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Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet In Hi Fi ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1956. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
One of Chico's earliest albums for Pacific Jazz – a set of tightly arranged tracks with a cool chamber feel to them – featuring a lineup that includes Buddy Collette on reeds, Fred Katz on cello, Jim Hall on guitar, and Carson Smith on bass. Collette, Katz, and Hall are at the height of their powers here – a bit restricted, perhaps, but in the way that Hamilton was using to craft some of the more creative sounds of the 50s LA jazz scene – perfectly shaped and formed throughout! Just about every band member contributed a song and an arrangement to the album – and titles include "The Ghost", "Chrissie", "Jonalah", "Sleepy Slept Here", "Drums West", "The Squimp", and "Sleep". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove – nice and clean overall, and cover is nice!)

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Lionel HamptonHamp's Big Four ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Although Lionel Hampton's always best remembered for his storming swing days in the early 40s, we love him on records like this one – an easy open-ended straight jazz session from the 50s, with lots of room for soloing in a much more jazz-oriented vein than you'll hear on Hamp's early records. The group's a small all-star combo that features Roy Brown, Buddy Rich, and Oscar Peterson next to Hamp's vibes – and the set list includes long takes of "Midnight Sun", "That Old Black Magic", and "Blues For Norman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear, some light stains stains, and a small split on the top seam.)

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Bill HendersonHis Complete Vee Jay Recordings Vol 1 ... CD
Vee Jay, Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
18 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print mid 90s Vee Jay pressing.)

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New Gregory IsaacsGregory Isaacs In Dub – Dub A De Number One ... CD
GG's/Heartbeat, 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Dubs old and new from Isaacs work for Alvin Ranglin, many unreleased and all excellent! Channel One rhythms wrought by the Revolutionaries, Soul Syndicate and GG's All Stars, featuring Sly Dunbar, Santa Davis, Boo Richards, Barnabas Bryan, Ranchie McLean, Robbie Shakespeare, Bo Pee Bowen, Chinna Smith, Gladdy Anderson, Winston Wright, Tarzan Nelson, Ansel Collins, Sticky, Skully, Sky Juice, Herman Marquis, Vin Gordon, Dean Fraser, Deadly Headly, Bobby Ellis and Tommy McCook. 15 tracks in all, including "Changing Dub", "You're Not My Enemy", "Waterfall Dub", "Stand Up For Justice", "Circuit Court", "Heatwave", "Equal Share", "Teardrops Dub", "Fugitive Dub", "Interrogation", "Lonely Dub" and "Dub A De Number One". CD

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New Jazz CrusadersOld Socks New Shoes – New Socks Old Shoes ... LP
Chisa, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Wickedly funky work from the Jazz Crusaders – a pivotal set that has them electrifying their groove a bit more from the 60s, yet still not hitting the smother sound of later years! The core soul jazz mode of the group's start is still nicely in place – hard-hitting grooves from Wayne Henderson on trombone, Wilton Felder on bass, Stix Hooper on drums, and Joe Sample on keyboards – really opening up in an electric mode that's warm, but never mellow – really giving the album a strongly righteous undercurrent. Added to the mix are guitars from Arthur Adams and Freddy Robinson – both of whom really open up the groove and underscore the funkier elements – and again, in ways that have a lot more edge than on later Crusaders dates. The whole thing's great, filled with hard groovy cuts – and titles include a great version of "Golden Slumbers", plus "Jazz", "Jackson", "Rainy Night In Georgia", "Time Has No Ending", "Hard Times", and "Funny Shuffle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear & a cut corner.)

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New Paul Kantner & Jefferson StarshipBlows Against The Empire ... LP
RCA, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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(Tan label pressing, including the booklet and printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)

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New VariousMonsters Of Funk & Soul – A Unique Label Compilation ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2010. Used ... Out Of Stock
A monster compilation of Funk & Soul from Unique Records – great album tracks, 12" single, funky 45s and exclusive tracks from the Unique team – a cross section of neo classic funk & soul styles from an international roster that includes Laura Vane & The Vipertones, Al Supersonic & The Teenagers, Sweet Vandals, Eli Goulart, Osaka Monorail and more! We always dig new Unique Records when they arrive, and to have a compilation of this superior of quality really puts into perspective just how strong the material – even better than we thought! 16 tracks on the CD: "Am I Dreaming?" by Laura Vane & The Vipertones, "Shoot The Birds" by Plenty Enuff, "Quick Sand" by Osaka Monorail, "I Don't Know" by Glen Anthony Henry, "Sunny" by Eli Goulart E Banda Do Mato, "Make You Happy" by Wondertronix, "I Feel Fine" by Fab Guiro, "Home Wreckers" by Home Wreckers and more. CD
(Digipack has a cutout notch.)

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New VariousTragic Songs From The Grassy Knoll – John F Kennedy 50th Anniversary Collection ... CD
Norton, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the weirdest sub-genres of music you'll ever hope to discover – a whole host of songs that were issued in the wake of the untimely early death of John F Kennedy – a batch of tribute tunes to the late president, served up in a unique collection of rare singles! There's a surprisingly large number of country songs on the set – no surprise, as the story format of the genre works perfectly for the tributes – as does the country style of stepping out with a monologue in the middle. A few other numbers are more rocking, but in a somber way – and all together, the singles unearth this lost musical legacy that really demonstrates the power of the man at the time. Titles include "Memories Of Kennedy" by Hasil Adkins, "Tragedy Of John F Kennedy" by The Justice Brothers, "A Tragedy In Dallas" by James Dotson, "John F Kennedy" by Buddy Pastuck, "Lee Harvey Was A Friend Of Mine" by Homer Henderson, "Two Brothers" by Bobby Jenzen, "Tribute To President Kennedy" by Johnny Dee, and "A Sunny Day In Dallas" by The Honorable Bob Peters. CD

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New VariousWithout Limits Presented By The Modern Soul Collective ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Massive modern soul – hand-picked by the UK's Modern Soul Collective with a sweet selection of classics and some especially nice overlooked gems! The groove here is smooth, but never sleepy – upbeat, but not really disco – and instead that great blend of modes that really characterized the modern soul sound of the late 70s and early 80s! The package is designed as a follow-up to the previous No Boundaries collection, but we honestly dig it even more than that one – and the CD features a few more recent cuts mixed in with the older classics too. Titles include "You're Messing Up A Good Thing" by Heywood Cash, "Looks Like Rain" by Main Ingredient, "We Need Love" by Directions Band, "The Magic That You Do" by The Realistics, "Too Many People (Blacksmith dancehall mix)" by Pauline Henry, "Can You Feel My Love" by Khemistry, "I'll Be True" by Cookie Woodson, "Under Construction" by Al Supersonic & The Teenagers, "In The City" by Jesse Gomez & SWB, "Rough Out Here" by The Modulations, "Strip Me Naked" by Love Peace & Happiness, and "Make It Last" by DJ Jazzy Jeff with Ayah. CD

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New Gal CostaIndia ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio Duprat and Arthur Verocai – and the album's got the lofty feel you'd expect from all three talents – a rich blend of all the modern developments in Brazilian music that had taken place in the 60s, but infused with a newly rootsy sense as well – one that takes the whole thing back to a personal, expressive territory that's really wonderful. Instrumentationincludes work on keyboards by Wagner Tiso and Tenorio Jr, plus a bit of guitar from Roberto Menescal – and Gal does a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Relance" – alongside other tracks that include "Passarinho", "Da Maior Imortancia", "India", "Volta", and the funky "Pontos De Luz". The whole thing's incredibly beautiful – and it's got Gal in a wild bikini cover, too! CD

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New Maria Joao PiresMaria Joao Pires – Complete Solo Recordings (20CD set) ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1990s/2000s. New Copy 20 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from one of the most solid soloists to emerge in the Deutsche Grammophon catalog in recent decades – pianist Maria Joao Pires, an artist who is able to hold onto all the rich tradition of the imprint, while still moving forward with a very personal, very sensitive approach! This package features Maria at her best – working mostly solo, and on a few "four hands" compositions with Ricardo Castro – a set of 20 albums that are each presented with their original artwork! The package is similar to – but almost better than – some of DG's boxes of material from Martha Agerich – and composers include Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven – plus superb readings of work by Chopin, Schubert, and Schumann. CD