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Pharoah SandersElevation (180 gram vinyl – 2x45 rpm discs) ... LP
Impulse/Soul Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic album by Pharoah Sanders – one of his later albums for Impulse, but one of his best! The record has Pharoah grooving in a strongly modal style – working up long passages of rhythm, piano, and percussion that really build on the promise delivered in earlier tunes on records like Jewels Of Thought and Tauhid – that strong sense of flow that was possibly Sanders' greatest contribution to the world of spiritual jazz – over and above his own work on tenor sax! The tunes never go too far out, and have a really joyous feel that we totally love – opening Pharoah up with that bright spirit that makes some of his 70s work so great, really pushing him past the darkness of the immediate post-Coltrane years. Other players include Joe Bonner on piano, Calvin Hill on bass, Michael White on violin, and Michael Carvin on drums – and titles include the tremendous track "Greeting To Saud", plus "Elevation", "Spiritual Blessing", "Ore Se Re", and "The Gathering". LP, Vinyl record album
(Special pressing – 2LPs that play at 45rpm for amazing sound!)
Also available Elevation ... LP 16.99

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New Michael WhiteSpirit Dance (180 gram vinyl – 2x45 rpm discs) ... LP
Impulse/Soul Jazz (UK), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the killer albums that Michael White cut for Impulse Records in the early 70 – a sweet set of spiritual jazz that took his instrument to a whole new level! Normally, the violin isn't an instrument we love in jazz, but White really transforms it here – playing it with a stretched-out, spiritual sound that's almost like a saxophone – really hitting a fresh sound that's mighty nice. Other instrumentation includes a nicely organic blend of piano from Ed Kelly, bass from Ray Drummond, and percussion and flutes from Baba Omson – often building in the way you'd get with a Pharoah Sanders album, but with a gentler, more personal sound. There's a bit of vocals at points from Makeda & Wanika King – and tracks include "The Tenth Pyramid", "Spirit Dance", "John Coltrane Was Here", and "Unlocking The Twelfth House". LP, Vinyl record album
(Special pressing – 2LPs that play at 45rpm for amazing sound!)
Also available Spirit Dance ... CD 14.99
 
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Charlie Poole & The HighlandersCompete Paramount & Brunswick (2013 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Tompkins Square, Late 20s. Sealed (reissue)... $11.99
A beautiful collection of rare 78 rpm material – the complete 1929 recordings of Charlie Poole & The Highlanders – some of the smokingest string band music you'll ever find from the time! The set was lovingly remastered from vintage 78s cut for Paramount and Brunswick – and titles include "A Trip To New York (parts 1, 2, 3, & 4)", "Flop Eared Mule", "Under The Double Eagle", "Tennessee Blues", "Lynchburg Town", "San Antonio", "What Is Home Without Babies" and "Richmond Square". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sea DersSea Ders ... LP
Groovie, Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
A great record with all the known recordings of the Sea-Ders (or Cedars) – a beat combo from mid-to-late 60s Lebanon – and a pretty much perfect mix of period rock & roll hooks and rhythms with Middle Eastern string buzz in place of a Stratocaster! The vocals are in English and the tunes are as catchy and accessible as can be – with either an electric bouzouki or oud bring the stringed heat – and it's a perfect fit! Includes "For Your Information", "Hide If You Want To Hide". "I Like The Way", "Thanks A Lot", "Better Loved", "Undecidedly", "'Cause I Do Care" and more. 8 tracks in all – and some nice back cover notes by Mike Stax of Ugly Things Magazine. LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays at 45 RPM.)

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New JonwayneRap Album One (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy 2 LPs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stones Throw's innovative upstart Jonwayne steps up big time with Rap Album One – which is, technically his first proper above ground rap album after a sprawling limited edition instrumentals release and some now hard-to-find cassettes – and it more than lives up to promise! When we first heard of him, it was for his production finesse – but it turns he's got a charismatic mic presence that's just as strong, and suits his beats masterfully. Includes "After The Calm", "You Can Love Me When I'm Dead", "Find Me In The Future", "The Come Up Pt 1" feat Scoop Deville, "The Come Up Pt 2", "Yung Grammer", "Reflection", "How To Be A Gemini", "Black Magic", "Sandals" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(45 RPM – with instructions to play at 33 RPM for a readymade Screwed Version!)

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New Jack WhiteLazaretto (180 gram vinyl – with download and 2 vinyl-only hidden tracks) ... LP
Third Man, 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The most stylistically sprawling record yet from Jack White! White's trajectory from Detroit garage-blues-punk wunderkind to the Nashville record biz provocateur/label magnate is pretty damn impressive – and he really lets his far-reaching impulses fly on Lazzaretto. Unpredictable twists and turns abound, but it's all held together by an undercurrent of pummeling, unpretentious rock and roll, with a rootsy swagger. Ever upping the ante on hella cool vinyl releases, Lazarretto is a 3-speed "Ultra LP" – with a 33 1/3 main track list, and 2 hidden tracks beneath the center labels, one that plays at 45 and one that plays at 78. Oh, and also a hologram visual effect. We're thinking that maybe his next record will summon a genie that grants you 3 wishes. Titles include "Three Women", "Lazaretto", "Temoprary Ground", "Would You Fight For My Love?", "High Ball Stepper", "Just One Drink", "Alone In My Home", That Black Bat Licorice", "Entitlement", "I Think I Found The Culprit" and "Want And Able". LP, Vinyl record album
(A 3-speed "Ultra LP" – with 2 vinyl-only tracks hidden beneath the center labels – one that plays at 78 RPM, and one at 45 RPM! Also includes album download.)
 
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Sidney BechetSidney Bechet Jazz Classics Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 40s/Late 50s. Very Good ... $13.99
Blue Note LP that compiles a bunch of Sidney Bechet's classic 78rpm sides for the label – most of which were recorded during the mid 40s, in a variety of different settings. Titles include "Up In Sidney's Flat", "High Society", "Jackass Blues", "Old Stack O'Lee Blues", "St Louis Blues", "Lord Let Me In The Lifeboat", "Pounding Heart Blues", "Changes Made", "Jazz Me Blues" and "Blues For Tommy Ladiner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Tina BrooksBack To The Tracks (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1960. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $39.99
One of those rare Blue Note sessions from tenorist Tina Brooks – originally recorded for the label in 1960, but never issued at the time – yet easily on a par with their more famous work of the period! Brooks' horn has a nice hard edge here – that sharp-edged modernism you'd hear with Jackie McLean, who makes a key appearance here on the album's famous "Street Singer" track. Jackie's not on the rest of the record, but that's fine with us – because other players are all equally great, and include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Apart from "Street Singer", other titles include "The Ruby & The Pearl", "Back To The Tracks", "For Heaven's Sake", and "The Blues & I". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)

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Tina BrooksTrue Blue (45rpm – 180gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1960. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $39.99 49.99
One of the greatest albums ever for Blue Note – and the only album recorded by tenor player Tina Brooks that was issued during his lifetime! The album's nearly perfect – and features Brooks' edgey tenor set in an all star group that includes Duke Jordan on piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Sam Jones on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Brooks had blown on other Blue Note sessions before, but here, working as a leader, his sound is tremendous – vaguely to the left of center of some of his other tenor counterparts on the label, but with an equally impeccable approach to soul and rhythm. Titles include "Miss Hazel", "Good Old Soul", "Up Tight's Creek", and "Theme For Doris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)
Also available True Blue ... LP 9.99

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Al CisnerosArk Procession/Jericho (10-inch EP) ... LP
Drag City, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99
Spare solo sounds from Al Cisneros – known for his work in the group's Sleep and Om, but working here in some really cool stretched-out, drone-based guitar territory! Both sides are very similar, and very cyclical – a slight spooky undercurrent, almost like a moodier moment in an 80s horror score – although since both tracks are over 7 minutes long, the vibe is more stretched out! LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool 10" EP – feels more like a 78rpm disc!)

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Miles DavisDig ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1951. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 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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Kenny DorhamAfro-Cuban (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1955. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $42.99
A completely unique little session – and a record that's every bit as musically striking as you might guess from its title and cover! The date's a rare Latin-tinged one for trumpeter Kenny Dorham – a record that takes his usually smooth sound and sets it up against octet backings with horns from JJ Johnson on trombone, Cecil Payned on baritone sax, and Hank Mobley on tenor – plus piano from Horace Silver, bass from Oscar Pettiford, and drums from Art Blakey – plus added congas from Patato Valdes! The expanded group plays with a great sense of power – really pushing Kenny's sound tremendously – and although the album also features a few tracks by a smaller group with less percussion, these also have a bit of a Latin/exotic tinge too. Titles include "Basheer's Dream", "Lotus Flower", "KD's Motion", "Venita's Dance", "Minor's Holiday", "La Villa", and "Afrodisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)
Also available
Afro-Cuban (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP 17.99
Afro-Cuban ... CD 7.99
Afro-Cuban ... LP

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FallaThree Cornered Hat – Ansermet/Berganza/L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande (2LP 45rpm 180 gram pressing) ... LP
London/ORG, Late 50s. Sealed 2LP ... $24.99
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(Limited, numbered pressing.)

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Blind Uncle Gaspard & Delma LachneyOn The Waters Edge ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s. New Copy ... $12.99
Bluesy material, but all sung in French – and recorded in Louisiana during the 78rpm era by Blind Uncle Gaspard and Delma Lachney! The music here is all from vintage 78s, and is a definite precursor to later cajun sounds – but done at a level that's more acoustic blues styled overall – with guitar as the lead instrument alongside the vocal, and some occasional other work on violin. Titles include "La Danseuse", "Je Me Trouve Une Jolie Fille", "Cher Ami Ma Vie Est Runi", and "Avoyeles" by Delma Lachney – and "Sur La Borde De L'Eau", "Natchstoches", "Assi Dans La Fenetre De Ma Chambre", and "Mercredi Soir Passe" by Blind Uncle Gaspard. LP, Vinyl record album

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MetallicaMetallica Through The Never (4LP 180 gram vinyl) (45RPM) (2013 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Blackened, 2013. New Copy 4 LPs ... $39.99 54.98
Songs from throughout Metallica's career – all recorded live – on 4 X 180 gram vinyl! Includes "Ecstasy Of Gold", "Creeping Death", "For Whom The Bells Tools", "Fuel", "Ride The Lightning", "Wherever I May Roam", "Master Of Puppets", "Battery", "Nothing Else Matters", "Enter Sandman", "Hit The Lights", "Orion" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(4LP 45PRM version on black 180 gram vinyl. Limited numbered edition of 4000 copies.)

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Roscoe Mitchell/Tony Marsh/John EdwardsImprovisations (180 gram pressing) ... LP
OTOroku (UK), 2013. New Copy 2 LPs ... $26.99
Beautifully-blown work from Roscoe Mitchell – some of the loosest sides we've heard from him in years – and some of the most striking, too! The tracks are all long improvisations done with drummer Tony Marsh and bassist John Edwards – but they've got a really respectful approach that has Mitchell's reed lines very much out front in the mix – this bold sax and flute voice that's holding incredibly strong after all these years – freed from some of the more academic modes that have kept Roscoe a bit muted on other recordings, with the rich, organic quality we loved so much in his earliest years with the AACM. 2LP set spins at 45rpm, for really great fidelity – and vinyl is nice and heavy! LP, Vinyl record album

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Hank MobleyHank Mobley Quartet (Blue Note 5066) (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1955. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $49.99
Great early material from Hank Mobley – a record that's practically a Jazz Messengers album, given the lineup – and which comes across with the fire and power of that classic group at their start! Mobley's tenor is set tightly in a combo that includes Horace Silver on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – just like an early Jazz Messengers group, but without trumpet – and really kicking strongly on the rhythm tip. Mobley's tenor gets some great focus out front – amazing linest hat already show the young Hank as one of the freshest tenor voices of his generation. Titles include "Hank's Prank", "Walkin The Fence", "Just Coolin", and "Avila & Tequila". Also features bonus alternate takes of "Hank's Prank" and "Walkin The Fence". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)

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Hank MobleyHank Mobley Quintet (Blue Note 1550) (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1957. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $49.99
An obscure late 50s set from the mighty Hank Mobley – and like all of the tenorist's sides for Blue Note, an essential gem that tops most work by the rest of his contemporaries! The setting here is a really warm and lyrical one – as Mobley's playing with Horace Silver on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, Art Blakey on drums, and the great Art Farmer on trumpet – making one of his rare (and appreciated!) Blue Note appearances on the set! The tracks have a good mixture of hardbop and more lyrical overtones – in a manner that's similar to Silver's work, but with a little more gutbucket soloing on tenor from Mobley. Titles include "Base On Balls", "Fin De L'Affaire", "Funk In Deep Freeze", and "Startin From Scratch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)

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NirvanaIn Utero (2013 mix) (2LP 180 gram vinyl – with download) ... LP
DGC, 1993. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $33.99 45.98
Nirvana's final album – one that's as poetic as it is heavy, and as beautiful as it is brutal! In Utero's legacy gets greater and greater over the years, not only because its mastermind extinguished himself not too long after its release, but more than that, it's simply one of the greatest rock albums of its time. Angry, fed up, yet oddly righteous in its angst, in a way that makes it easy to get into despite all the raw nerve anguish. Includes"Serve The Servents", "Scentless Apprentice", "Heart-Shaped Box", "Rape Me", "Dumb", "Very Ape", "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter", "All Apologies" and the rest. This is the 2013 direct metal mastered version, sourced from the analog tapes. All of which is to say it sounds TREMENDOUS on high quality vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
(Double 180 gram 2LP vinyl. Remastered at Abbey Road. 45RPM. Includes download.)

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Horace ParlanHappy Frame Of Mind (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1963/1986. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $42.99
Wicked work by pianist Horace Parlan – and one of his most stunning Blue Note sessions ever! The album was first recorded in 1963, but then kept on the shelf for years – seeing only brief release as part of a Booker Ervin package in the late 70s, and finally coming out with the proper cover and lineup at some point in the 80s! Why Blue Note waited so long is a mystery, because the album's a gem throughout – almost more important, and more starkly modern than any of Parlan's other work for the label. Booker Ervin leads the frontline on tenor, alongside Johnny Coles on trumpet, Grant Green on guitar, and the rhythm section of Butch Warren and Billy Higgins. Parlan's choice of material is fantastic – with a number of Africanist tracks that feature unique rhythmic patterns that really push the soloists! Titles include "A Tune For Richard", "Dexi", "Home Is Africa", "Kucheza Blues", and "Back From The Gig". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)

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Bobby RushUpstairs At United, Vol 11 EP (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
453 Music, 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
Bobby Rush playing live – at a special small audience set, recorded right above the place they pressed this record! The set's got a very old school feel – live, no overdubs or studio work – and Bobby plays versions of "Come Together" and "Hard To Handle" – plus the originals "Why Do They Act Like That" and "Two Eyes Full Of Tears". Plays at 45rpm – for better fidelity, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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SaturnSaturn (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Subliminal Sounds (Sweden), 1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Wild stuff – a very weird little EP from this unusual 70s group – a quartet who are almost more soulful funk than the kind of psych or folk you usually hear on small indie records like this! The female singer really lives up to her image on the cover – stepping out with this full vocal approach that's trying for soul, but which is maybe more in a Grace Slick sort of school overall – although warmed up nicely around the edges by the band's jazzy inflections in the rhythms and keyboards. All tunes are pretty offbeat, and a bit hard to peg – but these guys definitely have a sound that's all their own! Titles include "What You Do To Me", "Gypsies From The Diamond Star", "Aphrodisiac", "The Rings Of Saturn", and "Swept Away". Note: Plays at 45rpm! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies – with bonus insert too.)

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Eric SidayUltra Sonic Perception (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Berry/Dual Planet (Australia), Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99
Very early electronic sound library material from Eric Siday – so much so, that all these tracks were originally issued as 78rpm singles – at a time before the sound library scene moved into using full LPs! A number of cuts here were used as early passages on the first Doctor Who episodes – and others follow nicely in a similar vein – with very bold, powerful explorations of the earliest elements of analogue electronics – and an especially strong ear for the darker side of the spectrum! Most numbers here are never too noisy – not as much so as avant compositional work of the time – but they hang on the edge in a really great way, creating a lot of stark spacey elements with just a few deft touches. Titles include "Comet", "Ultimate", "Moonscape", "Galaxy", "Suspended Animation", "The Machines", "Pavane", "Pizzicato Piano", "Challenge Of Space", and "Eclipse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Wonderful heavy vinyl and cover!)
Also available Ultra Sonic Perception ... CD 13.99

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Nick WaterhouseHolly ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
Damn deep grooves from Nick Waterhouse – a singer we've always liked a lot, and one who really seems to sharpen his edge here with some great elements from older R&B! Nick's already proved himself to be one heck of a soulful vocalist – and this time around he picks up more grit from the pre-soul years – including some excellent twangy guitar, tippling piano, and snapping drums – all of which bring out some very blue elements in the lyrics. The overall feel is somewhere in the territory of the 50s 78rpm generation – particularly that of the indie labels that recorded their own styles of R&B – and the production follows nicely, with a very stripped-down feel. Nick's never too overdone – never tries to be too raunchy or over the top – just hits this great blend of soul, blues, and R&B in a very understated mode. Titles include "Sleeping Pills", "Holly", "Hands On The Clock", "High Tiding", "It No 3", and "Let It Come Down". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Holly ... CD 11.99

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Muddy WatersSail On (aka The Best Of Muddy Waters) ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
A classic full album that brings together some of Muddy Waters' earliest recordings for Chess – a great collection of early singles recorded in Chicago between 1950 and 1954 – most originally issued on 78rpm singles, and beautifully presented in this set! The work's relatively spare and rootsy overall – a great example of Chicago blues in its formative years, with some traces of a more southern style still in the mix – and titles include "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I'm Ready", "Rollin Stone", "Honey Bee", "She Moves Me", "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Standing Around Crying", "Long Distance Call", and "I Just Want To Make Love To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label 70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner and peeling from moisture on the bottom 3 inches.)

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WinstonsColor Him Father ... LP
Metromedia, Late 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
The one and only album ever cut by The Winstons – an obscure mixed-race soul combo who had roots in Otis Redding's touring band, and who hit big with a soul Grammy in 1969 for the title track to this one, "Color Him Father". The cut's an amazing document of its time, a sweet little story-song about a boy who's lost his dad in the war (Vietnam?), and who grows to love the new guy that his mom is dating. Sounds sappy, but it's one of the most compelling soul singles of the 60s – and is always a treat to hear. The other big cut on the record is the classic breakbeat track "Amen Brother", which is an instrumental reading of the gospel standard, done in a fast-funk style that's been sampled for years – both by hip hoppers and by drum n bass producers! (Noteworthy, too, is the fact that this 33rpm album offers a bonus on the cut that the 45rpm single does not – you can play the album at 45rpm to speed up the break in the track, getting a great jungle effect!) The rest of the record is pretty good – but mostly features the group trying to cover work by other artists, on songs like "The Chokin Kind", "The Greatest Love", "Everyday People", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, tape on the spine, and some stains, with some pen and ink stamps on the back.)

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VariousGhost Woman Blues – Country Blues 1927 to 1952 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99
They're not lying with the title of this one – as the set's a killer collection of rural blues, with a legacy that goes way beyond the glory days of the genre in the 20s and 30s! The collection's a great one from Mississippi – exactly the kind of pre-LP material that the label's been so great at over the years – with an ear for the really sort of special cuts that are normally only the province of collectors of rare 78rpm recordings! Titles include "Cool Drink Of Water Blues" by Tommy Johnson, "Future Blues" by Willie Brown, "Sic Em Dogs On Me" by Washington White, "Be True Be True" by Henry Simms, "Rambling Love" by Dick Reinhardt, and "Go Away From My Door" by Monroe Moe Jackson. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousI Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore 1927 to 1948 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. New Copy ... $11.99
The title's a great one for the nature of the collection – a mixture of obscure folk, blues, and old-time music – most of it made by relatively recent immigrants to the US! The package does a great job of drawing strands between early styles of music that were recorded for 78rpm singles – and shows that the format was incredibly diverse, and a great means of expression for regional communities – including some that were just beginning to find their own sense of identity. Another great one from the team at Mississippi Records – with 14 tracks that include "Blow Wind Blow" by Wilmouth Houdini, "I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore" by Two Gospel Keys, "Palida Luna" by Lydia, "Quill Blues" by Big Boy Cleveland, "Palida Luna" by Lydia Mendoza, and "Te Prohibido El Cabaret" by Sexteto Bolona. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLet No One Judge You – Early Recordings From Iran 1906 to 1933 (4LP set) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s. New Copy 4 LPs ... $44.99
An amazing portrait of Iran in the years before WWII – pulled from rare 78rpm recordings which are remastered here beautifully, to present some stunning sounds we'd never have heard otherwise! There's a really unique flavor to most of this music – sounds that lie at the crossroads of the east, and which spring out with some surprisingly modern inflections, while still coming across with a very simple, timeless appeal too. Most of the instrumentation is on percussion and regional stringed instruments, and the vocals can be richly expressive – often with inflections and range that far surpass the instrumentation on the discs. As with the other Honest Jons collections of global 78rpm material, the whole thing is beautifully put together – from the sound quality, to the notes, to the very hefty selection of tracks. Titles include work by Iran Od Dowleh Helen, Seyyed Hoseyn Taherzadeh, Akhtar, Parvaneh, Ebrahim, Javad Badi'Zadeh, and many others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Four 180 gram LP – with a 12"-square, 20-page, saddle-stitched booklet on art paper.)
Also available Let No One Judge You – Early Recordings From Iran 1906 to 1933 ... CD 24.99

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VariousMy Intention Is War – Trinidad Calypsos 1928 to 1948 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. New Copy ... $12.99
Vintage material from the key years of calypso in Trinidad – pulled from a host of 78rpm recordings, and presented here in the usual lovely Mississippi Records tyle! Instrumentation is often relatively spare – lively Latin-styled rhythms with acoustic guitar or piano, and some occasional jazzier inflections on horns – all to support the playfully political lyrics in the lead! Titles include "When Me Body Lay down In The Grave" by The Lion, "Lopez Contreras" by Codello's Top Hatters Orchestre, "Inequality Of Life" by Atilla The Hun, "Under The British Commander" by Emery Cournard Serenaders, and "Exploiting" by The Caresser. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sonny StittGenesis ... LP
Prestige, Late 40s/Early 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A great collection of Stitt's early 78rpm work for Prestige – featuring loads of tight, short, bop tracks cut in quartet or quintet format. Players include Bud Powell, JJ Johnson, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Duke Jordan, and John Lewis – and titles include "Blue Mode", "Teapot", "Sonny Side", "Sunset", "Later", "Mean To Me", "Our Very Own", "Jeepers Creepers", "Down With It", "Splinter", and "Bud's Blues". Loads of stuff – with 32 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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VariousGolden Groups Volume 56 – Best Of Norton Records Vol 1 ... LP
Norton, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Norton Records takes over the excellent Golden Groups series – using the format as a great way to present their vocal soul treasures! The look and feel is similar to older Golden Group volumes on Relic – but the music here pops even more, and has a more expansive, more expressive style – the kind of Norton charm that we've dug for years over their 45rpm reissues and their great reissues and compilations! This first volume features a whopping 17 rare group soul treasures – lost gems that include "I Bring Home The Bacon" by The Dappers, "Arabia" by The Delcos, "Falling Star" by Velquins, "Jelly Bean" by Dreamtones, "Cha Wailey Routa" by Caucers, "Lonely Nights" by King Crooners, "Lost In Dreams" by Wisdoms, "Voodoo Woman" by Shades, and "Sandy" by Five Gents. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGolden Groups Volume 57 – Best Of Norton Records Vol 2 ... LP
Norton, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Norton Records takes over the excellent Golden Groups series – using the format as a great way to present their vocal soul treasures! The look and feel is similar to older Golden Group volumes on Relic – but the music here pops even more, and has a more expansive, more expressive style – the kind of Norton charm that we've dug for years over their 45rpm reissues and their great reissues and compilations! This second volume features 18 rare tracks that include "Loretta" by Senators, "Baby You Know You're Wrong" by The Dappers, "Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie" by Cosmic Rays, "Walking Beside You" by Mighty El Dukes, "Space Men" by Velvetones, "My Dear" by Velquins, "Hey Girl" by Saucers, "Mysterious Teenage" by Vels, "If It's Tonight" by Gatorvettes, and "Jungle Fever" by Grand Prees. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Blind Willie JohnsonPraise God I'm Satisfied (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
He may be blind, but he's plenty satisfied – and so are we, with this excellent package of rare 78rpm recordings from Willie Johnson! The sound quality is great – which is important, as Willie's got a style of guitar that's almost lighter in tone than some of his contemporaries – a deft thinness that really comes through well in this presentation of the music, really showing his skill on the strings. Vocals are surprisingly raw at points, making for a real contrast to the guitar – and titles include "I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole", "Praise God I'm Satisfied", "Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground", "When The War Was On", and "Mother's Children Have A Hard Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Muddy WatersSail On (aka The Best Of Muddy Waters) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Chess, Early 50s. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic full album that brings together some of Muddy Waters' earliest recordings for Chess – a great collection of early singles recorded in Chicago between 1950 and 1954 – most originally issued on 78rpm singles, and beautifully presented in this set! The work's relatively spare and rootsy overall – a great example of Chicago blues in its formative years, with some traces of a more southern style still in the mix – and titles include "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I'm Ready", "Rollin Stone", "Honey Bee", "She Moves Me", "I Can't Be Satisfied", "Standing Around Crying", "Long Distance Call", and "I Just Want To Make Love To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks on Side 1.)
Also available Sail On (aka The Best Of Muddy Waters) ... LP 7.99

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New Rosemary Clooney & Perez PradoTouch Of Tabasco (2LP 45rpm 180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1960. Used 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A surprisingly great little Latin set from Rosemary Clooney – one that makes us want to forgive her for all her pop takes on the genre in the early 50s! Backings here are by Perez Prado, who really brings a nice degree of "zing" to the session – kicking things up with that trademark Prado groove, providing a jagged sense of rhythm to the record – a nice contrast to Rosemary's sweeter vocals. The style's a bit like some of Tito Puente's sessions with Abbe Lane from the same stretch – but is arguably even better, because Clooney's really one heck of a great singer in this setting! Titles include "Corazon De Melon", "Like A Woman", "Mack The Knife", and "Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Orgasmo SonoreOmaggio A Bruno Nicolai Ed Alle Sue Musiche Per Il Cinema Giallo ... LP
Cineploit (Austria), 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the coolest record ever from this always-great group – one of the best contemporary acts to really get the sound of vintage soundtracks right – working here in a special package that features unusual vinyl, a great cover, and some amazing music within! The tunes are all from older Italian films of the 70s, all composed by the great Bruno Nicolai – but served up here by Orgasmo Sonore in this sublime blend of keyboards, strings, and other great elements – all with the feel of some vintage Ennio Morricone production! The LP plays at 45rpm, for extra-great fidelity – but it still features a total of six tracks that include "Panic In The Elevator", "Magico Incontro", "Sabba", "La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte", "Gatti Rossi In Un Labirinto Di Vetro", and "La Coda Dello Scorpione". LP, Vinyl record album
(Wonderful yellow vinyl, splattered with red!)

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New Alexis ZoumbasLament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Angry Mom, Late 20s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing violinist from Greece, but one who recorded in New York during the 20s – on a host of rare 78rpm material presented in this lavish set! Alexis Zoumbas has a wonderfully melancholy feel to his instrument – a style that mixes virtuostic passages with these deeper, bluer qualities that are more folkloric – often supported with just a bit of work on acoustic bass for the recordings, or a bit of very cool cymbalom as well! The quality of the package and music reproductions puts this one right up there with collections of ethnic 78s on Tompkins Square or Honest Jons – and titles include "Alimbeis", "Tzamara Arvanitiko", "Syrtos Sta Dyo", "Frasia", and "Epirotiko Mirologi". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 ... CD 13.99

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New John CarpenterHalloween (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Varese/Mondo, 1979. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An archetypal soundtrack for the 70s – one that reinvented the sound of horror for a whole new generation, thanks to some beautifully spare piano and synthesizer numbers from director John Carpenter! The main theme here should be enough – a sly little scary tune that really sets the scene – but other tracks are pretty great too, and feature lots more spare keyboard bits that are completely mindblowing. Titles include "Halloween", "Laurie's Theme", "Meyer's House", "Michael Kills Judith", "Loomis & Shape's Car", and "Better Check The Kids". Plus, this special 2LP version features the most complete vinyl release of the score – 28 titles on two vinyl discs that both spin at 45rpm for great fidelity! LP, Vinyl record album

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New John ColtraneColtrane Jazz (2 x 45rpm 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/ORG, 1960. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The title may be a simple one, but the record really marks a key point in John Coltrane's development – an embrace of the newer freedoms allowed to him at Atlantic Records, but in a way that's a bit more subtle than some of his other work for the label! At one level, the record moves at the same groove as Trane's later Prestige years – with rhythm mostly from Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – carving out some sharp lines for Coltrane to cascade over on tenor sax. Yet there's also a new sense of darkness here too – one that moves into edgier territory, and which isn't nearly as settled in as before. These qualities sneak out of both original numbers like "Harmonique", "Fifth House", and "Like Sonny" – as well as standards like "My Shining Hour" and "Little Old Lady". And they really come to the forefront on the classic "Village Blues" – the one track that features the new Coltrane group of McCoy Tyner, Steve Davis, and Elvin Jones! LP, Vinyl record album
(Wonderful pressing – two very heavy pieces of vinyl, both of which spin at 45rpm for added fidelity!)
Also available
Coltrane Jazz ... LP 14.99
Coltrane Jazz ... LP 9.99

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New Ike QuebecEasy Living (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1962/1987. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer set of work from this tremendous tenorist – rare sides, but titles that stand with his best classics from the time! Lost material that Ike Quebec recorded for Blue Note in the early 60s, but which wasn't issued until the 80s. A few of the tracks on the album were issued on the rare short-lived 1981 album Congo Lament, but this is the first time the tracks were brought together for the first time. Half of the material features a quartet with Quebec on tenor, Sonny Clark on piano, Milt Hinton on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – and the other half feature a larger group with Stanley Turrentine and Bennie Green added in. Overall, the larger group titles are a lot harder grooving than some of Quebec's other work – especially the titles "Congo Lament" and "Que's Pill". Other tracks have a nice mellow easy feel, with great gutsy tenor work from the master! Titles include "Easy Living", "Nancy", and "I've Got A Crush On You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)

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New Sidney BechetGiant Of Jazz – Sidney Bechet Vol 2 ... LP
Blue Note, Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Blue Note LP compiling a number of 78rpm sides recorded for Blue Note by the great Sidney Bechet. Players include Wild Bill Davison, Art Hodes, Walter Page, and Fred Moore – and titles include "Jazz Band Ball", "Tiger Rag", "Mandy", "Runnin Wild", "None Of My Jelly Roll", and "Cake Walking Babies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Lexington Ave pressing! Vinyl has one short click, but is very nice overall. Cover is great.)

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New Big Bill BroonzyDo That Guitar Rag 1928 to 1935 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Yazoo, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Bill Broonzy's a singer who recorded often in later years – but it's these early recordings that really won his fame – spare 78rpm sides that are full of dextrous guitar work that has plenty of jazzy inflections! Bill's vocals have a bit of jazz, too – and these sides are a great example of the blurring of lines between blues and jazz in the early days – or, perhaps, of the way that blues constantly came along and had something to offer jazz just when it needed it most. Whatever the case, though, the set's a wonderful batch of gems from Broonzy – most recorded right at the start of the 30s, with titles that include "Terrible Operation Blues", "Big Bill Blues", "Grandma's Farm", "Guitar Rag", "Pussy Cat Blues", "Mr Conductor Man", and "Down In The Basement". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Donald ByrdRoyal Flush (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1961. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the seminal sides cut by Donald Byrd in his partnership with Pepper Adams – a high-up, low-down set that's a smoker all the way through! Byrd's brightness on trumpet is nicely matched by Adams' fluid work on baritone sax – and the pair are wonderfully supported by a rhythm trio that includes Herbie Hancock on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – all players who can hit a sock-hard groove one minute, then let loose with a lyrical flourish the next. The approach of the record is tightly soulful, with loads of great changes – and some surprising dark edges that really add in a whole new dimension to the Donald Byrd sound of the time. Titles include "Shangri-La", "Jorgies", "Hush", "6 M's", and the moody "Requiem"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)
Also available Royal Flush (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 6.99

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New Sonny ClarkDial S For Sonny (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1957. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Could there be a more classic Blue Note session? From the cover, to the title, to the hardbopping grooves of the set, this Sonny Clark late 50s smoker is one of the label's best! Clark's working here at the height of his powers – leading an all-star group that includes Art Farmer on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Hank Mobley on tenor, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums – all coming together magically on open-ended tunes that tighten up from the blowing session format, and really send the groove home! Plus, Sonny's writing is also great – as the set's got a number of great originals by Clark – like "Bootin' It", "Sonny's Mood", "Shoutin On A Riff", and "Dial S For Sonny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)
Also available Dial S For Sonny ... LP 9.99

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New Nat King ColeVintage Years ... LP
Capitol, Late 40s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Early Capitol material from Nat's years on 78rpm singles! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kenny DorhamUna Mas (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1963. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An excellent groover from Kenny Dorham – possibly one of his best ever albums for Blue Note – a record that shows how much he was pushing past his bop roots in his later years! The tracks are extremely long, and done with a complexity in rhythms that mixes Latin elements with hardbop modes – all set up in a style that really stretches out, and drives Dorham's trumpet with a fire he'd hardly had before. The rest of the group is super-sharp – key young players who really help keep an edge the the whole thing – with Herbie Hancock on piano, Joe Henderson on tenor, Butch Warren on bass and Tony Williams drums. Tracks are all long, incredible Dorham originals – "Una Mas" fills up side one, and "Straight Ahead" and "Sao Paulo" cover the flip. Also includes a bonus track, a sweet warm take of "If Ever I Would Leave You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)

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New Curtis FullerOpener (45rpm – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1957. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An obscure little groover from Curtis Fuller – and one of his hardest blowing sessions for Blue Note! Unlike some of the other Fuller sessions, which can have a slightly softer, rounder sound overall – this one's a much more in-the-pocket sort of Blue Note hardbop date – one that really cooks magically with contributions from Hank Mobley on tenor, Bobby Timmons on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Fuller's trombone is very hard-edged in this setting – in the same territory of his work with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, but with some slightly lyrical overtones too. Titles include a great reading of Oscar Pettiford's "Oscalypso", plus Fuller's own "Lizzy's Bounce" and "Hugore" – and the tunes "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening" and "Here's To My Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)

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New Gil MellePatterns In Jazz (45rpm – 180gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note/Music Matters, 1956. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Incredible stuff – the only full length LP recorded by Gil Melle for Blue Note – after a series of groundbreaking 10" sessions during the early 50s! The album's got a sound that's almost impossible to describe – bringing Melle's modern baritone sax work into play with a lightly rhythmic group that includes Eddie Bert on trombone, Joe Cinderella on guitar, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums. The use of baritone and trombone next to guitar is especially striking – and even more so when matched by the inventively sprightly rhythms of Pettiford and Thigpen – making for a sound that's sublime and moving, with an otherworldly approach that's beyond description! Tracks include "Nice Question", "Set Break", "Weird Valley", and "Long Ago & Far Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing reissue pressing – done as a 2LP set, with heavy vinyl and cover, and played at 45rpm speed for extra-high fidelity!)
 
 
 



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