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Dee Dee BridgewaterPrelude To A Kiss – The Duke Ellington Album ... CD
Philips, 1996. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print. BMG Direcrt pressing.)

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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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Hackamore BrickOne Kiss Leads To Another (with bonus track) ... LP
Kama Sutra/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... $17.99 24.98
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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Hovhaness/StravinskyMysterious Mountain/Fairy's Kiss (Divertimento) – Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good+ ... $28.99
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 ... CD
Soraya, 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
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

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JadakissKiss Tha Game Goodbye ... CD
Interscope, 2001. Used ... $1.99
Another of the Ruff Ryders crew, so of course there's guest appearances by Sheek & Styles (of the Lox), Drag-On, Eve & DMX, plus Snoop, Nas, Nate Dogg and even Ann Nesby formerly of Sounds Of Blackness. Production from the Neptunes, Premier, Swizz Beats & Timbaland on tracks like "We Gonna Make It","Knock Yourself Out", "Cruisin" & "Show Discipline". CD

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KissPsycho Circus (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Casablanca/Mercury (Japan), 1998. Used 2CD ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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MtumeKiss This World Goodbye ... LP
Epic, 1978. Very Good ... $14.99
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
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker, some wear, a bit of sticker residue, some seam splitting, staining in the bottom corners, a small split on the back along the bottom, a couple of small bits of stuck-on paper, and a promo stamp.)

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OO OO WAScreen Kiss ... CD
Limited Potential, 1993. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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SteamNa Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (White Sox Theme)/Don't Stop Lovin' Me ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1969. Near Mint- ... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Mercury sleeve.)

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Sonny Til & The OriolesHold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (1948 - 1954) ... LP
Dr Horse (Sweden), 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Pam Todd & Gold Bullion BandBaise Moi (Kiss Me) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Channel, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Nikki Sudden & Roland S HowardKiss You Kidnapped Charabanc ... LP
Numero, New Copy (reissue)... Early August, 2014
LP, Vinyl record album

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J Frank Wilson & The CavaliersLast Kiss ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Around September 10, 2014
CD

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New Johnny OsbourneKiss Some Body (voc, version) ... 7-inch
Volcano (UK), 1980. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Steven Hufsteter & OthersKiss Of The Damned (with download) ... LP
Soraya, 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy ... Temporarily 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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – plus an 18 x 24 poster!)
Also available Kiss Of The Damned ... CD 7.99

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New KissMusic From The Elder ... LP
Mercury, 1981. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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New ManhattansKiss & Say Goodbye – Best Of The Manhattans ... CD
Columbia, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Manhattans were one of those groups who knocked around for years in the indie soul world – cutting some fantastic material early on, but then losing direction for a number of years until they sprung forth as a huge act for Columbia during the early 70s. By that time, the band had more than polished their harmonies – coming up with an incredible style that was sweet and smooth, yet still undeniably soulful and human, especially on the ballads that were their specialty. This set of 19 tracks pulls together a rich batch of numbers from the group's work at Columbia – including "Kiss & Say Goodbye", "Goodbye Is The Saddest Word", "Don't Take Your Love", "La La La Wish Upon A Star", "Everybody Has A Dream", "I Was Made For You", and "The Day The Robin Sang To Me". CD

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New Jimi HendrixKiss The Sky ... CD
Reprise, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(BMG music club pressing, artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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New Duke JordanKiss Of Spain ... CD
EmArcy, 1989. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousPoco Loco In The Coco Vol 2 – Lebanese Left Kiss, Antillaise Beat, Senegalese Jerk, Andean Twist, Tex Mex Rock, & Cumbia Ye Ye ... LP
University Of Vice (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A mad mix of twangy goodness – some raw and raunchy tracks you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else – all sourced from rare records from around the globe, but linked together with a gritty groove that draws heavily on R&B! The styles are often quite unusual – with Latin inflections, garagey fuzz, and jazzy riffs mixed in with vamping rhythms and rocking grooves – and all together, the set makes you feel like you've stumbled upon some lost dusty jukebox in some far-off cantina – filled with rare tracks just waiting to be spun anew! Tracks include "Cumbia A Go Go" by Guillermo Gonzalez, "Lett Kiss" by Sabah, "Rocking In The Morocco" by Det Moor, "Chema's Twist" by Shorty Martinez, "Twist Serrano" by Conjunto Libertad Stgo De Chuco, "Wa Chi Bamba" by Watusi Warriors, "Enchiladas" by The Chiefs, and "Bossa On The Moon" by George Nardello. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Hackamore BrickOne Kiss Leads To Another (with bonus tracks) ... CD
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". CD features three bonus tracks – "Searchin", "Radio (single)", and "I Watched You Rhumba (single)". CD
Also available One Kiss Leads To Another (with bonus track) ... LP 17.99
 
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Nancy AmesLatin Pulse ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
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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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

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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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Roque BanosEvil Dead (transparent red and transparent green colored vinyl) ... LP
Unseen Forces, 2013. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $23.99 35.98
A killer soundtrack to Evil Dead (2013) – which is not only one of the few post-millennium mainstream horror remakes to actually honor the legacy of the source material – it's got a nifty, timelessly scary soundtrack! Composer and conductor Roque Banos delivers the good stuff from the get go – strings and percussion the creep up quietly before scary-as-hell blasts, spare, slow-building choral sounds that grow into demonic shrieks – it slays! Titles include "I'll Rip Your Soul Out", "Sad Memories", "Get Me Out Of Here", "Bloody Kiss", "Natalie Hunting", "Come Back To Me", "Abominations Rising" "The Pendant/Evil Tango" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP (randomly packed) transparent red and transparent green colored vinyl. You'll get one or the other. Both look great!)

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New James BrownBodyheat ... LP
Polydor, 1976. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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June ChristyBig Band Specials ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good- ... $1.99
A very different album than usual for June Christy – one of her last for Capitol, and a very swinging, upbeat affair! As the title implies, June's singing a set of tunes made famous during the glory days of the big bands – tracks associated with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and others – all given a nice reworking here by June, in a style that's got a hipper, swinging California kind of groove! Arrangers on the set are Bill Holman, Bob Cooper, and Shorty Rogers – and they all keep things light and above board – shaking away the bluer tones and quieter moods of some of June's other records, taking her vocals back to the highly swinging style that first brought her fame in the 40s. Titles include "Frenesi", "Time Was", "Good Bye", "Night In Tunisia", "Stompin At the Savoy", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Skyliner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Side 1 has some marks that play short clicks. Cover has some wear, a sticker, and a small sticker on the top seam.)

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New Dalek ICompass Kum'Pas (180 gram pink vinyl pressing – limited, numbered – with bonus flexi disc) ... LP
Medical, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Early 80s genius from Dalek I – aka Dalek I Love You – one of the leading lights of the Liverpool scene at the start of the decade – and a duo with almost as much dark electronics as some of their contemporaries in other North England cities! There's a slight tunefulness to most tunes, but the sound is still really stripped down and quite far from commercial – almost a blueprint for 80s pop, turned in as a rough sketch – which makes for plenty of charming elements, and an almost home-grown feel to the overall record – even when things are still pretty darn catchy! Loads of great analogue keyboards – and titles include "The Kiss", "Trapped", "A Suicide", "8 Track", "Destiny", "Freedom Fighters", "Mad", "We're All Actors", and "Missing 15 Minutes". Also comes with a limited bonus flexi-disc – featuring the cuts "Happy" and "This Is My Uniform". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 hand numbered copies.)

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Wilson Das NevesSamba-Tropi (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $32.99
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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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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Patty DukePatty ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Sealed ... $9.99
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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John Ellison (Soul Brother Six)Up From Funk ... CD
Jamie, Late 60s/Early 70s/2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $24.99 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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Dizzy GillespieReal Thing ... LP
Perception, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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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Herbie Hancock/YardbirdsBlow Up – Original Soundtrack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
MGM/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
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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Patrick HernandezBorn To Be Alive (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Cherry Pop (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
Patrick Hernandez looks a bit silly on the cover here – almost like some 70s reject for the role of Doctor Who – but the album's got a tight disco groove that's right in keeping with his other work from the time, and with the French club scene from which he sprang! Some of the best moments here mix a Giorgio Moroder-like keyboard style with some driving Munich Machine grooves – but warm things up in the way that made Paris disco a bit different from other 70s sounds on the European scene – maybe a bit more emphasis on the hooks, or on playful melodic elements in the music. Titles include "Born To Be Alive", "Disco Queen", "I Give You Rendezvous", "Show Me The Way You Kiss", and "It Comes So Easy". CD features bonus tracks – "Too Many People", "Back In Time", "Born To Be Alive (single)", and "Born To Be Alive (12" disco mix)". CD

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Phyllis HymanSomewhere In My Lifetime (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Arista (Japan), 1978. Used ... $19.99
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 she delivers it with 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", "So Strange", "Lookin For A Lovin", and "Be Careful (How You Treat My Love)". CD
(Out of print.)

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ImpressionsOne By One ... LP
ABC, 1965. Very Good ... $6.99
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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New Jackie & RoyJackie & Roy In The Spotlight ... LP
ABC, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
Jackie & Roy at the height of their ABC powers – really stepping out strongly here with a bold jazz vocal approach that nobody else can touch! Both Roy Kral and Jackie Cain get a few moments of their own in the spotlight, especially Jackie, who steps out on a number of the tracks – but as usual, the duo's at their best when singing together – which they do beautifully here, trading lyrical lines with tremendous charm! Most instrumentation is small combo – with Roy on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – and titles include "From This Moment On", "Kiss & Run", "Cake Walk", "Have You Met Miss Jones", "Who Cares", and "How Are You Fixed For Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Fern KinneyGroove Me (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Malaco/Big Break (UK), 1979. Used ... $8.99
A standout classic from Fern Kinney – and a set that not only marked a big moment of evolution for southern soul, but also for the Mississippi scene as well! The set was recorded at the Malaco studios in Jackson, but has a vibe that's much closer to some of the TK Records material from Miami – that maturation of southern soul during the disco era – as warmer, more modern touches came into play with rootsier styles of vocals! Mike Lewis handled the string arrangements – giving the record the same disco vibe as some of his other work of the time, including Anita Ward's big debut – and Fern's vocals have this higher range than usual for a southern singer – almost more innately tuned towards clubby rhythms. Titles include a big hit remake of King Floyd's "Groove Me" – really marking the change from the original version – plus "Baby Let Me Kiss You", "Pillow Talk", "Sun Moon Rain", "Angel On The Ground", and "Under Fire". CD features bonus tracks "Let's Keep It Right There", "I Want You Back", "Movie Show", "Baby Let Me Kiss You (single)", "Sweet Life", "Tonight's The Night", and "Groove Me (single)". CD

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Danny KortchmarInnuendo ... LP
Asylum, 1980. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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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Patti LabelleWinner In You ... LP
MCA, 1986. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Laugh Clown LaughLaugh Clown Laugh (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Medical, Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Very cool, very spare work from this UK duo from the early 80s – kind of a homemade take on electro pop modes of the time, but with a dark sound that's pretty striking all the way through! Most of the instrumentation is just keyboards and drum machine – and while these guys are going for some of the hooks you might find in Human League or New Order, they also have a gloomier feel that comes not from their lyrics or style – but more from the spare setting of the tracks – a really great quality that goes way past the obvious! Titles include "Face To Face", "Tattoo", "This Side Of Heaven", "Fix The Mix", "Give It Back", "Aquarium", and "Kiss in The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on orange too!)

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Julie LondonLondon By Night ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Near Mint- (reissue)... $11.99
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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MastersoundsKismet/The King & I ... CD
El/Cherry Red (UK), 1957/1958. Used ... $8.99
A strangely compelling montage of tracks from the musical Kismet. Brothers Buddy and Monk Montgomery are joined here by brother Wes – then an emerging star on guitar, and a strong addition to the set, one who expands the sound past the usual exotic chamber groove laid down by the combo. Titles include "Fate", "Olive Tree", "And This Is My Beloved", "Not Since Nineveh", and "Stranger In Paradise". The King And I is a strange batch of titles played by one of the stranger groups of the late 50s, but the record works nicely – possibly because Rodgers & Hammerstein's tracks are a good forum for the group's mix of soul jazz and lyrical mysticism. Monk Montgomery plays an early Fender bass, Buddy Montgomery's on vibes, Richie Crabtree plays piano, and Benny Barth plays drums. The highlight is a great version of "Dance Of The Siamese Children", one of those odd show tunes that gets picked up often by jazz players, and turned into a completely different vehicle. Other titles include "Shall We Dance", "We Kiss In The Shadows", "My Lord & Master", and "I Have Dreamed". CD

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New 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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Buddy MilesAll The Faces Of Buddy Miles (UK pressing with bonus track) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1974. Used ... $7.99
An unlikely meeting of talents, but a great one – as Buddy Miles' rougher groove comes into contact with the sublime 70s production talents of Johnny Bristol – who makes the whole album groove beautifully! Buddy's sound is a lot warmer than before, but that's A-OK with us, as by the mid 70s, his funky rock groove was beginning to wear a bit thin – so we really applaud his making the move into some super stone mellow soul with Bristol! And if that's not enough, HB Barnum is also handling the arrangements here – setting Buddy up with some slightly funky backings that share some traces of Barnum's blacksploitation soundtrack work of the period – and which make for a record that's far more super-dope than you might expect! A real treasure throughout – the kind of musical surprise that helps us get up out of bed in the morning! Titles include "Pull Yourself Together", "We Got Love", "All The Faces", "I'm Just A Kiss Away", "Got To Find Ms Right", "Wants & Needs", and "Pain". Includes the bonus track "Pull Yourself Together". CD

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MoonglowsLook! It's The Moonglows ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A classic set of Chicago doowop produced by the Chess brothers. With loads of great stuff, like "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!)

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Rudy Ray MooreTurning Point ... LP
Generation, Mid 70s. Good ... $19.99
Billed as "The Singing Album" – and a whole new chapter in the career of Rudy Ray Moore! The set definitely features Rudy on vocals, but the instrumentation's just as important too – some nice funky undercurrents and rootsy soul bits, all arranged and conducted by Arthur Wright – with a vibe that's somewhere in the Petey Wheatstraw mode! Moore's actually going for a deep soul approach on a few cuts – maybe trying to give Blowfly/Clarence Reid a run for his money – and music is by the Fillmore St Soul Rebellion and Rabbit Foot Minstrel Group. Titles include "Need To Belong", "Put Your Weight On It", "Turning Point", "Knock Me A Kiss", "I Cried A Tear", and "Great Pretender". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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New York DollsNew York Dolls (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Mercury/Culture Factory, 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
"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). CD
(Limited edition.)

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Wendy ReneAfter Laughter Comes Tears – The Complete Stax & Volt Singles & Rarities 1964 to 1965 ... LP
Stax/Light In The Attic, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Massive soul from Wendy Rene – one of the lesser-known talents from the Stax Records scene of the 60s, and an artist who's finally getting her due! We're not sure why Wendy never hit bigger at the time – because her singles here are wonderful – excellent female soul that not only ranks with the best of the Stax sound of the time, but which also challenges the bite of some of the best Motown music too – thanks to a particularly northern groove on some of the best cuts here! In fact, it may well be this style – often closer to Detroit soul than the usual Memphis bag at Stax – that might have held Wendy back. But that's hardly an issue all these many years later – and our hat's off to the folks at Light In The Attic for not only bringing together her rare singles, but also collecting unreleased songs, other rarities, and even material performed with the group The Drapels – all recorded in the years 1964 and 1965, and supported by some great notes too. Titles include "Bar B Q", "I Wish I Were That Girl", "What Will Tomorrow Bring", "Last Love", "Crowded Park", "Give You What I Got", "Deep In My Heart", "Wondering", "First Kiss", "Reap What You Sow", "After Laughter Comes Tears", and "He Hasn't Failed Me Yet". LP, Vinyl record album

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New RJD2Since We Last Spoke ... CD
Def Jux, 2004. Used ... $1.99
RJD2 returns with more of his signature style epic hip hop. This time out – no rappers allowed, which was a good move in our book, considering his production really shines when he doesn't cater to an MC. This effort has got a little bit of fusion flare, with wisps of synths on some tracks and space age ricochet drums underneath those soulful (or rockin) guitar licks. Though he could shy away from sampling power chords even more, there's loads and loads of really nice piano work on the best tracks. This set moves from his usual flare for crafting those bombast uptempo frantic head bangin jams into these smoothed out late, late, late night bedroom talk soundtrack slow jams, with a bit of everything in between. Tracks include the sublime "Making Days Longer", "One Day", "To All Of You", "Clean Living", "Since We Last Spoke", "1976", "Iced Lightning", "Through The Walls", and "Someone's Second Kiss". CD

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Plus 4 ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1956. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 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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New 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

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Diana RossDiana Ross (1976) (limited 2CD special edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1976. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 29.98
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". The folks at Motown/Hip-O Select are giving it the masterpiece love for this 2CD edition – with the original album plus 9 bonus tracks on Disc 1 – plus 15 more bonus tracks on Disc 2! Bonus tracks include non-album singles "Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right (Single Version)" and "Together (Single Version)", single and alternate versions of the best album tracks, rare, unreleased sessions material that include a sweet cover of Elton John's "Harmony", "Go Where Your Mind Is", "Le Lo Li" and much more, plus an interview with Diana. 33 tracks on 2CDs plus a nice booklet.. CD
(Limited edition.)

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New SadeBest Of Sade ... CD
Epic, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
An excellent sampling of tracks from Sade's albums Diamond Life, Promise, Stronger Than Pride, and Love Deluxe. 16 tracks in all, including "No Ordinary Love", "Like A Tattoo", "Cherish The Day", "Kiss Of Life", "Your Love Is King", "Hang Onto Your Love", "Sweetest Taboo", "Is It A Crime", and "Nothing Can Come Between Us". CD

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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 ... $16.99
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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New Judee SillHeart Food ... CD
Asylum/Water, 1973. Used ... $6.99
An enchantingly warm yet mysterious set composed, arranged, conducted and sung by Judee Sill – the second of her 2 rare bits of folk rock gems Asylum in the early 70s – with a richer, country folk sound that's rife with Judee's soaring vocals and eerily spiritual tunes! The tunes meld some fairly grand orchestrations by an army of musicians – including greats such as keys man Spooner Oldham and session wizard Emil Richards – into a strangely intimately overall sound. There's lots of pedal steer and a loping rural folk vibe with judee's hugely influential solo vocals at the head of the table. One of those should-be-classics by a tragic figure who is justly getting her due decades later! Comes in a great little cardboard gatefold CD sleeve with a nice booklet of liner notes. Tracks include "There's A Rugged Road", "The Kiss", "The Pearl", "Down Where The Valleys Are Low", "The Vigilante", Soldiers Of The Heart", "The Phoenix", "When The Bridegroom Comes" and "The Donor". CD

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Skillet & Leroy2 Or 3 Times A Day – The Johnny Otis Show Live! ... LP
Laff, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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 ... CD
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". CD
Also available Keep The Light Shining (180 gram pressing) ... LP 13.99

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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
Also available Keep The Light Shining ... CD 13.99

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New 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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Rosemary SquiresMy Love Is A Wanderer (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
MGM/Universal (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $22.99
Great work from this British singer of the 50s – a vocalist whose tones match those of the best American gals on the west coast scene of the time! Rosemary Squires sings here with a well-crafted approach to the lyrics – never too over the top, but never too staid either – a nicely punctuated mode that has an inherent sense of swing, even when things get soft and mellow! Backings are by Frank Phillips, who mixes strings and woodwinds nicely, but always lets Squires get out front – and titles include "When You Kiss Back", "Where Love Lies Waiting", "April Heart", "My Love Is A Wanderer", and "My Wayward Heart". CD

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Sonny StittI Remember Bird/Tribute To Duke Ellington ... CD
Catalyst, 1977. Used ... $22.99
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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Sonny StittTribute To Duke Ellington – Sonny Stitt With Strings ... LP
Catalyst, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
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Angie StoneUnexpected ... CD
Stax, 2009. Used ... $4.99
Angie Stone's second album for Stax – and some of her most insistently catchy songs ever – with a sound that bridges a deeply melodic, modern-to-future soul vibe to the grounded, self determined and emotional neo classic groove that she's built her solo repution on! If you've been following Angie's career from her pioneering female rap crew Sequence to the late aughties, you know that she has a voice that has brought depth and soul to a number of styles, not just the natural soul sound she's arguably most famous for, so really the one thing we can expect from her, thankfully, is excellent soul music of all stripes. Unexpected has productions that are for the most part ready for the dancefloor, but the songs are much deeper than just that – with Angie's voice exuding truth and soul throughout, with songs that find her confronting and slaying negativity while celebrating life and love. Titles include "Unexpected", "I Ain't Hearin You", "Free", "Maybe", "Hey, Mr DJ", "Kiss All Over Your Body", "Why Is It", "Think Sometimes" and "I Found A Keeper". CD
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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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Nikki Sudden & The JacobitesDead Men Tell No Tales ... LP
Creation (UK), 1987. Very Good ... $11.99
This was one of a handful of records Nikki Sudden, the former lead singer of the Swell Maps, did with his group the Jacobites. Tracks include "When I Cross The Line", "Before I Leave You", "Dog Latin", "Wooden Leg", "Dog Rose", "How Many Lies", "Kiss At Dawn", and "Cupful Of Change". Sudden also produced the record. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric insert. Cover has a bit of light wear.)

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New 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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Violent FemmesViolent Femmes ... CD
Slash, 1982. Used ... $1.99
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
Also available Violent Femmes (with bonus tracks) ... CD 5.99

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New 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
Also available Violent Femmes ... CD 1.99

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VariousBeets – A Collection Of Jazz Songs ... LP
TEC Tones, 1970s/1980s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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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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 ... CD 16.99
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 ... $18.99
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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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
Also available Bodyheat ... LP 16.99

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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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MoonglowsLook! It's The Moonglows ... CD
Chess (Japan), Late 50s. New Copy ... Around August 27, 2014
A classic set of Chicago doowop produced by the Chess brothers. With loads of great stuff, like "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 24.99

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Piero Umiliani/Basso ValdambriniI Piaceri Proibiti ... LP
CAM/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... Around June 30, 2014 (delayed)
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

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New Duke EllingtonBlack, Brown, & Beige – The 1944 to 1946 Band Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
Bluebird/RCA, Mid 40s. Used 3 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A massive selection of songs from the same period as Ellington's album of the same name. With a whole bunch of his classic players, including Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Hodges, Ray Nance, Al Hibbler, Oscar Pettiford, and many more. Tracks include "Work Song", "Come Sundday", "The Blues", "Three Dancers", "I Ain't Got Nothin But The Blues", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "I Didn't Know About You", "Mood To Be Woo'd", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Caravan", "Everything But You", "Mood Indigo", "Sophisticated Lady", "Solitude", "Black Beauty", "Balcony Serenade", "Tell Ya What I'm Gonna Do", "Come To Baby, Do!", "I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So", "Suddenly It Jumped", "A Gathering In A Clearing", "You Don't Love Me No More", "Back Home Again In Indiana", "Just You, Just Me", "Beale Street blues", "Transblucency", "My Honey's Lovin Arms", "Memphis Blues", "St Louis Blues", "Midriff", and "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Louis ArmstrongHello Dolly! ... LP
Kapp, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Cover has some wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, the remnants of a sticker, a few stains, some marker on the front, and some pencil on the back.)

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New Roy AyersLet's Do It ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available Let's Do It ... CD 16.99

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New John BarryGreat Movie Sounds Of John Barry ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice LP featuring John Barry conducting his biggest hits from famous films, including "The Knack", "Goldfinger", "007", "Ipcress File", The Chase", "Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", "Thunderball", "From Russia With Love", "The James Bond Theme", "The Chase", "Theme From King Rat", "Séance On A Wet Afternoon" and "Theme From Born Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a spot of old tape on the spine, light wear, WGN Library letters and a promo stamp on the back.)

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New Kenny BurrellEllington Is Forever Vol 2 ... CD
Fantasy, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A second volume of Duke Ellington material from Kenny Burrell – and like the first, an extremely fresh look at the tunes – given the way things change up throughout the sessions! The presentation here is nicely varied – not just a big band take on the Duke, nor some small combo musings – but instead a mixture of both, all with Burrell's guitar at the center, but also moving the spotlight to a host of other players along the way – including trombonist Quentin Jackson, trumpeters Snooky Young and Thad Jones, organist Jimmy Smith, and tenorists Joe Henderson and Jerome Richardson – all of whom add some surprisingly soulful currents to the set. Titles include "Jeep Is Jumpin", "Solitude", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Azure", "Just Squeeze Me", "Come Sunday", "Prelude To A Kiss", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", and "Orson". CD

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New June ChristyBig Band Specials ... CD
Capitol (UK), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very different album than usual for June Christy – one of her last for Capitol, and a very swinging, upbeat affair! As the title implies, June's singing a set of tunes made famous during the glory days of the big bands – tracks associated with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and others – all given a nice reworking here by June, in a style that's got a hipper, swinging California kind of groove! Arrangers on the set are Bill Holman, Bob Cooper, and Shorty Rogers – and they all keep things light and above board – shaking away the bluer tones and quieter moods of some of June's other records, taking her vocals back to the highly swinging style that first brought her fame in the 40s. Titles include "Frenesi", "Time Was", "Good Bye", "Night In Tunisia", "Stompin At the Savoy", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Skyliner". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Big Band Specials ... LP 1.99

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New CoastersCoasters – 50 Coastin Classics ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sure, they were hitmakers – but we love these guys, and find them to be one of the most radical vocal groups of all time! Under the impeccable guidance of Lieber & Stoller, the group recorded some of the fiercest vocal numbers of the 50s – mixing incredibly soulful vocals with an almost cartoonish ability to conjure up little pictures with words. This 50-track, 2CD set is an amazing tribute to the group's genius – and it includes a wonderful range of material that begins with their early days as The Robins, and which runs up to later sides cut as funky 45s for the Date label in the late 60s. Features the great funk numbers "Soul Pad", "DW Washburn", and "Down Home Girl" – plus totall excellent doo wop tunes like "Shoppin For Clothes", "Hitchin A Ride", "Girls Girls Girls", "The Slime", "Hongry", "Hey Sexy", "The Shadow Knows", "Sorry But I'm Gonna Have To Pass", "One Kiss", "What Is The Secret Of Your Success?", "Idol With The Golden Head", "Besame Mucho", "Stewball", "What About Us", and "Along Came Jones". Also includes the big hits – but the set goes way past that stuff too! CD
(Out of print, some light edgewear to slipcover.)

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New Ella FitzgeraldElla Swings Lightly ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ella gets some great jazzy backings from Marty Paich – on titles that include "Little White Lies", "You Hit The Spot", "Little Jazz", "720 In the Books", "Knock Me A Kiss", and "My Kinda Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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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.)
Also available Real Thing ... LP 9.99

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New Johnny HartmanI Just Dropped By To Say Hello ... CD
Impulse, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful album of dark-hued vocals – sung by Johnny Hartman with a quality that's as smokey as the image of him with a cigarette on the cover! The album set a whole new standard for male vocal jazz in the 60s – and is a distillation and refinement of earlier ideas in music by Billy Eckstine, taken down to more personal and fluid levels by Hartman – and recorded here with great small group baking that includes Illinois Jacquet on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. The vibe is very mellow, but never sloppy or sleepy – and titles include "Charade", "In The Wee Small Hours", "Stairway To the Stars", "Kiss & Run", "Our Time", "Don't You Know I Care", "If I'm Lucky", and "Don't Call It Love". CD

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New Thelma Houston & Jerry ButlerThelma & Jerry/Two To One (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Both of Thelma Houston & Jerry Butler's duo records for Motown – back-to-back in a single set! 1977's Thelma & Jerry is up first – and it's a truly sweet pairing of the 2 legendary voices – tempering the more crossover disco mode that Thelma was working so strongly in the mid-to-late 70s just a bit, but still done with a fairly slick, nice and warm sound. The vocal chemistry with Jerry is pretty wonderful, too! Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include a great, soul style medley of the pop hits "If You Leave Me Now/Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get Together", "It's A Lifetime Thing","I Love You Through Windows" and more. The follow-up Two To One is another gem – this one featuring arrangements by Willie Hutch, Van McCoy, and Terry Woodford. Titles include "Find A Way", "We Owe It To Ourselves", "Never Gonna Get Enough", "If It Would End", "Chicago Send Her Home", and "Don't Pity Me". Also includes the bonus Motown single "Kiss Me Now". CD

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New Elvin JonesImpulse Years ... LP
Impulse, 1960s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Most of the tracks on this 2 LP set are not from Jones' solo records but rather songs under the direction of others, mainly John Coltrane but also Frank Foster and Sonny Rollins. Some of the Coltrane titles are the drum solo from "Pursuance", "Impressions", "Your Lady", and "Vigil". Other titles are Foster's "Shiny Stockings" and "We Kiss In A Shadow" with Rollins. There are of course several other all star players who turn up on these songs such as McCoy Tyner, Richard Davis, Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali. LP, Vinyl record album
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New Barrington LevyRobin Hood ... LP
Jah Life/Greensleeves, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We have to admit, even if this record wasn't a fierce salvo loaded down with tough dancehall tracks, we'd still love it for the great photos of Levy in a red, green and gold Robin hood getup on the cover! Junjo Lawes and Roots Radics may well have robbed from the rich for the mighty blasts of rhythm under Levy's outstanding vocals on this set that keeps up the pressure from start to finish! 10 tracks in all, including "Robin Hood", "Rock And Come In", "Love Sister Carol", "Gonna Tell Your Girlfriend", "You Come To Ask What Is Love", "Why Did You Leave Me", "Na Broke No Fight Over No Woman", "When Friday Comes", "Like How You Kiss & Caress Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lil Louis & The WorldFrom The Mind Of Lil Louis ... CD
Epic, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of Chicago house goes mainstream – and a suprisingly big hit from the late 80s. The main reason most folks bought this album was for Louis' "French Kiss", a sex-sound infused house cut with a "fast-then-slow-then-fast" groove that was endlessly dropped into mixes on radio and in clubs at the time. However, like late 80s house contemporaries Blaze, Louis actually turned out to be a pretty interesting soul talent when given a whole album to work with – and although "French Kiss" is on the beat-heavy "dance" side of the album, there's also a pretty interesting "romance" side that has some nice home-made late 80s soul tunes with great warm keyboard-heavy production. Titles include "Lil Tanya", "The Luv U Wanted", "6 AM", and "Brittany". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Gianni MarchettiWild Eye – Original Soundtrack ... LP
RCA, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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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 – Music From Under The Cherry Moon ... CD
Paisley Park, 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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New Sonny RollinsThree Giants! (Prestige Historical Series) ... LP
Prestige, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 a cutout & light wear.)
 
 
 



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