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Dee Dee BridgewaterPrelude To A Kiss – The Duke Ellington Album ... CD
Philips, 1996. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print. BMG Direcrt pressing.)

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Camp LoArmy (clean, inst)/Sun Kiss (clean) ... 12-inch
Camp Lo, 2001. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $7.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Georgia GibbsKiss Of Fire/Blue Grass ... 7-inch
Bell, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Bell sleeve.)

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Hovhaness/StravinskyMysterious Mountain/Fairy's Kiss (Divertimento) – Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $24.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Living stereo, shaded dog pressing – LSC 2251. Record is beautiful, but has one very short flaw near the end of one side – which causes some slight clicking for just a bit.)

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Steven Hufsteter & OthersKiss Of The Damned (with download) ... LP
Soraya, 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... $24.99
The soundtrack to Kiss Of The Damned – kind of a modern take on the style of sultry European vampire films of the 70s – nicely done by composer Steven Hufsteter and featuring some cool stand-alone songs, too! If you dig seedy 70s cinema and soundtracks as much as we do, you'll recognize from the cover art that the film is an homage to the style of filmmakers Jess Franco, Jean Rollin others – which has gotten some love in recent years, especially for the evocative soundtracks. The film is directed by Xan Cassavetes (daughter of film maverick John Cassavetes) and composer Hufsteter does a terrific job here putting a modern spin on the sexy sounds of 70s – some that would sound right at home on a vintage soundtrack resurrected by Finders Keepers, but others are more clearly contemporary. Also includes cool period songs AND contemporary tunes by the legendary Brigitte Fontaine, Jane Weaver, Acanthus and more! Includes "KOTD Love Theme", "Vapeur", "Bath Of Tears", "Threshold", "Backstage Jazz", "Adieu Vampiers" and more by composer Steven Hufsteter, "Parade Of Blood Red Sorrows" by Jane Weaver, "Le Ciel Est Doux" by Brigitte Fontaine, "Sleeping Beauty (Angiosse Temporelle)" by Acanthus, ""Hexen Leben Langer" by Der Fluch and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – plus an 18 x 24 poster!)

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Syl JohnsonOne Way Ticket To Nowhere/Kiss By Kiss ... 7-inch
Twinight, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $7.99
Sweeter stuff than usual by Syl – but still very nice! "Kiss by Kiss" is a beautiful loping soul number, with a bit of funk at the bottom, and plenty of nice raw guitar – but also a bit of strings, in almost a Brunswick soul mode. "One Way Ticket" has those strings, too – and features a nice hook-heavy number that's almost in a Tyrone Davis mode. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some pen.)

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Patrick JuvetLady Nite/Swiss Kiss (one-sided promo) ... 12-inch
Casablanca, 1979. Near Mint- ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Casablanca sleeve.)

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New KissAlive II ... LP
Casablanca, 1977. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has creasing & waviness.)

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New KissMusic From The Elder (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1981. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
CD
(Includes original plastic slipcase.)

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KissPsycho Circus (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Casablanca/Mercury (Japan), 1998. Used 2CD ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Canta MayaLong Long Kiss ... LP
Roulette, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some light age stains along the edges, and a bit of clear tape on the top and spine.)

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Nikki Sudden & Roland S HowardKiss You Kidnapped Charabanc ... LP
Creation/Numero, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 22.98
Some of the moodiest music that Nikki Sudden recorded in the 80s – and that's saying a lot, given his other albums! The record's a duet with Roland S Howard – of Birthday Party and Lydia Lunch collaborative fame – and Howard has Nikki really moving into noisier territory – both with the guitar parts used on the tunes, and in the overall presentation of the lyrics and ideas of the tunes! There's no other band on the set, which gives the music a looser, less-structured feel than some of Sudden's other records – really letting the vocal and instrumental concepts ruminate in a space that's all their own – with completely sublime results. Titles include "Feather Beds", "A Quick Thing", "Crossroads", "Don't Explain", "Better Blood", and "Rebel Grave". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Jimi HendrixKiss The Sky ... LP
Reprise, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New KissRock & Roll Over ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, a small center split on the spine, and some small stains.)

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New MtumeKiss This World Goodbye ... LP
Epic, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An early crossover set from Mtume – one that still holds onto some of the elements first forged in the spiritual jazz underground of the early 70s, yet one that also starts to showcase more of the tighter soul groove he'd burst into prominence in the early 80s! The blend is a great one, and makes the album one of Mtume's most compelling records – as even amidst some of the more grooving numbers, there's some great offbeat elements at work too – almost putting the record in the territory of work by Roy Ayers or Edwin Birdsong. The mighty Hubert Eaves contributes lots of great keyboards to the record, and famous partner Reggie Lucas plays guitar – while Mtume himself sings along with his percussion, and also gets some female vocal help from Tawatha. Titles include the sublime "The Closer I Get To You" – plus "Just Funnin", "Kiss This World Goodbye", "Love Lock", "Metal Flake Mind", and "This Is Your World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Top and bottom seams are beginning to split. Back cover has some moisture stains along the bottom edge.)

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New Brenda RussellKiss Me With The Wind ... LP
A&M, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, a factory sticker, and a spot of price sticker residue.)

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New SpecimenReturning From A Journey (single version)/Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ... 12-inch
Sire, 1983. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New J Frank Wilson & The CavaliersLast Kiss ... CD
Josie/Warner (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic album from J Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers – a 60s Texas group who are best-remembered for their classic "Last Kiss" hit, but who've got plenty more to offer here! There's an echoey brilliance to most of these numbers that really stands out – a stark, spare, simple approach to pop that shows why the hinterlands of the US scene were often some of the hippest places to look for new music back in the day. Wilson's heartfelt vocals really come across with a tremendous sense of sadness here – spun out with very spacious sound in the studio, and backed by a beautifully blue blend of electric guitar, organ, and saxophone. Titles include "Last Kiss", "Sea Of Love", "Over The Mountain", "Ding Go The Chimes", "Kiss & Run", "Young Love", and "Day Before Our Wedding". CD

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New KissAlive! ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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New Pam Todd & Gold Bullion BandBaise Moi (Kiss Me) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Channel, 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Hackamore BrickOne Kiss Leads To Another (with bonus track) ... LP
Kama Sutra/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The legendary debut of Hackamore Brick – a really unique little group who only gave the world this one little record, then disappeared for decades! Although issued on the mostly-pop Kama Sutra imprint, the album's got this earnest, honest quality that's really refreshing for the time – neither too-jamming rock or psych, but also not really singer-songwriter material either – and instead that kind of personal blend of acoustic elements and electric passion that's been rediscovered recently in the farther reaches of the "private" underground of the 70s. Yet here, the group are emerging already full-formed – with songwriting that's sublime, vocals that are transcendent, and mix of modes that was certainly a head-scratcher to the mainstream market of the time – but which has gone onto make the album a real treasure that's gotten some much-needed rediscovery in recent years. Titles include "Got A Gal Named Wilma", "Reachin", "Radio", "Peace Has Come", "Zip Gun Woman", "Someone You Know", and "Oh Those Sweet Bananas". Features the bonus track "Searchin". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Steven Hufsteter & OthersKiss Of The Damned ... CD
Soraya, 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The soundtrack to Kiss Of The Damned – kind of a modern take on the style of sultry European vampire films of the 70s – nicely done by composer Steven Hufsteter and featuring some cool stand-alone songs, too! If you dig seedy 70s cinema and soundtracks as much as we do, you'll recognize from the cover art that the film is an homage to the style of filmmakers Jess Franco, Jean Rollin others – which has gotten some love in recent years, especially for the evocative soundtracks. The film is directed by Xan Cassavetes (daughter of film maverick John Cassavetes) and composer Hufsteter does a terrific job here putting a modern spin on the sexy sounds of 70s – some that would sound right at home on a vintage soundtrack resurrected by Finders Keepers, but others are more clearly contemporary. Also includes cool period songs AND contemporary tunes by the legendary Brigitte Fontaine, Jane Weaver, Acanthus and more! Includes "KOTD Love Theme", "Vapeur", "Bath Of Tears", "Threshold", "Backstage Jazz", "Adieu Vampiers" and more by composer Steven Hufsteter, "Parade Of Blood Red Sorrows" by Jane Weaver, "Le Ciel Est Doux" by Brigitte Fontaine, "Sleeping Beauty (Angiosse Temporelle)" by Acanthus, ""Hexen Leben Langer" by Der Fluch and more. CD
Also available Kiss Of The Damned (with download) ... LP 24.99

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New OO OO WAScreen Kiss ... CD
Limited Potential, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)
 
Close matches: 2
Close matches24
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CrocodilesCrimes Of Passion ... CD
French Kiss, 2013. Used ... $6.99
CD

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CrocodilesEndless Flowers ... CD
French Kiss, 2012. Used ... $4.99
CD
 
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Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
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
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on tracks one through three. Cover has light ring & edge wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and some discoloration on the back along the opening.)

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Louis ArmstrongHello Dolly! ... LP
Kapp, 1964. Very Good ... $8.99
A key album in the career of Louis Armstrong – one that helped him forge the fourth or fifth great comeback in his career! As you'd guess by the title, the album's built around Louis' hit version of "Hello Dolly" – sung in a mode that at one level stretches back to his roots in trad jazz, but at another kind of peps the whole thing up with a mod 60s/20s retro sort of swing – more syncopated than before, with a choppy little groove that pushed Louis right back onto the charts. Backing is by a small group that includes Billy Kyle on piano, Arvell Shaw on bass, and Joe Darensbourg on clarinet – and the album's filled with other great numbers that include "A Kiss To Build A Dream On", "Moon River", "You Are Woman I Am Man", "Blueberry Hill", and "Be My Life's Companion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Roy AyersLet's Do It ... CD
Polydor/Soul Brother (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Pure magic from the height of Roy Ayers' classic 70s run on Polydor – a record that's filled with warm, jazzy grooves – all served up in that unique style that Roy was forging at the time! The album perfectly balances dancefloor tracks with mellower numbers – stepping out one minute with a funky groove on the bottom, then sliding into some slinkier laidback styles that are equally great. William Allen handles the arrangements with Roy, and does the strings himself – and also plays some monstrous bass on most numbers, which really brings up the rhythms from the bottom! Titles include the killer groovers "Sweet Tears", "When Is Real Real", "Let's Do It", and "Freaky Deaky" – and the warm mellow cuts "You Came Into My Life", "Kiss", and "Melody Maker". CD
Also available Let's Do It ... LP 2.99

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New Roy AyersLet's Do It ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
Pure magic from the height of Roy Ayers' classic 70s run on Polydor – a record that's filled with warm, jazzy grooves – all served up in that unique style that Roy was forging at the time! The album perfectly balances dancefloor tracks with mellower numbers – stepping out one minute with a funky groove on the bottom, then sliding into some slinkier laidback styles that are equally great. William Allen handles the arrangements with Roy, and does the strings himself – and also plays some monstrous bass on most numbers, which really brings up the rhythms from the bottom! Titles include the killer groovers "Sweet Tears", "When Is Real Real", "Let's Do It", and "Freaky Deaky" – and the warm mellow cuts "You Came Into My Life", "Kiss", and "Melody Maker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, some wear on the spine and a name in pen.)
Also available Let's Do It ... CD 16.99

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Erykah BaduMama's Gun ... CD
Universal, 2000. Used ... $4.99
Great stuff from Eryka Badu – sweet, mellow, soulful, and with a very righteous vibe! The record's got some impeccable production – and the best cuts have a stripped-down groove that mixes keyboards and vocals in a way that's similar to recent work by D'Angelo and Jill Scott. Eryka's all her own woman, though – and she keeps things very real with her own unique vocal style and phrasing on the lyrics. Loads of great tracks – and titles include "Kiss Me On My Neck", "Didn't Cha Know", "My Life", "AD 2000", "Bag Lady", "In Love With You", and "Booty". CD

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New Blue Oyster CultBlue Oyster Cult ... LP
Columbia, 1972. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Titles include "I'm On The Lamb But I Ain't No Sheep", "Stairway To The Stars", "Cities On Flame With Rock & Roll", "Redeemed", "Before The Kiss A Redcap", and "Screams". LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneJohn Coltrane – The Bethlehem Years (Winner's Circle/Art Blakey Big Band) ... CD
Bethlehem/Shout Factory, 1957. Used 2CD ... $5.99
The complete recordings done by John Coltrane for Bethlehem Records – mostly cut during December of 1957, and issued on the albums The Winner's Circle and Art Blakey Big Band! Both albums were a bit unusual for the label – in that The Winner's Circle was sort of a blowing/jam session type record, cut with some of the big poll winners of the year, but with shorter tracks than the usual Prestige-styled set of that nature. The lineup includes Donald Byrd, Al Cohn, Eddie Costa, Oscar Pettiford, and Philly Joe Jones – and Coltrane's a bit buried in the group, but gets out some nice licks from time to time. The second set of tracks was recorded for a unique big band session led by Art Blakey – featuring a core group with Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Walter Bishop Jr, and Wendell Marshall on some tracks – plus a larger lineup on a number of others. The CD brings together a whopping 27 tracks from these sessions, including some great alternate takes – and titles include "Midriff", "Tippin", "The Outer World", "The Kiss Of No Return", "Pristine", and "Oasis" – a previously unreleased track! CD

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Davis SistersMemories ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $34.99 45.99
Boy, were we happy to see this one! In the early 50s Skeeter and Betty Jack Davis recorded maybe the greatest female country tunes of the time, and pre-rock boogies that would influence THAT little movement, including the great "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know", and "Rock-A-Bye-Boogie". This 2 CD set collects 60 tracks – many of which, needless to say, are seeing the light of day for the first time in ages! Sadly, Betty died in a car wreck without recording a whole lot more than you'll find here – and Skeeter went on to record plenty of fine material on her own and with others. Includes several alternate versions and readings of the staples like "Foggy Mountain Top", and a thick booklet with childhood photos and detailed biography. Other tracks include "Your Gone", "Tomorrow I'll Cry", "Gotta Git A-Goin", "You Weren't Ashamed To Kiss Me Last Night", "Single Girl", "Show Me", "Takin' Time Out For My Tears", and, oh, about 40 more! CD

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Miles DavisSiesta ... CD
Warner, 1987. Used ... $6.99
One of Miles' last great albums – a soundtrack composed in conjunction with Marcus Miller, and recorded with a mix of atmospheric electronics and trumpet solos, coming off in a way that sounds far better than most of his other attempts at this style fro the time. Miller plays all the other instruments in the set, apart from some occasional guest work by players that include John Scofield, Earl Klugh, Omar Hakim, and Jason Miles. Titles include "Conchita", "Lament", "Los Feliz", "Lost In Madrid", "Siesta", "Kitt's Kiss", and "Wind". CD

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Patty DukePatty ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Sealed ... $6.99
A record that reunites Patty Duke with arranger Arnold Goland – whose pop talents in the studio work the same kind of magic with the singer that you'd find in some of the more impressive Brit female pop records of the time! Titles are a mix of different modes, all brought together nicely in the arrangements – and tunes include "The World Is Watching Us", "One Kiss Away", "Sure Gonna Miss Him", "Nothing But You", "Little Things Mean A Lot", and "Whenever She Holds You". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Herb Ellis & Joe PassSeven Come Seven ... CD
Concord (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
The Concord label gave guitarist Herb Ellis some of his greatest moments of the 70s – like this early cooker with guitarist Joe Pass – recorded live at the Concord Jazz Festival that gave the label its name! The 1973 performance has both players really opening up – never overwhelming each other, but driving with energy right from the start, then spacing out their own territory strongly on the solos. Backing is from bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jake Hanna – but the record leaves lots of room for guitar throughout – with tones and moments from both players that are a real surprise. Titles include "Seven Come Eleven", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Perdido", "Easy Living", and "Concord Blues". CD

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John Ellison (Soul Brother Six)Up From Funk ... CD
Jamie, Late 60s/Early 70s/2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 27.98
A deep deep retrospective on soul singer John Ellison – best known for his work in the group Soul Brother Six – but a heck of a great talent on his own! The set's an unusual one – in that it features a fair bit of old recordings from the vaults of Jamie Records, mixed with new recordings and remixes of older classics – including some of John's best with his famous group! Modern instrumental styles dominate most of the record, but Ellison's vocals are definitely old school – and have this crackling quality that shows his continued commitment to soul. The one thing missing from the package is a full set of dates, which might help us understand the recording history a bit more – but in their place are some surprisingly great notes from Ellison, which certainly makes up for that loss. Titles include "Leave Me Alone", "Sex Is Sex", "Magic Touch", "Wild & Free", "She's Hot She's Some Kind Of Wonderful", "A Kiss In The Wind", "Let Your Hair Hang Down", and "Spend The Rest Of My Life Making Love To You" – plus remakes of "I Need You Yes I Do", "I Don't Want To Cry", and "You Better Check Yourself" – and remixes of "See You Later Baby", "Play With Fire", and "Keep On Making Love To Me". CD

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Red Garland with Ray BarrettoRojo ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $13.99
Red Garland's really cooking on this late 50s set – thanks to some added conga work from Ray Barretto on most of the album's tracks – and that great little groove that Barretto's percussion brought to some other soul jazz cookers like this from the time! Garland still gets plenty of space to spin out in that lyrical style he did better than just about anyone else – and core trio rhythm support is from George Joyner on bass and Charlie Persip on drums, who burn nicely when Barretto sits out – although we're definitely partial to the more complicated grooves featured with Ray. Titles include "Rojo", "Mr. Wonderful", "We Kiss In A Shadow", "Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", and the nice groover "Ralph J Gleason Blues". CD

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Tiny GrimesTiny Grimes & His Rocking Highlanders Vol 1 ... LP
Krazy Kat/Gotham (UK), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Raw work from the great Tiny Grimes – in a space between jazz and R&B! The set includes 14 tracks, several of which have never been previously released, that Tiny Grimes recorded when his band included such folks as Screamin Jay Hawkins and Benny Golson. There are lots of bluesy tracks where Tiny's guitar playing sounds great. Titles include "Tiny's Jump", "St Louis Blues", "Drinking Beer", "Frankie & Johnny Boogie", "My Baby's Cool", "Hawaiian Boogie", "No Hug No Kiss", and "Battle Of The Mass". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie Hancock/YardbirdsBlow Up – Original Soundtrack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MGM/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
An amazing little record – not only a fab 60s soundtrack, but a rare non-Blue Note 60s album by Herbie Hancock! The set was recorded for the film Blow Up – an incredibly dark thriller by Michaelangelo Antonioni, set in swinging London of the 60s, which provided a very groovy backdrop for Herbie's score! The tunes get plenty groovy on this set – dancing out with a combination of fast rhythms, nice piano and organ, and some of the jazzy flourishes you'd expect from a Quincy Jones soundtrack of similar vintage. The Yardbirds also make an appearance on the cut "Stroll On" – which features in one of the best scenes in the film – and other Herbie Hancock tracks include "The Thief", "Verushka", "The Naked Camera", "Bring Down The Birds", "The Kiss", and "The Bed". LP, Vinyl record album

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ImpressionsOne By One ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good ... $4.99
Classic 60s Impressions material, with the legendary lineup firmly in place, and the great Johnny Pate handling all arrangements. This is one of the group's albums that mixes Curtis Mayfield cuts,"Lonely Man", "Just One Kiss From You", "Falling In Love With You" with more pop soul covers like "My Prayer", "Without A Song", "Answer Me, My Love", "I Want To Be With You", and "Nature Boy", which the group does incredibly well. Proof that the Impressions could shine, whatever the setting! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole & some wear.)

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Millie JacksonMoment's Pleasure ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1979. Used ... $8.99
A bit of a disco effort from Millie, given the time, but also a record that still has plenty of nice soul touches – thanks to Brad Shapiro, Millie's longtime partner at the production helm! The album features a great 2 parter with a nice monologue, entitled "What Went Wrong Last Night (parts 1 & 2)", plus the strangely-titled "Never Change Lovers In The Middle Of The Night" – as well as the tracks "A Moment's Pleasure", "Kiss You All Over", "We Got To Hit It Off", and "Once You've Had It". CD

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Pete JollySweet September ... LP
AVA, 1963. Very Good ... $16.99
Great work from one of the grooviest pianists of the 60s – a player who could always keep things lively and swinging, even in a small combo session! The album's one of Pete Jolly's gems for the Ava label – a follow-up to his semi-hit Little Bird, and like that one, a record done with some slight additional help from Howard Roberts on a few tracks. But this time around, Roberts' work is only on a few of the titles – leaving Pete's core trio to take over most of the grooves themselves, building strongly from warmly rolling rhythms by Chuck Berghofer on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, topped by Jolly's surprisingly soulful lines on piano – all in a blend that reminds us of the great balance between lyricism and groove we always find in the best work of Vince Guaraldi. Titles include "Sweet September", "Can't We Be Friends", "Any Number Can Win", "Soft Winds", "Oleo", "Yours Is My Heart Alone", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", and "Kiss Me Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small sticker on front.)

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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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Danny KortchmarInnuendo ... LP
Asylum, 1980. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A surprisingly nice record from one time Fug and session guitar giant Danny "The Kootch" Kortchmar – done for Asylum with a sound that moves from punchy power pop, to more measured singer songwriter stuff, in the vein of Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon – both of whom the Kootch had worked for. As was the case with other Asylum records at the end of the 70s/start of the 80s, the production can be a little too much of the era, but the songs are really strong and Danny just doesn't get enough recognition for his work as a headliner. Solid and tuneful! Titles include "You And What Army", "Lost In The Shuffle", "Killer's Kiss", "Ghost Of Errol Flynn", "Endless Sleep", "Innuendo", "Ego Tripper", "I Starred In That Movie", "Hair Of The Dog" and "When The Eagle Flies". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene KrupaGene Krupa & His Orchestra (4 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 rpm
Columbia, Mid 40s. Very Good- 4 x 78 rpm album ... $11.99
Includes the tracks "Tuxedo Junction", "Drum Boogie", "Drummin Man", "That's What You Think", "Knock Me A Kiss", "Let Me Off Uptown?", "Leave Us Leap", and "Boogie Blues". 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Album cover has a split spine with edge wear.)

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Patti LabelleWinner In You ... CD
MCA, 1986. Used ... $2.99
A bit one for Patti Labelle in the 80s – a set that crossed over big at the time, but which still has the lady in very soulful territory! Patti seems to sparkle most here on the mellower cuts – the gentle groovers and laidback ballads that helped open her up to a whole new audience, and which really give her a different sound than her 70s Labelle years. Titles include the Bacharach/Carol Bayer Sager title "On My Own" – sung as a duet with Michael McDonald – plus "Oh People", "There's A Winner In You", "Finally We're Back Together", "Beat My Heart Like A Drum", "Kiss Away The Pain", "Something Special", and "You're Mine Tonight". CD
(Out of print.)

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Zdenek LiskaMala Morska Vila (UK pressing) ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), 1976. Used ... $8.99
A strangely beautiful set of music composed by Zdenek Liska – described as orchestral/electronic, and it's soaring, haunting stuff – music with a great deal of subtley and abstract beauty on one level, and tense, fractured and spooky atmospherics on another! This is complex, accomplished material – classic soundtrack styled strings and other grander orchestrations blend with soundscape errata that's hard to define and describe – be it creaky, crackling beats, eerie bits of echo, or fuzzy effects. Titles include "Mala Morska Vila", "Witches Firewall", "The Sixth Sister", "The Black Sea", "The Kiss", "Games/Echoes", "Behind The Rock", "The Pendant" and more. CD

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Julie LondonLondon By Night ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Near Mint- (reissue)... $6.99
Breathy vocals from the great Julie London – an album recorded early in her years on Libery Records, but with a slightly full sound overall! Backings are by the orchestra of Pete King – a little heavy on the strings, but never too much so – just enough to give the tunes a sad-tinged sort of sound that glows and shimmers nicely behind Julie's vocals – very much in the moody feel you might expect from the trashy image of London in an alley on the cover! The set's never sleepy, and has a nicely dark undercurrent – on titles that include "Nobody's Heart", "The Exciting Life", "Something I Dreamed Last Night", "Well Sir", "In The Middle Of A Kiss", "Pousse Cafe", "Mad About The Boy", and "My Man's Gone Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Wax Train reissue from 2009. Cover has a very small stain at the bottom.)

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Humphrey LytteltonHumph Plays Standards ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $13.99
Humphrey Lyttleton's a British bandleader, but he makes a rare appearance here on Bethelehem Records in the US – on a session that was one of the early ones recorded in Landsdowne Studios! The group's a small one, and features some especially great work from Tony Coe on alto and clarinet – still in a relatively swing-based mode, but already with those sharp edges that we love so much – and the rest of the record has a similar blend of older jazz with modern inflections, played by a group that also includes Johnny Picard on trombone, Ian Armit on piano, and Jimmy Skidmore on tenor – plus Humph himself on trumpet. Titles include "Love For Sale", "Undecided", "Willow Weep For Me", "Blue Lou", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Bewitched". CD

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New Gianni MarchettiWild Eye – Original Soundtrack ... LP
RCA, 1968. Sealed ... $11.99
A groovy little Italian soundtrack – straight in some parts, but very nice in others! There's some sweet tunes that features wordless female vocals – in the mode of work by Armando Trovajoli or Ennio Morricone from the time – and there's other tunes that have a dancing groovy style that are right in the Easy Tempo mode. The tracks are very short, but groove around nicely – and really fit the feel you might expect from a title like The Wild Eye! Titles include "Bali Street", "The Sultan", "Don't Go Away", "The Kiss", "Two Lovers", "Love Comes Back", "Goodbye", and "Golden Age". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing!)

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Ronnie MathewsDoin' The Thang! ... CD
Prestige (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the only early albums as a leader from pianist Ronnie Mathews – a player who recorded more often in later years, but who really sounds incredible in this rare session for Prestige! Although a lyrical player at heart, Mathews also has a very hard edge here – more of a soul jazz groove than you'd hear on his later records, and a great example of the sound he was picking up from some of his key 60s work as a sideman. The group is great overall – with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and Charles Davis on baritone sax – both players who bring a Blue Note-like sense of imagination to their solos here. The rest of the group features Eddie Kahn on bass and Albert Heath on drums – and titles include the killers "The Thang", "Ichi Ban", and "The Orient" – plus "Let's Get Down", "1239A", and "Prelude To A Kiss". CD

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MoonglowsLook! It's The Moonglows ... CD
Chess (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Hard to get better than this for 50s vocal group material – and despite all the other groups on the east coast scene at the time, The Moonglows are still tops with us! The group have this really great way of never sounding too hokey or showy – but really manage to make magic with their vocals as they glide and cascade together with an approach that's especially strong on the ballads and mellower material. The group sports the talents of a young Bobby Lester and Harvey Fuqua – the latter of whom went onto do so much great work as a producer in soul – and titles include "Ten Commandments of Love", "When I'm With You", "Sweeter Than Words", "Blue Velvet", "Don't Say Goodbye", "Kiss Me Baby", "I'll Stop Wanting You", and "Penny Arcade". CD
Also available Look! It's The Moonglows ... LP 19.99

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MoonglowsLook! It's The Moonglows ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Hard to get better than this for 50s vocal group material – and despite all the other groups on the east coast scene at the time, The Moonglows are still tops with us! The group have this really great way of never sounding too hokey or showy – but really manage to make magic with their vocals as they glide and cascade together with an approach that's especially strong on the ballads and mellower material. The group sports the talents of a young Bobby Lester and Harvey Fuqua – the latter of whom went onto do so much great work as a producer in soul – and titles include "Ten Commandments of Love", "When I'm With You", "Sweeter Than Words", "Blue Velvet", "Don't Say Goodbye", "Kiss Me Baby", "I'll Stop Wanting You", and "Penny Arcade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)
Also available Look! It's The Moonglows ... CD 13.99

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New New York DollsNew York Dolls ... LP
Mercury, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
"I need a fix – and a kiiiiiiiiiissssssss!" What can we say? Johnny Thunders, David Johansen and the boys reinvented the wheel with the of wildly hedonist glam skronk spun on this still incredible debut record. Both records they made for Mercury are incredible, but this is the bonafide masterpiece. It's a classic purely on a primal rock 'n' roll level, but it's also one of rock's greatest examples of style equaling substance! The Dolls brought glammer to the gutter and vice versa, and this is no doubt their greatest moment! Includes "Personality Crisis", "Looking For A Kiss", "Trash", "Frankenstein", "Pills", "Bad Girl", "Private World" and "Jet Boy". Produced by Todd Rundgren and engineered by Jack Douglas – the former a legend in his own right, the latter whose name appears on so many great records that range from other proto-punk and punk-era classics (Patti Smith Group, The Runaways) to the trashier side of the mainstream (prime early Cheap Trick, Aerosmith and Alice Cooper). LP, Vinyl record album

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PrinceParade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD
Paisley Park, 1986. New Copy ... $3.99 4.98
Prince in near-peak form in the mid 80 – creatively, anyway! Parade is a brilliant stand-alone album, tough it doubles as a soundtrack to a film that flopped – standing today as one of our favorite Prince albums from the 80s! Includes the massively funky "Kiss", the closest Prince ever got to James Brown – and the whole album's got some great orchestral arrangements by Clare Fischer. Titles include "Christopher Tracey's Parade", "I Wonder U", "Under The Cherry Moon", "Girls & Boys", and "Anotherloverholenyohead". CD
Also available Parade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD 2.99

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New PrinceParade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD
Paisley Park, 1986. Used ... $2.99
Sure, it was the soundtrack to a film that flopped – but we remember this as one of our favorite Prince albums from the 80s! Includes the massively funky "Kiss", the closest Prince ever got to James Brown – and the whole album's got some great orchestral arrangements by Clare Fischer. Titles include "Christopher Tracey's Parade", "I Wonder U", "Under The Cherry Moon", "Girls & Boys", and "Anotherloverholenyohead". CD
Also available Parade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD 3.99

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New ReplacementsTim ... CD
Sire, 1985. Used ... $3.99
A big crossover classic for the champions of the Minneapolis scene! Titles include "Left Of The Dial", "Little Mascara", "Hold My Life", "I'll Buy", "Kiss Me On The Bus", "Waitress In The Sky", "Swingin Party", and "Here Comes A Regular". CD

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Plus 4 ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 17.98
A crackling bit of hardbop from Sonny Rollins – and a session that has Sonny playing with the Max Roach/Clifford Brown group that included Bud Powell's brother Richie on piano! Sonny had already made a strong name for himself on albums issued under the Roach/Brown tag at the time, and here the group returns the favor by allowing Sonny to lead, and by giving him a good deal of time in the spotlight! Rollins' solo ability is risen to a razor-sharp level for the set – really getting fire, and managing to invent at a speed and sharpness that's simply amazing. Titles include Sonny's classic reading of "Pent-up House", plus "Valse Hot", "Kiss & Run", and "Count Your Blessings". LP, Vinyl record album

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Diana RossDiana Ross (1976) ... CD
Motown, 1976. Used ... $5.99
Essential peak solo material from Diana – her aptly self-titled set from 1976, showing Ms. Ross stretching out stylistically with incredible style and with beautiful vocals! Diana '76 is among her best work of the 70s – and that's saying something! It opens with the gorgeous "Theme From Mahogany" – and given that this album's release was timed well with the movie, you could be forgiven to think it could be a quickie product to ride the film's commercial coattails. Not at all! In fact, this album is a major creative triumph – songs ranging from elegant balladry, to jazzy soul, to sultry disco. It's one of those rare few cases in which a great artists covers miles of stylistic territory and reins it all into a consistent whole. We always loved this album, but re-approaching after all these years, we think it's a real masterpiece! Titles include "Theme From Mahogany", "You're Good My Child", "Love Hangover", "Kiss Me Now", "After You", "Smile", "One Love In My Lifetime", and "I Thought It Took A Little Time". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Diana Ross (1976) ... LP 4.99

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Diana RossDiana Ross (1976) ... LP
Motown, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Essential peak solo material from Diana – her aptly self-titled set from 1976, showing Ms. Ross stretching out stylistically with incredible style and with beautiful vocals! Diana '76 is among her best work of the 70s – and that's saying something! It opens with the gorgeous "Theme From Mahogany" – and given that this album's release was timed well with the movie, you could be forgiven to think it could be a quickie product to ride the film's commercial coattails. Not at all! In fact, this album is a major creative triumph – songs ranging from elegant balladry, to jazzy soul, to sultry disco. It's one of those rare few cases in which a great artists covers miles of stylistic territory and reins it all into a consistent whole. We always loved this album, but re-approaching after all these years, we think it's a real masterpiece! Titles include "Theme From Mahogany", "You're Good My Child", "Love Hangover", "Kiss Me Now", "After You", "Smile", "One Love In My Lifetime", and "I Thought It Took A Little Time". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Diana Ross (1976) ... CD 5.99

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New Pee Wee RussellAsk Me Now! ... LP
Impulse, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
A record that will blow your mind – way different than you might expect from the cover! Sure, Pee Wee was a bit of a traditionalist on his instrument – the clarinet – but he's working here in a starkly modern way that almost recalls some of the best 50s work of Jimmy Guiffre, or some of the earlier sides by Steve Lacy. There's still a swing-based approach to the tunes, but they're handled in a spare style that features equal interplay between Russell, trombonist Marshall Brown, bassist Russell George, and drummer Ronnie Bedford – a great player who really makes the album sparkle! The tracks include a couple of Thelonious Monk titles – "Ask Me Now!" and "Hackensack" as well as a couple of Marshall Brown originals – "Licorice Stick" and "Calypso Walk". Other titles are Ornette Coleman's "Turnaround", Coltrane's "Some Other Blues" and Ellington's "Prelude To A Kiss". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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SadeLove Deluxe ... CD
Epic, 1992. Used ... $2.99
Sade's last LP from the early 90s before she went into her brief recording and performing hiatus. Like the preceding records, the approach is heavy on the jazz side of things, with a crisp, spare touch on the production and a wonderfully soulful feel to the songwriting. At this point she no longer had to work to break into the charts, but that didn't stop her and her band from coming up with a great batch of material that managed to be easily accessible without losing any of the sublime grace that set her apart. Includes "No Ordinary Love", "Cherish The Day", "Feel No Pain", "I Couldn't Love You More", "Like A Tattoo", "Kiss Of Life", "Pearls", "Bullet Proof Soul" and "Mermaid". CD
(Out of print.)

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Walter ScharfGeisha Boy – Original Soundtrack (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kritzerland, 1958. Used ... $6.99
Jerry Lewis as a boy geisha? Sounds like a pretty wild movie – but the soundtrack is a bit more straightforward than you might expect – a great mix of rich Hollywood scoring with some very nice "exotic" touches thrown in for good measure – a surprisingly top-shelf effort from maestro Walter Scharf! As with some of Jerry's films of the time, there's a strong sense of sentiment to the music – to offset some of the more comedic moments on the screen – and Scharf's music is surprisingly tender at points, with a quality that can echo the youthful innocence that Lewis brings to his portrayal. CD version has a huge amount of bonus tracks – 22 numbers in all, with titles that include "Tokyo Street Theme", "Dinner On The Floor", "The Steam Baths", "Harry Returns", "The Chase", "A Parting Kiss", and "Touring Japan". CD
(Out of print.)

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Skillet & Leroy2 Or 3 Times A Day – The Johnny Otis Show Live! ... LP
Laff, Early 70s. Very Good ... $4.99
Bawdy soul comedy from the Skillet & Leroy, plus Lawanda – caught in the act as part of The Johnny Otis Show live in Hollywood! It's wild, raucous and side-splittingly funny– and actually not as all out dirty as some of bluer routines of the their peers, such Redd Foxx on his not-safe-for-TV live gigs, though the innuendo gets it across just fine! Speaking of Redd, Lawanda Page nearly steals the show here, just like she did on Sanford & Son – bickering with and battering Leroy throughout. Includes "Kiss Me", "Out Of My House", "Watch The Lips", "The Sucker And Politics", Monkey And The Go-Go", "Soapy Pants", "Whiskey Tale", "Smokin' Weed", "Texas Sheep", "John Did It", "The Mistake" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Slim SmithKeep The Light Shining (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Kingston Sounds (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Classic vocal work from Slim Smith – easily one of the most soulful singers in the Jamaican scene at the end of the 60s – heard here with some lead tracks on his own, and singing with his group The Uniques – which also featured work from Ken Boothe and Derrick Morgan! All tracks here were produced by Bunny Lee, at a variety of Kingston studios – in modes that lie equally between rocksteady and early reggae rhythms – with instrumentation from likely suspects who include Sly & Robbie on drum and bass, and either Winston Wright or Ansel Collins on organ. Titles include "Take Me Back", "Sunny Side Of The Sea", "Keep That Light", "Kiss Me Each Morning", "Time Has Come", "Blessed Are The Meek", and "Give Me Some More Loving". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joanie SommersLet's Talk About Love ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
A very powerful little session from Joanie Sommers – and like most of her work from the time, one that's done in a great blend of jazz and mainstream pop! Orchestrations are by Tommy Oliver, and there's plenty of dynamic horn passages to keep things interesting – even on the mellower numbers, which are often some of the best in the set – and feature Joanie's sweeter vocals amidst a darker bank of trombones that dip and turn gently. The more upbeat numbers often feature some nice percussion touches to get the groove going – and titles include "Till There Was You", "Make The Man Love You", "Spring Is Here", "Let's Talk About Love", "After The Lights Go Down Low", "Namely You", "Kiss & Run", and "I'll Never Stop Loving You". CD

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Sonny StittI Remember Bird/Tribute To Duke Ellington ... CD
Catalyst, 1977. Used ... $8.99
Stitt remembers Bird? How could he ever forget him? Seriously, though, this is a nice set of boppish material that moves past the usual "Bird" tribute. In fact, none of the stuff's by Bird, and most of the track list is a fairly non-traditional list of tracks. However, Stitt is letting loose with his best Parker-ish playing, in a vein that wasn't usually caught on wax at this point in his career. Backing him up are Frank Rosolino, Dolo Coker, and Clarence Johnston. Lost late Stitt – and a much more compelling album than you might think. The album's got a nice underground feel, despite the fact that it's a tribute to Ellington – with a core combo that features Stitt on alto and tenor, Gildo Mahones on piano, Allen Jackson on bass, and Clarence Johnston on drums – all augmented by the Bill Finegan String Ensemble, who give the album a shimmering finish that brings out some nice moods in Stitt's solos. Titles include "Cottontail", "In A Mellow Tone", "Jeep's Blues", and "Prelude To A Kiss". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nikki SuddenTexas/Dead Men Tell No Tales (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Creation/Secretly Canadian, 1986/1987. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99 16.98
Nikki Sudden's first couple records for the Creation label – the hugely influential, if somewhate modest selling Texas and Dead Men Tell No Tales – in 2CD set, with a lot of excellent bonus tracks! Sudden was always one to balance experimental creative tendencies with more immediately engaging classic rock influences, going back to his days in Swell Map, and those strengths are in full force here in the mid-to-late 80s. Jangly guitars and emotionally resonant lyricism abound, and you can truly sense the impact he had on some of best indie rock songwriters of the late 80s onward. Essential stuff! Texas includes "Jangle Town", "Death Is Hanging Over Me", "Broken Tooth", "Dumb Angel/Stuka", "Wedding Dress", "Deppers Bridge" and more, plus the bonus tracks "Back To The Coast", "Breaking Lines", "The Last Bandit" and more. "Dead Men Tell No Tales" includes "When I Cross The Line", "Dog Latin", "Cupful Of Change", "(Girl With The) Wooden Leg" and "Kiss At Dawn" and more, plus bonus tracks "Flowerbed Romance", "When She Smiles", "The Ragged School" and more. The 2CDs include the 2 complete original albums, plus 11 bonus tracks in all! CD

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Betty SwannComplete Atlantic Recordings ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
A tremendous collection of work from the great Betty Swann – a hell of a soul singer who'd recorded previously for the Money and Capitol Records, but who really hit her height on this string of 70s singles for Atlantic Records! Betty never cut a full album for the label, so this period is a bit overlooked – but this smashing set really makes up for that loss, and finally brings together all these wonderful tunes – including a fair bit of rare b-sides, duets with singer Sam Dees, and five previously unreleased tracks! The work was produced at a range of different sites that really help definite the sound – a host from the Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, produced by Rick Hall; more from Philly with arrangements by Thom and Tony Bell; and a host of mature southern soul numbers done by the great Brad Shapiro. Together, the tracks show Betty really evolving as a singer – moving with strength that she never had in her early years, and this sensitivity of expression that only gets better as the collection moves on. 23 tracks in all – including "Cold Day In Hell", "Victim Of A Foolish Heart", "I Feel The Feeling", "All The Way In Or All The Way Out", "Kiss My Love Goodbye", "Time To Say Goodbye", "Yours Until Tomorrow", "Be Strong Enough To Hold On", "Heading In The Wrong Direction", and "Just As Sure". CD

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Piero Umiliani/Basso ValdambriniI Piaceri Proibiti (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
CAM/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A beautifully jazzy soundtrack from the great Piero Umiliani – one that features solo work by some of the key members of the Basso Valdambrini sextet! The style here is very much in the mode of the best jazz soundtracks used during the French new wave years – simple themes that burst out boldly, and allow plenty of space for jazz improvisation – often along highly rhythmic lines! The music would be very much at home in a Roger Vadim film – and includes plenty of trumpet and tenor lines throughout, plus some additional more playful bits. Nora Orlandi sings "Baby Don't Kiss Me" – and other tunes include "Notte In Algeria", "Night Twist", "Storie Proibite", "Paparazzo's Jump", "Alienazione", and "Carlo E Sofia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition!)

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Sarah VaughanSwingin' Easy ... CD
EmArcy/Polygram, 1954/1957. Used ... $4.99
Very nice jazz-oriented material that has Sarah working with Jimmy Jones, one of her best accompanists, or John Malachi, who was in Billy Eckstine's band at the same time Sarah was with the group. All the tracks have nice small combo instrumentation – and Sarah keeps things nice and warm vocally, free to get a bit more intimate than usual in the album's casual setting. Titles include "All Of Me", "Lover Man", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "You Hit The Spot". CD

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Violent FemmesViolent Femmes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Slash, 1982. Used ... $5.99
One of the finest moments ever from these proud sons of Milwaukee – with classics that include "Blister In The Sun", "Kiss Off", "Add It Up", "Gone Daddy Gone", and "Prove My Love". CD

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Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BandTogether (cartoon cover) ... LP
Warner, 1968. Very Good- ... $24.99
Mad mad funk, and the fantastic second LP by the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – the group that proved to everyone that LA could be just as funky as any other city in the 60s! The record draws strongly from the group's indie roots in the funky 45 scene – and the album's filled with short tracks that bump along in jagged rhythms, offbeat arrangements, and some slight touches of sweeter soul. Charles Wright is leading the group on vocals, and taking a stronger presence on these soul-based cuts – but as before, it's the strength of the overall group that really makes the album great – especially the bass work of Melvin Dunlap and the funky drums of James Gadson! Titles include some killer original tracks by the band – like "Do Your Thing", "Giggin' Down 103rd", "Phuncky Bill", "65 Bars & A Taste Of Soul", and "A Dance, A Kiss, & A Song" – plus great covers of "Something You Got", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", and "Knock On Wood". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, a split top seam with a small rip, some splitting and packing tape on the other seams, a promo sticker, a spot of tape residue, an ink stamp on the front, and a bit of pen and a couple of small stains on the back.)

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Nancy WilsonBut Beautiful ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good ... $2.99
One of the greatest Nancy Wilson albums of the 60s – a small combo jazz date, done with a style that's different than some of Wilson's larger sessions of the time! The group has a relaxed, easygoing feel – and Wilson slides in with a style that's a lot more laidback and subtle than on other Capitol dates – almost the mellow feel of a late 50s Dakota Staton date, but still song with all the careful class that Nancy brings to her vocals! The group's a quartet, led by pianist Hank Jones – and featuring Gene Bertoncini on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Grady Tate on drums – on titles that include "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", "Do it Again", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Supper Time", and "I Thought About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, masking tape on the seams, a spot of tape and a small split on the spine, a cutout hole, and a bit of pen and marker on the back. Label has a sticker.)
Also available But Beautiful (with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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Nancy WilsonBut Beautiful (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol, 1969. Used ... $8.99
One of the greatest Nancy Wilson albums of the 60s – a small combo jazz date, done with a style that's different than some of Wilson's larger sessions of the time! The group has a relaxed, easygoing feel – and Wilson slides in with a style that's a lot more laidback and subtle than on other Capitol dates – almost the mellow feel of a late 50s Dakota Staton date, but still song with all the careful class that Nancy brings to her vocals! The group's a quartet, led by pianist Hank Jones – and featuring Gene Bertoncini on guitar, Ron Carter on bass, and Grady Tate on drums – on titles that include "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", "Do it Again", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Supper Time", and "I Thought About You". CD
Also available But Beautiful ... LP 2.99

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VariousBeets – A Collection Of Jazz Songs ... LP
TEC Tones, 1970s/1980s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
An odd but compelling assortment of new thing, avant garde and free-ish jazz numbers: "Boots" by Fred Frith, "Claire" by Clubfoot Orchestra, "Chuckles" by Peter Fair, 'Egyptian Fantasy" by Sun Ra, "Swang" by ROVA, "Medicine Man" by the Machete Ensemble of SF, "Recollection Bruise" by tom Cora, "She Left Him For Her" by Anthony Braxton & Gino Robair, "Bad Mirror Ball" by Eric Drew Feldman, "Reptology" by Snakefinger, "Life Cycle" by B Singer, "Ballad For My Friend" by Sonny Simons, "Prelude To A kiss" by Winston Tong and "Beets" by Big Butter. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDirty Jazz From Down South ... LP
Cook, 1958. Very Good ... $48.99
Nothing too dirty about this jazz – especially considering that the "south" in the title is actually the Caribbean – an overlooked hotbed of creative improvisational activity! The album's similar to some of the other Caribbean jazz recorded by Cook Records at the time – highly rhythmic, with a somewhat exotic feel – but the music here is also a bit more conventionally jazz-based at times, with echoes of older swing and trad modes mixed in with rougher percussion on the bottom. There's some great sax parts at times – nice and snakey – and titles include "Serenade", "Kiss Me In the Country", and "Mme Kilio" by Cyril Diaz; "Vicki" and "Cook's Cooking" by Johnny Gomez, "My Salty Sin" and "Choro" by John Buddy Williams, "All Of Me" by Conrad Jones, and "Jungle Blues" by Lorna Pierre. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing, in a black sleeve with Cook logo and title sticker.)

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New VariousDisco Giants Volume 11 – 20 Full Length Disco Classics Of The 80s ... CD
Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99
Plenty of giants here, although not of the 70s disco scene you might expect from the title – and instead some great 80s groovers who really helped transform the sound of the dancefloor in the years after disco! There's plenty of basslines, beats, and keyboards in the mix – and most numbers are nice and lean, with a very focused sound. Titles include "Weekend" by Class Action, "Breakin (US club mix)" by Ollie & Jerry, "If You Should Ever Be Lonely (club mix)" by Val Young, "Work That Sucker To Death" by Xavier, "Takes A Little Time (Bandito mix)" by Total Contrast, "Just The Way You Like It" by SOS Band, "Circles" by Atlantic Starr, "Hold On To What You've Got" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Shiver" by George Benson, "Sucker For Candy (hot candy kiss mix)" by Rozlyn Sorrell, "Serious" by Donna Allen, and "Can I" by Cashmere. CD

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VariousItalo House – A Personal Selection Of The Deeper Side Of Italian House Music –Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 2 ... LP
Z Records (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LPs Gatefold ... $32.99
A killer collection of Italo House tracks – maybe the best we've ever seen to really get at the heart of the genre! Disco never died in Italy during the 80s – as evidence by the number of dance compilations from the decade with a boot-shaped image on the front – and Italian DJs really kept alive some of the warmer touches of the 70s club scene – which they then merged with the growing wave of house music at the end of the 80s – to craft a cool new groove that was all their own! These cuts are quite different than the harder house of the rest of the European scene – especially trashier acid house – and they also have a deeper sound than most mainstream American dance too – with the kind of deeper basslines and keyboard bits you'd find in the farther corners of the US underground, like cuts from the Nu Groove label, or artists like Fingers Inc. There's an understated feel to this music that we really love – a kind of cool, classy quality that's kept it fresh for years – and which makes this set a great discovery for those who never dug the scene before. Joey Negro put the whole thing together – with the kind of care of his other club collections – and titles on this second vinyl version include "Sexitivity (club)" by MCJ, "Desire (martini club mix)" by Aural, "Understand Me (dreams piano rmx)" by Carol Bailey, "Alpha Centauri (ext rmx)" by Arkanoid, "What You Need (orig)" by Soft House Company, "Yo Te Quiero (Detroit version)" by DJ Le Roy, "Kiss Me" by Love Quartet, "You Too (atmosphere version)" by Nexy Lanton, "House Of Calypso" by Key Tronics Ensemble, and "Deep Inside (soul trance mix Joey Negro edit)" by Shafty. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Italo House – A Personal Selection Of The Deeper Side Of Italian House Music –Compiled By Joey Negro – Part 1 ... LP 32.99

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 16 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
Funky club from the 80s – a sweet set of post-disco grooves that have a mighty lean, mighty clean feel overall! The work here is heavy on beats, basslines, and keyboards – wrapped up in a highly rhythmic mode to support the singers with a vibe that's great both for the dancefloor, and for more laidback listening! There's plenty of jazzy touches – in the best 80s groove mode – and titles include "I've Got My Eyes On You" by The Pretty Boys, "Action For Love" by Black White & Co, "100%" by Caprice, "One More Time" by McFadden & Whitehead, "Come On Give Me Love" by Woods Empire, "I Can't Face The Rain" by Charisse, and "Just One More Kiss" by Distance. CD

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VariousWow – Belgium Popcorn – More Soul & R&B With Eastern Promise ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Not Belgian music – despite what you might think from the title – but an assortment of great American soul and pop from the early 60s – all of which have a very sweet-stepping groove! The style here is the mode that's always been a favorite of Belgian soul fans – who dig a more midtempo groove than the British Northern Soul dancers – and the tracks do a great job of stepping across scenes and genres, to bring in a surprisingly wide range of music – all of which really sounds great together! The set (and the whole series) is a really nice change from the usual Brit soul collections – and is filled with wonderful tunes we never would have discovered otherwise – a great lineup that includes "I Say That's Allright" by Roosevelt Jones, "High In The Misty Sky" by Jackie Lynton, "Let Me Be The Fool" by Lucky Clark, "Thinking Of You" by Freddy Jaye, "Familiar" by Richard Hayes, "Kiss Away" by Otis Blackwell, "Magic Carpet" by Al Reed, "Someday & Someway" by Michael Stevens, and "Big Hand Little Hand" by Ronnie Savoy. CD

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James BrownBodyheat ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Around September 25, 2014
An enduring classic from James Brown – quite possibly the strongest of his late 70s albums, and a record that nicely balances the harder funk of the early part of the decade with a more sophisticated style that almost gets slightly jazzy at times! The vocals are planted strongly at the top of most tunes – really calling out the shots and directing the rhythms – even though they seem tight enough to keep snapping along on their own – and also noteworthy are some of the mellower numbers on the set, which are almost more compelling than some of the groovers! Titles include "Bodyheat", "What The World Needs Now", "Don't Tell It", "Kiss In 77", "Woman", "Wake Up And Give", and "I'm Satisfied". CD

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Isley Jasper IsleyBroadway's Closer Than Sunset/Caravan Of Love/Different Drummer ... CD
Superbird/CBS (UK), 1984/1985/1987. New Copy 2CD ... Early May, 2014 (delayed)
An Isley Jasper Isley 3-fer – the '84, '85 & '87's Broadway's Closer To Sunset Boulevard, Caravan Of Love and Different Drummer – in a single set! Broadway was the first breakaway effort from the trio of Ernie Isley, Chris Jasper, and Marvin Isley – a set that's got an even leaner groove than some of the Isley Brothers material from years before! The group really hit their stride right away – stepping out in a sweet array of funky rhythms that have some definite 80s touches on the beats, yet which still share all the best Isleys elements overall! Guitar parts are especially sharp – that carved in soul sound that showed up in most Isleys projects from the early 70s onwards – and the vocals have a great sense of warmth and soul, especially on the mellower tunes in the set, which turn down some of the more hook-heavy rhythms heard on other tracks. Titles include "Serve You Right", "Sex Drive", "Love Is Gonna Last Forever", "Kiss & Tell", "I Can't Get Over Losin You", "Look The Other Way", "Break This Chain", and "Broadway's Closer Than Sunset Blvd". Ernie and Marvin Isley team up with Chris Jasper and for Caravan, and more fully reinventing their for the 80s! The record features the wonderful "Caravan Of Love", a soulful spiritual tune that's kind of to 80s soul what The Impressions "People Get Ready" was to 60s soul! Different Drummer was the last album by this configuration of the group, taking on different modes, with some soul gems in the mix. Titles include "Dancing Around The World", "High Heel Syndrome", "Liberation" and more. Includes "Different Drummer", "Do It Right", "Blue Rose", "8th Wonder Of The World" and more. CD

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New Mama CassBubble Gum, Lemonade & Something For Mama ... CD
MCA/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Around November 19, 2014
Always-great solo work from Mama Cass – an unbridled batch of pop tunes with a sweet and dreamy finish! The album's got a really wild approach – a sound that's even more baroque at times than that of The Mamas & The Papas, arranged and conducted by the great Jimmie Haskell. Titles include "Blow Me A Kiss", "Sour Grapes", "He's A Runner", "Lady Love", "Who's To Blame", "I Can Dream, Can't I", and "Welcome To The World". Great cover, too! CD

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Phyllis HymanSomewhere In My Lifetime ... LP
Arista, 1978. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Warm and wonderful work from Phyllis Hyman – a set that's a lot more mainstream soul than her music of a few years before, but one that still shows a strong commitment to the more complicated styles of her roots! The sound here is full and proud – a nice extension of the work that Hyman did with Norman Connors, and not nearly as much in a disco mode as it might be, given the time of the release. And although many of the tracks are somewhat upbeat, they've got a bit more complication in the rhythms than conventional club – thanks to the presence of jazz players who include Herbie Hancock, Monty Alexander, Azar Lawrence, and others. The best production on the record is by T Life, and the team of Skip Scarborough and Larry Alexander – and titles include "Kiss You All Over", "Living Inside Your Love", "Soon Come Again", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Lookin For A Lovin", and "Be Careful (How You Treat My Love)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner and some pen on front.)

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New Sonny RollinsSaxophone Colossus & More ... LP
Prestige, 1956. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Prestige reissued this record in 1975 and it includes the whole of Saxophone Colossus as well as parts of Sonny Boy, Sonny Rollins Plays For Bird and Sonny Rollins Plus Four all from 1956. Rollins plays tenor sax and is joined by a stellar bunch of musicians such as Doug Watkins on bass, Max Roach on drums, Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Clifford Brown on trumpet, Richie Powell on piano and others. Tracks include "The House I Live In", "Pent Up House", "Kiss & Run", "Kids Know", "Strode Rode", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Sonny RollinsThree Giants! (Prestige Historical Series) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Nice album that contains a mid-50s session recorded by Rollins for Prestige – with a quintet that includes the Clifford Brown-Max Roach ensemble, with Rollins filling in the tenor spot. Richie Powell's on piano, and the whole group has a very tight "roots of hardbop" sort of sound. Includes a classic reading of "Pent-up House", plus "Valse Hot", "Kiss & Run", and "Count Your Blessings". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing in a maroon cover. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Gene AmmonsMakes It Happen ... LP
Cadet, 1950. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An interesting album for Gene Ammons – one that was issued in the late 60s with a very sexy-looking cover, but which actually features recordings of much earlier vintage! The sides on the set were recorded in 1950, and they've got a sound that's moody, echoey, and which shows the soulfulness that Ammons had at this early period – a rich contribution to the tenor sound at the time – caught by a young Chess Records with plenty of dark overtones that makes the material differ somewhat from Gene's dates of the time for Prestige. Titles include "Once In A While", "It's The Talk Of The Town", "My Foolish Heart", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Can Anyone Explain", and "It's You Or No One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in a black & white cover, with a cutout notch.)

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New Erykah BaduMama's Gun ... LP
Motown, 2000. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff from Eryka Badu – sweet, mellow, soulful, and with a very righteous vibe! The record's got some impeccable production – and the best cuts have a stripped-down groove that mixes keyboards and vocals in a way that's similar to recent work by D'Angelo and Jill Scott. Eryka's all her own woman, though – and she keeps things very real with her own unique vocal style and phrasing on the lyrics. Loads of great tracks – and titles include "Kiss Me On My Neck", "Didn't Cha Know", "My Life", "AD 2000", "Bag Lady", "In Love With You", and "Booty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Wilson Das NevesSamba-Tropi (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Heavy drums, and some great grooves throughout – a wonderful album from percussionist Wilson Das Neves, and maybe his best record ever! The album's more funk than the samba in the title – although the best numbers have a little bit of both – almost an instrumental take on the same territory as Jorge Ben at the end of the 60s, with wickedly riffing guitar and some nicely heavy drums. The lineup is an all-star one – Dom Salvador on piano, Ze Roberto on organ, and trombone from Ed Maciel – and the arrangements are handled by Erlon Chaves, with the same funky approach as his own great music! There's loads of great originals on the record – including "Essa Moca Ta Diferente", "Sarro", "Repouso", and "Bebete Vao Bora" – plus versions of cuts like "Venus", "Evil Ways", and "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye", all done as groovy instrumentals. CD

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New Sarah DashOo La La ... LP
Kirshner, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Relatively poppy work in the late disco/club mode – but pretty nice overall! Sarah's got a voice that kind of indicates that she might have been hoping for a more ambitious future in music, but she sounds pretty decent on these tracks when she's not overdoing it – and there's a few tracks on the set that have some nice hooks. Given that the album's on the Kirshner label, Sarah has to do a cover of "Sugar Sugar" – and other tracks include "Oo La La Too Soon", "Your Love Left Its Mark ON Me", "This Girl Is Hot", "Do What You're Doin", "One Kiss At A Time", and "After All The Love I Get". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and a small stain on the spine.)

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New Dizzy GillespieReal Thing ... LP
Perception, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning funk from the great Dizzy Gillespie – light years away from his early bop recordings! The album's a slammin batch of 70s instrumentals – Dizzy's trumpet firmly in the lead over electric backings that have more than a bit of funk in them. The bass is the main driving factor of the tunes – played either by Phil Upchurch or Chuck Rainey – and the tracks bounce along with a fierce and righteous groove that also includes hard riffing on guitar and some sweet piano lines. Players include Mike Longo, James Moody, and Bernard Purdie – and tracks include "N'Bani", "Matrix", "Soul Kiss", "Ding A Ling", and "Alligator". Great stuff, and a crucial album in Dizzy's lost career! Damn funky, too. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dizzy GillespieReal Thing ... LP
Perception, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning funk from the great Dizzy Gillespie – light years away from his early bop recordings! The album's a slammin batch of 70s instrumentals – Dizzy's trumpet firmly in the lead over electric backings that have more than a bit of funk in them. The bass is the main driving factor of the tunes – played either by Phil Upchurch or Chuck Rainey – and the tracks bounce along with a fierce and righteous groove that also includes hard riffing on guitar and some sweet piano lines. Players include Mike Longo, James Moody, and Bernard Purdie – and tracks include "N'Bani", "Matrix", "Soul Kiss", "Ding A Ling", and "Alligator". Great stuff, and a crucial album in Dizzy's lost career! Damn funky, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and a small split on the spine.)

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New ManhattansManhattans (expanded – with unreleased bonus tracks) ... CD
Sony, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Philly soul classic from The Manhattans – one of their best 70s albums, and a record that showed that they were firmly out of the indie ghetto, and totally on top of their game! The record features arrangements and production by Bobby Martin and Bert DeCoteaux – bubbling along in that soaring style that you'd recognize best from Philly International albums of the time, but which also has some nice traces of the mellower ballad work that first put the group on the map. Every tune is perfect – the kind of sublime soul that easily explains why a record like this could be found in every single record collection of every single soul listener of the time – and titles include "La La La Wish Upon A Star", "We'll Have Forever To Love", "Take It Or Leave It", "Reasons", "Wonderful World Of Love", "Searching For Love", and the incredible "Kiss & Say Goodbye". Plus, the CD features 3 bonus tracks – "Searching For Love (alt mix)", "Excerpt From An Interview Special With The Manhattans", and "Take It Or Leave It (instrumental)". CD
(Out of print.)

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New New OrderLow-life ... LP
Factory/Qwest, 1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
New Order take a slightly sweeter turn for this mid 80s set – but still never lose the charm that won us from their first few records! There's a warmth here we might not have expected in the immediate post-Joy Division years – and a catchy tunefulness on some of the biggest crossover numbers on the set – yet, given the commercial dreck of the time, New Order are still way ahead of the pack – and from the perspective of these many years later, we're even more impressed at the way they manage to balance nascent pop sensibilities with some of the darker leanings of their roots. More than enough edgey guitar and moody basslines to please fans of the first two albums – on titles that include "Sunrise", "Elegia", "Love Vigilantes", "The Perfect Kiss", "Sub Culture", "Face Up", and "Sooner Than You Think". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing, including the heavy inner sleeve – missing rice paper obi.)

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New PrinceParade ... LP
Paisley Park, 1986. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Prince in a grand groove – actually a better record overall than Around The World In A Day, and one of our favorite Prince albums! Sure, it was the soundtrack to a film that flopped – and that might be the reason this one can get slighted in discussion of his better albums. This one deserved better – and it includes the massively funky "Kiss", the closest Prince ever got to James Brown – but the whole album's got some great sweeping, pop psyche orchestral arrangements by Clare Fischer. Titles include "Christopher Tracey's Parade", "I Wonder U", "Under The Cherry Moon", "Girls & Boys", and "Anotherloverholenyohead". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has ring & edge wear with some staining.)
Also available
Parade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD 2.99
Parade – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD 3.99

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New Raphael SaadiqWay I See It ... CD
Columbia, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raphael Saadiq takes throwback soul and r&b to the next level on The Way I See It – rolling in a groove that recalls 60s Motown, grittier group soul, the sophisticated strings of the 70s scene, and subtle contemporary touches that keep it in the here and now! An awareness of the past and the ability to replicate the sounds would be useless without great songs and vocals – and Raphael brings it in both realms – his voice has never sounded better and there's a catchiness to each of these tunes that betters the best pop soul of the past couple years. If that's not enough, Raphael handles most of the instrumentation himself, too! Niceness from one of the pivotal singers/songwriters/producers of the past couple decades. Titles include "Sure Hope You Mean It", "100 Yard Dash", "Keep Marchin", "Big Easy", "Just One Kiss" featuring a fine background turn by Joss Stone, "Love That Girl", "Calling", "Staying In Love", "Never Give You Up" featuring Stevie Wonder's inimitable harmonica & CJ Hilton on vocals, "Sometimes". and the bonus track "Oh Girl" featuring Jay Z. CD

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New SadeLovers Live ... CD
Epic, 2002. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little live set by Sade – done with the subdued warmth of her later work, but also featuring a few key songs from earlier years! There's a nicely understated quality to the record, in keeping with Sade's own presence – and we're quite pleased to hear how these songs hold up away from the studio. Titles include "Smooth Operator", "Jezebel", "Cherish The Day", "No Ordinary Love", "Flow", "Is It A Crime", "Kiss Of Life", "Slave Song", and "The Sweetest Taboo". CD

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New Slim SmithKeep The Light Shining ... CD
Kingston Sounds (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic vocal work from Slim Smith – easily one of the most soulful singers in the Jamaican scene at the end of the 60s – heard here with some lead tracks on his own, and singing with his group The Uniques – which also featured work from Ken Boothe and Derrick Morgan! All tracks here were produced by Bunny Lee, at a variety of Kingston studios – in modes that lie equally between rocksteady and early reggae rhythms – with instrumentation from likely suspects who include Sly & Robbie on drum and bass, and either Winston Wright or Ansel Collins on organ. Titles include "Take Me Back", "Sunny Side Of The Sea", "Keep That Light", "Kiss Me Each Morning", "Time Has Come", "Blessed Are The Meek", and "Give Me Some More Loving". CD
Also available Keep The Light Shining (180 gram pressing) ... LP 13.99
 
 
 



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