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Earl GrantStand By Me/After Hours ... 7-inch
Decca, 1965. Near Mint- ... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Decca sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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Earl GrantTrade Winds ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Includes a sweet organ version of "Moon Of Manakoora"! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Earl GrantEarl Grant ... LP
Decca, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Shirley NanetteNever Coming Back ... CD
Truth & Soul, Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A gem of a female soul album from the 70s – recorded in Texas by singer Shirley Nanette, but issued on a tiny label and never circulated at the time! The music here is all handled by guitarist Hanc Swarn – who'd worked with Earl Grant, and helped create that cool syncopated groove that made Grant a favorite with the steppers – a style that's expanded here into some funkier 70s modes, which really let's Nanette's vocals soar! Shirley's hardly the rootsy singer you'd expect from the Texas scene – as she's sometimes got this poise and class that almost rivals Nancy Wilson or Marlena Shaw, but can also hit these badass modes when the tunes get funkier too. The set's great – way more than just another rarity, and the kind of overlooked 70s gem we'd rank right up there with lost indie soul treasures by Mike James Kirkland or Penny Goodwin. Titles include "Give & Take", "Limelight", "Tropic Of Love", "I'm So Glad", "Heaven On Earth", "People Are Thinking", and "Yours Truly Love". CD
Also available Never Coming Back ... LP 13.99

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Shirley NanetteNever Coming Back ... LP
Truth & Soul, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A gem of a female soul album from the 70s – recorded in Texas by singer Shirley Nanette, but issued on a tiny label and never circulated at the time! The music here is all handled by guitarist Hanc Swarn – who'd worked with Earl Grant, and helped create that cool syncopated groove that made Grant a favorite with the steppers – a style that's expanded here into some funkier 70s modes, which really let's Nanette's vocals soar! Shirley's hardly the rootsy singer you'd expect from the Texas scene – as she's sometimes got this poise and class that almost rivals Nancy Wilson or Marlena Shaw, but can also hit these badass modes when the tunes get funkier too. The set's great – way more than just another rarity, and the kind of overlooked 70s gem we'd rank right up there with lost indie soul treasures by Mike James Kirkland or Penny Goodwin. Titles include "Give & Take", "Limelight", "Tropic Of Love", "I'm So Glad", "Heaven On Earth", "People Are Thinking", and "Yours Truly Love". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Never Coming Back ... CD 12.99

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Frank Skinner/Joseph GershensonImitation Of Life ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Sealed ... $9.99
Pretty straight stuff – the dramatic score to Douglas Sirk's version of Imitiation of Life, written by Frank Skinner, and performed here by Joseph Gershenson at the head of the Universal International Orchestra. The album includes the vocal tracks "Imitiation Of Life" by Earl Grant and "Soon I Will Be Done With The Trouble Of The World" by Lillian Hayman – and the instrumental tunes "Break Up", "Rejected", "Disappointed", "Lovely", and "Secrets". Nice shot of Lana Turner on the cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousMovie For Daddy – Scores To Groove The Screens By Blue Note ... CD
Blue Note (France), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
A hip hour's worth of furiously funky theme songs, film cuts, and funky jams from the silver screen and 70s TV – all compiled by the groove hound geniuses at Blue Note for the Groov Experience series! The groove here stretches from furious bass heavy jams, to stripped down Latin funk monsters, to string-heavy film score funk – but they share the common trait of a pure booty shakin' 70s vibe, one that made the movies and detective shows of the era so inimitably wonderful! And although a few tracks are familiar, they're mixed up nicely here to really keep things fresh throughout. Titles include "Enter The Dragon" by Jack Parnell, "Kojak" by Willie Bobo, "Across 110th Street" by Bobby Womack, "The Final Comedown" by Grant Green, "The Earthmen" by Paddy Kingsland, "Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow (Baretta's Theme)" by Earl Klugh, "Down Here On The Ground (Ummah rmx)" by Grant Green & Dianne Reeves, "Peter Gunn Mambo" and "Harlem Nocturne" by Jack Costanzo, "Funky Fever" by Alan Morehouse, and "Bullitt" by Wilton Felder. CD
(Out of print. Copy protected.)

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New Grant GreenAlive! ... LP
Blue Note, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice one! Grant Green's albums from this time are all great – but this is the amazing live album with the version of "Down Here On the Ground" that was sampled by Tribe Called Quest! There's lots of other nice moments on the record, too, like very hard funky covers of "Let The Music Take Your Mind" and "Sookie, Sookie". The group is excellent – and features Ronnie Foster and Earl Creque on organ, William Bivens on vibes, and Claude Bartee on tenor – all grooving hard in a modal funky mode that makes this album one of Grant Green's best from the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty pressing. Cover has some wear and discoloration from age. Labels have some discoloration.)
 
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Rusty BryantRusty Bryant Returns ... LP
Prestige, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A real smoker of a session – Rusty Bryant's first comeback album of the jazz funk years, done in a mode that virtually set the tone for other Prestige sessions of the time! Rusty's working here on alto sax, in a mode that's clearly inspired by the Lou Donaldson sessions of the time on Blue Note – but done with a freer, looser, more rolling sort of vibe. Organist Sonny Phillips really makes the set great with some fluid work on the Hammond that matches Bryant's groove – and guitarist Grant Green's also in the group, setting up some great single note lines that punctuate the tunes nicely. A key factor is also bassist Bob Bushnell, who plays Fender bass on the record (an element missing from the Donaldson sound), and gives the record a key bit of motion at the bottom! Tracks include the groovy "Zoo Boogaloo", plus "Streak O' Lean", "Night Flight", "The Cat", and "Ready Rusty". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie ChristianGenius Of The Electric Guitar ... CD
Columbia/Definitive (Spain), Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $13.99
The birth of modern jazz guitar – seminal sides recorded by Charlie Christian, working in small group format with Benny Goodman in the 40s. Christian's tone on the instrument is fantastic – and even though the style of the tracks is more in the swing era mode, there's a direct line between his playing and later work by Grant Green and other 60s jazz guitar giants! Titles include "Six Appeal", "Waiting For Benny", "Seven Come Eleven", "Airmail Special", "Breakfast Feud", and "Wholly Cats". Plus, CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Topsy", "Honeysuckle Rose", and "Stompin At The Savoy". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ChristianGenius Of The Electric Guitar ... CD
Columbia, Late 30s/Early 40s. Used ... $2.99
The birth of modern jazz guitar – seminal sides recorded by Charlie Christian, working in small group format with Benny Goodman in the 40s. Christian's tone on the instrument is fantastic – and even though the style of the tracks is more in the swing era mode, there's a direct line between his playing and later work by Grant Green and other 60s jazz guitar giants! Titles include "Six Appeal", "Waiting For Benny", "Seven Come Eleven", "Airmail Special", "Breakfast Feud", and "Wholly Cats". CD
(Out of print.)

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Lou DonaldsonMan With A Horn (previously unissued material) ... CD
Blue Note, 1961/1963. Used ... $6.99
Hard wailing! Poppa Lou's caught right at the height of his early Blue Note powers here – recorded in 2 different groups on this set of unreleased sessions from the early 60s! Both sets have Lou in a guitar/organ soul jazz setting – with backing by Grant Green on guitar, and either Jack McDuff or John Patton on organ. The McDuff set features the great Joe Dukes on drums, and the session sparkles like one of McDuff's best Prestige albums from the time. The other session has the classic Patton/Green lineup augmented by trumpeter Irwin Stokes, a lesser-known talent who really opens up the sound nicely. There's a total of 9 tracks in all – a number of them ballads, but done with a lively soulful tone that keeps the whole thing nice and fresh – even after sitting in the vaults for nearly 40 years! Titles include "Star Dust", "Hippty Hop", "Please", "Man With A Horn", and "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White". CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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Grant GreenBorn To Be Blue ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $7.99
A rare one from Grant Green – recorded in 1962, but not issued until 1985. The set's one of Green's early classics recorded with pianist Sonny Clark – a deeply soulful player who really had the right feel for Green's more lyrical soul jazz numbers. The rest of the group includes Ike Quebec on tenor, plus Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. The tracks are laidback and introspective – but still have enough of a groove to fit with Green's best work at the time. Titles include "Count Every Star", "If I Should Lose You", "Born To Be Blue", and "My One And Only Love". CD

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Grant GreenComplete Blue Note Recordings Of Grant Green With Sonny Clark (4CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Mosaic, Early 60s. Used 4CDs ... $199.99
Although Grant Green has been getting a lot of attention lately for his heavy-duty funk work of the late 60s, it's the subtly beautiful work of the early 60's that first caught our attention years ago. From the start of his young career, Green was an amazing player who had developed a unique single-note approach to soloing that was positively riveting. And while his appearances on other Blue Note albums were filled with a heavy soul jazz sound that had Green playing next to organ and tenor, material like this gives you a perfect chance to hear how well he could swing a group on his own, with little other accompaniment than a tight rhythm section, and some soulful piano from Sonny Clark. None of this material was issued at the time. Includes material that appeared on the later albums Gooden's Corner, Oleo, Born To Be Blue, and Nigeria – plus tracks from The World Of Jazz Guitar, and Blue & Sentimental by Ike Quebec. CD
(Out of print. In great shape!)

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Grant GreenFirst Session ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $18.99
Grant Green's first-ever session as a leader – recorded by Blue Note in 1960, and not issued until now! The set features Green's guitar playing in a piano quartet, with rhythm by Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones – about as fine a backing trio as Green could hope to find. We're not sure why Blue Note didn't issue this material at the time – perhaps because they were trying to break Green as R&B-inflected soul jazz player, and this set had more of a straight jazz quality (like his Sunday Morning album) – but whatever the case, it's all here now, along with 2 other tracks from a 1961 session with Sonny Clark on piano. Titles include "Seepin", "Sonnymoon For Two", "Just Friends", "Woody N You", and an early recording of "Grant's First Stand". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Grant GreenIron City! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cobblestone, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
This one was recorded in 1968, issued briefly on a small label, and then finally pressed for the larger masses during the early 70s by the Cobblestone label. Despite this checkered history, though, the album's one of Green's best small group recordings – and features a classic jazz organ trio sound, and features Green's guitar with the organ of John Patton and the drumming of Ben Dixon. We can't imagine a better combo, especially as the three of them were one of the best teams ever to put out soul jazz sessions for Blue Note! The record includes the version of "High Heel Sneakers" that has shown up on a few comps over the years, plus the tracks "Work Song", "Iron City", and "Old Man Moses". The feel is very similar to some of Green's Blue Notes, with a very classic sound. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Grant GreenOleo (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $18.99
Sublime guitar work from the great Grant Green – working here in a setting that's a lot more understated than some of his other early material for Blue Note! The date's one of Green's classic outings with pianist Sonny Clark – material that allows both players to explore a more laidback, open-ended sound of their styles – almost more in the mood of some of the sessions on early 60s Prestige Records – although with all the care and clarity we've always come to expect from Blue Note. The rhythm section features Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums – and Green's work on the strings is a joy to behold (or behear) – a great reminder of why he's still one of the greatest jazz guitarists ever! Titles include "Hip Funk", "My Favorite Things", "Tune Up", and "Oleo". CD features a bonus alternate take of "Oleo". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Grant GreenShades Of Green ... LP
Blue Note, 1972. Very Good- ... $11.99
A stellar album from Grant Green – very different than most of his other work for Blue Note, and a sly electric groover recorded with vibist Billy Wooten! The sound here is a bit more spacious than some of Grant's earlier albums, yet no less funky – thanks to a hip undercurrent of soul in the drums, and arrangements from Wade Marcus that keep things fluid throughout. Wooten's vibes are wonderful, a ringing counterpoint to Green's great lines on guitar – and even the more familiar tunes on the record turn out to be really unique readings here – thanks to the arrangements and overall conception. Mellow moments are dripping with plenty of soul, and the funky ones are pretty great too – and titles include a killer medley of James Brown's "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing" and "Cold Sweat", a heavy version of his instrumental groover "In The Middle", and a great original called "California Green" – plus "Never My Love", "Sunrise Sunset", "Got To Be There", and "If You Really Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(German Liberty pressing. Side 2 has marks that click on tracks one and four. Cover has some wear, a half-split top seam, and a rip with some separation on along the bottom of the back paste-on.)

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Dodo GreeneMy Hour Of Need ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of the few vocal albums on Blue Note's short lived 89000 series – and one of the only few ever cut by the obscure singer Dodo Greene! Green's got this raspy voice that's just great – somewhat fragile, but not in a wispy way – kind of honest and human, and somewhere in the Billie Holiday tradition, yet very much her own bag too! The backings are quite unique – handled by an excellent group led by tenorist Ike Quebec, who's also working with Grant Green on guitar and Sir Charles Thompson on organ. The band is nice, and Quebec gets in a few solos, but the real highlight is Greene, whose beautifully fragile voice gives haunting renditions of standards like "Let There Be Love", "My Hour Of Need", "Trouble In Mind", and "I Won't Cry Anymore". A fairly mournful album, and with a nice moody late night feel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese white label promo pressing. Cover has a small sticker in one corner on the front, and a several stains on the back.)

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Jan JohanssonJazz Pa Svenska – Swedish Folk Songs (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Megafon/Heptagon (Sweden), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
A real classic from Swedish pianist Jan Johansson – and a key effort to link the modernism of his nation's postwar years with their rich centuries of cultural traditions! The tunes here are mostly from folk sources, but they're recast by Johansson in a moody modern jazz mode – often handled very sparely, with just bass accompaniment from Georg Riedel – who seems wonderfully suited to the project at hand! The melodies are incredibly evocative – and Johansson's playing is really set free amidst these familiar frameworks – never too outside, but deeply exploratory, and with a surprising depth of feeling. Titles include "Visa Fran Utanmyra", "Emigrantvisa", "Gammal Brollopsmarsch", "Brudmarsch Efter Larshoga Jonke", "Leksands Skanklat", and "Visa Fran Jarna". CD features 4 bonus alternate takes – plus, the CD also features bonus CD-rom material – including all the session recordings that were originally done! CD

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Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary – 2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Mercury, 1973. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 29.98
The crowning achievement of a young Elton John – and the record that took an already-great run of earlier records, and pushed it even further with a new depth of songwriting and imagination! The double-length set isn't exactly a concept album – at least not one with a unified narrative – but it works beautifully as a set of little pictures of the world seen through the eyes of Elton and Bernie Taupin – both at the height of their powers, and able to balance catchy commercial tunes with some grittier undercurrents. The set's filled with classics – and titles include "Candle In The Wind", "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding", "Bennie & The Jets", "Social Disease", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", "Harmony", "Jamaica Jerk-Off", and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". Features a bonus CD – with 9 tracks recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon in December of 1973 – plus Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Revisited, with versions of the album's tunes by Zac Brown Band, Fall Out Boy, John Grant, The Band Perry, Ed Sheeran, Miguel, and others. CD
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ... CD 4.99
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary – 4CD/DVD combo) ... CD 58.99

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Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary – 4CD/DVD combo) ... CD
Mercury, 1973. New Copy 4CD & DVD ... $58.99 79.99
The crowning achievement of a young Elton John – and the record that took an already-great run of earlier records, and pushed it even further with a new depth of songwriting and imagination! The double-length set isn't exactly a concept album – at least not one with a unified narrative – but it works beautifully as a set of little pictures of the world seen through the eyes of Elton and Bernie Taupin – both at the height of their powers, and able to balance catchy commercial tunes with some grittier undercurrents. The set's filled with classics – and titles include "Candle In The Wind", "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding", "Bennie & The Jets", "Social Disease", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", "Harmony", "Jamaica Jerk-Off", and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". Amazing 4CD/DVD package! Features the full 2014 remaster of the album, plus Beyond The Yellow Brick Road – with rare tracks that include "Grey Seal (version 1970)", "Jack Rabbit", "Whenever You're Ready", "Screw You", "Step Into Christmas", "Candle In The Wind (acoustic)", and "Ho Ho Ho". Also features Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Revisited, with versions of the album's tunes by Zac Brown Band, Fall Out Boy, John Grant, The Band Perry, Ed Sheeran, Miguel, and others – plus 17 tracks from a December 1973 performance at the Hammersmith Odeon! DVD features the film Elton John & Bernie Taupin Say Goobye To Norma Jean & Other Things – plus a 100 page hardcover book. CD
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ... CD 4.99
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary – 2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 19.99

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Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin III ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
The third in Led Zeppelin's spectacular run of early albums – each one either matching or topping its predecessor, depending on one's personal favorite – and a record with an influence that's as massive as the sound! The record's got a pair of of Zep's best-remembered songs in "Immigrant Song" and their take on the traditional "Gallows Pole", but the whole thing is great – and a great balance of their earlier bombast with a lot more acoustic moments. Other tracks include "Friends", "Celebration Day", "Tangerine" and "Hats Off (To Roy Harper)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 70s Japanese pressing, including the lyric sheet.)

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Nineteenth WholeSmilin' ... CD
Eastbound/Westbound (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the sweetest little jazz funk albums of the early 70s – and a masterful blend of vibes, guitar, and organ from this legendary Indianapolis combo! The group are probably best known for their backing work behind Grant Green on some of his funky Blue Note sides – or for vibes player Billy Wooten, who leads the group, and has had a huge influence on his own these days – but even if you've never heard of them, the record will grab you right away – as it's got a sinister funky groove that few other groups could hope to match! There's a really unique blend of vibes, guitar, and organ going on here – and although the record does have a bit of vocals, the main focus here is on the instrumentation – which jams together in ways that are unlike most other funk combos of the time, including a good number of the group's contemporaries at Westbound! Sweet original tracks include "Monkey Hips 'n Rice", "Looking Through The Windows", and "Dark Clouds Risin", plus a stellar cover of "Slippin' Into Darkness". CD
(Comes in a great little cardboard LP-styled sleeve!)

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Don Patterson With Sonny StittDonny Brook ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good ... $16.99
A massively funky new groove from organist Don Patterson – done with a sound that's a great link between his early soul jazz years and the funkier Prestige sound to come! The group here is a rock-solid quartet – Sonny Stitt on Varitone tenor, plus a bit of alto sax – as well as Grant Green on guitar and Billy James on drums. The rhythms are great – often with a slight undercurrent of funk in the mix – and Grant lets loose beautifully on his guitar with that soaring, skipping sort of groove he picked up nicely near the end of the 60s. Patterson's Hammond is sgreat as always, and all tracks are nice and long – with plenty of solo room for everyone! Titles include "Mud Turtle", "Good Bait", "St Thomas", "Starry Night", and "Donny Brook". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Houston PersonPerson to Person! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good ... $5.99
A mix of Prestige funk and earlier soul jazz – and a record that features tenorist Houston Person blowing with a group that includes Prestige masters like Virgil Jones on trumpet, Grant Green on guitar, Sonny Phillips on keyboards, and Idris Muhammad on drums! Jimmy Lewis plays a Fender bass in the group – which gives the tracks a nice round sound, and pushes the funk component a bit more than usual – and the album includes some nice groovers, like "Son Of Man" and "Up At Joe's, Down At Joe's", plus some mellower, more soulful material. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has seam splitting and small stains on back.)

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New Ike QuebecBlue & Sentimental ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $4.99
Moody late night tenor musings by one of Blue Note's greatest talents of the early 60s! The album's a classic through and through – and the tenor of the mighty Ike Quebec is set up nicely in a solid quartet with Grant Green on guitar, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's no piano on the album, which really opens things up a lot, and lets the guitar/tenor lines get all snakey and introspective – with just the right dose of "blue" and "sentimental" to sweeten things up without getting all gooey! A seminal bit of Ike Quebec – and proof that he was one of Blue Note's greatest discoveries ever! Titles include "Minor Impulse", "Blues For Charlie", and "Like". CD

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Sharifa Rhodes PittsHarlem Is Nowhere – A Journey To The Mecca Of Black America (paperback) ... Book
Granta (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $5.99
A beautiful portrait of Harlem – told at a very personal level, but in a way that's also very conscious of history as well – a process of understanding that definitely lives up to the title of the book! Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts isn't a Harlem native, but presents a wonderful picture of her moving into the neighborhood, getting to know it, and digging deeper into its history via research and photographs. The neighborhood has been in great transition during the early part of the 21st Century – and Rhodes-Pitts reaches back to its roots, and continues to find physical traces of its changes through her ambulatory interaction with the community. Writing these words, we realize we might make the process sound a bit dry – but on paper, it's wonderfully visual and very illuminating – the story of someone who really loves Harlem, and finds a way to love it even more – and make us do so at the same time. The book is 296 pages, softcover, with black and white photographs. Book

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Kees TazelaarOn the Threshold Of Beauty – Philips & The Origins Of Dutch Electronic Music 1925 to 1965 ... Book
V2 (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $43.99 50.00
Electronic music has deep roots in the US, but it also sprang strongly from the efforts of the Philips music company in the Netherlands – who devoted very early lab space to new electric sounds – and issued a fair bit of key recordings as well! This book is the first we've really seen to get at the strong contributions of Philips to music during the mid-century years – at a time when they were both a producer of equipment, and key record company force – able to expose the experiments of Tom Disselvet, Dick Raaijmakers, Edgard Varese, Henk Badings, and others – all key pioneers in the kind of space age sounds we now take for granted. The book's filled with lots of great images – not just photos of machines, scientists, and artists – but also visual scores as well – really showing the new ways of thinking involved in constructing these sounds. The author himself is an electroacoustic composer, so he comes at the project from the right perspective – and the book is 314 pages, softcover, with lots of images alongside the text. Book

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Stanley TurrentineZT's Blues ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1961/1985. New Copy ... $19.99
A great lost session by Stan The Man – recorded in the early 60s when he was doing some of his best work, but not issued by Blue Note until the mid 80s! The album stands right up there with other Blue Note gems of the time – especially albums like Comin Your Way and Jubilee Shout, both of which also had to wait many years to be discovered – and Turrentine's got all the bold, raspy tones we love in his youthful horn – a sense of phrasing and energy that's quite different than his later years. The group on the record helps keep the vibe a lot – with some excellent guitar from Grant Green, always a great one on a date like this – plus Tommy Flanagan on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. The interplay between Green and Turrentine is wonderful – even before they start soloing – and titles include "ZT's Blues", "Be My Love", "The Lamp Is Low", and "The Way You Look Tonight". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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VariousI Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore 1927 to 1948 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. New Copy ... $11.99
The title's a great one for the nature of the collection – a mixture of obscure folk, blues, and old-time music – most of it made by relatively recent immigrants to the US! The package does a great job of drawing strands between early styles of music that were recorded for 78rpm singles – and shows that the format was incredibly diverse, and a great means of expression for regional communities – including some that were just beginning to find their own sense of identity. Another great one from the team at Mississippi Records – with 14 tracks that include "Blow Wind Blow" by Wilmouth Houdini, "I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore" by Two Gospel Keys, "Palida Luna" by Lydia, "Quill Blues" by Big Boy Cleveland, "Palida Luna" by Lydia Mendoza, and "Te Prohibido El Cabaret" by Sexteto Bolona. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNuggets – Antipodean Interpolations Of The First Psychedelic Era ... CD
Warner (Australia), 2012. New Copy ... $13.99
A contemporary collection, but one that really lives up to the spirits of the legendary Nuggets collection – as the artists here each pick a favorite track from that garage and pysch powerhouse, then deliver their own very faithful versions! The set's got an extra special twist – given that it was released at the same time as the wonderful Australian version of Nuggets, which includes many lost Aussie gems from the 60s – and the artists here are all from the contemporary Australian underground, but every bit as awash in fuzz, freak, and echo as their American counterparts from the 60s! Both production styles and instrumentation are very faithful to the original 60s styles – and titles include "Don't Look Back" by Palms, "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" by Velociraptor, "Dirty Water" by Pearls, "Psychotic Reaction" by The Murlocs, "Baby Please Don't Go" by Baptism Of Uzi, "My World Fell Down" by Montero, "You're Gonna Miss Me" by The Laurels, "Farmer John" by Bloods, "Hey Joe" by Pond, and "A Public Execution" by Tiny Migrants. CD

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VariousSophisticated Boom Boom – The Shadow Morton Story ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic batch of music that ranges from early rockers to glittery glam rock – from a legendary producer who worked with everyone from The Shangri-Las to The New York Dolls! George Shadow Morton was a key figure in changing the sound of the New York scene in the 60s and early 70s – and with roots in novelty rock and early studio tricks for rock music, he was very well poised to bring his own sort of special magic to later famous productions that make Morton as important a production force as Phil Spector, Kim Fowley, and Jack Nitzsche! The package is one of the richest in Ace Records' look at important producers of 20th Century music – and comes with a special book that's so rich in detail, it warrants a different sort of package than other titles in this series – a perfect accompaniment to the range of sounds that includes "Only Seventeen" by The Beatle-ettes, "Sophisticated Boom Boom" by The Goodies, "Baby" by Ellie Greenwich, "Past Present & Future" by The Shangri-Las, "So Soft So Warm" by The Nu Luvs, "Stop The Clock" by The Shaggy Boys, "Too Old To Go Way Little Girl" by Janis Ian, "You Keep Me Hangin On" by Vanilla Fudge, "And When It's Over" by The Vagrants, "In A Gadda Da Vida" by Iron Butterfly, "Midnight Lady" by Mott The Hoople, and "Stranded In The Jungle" by New York Dolls. CD

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New Atlantic StarrAll In The Name Of Love ... LP
Warner, 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mid 80s classic from Atlantic Starr – at the height of their catchy commercial fame – bouncing along with rhythms that crossover nicely to the mainstream, yet still keep a bit of their previous funky edge intact! The groove here is almost in the style that Atlantic Starr inspired in so many other younger groups in the earlier part of the 80s – although it's also a bit more polished too. Most instrumentation is electric, and tunes are mostly written by the team of David and Wayne Lewis – both of whom sing on the record. Barbara Weathers also handles female vocals, and titles include "Once Lover At A Time", "Let The Sun In", "My Mistake", "I'm In Love", "Always", "Don't Take Me For Granted", and a version of Sam Dees' "All In The Name Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New Jimmy ForrestAll The Gin Is Gone ... LP
Delmark, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album that fits in nicely with Jimmy Forrest's early 60s sides for Prestige! The set was recorded in the company of one of Forrest's hometown talents from St Louis – the great Grant Green, who was quite young at the time – as well as with Harold Mabern on piano and Elvin Jones on drums. The quality of the playing's a bit rougher than on Forrest's Prestige sides, but in a good way that brings out a deeply soulful quality in the set. Titles include "Sunkenfoal", "Laura", "Myra", "Caravan", and "All The Gin Is Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Lincoln Avenue pressing.)

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New Jimmy ForrestBlack Forrest – Previously Unissued Recordings With Grant Green & Elvin Jones ... CD
Delmark, Early 60s/1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great material from the sessions for Jimmy Forrest's album All The Gin Is Gone – recorded by Delmark back in their early days, and done with an underground groove that Jimmy didn't always get on record! The core group on the album features players Jimmy was working with under the leadership of Harry Edison – drummer Elvin Jones, pianist Harold Mabern, and bassist Gene Ramey – and a very young Grant Green sits in on guitar on a few of the album's best numbers. Titles include alternates of tracks from All The Gin, plus other numbers new to the set – and tracks include "Dog It", "Black Forrest", "Sunkefoal", "These Foolish Things", "You Go To My Head", "All The Gin Is Gone", and "What's New". CD also features a previously unissued take of "These Foolish Things". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Grant GreenComplete Quartets With Sonny Clark ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although Grant Green has been getting a lot of attention lately for his heavy-duty funk work of the late 60s, it's the subtly beautiful work of the early 60's that first caught our attention years ago. From the start of his young career, Green was an amazing player who had developed a unique single-note approach to soloing that was positively riveting. And while his appearances on other Blue Note albums were filled with a heavy soul jazz sound that had Green playing next to organ and tenor, material like this gives you a perfect chance to hear how well he could swing a group on his own, with little other accompaniment than a tight rhythm section, and some soulful piano from Sonny Clark. None of this material was issued at the time – and even though some of it came out around 1980 as a limited release titled Oleo, the rest of it's only ever been out in Japan. Now, though, this stunning 2CD set brings forth a whopping batch of 19 tracks from the prime of Green's career, and believe us, it's been worth the wait! Tracks include "Hip Funk", "Two For One", "Gooden's Corner", "Shadrack", and "Airegin". CD

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New Grant GreenIdle Moments (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A warmly melodic session from Blue Note's greatest guitarist! The sound of the set's as evocative as the title – an idle moment of space between the notes, explored by Green's tight single-note work on guitar – and wonderfully supported by a lineup that includes Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, and Duke Pearson. Hutcherson and Pearson are always a treat together – bringing out the best exotic side of each other, and crafting a set of spiritually soulful grooves that are really great! The album's got 4 long tracks – exploratory and open, in the best manner of Green's mid 60s work – and titles include "Nomad", "Idle Moments", and "Jean De Fleur". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Milt Gross/Ari Y KelmanIs Diss A System? – A Milt Gross Comic Reader (hardcover) ... Book
New York University Press, Mid 20s/2009. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful look at the early work of Milt Gross – a cartoonist who was to the printed page what Mickey Katz was to records! Like Katz, Gross drew a lot of his humor from Yiddish culture – especially the clash between the old and the new in the community of New York's Jewish immigrants – a community of which the Bronx-born Gross was a part, and was able to examine with a humorist eye rivaling that of Mark Twain or Will Rogers in their own sides of the American scene. And while Gross was a hell of a cartoonist, with a style that was increasingly insane over the years – this edition looks at his illustrated books of the 20s – with a long introduction to situate the material, then selections from the books Nize Baby, De Night In De Front From Chreesmas, Hiawatta, Dunk Esk, and Famous Fimmales. The book is 292 pages, hardcover, and filled with black and white illustrations. Book

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New Ronny JordanAntidote ... CD
Island, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of London funky guitar from Ronny Jordan – the heir apparent to Grant Green and Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones – and one of the best new players of his generation! The set takes the older funky guitar styles of the 60s soul jazz generation, and fuses it with a 90s nujazz approach – to come up with some tight groovers that have a surprisingly classic feel, yet which also sparkle with the fresher sounds of the time – some of the hip rhythms that were bubbling around in London during the Talking Loud and early Acid Jazz years. Titles include a great remake of "So What", the jazz/hip hop classic "Get To Grips", and the cuts "Cool & Funky", "Summer Smile", "Show Me", "Nite Spice", and "After Hours". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin III (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The third in Led Zeppelin's spectacular run of early albums – each one either matching or topping its predecessor, depending on one's personal favorite – and a record with an influence that's as massive as the sound! The record's got a pair of of Zep's best-remembered songs in "Immigrant Song" and their take on the traditional "Gallows Pole", but the whole thing is great – and a great balance of their earlier bombast with a lot more acoustic moments. Other tracks include "Friends", "Celebration Day", "Tangerine" and "Hats Off (To Roy Harper)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great reissue – with heavy vinyl, and the original spinning artwork design!)
Also available Led Zeppelin III ... LP 29.99

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New Jack McDuffBrother Jack McDuff Plays For Beautiful People ... LP
Prestige, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groovy set of classic organ jazz work by one of the all-time greats! This 1968 package draws from some of McDuff's earlier albums on Prestige – and it brings together tracks that have a focus on mellow standard and ballad material. Still, you can't keep McDuff from being soulful in that sort of setting – especially not when he's got guys like Lem Winchester, Leo Wright, Grant Green, Joe Dukes, and Bill Jennings in the groups on the album. Titles include "Mr. Lucky", "Mean To Me", "It's A Wonderful World", and "I Want A Little Girl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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New People Under The StairsNext Step ... LP
Om Records, 1999. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Benchmark late 90s/dawn of the 00s LA hip hop from classic minded People Under The Stairs – with much respect for the early 90s golden age without being bogged down with the dreaded throwback rap albatross! The sound rich with a wonderful, refreshingly sample heavy production – something not to be taken for granted in modern hip hop – and fresh rhymes by the PUTS. Tracks include "Hardcore", "Slow Bullet", "Los Angeles Daze", "Mid-City Fiesta", "Death Of A Salesman", "San Fransisco Knights", "Wannabes", "DARE", and much more. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a plain black sleeve.)

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New Grant GreenGreen Blues ... LP
Muse, 1961. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A fantastic record from Grant Green's important early years – originally recorded for the Jazztime label in 1961 (and released under Dave Bailey's name), reissued in this form in the 70's by Muse. The record's got an amazingly sharp quintet lineup that features Green, Bailey, Frank Haynes on tenor, Billy Gardner on piano, and Ben Tucker on bass. Playing is stellar throughout – with the same feel as Green's classic Blue Note sides, and actually sounds a lot like the Horace Parlan LPs featuring him and Booker Ervin. Tracks include "Our Miss Brooks", "One for Elena", and "Reaching Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Grant GreenVisions ... LP
Blue Note, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wicked late Blue Note album from Grant Green – quite different than his smaller combo work from the early years, and done with some great larger arrangements that feature some ultra-hip vibes from the legendary Billy Wooten! Wooten's as great here as on his famous work with the Ninteenth Whole, and his vibes bring a nice edge to the record – ringing out in bold chromatic tones behind Green's guitar – amidst some warm electric backings that feature keyboards from Emmanuel Riggins, drums from Idris Muhammad, and congas from Ray Armando. Wade Marcus helped a bit on the music, and there's some tracks that definitely show his sophisti-soul touches – and the whole thing's almost got a CTI-funk sort of feel overall – with a great undercurrent of soul, no matter what the choice of material. Titles include a very groovy version of "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is" – plus "Cantaloupe Woman", "Blues For Abraham", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Maybe Tomorrow", "Love On A Two Way Street", and "We've Only Just Begun". LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin III (deluxe 2LP se t– 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1970. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The third in Led Zeppelin's spectacular run of early albums – each one either matching or topping its predecessor, depending on one's personal favorite – and a record with an influence that's as massive as the sound! The record's got a pair of of Zep's best-remembered songs in "Immigrant Song" and their take on the traditional "Gallows Pole", but the whole thing is great – and a great balance of their earlier bombast with a lot more acoustic moments. Other tracks include "Friends", "Celebration Day", "Tangerine" and "Hats Off (To Roy Harper)". Deluxe double 180 gram version includes a bonus LP of previous unreleased studio outtakes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great reissue – with heavy vinyl, and the original spinning artwork design – and the deluxe version also includes a bonus LP of unreleased studio outtakes!)
Also available Led Zeppelin III ... LP 29.99

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New VariousAfro Cuban Blue – Blue Note Percussion Compilation ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Heavy percussion on Blue Note Records – but a set that moves way past the familiar modes of the genre! The styles here are a mix of early hardbop, electric funk, and later fusion – all of which feature lots of raw, live percussion added to the usual rhythmic elements of bass and drums – to really help create some complexity in the grooves! Previous Blue Note sets of this nature have only focused on Latin-tinged jazz from the acoustic years, but this one does a great job of showing the strength of the styles well through Blue Note in the electric 70s – as you'll hear on the cool range of cuts that include "Amanda" by John Patton, "Montara" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Traveling To Get To Doc" by Grant Green, "Tom's Thumb" by Reuben Wilson, "Big Farm Boy Goes To A Latin City" by Ronnie Foster, "Cookoo & Fungi" by Art Taylor, "Sweet Dreams" by Chico Hamilton, "Dracula" by Grant Green, "Suitcase Full Of Dreams" by Willie Bobo, "Funky Business" by Gene Harris, "RK Bossa" by Dom Minasi, and "Herman's Mambo" by Lou Donaldson. 17 tracks, and almost 80 minutes of music! CD

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New VariousNuggets – Antipodean Interpolations Of The First Psychedelic Era ... LP
Warner (Australia), 2012. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A contemporary collection, but one that really lives up to the spirits of the legendary Nuggets collection – as the artists here each pick a favorite track from that garage and pysch powerhouse, then deliver their own very faithful versions! The set's got an extra special twist – given that it was released at the same time as the wonderful Australian version of Nuggets, which includes many lost Aussie gems from the 60s – and the artists here are all from the contemporary Australian underground, but every bit as awash in fuzz, freak, and echo as their American counterparts from the 60s! Both production styles and instrumentation are very faithful to the original 60s styles – and titles include "Don't Look Back" by Palms, "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" by Velociraptor, "Dirty Water" by Pearls, "Psychotic Reaction" by The Murlocs, "Baby Please Don't Go" by Baptism Of Uzi, "My World Fell Down" by Montero, "You're Gonna Miss Me" by The Laurels, "Farmer John" by Bloods, "Hey Joe" by Pond, and "A Public Execution" by Tiny Migrants. 2LP set features more tracks than the CD – and is limited and numbered too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition.)
Also available Nuggets – Antipodean Interpolations Of The First Psychedelic Era ... CD 13.99

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New EqualsUnequalled Equals ... LP
Barnyard (Italy), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Early work by The Equals – an incredible group that blends together rock, soul, and rocksteady in a color-blind London late 60s mode – with a sound that's still pretty darn revolutionary all these many years later! The group's famous as the starting point for a young Eddy Grant – whose vocals are really wonderful here, and gives the record a dark edge that pushes past the pop styles of the day, making for some rough-edged groovers that are as compelling as they are dangerous! Titles include "My Life Ain't Easy", "Hey Baby It's Time You Got Going", "To The Church", "You Lied Just To Save Your Name", "Ding Dong", and "I'm A Poor Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Grant GreenIdle Moments (180 gram gatefold pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A warmly melodic session from Blue Note's greatest guitarist! The sound of the set's as evocative as the title – an idle moment of space between the notes, explored by Green's tight single-note work on guitar – and wonderfully supported by a lineup that includes Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, and Duke Pearson. Hutcherson and Pearson are always a treat together – bringing out the best exotic side of each other, and crafting a set of spiritually soulful grooves that are really great! The album's got 4 long tracks – exploratory and open, in the best manner of Green's mid 60s work – and titles include "Nomad", "Idle Moments", and "Jean De Fleur". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing limited edition reissue pressing – with heavy vinyl and gatefold cover!)

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New VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most discussions of the rhythms from the 60s onward, but never explained as fully as might be needed! Given the already-great grooves going down on the continent for generations, it's surprising that African musicians might pick up styles from Cuba and the Caribbean – yet due to the vagaries of global cultural circulation, that's exactly what happened – and the music has never been the same ever since. This really well-done package offers up a range of tracks from the 50s through the 70s – showing some of the earliest African extrapolations of Latin styles – clearly enforcing the "Afro" in Afro-Cuban rhythms – then moving onto some later grooves that offer up some funkier styles too. The work's a bridge between the ethnographic sets on Honest Jons, and some of the tighter grooves you might find on a Soul Jazz collection – a wonderful blend of music, packaged beautifully too. Titles include "A Moins Que Namikosa" by Orchestra OK Jazz, "Rampa Rampa" by Orchestre Yaya Mas, "Quiero Wapacha" by Charles Lembe, "Ven Y Ven Y Ven" by Orchestre OK Jazz, "Vamos A Bailar" by Rio Band, "Guantanamo" by Laba Sosseh, "On Verra Ca" by Orchestre Baobab, "Mi Guajeo" by Orchestre N'Guewel, "N'Niyo" by Amara Toure, "Il N'Est Jamais Trop Tard" by Pierre Tchana & Orchestre Poly Rhythmo, "Africa Boogaloo" by Le Grande Kalle with Don Gonzalo & Manu Dibango, and "Adigbedoto" by Gnonnas Pedro. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousBlue Bossa – Cool Cuts From The Tropics ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not really sounds from the tropics – but instead a great reworking of bossa and Latin modes – all done by the best 60s artists at Blue Note Records! The rhythms are what really make the set swing – as they have this hard edge that retains all the initial soulful inspiration of the American players – while also picking up some more complicated elements that really open up the groove – and pave the way for great solo work on trumpet, tenor, piano, and Hammond! Additionally, the set's got the pedigree of being one of the early Blue Note comps hand-picked for the hip London scene – and tracks include "Congalere" by Horace Parlan, "Back Down To The Tropics" by Charlie Rouse, "You're Everything" by Carmen McRae, "Afrodisia" by Kenny Dorham, "Sandalia Dela" by Duke Pearson, "Mambo Inn" by Grant Green, and "Latona" by John Patton. CD

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New VariousDeep Jazz Trip ... CD
Muse/Pho, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Things definitely get plenty deep on this jazz trip – a great run through the 70s catalog of Muse Records, and one that's filled with some incredible bits that we'd rank right up there with the best work of the time on labels like Black Jazz or Strata East! Muse always had a way of really letting its artists do their thing – and you'll heard that clearly on some of the best cuts here – numbers that offer up surprisingly vibrant sides of the artists included, usually with some righteous undertones. Titles include Eddie Jefferson's rendering of "Freedom Jazz Dance" (and a very crazy one at that), Charles Earland's excellent stormer "Murilley", Kenny Barron's "Swamp Demon", Walter Bishop Jr's "Soul Village", Joao Donato's "Night Tripper", "Old Man Moses" by Grant Green, and three nice ones by Carlos Garnett – "Good Shepherd", "Banks Of The Nile", and "Taurus Woman", from the classic Black Love LP. CD

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New Grant GreenIron City! ... LP
Cobblestone, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
This one was recorded in 1968, issued briefly on a small label, and then finally pressed for the larger masses during the early 70s by the Cobblestone label. Despite this checkered history, though, the album's one of Green's best small group recordings – and features a classic jazz organ trio sound, and features Green's guitar with the organ of John Patton and the drumming of Ben Dixon. We can't imagine a better combo, especially as the three of them were one of the best teams ever to put out soul jazz sessions for Blue Note! The record includes the version of "High Heel Sneakers" that has shown up on a few comps over the years, plus the tracks "Work Song", "Iron City", and "Old Man Moses". The feel is very similar to some of Green's Blue Notes, with a very classic sound. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Cobblestone pressing. Cover has a peeled gloss finish, a cutout notch, some wear, and some seam splitting, with some pen and light stains on the back.)
Also available Iron City! (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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New Grant GreenMain Attraction ... LP
Kudu, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Quite an unusual album from Grant Green – a record that's quite different than his earlier records for Blue Note, but still pretty darn great overall! Grant's working here in a large group – Kudu style – with arrangements by David Matthews, but a sound that's still pretty lean overall! There's a fair bit of great players in the lineup – including Jon Faddis on trumpet, Hubert Laws on flute, and Joe Farrell on tenor – and the horns soar out nicely to set the scene over some tightly stepping backings – all served up with plenty of room for Grant to solo spaciously on guitar! The title track – "The Main Attraction" – is nearly 20 minutes long – and the other two tracks, "Creature" and "Future Feature", both approach the 10 minute mark themselves! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Johnny HodgesJoe's Blues ... LP
Verve, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Hodges' best albums for Verve from the 60s – recorded with a great small combo that includes Grant Green on guitar, Grady Tate on drums, and Wild Bill Davis on organ. The sound's a lot hipper than you'd expect – with less of the corny organ work by Davis that can ruin a session – and the overall feel is like some swinging Prestige soul jazz organ set from the early 60s. Titles include "Wild Bill Blues", "Joe's Blues", "Warm Valley", "Solitude", and "Harmony In Harlem". LP, Vinyl record album
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New VariousFuzztones – In Fuzz We Trust – 60s Garage Legends Salute The Fuzztones ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Not the Fuzztones themselves, but a host of sounds from the generation before the formation of that great group – seminal tracks from the underground scene of the mid 60s, including lots of early numbers that helped pave the way for later psych experiments! The style here is relatively garagey overall – rock that's matured a few years and really learned how to sneer, and often use studio elements in the best way to bring an even nastier sound out of the guitar, bass, and drums. A few tracks are almost proto-punk – although cut years before the term was ever used – and titles include "Me Tarzan You Jane" by Shadows Of Knight, "Get Naked" by Sky Saxon, "Ward 81" by The Pretty Things, "All The King's Horses" by Electric Prunes, "Highway 69" by Shy Guys, "Look For The Question Mark" by The Wallflowers, and "Nine Months Later" by The Vagrants. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousJumpin Jazz – Real Jazz For Those Who Feel Jazz ... LP
Muse/Pho, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The title's a hokey one, but the album's surprisingly great – a hip batch of jazz and funk numbers from the Muse Records catalog, and one that goes way past the dated language on the cover! Most of the tracks here are from the 70s, and they really show the depth of Muse's groove at the time – an inherited approach to soul jazz from 60s work at Prestige Records – one that features some of the best artists on that label, all recording in very relaxed, open-ended company! Titles include "Heavy Juice" by Houston Person, "So What" by Johnny Lytle, "Iron City" by Grant Green, "Mambo Inn" by Lou Donaldson, "As Time Goes By" by Mark Murphy, "Harold's House Of Jazz" by Richie Cole & Eddie Jefferson, "Speak Low" by Melvin Sparks, "Possum Grease" by Johnny Lytle, and "Prodigal Son" by Harold Ousley. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 14 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Clubby funk and disco in the irresistible, long-running, wholly lovable Nighttime Lovers series – 80s groovers from legends and lesser-remembered, but deserving singers and groups alike – with cuts by Gladys Night & The Pips, Elanor Grant, Champaign, Con Funk Shun, Ruth Dawes, Jimi Tunnel, Aurra and more! Once again, the cover the stylistic gamut pretty well, with pulsating funky soul stormers, some mid-tempo groovers, some electro & boogie steeped numbers purely indicative of the decade plus some more disco indebted sounds. 13 tracks in all: "Save The Overtime For Me" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "I Love Only You" by Ruth Dawes, "Off And On Love" by Champaign, "She's A Star" by Con Funk Shun, "Get Ready Let's Party (Long Version) by New Horizons, "Change Your Wicked Ways (Extended Version)" and more. CD
 
 
 



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