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Roy BrownGood Rockin' Man/Everything's Alright ... 7-inch
Juke Box Jam (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
Not Roy Brown's famous hit, but a similarly-titled track that has a mighty great groove – one that vamps along with a King Records R&B style – and which has Roy's vocals hitting this unusual stretching style – grounded nicely by some backup vocals! "Everything's Alright" has an equally great sound – the kind of classic R&B that Roy virtually helped invent! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Roy BrownGood Rocking Tonight – Legendary Recordings Vol 2 ... LP
Route 66 (Sweden), Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Although Roy Brown had a slightly softer edge than some of his R&B contemporaries – he could definitely rock and wail when he wanted to, as you'll hear on this set! The set does good job of digging through Roy's work from the late 40s and early 50s, pulling together 15 tracks that mix Wynonnie Harris-ish rockers (no surprise, as King often had Brown and Harris splitting "Battle Of The Blues" albums together), with mellower soulful tunes. Tracks include "Black Diamond", "Mighty Mighty Man", "Long About Midnight", "Miss Fanny Brown Returns", "Butcher Pete part 2", "Brown Angel", "Grandpa Stole My Baby", and the original version of "Good Rockin Tonight", which is a lot rawer than you'd expect! LP, Vinyl record album

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Roy BrownHard Luck Blues ... LP
Gusto, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Very Good- 2LP ... $4.99
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(Cover has some wear, some seam splitting, and a few stains on the back.)
 
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Ralph BurnsRalph Burns Among The JATP's ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good ... $38.99
A classic set of Verve tracks, arranged by the great Ralph Burns, very much in the same style as his work on the legendary Jazz Scene set. The set's far from a "soloists with strings" snoozer, and features some stunningly edgey arrangements by Burns, with purposefully off-kilter orchestral parts, which provide a startling counterpoint to solos by players like Flip Phillips, Jimmy Hamilton, Roy Eldridge, Ray Brown, and Bill Harris. Hard to find in any format, and with the tracks "Pimlico", "Perpetual Motion", "Sprang", and "Taxco". Comes in a great David Stone Martin cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow label Norgran pressing with deep groove and trumpeter logo. Cover has a promo stamp, a bit of seam splitting, and a few small bits of tape.)

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New Roy CampbellIt's Krunch Time ... CD
Thirsty Ear, 2001. Used ... $4.99
With Khan Jamal on vibes, Wilber Morris on bass, and Guillermo E Brown on drums. CD

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New Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $8.99
A great little session that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on 3 tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the other 6), the session's still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". CD

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Lionel Hampton, Illinois Jacquet, Roy EldridgeJam Session #5 ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
Classic Jam Session work from Norman Granz – one of the best, a record that shows some really great work by Lionel Hampton – grooving it up nicely in the relaxed mode of the session, and working with a group that features Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, Johnny Hodges, Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich and Ray Brown – on two long tracks, "Rose Room" and "Jamming For Clef". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing with the trumpeter logo, light blue label, and deep groove! Cover has light wear, but this is a nice copy overall!)

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Jazz At The Philharmonic (Lester Young, etc)Frankfurt 1952 ... CD
Pablo, 1952. Used ... $4.99
A Pablo Records release, but one that features material originally done during the classic Verve Records years of Norman Granz – a previously unreleased live performance by the Jazz At The Philharmonic crew! This time around, the combo's a small one – a really all-star lineup with Lester Young and Flip Phillips on tenor, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all given lots of room to really open up, on the kind of long tracks that allow for plenty of solo voicing – exactly what we've come to expect from the JATP at their best! Titles include "Dre's Blues", "How High The Moon", "Undecided", and a long "Ballad Medley". CD

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Nuyorican Soul (Masters At Work)Nuyorican Soul ... CD
Giant Step/Talkin' Loud, 1997. Used ... $4.99
A massive record – and an instant legend the day it was released! Masters At Work host the beautiful meeting of a host legendary artists – Roy Ayers, George Benson, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Jocelyn Brown, Vince Montana, and others – all united in a magical session that brings Latin firmly back to the dancefloor with the power and majesty of the best 70s recordings! The whole thing's amazing – a fantastic mix of Latin, funk, jazz, and house that's inspired a whole new generation of musicians – and which has still yet to be duplicated years later! Includes the massive remake of "I Am the Blackgold of the Sun", plus "Runaway", "Sweet Tears", and the great cover of Bob James' "Nautilus". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCan You Dig It? – The Music & Politics Of Black Action Films 1968 to 1975 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Possibly the best-ever collection of blacksploitation grooves we've ever seen – a really comprehensive package that not only manages to cover the classics, but which also digs deep enough to come up with lots of fresh bits too! The set really sets a new level for the Soul Jazz label – and is carried off with enough authority towards Black Action films as the label's legendary efforts towards a host of less mainstream genres – truly an achievement for the label's crew, not to mention a heavier bonus for our funky listening pleasure! There's way more here than just a slapped-together batch of tunes from the early 70s – as the set's very carefully put together to showcase a wide range of sounds, along with notes that really get at the social and political power of both the music and the films. 2CD package features a massive color booklet inside the slipcase – and features 34 tracks that include "Shaft In Africa" by Johnny Pate, "Down & Out In New York City" by James Brown, "Wilford's Gone" by The Blackbyrds, "Run Fay Run" by Isaac Hayes, "Theme From Black Belt Jones" by Dennis Coffey, "Willie Chase" by JJ Johnson, "T Plays It Cool" by Marvin Gaye, "Charley" by Don Costa, "Brother's Gonna Work It Out" by Willie Hutch, "Blacula" by Gene Page, "Theme From Cleopatra Jones" by Joe Simon, "Pursuit Of The Pimpmobile" by Isaac Hayes, "Sweetback's Theme" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Aragon" by Roy Ayers, "Strung Out" by Gordon Staples, "Easin In" by Edwin Starr, "The Bus" by Solomon Burke & Gene Page, "Make A Resolution" by The Impressions, "Ed & Digger" by Cotton Comes To Harlem, "Las Vegas Strut" by Jack Ashford, "Lay It On Your Head" by Don Julian, and "Zombie March" by Nat Dove & The Devils. CD

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New VariousFresh Out The Box – 13 Unreleased & Exclusive Tunes From Freestyle ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $9.99
Fresh out the box – a baker's dozen totally fresh cuts – even if you've already been digging all the great recent albums and singles on the Freestyle label! Freestyle's headquartered in London, with a keen ear for the best sounds bubbling around in the contemporary underground – deep funk, jazzy club, neo soul, and more – always with an ear for the best of the best, at a level that's made Freestyle a label to always keep an eye on! This set features cuts that are exclusive to the collection – rare mixes of other singles or completely new tunes altogether – 13 numbers in all, including "Star Ski & Putz (DGB mix)" by Jazz Juice, "Life Is A Trip (Mo Horizons mix)" by Gypsy Brown, "Think (Aroop Roy rmx)" by Afro Elements, "Walking Sbase" by Dj Graham B, "Nasty (modern mix)" by Big Pimp Jones, "I Can't Dance With You" by The Fantastics vs Lack Of Afro, "Rock Creek Park (in da bush mix)" by Beggar & Co, "No I Can Do (Bennson rmx)" by SK Radicals, and "Mr Hot Pants" by Jezebel Sextet. CD

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VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 2 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Blazing R&B, slightly more simmering soul, and some rollicking wildcard tunes that split the difference – all on this fantastic second volume in the R&B Singles series from Outta Sight! It's a great collection, culled mostly from the fertile early 60s period when the sound was still strongly rooted in mid-to-late 50s rhythm & blues, yet beginning to lay the groundwork for gritty southern soul and tighter Northern Soul sounds to come. A nice mix of legendary names and lesser known stars alike, with 30 great tracks in all: "Feelin' Kind A Lonesome" by Willie J Charles with Lionel Hampton, the eternally amazing "Cry To Me" by Solomon Burke", "Earthquake" by Roy Hamilton, "Come On Baby" by Marie Knight, "The Snake" by Oscar Brown Jr, "How Many More Times" by HB Barnum, "Shake It Up And Go" by John Lee Hooker, "A Three Dollar Bill" by Beverly Ann Gibson, "I See Your Face" by Joe Simon, "Betty Mae" by Rodger Green and more. CD

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VariousSoul On The Real Side #2 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), 1970s/2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet range of classic soul, mixed with a few contemporary cuts as well – all with a great sort of modern soul glow overall! Most numbers here are gentle groovers – in a midtempo or two step mode, although a few get a bit more upbeat – and although the tracks were chosen by the Real Side dancefloor team, they've also got a richness that we really appreciate – great vocals that draw from older traditions, and sometimes introduce deep soul modes to modern soul production! Titles include "Everytime It Rains" by Na Allen, "She Needs Love" by Oscar Perry, "Break Out The Tears" by Angel, "Looking For A Lover" by Patterson Twins, "I've Got Your Love" by Charlie Brown, "Dreams" by Lonne Givens, "Until It's Time For You To Go" by The New Birth, "Baby I'm Coming At You (2014 re-edit)" by Jesse Gomez, "Born To Break My Heart (Carolina rmx)" by Roy G Hemmings, and "Make It Last" by Barbara Mason & The Futures. CD

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VariousUSA All Stars In Berlin ... CD
Jazz Band (UK), 1955. Used ... $7.99
Includes perfomances by Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald and others. CD

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New Roy AyersVirgo Red ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little album from Roy Ayers – a very funky record that's almost all instrumental all the way through! The sound is a bit in the vein of Roy's Live At Montreux set – but funkier overall, thanks to some very heavy rhythms on the bottom – and an approach to the tunes that's short, tight, and very much on the money! In addition to Roy's great vibes, the set also features Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Jimmy Owens and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Garnett Brown on trombone, and Dennis Davis on drums and percussion – all very hip players who really help Roy find the mix of jazz and funk he was going for at the time. Dee Dee Bridgewater sings a bit of vocals on the record, joining Roy on the sublime spiritual track "Love From The Sun" – but most other tracks on the album have a more instrumental approach. The record includes a great remake of Leroy Hutson's track "Giving Love", sung more famously by Voices of East Harlem, and it's also got a nice funky cover of the hit "Brother Louie" – plus the tracks "The Morning After", "Des Nude Soul", "Virgo Red", "Love From The Sun", and "I Am Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light ring & edge wear, a cutout notch, and small splits on the top and bottom seams.)

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New Edwin BirdsongWhat It Is ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wild weird stuff from Edwin Birdsong – an artist who's best known for his work with Roy Ayers during the 70s. This effort's got a very similar righteous soul sound to some of Roy's early work for Polygram – with a mix of jazz, soul, funk, and lots of cosmic wisdom – although Edwin also lets his politics get in the groove a bit more strongly, in a manner that's similar to Eugene McDaniels. Includes the spacey club classic "Pretty Brown Skin" – a wonderfully off-beat groover that sounds like it could be a Roy Ayers tune. Other tracks include the bizarre "It Ain't No Fun Being A Welfare Recipient", plus "The Spirit Of Do", "The Uncle Tom Game", and "Mongoose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover is in great shape.)

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New Earl BosticLet's Ball Tonight! ... CD
King/Rev-Ola (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really rockin little set – and one that shows that saxophonist Earl Bostic was way more than just a jazz musician! The package has a strong focus on Earl's more R&B-influenced sides for King Records in the early 50s – work that resonates strongly with the King sides by Wynonie Harris, Tiny Bradshaw, and Roy Brown during the same stretch – a really playful blend of fast rhythm, unbridled instrumentation, and often off-color lyrics that helped to form the early basis for rock and roll! Bostic's not always remembered in this sort of territory, so the collection's doing the world a great service by unlocking this side of his work – a searingly raw side that's presented here in a set of 28 titles that include "Blip Boogie", "Let's Ball Tonight (parts 1 & 2)", "Earl's Rhumboogie", "Scotch Jam", "Bar Fly Baby", "Bostic's Jump", "Choppin It Down", "Filibuster", "Swing Low Sweet Boogie", "I Got Loaded", "Watch Where You Walk Baby", "That's The Groovy Thing (pars 1 & 2)", and "Nay Nay Go Away". CD

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New Roy EldridgeDale's Wail ... LP
Verve, 1978. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2LP set of Roy Eldrige's classic Verve sides from the mid 50's, featuring the great trumpet player in a variety of groups that include Herb Ellis or Barney Kessel on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Oscar Peterson on piano and organ! The organ sides by Peterson are perhaps some of the most intriguing on the set, and they include "Love For Sale", "Dale's Wail", and "Oscar's Arrangement". Other tracks include "Little Jazz", "Roy's Riff", "Echoes Of Harlem", and "Feeling A Draft". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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New Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little session that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on 3 tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the other 6), the session's still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". CD
(Out of print first CD pressing.)

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New Gene Krupa & Buddy RichKrupa & Rich ... LP
Clef, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful meeting of two of the biggest 50s talents on the drums – and a session that's great not only for the expected firey percussion, but also for the horn work by other members on the set! Given the "drum battle" style of the record, the tracks are long and very open – done in a studio mode that recalls some of the Krupa/Rich meetings at JATP, and like the JATP sides, featuring plenty of space for players to take longer solos. Dizzy Gillespie, Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, and Roy Eldridge get in some nice licks on the set – and other players include Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, and Ray Brown. Titles include "Gene's Blues", "Bernie's Tune", "Buddy's Blues", and "I Never Knew". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove – in great shape!)

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New Archie SheppAttica Blues Big Band Live At The Palais Des Glaces ... CD
Blue Marge (France), 1979. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Attica Blues, and beyond – a great late 70s performance that has Archie Shepp turning the clock back towards that famous album – but also making some very new grooves with a richly expanded lineup! The double-length set was recorded in Paris, in front of a very lively crowd – and it's honestly one of Shepp's most dynamic records from the time – definitely inspired by all the freedom he'd had in the French scene for the previous decade – yet also brought together with a great sense of focus too. The lineup is excellent – with vocals from Joe Lee Wilson and Irene Datcher – trumpets from Malachi Thompson, Charles McGhee, and Roy Burrowes; trombones from Charles Greenlee, Dick Griffin, and Steve Turre; reeds from Marion Brown, James Ware, and Marvin Blackman; plus piano from Art Matthews, some added strings, great percussion, and piano, tenor, and soprano sax from Shepp himself! Ray Copeland directs the group – giving it the hip focus of his few key recordings like this – and titles include "Star Love", "Moon Bees", "Attica Blues" (in two parts), "Steam", "Quiet Dawn", "Hi Fly", "U-Jaama", "Ballad For A Child", "Simone", "Crucificado", :A Change Has Come Over Me", "Goodbye Sweet Pops", and "Skippin'". CD

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New VariousFront Line Presents Roots – 37 Classic Roots Cuts ... CD
Virgin/Universal (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rich collection of roots reggae from the great Frontline imprint of Virgin Records – home to the company's excellent run of Jamaican grooves in the late 70s! Frontline came into being just as reggae was hitting its classic stage – and the label really did a great job of giving exposure to a huge range of talents that were brewing up some of the best roots music of the time. Island may have been first, but Frontline was a very close second – as you'll hear in this 37 set selection that includes "Evil Doers" by U Roy, "Satta A Massa Gana" by Johnny Clarke, "Satta" by I Roy, "Pocket Money" by The Gladiators, "Country Living" by The Mighty Diamonds, "House Of Dread Locks" by Big Youth, "Natty Dread A Take Over" by U Brown, "Rastaman Skank" by Tapper Zukie, and "If You Don't Love Jah" by Althea & Donna. CD

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New VariousMellow Mellow 2 – The Feeling Keeps On Coming ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We love this series! And why not? The package is a stellar collection of smooth funky tunes from the 70s – nearly all of which have been sampled for hip hop records, which not only makes them a bit familiar, but also give them the "thumbs up" from today's beathead generation. But even without that quality, the tunes work wonderfully together – mixing jazzy soul and smooth funk together with a quality that a rare few talents managed to muster in the 70s! Titles include "Everytime I See You" by Roy Ayers, "King Heroin (instrumental)" by James Brown, "Space Lady" by Lonnie Liston Smith, "Can't We Smile" by Johnny Hammond, "Four Play" by Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns, "Just Me & You" by Eramus Hall, "Inside My Love" by Minnie Riperton, "Respect" by Rotary Connection, "Superman Lover" by Johnny Guitar Watson, "Sweet Thing" by Rufus with Chaka Khan, and "Winter Sadness" by Kool & The Gang. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Howard McGheeWest Coast 1945 to 1947 ... CD
Uptown, Mid 40s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from one of the most important early bop trumpeters – the mighty Howard McGhee, heard here in a set of rare material that includes obscure studio sessions and some surprisingly great live performances too! McGhee was one of the first and the best to turn the trumpet towards bop – a player at a level that matched the young Clifford Brown or Fats Navarro at their best – especially in these formative early years, when Howard had a sense of tone and timing that was completely sublime! Most tracks are short and very tight – and even the ballads have this crispness that really illustrates the fresh contributions that McGhee was making to music at the time. The set features four tracks from a 1945 Philo Records session, four more from a 1946 Melodisc session, and eleven more tracks from radio broadcasts – all surprisingly well recorded. Players include Teddy Edwards on tenor (on most of the tracks here), Sonny Criss on alto, George Crawford or Vernon Biddle on piano, Bob Kesterson on bass, and the great Roy Porter on drums. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Howard's Blues", "Killin Jive", "The Man I Love", "Dark Eyes", "Mop Mop", "Lifestream", "Night Mist", "Blues A La King", "Ornithology", and "Intersection". CD

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New VariousMojo Club Presents Dancefloor Jazz Vol 1 ... LP
Motor/Polydor (Germany), 1992. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first collection in the legendary Mojo Club run – a groundbreaking series that brought together jazz, soul, funk, and vocal cuts – and really set the stage for global groove expansion in the 1990s! Although the club itself is German, most of the tracks here are American – gems pulled from the huge Universal music catalog of the 60s and 70s – and served up in a very fresh way that still sounds wonderful all these many years later! Loads of essential listening here – 12 tracks that include "Dujii" by Kool & The Gang, "In & Out" by Brian Auger, "Cantaloupe Island" by Hugh Masekela, "No Hay Problema" by Art Blakey, "Watermelon Man" by The JBs, "Selma March" by Grant Green, "Popcorn" by James Brown, "Burning Spear" by Kenny Burrell, "He's A Superstar" by Roy Ayers, and "No 9" by Jack Daugherty. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Roy AyersVirgo Red ... LP
Polydor, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great little album from Roy Ayers – a very funky record that's almost all instrumental all the way through! The sound is a bit in the vein of Roy's Live At Montreux set – but funkier overall, thanks to some very heavy rhythms on the bottom – and an approach to the tunes that's short, tight, and very much on the money! In addition to Roy's great vibes, the set also features Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Jimmy Owens and Cecil Bridgewater on trumpets, Garnett Brown on trombone, and Dennis Davis on drums and percussion – all very hip players who really help Roy find the mix of jazz and funk he was going for at the time. Dee Dee Bridgewater sings a bit of vocals on the record, joining Roy on the sublime spiritual track "Love From The Sun" – but most other tracks on the album have a more instrumental approach. The record includes a great remake of Leroy Hutson's track "Giving Love", sung more famously by Voices of East Harlem, and it's also got a nice funky cover of the hit "Brother Louie" – plus the tracks "The Morning After", "Des Nude Soul", "Virgo Red", "Love From The Sun", and "I Am Your Mind". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sonny StittOnly The Blues (Verve Elite pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve/Essential Jazz (Spain), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Probably the most classic of Stitt's sides for Verve – and certainly the one that gets rated time and time again by jazz collectors. We think it's pretty darn great – although we always wonder why folks don't give Stitt's other sides for Verve as much of a chance, because they're all pretty darn excellent! The record's a very laidback session, with 4 long tracks that feature plenty of room for Stitt to meander along on his solos. The group includes Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Stan Levey – and titles include "The String", "BW Blues", and "Blues For Bags". CD
(Out of print Verve Elite pressing – with bonus tracks.)

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New VariousR&B Hipshakers Vol 1 – Teach Me To Monkey ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
A treasure box of early 60s R&B 45s – a top shelf collection of singles cut for the King & Federal labels from 1960 to 1964 – amazing numbers from Hank Ballard, Freddy King, The Drivers, Little Bobby Moore, Willie Dixon & The Big Wheels, Johnny Guitar Watson, Carol Ford, Little Willie John and more. Early 60s soul and rollicking R&B sides to rival the best and most exciting sounds of the era – compiled by DJ Mr Fine Wine, most of which have never been reissued before now! Includes "Gibble Gobble" by Willie Wright & His Sparklers, "Broadway" by Hank Ballard, "What Makes You So Cold" by Lulu Reed, "My Nerves" by Little Willie John, "The Slummer The Slum" by The 5 Royales, "I Don't Know About You" by Lloyd Nolan, "Where You At Jack" by Little Mummy, "That's It Man" by The Valentines, "Mind Your Own Business" by Eugene Church, "Regardless" by Charles Brown, "Texas Oil" by Freddie King", "One Zippy Zam" by Roy Mildton & His Orchestra, "Mom, Won't You Teach Me To Monkey" by Little Emmett Suttoon, "Hog Killin Time" by Eddie Kirk and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousReggae Golden Jubilee – Origins Of Jamaica Music – 50th Anniversary (4CD box set) ... CD
VP, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
A sprawling set that commemorates the Reggae Golden Jubilee– one that's beautifully put together by VP – and featuring 100 pivotal tracks from the early 60s to the late 00s! Selector Mr. Seaga does a pretty terrific job on the tracklist – which focuses as much on tracks that proved to be among the most trailblazing as it does on big hits. It touches on the styles and subgenres from throughout reggae's history – from ska, to rocksteady, reggae, dub, deejay, dancehall and beyond – with bellwether material by Theophilus Beckford, Higgs & Wilson, Skatalites, U-Roy, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Yellowman, Third World, Dennis Brown, Maxi Priest, Sugar Minott, Beres Hammond, Sizzla, Shaggy and many, many more. "Dumplins" by Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, "They Got To Go" by Prince Buster, "Bring Home" by Justin Hines & The Dominoes, "Rough And Tough" by Stranger Cole, "Hypocrite" by The Heptones, "Occupation" by Don Drummond & The Skatalites, "Wear You To The Ball" by U-Roy & The Paragons, "The A Fi Get A Beatin'" by Peter Tosh, "Police And Thieves" by Junior Murvin, "Right Time" by Mighty Diamonds, "Uptown Ranking" by Althea & Donna, "Over Me" by Yellowman, "Pass The Dutchie" by Musical Youth, "Try Jah Love" by Third World, "Wild World" by Maxie Priest, "One Blood" by Junior Reid, "Murder She Wrote" by Chaka Demus & Pliers, "Putting Up Resistance", by Beres Hammond, "You Don't Love Me (No No No)" by Dawn Penn, "Untold Stories" by Buju Banton, "Black Woman And Child" by Sizzla, "Gimme The Light" by Sean Paul, "Pon De River, Pon De Bank" by Elephant Man, "Welcome To Jamrock" by Damian "Jr Gong" Marley, "The Harder They Come" by Jimmy Cliff and more. CD
(Limited edition version with a pretty great 64-page booklet of notes and vintage photos.)
 
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Randy BrownWelcome To My Room/Midnight Desire ... CD
Casablanca/Shout (UK), 1978/1980. New Copy ... $14.99
Two killers from Randy Brown – sublime 70s soul, back to back on a single CD! Welcome To My Room is a mellow soul masterpiece from Randy Brown – a crucially-overlooked talent from the late 70s, working here with a totally put-together vibe! The album's got the mature, mellow feel of some of the best work by better-known 70s contemporaries – like Leroy Hutson or Lamont Dozier – polished, but never slick – and flowing out with a sensual groove that's especially nice on the more laidback or midtempo cuts. Randy's vocals have some great deep soul echoes – much more so than other singers of this type – and mixed with the warm production from Homer Banks and Carl Hampton, they give the album a rich quality that totally grabs us – a bit like some of Teddy Pendergrass' best mellow work with The Blue Notes. Titles include "I Love You Baby", "Love Is All We Need", "Do It Baby", "Too Little In Common", and "I'd Rather Hurt Myself". Midnight Desire is a sweet, smooth stepper from the great Randy Brown – and a record that's got the same sublime mix of mellow grooves and earthy vocals that you might find on some of Tyrone Davis' best late 70s work for Columbia! Tunes are all plenty darn fresh – written by the team of Homer Banks and Chuck Brooks, who also produced the album – and Randy's got this way of hitting a groove that's confident, but never arrogant – a perfect late 70s masculine mode, of the sort only a handful of singers could handle this well! Titles include "Without You (I Can't Make It Through The Night)", "We Ought To Be Doin It", and "Do You Love Me?" – all of which have great hooks – plus "Do You Love Me", "Love Be With You", and "Love Formula". CD

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Sonny CrissSaturday Morning ... LP
Xanadu, 1975. Very Good ... $6.99
A beautiful album – and one of the finest in the underrated Xanadu catalog! The album's the first effort in Sonny Criss' second comeback of the mid 70s, with Sonny working in a solid modern bop mode. His playing is haunting and powerful, as in his earlier years, with as rich and deep a tone as you'll ever hear from an alto, all over beautiful piano by Barry Harris and sympathetic accompaniment by Leroy Vinnegar and Lenny McBrowne. 6 tracks in all, including "Angel Eyes", "Tin Tin Deo", "Jeannie's Knees", "Saturday Morning", "My Heart Stood Still" and "Until The Real Thing Comes Along". Also includes the track "Confusion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges Collates No 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1951/1952. New Copy ... $21.99
The second 10" LP in Johnny's classic "collates" series for Verve – a hard-hitting batch of tracks that blows away any work he recorded with Ellington in earlier years! Johnny's at the head of the group – and the set offers an amazing focus on his alto sax lines – some of the deepest, most soulful on the instrument up to that time – given very sympathetic backing by a group that features Flip Phillips and Al Sears on tenor, Lawrence Brown on trombone, and Leroy Lovett on piano. Titles include "Below The Azores", "Jeep's Blues", "What's I'm Gotchere", "Rosanne", and "Duke's Blues". Great David Stone Martin cover, too! CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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New Johnny HodgesPerdido ... LP
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good ... $16.99
A stone cooker from Johnny Hodges – just the right kind of small group session to perfectly showcase his amazing sound on the alto sax! The group's a slightly unusual one – and features Arthur Clark on tenor, Harold Baker on trumpet, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Leroy Lovett on piano, and Louis Bellson on drums – all working with Hodges in a set of longer, more open tracks than some other Verve sides – with a really strong emphasis on solo space, in a way that makes Hodges tone sound even more delightful! Titles include "Blues For Basie", "Rose Room", "Perdido", "Mood Indigo", and "Squatty Roo" – plus a version of "This Love Of Mine", done with a vocal by Al Hibbler! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has an X imprint on one corner.)

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King CurtisDoing The Dixie Twist ... LP
Tru Sound/Prestige, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $6.99
Quite a groovy early album from King Curtis – one that's got a strange little gimmick, but one that works wonderfully! The "dixie twist" theme means that King's taking older standards associated with the south, and playing them in a fast-crackling, highly rhythmic style that has plenty of "twist" elements! The groove is surprisingly great – really playful, and filled with great work on tenor, trombone, and guitar – all nicely grooving in a style that will really make you forget the origins of the tunes. Titles include "Sweet Georgia Brown", "A Shanty In Old Shantytown", "Royal Garden Blues", "Basin Street Blues", and "Up A Lazy River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tru-sound pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear, some small stains, some seam splitting, and promo stamp and some pen on the back.)

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Charles McPhersonSiku Ya Bibi (Day Of The Lady) ... LP
Mainstream, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Charles McPherson plays with a large ensemble in this tribute to Billie Holiday – in a core group with piano by Barry Harris, guitar by Earl Dunbar, bass by Sam Jones, and drums by Leroy Williams – plus larger backing by a string section. Tracks are mostly Billie Holiday standards, arranged by Ernie Wilkins with a sweet sad tone that makes the record quite different than most of McPherson's work from the time. Titles include "Don't Explain", "Miss Brown To You", "Lover Come Back to Me", "Lover Man", and "God Bless the Child". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Steve Turre, Hilton Ruiz, Bill Hardman & Jr CookVibration Society – The Music Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk ... LP
Stash, 1986. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A beautiful tribute to the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk – one that really gets at all the sensitive soul and spirit that we first came to love in his recordings of the 60s! The quality of the set's no surprise, though, given that some of the key members here include Steve Turre and Hilton Ruiz – both of whom worked with Kirk back in the day, and who not only recreate his sound wonderfully – but also do a good of imagining its extension, had Roland not been taken from us too soon in his all-too-short career. Other players include Bill Hardman on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor, Paul Brown on bass, and Leroy Williams on drums – and Suzanne Klewan and Timmy Shepherd sing on a few tracks tool. Titles include "Spirits Up Above", "A Handful Of Fives", "Serenade To A Cuckoo", "Theme For The Eulipions", "My Delight", "Bright Moments", and "The Inflated Tear". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAtomic Cafe – Music From The Original Soundtrack, Plus Music Inspired By The Film ... CD
Stilton (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
An excellent compilation of rare funky jazz tunes – issued here supposedly as a lost soundtrack, but really just a collection of tunes from other sources, all with a nice soundtrack-y jazz feel! There's a few familiar names here, but most of the material is from rare European and American indie jazz LPs, and sound library sources of late 60s/early 70s vintage, with a nice mix of electric and acoustic playing. Titles include "Troublemaker" by John Cameron, "Voodoo Love Dance" by Melvyn Price, "Do Whatever Sets You Free" by Gus Giordano, "Chili Mac" by Preston Love, "La Folla" by Solar Plexus, "A New Generation" by Oscar Brown Jr & Jean Pace, "Dancer" by Gregory Charles Royal, "Zazueira" by Meta Roos, and "Jody's Freeze" by James Reese & The Progressors. CD

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VariousGood Times Skank – Compiled By Joey Jay ... CD
Trojan, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
Fat, sweet and tasty – like a plate of plantains washed down with a ginger beer! One of the best reggae/party compilations we've heard in a while, and no wonder, it's selected by Joey Jay of the Good Times Sound System. Twenty one smokin' numbers on one chubby little CD, for your listening – or rump shaking pleasure – mighty, mighty dubs and soulful vocal numbers. Take this CD to your next sound system jam or sound clash and pretend like you're the king selector. Includes Gregory Isaac's "Leggo Beast Dub", Pat Kelly "Talk About Love", Barrington Levy "I Can't Wait Too Long", Chosen Few "People Make The World Go Round", Derrick Morgan "Blazing Fire", John Holt "After All", the Roots Radics' "The Alien Aborts", Thompson All Stars "Rock Me In Dub", the Silvertones "African Dub", King Tubby "Serious Version", Alton Ellis "All We Need Is Love", Dennis Brown "Concentration", the Abyssinians "Yim Mas Gan", Delroy Wilson "Better Must Come" and the Velvet Shadows "Wailing Of Black People". CD

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VariousNiney The Observer Productions – Messages From Trenchtown ... LP
Jamaican Recordings (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Late April, 2014 (delayed)
Niney productions from the fertile early-to-mid 70s period – after so many great productions for singer Dennis Brown – and working with a number of top notch Jamaican artists – including Leroy Smart, Max Romeo, Delroy Wilson, Ken Booth and more! Stellar recordings made at Dynamic and Joe Gibbs and the legendary players working there at the time. Includes "Stages Of Life" by Dennis Brown, "Trust The Book" by Versatiles, "Give It Up" by Tamlins, "Namibia" by Ken Boothe, "Change My Life" by Alton Ellis, "My Heart Is Clean" by Cornell Campbell "Pretty Girl" by Delroy Wilson, "Don't Be Prejudice" by Max Romeo, "Two In One/Reach The Border" by Gregory Isaacs and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Paul MotianConception Vessel ... CD
ECM, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Paul Motian didn't always record that much as a leader, but the dates under his own name are always compelling ones – and quite a change from his more famous work with Bill Evans! This set is a sparkling showcase of original tunes by Motian – played by a shifting array of players that includes Charlie Haden on bass, Sam Brown on guitar, Keith Jarrett on piano and flute, and Leroy Jenkins on violin – all with a much freer, more out sound than you might expect to hear on ECM in later years. The set's one of the standouts from the time when the label was nodding more in the free jazz directions of some of their European contemporaries – and Motion proves to be a surprisingly great choice for the session. Titles include "Georgian Bay", "Ch'I Energy", "Rebica", "Conception Vessel", and "American Indian Song Of Sitting Bull". CD

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New Little RoyalJealous ... LP
King, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure little album – but one that's had surprising life in recent years, thanks to a great batch of funky tracks on the set! Little Royal is one of those soul singers who doesn't mind borrowing bits from bigger stars as long as they work well in his act – stepping out like Garland Green on the album's title version of "Jealous Kind Of Fellow" (oddly credited to Royal as the writer!), or like Joe Tex on some of the mellower southern soul numbers – but sounding even better as a rougher James Brown-styled singer on the album's funkier tracks! Huey P Meux produced the record down in Houston, but he's clearly trying to give the record some of the grittier styles of Brown's later work on King – possibly in the hopes that Royal might replace him as King's leading star when James departed for Polydor. Titles in clude the classics "Razor Blade" and "Panama Red", both great instrumental numbers that crackle like some of JB's late King work – plus "I'll Come Crawling", "Soul Train", "Losing Battle", "Jealous", and "My Love Needs Company". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Doris TroyDoris Troy Sings Just One Look & Other Memorable Selections ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark early moment from Doris Troy – a set that has her shining not just as a key 60s soul singer for Atlantic Records – but also as a heck of a great songwriter too! She's got a really fresh approach here – one that's right up front for the time – with a mix of raw vocals and classy production, in a style that's partly New York uptown – but which also has the kind of strongly individual vibe you'd get from singers like Maxine Brown or Barbara Lewis too! Arrangements on the record are by Gregory Carroll, who also wrote the bulk of the material with Doris – including tracks like "Lazy Days", "Bossa Nova Blues", "Whatcha Gonna Do About It", "Time", and "Just One Look". Other tracks include "Stormy Weather", "School For Fools", and "Somewhere Along The Way". CD

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New Doris TroyDoris Troy Sings Just One Look & Other Memorable Songs ... LP
Atlantic, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark early moment from Doris Troy – a set that has her shining not just as a key 60s soul singer for Atlantic Records – but also as a heck of a great songwriter too! She's got a really fresh approach here – one that's right up front for the time – with a mix of raw vocals and classy production, in a style that's partly New York uptown – but which also has the kind of strongly individual vibe you'd get from singers like Maxine Brown or Barbara Lewis too! Arrangements on the record are by Gregory Carroll, who also wrote the bulk of the material with Doris – including tracks like "Lazy Days", "Bossa Nova Blues", "Whatcha Gonna Do About It", "Time", and "Just One Look". Other tracks include "Stormy Weather", "School For Fools", and "Somewhere Along The Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has a small split on the bottom seam and a bit of light wear, with some light stains and a folded corner on the back paste-on)

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New VariousCold Heat – Heavy Funk Rarities 1968-1974 Vol 1 ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stones Throw does it again – with a massive batch of older funk rarities that tops most of the rest on the market! Cold Heat is a follow-up to the label's smoking Funky 16 Corners set – and like that one, it's overflowing with great bits that have barely (or never) been heard by the rest of the world at large. Compiler Egon has gone through a range of rare singles, masters, and demos – and has come up with tunes that burn with a brightness that's undeniable. The grooves are all on the harder end of the James Brown Funky People side of the spectrum – and some tracks are by names that are finally getting their due, thanks to the work of Ego, Wax Poetics, and some of the other funky forces doing the good work over the past few years. In a way, the collection's a summation of some of the singles and reissues coming out through the Now Again/Stones Throw imprint – but it also features some other bits and alternate versions that are totally great! Titles include "Don't Go" by Aristocrats Organization, "Loaded To The Gills (edit)" by Michael Liggins & The Supersouls, "Mr Chicken (alternate)" by The Soul Seven, "Slipping Into Darkness" by Dayton Sidewinders, "James Brown Medley" by The Apollo Commanders, "Scorpio" by Kashmere Stage Band, "Sad Chicken" by Leroy & The Drivers, "Street Scene" by Leon Mitchinson, "Free Your Mind" by Amnesty, "The Thing" by Carleen & The Groovers, "Go For Yourself (edit)" by Kenny Smith & The Loveliters, and "The Stretch (edit)" by Detroit Sex Machines. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bobby ThurstonYou Got What It Takes ... LP
Prelude, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pretty darn soulful album of disco tracks from Bobby Thurston – produced with help from Willie Lester, Rodney Brown, and Al Johnson, who also sings in the backup vocal group. The album's got two killer mellow soul cuts – the stretched out slinky groover "I Want Your Body", which has a super-dope 70s groove that would make Leroy Hutson proud, and a great remake of "Sittin In The Park", which Bobby had recorded earlier, but not as well as he does here. Other tracks include "Check Out The Groove", "You Got What It Takes", and "I Wanna Do It With You". LP, Vinyl record album
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New VariousGodfather's R&B – James Brown's Productions 1962 to 1967 ... CD
Smash/BGP (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A host of wonderful work produced by James Brown – most of it by a range of different singers, and one by The Godfather himself! The collection brings together some of the earliest James Brown productions – mid 60s tracks recorded for King and Smash Records, most of which aren't nearly as well known as later JB productions for the People and Polydor labels! As with that later work, all the grooves here are right in the same territory that James was hitting himself – upbeat, funky, and stone out of sight soul – all with plenty of rough edges, and backings from the same tight core of musicians that were helping out Brown on his recordings. The package is a real treasure – and is a great complement to the James Brown Singles collections from the Hip-O Select label – proof that even in these early days, James was clearly the hardest working man in show business – given all his time in the studio with other artists! 22 tracks in all – including "I Found Out" and "I'll Keep Pressing On" by Bobby Byrd, "That's When I Cry" and "If You Don't Think" by Anna King, "I Don't Care" and "Unexplainable" by Dizzy Jones, "Got No Excuse" and "If You Don't Work You Can't Eat" by James Crawford, "Do You Really Want To Rescue Me (part 1)" by Elsie Mae, "Lookie Lookie Lookie" by The Jewells, "Wide Awake In A Dream" and "Nobody Cares" by Vicki Anderson, "Devil's Den" by The Poets, "It Hurts To Be In Love" by Yvonne Fair, "That's The Spirit" by Rev Willingham, "Faith" by The Five Royales, "I Cried" by Tammy Montgomery, "Soul Food (parts 1 & 2)" by Al Brisco Clark, and "New Breed (The Boo Ga Loo) (part 1)" by James Brown. CD

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New Dennis Brown, Delroy Wilson, & Big YouthLive At The Turntable Club ... CD
Trojan/17 North Parade, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A legendary piece of reggae history that should be better remembered – a rare live set recorded at the Turntable Club – originally released on Trojan and hard-to-find since! It's incredible stuff – produced by Niney The Observer and featuring numbers by Dennis Brown, Alexander "Bottlehead" Portious, Delroy Wilson and Big Youth – all backed masterfully by the Soul Syndicate Band! Recorded on a single evening at the club, it was the first ever live session captured at the iconic nightspot – and it still sounds great! Includes "Cassandra", "Rock With Me Baby" and Give A Helping Hand" by Dennis Brown, "Everything I Own" and "Love Overdue" by Alexander Portious, "I'm A Happy Man", "It's A Shame" and more by Delroy Wilson, "Dread In A Babylon" by Big Youth and more. The stage intros for each act are left in the recording, given the whole thing an air of importance and geniune sense of it's place in Jamaican music history. Nice! CD

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New Niney The ObserverDubbing With The Observer ... CD
Jamaican Recordings (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first-ever dub album from Niney The Observer – based around rhythms he'd cooked up for Dennis Brown, Max Romeo, and Delroy Wilson – all transformed completely in the studio by King Tubby! The sounds here are often very abstract – light years away from the originals – and given these spacey, repetitive cycles that seem to trip out even more than conventional dub! A landmark little record, and one that sounds even darker all these many years later – with cuts that include "Casanova Dub", "Rebel Dance", "Jam Down", "Parade Dub", "Turntable Dub", "Corn Man", "Mister D Brown Skank", and "Youth Man". 3 CD bonus tracks on this version: "Yagga Dub", "Tenement Dub" and "You're No Dub". CD
 
 
 



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