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BodeansOutside Looking In ... LP
Slash, 1987. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has some wear and a few creases.)

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Late Bronze AgeOutside Looking Out ... LP
Landslide, 1980. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Little Anthony & The ImperialsOutside Looking In – The Best Of Little Anthony & The Imperials ... LP
Veep/EMI (UK), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Anthony and crew were one of the few groups who actually got better when they moved from the raw indie scene to the slicker major label one – as you'll hear perfectly on this set of some of their best work for the Veep/DCP/United Artists label. Teddy Randazzo handled the arrangements and production, and his breathy uptown style works perfectly with the band's soulful harmonies. 16 tracks in all, including "Hurt So Bad", "I'm On The Outside (Looking In)", "Out Of Sight Out Of Mind", "Ten Commandments Of Love", "Better Use Your Head", "It's Not The Same", "I'm Hypnotized", "You Better Take It Easy Baby", "Yesterday Has Gone" and "Going Out Of My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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New MandrillJust Outside Of Town ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Good+ ... $4.99
Really tremendous work from Mandrill – an instant funky classic, and a set that has the group furthering the sublime sound they crafted on their seminal Composite Truth! The record has all these wonderful twists and turns – not just the usual 70s funky styles, but inflections from a globe's worth of influences – all filtered down and used here in fresh new ways to really keep the sound interesting – with a tightness that's never slick, and which instead has this really visionary approach that may well top some of Mandrill's higher-charting contemporaries! Instrumentation has plenty of jazz inflections, which really keeps things interesting – and the percussion has so many different styles going on, it's hard to keep track! Titles include the massive sample cut "Fat City Strut" – plus "Never Die", "Two Sisters Of Mystery", "She Ain't Lookin Too Tough", "Interlude", "Mango Meat", "Afrikus Retrospectus", and "Aspiration Flame". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the booklet. Cover has a bit of sticker residue and light wear.)

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New EpitaphOutside The Law ... LP
Billingsgate, 1974. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some light wear, a small split on the top seam, cutout hole, and a bumped corner.)

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New MandrillJust Outside Of Town ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Used (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Really tremendous work from Mandrill – an instant funky classic, and a set that has the group furthering the sublime sound they crafted on their seminal Composite Truth! The record has all these wonderful twists and turns – not just the usual 70s funky styles, but inflections from a globe's worth of influences – all filtered down and used here in fresh new ways to really keep the sound interesting – with a tightness that's never slick, and which instead has this really visionary approach that may well top some of Mandrill's higher-charting contemporaries! Instrumentation has plenty of jazz inflections, which really keeps things interesting – and the percussion has so many different styles going on, it's hard to keep track! Titles include the massive sample cut "Fat City Strut" – plus "Never Die", "Two Sisters Of Mystery", "She Ain't Lookin Too Tough", "Interlude", "Mango Meat", "Afrikus Retrospectus", and "Aspiration Flame". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Just Outside Of Town ... LP 4.99

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New TubesOutside Inside The Tubes ... LP
Capitol, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has light wear.)
 
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New Jimmy BeeJimmy Bee Live ... LP
ALA, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A tight little album of funky soul from Jimmy Bee! The record's the only full length we've seen by him – and it's a lively live recording that features Jimmy running through material that ranges from bluesy, to soulful, to downright funky! Two cuts, "Find Yourself" and "Talking About Love", will appeal to funky 45 fans, but other tracks are great soul numbers – and titles include "Love Bandit", "The Outside Man", "My Darling", and "Need Your Love So Bad". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has initials in marker, light wear, and a spot of price sticker residue.)

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David BenoitHeavier Than Yesterday ... LP
AVI, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Heavier than yesterday – and than most of Benoit's other albums! The set's got a nice space jazz jamming feel at the best moments – worked up by some Rinder & Lewis production into a groove that's got a fair bit of rhythmic drive, and some especially nice electric keys from Benoit. A few tracks feature a bit of vocals, and titles include the jazzy groover "Life Is Like A Samba", plus "I Wish Right Now Would Never End", "96-132", "Getting Outside", and "Heavier Than Yesterday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is lightly stained and wrinkled on 3 inches along the opening.)

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Joanne BrackeenPrism ... LP
Choice, 1979. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Joanne Brackeen's at the top of her game here – working in a unique set of duets with bassist Eddie Gomez – at a level that matches the fire and fury of any of her work with a larger group! Brackeen's got this tremendous command of the keyboard right from the start – a wide sweep that has the notes cascading wonderfully – in rich melodies with a very deep sound, but still lots of sharp edges, and this sense of freedom that makes you think she's always just about to go outside – before pulling it back a bit. Gomez is sublime, as always – and his bass work adapts perfectly to each individual moment – stating itself strongly, but never in a way that's gimmicky at all – and always balanced between a sense of melody and timekeeping too. Titles include "Lost Or Found", "International Festival", "Evanescent", "If You Dare", and "Prism". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Norman ConnorsDance Of Magic (Buddah pressing) ... LP
Buddah, 1972. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A landmark first album from drummer Norman Connors – a spiritual jazz masterpiece that builds wonderfully on the post-Coltrane tradition! Norman is years away from his smoother soul recordings at this point, and coming out of a righteous jazz background that included work with Marion Brown and Archie Shepp. For this initial set, Norman's in incredible company – working with players that include Herbie Hancock on both electric and acoustic keys, plus Eddie Henderson on trumpet, Gary Bartz and Carlos Garnett on saxes, Stanley Clarke on bass, and Billy Hart and Airto on percussion – plus a chorus of vocalists on the album's mighty title cut! Tracks are all long, spiritual, and freely exploratory – but never in a style that goes too far outside, or that forgets the joy and love that can spring forth in a forward-thinking session like this one! Titles include "Dance Of Magic", "Give The Drummer Some", "Morning Change", and "Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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King Fleming TrioWeary Traveler ... LP
Cadet, 1965. Very Good ... $11.99
King Fleming's third trio side for the Argo label, another variety of standards with a few Fleming originals thrown in for good measure. In the Chicago piano trio tradition of Ramsey Lewis or Ahmad Jamal (who actually followed in Fleming's footsteps), this set covers soulful ballads like "Dearly Beloved" or "I Remember You" and bluesy originals like Fleming's "Darn It" and "Riff A Plenty". Like Von Freeman, King Fleming's is a voice seldom heard outside of Chicago, while quietly influencing many of the more well known stars to come to prominence on the national and international scene. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear, with some staining on the back.)

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Four FreshmenFour Freshmen & Five Trumpets ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Strong work from the Four Freshmen – a great album of jazz harmony vocal tracks, done in a similar manner as their classic Trombones session for Capitol. This one's got Dick Reynolds of the group handling the arrangements – with a brace of west coast trumpet players, and a jazzy rhythm section that includes Milt Raskin and Jack Marshall. Tracks have an amazing approach to the material – with the kind of mindblowing vocal parts that Brian Wilson always claimed as an inspiration, and which (dare we say it) are handled here at this early date with more sophistication than he ever used! Titles include "Got A Date With An Angel", "Goodbye", "Laughing On The Outside", "There Will Never Be Another You", and "Give Me The Simple Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original turquoise label pressing. Cover has splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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Carolyn FranklinChain Reaction ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good ... $11.99
Proud and loud female soul from Carolyn Franklin – a singer who's every bit as great as her famous sisters Aretha and Erma – heard here on her second outing for RCA! The album's got a bit more sophistication than the first – a style that's still drenched in Franklin's deep soul roots, but which pushes some wider song styles into the mix – at a level that helps Carolyn keep from being a cliched copy of Aretha. Arrangements are by Sonny Sanders, Wade Marcus, and Bert DeCoteux – and Carolyn's vocals are backed by The Sounds of Soul on a number of cuts – a trio of female singers, but one that's a lot harder-hitting than the Sweet Inspirations over at Atlantic. Titles include "Not On The Outside", "Shattered Pride", "You Really Didn't Mean It", "Right On!", "I Ain't Gonna Love Nobody Else", and "Chain Reaction". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gwen GuthrieGood To Go Lover ... LP
Polydor, 1986. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A stone classic from the great Gwen Guthrie – a singer who forged some brilliant vocals in the backdrop of other folks' soul sessions – then really exploded forth as a star on her own, with a handful of key albums in the early 80s! This cooker really shows off Guthrie's ear for the clubs – and has this style that's not really 80s groove, not really street soul – but a great blend of both, and put together in ways that seem to prefigure so many other soul styles in years to come – even as far forward as the new jack years. Gwen's strong vocals work perfectly with the arrangements – which have a tightly produced electric sound that could overcome weaker singers, but which only push Gwen into bolder vocals than before! Titles include the classic "Ain't Nothin Goin On But The Rent", plus "I Still Want You", "Stop Holding Back", "Outside In The Rain", "Close To You", and "You Touched My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have some pen. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Keith JarrettMourning Of A Star ... LP
Atlantic, 1971. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Keith Jarrett's really pushing himself here – playing piano with some of the freewheeling qualities that would make him a huge new talent in the 70s, and also picking up some other instruments as well! Although the set's billed to a trio – Jarrett with Charlie Haden on bass and Paul Motian on drums – the overall sound is way more than just your usual piano record, thanks to Keith's use of soprano sax, steel drums, congas, and tape recorder – elements that fill the tunes in alongside his piano, and create some really surprising moments. Some tracks are beautifully warm and personal – the kind of lyrical modes that could have made Jarrett a huge mainstream act, had he ever wanted to be more overtly commercial – and these are balanced nicely with the more experimental numbers, to keep a nice edge in the set. Titles include a nice version of Joni Mitchell's "All I Want", plus originals by Jarrett that include "Standing Outside", "Traces Of You", "Trust", "Interlude No 3", and "Mourning Of A Star". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Keith JarrettShades ... LP
ABC/Impulse, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A lost gem from Keith's "with horns" period – a quintet session from the mid 70s, recorded with a group that features Dewey Redman on tenor, plus Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums and percussion, and Guilherme Franco on additional percussion. The feel is a bit straighter than Jarrett's excellent Death & The Flower set – as the tunes have a highly rhythmic component, and make good use of the extra percussion to create a flowing, organic groove. There's still a nice loose feel overall, though – almost a take on the loft jazz sound, especially at the moments when Jarrett goes a bit outside on piano. Titles include "Shades Of Jazz", "Southern Smiles", "Rose Petals", and "Diatribe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some wear.)

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Caroline PeytonMock Up ... LP
Bar-B-Q, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A wild set of early 70s leftfield folk from Caroline Peyton – a freewheeling batch of tunes that's a little bit more out there than the warmer, sunshine folk soul of the later Intuition album – but a unique gem that's a great showcase for Caroline's stunning voice, and the songwriting of partner Mark Bingham. The duo's creative origins trace back to a hippie commune outside of Bloomington, Indiana – and the tunes often feel like an unselfconscious, artier riff on the Cali folk scene of the time. The arrangements are built around the voice, and piano on many of the tracks. Unconventional, but warm and true – well worth a late discovery. Original album tracks include "The Sky In Japan Is Always Close To You", "Pull", "Don Beggs", "Tuna", "Engram", "Sweet Misery", "Hook", "Gone For A Day" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New PharaohsIn The Basement ... LP
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
The great Luv N' Haight album of unreleased material by the legendary Chicago soul jazz group Pharaohs – heavy with live tracks that serve as a vital document of the group outside the studio setting of their lone original album! There's 5 long tracks here, 4 of them recorded live, and an unreleased gem from the Awakening sessions. Standouts include is a spacey version of "People Make The World Go Round", and the long extended drum suite that closes – but it's excellent throughout. Other titles include "Pharaohs Love Y'All", which is a stellar funk jam, plus "African Roots". Nice heavy vinyl, too. Essential! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Don PullenMontreux Concert ... LP
Atlantic, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
One of Don Pullen's best-known albums, and for good reason too – a well-recorded document of a Montreux performance that helped put Don's piano talents in the spotlight for the rest of the 70s! The record's got a sense of freedom that's quite unusual for Atlantic Records at the time – as each side features one long track, played at a level that's very spontaneous, and often quite outside – at least at some points. Side one features an extended version of Muhal Richard Abrams' "Richard's Tune", done with a trio that features electric bass by Jeff Berlin and drums by Steve Jordan – and side two features the even more beautiful Pullen original, "Dialogue Between Malcolm & Betty" – which adds in some great Latin percussion to the trio! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesTears Of A Clown ... LP
Motown, 1967. Very Good ... $9.99
About as classic as you can get for late 60s Miracles! Smokey's vocals are in perfect form, and the group still has that 60s falsetto harmony sound, with lots of fragile bits and strong group backing. Includes the huge hit "Tears Of A Clown", plus a motherlode of great originals that make this a no-filler set! Titles include "The Soulful Shack", "My Love Is Your Love", "Don't Think It's Me", "I'm On The Outside (Looking In)", "More Love", and "It's A Good Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Pharoah SandersJewels Of Thought ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Very Good- ... $9.99
A wonderful reunion of Pharoah Sanders and vocalist Leon Thomas – and a set that captures a lot of the same energy as the pair's previous record – Karma! Thomas' vocals are in wonderful form for the set – stretching out soulfully on the extended classic "Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah" – a title that has much of the same grace and power as "The Creator Has A Master Plan. The rest of the players on the date include Lonnie Liston Smith on piano, Richard Davis and Cecil McBee on basses, and Idris Muhammad and Roy Haynes on drums – and unusually enough, each of the double bassists and drummers gets their own channel of sound to work with! The other long track on the album is the extended "Sun In Aquarius" – which is a bit more outside, but still pretty great! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear & a partially split top seam.)

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Tyrone WashingtonRoots ... LP
Perception, 1973. Very Good ... $24.99
A wonderful bit of spiritual soul jazz! This sweet little record was recorded out of the same energy that produced Larry Young's Lawrence of Newark LP for Perception Records, and it's a strange session by Tyrone Washington – a young player from the Newark scene who'd previously cut a straighter album for Blue Note, but who was working here in kind of a messed-up grab bag of styles that fit well with the stoned-out approach of the Perception label. Hubert Eaves plays piano, Stafford James plays bass, Clifford Barconadhi is on drums, and the album's a mix of funk, modal jazz grooving, and a bit of outside activity. In a way, the album's earnestness reminds us of some of Roland Kirk's work from the same time – except that Tyrone's backing group is incredible, with a tight rhythmic sound that gets funky at just the right moments. Titles include "War Is Not For Men", "1980", "Submission", and "Spiritual Light Of The Universe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a couple of stains, a partially split top seam, and a small split on the spine.)

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Yellow Magic OrchestraTechnodelic (Dutch pressing) ... LP
Alfa (Japan), 1981. Very Good+ ... $14.99
We're not certain where this falls in the order of YMO Japanese releases, but it's definitely a bit after their stunning US debut, and we're pretty certain never released outside Japan. A bit more stripped down, but still amazing electro pop from some of the true originators of the genre. 10 numbers in all, including "Pure Jam", "Neve Tanz", "Stairs", "Seoul Music", "Light In Darkness", "Taiso", "Gradated Gaes", "Key", "Prologue" and "Epilogue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing.)

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New BrethrenBrethren (original cover) ... LP
Tiffany, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great bit of funky rock – ostensibly a redneck country-styled session overall, but with some moments that really jam nicely! Our favorite track is the drum-heavy instrumental "Success Band Oil" – but the vocal cut "Outside Love" also has a great break at the beginning – and it's no surprise that the record was sampled by Lord Finesse and the Beatminerz. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and some wear.)

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New Yusef LateefLost In Sound ... LP
Charlie Parker, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Yusef Lateef's one and only album for the Charlie Parker label – cut during a period when he's been making real waves in the jazz scene with work on Prestige and Savoy! The set's a bit more straight ahead than some of Lateef's more exotic sides of the time – focusing on his work on tenor, and going for a soulful hardbop approach that relatively upbeat and swinging, with traces of the work that Lateef was doing in the Cannonball Adderley group of the time. Players on the album include Vincent Pitts on trumpet, John Horman on piano, Ray McKinny on bass, and either George Scott or Clifford Jarvis on drums – and all tunes save two are originals, with titles that include "Outside Blues", "Blue Rocky", "Introlude", "Train Stomp", and "Trudy's Delight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of sticker residue.)

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New Charles LloydForest Flower ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A famous album – but for good reason! The set's something of a landmark in spiritual jazz from the 60s – and it features a classic live performance from Charles Lloyd, recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival – almost as a distillation and popularization of ideas that were brewing in the music of John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, and others! The group here features a young Keith Jarrett on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums – all flowing magnificently with Lloyd's work on tenor and flute – in an open-ended groove that draws on modal rhythms for inspiration, and which features solos that stretch out, but never go "outside"! The classic performances of "Forest Flower" takes up all of side one – with a dreamy drifting quality that has Jarrett at his best – and side two features a version of his "Sorcery", plus McBee's "Song Of Her", and a version of "East Of The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Label has some pen.)

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New Adam MakowiczPolish Jazz Unit – Polish Jazz 35 ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning early 70s session from Polish pianist Adam Makowicz – filled with loads of sweet Fender Rhodes grooving! The set's extremely spare – and features just Mackowicz on keys and bass – plus some additional percussion – in a sound that's freely exploratory, but never to hard-jamming or outside. Fender Rhodes dominates the set, in an unfettered manner that recalls some of the best Japanese fusion records from the time – and which, at points, almost has a Yesterdays New Quintet-like approach to the rhythm and space. Titles include "The Song From The Hills", "Drinking Song", "Seven For Five", "War Song", "The Song From The Valleys", and "It's Not Bad". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mamas & PapasDeliver ... LP
Dunhill, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderfully dark harmonies from The Mamas & The Papas – one of those amazing late 60s albums from the group that was pop on the outside, but something very else underneath – a wonderful blend of modes that was hardly duplicated this well again! There's a slightly spooky feel to some of the music – even their leadoff cover of "Dedicated To The One I Love", which has an eerie quality that's way different than any previous readings – possibly a hint of the trouble between the group members – although maybe that's reading too much into it! Whatever the case, though – there's a special magic here that goes way beyond any understanding of the group you may have from oldies radio, and the set features some great original compositions by the young John Phillips too. Titles include "Creeque Alley", "Boys & Girls Together", "Look Through My Window", "Sing For Your Supper", "Free Advice", "Did You Ever Want To Cry", and "String Man". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a "featuring" sticker and light wear.)

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New Dean MartinHoliday Cheer (aka Winter Romance) ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Boozy magic from Dino – and a really great batch of tunes that will take you from Christmas all the way through January! Dean eschews the standard sound of the holiday, and goes for more of a "winter romance" approach – singing about snowtime love and wintry opportunity, and bringing a nice mellow tone to classics that include "Let It Snow", "June In January", "Canadian Sunset", "Baby It's Cold Outside", "White Christmas", "It Won't Cool Off", and "Winter Wonderland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed with a cutout hole.)

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New Phil OchsPleasure Of The Harbor ... LP
A&M, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Was there a more tragic figure in the 60s scene than Phil Ochs? Perhaps, but this is still a wonderful piece of his odd and sad career, a great portrait with his unrelenting political stance still in place, though not as raw as some of his other LPs. More arranged than any of his other LPs, but not without spare moments, the orchestrations still never get in the way of Ochs' occasionally delicate voice or clutter the picture too much. Eight tunes: "Cross My Heart", "Flower Lady", "Outside Of A Small Circle Of Friends", "I've Had Her", "Miranda", "The Party", "Pleasures Of The Harbor" and "The Crucifixion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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New Public Image Ltd.Public Image – First Issue ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The bracing debut of Public Image Itd! First Issue is seriously one of the most stunning post punk albums of its time – and we think it's light years ahead of the Sex Pistols in terms of boundless creativity and originality. Given that the Pistols disintegrated mere months before First Issue was issued, this album is all the more amazing for how hugely different Public Image is – different from Lydon's own earlier revolutionary punk act and different from absolutely everything else on the late 70s landscape. The dissonant, driving post punk guitars and sneering vocals are recognizable, sure, but the dubby textures and more angular touches are so far outside the box and so hugely influential that it's hard to fathom myriad underground rock acts existing without it. Vital! Titles include "Theme", "Religion", "Religion II", "Annalisa", "Public Image", "Low Life", "Attack" and "Fodderstompf". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, with heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a good amount of surface wear.)

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New Sam RiversContours ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant statement of modernist jazz from Sam Rivers – one of his groundbreaking early albums for Blue Note, and one of the most challenging sessions issued by the label during the 60s! The record's a real departure from Rivers' already-great Fuscia Swing Song – with tunes that go farther outside, and a free-thinking approach to rhythm and song structure that's a perfect illustration of 60s "new thing" jazz at its best! The group is top-shelf all the way – a quintet that includes Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Joe Chambers – plus amazing work from Rivers, who manages to effortlessly shift between tenor, flute, and soprano sax for the session. Tracks are long, and with the kind of strange off-kilter arrangements that you'd hear on some of the Jackie McLean or Grachan Moncour Blue Notes from the time – and titles include "Dance Of The Tripedal", "Euterpe", "Point Of Many Returns", and "Melliflous Cacaphony". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing – in nice shape! Cover has a small bit of an old price sticker from Korvettes – hard to believe the mainstream department store would have sold a record this hip! (But we grew up buying a lot of records there.))

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New Shirley Scott & Kenny BurrellTravelin' Light ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Kenny Burrell joins the trio of organist Shirley Scott for this sweet little album – a set that seems to burn a bit more than usual for Shirley, probably because of the cool-toned guitar lines from Kenny! The album's got the same laid back feel as other Scott albums of the time, but Burrell really digs in during his solos – adding a bit more bite, and inspiring Shirley to do the same on her own Hammond lines. Bass is by Eddie Khan and drums are by Otis Finch – and titles include "Solar", "The Kerry Dance", "They Call It Stormy Monday", "Nice N Easy", and "Baby It's Cold Outside". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a bit of pen on back.)

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New She & HimVery She & Him Christmas (red colored vinyl with download) ... LP
Merge, 2011. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
She & Him continue on as the most impossibly adorable boy/girl pop duo of their generation – all the more endearingly on this good-natured, and thankfully, wholly unironic Christmas album! She & Him have been wearing their 60s & 70s pop influences on their sleeves since the very beginning, and this set is a natural – timeless, warm, genuinely appealing stuff that's kind of impossible to hate. No one is going to pull off a timeless Christmas pop album this well for a long time. Includes "The Christmas Waltz", "Christmas Day", "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree", the great Beach Boys chestnut "Little Saint Nick", "Baby, It's Cold Outside", "Blue Christmas" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Archie SheppWay Ahead ... LP
Impulse, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Definitely the way ahead in jazz – back in the 60s, and well into the 21st Century too! Archie Shepp's in prime form here – working with a sextet that's awash in avant freedoms, but which always shows a great sense of restraint – just the right power gained from the new modes of jazz expression, as the players dance together beautifully on a razor's edge of personal creativity and ensemble exploration. Players here include Grachan Moncur on trombone, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass, and Beaver Harris and Roy Haynes on drums – and the album also features the first piano player on most of the Shepp albums on Impulse – Walter Davis Jr, making a rare outside appearance with the group! Titles include the classic track "Frankenstein", plus "Fiesta", "Damn If I Know (The Stroller)", and "Sophisticated Lady" – all nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice rainbow label pressing, in heavy glossy cover!)

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New Stevie WonderJourney Through The Secret Life Of Plants ... LP
Tamla, 1979. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very high concept work from Stevie Wonder! The record is, in fact, about the "secret life of plants" – partially used as a soundtrack for a film of the same name, but also acting as kind of a storybook in itself! Stevie's exploring a wide range of plant life and plant themes on the set – often in a way that has his keyboards taking center stage in little symphonies of soul that unfold like the petals of a flower in the morning sun – and which stand out as quite different from some of his vocal work, marking him as a talented electronic musician in his own right. Many tracks do have lyrics, too – often with themes of growing, seeding, and other garden metaphors that are easily translated to the human experience. Titles include "Secret Life Of Plants", "Outside My Window", "A Seed's A Star", "Race Babbling", "Black Orchid", "Send One Your Love", "Tree", "Come Back As A Flower", and "Ai No Sono". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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New Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks ... LP
Tamla, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
A legendary album from the great Eddie Kendricks – a set that not only has the singer soaring on the kind of sublime old school vocal numbers he always did so well – but one that also has Eddie stepping out into some great dancefloor modes that would have a huge impact for years to come! Kendricks really scores big with the classic "Keep On Truckin" – a tune that's virtually the blueprint for boogie, and which is echoed here by a few other great numbers that really stand out – tunes that preface disco to come, but which also still bear a very strong link to the richest styles of Motown soul! Northern soul legend Frank Wilson had a great hand in the record – penning some of the best cuts, co-producing with Leonard Caston, and handling arrangements with Caston and James Carmichael – and in addition to "Keep On Truckin", other titles include "Darling Come Back Home", "Not On The Outside", "Any Day Now", "Where Do You Go (Baby)", "Each Day I Cry A Little", and "Only Room For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some wear, and remnants of a price sticker.)

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New Jorge AndersJorge Anders Y Su Orchestra ... LP
Redondel (Argentina), 1971. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Rare work from the combo of Argentine reedman Jorge Anders – who you may know from his later work in Quinteplus! Anders plays some soulful tenor here, in the company of a larger group that's heavy on horns, with a bit of organ too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light staining and writing inside the gatefold, but is nice outside.)

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New Illinois JacquetKing! ... LP
Prestige, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
A bit of a mad LP for Jacquet – ostensibly trad on the outside, but with some weird little elements once you give it a closer listen. The lineup is conventional enough – with players that include Joe Newman, Milt Buckner, Billy Butler, Jo Jones, and Montego Joe – but it's the way they come together that makes the set really work. Jacquet's tone is rough and growly on most numbers – and the rhythm has a scattered finish that keeps things a bit off-guard. Titles include "The King", "Caravan", "A Haunting Melody", and "How High The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a worn corner.)

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New Bob ThompsonSound Of Speed ... LP
Dot, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
Jazzy orchestral sweep spiked with actual vehicular sounds – groovy, groovy sounds from San Francisco reared arranger Bob Thompson – his rare early easy listening conceptual gem Sound Of Speed cut outside after a few gems for RCA at the dawn of the 60s! RCA/Victor released some late 50s/early 60s Thompson efforts full of HiFi orchestral grooves, and this one, recorded in Italy by the Orchestra dei Concerti de Rom while Thompson was on temporary leave from RCA, buzzes along with a cheekier, groovier charm thanks to the transport theme – with soaring numbers dedicated to and including the sounds of diesel trains, motor scooters, ocean liners, jet planes, speed boats, roadsters and streetcars. Titles include "Super Chief", "Midnight Sailing", "La Vespa", "Three Wheeler Waltz", "Star Fire", "Surrey Serenade", "Early-Bird Whirly-Bird" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Weather ReportSweetnighter ... LP
Columbia, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from Weather Report – an album that has them picking up a bit more soul than before, and shaking off some of the experimental sounds of their roots – yet all in a way that still makes them one of the most revolutionary fusion combos of the time! There's an incredible sense of tightness between the reeds of Wayne Shorter, the keyboards of Joe Zawinul, and the bass of Miroslav Vitous – and even when things go a bit outside, there's always a sense of focus and groove that brings them back together – a style that's never entirely funky, but which has plenty of funky elements to please our ears! Dom Um Romao's percussion is always a treat, and Zawinul's electric keys come through beautifully in the mix – on tracks that include "125th Street Congress", "Boogie Woogie Waltz", "Adios", "Manolete", "Will", and "Non-Stop Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a short click on the 1st track of side 1.)
Also available Sweetnighter ... CD 5.99
 
 
 



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