tell Me Who Do You Love", "You're My High", "Let Me In & Let's Begin With Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam.)

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Pia ZadoraI Am What I Am ... CD
CBS, 1986. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBossa Nova – Para Fazer Feliz A Quem Se Ama ... CD
CBS (Brazil), 1988. Used ... $13.99
Tracks by Emilio Santiago, Nara Leao, Joao Bosco, Quarteto Em Cy, Moraes Moreira, Guilherme Arantes, Leni Andrade, Ney Matogrosso, MPB4, and Carlos Lyra. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLe Plus Grands Moments Du Jazz ... CD
CBS (Brazil), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $0.49
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(Out of print.)

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VariousPhiladelphia Classics ... CD
Philadelphia International/CBS, Mid 70s. Used ... $4.99
A classic collection of hits from Philly International – issued at the height of the label's popularity, and featuring some of the biggest tracks from the years 1973 to 1975! 8 tracks in all, including "I'll Always Love My Mama" by The Intruders, "Love Train" by The O'Jays, "Dirty Ol Man" by Three Degrees, "I Love Music" by The O'Jays, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Love Is The Message" by MFSB, "TSOP" by MFSB, and "Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. CD
(Out of print.)

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Orquesta Afro BrasileiraOrquesta Afro Brasileira (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS/Polysom (Brazil), New Copy ... Mid-May, 2014 (delayed)
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Joe DassinL'Ete Indien ... LP
CBS (France), 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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New Duke EllingtonAll Star Road Band Vol 2 ... CD
Doctor Jazz/CBS, 1964. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac (1973) ... LP
CBS (UK), 1973. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Long Grey Mare", "Hellhound On My Trail", "Looking For Somebody", "Got To Move", "My Baby's Good To Me", and "No Place To Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(1977 UK CBS/Embassy pressing. Cover has light wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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New Free LifeFree Life ... LP
CBS, 1978. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the great late 70s Columbia sets from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the universe – the one and only album by this obscure west coast group, who get some strong help in the studio from Phillip Bailey! Bailey co-produced, and wrote some great songs for the record – and the group's own mix of jazz, funk, and soul is very much in the best spirit of Earth Wind & Fire at the time – tight at all the right moments, but also with this righteous energy in the background – an overall feel that's way deeper than most large ensembles on major labels. This spirit really comes through in the sublime cut "I'll Keep A Light In My Window" – which has a beautifully mellow jazzy groove, and which is on a par with anything Maurice White was laying down in the mid-tempo mode in the 70s – but the whole album's mighty nice, and other titles include "Smile", "Spirit Of Love", "Second Coming", and "Say You Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Stan Getz/Jimmy RowlesPeacocks ... LP
CBS, 1975. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A real standout in the Stan Getz catalog of the 70s – a session of mostly spare duets with pianist Jimmy Rowles, done in a way that really breaks from the format of Stan's other work of the time! Rowles here has a raspy warmth that brings out new voicings in Getz's tenor – an earthiness that comes through especially well on the half of the album that features only Stan and Jimmy playing together alone, but which still shines on the few other tracks that feature the bass of Buster Williams and drums of Elvin Jones expanding the group. 2 short tracks feature only solo piano, and Rowles also sings on a number of the album's tracks, in that breathy mode of his that rarely got captured this well on record – and one other track features Jon Hendricks leading a vocal quartet through a rendition of "The Chess Players". Other titles include "It'll Never Be The Same", "Body & Soul", "What Am I Here For", "The Hour Of Parting", "The Peacocks", "Rose Marie", and "Serenade To Sweden". LP, Vinyl record album

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Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins – Recordings Made Between 1930 and 1941 ... LP
CBS (France), 1930s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A great collection of rare material by Hawk, put together by Henri Renaud for CBS France. The set features tracks recorded in a number of different settings – with The Chocolate DAndies, Red McKenzie's Mound City Blue Blowers, Benny Goodman, Jack Purvis Orchestra, Count Basie, and Hawkins' own orchestra. Titles include "Dark Clouds", "Hush My Mouth", "Ain't Cha Got Music", "9:20 Special", and "Feedin The Bean". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and colored tape on the spine.)

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New Buddy MilesChapter VII ... LP
CBS, 1973. Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A killer chapter in the great early run of Buddy Miles – really genre-busting work that managed to cross over big to a number of crowds back in the day! As with his Mercury work, Miles has a wicked mix of soul, funk, rock, and blues going on here – but one that's percolated together strongly, so that it's not just a cribbing of famous styles – and instead comes across as something really new in the process – kind of a fresh vibe for all the cats who were willing to cross the tracks and change things up in their music at the time. Johnny Bristol handles production for the set, but it's still got the heavy groove you'd find on earlier Miles records – and the album features guest appearances from Carlos Santana, plus Latin percussion luminaries Wille Bobo and Victor Pantoja. Titles include "LA Resurrection", "Life Is What You Make It (parts 1 & 2)", "Elvira", "Hear No Evil", "Love Affair", "Visions", and "Crossfire". LP, Vinyl record album

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New SadeHang On To Your Love (long, short) ... 12-inch
CBS, 1984. Very Good+ (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
One of the best cuts from Sade's first album – a slow chugging groover with a deeply soulful finish! The long version is appreciated here – as we can never get enough of the tune, and don't even mind that it goes on in pretty much the same pace as the regular version. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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New Keith BarrowPhysical Attraction ... LP
CBS, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great secular set from Keith Barrow – a singer who started in gospel, but who's always been best-remembered for this modern soul gem from the 70s! Keith's got a great range to his vocals – one you can hear right from the start, as he dips and soars effortlessly with a quality that's clearly inspired by the spirit – but set here to some wicked smooth soul arrangements from Johnny Allen. The album's got a mix of clubby moments and some even better laidback cuts – and the set also features a few tunes penned by Ronn Matlock, an under-credited master of modern soul. Titles include "Turn Me Up", "Physical Attraction", "You Know You Want To Be Loved", "If It's Love That You're Looking For", "Garden Of Love", and "Free To Be Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staining and waviness along the bottom, and a couple of other small stains.)
Also available Physical Attraction (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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New Tony BennettPlayin' With My Friends – Bennett Sings The Blues ... CD
CBS, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Johnny ColesWarm Sound (plus bonus track) ... CD
Koch/CBS, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever cut as a leader by trumpeter Johnny Coles – a player who's probably best known to the world for his work with Charles Mingus, or for his other 60s session on Blue Note! This album's quite different than both of those aspects of Johnny's career – and has him blowing some sweetly soulful ballads in a quartet setting with Kenny Drew on piano, Peck Morrison on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. The feel is quite like some of Art Farmer's best of this nature from the time – laidback, but never too sleepy or sloppy – and Johnny definitely brings an edge to the record on the best numbers. Titles include some great Randy Weston compositions – "Hi Fly", "Pretty Strange", and "Where" – plus Johnny Coles' own "Room 3". CD also features the bonus track "Babe's Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Miles DavisAt Plugged Nickel, Chicago Vol 1 ... LP
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1965/1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This stunning live set has been hailed by many as one of the finest moments of Miles' mid 60s career – music played with a frenetic energy that even blows away the famous studio sessions of the time! The group here is a landmark lineup – young modernists Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, and Tony Williams on drums – all reaching out to really increase their craft, and work through new ideas alongside Miles' trumpet. This first volume includes long versions of "Walkin", "Agitation", "So What", and "On Green Dolphin Street", and the material is from December 23, 1965. Pressed up on nice hard Japanese wax, with a weird computer image on the cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing. Cover has some wear, splitting on the bottom seam, and a center split on the spine.)

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New Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World ... CD
CBS, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, and Afrocentric jazz – all expertly handled by the great Charles Stepney, who still has the same rich talent for blending styles that he had while working at Chess/Cadet during the glory days of the late 60s. Some of these songs have been played to death (and covered so much) over the years that it's often easy to forget what a crowning moment this was for former underground soul heroes Earth, Wind & Fire – but we'll never cease to be amazed at the power of their mid-70s work, and this album's the best of the best. Titles include "Shining Star", "That's The Way Of The World", "Reasons", "Africano", "See The Light", and "Happy Feelin". CD
(Out of print first pressing.)
Also available That's The Way Of The World ... LP 7.99

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New Free LifeFree Life ... CD
CBS/PTG (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the great late 70s Columbia sets from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the universe – the one and only album by this obscure west coast group, who get some strong help in the studio from Phillip Bailey! Bailey co-produced, and wrote some great songs for the record – and the group's own mix of jazz, funk, and soul is very much in the best spirit of Earth Wind & Fire at the time – tight at all the right moments, but also with this righteous energy in the background – an overall feel that's way deeper than most large ensembles on major labels. This spirit really comes through in the sublime cut "I'll Keep A Light In My Window" – which has a beautifully mellow jazzy groove, and which is on a par with anything Maurice White was laying down in the mid-tempo mode in the 70s – but the whole album's mighty nice, and other titles include "Smile", "Spirit Of Love", "Second Coming", and "Say You Do". CD

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New Full ForceSmoove ... CD
CBS, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New Herbie HancockDirectstep ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare Japanese-only session from Herbie Hancock – very electric, and nicely funky in all the right parts! The set was recorded at the end of the 70s with amazing fidelity – and features a unique lineup that includes Webster Lewis on additional keyboards and Alphonse Mouzon on drums – alongside more familiar partners Bennie Maupin on reeds, Paul Jackson on bass, and Bill Summers on percussion! Given these last three, there's almost a slight Headhunters feel to the set – but the overall groove is a bit more mellow, with some wonderfully spacey touches that are super-soulful – and miles above anything that Herbie was recording in the US at the time. Titles include the sublime mellow groover "Butterfly", plus "Shiftless Shuffle", and the side-long jazzy jammer "I Thought It Was You"! CD

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New Ahmad JamalPoinciana ... CD
CBS/Portrait, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Chris JasperSuperbad ... LP
Gold City/CBS, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wickedly wonderful solo set from Chris Jasper – cut in a mode that's right up there with the best 80s material he did with the Isley Brothers! Jasper's voice sounds surprisingly great in the lead – maybe not as powerful as that of Ernie Isley, but with a sense of individuality that really makes the album stand out – and that great mix of righteousness and warmth that made his previous collaborations such classics. There's a bit more of a focus on the groove at times – never overdone, just maybe more keyboard lines alongside the lyrics – as you'd guess from Chris' role in the previous group. All tunes are Jasper originals, and titles include "Superbad", "One Time Love", "Like I Do", "Earthquake", "The Son Of Man", "Dance For The Dollar", and "My Soul Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Ramsey LewisGolden Hits ... LP
CBS, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We know you've seen this record a million times, just like us, and probably passed it up because it appears to be a greatest hits compilation, just like we did! But it's actually Ramsey and his funky mid 70s trio with Morris Jennings and Cleveland Eaton revisiting some of his best loved material from the Cadet years, but with the groovy Rhodes and wah wah sound that we dig so much about his CBS recordings. Unlike some of the other records from this period, the group's nice and stripped down, just the electric piano, bass and drums, so the groove's nice and wide open, Ramsey and company popping along with the sanctified soulful vibe of his 60s work, but updating their sound with some nice electric touches. 9 numbers in all: "Hang On Sloopy", "Blues For The Night Owl", "Hi-Heel Sneakers", "Carmen", "Delilah", "Wade In The Water", "Slippin' Into Darkness", "Somethin' You Got", and "The In Crowd". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Tony LopezPara Bailar Sabroso ... LP
CBS (Mexico), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear, a split top seam, and a light stain on the bottom.)

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New Branford MarsalisRenaissance ... LP
CBS, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Nana BananaNana Banana ... LP
CBS (Holland), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very nice album of Latiny fusion tracks from this obscure Dutch combo! The record's got a very nice 70s electric feel – with lots of Brazilian fusion elements, like choppy guitar, strident keyboards, and percussion like shakers and cuica. The record features some good flute and keyboard solos – and titles include "Lasses Bossa", "Samba Azul", "Salsa Skandale", "Gato Rosa", and "O Orvalho Vem Caindo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a small mark from a sticker in one corner.)

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New Sweat BandSweat Band ... CD
CBS/Get On Down, 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tasty bit of late P-Funk! The album was recorded in 1980, on the wane of the main P-Funk groups – and it features Bootsy and Fred Wesley teaming up on the arrangements, in a set of bass-heavy, mostly instrumental tracks that groove hard like the best early work by Zapp! There's a great jazzy groove to the record – with loads of tasty keyboards, and less of the slapp bass funk that could sometimes ruin other efforts like this. Titles include "Love Munch", "Hyper Space", "Freak to Freak", "Body Shop", and "We Do It All Day Long". CD
Also available Sweat Band ... LP 5.99

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New James TaylorFlag ... LP
CBS, 1979. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(UK pressing. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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New John Barry/Trevor PeacockPassion Flower Hotel ... LP
CBS (UK), 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
An obscure John Barry musical – with a performance from a young Jane Birkin – plus Jeremy Clyde as well! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Colin BlunstoneEnnismore/Journey ... CD
CBS/Acadia (UK), 1973/1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
The second and third solo albums by Colin Blunstone – both great follow-ups to his legendary One Year set! Ennismore is filled with amazing tracks that are perfect for Blunstone's godlike voice – a surprisingly great set that shifts the focus a bit, but with a sound that's really wonderful. The production's a bit fuller than the string-quartet/piano sound of One Year – but the musicians still include most of Colin's old buddies from the Zombies, and Chris White and Rod Argent produced the album as well – coming up with some great inflections that really send home the gentle hooks of the album's tunes! Blunstone's vocals are as magnificent as always – breathily beautiful without sounding cheesy – which is a very fine distinction here, and one that keeps the album far from other adult pop of the time. Tracks include "I Don't Believe In Miracles", "How Wrong Can One Man Be", "Andorra", "Time's Running Out", and "How Could We Dare To Be Wrong". Journey is a bit less sublime than Colin's first two – with tracks that veer a bit more towards the soft rock sound of the 70s, with some compressed AOR touches in place of the floating instrumentation of earlier albums – but it still sounds mighty nice to our ears, as Colin's voice is always a treat, and the record has a irrepressible charm in its optimistic presentation of some of the material. Essentially, if you dig Colin lots, you'll still want this one – as it's got more than a few nice moments – and is more of an evolution of his solo work than a divergence from it. Titles include "Setting Yourself Up", "Brother Lover", "Shadow Of A Doubt", "It's Magical", "You Who Are Lonely", "Beginning", and "Keep The Curtains Closed Today". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Earth Wind & FireOpen Our Eyes (expanded edition) ... CD
CBS, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Spiritual, soulful, and oh, so beautiful! This record captures Earth Wind & Fire at a perfect transition moment – when they've still got some of their avant jazz roots, but are leaning towards the smooth soulful funk sound that put them on the charts a few years later. The whole thing's a wonderful mix of spiritualism and funky jazz – and it includes their massive cover of "Mighty Mighty", plus a lot of tracks with cool instrumentation, like "Kalimba Story", "Drum Song", and "Caribou". Great jazzy groovers, all of them! Contains 4 previously unissued tracks – "Ain't No Harm To Moan", "Step's Tune", "Dreams", and "Fair But So Uncool (Walkin In N'Awlins mix)". CD

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New Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World (expanded edition) ... CD
CBS, 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Amazing! Earth Wind & Fire's ultimate moment of the 70s – and a perfect blending of all their influences that stands as a lasting tribute to their super-huge effect on soul music! The record features all aspects of the band coming into perfect cohesion – bassy funk, mellow soul, and afrocentric jazz – all expertly handled by the great Charles Stepney, who still has the same rich talent for blending styles that he had while working at Chess/Cadet during the glory days of the late 60s. Some of these songs have been played to death (and covered so much) over the years that it's often easy to forget what a crowning moment this was for former underground soul heroes Earth Wind & Fire – but we'll never cease to be amazed at the power of their mid 70s work, and this album's the best of the best. Titles include "Shining Star", "That's The Way Of The World", "Reasons", "Africano", "See The Light", and "Happy Feelin". CD also features 5 bonus tracks – "Shining Star (future star)", "All About Love (first impressions)", "Happy Feelin (anatomy of a groove)", "Caribou Chaser (jazzy jam)", and "That's The Way Of The World (Latin expedition)". CD
Also available That's The Way Of The World ... LP 7.99

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New Freddie HubbardGleam ... CD
CBS/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Jazz funk genius from Freddie Hubbard in the mid 70s! Gleam was a Japanese-only double album from the jazz giant in its original release – mighty funky at times, too – right up there with some of the best Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock Japanese sets from the 70s! It's a live set captured in March of '75 at Tokyo's Yubin Chokin Hall – long numbers played by a group that includes Freddie on trumpet, Carl Randall on tenor and flute, George Cables on electric piano, Henry Franklin on bass, Carl Burnett on drums, and Buck Clark on percussion! Each player has plenty of space to groove, and it's very well captured – you can hear the most expressive solos and the most subtle nuances. Some great solos by Freddie and the rest of the players – breathless tenor & flute by Randall, keys by Cables that are jazz funk perfection and interplay between Burnett's drums and Clark's congas & percussion that's somehow tense and comfortable at the same time. The shortest number in the set runs more than the 7 minutes and the longest is more than 20 minutes – and none is one second shorter than necessary, actually leaving us pining for more – making it all the more vital in the double album format. Released on 2CDs for the first time ever here! How this great album has been so hard to find over the years is a mystery. Titles include "Kuntu", "Spirits Of Trane", an amazing cover of Stevie Wonder's "Too High", "Midnight At The Oasis", "Ebony Moonbeams", and "Put It In The Pocket". CD

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New Alexander O'NealAll Mixed Up ... CD
Tabu/CBS, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
The 80s hits of Alexander O'Neal are remixed and compiled here, in a style of album that was briefly the rage for US soul acts at the end of the 80s. All the original tunes were produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and the remixers include Keith Cohen, Steve Beltran, and Ben Liebrand. Titles include "Fake 89", "Innocent", "(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me", and "Never Knew Love Like This". CD
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New Billy GriffinBe With Me ... LP
CBS, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Stellar solo material from ex-Miracles mainmain Billy Griffin – a singer with the same great range as Smokey Robinson in the original incarnation of that group, really sounding great here on his own! Billy's got this high-soaring style that really works great for the album's blend of modern soul groovers and mellower moments – a quality that was perfected when Griffin was singing with The Miracles on late 70s Columbia Records. John Barnes produced and arranged the set, but Billy helped a lot with the tunes – and titles include the killer "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain" – a snapping bit of boogie that never gets old – plus "2nd Day Love Story", "Understand", "Stone's Throw From Heaven", "The Beat Is Getting Stronger", "Love Is Not A Word", "Be With Me", and "Breaking Out". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Be With Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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New Picadilly LineHuge World of Emily Small (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/Grapefruit (UK), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost British psychedelic pop effort from Picadilly Line – fixtures on the UK rock club scene of the era – and a great little record that belongs in the upper echelon of work from the time! The Huge World Of Emily Small features swirling tunes and wonderfully mannered harmony and lead vocals by the core duo of Rod Edwards & Roger Hand – but the secret weapon here might by the production and arrangements by easy genius John Cameron, who worked with Donovan on Sunshine Superman and stands over another rich set of arrangements here! Players include Alan Hawkshaw on keys and other storied UK session players of the time – including Harold McNair on flute. Tracks include "Silver Paper Dress", "At The Third Stroke", "Can You See Me", "How Could You Say You're Leaving Me", "Gone, Gone, Gone", "Visions Of Johanna", "Come And Sing A Song", and "Her Name Is Easy". CD also features bonus tracks – including "Rosemary's Bluebell Day", "Gunny Sunside", "Yellow Rainbow", "I Know She Believes", "My Best Friend", "Memories Fade" and "I Can Tell You Everything". CD

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New ClashClash (UK version) ... CD
CBS, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most stunning debut albums of the 70s – and a set that burst on the scene with a sound that summed up a generation, but which had never been heard this clearly before! This self-titled Clash album was different from other landmarks of the time – work by the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and others – as the group had a sense of raw power, but also a tunefulness too – a way of pushing their message into territory that others wouldn't have reached – with tunes that were as surprisingly hummable as they were politically correct! There's a bit less Jamaican influence here than in later Clash years, but that quality is still present somewhat – and over the years, this is definitely a set we can return to again and again – with no sense of apology or outdated ideals at all. Nearly every cut's a classic – and the original UK tracklist includes "Janie Jones", "Career Opportunities", "Police & Thieves", "Garageland", "White Riot", "London's Burning", "Deny", "I'm So Bored With The USA". CD
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Clash ... LP 19.99
Clash ... CD 4.99

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New ClashClash (UK version) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most stunning debut albums of the 70s – and a set that burst on the scene with a sound that summed up a generation, but which had never been heard this clearly before! This self-titled Clash album was different from other landmarks of the time – work by the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and others – as the group had a sense of raw power, but also a tunefulness too – a way of pushing their message into territory that others wouldn't have reached – with tunes that were as surprisingly hummable as they were politically correct! There's a bit less Jamaican influence here than in later Clash years, but that quality is still present somewhat – and over the years, this is definitely a set we can return to again and again – with no sense of apology or outdated ideals at all. Nearly every cut's a classic – and titles include "Janie Jones", "Career Opportunities", "Police & Thieves", "Garageland", "Clash City Rockers", "I Fought The Law", "White Riot", "London's Burning", "White Man In Hammersmith Palais", and "I'm So Bored With The USA". LP, Vinyl record album
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Clash ... LP 19.99
Clash ... CD 4.99
 
 
 



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