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Stuart BakerBlack Fire New Spirits – Images Of A Revolution – Radical Jazz In The USA 1960 to 1975 (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $36.99 49.95
A stunning book of photographs to stand alongside the excellent album art books done by the Soul Jazz label – a treasure trove of hardly-seen images of some of the best underground musicians of the 60s and 70s – and a great antidote to the sorts of jazz books that are only just filled with pictures of Duke, Louis, and Miles! In true Soul Jazz fashion, the volume shines the spotlight on key avant and spiritual jazz figures – like Roland Kirk, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Elvin Jones, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Alice Coltrane, Lloyd McNeil, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Max Roach, Larry Young, and many others – each of whom get at least one very vivid photo (some black and white, some color), and a short bit of text that introduces their music and placement in jazz. To be fair, there's also some shots of Miles, too – but shown in a very different context in this great book! 189 pages, oversize, with a great hardcover package. Book

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Dave BrubeckBossa Nova USA ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
Way more than just a gimmicky bossa nova session – and a surprisingly great showcase for the inventive rhythms of the Brubeck group, and the sensitive alto work of Paul Desmond! The record's got a really different feel than some of Dave's other work for Columbia – in that the modernism is put slightly on the back burner – letting drummer Joe Morello snap out with some lightly gliding percussion that's a bit more straight ahead than usual, and which offers a unique take on the bossa groove. Paul Desmond's the real star of the set, though – and his alto steps out here with the best gentle presence of his later work for RCA and A&M – beautifully blown throughout, and with a tone that most other players would die for! Titles include "Bossa Nova USA", "Coracao Sensivel", "Theme For June", "Lamento", and "Cantiga Nova Swing". CD

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Children Of The CornAmerican Dream (lp, clean, acapella)/Harlem USA (uptown version, harlem version, clean harlem version) ... 12-inch
White Label, Mid/Late 90s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Jan DavisFlamenco USA ... LP
Cambria, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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FlatlinerzUSA ... LP
Def Jam, 1994. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Remember Horrorcore? Yeah, we hardly do either. Buy this and reaquaint yourself with the shortest lived rap sub genre ever. 18 tracks counting the skits, with beats by Rockwilder, DR Period and Tempest. Includes "Run", "Rivaz Of Red" and "Satanic Verses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp and a few creases.)

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HornetsBig Drag Boats USA ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $33.99
Hot rod culture hits the high seas – in this sweet set of instrumentals from The Hornets! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ferlin HuskyFerlin Husky Sings The Songs Of Music City USA ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, and a small bit of an old sticker.)

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New King CrimsonUSA ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A pretty dark little record from the waning mid 70s version of King Crimson – recorded on tour in the US by a quartet of David Cross, Bill Bruford, John Wetton, and Robert Fripp. The tracks are mostly live takes of tunes from earlier albums – "Easy Money", "21st Century Schizoid Man", "Lament", and "Larks Tongue In Aspic" – done in versions that are considerably more turgid than the originals, with lots of heavy guitar work. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear witn some peeling along the bottom seam.)

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Off Broadway USAOn ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Very Good+ ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Muyei PowerSierra Leone In 70s USA ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A hip group from Sierra Leone – but one who recorded these tracks in the US during the late 70s – which makes for a very unusual hybrid of sounds! The group's original approach was to update regional sounds from their nation, and avoid some of the more commercial cover versions of Anglo hits on the market – but over the years they played a fair bit on the Canary Islands, and then on the west coast of the US – and seemed to pick up a range of funky influences in the process! The result is a sound that's rooted in Africa, but peppered with lots of skittish rhythms and fast instrumental riffing – a bit like some of the post-colonial work on the London and Paris scenes of the time, but a bit different too. The cuts here were all originally issued in the US on the Makossa label – that hotbed of cross-cultural creativity – and titles include "Bi Loko", "Yamba Sowe", "Wali Bena", "Be Patient", and "Ben Ben Bee". CD

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S-ExpressTheme From S-Express (12" USA mix, 7" USA mix)/The Trip (microdot house mix) ... 12-inch
Rhythm King, 1988. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
A great bit of pop acid house from the UK heyday of the late 80s – a clear follow-up in spirit to hits like "Pump Up The Volume" and "Bomb The Bass", with a similar blend of brazen beats, blasts of sound, and stark samples that come in and out of the mix. A bit more poppy, to be sure, but certainly one that takes us back! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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USA Is A MonsterRIP ... LP
Northern Spy, 2010. Near Mint- ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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New VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist USA – R&B Rockers, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, & Sleazy Shakers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the 50s – very much like the sort of territory that Keb Darge has explored on his excellent sets with Little Edith – and the kind of sounds that go way way beyond well-known hits from the period! Smith digs very deep in the crates, and gets some help with selections from Deano Sounds as well – on this smoking set that includes "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "What's My Chances" by Chuck Flamingo, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, "Doing All Right" by Eddie Cash, "Swingin & Surfin" by Les Brown Jr, "Ever Again" by Gene Woodbury, "High School Caesar" by Reggie Perkins, "Monkey's Uncle" by Ray Sharpe, and "Pack Shack & Stack" by Billy Nelson. CD

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VariousPunk 45 Vol 1– Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! – Underground Punk In The USA 1973 to 1980 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Way more than just the usual punk collection you might expect – not just LA hardcore or New York downtown, and instead a really wide range of work from the American underground of the 70s – including some really key tracks by artists who were working in a punkish mode a few years before the style ever had a name! Soul Jazz have really done an excellent job with this set – scanning a wealth of rare indie singles to come up with a set of tracks that virtually writes the history of the emergence of punk rock on the American shores – work that owes very little to the UK wave, and which instead really reflects the unique hybrid of styles that infected US material from the start. There's loads of cuts on here that we'd totally forgotten about – all brought together with the usual great Soul Jazz sense of history, reflected in the notes – and titles include "Let's Get Rid Of New York" by The Randoms, "I'm A Bug" by The Urinals, "Cakes In The Home" by Crash Course In Science, "Not Now No Way" by The Pagans, "Flash Of The Moment" by Pastiche, "Neutron Bomb" by The Controllers, "Action" by The Knots, "Dog Meat" by Flamin Groovies, "Kill The Hippies" by The Deadbeats, "US Millie" by Theoretical Girls, "Wild Weekend" by The Zeros, "Ice Age" by The Bizarros, and "Hillside Strangler" by Hollywood Squares. CD

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MC5Back In The USA (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Atlantic/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Late October, 2014
The 5's first studio album, and arguably their best overall. It's not quite as loose around the edges as Kick Out The Jams – a much tighter exercise than you'd expect from the boys after that live monster. Loud, rebellious juvenile teen anthems, as played by guys who were so burly in their early 20s you'd think they were vintage pro wrestlers. Pure rawk greatness! Includes "Tutti Frutti", "Teenage Lust", "High School", "Shakin Street", "The Human Being Lawnmower" and "Back In The USA". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dave BrubeckJazz Impressions Of The USA (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Gambit (Spain), 1956/1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
CD

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Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Cover Me", "Born In The USA", "No Surrender", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Working On The Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve and insert.)

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New GG Allin & The Murder JunkiesTerror In America – Live In The USA 1993 ... CD
Alive, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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New Dave BrubeckBossa Nova USA ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just a gimmicky bossa nova session – and a surprisingly great showcase for the inventive rhythms of the Brubeck group, and the sensitive alto work of Paul Desmond! The record's got a really different feel than some of Dave's other work for Columbia – in that the modernism is put slightly on the back burner – letting drummer Joe Morello snap out with some lightly gliding percussion that's a bit more straight ahead than usual, and which offers a unique take on the bossa groove. Paul Desmond's the real star of the set, though – and his alto steps out here with the best gentle presence of his later work for RCA and A&M – beautifully blown throughout, and with a tone that most other players would die for! Titles include "Bossa Nova USA", "Coracao Sensivel", "Theme For June", "Lamento", and "Cantiga Nova Swing". CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Bossa Nova USA ... CD 13.99

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New Muyei PowerSierra Leone In 70s USA (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hip group from Sierra Leone – but one who recorded these tracks in the US during the late 70s – which makes for a very unusual hybrid of sounds! The group's original approach was to update regional sounds from their nation, and avoid some of the more commercial cover versions of Anglo hits on the market – but over the years they played a fair bit on the Canary Islands, and then on the west coast of the US – and seemed to pick up a range of funky influences in the process! The result is a sound that's rooted in Africa, but peppered with lots of skittish rhythms and fast instrumental riffing – a bit like some of the post-colonial work on the London and Paris scenes of the time, but a bit different too. The cuts here were all originally issued in the US on the Makossa label – that hotbed of cross-cultural creativity – and titles include "Bi Loko", "Yamba Sowe", "Wali Bena", "Be Patient", and "Ben Ben Bee". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sierra Leone In 70s USA ... CD 15.99

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New Sam RiversQuest (PA USA pressing) ... LP
PA USA, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Sam Rivers' most freely expressive albums – a set of extended improvisations that features the leader on tenor, soprano, flute, and piano – really spinning out with some strongly expressive solos! The rest of the lineup is quite free too – with Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on percussion – a pair who sometimes hit rhythmic impulses at the best moments, but also often stretch out and do their thing in a relatively free way too. Titles include "Judgement", "Hope", "Expectation", and "Vision". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sam RiversQuest (PA USA pressing) ... LP
PA USA, 1979. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Sam Rivers' most freely expressive albums – a set of extended improvisations that features the leader on tenor, soprano, flute, and piano – really spinning out with some strongly expressive solos! The rest of the lineup is quite free too – with Dave Holland on bass and Barry Altschul on percussion – a pair who sometimes hit rhythmic impulses at the best moments, but also often stretch out and do their thing in a relatively free way too. Titles include "Judgement", "Hope", "Expectation", and "Vision". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New VariousMemphis 60 – Soul, R&B, & Proto-Funk From Soul City USA ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fresh look at the Memphis soul scene of the 60s – hardly the bastion of hits that you'd expect from more mainstream collections, and instead a killer compilation of rare gems and funky nuggets – many of which we'd never heard before! The package does a great job of getting past the obvious – moving aside the well-known hits of the Memphis scene at the time, and focusing instead on underground singles and overlooked soul tracks – pulled from the farther corners of labels like Goldwax, Stax, and XL. Even after all these years of looking at classic soul, Ace have still come up with something new – just the kind of set that has us loving the label all over again! Titles include "The Hawg" by Eddie Kirk, "The Spoiler" by Eddie Purrell, "I Ain't Gonna Cheat On You No More" by Wee Willie Walker, "Double Up" by LH & The Memphis Sounds, "I'm Going Home" by Prince Conley, "I Don't Know" by The Dixie Nightingales, "Blue Groove" by Sir Isaac & The Do Dads, "Tramp" by Junior Kimbell, "You Don't Love Me" by Willie Cobbs, "Shake Shake Shake" by Willie Bollinger, "Soul City USA" by Spencer Wiggins, "She's About A Mover" by Percy Milem, "Restless" by The Cobras, "The Side Wind" by The Lyrics & The Top Notes, and "Nothing But The Truth" by Ann Hodge. CD

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New Henri RenaudHenri Renaud All Stars (Nous Rapporte Des USA Vols 1 & 2) ... CD
Vogue/BMG (France), 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Some of the greatest jazz of the French postwar scene – two 10" albums recorded under the leadership of pianist Henri Renaud, but featuring American players that include Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, JJ Johnson, and Al Cohn! The style is slightly modern – in the mode of some of the early 50s 10" work on Blue Note and Prestige – recorded by a generation that was taking the bop idiom and inflecting it with deeper colors and newer ideas. Jackson's work on vibes is especially great on the set – really standing out here with the sharper tone of his pre-MJQ records – and as an added bonus, Milt even plays a bit of piano on the sessions, and sings on one number! Titles include "Jerry Old Man", "Indiana", "If I Had You", "I'll Remember April", "Jay Jay's Blues", "There's No You", and "The More I See You". CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousHitsville USA – The Motown Singles Collection 1959 to 1971 (4CD box set) ... CD
Motown, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Please Note: This copy doesn't include the box or book, however all four CDs are included inside their jewel case.)

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New VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist USA (7 x 7" single box set) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 7 x 7" ... Out Of Stock
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the 50s – very much like the sort of territory that Keb Darge has explored on his excellent sets with Little Edith – and the kind of sounds that go way way beyond well-known hits from the period! Smith digs very deep in the crates, and gets some help with selections from Deano Sounds as well – on this smoking set that includes "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "What's My Chances" by Chuck Flamingo, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, "Doing All Right" by Eddie Cash, "Swingin & Surfin" by Les Brown Jr, "Ever Again" by Gene Woodbury, "High School Caesar" by Reggie Perkins, "Monkey's Uncle" by Ray Sharpe, and "Pack Shack & Stack" by Billy Nelson. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousJazz Club – Bossa Nova USA ... CD
Universal (Germany), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The American take on the sound of bossa nova – a mode that started almost as soon as the first sounds headed north from Rio, and which grew to become a very important contribution to the music in the 60s! We love the originals by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa, Joao Gilberto, and others – but we also totally dig these American reinterpretations by musicians on Verve, Fantasy, and other hip labels of the 60s – players who really got into the sound of Brazilian rhythms, and used the new groove to unlock some great power in their own solo playing as well! The package mostly features 60s recordings, with a few gems from later years – and titles include "Temanco No Samba" by Cal Tjader, "Samba De Orfeu" by Bob Brookmeyer, "O Morro" by Wes Montgemery, "Samba With Some Barbecue" by Paul Desmond, "Desafinado" by Charlie Byrd, "Um Abraco No Bonfa" by Coleman Hawkins, "Jazz Bossa Nova" by Milt Jackson, "Nana" by Kenny Burrell, "O Grande Amor" by Stan Getz, and "Mas Que Nada" by Hank Jones & Oliver Nelson. CD

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New VariousUSA Records Soul Story ... CD
USA/Fuel 2000, Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from one of Chicago's best indie labels of the 60s – a wealth of wonderful soul that easily ranks with some of the best work at Chess or Vee Jay at the time! USA's a label that's also known for work in the rock and blues field, but the company had a marvelous ear for soul back in the day – and was often able to grab key Windy City talents before they broke big – or others who were already great, but finally found the right sort of treatment they needed at USA – a care with production and presentation that often rivals some of the beautiful presentation that Curtis Mayfield was bringing to his Impressions recordings or work with other artists – lots of deep soul roots, but also the tightness and sophistication that made Chicago so great at the time. The package features 36 rock-solid tracks – and titles include "Hot Spring Water" by Billy The Kid Emerson, "Come On In" by Detroit Jr, "A Lonely Boy" by Lee Wilson, "Step It Up" by Al Perkins, "I'll Wait For You" by LC Cooke, "No Appreciation" by Tut Sutton, "Taunting Love" by Frankie Newsom, "Just Being Careful" by Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters, "What You Don't Know" by Oscar & Anita, "Sweet Little Woman" by McKinley Sandifer, and "You Gotta Pay Dues" by Chris Campbell. CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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New Willie MabonI'm The Fixer – The Best Of The USA Sessions ... CD
USA/Fuel 2000, Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really great work from singer Willie Mabon – best known as a Chicago bluesman from the 50s, but an artist who's in even more soulful territory on these sublime sides from the 60s! Willie's got a quality here that really links together Chicago's blues and soul traditions – in a vibe that prefaces later work by singers like Tyrone Davis or Syl Johnson, but shares their similar sense of deep roots and modern swing. Mabon's a hell of a charismatic force on all these cuts – a singer really ripe for rediscovery, especially on this overlooked stretch of his career. The work was all done for the excellent USA label, and shares the genre-stepping quality of much of that imprint's best music – and titles include "Some More", "Something For Nothing", "Got To Have Some", "Just Got Some", "I'm The Fixer", "Too Hot To Handle", "Somebody Gotta Pay", and "Ruby's Monkey". CD

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New VariousPunk 45 Vol 1 – Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! – Underground Punk In The USA 1973 to 1980 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Way more than just the usual punk collection you might expect – not just LA hardcore or New York downtown, and instead a really wide range of work from the American underground of the 70s – including some really key tracks by artists who were working in a punkish mode a few years before the style ever had a name! Soul Jazz have really done an excellent job with this set – scanning a wealth of rare indie singles to come up with a set of tracks that virtually writes the history of the emergence of punk rock on the American shores – work that owes very little to the UK wave, and which instead really reflects the unique hybrid of styles that infected US material from the start. There's loads of cuts on here that we'd totally forgotten about – all brought together with the usual great Soul Jazz sense of history, reflected in the notes – and titles include "Let's Get Rid Of New York" by The Randoms, "I'm A Bug" by The Urinals, "Cakes In The Home" by Crash Course In Science, "Not Now No Way" by The Pagans, "Flash Of The Moment" by Pastiche, "Neutron Bomb" by The Controllers, "Action" by The Knots, "Dog Meat" by Flamin Groovies, "Kill The Hippies" by The Deadbeats, "US Millie" by Theoretical Girls, "Wild Weekend" by The Zeros, "Ice Age" by The Bizarros, and "Hillside Strangler" by Hollywood Squares. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Punk 45 Vol 1– Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! – Underground Punk In The USA 1973 to 1980 ... CD 22.99

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New VariousUSA All Stars In Berlin ... CD
Jazz Band (UK), 1955. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes perfomances by Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald and others. CD
 
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Ashley AlexanderPowerslide ... LP
PA USA, 1985. Near Mint- ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Louis BellsonLouis Bellson & Explosion ... LP
PA USA, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New BuckinghamsKind Of A Drag ... LP
USA, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label mono pressing.)

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Four FreshmenFresh – Introducing The Freshorns ... LP
PA USA, 1986. Near Mint- ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Stephane Grappelli & Jean Luc PontyGiants ... LP
PA USA, 1980. Very Good+ ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and light ringwear.)

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LA Jazz ChoirFrom All Sides ... LP
PA USA, 1985. Very Good+ ... $0.49
Features backings by the Milcho Leviev Trio. LP, Vinyl record album

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Laurel MasseEasy Living ... LP
PA USA, 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a name in pen.)

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New Rob McConnell & The Boss BrassAgain Vol 2 ... LP
PA USA, 1978. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Features Moe Koffman on reeds and some sweet Fender Rhodes work from Jimmy Dale! LP, Vinyl record album

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Rob McConnell & The Boss BrassJazz Album ... LP
PA USA, 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Titles include "That's Right", "My Man Bill", "Portrait Of Jenny", and "It's Hard To Find One" LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Alphonse MouzonBack To Jazz ... LP
PA USA, 1985. Sealed ... $5.99
Alphonze Mouzon goes back to jazz – after years of working in funky fusion and R&B – but overall, the set's still got some nice electric touches that link it to his other work. (And let's be honest, it's not like Mouzon ever really recorded any straight jazz sets in the early years – he kind of just started out as a funky drummer from the get-go.) Overall, the feel is a mix of acoustic and electric playing – in the manner of some major label jazz sets from the time – and even Mouzon plays a bit of electric, using synth drums on a number of tracks. Titles include "The Next Time We Love", "Peace On Earth", "St Thomas", "Space Commander", "Just Because Of You", and a remake of his 70s funk classic "Poobli". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie RossMan Is Born (Doctor Slaps)/Need Your Love So Bad ... 7-inch
USA, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A wonderful rare cut from Chisoul singer Jackie Ross! "Man Is Born" is amazing – kind of a righteous message cut about a kid who started off bad from the start, set to incredible arrangements that are kind of in a Motown-baroque mode that work perfectly with the track's strange message. "Need Your Love" shows off Jackie's ballad side – and both cuts were written and arranged by producer Jimmy Van Leer! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sedgrick pressing.)

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New George ShearingLight, Airy, & Swinging (Pausa) ... LP
MPS/PA USA, 1973. Sealed ... $2.99
One of George's 70s albums for MPS, and although not as funky as the other one, still a pretty nice batch of lightly swinging jazz tunes – played in a style that's more jazz-based than a lot of Shearing's other albums from the time. The rhythm's by Stix Hooper and Andy Simpkins, and the approach is fairly soulful on most tracks. Titles include "Love Walked In", "Emily", "Beautiful Friendship", and "Cynthia's In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is shopworn, with some holes. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Eboni BandShake It Down/Get Together ... 7-inch
Eboni USA, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Party funk galore! "Shake It Down" is our kind of number – starts with shouting and crowd noises, then rolls with bass into a very catchy, very slow kind of boogie groove – almost old-school hip hop "Good Times" – moving at a great little pace, with plenty of spontaneity and live jamming energy. "Get Together" is a bit faster – but still quite nice, and with a righteous Afro-styled lyric! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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New Alphonse MouzonBy All Means ... LP
PA USA, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer bit of soulful fusion – recorded by Mouzon after his harder-jamming 70s years, with an all star group that includes Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Freddie Hubbard, and Paul Jackson. The tunes groove wonderfully – never too over the top, and always in the smooth soulful mode that was the best part of major label fusion in the late 70s. Mouzon plays a fair bit of keyboards next to Herbie's acoustic and electric piano, and tracks are long, with some really nicely jazzy grooves. Titles include "The Jogger", "Do I Have To", "Space Invadors", and "The Next Time We Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Count BasieHigh Voltage ... LP
PA USA, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lonnie BrooksFigure Head/I'm Not Going Home ... 7-inch
USA, 1964. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(DJ Copy. Labels have some stains and pen.)

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New BuckinghamsLawdy Miss Clawdy/I Call Your Name ... 7-inch
USA, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)
 
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Beach BoysSummer Days & Summer Nights ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good- ... $6.99
A mixed bag record, but with some really wonderful moments – and essential listening as a lead-up to the Pet Sounds album to follow! There's a mix of styles here – some rough rocking numbers that are a bit stiff, mixed with some really amazing tunes that get at Brian Wilson's new sensitivities – tunes like "Girl Don't Tell Me", "You're So Good To Me", "Summer Means New Love", and "Let Him Run Wild" – all complicated in subtle ways, with a great sense of tension underneath. Other tracks include "Help Me Rhonda (45 single version)", "California Girls", "I'm Bugged At My Old Man", and "Amusement Parks USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has some wear and a split spine, with some splitting and tape on the other seams. Label has the remnants of a sticker.)

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ClashClash ... CD
Sony, 1977. Used ... $2.99
One of the most stunning debut albums of the 70s – and a set that burst on the scene with a sound that summed up a generation, but which had never been heard this clearly before! This self-titled Clash album was different from other landmarks of the time – work by the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and others – as the group had a sense of raw power, but also a tunefulness too – a way of pushing their message into territory that others wouldn't have reached – with tunes that were as surprisingly hummable as they were politically correct! There's a bit less Jamaican influence here than in later Clash years, but that quality is still present somewhat – and over the years, this is definitely a set we can return to again and again – with no sense of apology or outdated ideals at all. Nearly every cut's a classic – and titles include "Janie Jones", "Career Opportunities", "Police & Thieves", "Garageland", "Clash City Rockers", "I Fought The Law", "White Riot", "London's Burning", "White Man In Hammersmith Palais", and "I'm So Bored With The USA". CD

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HermanI've Made Up My Mind ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $21.99
A really compelling talent from early 70s Brunswick Records – by an artist who's got the same sort of genre-crossing vibe as Rodriguez, Jose Feliciano, or the team of Alzo & Udine! Herman hails from Colombia, but was a high school student in Miami at the time of this album – yet he also works with a great quartet of Chicago soul talents – Carl Davis and Eugene Record on production, Tom Tom Washington on arrangements, and Willie Henderson directing the whole band! The result is a unique hybrid of modes – folksy acoustic guitar from Herman, vocals that have a slightly progressive feel, and backings that sometimes groove in a Chicago soul mode, and sometimes go for a deeper vibe overall. Most tunes are originals penned by Herman – and titles include "Bring On The Rain", "I've Made Up My Mind", "Save The USA", "Stephy", "I Wanna Be Young Again", and "Take A Look At Me". CD

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New Lee KonitzLee Konitz Meets Warne Marsh Again ... LP
Produttoriassociati (Italy), 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Long tracks, and nice open lines – kind of an update of the 50s sound the two pioneered together. And hey, the group's even got Peter Ind on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on PA/USA.)

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New Jimmy McGriffBlues For Mister Jimmy ... LP
Sue, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Classic hard-wailing organ from Jimmy, pressed up nice and loud on this original Sue album. Most of the cuts are short, with the deep R&B groove that made his best Sue records really work. Titles include "Sho Nuff", "Turn Blue", "Bump De Bump", "Cash Box", "The Dog", and "Discotheque USA". Lots of groovers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, with some small stains on the back.)

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Steve Miller BandSailor ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A classic set that really helps put the Steve Miller sound on the map – a wonderful blend of tightness and easygoing energy that makes the group one of the greatest things going from San Francisco at the time! Some tunes have this burning quality that's completely sublime – while others still preserve some of the looser jamming energy that spawned the group – those heady waves of sound that Miller and Scaggs really helped filter down for a whole new generation! Titles include the brilliant "Living In The USA", plus "Song For Our Ancestors", "Dear Mary", "Quicksilver Girl", "Gangster Of Love", and "Overdrive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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New Charles MingusChanges Two ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good ... $6.99
A great little 70s session from Mingus – the second part of the Changes set, some of his best work from the time, and recorded with a small group that includes George Adams, Don Pullen, and Jack Walrath. Tracks are long, with that late love of Ellington that Mingus was developing – and titles include "Free Cell Block F, Tis Nazi USA", "Black Bats & Poles", "For Harry Carney", and "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", which features a guest appearance by Marcus Belgrave. LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MingusPassions Of A Man – Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956 to 1961 (6CD set) ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 6CD ... $33.99
Comprehensive set that covers the full range of Mingus' great recordings for Atlantic, including stuff from many hard to find albums that you won't find easily on LP. The track list is virtually a catalog of his greatest recordings, 6CDs worth of tracks including: "Pithecanthropus Erectus", "Profile Of Jackie", "Haitian Fight Song", "Reincarnation Of A Lovebird", 'Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting", "Cryin' Blues", "Devil Woman", "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am", "Passions Of A Woman Loved", "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", "Better Git Hit In Your Sould", "Tonight At Noon", "Sue's Changes", "Canon", "Free Cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi USA", "Goodbye, Porkpie Hat", "Passions Of A Man" and the spoken word number "Mingus On Mingus" which is Mingus himself looking back on his career. Well done liner notes, too, in a nice tri-fold gatefold package. CD
(Out of print. In great shape, includes original slicpase and book!)

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Pacific DriftFeelin Free ... LP
Deram, 1970. Very Good- ... $29.99
A gem of an album from Pacific Drift – a UK group from the end of the 60s, but one who would have been right at home amongst the hippest luminaries of the LA scene at the time! The group have a beautiful way of putting over a tune – some warm harmonies, ala CSN, and a soaring sense of rhythm that's really great – almost joyous at times, and quite different than some of the heavier, darker groups that got issued on UK Deram at the time. The vocals are decidedly American-inflected too – as are the guitars, which are played to perfection, often with a ringing quality that matches the vocals – yet never in a way that's too overproduced or commercial. Titles include "Garden Of Love", "Norman", "Plaster Caster's USA", "Tomorrow Morning Brings", and "Happy Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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George Shearing Trio500 Miles High ... LP
MPS, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
With Louis Stewart on guitar and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass – on titles that include "Old Folks", "Jordu", "Cheryl", "500 Miles High", and "Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, on PA/USA.)

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SuicideSuicide ... LP
Red Star, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Frankie, Frankie – OW! Take a broken down synth, some crazy vocals, and a rich sense of imagination – and you've got one of the seminal groups of the New York scene of the early punk years. Suicide were a seminal bridge between earlier prog underground sounds and the art-rock punk styles that were coming out of New York in the late 70s. With this one landmark album, the band completely dismantled the cold German prog synth of groups like Kraftwerk, La Dusseldorf, and Tangerine Dream – and created a wild sound of spare anguish that brought a whole new dimension to punk rock. Ok, maybe we're going out on a limb – but this record has got to be one of the top 50 "must have" rock albums of all time. Includes the cuts "Ghost Rider", "Rocket USA", "Johnny", "Frankie Teardrop", "Che", and "Cheree" – plus the unreleased remix of "Cheree". LP, Vinyl record album

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Phil Woods & Gene QuillPhil & Quill ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1956/1995. New Copy ... $9.99
A wonderful twin-alto session from the mid 50s – and one of our favorites from the RCA jazz years! Gene Quill was always one of the crisper, tighter alto talents of the time, and he's ably paired here with a young Phil Woods – an equally crisp player at this point in his career, working alongside Quill in a wonderfully sharp sound! The group's a small combo, and seems to have a slightly looser, more relaxed feel than some other RCA assemblages of the time – a mode that really just lets the two lead saxophonists focus on sharing the heads, then breaking out solos – blowing with a bit less of the tightly arranged style that often showed up on the label. Players include Sol Schlinger on baritone, Dave McKenna on piano, Buddy Jones on bass, and Shadow Wilson on drums – and tracks include "Rib Roast", "Pottsville USA", "Frank The Barber", "Twin Funkies", and "Una Momento". CD

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VariousButtons – Starter Kit (aka Yellow Pills) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 22.98
A reimagined version of the legendary Yellow Pills compilation on Numero – 20 songs from the original compilation, plus two bonus tracks, new liner notes, and lots of cool sleeve scans, photos, and more! Forget everything you know about rock music in the late 70s – all the punk rock and new wave that's been immortalized over the years – and get ready to discover a whole new world of power pop! At the time, the power pop underground was as important to some ears as the artier and angrier work coming out of the east coast and UK – and the power pop world was one that could co-exist a bit more peacefully with mainstream rock, while still offering a great opportunity for bands on various local scenes. The work here has echoes of more famous acts of the time – like The Cars, The Kings, or The Knack – but it's also got a bit more of a home-grown, punk rock edge – one that comes through beautifully in the guitar parts, vocals, and unabashed hooks of the tunes. The set's a follow-up to the original Yellow Pills set by zine publisher Jordan Oakes – and it delves deeper than even that one, with a real focus on work from the end of the 70s, and acts that never had great chart success overall. Titles include "High School" by Tommy Rock, "She's Hi Fi" by The Trend, "There Goes My Heart Again" by The Kids, "Not My Girl Anymore" by The Bats, "All I Want" by The Colors, "Domestic/Imported" by The Toms, "Sunshine USA" by Randy Winburn, "One In A Million" by Luxury, "She's The Girl" by The Tweeds, "Rave It Up" by Colors, and "Hey Little Girl" by The Kids. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCotillion Records Soul 45s Box Set – 1968 to 1970 (10 X 7-inch box set) (2013 Record Store Day release) ... 7-inch
Cotillion, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 10x7inch (pic cover)... $73.99 74.98
A killer collection of singles from the legendary Cotillion arm of Atlantic Records – all presented as individual 7" records with original labels, served up in a hip limited edition package! The work here would already be great as a CD compilation – but it's extra special when served up in this stunning format – like finding a pile of rare soul singles in the back of a rack in an overlooked record store – still in great shape, and ready to explode anew on your turntable! The music is very well-chosen – and includes cuts by some key artists who only worked briefly for Cotillion, and never cut a full album for the label – such as Baby Washington, Otis Clay, or Walter Jackson. Other artists are ones who really hit their height at Cotillion, but still remain relatively obscure – and the singles here easily represent some of their best work ever. All cuts are right from the hippest tail end of the 60s – and titles include "Do Right Woman" and "That Kind Of Lovin" by Otis Clay, "Keep On Striving" and "Come On Let Me Love You" by Moses Smith, "Night After Night" and "The Love That I Needed" by The Blendells, "The Love Of My Woman" and "I Wanna Go Home" by Darrell Banks, "I've Fallen In Love" and "You Are The Circus" by C & The Shells, "Any Way That You Want Me" and "Life Has Its Ups & Downs" by Walter Jackson, "I Gotta Get Back To Lovin You" and "LA/USA" by Hollywood Spectrum, "I Don't Know" and "I Can't Afford To Lose Him" by Baby Washington, "Don't Play That Song" and "People In Love" by Lou Johnson, and "Ain't No Sun" and "Murder IN The First Degree" by The Dynamics. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 2500 copies. Includes download for all tracks – plus a 45 record adaptor, a booklet, and stickers too!)

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New Rafael CameronCameron's In Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rafael Cameron's in love, but he never lets his groove go down at all – thanks to some super-sharp production and arrangements from the legendary Randy Muller! Muller had great success with BT Express and Brass Construction – and he uses that style of upbeat, uptempo funk strongly here underneath Cameron's vocals – at a level that's a mix of 80s groove and electro, with lots of sweet keyboard lines that crackle perfectly alongside Rafael's vocals. There's just a few mellower moments – which remind us that Cameron can be a deeper soul singer when he wants – and titles include "Number One", "Funtown USA", "Daisy", "In Love", "Let's Get Married", and "All That's Good To Me". CD features bonus tracks – "All That's Good To Me (Francois Kevorkian 12" mix)", "Boogie's Gonna Get Ya (Francois Kevorkian 12" inst)", "Funtown USA (single version)", and "All That's Good To Me (single version)". CD

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New ClashClash ... LP
Epic, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most stunning debut albums of the 70s – and a set that burst on the scene with a sound that summed up a generation, but which had never been heard this clearly before! This self-titled Clash album was different from other landmarks of the time – work by the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and others – as the group had a sense of raw power, but also a tunefulness too – a way of pushing their message into territory that others wouldn't have reached – with tunes that were as surprisingly hummable as they were politically correct! There's a bit less Jamaican influence here than in later Clash years, but that quality is still present somewhat – and over the years, this is definitely a set we can return to again and again – with no sense of apology or outdated ideals at all. Nearly every cut's a classic – and titles include "Janie Jones", "Career Opportunities", "Police & Thieves", "Garageland", "Clash City Rockers", "I Fought The Law", "White Riot", "London's Burning", "White Man In Hammersmith Palais", and "I'm So Bored With The USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing, with arrow on label.)
Also available Clash ... CD 2.99

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New Pony PoindexterPony Poindexter Plays The Big Ones ... LP
Prestige/New Jazz, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album from the great Pony Poindexter – one of his few dates as a leader, and a real lost killer from early 60s Prestige! Pony's working here on alto and soprano sax – the latter of which sounds especially nice – all sharp-edged and angular, and cast out over some very groovy rhythms from Gildo Mahones on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Jimmie Smith on drums! The "Big Ones" in the title are some of the grooviest pop tunes of the 60s – like "Fly Me To The Moon", "Midnight In Moscow", "Moon River", and "Twistin USA" – and they're given a jaunty soul-jazz approach by Pony, who plays some of the best soprano and alto sax he's ever recorded! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label New Jazz pressing, with RVG stamp. Nice and clean overall.)

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New Pointer SistersThat's A Plenty ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully retro-styled set from the Pointer Sisters – one that has the group singing in a variety of older jazz modes, but which also mixes in a nice dose of heavy funk as well! The format's an odd one, but very typical of the group's genre-blending style – of the sort that first got them noticed strongly in the early 70s, then helped them bridge out to a wide variety of audiences later in the decade. Styles include bop, swing, and even a bit of trad jazz – plus some bluesier funk on the best numbers – and the album features an incredible 8 minute version of "Love In Them There Hills", done in a sweet 70s electric style! Other tracks include "Grinning In Your Face", "Little Pony", "Fairytale", "Black Coffee", "Shaky Flat Blues", and "That's A Plenty/Surfeit USA". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousShot In The Dark – Nashville Jumps (8 CD Box Set, Book) ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Mid 40s/Mid 50s. New Copy 8CDs & Book ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing 8 CD collection of rare rhythm & blues, jump tunes, and gospel-tinged soul from the Nashville independent scene of the 40s and 50s! Long, LONG before "Music City USA" was churning product the way it does today, Nashville had a true working class ethic along with the standard biz behavior, with lots of indies with full rosters of amazing artists that never got their just rewards. It wasn't just country down there – labels like Bullet, Tennessee, Republic, Excello and others represented the soulful sounds of Nashville, and these long lost treasures are in many cases getting their first legit reissues here! 7 CDs of music, thematically assorted, and a bonus disc with interviews. Also includes the most massive, well done book we've ever seen included in a set like this – 276 hardbound glossy pages, full of photos and richly written bios and history. It's the kind of thing you might see for around $100 in a bookstore! But here you also get close to 100 tunes, including "Baby Don't You Want To Go" by Sherman Williams, "Three Little Girls" by Cecil Gant, ""Bewildered" by the Red Miller Trio, "When You're Baby Gets Up And Goes" by BB King, "Late Hour Blues" by the Bluejacks, "Almost Boogie" by Louis Brooks, "Mississippi Boogie" by Julius King, "You've Gotta Stop This Mess" by Fat Man with Sunnyland Slim, and tons more! CD

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New Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy – Complete Sessions 1958/1959 (With Strings Attached/Gongs East/Hamilton Man) ... CD
Warner/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1958/1959. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A full-length document of the great late 50s stretch when a young Eric Dolphy was a member of Chico Hamilton's group! The 2CD set features three albums' worth of music, plus bonus tracks too – the first of which is Chico Hamilton Quintet With Strings Attached, one of the best records that Chico Hamilton cut during the 50s – and one that features Eric Dolphy, who was with Chico's group for a short while! The record's got the quintet (which also includes the excellent Dennis Budimir on guitar) fronting larger string arrangements by Fred Katz (no longer their cellist, but still a key force here) – and the approach is a great expansion on the earlier styles that Chico forged for Pacific Jazz. The strings here are never sleepy, and instead have a dark and modern feel overall – similar to Ralph Burns' best work of the time, but a bit more restrained – and Eric Dolphy's reed work really keeps things interesting, with sharp-edged notes give most of the tracks a fair bit of depth. Titles include "Modes", "Strange", "Don's Delight", "Andante", "Fair Weather", "Something To Live For", and "Pottsville USA". Gong's East is next – quite possibly the best album to feature the talents of Chico Hamilton and Eric Dolphy! Although Chico Hamilton had recorded with unusual reed players before, Dolphy brings a depth of soul and spirit to this album that's missing from a lot of Chico's earlier work at the time – a style that still holds onto some of the measured qualities of the Pacific Jazz work by the Hamilton group, yet which also opens up into some of the darker corners that Dolphy would explore more on his own recordings of the 60s. The group also features some great guitar by Dennis Budimir and cello by Nathan Gershman – but the real standout aspects of the set come from Dolphy's work on flute, alto, and bass clarinet. Titles include "Where I Live", "Passion Flower", "Tuesday At Two", "Nature by Emerson", "Far East", and "Good Grief, Dennis". Possibly the most amazing record here is The Hamilton Man – a rare date done for the smaller Sesac label, and one that features some especially freewheeling sounds! Dolphy's totally great on alto sax – very hard-burning and edgey, and captured with some of the darker tones that you'd hear on his Prestige albums, although a bit more in a Hamilton-rhythmed groove overall. Dennis Budimir's on the set on great guitar – often hitting lines at the same time as Eric – and titles include "Pretty Little Theme", "Little Lost Bear", "Theme For A Starlet", "Fat Mouth", "Truth", and "Opening". Last up are 3 more tunes from The Three Faces Of Chico – all the Dolphy tracks from that record, including "More Than You Know", "Miss Movement", and "Newport News". CD
(Out of print.)

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New James Moody & Al CohnToo Heavy For Words ... LP
MPS, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
Very nice, very laidback session that has Moody and Cohn trading solos on an easy batch of bop tracks, along with Barry Harris, Roy Brooks, and Sam Jones. The recording quality is at the usual high standard for MPS – although the set was actually produced by Don Schlitten, presumably in New York. All the tracks are long, with lots of warmly crafted solos – and titles include "Mr. George", "The Underdog", "Vezzioso", and "Good Bait". LP, Vinyl record album
(PA/USA pressing.)

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New Henri Renaud & Al CohnHenri Renaud & Al Cohn Quartet ... CD
Vogue (France), 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful French work from tenorist Al Cohn – clear, clean, and impeccably recorded – with a tone and a sound that's just incredible! The album was part of Henri Renaud's Nous Rapport Des USA 10" sessions – in which Renaud worked with American players recording in Paris – but the session really stands out from even the rest of the other excellent ones, in that it's even more focused and made especially great by the presence of Cohn – who sounds even better here than he does on most of his American recordings from the time! Other players in the group include Denzil Best on drums and Gene Ramey on bass – and titles include "NY's Idea No 1", "Lazy Things", "The Things We Did Last Summer", and "Once In A While". CD features 10 tracks in all – with 3 alternate takes. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Beach BoysMade In California 1962 to 2012 (6 CD set) ... CD
Capitol, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 6 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An insanely big batch of Beach Boys rarities – a set that features 60 previously unreleased tracks, in a bundle that includes 174 titles in all – packaged in an ultra-cool puffy-covered book! The book's style is meant to replicate a high school yearbook from the old days – a format that's quite fitting for the package, given that the collection documents the group's 50 years in music – with photos, archive material, yearbook-like inscriptions from the group members, and even a copy of Brian Wilson's handwritten high school essay "My Philosophy"! Most other tracks are unusual versions, different mixes, session tracks, alternates, and even lots of live material too – and the set's a true treasure for diehard fans like us – who often love the group most the farthest we get away from the hits. Unreleased tracks include "This Whole World (acapella)", "I Can Hear Music (live Maryland 1975)", "Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love", "You're Still A Mystery", "Goin To The Beach", "Sail Plane Song (2012 stereo mix)", "Amusement Parks USA (early version)", "I Get Around (mono with session intro)", "Surfers Rule (with session intro)", "It's Over Now (alt)", "Brian's Back (alt)", "Hushabye (BBC 1964", "California Feelin (demo)", "California Girls (lei'd in Hawaii version)", "Surf's Up (1967 version)", "Guess I'm Dumb (instrumental w/background vocals)", "It's About Time (live Chicago 1973)", "Runaway (live Chicago 1965 with concert promo intro)", "The Letter (Hawaii 1967 rehearsal)", "Wild Honey (live New Jersey 1972), "Home Recordings/Surfin Rehearsal Highlights", and plenty plenty more. Also features a "1966 Radio Spot", a "1964 Radio Spot", and other cool bits like that. CD

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New ClashClash (UK version) ... CD
CBS, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most stunning debut albums of the 70s – and a set that burst on the scene with a sound that summed up a generation, but which had never been heard this clearly before! This self-titled Clash album was different from other landmarks of the time – work by the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and others – as the group had a sense of raw power, but also a tunefulness too – a way of pushing their message into territory that others wouldn't have reached – with tunes that were as surprisingly hummable as they were politically correct! There's a bit less Jamaican influence here than in later Clash years, but that quality is still present somewhat – and over the years, this is definitely a set we can return to again and again – with no sense of apology or outdated ideals at all. Nearly every cut's a classic – and the original UK tracklist includes "Janie Jones", "Career Opportunities", "Police & Thieves", "Garageland", "White Riot", "London's Burning", "Deny", "I'm So Bored With The USA". CD
Also available Clash ... CD 2.99

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New Herbert HunterRockin' Spar Masters ... CD
Superbird (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Early 60s recordings by Herbert Hunter, a number of which are recorded with pseudonyms – rollicking & rockin' number that preceded the Spar singles that still fire up the Northern Soul connoisseurs – his earliest recordings for Spar! Hunter never had a smash breakout hit, but he did find one heck of a solid soul groove with Nashville producer Ted Jarrett in later years. Here he's trying out dance craze numbers and other trendy styles from the period, and they're pretty much nailing each, track after track! It's a blueprint for better things to come, and still a worthy batch of tunes. Titles include "The Twist" & Twistin' USA" as Johnny Keaton & The Twisters, "Dr Feelgood", "Your Cheatin' Heart", "I Can't Help It" and more billed to Herbert Hunter, "Peppermint Twist", "Now Let's Popeye", "Slow Twisting" and more as Leroy Jones, "Big Split Twist" and more as Marty & The Merits, "Bring It Home To Me" as The Now Generation and more. 20 tracks in all. CD

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New KnightsHot Rod High ... CD
Capitol (Japan), Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
High school and hot rods – groovy Capitol work, courtesy of producer Gary Usher – and of course, it features an incredible roster of west coast studio geniuses behind the curtain! A fun mix of instrumentals and vocal tunes, with beach and surf harmonies, R&B-indebted rumblers and other thematic touches – honking sax, gritty percussion, nicely grooving organs and chugging guitars – what more could you ask for? The niceness of the vocal tunes is a surprise, but the instrumentals are unsurprisingly great! Titles include "Hot Rod High", "Midnight Auto", "School Days", "Be True To Your School", "Hot Rod, USA", "I Get Around", "Rock Around The Clock", "Skippin' School", "Theme For Teen Love" and more. CD
(Includes obi.)

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New Giorgio Moroder & Joe EsposSolitary Men (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Repertoire (Germany), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A unique collaboration from disco maestro Giorgio Moroder – a rare early 80s project done with vocals from singer Joe Esposito – who'd first risen to fame in the 70s trio Brooklyn Dreams! Joe's raspy lead gives the tunes a lyrical center you don't always get with Moroder – vocals that are sometimes more upfront than Giorgio's electronics and keyboards, and which definitely give the music a blue-eyed quality that should have made the set more of a crossover hit. The grooves still have plenty of Moroder touches at the bottom – and titles include "Lady Lady", "To Turn The Stone", "Washed In The Neon Light", "My Girl", "Solitary Man", "Too Hot To Touch", "A Love Affair", and "Show Me The Night". CD features lots of bonus tracks – "Face To face", "Chase (1985 rmx)", "A Love Affair (USA mix)", "Too Hot To Touch (inst)", "American Dream (7" version)", and "American Dream (12" version)". CD
 
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Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit (2nd cover) ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good- ... $4.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, with a small split on the bottom seam.)

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ArborsSymphony For Susan ... LP
Date, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $2.99
Wonderfully sweet pop from The Arbors – a crucially overlooked vocal quartet from the end of the 60s – one who fused earlier harmony modes with some of the hipper styles of the Sunshine Pop generation! A decade before, and the group might have been a standard Four Freshman copy – but at the time of these recordings, they were plenty open to a range of groovier influences going down with the younger audience – bits of folk, bossa, psychedelic pop, and more – all of which trip nicely through the tunes on the set. Titles include "Just Let It Happen", "Mas Que Nada", "Day In The Life Of A Fool", "Dreamer Girl", and "My Foolish Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, with some aging and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) ... LP
Motown, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $15.99 17.98
The second chapter of Erykah Badu's New Amerykah – recorded for the most part, quite incredibly, during the same period and with the same collaborators as the mind-altering, murky and righteous hip hop funk experimentalism that was Part One – some months that must be among the most dizzyingly creative in Badu's career! We're reluctant to call Return Of The The Ankh a lighter listen than its predecessor, but, it's a less dense and outwardly experimental batch in the sonic realm – the emotionalism and the head nodding warmth is at the forefront, yet she's as uncompromising and real as ever. The sound is still innovative, unique and her own on all fronts, but the songs chosen for Part Two are ones you want to approach and embrace from the opening seconds – there's not as much of a tripped out overall vibe and you don't need to acclimate from a distance – these songs pull you right in! Includes collaborations with James Poyser, Shafiq Husayn, Ta'Raach, Karriem Riggins, Madlib and Georgia Anne Muldrow. Includes "20 Feet Tall", "Window Seat", "Agitation", "Turn Me Away (Get Munny)", "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long", "Love", "Out My Mind, Just In Time" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray BarrettoEye Of The Beholder/Can You Feel It ... CD
Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Two massive records from Ray Barretto – both from a time when he was really opening up his groove! Eye Of The Beholder is a really wonderful album from Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem that has Ray working with Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – a trio who produced the record, and add in some of their instrumental help as well – which helps Ray find this bouncy, sometimes funky sort of groove – a sublime blend of LA fusion and New York Latin! There's still loads of great percussion from Barretto – but the set also has some wicked keyboards, guitar, and lots of jazzy inflections too. Titles include the killer cut "Here We Go Again" – a great midtempo number with a perfect steppers groove – plus the cuts "Tumbao Africano", "Leti", and "Expresso". Can You Feel It offers sweet sounds from the days when Fania Records was one of the greatest things going on the New York scene – and some of its key artists got a chance to work for other labels! This set's one of the best examples of that moment – as Ray Barretto steps out here in some sweet soulful territory for Atlantic Records – on an album that mixes his Latin roots with warmer soul backings that have the same sort of full, rich sound of the best Atlantic R&B of the time. Ray's conga is still part of the sound – especially on the funkier cuts – but the album's also got some strong soul vocals, too – sung by Prince Phillip Mitchell on one of the album's best cuts, and by Cissy Houston and Googie Coppola on a few others. Tracks include "Sting Ray", "Can You Feel It", "What Part Of Heaven Do You Come From", "Stargazer", and "Confrontation". CD

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Susan BarrettSusan Barrett ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good ... $1.99
A lesser-known swinger on the RCA label from the 60s – a vocalist who hearkens back to the imprint's female sessions of the 50s, but who brings in some groovier touches as well! Backings are by Marion Evans, who helps Susan's full vocals find some nice spaces in the tunes – sometimes bold and dynamic, like Marion Montgomery – other times a bit more warm and flowing up from the bottom, in the mode of some of the more mature 60s jazz singers. There's a great hint of sadness on most numbers – and titles include "My Man", "Walking Happy", "The Carnival Is Closed Today", "Bewitched", "Mas Que Nada", "It Had To Be You", and "You'd Better Love Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Back cover has WGN Library letters.)

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Ray BarrettoEye Of The Beholder ... CD
Atlantic/Fania (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A really wonderful album from Ray Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem that has Ray working with Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – a trio who produced the record, and add in some of their instrumental help as well – which helps Ray find this bouncy, sometimes funky sort of groove – a sublime blend of LA fusion and New York Latin! There's still loads of great percussion from Barretto – but the set also has some wicked keyboards, guitar, and lots of jazzy inflections too. Titles include the killer cut "Here We Go Again" – a great midtempo number with a perfect steppers groove – plus the cuts "Tumbao Africano", "Leti", and "Expresso". CD

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Les BaxterLove Is A Fabulous Thing ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Les Baxter conducts a set of string-laden ballads with a sweet dreamy feel. Titles include "Dawn On the City", "Rush Hour Romance", "Afternoon Affair", and "Hot Summer Night". And despite the fact that this stuff's not his exotic material, Les still wrote a lot of it, and it's still got his ususal high level of scoring. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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New Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten Up ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $34.99
An incredible bit of southern funk – the first landmark LP by Archie Bell & The Drells, and the first big burst of energy from the Texas scene of the 60s! The album's incredible – with Archie up front on rough-hewn vocals, the band grooving in a mad tangle of guitar, bass, and drums, and some super-fierce horn work by the TSU Tornadoes! You've no doubt heard the band's classic "Tighten Up (part 1)", but this album also includes the incredible "part 2" to the track – which takes the groove a million miles higher! And the whole album's equally great – filled with other tight soul gems that include "A Thousand Wonders", "I Don't Want To Be A Playboy", "Give Me Time", and "When You Left Heartache Began". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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George BraithMusart ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
One of our favorite-ever albums on Prestige Records from the 60s – and a set that's a fair bit different than most of the other work on the label! The set's an unusual outing for saxophonist George Braith – cut after his famous albums for Blue Note, and in a mode that's quite different – very far-reaching, and almost spiritual at points – with the blend of jazz and other modes that you might find on the Cadet/Concept sessions in late 60s Chicago! Braith plays a wide assortment of saxes – c-melody, alto and soprano – but his playing here is a bit different than the Roland Kirk-like vibe of before – sometimes more stretched-out and exploratory, in a Nathan Davis sort of vibe – sometimes wrapped up in some larger explorations from the whole group. There's moments of raw percussion with echoey production, others with wordless vocals floating alongside the lead soloist, and still others that have that catchy blend of soul jazz and exoticism you'd find in the music of Eddie Harris or Yusef Lateef – even though Braith here is completely his own artist too! The set features Jane Getz on piano, Jay Carter and Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums – but there's also a lot of percussion, both Latin and otherwise, from a shifting lineup of players. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Del's Theme", "Musart", "Evelyn Anita", "Our Blessing", "Laura", and "Splashes Of Love". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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New CandidoThousand Finger Man ... LP
Solid State, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $44.99
Stone lost Latin funk! This one's Candido's rarest – and it's a killer batch of conga-heavy grooves, recorded in the late 60s for Solid State, and featuring a very groovy set of mod Latin arrangements by Joe Cain. The band features organ, guitar, bass, horns, and some upfront conga solos from Candido. Tracks are longer than usual for this sort of album – and there's a lot of strange elements floating through the tracks, in a very nice way! Titles include "Thousand Finger Man", which has some especially firey conga breakdowns, plus "Jump Back", "Soul Limbo", "Tony's Theme (from Lady In Cement)", and "Come On Choo Choo Train". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split in the top seam.)

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Nelson Cavaquinho, Candeia, Guilherme De BritoQuatro Grandes Do Samba ... CD
Sony (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $8.99
A beautiful album of samba tracks – recorded with a warm intimacy that really gets at the talents of the group! Four samba giants – Nelson Cavaquinho, Cadeia, Guilherme De Brito, and Elto Medeiros – join forces in this 1977 session recorded for RCA Brazil. The vocal stylings of the artists are shifted from track to track – so that most numbers feature one of the quartet stepping out as a lead vocalist, with accompaniment by the others – which makes for a very collaborative, almost spontaneous sort of feel – just the right setting for these legends of the genre. Titles include "Sem Ilusao", "Noticia", "Amor Perfeito", "Nao E So Voce", "A Vida", "Sou Mais O Samba", and "Gotas De Luar". CD

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Nelson Cavaquinho, Candeia, Guilherme De BritoQuatro Grandes Do Samba ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 1977. Used ... $8.99
A beautiful album of samba tracks – recorded with a warm intimacy that really gets at the talents of the group! Four samba giants – Nelson Cavaquinho, Cadeia, Guilherme De Brito, and Elto Medeiros – join forces in this 1977 session recorded for RCA Brazil. The vocal stylings of the artists are shifted from track to track – so that most numbers feature one of the quartet stepping out as a lead vocalist, with accompaniment by the others – which makes for a very collaborative, almost spontaneous sort of feel – just the right setting for these legends of the genre. Titles include "Sem Ilusao", "Noticia", "Amor Perfeito", "Nao E So Voce", "A Vida", "Sou Mais O Samba", and "Gotas De Luar". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gene ClarkTwo Sides To Every Story (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
High Moon/RSO, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
Gene Clark's excellent late 70s record for RSO – and honestly, one of the greatest major label country rock records of the later 70s – as unjustly overlooked as anything Gene's ever done! After the legendarily ambitious commercial failure of the preceding No Other album, which came out a long 3 years before this one, the modus operandi here seems to be to make a great, unfussy and unpretentious batch of timeless, rustic grooves – albeit with excellent craft behind it. It's that, and it's so damn good! It's got soulful acoustic songcraft and rave-up honky tonkers alike – with Gene's voice a perfect balance of sweetness and grit – and it features a hell of a roster of guest players that includes Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Emmylou Harris, Doug Dillard and Al Perkins. Titles include "Home Run King", "Lonely Saturday", an amazing version of "In The Pines", "Kansas City Southern", "Give My Love To Marie", "Marylou", "Sister Moon", "Silent Crusade" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl in tip-on sleeve. Includes 16-page 11" X 11" book and code for digital download. Numbered limited edition of 5000.)
Also available Two Sides To Every Story (deluxe edition) ... CD 25.99

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Gene ClarkTwo Sides To Every Story (deluxe edition) ... CD
High Moon/RSO, 1977. New Copy ... $25.99
Gene Clark's excellent late 70s record for RSO – and honestly, one of the greatest major label country rock records of the later 70s – as unjustly overlooked as anything Gene's ever done! After the legendarily ambitious commercial failure of the preceding No Other album, which came out a long 3 years before this one, the modus operandi here seems to be to make a great, unfussy and unpretentious batch of timeless, rustic grooves – albeit with excellent craft behind it. It's that, and it's so damn good! It's got soulful acoustic songcraft and rave-up honky tonkers alike – with Gene's voice a perfect balance of sweetness and grit – and it features a hell of a roster of guest players that includes Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Emmylou Harris, Doug Dillard and Al Perkins. Titles include "Home Run King", "Lonely Saturday", an amazing version of "In The Pines", "Kansas City Southern", "Give My Love To Marie", "Marylou", "Sister Moon", "Silent Crusade" and more. CD
(Limited numbered pressing of 5000 copies – with download card for bonus tracks too!)
Also available Two Sides To Every Story (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP 27.99

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Susan ClynesLife Is ... CD
Moonjune, 2014. Used ... $1.99
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Country Joe & The FishI Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die (mono & stereo versions) ... CD
Vanguard (UK), 1967. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
Maybe the greatest moment ever from Country Joe & The Fish – an insane blend of politics, psychedelia, rock roots, and more – all wrapped up in a nice of carnival-esque style that really lives up to the group's name! Many folks later copied the group – and others, like The Fugs, worked in somewhat similar territory – yet there's a really special sound to the group on this early set, a balance that brings more focus to otherwise trippy moments, more sense to their political agenda, and these sharp instrumental inflections that really send the whole thing home. Blues historian Samuel Charters produced, giving the record another influential quality – and titles include "The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die-Rag", "Who Am I", "Pat's Song", "Magoo", "Jam", "Eastern Song", and "Colors For Susan". 2CD set features the full album in both mono and stereo, plus bonus tracks "Janis" and an alternate take of "I Feel Like I'm Fixin To Die Rag". Great notes too! CD

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Randy CrawfordMiss Randy Crawford ... CD
Warner, 1977. Used ... $6.99
One of the hippest, tightest albums ever from Randy Crawford – a set that's got a great blend of jazz, funk, and soul – all with the kind of poise and polish she brought to her famous work with The Crusaders! Crawford's wonderful vocals are wrapped up perfectly in some cool combo backings which are then augmented by larger strings – a blend that's got a great sort of richness right from the start, but also that special late 70s LA style that never has things getting too soppy or commercial, even when tight. Randy's the perfect sort of singer to make a record like this come out right – and titles include "I Can't Get You Off My Mind", "Over My Head", "Single Woman Married Man", "Half Steppin", "This Man", and "At Last". CD
(Out of print.)

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Randy CrawfordRaw Silk ... CD
Warner (France), 1979. Used ... $6.99
A really wonderful little album from Randy Crawford – a lot jazzier than previous work, and done in a style that has Randy's vocals backed by small electric combo work on most cuts! Players on the set are a great batch of top-shelf fusion players – and include Don Grusin, William D Smith, Leon Pendarvis, and John Tropea – all playing in different combos from track to track, but keeping things nicely together to match Randy's increasingly soulful vocals. The sound's a real hint at the greatness Randy would hit with The Crusaders – but in a mellower mode – and titles include "Endlessly", "Declaration Of Love", "Blue Mood", "Love Is Like A Newborn Child", "Nobody", and "Just To Keep You Satisfied". CD
(Out of print. Booklet has remnants of a small sticker.)

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Randy Crawford, Flora Purim, Eddie Harris, et alSharky's Machine ... CD
Warner/Varese, 1981. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
One of the coolest soundtracks ever for a Burt Reynolds film – and a hip mix of soul and jazz tracks that's gone onto become a classic over the years! The album's a compilation of sorts, but most of the material was recorded fresh for the film – and the different artists really work together here to forge some great backdrops for the action on the screen! Al Capps handled the larger charts, but most numbers really spotlight an individual artist – and highlights include Randy Crawford singing a new version of "Street Life" – different than the one with The Crusaders – Sarah Vaughan singing "Love Theme From Sharky's Machine", Peggy Lee vocals on "Let's Keep Dancing", and Julie London singing "My Funny Valentine" – as one of the first recordings after many years of retirement. Other great numbers include "Dope Bust" by Flora Purim & Buddy DeFranco, "Sharky's Theme" by Eddie Harris, "Before You" by Sarah Vaughan & Joe Williams, "8 To 5 I Lose" by Joe Williams, and the instrumental cuts "Sexercise" and "High Energy" by Doc Severinsen. CD

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CrusadersGhetto Blaster ... LP
MCA, 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
The title should pretty much give away the feel of this one – as the group hit more of an early 80s R&B inflected groove – adding in more vocals than before, and working with producer Leon Ndugu Chancler in a style that's similar to some of his own jazzy soul recordings of the time. The album's still pretty darn nice, though – and although you may fault it for not being as purely jazz funk as some of its predecessors, the jazzy touches here still make it a lot more palatable than most soul albums of the time. Singers include Gwen Evans and Jessica Williams – and tracks include "Mr Cool", "New Moves", "Dead End", "Gotta Lotta Shakalada", "Zalal E Mini", and "Night Ladies". LP, Vinyl record album

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CrusadersPass The Plate ... CD
Chisa/Verve, 1971. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Great work from one of the funkiest periods in the career of the Jazz Crusaders – that point when they first dropped the "jazz" from their name, and started moving into groovier territory! The set's a bit electric, but never as much so as their later, bigger hits – just enough so that the basslines bump the tunes along strongly, and the keyboards start to sparkle in the mix too – but still leaving plenty of space for acoustic contributions on piano, trombone, and tenor. Arthur Adams joins the group for a bit of guitar, which is well-placed – and titles include the massive "Pass The Plate" medley, which runs for over 15 minutes – plus "Young Rabbits 71/72", "Goin' Down South", "Listen & You'll See", "Greasy Spoon", and "Treat Me Like Ya Treat Yaself". CD

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New CrusadersSouthern Comfort ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1974. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
A landmark album from The Crusaders – and a set that really has them sweetening up their groove with lots of tasty R&B touches! The guitar's a bit more pronounced in the mix on this one – setting up some tightly funky rhythms that almost seem to free up the horns even more for solo work – resulting in a sound that brings together all the best bits of the LA scene into one impeccable album of smooth jazzy funk! Titles includes their classic "Stomp & Buck Dance", plus lots of other nice groovers like "Double Bubble", "Time Bomb", "The Well's Gone Dry", "Whispering Pines", "Lillies Of The Nile", "Greasy Spoon", and "Super Stuff". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy ring & edge wear, fading on the spine and top seam, and split top and bottom seams.)

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New CrusadersThose Southern Knights ... LP
Blue Thumb/ABC, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $0.99
Apart from the title's terrible pun on the Glenn Campbell hit of the mid 70s, this album's a real treat – a very soulful batch of smooth funky jazz tunes by The Crusaders, who by this point have fully emerged to claim the throne of the pop soul jazz genre they virtually invented. The record's got razor-sharp production, which you'll hear perfectly in the album's jazz stepping hit "Keep That Same Old Feeling", one of the best tunes ever to come from the pen of Wayne Henderson, and a track that he recorded endlessly with other groups. Other tracks include "Feeling Funky", "Spiral", and "Til The Sun Shines". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and unglued seams.)

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CrusadersUnsung Heroes ... LP
Blue Thumb/Chisa, 1973. Very Good ... $5.99
Very nice heavy funk material, recorded by The Crusaders right at the pivotal time when they were moving from straigher soul jazz to a nice electric 70s groove! The record features some excellent original compositions by the band – like "Crossfire", "Unsung Heroes", "In The Middle Of The River", "Heavy Up", and "Night Theme". Very full-on playing, with a complexity not imagined on earlier records. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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Marius CultierOuelele Souskai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sonodisc/Creole Stream (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
Maybe the funkiest albums ever from Marius Cultier – and definitely one of the records that perfectly shows off his wonderful post-colonial blend of sounds! There's bits of funk from both sides of the Atlantic going on here – roots in both Africa and the Caribbean, but fused through that new sense of freedom that an artist like Cultier found on the Parisian scene – where he could also explore some jazzier inspirations, and move the grooves into so many great areas! The album's got a wonderful vibe – a sound that appeals both to lovers of global funk from the 70s, and sweet fusion as well – thanks to some great work on Fender Rhodes and vibes by Cultier. Titles include "Sousaki", "Ouelele", "Missie Sirop", "Laini", "Ni Tellement Longtemps", and "Mazouk Souvenir". CD
Also available Ouelele Souskai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99
 
 
 



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