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CBS Jazz All StarsMontreux Summit Vol 1 ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 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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CBS Jazz All StarsMontreux Summit Vol 2 ... CD
Columbia/Wounded Bird, 1977. Used ... $8.99
A wonderful follow-up to the first Montreux Summit album – and like that classic, a groundbreaking assemblage of some of the best jazz musicians of the 70s! The format here is slightly different – with more of a focus on smaller groupings of musicians, but still with a really fresh ear for unusual combinations – especially with players you're not always likely to hear together – all stretching out on some sweet longer tracks. Tunes include a version of "Moontrane" with Woody Shaw on trumpet, Dexter Gordon on tenor, Slide Hampton on trombone, and George Duke on Fender Rhodes; "Two Part Invention" with Bob James on piano and Hubert Laws on flute; "Kanon For Flutes", with work by Bob Militello and Thijs Van Leer on flutes, alongside Bob James on Fender Rhodes, Eric Gale on guitar, and Peter Erskine on drums; "Red Top" with Dexter Gordon and Stan Getz on tenor, and Maynard Ferguson and Woody Shaw on trumpet; "Rites Of Darkness" with George Duke on Fender Rhodes, Bob James on keyboards, and Steve Kahn on guitar; "Be Cool" with James on Fender Rhodes, Duke on keyboards, Bobbi Humphrey and Hubert Laws on flute, and Eric Gale and Steve Kahn on guitar; and a sweet take on James' "Night Crawler" – with Stan Getz on tenor, Bobbi Humphrey and Hubert Laws on flute, Eric Gale and Steve Kahn on guitars, and Bob James himself on Fender Rhodes! CD

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Hal HolbrookMark Twain Tonight – Highlights From The CBS Television Network Special ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Masterworks pressing. Cover has a demonstration stamp on back.)

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New Rosemary ClooneyCBS Radio Recordings 1955 to 1961 (5CD set) ... CD
Mosaic, Late 50s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful setting for the great Rosemary Clooney – an excellent singer at all times, but maybe heard here in some of her best recordings ever! The tracks all appear here for the first time on record – pulled from the vaults of CBS, where Clooney recorded the material over the course of a few years with small combo backings from keyboardist Buddy Cole – in a style that was similar to some of the best Bing Crosby radio work of the time! Rosemary really sparkles in the setting – free from some of the hoke or gimmicks of some of her other 50s records – and able to both show off her jazz pipes in a swinging style, and hit these beautifully personal moments on the ballads. Cole himself plays piano, organ, harpsichord, and celeste – and the group features just guitar from Vince Terri, bass from Don Whitaker, and drums from Nick Fatool – quite a change from the bigger backings on Rosemary's other albums. The work is a real revelation – an exposure of this side of Clooney's talent to all of us who weren't fortunate to catch it the first time around – and the whole thing is put together in the best Mosaic style – with a whopping 104 tracks on 5CDs – all with excellent sound, and a full booklet of notes and photos! CD
(LImited to 5000 copies.)
 
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Keith BarrowPhysical Attraction ... LP
CBS, 1978. Sealed ... $6.99
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
Also available Physical Attraction (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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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
Also available Physical Attraction ... LP 6.99

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Joe Beck/Dave SanbornBeck & Sanborn ... CD
CBS, 1975. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsGreatest Hits ... CD
CBS, Late 70s. Used ... $7.99
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BergWozzeck – Walter Berry/Isabel Strauss/Fritz Uhl/Carl Doench/Pierre Boulez/Paris National Opera Orchestra & Chorus ... LP
CBS, Late 60s. Sealed 2LP ... $18.99
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(Includes original book. Cellophane is split along the top, but is still intact. Box has a promotional stamp.)

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Claude BollingPicnic Suite ... LP
CBS, 1980. Very Good+ ... $0.49
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New Joanne BrackeenKeyed In ... LP
CBS/Tappan Zee, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
With Eddie Gomez & Jack DeJohnette. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Miles DavisSketches Of Spain ... CD
Columbia/CBS, 1960. Used ... $2.99
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". CD
Also available Sketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP 18.99

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Pierre DouglasNos Amis De La Tele ... LP
CBS (France), 1979. Sealed ... $5.99
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(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Bob DylanHighway 61 Revisited ... CD
CBS (Austria), 1965. Used ... $3.99
A pivotal moment for Bob Dylan – and maybe one of THE albums of the 60s! The newly-electrified Dylan really takes off here – putting more punch and bit into his already-strong lyrical approach – and twisting things in amazing ways that still leave us breathless all these many years later! And sure, the album gave Bob a few hits – which are nestled in here next to headier tunes that work together perfectly. Titles include "Like A Rolling Stone", "Ballad Of A Thin Man", "It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry", "From A Buick 6", "Desolation Row", "Highway 61 Revisited", and "Queen Jane Approximately". CD

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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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Fabulous ThunderbirdsTuff Enuff ... LP
CBS, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Georgie FameShorty ... CD
CBS/Rev-Ola (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $4.99
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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Art Farmer/Jim HallBig Blues ... CD
CTI/CBS, 1979. Used ... $19.99
Sweet and subtle genius from two of the most understated players in jazz – a really great little record that makes the best of the CTI sound without tricking up the players too much! Art Farmer and Jim Hall play in a quintet with vibes by Mike Mainieri – in a style that eschews the electric funk of other CTI records, but has a similar sense of space, sound, and rhythm overall – proof that the label's groundbreaking approach didn't always have to be electrified! Tracks are quite long, and the two leaders effortlessly craft notes that magically hang in space with an airily soulful feel. Titles include wonderfully reworked versions of "Whisper Not", "A Child Is Born", and "Pavane For A Dead Princess". CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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Free LifeFree Life ... CD
CBS/PTG (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99
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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Michel Fugain with Mary RoosUn Enfant Dans La Ville ... LP
CBS (Netherlands), 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
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Full ForceGuess Who's Comin' To The Crib? ... CD
CBS (Japan), 1987. Used ... $19.99
Pop soul from Full Force – filled with plenty of influence from mainstream hip hop, but all watered down into a much more partyful groove! The group here are a bridge between the commercial funk of Prince, The Time, and other 80s acts – and some of the more beat-heavy sounds coming out of hip hop – and while the goofy cover image (of a white family being surprised by Full Force's coming to their "crib") is pretty silly, the record itself sounds a fair bit better with age. Titles include "Love Is For Suckers", "Child's Play (pt. 3)", "Full Force Git Money $", and "Your Love Is So Def". CD
(Out of print.)

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Danyel GerrardAtmosphere ... LP
CBS (France), Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $18.99
A very weird bit of trippy folk rock from France – cool in its own way, but especially famous for the track "Sexologie", a great little instrumental groover, with a mix of mod and sex that's kept it a favorite with groove hounds for years! Other tracks include "Que Je Suis", "Meme Un Clown", "La Bas", "Mon Coeur Repose-Toi", and "Butterfly". Great airy production! LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold Canadian pressing.)

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Philip GlassSongs From Liquid Days ... CD
CBS, 1986. Used ... $3.99
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New Stephane GrappelliPiano – My Other Love ... CD
CBS, 1990. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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 ... $9.99
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 9.99

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Billy GriffinRespect (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/FTG, 1983. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
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 9.99

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Herbie HancockDirectstep ... CD
CBS/Sony/Wounded Bird, 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
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
Also available Directstep (Japanese pressing) ... CD 8.99

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Herbie HancockDirectstep (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1978. Used ... $8.99
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
(Includes obi.)
Also available Directstep ... CD 10.99

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Herbie HancockLite Me Up ... LP
CBS, 1982. Very Good ... $2.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a spot of price sticker residue.)
Also available Lite Me Up (Japanese pressing) ... CD 21.99

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Herbie HancockLite Me Up (Japanese pressing) ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1982. Used ... $21.99
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.)
Also available Lite Me Up ... LP 2.99

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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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HiroshimaGo ... LP
CBS/Epic, 1987. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has a crease on one corner.)

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Julio IglesiasInnamorarsi Alla Mia Eta ... CD
CBS, 1979. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Chris JasperSuperbad ... LP
Gold City/CBS, 1987. Sealed ... $0.49
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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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
Also available Superbad (with bonus tracks) ... CD 7.99

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Chris JasperSuperbad (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/Big Break (UK), 1987. Used ... $7.99
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
Also available Superbad (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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KansasDrastic Measures ... LP
CBS, 1983. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Cover has three cutout holes.)

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New KaomaWorldbeat (Lambada) ... CD
CBS (Brazil), 1989. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Ramsey LewisGolden Hits ... LP
CBS, 1973. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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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Living ColourVivid ... CD
CBS/Epic, 1988. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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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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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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Milton NascimentoYauarete ... CD
CBS, 1988. Used ... $7.99
A tightly produced effort from the late 80s – with a sound that's certainly more commercial than some of Milton's earlier albums, but which is still graced by some great vocals and occasional soulful moments. Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter make an appearance on the album, and tracks include "Jaguar", "Enchanted City", "Songs & Moments", and "Letter To The Republic". CD
(Out of print.)

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Orquesta Afro BrasileiraOrquesta Afro Brasileira (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS/Polysom (Brazil), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $38.99
A wholly unique late 60s record by Orquesta Afro Brasileira – with these raw, heavy and unforgettable roosty rhythms and chorus vocals that give it something of a spiritual, folkloric vibe – yet the overall sound is still indicative of the genre-busting creativity of the many different late 60s Brazilian scenes! Those folk and roots elements are balanced by more modernly inspired sax, clarinet and piano that remind us a bit of some of nascent Afro jazz and funk from the late 60s. The mix of styles has a really hypnotic effect! Includes "Ago Lonan", "Rei N'Aruanda", "Nagana (Senhor)", "Xango". "Os Oinho De Iaia", "Babaloxa", "Tire O Calundu", "Palmares", "India", "Mo-Fi-La-Do-Fe", "Saudacao Aos Orixas" and "Canto Para Omolu". LP, Vinyl record album

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Os IpanemasOs Ipanemas ... CD
CBS/Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $13.99
The landmark first album from Os Ipanemas – a runaway set of smoking bossa jazz – and a record that really helped set a whole new tone for the genre! The group here is a cooking quintet of Brazilian all-stars – including Astor Silva on trombone, Wilson Das Neves on percussion, Neco on guitar, and Rubens Bassini on drums and percussion – a great lineup that comes together perfectly – in a blend that has raw Brazilian percussion mixed with tighter jazz elements – a mode the bridges two sides of Brazil in the 60s, in a really great way! And although the group have come back to fame in recent years, this initial set may well be our favorite by them – filled with great cuts that include "Nana", "Clouds", "Zulus", "Congo", "Java", and a great cover of "Berimbau". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Eddie PalmieriLucumi Macumba Voodoo ... LP
CBS, 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of Eddie Palmieri's greatest albums of the 70s – even though it was recorded for a major label! Like a number of his old counterparts in the New York indie world at the time, Eddie made a move to Columbia Records in the late 70s – a shift that should have dampened his soul, but which only served to set him free in a broad wash of new styles! The sound here is fuller than before, but in a really great way – a style that takes the inventive rhythms and piano work of Eddie's earlier albums, and infuses it with that breakout groove of the late Nuyorican generation – a style that was both keenly aware of tradition, yet also able to communicate the local flavor of the New York scene to an increasingly global audience! Most of the album's in a Latin jazz mode, but there's also some great soul touches on the set from time to time – and tracks range from spare, raw percussive numbers to others that have a swirling set of arrangements that really take off. Soloists include Ronnie Cuber and Afredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, plus a great lineup that includes Franceso Aquabella, Dom Um Romao, and the other Palmieri, Charlie, on piano and organ – and most of the vocals are in choro format. Titles include "Spirit Of Love", "Lucumi Macumba Voodoo", "Colombia Te Canto", "Mi Congo Te Llama", and "Highest Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Purcell/Handel/Torelli/Fasch/MolterWynton Marsalis Plays Purcell, Handel, Torelli,Fasch, Molter – Marsalis/Edita Gruberova/Raymond Leppard/English Chamber Orchestra ... LP
CBS, 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Line RenaudParisline – Une Super Revue ... LP
CBS (France), 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
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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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Danny RiveraCanto A La Humanidad ... CD
CBS, 1990. Used ... $7.99
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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- ... $5.99
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Don SebeskyGiant Box ... CD
CTI/CBS, 1973. Used ... $11.99
One of the most ambitious albums on CTI – a very large project in which Don Sebesky seems to work with just about everyone else who recorded for the label! The Giant Box title is apt – as the record originally came packaged in a cardboard box – room enough to hold the 2 records that comprised it, all the long tunes on the set, and the huge array of cast who helped out on the project. Players include Sebesky on organ, piano, and electric piano – plus Baws, Joe Farrell, Paul Desmond, and many others. There's some sweet vocal backgrounds on the set – by Jackie & Roy, Lani Groves, and Tasha Thomas – and titles include "Vocalise", "Semi Tough", "Firebird/Birds Of Fire", "Free As A Bird", and "Song To A Seagul". Great stuff – with bits of funk, jazz, and ambitious arrangements – all filtered into the cool CTI sound! CD

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SquareAdventures ... LP
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1984. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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(With obi.)

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Sweat BandSweat Band ... CD
CBS/Get On Down, 1980. Used ... $6.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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James TaylorFlag ... CD
CBS, 1979. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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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 ... $9.99
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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Luther VandrossForever For Always For Love ... CD
CBS/Epic, 1982. Used ... $6.99
Titles include "Better Love", "Promise Me", "She Loves Me Back", "Once You Know How", "Bad Boy/Having A Party", and "Since I Lost My Baby". CD
(Artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)
Also available Forever For Always For Love ... LP 1.99

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Gino VannelliBig Dreamers Never Sleep ... LP
CBS, 1987. Very Good- ... $0.99
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(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear, with a center split on the spine.)

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Weather Report8:30 ... CD
CBS, 1979. Used ... $2.99
Weather Report at the height of their 70s fame – captured live in a double-length set, very much the practice for jazz superstars of the time! The format is familiar – but the liveness gives the album a slightly different feel than their studio sets – a sound that echoes out strongly along with thunderous applause from the crowds, who are themselves clearly situated in some very large arenas. And while the studio Weather Report albums are easily documents of the group's power themselves, it's something extra to hear the crowd going nuts for them here – cheering on Jaco Pastorius during a frenetic bass solo, roaring with approval at a Joe Zawinul keyboard bit, or clapping with enthusiasm after Wayne Shorter finishes a snakey solo. Tracks are all longish, and titles include "Black Market", "Birdland", "Thanks For The Memory", "8:30", "Brown Street", "In A Silent Way", and "Slang". Due to the length of the CD, the track "Scarlet Woman" has been omitted. CD

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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
Also available Weather Report Live In Tokyo ... LP 34.99

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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 White, Love Unlimited OrchestraBest Of Our Love ... LP
CBS, 1972/1980. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
Nice, nice set of "greatest hits" by Barry White, Love Unlimited, and the Love Unlimited Orchestra. The record's a 2LP set, and Barry gets 2 of the 4 sides to himself – with tracks like "Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe", "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me", "I'm Gonna Love You A Little More, Babe", and "Playing Your Game Baby". The other sides include classics like "Sweet Summer Suite", "Satin Soul", "Love's Theme", "Walkin In the Rain", and "Under The Influence of Love". Essential! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few stains, light wear, and some small bit of paper stuck on the back.)

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YellowmanStrong Me Strong/Dub Me Strong/Disco Reggae/Disco Reggae Dub ... 12-inch
CBS, 1984. Very Good (pic cover)... $6.99
Produced by Material aka Bill Laswell, with Afrika Bambaataa on backing vocals! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear and a couple of small stains.)

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VariousRock Buster ... LP
CBS (UK), 1970. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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New Fleetwood MacGreatest Hits ... LP
CBS (UK), Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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New Philip GlassAkhnaten – An Opera In Three Acts – Dennis Russell Davies/Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus ... CD
CBS, 1987. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
CD
(Out of print. Please Note: This copy does not include a booklet.)

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New Wendy CarlosTron – Original Soundtrack ... LP
CBS, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Yipes! Remember when everyone thought that this would be the future of animation! Just like in the late 60s when everyone thought the moog would be the future of classical music . . . Well, at least Wendy Carlos was around at both times to provide the soundtrack! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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New Wolfgang Dauner TrioDream Talk (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
CBS/Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early session from German pianist Wolfgang Dauner – one with a sound that's every bit as great as you'd expect from the title! The "dream talk" component here is one that comes from Dauner's gentle, yet modern approach to the keys – one that's clearly learning lessons from 50s modernists like George Russell or Bill Evans, but which is stretching out here in some of the bolder freedoms of the European scene at the time – a precursor to later modes on MPS and Saba, but performed here with a bit more careful restraint. The record's nicely free from some of the overindulgences of some of Dauner's 70s sides, and is an acoustic effort throughout – extremely imaginative, with a "set free" quality that's also never too "out", nor too full of itself – a bit like the best early recordings by Steve Kuhn. Wolfgang's approach to the keys is nothing less than revelatory – and he receives well matched accompaniment from bassist Eberhard Weber and drummer Fred Braceful. Titles include "Free Fall", "Dammerung", "Soul Eyes", "A Long Night", "Dream Talk", and "Bird Food". CD
(Cool tri-fold cover – like the original album!)

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New Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World ... LP
CBS, 1975. Used Gatefold ... 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and light stains.)

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New EbonysEbonys ... LP
CBS/Philadelphia International, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work by this oft-overlooked east coast harmony group! Like a rare few groups at the time, The Ebonys had a sound that mixed male and female harmonies – in a sweetly mellow sound that was a lot hipper than more famous groups that used the style, and which had all the best elements of the Philly group approach of the early 70s. The set features some great tracks by Gamble & Huff – plus the group's incredible tune "Life In The Country" – a slow mellow stepper that never gets old! Other tracks include "It's Forever", "Hook Up & Get Down", "I Believe", "Sexy Ways", "Nation Time", and "You're The Reason Why". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New EnchantmentUtopia (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/CBS (Japan), 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet sweet groover from Enchantment – and a record that may well be the group's greatest moment in the 80s! There's a tightness here that goes beyond the sound of Enchantment in previous years – yet the sound is also still pretty underground too – more electro soul than chart R&B, thanks to excellent use of keyboards and basslines – and a strong focus on the kind of heavy bottom groove that kept these guys spinning strong on the dancefloors, even when they weren't cracking radio as much. A few mellower numbers recall their great strength with a ballad – and show that their vocals can still open up beautifully when needed – and the whole thing's got a well-balanced groove that's kept the record strong for years. Titles include "Here's Your Chance", "Give It Up", "Come Be My Lover", "Don't Fight The Feeling", "I'm Dreaming", and "Gotta Find A Love". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Enchanted Lady", "Adora", and "I Know Your Hot Spot". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available
Utopia ... LP 9.99
Utopia (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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New Joe FarrellJoe Farrell Quartet ... CD
CTI/CBS, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Joe Farrell's first LPs as a leader – and a stellar session that's easily one of the early high points for the legendary CTI label! Farrell had been making some great noise in the underground during the late 60s – but here, he bursts forth as one heck of a soulful cat – working on these great modal grooves that slide out wonderfully and really have a sense of flow – a style that's different than Joe's later material, but equally powerful! Part of the strength of the record comes from the lineup – a key quintet of like-mined up-and-comers that includes Chick Corea on keyboards, John McLaughlin on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – players who definitely know the farther reaches of jazz, yet hang just on the inside here with Joe – providing some amazing accompaniment for his lines on soprano, tenor, and flute. Titles include "Molten Glass", "Song Of The Wind", "Motion", "Follow Your Heart", and "Circle In The Square". CD
Also available Joe Farrell Quartet ... LP 11.99

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New Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock Trio (1977) ... CD
CBS/Wounded Bird, 1977. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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New Billie HolidayAin't Nobody's Business If I Do ... LP
CBS, 1975. Used 4LP Box Set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the booklet. Box has a split corner, otherwise looks nice.)

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New Freddie HubbardGleam ... CD
CBS/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily 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 Milt JacksonOlinga ... CD
CTI/CBS, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Milt's third album for CTI – a great batch of electric jazzy grooves that shows how much he was willing to redefine his sound over the years! Milt's laidback style of vibes playing was perfect for the CTI mode – and matching up here with sax work by Jimmy Heath, bass by Ron Carter, piano from Cedar Walton, and drums by Mickey Roker, he's in a perfect setting to let loose in a way he rarely did on his earlier albums. The whole set's great – and titles include "Lost April", "Rerev", "The Metal Melter", "The Steel Bender", and "I'm Not So Sure". CD includes 2 bonus alternate takes! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Ahmad JamalPoinciana ... LP
CBS/Portrait, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The tune "Poinciana" must have been written by Jamal – as the lyrical flowing style of the song is perfect for his deeply soulful piano style. It wasn't, though – although this recording of the tune has made it one of the biggest in Jamal's book from the time, a perpetual favorite that's a great example of his rich talents. The album also features a great version of "Autumn Leaves" that stretches for over 7 minutes – one of Jamal's first extended tunes on record – plus the cuts "Ivy", "Tater Pie", and "A Gal In Calico". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Pauline JulienPauline Julien ... LP
CBS (Canada), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Arrangements by Serge Garant. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small bit of seam splitting.)

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New King OliverWest End Blues ... LP
CBS (Netherlands), Mid 20s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Love UnlimitedLove Is Back ... LP
CBS, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very nice comeback album by Love Unlimited, and one that still features Barry White at the helm. The music's a nice mix of midtempo modern soul groovers, with a lot of tracks that have an excellent steppers groove to them. With the cuts "I'm So Glad That I'm A Woman", "High Steppin, Hip Dressin' Fella", "If You Want Me, Say It", "Gotta Be Where You Are", and "I'm Givin You A Love (Every Man Is Searchin' For)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some cosmetic sleeve marks.)

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New O'JaysYear 2000 ... LP
TSOP/CBS, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We know what you're thinking: "These guys were best in the 70s." Hold that thought for a moment and check out this great album – because unlike a lot of their other chart-topping contemporaries from 1972 and 1973, the O'Jays actually continued to mature as a group, and managed to turn out some really fantastic material during the 80s. This album is really quite nice – and feature the band's great harmony stylings set to some beautiful modern soul arrangements, with a really sweet mellow groove throughout. With "To Prove I Love You", "The Answer's In You", "Once Is Not Enough" and "You're The Girl Of My Dreams (Sho'nuff Real)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Emmanuelle ParreninMaison Rose ... LP
CBS/Lion, 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Steve PerryStreet Talk ... LP
CBS, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a few light creases.)

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New Woody ShawFor Sure! ... CD
CBS/Wounded Bird, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really rich sounds from Woody Shaw – one of his sublime studio sessions for Columbia Records – a major label, but one who really let Woody explore some new ideas in his music! There's a depth here that surpasses some of Shaw's straight small group sessions – really magnificent sounds that push the boundaries of soulful jazz at the end of the 70s, yet still hold onto all the best aspects of Woody's roots – kind of a distillation of all the soulful, spiritual experiments of the past 10 years – delivered in ways that really help them reach out to new ears! The core group features Woody on trumpet and flugelhorn, Larry Willis on piano, Stafford James on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums – but each track features some key guest appearance too – by artists who include Gary Bartz on alto, Curtis Fuller and Steve Turre on trombones, Carter Jefferson on tenor and soprano sax, James Spaulding on flute, Nana Vasconcelos on percussion, and Judi Singh on vocals – singing beautifully on the cuts "Time Is Right" and "Why" – alongside other instrumental numbers that include "Opec", "Josua C", "Isabel The Liberator", and "Ginseng People". CD

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New Woody ShawUnited ... CD
CBS/Wounded Bird, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Damn wonderful work from Woody Shaw – a sublime set for Columbia Records, and one that's head and shoulders above most major label jazz of its generation! Woody's still in his most soulful modes here – the soaring, spiritual, joyous tones we always love in his Muse Records work from a few years before – delivered here with a tightness and vision that even goes beyond those records – thanks to help from Mulgrew Miller on piano, Gary Bartz on alto sax, Steve Turre on trombone, Stafford James on bass, and Tony Reedus on drums. As with most of Shaw's best records, this is truly a great group effort – from the bold tones of Turre, to the soul-drenched pulsations of James, to the highly rhythmic modes from Miller's piano – all fused together perfectly under Woody's magical vision as a leader, and set fire on tunes that include "United", "Katrina Ballerina", "Pressing The Issue", and "The Greene Street Caper", and "Blues For Wood". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Barry White & Glodean WhiteBarry & Glodean ... LP
CBS, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A later set from Barry – recorded at the beginning of the 80s with his wife Glodean! The album has Barry and Glodean singing together in a set of smooth modern soul duets – slightly different than his solo work, but with a subdued edge that's still very strongly in the Barry/Love Unlimited tradition! Tracks include "I Want You", "This Love", "Didn't We Make It Happen, Baby", and "You're the Only One for Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New VariousBossa Nova – Para Fazer Feliz A Quem Se Ama ... CD
CBS (Brazil), 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New VariousPhiladelphia Classics ... CD
Philadelphia International/CBS, Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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New Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen Greatest Hits ... LP
CBS, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes "Last Year's Man", "Chelsea Hotel", "Who By Fire", "The Cover", "Bird On The Wire", "Suzanne", "Lady Midnight", and "So Long Marianne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spanish pressing.)

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New Cryan ShamesScratch The Sky (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CBS/Now Sounds (UK), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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New Tirso DelgadoPa'Lante Casanarenos ... LP
CBS (Colombia), 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some water stains.)

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New Earth Wind & FireThat's The Way Of The World ... CD
CBS, 1975. Used ... 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.)
 
 
 



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