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New VariousWhich Way Does The Blood Red River Run? – Some Of The Best Songs Recorded For The Testament Label 1963 to 1970 ... LP
Mississippi, 1960s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A wonderful sampling of work from the Testament label of the 60s – mostly recorded in the south by aging players who never would have gotten their due, had the label not gone out of their way to capture them in these years! The assortment of tracks is really well-chosen – and most of the work is very rootsy and acoustic – with guitar and vocals as the core elements that drive the sound throughout. The package is a great illustration of the fact that although blues was getting pretty electrified up north during the 60s, it still had a very traditional sound back down closer to the delta. Titles include "She's Mine She's Yours" by Eddie Lee Jones, "Jack Ain't Had No Water" by Jack Owens, "Low Bonnie" by Jimmie Tarlton, "Blood Red River" by Peg Leg Howell, "Windin Ball" by Elijah Brown, "Must Have Been The Devil" by Jack Owens, and "Amazing Grace" by Fred McDowell. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Chicago Bears Shufflin' CrewSuper Bowl Shuffle (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Red Label, 1985. Very Good (pic cover).... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some wear.)

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New EmotionsSincerely ... LP
Red Label, 1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great comeback for The Emotions – a post-Columbia album issued after a few years away from the business – but one that still has the girls' very much at the top of their game! The record's got a wonderful feel that's quite different from other directions the group might have pursued at the time – and most tracks are free from the too-commercial sounds that other female artists were shouldered with at the time – styles that oddly were often inspired by The Emotions' big successes of the late 70s. The vocals are great throughout – mixing leads and harmonies nicely – and arrangements are handled by Benjamin Wright, Billy Osborne, and Wayne Vaughn. Most tunes have a mellow or midtempo groove – with definite 80s instrumentation on keyboards and beats, but never in a way that's too over the top. Titles include "All Things Come In Time", "Sincerely", "Can't Blow Out The Candle", "You're The One", "Are You Through With My Heart", "Never Let Another", and "I Can Do Anything". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
 
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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Prestige (Germany), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99 18.98
The brain trust of soul jazz in the early 60s – led by tenorist Gene Ammons on both albums! Soul Summit Volume one features Ammons and Sonny Stitt on tenor, plus Jack McDuff on Hammond – a definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting plenty of room to do their thing! Both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt are on tenor in the front, working with the respect and confidence they'd forged together on other co-led sessions from the time – and Jack McDuff's a great addition to the set, playing Hammond with his newly-lean tone, and really helping things move along nicely. Drummer Charlie Persip has a nicely booming style here – one that gets the group out of the box from the get-go, and McDuff's handling all the bass work on the organ, which always makes for a tight rhythmic romp! Most tunes are in that great raw Prestige mode from the old days, as you'd guess by titles like "Tubby", "Dumplin", and "Shuffle Twist" – alongside other numbers that include "Sleeping Susan" and "Out In The Cold Again". Soul Summit Vol 2 is a set that's less a "summit" than a great collection of groovy work for Prestige Records in the 60s – tracks that didn't make it onto other full albums of the time, but which feature material by some of the most soulful talents on the label! Tenorist Gene Ammons is the main star here – stretching out wonderfully on most numbers on the record – although the set also features added tenor work from Red Holloway, George Barrow, and Harold Vick! The mighty Jack McDuff lends his Hammond to a few tunes, Etta Jones sings on three numbers, and the record even features trumpet from Clark Terry, alto from Oliver Nelson, and congas from Ray Barretto too – on cuts that include "Scram", "Cool Cool Daddy", "Ballad For Baby", "If You Are But A Dream", "But Not For Me", and "Love I've Found You". CD

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Bar-KaysLight Of Life/Injoy ... CD
Mercury/Cherry Red (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy .... $13.99
A pair of Mercury Records gems from the Bar-Kays – back to back on a single CD! Light Of Life is proof that even a move to a major label couldn't keep the Bar-Kays down – as the group are working here in a great groove that's wider, fresher, and stronger overall than any of their Stax albums! Sure, the whole thing's not guitar-based funk all the way through, but the group are also maturing, and really opening up a lot – working equally well on ballads and mellower midtempo numbers, as they were on the still tight funkier tracks. The overall sound is almost that of the Ohio Players when they moved to Mercury, but without the chart hits, and more of a focus on working at a level that's even higher than before! The band still jams it hard on the funky cut "Give It Up", but also kicks back with some beautiful harmony vocals on "I Lean On You/You Lean On Me", get some great pop hooks in on "Shine", and come together nicely on the tracks "We're The Happiest People In The World", "Angel Eyes", "Are You Being Real", and "Love's What It's All About". Injoy is later Bar-Kays at their best – still plenty funky, but also working in a smoothly soulful style that became the group's trademark sound at Mercury! The album's got a real bass-heavy appeal from the start – working in a mode that shares a lot with Cameo, The Gap Band, and some of the other mainstream funk acts at the time – yet which still occasionally shows the group's roots in the rougher Memphis scene. There's actually some great ballads on the album alongside the funk – tunes that sweeten the set nicely, and provide a good counterpoint to the more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Girl I'm On Your Side", "More & More", "Running In & Out Of My Life", "You've Been", and "Up In Here". CD

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New BeatlesLet It Be ... LP
Apple, 1970. Very Good Gatefold .... $14.99
A bittersweet farewell from The Beatles – a record that definitely shows the fracturing unity of the group, with lots of near-solo moments – but a set that also makes us really wonder what they'd have done with all this genius, had they managed to hold it together! There's great hints here of the solo work to come – especially from George Harrison and John Lennon – and the Phil Spector production really helps open up a new sound for the group. Includes the genius cuts "I Dig A Pony", "Two Of Us", "Across The Universe", "I Me Mine", "One After 909", "For You Blue", and "Let It Be". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Apple pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Paul BleyComplete Black Saint/Soul Note Recordings Of Paul Bley (Sonor/Tango Palace/Hot/Notes/Mindset/At Sweet Basil/Memoirs/Conversations)(9CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 9 CDs .... $69.99
A wealth of great music from pianist Paul Bley – all of it recorded for the Soul Note label, where Bley really got a chance to explore some ideas that might not have appeared in other venues! Some of the work here follows on the seminal Bley sides for ECM in the 70s – either solo material, or work that has Paul paired up with a key contemporary – such as drummer Paul Motian or bassist Gary Peacock. Both other work features bigger groups – one a quartet with guitarist John Scofield, the other a combo with John Abercrombie on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, and Barry Altschul on drums. One real treasure is a trio date with the great Jimmy Giuffre on clarinet and Steve Swallow on bass – and another trio outing features Tony Oxley on drums and Furio Di Castri on bass. There's plenty more surprises within – and the package features 9 full albums, all with original artwork – records that include Sonor, Tango Palace, Hot, Notes, Mindset, Live At Sweet Basil, Memoirs, Conversations With A Goose, and Chaos. CD
(All albums come in cardboard sleeve replicas of the original album covers!)

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Blues MagoosPsychedelic Lollipop ... LP
Mercury, 1966. Very Good+ .... $19.99
Brilliant garage psych from Blues Magoos – a group that's raw and punchy enough to pummel, but pulled off some sweeter numbers and lighter harmonies incredibly well! Walloping drums, excitable vocals and wailing organ grooves – the cracked the charts, but still bring a fully charged proto punk vibe. Totally excellent, the kind of thing we wish were staples of oldies radio, but for whatever reason are left to deeper rock diggers to discover all these years later. Includes "Sometimes I Think About", "Love Seems Doomed", "Worried Life Blues", "Tobacco Road", "One By One" and "I'll Go Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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New David BowieLodger ... LP
RCA, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $14.99
The brilliant consummation of Bowie's late 70s years in Berlin – a record that showed he could take the experiments in sound he was crafting with Brian Eno, and turn them back into the kind of creepily catchy rock tunes that first made him a legend! Eno's help on the record is still quite strong – heard very well in the record's use of odd electronics and exotic themes – of a sort that Eno would later explore on his own with David Byrne. But the real charm here is pure Bowie – with an unabashed flair for a dramatic lyric, a well-chosen use of a heavier guitar, and a sense of personality and poise that makes the record one of his most unified ever! Titles include "Red Sails", "Look Back In Anger", "Repetition", "Boys Keep Swinging", "Red Money", "Yassassin", and "DJ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Bunky & JakeLAMF ... LP
Mercury, 1969. Very Good .... $9.99
The second album from darlings of the Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene, Bunky & Jake. Like their debut LP, this set's got a core of guitar and vocal duets – but with a full band loaded with ringers like Felix Pappalardi, Buzzy Linhart, Perry Robinson, Ray Barretto and Chuck Rainey backing them here for a more fleshed out version of their light, sometimes whimsical sound. Titles include "Uncle Henry's Basement", "If I Had A Dream", "County Line", "Girl From France", "You Two", 'Big Boy Pete", "Oh Pearl", "Bump In My Groove", "I Am The Light", "Cadillac Bleu", "One More Cowboy", and "I Was A Champion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top and bottom seams, with a bit of peeling along the bottom seam.)

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Red CallenderLowest – The Music Of Red Callender ... LP
Metro, Late 50s. Very Good- .... $8.99
Given that Red was one of the few tuba players in jazz, this album certainly was "The Lowest" – at least in terms of tone, as Red spends a lot of time rumbling around in bottom notes! The style's less clunky than you might think, though, as the setting is late 50s LA – with chamber-type arrangements that match Red's tuba with more breezy players like Buddy Collette, Bill Pitman, Gerald Wilson, Gerald Wiggins, and Billy Bean – who work with Red in a mode that's almost like some of the Chico Hamilton albums on Pacific Jazz, a mixture of jazz and whimsical instrumention with a tightly arranged and haunting feel. Tracks include "Of Thee I Sing", "The Lowest", "Pickin Pluckin Whistlin & Walkin", "Another Blues", "Volume Too", and "Five Four Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and seam splitting, with some light stains and some pen on the back.)

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Valerie CapersPortrait In Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good- .... $11.99
For years, this was the only album ever recorded by this obscure blind female pianist – until she was rediscovered and rerecorded a few years ago. We still like this one best, though, because it's got all these great original compositions that have a nice deep soul jazz feel to them, and because there's some great obscure players on here like Frank Perowsky, Vincent McEwen, and a young Robin Kenyatta, who comes off sounding especially nice on alto, adding in some edgey tones that push the session to a whole new level. Titles include "Hey Stuff!", "Little David Swing", "Kenne's Soul", and "Odyssey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple and red label pressing. Cover has some light tape on the spine.)

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Benny CarterAspects (aka Jazz Calendar) ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good- .... $6.99
A real corker from Benny Carter's revival period at the end of the 50s – a large group session recorded with a very strong horn section, arranged and produced by Benny himself! The album's got a "calendar" gimmick – in that each of the 12 songs feature a month in the name – but you've gotta thank Benny for getting past that simple trick and keeping things real with an unobtrusive title and cover – and some extremely strong arrangements that cook nicely no matter what the tune! Titles include "Swingin In November", "Something For October", "August Moon", "March Wind", and "February Fiesta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label 60s pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a large cut corner, a partially split top seam, some wear, and some stains on the back.)

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New Al CaseyBuck Jumpin' ... LP
Swingville, Early 60s. Very Good- .... $14.99
Straight session of swing-based jazz tracks, featuring guitarist Al Casey, who worked quite a bit with Fats Waller, and later with King Curtis. Rudy Powell plays alto and clarinet, and the great Herman Foster is on piano. The tracks are long, with room for solos in that mid-50's Verve-esque way that these Swingville sessions always have. Solid playing throughout, and the tracks include "Rosetta", "Body & Soul", "Casey's Blues", and "Buck Jumpin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label Swingville pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small trace of an old sticker in one corner, and a bit of pen on the back – but is great overall.)

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

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Buck ClaytonHuckle-buck & Robbins' Nest – A Buck Clayton Jam Session ... LP
Columbia, 1953. Very Good- .... $5.99
A heavy classic from trumpeter Buck – two side-long tracks, which was relatively groundbreaking at the time, especially for a studio date! Other players include Joe Newman on trumpet, Urbie Green and Henderson Chambers on trombones, Lem Davis on alto, Julian Dash on tenor, Charlie Fowlkes on baritone, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, and Freddie Green on guitar! Titles include "The Huckle-Buck" and "Robbin's Nest". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and staining. Vinyl plays with clicks on side 1.)

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Arnett CobbBallads By Cobb ... LP
Moodsville/Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good .... $16.99
Arnett Cobb's Texas tenor turns to a smoky set of soulful ballads, played here in an intimate setting with Red Garland leading up a small rhythm trio. The tracks are all standards – like "Blue & Sentimental", "Willow Weep For Me", and "P.S. I Love You" – but they're all played nicely, in the impossible-to-duplicate style of these obscure Moodsville sessions. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Prestige pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and clear tape along a worn bottom seam.)

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New Arnett CobbBlow Arnett, Blow ... LP
Prestige, 1959. Good+ .... $5.99
Blow Arnette does, at that – a killer tenor groove that's augmented here by some additional work from Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The pair really let loose on some of the tunes here – blowing in that older "battle" mode at points, but also laying back at times too – hitting a soulful ballad tone that almost reminds us of the late nite album Davis cut for RCA with Paul Gonsalves. There's some great organ in the lineup – played by Strethen Davis, a player who didn't record that often – and bass is by George Duviver and drums are by Arthur Edgehill. Titles include "When I Grow Too Old To Dream", "Go Power", "Dutch Kitchen Boogie", "Go Red Go", "The Eely One", and "The Fluke". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label pressing with a NJ address and RVG stamp, in the yellow cover. Cover has a split bottom seam, peeling of the gloss finish on the front, and light aging and two ink stamps on the back.)

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

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John ColtraneBlue Train ... CD
Blue Note, 1957. Used .... $1.99
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really cooking at full strength! The groove here is a bit harder, heavier, and hardbop-inflected than some of Trane's late 50s sides with Red Garland – thanks to a lineup that features Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a crisp modern edge to the record that really holds up beautifully – even after years of play – and titles include "Blue Train, "Locomotion", "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird". CD

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John Coltrane & Hank MobleyTenor Conclave ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1956. Used .... $6.99
Tenors can't get any more conclaved than this – as the record brings together 4 players on the instrument in a great match from 2 of the best sides of 50s jazz! John Coltrane and Hank Mobley represent the more open, soulful side of the spectrum – and Al Cohn and Zoot Sims the tighter, more smartly arranged aspect. Together, the quartet of horns work in an open-ended blowing mode with rhythm by Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Art Taylor – in a way that almost makes the set a "Coltrane plus" album for Prestige – one that has the structure of some of the best Trane/Garland sides for the label, but which blows in some other horns with different voicings. If you ever needed a record to demonstrate the subtler shadings of genius within 50s modern jazz, yet still convince you that it could also be relaxed and spontaneous, this record may well be the one. Titles include 2 standards – "Just You, Just Me" and "How Deep Is The Ocean" – plus 2 Mobley originals – "Tenor Conclave" and "Bob's Boys". CD

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Conjunto CasinoVia Cuba ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good- .... $11.99
Lush Cuban material, recorded by the Conjunto Casino in the years before Castro's regime, when RCA could still get its hands on material like this, and package it for release in the US. The tracks have a fairly traditional approach – with a mix of romantic numbers and mambos – and titles include "Yo Soy El Son Cubano", "Influencias", "Que Sera", "Cada Noche Que Pasa", and "Si No Eres Tu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 60s black label pressing with a deep groove, and no red border on the cover. Cover has tape around the edges.)

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Chris ConnorWitchcraft ... LP
Atlantic, 1959. Very Good .... $11.99
A lovely side by Chris Connor for Atlantic, recorded not too long after her stint at Bethlehem – where she'd perfected an icy cool style of singing that's still to be matched to this day! The album features larger arrangements by Richard Wess – but still has a light jazzy feel, intimate in approach, despite the larger musical backings. Chris' voice is at once personal and removed – a razor's edge of emotion, repressing some impulses, and opening up surprisingly at other moments. Titles include "Skyscraper Blues", "The Lady Sings The Blues", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "When Sunny Gets Blue", "Just In Time", "Baltimore Oriole", and "How Little We Know". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple pinwheel label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole, but is nice overall.)
Also available Witchcraft ... CD 13.99

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Copland/ThomsonChildren's Suite From The Red Pony/Acadian Songs & Dances From Louisiana Story – Thomas Scherman/Little Orchestra Society ... LP
Decca, 1952. Very Good+ .... $0.49
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(Gold label pressing. Cover has a small amount of marker.)

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Hank CrawfordMr Blues Plays Lady Soul ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good .... $3.99
A great meeting of two key sides of Atlantic Records in the 60s – a set that has altoist Hank Crawford blowing jazz solos over a set of tracks dedicated to Aretha Franklin! Most numbers are Franklin vocal classics, served up here in some sweet instrumental readings with arrangements by Arif Mardin – who really keeps the mood the same as his work with Aretha – and Hank's alto really shines in this soulful setting, hitting a warm mode that's pretty darn great. The title cut – "Lady Soul" – is an original by Crawford, dedicated to Aretha – and other titles include "Take A Look", "Going Down Slow", "Groovin", "Baby I Love You", "Never Let Me Go", and "Ain't No Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)
Also available Mr Blues Plays Lady Soul ... CD 14.99

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New Bobby DarinIf I Were A Carpenter ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good .... $2.99
What a great album – and a real departure for Darin! Bobby D had mostly been a swinging schmaltzy singer up until this one – but his discovery of Tim Hardin, which seemed to coincide with a whole new feeling of mortality in Darin's work, catapulted the singer into a whole new era. Sure, you might want to say that Darin was a cash-in copycat for stealing so many of Tim Hardin's songs (5 of the 11 tracks on the record are by Hardin), but it's exactly that excess, and Darin's honest reading of the material that makes the album so compelling! Flesh it out with a bit more work by the likes of John Sebastian, Buffy St Marie, and Darin himself, and you've got a stunning bit of folksy vocals that's very much in the mode of Hardin's own work. Titles include "Reason to Believe", "Misty Roses", "The Girl That Stood Beside Me", "Red Baloon", "Don't Make Promises", and "Amy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a peeled spot from sicker removal.)

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Wilbur De ParisOn The Riviera ... LP
Atlantic, 1961. Very Good+ .... $12.99
The album's got a cheescake cover, but it's done in a very traditional mode – a style that's right up there with the best New Orelans jazz sessions on Atlantic! Wilbur DeParis works in a small combo with Sidney De Paris and Doc Cheatham on trumpets, and Garvin Bushnell on some mighty sharp clarinet – an instrument that trades lines strongly with Wilbur's trombone, and the two especially strong trumpets! The set was recorded live, and has an even more biting feel than some of the late 50s Atlantic Records trad jazz sets – and titles include "Tres Moutarde", "South Rampart Street Parade", "Muskrat Rumble", "Sensation", and "Clarinet Marmalade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Doo Wop & Raekwon/RahzelCastle To Castle (clean, dirty, inst)/10 Tape Commandments (revised clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Real Talk, 2003. Near Mint- .... $0.49
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(Red label in a plain sleeve.)

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DriftersGood Life With The Drifters ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Very Good- .... $6.99
A great little album by The Drifters – different than most of their other work for Atlantic, but still quite nice! The bulk of the album features the group running through jazzy versions of pop tunes – like "Quando Quando Quando", "More", "The Good Life", and "Desafinado" – all of which they do quite well, with a classy sound that fits well with the arrangements by Ray Ellis. The album also features one more regular tune by the group – the single "Saturday Night At The Movies", a killer uptown soul number arranged by Teacho Wiltshire. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam, a cutout hole, some stains on the back, and a small rip in one corner of the back paste-on.)

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

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Duke EllingtonHistorically Speaking ... LP
Bethlehem, 1956. Good+ .... $3.99
The album's a bit less "historical" than you might guess from the title – at least at the time it was issued in the mid 50s! The material is from Chicago sessions recorded in 1956 – unusual non-Columbia material for the period, featuring the Ellington group working in a slightly older-styled mode. Much of the material is from the earlier songbook of the orchestra – but it's done here with some slight modern touches that show the 50s impulses of the group firmly in place. Players include Cat Anderson and Clark Terry on trumpet, Johnny Hodges on alto, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and Harry Carney on baritone sax – and titles include "Midriff", "Ko Ko", "Lonesome Lullaby", "Upper Manhattan Medical Group", "Jack The Bear", "Stompy Jones", and "Creole Love Call". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing, with deep groove.)

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Art FarmerTo Sweden With Love ... LP
Atlantic, 1964. Good+ .... $6.99
A really unique little album that features jazz versions of themes from Swedish folk music – all served up by a sublime quartet that features Art Farmer on flugelhorn and Jim Hall on guitar! The exploration of folk roots in jazz is not a new one – and a number of the postwar Swedish modernists were especially strong in their love of folk music for inspiration. But the genre's never been handled this well before, and Farmer's warmly lyrical sensibilities really transform the tunes – opening up a timeless sense of expression in their melodies, yet still keeping things strongly in a modern jazz vein with his timing and phrasing. The other members of the piano-less quartet certainly help in this respect – Steve Swallow on bass and Pete LaRoca on drums – and Jim Hall's guitar is always a treat in a stripped-down session like this. The sound of the record is both warm and eerie at the same time – and titles include "Va Da Du?", "De Salde Sina Hemman", "Kristallen Den Fina", and "Visa Vid Midsommartid". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has moisture staining and wrinkling the bottom half, packing tape and some splitting on the bottom seam, and heavy peeling on the back in the bottom right quarter portion. Labels have some staining.)

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FrankensteinLive From New York – The Remix Album ... LP
Frankenstein, 1997. Very Good+ 2LP .... $39.99
A remix LP where producer Frankenstein take 8 hits from around 1997 and uses the original vocals, and adds completely new beats and samples. Unlike some other "remix" LP's that include acapellas over played-out loops, Frankenstein uses original samples that fit with the vocals. Includes remixed versions of INI "Fakin Jacks", Nas "If I Ruled The World", Das EFX "Microphone Master", Busta Rhymes "Woo Haa", Mobb Deep "Shook Ones Pt. ?", Blahzay Blahzay "Danger", Mic Geronimo "Masta I.C." LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing in a stickered sleeve.)

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Don Gardner & Dee Dee FordI Need Your Loving/Tell Me ... 7-inch
Fire, Early 60s. Very Good .... $4.99
Classic early stuff on Bobby Robinson's great Fire label! Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford duet on two nice bluesy tracks, both with raw soul vocals, and some very heavy organ playing. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Tan/red label pressing.)

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New Red GarlandBright & Breezy ... LP
Jazzland, 1961. Very Good- .... $12.99
Bright, breezy, and plenty darn soulful – a nice little post-Prestige album that almost has Red Garland returning to the piano with the tightest focus of his earlier years! The trio here features Sam Jones on bass and Charlie Persip on drums – both of whom punctuate the groove with the same sense as Red's classic trio – and who seem to inspire him to some even more punched-up lines on the set. The style's a bit like that with which Oscar Peterson was winning the crowds at the time – but Red's still got plenty of that old Garland emotion in the mix as well. Titles include a nice longish take on "Lil Darlin", plus the tracks "On Green Dolphin Street", "Blues In The Closet", "So Sorry Please", and "What's New". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing. Cover has light wear, a mostly split bottom seam, some splitting on the other seams, and a light stain on the back.)

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Red GarlandRed's Good Groove ... LP
Jazzland, 1962. Very Good- .... $19.99
One of Red Garland's heaviest hitting albums – and a lively soul jazz set that blows away a lot of his other Prestige work! The album's a quintet date, and it's got a fuller sound than some of Red's trio sides – thanks to the presence of Blue Mitchell on trumpet and Pepper Adams on baritone sax – both of whom pull out some great lines from Red's rhythmic inspiration! Garland's still working in a mode that still pushes his lyrical solo approach, but it's also more integrated to the group than before – locked tightly with rhythmic assistance from Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. The set kicks off with the strong jammer "Red's Good Groove", and other tracks include "Ecercent", "Falling In Love With Love", and "Take Me In Your Arms". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Bill Grauer Productions pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small indentation on the top seam, with small splits on the spine and bottom seam.)

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Erroll GarnerErroll Garner At The Piano ... LP
Columbia, Mid 50s. Very Good .... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some splitting on the spine, and a sticker on the back.)

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GoblinGoblin Tour 2013 EP (red colored vinyl) ... LP
Death Waltz (UK), 2013. New Copy .... $14.99 15.98
Legendary Italian prog combo Goblin – reunited in the studio on the cusp of their 2013 tour – and sounding as vital as ever! This great EP is a slight departure for the Death Waltz label – in that it's a contemporary set, rather than a straight up soundtrack – but the group themselves are revisiting their soundtrack classics. It includes new versions of 3 classics from their Dario Argento canon – "Profondo Rosso", "Suspiria" and "Tenebre" – plus "Roller" – the title track from what's probably their greatest non-soundtrack album. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition 2013 tour EP – on red vinyl!)

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Friedrich GuldaMusic For 4 Soloists & Band No 1 ... LP
Saba/MPS (Germany), 1965. Very Good+ .... $48.99
One of the most beautiful albums Friedrich Gulda ever recorded for MPS – a wonderful session that features key solo work from players who include Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, JJ Johnson on trombone, and Sahib Shihab on flute and baritone sax! The work has a somewhat serious feel, but isn't nearly as much so as some of Gulda's other work – and the presence of the soloists really keeps things soulful throughout – with a fluid sense of tone and color that's really wonderful. Gulda plays piano with a larger ensemble, but they really drop back nicely to give the soloists plenty of space! Titles include the 3 part title track – "Music For 4 Soloists & Band No 1" – plus "Minuet" and "Prelude & Fugue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Saba pressing – in great shape!)

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Slide Hampton OctetSomethin' Sanctified ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good .... $14.99
Sanctified, indeed – and just the kind of record to show why Slide Hampton was unlike any of his trombone-playing contemporaries! The set's got a tightness and punch that's really unique – not the compact quality of JJ Johnson and Kai Winding, but also not the hardbop of Curtis Fuller either – instead king of a rousing approach to jazz trombone that really makes Hampton the kind of the soul jazz approach to the instrument! Slide's working here with a cool octet that has the focus of a group half their size – a really well-chosen lineup of young, hip players that includes George Coleman on tenor sax, Hobart Dotson and Richard Williams on trumpets, Larry Ridley on bass, and additional trombone from a y oung Charles Greenlee! Titles include "El Sino", "Ow", "Milestones", and the stormin' title cut "Somethin Sanctified". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing.)

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Joe Harriott/John Mayer Double QuintetIndo-Jazz Fusions ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good- .... $24.99
The best of British modern jazz meets the world of post-colonial music on the London scene – and the result is a groundbreaking blend of cultural styles! Reedman Joe Harriott and his trumpeter Shake Keane both brought a fresh West Indian sensibility to the London scene in the 50s – and violinist/keyboardist John Mayer brought some very strong expressions from Indian music – both of which are blended here in an amazing way that went onto have a huge influence on other records for years to come! The tracks are long, and all penned by Mayer – in a mode that draws heavily from Indian classical music, but features lots of jazz elements from Harriott on alto, Keane on trumpet, Pat Smythe on piano, Coleridge Goode on bass, and Alan Ganley on drums – plus a bit of flute from Chris Taylor, who was a member of Mayer's group. Mayer plays both violin and harpsichord – amidst sitar, tambura, and tablas too – in a hypnotic blend that holds us rapt through tunes that include "Gana", "Partita", "Mulanti", "Acka Raga", and "Subject". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Coleman Hawkins & Clark TerryBack In Bean's Bag ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ .... $6.99
Excellent! The album's a strong full-bodied session with totally solid playing, and a stone cold hardbop groove that you'd never expect from either player. This could be because Dave Bailey's holding down the drum chores, and the record sounds a bit like his great recordings from the early 60's on Epic or Jazztime. There's a fantastic cut called "Tune For The Tutor", which was written by Pat Patrick, and which really grooves. Other nice ones include "Feedin' The Bean" and "Squeeze Me". Great stuff, and as far as we know, it hasn't been reissued. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label 2 eye pressing.)

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Billie HolidayBillie Holiday At Jazz At The Philharmonic (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1945/1946. New Copy .... $26.99
Some of the earliest Billie Holiday work for Verve Records – material recorded in a mid 40s Jazz At The Philharmonic session, already showing the great setting the label was able to allow! Billie's voice is wonderful – really coming into its own mature modes – and backing is by a small combo that features the excellent Willie Smith on alto, plus Milt Raskin on piano, and Red Callender on bass. Milt plays solo behind Billie on a classic reading of "Strange Fruit" – and other tracks include "Billie's Blues", "All Of Me", "Body & Soul", and "The Man I Love". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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New Red Holloway with Jack McDuffCookin' Together ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Near Mint- .... $7.99
Groovy session that features this star tenorist of the Jack McDuff group as the leader, but which also has the same group backing him up – including McDuff on organ, George Benson on guitar, and Joe Dukes on drums. The set list has a good batch of originals, with the same sort of groove and strong sense of humor as the best McDuff recordings from the time. Tracks include "Brother Red", "No Tears", "Shout Brother", and "Something Funny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing.)

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Jazz LtdJazz At Jazz Ltd ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Near Mint- .... $4.99
Features work by Dave Remington, Max Hook, Marty Marsala, Doc Cenardo, Hal Carnes, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red and purple label pressing with deep groove.)

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Timo LassyIn With Lassy ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2012. New Copy .... $19.99
The sound of Ricky Tick hits Schema Records – with a whole new groove in the process! Tenorist Timo Lassy has won our ears strongly with his previous records for Finnish label Ricky Tick – hardbop groovers that are filled with soul and life, and lots of spontaneous live jazz playing. This smoking Schema records set has all that same sort of energy – but shifts the groove slightly from hardbop to more of a mod sort of style – thanks to use of Wurlitzer electric piano in the combo, which helps bring along a jaunty approach to the rhythms! The vibe's a bit like an Atlantic Records soul jazz set from the late 60s – like work by David Newman or Hank Crawford – and Timo's tenor is in great company alongside the electric keys, acoustic bass, drums, and percussion. Titles include "Touch Red", "Teddy The Sweeper", "Creole Stew", "It Could Be Better", "Uncle Harry Came To Town", and "Shootin Dice". CD

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Timo LassyLive With Lassy – Live In Helsinki 2012 (limited edition with bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2013. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold .... $34.99
Maybe the most classic sounds so far from tenorist Timo Lassy – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the 60s style of most of his other records! The date's a live one, and features Lassy really stretching out with a raw, earthy groove – a completely different side of his talents, but one that follows strongly from the soulful hardbop of his massive recordings for the Ricky Tick label! Instrumentation in the combo includes a great Wurlitzer piano, played with lots of organ-like notes – plus bass, drums, and some sweet Latin percussion to give the whole thing the extra kick you'd find on some Blue Note or Prestige session with Ray Barretto as a guest! All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Just One Of Those Things", "Shootin Dice", "Touch Red", "It Could Be Better", "Where's The Man", and "Uncle Harry Came To Town/Sweet Spot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies – and pressed up in a super-great, super-heavy cover! Includes bonus CD of the whole album!)

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Ramsey LewisDancing In The Street ... LP
Cadet, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $3.99
A late 60s groover from the second Ramsey Lewis trio – the one that features Cleveland Eaton on bass and Maurice White on drums, both doing a pretty great job of filling the spot vacated by Eldee Young and Red Holt! The album's a live one, cut in the successful mode of Ramsey's records with the Young/Holt group – mostly featuring familiar numbers transformed by the Lewis Trio's hard-grooving approach to their work! It's great to hear Maurice White in a pre-Earth Wind & Fire jazz setting – and the album's got a slightly more open sound than some of Ramsey's earlier live dates – especially on the Brazilian tinged numbers that include "Mood For Mendes", "Corcovado", and "Medley From Black Orpheus". Other tracks include "Struttin Lightly", "Dancing In The Street", "You Don't Know Me", and "What Now My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Ramsey LewisMore Music From The Soil ... LP
Argo, 1961. Very Good .... $1.99
In case you think the folks at Chess were putting too fine a point on the earthy origins of Ramsey's jazz, the title's actually one that follows from an earlier album Ramsey cut for Mercury – and features a similar cover of a shovel digging in the dirt! The tracks are a great blend of the rich approaches to piano jazz performed by the Lewis trio with Eldee Young and Red Holt – with some tracks bluesy, some tracks upbeat, some whimsey, and a few that groove in very surprising places. Titles include "Volga Boatman", "Around The World In 80 Days", "Hello Cello", "Blues For The Nighty Owl", and "Gonna Set Your Soul On Fire". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Cadet pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis Trio Live At The Bohemian Caverns ... LP
Argo, 1964. Very Good .... $2.99
A killer live set from Ramsey Lewis and his classic early 60s trio – a record that's not nearly as well known as The In Crowd, but every bit as great! Drummer Red Holt and bassist Eldee Young really get in some great elements here – working with Ramsey's piano in a groove that's far more than the standard trio mode of the time – and much more in a triangulated exchange of energy that's filled with life and joy throughout! Side one begins with a 12 minute "West Side Story Medley" – one that starts slow, but really builds with excitement as the tune rolls on – and other tunes include a version of "My Babe", with some funky cello work by Eldee Young; a soul-stepping take on "Something You Got"; Ramsey's original "The Caves"; and versions of "People", "Fly Me To The Moon", and "The Shelter Of Your Arms". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing. Cover has light aging on the back, along the opening.)

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LoveRevisited ... LP
Elektra, 1970. Very Good Gatefold .... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Herbie MannHerbie Mann Returns To The Village Gate ... LP
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ .... $4.99
A sweet early 60s set by Herbie Mann! After cutting a very successful side at the Gate in 1962, Herbie returns with an even broader approach to the groove – working here with players that include Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Dave Pike, Ray Mantilla, and Ray Barretto, on a set of long tracks that have more than a bit of Latin and global influences! The package is a great one – and as always, one listen will show you that Herbie's a lot hipper than any of us ever give him credit for. Titles include "Bag's Groove", "New York Is A Jungle Festival", "Ekunda", "Bedouin", and "Candle Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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

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Herbie Mann & The Afro-Jazz Sextet + Four TrumpetsCommon Ground ... LP
Atlantic, 1960. Very Good+ .... $2.99
A great little record, filled with loads of cross-cultural influences that make for one of the most exotic Herbie Mann albums of the 60s! The group's billed as the Afro-Jazz Sextet– but has a strong Latin vibe as well – a bit of an echo of the experiments Herbie Mann did with Latin jazz previously on labels like Verve and United Artists – but given a bit more of the Atlantic-era punch here as well! The group features some wonderful vibes from John Rae – whose tones ring out beautifully on some of the best numbers – plus a mix of Latin and African-styled percussion from Ray Barretto, Olatunjii, and Ray Mantilla – who really make the record cook. A few tunes feature an added trumpet group, and the rest are mostly just flute and percussion – on titles that include "St Thomas", "Walkin", "Uhuru", "High Life", and "Sawa Sawa De". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple & red label pressing. Cover has some light wear & staining.)

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Herbie Mann with Rufus HarleyWailing Dervishes ... LP
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Very Good- .... $4.99
One of the coolest albums ever from Herbie Mann – and a set that's definitely got the vibrant sound you'd expect from its title and cover! The set's a live one, and pretty open at times – and the great Rufus Harley joins Mann's group for one track – in a really mad mix of sounds that also includes lots of other exotic instrumentation too! Roy Ayers plays vibes on about half the set – and other instrumentation includes oud, dumbek, and zither – set over modal rhythms that have a very strong Eastern vibe! Titles include "Wailing Dervishes", "Flute Bag", "In the Medina", and "Armenian Lullaby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Side 2 has marks that click on tracks two and three. Cover has a small cutout hole and a bit of splitting on the bottom seam. Back paste-on is slightly off-center.)

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Mississippi Fred McDowellI Do Not Play No Rock N Roll ... CD
Capitol/Water, 1970. New Copy .... $14.99 17.98
An incredible record from Mississippi Fred McDowell – a set that was issued on a big label, but which has a wonderfully rootsy feel throughout – in a way that almost out-does any work from the indie blues labels of the time! The package was put together by Tommy Couch as an early Malaco production – but it's even more stripped-down than later blues work from those studios – as it features mostly just Fred on vocals and guitar, introducing himself and his music – then working through these incredible inflections on electric guitar, which are as far from the rockish sound of all the crossover blues that McDowell promises he won't provide in the title! Really timeless stuff, brilliantly recorded – with cuts that include "Red Cross Store", "61 Highway", "Jesus Is On The Mainline", "Kokomo Me Baby", and "Good Morning Little School Girl". CD

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New Jack McDuffDo It Now! ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Near Mint- .... $19.99
Tight funky instrumentals from Brother Jack McDuff – an Atlantic groover that's probably closer to his late 60s gems for Cadet Records than it is his earlier work for Prestige! The solos are shorter, but they're packed nicely around the rhythms – played by a combo that features a young Melvin Sparks on some mighty nice guitar – plus Leo Johnson on tenor and Ray Appleton on drums! The groove is tight and choppy, with little bits of funk, and McDuff's usual sense of humor and warmth – and for the record, Jack wrote loads of original tracks, including "Mush Melon", "Snap Back Jack", "Strolling Blues", and "Do It Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing – in wonderful shape! Cover has a small cutout hole, but is otherwise wonderful.)
Also available Do It Now! ... CD 14.99

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Jack McDuffPrelude ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good+ .... $9.99
Soul jazz organ with big band? It's been done – and never better than on this set – which features Brother Jack's classic quartet – with George Benson, Red Hollway, and Joe Dukes – next to the the screamin' orchestrations of a hip Benny Golson! Golson leads a crack band through a set of arrangements that barely get in the way of the organ grooves, and instead give a nice loud sound to the whole set – really pushing the group, especially McDuff's organ, into some wonderfully open territory that's quite different from other work! The best numbers really swing like some of Jimmy Smith's organ/big band sides with Oliver Nelson – particularly Virginia Woolf – and Golson's always been an underrated arranger, and this is one of his best sets! Tracks include "Kettle of Fish", "Prelude", and "Dig Uncle Will". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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New Jack McDuffSilk & Soul ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good .... $7.99
Brother Jack's organ is set amidst an amazing batch of orchestrations by Benny Golson, and the core of the group is Jack's combo with Red Hollway, George Benson, and Joe Dukes. Golson's arrangements are fantastic, and far from surpressing or overpowering the combo's funky jazz sound, they actually take it to a whole new level, and provide a beautiful platform from which Jack dives and screams on the Hammond B-3. Benson's guitar is amazing, and there's sections in here where he comps so hard and heavy that you won't believe they didn't use a sampler on the album! Cuts include "Scufflin", "Lexington Line", "What's Shakin", and "Silk & Soul". Great stuff, and don't be scared by the orchestrations, because this one's a killer! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a touch of pen and a small sticker on the back.)

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Ken MouleKen Moule Arranges For ... LP
London, Mid 50s. Very Good .... $11.99
A strong bit of British postwar jazz – as the group that Moule "arranges for . . ." includes Don Rendell on tenor, Ronnie Ross on baritone, Alan Ganley on drums, Dougie Robinson on alto, and Moule himself on piano. The approach isn't necessarily bop, but it's definitely in the school of some of the more arranged sides by Ronnie Scott and some of the Tempo Records crew. Titles include "Son of Ponckle", "Cobbly", "The Tired Badger", "High Ratio", and "You've Done Something to My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label UK pressing, with deep groove. Side 1 has a mark that clicks on track one. Cover has minor seam splitting, with some wear and light staining across the front and back.)

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PlayRed Movies (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Survival/Medical, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue).... $19.99
Moody electro pop from the UK scene of the early 80s – served up by a duo with roots in Drinking Electricity and Analysis, with a sound that's right up there with the dark early best of Human League or Cabaret Voltaire! Given the dates of these tracks – 1982 to 1984 – Play have clearly gotten a later start, and feel maybe like some of the best second or third-generation Factory Records acts – those groups who only issued singles on that label, but created some really memorable moments before the Manchester explosion later in the decade. The vocals are nicely dark, with New Order qualities – and instrumentation is relatively spare, with lots of processed guitar and keyboards – yet somehow pretty tuneful, too. Titles include "Erase The Memory", "This Little Girl", "You Don't Look The Same", "In My Mind", "Chasing The Sun", and "Red Movies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on red & blue vinyl too!)

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Positive FlowFlow Lines ... CD
Tokyo Dawn (Germany), 2012. New Copy .... $13.99
Warm instrumentation blended nicely with electronics and soulful vocals – and the first we've heard from Positive Flow in a little while – sounding as fresh as ever here on the first PF full length for the Tokyo Dawn label! Keys and beats flow nicely under live strings, flute, sax and other elements on a set that plays like an all stars project – with a roster that includes Omar, Heidi Vogel, Vanessa Freeman, Stacy Epps, Colonel Red and others. Includes "Children Of The Sun" and "Stronger Than A Mountain" feat Heidi Vogel, "My Prediction" and "Do What I Do" feat Omar, "Hold On" feat Colonel Red, "Orange & Brown", "Capoeira", "The Quest – Parts I & II" feat Tesia Rolle, "In The Garden Of Your Life" with Vanessa Freeman, "Axis", "Push" with Stacy Epps and more. CD

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Andre PrevinPal Joey ... LP
Contemporary, 1957. Very Good .... $6.99
Surprisingly nice stuff – especially considering that the album was one in a string of Previn piano sessions for Contemporary – all based around Broadway themes as part of the success of his My Fair Lady date with Shelly Manne! This set still features Manne on drums – and Red Mitchell on bass – but it's also got a thoughtful feel that takes it way past any cookie cutter expectations you might have – really recapturing the genius of the Lady record, in the way the trio works with triangulated action to come up with unusual rhythms and melodies for the tunes. Titles include "What Is A Man", "It's A Great Big Town", "Do It The Hard Way", "That Terrific Rainbow", and "Take Him". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some light stains.)

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Prince Lasha & Sonny SimmonsCry! ... LP
Contemporary, 1963. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A classic of spiritual jazz! The album is one of the few rare pairings of Sonny Simmons and Prince Lasha from the 60s – and it's arguably the greatest album they ever cut! The set was recorded for the Contemporary label in LA, but it's far far different than the cool jazz that was the label's stock in trade during most of the 50s – done instead with a pulsating spiritual feel that really takes off as the album progresses! The lineup features the twin-reed frontline of Lasha on flute and Simmons on alto, plus an amazing rhythm section that includes 2 bass players (Gary Peacock and Mark Procter), who really give the tunes a pulsating feel overall – plus drums by Gene Stone. Titles include the famous groover "Congo Call", plus the tracks "AY", "Lost Generation", "Red's Mood", and "Green & Gold". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tito RodriguezWa-Pa-Cha (El Guapacha) (red cover) ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good- .... $24.99
Original pressing of this late 50's effort by Tito Rodriguez. The record's got a good hard sound that's similar to some of his better RCA work, and which we like a lot more than his later recordings from the 60's. All cuts have vocals, and the band plays lots of short choppy Latin grooves. Titles include "Clapping The Guapacha", "What Happen To Pedro", "Cool Guapacha", "Chug A Lug", and "659 Tenth Avenue". And if you couldn't guess, the groove is mostly guapacha. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has split seams, with some wear, light stains, and pen on the back.)

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Jackie RossSelfish One/Everything But Love ... 7-inch
Chess, Mid 60s. Very Good .... $3.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow & red label pressing. Label has some faded marker.)

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Felicia SandersFelicia Sanders ... LP
Time, 1957. Very Good .... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing. Cover has llight wear and some staining on the back.)

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Woody ShawComplete Muse Sessions (7CD set) ... CD
Muse/Mosaic, 1965/1970s/1980s. New Copy 7CD .... $118.99 119.00
Some of the best work ever from legendary trumpeter Woody Shaw – and honestly, a batch of music that may well be one of the best runs at a label by any jazz musician, period! Woody first came on the scene as a sharp talent from the east coast in the 60s – playing with a drive and fire that really set a whole new tone for the trumpet – one different from predecessors like Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, or Freddie Hubbard. And although he was already great on records for Blue Note and other labels, he really exploded as a leader with these sides for Muse – stretching forth with dynamic energy and boundless imagination – sometimes in a setting that was as spiritual as work on Strata East, sometimes in a straighter mode that put Shaw right up there with the best trumpeters of decades past. This Muse Records work has always been scattered and spotty on the reissue market, but is finally collected together here in one place – a stunning set of albums that includes The Moontrane, Love Dance, Little Red's Fantasy, Concert Ensemble At The Berliner Jazztage, In The Beginning, Iron Men, Setting Standards, Solid, and Imagination. The set features all tracks from these sessions – including bonus material not on the original LPs – plus very detailed notes and information, in the true Mosaic Records fashion! CD

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Nina Simone/Chris Connor/Carmen McRaeNina Simone & Her Friends ... LP
Bethlehem, Early 60s. Very Good .... $19.99
We're not sure if Bethlehem pulled this nice little collection of its all star cast of female vocalists together as a loss leader, or kind of after the fact to re-capitalize on some of their recordings, but you can't argue with the stellar lineup, featuring a dozen tracks by some of the finest female jazz vocalists of the day: "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", "I Loves You, Porgy", "For All We Know" and "African Mailman" by Nina Simone, "Cottage For Sale", "What Is There To Say", "Try a Little Tenderness" and "Good Bye" by Chris Connor, and "Old Devil Moon", "You Made Me Care", "Last Time For Love" and "To Much In Love To Care" by Carmen McRae. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, some light stains on the back, and split top and bottom seams.)

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New SpanielsStormy Weather ... LP
Vee Jay/Charly (UK), Late 50s. Near Mint- .... $7.99
Genius work from one of the strongest vocal groups to ever come out of the Chicago scene! The Spaniels burst upon the scene in the mid 50s recording for the Vee Jay label with a sophisticated harmony sound that was a lot stronger than some of their contemporaries on the east coast. The group had an amazing way with a ballad, but could also groove in a hard rolling R&B style too. This Charly reissue includes good notes – and 16 tracks that include "Stormy Weather", "Red Sails In The Sunset", "Let's Make Up", "One Hundred Years From Today", "Please Don't Tease", "You Painted Pictures", "I'll Be Waiting", "I Owe You", and "Three Little Words". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sugarhill GangRapper's Delight (long, short) ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1979. Very Good .... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing.)

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TC IslamCan You Play It/Funky Fresh New England/Play It Loud/Sucker MC ... 12-inch
Tri State, 1986. Near Mint- .... $14.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label pressing with red text.)

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Joe TexLive & Lively ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good .... $9.99
A tasty live set, with a smoking raw groove that you don't always get on Joe's studio albums! The crowd really goes wild for Joe – and with only some small group backing behind him, he's got nothing left to do but go over the top with his vocals! As proof of that, the record includes the great breakbeat track "Papa Was, Too", with a hard funky beat and sample riff that you'll recognize from way back. (Not only that, but the cut's a great answer to Otis & Carla's famous "Tramp".) Other tracks include the hit "Skinny Legs & All" (an answer to "Big Leg Woman"?), plus "Wooden Spoon", "Don't Give Up", and "Show Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam and a cutout hole.)

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Thing (Gustafsson/Flaten/Nilssen-Love)Boot ... CD
Thing (Sweden), 2013. New Copy .... $16.99
Brilliant work from the Thing – the first album on their own label, and maybe the most powerful set we've heard from them to date! The trio is an outlet for some of the fiercest sounds from this all-star lineup – a group that features Mats Gustafsson on tenor, soprano, baritone, and bass saxophones – with Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on electric bass and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums. And while all players can serve up intensity in other settings, they're really over the top on this powerful set – which features these bristling sounds from Flaten's bass, which then seem to set fire and echo from Gustafsson's horns – driven on by the powerhouse drumming of Paal! Titles include a great take on John Coltrane's "India" – plus "Heaven", "Reboot", "Boot", and "Red River". CD
Also available Boot ... LP 22.99

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Thing (Gustafsson/Flaten/Nilssen-Love)Boot ... LP
Thing (Sweden), 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $22.99
Brilliant work from the Thing – the first album on their own label, and maybe the most powerful set we've heard from them to date! The trio is an outlet for some of the fiercest sounds from this all-star lineup – a group that features Mats Gustafsson on tenor, soprano, baritone, and bass saxophones – with Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on electric bass and Paal Nilssen-Love on drums. And while all players can serve up intensity in other settings, they're really over the top on this powerful set – which features these bristling sounds from Flaten's bass, which then seem to set fire and echo from Gustafsson's horns – driven on by the powerhouse drumming of Paal! Titles include a great take on John Coltrane's "India" – plus "Heaven", "Reboot", "Boot", and "Red River". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Boot ... CD 16.99

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Carla ThomasBest Of Carla Thomas ... LP
Atlantic, 1969. Very Good .... $9.99
A great collection that features 14 of Carla's early hits for Stax – repackaged and remastered by Atlantic for this end of the 60s collection. The tracks run the gamut from sweet and youthful to harder soul material – and the album features 2 tracks recorded with Otis Redding, "Lovey Dovey" and their great reading of "Tramp", plus the tunes "Gee Whiz", "Bring It On Home To Me", "No Time To Lose", "A Woman's Love", "BABY", "Stop! Look What You're Doing", "Pick Up The Pieces", and "Stop Thief". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has light wear and an address sticker along the opening.)

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New Rufus ThomasCan't Get Away From This Dog ... CD
Stax, 1960s. New Copy .... $5.99 11.98
Can't get away from this dog – and who'd want to anyway, with music this funky! The set features a load of rare Rufus Thomas material done during his early years at Stax – that pre-funk period when Thomas was only recording a bit for the label, but really coming up with some amazing grooves – a style rooted in his earlier R&B modes, touched with the more modern 60s Memphis soul vibe – delivered with all the punch, power, and dash of wit that's always made Rufus so great over the years! Most material features Booker T & The MGs and The Mar-Keys backing Thomas up – and titles include "Can't Get Away From This Dog", "Show Me The Way To Go Home", "Jump Back (alt)", "I Want To Hold You", "44 Long", "Strolling Beale No 1", and "Cherry Red". CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Ed TownsendFor Your Love/Over And Over Again ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1958. Very Good+ .... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Starline pressing, with a red & white label.)

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Universal Robot BandDance & Shake Your Tamborine (short, long) ... 12-inch
Red Greg, 1976. Very Good .... $9.99
Excellent! The cut's a dancefloor classic – and it's got this wonderful little moogy instrumentation that's a perfect example of the genius of Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael, who put the whole thing together, and who give the cut a real P&P funky flavor. A real killer, and one that we never tire of! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Light blue label pressing.)

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Dee Dee WarwickI Want To Be With You ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good+ .... $13.99
Wonderful work from Dionne Warwick's lesser-known sister – a hell of a great singer, and one who packs even more punch than her famous sibling! The gem of a set has all the poise and class of Dionne, but comes across with a lot more soul as well – a great mix that's very much in the best New York uptown mode of the 60s, with production from Ed Townsend, and arrangements from the Teacho Wilshire, Jimmy Wisner, and Horace Ott! Even when strings and larger charts come into the mix, Dee Dee's vocals push right out front in the mix – really bringing a lot of feeling to tunes that include "Worth Every Tear I Cry", "I Want To Be With You", "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me", "Another Lonely Saturday, "House of Gold", and "Gotta Get Ahold Of Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label stereo pressing.)

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Who/VariousTommy – The Movie – Original Soundtrack Recording ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good 2LP Gatefold .... $2.99
Features performances by The Who, Elton John, Eric Clapton, and Tina Turner. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label US pressing, including the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a spot of old tape on the spine and a small sticker.)

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Stu WilliamsonStu Williamson ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1956. New Copy .... $13.99
A really sparkling session from trumpeter Stu Williamson – one of a few great records he cut for the Bethlehem label in the 50s, and a set that's one of the cookingest from the company at the time! Stu's trumpet lines are already mighty nice – tight, and often a bit bolder than others from the west coast – and he's got some excellent company on saxophone here – the great young Charlie Mariano on alto, playing with a nice edge on a few tracks – plus equally great work from Bill Holman on tenor and Jimmy Guiffre on baritone. The rhythm section cooks nicely, too – with a boppish swing on the best numbers, delivered on piano by Claude Williamson, bass by Leroy Vinnegar, and drums by Mel Lewis. Titles include "Oom's Tune", "Big Red", "Red Cross", "Hongry Child", and "Pee Jay". CD

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Lester YoungSwinging Lester Young ... LP
Score, Late 40s/1958. Good .... $9.99
A late-50s issue of some of Prez's early bop sides – mostly recorded in LA, with groups that include players like Dodo Marmarosa, Red Callender, Willie Smith, Curtis Counce, Howard McGhee, and Chico Hamilton. Tracks include "DB Blues", "Jumpin At Mesner's", "She's Funny That Way", "Lester Leaps In", and "SM Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label Score pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam & some light wear.)

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VariousEccentric Soul – A Red Black Green Production ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy .... $16.99 18.98
A killer collection of east coast soul from the 70s – work that originally appeared on a handful of different labels, but which was all put together by Robert Hosea Williams – an unsung producer working out of a small studio in Silver Springs – with an incredible ear for up-and-coming talent! The music here is totally deep and righteous throughout – the hippest of the indie label scene on the east coast – and work that really lives up to the progressive, righteous reference you'd get from the Red, Black, & Green in the title! There's plenty of group soul here – of a type that mixes older harmony modes with hipper 70s references – creating a really badass approach to soul music that's simply mindblowing – and way different than the mainstream variants that were hitting the charts at the time. The whole thing's great – one of the best Numero comps in years – and titles include "Phoney People" and "I Really Really Love You" by Father's Children, "Sleepwalking" and "Let's Do It Over" by The Summits, "Don't Worry About The Joneses" and "We're Two Fools In Love" by Dysons Faces, "Day By Day" and "It Must Be Love" by The Exceptions Featuring Mark Greene, "Town Called Nowhere" and "I Need Your Love" by Skip Mahoney & The Casuals, and "Summer In The Parks" and "Generation" by East Coast Connection. CD
Also available Eccentric Soul – A Red Black Green Production ... LP 18.99

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VariousEccentric Soul – A Red Black Green Production ... LP
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $18.99 22.98
A killer collection of east coast soul from the 70s – work that originally appeared on a handful of different labels, but which was all put together by Robert Hosea Williams – an unsung producer working out of a small studio in Silver Springs – with an incredible ear for up-and-coming talent! The music here is totally deep and righteous throughout – the hippest of the indie label scene on the east coast – and work that really lives up to the progressive, righteous reference you'd get from the Red, Black, & Green in the title! There's plenty of group soul here – of a type that mixes older harmony modes with hipper 70s references – creating a really badass approach to soul music that's simply mindblowing – and way different than the mainstream variants that were hitting the charts at the time. The whole thing's great – one of the best Numero comps in years – and titles include "Phoney People" and "I Really Really Love You" by Father's Children, "Sleepwalking" and "Let's Do It Over" by The Summits, "Don't Worry About The Joneses" and "We're Two Fools In Love" by Dysons Faces, "Day By Day" and "It Must Be Love" by The Exceptions Featuring Mark Greene, "Town Called Nowhere" and "I Need Your Love" by Skip Mahoney & The Casuals, and "Summer In The Parks" and "Generation" by East Coast Connection. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Eccentric Soul – A Red Black Green Production ... CD 16.99

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VariousEpitaph For A Legend ... CD
International Artists/Snapper, Late 60s. New Copy 2CDS .... $11.99 17.98
A killer collection of work from the International Artists label – Lelan Rogers' short-lived, but crucially important psychedelic indie! IA is one of those labels that was collectible even when nobody was collecting rare psyche that much – a key company who gave the world some amazing music from The Red Crayola, Roky Erickson, Dave Allen, and others! This compilation's one of the most famous documents of the label – but this new CD version takes things even further – adding in a special book with 40 pages of new notes, including a Jon Savage interview with Rogers, with lots of unusual details on the records. The 2CD set features 27 tracks that include "Splash 1" by Roky & Clementine Hall, "Breakfast In Bed" by Big Walter, "CC Rider" by Dave Allen, "In My Own Time" by The Patterns, "Night Time" by The Chayns, "Hurricane Fighter Plane" by Red Crayola, "If I Were A Carpenter" by The Rubayyat, "A Part Of You" by Thursday's Children, "Wait For My Love" by 13th Floor Elevators, "Communication Breakdown" by Inner Scene, "Vile Vile Grass (Demo)" by The Red Crayola, and "Black Ghost Blues" by Lightnin Hopkins. Also features a short interview with Lightnin Hopkins, and a 13th Floor Elevators radio spot! CD
(Limited edition of 3000 copies.)

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New VariousJukebox Jam 2 – Blues & Rhythm Revue ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $26.99
A sensational sequel to one of the greatest compilations of rare rhythm & blues we've seen from the deep diggin' Jazzman label – one that goes even deeper than the first! A good deal of these juke box treasures are from the mid 50s to early 60s – all of 'em ones that have been overlooked since way back in the day, having escaped the attention of all but the most devoted collectors for decades! Jumping R&B is the core sound here, but this volume is actually a more diverse batch than its predecessor – with some grittier proto-rock R&B, some more swinging jazz numbers, and a bit of popcorn soul as well – all of 'em killer! Titles include "Lament" by Mamie Perry, "If You Ain't Got No Bread", "Tears Baby" by Johnny West, "Rock A While" by Dewey Guy & The Fabulous Six, "Cat Music" by Dave Bartholomew, "I Done Done It" by Amos Milburn, "Swingin'" by Saunders King., "Big Game Hunter" by Steve Gibson The Red Caps, "Cleopatra" by The Mark VI, "I'll Get You, Too" by Billy Emerson, "That Ain' The Way To Do It" by Big Sis Andrews, "I'll Walk A Mile" by Bob Marriott & The Continentals, and "It Only Hurts A Little While" by Little Willie John. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – great vinyl and cover!)

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New VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 3 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy .... $16.99
Smoking work from the early years of soul music – that time when the style was just coming into its own, through equal parts jazz, R&B, blues, and gospel! The cuts here are those which might be called R&B in another setting, but definitely work together to inform the roots of soul – all in the style that's carried on by the later 60s reissues on the Outta Sight label. Lots of the cuts have the feel of some of the best Jazzman/Jukebox Jam reissues in recent years – a very different take on R&B than previous generations of collectors have explored. Titles include "I Get The Feeling" by Eli Lee, "Let's Start A Romance" by Little Joe Hinton, "Hard Times" by Jacki Ross, "Cherringale" by Ed Townsend, "Twist 62" by Jerry McCain, "My Book" by Bruce Cloud, "The Girl That Radiates The Charm" by June Alexander, and "Dynamite" by Big Jay Bush & The Houserockers. CD

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VariousWolfe City Madness – Twisted Primitive Hillbilly Bop From Wolf-Tex Records ... LP
Norton, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy .... $12.99
Great rockabilly sounds from a tiny Texas label – an imprint so small it only pressed up 300 copies of each of its singles – and never reissued them at all! This long-overdue package really digs deep into the Wolf-Tex label – to come up with a handful of gems that really illuminate the company's contribution to music at the start of the 60s – raw tunes that bring together the best elements of early rock, rough-edged country, and even a trace of Western swing at times. All tracks are pretty rare, and the set also features a few unissued numbers too – and titles include "How Much Do You Miss Me", "The Gospel Will Speak", and "Back To Old Wyoming" by Harold Montgomery; "Rock In My Arms" by Herman Stone, "Marguerite" by Ralph & Roy, "My Three Sorrows" by Col Ralph Red McKee, "Waves On The Bayou" by Ramblin Roy Cunningham, and lots more – including some songs by unknown artists, and even a bit of a radio show too! LP, Vinyl record album

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John ColtraneBlue Train (180 gram gatefold pressing) ... LP
1957. New Copy (reissue).... Around February 5, 2014 (delayed)
John Coltrane's classic – and only – recording as a leader for Blue Note! The album's no throwaway date, though – as it stands strongly with both Coltrane's other label work of the time, and with the best of the late 50s Blue Note scene – a time when the label was really cooking at full strength! The groove here is a bit harder, heavier, and hardbop-inflected than some of Trane's late 50s sides with Red Garland – thanks to a lineup that features Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. There's a crisp modern edge to the record that really holds up beautifully – even after years of play – and titles include "Blue Train, "Locomotion", "Moment's Notice", and "Lazy Bird". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blue Train ... CD 1.99

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Red GarlandRed Garland Trio – Moodsville Vol 6 ... CD
1958. New Copy .... Around May 4, 2014
Red Garland's sound was already often mellow and laidback in the late 50s, but it takes on a whole new sense of that style here in a rare session for Prestige's Moodsville label! As with others on the imprint, the focus here is on the gentler sounds of the late nite scene – more ballads and easygoing numbers, but still played with a strong degree of jazz – and not the kind of cocktail modes that other labels would use when putting "moods" on the front of a record! Red's trio here is the familiar one from other Prestige albums – Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums – and the only change, really, is that the tracks are all mellower ones, but still done with plenty of bluesy inflections on the keys from Red! Titles include "I Love You Yes I Do", "And The Angels Sing", "Blues For Ann", "I'll Never Stop Loving You", and "Bass-ment Blues". CD

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Red Garland Trio with Eddie Lockjaw DavisMoodsville Vol 1 – Red Garland Trio Plus Eddie Lockjaw Davis ... CD
Early 60s. New Copy .... Around May 4, 2014
Gentle genius from Red Garland – working here in classic trio formation with Sam Jones and Art Taylor – on a mellow set of late nite numbers and subtle ballads, all carried off in the best tradition of the Moodsville label! Eddie Lockjaw Davis joins the group on 3 tracks on the set – blowing in a style that's spare, open-mouthed, and amazingly soulful – more so almost than even his best ballad blowing on his organ-based records for Prestige during the same time. Davis really sparkles tremendously on the tunes "Softly Baby", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "We'll Be Together Again" – and other tracks include "Stella By Starlight", "Blue Room", and "Wonder Why". CD

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Gene Ammons, Etta Jones, & Jack McDuffSoul Summit Vol 2 ... LP
Prestige, 1963. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
A set that's less a "summit" than a great collection of groovy work for Prestige Records in the 60s – tracks that didn't make it onto other full albums of the time, but which feature material by some of the most soulful talents on the label! Tenorist Gene Ammons is the main star here – stretching out wonderfully on most numbers on the record – although the set also features added tenor work from Red Holloway, George Barrow, and Harold Vick! The mighty Jack McDuff lends his Hammond to a few tunes, Etta Jones sings on three numbers, and the record even features trumpet from Clark Terry, alto from Oliver Nelson, and congas from Ray Barretto too – on cuts that include "Scram", "Cool Cool Daddy", "Ballad For Baby", "If You Are But A Dream", "But Not For Me", and "Love I've Found You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Cover has a spot of sticker residue.)

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New Bee GeesBee Gees 1st ... LP
Atco, 1967. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
Sublime sounds from The Bee Gees – a near-perfect bit of 60s pop, and a record that would set the scene for so many others to come! The vocals are what you've always known from the Bros Gibb, but the production is what really sends us – complicated, baroque, and filled with these completely compelling instrumental and studio twists that make the already-charming lyrics even more lovely! Titles include the classics "Holiday" and "Turn Of The Century" – plus "In My Own Time", "Red Chair Fade Away", "Close Another Door", and "To Love Somebody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink & tan label pressing.)

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DoorsDoors ... LP
Elektra, Mid 60s. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
The classic debut – with "Break On Through", "Soul Kitchen", "Crystal Ship", "Light My Fire", "Back Door Man", and "The End". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later red label pressing. Cover has a spot of price sticker residue.)

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Marianne FaithfullFaithfull Forever ... LP
London, Mid 60s. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
The wonderful voice of Marianne Faithfull in all its 60s glory – set up here with sublime arrangements from Mike Leander, in a style that's unlike just about anything else we can think of! Marianne's got a bit of a trill – as you might hear in female folk singers of the decade – but the overall presentation is something completely different altogether – kind of a dark recasting of the usual pop modes you might hear from Leander, with all these blue undertones and weird intonations that kind of point the way towards moodier female singers to come at the end of the 60s – but still with enough ties to the mainstream to make Faithfull's music even more powerful! The balance is hard to describe in words, but hits you right away from the very first note – and titles include "Counting", "Ne Me Quitte Pas", "In The Night Time", "Tomorrow's Calling", "With You In Mind", "I'm The Sky", "Lucky Girl", and "I Have A Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing.)

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New Aretha FranklinI Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
Essential work by Aretha Franklin – one of her best albums for Atlantic in the late 60s, with tracks that virtually define the sound of hard soul during the late 60s! The album's filled with excellent material – featuring 2 killer tracks recorded in Muscle Shoals ("Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and "I Never Loved A Man"), plus lots of other great hard soul groovers done with Aretha's guiding light, Arif Mardin, in Atlantic's New York studios – including the tracks "Respect", "Baby, Baby, Baby", "Save Me", and "Dr. Feelgood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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New Wendell HarrisonMessage From The Tribe (original pressing) ... LP
Tribe, 1973. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
Genius work from the Detroit underground of the 70s – one of the greatest records ever on the now-famous Tribe Records label, and a masterpiece of soul, jazz, and righteous spirit! The session's headed by tenor player Wendell Harrison – and it's got an all-star Motor City lineup that includes Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, Phil Ranelin on trombone, Jeamel Lee on vocals, Charles Eubanks on electric piano, and Charles Moore on flugel horn. The tracks have a spacious spiritual approach that recalls some of the later Archie Shepp on Impulse – a blend of soul jazz with slight touches of electric instrumentation, some vocals, and a very progressive spirit overall – stepping proud in the new freedoms of the 70s, yet still swinging and very groovy. Titles include "Angela's Dilemma", "What We Need", "How Do We End All Of This Madness", "Merciful", and "Benificent". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing! Cover has a small bump in one corner, but this is a beautiful copy overall.)
Also available Message From The Tribe ... LP

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New Jimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Very Good 2LP Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
A true classic by Jimi with the original Experience lineup – the third of three straight up masterpiece LPs to comeout in just over a year's time by the group! You could call the leftfield astral effects in the mix experimental if you had to – innovations in the studio with echo, that hallucinatory backwards sound effect and other stranger bits – but the passionate, naturally expressive playing and singing by Jimi makes it all fell just right, and the Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell still don't get enough credit for being at the heart of such greatness. A massive 2LP effort that include s"Voodoo Chile", "Crosstown Traffic", "Electric Ladyland", "Little Miss Strange", "Moon Turn The Tides", "Still Raining Still Dreaming" and "All Along The Watchtower". LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label, red "R" pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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LoveFour Sail ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
Much more of a hard rock affair than the group's third LP – kind of a return to the heavy guitars of Da Capo after the baroque beauty of Forever Changes – but a stone winner nonetheless! Arthur Lee's genius is still firmly in place, and although there's a back to basics rock feel on the record, it's still touched by the madness that haunted earlier records – and crackles with a drugged-up intensity that would still make it a hell of an album, even if it was the only one the band ever recorded! Titles include "Robert Montgomery", "I'm With You", "Your Friend & Mine – Neil's Song", "August", "Always See Your Face", "Talking In My Sleep", "Nothing", and "Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Elektra pressing. Cover has light wear a small peeled spot from sticker removal and a small cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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