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David Axelrod & OthersEdge – David Axelrod At Capitol Records 1966 to 1970 ... CD
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
A great look at the genius of David Axelrod – the groundbreaking producer who recorded some incredibly hip albums at Captiol during the late 60s, but who's now only finally getting his due! Axelrod brought a whole new sensibility to the studio in his day – an approach that really stripped down the overly-cluttered modes of the era of Phil Spector and Brian Wilson, and which went instead for a spacious approach to the music that seemed to use silence as heavily as it did sound! Axelrod's genius was heard most famously on key 60s recordings by Cannonball Adderley and Lou Rawls for Capitol, but while at the label, he also got the chance to cut some incredibly mind-blowing albums on his own – and to work with some other artists who really benefited from his amazing touch in the studio. This set's a masterpiece – and it features 17 Axelrod numbers from the Capitol years – all hand-picked by Egon of Stones Throw (himself an Axelrod expert), and supported by comments from David himself! Titles include "House Of Mirrors" and "The Edge" by David McCallum, "Theme From The Fox" by Don Randi, "Tensity" by Cannonball Adderley, "Pula Yetla" by Letta Mbulu, "Lifetime Monologue" and "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Lou Rawls, and "The Signs (part 1)", "Warning Talk (parts 1 & 3)", "The Smile", "The Mental Traveller", "The Fly", and "London" by David Axelrod himself. CD
(Barcode has a promotional sticker.)

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BeatlesCapitol Albums Vol 1 (Meet The Beatles/Second Album/Something New/Beatles 65) (4CD longbox set) ... CD
Apple, 1960s. Used 4CD ... $21.99
Features mini-LP sleeve versions of Meet The Beatles, Second Album, Something New & Beatles 65. CD

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Nat King ColeCapitol Collector's Series ... CD
Capitol, 1940s/1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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Benny GoodmanStealin Apples – Benny Goodman Small Groups – The Quintessential Capitol Records ... CD
Definitive (Spain), Late 40s. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Woody HermanComplete 1948 to 1950 Capitol Sessions ... CD
Definitive (Spain), Late 40s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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King CurtisBlow Man Blow – The Capitol Recordings (3CD box set) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy 3CDs ... $66.99 89.99
A very cool package that contains all of the sides the tenor sax giant King Curtis recorded for Capitol Records! The package is wonderful – 3CDs, wrapped up in a nice big box, with a huge booklet that has notes on the work, great photos, and full details of the sessions. King's tenor was heard on countless soul and R&B records at the time – but these are the sides that really have him blowing strongly on his own – records cut after his initial singles for the Enjoy label, a host of different types of material, all given a deep soulful twist! Titles include "Good Times", "The Prance", "You Send Me", "Watermelon Man", "More Soul", "Soul Serenade", "Turn Em On", "Beach Party", "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Do The Monkey", "New Dance", "Summer Dream", "Raunchy", "Wagon Wheels", "Java", "Tanya", "Hung Over", "Girl From Ipanema", "Sister Sadie", and lots lots more! Plus, most of these titles have never been reissued before – and certainly not in a package this nice! CD

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Donna LorenThese Are The Good Times – The Complete Capitol Recordings (Beach Blanket Bingo/singles) ... CD
Capitol/Now Sounds (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A huge amount of material from the lovely Donna Loren – star of both the big and the small screen in the 60s – and a surprisingly great singer, too! The package features singles, unreleased tracks, and Loren's classic Capitol album Beach Blanket Bingo – which has great work from the team of HB Barnum and David Axelrod! The Barnum/Axlerod combo is perhaps a bit more pop-oriented here than on some of the pair's other Capitol work from the 60s – such as their work with Lou Rawls – but there's often a nice sense of space, groove, and timing to these tracks – a mode that mixes the sweeter pop of Donna's voice with a bit more bounce on the bottom – all in a jaunty groove that's pretty great! Titles include "Cycle Set", "Fly Boy", "I Am My Ideal", "New Love", "It Only Hurts When I Cry", "I Think You Think", and "Beach Blanket Bingo". But in addition to the 10 tracks on the album, this collection adds in 19 more bonus cuts – including "Drop The Drip", "Ninety Day Guarantee", "Woman In Love", "Just A Little Girl", "So Do The Zonk", "Call Me", "My Way", "Hold Your Head High", "Good Things", "Smokey Joe's", and "Leave Him To Me". CD

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Frank SinatraCapitol Years (3 CD box set) ... CD
Capitol, 1950s/Early 60s. Used 3CDs ... $9.99
A great batch of wonderful music – a well condensed 3 CD box set that features some of Sinatra's best recorded during his Capitol tenure! As is well known, Sinatra's Capitol years were his finest – a time when he moved past a simple pop singer into a complicated vocalist with a sense of expression so deep that it lent itself perfectly to the emerging form of the long-playing record. Many of the albums this material is drawn from are early "concept" sets by Sinatra, and feature moods and themes that move far beyond simple vocal work – into richly expressive territory that's hardly ever been matched again! Arrangers include Nelson Riddle, Billy May, Gordon Jenkins, and Alex Stordhal and there's a total of 75 numbers in all included here! CD
(Note – the set is in great overall shape but there is some staining to the outer cover.)

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New Jo StaffordCapitol Collectors Series ... CD
Capitol, 1940s. Used ... $5.99
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VariousBook A Trip 2 – More Psych Pop Sounds Of Capitol Records ... CD
Capitol/Now Sounds (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Rare pop gems from late 60s Capitol Records – all tunes that have the fuzzy, freaky touches of the psychedelic generation – but which also come across with a catchy, tuneful style overall! The mix of modes is wonderful – handled here by top-shelf talents that include arrangers Gene Page and Mort Garson – and served up by a whole host of young groups we'd never heard of before – many of whom only got the chance to cut a few singles for Capitol, instead of a full length LP! A few other names are better-known, yet still appear here in some really weird, unusual entries – the kind of completely charming music from the Sunshine Pop era that you'll find on other great reissues from the Now Sounds label. The set features a cool two dozen tracks in all – with titles that include "Catch The Love Parade" by The Staccators, "Times Will Be Hard" by The Tombstones, "For Mary's Sake" by These Vizitors, "I Can't Go On" by Chris & Craig, "Masquerade" by Jesse Lee Kincaid, "October Country" by Raw Edge, "Fire Engine Sky" by Michael Blodgett, "Trolly Car Line" by Timothy Clover, "Little Toy" by The Unforscene, and "Sidewalk Skipper Song" by Sidewalk Skipper Band. CD

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VariousClassic Capitol Jazz Sessions (12 CD set) ... CD
Capitol/Mosaic, 1940s. Used 12CDs ... $239.99
A really amazing collection – filled with material that wouldn't have otherwise made it to CD! The set features a wealth of jazz work recorded for Capitol Records in the 40s – most of which was only ever issued on 78s, or small ep pressings – with sessions led by artists who include Cootie Williams, Carl Kress, Red Norvo, Stan Hasselgard, Sonny Greer, Louis Bellson, Rex Stewart, Kay Starr, Murray McEchern, Armand Hug, Bobby Hackett, Sid Catlett, Al Casey, Anita O'Day, Jack Teagarden, Benny Carter, Jess Stacy, Ray Bauduc, Eddie Miller, Scatman Crothers, and others! CD
(Out of print. Box and book are in great shape.)

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VariousEccentric Soul – Capitol City Soul ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
The Numero Group takes a great step backwards – returning to the capital city of Ohio, Columbus – to mine the same soul and funk treasure trove of their Capsoul collection! The music here comes from the same scene – and often from Capsoul or related labels – and the set offers up a stunning array of rare gems, many of which were never even pressed on record – all showing Columbus to be one of the funkiest, grooviest cities in the US during the early 70s! Lots of the work here has that same heavy groove that we love from the Capsoul collection – and since that initial Numero foray into the compilation business, the label has only become more skilled at unearthing and presenting great sounds like this. The package features notes on both the music and the project of researching it – plus a long appendix on the local labels featured, along with photos and label scans too! Titles include "Woe Is Me" by Kool Blues, "I Need Your Love" by Chandlers, "Funky Disposition" by Dean Francis & Soul Rockers, "Lose The One You Love" by Soul Partners, "Look In The Mirror" by Vondors, "Hysteria" by Four Mints, "This Is The Way That I Am" by La Fez, "When He's Gone" by Associated Press, "Excuse Me Miss" by Jupiter's Release, and "I've Been Trying" by Love Maximum. CD
Also available Eccentric Soul – Capitol City Soul ... LP 18.99

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VariousFrom The Vaults Volume 3 – Capitol Jumps ... CD
Capitol, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $9.99
Wonderful swing-based tunes from the early years of the Capitol label – packaged nicely in a cool retro cover that replicates an old 78rpm sleeve! The set's got 25 tracks that are sure to please the modern swingers – including "Juice Head Baby" by Cootie Williams, "Cement Mixer" by Alvino Rey, "Fine Brown Frame" by Nellie Lutcher, "Move Your Hand, Baby" by Crown Prince Waterford, "Robbin's Nest" by Sam Donahue, "T-Town Jump" by Geechie Smith, "Buzz Me" by Ella Mae Morse, and "Does Everyone Know About This?" by Martha Tilton. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousI Feel A Song Comin On – Capitol Sings Jimmy McHugh Volume 17 ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
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New Four FreshmenFour Freshmen – Capitol Collectors Series ... CD
Capitol, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Merle HaggardComplete 60s Capitol Singles ... CD
Capitol/Omnivore, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The complete collection of Hag's 60s singles at Capitol – with some of his most legendary songs – along with some equal treasures that just didn't hit as big on the charts! It's a pretty tightly-focused set that starts with the formative, Bakersfield honky tonk-honed style of the earlier singles and segues pretty early to his popular and creative peaks as both a performer and songwriter! That smoky smooth voice is as great as it would ever be during this period, and he really starts showing his storytelling excellence on these songs, too. To this day, Haggard doesn't get the credit he deserves for his empathetic songcraft – and many of his best songs are in this set! 28 tracks in all: "I'm Gonna Break Every Heart In Can", "Falling For You", "Swinging Doors", "The Bottle Let Me Down", "Silver Wings", "Branded Man", "Sing Me Back Home", "The Fugitive", "You'll Never Love Me Now", "If I Had Left It Up To You", "Someone Told My Story", "I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am", CD
 
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Angie & DebbieAngie & Debbie ... CD
Capitol, 1993. Used ... $5.99
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New Ashford & SimpsonHigh Rise (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Big Break (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $14.99
Always-great work from the team of Ashford & Simpson – the kind of a record that has them at the top of their game, even though they'd changed their overall sound over the years! The vibe here is more in an 80s groove mode than some of the duo's Warner albums, but they've still got an undeniable talent for a massive hook – the kind that makes even the simplest tunes really go over the top. Plus, they're just about one of the only male/female duo teams that you can hear on record and actually believe that both singers are on the same page! Titles include "Side Effect", "Experience", "It's A Rush", "High-Rise", "Still Such A Thing", "It's Much Deeper", "I'm Not That Tough", and "My Kinda Pick Me Up". 5 bonus tracks on this Big Break UK remastered edition: single versions of "High-Rise", "It's Much Deeper and "I'm Not That Tough", plus a "High Rise (12" Version and 12" M+M Instrumental Mix)". CD

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BandRock Of Ages – The Band In Concert ... CD
Capitol, 1972. Used 2CD ... $8.99
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Syd BarrettMadcap Laughs ... CD
Capitol, 1971. Used ... $6.99
The brilliant full exposure of the voice that was always buried in the larger sounds of Pink Floyd – a definite madcap romp from the amazing Syd Barrett – and a record that still sounds as captivatingly chilling all these many decades later! There's a stripping-down here that's really tremendous – no need for all the overblown, long-winded excursions of other forces in the psych generation – as Syd takes the whole thing down to its core, and carries it off with a charm that's almost folksy – yet which, like David Bowie at about this point in his career, manages to manipulate and dismiss the folk generation as much as it does the psych one too! David Gilmour and Roger Waters are on hand to help a bit with production – and titles include "Octopus", "Golden Hair", "Long Gone", "She Took A Long Cool Look", "Late Night", "If It's In You", "Love You", and "Terrapin". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Madcap Laughs (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Count Basie & His OrchestraBasie Meets Bond (plus bonus track) ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, 1965. Used ... $6.99
An excellent gimmick – and yet another way that United Artists was trying to push its "Bond" catalog in the 60s! Count Basie brings a soulful swing to the work of John Barry – hitting hard on the tracks with his own smoking piano, and an orchestra filled with some of his best players, like Al Grey, Eric Dixon, and Freddie Green – as well as Eddie Lockjaw Davis, an artist who wasn't credited on the session at he time. Arrangements are by Chico O'Farrill and George Williams – and titles include "Thunderball", "From Russia With Love", "007", ""Dr Know's Fantasy", "Girl Trouble", and "Goldfinger". This CD includes the bonus "Dr Know's Fantasy (First Version)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Beach BoysCarl & the Passions – So Tough/Holland ... CD
Brother/Capitol, 1972/1973. Used 2CD ... $5.99
2 Beach Boys albums on 2CDs – plus the bonus ep of material from Holland. The Carl & The Passions album was supposed to be a back to basics rocker, but it's a bit weak from this vantage point – although has some of those nice little later numbers that we always seem to overlook when shuffling through BB albums too quickly. Holland is a much more impressive effort – as it kicks off with the sublime "Sail On Sailor", proof that the group were ready to forge a whole new sound of 70s pop, plus a nice mix of tight pop songs and looser Smile-like tracks. Titles include "The Trader", "Funky Pretty", "Only With You", and the "California Saga". The CD also includes "Mount Vernon & Fairway" – a "fairy tale" that was included with the original LP as a bonus ep. The work's interesting – especially in that it shows that the group could still be pretty trippy and experimental – but gosh, we really have a hard time getting through it! CD

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Beach BoysSmile Sessions (2CDs/book/poster/button) ... CD
Capitol, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
My God – they finally did it! After all these years of hearing about the legendary Smile album from The Beach Boys – hearing snippets on other albums, studio bonus tracks, re-recordings, and all the other sources they've dangled in front of us for decades – Capitol's finally gone and done what they never did back in the 60s – released the whole legendary set together, as one package – and in formats that even exceed anything that might have been issued back in the day! You've probably heard a good number of the songs here before – some as they were chopped up and included on Smiley Smile, 20/20, and other post-Pet Sounds albums by the group – and in some recent re-recordings by Brian Wilson. But trust us, they all sound amazing here together – in the original recordings, with sublime 60s studio production, and godlike arrangements by the young Brian Wilson. Titles include "Our Prayer", "Gee", "My Only Sunshine/You Are", "Cabin Essence", "Wonderful", "Surf's Up", "Holidays", "Vege-Tables", "Good Vibrations", "Love To Say Dada", "Do You Like Worms", "Barnyard", and "I'm In Great Shape". Plus, this hip box set has loads of cool bits – 2CDs that include the original album with 8 bonus tracks on the first disc – then a full bonus CD of "finished" work from the project – alternate takes, expanded versions, and more – including "Our Prayer Dialogue", "Surf's Up 1st Movement", "Vege-Tables (fade)", "Cool Cool Water (version 2)", "Heroes & Villains (children were raised)", and more. Box also comes with a poster, a 36 page booklet, and a button! CD

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Beach BoysSunflower/Surf's Up ... CD
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
Incredible stuff – and some of the best post-Pet Sounds material you can find by the Beach Boys! We hardly ever see either of these on vinyl anymore – and it's been years since they've been out on CD – so we're extra-pleased to have them back to back on one CD! Sunflower is the kind of record that's easy to pass by when you're first getting into the group, but later on – after digging for gems on records like Wild Honey or Friends, you'll come back to it as a totally solid record, filled with loads of excellent little songs like "Slip On Through", "This Whole World", "Cool, Cool Water", "Tears In The Morning", and "Add Some Music To Your Day". Surf's Up is a bit more spotty – but it's also got some incredible work by the group – including "Disney Girls", "'Til I Die", and "Surf's Up". 22 tracks in all – and a CD that will keep you going long after you get tired of listening to Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile. CD

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Beach BoysToday (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1965. Used ... $4.99
A pre-Pet Sounds moment of genius from The Beach Boys – a record with some surprisingly wonderful songs tucked in amongst more familiar rockers! There's a growing brilliance here that's clearly evident in Brian Wilson's production, the tunes tender themes, and the complicated harmonics used to carry the whole thing off – a mixture of sadness, lust, and frustration that shows up beautifully on tunes like "Please Let Me Wonder", "She Knows Me Too Well", "In The Back Of My Mind", "Good To My Baby", and "Don't Hurt My Sister". And sure, the album does include the clunky "Bull Session With Big Daddy" – but that's offset by hits like "Dance Dance Dance", "Help Me Rhonda", and "Do You Wanna Dance". CD
(Out of print.)

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Beastie BoysSounds Of Science – The Beastie Boys Anthology ... CD
Grand Royal/Capitol, 1999. Used 2CD & Booklet ... $6.99
Sure, you've already got a lot of their classic albums – but this huge set of tracks contains some great stuff from singles, b-sides, rare sources, and even a few unreleased tracks! There's a whopping 42 cuts in all, and the whole thing's packaged in a heavy slipcase with an 80 page booklet! Titles include "Three MCs & One DJ (live video version)", "Body Movin (Fatboy Slim rmx)", "Jimmy James (original)", "Slow & Low", "Skills To Pay The Bills", "Bohisattva Vow", "Sabrosa", "Brass Monkey", "Benny & The Jets", "I Want Some", "She's On It", "Twenty Questions", "Boomin Granny", "Hey Ladies", "Live Wire", "Shadrach", "Country Mike's Theme", and "Something's Gotta Give". CD

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Beastie BoysTo The 5 Boroughs ... CD
Capitol, 2004. Used ... $1.99
Another strong set by the Beastie Boys – who would obviously rather put out a very good album every five or six years, than a sub par album every year or two! Arguably, the Beasties broke all the of the ground that they ever will prior to 2004, but that doesn't mean that they're done making solid records. If To The 5 Boroughs is any indication, there's still quite a bit of life left in the Boys as they approach 40. Prior to each infrequent LP, we're worried that the post Paul's Boutique world of difficult, expensive sample clearance will kill the layers of pop pastiche sound bites that made P's B such a brilliant statement, and with this one we're once again very pleasantly surprised at what they're able to pull off. The soul and funk samples are still piled on in abundance (albeit with a more electro studio built backdrop), as are the block rockin' party rhymes, even if the tone's serious in spots. There are no attempts at funky jazz or punk rock this time – this may be the Beasties' most classifiable hip hop album. Add it to that ever growing list of good-to-great albums by aging artists who were coaxed back into the game in part by their feelings about post 9/11 politics. Tracks include the great throwback single "Ch-Check It Out", "Right Right Now Now", "3 The Hard Way", "It Takes Time To Build", "Rhyme The Rhyme Well", "Hey F**k You", "Triple Trouble", "Oh Word?", "That's It That's All", "All Lifestyles", "Shazam!", "An Open Letter To NYC" and more. CD
(Digipack has a water stain.)

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Sheree BrownStraight Ahead ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
A wonderful album of breezy jazzy soul from the sweet voiced Sheree Brown! The record is one of two that Brown cut for Capitol, and it was produced by Richard Rudolph – husband and collaborator of the late Minnie Riperton – in the immediate years after Minnie's death, leading us to wonder if Rudolph was trying for another hit with a different female vocalist. This LP's got a bit of a Minnie Riperton-ish feel, but Sheree also brings a lot more to the session – including some nice guitar work, and a sophisticated soul style that's kind of in a Jean Carn mode. Features the wonderful jazzy stepper "It's A Pleasure", which has a compressed jazz funk groove, and bouncy vocals over the top. Other trakcs include "I Wanna Be By Your Side", "Happiness Flows", and "Everything You Do". Very nice stuff, and a lot harder to find than it should be! CD

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Peabo BrysonBallads ... CD
Capitol, Late 70s/1980s. Used ... $4.99
Heavy ballads from Peabo Bryson – a perfect sampling of the style he did so well back in the day, including a few of his famous duets with Roberta Flack and Natalie Cole as well! The set's overflowing with mellow jams from Peabo – the kind of laidback numbers that really helped him lock in his style, and help define a whole new level of maturity for the male voice in soul music. Titles include "What You Won't Do For Love", "Feel The Fire", "I'm So Into You", "Tonight I Celebrate My Love", "All My Love", "Show & Tell", "She's A Woman", "You're Looking Like Love To Me", and "Reaching For The Sky". CD
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CalderaCaldera/Sky Islands ... CD
Capitol/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1976/1977. New Copy ... $14.99
A pair of killers from this jazzy Latin combo of the 70s! First up is the self-title Caldera album – a jazzy Latin fusion classic – and the first album by the border-crossing combo! The group features both North and South American players – coming together in a hard-riffing approach to fusion that rivals the best fusion combos of both the California and Brazilian scenes at the time. There's a few nice moments that really belie their more southern roots – and recall the choppy fusion of Airto, or the vocal scatting of Flora – but the set's also got a sunny west coast finish, thanks to some wonderful production from Wayne Henderson – who kicks things up in a way that the group hardly matched on later albums! Guest stars include Raul De Souza and Roberto Da Silva – and titles include the funk classic "Coastin", plus "Guanacaste", "Out Of The Blue", "El Juguete", and "Synesthesia". Nest is Sky Islands – a set that's recorded with a smooth soulful style that's right up there with the best of the Capitol Rare generation! Caldera mixes together nice jazzy saxes with guitars, percussion, and some great keyboard work by Eduardo Del Barrio – all produced by the group with a sweet arching style that's very much in the Brazilian fusion style of the time – a wonderful blend that also gets a dose of California warmth, which is just the right element to send the whole thing home nicely! Tracks include the classic "Sky Islands", plus "Pegasus", "Carnavalito", "Triste", and "Ancient Source". CD

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June ChristyBallads For Night People/The Intimate Miss Christy ... CD
Capitol/EMI, 1960/1963. Used ... $12.99
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Coralie ClementBye Bye Beaute ... CD
Capitol/Nettwerk, 2005. Used ... $6.99
A second outing from French singer Coralie Clement – produced by the great Benjamin Biolay, and done with a sound that's much more guitar-heavy than her first! The style here is still very couched in references to older French pop – sung with a vocal approach that would make Jane Birkin proud, and delivered with a sinister edge that recalls some of our favorite early 70s work from that scene. But Biolay's also bringing up the guitars a bit more in the mix, fuzzing things up in a mode that works wonderfully with Coralie's breathy vocals – and which almost seems like a nod to the well-known Stereolab love of French pop. Titles include "Indecise", "Avec Ou Sans Moi", "U Beau Jour Pour Mourir", "Beau Fixe", "Kids", "L'Impasse", and "Ta Reverence". CD
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Coralie ClementSalle Des Pas Perdus ... CD
Capitol, 2001. Used ... $9.99
Lovely French pop – with a stripped-down retro groove that's really delightful! Coralie's got a breathy vocal style that reminds us of a young Jane Birkin – and the backing on the set is in a small combo mode, with guitar, organ, bass, drums, and sax – grooving in a mode that's halfway between the left bank of the 60s, and the current underground pop stylings of groups on the Siesta label. Coralie's vocals are great – and the album's filled with loads of lovely original tunes that feel as if they were dug up off of lost 60s eps from France! Titles include "La Mer Opale", "L'Ombre Et La Lumiere", "Salle Des Pas Perdus", "Lou", "Le Dernier Train", and "Le Jazz Et Le Gin". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nat King ColeBest Of Nat King Cole ... CD
Capitol, Mid 40s. Used ... $3.99
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Dilated PeoplesPlatform ... CD
Capitol, 2000. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Right On" featuring Tha Alkaholiks, "The Shape Of Things To Come" featuring Aceyalone, "No Retreat" featuring B Real, "Work The Angles", "The Last Line Of Defense", "Annihilation", "Ear Drums Pop", "Expanding Man", "Triple Optics", "The Main Event", "Service", "The Platform" and four more. CD

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Willie DixonHidden Charms ... CD
Capitol, 1988. Used ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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Bob DoroughMultiplication Rock ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Sure, it was silly stuff when we were kids – but once De La Soul sampled "Three Is The Magic Number", this record became one of the most prized in our possession! And thanks to that hip hop reintroduction, we've really fallen in love with the music again over the years – partly because the tunes are all so groovy, and partly because we've really come to know the jazz-based work of composer Bob Dorough! At the time of this set, Dorough was coming off some great work in the 60s – his own rare recordings, music for Spanky & Our Gang, and others – all of which seems to inform these math-based tunes written for Saturday morning TV. The tunes are all pretty darn catchy, and often quite jazzy – and instrumentation often features some great electric piano nestled in alongside the vocals. Dorough sings the lion's share of the work for this album – although Grady Tate sings on two numbers, and Blossom Dearie on one more. Titles include the amazing "Three Is A Magic Number" – plus "Lucky Seven Sampson", "Little Twelve Toes", "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "I Got Six", "Naughty Number Nine", "Figure Eight", and "The Four Legged Zoo". CD
Also available Multiplication Rock ... LP 29.99

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Gene DunlapIt's Just The Way I Feel ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic soulful fusion album on Capitol, recorded and released during the crucial years of the "Capitol Rare" sound! Gene Dunlap is a jazz drummer at heart – but he's got a flair for the modern soul song – and in the same style as Norman Connors or Harvey Mason before him, he manages to put together a strong record of grooves and ballads from behind the kit! The strongest point of the record is work by The Ridgeways, a female soul trio who sing on the best tracks, giving them a smooth Jones Girls-ish kind of sound. The album includes two modern soul classics – "Before You Break My Heart" and "It's Just the Way I Feel" – plus "Love Dancin", "Rock Radio", "I Got You", and "Surest Things Can Change". CD

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Duran DuranRio ... CD
Capitol, 1982. Used ... $3.99
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Faith EvansFirst Lady ... CD
Capitol, 2005. Used ... $3.99
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Five KeysCollectors Series ... CD
Capitol, 1950s. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Flaming Ember/Glass HouseFlaming Ember/Glass House – Back 2 Back Hits ... CD
EMI/Capitol, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Four Freshmen5 Trombones & 5 Trumpets ... CD
Capitol/Collectors Choice, Late 50s. Used ... $14.99
Nice one! We've always loved the swinging vocal harmonies of the Four Freshmen, but their best records have never been issued before on CD. Now, though, Collector's Choice have put out two of their best on one CD, and the set's got a whopping 24 cuts of groovy groovy harmony sounds that have influenced everyone from Brian Wilson to Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross. Both records feature stunning off-kilter arrangments by the great Pete Rugolo, who puts the material together in a way that's similar to his work on the classic June Christy sessions for Capitol from the same time. Groovy tracks abound, including "Love Is Just Around The Corner", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Somebody Loves Me", "Give Me the Simple Life", and "The Night We Called It A Day". Very groovy, but with a dark edge that's even more compelling! CD
(Out of print.)

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Four FreshmenGreat Gentlemen Of Song – Spotlight On The Four Freshmen ... CD
Capitol, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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Stan FrebergCapital Collectors Series ... CD
Capitol, 1950s. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Marvin GayeFinal Concert ... CD
Capitol/Right Stuff, 1983. Used ... $3.99
A bit of a mystery. The quality of the recording is very rough (most likely a bootleg), and the liner notes kind of go on to say that Marvin wasn't in good shape at the time of this recording, that he was only touring for money, and that there was a lot of cocaine about. Kind of makes the whole thing seem a bit suspect – but oddly, you can't keep Marvin down, even under dodgy conditions like this, and we're surprised at how much we enjoyed the material. In a way, the sound is similar to some of the classic Motown live albums – although a bit rougher – and it's great to hear Marvin working in this idiom at a late point in his career. Plus, the songs are all done in nicely different live versions, with a lot more openness than you'd expect. Titles include "Come Get To This", "Third World Girl", "Inner City Blues", "What's Going On", "Joy", "Distant Lover", and "Sexual Healing". CD

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Guitars UnlimitedQuiet Nights & Brazilian Guitars ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $15.99
An excellent concept for a bossa album from the 60s – a set that mixes together a bunch of different great guitarists – all with some light and lovely rhythm backings that really hit a groove! Jack Marshall put the set together – and in addition to his own guitar, the record features work from Howard Roberts, Bob Bain, Tommy Tedesco, Laurindo Almeida, and Rosinha De Valenca – all of whom would be plenty great on their own, but who really sound special here together on the set! Backings have a bit of that bounce you'd hear on some of Howard Roberts' albums for Capitol at the same time – and no surprise, Roberts is really the main soloist on the date. Titles include "Girl From Ipanema", "Manha De Carnival", "Meditacao", "Here Lies Love", "Ho-Ba-La-La", "Bim-Bom", "Desafinado", "Corcovado", "One Note Samba", "These Are The Ways Of Love", and "O Barquinho". CD

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Lars GullinPortrait Of My Pals (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol (Sweden), 1964. New Copy ... $6.99 12.99
A genius album from Swedish baritone giant Lars Gullin – and a set that's from a period that was much less documented on our side of the Atlantic! Gullin was one of the undisputed masters of the instrument, and his American recordings on Mercury and Prestige stand as proof to his talent – but his work from the 60s, done back in his native Sweden, has been lost for years – and is often deeper and more complicated than his US sides of the 50s! This set from 1964 features Gullin in the company of a host of very talented "pals" that includes some of the greatest talents in jazz in Sweden at the time – Rolf Billberg on alto, Jan Allan on trumpet, Harry Backlund on tenor, Torgny Nilsson on trombone, and Lars Sjosten on piano – all artists used by Gullin in varying combinations, working through these wonderful arrangements of original tunes that are among some of the best he ever wrote. The set features haunting arrangements that defy description, and which allow the soloists free room to express themselves in a manner that skirts between hardbop and modernism, but which always manages to swing! Titles include "It's True", "I've Seen", "Prima Vera", "Decent Eyes", "Gabriella", and "Portrait Of My Pals". CD also features 4 bonus tracks too! CD

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Bobby HackettCoast Concert/Jazz Ultimate ... CD
Capitol/Dormouse (UK), 1955/1957. Used ... $8.99
Two favorites of the trad jazz scene get together on this extremely well-selling Capitol album. Players include Peanuts Hucko, Billy Bauer, and Ernie Caceres – and titles include "Mama's Gone", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", "55th & Broadway", "It's Wonderful", and "Oh Baby". CD
(Out of print.)

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Merle HaggardI Love Dixie Blues ... CD
Capitol/Liberty, 1973. Used ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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Van HuntOn The Jungle Floor ... CD
Capitol, 2006. Used ... $4.99
Van Hunt makes a big step forward for his second album – shaking off the simpler soul of his debut, and going for a wider range of sounds that should push him firmly into the mainstream! We're not saying this one's commercial, but just that Van Hunt's bringing in a bit more crossover elements – touches of the funky Prince sound from years back, or the fuzzy guitars of Lenny Kravitz – still set alongside the classic soul vocals we loved on his first album, but carried off with a fair bit more confidence here, even on the gentler ballads. Nikka Costa guests on "Mean Sleep", and other tracks include "Hole In My Heart", "The Night Is Young", "Ride Ride Ride", "Being A Girl", "Suspicion", "If I Take You Home", and "Daredevil Baby". CD

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Freddie JacksonBallads ... CD
Capitol, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
One of the greatest new male soul voices of the 80s – served up here in a beautiful batch of ballads, love songs, and mellow cuts! Freddie Jackson could number plenty of groovers amongst his hits, but he also always seemed most at home with a ballad – where the complexities of his vocal approach usually hit their height, and his confidence was always well-placed! This set features a dozen great reminders of Jackson at his best – titles that include "You Are My Lady", "Rock Me Tonight", "Hey Lover", "You & I Got A Thang", "Love Me Down", "Main Course", "Do Me Again", "I Could Use A Little Love", "Have You Ever Loved Somebody", and "Love Is Just A Touch Away". CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Freddie JacksonDon't Let Love Slip Away ... CD
Capitol, 1988. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Harry JamesTrumpet Blues – Best Of Of Harry James ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
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Stan KentonCity Of Glass – Stan Kenton Plays Bob Graettinger ... CD
Capitol/Jazz Heritage, Early 50s. Used ... $11.99
A seminal work in the development of the American jazz avant garde, and one of the most "out" records that Kenton (or Capitol) ever released! The whole album is based around two startling compositions by Robert Graettinger – "This Modern World" and "City Of Glass" – and both are chilling longform works in a distinctly modern idiom. The pieces have been cited often in the development of American avant garde jazz, and they represent a postwar crossroads of ideas that incorporates atonal composition and bop-oriented approaches to instrumentation. Titles include "Thermopylae", "A Trumpet", "Modern Opus", and "City Of Glass". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan KentonEasy Go ... CD
Capitol, Early 50s. Used ... $7.99
A cool collection of Capitol material from Stan Kenton – mostly sides from his classic years of the early 50s! The work here shows a lively, more upbeat side of Kenton's music – one that still has some modern moments, but which is more in a west coast big band style overall. All tracks are from the years 1950 to 1952 – recorded after the financial failure of Stan's Innovations orchestra, and before his New Concepts group – all sessions that were supposedly "commercial" in nature, to help Kenton recoup some losses – but which still represent the forefront of jazz on the west coast at the time! Arrangers include Shorty Rogers, Pete Rugolo, Gene Roland, Bill Russo, and Johnny Richards – and soloists include Art Pepper on alto, Bud Shank on reeds, Bob Cooper on tenor, and Conte Candoli on trumpet. 20 tracks in all – including "Riff Raff", "Dynaflow", "Easy Go", "Viva Prado", "Francesca", "Soliloquy", "Lazy Daisy", "Beehive", "Cool Eyes", "Bill's Blues", "Night Watch", and "Jump For Joe". CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan KentonKenton Showcase – The Music of Bill Holman and Bill Russo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1953. Used ... $6.99
One of the best Kenton LPs ever, and one that really shows the band's beautiful blend of avant garde playing with a swinging jazz sensibility. A CD reissue of two 10" albums – one showcasing the arranging style of Bill Russo, the other of Bill Holman. Both sides are excellent, and filled with fantastic material played by Lee Konitz, Charlie Mariano, and other Kenton modernists. If you've ever wondered why the Kenton band was so great, check this one out. Tracks include "A Study For Bass", "Solo For Buddy", "Hav-A-Ana", and "Kingfish". The CD includes four bonus tracks – "Of All Things", "Lover Man", "My Funny Valentine", and an alternate version of "Bags"! CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan KentonKenton Showcase - The Music of Bill Holman and Bill Russo ... CD
Capitol, 1953. Used ... $8.99
One of the best Kenton LPs ever, and one that really shows the band's beautiful blend of avant garde playing with a swinging jazz sensibility. A CD reissue of two 10" albums – one showcasing the arranging style of Bill Russo, the other of Bill Holman. Both sides are excellent, and filled with fantastic material played by Lee Konitz, Charlie Mariano, and other Kenton modernists. If you've ever wondered why the Kenton band was so great, check this one out. Tracks include "A Study For Bass", "Solo For Buddy", "Hav-A-Ana", and "Kingfish". The CD includes four bonus tracks – "Of All Things", "Lover Man", "My Funny Valentine", and an alternate version of "Bags"! CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan KentonKenton's West Side Story ... CD
Capitol, 1961. Used ... $2.99
A classic jazz interpretation of the score to West Side Story – served up in ultra-hip fashion by the Stan Kenton Orchestra! Although the tunes are familiar, the readings are extremely creative – and use Leonard Bernstein's original music as the starting point for a rich tapestry of tones, colors, and sounds that really open things up! Arrangements are by Johnny Richards, and very swinging throughout – and soloists include Gabe Balthazar on alto, Conte Candoli on trumpet, and Sam Donahue on tenor – plus some great standout piano from Stan himself. Titles include "Something's Coming", "Officer Krupke", "Tonight", "Cool", "I Feel Pretty", and "Taunting Scene". CD

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Stan KentonStandards In Silhouette ... CD
Capitol, 1959. Used ... $4.99
Late Kenton on Capitol – but great Kenton too! In a way, Stan was almost best when he was working with standards – as on a set like this, he has an incredible way of transforming the sound of familiar numbers into something dark, moody, and modern. It's amazing to hear the way he raises the edge of tunes we thought we'd already heard too much of – and working with players like Charlie Mariano, Don Sebesky, and Rolf Ericson, Stan's in perfect company to really work magic with the material. Titles include "Django", "Willow Weep For Me", "I Get Along Without You Very Well", "The Thrill Is Gone", and "When Sunny Gets Blue". CD features the bonus track "Lazy Afternoon". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Standards In Silhouette ... LP 5.99

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Paul LaurenceHaven't You Heard (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A nice mid 80s groover from Paul Laurence for Capitol – whose biggest successes, arguably, were in his services as a songwriter and producer for other artists – making a pretty great case for his own work as a headline act on Haven't You Heard! May may not have heard it, actually, but it's well worth checking out. The sound is blueprint 80s synth soul on one level, but the melodies really soar here, and the songs are strong and hit-worthy. Paul's a solid singer, too. You should hear this! Tiles include "Strung Out", "She's Not A Sleaze" (with Freddie Jackson & Lillo Thomas), "You Hooked Me", "I'm Sensitive", "Haven't You Heard" and more. This FTG edition has 4 bonus tracks: "Strung Out (International Version)", "She's Not A Sleaze (Extended Version)", "Strung Out (Extended Dance Mix) and "You Hooked Me (Single Version)". CD

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John LennonMenlove Ave ... CD
Capitol, 1986. Used ... $6.99
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John LennonPlastic Ono Band ... CD
Apple/Capitol, 1970. Used ... $5.99
Lennon's first proper solo LP, after the breakup of the Beatles, recorded largely by himself, with some help from Yoko, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman, and Billy Preston. One of those pieces of the rock canon that it seems hardly anything needs to be said about it at this point, but we'll at least offer it's one of the greatest stripped down rock statements/confessionals of all time, in spite of the fact that you can read that just about anyplace else you care to look. Includes "Mother", "Hold On", "I Found Out", "Working Class Hero", "Isolation", "Remember", "Love", "Well Well Well", "Look At Me", "God" and "My Mummy's Dead". CD

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Abbey LincolnAbbey Lincoln's Affair – A Story Of A Girl In Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Liberty/Capitol, 1956. Used ... $19.99
One of the strangest things about Abbey Lincoln's career is the fact that, despite her hip affiliations with the left end of the jazz spectrum, she's actually been slotted into a fair number of straighter projects, not only in music, but in film as well. This album's a perfect example of that – and may well be the reason for Abbey's later leanings towards the left – as here, in her debut LP, she comes off as a dreamy girl singer, recorded by Liberty almost in a mode that's similar to Julie London or some of their other gal stars – with complicated backings from Benny Carter and Marty Paich. The record is lacking the stark captivating quality of Abbey's later records, but it does have a certain kind of charm – especially as the love themes in the set are all-adult, at a mature level that you'd really only hear from a rare few other singers, like Shirley Horn or Lorez Alexandria. Titles include "Two Cigarettes In The Dark", "Take Me In Your Arms", "No More", "Affair", "This Can't Be Love", "I Wake Up Smiling", and "Love Walked In". CD
(Out of print.)

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Julie LondonTime For Love – Best Of Julie London ... CD
Rhino/Capitol, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Julie LondonVery Best Of Julie London ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/1960s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
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Louvin BrothersSatan Is Real ... CD
Capitol, 1959. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic record of country harmony spirituals, cut by the legendary Ira and Charlie Louvin, during the height of their years at Capitol! The record's a treasure all the way through – from great cuts like "Satan is Real", "The Drunkard's Room", and "Dying From Home, And Lost" – to the groovy cover that has the Louvins standing next to a flaming pile of garbage with a statue of Satan! Forget all that modern insurgent country bullcracky – this is the real deal! CD
Also available Satan Is Real/Handpicked Songs 1955 to 1962 ... CD 11.99

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Louvin BrothersSatan Is Real/Handpicked Songs 1955 to 1962 ... CD
Capitol/Light In The Attic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
The soul saving, Satan deterring classic by The Louvin Brothers – plus the excellent Handpicked Songs compilation of Louvin tracks lovingly selected by an eclectic group of indebted artists – in this great 2CD set from Light In The Attic! Satan Is Real is a fantastic record of country harmony spirituals, cut by the legendary Ira and Charlie Louvin, during the height of their years at Capitol. The record's a treasure all the way through – from great cuts like "Satan is Real", "The Drunkard's Room", and "Dying From Home, And Lost" – to the groovy cover that has the Louvins standing next to a flaming pile of garbage with a statue of Satan! The real deal! Handpicked Songs is amazing music from the greatest chapter of the legendary Louvin Brothers – the kind of work that's made them a legend for generations! The set features Louvin classics chosen by a reverent group of singers and songwriters that really run the gamut – Dolly Parton, Beck, Kris Kristofferson, Chris Hilman, Emmylou Harris, Will Oldham, Zooey Deschanel, The Black Angels, Mark Lanegan, M Ward, and Jim James – but all artists who have been undeniably influenced by Ira and Charlie Louvin, and their way of melding melancholy harmonies into something that goes way beyond everyday country music! The packaging is great – very much up to the Light In The Attic standard – and titles include "Almost Persuaded", "My Baby's Gone", "I See A Bridge", "Knoxville Girl", "Great Atomic Power", and "Alabama". CD
(Digipack has some light edge wear.)
Also available Satan Is Real ... CD 6.99

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Louvin BrothersWhen I Stop Dreaming – The Best Of The Louvin Brothers ... CD
Capitol, 1950s. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Bobby LyleGenie ... CD
Capitol/EMI (UK), 1977. Used ... $22.99
A funky fusion classic – and quite possibly Bobby Lyle's most perfectly realized album! The set was Bobby's first full US outing, and it's filled with soaring, riffing keyboards that stretch out into territory explored a few years before by Johnny Hammond and Lonnie Liston Smith! The real difference, though, is the album's sweet soulful production from Wayne Henderson – who hooks in the best bits of Bobby's sound, and fuses them with a modern soul-styled groove that creates the same blend of jazz and R&B that you'd get on some of Eddie Henderson's best records from the time, or some of the best Ronnie Foster work on Columbia from a few years later. Bobby's keyboards are capable of hitting both a soulful groove and a deep jazzy vibe – and the record's got a rich palette of tunes that never fail to amaze us! Titles include "Mother Nile", "You Think Of Her", "The Genie", "Pisces", "Magic Ride" and "Night Breeze". CD
(Out of print.)

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Tina MasonTina Mason Is Something Wonderful! ... CD
Capitol/Now Sounds (UK), 1967. Used ... $9.99
An overlooked gem from the David Axelrod years at Capitol Records – a set that also features some nicely snapping arrangements from HB Barnum! Given that the Axelrod/Barnum team was the force behind Lou Rawls best work of the time, the sound here is pretty darn similar – simple pop, but with a great sense of space, and a nice little bounce at the bottom – a gently jaunty groove that would be great on its own, even if we didn't like Tina Mason's vocals! Fortunately, though, Tina also sounds pretty darn great – almost a bit like some of the Brit female singers of the time, even though she's an American – sweet, but never too sweet, and with a strong sense of rhythm that really works well with the backings. Speaking of backings, instrumentation includes guitar from Howard Roberts and organ from Gerald Wiggins – on titles that include "Life & Soul Of The Party", "Are You There", "A Good Kind Of Hurtin", "The Way Of Love", "You Can Have Him", and "What". CD
Also available Tina Mason Is Something Wonderful! ... LP 29.99

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Paul McCartneyPress To Play ... CD
Capitol, 1986. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Melba MooreOther Side Of The Rainbow (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1982. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An early 80s classic from Melba Moore – best known for one of her biggest hits, "Love's Comin' At Ya", an enduring number that's got an irresistible groove! Like many of Melba's other albums, this one does a wonderful job of delivering radio-friendly pop soul and still hitting us on a deeper soul level – with some great vocal work from Melba! Her voice soars over the period production details that sound fresh once again. Other titles include "Underlove", "Mind Up Tonight", "How's Love Been Treating You", "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar-Pie Honey Bunch)" and "The Other Side Of The Rainbow". This edition includes 3 bonus tracks: "Underlove (M&M Mix)", "Love's Comin' At Ya (Instrumental)" and "Mind Up Tonight (Instrumental)". CD

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Melba MooreRead My Lips (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1985. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An early 80s set from Melba Moore – recorded at a time when she was really coming into her own! Read My Lips has Melba working nicely with some tight Capitol soul backings – often a bit heavy on the beats, but in a way that guides the tunes strongly from the bottom, and lets Melba's vocals really shine over the top! The instrumentation is heavy on the keyboards, and also features some polished guitars – and production is by Beau Huggins and the Hush Productions team – on titles that include "The Love Of A Lifetime", "Read My Lips", "I Can't Believe It", "When You Love Me Like This", "King Of My Heart", "Winner", and "Mind Over Matter". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "I Can't Believe It (ext version)", "Read My Lips (special mix)", "When You Love Me Like This (special club)", "Winner (inst)", "Read My Lips (ext)", and "When You Love Me Like This (monster groove mix)". CD

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New Melba MooreWhat A Woman Needs (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An early 80s set from Melba Moore – with some bubbling club soul grooves carried over from the 70s, plus spacier and funkier touches – largely produced by McFadden & Whitehead and featuring Kashif on moog bass! Given the production style here and the release date, we get the feeling that Melba & co. were resisting the prominent drum machine sound and otherwise more programmed backdrops that were taking hold in chart soul at the time, and even if she'd succeed with the more pronounced 80s vibe just a little later on, this record still feels plenty modern to our ears. A slept on gem! Includes "Let's Stand Together", "Your Sweet Lovin'", "What A Woman Needs", "Take My Love", "Overnight Sensation", "Each Second", "Piece Of The Rock", "Let's Go Back To Lovin" and more. This CD includes 2 bonus tracks: "Take My Love (Edited 12" Version)" and "Just You, Just Me". CD
Also available What A Woman Needs ... LP 1.99

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Meli'sa MorganGood Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Soulmusic.com, 1987. Used ... $8.99
Meli'sa Morgan doing what she does best – pushing the envelope for mainstream soul, but often in really subtle ways! There's a majestic sweep to these tunes that's a real surprise – a class and care that takes Morgan's music past some of her poppier contemporaries, and which always brings a little something extra to the table – maybe a bit of jazz inflection to the vocals at points, or some deeper lines that really help send a lyric home! And although the production is relatively commercial, the end result is a lot richer, too – thanks to work in the studio from Kashif and Lesette Wilson – both of whom leave their mark on the set. Titles include "Love Changes", a duet with Kashif – plus "You're All I Got", "Good Love", "If You Can Do It I Can Too", "Here Comes The Night", "Just For Your Touch", and "I Still Think About You". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "If You Can Do It I Can Too (club house mix)", "If You Can Do It I Can Too (dub)", "Good Love (ext rmx)", "Good Love (rmx edit)", "Here Comes The Night (special club opus)", and "Here Comes The Night (special club opus 12")". CD

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MotelsAll Four One (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1982. Used ... $5.99
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MotelsEssential Collection ... CD
Capitol, 1980s. Used ... $4.99
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MotelsMotels ... CD
Capitol, 1979. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Nitty Gritty Dirt BandWill The Circle Be Unbroken Vol 3 ... CD
Capitol, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
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O'BryanDoin' Alright/You And I ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1981/1983. New Copy ... $16.99
Smooth and sophisticated 80s soul from O'Bryan – his first two Capitol albums together on one CD – thanks to the classic soul devotees at Expansion UK! Doin' Alight and the follow-up You And I are a great mix of smoothed out modern soul, bits of funk and classic soul touches. Most of it is co-produced with Don Cornelius, of Soul Train fame, who helped O'Bryan get his start. A good bit of the debut Doin' Alright has a kicked back, nice and mellow approach – grooving in a modern Capitol Rare mode, with some pop funk bass and elegant strings for good measure. Tracks include "It's Over", "Love Has Found A Way", "Doin Alright", "Can't Live Without Your Love", and "Still Water (Love)". The follow-up brings in a bit more electro and pop funk into the mix – especially on the first half of the record – before settling in with some nice laidback soul and ballads on the second half. The funky "I'm Freaky" kicks it off, and other tracks include "Dazzlin' Lady", "I'm In Love Again", "Shake", "Soft Touch" and the sweet soul title cut. CD

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Os Tres Brasileiros (aka Os Tres Morais)Brazil LXIX ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Excellent work from Os Tres Brasileiros – better known in Brazil as Os Tres Morais! The group, like many, were a Brazilian ensemble who recorded in America under a different name – one that might be more "catchy" for the American audiences – but apart from that shift, their music is all authentic all the way – with a wonderful harmony vocal sound that follows in the tradition of Quarteto Em Cy or Tamba Trio! Even better, the album has an organist backing the group up – with sweet bubbling notes that sound a lot like the work of Walter Wanderley, and which give the album an even nicer groovy touch! The whole thing's incredible – a real treat all the way through, with great originals like "Sambamor", "Jequi-Bach", "Outono", and "Brincando De Samba" – plus sweet covers like "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Moon River", and "The Shadow Of Your Smile". CD

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieDiz 'N Bird At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Capitol/Roost, 1947. Used ... $2.99
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Perry & SanlinFor Those Who Love/We're The Winners ... CD
Capitol/FTG, Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A sublime double-header – both rare albums from Perry & Sanlin, together on one CD! First up is For Those Who Love – the first Capitol effort from Phil Perry & Kevin Sanlin – two excellent harmony soul singers who were part of the legendary Montclairs who recorded for Paula earlier in the 70s – and it's a slick batch of modern soul tracks produced with a nice jazzy tinge. Charles (ex-Independents) Jackson handled the album, as he did work for Natalie Cole on Capitol, and so much other great stuff for the label around this time – and the record sparkles with the best modern soul that was coming out on Capitol at the time. The duet style is a bit in the mode of The Valentine Brothers, with either singer taking the lead, and the other coming in on the choruses – and the album's very well handled throughout. Includes a great remake of "Can't Hide Love", plus "Since You (Came Into My Life)", "I'm So Glad There's You", "We Belong Together", and "It's Alright". We're The Winners features production by Richard Evans, and feels very much like work issued under his name in the late 70s – tight, grooving, and nicely funky – but also with a sophisticated edge that has some undercurrents of jazz in the mix, too. Keyboards are by Les McCann, who plays Fender Rhodes on the set – and the whole album has a cool and jazzy feel – with that great early 80s Capitol Rare style – mixing up smooth production, tight soul songwriting, and some nice instrumental elements under the vocals. Tracks include "We're the Winners", "Special to Me", "Shake Down", "Show Stopper", "Wait Till The Next Time", and "Just Like Magic". CD

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Peter & GordonIn London For Tea (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $29.99
Groovy 60s Brit pop from the team of Peter Asher and Gordon Waller – two cats who have a way of drawing on the harmonies of the Merseybeat generation, then sending the tunes home with a bit more individual charm! Most tracks here are hits from other artists – both British and American – but the pair really add their own approach that makes the music mighty nice – a style that sometimes echoes the approach of Chad & Jeremy, but also reaches for some of the soul of the Righteous Brothers too. Arrangements are usually simple and not that gimmicky – leaving lots of room for the vocals to take the lead – but there's also a nice sense of bounce that keeps things playful throughout. Titles include "Sunday For Tea", "The Jokers", "I'm Your Puppet", "Red Cream & Velvet", and "Stop Look & Listen" – plus the excellent "London At Night". CD features the full album in mono and stereo, plus bonus tracks by Gordon Waller – including "Little Nonie", "Speak For Me", and "Rosecrans Blvd". CD
(SHMCD.)

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New Pink FloydMeddle ... CD
Capitol, 1971. Used ... $7.99
Titles include "One Of These Days", "A Pillow Of Winds", "Fearless", and "Echoes". CD
Also available Meddle ... LP 14.99

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Quicksilver Messenger ServiceClassic Masters ... CD
Capitol, Late 60s. Used ... $4.99
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RadioheadKid A – Special Edition ... CD
Capitol, 2000. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print. Special edition – with book and CD.)

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Rene & AngelaRene & Angela/Wall To Wall ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1980/1981. New Copy ... $11.99
The first couple Rene & Angela records for Capitol – together for the first time on this great CD from Expansion! First up, is the great self-titled debut from Angela Winbush and Rene Moore as a duo – a tight batch of modern soul that sounds great to this day! There's a mixture of sweet duet soul with the best kind of 80s grooving – clearly inspired by Ashford & Simpson, but also with a strong sound of its own. Skip Drinkwater and Bobby Watson handle the production, smartly carrying over the warmer live instrumentation styles of the late 70s, which ultimately gives the record a timeless vibe! Titles include "I Don't Know", "Turn It Out", "Do You Really Love Me", "Everything We Do", "Love Won't Slip Away", and "Free & Easy". Wall To Wall is easily one of the duo's best records ever, and a masterpiece of jazzy 80s groove! The sound here is clean, lean, and very bouncy on the bottom – that best blend of keyboard riffs and jazzier basslines that Capitol soul served up in the early 80s – and although tight enough to have hit potential, still more than soulful enough to keep on playing in the underground! The set's rock solid all the way through – with a great mix of midtempo steppers and more uptempo tunes – and titles include the nice groover "Secret Rendezvous", plus "Wanna Be Close To You", "I Love You More", "Love's Alright", and "Come My Way". CD

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Robbie RobertsonMusic For Native Americans ... CD
Capitol, 1994. Used ... $1.99
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Bert RobinsonI Promise You Love ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1989. New Copy ... $16.99
Bert Robinson's got one of the deepest vocal styles in mainstream R&B for the late 80s – an approach that's rooted in classic modes, and set here to some more contemporary backings! The set features production by Al Hudson and the One Way team, plus the great Skip Drinkwater too – and although the beats are heavy, Bert's got a way of gliding right past them as he follows his own path through the songs – with a sense of poise and direction that few other commercial soul singers of the time could match. Titles include "Lover It's Coming Back", "I Promise You Love", "Real Thing", "Sleepin Alone", "Back To The Basics", and "I'll Be There". CD

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Bert RobinsonNo More Cold Nights ... CD
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1987. New Copy ... $16.99
An overlooked debut from singer Bert Robinson – an artist who was part of the large Al Hudson/One Way collective from Detroit, but who really comes into his own in this sweet little set! Robinson's got a very rich, deep vocal approach – almost a nod back to the pre-soul generation of male vocalists, but set here to some classy, contemporary vibes that sparkle with the best 80s Capitol Records touches – put together by Hudson and crew – plus others who include Stan Sheppard and Preston Glass. The best numbers are the ballads – smooth steppers that really suit Bert's vocal approach – and titles include "Never Gonna Give You Up", "Heart Of Gold", "No More Cold Nights", "You Turn Me Out", "Just Begun To Know You", "Burning Inside Your Love", and "Still Waiting". CD

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Bob SegerStranger In Town ... CD
Capitol, 1978. Used ... $1.99
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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet BandLike A Rock ... CD
Capitol, 1986. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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George ShearingJazz Moments ... CD
Capitol (UK), 1962. Used ... $11.99
An unusual one for George Shearing – in that this Capitol session's a trio date, instead of Shearing's usual quintet mode – working in an Ahmad Jamal-like trio with drums by Vernel Fournier and bass by the late Israel Crosby! There's flowing, subtly soulful sound going on here – one that's almost an homage to Jamal, but which still has some of the more Shearing-like tones to ring out and announce George's influence on the date. The album was sadly Crosby's last recording, but his bass still sounds great – and titles include "Wonder Why", "Blues In 9/4", "Heart Of Winter", "What's New?", and "Symphony". CD
(Out of print.)

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George ShearingVelvet Carpet (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1956. Used ... $11.99
A key Capitol Records classic from the legendary George Shearing! The set really pushes George past his famous early jazz sides – into sublime new territory that forged a rich sound for the late 50s – a blend of his small combo gentle grooves with larger orchestrations from Dennis Farnon – all handled with a subtle, sophisticated sound that was unmatched at the time – and which still sounds plenty darn wonderful all these many years later! Often, the instrumentation has piano, vibes, and percussion all hitting at the same time – in a groove that's still pretty gentle, though – which leaves some nice space for some sweetening in the strings, and some great jazzy touches on Shearing's piano. Titles include "Have You Met Miss Jones?", "No Moon At All", "Round Midnight", and "The Starlit Hour". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dinah ShoreGreat Ladies Of Song – Spotlight On Dinah Shore ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Frank SinatraClassic Sinatra – His Great Performances 1953 to 1960 ... CD
Capitol, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
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Verdelle SmithTar & Cement – The Complete Recordings 1965 to 1967 ... CD
Capitol/Omni, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
A beautiful album of baroque soul from Verdelle Smith – a singer who was destined to score big in the mid 60s, but somehow only managed to cut a handful of records before dropping out of secular music forever! Verdelle's got an unusual style that's halfway between Dionne Warwick and Nancy Wilson – sharing the sophistication of both, but also coming across with a fragile quality at times – one that's almost a maturation of the girl group ethos, turned onto a more adult world of pop. The approach is a bit similar to the changes going on in the Walker Brothers near the end of the trio's time together – and it's no surprise that Scott Walker did a tremendous version of the tune "Alone In My Room" himself. But we love Verdelle's original take on the track – a sad and dreamy little tune that makes wonderful use of organ and creates one of the saddest moments in 60s pop that we can think of! This beautiful CD features that great cut, plus 21 more numbers that represent everything that Verdelle recorded apart from gospel – mostly titles done for Capitol, plus a few Columbia singles as well. Titles include "Walk Tall", "Sexy", "A Piece Of The Sky", "Catch A Falling Star", "In My Room", "Autumn Leaves", "Carnaby's Gone Away", "Baby Baby", "There Is So Much Love Around Me", "Juanito", and "You Only See Her". CD

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Sons Of ChamplinLoosen Up Naturally/The Sons/Follow Your Heart ... CD
Capitol/BGO (UK), 1969/1971. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
All the greatest moments from the Sons Of Champlin – packaged together here in one sweet set! Loosen Up Naturally is heavy rocking, with some nice drums – the kind of record that's kept the Sons in more crates than you'd think over the years! The set's a massive 2LP jammer that really overflows with niceness – often done in a heartfelt, blues-tinged rock style that's got traces of Little Feat and The Steve Miller Band – but the album's best remembered for the few tunes that have some nice funky changes, like the drums and bass on "Rooftop", or the jazzy scatting riffing sound of the 15 minute track "Freedom", or the hard jamming organ and horns in "Hello Sunlight". Other tracks include "Everywhere", "1982 A", "Black & Blue Rainbow", and "Get High". The Sons is the second album from The Sons Of Champlin – a record that actually has the group shortening their name to The Sons, but expanding their sound past the jamming bluesy roots of their debut! The record's got a tightness that brings a bit of jazz into the mix – not much, in a way that's blended with folksy instrumentation in a really gentle way – fleshing out acoustic guitars with a bit of horns, vibes, and other nice touches that give some of these tunes a much more timeless feel than you'd think. The album's a bit sparse on notes, but someone's doing a great job with the arrangements here – putting more of a high-concept spin on the record, yet still retaining the personal feel of the group. Titles include "Why Do People Run From The Rain", "It's Time", "Country Girl", "You Can Fly", "Love Of A Woman", and "Boomp Boomp Chop". Follow Your Heart is a further deepening of the sounds of The Sons – already great on the group's first 2 albums, but here taking a harmonically polished mode that refines their groove even more – and which makes the album's tunes come off totally great! There's a compressed, slightly jazzy feel to some of the work here – one that has the vocals losing the rasp of before, and going for a sweetly crackling sound that's still never too overproduced, and which has a lovely sense of personal presence. At times, we almost hear echoes of some of Todd Rundgren's best solo work, but with more of a group sort of sensibility – and we're really surprised that this album hasn't had a longer life, or why it hasn't at least been rediscovered as a brilliant pop treasure from the early 70s! Titles include "Follow Your Heart", "Children Know", "Before You Right Now", "The Child Continued", "Well Done", and "Beside You". CD
 
 
 



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