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Jimmy ForrestMost Much! ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. New Copy .... $5.99 11.98
Gutsy tenor work from Jimmy Forrest – a player who was poised to rival Sonny Stitt and Gene Ammons at the start of the 60s, and who could have easily done so, given the strength of his work for Prestige! The record's one of a few that the St Louis player got to cut for the label – and it's a tightly-crafted combo effort that features Hugh Lawson on piano, Tommy Potter on bass, and Clarendon Johnson on drums – plus a bit of added conga from Ray Barretto, bringing in that extra "kick" that pushed off other great soul jazz sessions from the time! Tracks are short, and have a good focus on Forrest's wonderful tone – and titles include "Sonny Boy", "Annie Laurie", "I Love You", "Most Much", "Soft Winds", "Matilda", and "Autumn Leaves". CD

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Carmen McRaePortrait Of Carmen ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1968. New Copy .... $14.99
An excellent album from Carmen McRae – one of her hippest records ever, and a great set of vocal gems that often gets overlooked! Arrangements are by Benny Carter, Shorty Rogers, and Oliver Nelson – and the album's got a swinging groovy style that pushes Carmen past her straighter jazz vocal roots – into some hiply sophisticated territory that really shows her growing as a singer in the 60s. The album kicks off with an amazing reading of Tommy Wolf's "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", done by Carmen in a way that makes you know she owns the song – and then it moves through a compelling blend of compositions that includes "My Very Own Person", "Ask Any Woman", "Boy, Do I Have A Surprise For You", and "Elusive Butterfly". CD

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VariousBurt Bacharach – Make It Easy On Yourself 1962 ... CD
El (UK), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
Burt Bacharach in 1962 – a crucial year for the budding songwriter, and a time when his music was really starting to break big! The set features a sublime batch of Bacharach compositions from the early years – performed here by a range of soul, jazz, rock, and vocal artists who really show the growing reach of Burt's powers – almost an unlikely lineup, but united here by the strength of the songs! Titles include "Donne Moi Ma Chance" by Sophia Loren, "Dreamin All The Time" by Jack Jones, "Too Late To Worry" by Babs Tino, "Don't Make Me Over" by Tommy Hunt, "Waiting For Charlie To Come Home" by Etta James, "The Love Of A Boy" by Timi Yuro, "The Windows Of Heaven" by The Four Coins, "Anonymous Phone Call" by Bobby Vee, "Keep Away From Other Girls" by Helen Shapiro, and "The Forgotten Man" by Jimmy Radcliffe. CD

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New Frank MinionSoft Land Of Make Believe ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1959/1960. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest jazz vocal albums you'll ever find! Frank Minion sings this suite of tracks billed as an "Introduction To Black Opium Street", and he puts the music together with little recitations in between the tracks, so that the whole thing sounds like one of the great Langston Hughes jazz albums from the same period. Minion's singing voice is in the same rich-toned tradition as singers like Johnny Hartman, but his speaking voice is raw and very soulful – and he gets more than able backing by a great set of players that includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Roland Alexander on tenor and flute, Dannie Richmond on drums, and Paul Chambers on bass. The whole album sounds more like a rare session on Candid than it does the usual stuff on Bethlehem – and it's a surprisingly hip album that still holds up well over the years! Titles include "Oddsville USA", "Bongo Blues", "Autobiography Of A Musician", "Watermelon", "Flamenco Sketches", "Laughing Boy", and "Later". CD

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New VariousTwo Timing Baby – Ember Sixties Pop Vol 2 ... CD
Ember/Fantastic Voyage (UK), 1961/1962. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A live batch of early 60s pop sounds from UK indie Ember Records – a few numbers featuring Joe Meek in the engineering booth and all around fun period pop – from charming romantic numbers to some weirder ones that are just as catchy! In the weirder department singles like "Taming Tigers" by Grant Tracy (stay away from that girl unless you enjoy the title activity) complete with snarling sound effects, but over all these are sweet, string section accented fun pop tunes that totally loveable. Titles include "Two Timing Baby" and "Will It Happen To Me" by Carter, Lewis & The Southerners, "The Great Matchmaker" and more by Grant Tracy", "It Matters Not" by Mark Douglas, "Are You Anyone's Girl" and more by Johnny Carson (nope, not that one), "Hello Heartbreak" and more by Sandra Gale, "Every Boy Like Me" and more by Kerry Adams, "Ding Dong Rag" and "Piano A Go Go" by Tommy Sanderson & The Sandmen. 22 tracks in all! CD
 
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VariousEra Records & West Coast Northern Soul – 28 Soul Gems From The Hollywood Dancefloor ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $16.99
Northern Soul from the west coast – a batch of rare singles pulled from the Era Records label, plus some previously-unissued tracks as well! Era was one of the first companies to really dive into soul on the LA scene of the early 60s – an imprint that also handled a fair bit of pop at the time, but was also more than willing to give a lot of local artists their chance to shine! Era productions were always top-shelf, which means that most of the tracks here have the sort of tight groove and romping rhythms you'd expect from Detroit material at the time – especially given that the Northern Soul experts at Outta Sight hand-picked all the tracks for the set. Previously unreleased tracks include "Hang On" by Jesse Davis and "Chico's Lament" by Chico Barber – and other tracks include "I've Arrived" by Jewel Akens, "Exit Loneliness Enter Love" by Tommy Mosley, "There's Nothing Else To Say" by The Incredibles, "If The World Only Knew" by Dee Dee Dorety, "Lucky Is My Name" by Bruce Cloud, "River Of Salt" by Ketty Lester, "With These Hands" by The Wonders, "I Want A Boyfriend" by The Soul-Mates, "Walk With Me" by Celia Marie, and "Sales Pitch" by Tommy T & The Targets. CD

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New VariousSwamp Pop By The Bayou – Strollers, Happy Rockers & The Old Tearjerker From The Swamps ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
A diverse batch of bayou-bred pop and rock from the late 50s and early 60s – rare treasures from the urban scenes and swampy areas of Louisiana and Texas by Bobby Webb, Warren Storm, Tommy Strange, Rocket Morgan and others – backed by groups that include The Blue Notes, The Blue Kings, Boogie Knights, Krazy Kats and more! There's a pronounced southern boogie and R&B influence to most of the tunes here – with jivey rhythms and boogie woogie piano among the common traits – but beyond that connection, there's a bunch of different styles at play here, from swampy rock to dance pop, most with charismatic singers out front. Includes "Sneakin' Home" by Vince Anthony with The Blue Notes, "Tell Me" by Bobby Webb & The Jets, "Oh Oh Baby" by Warren Storm, "Good Lovin'" by John Fred, "Lonely Lonely Heart" by Tommy Strange, "You Jezebel" by Guitar Jeff, "Cry Your Heart Out" by Donny Williams & The Blue Notes, "Rose Marie" by Buck Rogers & His Jets, "Down In New Orleans" by John Fred & The Playboys and more. 28 tracks all. CD

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Sun RaContinuation (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Saturn/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1963. New Copy 2CD .... Just Sold Out!
Mindblowing music from Sun Ra & The Arkestra – sounds recorded during the same marathon session that gave the world the records Other Planes Of There, When Sun Comes Out, and When Angels Speak Of Love – but titles that are much more obscure overall! The initial release of the material featured very misleading notes, but the true details of the session are even more impressive – as Ra plays a variety of unusual instruments alongside piano – including the piano strings, space organ, and clavioline – alongside some sublime straight horn work from John Gilmore on tenor, Marshall Allen on alto and oboe, Pat Patrick on baritone, Danny Davis on alto and clarinet, Walter Miller on trumpet, Robert Cummings on bass clarinet, and Ali Hasaan on trombone! The lineup here has that raw power the Arkestra first unleashed after their initial move to New York – almost a sense of new freedom in the new environment – even at a time when they weren't clicking on a financial level, but still continued to push forward with new ideas in music! Some passages have this great approach that links the cosmic ideas of the Arkestra with older traditions of jazz soloing – while others reflect the growing concern of the group with new textures and sounds – making for some very impressive elements on both the horns and percussion. The group is completed by Ronnie Boykins on bass, Art Jenkins on space voice and percussion, and Tommy Hunter on drums, percussion, and some mighty nice reverb – and titles include "Biosphere Blues", "Intergalactic Research", "Earth Primitive Earth", "New Planet", and "Continuation To Jupiter Festival". Beautiful 2CD reissue features sublime sounds from the original tapes, remastered – plus a full bonus CD of unreleased tracks that include "Blue York", "Conversation Of The Universe", "Red Planet Mars", "Cosmic Rays/Next Stop Mars", "The Myth", "Meteor Shower", "Infinity", "The Beginning Of", and "Endlessness". CD
 
 
 



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