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Black SheepStrobelite Honey (street mix) (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1992. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Promo 12" single of Black Sheep's attempted crossover hit. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing in a Mercury sleeve.)

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James BookerTaste Of Honey – Live In New Orleans 1977 ... CD
Night Train International, 1977. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
Pretty raw stuff from New Orleans pianist/vocalist James Booker! The 2CD set features live work that was recorded in 1977 at a small club in the Crescent City – a very spare date that has Booker playing and singing with no other accompaniment! The music's a great way to hear James in a really spare, stripped-down setting – one that shows the deep charm he always had when playing live, as you'll hear from his clever patter with the audience – and their clearly rapt response. Some titles are done in more than one version, and titles include "Classified", "Let Them Talk", "Taste Of Honey", "Papa Was A Rascal", "Junko Partner", and "Make A Better World". CD

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BrickAin't Gonna Hurt Nobody/Honey Chile ... 7-inch
Bang, 1977. Near Mint- ... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Charlie DanielsHoney In The Rock ... LP
Kama Sutra, 1973. Very Good ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, some splitting and fading on the spine and top seam, a cutout notch, and some stains.)

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Martin DennyTaste Of Honey ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
A great later moment from Martin Denny – a set that gave him a big 60s hit in a sweet version of "Taste of Honey"! Denny approaches the tune with all the great mellow moods that Bobby Scott intended – none of the too-fast styles of Hirt, and instead the slow-moving rhythms that work perfectly for the blue undercurrents on the piano. Other tunes follow in a similarly nice blend – still a bit exotic, but almost showing more of a vibes/piano/percussion mix that seems to be borrowed from George Shearing or Cal Tjader – one that we approve of highly! Titles include "Route 66", "Exodus", "I'm In A Dancing Mood", "Black Orchid", "Take Five", and "Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click a bit on a few tracks. Cover has some wear, fading on the spine and top seam, minor seam splitting, and some pen on the back.)

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Distant Galaxy (Don Sebesky)Blue Scimitar/Elvira Madigan Theme/Honey ... 7-inch
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label promo pressing.)

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GoodfellazSugar Honey Ice Tea (lp, radio, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Avatar, 1996. Near Mint- ... $0.49
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Green FutureElectrified Rock/Honey, Rhythm & Butter ... 7-inch
Venice (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Sweet electrified rock from Green Future – more sound library funk than the title might make you expect – with some mad funky drums underneath a tight horn line on the top – and this cool organ line that bubbles away with guitar in the middle! The trio of "Honey Rhythm & Butter" grace the flipside – which has this cool funky flute jamming over fast grooves with some sweet percussion on the bottom! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Eloise Greenfield with Byron MorrisHoney I Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Honey Productions/Shout (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $19.99
Quite a groovy little record from writer Eloise Greenfield – done in a unique style that has the poet interacting with a set of children throughout – who sing and recite both lyrics and poetry, with this honest approach that almost recalls some of the hipper jazz/poetry projects on Folkway Records, or classic albums from Langston Hughes! The music is a big part of the album's success – as it's handled by the great Byron Morris, who shifts a bit from his own modal jazz and really creates some amazingly sensitive backdrops throughout. The vibe's a bit like a Bill Lee project from the same period – but with even more variety – and titles include the instrumental numbers "In My Father's Music House" and "Eyewitness News Bluze" – plus "I Look Pretty", "Honey I Love", "Moochie", "Rope Rhyme", and "Way Down In The Music". CD

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Home Towners/Broadway BroadcastersLet's Get Together/Honey ... 78 rpm
Cameo, Late 20s. Good ... $3.99
78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Honey ConeLove, Peace & Soul ... LP
Hot Wax, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
The last Honey Cone album for Hot Wax Records – and a set that's still very much at the top of their game! As with other artists from the Holland-Dozier-Holland stable of hits in the 70s, Honey Cone have a massive amount of force behind their groove – so much so, the record might still be great even if the vocals were nothing special – but fortunately, the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis bring plenty to the table too – a great sense of individual soul and all-together harmonies! Titles include "Who's Lovin You", "Stay In My Corner", "I Lost My Rainbow", "Ace In The Hole", "Sittin' On a Time Bomb", and "A Woman's Prayer". With a neat die-cut gatefold cover that has an image of a heart on the front! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original die-cut gatefold pressing. Cover has a cutout hole & some pen.)
Also available Love, Peace & Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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Honey ConeLove, Peace & Soul (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. Used ... $16.99
The last Honey Cone album for Hot Wax Records – and a set that's still very much at the top of their game! As with other artists from the Holland-Dozier-Holland stable of hits in the 70s, Honey Cone have a massive amount of force behind their groove – so much so, the record might still be great even if the vocals were nothing special – but fortunately, the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis bring plenty to the table too – a great sense of individual soul and all-together harmonies! Titles include "Who's Lovin You", "Stay In My Corner", "I Lost My Rainbow", "Ace In The Hole", "Sittin' On a Time Bomb", and "A Woman's Prayer". CD features great bonus tracks too – "It's Better To Have Loved & Lost", "Ace In The Hole (single version)", "If I Can't Fly", "Somebody Is Always Messing UP My Good Thing", and "The Truth Will Come Out". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Love, Peace & Soul ... LP 13.99

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Honey ConeSoulful Tapestry ... LP
Hot Wax, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $12.99
Definitely a soulful tapestry here – as the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis are at the height of their 70s powers – soaring forth in a massive trio mode, and one that really rewrites the sound of girl group soul for the 70s! There's a bouncy, upbeat groove to the record – kind of a pre-disco approach, but one that's still strongly rooted in the best Detroit soul mode of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team too – balanced with just the right sort of force that makes the trio sound great, and all without any of the cliches that this sort of group might hit a few years later! Titles include the Honey Cone classics "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (parts 1 & 2)" and "Want Ads", plus the tracks "VIP", "The Day I Found Myself", "Stick Up", "Don't Count Your Chickens", "All the Kings Horses", and "How Does It Feel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a sticker and a residue spot from an old sticker.)
Also available Soulful Tapestry (with bonus track) ... CD 19.99

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Honey ConeSoulful Tapestry (with bonus track) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $19.99
Definitely a soulful tapestry here – as the trio of Edna Wright, Shellie Clark, and Carolyn Willis are at the height of their 70s powers – soaring forth in a massive trio mode, and one that really rewrites the sound of girl group soul for the 70s! There's a bouncy, upbeat groove to the record – kind of a pre-disco approach, but one that's still strongly rooted in the best Detroit soul mode of the Holland-Dozier-Holland team too – balanced with just the right sort of force that makes the trio sound great, and all without any of the cliches that this sort of group might hit a few years later! Titles include the Honey Cone classics "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (parts 1 & 2)" and "Want Ads", plus the tracks "VIP", "The Day I Found Myself", "Stick Up", "Don't Count Your Chickens", "All the Kings Horses", and "How Does It Feel". CD features the bonus track "We Belong Together (single version)". CD
Also available Soulful Tapestry ... LP 12.99

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Honey LtdComplete LHI Recordings (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
LHI/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 19.99
Sublime girl group sounds from the great Lee Hazlewood – the complete recordings of Honey Ltd – an obscure Hazlewood project from the end of the 60s! The style here combines all the depths of Lee's own music with some of the sweeter Sunshine Pop sounds you'd expect from the cover – a really unique mix that has these moodier moments coming forth at times that really surprise us – and which takes the music way way past that of any of the girls' hipper contemporaries – especially the similarly-named Honeys! The harmonies are incredible – definitely rooted in jazz, with a complexity that goes way past pop – and in a way, the group remind us a bit of the incredible Third Wave group who recorded for MPS around the same time – although these gals definitely get a more sinister sound from Lee's help in the studio. Songs are mostly originals by the group – penned with some very compelling lyrics – and the album features great arrangements from Ian Frebairn Smith, who really does a great job of mixing the baroque with the groovy! The set features the full rare album by the quartet, plus two single tracks, and some unreleased cuts as well – titles that include "The Warrior", "Silk N Honey", "Come Down", "For Your Mind", "I've Got Your Mind", "Tomorrow Your Heart", "Eli's Coming", "I'm So Glad", "Love The Devil (backing track)", and "Silver Threads & Golden Needles". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sweet LP pressing – comes in a heavy jacket with a poster too!)

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Morgana KingWith A Taste Of Honey ... LP
Mainstream, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Arrangements by Torrie Zito, and titles include "All Blues", "Easy Living", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Bluesette", and "A Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in pen on back.)

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Mad CobraMilkman Dancehall Sampler – Sting Night/Know Fi Whine/Plant It/Honey & Money/It's A Shame ... 12-inch
EMI, 1996. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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James MoodyHoney ... CD
Novus, 1991. Used ... $6.99
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Bobby ScottTaste Of Honey ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good ... $7.99
Forget everything you've ever heard about the song "A Taste Of Honey" – because long before it became an oft-covered upbeat trumpet tune, it was the bittersweet theme to one of the darker works of the 60s. This album – a beautiful set of jazz tracks written by pianist Bobby Scott – was the soundtrack for the dramatic work Taste Of Honey, performed on Broadway and immortalized forever as one of the British "angry young man" film classics of the 60s. Scott's score is perfect for the play – filled with dark moody passages, augmented by the reed work of Frank Socolow – and the unresolved introspective quality of the material is every bit as haunting as the film. Titles include "Peter's Vamp", "Rain Music", "Bridge Scene", "Peter's Theme", and "Heat Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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Sweet Honey In The RockB'lieve I'll Run On See What The End's Gonna Be ... LP
Redwood, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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Sweet Honey In The RockLive At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Flying Fish, 1988. Used ... $3.99
CD
(CD has small initials in pen.)

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New Taste Of HoneyTaste Of Honey ... LP
Capitol, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Probably the most successful album the Mizell Brothers ever produced, and a fine set of uptempo groovers from this female soul duet! There's some nice jazzy moments underneath the catchy lyrics, and in a way, the album's style is sort of a blueprint for the sound that would emerge over the next few at Capitol Records, where some incredible albums of modern soul would be recorded. And sure, at one level the group's hit "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is a bit of throwaway pop disco – but there's plenty of other great moments that show the group as a more sophisticated soul outfit, including "This Love Of Ours", "Sky High", and "If We Loved". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small mark from sticker removal.)

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New DelegationOh Honey/Promise Of Love – Soul Trippin ... 12-inch
Shadybrook, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic 12" version of this one! "Oh Honey" is a killer, with a great spacey soul sound, and a monster sample on the intro. This version is 6 minutes long – a real treat! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Shady Brook sleeve.)

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New David HudsonTo You HoneyHoney With Love ... CD
Alston/Warner (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of work by singer David Hudson – a great vocalist who recorded for TK during the end of the label's hit years, and in a mode that was quite different than other artists on the Miami scene at the time! The groove here is sweet and smooth modern soul – done with a great mellow approach that clearly draws from the styles forged by Latimore for TK during the earlier part of the 70s, but which also borrows nicely from some of the work going on up north at the time. There's still some great Miami soul touches in the work – especially in the guitar lines and the way the rhythms flow out in a mellow and warm mode – but the album's also got a mature, sophisticated groove that we really love – and which is a nice contrast to the way that southern soul was changing over at the Malaco studios at the time. Titles include "I Have Never Loved A Woman", "When I'm Loving You", "Let Me Wrap You In My Love", "Scratch My Back", "Ease Up", and the hit "Honey Honey". CD

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New Ohio PlayersHoney ... LP
Mercury, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best albums the Ohio Players cut during the years at Mercury! Most folks go for their big hit "Love Rollercoaster", but we've always been partial to the smooth, mellow funky track "Sweet Sticky Thing", served up here in the cool long version, which has a groove that builds and builds. With an excellent sexy cover, of course! Also includes "Honey", "Fopp", "Let's Love", "Ain't Givin' Up No Ground" and "Alone". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Duke PearsonSweet Honey Bee ... LP
Blue Note, 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic Blue Note groover – the funkiest album by Duke Pearson, and a killer batch of piano-heavy soul jazz tunes! Duke really blew out the box for this one – not only coming up with a great batch of original tunes, and playing them with an incredibly soulful touch – but also working with a top-shelf batch of players that includes Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, and James Spaulding! The great Mickey Roker is on drums, playing away with a nice scatter-shot modal mode that grooves in all the right parts – and titles include "Big Bertha", "Sweet Honey Bee", "Sudel", "Ready Rudy?", and "Empathy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty mono pressing. Cover has some wear and an Audition stamp on back.)

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New Taste Of HoneyAnother Taste ... LP
Capitol, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album of grooves from Taste Of Honey – arguably their best record, thanks to some super production by The Mizell Brothers! The elements that worked so well on the self-titled smash from the previous year are in just as fine a form here – if not better. There's an overall groove that works wonderfully well, and creates a signature Taste Of Honey sound – soulfully soaring female vocals and spacey disco soul backdrops that's works on deeper level as a whole than they got credit for after the huge crossover hit in the months and year earlier. On the production tip, Larry and Fonce really know how to make the girls' vocals glide beautifully in the instrumention – using all the talents they honed in the jazz funk years, and working up a groove that's catchy, yet still pretty darn soulful. Titles include "Dance", "I Love You", "Do It Good", "Race", "Let's Begin", "Your Love", and "The Rainbow's End". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has creased corners.)

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New Taste Of HoneyTwice As Sweet ... LP
Capitol, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Twice as sweet, and mighty neat – a killer set from Taste Of Honey, and one that has the girls moving away from Mizell Brothers help in the studio, and getting some great grooves from George Duke! Duke brings in all his best jazzy soul to the duo – lots of keyboards stepping around the tight vocals, and a way of laying together the rhythms so that they're nicely focused, yet never too commercial – that same great balance that George had in his own music at the time! Titles include the single "Sukiyaki", plus "Ain't Nothin' But A Party", "Rescue Me", "I'm Talkin Bout You", "She's A Dancer", and "Don't Lead Me On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & some wear.)

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New Watts 103rd St Rhythm BandSpreadin' Honey (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Keymen, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent pre-Warner single by this killer funky combo from LA. Very nice hard funky instrumental grooves, and a hard funk sound that you don't always find on their Warner Brothers recordings! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New Beach BoysWild Honey/20/20 ... LP
Capitol, 1967/1974. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Double LP reissue of these two post-Pet Sounds albums – Wild Honey, the stripped down, back-to-basics record that they put out after the failure of Smile; and 20/20, a weird mix of stuff, but a record that also contains some of the lost tracks from Smile. Loads of great tracks, including "I'd Love Just Once to See You", "Let the Wind Blow", "Country Air", "I Can Hear Music", "Cabinessence", and lots of other nice moments from this point in their career. Still essential stuff. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, seam splitting, and a sticker spot.)

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New Black SheepStrobelite Honey – Special Edition Remixes (hot mix, dance radio mix, def version, momo beats) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1992. Used ... Out Of Stock
12" single featuring bonus house mixes of Black Sheep's attempted crossover hit. David Morales handles the mixes. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Mercury sleeve.)

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New Hi Fly OrchestraMo Slow/Sweet Honey Bee ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2006. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Leave it to Tramp Records to make our turntable happy – because both cuts here are totally great! "Mo Slow" is a snapping little jazz number that feels like it was lifted from a mid 60s Lee Morgan album – less the deep funk that the label first gave us years back – and more a soul jazz tune with a great sense of rhythm, and wonderful interplay between trumpet and tenor sax! Not surprisingly, the flipside is a great remake of Duke Pearson's "Sweet Honey Bee" – penned around the same stretch – and done here with a slow-loping flute line that's really great! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Honey & The BeesLove ... CD
Josie/Warner (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime soul from Honey & The Bees – some the group's deepest material ever, with a rich vibe that goes way way past some of their earlier singles! Although a female quartet, the group offer up a key link in Philly soul that also encompasses most of the male changes at the time, too – a mix of early Sigma Sound styles with some of the older harmony styles that made Philly groups so great – professional and tight, yet still not nearly as polished as it would be later in the 70s. Where other girl groups on the scene were going more for a dancefloor appeal, these gals can harmonize with the best male acts of the period – really tremendous, especially when set to the album's sublime arrangements by Norman Harris, Bobby Martin, and Ronnie Baker. Musicians include Harris on guitar, Baker on bass, Vince Montana on vibes, and Leon Huff on piano – and titles include "Please Have Mercy", "Love Is The Key", "We Got To Stay Together", "Make Love To Me", "Do You Understand", and "What About Me". CD

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New Honey LtdComplete LHI Recordings ... CD
LHI/Light In The Attic, 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime girl group sounds from the great Lee Hazlewood – the complete recordings of Honey Ltd – an obscure Hazlewood project from the end of the 60s! The style here combines all the depths of Lee's own music with some of the sweeter Sunshine Pop sounds you'd expect from the cover – a really unique mix that has these moodier moments coming forth at times that really surprise us – and which takes the music way way past that of any of the girls' hipper contemporaries – especially the similarly-named Honeys! The harmonies are incredible – definitely rooted in jazz, with a complexity that goes way past pop – and in a way, the group remind us a bit of the incredible Third Wave group who recorded for MPS around the same time – although these gals definitely get a more sinister sound from Lee's help in the studio. Songs are mostly originals by the group – penned with some very compelling lyrics – and the album features great arrangements from Ian Frebairn Smith, who really does a great job of mixing the baroque with the groovy! The set features the full rare album by the quartet, plus two single tracks, and some unreleased cuts as well – titles that include "The Warrior", "Silk N Honey", "Come Down", "For Your Mind", "I've Got Your Mind", "Tomorrow Your Heart", "Eli's Coming", "I'm So Glad", "Love The Devil (backing track)", and "Silver Threads & Golden Needles". CD
Also available Complete LHI Recordings (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 18.99

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New Honey ConeTake Me With You (with bonus track) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant early set from Honey Cone – and a perfect illustration of the way the trio really moved past simple girl group modes of the 60s! There's a bold, proud, righteous tone to the record right from the start – thanks to these soaringly soulful vocals from the girls, and these fuzzy arrangements from Tony Camillo – who seems to borrow a bit from the more righteous modes of Norman Whitfield at Motown, then give things a bit more of a girl soul twist! The combination is amazing, and the album's rock-solid all the way through – filled with great original tunes that really keep a unified feel throughout – and titles include "Are You Man Enough", "Take Me With You", "Girls It Ain't Easy", "While You're Out Looking For Sugar", "The Feeling's Gone", "Sunday Morning People", and "Take My Love". CD features a bonus 7" mix of "While You're Out". CD

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New Honey DreamersHoney Dreamers Sing Gershwin ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Backings by Elliott Lawrence! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy 50s pressing! Cover has some wear, aging, split top and bottom seams, some splitting on the spine, and a sticker over the opening, with a light stain and a bit of pencil on the back.)

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New Sweet Honey In The RockGood News ... LP
Flying Fish, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Taste Of HoneyI'll Try Something New/Goodbye Baby ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1980. Used (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has split seams.)

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New Taste Of HoneyTwice As Sweet (with bonus track) ... CD
Capitol/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Twice as sweet, and mighty neat – a killer set from Taste Of Honey, and one that has the girls moving away from Mizell Brothers help in the studio, and getting some great grooves from George Duke! Duke brings in all his best jazzy soul to the duo – lots of keyboards stepping around the tight vocals, and a way of laying together the rhythms so that they're nicely focused, yet never too commercial – that same great balance that George had in his own music at the time! Titles include the single "Sukiyaki", plus "Ain't Nothin' But A Party", "Rescue Me", "I'm Talkin Bout You", "She's A Dancer", and "Don't Lead Me On". This Big Break UK remastered edition includes the bonus track "I'm Talkin' 'Bout You (Single Version)". CD

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New Sarah VaughanTaste Of Honey/Good Life ... 7-inch
Roulette, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)
 
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Herb Alpert & OthersWhipped Cream & Other Delights – Re-Whipped ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1960s/2006. Used ... $6.99
A surprisingly great take on the Tijuana Brass sound of the 60s – one that offers up new remixes of classics, but which is nicely respectful of the original Herb Albert groove! Unlike other remix projects of this type, which sometimes clutter up the tracks with too many extra bits – or abstract the originals past the point of recognition – this one maintains the sense of space, time, and rhythm that Herb first brought to his work in the 60s, while also updating the tunes with a 21st Century aesthetic. Remixers include Medeski Martin & Wood, Mocean Worker, Thievery Corporation, John King (Dust Brothers), and Anthony Marinelli – and titles include "Whipped Cream", "Taste Of Honey", "Green Peppers", "Bittersweet Samba", "Peanuts", "Love Potion #9", and "Butterball". CD

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhipped Cream & Other Delights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1965. Used ... $7.99
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but compressed down into a sweet little LA groove in that magical A&M way – never too over the top, done in a way that takes a previously-hokey brassy sound, and smoothes it out for the Now Sound generation! Titles include the hit single "Whipped Cream", plus "Taste Of Honey", "Green Peppers", "Bittersweet Samba", "Lemon Tree", "Ladyfingers", and "Butterball". Includes the bonus tracks "Rosemary" and "Blueberry Park". CD

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New Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Nancy sings some sweet Latin groovers in Spanish – backed by groovy 60s arrangements from Joe Sherman! The feel here isn't quite as driving as on her classic "Mas Que Nada" album – but it does have a similar style – sort of blending easy 60s vocals with swinging pop Latin rhythms, all in a style that's pretty darn groovy, especially on the upbeat numbers! Tracks include Spanish versions of "Yesterday", "That Kiss", "A Taste Of Honey", "Call Me", and "Shadow Of Your Smile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Ashford & SimpsonSolid ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Darn solid work from Ashford & Simpson – one of the duo's biggest albums for Capitol Records, and a great set from their 80s run for the label! The groove here is a bit more heavy on keyboards and beats than before, but the pair still keep things plenty soulful with their positive, upbeat approach to the music – rich, full, and always steeped in soul! The title track, "Solid", is one of the most-remembered tunes from the duo – and other cuts include "Outta The World", "The Jungle", "Honey I Love You", "Babies", "Cherish Forever More", and "Tonight We Escape". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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New BazukaBazuka ... LP
A&M, 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A pretty nice little album of soulful instrumental tracks – arranged, composed, and produced by Tony Camillo, who'd done some fine work in previous years for hit artists like Honey Cone, Freda Payne, and Chairmen Of The Board. These tracks have much more of a funky electric approach – and feature plenty of great keyboard solos on the best tracks, almost in a pop take on Herbie Hancock's mid 70s sound. A few tracks have vocals – either by Jerry Knight or Kenney Kerr – both of whom deliver the tunes with a smooth mellow approach that's different than the instrumental tracks. Titles include "Love Explosion", "Shark Bite", "Bazuka Limited", "Side Dish", and "Earthquake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a hype sticker & two cutout holes.)

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New Beach Boys66/69 ... LP
Capitol (France), Late 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A very cool little set that focuses on our favorite period of The Beach Boys – work that the group recorded in the Pet Sounds, Smile, and late 60s years! The package features some totally great numbers from overlooked albums like Friends and 20/20 – put together in a way that represents the late 60s years of the group at their strongest. Titles include "She's Going Bald", "Whistle In", "Good Vibrations", "Pet Sounds", "How She Boogalooed It", "Wild Honey", "Aren't You Glad", "Let The Wind Blow", "I Can Hear Music", "Little Bird", "Transcendental Meditation", and "Wake The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has remnants of a price sticker.)

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BeatlesBeatles For Sale (180 gram vinyl – mono) ... LP
Parlophone/Apple, 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
The Beatles for sale, but never in a commercial way at all – early proof of the group's great balance between mainstream appeal and sounds that still stick to the frontiers of rock and roll! The tunes are short, and heavy on influences from American R&B – yet the Fab Four are already crafting their new sound strongly, and have a melodic brilliance that's hard to deny! Titles include "Eight Days A Week", "Words Of Love", "Honey Don't", "Every Little Thing", "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party", "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby", "I'm A Loser", "Rock & Roll Music", "I'll Follow The Sun", "Mr Moonlight", and "No Reply". LP, Vinyl record album

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New BeatlesPlease Please Me (180 gram vinyl – mono) ... LP
Parlophone/Apple, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
An overstuffed album of early greatness – served up with a classic image of the Fab Four on the cover! The tunes are a mix of Lennon/McCartney originals and American soul and rock numbers that are reinterpreted wonderfully by the group – in ways that perfectly show why, unlike most of their contemporaries, The Beatles weren't just trying for slavish imitation of American authenticity – and instead were already taking off with new ideas inspired by the music! Titles include "Please Please Me", "Love Me Do", "Misery", "Anna", "I Saw Her Standing There", "Boys", "Baby It's You", "Do You Want To Know A Secret", "Twist & Shout", "A Taste Of Honey", and "Chains". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black HeatBlack Heat ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A searing debut from Black Heat – one of the best funk acts to record for Atlantic during the 70s, and a tight little group with a sound that's a mixture of New Orleans funk and New York heavy! The album's got a bit of vocals – figuring in on about half the tracks – but the main focus here is definitely instrumental – with a strong emphasis on choppy guitar, sweet organ licks, and cooking horn solos on trumpet, tenor, and flute – the last two of which are played by David Newman – not normally a member of the combo, but a great guest for this session! The sound is very tight, but never slick – and often recorded with an earthiness that recalls some of the best indie label funk of the period – like the kind of grooves you might find over at Perception/Today – with all the trippiness that might imply. Titles include "Chip's Funk", "Wanoah", "Barbara's Mood", "Chicken Heads", "The Jungle", "Send My Lover Back", "Honey Love", and "Time Is Gonna Catch You". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing ... CD
Mercury, 1991. New Copy ... $4.99 5.98
A Native Tongues classic from 1991 – one that sounded great way back when, and has held up beautifully over the years – and rightly considered amongst the greatest hip hop albums ever! Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is playful rap at it's best, with funky and and funny cuts galore – but the title is apt, as the wit is pretty sharply barbed – especially when they're skewering hardcore and gangsta cliches. It's as brilliant as ever. Includes the massive "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", "Are You Mad?", "Blunted", "For Doz That Slept" and more. CD
Also available Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (2LP pressing) ... LP 22.99

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New Black SheepWolf In Sheep's Clothing (2LP pressing) ... LP
Mercury/Get On Down, 1991. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99
A Native Tongues classic from 1991 – one that sounded great way back when, and has held up beautifully over the years – and rightly considered amongst the greatest hip hop albums ever! Wolf In Sheep's Clothing is playful rap at it's best, with funky and and funny cuts galore – but the title is apt, as the wit is pretty sharply barbed – especially when they're skewering hardcore and gangsta cliches. It's as brilliant as ever. Includes the massive "Flavor Of The Month", "Similak Child", "Pass The 40", "To Whom It May Concern", "Butt In The Meantime", "Strobelite Honey", "Are You Mad?", "Blunted", "For Doz That Slept" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(First ever 2LP pressing!)
Also available Wolf In Sheep's Clothing ... CD 4.99

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Bumblebee UnlimitedSting Like A Bee ... LP
RCA, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A spacey Patrick Adams/Greg Carmichael dance classic – and very much in the P&P disco mode! The record's filled with extended club cuts that have a lot of keyboards and electronics, and although the lyrics are a bit silly at times, the groove is rock solid – with that amazing funky disco sound that was sort of a precursor to the house grooves of the 80s. Adams and Carmichael are on keyboards – and vocalists include Donna Green and Leroy Burgess. Nice all the way through – and tracks include "Lady Bug", "I Love You", "Honey Bun", "Space Shuttle Ride", and "I Got A Big Bee". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cyrus ChestnutSoul Brother Cool ... CD
WJ3, 2013. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A really hard-hitting set from pianist Cyrus Chestnut – wrapped up here in a cover that's an homage to Max Roach in the 60s, and served up with a groove that definitely evokes the best jazz of that decade too! The group's a very sharp quartet – with Chestnut handling piano, plus Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Dezron Douglas on bass, and Willie Jones II on drums – and also acting here as producer, given that the set's issued on his own label! The team of Douglas and Jones is mighty deft – and really adds a bristle to the rhythms right from the start – providing a perfect place for Hendrix to show off his tight skills on trumpet, while Chestnut mixes things up with lyrical moments and some harder punch on his piano. All tunes are originals by Cyrus, which furthers the fresh feeling of the record – and titles include "The Raven", "Stripes", "Soul Brother Cool", "Piscean Thought", "Spicey Honey", and "Dawn Of The Sunset". CD

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Chocolate MilkBlue Jeans (with bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/FTG, 1981. New Copy ... $9.99 13.98
One of the best later albums by Chocolate Milk – a bit different than their earlier work with Allen Toussaint, but still bouncing along in a sweet 80s groove, with more than enough traces of their roots as a funky combo! Leo Nocentelli's sitting in on guitar, adding some nice licks to keep some tracks a bit more firmly grounded in a New Orleans funk tradition, alongside some more modern production touches – and the album's got a compelling vibe that's partly pointed towards the boogie generation of the 80s, but with a heavier funk component overall! Titles include "Let's Go All The Way", "Like My Lady's Love", "Honey Bun", "Running On Empty", "Blue Jeans", and a version of Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long". CD also features 7" single mixes of "Honey Bun", "Take It Off", "Like My Lady's Love", and "Blue Jeans" – plus 12" mixes of "Video Queen", "Let's Go All The Way", and "Who's Getting It Now". CD

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Larry Coryell with The Wide Hive PlayersLarry Coryell With The Wide Hive Players ... CD
Wide Hive, 2011. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
A really old school jam from guitarist Larry Coryell – one that takes us back to some of the most tripped-out sounds of his early years! Given the cover, you can definitely expect a psychedelic influence to the music – and the group here really helps Larry get back to his roots – finding a sound that's still plenty jazz, but which mixes in some funky and progressive elements too – that genre-stepping quality that really helped Coryell break down a lot of barriers back in the day. Coryell plays both acoustic and electric on the date, and the lineup features some especially nice Fender Rhodes – plus trombone, saxes, bass, and plenty of percussion. Titles include "Torchlight", "Cobalt", "Terco", "The Last Drop", "Return Of Shirtless", "December Blues", "Honey Dijon", and "Dream Scene". CD

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Don CovayTravelin' in Heavy Traffic ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
An interesting move for Don Covay – a singer who started out as a fairly straightforward soul performer, then got a bit bluesier in the early 70s, then shifted back to a more pop-oriented groove. This one's got Don working with arrangements by Bobby Martin and Dexter Wansel that still keep the bluesy quality in his voice, but go for sort of a Philly modern mode in the arrangements, in the mode that was used on Bobby Rush's one album for Philly. Titles include "Chocolate Honey", "No Tell Motel", "Travelin In Heavy Traffic", "Right Time For Love", and "Swet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and some wear.)

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Der PlanGeri Reig (180 gram vinyl – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Medical, 1979. Near Mint- (reissue)... $16.99
Insanely wonderful electronics from the German post-punk underground! Der Plan were a crazy little group that played analogue electronics with a nutty edge and a great sense of humor. Their music is extremely difficult to describe – but it sort of fits in a trajectory that includes Mort Garson, Brian Eno, and Bruce Haack, but which also includes some other elements of the cold post-punk (and in that case, post-prog) German scene of inventive young bands of the early 80s (most of whom are sadly overlooked these days). Titles include "Adrenalin Lasst Dast Blut Kochen", "Hans Und Gabi", "Gefahrliche Clowns", "Nessie", "San Jose Car Muzak", and "Was Ich Von Mir Denke". 6 bonus tracks on this 180 gram vinyl pressing: "Es Piept", "Furstenwall", "Intermezzo", "Dark Porn", Heinz, Komm Zum Feuer" and "Money Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green vinyl pressing, #462/550.)

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Lee FieldsProblems ... LP
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99
Tight!! Lee Fields, one of the great criminally under appreciated funky geniuses of the 70s is back with another pounding, raw funk classic that still finds the man at the peak of his powers, decades after he first made mark on the funk landscape! This is Lee's first full length effort for Soul Fire, a label that we all know goes to painstaking lengths to carefully carry the torch lit by the People Records scene in the 70s into the future, and it's great to see a titan like Lee do amazing work for a great label that does it purely for the love! Lee is absolutely on fire on all 10 of these tracks, with a Godfather like delivery that knocks us out of our chairs every time, whether it's that fiery funk howl that we love so much, or a smooth, soulful glide on the occasional ballad. He's backed up by a bona fide funky orchestra at Soul Fire Studios that includes TONS of hot drums, propulsive percussion, and some driving conga work that steers things into an afro funk groove on several of the tunes. The group MVP, other than Lee himself, could be multi instrumentalist Leon Michels, whose work on flute, keys, tenor and baritone sax, as well guitar and bass not only helps keep the classic 70s feel going, but keeps things crackling at breakneck speed. This isn't newfangled funk revival, this is the real deal from one of the originators – a 33-minute funk maelstrom that will knock you right out of your chair, and have you restarting it the second it ends! Includes "Problems", "The Right Thing", "Rapping With Lee", "I Don't Know Where I'm Going", and "Honey Dove". Oh, if only all of our heroes remained this vital! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Problems (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Lee FieldsProblems (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, 2002. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Tight!! Lee Fields, one of the great criminally under appreciated funky geniuses of the 70s is back with another pounding, raw funk classic that still finds the man at the peak of his powers, decades after he first made mark on the funk landscape! This is Lee's first full length effort for Soul Fire, a label that we all know goes to painstaking lengths to carefully carry the torch lit by the People Records scene in the 70s into the future, and it's great to see a titan like Lee do amazing work for a great label that does it purely for the love! Lee is absolutely on fire on all 10 of these tracks, with a Godfather like delivery that knocks us out of our chairs every time, whether it's that fiery funk howl that we love so much, or a smooth, soulful glide on the occasional ballad. He's backed up by a bona fide funky orchestra at Soul Fire Studios that includes TONS of hot drums, propulsive percussion, and some driving conga work that steers things into an afro funk groove on several of the tunes. The group MVP, other than Lee himself, could be multi instrumentalist Leon Michels, whose work on flute, keys, tenor and baritone sax, as well guitar and bass not only helps keep the classic 70s feel going, but keeps things crackling at breakneck speed. This isn't newfangled funk revival, this is the real deal from one of the originators – a 33-minute funk maelstrom that will knock you right out of your chair, and have you restarting it the second it ends! Includes "Problems", "The Right Thing", "Rapping With Lee", "I Don't Know Where I'm Going", and "Honey Dove". Oh, if only all of our heroes remained this vital! CD
(A stellar and much deserved reissue of the incredible Soul Fire album that paved the way for the funk revival of the 00s – with heavy duty cardboard LP style sleeve! Essential!)
Also available Problems ... LP 17.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the hard-edge, downtempo mode of the east coast harmony scene of the late 60s and early 70s – like some of the best group soul work coming out of New Jersey or Philly, with some super-dope production and instrumentation that's really amazing! The grooves follow strongly in the same laidback style as recent El Michels work – no surprise, given the El Michels connection to the music – with beats that are hard, but slow – and instrumentation that's funky, but in a mellow sort of way. Lee's vocals are as deep as ever – very much trained in the James Brown tradition, but turned here towards a really unique groove that makes us completely reevaluate his talents – an amazing achievement not just for Fields, but also for the whole Truth & Soul/El Michels crew! An instant classic – with tracks that include "My World", "Ladies", "Expressions Theme", "Honey Dove", "Money I$ King", "Love Comes & Goes", "Do You Love Me", and "Last Ride". CD

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Four FreshmenDifferent Strokes ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
Sublime 60s work from The Four Freshmen – a record that's very different than their 50s classics, but in a wonderful way! The Freshmen had had a key influence on the sound of sunshine pop in the 60s – a fact that was often noted by Brian Wilson, who'd wanted the Beach Boys to sound like the Freshmen in the early days – and by other groups, who'd said that the group's harmonies were a key factor in their sound. Here, the Freshmen get a chance to turn the tables, and sing in a groovy groovy style that's almost an older jazz harmony approximation of the sunshine pop sound. For the set, they've got some great arrangements by Mike Melvoin, who also produced the record – and they come off with some excellent versions of tunes that include "Everyday People", "Hey Jude", "I Will Wait For You", "Bitter Honey", "A Man & A Woman", "Faces", and "It's Not Unusual". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Aretha FranklinLa Diva ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Sealed ... $4.99
A late 70s gem from Aretha Franklin – and although a bit overlooked, a record that still shows many of the best sides of Aretha's talents for Atlantic in the decade! The main arrangements here are done by Van McCoy – and while they show a bit of a dancefloor spin, they're not as overly disco as you might expect – and instead serve mostly to buoy up Aretha's vocals with a full, rich approach to soul music – one that still lets the lady really take the lead vocally, but also get a wonderfully warm sound that helps mature things nicely. There's none of the too-commercial style of the Arista years going on here – and instead, most of these numbers have an earnest, personal feel that's really great – echoing the best modes of previous 70s albums by Franklin. Titles include "Honey I Need Your Love", "Only Star", "Reasons Why", "You Brought Me Back To Life", "Half A Love", "The Feeling", "What If I Should Ever Need You", and "Ladies Only". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Bruce HaackElectric Lucifer Book 2 ... LP
Telephone Explosion (Canada), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
The long-lost follow-up to Haack's incredible Electric Lucifer album – a set recorded a decade after the first, but with a very similar electronic feel! Things are still quite spare, stark, and moogy here – and Haack sings in his electro-processed style, as on the first Lucifer set – a bit warmer at times, but still equally quirky, with lyrics that drop in nicely next to all the album's spare analogue electronic bits! There's a concept feel to the record – a weird little story, in which Lucifer tempts Jesus of Nazareth in a strange little electronic voice – and in a way, the late 70s recording is almost a link to experiments by groups like Der Plan or Pyrolator. Titles include "Hooking For The Honey", "Stand Up Lazaras", "Moonlight & Roses", "Noonday Sun", "Good Life Good Life", and "Ancient Mariner". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chico HamiltonSouth Pacific In Hi Fi ... LP
World Pacific, 1958. Very Good ... $9.99
Chico and his group perform tunes from the Rodgers & Hammerstein score to South Pacific – a surprisingly good choice, actually, as the Rodgers & Hammerstein tunes have a great exotic bent to them, working well with the off-beat rhythms and melodies of the combo. Players include Paul Horn on alto and flute, Fred Katz on cello, and John Pisano on guitar – and tunes include "Bali Hai", "Honey Bun", "Cockeyed Optimist", "Younger Than Springtime", and "Happy Talk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label World Pacific pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, discoloration due to age, and some seam splitting.)

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Lee Hazlewood & OthersThere's A Dream I've Been Saving – Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 to 1971 (4CDs/DVD) ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4 CDs + DVD ... $73.99 89.99
Incredible work from the legendary Lee Hazlewood – music and images that blow away his previous generation of creation for MGM, Mercury, and Warner Brothers – served up here in a package that really captures all the genius of Hazlewood during these amazing years! The package features 4CDs, 107 tracks of music – 2CDs that include every single album, 45, and unreleased masters that Lee Hazlewood recorded for his own LHI imprint (including the full albums Cowboy In Sweden, Cowboy & The Lady, and Requiem For An Almost Lady) – 2 more CDs that feature all the key tracks from LHI artists like International Submarine Band, Sanford Clark, Honey LTD, Lynn Castle, Hamilton Streetcar, and many others – including 14 unreleased tracks. Then, you also get this incredible 172 page hardcover book – as bit as a giant LP box, with rare photos, liner notes, history, Lee Hazelwood timeline, and lots lots more. Then, you get the totally great film Cowboy In Sweden on a DVD – a rare 1970, hour-long film done by Lee in Sweden. And this special box also features a flexi-disc of rare studio chatter from Lee – and even a reproduction of his business card as well! CD

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Al HirtSoul In the Horn ... LP
RCA, 1967. Very Good ... $13.99
One of Al Hirt's grooviest records – and a set that definitely lives up to the "soul" in the title! The album's always in demand for the excellent sample cut "Harlem Hendoo", but it certainly isn't a one tracker – thanks to composer Paul Griffin and arranger Teacho Wiltshire, as Hirt gets un-characteristically funky on tunes like "Honey Pot", "Mess Around", "Girl", and "Love Ya' Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a short click on one track. Cover has light edge wear.)

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Johnny HodgesCreamy ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $39.99
Swing session with small group backing by Billy Strayhorn, Jimmy Woode, Sonny Greer, and Clark Terry – and which features Johnny's warm tones soloing nicely on comfortable standards. All of side one is a "ballad medley", with a very Creamy sound, and titles that include "But Not For Me", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Whispering", and "Tenderly". The flipside's got a bit more kick, and titles that include "Honey Bunny", "Passion", and "No Use Kicking". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label Norgran pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has wide strips of duct tape on the seams, discoloration due to age, some wear, and pen on the back.)

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Jackson 5Dancing Machine/Moving Violation (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown, 1974/1975. Used ... $9.99
2 Jackson 5 classics on one CD! Dancing Machine contains some excellent later work by the Jacksons, featuring a shift from their earlier pop material, into a great style that was a bit more baroque, and which yielded some very nice moments. The album includes the funky pre-disco "Dancing Machine", a perennial favorite – but the real treats are the cuts "The Mirrors Of My Mind" and the haunting "I Am Love", an beautiful symphonic soul track with a sound that still blows us away! On Moving Violation the boys are expanding their sound with the club-oriented grooves of the time – using Holland, Dozier, and Holland on many cuts, trying for a similar strident groove as some of the trio's work on their own Invictus label. The move's actually a great one – as the maturing group has a strong adult harmony sound, the one that they would lean on more heavily during their years as The Jacksons, and which calls for much smoother arrangements than before. The record's got a strident righteous sound – and titles include "Forever Came Today", "Moving Violation", "You Were Made Especially For Me", "Honey Love", "Body Language", "All I Do Is Think Of You", and "Breezy". CD also contains 2 bonus tracks – "Through Thick & Thin" and "Forever Came Today" – for a total of 20 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Harry JamesHarry James Live At The Riverboat ... LP
Dot, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
A nice update of the Harry James sound – and the record includes a version of "Batman"! Other cuts include "Ciribiribin", "Don't Be That Way", "Do The Walk", and "Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie KendricksBoogie Down! ... LP
Tamla, 1974. Very Good+ ... $4.99
One of Eddie's classic dancefloor groovers for Tamla, with production and arrangements by the hit team of Frank Wilson and Leonard Caston! The album keeps Eddie's hit "boogie" groove going strong – grooving mostly in a midtempo smooth soul style that would become a dominant approach to soul during the next few years, Eddie and Motown's contribution to the soul legacy of the 70s that was nearly as strong as that of Philly soul. Titles include "Boogie Down", "Hooked On Your Love", "Honey Brown", "Tell Her Love Has Felt The Need", and "Loving You The Second Time Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)

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Lonnie LesterStory Of Lonnie Lester ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $12.99
Raw vintage soul from Lonnie Lester! Lonnie's smooth, honey sweet voice is such a fantastic foil for the often stripped-down, but driving sounds of these rare singles, it's hard to believe he's not a more celebrated figure. Well, it's never too late the start celebrating him – and this first-ever compilation of these 60s rarities is a solid place to start! It's a fantastic set of soul and funk – fairly raw for the most part, but there's some slightly fuller arrangements, too – and it's solid on both fronts. Lonnie has charisma to spare and his songs are top notch. Well worth digging in! Includes ""You Can't Go", "So This Is Love", "The Meanest Man In Town", "You Choose", "Git Down", "Ain't The A Shame", "Power Structure (Part 1 & 2)", "Can't Let You Go (Part 1 & 2)" and more. CD has 3 bonus tracks: "I Know (Nu-Tone version)", "I Know (B&G version)" and "I Have Never Been Blue". CD

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Peggy LiptonPeggy Lipton – The Complete Ode Recordings (with unreleased tracks) ... CD
Ode/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $15.99 16.98
The one and only album from Peggy Lipton – a singer best known for her work as an actress on TV's The Mod Squad – but a surprisingly great artist on record, too, thanks to some key help in the studio! The set's got an approach that can't miss – core rhythms put together by Hal Blaine, augmented with reed solos from Jim Horn, and backing vocals from The Blossoms – who give Peggy some great soulful support, at a level that makes for more vocal depth than you might imagine! The record's really done with a lot of care – hardly the kind of throwaway celebrity set you might expect – and Lipton's got this slight breaking quality in her style, which really underscores the lyrics in a great way. Titles include "Let Me Pass By", "Who Needs It", "Stoney End", "Honey Won't Let Me", "San Francisco Glide", and "Hands Off The Man". This great CD version includes the original self-titled album tracks, plus 8 bonus tracks – including "Red Clay County Line", "Just A Little Lovin' (Early In The Morning)", "Lu", "Wear Your Love Like Heaven", "I Know Where I'm Going", "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" and "Now That Everything's Been Said". CD

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Peggy LiptonPeggy Lipton (paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Ode/Beatball (Korea), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
The one and only album from Peggy Lipton – a singer best known for her work as an actress on TV's The Mod Squad – but a surprisingly great artist on record, too, thanks to some key help in the studio! The set's got an approach that can't miss – core rhythms put together by Hal Blaine, augmented with reed solos from Jim Horn, and backing vocals from The Blossoms – who give Peggy some great soulful support, at a level that makes for more vocal depth than you might imagine! The record's really done with a lot of care – hardly the kind of throwaway celebrity set you might expect – and Lipton's got this slight breaking quality in her style, which really underscores the lyrics in a great way. Titles include "Let Me Pass By", "Who Needs It", "Stoney End", "Honey Won't Let Me", "San Francisco Glide", and "Hands Off The Man". CD

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Nellie LutcherReal Gone! ... LP
Capitol, 1950s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A bit jazz, a bit R&B, and swingin all the way through – the great Nellie Lutcher was one of the better singers of her generation, and it's a darn shame that she's not as well remembered as some of her other postwar musical contemporaries. This set was cut for Capitol during the early 50s, sort of a collection of singles based around her hit "He's A Real Gone Guy"; a nice little retrospective of Nellie's career that finally gives her her due. Titles include "Hurry On Down", "Come & Get It, Honey", "That's A Plenty", "So Nice To See You, Baby", "Do You, Or Don't You Love Me", "Fine Brown Frame", and "The Lady's In Love With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on PAUSA.)

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Eugene McDanielsNatural Juices ... LP
Ode, 1975. Very Good- Gatefold ... $29.99
A really great album by Eugene McDaniels! This one's not as radical as his Headless Heroes LP – but it's got a jazzy soulful approach that shows that he could still keep it real without going over the top. Oddly, he's billed as Gene McDaniels on the cover, leaving us to wonder if he's returning back to his roots as a pop/soul singer – but listening to the arrangements, which feature keyboards by Bob James, we can tell that he's still super hip all the way! Includes Eugene's stunning original version of "Feel Like Makin' Love", plus the killer jazzy funk cuts "Honey Can You Know" and "Dream of You & Me". LP, Vinyl record album
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Mel & TimStarting All Over Again (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Stax, 1972. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
Ahhh, good ol' Mel & Tim – possibly our favorite soul duo ever, and a really dynamic pair that carve some great new territory away from the path set by Sam & Dave! The album's a bit of a comeback for the duo, as you'd guess from the title – even though it was only recorded a few years after their initial work for the Bamboo label. There's a stylistic shift that marks a second chapter in the Mel & Tim groove – as they move away from the New York uptown sound, and go for more of a gritty southern sound – thanks to help from producer/arrangers Barry Beckett and Roger Hawkins. The set list is filled with loads of great southern soul tunes – penned by composers who include Phillip Mitchell, Isaac Hayes, Dan Penn, and Homer Banks – on the titles "Heaven Knows", "Wrap It Up", "Don't Mess With My Money My Honey Or My Woman", "Carry Me", and a great cover of "I'm Your Puppet". CD reissue includes the bonus tracks "Forever In A Day", "It's Those Little Things That Count", "The Same Folk", and "Yes We Can-Can". CD

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New Charles MingusCharles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1972. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". CD
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Charles MingusCharles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1973. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi. In a Japanese double CD case.)
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Charles MingusLet My Children Hear Music/Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy 3CD ... $15.99
A pair of 70s giants from Charles Mingus – some of his best material of the decade! First up is Let My Children Hear Music – one of the last great records by Charles Mingus – a set of extremely compelling original compositions, played by a fresh group of younger players, plus a few older masters! The record's got a fire and sense of emotion that's missing from a number of other 70s Mingus sessions – and it's one of the few later albums we'd easily rank right up there with his late 50s and early 60s classics! Orchestrations were partially arranged and conducted with help from Sy Johnson – and soloists include James Moody and Bobby Jones on tenor, Charles McPherson on alto, Snookie Young and Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Roland Hanna on piano. Titles include "The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers", "Adagio Ma Non Troppo", "The Chill of Death", and "The I Of Hurricane Sue". Charles Mingus & Friends In Concert is a wonderful set – a double-length album that's great all the way through! Mingus live is always a treat – especially in these later years, when the fire seemed to go out of most of his studio recordings. Live, though, he always managed to kick it hard - with the sort of emotion that graced his strong early albums. And despite the fact that this one's conducted by Teo Macero, and features some remarks from Bill Cosby – the affair's still pretty hip, and the soloists go to town nicely – with those stretched-out performances that always made for the best individual moments in a Mingus record! The record features great work from Gene Ammons and Bobby Jones on tenor, Lee Konitz and Charles McPherson on alto, James Moody on flute, Randy Weston on piano, Lonnie Hillyer on trumpet, and Eddie Bert on trombone – and Honey Gordon sings a lovely vocal on the track "Eclipse". Other titles include "Jump Monk", "Us Is Two", "ESP", and "Ecclusiastics". CD

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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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New Lee MorganCharisma ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
One of our favorite albums from Lee Morgan – a soaringly soulful session that was recorded in the mid 60s, and finally issued by Blue Note at the end of the decade! The vibe here really follows from the lyrically inventive, post-Sidewinder mid 60s Morgan years – with a spirit that's similar to Lee's work on the albums Gigolo or Tom Cat, in a style that mixes in a fair bit more modal and Latin influences to the rhythms. The lineup is totally great too – a sextet that features Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean, Cedar Walton, Paul Chambers, and Billy Higgins – the last of whom provides tremendous rhythms that are as fluidly inventive as Morgan's playing and the writing of Hank Mobley, who contributed most of the tunes to the set. Titles include "Hey Chico", "The Double Up", and "The Murphy Man" – and the record also includes a nice version of Duke Pearson's "Sweet Honey Bee". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Peter NeroSalute To Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass/Screen Scene ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of obscure albums from Peter Nero – both pretty groovy! Peter Nero Plays A Salute To Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass follows on a surprisingly common genre in the 60s – an instrumental album that seeks to cash in on Herb's big work of the time – but done here with piano from Nero, instead of the usual trumpet in the lead! That switch makes for a nice change – as does Nero's own arrangements, which aren't nearly as copycat as you'd get on other Alpert tribute albums – so that the whole thing feels more like an extrapolation of A&M Records ideas, brought through the more traditional easy style of RCA. Titles include "What Now My Love", "The Lonely Bull", "Work Song", "The Mexican Shuffle", "Spanish Flea", and "A Taste Of Honey". Screen Scene is a cool set of instrumental themes from 60s films – a well-chosen selection that has Peter Nero at his most groovy – playing with a bit more left hand soul at times, and hitting some unexpectedly mod moments too! Nero handled the arrangements – and while some charts have the fullness of his own records, others are nicely compact – especially when the song calls for it. Titles include "My Favorite Things", "Help", "The Silencers", "What's New Pussycat", "Thunderball", and "Chim Chim Cheree" – plus Nero's own "The Flick". CD

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David Fathead NewmanConcrete Jungle ... LP
Prestige, 1978. Very Good- ... $1.99
Pretty laidback stuff from David Newman – but a nice record overall. The whole thing's arranged and produced by William Fischer, and it's got a soulful finish that works well with Newman's sweet-sounding horn. There's not really a lot of funk in the mix, but the album's got a solid approach that recalls some of Stanley Turrentine's post-CTI albums. The group includes Idris Muhammad, Bill Summers, and Pat Rebillot – and titles include "Distant Lover", "Sun Seeds", "Concrete Jungle", "Knocks Me Off My Feet", and "Dance Of The Honey Bee & The Funky Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bent corner and some light stains. Labels have a bit of pen.)

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New Esther OfarimIs It Really Me ... LP
Philips, 1965. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A great little solo album from Israeli singer Esther Ofarim – a vocalist who's usually heard in the company of her husband Ari, but who's working here alone in New York City, with some really great arrangements from jazzman Bobby Scott! The style here is less poppy than Esther's other work – and Scott's backings bring in a good deal of swinging jazz, but also mix in some more ambitious, more baroque instrumentation – of the sort that Ofarim would use more strongly later in the 60s. The blend is a great one – giving the album the feel of some of Michel Legrand or Quincy Jones' best vocal sessions of the period – and Ofarim's tremendous range and sensitivity really blossom beautifully in the setting! Titles include a great version of "Earthquake", written by Yma Sumac's collaborator Moises Vivanco – plus "By Myself", "Old Devil Moon", "Here I'll Stay", "Somebody Somewhere", "I Have Dreamed", "Night & Day", and "Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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John PattonBoogaloo ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
Rare work by Hammond organ giant Big John Patton – recorded in 1968, but never issued until 1995, and even then, only briefly! The record features Patton at his finest – stretching out from his basic soul jazz roots, into a more searching use of the organ that's undoubtedly influenced by Larry Young's work at the same time. The record features great work by Harold Alexander on flute and tenor, plus trumpet by Vincent McEwan, drums by George Brown, and added conga by Richard Landrum. The groove is somewhere between 60s soul jazz and modal – and the tracks are long, with that heavy Patton swing! Title sinclude "B&J", "Boogaloo Boogie", "Milk & Honey", "Shoutin But No Poutin", and "Spirit". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Esther PhillipsEsther ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good- ... $14.99
Given her start as a rough-hewn child junkie R&B singer, it's hard to believe that Esther's the one singing these beautiful ballads and soul tracks! The album's fantastic, though – and it shows Esther maturing into one of the more fantastic vocalists of her generation. Oliver Nelson, Ray Ellis, and Jimmy Wisner handle the arrangements – and they all have a very nice blend of fragile orchestrations that are just right for Esther's raw pain-filled voice. Titles include "Taste Of Honey", "Crazy He Calls Me", "He Touched Me", "Just Say Goodbye", and "As Tears Go By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear, a cutout hole, some stains, a center split on the bottom seam.)

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Elvis PresleyElvis Presley ... CD
RCA, 1956. Used ... $1.99
Titles include "Blue Suede Shoes", "Tutti Fruitti", "Money Honey", "Blue Moon", "Just Because", and "I Got A Woman". CD
(Out of print.)

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RoyalsDubbing With The Royals ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Another great set from Pressure Sounds! They really got us open when they pulled together their first set by the Royals, Pick Up The Pieces, and this dub and Dee Jay outing makes a perfect companion set. Excellent dubs rendered by the heaviest of the heavy mixologists: Tubby, Jammy, Scientist, Lee Perry and Errol T plus some rare, rare DJ versions from Prince Far I and I Roy, all packaged to the usual high Pressure Sounds standards. 19 tracks casting the Royals soulful reggae in a new light, 68 minutes of music in all, with rhythms built in Kingston by the cream of Jamaica's session players. Check the massive track list: 2 versions of "If You Want Good": "Negusa Nagast" featuring Knowledge & Prince Far I, dub mix by Scientist and "Nose Hole" with a dub mix by Ernest Hookim, "Waizero" ("Facts Of Life") dub mix by Scientist, "Wigwam" ("Blacker Black") dub mix by Scientist at Channel One, 3 versions of "Pick Up The Pieces": "Llongo" dub mix by Lee Scratch Perry & King Tubby, "Pride Of A Black Man" by Gladdy Anderson, and "Monkey Fashion" chatted up by I Roy, "Land Of Milk & Honey" ("Promised Land") dubbed by Errol T at Randy's, "Manna From The Sky" ("Malnutrition") dubbed by Prince Jammy, "Peace, Love & Dub" ("Peace & Love") dubbed by Ernest Hookim at Channel One, "Tirang" aka "Only For A Time" dub, "Tekla" with King Tubby being dubby on "Sufferer Of The Ghetto", "MIA" a dub of "Way Of Life" by Gregory Isaacs, "Jemima Antonia Dub" a dub of "Oh My Love", 2 versions of "Ghetto Man" "Sugar Candy" by I Roy and "Oongaan" by King Tubby, "Janhoi" featuring Knowledge & Prince Far I versioning "Make Believe" and "Jammy's Dub" with Prince Jammy dubbing the same rhythm and "Dub The Wrong" ("When You Are Wrong") dub mix by Ernest Hookim at Channel One. CD

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Merl Saunders & Jerry GarciaKeystone Companions – The Complete Fantasy Recordings Of Merl Saunders (4CD set) ... CD
Fantasy, 1973. Used 4 CDs ... $29.99
Massive Bay Area sounds from the 70s – a mighty meeting of organist Merl Saunders and Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia – both coming together in a setting that offers up a wicked blend of jazz, funk, blues, and rock! Jerry definitely sings a bit, but the longer tracks show a stronger focus on his legendary guitar work – and Saunders handles a few different keyboards, all with equally deft touches – as he and Garcia really open up as the set rolls on. This massive 4CD package features all the live material recorded by the duo at the Keystone club in 1972 – and also features 7 bonus tracks never issued before – all wrapped up in a cool box that also comes with a poster, a Keystone coaster, book of matches, and a pin! Titles include "My Funny Valentine", "Keepers", "The Harder They Come", "Merl's Tune", "I Second That Emotion", "It Ain't No Use", "Positively 4th Street", "Someday Baby", "Like A Road Leading Home", "Money Honey", and "How Sweet It Is". CD

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Jack SheldonCool World Of Jack Sheldon ... LP
Dot, 1969. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Mellow, magical, and moody – a sublime set from the great Jack Sheldon – working both as a vocalist and jazz trumpeter! Sheldon first cut his teeth as part of the west coast scene of the 50s – but by the time of this sweet little record, he'd elevated himself into a unique space that made him a regular fixture on TV during the 60s and 70s – always entertaining, and with a vocal style that was as raspy and rough as his trumpet solos were cool! This set for Dot is Jack's second for the label – and it's a great mix of styles all handled by Don Sebesky. Sebesky scores some tunes that focus on Jack's trumpet – with breathy solos that drift across some sweet 60s easy arrangements – offset by others that feature Sheldon's growling vocals, rumbling along in a jagged, jaunty sort of mode. The whole thing's filled with lots of groovy 60s touches – of the sort you'd expect much more from a record on A&M than on Dot. Titles include "The Boy's Got Soul", "Happy Together/Honey Pie", "Afterthoughts", "Meet A Cheetah", "I Think He's Hiding", and "Shangri-La". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Johnny Shines, Robert Nighthawk, & OthersDrop Down Mama (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Chess (Japan), Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Some of the earliest blues ever recorded by the legendary Chess Records – material by a variety of artists caught at the very start of the 50s! The names here aren't as big as those of the stars who would firmly put Chess on the map later in the decade – but the work is a great indication that the Chess brothers were on the right track even in these early days – picking some of the finest talents of the underground, and setting their work to wax! Titles include a few previously unreleased numbers, plus other tracks from older 78s – and titles include "Joliet Blues" and "So Glad I Found You" by Johnny Shines, "Sweet Black Angel" and "Anna Lee" by Robert Nighthawk, "Dark Road" and "You Can't Live Long" by Floyd Jones, "Crying" and "Sad Story" by Blue Smitty, "One Of These Days" by Big Boy Spires, and "Drop Down Mama" by Honey Boy Edwards. CD also features 3 bonus tracks too – "Overseas" by Floyd Jones, "Date Bait" by Blue Smitty, and "My Sweet Lovin Woman" by Robert Nighthawk. CD

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ShirellesHappy & In Love/The Shirelles (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/Real Gone, 1971/1972. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Two albums and bonus tracks too – all rare material from an overlooked chapter of The Shirelles' career! First up is Happy & In Love, a great second chapter for The Shirelles – hardly the girl group pop they cut in the 60s, and instead a more righteous soul style for the 70s – in a mode that's like Honey Cone or Three Degrees! The backings are nice and soulful – almost funky at times – with arrangements from George Andrews and Joe Scott that mix fuller strings with tighter grooves at the core – in a way that really sets the vocals free amidst some very interesting material! Had the girls only cut this record, it might have been a 70s soul hit – but it's unfortunately gotten lost to the shifting sands of time because it's not as iconic as their hits. Don't make that mistake, though, because the album's a real charmer – and titles include "Boy You're Too Young", "There's Nothing In This World", "It's Gonna Take A Miracle", "Take Me", "We Got A Lot Of Lovin To Do", and "Strange I Still Love You". The 1972 album The Shirelles is surprisingly great later work by The Shirelles – nice and soulful, thanks to arrangements from David Van De Pitte and Wade Marcus – both of whom push the trio way past their roots, into more sophisticated group soul for the 70s! The approach carries the best (then) contemporary styles from New York and Philly – particularly that strong way of mixing group vocals with focused grooves – as you'd hear from some of the more successful male groups of the time on RCA, like Main Ingredient or Choice Four. The Shirelles have a strong sense of harmony that really pushes the tunes forward – and the material is nice and creative – with titles that include "Walk On In", "Brother Brother", "Sunday Dreaming", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Let's Stay Together", "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart", and "Drowning In The Sea Of Love". CD also features bonus tracks – "Let's Give Each Other Love", "Do What You've A Mind To", and "Touch The Wind". CD

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Sugarman ThreePure Cane Sugar ... LP
Daptone, 2002. New Copy ... $12.99
The greatest album to date from Sugarman 3 – one of the funkiest combos of the past 50 years! The group's organ/sax sound has never sounded so great – and it's pumped up even further here from some added guest instrumentation, including drums from Bernard Purdie, plus vocals on a number of cuts from deep funk legends Lee Fields, Charles Bradley, and Naomi Davis. The whole thing's as funky as funky can be – the kind of a record that would be selling for $300 if it came out in the 70s, and which is even nicer to have at a low everyday price! Titles include "Shot Down", "Modern Jive", "Funky So & So", "Take It As It Come", "Pure Cane", "Promised Land", "Country Girl", "La Culebra", "Down To It", "Honey Wagon", and "Bosco's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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Miles TackettFool Who Wonders ... CD
Rootdown LA, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
A great solo set from music man Miles – an artist you'll know best for his fierce work in Breakestra – the legendary Cali funk and soul torch carriers! The set's got a very hip vibe – done in a diverse blend of LA styles – from early 70s folk and psychedelic soul, to harder-edged funky grooves – always with Miles' guitar in the lead! Tackett is not only a hella talented guitar, bass and keyboards player, he's also a surprisingly strong singer and songwriter – breaking out strongly on tracks that include "Just What I Need", "Everything", 'Come Away", "Release Me", "The Fool Who Wonders", "Out In The Canyon", "Golden Child, Honey Child", "One More Time", "Paradise", and "Shake Your Tambourine" – as well as a nice cover of The Byrds' "Everbody's Been Burned". CD

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New Leon Thomas, T-Bone Walker, & OthersSuper Black Blues, Vol 2 ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
A weird little set on Flying Dutchman – a live set that features the talents of Leon Thomas, T-Bone Walker, Eddie Vinson, and Joe Turner on vocals – plus instrumental backing by players that include Elvin Jones, Wynton Kelly, Howard Morgan, Earl (aka Neal) Creque, and Richard Landrum. The groove here is a mix of blues and funky soul – hipper than the usual blues set of the time, especially on the Leon Thomas tracks "Welcome To New York", "Damn Nam (Aint' Goin To Vietnam)", and "Disillusion Blues". Leon sings lead vocals on half the album – and other tracks include "Sail On", "Stormy Monday Blues", "I Had A Dream", "Person To Person", and "Honey Hush". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Muddy WatersAfter The Rain ... CD
Cadet/Get On Down, 1969. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Muddy's grooving hard and funky – with help from Cadet studio funksters like Charles Stepney, Phil Upchurch, Louis Satterfield, and Morris Jennings – one of the best ever of the once oft-maligned, now oft-beloved funk era Chess/Cadet albums! After The Rain has more of Muddy's classic bluesy finish than some of the other Chess blues remodel albums from the time – but it's still got plenty of raw production and great fuzzed out guitar that totally killer! Hard charging dirty grooves from Muddy Waters that we've always dug – and we're thrilled to see these kinds of records get some belated love! Titles include "I Am The Blues", "Hurtin Soul", "Bottom Of The Sea", "Honey Bee", "Rollin' And Tumblin'", "Screamin & Cryin", and "Blues & Trouble". CD

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Muddy WatersMcKinley Morganfield – AKA Muddy Waters ... CD
Chess/Traffic, 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
A late 60s album on Chess Records – but one that serves to bring together all the best early work that Muddy Waters did for the label – including lots of original 45s and 78s! The range of music is really wonderful – the kind of tracks that first got Waters noticed in the first place – and although electric, a version of Chicago blues that still has a fair bit of rootsy touches too. The notes are great – a very detailed assessment of Muddy's music and career by Pete Welding – done at a key time before Waters hit bigger fame, and softened his edges a bit. Titles include "I'm Ready", "Honey Bee", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "She Moves Me", "Kind Hearted Woman", "Too Young To Know", "I Want You To Love Me", "Rollin Stone", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Long Distance Call", "Standing Around Crying", "Still A Fool", and "Walking Through The Park". CD

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Bobby WatsonYear Of The Rabbit ... CD
Evidence, 1987. Used ... $7.99
The "rabbit", in this case, is Johnny Hodges – Duke Ellington's famous alto soloist, paid tribute to mightily in this swinging set by Bobby Watson! The album's quite different than most of Watson's other work from the time – a relatively straight batch of swing tracks, performed with a largeish group that includes Curtis Lundy, Kenny Washington, Bill Easley, Irving Stokes, and Mulgrew Miller. Most of the tracks are Ellington, Strayhorn, or Hodges compositions – save for Watson's excellent "Blues For Alto" – and titles include "Good Queen Bess", "The Jeep Is Jumpin", "Isfahan", "Squatty Roo", and "Honey Bunny". CD
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Bobby WomackRoads Of Life (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Arista/Sony (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $23.99
A great album from Bobby – different than his earlier albums for United Artists, but in a good way – one that revives his whole career, and takes his sound into a whole new direction! The album's got a smooth soul finish with some touches of synth funk – produced by Bobby and Patrick Moten, who would later work together on the masterful Poet LP – and the contrast between the more modern arrangements and Bobby's raspy soul vocals works wonderfully! The mellow tracks are really great – with a tight, lightly funky sound bubbling under Bobby's wonderful vocals – and the album's got loads of nice cuts like "The Roads Of Life", "Give It Up", "The Roots In Me", "Honey Dripper Boogie", "How Could You Break My Heart", and "What Are You Doing". CD
(Blu-spec CD2 pressing!)

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Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo (Onra/Buddy Sativa)Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo ... CD
All City (Ireland), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
A surprisingly spiritual collaboration between Onra and and Buddy Sativa – one that's filled with lots of rich acoustic sounds that recall the glory days of the 70s spiritual jazz scene and the post-Coltrane years on Impulse Records! Most of the music is handled just by the two musicians, working with overdubs – and laying down bits of flute, kalimba, electric piano, Arp, harp, vibes, bass, and plenty of percussion – a very heady brew that stretches out with a deep, organic vibe that's mighty nice! Despite it's contemporary origin, the set feels a lot like some lost indie pressing from the 70s – with tracks that include "Wandering Wondering", "Endangered Species", "Universe Is Love", "UFO Paradise", "Dark Karma", and "Honey Hash Rose". CD
 
 
 



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