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Big BlackElements Of Now! ... LP
Uni, 1968. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Probably his best album, with messed up funky arrangements that highlight his conga playing, and which are punctuated by hard sax solos and nice electric bass playing. A good off-kilter funk LP, with a pretty unique sound. Cuts include "Low Gravy", "Lady Mack", "Burundi Pose", and "Come On And Get It Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small bit of pen on each side)

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New Desmond Dekker & The AcesIsraelites ... LP
Uni, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
Classic American LP release of great early Desmond Dekker rock steady material – including the legendary "Israelites", which always warms our ears when we hear it. Every track's an original, including "Rude Boy Train", "It Is Not Easy", "Tip of My Finger", and "It Mek". Great sound all the way through! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and a small name in pencil on back.)

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FoundationsBuild Me Up Buttercup ... LP
Uni, 1968. Very Good ... $7.99
A hastily assembled album designed to cash in on the success of The Foundations' huge hit "Build Me Up Buttercup" – and one that features one side of studio material, and one side of live material. The set's got a few originals – such as "Build Me Up Buttercup", "Any Old Time", and "Back On My Feet Again" – plus soul covers like "Harlem Shuffle", "Am I Groovin You", and "Comin Home Baby", all done in the group's slightly beach-ish style. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Giant CrabGiant Crab Comes Forth ... LP
Uni, 1968. Very Good ... $7.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, a partially split top seam, and some marker on the front.)

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Johannesburg Street BandDancin Through The Streets ... LP
Chisa/Uni, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the greatest things to ever come out of Hugh Masekela's association with Uni Records – an album of instrumental tunes that recalls the older sound of the South African scene, yet which also has more of that modern and slightly funky groove that Hugh was bringing to his own work in the 60s! The drums here are a lot heavier and fuller than they would be on older South African tunes – and instead of using penny whistles and more folksy instrumentation, the horn work here has a hipper LA-styled approach that's really quite nice – almost like The Crusaders teaming up with Hugh for the album's tracks. Titles include the incredibly dark groover "Thimlela", a sonic treat that's worth the price of the album alone – plus "What's The Matter Zulu", "Special Branch", "No Passport", "Letter To Prospect Township", "Isangoma", and "Foyi Foyi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a promo ink stamp on the back.)

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Elton John11-17-70 ... LP
Uni, 1971. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover and label have a name stamp.)

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Elton JohnElton John ... LP
Uni, 1970. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Titles include "I Need You To Turn To", "Take Me To The Pilot", "Border Song", "The Greatest Discovery", and "The Cage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label MCA pressing. Cover has light ring & edge wear.)

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Hugh MasekelaPromise Of A Future ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Classic work from Hugh Masekela – and the album that pushed him over the top! The record features his version of "Grazin In The Grass", a runaway instrumental hit when it was issued – and a sly little groover that was based upon some earlier South African pop melodies that Hugh copped from his roots. The group's a tight little quintet with Al Abreu on tenor and soprano sax, William Henderson on piano, Chuck Carter on drums, and Henry Franklin on bass. The whole thing's great – and tracks include "Stop", "Bajabula Bonke", "There Are Seeds To Sow", "Vuca", "Almost Seedless", and "No Face, No Name, and No Number". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Also available Promise Of A Future ... CD 19.99

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Nigel OlssonNigel Olsson's Drum Orchestra And Chorus ... LP
Uni, 1971. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Strawberry Alarm ClockIncense & Peppermints ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
Dreamy dreamy pop psych from Strawberry Alarm Clock – a great late 60s group who skirted the worlds of Sunshine Pop and more jamming garage rock! This album's got a lot more to offer than you might guess from just the title hit – as the instrumentation sometimes gets nicely tripped out – with cool use of organ, harpsichord, and guitar – plus plenty of special effects in production – and even some of the song styles and lengths are unusual too, making the album way more than just a batch of cute little tunes. Titles include the classic "Incense & Peppermints", the 8 minute jammer "The World's On Fire", the instrumental "Pass Time With SAC", and the cuts "Paxton's Back Street Carnival", "Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow", "Strawberries Mean Love", and "Unwind the Clock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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George WilsonPay It No Mind ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
Late 60s easy orchestrations from the George Wilson ensemble – arranged by Richard Rome, and kind of a blend of piano-styled numbers (ala Roger Williams) and more strictly orchestral ones. The cover's pretty nice – a beach girl with a lollipop – and the sound has enough hip elements to keep it interesting to our ears. Titles include "Pay It No Mind", "That's Life", "Play A Simple Melody", "Soft Summer Breeze", and "Meditation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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New Bill CosbyBill Cosby Talks To Kids About Drugs ... LP
Uni, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great relic – not only of the time, when drugs were exploding on the public consciousness, but also of Cosby's career – when he was making the shift from hip African-American comic into his 70s kid-centric mode! The set – as you'd guess from the title – has Bill talking to kids about drugs – but in a funny, very knowledgeable way that almost makes drugs seem like a good thing at times! Added to the whole party effect is some great use of music – including some nice funky and jazzy bits that are really great – and which have a similar feel to some of the other music heard on Bill's albums on Uni. Great stuff all around – with titles that include "Dope Pusher Song", "Captain Junkie Song", "Bill Talks About Pushers & Other Bad Things", "Order In The Classroom", and "Introduction & Downers & Uppers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has a mark that clicks on track four. Cover has some wear and seam splitting, with a sticker on the back.)

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New Neil DiamondTouching You Touching Me ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Later pressing on MCA.)

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New Garland GreenJealous Kind Of Fella ... LP
Uni, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic! This is one of the best soul albums ever to come out of Chicago, and it's a really great blend of the Jerry Butler "iceman" style (very big in Chi-town) and the deeper soul sound of the west side. With the great title cut, and lots more goodies like "Don't Think That I'm a Violent Guy", "You Played on a Player", and "Love Now, Pay Later". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Shrinkwrap is slightly loose in two corners, but the rest is nice.)

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New Elton JohnHonky Chateau ... LP
Uni, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best of Elton's early years – with cuts that include "Hercules", "Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters", "Salvation", "Slave", "Rocket Man", "Honkey Cat", "Mellow", and "I Think I'm Going To Kill Myself". LP, Vinyl record album
(Portuguese pressing. Cover has some waviness along the opening. Label has an ink stamp.)

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New Elton JohnTumbleweed Connection ... LP
Uni, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Elton back when he was genius, and unlike anyone else – with titles that include "Ballad Of A Well Known Gun", "Son Of Your Father", "Burn Down The Mountain", "Love Song", and "Where To Now St Peter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on MCA.)

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New Quincy Jones/The Mirettes/Nate TurnerLost Man – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Uni, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wild Quincy Jones score for this lost film starring Sidney Poitier. There's a wide mix of material on here – with some soul tracks by The Mirettes and Ernestine Anderson, some bluesy stuff by Nate Turner, and a few groovy instrumentals by Quincy, including "Slum Creeper" and "Up Against the Wall". Also includes the tasty instrumental groover "Main Squeeze"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a small split on the bottom seam.)

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New Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela Is Alive & Well At The Whisky ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Hugh's most compelling records from the time – cut live at the Whiskey A Go Go, with a jazzy edge that really shows him growing a lot as a musician. The set features small combo backing by a group that features Al Abreu on sax, Hotep Cecil Barnard on piano, Henry Franklin on bass, and Chuck Carter on drums – and in addition to trumpet, Hugh also does sing a little, does a bit of scatting, and talks between some of the songs, in a tone that exposes a political side that you don't hear on his studio sets. Titles include "Son Of Ice Bag", "Senor Coraza", "Ha Lese Le Di Khanna", "Little Miss Sweetness", "Mra", and a groovy reading of "Up Up & Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine & some wear.)

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New Elton JohnMadman Across The Water ... LP
Uni, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Original pressing, including the booklet. Label has a bit of pen.)
 
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All NaturalSecond Nature ... LP
Fat Beats, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
The second, and possibly final full length by Capital D and Tone B Nimble as All Natural. Second Nature is jammed packed, and features the cream of the Chicago underground and other guests including JUICE, Slug, Lone Catalysts, Mr. Greenweedz and others. The no-nonsense, sturdy beats and production is the most unifying factor here – with Capital D's unwavering devotion to Islam sometimes contrasting sharply with some of the more typical bragging and boasting of some of the guest MCs. Still, at it's best Second Nature is lyrically uncompromising and has an outlook as fresh as any new hip hop we've heard in a while. Tracks include "The Stick Up", "Think Again", "Chatam", "Vegetarian", "Ill Advisory", "Stellar", "Queens Get The Money", "Mr. Sexy", "Renaissance", "Godspeed", and "Future Is Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain white sleeve.)

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Woody AllenNight Club Years 1964-1968 ... LP
United Artists, 1960s/1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
This 2 LP set comprises three stand-up performances that Woody Allen did in the 1960s that were originally recorded as three individual records but not widely released to the public. There was a 1964 show in Chicago, a 1965 performance in Washington, DC and one in San Francisco in 1968. The liner notes claim that only small portions were deleted in order to fit it on this LP set. The album is chock full of the routines and sentiments that he is well known for. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original heavy textured cover.)

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Mose Allison TrioBack Country Suite ... LP
Prestige, 1957. Very Good ... $24.99
A rare early Mose Allison album – a mostly-instrumental outing that focuses on Allison's wonderful talents on the piano – already honed by this time through participation in a number of key sessions with other leaders! Side one of the album features the beautiful "Back Country Suite" – an extended piece of shorter numbers, composed by Allison with a wonderfully evocative feel. The depth of the work is wonderful, and shows that even at an early point, Allison was forging a unique voice in jazz that went far beyond simple work on piano as an accompanist. Other players on the set include bassist Taylor La Fargue and drummer Frank Isola – and side two features the tunes "Blueberry Hill", "I Thought About You", "In Salah", and "One Room Country Shack". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing. Cover has a name in pen on back.)

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Gene AmmonsBoss Is Back! ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Very Good- ... $4.99
In "back", the title is pointing to the fact that Gene Ammons is back on the scene, after being released from 7 years of a tragic 15 year narcotics sentence in prison. The album marks a proud return for Jug – who'd not recorded since a very successful flurry of sides recorded in 1961, done for a number of labels, and issued slowly during his time off the recording market. The album's a nice groover in a Prestige funky mode – with Bernard Purdie on drums on a number of cuts, plus work by Sonny Phillips, Candido, and Junior Mance. Includes the funky cuts "Tastin' the Jug" and "Jungle Boss" – plus "Madame Queen" and "Feeling Good". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Gene AmmonsBrother Jug! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good ... $14.99
One of Jug's funkier albums from his time back out of the pen, and a tasty electric session with Billy Butler on guitar and Sonny Phillips on organ. Pretty Purdie plays drums, and he kicks it nice and lean on the great groover "Jungle Strut". The album also features a nice version of "Son of A Preacher Man", plus "Ger-ru", which features Junior Mance on piano. LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole & a name in marker.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittTogether Again For The Last Time ... LP
Prestige, 1976. Near Mint- ... $5.99
1973 recording that would become the last that Jug and Stitt did before Jug's untimely death in the mid 70's. Duke Pearson produced it (even though it wasn't for Blue Note), and the group includes Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and either Mickey Roker or Ajaramu on drums. Tracks include "One For Amos", "The Window Pain", "Saxification", and "I'll Close My Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoKabalaba – Live At Montreux Jazz Festival ... LP
AECO, 1974. Very Good ... $29.99
A rare treasure from the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – recorded as a supposed third album for Atlantic records in 1974, but unissued for years until the group released it on their own! The session is a live one, recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival – and features the unique addition of Muhal Richard Abrams on piano, making for the group's first session ever with the instrument! Muhal's work nicely colors in the spare spaces on the set – giving a soaring, lyrical quality to a few of the numbers – and really standing in stark contrast to the freer solo work of the other players. At times, Abrams is playing these longer lines that almost have a McCoy Tyner sort of energy – directing the set with a tremendous searching vibe – and at other times, he joins the group in their sparer exploration of sound and space – in a mode that's similar to some of their Parisian recordings. Titles include "Sun Precondition One", "Kabalaba", "Kaba Song", "Mal's Delight", and "Improvization A2". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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AxidentalsAxidentally On Purpose ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has a split top seam and a center split on the bottom seam.)

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New Roy AyersLet's Do It ... LP
Polydor, 1978. Very Good ... $2.99
Pure magic from the height of Roy Ayers' classic 70s run on Polydor – a record that's filled with warm, jazzy grooves – all served up in that unique style that Roy was forging at the time! The album perfectly balances dancefloor tracks with mellower numbers – stepping out one minute with a funky groove on the bottom, then sliding into some slinkier laidback styles that are equally great. William Allen handles the arrangements with Roy, and does the strings himself – and also plays some monstrous bass on most numbers, which really brings up the rhythms from the bottom! Titles include the killer groovers "Sweet Tears", "When Is Real Real", "Let's Do It", and "Freaky Deaky" – and the warm mellow cuts "You Came Into My Life", "Kiss", and "Melody Maker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cut corner, some wear on the spine and a name in pen.)
Also available Let's Do It ... CD 16.99

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Roy AyersTear To A Smile ... LP
Polydor, 1975. Very Good- ... $8.99
One of the best early soul albums by Roy Ayers! Roy's working here with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Edwin Birdsong, William Allen, Harry Whitaker, and other hip players – a perfect crew to forge Roy's unique blend of jazz and soul. This is perhaps the first record to really have Roy stretching out in this mode – moving more fully away from funky jazz, into a ream of vocal tracks that would make him one of the most unique artists of the 70s. This mid 70s period of Roy's career was remarkably fertile, creatively as well as for sheer productivity – and Tears To A Smile is one of them that shows some the most artistic growth, and also a deeper sense of soul! Features righteous cuts like "2000 Black", "Ebony Blaze", "Time & Space", and "A Tear To A Smile" – plus the mellow "Magic Lady", and a great remake of Earth Wind & Fire's "That's The Way Of The World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a split top seam, and a bit of splitting on the bottom seam.)
Also available Tear To A Smile ... LP 9.99

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New Bobby BareHard Time Hungrys ... LP
RCA, 1975. Sealed ... $5.99
A mid 70s album by Bobby Bare – the ambitious, concept-driven Hard Time Hungrys – a worthy effort from one the most unique voices and personalities of his era! This album is heavy with songs written by Bare family friend and frequent songwriting partner Shel Silverstein. Johnny Cash gets all the mainstream attention for collaborating with Shel on "A Boy Named Sue", but Shel and Bare have a far richer collaborative history together. Home For The Hungrys tells the story of the impoverished, with the title track, "Back Home In Huntsville Again", "Bottles And Boxes", "Truck Driver, Truck Driver", "The Unemployment Line" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill BarronWest Side Story Bossa Nova ... LP
Dauntless, 1963. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A crazy idea – but it works, and wonderfully! The album's one of the lost early sides cut by modernist Bill Barron – and it's a very strange approach to familiar music – one that takes the score to West Side Story, gives it a bossa nova groove, then adds in all these weird angular and modern bits! The result is one of the most unique albums you'll buy this year – and one that sparkles with all the mad genius of Barron's other early work. Other players include Kenny Barron, Henry Grimes, Charlie Persip, Willie Thomas, and Steve Kuhn – and titles include "Cool", "America", "Somewhere", "One Hand One Heart", "Maria", "Tonight", and "Jet Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black label pressing – cover is great, save for a small promo stamp on back.)

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Count BasieCount Basie Big Band – Live Montreux 77 ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
The 70s Count Basie Band in all their glory – recorded live in extremely tight formation at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival! Despite the live setting, the recording quality here is impeccable – easily on a par with most of the group's studio dates from the decade, especially in the way that Basie's piano thunders out in front of the rest of the group! Players include Sonny Cohn, Bobby Mitchell, Al Grey, Jimmy Forrest, Eric Dixon, and Freddie Green – and although tracks are short, they're still filled with a good sense of surprise – that Basie dynamics that really started kicking in during the 50s, and which held on strong on records like this! Titles include "The More I See You", "Night In Tunisia", "The Heat's On", "Freckle Face", "Splanky", "I Needs To Be Bee'd With", "Lil Darlin", and "Bag Of Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shirley BasseyLove, Life & Feelings ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A serious British session arranged and conducted by Arthur Greenslade – done in a mood that's often mellow, and which has more dark corners than we'd expect from Shirley – a sad-tinged sound that often features a bit of organ brewing down in the low range of the sound spectrum. Bassey's vocals are surprisingly well suited to the setting, and there's a restraint here that really helps her take one of her best new steps in years – one that's perhaps a bit too late in her career to really make a difference, but which would have really done wonders at the start of the 70s! Titles include "Alone Again Naturally", "Midnight Blue", "Isn't It A Shame", "What I Did For Love", "Born To Lose", "The Hungry Years", "The Way I Want To Touch You", and "You've Made Me So Very Happy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey Is Really Something ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Funky Shirley Bassey! This is a great set of Shirley's groove-happy work cut in the late 60s – hip tunes arranged by UK easy maestro Johnny Harris, best known for his fantastic work on the Stepping Stones record under his own name, forever a beathead classic! Features the great, funky big band version of "Light My Fire" – one of Shirley's best tunes ever, and a cut that's been sampled and remixed often in recent years! Also includes the breakbeat version of "Spinning Wheel", and the cuts "My Way", "Sea & Sand", "What About Today?", "You & I", "Easy To Be Hard", "Life Goes On" and "Yesterday I Heard The Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and light stains.)

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Shirley BasseySomething Else ... LP
United Artists, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
Arranged by Johnny Harris! Titles include "Where Do I Begin", "Pieces Of Dreams", "I'm Not There", "I'd Like To Hate Myself In The Morning", "Breakfast In Bed", and "Excuse Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some light wear.)

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Beacon Street UnionEyes Of The Beacon Street Union ... LP
MGM, 1968. Very Good ... $19.99
Melodic psychedelic rock from Boston's Beacon Street Union – one of a pair of great records the group cut for MGM in the late 60s! Eyes Of The Beacon Street Union finds the group stretching out stylistically – from fairly straight forward groove rock with psyche tinged guitars, to stranger piano rock rave ups and weird rhythms. Titles include "Recitation/My Love Is", "Beautiful Delilah", "Four Hundred And Five", "Sadie Said No", "Blue Avenue", "Speed Kills", "Green Destroys The Gold", "The Prophet" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing.)

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Beastie BoysRoot Down EP ... LP
Grand Royal, 1995. Very Good+ ... $29.99
10-track e.p. including three different recordings of "Root Down" from Ill Communication, based on the Jimmy Smith's jazz/funk of the same name – the "Free Zone" mix, LP version and "PP Balloon" mix. Also some live versions of tracks from Check Your Head – "Time For Livin", "The Maestro", "Somethin's Got To Give", plus a live version of "Time To Get Ill" the rock track "Heart Attack Man", the funky instrumental "Sabrosa" and "Flute Loop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing, including the insert. Cover has some wear.)

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New BeatlesAbbey Road ... LP
Apple, 1969. Very Good ... $13.99
Pure brilliance from start to finish – especially the second side of the record, which has a continuous run of tunes that's very unique – and still completely sublime all these many years later! The album shows the fracturing ideas of the group, but crafted together with a unity you won't find on The White Album or Let It Be – still a way of making it all gel together beautifully, as the fab four stretch their wings to find new ways of being. Added instrumentation is used wonderfully – never overdone, but with orchestral passages that can really hammer home the best musical moments – and titles include "I Want You", "Because", "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Golden Slumbers", "The End", "Her Majesty", "Polythene Pam", and "Sun King". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label Apple pressing.)

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Sidney BechetBechet – 12 Previously Unreleased Selections By The Master Of The Soprano Saxophone ... LP
Riverside, 1947. Very Good ... $6.99
Unreleased New York recordings – with players who include James P Johnson on piano, Albert Nicholas on clarinet, Wild Bill Davison on cornet, and George Brunis on trumbone. LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove blue and silver label pressing. Cover has light wear, and a light split on the top.)

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New BelenouChimen Ta La ... LP
Leritage (France), 1983. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
A really unique little record – and one with a trans-Atlantic heritage too! The sounds here are all from Martinique, but are heavy in African roots as well – and offer up a criss-crossing of rhythmic and tropical modes that's mighty unique! The grooves have some vocals, but are often mostly focused on the instrumental interplay – some great percussion that moves at a very skittish pace – topped with these guitar lines that are both light and jagged, and which have a pulsing rhythmic intensity that's pretty darn hypnotic! Horns are nice, and get some great solos too – and there's a quality the record that's both airy and deep at the same time. Titles include "Chimen Ta La", "Bochet", "Ansinel", "Flabo Pep La", "Omaj Pou Danyel", and "Endepandans". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Chuck BerrySan Francisco Dues ... LP
Chess, Early 70s. Sealed ... $14.99
One of the weirdest Chuck Berry albums ever – and one of the greatest, too! The sound here is very different than the hard rockin Berry of the early days – and the record's got kind of a laidback, trippy, and slightly bluesy approach – one that has Chuck singing in these homey vocals we really love, and playing guitar with this kind of watery tone that's really unique – almost airy, but still with a bit of bite – and really quite hard to peg! Backing is relatively spare – electric and acoustic piano, rhythm guitar, bass, and drums – and the whole thing is very rootsy, with tracks that include "Your Lick", "Festival", "Bordeux In My Pirough", "My Dream", "Viva Rock & Roll", "Lonely School Days", and "Let's Do Our Thing Together". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Art BlakeyThermo ... LP
Milestone, Early 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A nice little 2LP set that brings together some great work from Art's non Blue Note years during the 60s, recorded for the Riverside label, and originally issued on the albums Ugetsu, Kyoto, and Caravan. The set features all the tracks from Ugetsu, plus selections from the other two – but the album's got a very unified sound, as the group's the same on all cuts, Blakey's sweetly soulful sextet that included Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Cedar Walton, and Wayne Shorter. Titles include "One By One", "Time Off", "This Is For Albert", "Sweet N Sour", "Kyoto", "Nihon Bash", and "On The Ginza". LP, Vinyl record album

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Blazes/Dozier BoysSwingin & Singin – Black Music In The 50s Vol 12 ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $36.99
A great Japanese collection of work by these two rare groups – all material recorded for the United Records label, and featuring a few unissued tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some light wear.)

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BohannonDance Your Ass Off ... LP
Dakar, 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Easy to dance your ass off with music this great – a fast, firey form of funk that's very much in the best Bohannon mode – that unique groove that was unlike anything else to hit the American scene for years to come! The record's a locomotive right from the start – a completely tight union of guitar, bass, drums, and just about anything else that gets into the mix – served up at a fast chugging groove that's very different than either typical funk or 70s disco! A few tracks add in a bit of extra strings, but these are always subsumed by the strong strong rhythms – and titles include the cut "Zulu", which has always been a favorite here in Chitown – plus "Party People", "Dance Your Ass Off", and "Bohannon's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a stain on the bottom inch, and a name in marker on front.)
Also available Dance Your Ass Off (with bonus track) ... CD 21.99

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David BowieLodger ... LP
RCA, 1979. Good+ Gatefold ... $8.99
The brilliant consummation of Bowie's late 70s years in Berlin – a record that showed he could take the experiments in sound he was crafting with Brian Eno, and turn them back into the kind of creepily catchy rock tunes that first made him a legend! Eno's help on the record is still quite strong – heard very well in the record's use of odd electronics and exotic themes – of a sort that Eno would later explore on his own with David Byrne. But the real charm here is pure Bowie – with an unabashed flair for a dramatic lyric, a well-chosen use of a heavier guitar, and a sense of personality and poise that makes the record one of his most unified ever! Titles include "Red Sails", "Look Back In Anger", "Repetition", "Boys Keep Swinging", "Red Money", "Yassassin", and "DJ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Joanne BrackeenPrism ... LP
Choice, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Joanne Brackeen's at the top of her game here – working in a unique set of duets with bassist Eddie Gomez – at a level that matches the fire and fury of any of her work with a larger group! Brackeen's got this tremendous command of the keyboard right from the start – a wide sweep that has the notes cascading wonderfully – in rich melodies with a very deep sound, but still lots of sharp edges, and this sense of freedom that makes you think she's always just about to go outside – before pulling it back a bit. Gomez is sublime, as always – and his bass work adapts perfectly to each individual moment – stating itself strongly, but never in a way that's gimmicky at all – and always balanced between a sense of melody and timekeeping too. Titles include "Lost Or Found", "International Festival", "Evanescent", "If You Dare", and "Prism". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Brand NubianEverything Is Everything (Clean Version) ... LP
Elektra, 1994. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
The 3rd album, and the last one with just Lord Jamar and Sadat X, before the reunion with Puba. The Nube's are handling the production themselves for the most part, with a little help from Buckwild, and the beats are spare and slow, fitting with the seriousness of their vocal delivery on this outing. 16 tracks in all, including "Word Is Bond", "Straight Off Da Head", "Alladat", "Step Into Da Cipher", "Down For The Real", "Hold On", "Nubian Jam", "Sweatin Bullets" and "Return Of The Dread". LP, Vinyl record album
(Edited promo. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Brand NubianFoundation ... LP
Arista, 1998. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
The Brand Nubian reunion LP. Maybe not every cut is as dope as the classic first LP, but there are still some nice ones here, and still delivering some 5%er knowledge. Production from Diamond D, Lord Finesse, Premier, Puba, and Alamo. Best cuts include "Don't Let It Go To Your Head", "Maybe One Day" featuring Common, "Love Vs. Hate", "Probable Cause", and "The Reunion". 16 full-length tracks and 4 interludes. LP, Vinyl record album

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Brass ConstructionBrass Construction ... LP
United Artists, 1975. Very Good ... $7.99
A classic set that goes "slam" from the very first note – and which helped to set the pace for countless ensemble funk acts to come! Brass Construction had a wonderful sound that was the best-realized version of the east coast indie club combos of the mid 70s – funky at the bottom, but polished at the top, in a style that was equally appreciated by fans of disco and more classic funky soul! The "brass" in their title was certainly strongly supported – as the group used a brace of horns on the top of the mix, smoothly gliding over the choppier rhythms at the bottom. And while there's certainly some vocals on the set, they often take second stage to the tight instrumentation of the group! The set includes the classic "Movin" – virtually a blueprint for mainstream funk at the time – plus the tracks "Changin", "Love", "Talkin", "Dance", and "Peekin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear. Label has a bit of marker.)
Also available Brass Construction ... CD 16.99

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Clifford BrownClifford Brown Memorial Album (Prestige) (white cover) ... LP
Prestige, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Early 50s material recorded by the late Clifford Brown – issued here in a classic "memorial" package slightly after his death in 1956! And while Brown never recorded much for Prestige – and never really as a leader – these sides are still a great example of his completely unique touch on the trumpet! The first half of material was recorded in 1953 – and features Brown soloing with Tadd Dameron's group on the tracks "Philly JJ", "Chose Now", and "Dial B For Beauty". The other set features Brown and Art Farmer as the lead soloists with the Swedish All Stars, a group led by Quincy Jones – and tracks on that session include "Stockholm Sweetnin", "Scuse These Blues", and "Lover Come Back To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with RVG etching. Vinyl has a number of small pressing flaw bumps. Cover has some wear, small stains, discoloration due to age, a split top seam and spine, and a bit of splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Oscar Brown Jr.Between Heaven & Hell ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Great early work from Oscar Brown Jr – a hip mix of jazz and soul, working in Brown's unique sense of showmanship, and his almost beat-like flair with a lyric! Ralph Burns and Quincy Jones handled the arrangements – and the album's filled with great original tracks by Brown, including "Mr. Kicks", "Opportunity, Please Knock", Love is Like a New Born Child", "Elegy (Plain Black Boy)", "Hazel's Hips", and many more! Nice jazzy groove, and very much in the best style of Oscar's 60s work! LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing. Cover has a name in pen on back.)

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Dave BrubeckStardust (Brubeck Desmond/Dave Brubeck Quartet) ... LP
Fantasy, Early 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A Dave Brubeck/Paul Desmond double header – two vintage albums in a single package! Stardust is great stuff from the early days of the Brubeck/Desmond alliance – when Dave's piano had first met up with Paul's alto, with incredible results that would soon transform the face of popular jazz. The set's mostly standards – but it does include 2 strong originals, "Crazy Chris" and "Lyons Busy", as well as some Brubeck-ized versions of tunes like "Frenesi", "Mamselle", and "At A Perfume Counter". Dave Brubeck Quartet is sublime early work from pianist Dave Brubeck – already recording here with the amazing Paul Desmond on alto sax – in the kind of magical blend that would bring both players great fame by the end of the 50s! Even at this early point, the subtle modern touches are perfectly in place – that blend of space, sound, color, and tone that made the Brubeck/Desmond team so unique – recorded here without any other gimmicks or trappings to get in the way. The set mostly features shorter versions of standards – including "Stardust", "Just One Of Those Things", "Alice In Wonderland", and "All The Things You Are" – but it also features an amazing 14 minute take on "At A Perfume Counter", with really extended solo lines from Desmond! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Lenny BruceLenny Bruce In Concert ... LP
United Artists, 1961/1967. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A stripped down version of a record that was also issued in 3LP format, and which features some real gems from Lenny's 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall. The material is perfect, and the record captures Bruce at the best point in his career – when he was really breaking past schtick and just rapping freely (and funnily) off the top of his head, but before he'd gotten a bit too obsessed with his own persecution. Titles include "The Flag", "Christ & Moses", "The Kidnap", and "Homosexuality" – all excerpted from the longer stream-of-consciousness performance. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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New Brunies BrothersBrunies Brothers Dixieland Jazz Band ... LP
American, Early 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
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Jerry ButlerBest Of Jerry Butler (Mercury) ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Seminal work by one of our favorite soul singers of all time! Jerry first came to fame with The Impressions and on his own in the early 60s – singing dark moody easy tunes that well earned him the nickname of "Iceman". In the late 60s, though, he moved onto Mercury where he broke through even bigger with some excellent early production by Gamble & Huff, which took Jerry to a whole new level, and which gave his work a swinging soul groove that worked great with his vocals. This set compiles some of the best moments of the Mercury years – including "Never Give You Up", "Lost", "Moody Woman", "Mr Dream Merchant", "Hey Western Union Man", and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear. Bottom seam is partially split.)

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New Jerry ButlerIce Man Cometh ... LP
Mercury, 1968. Sealed ... $24.99
Amazing soul from one of the greats of the 60s! This album was one of the first that Jerry cut for Mercury – where he'd begun working with the young team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to completely rework the earlier sound he'd forged at Vee Jay Records. The album's still got Jerry singing in his wonderfully rich deep voice – hence the "iceman" in the title – but the songs have a bit more of a groove to them, with a soaring soul style that really lifts Jerry up, and pushes him onto a whole new generation of soul fans. The best proof of this are the hits "Hey Western Union Man" and "Never Give You Up" – but the whole album's great, and like most of Jerry's LPs, it's got many wonderful tunes hiding underneath the hits. Titles include "How Can I Get In Touch With You", "Can't Forget About You Baby", "Are You Happy", and "Go Away Find Yourself" – as well as other hits like "Lost" and "Only The Strong Survive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed – and we assume with the portrait. Also has a shrinkwrap sticker saying "featuring the hit single Only The Strong Survive".)

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Capitol PunishmentSlum With A View ... LP
Unclean, 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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Capone-N-NoreagaReunion (Clean Version) ... LP
Tommy Boy, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
16 tracks, including "Queens", "Invincible", "Bang Bang", "Y'All Don't Wanna", "All We Got Is Us", "Straight Like That", "Ya'll Don't Wanna", "Phonetime", "Gunz In Da Air", "Full Steezy", "Don't Know Nobody", "Gunz And Cash", "B EZ", "Brothers", and "Queens Finest". LP, Vinyl record album

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Truman Capote/Harold Arlen/Joe RaposoHouse Of Flowers ... LP
United Artists, 1968. Sealed ... $7.99
Music from the second production of the Truman Capote/Harold Arlen musical House Of Flowers – this one performed off-Broadway in the late 60s, with a lot more edge than the first version of the show! The great Joe Raposo is on deck to handle the music, and you can definitely hear some of the groovier touches of his more famous TV work of the time – which updates Arlen's music nicely – and singers include Yolande Bavan (of Lambert, Hendricks, & Bavan fame), Daniel Barrajanos, Charles Moore, Carla Pinza, Robert Jackson, Thelma Oliver, and Hope Clarke. Titles include "A Sleepin Bee", "House Of Flowers", "Smellin Of Vanilla", "Waitin", "Woman Never Understan", "I Never Has Seen Snow", and "Jump De Broom". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Captain BeefheartIce Cream For Crow ... LP
Virgin, 1982. Very Good+ ... $18.99
The final recording from the good Captian and his last crew, and one of our favorites. Sideways rhythms collide with arthritic guitar parts in a remarkable gumbo topped off by Don Van Vliet's unique lyrical vision. A modern classic! Includes "Ice Cream For Crow", "Semi Multi Coloured Caucasian", "Hey Garland, I Dig Your Tweed Coat", "The Past Sure Is Tense", "The Witch Doctor Life" and "81 Poop Hatch". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Benny CarterAspects (aka Jazz Calendar) ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good ... $5.99
A real corker from Benny Carter's revival period at the end of the 50s – a large group session recorded with a very strong horn section, arranged and produced by Benny himself! The album's got a "calendar" gimmick – in that each of the 12 songs feature a month in the name – but you've gotta thank Benny for getting past that simple trick and keeping things real with an unobtrusive title and cover – and some extremely strong arrangements that cook nicely no matter what the tune! Titles include "Swingin In November", "Something For October", "August Moon", "March Wind", and "February Fiesta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label 60s pressing.)

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Tommy CashHere Comes Tommy Cash ... LP
United Artists, 1967. Sealed ... $9.99
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Cee-LoCee-Lo Green And His Perfect Imperfections ... LP
Arista, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $11.99
Cee-Lo Green gits up and gets out on his own – without the heavy burden of too many guest appearances – and the result may be the best album to come out of the Dirty South in quite a while! Cee-Lo's raspy, cotton-mouthed speak & sing style has always been one of the strongest attributes of the Goodie crew, and it's great to hear it stretched out over a fully-realized LP that is worthy of his unique talents. Sweaty, deeply funky, and a bit similar to the kind of material we used to expect from the Native Tongues at their strongest, but with Cee-Lo's unmistakable Cameo inspired croon out front. Includes "Bad Mutha", "Big Ole Words (Damn), "Closet Freak", "Live (Right Now)", "El Dorado Sunrise", "A Thug's Concern", "One For The Road", "Let Him Sing If He Wants To (Break)", "Suga Baby" featuring Big Gipp and Backbone, "Gettin' Grown", "Bass Head Jazz", "Microhard" featuring Jahalla and Kirland Underwater, "Under The Influence", "(Follow Me)", "Medieval Times (Great Pretender)", "Country Love", "Awful Thing", "Maintenance Man (Break)" "Young Man (Sierra's Song)", and "Well Damn, Lo (Break)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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CheeseCheese ... LP
Good Sounds, 1977. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Nothing cheesy about this sweet little set – a warmly soulful batch of tunes from this lesser-light of the TK Records universe in the 70s – a great group with a beautiful way of mixing compressed rock and tight soulful undercurrents! The approach has echoes of more commercial work of the time – but all the charm of a more heartfelt indie – the kind of obscure record that still holds onto an AOR vibe, yet really shows us all the best potential of that genre when it's not being pointed to strongly towards the charts! Backings have some nice jazzy inflections, and the vocals are recorded in this way that slides them right down with the grooves – on titles that include "I Got Love", "Sweet Harmony", "Man In Love", "City Life", "Time Is An Arrow", and "Lady Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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Linda CohenLake Of Light ... LP
United Artists, 1973. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A mixture of folksy guitar and electronics, with lots of minimoog, ring modulator, and even some "electronic ocean" (whatever that is!). The acoustic guitar is in the forefront, and the electronics bubble around in the back. Tracks include "Sunshower", "River of Eggs", "Monogahela", and "Zambra". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some light wear. Back cover has a smudge of marker.)

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Buddy ColletteMan Of Many Parts ... LP
Contemporary, 1956. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Buddy Collette's definitely a man of many parts here – and many talents too, considering the reedwork on the set! Buddy plays alto, tenor, clarinet, and flute – using the horns with wonderful invention that really showcases his unique style of the time – that mix of modern and playful modes you'd hear in the Chico Hamilton group when Collette was around! The album features a few different groups, too – with players who include Gerald Wilson on trumpet, Ernie Freeman or Gerald Wiggins on piano, Red Callender on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums. Titles include "Ruby", "Cycle", "Cheryl Ann", "Jazz City Blues", "Zan", and "Jungle Pipe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a split spine.)

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New Common SenseResurrection ... LP
Relativity, 1994. Very Good 2LP (reissue)... $14.99
In 1994 when everyone seemed to be turning hardcore, Common Sense wasn't having it. Introspective tales of growing up and living on the South Side that fit perfectly with No I.D.'s mellow production and spiced up with two guest appearances by Y-Not aka Twilight Tone. Classic LP, solid all the way through. Being in Chicago, people always ask us for this one, but the original is tough to find, even here. Now back in print with original cover art. With "I Used To Love H.E.R.". "Book Of Life", "Chapter 13 (Rich Man vs. Poor Man)", "Nuthin' To Do", "In My Own World (Check The Method)", "Maintaining", "Communism", "Watermelon" and seven more. LP, Vinyl record album
("Special Edition" double vinyl reissue. Cover has an index label on front. Labels have small stickers.)
Also available Resurrection ... CD 7.99

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Norman ConnorsDark Of Light (Buddah) ... LP
Buddah, 1973. Very Good ... $6.99
Early genius from drummer Norman Connors – a sensational bit of righteous soul jazz – right up there with the best work on Strata East and Black Jazz from the time! The sound here is full, soulful, and spiritual – as Connors heads up a large ensemble that includes luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Carlos Garnett, Buster Williams, and Dee Dee Bridgewater – all working together in a formation that's free spirited, yet tightly unified – often at a level that's even stronger than their own recordings! The album mixes a few longer tracks with shorter numbers – in a mode that reminds us a lot of Garnett's classic Black Love album – and titles include "Song For Rosa", "Black Lightnin", "Dark Of Light", "Butterfly Dreams", and "Laughter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & light wear.)

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Norman ConnorsDark Of Light (Cobblestone) ... LP
Cobblestone, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $16.99
Early genius from drummer Norman Connors – a sensational bit of righteous soul jazz – right up there with the best work on Strata East and Black Jazz from the time! The sound here is full, soulful, and spiritual – as Connors heads up a large ensemble that includes luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Carlos Garnett, Buster Williams, and Dee Dee Bridgewater – all working together in a formation that's free spirited, yet tightly unified – often at a level that's even stronger than their own recordings! The album mixes a few longer tracks with shorter numbers – in a mode that reminds us a lot of Garnett's classic Black Love album – and titles include "Song For Rosa", "Black Lightnin", "Dark Of Light", "Butterfly Dreams", and "Laughter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Junior CookGood Cookin ... LP
Muse, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Bill Hardman on trumpet, Slide Hampton on trombone, Al Dailey on piano, and Walter Booker on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Kenny CoxIntroducing Kenny Cox & the Contemporary Jazz Quartet ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good ... $14.99
An overlooked late 60s treasure on Blue Note – one of the few new groups to work on the label at the time, and an up-and-coming modern combo from Detroit! The album's quite unique for a number of reasons – not just because the group was a little-known new signing to the label, but also because the work is quite far-reaching at times – some of the most free-thinking jazz recorded for Blue Note during the time, with a sense of boldness that almost stretches back to Jackie McLean's first few records of the new thing years, or a sense of lyrical invention that's a bit like Wayne Shorter when he made a shift towards the outside. Some numbers are awash in fast colors and changes, while others are a bit more in the pocket, with echoes of soul jazz – but the whole thing's incredibly fresh and free, a wonderful little record that only gets better and better over the years! The group features pianist Kenny Cox as the leader, plus Charles Moore on trumpet, Leon Henderson on tenor, Ron Brooks on bass, and Danny Spencer on drums. Titles include "Mystique", "You", "Trance Dance", "Eclipse", and "Number Four". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and a sticker in one corner.)

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Creative SourceCreative Source ... LP
Sussex, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
The massive first album from Creative Source – a really unique group who really helped push the ensemble vocal mode forward in the 70s! The mixed male/female lineup recalls similar groups of the late 60s – but Creative Source also have a deeper, hipper style that comes through right away – a good ear for jazz in their phrasing, and an ability to get past any of the hoke of more sing-song gal/guy groups. The tunes are very progressive, and the album features sublime arrangements from Skip Scarborough – who's working here in a wonderful realization of the style he'd work later for so many other artists. The group does a classic rendition of Scarborough's "You Can't Hide Love", which was a hit for Earth Wind & Fire, plus nice covers of two tracks by Sussex labelmate Bill Withers – "Who Is He & What Is He To You" and "Let Me In Your Life". Also includes the group's own "Oh Love", which is a nice groover – plus "Magic Carpet Ride", "Wildflower", and "Lovesville". LP, Vinyl record album

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New CymandeCymande ... LP
Janus, 1972. Good+ Gatefold ... $22.99
The fantastic first album by one of the most unique funk groups of all time! A key part of the crumbling British colonial network that produced some excellent music in the postwar years, Cymande was comprised mostly of West Indians who'd emigrated to England in the 60s, eventually meeting up under a shared musical vision – a completely new blend of funk, dub, jazz, and soul that was unlike anything else that had been recorded before, save for the work of a few other Brit groups of a similar nature. This first album's one of their greatest – and it's a refreshing batch of tunes that mix together heavy basslines, laidback drumming, and a righteous soul vocal style that's got a bit of a stoner touch. The album includes the group's massive cut "The Message", a bit of a minor hit when it was released (and later sampled quite famously) – plus the funky classics "Dove", "Zion I", "Listen", "Bra", and "Rickshaw". Pick this up, and sample one of the 70's most unique funk groups! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, two stickers on the front, 4 ink stamps, a partially split seam and green tape on all seams.)

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New Eddie Lockjaw DavisGoin To The Meeting ... LP
Prestige, 1962. Very Good ... $33.99
A great one – and one of the rarest Prestige dates from Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album features a unique group that includes Horace Parlan on piano – in place of the organ that had graced many of Davis' earlier Prestige records – with added groovy energy from Buddy Catlett on bass, Art Taylor on drums, and Willie Bobo on congas – all players who seem to give Davis an even sharper edge than before – not entirely the modern tones of his pairings with Johnny Griffin, but a bit less sleepy than in the company of a Hammond. The congas really kick things up nicely – and there's an undercurrent of fire that almost recalls some of the best Blue Note dates of this nature from the time. Titles include "Little Cougar", "Yes Yes", "Pass The Hat", "Goin To Meetin", and "Oh Babee". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & black label NJ pressing, with deep groove and a small sticker. Cover has two grommets on the spine, some stickers on front, and pencil on back.)

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Eddie Lockjaw Davis/Johnny Griffin QuintetTough Tenors Again N Again ... LP
MPS, 1970. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A smoking twin-tenor session for MPS – one that reunites the mighty talents of Johnny Griffin and Eddie Lockjaw Davis! The album was done as an offshoot of both players' work for the Clarke Boland Big Band at the time – and the set was not only produced by CBBB impresario Gigi Campi, but also features a core rhythm trio from that ensemble – Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, and Kenny Clarke on drums! Tracks are nice and long, and have a sound that really shows the evolution of both players since their famous recordings of the early 60s – tones that are even more modern and edgey at points, served up with a fire that hasn't died at all – and set loose on rhythms that move past the usual grooves you might have expected from their American sessions together. Titles include "Tin Tin Deo", "Jim Dawg", "Gigi", "When We Were One", and "Again N Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing from 1980 on Pausa.)

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Miles DavisGreen Haze (Musings Of Miles/Miles) ... LP
Prestige, 1955. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A 70s 2LP set that brings together two of Miles' seminal mid 50s sessions for Prestige – Musings of Miles and Miles. The albums are united in that they both feature work by the Red Garland Trio on rhythm (Red, Philly Joe Jones, and either Paul Chambers or Oscar Pettiford) – and the later is especially great in that it features an early appearance by Coltrane, then pretty new to Miles' company. Tracks include "Sposin", "Stablemates", "Gal In Calico", "I Didn't", "Will You Still Be Mine", "Green Haze", and "The Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Miles Davis & John ColtraneMiles & Coltrane Quintet Live ... LP
Unique Jazz, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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Martin DennyExotica Vol 3 ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Very Good- ... $6.99
Sublime late 50s work from Martin Denny – his third album under the Exotica banner, and almost a deeper and weirder album than the other two! The sound here is extremely haunting – even more freed from conventional melody than the rest, and very fixated on the tonal possibilities that could be produced from Denny's unique grouping of percussion, piano, bass, and vibes. There's few tricks or gimmicks on the set – just a spare and other-worldly approach to music that's totally great! Titles include "Manila", "Mama Iti E Papa E", "Bamboo Lullaby", "Ringo Oiwake", "Moon Of Manakoora", "Congo Train", and "Beautiful Kahana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cvoer has some wear, a split bottom seam, a mostly split top seam, some splitting on the spine, a peeled mark from sticker removal on the front, and a bit of marker on the back.)

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Marc DepondBanda – Danse Primitive ... LP
Unidisc (France), 1979. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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(Cover has clear tape on the seams, and a small sticker on the back.)

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Paul Desmond & Gerry MulliganTwo Of A Mind ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good ... $3.99
A reunion of sorts for Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan – given that the pair had played together on record 5 years before, in a similar session for Verve! This album's almost lighter and more airy than the previous one – as it's done in a mode that echoes strongly with Desmond's own genius at RCA at the time – using a piano-less quartet format that has both horns carving out their own subtle space in sound, hanging together, but each occupying a different range of tonal color. The tracks are relatively longish, and the pair dart around each other nicely on tracks like "All The Things You Are", "Out Of Nowhere", "Blight Of The Fumble Bee", and "Two Of A Mind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some staining along the spine & bottom seam. Bottom seam is also lined with clear tape. Vinyl has a short click on one track.)

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New Adolph DeutschApartment ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Sealed ... $0.99
A of great soundtrack for the film of Billy Wilder – 1960's The Apartment! Deutch's compositions from The Apartment roll from an easygoing jazzy vibe to sweeping brassy bits, and titles include "Lonely Room", "Where Are You, Fran", Hong Kong Blues", "Little Brown Jug" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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DevoNew Traditionalists ... LP
Warner, 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
By 1981, the gentlemen Devo had been up to their collective arse in irony since the early 70s, and having made a sizable fortune for the Brothers' Warner with the ultra-ironic "Whip It" the previous year, they took a sharp right turn into cranky sincerity. They did so on a wave of new wave synth funk, of course, resulting in the all-time great singles "Beautiful World", "Through Being Cool", and a few more gems. Mtv and a lot of the fans couldn't understand how four guys with plastic hair and outerspace uniforms could be so pissed off, and thus killed the prospect of Devo as hitmakers forever. New Traditionalists is a hit-and-miss affair, but a worthy effort from one of the most innovative pop groups ever! Other tracks include "Pity You", "Soft Things","Going Under", "Race Of Doom", "Love Without Anger" and "Enough Said". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the order form, bonus 7", and poster! Cover has a small sticker on back. Label has a name stamp.)

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Marco Di MarcoMarco Di Marco/Jack Riley ... LP
Modern Jazz (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A unique twin-piano session from Marco Di Marco – one that has him working with American player Jack Reilly, with no bass or drums for support! The lack of any additional rhythm means that job's handled by either one or both of the pianists – and the album often has Marco and Jack trading lines back and forth with a fluid, playful sort of feel – one player comping and vamping, while the other flies off in freer solo lines. And despite the unusual setting, the record's got most of the best hallmarks of Marco's other albums from the time – a great sense of depth and feeling, and an inherent sense of groove that comes through even in the mellower moments. Titles include "Dopo", "Bossa With Regards", "Quiet & Slow", "I Love You", and "Lento For Carol". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Walt DickersonPeace ... LP
Steeplechase (Netherlands), 1975. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Great 70s work from one of the most inventive talents on the vibes – the mighty Walt Dickerson! Like some of his other sessions from the time, this album has a beautiful open feel – very sparse and free-ish, but never jumping off the deep end too far into the new thing. There are 2 side-long tracks by the trio, which includes bassist Lyle Atkinson and drummer Andrew Cyrille – and titles include "Universal Peace" and "Chant of Peace", both of which have a wonderful spiritual searching quality throughout! CD also features the bonus track "Warm Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Danish pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Bo DiddleyBo Diddley In The Spotlight ... LP
Checker, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Man, with a square guitar and a badass style of presentation, it's hard to imagine how Bo could manage to NOT be in the spotlight! The album, like all his early Chess sides, is a real cut above the usual R&B set – with all original tracks, a really self-contained approach, and a no-nonsense approach to the groove that makes for no-filler, all unique Bo Diddley all the way through! Titles include "Craw Dad", "Love Me", "Limber", "Scuttle Bug", "Road Runner", "Story Of Bo Diddley", and "Live My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Original Chess Masters pressing. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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New Dimensional SoundDisco Gold #4 ... LP
United, 1978. Very Good ... $1.99
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(Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)

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DJ WhookidHood Radio Vol 1 ... LP
Full Clip, 2003. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Finally an officially licensed set from one of NY's greatest mixtape maestros, and 50 Cent's tour DJ. Includes 50 Cent & Sean Paul "Ya Not Ready", Red Cafe "Bounce", Prodigy "New York, New York", G Unit "We Run These Streets" and freestyles from Wyclef, LL, Nas, NORE and more. . . LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kenny DorhamKenny Dorham & The Jazz Prophets Vol 1 ... LP
ABC, 1956. Near Mint- ... $48.99
A fantastic bit of lost hardbop – an obscure ABC album that has Kenny Dorham working with his Jazz Prophets group! The combo's a quintet with a unique lineup that includes Dick Katz on piano, JR Monterose on tenor, Sam Jones on bass, and Arthur Edgehill on drums – and the whole set's got an open-ended sort of approach that's much more like albums of the time on Blue Note or Savoy than it is the usually more staid ABC jazz sides of the 50s! Monterose and Dorham are fantastic, and really open up on the 5 tracks on the album – all of which are long enough to give the players plenty of room to blow. Probably one of the best jazz records ever recorded for ABC – with titles that include "The Prophet", "DX", "Tahitian Suite", and "Blues Elegante". LP, Vinyl record album
(Excellent Japanese pressing from the 70s! Contains the original obi – and still rare as hen's teeth!)

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Kenny DorhamMatador (Douglas pressing) ... LP
United Artists, 1962. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A brilliant album from Kenny Dorham – one of his more far-reaching efforts, with the expansive compositional style that he started bringing to some of his Blue Note work of the early 60s. The record features a group with Jackie McLean on alto, Bobby Timmons on piano, Teddy Smith on bass, and JC Moses on drums – all working with Kenny in a slightly Latin tinged mode that features some really shimmering trumpet work! The record features a stunning 3 part reading of McLean's haunting tune "Melanie" (done under his name on the album A Fickle Sonance) – plus the tracks "Prelude", "El Matador", "Smile", and "There Goes My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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George DukePrimal George Duke ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Quite possibly the earliest record to ever feature pianist George Duke as a leader – and a set that's very different than his better-known work of the 70s! At first glance, the album appears to be a straight jazz outing, with Duke on acoustic piano – yet as we've come to expect from George, there's also a really unique twist – a sense of sound that's already reaching out way beyond the obvious, in soulful styles that really make the record a smoker! The quartet features some unique bass trumpet work from David Simmons – whose instrument has the depth of a trombone, but the pointedness of a trumpet – a great combination with the well-crafted basslines from John Heard, and the snappingly syncopated drumming of George Walker – who really makes the record cook with his rhythms – bringing in some great stepping styles that keep things swinging throughout! The arrangements are handled by Duke, who's clearly got a great ear for a groove even at this early age – bringing some 60s soul jazz magic to cuts that include a groovy cover of Duke Pearson's "Jeannine", plus "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Secret Love", "The Second Time Around", and "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Dutch pressing.)

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Patty DukePatty ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Sealed ... $6.99
A record that reunites Patty Duke with arranger Arnold Goland – whose pop talents in the studio work the same kind of magic with the singer that you'd find in some of the more impressive Brit female pop records of the time! Titles are a mix of different modes, all brought together nicely in the arrangements – and tunes include "The World Is Watching Us", "One Kiss Away", "Sure Gonna Miss Him", "Nothing But You", "Little Things Mean A Lot", and "Whenever She Holds You". LP, Vinyl record album

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George DuningAny Wednesday ... LP
Warner, 1966. Sealed ... $6.99
A wonderful batch of jazzy instrumentals – and one of our favorite soundtracks ever from George Duning! The sound here is often light and breezy – a bit of woodwinds, strings, and some almost bossa-inspired rhythms – all wrapped together beautifully to accompany a goofy sex comedy that starred Dean Jones, Jane Fonda, and Jason Robards. The feel here is prime 60s comedy – with music that's often more whimsical and playful than the images on the screen – and plenty of the jazzier touches you might find in the time on some of the soundtracks by Neal Hefti. Many numbers are variations on the great "Any Wednesday Theme" – and titles include "Cass & Ellen", "Frantic Cass", "Split Screens", "Playboy John", "Righteous Cass", and "Wife Meets Mistress". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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George DuningDevil At 4 O'Clock ... LP
Colpix, Early 60s. Sealed ... $7.99
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(Original pressing.)

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Charles EarlandBlack Talk! ... LP
Prestige, 1970. Very Good- ... $7.99
A pivotal album in the development of the use of the Hammond organ in jazz – and Charles Earland's first exposure to a large audience! Durign the 60s, Charles was bumping around the Philly scene quite a bit – and recorded some small group indie sides that first gave a glimpse of his unique sound on the organ. But with this record, Earland really broke out wide – and hit a huge audience that made him one of the most in-demand players of the early 70s! The Earland touch is summed up perfectly here – a really fluid approach to the keys that shakes loose the clunkier styles of older Hammond players, and goes for a tightened-up groove that puts equal emphasis on rhythm and melodic improvisation – in a way that's always made Charles' records some of the best jazz dancers to come out of Prestige. Earland has an amazing way of completely transforming a tune – taking a familiar melody, but riffing on it extensively – slowly expanding it through almost modal progressions – until the tune opens up into a long extended jazzy groove! Proof of this is the album's sublime 11 minute version of "More Today Than Yesterday" – a solid stepper that never gets old – and other tunes include "Black Talk", "The Mighty Burner", "Here Comes Charlie", and "Aquarius". Oh, and players include Virgil Jones, Houston Person, Melvin Sparks, and Idris Muhammed – an all-star lineup, but tightly guided by Charles as if they were his own working group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has some wear, two cutout holes, some splitting on the top and bottom seams, and some stains on the back.)

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New Electric Light OrchestraElectric Light Orchestra (aka No Answer) ... LP
United Artists, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
A mindblowing first album from ELO – recorded back at a time when the group were taking the "Orchestra" in their name seriously, and when the group included Roy Wood! While Jeff Lynne's nascent pop genius is firmly in place already, the album's also awash in some of Wood's madder, folksier touches – making for a juxtaposition of styles that really amazing. Strings, guitars, oboes, and horns all come together in a post-folk mode that conjures up images of a crumbling England that stretches back to years before the birth of the British Empire! Titles include "First Movement", "Mr Radio", "Manhattan Rumble", "10538 Overture", "Look At Me Now", and "Whisper In The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Electric Light OrchestraOle ELO ... LP
United Artists, Early 70s. Very Good ... $2.99
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Electric Light OrchestraOn The Third Day ... LP
United Artists, 1973. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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(Cover has light wear and a name stamp on back. Label has a name stamp.)

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New Duke EllingtonDrum Is A Woman ... LP
Columbia, 1956. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A hokey cover and title, but a hip little record from Duke Ellington – kind of a story of percussion and jazz, all wrapped together with some great vocals and narration! The format is kind of far-reaching, but never too stuffy – and in a way, the album offers a great opportunity to hear some of the Ellington players stepping out in a slightly different vibe than the usual Columbia date from the decade. Duke does a bit of narration himself – and singers include Margaret Tynes, Joya Sherrill, and Ozzie Bailey – who beautifully illustrate the shifting passages of the longer suite. Solos are by Johnny Hodges on alto, Clark Terry on trumpet, and Paul Gonsalves on tenor – and titles include "Congo Square", "Madam Zajj", "Drum is A Woman", "You Better Know It", "Rhythm Pum Te Dum", and "Rhumbop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Duke Ellington/Louis ArmstrongParis Blues – Original Soundtrack ... LP
United Artists, 1961. Very Good ... $9.99
We've always loved Duke Ellington's soundtracks, and this is one of his best! The score is a moody introspective one, written for a 1961 film that starred Paul Newman as a frustrated jazz musician living in Paris. The "Paris Blues" theme is a dark, somber composition that is supposedly Newman's masterpiece as a jazz writer – and it works beautifully with the film's themes of frustration and unfulfilled desire. Ellington's at his best here, and apart from the main theme, the score also has great versions of classics like "Mood Indigo" and "Take The A Train", plus originals like "Nite", "Wild Man Moore", "Guitar Amour", and "Paris Stairs". Also features Louis Armstrong on one track! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has remnants of a small sticker.)

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Don ElliottMellophone ... LP
Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $8.99
They're not lying with the title of this great little set – as Don Elliott blows his unique horn with a very mellow tone! The instrument is kind of a bigger version of a flugelhorn – and is used by Don in a laidback combo that also features trombone from Billy Byers, trumpet from Howie Reich, and baritone sax from Danny Bank – all deep sounds that set up a bank of color for Elliott to work with in his most vivid way. Other players include Hal McKusick on alto and flute – but working without as much of the sharper, cutting tones of other 50s albums – and rhythm is from Barry Galbraith on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Mel Zelnick on drums. Titles include "Sposin", "The Lamp Is Low", "Mellophone Mambo", "Summer Setting", and "With The Wind & The Rain In Your Hair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, some wear, and a peeled gloss finish, with an ink stamp and some light stains on the back.)
 
 
 



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