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Alvin Cash & The RegistersTwine Time ... LP
Mar V Lus, 1965. Sealed .... $18.99
The classic album of short funky Chicago soul dance tracks, recorded for Mar V Lus as the follow-up to Alvin's huge "Twine Time" single. Most of the cuts on here have the same sort of groove, and most of them were written by either Andre Williams or Monk Higgins, with the kind of hard soul approach they were taking at the time with Chicago soul. Tracks include "Burn Just A Hair", "Do It One More Time", "Barracuda", "Hawk Eye", and "Bump". A potentially great record that's marred only by the rough recording quality of the Mar V Lus studios – every copy we've come across has sounded somewhat distorted and dirty, regardless of how clean the vinyl is . LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassTreasury Of The Award-Winning Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Plus Selections From The Baja Marimba Band (5LP Box Set) ... LP
Longines Symphonette Recording Society, 1974. Near Mint- 5LP Box Set .... $9.99
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Gene AmmonsBad Bossa Nova (aka Jungle Soul) ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good- .... $7.99
Bad Bossa Nova is right – as Gene Ammons really hits a great groove here – one that's not exactly bossa, but which has lots of Latin and tropical touches! The session makes great use of 2 guitars at the same time – using that of Kenny Burrell for soulful rhythm, but also adding in Bucky Pizzarelli for some nice acoustic embellishments – in a mode that's similar to the soul jazz-com-bossa style used on records like Ike Quebec's Soul Samba or Charlie Rouse's Bossa Nova Bacchanal. The overall rhythms are a bit more complicated, and a bit more soul jazz based than those sets – with Hank Jones on piano, Oliver Jackson on percussion, and Al Hayes adding in some sweet extra bongo! Titles include the classic "Ca'Purange" – plus "Anna", "Yellow Bird", "Cae Cae", and "Moito Mato Grosso". Also issued under the title Jungle Soul! (Ca' Purange). LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has light wear, a small split on the bottom seam, some staining along the opening, and some small stains on the back.)

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Gene AmmonsJug ... LP
Prestige, 1961. Good .... $6.99
A real turning point in the career of Gene Ammons – a record that almost returns Ammons to his earthier roots, and in the process helps build up a whole new sound in soul jazz for the 60s! The "Jug" nickname in the title is kind of a joking way to help Ammons stand alongside "Miles", "Trane", "Diz", and other one-name monikered stars in jazz – but even without that gimmick (which somehow lasted for years), the album's got a depth that more than gets Gene back on top, thanks to a gritty soulfulness and good sense of feeling in the grooves! Players here include Richard Wyands on piano on most numbers – plus a rare appearance by Clarence "Sleepy" Anderson on 2 numbers – one on organ, one on piano. Rhythm is by Doug Watkins on bass and JC Heard on drums – and Ray Barretto makes one of his great soul jazz appearances on drums – rolling the groove along with a nice bit of bounce throughout! Titles include "Tangerine", "Ol Man River", "Easy To Love", "Seed Shack", "Miss Lucy", and "Namely You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and RVG stamp. Cover has a split bottom seam, some splitting on the other seams, some wear, some stains, and aging on the back. Label has a mark from sticker removal.)

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Ali Ag AmoumineTakamba (with bonus 7-inch) ... LP
Sahel Sounds/Mississippi, 2011. New Copy LP & 7Inch .... $11.99 18.99
A really wonderful document of of the Takamba style of music in Northern Mali and Niger – passionate, energetic and hypnotically performed by Ali Ag Amoumine! Ali's home is in Timbouctou, a couple hundred kilometers upriver from the Takamba region, and it was here that this excellent recording by Christopher Kirkley took place. It's essentially traditional regional guitar music, electrified and played in droning, wholly entrancing patterns, while the rhythm is played on the calabash. The songs here are described as being informed by Ali's travels and including his own compositions, and it does have inimately personal feel, while also pulling us in strictly on the basis of the soaring, hypnotic sounds. Includes "Adernibah", "Khomeissa", "Fatimatou", "Damara", "Kalitay", "Hali Diallo", "Taliat Nouhirase", "Nouvelle Annee" and "Mali". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7-inch with the non-album tracks "Amidinine" plus "Hali Diallo".)

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Art GalleryNew Vocal Showing ... LP
RCA, 1969. Near Mint- .... $4.99
Groovy Now Sound vocal group with a mix of material – some easy, some very groovy! Includes a great remake of "In the Year 2525", plus a swingin' version of "Oh, Calcutta!" (but all versions of that track are pretty swingin', aren't they?). Other titles include "Laughing", "The Hard Road Back", and "Both Sides Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels have some marker. Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Harvey Averne DozenViva Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A wicked album of Latin Soul tunes – recorded by Harvey Averne, one of the heaviest hitting producers of the New York scene of the late 60s! The album's one of the few that Harvey issued under his own name, and it features him on piano and vibes, working with arrangements by Marty Sheller, and a tight batch of studio players who cook up the grooves in a classic Fania/Tico style! The album's got some very groovy originals – like "The Micro Mini", "You're No Good", "My Dream", and "You Mess My Mind Up" – plus some sweet little covers, like "The Think Drink Theme", "The Word", and "Wishing & Hoping" – all of which come off like some of Willie Bobo's best work of the time! LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy AyersEverybody Loves The Sunshine ... LP
Polydor, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of Roy Ayers' biggest albums ever! The whole thing's an incredible album of mellow jazzy soul – and it shows Roy at the crossroads, perfecting his earlier funk style with a sweet mellow R&B edge, getting a bit slicker, but still staying on the righteous path, and opening up a whole new bag in soul music. There's a wonderful electric vibe running through the record – not just from Roy's vibes, but from the Fender Rhodes and Arp work by Phillip Woo. Features the landmark title cut – "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", one of those tunes that becomes more and more of a classic each year – plus spiritual numbers like "Third Eye" , "Keep on Walking", and "The Golden Rod". Very righteous, and with a cool dope jazzy groove! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Everybody Loves The Sunshine ... CD 8.99

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Roy AyersTear To A Smile ... LP
Polydor, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the best early soul albums by Roy Ayers! Roy's working here with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Edwin Birdsong, William Allen, Harry Whitaker, and other hip players – a perfect crew to forge Roy's unique blend of jazz and soul. This is perhaps the first record to really have Roy stretching out in this mode – moving more fully away from funky jazz, into a ream of vocal tracks that would make him one of the most unique artists of the 70s. This mid 70s period of Roy's career was remarkably fertile, creatively as well as for sheer productivity – and Tears To A Smile is one of them that shows some the most artistic growth, and also a deeper sense of soul! Features righteous cuts like "2000 Black", "Ebony Blaze", "Time & Space", and "A Tear To A Smile" – plus the mellow "Magic Lady", and a great remake of Earth Wind & Fire's "That's The Way Of The World". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tear To A Smile ... LP 6.99

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New Roy AyersTear To A Smile ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good+ (reissue).... $6.99
One of the best early soul albums by Roy Ayers! Roy's working here with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Edwin Birdsong, William Allen, Harry Whitaker, and other hip players – a perfect crew to forge Roy's unique blend of jazz and soul. This is perhaps the first record to really have Roy stretching out in this mode – moving more fully away from funky jazz, into a ream of vocal tracks that would make him one of the most unique artists of the 70s. This mid 70s period of Roy's career was remarkably fertile, creatively as well as for sheer productivity – and Tears To A Smile is one of them that shows some the most artistic growth, and also a deeper sense of soul! Features righteous cuts like "2000 Black", "Ebony Blaze", "Time & Space", and "A Tear To A Smile" – plus the mellow "Magic Lady", and a great remake of Earth Wind & Fire's "That's The Way Of The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue pressing.)
Also available Tear To A Smile ... LP 9.99

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Ethel AzamaCool Heat ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good .... $6.99
An album of straight jazz vocals from Hawaiian singer Ethel Azama – an artist who's perhaps better known for her more exotic Liberty album with Martin Denny, but who's working here in a much straighter mode with backings from the great Marty Paich! Paich is at the height of his powers here – using that warmly jazzy approach that could make just about any singer great – so when combined with the strength of Ethel's vocals, the record makes for a very nice sound all the way through! The "cool heat" in the title comes from the fact that some of the arrangements here have a nice 50s LA jazz component (complete with a few solos) – yet still swing with enough heat to groove! Titles include a great version of "You Smell So Good", plus "Daybreak", "All I Need Is You", "You're So Bad For Me", "Time After Time", "I'm Glad There Is You", and "Like Someone In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a bit of seam splitting.)

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Daniele BaldelliBack To My Funky Side – The Remixes ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 2013. New Copy 2LP .... $24.99
A mix of remixes and straight album tracks from the full Back To My Funky Side album – a set that really lives up to the funky side promised in the title! Baldelli's got a much deeper groove here than ever before – a great ear for tight elements on the basslines, mixed with jazzy work on keyboards and guitar – all woven into a groove that's every bit as club-worth as his other music, yet a lot more warm and soulful overall! It's almost like Daniele's going back to discover a disco generation he might have missed the first time around – with a retro style that's hard to distinguish from the original, a lot like Joey Negro and some of his Sunshine Band work. This is the closest you'll get to a full vinyl release of the CD – and the set features album titles "Funk Syndrome", "Funk Me Again", and "Got To Get Your Own" – plus remixes "Voltage Groove ( Marco Dionigi rmx)", "Funk Me Again (Eric Dunks Duncan mix)", "A Good Day (DJ Rocca Erodiscomix)", "Mellow Game (Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye rmx)", and "Fontainebleau (version Idjut)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BarrettoMessage ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of Ray Barretto's hardest-hitting salsa albums of the 70s – a raw set of grooves that's got Ray moving away from the playfulness of the Latin Soul years, into a more righteous mode that's easily guessed at from the title of the set! The vibe here is very straightforward – with Ray coming down hard on conga, and working with a group that features Adalberto Santiago on lead vocals, plus Orestes Vilato on timbales, Andy Gonzalez on bass, and Luis Cruz on piano. The sound is spare and raw – and titles include the wonderfully echoey tune "O Elefante", with some great elephant-like work on trumpet – plus "Con El Cimarron", "Se Traba", "Arrepientete", and "Te Traigo Mi Son". LP, Vinyl record album

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Elmer Bernstein/Johnn CashSons Of Katie Elder ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good- .... $16.99
Bernstein at his best – coming up with a strong and driving score, written to accompany this great little western that starred Dean Martin and John Wayne! The main theme's got a lot of punch, and is very much in a "Magnificent 7" mode, and the other tracks on the album are good variations of the style. There's one vocal number – "The Sons Of Katie Elder", sung by Johnny Cash – plus a recitation by John Wayne, called "Texas Is A Woman". Other tracks include "Katie's Bible", "Rebuked", "Memories Of Clearwater", and "Dangerous Journey". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a bit of seam splitting, a spot of tape with a small rip on the spine, a bit of pen, a couple of small stains, and WGN Library letters on the back. Label has a sticker.)

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Black IvoryDon't Turn Around ... LP
Today, 1972. Near Mint- .... $44.99
Epic harmony soul by this excellent sweet soul group! Black Ivory were just kids when they recorded this session – but they had a sophistication that pushed them way past any of their contemporaries on the east coast scene. The band are very lucky to have the talents of the great Patrick Adams – originally singer himself, but who wisely made a move to producer once he'd heard the rich talents of the young group. Adams perfectly handles the sweet voices of the group, building up their raw emotions into a dreamy web of harmony vocals to rival the best work of The Stylistics, The Delfonics, and other older groups. Includes the classic "Don't Turn Around", written by Adams, plus "You and I", "Our Future", "Surrender", and "If I Could Be a Mirror". Heavenly harmony soul, and a classic of the east coast scene! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover and labels have some marker.)

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Boogie Down ProductionsBy All Means Necessary ... LP
Jive/Get On Down, 1988. New Copy (reissue).... $19.99 20.98
Seminal late 80s righteous hip hop from KRS and Boogie Down Productions! By All Means Necessary shows remarkable change in lyrical style from Criminal Minded, delivering a eavy dose of knowledge at a time when so much hip hop was all about rocking the party. KRS's lyrics here mark a serious turn for political hip hop, and it sets a new standard production-wise, as well. Greatness! Includes "My Philosophy", "Ya Slippin'", "Jimmy", "Illegal Business", "Stop The Violence", "Nervous", "I'm Still #1", "Part Time Suckers", "T'Cha - T'Cha" and 'Necessary". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a reproduction of the original inner sleeve – plus 18" x 24" poster.)

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BreakwaterBreakwater ... LP
Arista, 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A landmark set from a group who only ever gave the world two albums – but who've gone on to have a huge influence over the years! This initial offering from Breakwater is a masterful blend of jazzy fusion and mellower soul – a sound sifted together so perfectly, it really tops the rest of the combo's contemporaries – hitting a careful balance that never gets too cheesy or commercial, and which still manages to glow as strongly into the 21st century as it did when first released back in the day! The sound here is sublime – warm, but never sleepy – jazzy, but never cliched – and mixed in such a way that the vocals and instruments almost get center stage in the spotlight without trying to crowd one another out. Titles include the incredible "Work it Out" – worth the price of the record alone – plus "No Limit", "That's Not What We Came Here For", "Free Yourself", "Do It Till The Fluid Gets Hot", and "Feel Your Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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Terry CallierTurn You To Love ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good+ .... $9.99
Our favorite Elektra album by Terry – different than his earlier work for Cadet, with a smoother jazz-based style of backing. The change works surprisingly well for Terry, pushing him into a new sound that still preserves his honest soulful vocals. The album includes nice remakes of "Ordinary Joe" and "Occasional Rain", both from his days on Cadet, plus the great track "Turn You To Love". Also includes a groovy cover of Steely Dan's "Do It Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Labels have some marker.)
Also available Turn You To Love ... CD 19.99

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Joe ChambersDouble Exposure ... LP
Muse, 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A spacey album of keyboard duets between Joe Chambers and the great Larry Young! The album was recorded shortly before Larry passed away, and it features him and Chambers on a number of different keyboards – electric, acoustic, and organ – plus additional drums by Chambers on a few tracks. The overall sound is very spare – much more laidback than the hard-jamming fusion of Larry's Arista years, and a wonderful coda to Young's career. Titles include "Message from Mars", "Rock Pile", "The Orge", and "Mind Rain". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Chi-Lites(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People ... LP
Brunswick, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Seminal work from one of the 70s greatest groups! The band had always been great at love songs and uptempo numbers – but this record has them moving into more righteous area, picking up on some of the more socially conscious soul of their generation that had been working its way up the charts. The album features excellent production by Chi-Lite Eugene Record, who also wrote a lot of the material – plus arrangements by Tom Tom and Sonny Sanders. Great stuff all around, with the righteous social tunes "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to The People", "Trouble's A Comin", and "We Are Neighbors" – plus classic love songs "Have You Seen Her" and "Love Uprising", which are still kind of the band's strongest point. Loads more great stuff on this one, the album that helped the second wave of Chicago soul break out into the international market! LP, Vinyl record album

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Clarke Boland SextetMarcel Marceau Praesentiert Swing Im Bahnhof (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Rearward (Italy), 1965. New Copy .... $22.99
A brilliant recording by a small combo from the larger big band of drummer Kenny Clarke and pianist Francy Boland – and a great illustration of the driving, soulful sound the group always had at its core! The combo here features some of the most important members of the bigger unit – all artists who have a distinct personality, but an incredible way of coming together in a groove – in ways that are completely unlike any American jazz of the time, and light years ahead of most European work too! The music's really a blueprint for sounds to come for many decades – but served up here by the originals, who do the whole groove better than anyone else could ever touch. The performance is live – recorded in honor of Marcel Marceau – who could hardly keep quiet with such greatness like this in the room! The sextet features Sahib Shihab on flute, Fats Sadi on vibes and bongos, Francy Boland on piano, Joe Harris on percussion, Kenny Clarke on drums, and Jimmy Woode on bass and vocal – the latter of which is especially nice. Tracks include "Just Give Me Time", "Invitation", "Con Alma", "Serenata", "Born To Be Blue", "Yah Yah", "Balafon For Marcel Marceau", and "Insensatez". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)

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Buck ClaytonHow Hi The Fi ... LP
Columbia, 1954. Very Good- Gatefold .... $1.99
A record with a title that sounds like it should be something of a bachelor pad release from the title, but which is instead a good old fashioned, no holds barred, open-ended jazz session from trumpeter Buck Clayton! All tracks are nice and long – way more than usual for big label jazz at the time – and Clayton's trumpet is lineup alongside those of Joe Newman and Joe Thomas, plus other players who include Woody Herman on clarinet, Urbie Green and Benny Powell on trombones, Julian Dash and Al Cohn on tenor, Charlie Fowkes on baritone, Freddie Green on guitar, and Sir Charles Thompson on piano. Titles include "Moten Swing", "Sentimental Journey", "How Hi The Fi", and "Blue Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original red label pressing. Vinyl has sleeve residue and plays with some surface noise. Cover has a partially split top seam, some discoloration due to aging, a peeled mark from sticker removal on the back, and clear tape on the spine.)

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Arnett CobbGo Power!!! ... LP
Prestige, Early 60s/1970. Very Good+ .... $4.99
1970 repackaging of Cobb's classic Blow, Arnett, Blow album from the early 60's. Cobb's playing here with Eddie Lockjaw Davis on tenor, and the 2 horn frontline's backed by Wild Bill Davis on organ, plus bass and drums. Tracks include "The Fluke", "The Eely One", "Go Power", and "Go Red Go". A much rawer groove than you'd expect, and some tight soul jazz organ/tenor sounds! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has tape in the corners, marker on the front and back, some waviness, and light wear, with some staining and peeling along the bottom two inches.)

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Nat King ColeWelcome To The Club ... LP
Capitol, 1959. Very Good+ .... $1.99
One of our favorite albums by Nat King Cole – done with a bit more depth and feeling than some of his other Capitol sets of the time – and some great jazzy backings, too! Arrangements are by Dave Cavanaugh, but there's almost a Basie-like quality to the group at times – never too hard-swinging, but definitely that slow-burning quality the Count could hit so well with a singer, especially on the horns! The group is awash with Basie-ites – and saxes are by Marshall Royal, Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell, and Frank Wess; trumpets include Joe Newman and Thad Jones; trombones feature Al Grey, Henry Coker, and Benny Powell; and rhythm features guitar from Freddie Greene, piano from Gerald Wiggins, and drums from Sonny Payne – definitely a swinging lineup. Titles include the great "Welcome To The Club" – plus "Anytime Anyday Anywhere", "The Late Late Show", "Wee Baby Blues", "Avalon", "She's Funny That Way", and "The Blues Don't Care". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has splitting on the top seam & some wear.)

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New Cortijo Y Su Combo Original with Ismael RiveraJuntos Otra Vez ... LP
Coco, 1974. Very Good- Gatefold .... $16.99
Features Cortijo in the lead on timbales and congas – with vocals by Ismael Rivera – plus Eddie Perez and Hector Santos on sax, Roberto Roena on bongos, and Martin Quinones on congas! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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D TrainMiracles Of The Heart ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- .... $1.99
James D-Train Williams' first album for a major label – and a really great follow-up to the indie success of his initial recordings for Prelude Records! The style here is very similar to the clubby grooves of D-Train's earlier sides – thanks to strong keyboards, production, and songwriting help from Hubert Eaves – the jazzy talent who helped give Williams' his trademark groove! Instrumentation veers slightly more towards mainstream 80s soul at times, but the Eaves' sound is still very firmly in place here – and titles include the groovers "Oh How I Love You (Girl)", "Misunderstanding", and "Let Me Love You" – plus "You Are Everything", "I Got Your Number", "Stand Up & Fight", and "Miracle Of The Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Geater DavisLost Soul (with download) ... LP
House of Orange/Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP .... $15.99 19.98
An incredible collection of work from the vastly-overlooked Geater Davis – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! Geater Davis is a tremendous singer from the south – but one who barely ever got his due back in the 70s – even though these recordings for the tiny House Of Orange label are every bit as amazing as work coming out for bigger labels like Stax or Hi Records! Although Davis didn't record nearly as much as his contemporaries, he's got a sound that matches or beats them – a raw, raspy quality that's a bit like Bobby Blue Bland, touched with the depth of feeling we love in James Carr, peppered with elements of other Memphis singers – all produced to perfection with a sound that's got a deep-burning soul that never lets up. This excellent collection features all tracks from Geater's rare album Sweet Woman's Love, plus additional singles from the time – all produced by Allen Orange, an overlooked genius in the southern studio scene of the 70s. Titles include "Don't Marry A Fool", "Cry Cry Cry", "I Love You", "I Know My Baby Loves Me", "I Can Hold My Own", "Cold Love (long version)", "I'll Get By", "I'll Play The Blues For You", "Breath Taking Girl", and a killer long take on "For Your Precious Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition. Comes with bonus dowload of whole album!)
Also available Lost Soul ... CD 12.99

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Miles DavisDig ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1951. New Copy (reissue).... $14.99 15.98
A key early appearance on record by Sonny Rollins – recorded here with Miles Davis and Jackie McLean in the landmark Dig session! The album's the stuff that 50s bop dreams are made of – a session that has up-and-coming modernists working in the new freedom of the long playing record, in a way that allows them to break past the shorter, more urgent sound of the 78rpm single! Rollins is young, but a surprisingly strong voice on the set – and Jackie McLean's alto is incredibly sharp at this point, with strong hints of the genius to come later in the decade. The rest of the lineup includes Walter Bishop on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – and tracks include Miles' classic version of "It's Only A Paper Moon", plus "Denial", "Out Of The Blue", "Dig", and "Bluing". LP, Vinyl record album

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Detroit Jazz Composers LtdHastings St. Jazz Experience ... LP
Midnite, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Sublime spiritual jazz from the 70s scene in Detroit – and a record that really represents an evolution of the previous sounds that you might have heard on the Motorcity's Tribe Records! The sound here is straightforward and soulful – a bit of electricity at the bottom and some fluidly gliding horn work on the top – plus some key vocals from a group that includes Kim Weston in the lead, supported by other female singers – in a righteous mode that really makes the best tunes sparkle! Other players include Phil Ranelin on trombone, Nasi Hafiz on vibes, Miller Brisker on tenor and piano, and Sylvia Truner on harp – all working together in a largeish group with the best spiritual energy of groups on Strata East! The whole thing's great – a beautiful lost treasure, and the kind of record that's rarely carried off so perfectly – and titles include "Song For M", "A Little Love For You", "Mark I", "Ja-Mil", "Nobody Had To Tell Me", "Arjuna", and "Now You're Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hastings St. Jazz Experience (2LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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New Detroit Jazz Composers LtdHastings St. Jazz Experience (2LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Midnite/Soul Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue).... $28.99
Sublime spiritual jazz from the 70s scene in Detroit – and a record that really represents an evolution of the previous sounds that you might have heard on the Motorcity's Tribe Records! The sound here is straightforward and soulful – a bit of electricity at the bottom and some fluidly gliding horn work on the top – plus some key vocals from a group that includes Kim Weston in the lead, supported by other female singers – in a righteous mode that really makes the best tunes sparkle! Other players include Phil Ranelin on trombone, Nasi Hafiz on vibes, Miller Brisker on tenor and piano, and Sylvia Truner on harp – all working together in a largeish group with the best spiritual energy of groups on Strata East! The whole thing's great – a beautiful lost treasure, and the kind of record that's rarely carried off so perfectly – and titles include "Song For M", "A Little Love For You", "Mark I", "Ja-Mil", "Nobody Had To Tell Me", "Arjuna", and "Now You're Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)
Also available Hastings St. Jazz Experience ... LP 9.99

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Dianne & CaroleFeeling The Pain ... LP
Speed, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
One of the weirdest, coolest Latin Soul albums we've ever heard – the only offering ever from the duo of Dianne & Carole – two female singers who come off with a great deal of enthusiasm on the set! That's our way of saying that the ladies are a bit rough on the vocals – but that's also part of the charm of the set – as the record's got a really messed-up feel, of the sort that we really love from Latin Soul records like this! The great Louie Ramirez handled a good number of the arrangements, with help from Joe Simmons on the other tracks – and many of the numbers have that upbeat, catchy groove that was the Speed label trademark at the time – a sound that was quite different than the modes at Fania or Tico. Titles include excellent tracks "The Fuzz" and "Latin Rhythm" – plus "Feelin' The Pain", "I See the Lovelight", "The Boy Across The Street", "Water Brown", and a hip cover of "Do You Know The Way To San Jose". Very groovy stuff! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bob DylanAnother Self Portrait 1969 to 1971 – Bootleg Series Vol 10 (3LP plus 2CD) ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 LPs & 2 CDs .... $64.99 89.98
The 10th in Columbia's essential Bootleg Series of archival unreleased Dylan – and for us, this one gets immediate placement among the best in the series – for finding the diamonds in the rough from the turbulent 1969-1971 period! It features a bunch of previously unreleased versions of songs from Self Portrait and New Morning – along with a handful of live recordings and otherwise unreleased gems. It's fascinating stuff, especially the songs from Self Portrait! That album is such a weird hodgepodge of styles, it was rejected by even the most ardent Dylan worshippers at the time. Here in blueprint versions, the songs have a ragged charm that really comes through in a big way! The set also has a bunch of alternate versions of songs from New Morning, a couple from Nashville Skyline and other odds and ends. It's bookended by incredible demos – opening with an acoustic guitar backed "I Went To See The Gypsy" and closing with a piano version of the eternally great "When I Paint My Masterpiece" – and it's filled with underappreciated Self Portrait songs like "Little Sadie", "All The Tired Horses", "Wigwam" and more in sparer settings, sans the overdubs of the LP version. Also includes alternate versions of New Morning material, including "Time Passes Slowly #1", "Working On A Guru", "If Dogs Run Free" and "New Morning" – some WITH orchestral or horn overdubs, as opposed to the stripped down Self Portrait versions. Other rarities from '69-'71 include a different version of "Country Pie", plus "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" and "Highway 61 Revisited" with The Band at Isle Of Wight. 35 tracks in all – including a thick, beautifully illustrated booklet – with notes by one-time Self Portrait hater Greil Marcus! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl box set includes all 35 tracks on 3LPs and on 2CDs – plus the booklet is all the more beautiful in 12" X 12"!)
Also available Another Self Portrait 1969-1971 – Bootleg Series Vol 10 (4CD deluxe edition – with 2 hardcover books and the complete Isle Of Wight set) ... CD 99.99

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Teddy EdwardsGood Gravy (Contemporary) ... LP
Contemporary, 1961. Very Good .... $36.99
Teddy Edwards at his best – set up in a simple group that lets the album focus on his tremendous tone and well-chosen solo formations! The album's got a subtle brilliance that's evident from the very first note – a way of putting Teddy over that's never forced, but which also has a lot more tightness than some of his other records. Players include either Danny Horton or Phineas Newborn on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Milt Turner on drums – and titles include the Edwards originals "Good Gravy", "Could You Forget", "Yes I'll Be Ready", and "Not So Strange" – plus "A Little Later" and "On Green Dolphin Street". And heck, if all his records were this great, Edwards would easily have stood on a par with Sonny Rollins at the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, some moisture staining, peeling in the bottom left quarter portion and along part of the bottom, some seam splitting, some tape, and marker on the front and back.)

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El RegoEl Rego (plus bonus 45 & download) ... LP
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy LP & 7 Inch .... $16.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his native Benin, essentially credited as the godfather of Benin funk – but to date, he hasn't been celebrated around the world nearly as famously as the superstars of African music hailing from Nigeria and Ghana. That's something that can change really quickly if enough people pick up this truly great compilation of pioneering recordings. Singer El Rego and his excellent, diversely capable band – sax and flute by Baboni Oudou, sax by Michel Diogo, guitar by Oscar De Souza, trumpet by Emmanuel Ganssounou, guitar by Roger Coffi, tumba by Marcelin Kpohonon, additional vocals by Christian Agueh, and bass by band leader Paul Hounnou – take a tighter approach to funky soul. Just a couple tracks on this set roll past the 4 minute mark – which gives it a tighter soul sound, along with some Benin blues and some riveting JB-indebted vocal affections. We owe Voodoo Funk and Daptone big for putting this together! Includes "Feeling You Got", "Zon Dede", "E Nan Mian Duku", "Dkobime", "Dis-Moi Oui", "Djobime", "Hessa" (the centerpiece of the album, 3 minutes of Afro Soul perfection. . .the whole set is great, but this track is unforgettable), "Kpon Fi La", "Do Do Baya", "Vive Le Renouveau", "Achuta", "Cholera" and "Ke Amon-Gbetchea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for album download plus a bonus 45 with 2 extra tracks: "E Ma Non Tin Me" and "Se Na Min".)

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Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington Presents ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Very Good+ .... $4.99
An excellent and oft-overlooked 50s session from Duke – recorded in Chicago as a one-off for the Bethlehem label, and done with a lush, rich sound that's really tremendous! The group's nicely restrained and very moody – playing here in a mellow late nite mode that offers a good focus on the best horn soloists in the group, yet which also really hangs together perfectly from the slow-moving and eerie tone of the rest of the group. Jimmy Grissom sings a bit on the set, and other players include Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Cat Anderson, and Ray Nance – on tracks that include "Day Dream", "Blues", "Frustration", "My Funny Valentine", and "Laura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy red label pressing with the deep groove. Cover has some wear, clear tape on the corners, and a bit of staining and marker on the back.)

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Exploding Star Orchestra (Rob Mazurek)We Are All From Somewhere Else (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Shortwave, 2007. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold .... $29.99
An amazing blend of astral jazz and atmospheric orchestral soundscapes – composed and directed by coronetist Rob Mazurek! Exploding Star Orchestra is an apt name, but it's more of a bright and glorious explosion than a calamitous one – a sweeping couple of soundtracky suites that's the culmination of a couple years of work by Mazurek and a major contribution from Nicole Mitchell on flute – plus Jeb Bishop on trombone, Corey Wilkes on flugelhorn, Jeff Parker on guitar, John McEntire on marimba and tubular bells, John Herndon on drums, Jim Baker on piano & ARP, Jazon Adasiewicz on vibes, Matthew Lux on bass, Mike Reed on drums, percussion & saw, and others. It's part informed improvisation, part boundary free composition, and pretty wonderful all the way through! We expected something special, but this one goes above and beyond. Following the Frequency project by about 6 months, this is the second near classic avant garde jazz album on Thrill Jockey in a relative short stretch! 2 multi-part titles: The 70s style soul jazz groover "Sting Ray And The Beginning Of Time" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 – Psycho-Tropic Electric Eel Drum and Part 4), "Cosmic Tomes For Sleep Walking Lovers" (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 – Fifteen Wais Towards A Finite Universe, and Part 5) – and the mellow, piano led centerpiece "Black Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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Fantastic AleemsGet Down Friday Night ... LP
Tuff City/Night Train, Early 80s. New Copy .... $8.99
One of three new vinyl reissues of long overlooked early 80s soul by the Fantastic Aleems – fronted by the great lead vocals of the legendary Leroy Burgess! The Aleems are so named for the songwriter brothers Tahar Qa & Tund-Ra Aleem, who briefly issued these early 80s soul groovers on their own NIA label. Get Down Friday Night contains the title single, which was actually a bit of a club hit upon its original release, plus the equally nice cuts "Hooked On Your Love" and "Release Yourself", all of which are sweetly jamming, club-paced groovers that each stretch past the six minute mark, and the first two jamming well past seven! It also features 3 previously unreleased cuts from the vaults: "I Gotta Get Myself Together", "Blame It On Love", and "Get Loose" – slightly rougher studio cuts the group were playing around with, complete with some studio chatter and countdowns. Essential lost 80s groovers! LP, Vinyl record album

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Faze-ORiding High ... LP
SHE, 1977. Very Good- .... $7.99
A spacey soul classic – with a sound that never gets old! Faze-O will be forever remembered for their massive cut "Riding High", the leadoff on this album – a stretched out slow funk jam that has amazing keyboards, floating guitars, and a super-dope groove that's stayed fresh from the moment it was first set to wax back in 1977! This album's the group's first, and best – and it's a really wonderful record that blends together funky fusion and heavy soul – filled with killer cuts arranged by the Ohio Players, and with lots of great keyboards by the group! Includes, of course, the massive cut "Riding High" – plus "Toe Jam" and "Funky Reputation"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small peeled mark from sticker removal and some light staining in two corners.)
Also available Riding High ... CD 13.99

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Clare FischerManteca! ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Early 60s. Very Good .... $19.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the great Clare Fischer – and one of the first to really show his special talents at their best! The sound here is a wonderful blend of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian modes – and in addition to piano, Clare plays plenty of organ on the date – which bristles with this cool, clear sound amidst larger backdrops that have a very driving feel! There's lots of percussive energy at the bottom of the bigger group tracks – thanks to work from Latin percussionists Carlos Vidal, Cuco Martinez, Chino Valdes, and Rudy Calzado – and some of the other cuts feature a smaller group, but still with lots of great percussion! Clare's organ has this feel that's very different than the usual Hammond jazz style – and really sounds great throughout – on a batch of tracks that includes a key reading of his classic "Morning" – plus the cuts "Manteca", "Favela", "Afro Blue", "Dulzura", and "Negrita". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some light wear, but looks nice overall.)
Also available Manteca! ... CD 15.99

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Four TopsSoul Spin ... LP
Motown, 1969. Very Good+ .... $6.99
Beautiful baroque soul from the Four Tops – and proof that the group could take any material and make it sound great! This Frank Wilson-produced set features a few Motown numbers by the group, but the real gems are actually the more familiar 60s pop hits – remade by the Tops in a style that works surprisingly well, thanks to some sparkling arrangements and the great vocals of Levi Stubbs! Arrangers include Wade Marcus, Gene Page, and Paul Riser – and the set features great versions of "Got To Get You Into My Life", "This Guy's In Love With You", "Light My Fire", and "California Dreamin" – plus the tracks "Look Out Your Window", "Nothing", and "Stop The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner and small seam splits.)

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David FriedmanWinter Love, April Joy (Japanese pressing) ... LP
East West (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- .... $19.99
A fantastic record from vibist David Friedman – spare, hip, modern, and very moody! Friedman's playing vibes and marimba alongside David Samuels, who plays the same – and this twin-vibes approach sounds fantastic – especially as the record has no drums, just additional bass, plus flute by Hubert Laws. The approach is super-dope for any fan of laidback 70s vibes – and the tracks are open, but not free, just groovily gliding numbers. Titles include "Truce", "Nyack", "Brite Piece", "Island", and "Saraband". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – very nice!)

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Gals & PalsGals & Pals – The Exciting Vocal Sounds Of Europe's Newest In Group ... LP
Fontana, Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $9.99
Wonderful work by this lost groovy vocal group! The Gals & Pals were sort of Sweden's answer to the Singers Unlimited or the Double Six – in that they were a mixed male/female vocal group who did harmony versions of jazz tunes, often hitting some very cool grooves, and some nice bossa jazzy moments. This album's probably the only one of theirs that ever got issued in the US – and it's got some great English language tunes by the group. Titles include their semi-hit "Soul Dance", plus "Bossa Nova USA", "Dat Dere", "500 Miles", "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", and "Lullaby In Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, tape on the spine, and WGN marker and pen on back.)

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New Marvin GayeLet's Get It On ... LP
Motown, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $12.99
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his previous record. The record shows a sexy side of Marvin that would stun fans of his 60s work – very adult, very warm, and very preoccupied with desire and love. In a way, this sort of full-on love fest was a big payoff for all the folks who'd hung onto his simpler expressions of affection in the earlier years – sort of like getting let into the bedroom after spending years on the front porch! The record was produced by both Marvin and Ed Townsend – and the arrangements by David Van DePitte, Rene Hall, and Gene Page are smooth and seductive all the way through. Includes slow jam classics like "You Sure Love To Ball", "Distant Lover", and "Let's Get It On" – plus "Come Get To This", "Just to Keep You Satisfied", and "If I Should Die Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has some wear, and a name in pen inside the gatefold.)
Also available
Let's Get It On (expanded edition) ... CD 8.99
Let's Get It On (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99
Let's Get It On ... CD 1.99

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New Marvin GayeLet's Get It On (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motown, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $11.99
An amazing record that stunned the world almost as much as Marvin's previous effort, What's Going On. Like that one, this album's an amazingly unified batch of tracks – with a visionary message about sex and love that is as honest and bracing as the politics and social commentary of his previous record. The record shows a sexy side of Marvin that would stun fans of his 60s work – very adult, very warm, and very preoccupied with desire and love. In a way, this sort of full-on love fest was a big payoff for all the folks who'd hung onto his simpler expressions of affection in the earlier years – sort of like getting let into the bedroom after spending years on the front porch! The record was produced by both Marvin and Ed Townsend – and the arrangements by David Van DePitte, Rene Hall, and Gene Page are smooth and seductive all the way through. Includes slow jam classics like "You Sure Love To Ball", "Distant Lover", and "Let's Get It On" – plus "Come Get To This", "Just to Keep You Satisfied", and "If I Should Die Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Let's Get It On ... LP 12.99
Let's Get It On (expanded edition) ... CD 8.99
Let's Get It On ... CD 1.99

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi TerrellEasy ... LP
Tamla, 1969. Very Good+ .... $4.99
The last set of duets from the team of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell – and a sublime set of tracks that really stretches their partnership even further than before! It's no secret that Terrell was Marvin's favorite partner in the studio – and you can really hear his strong feeling for her in the quality of the work here – upbeat and joyous one minute, tender and sensitive the next – all put together with that growing range that Gaye was showing so strongly at the end of the 60s. This one goes way past the standard Motown duo mode – and it's filled with great tracks that include "California Soul", always a favorite round these parts – plus "I'm Your Puppet", "The Onion Song", "Good Lovin Ain't Easy To Come By", "Love Woke Me Up This Morning", "What You Gave Me", and "Satisfied Feelin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Matthew GeeJazz by Gee! ... LP
Riverside, 1956. Good .... $6.99
A wailier! Trombonist Matthew Gee is a lost groover from the hard side – and this album is one of the few that he ever cut under his own name. Far from the sleepier players on the instrument, Gee knows how to cook just like Bennie Green – and his company in this album includes Ernie Henry, Frank Foster, Wilbur Ware, and Art Taylor, all cookers themselves! The record features 3 great originals – "Gee!", "Kingston Lounge", and "The Boys From Brooklyn" – plus some mellower standards, and the nice track "Joram". LP, Vinyl record album
(Small blue label with silver text – deep groove and undersized. Vinyl has marks, but plays decently enough overall. Cover has a bit of tape on the edges, but isn't bad.)

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Herb Geller with Mark MurphyAmerican In Hamburg – The View From Here (aka Rhyme & Reason – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $19.99
One of the most amazing albums ever cut by reedman Herb Geller – a really unique overseas session from the 70s, and quite different than his initial recordings of the 50s! Herb's working here in a cool mix of electric and acoustic modes, with a vibe that's very much in the best funky MPS style – and the set also features some excellent vocals from Mark Murphy, who sings in this spacey, stretched-out way that's some of his hippest work on record – very much at the best level of his early 70s recordings for Muse! Tracks are quite long, and very hip – with long instrumental passages which are then augmented wonderfully by the vocals. Herb himself plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, and a number of flutes – and other players include Rob Franken on Fender Rhodes and Arp, Philip Catherine on guitar, Wolfgang Schluter on vibes, Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet, and Gottfried Bottger on moog and organ! Titles include the wonderfully spacey "Space A La Mode", a nice slow electric builder – and the classic "Power Of A Smile" – plus "Sudden Senility" and "Rhyme & Reason Time" – the last of which features vocals by Earl Jordan, not Murphy. Plus, this totally great reissue also features some instrumental tunes from the same sessions – instrumental takes of the four cuts on the album, plus the bonus "Title Wave". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available American In Hamburg – The View From Here (aka Rhyme & Reason – with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Herb Geller with Mark MurphyRhyme & Reason (Atlantic pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint- .... $22.99
One of the most amazing albums ever cut by reedman Herb Geller – a really unique overseas session from the 70s, and quite different than his initial recordings of the 50s! Herb's working here in a cool mix of electric and acoustic modes, with a vibe that's very much in the best funky MPS style – and the set also features some excellent vocals from Mark Murphy, who sings in this spacey, stretched-out way that's some of his hippest work on record – very much at the best level of his early 70s recordings for Muse! Tracks are quite long, and very hip – with long instrumental passages which are then augmented wonderfully by the vocals. Herb himself plays tenor, alto, soprano sax, and a number of flutes – and other players include Rob Franken on Fender Rhodes and Arp, Philip Catherine on guitar, Wolfgang Schluter on vibes, Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet, and Gottfried Bottger on moog and organ! Titles include the wonderfully spacey "Space A La Mode", a nice slow electric builder – and the classic "Power Of A Smile" – plus "Sudden Senility" and "Rhyme & Reason Time" – the last of which features vocals by Earl Jordan, not Murphy. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a spot of tape on the spine, and a promo sticker in one corner.)

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Gilberto GilLouvacao ... LP
Philips/Soul Jazz (UK), 1967. New Copy .... $24.99
A brilliant early moment for the young Gilberto Gil – a set recorded right before his jump into the Tropicalia movement, but with a sound that's already pretty darn unique! The style here has Gilberto singing upfront and playing acoustic guitar – in a mode that's certainly rooted in bossa nova, but which really moves past its basic approach – showing some of the deeper, darker, more sophisticated tunes you'd find in similar early music by Nara Leao or Gal Costa! The songwriting is superb – of the sort that already had many others picking up some of Gil's important early tunes for their own recordings – and there's a nice nod to deeper Brazilian roots in some of the arrangements, particularly the regions that were sometimes pushed into the corners of the culture. Arrangements are by Dori Caymmi and others – and titles include Gil's classic "Roda", which was covered by many artists, but done brilliantly here in the original – plus "Lovacao", "Maria", "Ensaio Geral", "Lunik 9", and "Procissao" – all early classics! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Louvacao (with bonus tracks) ... CD 22.99

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Dizzy Gillespie with Chano PozoDizzy Gillespie & His Big Band In Concert ... LP
GNP, 1948. Very Good .... $8.99
A legendary bit of cubop! Diz is playing here with the band that virtually invented Latin Jazz – the one that featured Chano Pozo on conga, plus great soloists like James Moody and Ernie Henry – all blowing beautifully in a style that's one of the most perfect realizations of the cubop Latin Jazz groove of the time! The recording was done live, but the quality's strong – and titles include "Good Bait", "Emanon", "Ool Ya Koo", and a classic reading of "Manteca"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Light blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear, splitting and tape on the seams, and some marker and stains on the back.)

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Penny GoodwinPortrait Of A Gemini ... LP
Sidney, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A legendary bit of jazzy soul – recorded by an obscure female singer from Milwaukee! Penny's got a warm style that's pretty darn nice on its own – but it's made even better by the great arranger Richard Evans, who helped out a lot on the session. The feel is very much in the Chicago sophisti-soul mode – and at times, the record sounds a lot like Marlena Shaw's best work in the 70s, particularly her sides for Blue Note in the early part of the decade. Includes the great original "Too Soon You're Old" – a jazz dance classic for many years – plus a stellar cover of Gil Scott Heron's "Lady Day & John Coltrane", and the tracks "What's Goin On", "Slow Hot Wind", "He's Come Back", and "Rain Sometimes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter GordonDaddy Plays The Horn (remastered edition) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1955. New Copy (reissue).... $17.99 19.99
One of Dexter Gordon's proudest moments of the 50s – a rock-solid session for Bethlehem – easily one of the best-remembered hardbop sides from the label's California years! The album's got a relaxed, free-blown sound that's quite nice – with Dex in the lead on tenor, supported by the trio of Kenny Drew on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums. Gordon's perhaps not as fully imaginative as he would become in the 60s, but his sound and control is still great throughout – and the rhythm section really helps knock this one out of the park. Titles include versions of "Darn That Dream", "Autumn In New York", "You Can Depend On Me", and "Confirmation", plus two originals "Number Four" and "Daddy Plays The Horn". LP, Vinyl record album
(First official vinyl reissue in many many years – with new remastering too!)
Also available Daddy Plays The Horn (remastered edition) ... CD 8.99

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Kenny GrahamSmall World Of Sammy Lee ... LP
Trunk (UK), 1963. New Copy .... $18.99
A wonderful jazz soundtrack from the legendary Kenny Graham – the important postwar Brit bandleader who was known for his seminal Afro-Cubists group – heard here in a much different context! Kenny's still got all that great sense of tone and color he brought to some of his more powerful music – but he uses it here with a sensitivity that's really breathtaking – careful use of woodwind passages, percussion, and other light instrumentation – all used to illustrate the seamier underbelly of London in the early 60s! The tapes were thought lost for years, but have been marvelously reclaimed by the folks at Trunk Records – and although there's no historical record of the musicians on the date, we're guessing that they're the same top-shelf jazzmen who graced Kenny's other groups. Titles include "Patsy Asleep In The Flat", "Salt Beef", "Dash To Bellman's", "Four O'Clock Hop", "Thoughts At Home", "Peepshow Bins", and "Soho At Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Small World Of Sammy Lee ... CD 15.99

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Grateful DeadOne From The Vault – Live At The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco 8/13/75 ... LP
Future Days, 1975. New Copy 3 LPs (reissue).... $52.99 59.98
One from the vault, but a set that's also seminal work by the Grateful Dead as well – a classic performance done in their home turf – well-recorded, and captured live at the Great American Music Hall in the mid 70s! The best moments here are those long, openly jamming tracks that made each Dead performance a whole new experience – and these are mixed with some shorter numbers that really help retain a focus to the whole record too. Titles include a side-long jam of "Blues For Allah/Sand Castles & Glass Camels/Unusual Occurrences In the Desert" – plus "The Other One", "Goin Down The Road Feelin Bad", "Sugaree", "Big River", "Crazy Fingers/Drums", "King Solomon's Marbles Stronger Than Dirt", "Eyes Of The World/Drums", and "Help On The Way/Slipknot". LP, Vinyl record album

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George GruntzPercussion Profiles ... LP
ECM, 1978. Very Good- .... $7.99
Not a various artists collection, as you might guess from the cover – but a cool extended piece – with keyboards by Gruntz, plus percussion from Dom Um Romaeo, David Friedman, Pierre Favre, and Jack DeJohnette! Includes drums, cymbals, gongs, vibes, marimba, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a couple of marks that click a bit. Cover has a cutout notch and some stains on the back.)

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Marcellus HallFirst Line ... LP
Glacial Pace, 2011. Near Mint- .... $9.99
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Slide HamptonDrum Suite ... LP
Epic, 1962. Very Good- .... $6.99
One of Slide Hampton's greatest records of all time – a totally hip batch of tracks recorded with a large group that reminds us of some of Max Roach's ensembles of the early 60s! No surprise, Roach is a key part of the album – pounding away with frenzy on Hampton's 5-part "Drum Suite", and working well here on other tracks with players that include Yusef Lateef and George Coleman on tenor, Freddie Hubbard and Hobart Dotson on trumpet, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Eddie Khan on bass, and both Hampton and Benjamin Jacobs-El on trombones. There's a righteous, majestic energy to most of the tracks – not just the pivotal "Drum Suite" in five parts, but also the originals "Gallery Groove" and "Fump" – plus versions of "Lover", "Our Waltz", and "Stella By Starlight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks on tracks two through four. Cover has some wear, with a sticker and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Tim HardinThis Is Tim Hardin ... LP
Atco, 1967. Very Good+ .... $9.99
Rootsier material than you might be used to from Tim Hardin – tracks that were recorded before his famous albums on Verve in the mid 60s, but issued later by Atlantic Records – obviously in an attempt to rush some Hardin material on the market! Despite that cash-in scenario, though, the record's still quite good – a rougher, folksier, almost bluesier version of Tim than you might know from his more familiar hits – working here with heavy acoustic guitar, and often singing traditional tunes of the type that were much more common with folkies. The record does feature the original Hardin numbers "Danville Dame", "Fast Freight", "I Can't Slow Down", and "You Got To Have More Than One Woman" – plus a version of Fred Neil's "Blues On The Ceiling", and the titles "Cocaine Bill", "House Of The Rising Sun", and "Stagger Lee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)

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HeadhuntersSurvival Of The Fittest ... LP
Arista, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A landmark bit of jazz funk – from one of the greatest backup groups of the 70s! Herbie Hancock first brought The Headhunters to light – working with the San Francisco-based combo that included Bennie Maupin, Mike Clark, Paul Jackson, and Bill Summers – using their sound to give his work the right dose of funk it needed to reach new audiences during the decade. This album's the first to feature the group on their own, without Herbie – and if we don't mind saying so, they sound even better without him! The whole thing's a wonderful mix of jazz funk grooves and very unusual rhythms – and the record contains the monster full length version of "God Make Me Funky", which is 9 minutes and 35 seconds of non stop funk, plus the cuts "If You've Got It, You'll Get It", "Magic", and "Here & Now". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hollywood StarsShine Like A Radio – The Great Lost 1974 Album ... LP
Last Summer, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $28.99 32.98
Killer glammy rock from the mid 70s LA scene! Hollywood Stars mix raucous, heavy rockers ala The New York Dolls and tighter, brighter power pop – all of it really impressive – this group really shoulda busted out in a big way and became genuine superstars. Catchy hooks, blazing guitars, tight harmonies and all around great tunes – with some great originals, a bunch of which were co-written by the one-and-only Kim Fowley, plus a few by Mars "Born To Be Wind" Bonfire. Titles include "Supermen Are Always Gentlemen", "King Of The Night Time World" (made famous by Kiss), "Though Guys Never Cry", "Shine Like A Radio", "Russia", "Escape", "IT's Got To Be Today", "Modern Romance" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Leroy HutsonParadise ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- .... $19.99
Amazing work from Chicago soul legend Leroy Hutson – a rare session for Elektra, issued after his classic 70s sides on Curtom! The album's one of a few modern soul gems issued by Elektra at a time when they were one of the leading lights in soul – and like the Leon Ware albums from the label at the same point, Hutson's set is a top-shelf set all the way through – easily some of the most mature, sophisticated work of its generation! Leroy steps off the sweetness of his Curtom work wonderfully here – expanding into themes that are almost a bit more adult, and which are carried off in a wonderful blend of smooth soul backings that are never too slick or commercial. Hutson's got a great way of being gentle without getting soppy – of being intimate without embarrassing himself – always striking a careful balance that few other singers could match – except possibly Roy Ayers on his mellow soul work of the late 70s. The whole album's great – one of those albums that should have been huge, and which was probably buried by poor distribution more than anything else. Titles include the nice groover "Classy Lady", plus "She's Got It", "Nobody But You", "Paradise", "Nice & Easy", "You Make It Happen", and "Stay At It". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Labels have some pen. Cover has a large name in marker on both sides, a promo stamp, some pen, and some light wear.)
Also available Paradise ... CD 13.99

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ImpressionsThree The Hard Way ... LP
Curtom, 1974. Very Good .... $19.99
Not only a great soundtrack – but one of the best 70s albums by The Impressions! The set was written, arranged, and produced by the Curtom super-team of Rich Tufo and Lowrell Simon – and it's got a super-dope feel that reminds us of the work by Natural Four from the same time, with sweet harmonies over funky backings, in a hip 70s groove that's totally great! All cuts are vocal, but they have plenty of funky moments – and in a way, the whole album's as great as the lead track, which is normally the best one in a blacksploitation soundtrack like this. In other words, if you dig hit soundtrack theme songs like "Across 110th Street" or "Theme from Cleopatra Jones", you'll dig this entire album! Tracks include the great "Having A Ball", plus "Make A Resolution", "Something's Mighty Mighty Wrong", and "Three The Hard Way (Chase & Theme)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has marker on the front, some wear, a cutout hole, some seam splitting, and some staining along part of the bottom seam.)

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Chuck JacksonI Don't Want To Cry (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wand, 1961. New Copy (reissue).... $21.99
A real landmark from soul singer Chuck Jackson – part of a unique wave of male vocalists who really took the music to new heights in the 60s! Jackson's got this way of balancing heartbreaking emotion with masculine control – summed up perfectly in the album's title track, then carried forth in a set of other blue-tinged numbers that strike an equal balance! The approach is similar to the best work by Jerry Butler and Walter Jackson – with a similar blend of deep range and sophisticated ideals – and titles include "I Don't Want To Cry", "I Wake Up Crying", "A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry", "Tears On My Pillow", "I Cried For You", "Lonely Teardrops", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", and "In Between Tears" – plus more songs about crying, believe it or not! LP, Vinyl record album

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JJ JacksonJJ Jackson (aka But It's Alright) ... LP
Calla, Late 60s. Very Good- .... $19.99
Fantastic soul from JJ – a monster 60s soul talent who's rarely given his due! JJ first struck big with the landmark hit "But It's Alright" – the leadoff track on this album, and a blistering little tune that's awash in scratchy guitars, bouncing bass, and one of the catchiest hooks in 60s soul! Other tracks follow along in a very similar mode – playful, catchy, and shifting easily between a sock-boogaloo groove and a deeper soul style that really lets JJ go to town! Titles include the killer "But It's Alright", plus other groovers like "I Dig Girls", "Boogaloo Baby", "You've Got Me Dizzy", "That Ain't Right", "Come See Me I'm Your Man", and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has light wear, a split top seam, some splitting on the bottom seam, a few stains, and a bit pencil on the back.)
Also available JJ Jackson (aka But It's Alright) ... CD 13.99

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Mahalia JacksonIn The Upper Room (profile cover) ... LP
Apollo, Early 50s. Very Good .... $18.99
Killer early work by Mahalia Jackson – recorded for indie Apollo Records in New York, in the years before her bigger-selling sides for Columbia. The album features the classic two-part "In The Upper Room" – plus the tracks "Come To Jesus", "City Called Heaven", "I Walked Into The Garden", "Nobody Knows", "Run All The Way", and "His Eye Is On The Sparrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy yellow label pressing. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has light wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and some aging on the back.)

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Walter JacksonWelcome Home – The Many Moods of Walter Jackson ... LP
Okeh, 1965. Very Good+ .... $5.99
A sublime mix of new tunes and re-imagined standards – and a set that takes Walter Jackson into even more sophisticated soul territory than before! The record is proof that the up and coming soul artists of the 60s had a key place alongside the more established mainstream acts on the other side of the fence – as Walter's working here with arranger Riley Hampton to re-cast a number of familiar tunes in his cool Iceman soul mode – changing the themes, rhythms, and inflections of the tracks for a more contemporary soul market – and also interspersing them with a few great new songs of his own! The approach is amazing – far better than even Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson's work in a similar idiom – and the album features the sublime hit "Welcome Home", plus the Van McCoy tunes "Suddenly I'm All Alone", "Still At The Mercy Of Your Love", and "The Magic's Gone" – alongside versions of "Moon River", "Let It Be Me", "Imagination", and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Ahmad JamalPiano Scene Of Ahmad Jamal ... LP
Epic, Late 50s. Very Good- .... $4.99
Early work by Jamal, recorded back when he was really turning heads with his sophisticated approach to the piano. The album's all trio material – played in Jamal's piano/bass/guitar drumless format, which leaves the notes just floating in air, swirling around in smoky clouds of imagination. Titles include an early reading of "Poinciana", plus "Ahmad's Blues", "Aki & Ukthay", "Billy Boy", and "Pavanne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label pressing, with deep groove. Vinyl has a couple of marks that click. Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, and light stains on the back.)

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Bob JamesOne (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CTI/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $36.99
A landmark record – not only for Bob James, but a seminal release for CTI and the Fender Rhodes as well! This is the album where all the magic starts – the first of many extremely successful albums that Bob recorded during the 70s under his own name, and almost the birthplace of the modern hip hop keyboard sample line! The album's stuffed with great numbers – including a sublime reading of "Feel Like Making Love", and the classic "Nautilus" – a slow, dark, funky tune that's worth the price of the album alone! Other tracks include "Valley Of The Shadows", "Night On Bald Mountain", and "Soulero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited audiophile pressing!)

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New Bob JamesTwo ... LP
CTI, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A monster – and quite possibly one of the greatest Fender Rhodes albums of all time! Bob James is really at the height of his powers here – stepping out with a sound that's a lot smoother than some of his earlier work, yet in a groove that's never too slick or too overproduced – as happened with some of his later records on the Tappan Zee imprint. Here, James is still a master of space and sound – using the Fender Rhodes with bell-like tones to craft some key grooves that are still having an amazing impact today, more than 30 years after the album was initially recorded! There's a darkness here that we totally love – and tracks include the legendary "Take Me To The Mardi Gras", which has been sampled by Run DMC and loads of others – plus"The Golden Apple", "I Feel A Song", "You're As Right As Rain", "Farandole", and "Dream Journey". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Two ... CD 9.99

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 4 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Mercury, Early 50s. Good .... $7.99
2 hard-wailing jam session numbers from the JATP series – both featuring tremendous tenor work from Illinois Jacquet and Jack McVea, plus trombone from JJ Johnson and a bit of guitar from Les Paul! Each track runs a side of the record, and titles include "Lester Leaps In" and "Blues". Nice David Stone Martin cover too – ink on a light blue backing and one of his more obscure images. LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover is worn with blue duct tape along all seams.)

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New Eddie KendricksPeople Hold On ... LP
Tamla, 1972. Very Good- .... $34.99
A truly amazing album – unlike anything Eddie Kendricks ever did before, or since – and one of those records that really helped shape the sound of soul in the 70s! The music is as rich and powerful as the image on the cover – with some righteous undercurrents that really mark the time and place of the record, yet also help it transcend so many other standard soul modes of the period too! Arrangements are wonderfully complex – as you'll hear on the classic groovers "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" and "Date With The Rain" – each very different numbers, but both a showcase for Kendricks' wonderful vocal approach. Other titles include the progressive "People Hold On" – plus "I'm On The Sideline", "Day By Day", "If You Let Me", "Let Me Run Into Your Lonely Heart", and "Someday We'll Have A Better World". LP, Vinyl record album
(First pressing. Cover has some wear and some pen on the front.)

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Kesarbia KerkarKesarbia Kerkar ... LP
Mississippi, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy .... $12.99
Amazing performances from Kesarbia Kerkar – a key Indian singer of the postwar years, heard here in a variety of beautiful vintage recordings! Kerkar's got a voice that influenced many in generations to come – but the original sound here is much more mindblowing than so many others from later years – often set to simple tabla and sitar accompaniment, with an open, flowing quality that's quite spiritual overall – an amazing forum for her really vibrant inflections, which give even simple lyrics a great deal of power. The package is amazing – one of the nicest we've ever seen from Mississippi, with a beautiful booklet of notes and lyric translations, plus lots of history too. Titles include "Mare Dere Aao", "Devi Durge", "Main San Meet", "Ghatan Lagi Rain", and "Nevar Baju Re". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chaka KhanNaughty ... LP
Warner, 1980. Very Good .... $4.99
A great album of mellow modern soul tracks recorded in Chaka's post-Rufus years! The record was produced by the great Arif Mardin, the man who made so many of the 70s Atlantic soul records work so well – and he handled Chaka's voice with a sweet sweet sound that you don't always get on her other albums. Includes the great "Papillon", her remake of "Hot Butterfly", plus "Move Me No Mountain", "So Naughty", "Too Much Love", and "Clouds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Yusef LateefGolden Flute ... LP
Impulse, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $16.99
Yusef's mixing his bag nicely for this mid 60s classic – working through tunes that are a mixture of soulful hardbop and eastern exoticism – a shift that's marked by Lateef's changing reed work on tenor, flute, and oboe! The group's a hip quartet with players from Lateef's Detroit scene – the always-great Hugh Lawson on piano, plus Herman Wright on bass, and a young Roy Brooks on drums – all working with Lateef in a sound that almost points the way towards some of the innovations in 70s soul jazz, and which has surprisingly righteous touches that you wouldn't expect from such a simple package! Titles include Brooks' excellent groover "The Smart Set", plus "Oasis", "Road Runner", "The Golden Flute", and "Head Hunters". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Laura LeeLaura Lee ... LP
Hot Wax, 1972. Near Mint- .... $29.99
A standout set from the great Laura Lee – a deep soul singer with power to rival the greatness of Aretha Franklin, but one who's also got a funkier punch to her music too! The album's a great blend of late 60s female southern and tight 70s bad sister funk – a style that's a bit like that of Gwen McCrae at her early best, but handled here with a fuller vibe that's right in keeping with the best modes of the Invictus/Hot Wax scene from the Holland Dozier Holland team! Vocals are wonderful throughout – and the album features the breakbeat classic "Crumbs Off The Table" – plus "Guess Who I Saw Today", "If I'm Good Enough To Love (I'm Good Enough To Marry)", "Rip Off", "You've Got To Save Me", and "Workin & Lovin Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ketty LesterLove Letters ... LP
Era, 1962. Near Mint- .... $29.99
Groundbreaking work from Ketty Lester – a really important singer who equally skirted the worlds of jazz and soul! Ketty's got a great sophisti-soul style on the set – working with arrangements by Lincoln Mayorga, and coming off with a sound that would clearly go onto inspire Nancy Wilson and Marlena Shaw. Includes the hit "Love Letters", plus "You Can Have Him", "When Day Is Done", "Lonely People Do Foolish Things", "Hello Lover, Goodbye Tears", and "Looking For A Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has tape on the spine and an ink stamp on back.)

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Marie Queenie LyonsSoul Fever ... LP
DeLuxe, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A holy grail of funky music – the one and only album ever cut by Marie Queenie Lyons, a heck of a hard soul single who's best known for her rare funky 45s! The album is stunning – every bit as great as any of Marie's singles, and with an incredibly unified sound that should have made the album an instant soul classic as soon as it was released. Think Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, Lyn Collins, and other sock-soul divas – and you've only got part of the picture! Plus, some of the tracks on the set were written by a young Don Pullen, who supposedly also played on the record – in a rare funky appearance in his pre-avant jazz days. Includes a funky remake of "Fever", plus the cuts "I Don't Want Nobody To Have It But You", "Your Key Don't Fit Anymore", "You Used Me", "Daddy's House", "See & Don't See", "Your Thing Ain't No Good Without My Thing", "I Want My Freedom", and "Try Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny LytleDone It Again ... LP
Pacific Jazz, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $19.99
Very very very groovy stuff by this masterful jazz vibist, recorded with a sort of late 60s swingin' feel – but still very much in the pocket and warm as a summer breeze! Lytle has a pretty remarkable way of playing the vibes with speed and energy, yet the overall feel still has kind of a relaxed West Coast vibe – a beautiful blend that rivals, if not beats, the sound of Cal Tjader on late 60s Verve! Jimmy Foster grooves along on organ, and the interplay with Lytle is key to the classic sound – but the whole group is great here – Major Holley on bass, Peppy Hinant on drums and Don Alias on conga, which brings in plenty of Latin kick. 6 of the 10 numbers are Lytle originals, including "Done It Again", "Sleepy Dozier", "Zote", "Jungle Child" and "Happy Preacher" – plus "If Ever I Should Leave You", "People" and "The Nearness Of You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Johnny LytleGroove (aka The Village Caller) ... LP
Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+ .... $7.99
Late 60's issue of the album previously released as The Village Caller, recorded in the early part of the decade. The set's funky vibes classic – and a landmark side from Detroit vibist Johnny Lytle! The set's one of the purest examples of Johnny's great early groove – a tightly stepping version of soul jazz that played big in the clubs at the time, and which has forever made Lytle one of the favorites of the mod jazz dance circuit! Lytle mixes his own heavy work on vibes with some great work from his regular trio members Milt Harris on organ and William "Peppy" Hinnant on drums – augmented here by some additional bass from Bob Cranshaw and percussion from Willie Rodriguez. The sound is strong and tight – arguably even more classic than that of Lytle's Tuba recordings – and the title cut "Village Caller" is a wonderfully angular groover that still gets heavy play in Chicago to this day! Other tracks include the modal dancer "Kevin Devin", plus the tracks "Pedro Strodder", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Solitude", and "Unhappy Happy Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Johnny LytleSoulful Rebel ... LP
Milestone, 1971. Very Good- .... $48.99
A lost early 70s set from vibesman Johnny Lytle – totally funky, but in a way that's very different than his famous 60s work! The album's got a sweet electric groove that comes not only from Johnny's vibes, but also from the sweet Hammond and Fender Rhodes of Billy Nunn, and the smoking guitar of David Spinozza – who really wails away here, and brings in a cutting edge to the tunes that's a lot sharper than some of his later work! Lytle's vibes are wonderful throughout – filled with that sense of space, soul, and timing that's always made him one of the grooviest players ever on the instrument – and this time around, he seems to have an even greater ear for unusual tones – in a way that makes the album sparkle strongly throughout! The rhythms are smoking, too – with Ron Carter on electric bass, Jozell Carter on funky drums, and Ray Barretto on congas – cooking things up righteously on the album's funky tunes. Highlights include the stone smoker "Gunky", a great remake of "The New Village Caller", and a reworking of "Lela" – plus the extended "Soulful Rebel Suite" – mighty nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has some wear, seam splitting, staining along the opening and bottom seam, and a name in large marker letters on the front. Labels have some marker.)

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New Johnny LytleVillage Caller ... LP
Riverside, 1961. Very Good .... $9.99
A funky vibes classic – and a landmark set from Detroit vibist Johnny Lytle! The set's one of the purest examples of Johnny's great early groove – a tightly stepping version of soul jazz that played big in the clubs at the time, and which has forever made Lytle one of the favorites of the mod jazz dance circuit! Lytle mixes his own heavy work on vibes with some great work from his regular trio members Milt Harris on organ and William "Peppy" Hinnant on drums – augmented here by some additional bass from Bob Cranshaw and percussion from Willie Rodriguez. The sound is strong and tight – arguably even more classic than that of Lytle's Tuba recordings – and the title cut "Village Caller" is a wonderfully angular groover that still gets heavy play in Chicago to this day! Other tracks include the modal dancer "Kevin Devin", plus the tracks "Pedro Strodder", "Green Dolphin Street", "Solitude", and "Unhappy Happy Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label Orpheum pressing. Cover has some wear, staining, some seam splitting, and tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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MandrillMandrill ... LP
Polydor, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold .... $9.99
Mandrill's first album of funky Latin jazz and soul – a landmark in crossover styles that still sounds remarkably fresh today! Unlike later records, which feature a tighter funk sound, this one has the band jamming out in a Latin-inflected mode that sounds like some of the best Chicano bands from LA during the early 70s. There's loads of funky flute, sweet organ riffing, and heavy drum and bass interplay. Includes the extended suite "Peace & Love", plus other funky goodies like "Symphonic Revolution", "Rollin' On", "Warning Blues", and "Mandrill". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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Herbie MannMonday Night At The Village Gate ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Near Mint- .... $4.99
Herbie makes one more trip back to the Village Gate – site of some of his most successful live recordings of the 60s, and a place where he always feels at home with a Latiny groove! But somehow, this album's even better than before – and has a hard Latin feel throughout, thanks to an ultra-hip group that includes Chick Corea on piano, Dave Pike on vibes, Mark Weinstein on trombone, and Bruno Carr on drums – plus some crackling work on congas from the legendary Carlos Patato Valdes! Tracks are long, and awash in great solos, especially from Herbie, who seems to play harder here than ever. Titles include "You're Gonna Make It With Me", "Away From The Crowd", "In Escambrun", and "The Young Turks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing in a slightly different cover. Cover has light wear.)

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Charlie MarianoCharlie Mariano (10 inch LP) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue).... $12.99
Early 50s greatness from Charlie Mariano for Prestige – sessions that are mostly done in an octet format – wonderful stuff that we'd rank right up there with some of his best work of the decade! This 10-inch LP is subtitled New Sounds From Boston – which is quite appropriate – as the soulfulness of the solos and the overall arrangements sound a good half-decade ahead of their time! Charlie's solos are terrific, but he's a generous leader – with plenty of space for standout moments by a group that features Joe Gordon on trumpet, Sonny Truitt on trombone, Jim Clark on tenor, George Myers on baritone, Glenn Glennon on drums, Jack Lawlor on bass, and Roy Frazee on piano. Includes 2 sessions masters each of Mariano's own "Boston Uncommon" and "The Wizard" – plus "Tzoris" and "Autumn In New York". Also includes "Mariners" and "Aviary" – the former in a sextet setting and the latter a quintet. LP, Vinyl record album

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Martha & The VandellasDance Party ... LP
Gordy, 1964. Good+ .... $8.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – but which also offers a lot more than you might expect – way more than just a few cash-in dancefloor tunes! True, the whole thing's pretty lively – and titles include the group's seminal version of "Dancing In The Street" – still the only version you'll really ever need, despite years and years of countless covers that always fall short of the mark. But the set's also got a wonderful range that really displays the lead power of Martha Reeves – hewn tightly to the supporting Vandellas backups – and filled with a rich sense of feeling on titles that include the classic "Nowhere To Run", plus other Motown goodies like "Hitch Hike", "Mickey's Monkey", and "The Jerk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a name written in marker across the centers of the front and back. Labels also have a name in marker.)
Also available Dance Party ... CD 13.99

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Marxmen (MOP)Marxmen Cinema ... LP
Breaking Point, 2004. Very Good 4LP Gatefold .... $9.99
It's the official MOP mixtape set, issued in its completed form on wax – plus a whole separate set of bonus tracks! Part 1 (Marxmen Cinema) includes "The Money Got Lost", "Bloody Murdah", "Get Down", "Easy", "Nine And Two Clips", "My Hood", "Story Of My Life" and more. Part 2 (Rare & Unreleased) includes "Brooklyn Military", "Hilltop Flava", "Downtown Swinga", "Cold Word", "The Life", "Watch Out", "Got To Go" and lots more. More than 30 bangers in all! LP, Vinyl record album

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Freddie McCoyListen Here ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Very Good .... $24.99
One of the hardest to find albums by this lost 60s soul jazz vibist – and all of his albums are pretty darn hard to find! The album's also perhaps his best – as Freddie takes a little more straight funky jazz approach, and loses some of the pop feel of his other albums. There's 2 different groups on here – one a bit large, and with Wally Richardson, Bernard Purdie, and Dud Bascomb; the other a groovy quintet with Joanne Brackeen on electric piano and Gene Walker on Varitone. The album includes a great cover of "Listen Here", plus "Stone Wall" and "Short Circuit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Side 2 has a mark that plays with a light click on track one. Cover has a cut corner, a peeled spot on the spine, some moisture staining, a small split on the top seam, and some creasing along the opening.)

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Gary McFarland & Co.Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon? ... LP
Skye, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold .... $2.99
A wonderful album from the great Gary McFarland – and completely sublime all the way through! The record's part jazz, part easy, and all McFarland, with a cool compressed breezy vibe that's just about impossible to describe accurately. Gary's vibes are wonderfully set in a small combo with reeds by Jerome Richardson, bass by Richard Davis, organ by Warren Bernhardt, and guitar by Sam Brown. The group play haunting, almost-invisible versions of 60s pop tunes, like "God Only Knows", "Here, There & Everywhere", and "O Morro" – plus a jaunty McFarland original called "Flea Market". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Skye pressing in a glossy gatefold cover. Cover has some marker, pen, small light stains, and an ink stamp – all inside the gatefold.)

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Jackie McLeanVertigo ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Fantastic lost material from Jackie McLean! The set was recorded right before his "new thing" era – in the same period as the amazing Fickle Sonance album. And like that one, this features Jackie edging out towards modernist ideas, yet still swinging hard and fierce, with a firey boppish sensibility. The writing is great – and the players include Herbie Hancock on piano, Donald Byrd on trumpet, Butch Warren on bass, and a young Tony Williams on drums – making his recording debut on the album! The whole thing's tinged with dark and fragile emotion – and a heated sense of urgency that makes it one of McLean's best albums of the 60s – even though it was recorded then, and not issued by Blue Note until many years later! Titles include "Marney", "Dusty Foot", "Vertigo", and "Cheers" – plus one more track, "Formidable", from a 1959 session with Donald Byrd and Walter Davis. LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles McPhersonSiku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady) ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $11.99
Charles McPherson plays with a large ensemble in this tribute to Billie Holiday – in a core group with piano by Barry Harris, guitar by Earl Dunbar, bass by Sam Jones, and drums by Leroy Williams – plus larger backing by a string section. Tracks are mostly Billie Holiday standards, arranged by Ernie Wilkins with a sweet sad tone that makes the record quite different than most of McPherson's work from the time. Titles include "Don't Explain", "Miss Brown To You", "Lover Come Back to Me", "Lover Man", and "God Bless the Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker.)

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Charles MingusJazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... LP
Bethlehem, 1954. New Copy (reissue).... $17.99 19.99
A pivotal album in the career of Charles Mingus – one that really has him honing his sound, and reaching for that trademark mix of modernism and raw emotion that set a whole generation on fire! The album's a lot more freewheeling than other Mingus material from the time – although still a bit more compact than the Atlantic or Columbia sides – and the group's staffed with key early interpreters of Charles' vision – including John LaPorta on alto, Teo Macero on tenor and baritone, Thad Jones on trumpet, Clem DeRosa on drums, and Jackson Wiley on cello – an instrument that really helps shade in some of the darker corners of the tunes. Titles include great early originals like "Four Hands", "Minor Intrusion", "Thrice Upon A Theme", and "The Spur Of The Moment" – plus his great take on "Stormy Weather", which is a bit stormier than most! LP, Vinyl record album
(Newly remastered version!)
Also available
Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... CD 11.99
Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (remastered edition) ... CD 4.99

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Thelonious Monk & Gerry MulliganMulligan Meets Monk ... LP
Riverside, 1957. Very Good .... $18.99
An unlikely pair, but a great one here – and the record's one of those few magical moments where bringing together unusual partners actually works! Mulligan's cool hardly seems a match for Monk's angular modernism, but together the players seem to strike a middle ground that resonates with the strength of both – a sound that cuts a bit more edge on Gerry's normally smooth baritone, and which still lets Monk's keys flow into wonderful twists and turns. Rhythm is by the great bassist Wilbur Ware and drummer Shadow Wilson – and titles include the Monk classics "Straight No Chaser", "Rhythm A Ning", "Round Midnight", and "I Mean You" – plus a version of Mulligan's "Decidedly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with microphone logo. Cover has some wear & a name in marker.)
Also available Mulligan Meets Monk ... CD 5.99

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Montagu Three Plus OneHot 'N' Cool Calypso Ballads ... LP
Bahamian Rhythms (Bahamas), Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on front.)

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New Mulatu And OthersEthiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's almost a bit like the work of Sun Ra, but which also has distinct African touches. The sound here is quite different than the Nigerian funky work of the 70s – much more laidback and open-ended, with less American influences, and a really unique approach! Titles include "Yekermo Se", "Yegele Tezeta", "Munaye", "Metche Dershe", "Kasalefkut Hulu", and "Tezeta" by Mulatu Astatque; "Heywete" and "Bemgnot Alnorem" by Bahta Gebre Heywet; and "Yetesfa Tezeta" by Tesfa-Maryam Kidane. Vinyl release of tracks pulled from the Ethiopiques CD-only series, done with some good notes. LP, Vinyl record album

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Mark MurphyBeautiful Friendship – Remembering Shirley Horn (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 2013. New Copy .... $34.99
Tremendous work from the great Mark Murphy – a great reminder that he's still one of the greatest jazz vocalists to come our way in the past 50 years! The short set's a loving tribute to the late Shirley Horn – delivered by Mark in some of his most personal, poetic modes in years – with backing from a trio that features Alex Minasian on piano and Curtis Lundy on bass – plus guest trumpet from Til Bronner on two of the album's tracks! Bronner's trumpet rings out warmly alongside Murphy's vocals – which have the same edge we've loved for so many years. The pairing is one that would definitely make Shirley Horn smile – and titles include "A Beautiful Friendship", "Get Out Of Town", "Here's To Life", and "But Beautiful". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful vinyl pressing – nice and heavy, with bonus download too!)

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David NewmanHeads Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1987. Near Mint- .... $1.99
A much more straightforward album than some of David Newman's previous records – a stripped-down, small combo acoustic jazz album – one that's quite different from the funkier and more electric work that Newman recorded back in the 70s. The style is one that almost takes Newman back to roots he didn't have in the first place – a mode that's gently swinging with slight soul jazz touches, played by a quintet that includes Kirk Lightsey on piano, Steve Nelson on vibes, David Williams on bass, and Eddie Gladden on drums. Titles include the originals "Heads Up" and "For Buster" – plus "Lover Man", "Ain't Misbehavin", and "Makin Whoopee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light mark from sticker removal.)

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Ohio PlayersPleasure ... LP
Westbound, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold .... $7.99
A true pleasure indeed – easily one of the greatest records ever by the Ohio Players, and a perfect summation of all things great in their groove! The album's a landmark effort – even for the heady days of the early 70s – as the Players manage to bring together a fair bit of jazz with their famous guitar-driven funk – all in a blend that's a lot more sophisticated than most other funk combos of the time, from the rhythms at the bottom to the instrumentation on the top! There's a darkness here that's undeniable – but the album's also not just a head trip into the fuzziest reaches of the studio – as the jazzier inflections help illuminate the farthest corners, and really bring the whole album back to focus with a wonderfully redemptive groove! Psychedelic elements are still all over the place, but also used sparingly enough to be most effective – a brilliant balance that few groups of this type were ever able to muster. Titles include the classic "Funky Worm", with the wild moogy bit that's been sampled loads of times over the years by a gazillion hip hoppers – plus loads of other nice ones, like the slow bonking funker "Pride & Vanity", the wild "Walt's First Trip", and the groovy "Laid It" – as well as "Pleasure", "Paint Me", "Our Love Has Died", and "Walked Away From You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)
Also available Pleasure (expanded & remastered) (UK pressing) ... CD 12.99

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Augustus PabloAugustus Pablo (3 X 10" colored vinyl box set) ... LP
Clocktower, Mid/Late 70s. New Copy 3 x 10" (reissue).... $34.99
A sweet set of classic Augustus Pablo dub – in a triple 10-inch box set! It includes cuts from the heart of the 70s, with completely top notch selections from records like Dubbing In Africa, with Pablo productions and the rhythm section of Bingy Bunny, Sly & Robbie and Gladdy, plus material from Ital Dub and other period gems. Includes "Road Block", "Curly Dub", "Natty Dread", "Barbwire Disaster", "Dubbing Ina Africa (No Jestering)", "Nigerian Love Dub", "Marcus Garvey Words Come To Pass", "Dub In Ethiopia", "Everything I Own", "555 Dub St", "Rockers Uptown" and "Jah Light", LP, Vinyl record album
(3 X 10" colored vinyl in a heavy duty box!)

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Van Dyke ParksSuper Chief (plus CD) (2013 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Bella Union, New Copy .... $24.99
Short instrumental orchestrations from Van Dyke Parks – all previously unreleased! Described as "Music For The Silver Screen" – and inspired by a train trip he took in 1955. "The Super Chief", "Go West Young Man", "Bar Talk", "Iron Horse", "Tee Pee Motel", "Virgin Territory", "Crossing The Colorado", "The Joshua Tree", "Chateu Marmot" and many more. 27 tracks in all! Includes a CD. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition indie store exclusive for Record Store Day 2013.)

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Flip PhillipsJumping Moods (10 inch LP) ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good- .... $14.99
Sharp-edged tenor genius from Flip Phillips – and a great illustration of why he was one of the key early stars in Norman Granz' Verve empire! The tracks here are short but hard jamming – with equal contributions from players who include Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Oscar Peterson on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Bill Harris on trombone, and Charlie Kennedy on alto – arrayed in 2 different groups around Flip's tenor. Titles include "Cottontail", "Blues For The Midgets", "Singing In The Rain", "Gina", "I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket", and "If I Had You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl is clean overall, with a couple of marks that play with light clicks. Cover has a tiny bit of pen and a bit of seam splitting, with some clear tape on the top seam and some masking tape on the bottom seam,)
 
 
 



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