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Johannesburg Street BandDancin Through The Streets ... LP
Chisa/Uni, Late 60s. Sealed ... $36.99
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 a small cutout hole.)

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Elton John11-17-70 ... LP
Uni, 1971. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover and label have a name stamp.)

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Elton JohnHonky Chateau ... LP
Uni, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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
(Uni pressing, in the envelope cover.)

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New Elton JohnMadman Across The Water ... LP
Uni, 1971. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Original pressing, including the booklet.)

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New Nigel OlssonNigel Olsson's Drum Orchestra And Chorus ... LP
Uni, 1971. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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New Big BlackElements Of Now! ... LP
Uni, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Fever TreeFever Tree ... LP
Uni, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Late 60s psych from Texas – the self-titled set from Fever Tree – which finds group adapting some outside penned tunes of the day nicely into the good natured psychedelic groove. The arrangements are what make the group special, rolling from soaring pop sounds into harder edged TX school of psychedelia, and back again. Instrumentation includes the kind of core rock sound with keys, harp, flute, cello and more – and the record even sports some string & horn arrangements by David Angel and Gene Page! Titles include "Imitation Situation 1", "Where Do You Go?", "Return Of The Native", "Man Who Paints The Pictures", "The Sun Also Rises", "Unlock My Door", "Come With Me" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Elton JohnElton John ... LP
Uni, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Blue label MCA/Coral pressing. Label has a name 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
(Portuguese pressing.)

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New Love UnlimitedLove Unlimited (From A Girl's Point Of View) ... LP
Uni, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff – the beginning of the Love Unlimited dynasty! As we're sure you know, Barry White produced this little gem of a record, and the record was a key proving ground for many of his stone cold soul production ideas before he went off and started doing the lead vocals himself. The trio of lovelies that makes up Love Unlimited do a perfect job with Barry's arrangements – singing heavenly harmonies on tracks like "If This World Were Mine", "Is It Really True Boy – Is It Really Me", and the stunning "Walking In The Rain With The One I Love", which has one of the best telephone monologues you'll ever hear on a soul track! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some split seams, and peeling along the bottm 3 inches of the back.)

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New Hugh MasekelaPromise Of A Future ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 – in great shape!)
Also available Promise Of A Future ... CD 23.99

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New Quincy Jones/The Mirettes/Nate TurnerLost Man – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Uni, Early 70s. Used ... 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
 
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New Merle HaggardPride In What I Am ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Merle Haggard's key Capitol classics – filled with great tunes that include the essential title cut – plus "It Meant Goodbye To Me When You Said Hello To Him", "I Can't Hold Myself In Line", and "Who'll Buy The Wine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great uni-pack pressing – with a mixed message in the cover – which has Merle in a hobo jungle on front, but showing off his riches on the inside!)
 
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Johnny AlbinoEl Unico ... LP
Starbright, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $6.99
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New Lorez AlexandriaDeep Roots ... LP
Argo, 1962. Good+ ... $14.99
One of the greatest records ever recorded by vocalist Lorez Alexandria – and a perfect summation of her rich talents as a singer! Backing is by a small Chicago trio that includes John Young on piano, Vernel Fournier on drums, and George Eskridge on bass – but the arrangements of the tracks, and Lorez's unique interpretations drive the tunes into territory that's surprisingly advanced for the 1962 date of the session. You'll recognize most of the tunes – but as the old adage goes, it's not the song, but the singer – and you'll hear Lorez crafting a rich tapestry of sound and emotion from titles like "No Moon At All", "I Was A Fool", "Detour Ahead", "Travlin Light", and "I Want To Talk About You". The album's a gem – right up there with her best work ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Gray label Argo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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Steve AllenCool Quiet Bossa Nova ... LP
Dot, 1967. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Steve Allen's not a name we'd usually associate with bossa nova, but he does a surprisingly great job on this sweet little set – thanks to help from a small combo of west coast players! The album's still in the jazz mode of some of Allen's other albums for Dot, but the rhythms are bossa all the way through – and performed with cool instrumentation that includes organ by Mike Melvoin, alto and flute by Bud Shank and Bill Perkins, guitar by Jim Pisano and Laurindo Almeida, and both piano and melodica from Steve! It's hard to believe Allen playing the latter instrument, but he does a pretty great job with it – and creates some weirdly moody sounds that make for a very unique take on the bossa. All tunes are original compositions by Steve – and titles include "Go", "The Final Curtain", "Theme From A Man Called Dagger", "You May Have Been Loved Before", "The Morning Light", "You Don't Need Me", and "Smooth Bossa Nova". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has half split seams, some wear, a crease on one corner, and a piece of clear tape on the bottom seam.)

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Mose AllisonMose In Your Ear ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Very Good ... $1.99
It's the early 70s, and Mose is still going strong – grooving with a unique blend of New Orleans soul and Northern jazz influences, his own particular brand of music, timeless from the day it was born! The setting here is a live one, and Mose is playing with a trio that includes Clyde Flowers on bass and Eddie Charlton on drums. The album features a number of strong originals – including "Look What You Made Me Do", "Powerhouse", "I Don't Worry About A Thing", and "Don't Forget To Smile" – plus versions of "The Seventh Son" and "Fool's Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Gene AmmonsBoss Is Back! ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Very Good ... $6.99
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. Vinyl has a few clicks.)

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Gene AmmonsEarly Visions ... LP
Chess, Late 40s/Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
24 tracks that perfectly illustrate all that was great about Gene Ammons in his early days – a set of singles and 78s recorded for Chess in the late 40s and early 50s, featuring players that include Tom Archia, Matthew Gee, Junior Mance, Sonny Stitt, and Bill Massey. Titles include "Do You Really Mean It", "Swingin For Xmas", "The Battle", "Jam For Boppers", "Bless You", "Cha Bootie", "Goodbye", " Tenor Eleven", "Don't Do Me Wrong", "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", and "Can Anyone Explain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch and a bit of along the opening.)

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Gene AmmonsSock! ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A striking title – and a strong set of grooves, even if the tracks were pulled from a variety of different sessions, and not recorded as a unified album. Jug plays tenor on all cuts – working in formats that range from a Mal Waldron led trio to larger honking groups with horn players like Henderson Chambers, Cecil Payne, Nate Woodward, and Gene Easton. Tracks are short, and most are pretty rocking – with titles that include "Blue Coolade", "Short Stop", "Scam", "Sock", "What I Say", and "Rock Roll". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittTogether Again For The Last Time ... LP
Prestige, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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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AnimalsBefore We Were So Rudely Interrupted ... LP
Jet/United Artists, 1977. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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New Arcano Y Sus MaravillasArcano Y Sus Maravillas Con Miguelito Cuni ... LP
Egrem (Cuba), 1940s. Very Good ... $11.99
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(Cover has some light ringwear.)

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Arrested DevelopmentZingalamaduni ... LP
Chrysalis, 1994. Very Good+ 2LP ... $11.99
Their second album. With "Mister Landlord", 'Ease My Mind", "In The Sunshine", "Pride" and "Africa's Inside Me". 15 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Art Ensemble Of ChicagoKabalaba – Live At Montreux Jazz Festival ... LP
AECO, 1974. Very Good ... $34.99
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.)
Also available Kabalaba – Live At Montreux Jazz Festival ... CD 9.99

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Georgie AuldManhattan With Strings ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good- ... $5.99
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(White label promo, with deep groove. Cover has masking tape on the top and bottom seams, clear tape with a rip on the spine, a sticker, and some pen and a promo stamp on the back. Labels have a sticker, a light stain, and a bit o pen.)

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Albert AylerSwing Low Sweet Spiritual ... LP
Osmosis (Netherlands), 1964. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Pre-ESP Records work from the legendary Albert Ayler – and a really special set that definitely shows his strong ties to a previous legacy of African-American music! Ayler always clamed blues and other roots in his sound, but didn't always show them as clearly – given his free-thinking, forward-moving approach – yet this set has Albert really reworking an older influence, by taking older songs from gospel and secular sources, and using them as a completely compelling springboard for his new ideas on tenor and soprano sax! The album's the sort that David Murray might have cut in the mid 80s – but conceived by Ayler two decades before – and sadly unissued for years after its recording, possibly because it's a very sensitive, soulful set that's different than the frenetic power of later albums on ESP. A real treasure throughout – with work from Call Cobbs Jr on piano, Henry Grimes on bass, and Sonny Murray on drums – on titles that include "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", "Deep River", "Goin Home", "Ol Man River", "Down By The Riverside", and "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing!)

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BalesUnion 1861 to 1865 – Bales/Zabawa/Massey/National Gallery Orchestra (book & LP) ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Very unusual – a set of orchestral and vocal performances, based around songs from the Civil War – packaged in a very handsome book! Also fetaures narration from Ramond Massey. LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)

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Bobby BareHard Time Hungrys ... LP
RCA, 1975. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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
(Spine has one spot of old tape and a small rip. Cover has an embossed promotional stamp.)

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New Ray BarrettoIrresistible ... LP
Fania, 1989. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Ray Barretto's not looking too "irresistible" on the cover of this one – thanks to a too-white costume and sock-less loafers – but the record's still a great one, with a nicely jazzy vibe throughout! The album was Ray's last for Fania, but it's by no means a contract-filler – as Barretto keeps the group in tight formation as they make their way through a trumpet-heavy batch of tunes that only uses a bit of electric instrumentation from time to time. Vocals are by Carlos Torres, and most of the arrangements are by Ricky Gonzalez, who also plays keyboards and piano on the set. Tracks include a great remake of "Night In Tunisia", plus "Aguadilla", "Cancion Para El Nino", "Llamame", "Amo La Noche", and "Eras". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill BarronWest Side Story Bossa Nova ... LP
Dauntless, 1963. Very Good+ ... $38.99
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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Kenny BarronSunset To Dawn ... LP
Muse, 1973. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Sublime 70s work from Kenny Barron – a record that really has him stretching out strongly from his roots in the 60s, and sounding almost even more inventive than on some of his later material as well! Kenny's playing a fair bit of keyboards on the set – showing a wonderful sensitivity for electric modes, in ways that are quite different than some of his contemporaries – very cool, and often spacey, but in really unique sort of ways! Acoustic piano figures into the mix as well – and is layered beautifully along contributions from group members who include Bob Cranshaw on bass, Freddy Waits on drums, Warren Smith on vibes, and Richard Landrum on percussion – a hornless but very full sounding group. The set includes the great groover "Swamp Demon" and the very well-sampled "Sunset", plus "Al-Kifha", "Delores St SF", and "Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear & minor seam splitting.)

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John BarryKnack & How To Get It ... LP
United Artists, 1965. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An incredibly groovy soundtrack that's also one of the best-ever scores written by John Barry – a masterpiece of jazzy scoring that never gets old! There's some wicked use of Hammond in the main theme – played by Brit jazzer Alan Haven – a catchy little groove that dances nicely as the record unfolds – over rhythms that feature a snapping snare that's equally great! Barry brings in just a touch of the James Bond boldness, then mixes it with these warmer jazz leanings – all in a blend that's quite unique, and which easily makes the score one of our favorites of the 60s. A young Michael Crawford sings a great vocal version of the theme – "The Knack" – and other tracks include "Photo Strip", "Doors & Bikes & Things", "Ecstasy", "Three On A Bed", and "Blues & Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing.)

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New John BarryWhisperers ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
John Barry did the score for this dark British film starring Dame Edith Evans as an elderly woman slowly succumbing to the "whispers" of old age. The music is far different than Barry's Bond work, with more of a sophisticated orchestral sound – filled with dark brooding passages, occasionally punctuated by jazzier moments – which act as a nice sort of counterbalance! The score is a great step for Barry – really showing a new level of sophistication that's light years from his earlier small combo instrumental work. Titles include "Are You There?", "Sticks & Stones", "Nobody & Nothing", and "Three Attackers". LP, Vinyl record album

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John Barry/Shirley BasseyGoldfinger ... LP
United Artists, 1964. Very Good- ... $2.99
The soundtrack that put John Barry over the top – and to many, THE James Bond soundtrack! The album chills from the first notes of the haunting title theme – the majestic "Goldfinger", sung by Shirley Bassey with a tone that's as dangerous as a razor-sharp hat spinning through the air! Barry then takes over with some wonderful instrumentals – a blend of crime jazz, mood pieces, chase themes, and more – all peppered with that dark dark Bond theme that we love so much! Titles include "Into Miami", "Teasing The Korean", "Alpine Drive", "Bond Back In Action", "Gassing The Gangsters", and "Death Of Goldfinger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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John Barry/Shirley BasseyMoonraker ... LP
United Artists, 1979. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Bond goes into space, but Barry stays on the ground – in one of the lesser-remembered James Bond soundtracks of the 70s! The film followed on the Star Wars boom, and had lots of space effects, but Barry keeps things mostly orchestral here – not going for the electronics or sound effects you might think. Shirley Bassey sings 2 versions of the "Moonraker" theme – one straight and one disco – and titles include "Bond Smells A Rat", "Bond Lured To Pyramid", "Bond Arrives In Rio", "Flight Into Space", and "Space Lazer Battle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Shirley BasseyNobody Does It Like Me ... LP
United Artists, 1974. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A mid 70s set from Shirley Bassey, working in New York with arrangements by Gene Page and Nick Perito – both of whom give Shirley a sound that's smooth, sophisticated, and sometimes soulful – yet still filled with some of the powerful punch of her earlier British recordings. There's almost echoes of mid 70s Marlena Shaw or Nancy Wilson at times – although the overall feel is a bit more pop in the end. Titles include "Leave A Little Room", "When You Smile", "Davy", "All That Love Went To Waste", "I'm Nothing Without You", and "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam, some stains on front, and peeled spots on back.)

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New Joe BataanAfrofilipino ... LP
Salsoul, 1975. Very Good+ ... $39.99
An amazing crossover moment of the 70s Latin scene! During the 60s Joe Bataan had been experimenting with the many different mode of Latin Soul – crossing over styles in a way that not only reflected his complicated roots, but which also tried to break Latin music out of the small uptown market it was getting locked into. On the album before this one, Joe coined the term Salsoul, which he used to describe his unique mix of salsa and soul – which on this record also gets a bit of an infusion of disco, which was a brilliant move by Joe, and broke the album out of the ghetto, onto dancefloors around the world. The centerpiece of the record is Joe's funky cover of Gil Scott-Heron's classic "The Bottle" – but just about every track is great, and there's loads of excellent titles like "Chico & The Man", "Women Don't Want To Love Me", "X-Rated Symphony", "When You're Down (Funky Mambo)", and remakes of older Latin Soul tunes "What Good Is A Castle" and "Ordinary Guy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and an unglued bottom seam. Label has a promo stamp.)

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

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Sidney BechetBechet – 12 Previously Unreleased Selections By The Master Of The Soprano Saxophone ... LP
Riverside, 1947. Very Good ... $9.99
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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Tony BennettHometown, My Town ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
One of Tony's greatest full LPs, an extremely coherent effort that's tied together with a single theme – very unique for his career at the time! The "Hometown" element is a tribute to New York – and the album's a sophisticated suite of tracks set to jazz backings by Ralph Burns, filled with washes of color and emotion that go far beyond what you'd hear on a regular Tony Bennett album. Titles include "The Skyscraper Blues", "Penthouse Serenade", "All By Myself", "Love Is Here To Stay", and "The Party's Over". LP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Special Products pressing.)

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Elmer BernsteinCast A Giant Shadow ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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Elmer BernsteinReturn Of The Seven (aka Return Of The Magnificent Seven) ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Elmer Bernstein's theme to The Magnificent Seven is one of the standout soundtrack tunes of the 60s – an instantly recognizable number that you'll groove on right away, and which shows up often in Bernstein's soundtrack to this 1966 sequel to the original film. Tracks include "The Magnificent Seven", "In The Trap", "Battle", "Finale", "Council", "The Journey", and "El Toro". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Blk JksAfter Robots ... LP
Secretly Canadian, 2009. Sealed ... $6.99
Tight rhythms, anthemic melodies, and postpunk dynamics from South Africa's Blk Jks – delivering on the earlier EP and positioning themselves as one of most unique groups in the indie scene – on any continent! The group generally works with rock instrumentation of lead & rhythmic guitars, bass, drums and vocals, but they don't sound like anyone else. They have a way of working in some fuzzed out dissonance in spots, and some surprising, abrupt shifts within the songs – plus some additional brass punctuation by the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Titles include "Molalatladi", "Banna Ba Modimo", "Standby", "Lakeside", "Taxidermy", "Kwa Nqingetje", "Skeleton", "Cursor" and "Tselane". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has some tears and a factory sticker.)

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Willie BoboBobo Motion ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Bobo Motion is groovy motion – heard here on one of Willie's best albums for Verve from the late 60s – a really unique blend of jazz, Latin, and soul-based rhythms! The set's even tighter than some of Willie's other Verve records – and like the classic Uno Dos Tres, it's got some nicely greasy numbers that slide around wonderfully in the groove – next to others that are cleaner, leaner, and plenty darn jazzy! Willie sings a bit on the record, but not much – and the real highlight is the heavy timbales on most of the rhythms, and the crack small combo Latin sound throughout. All tracks are great – and even familiar numbers sound fresh under the Bobo touch! Titles include "Ain't That Right", "Cute", "Evil Ways", "Show Me", "Black Coffee", "Night Walk", and "La Bamba". LP, Vinyl record album
(One corner of the cover is slightly bumped, but the rest is great.)

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Bonzo Dog BandHistory Of The Bonzos ... LP
United Artists, 1974. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
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(Includes the booklet inside the gatefold. Cover has ring & edge wear, a small cut corner, and some splitting on the top and bottom seams.)

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Brand NubianEverything Is Everything ... LP
Elektra, 1994. Sealed 2LP ... $24.99
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

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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 some light wear.)
Also available Brass Construction ... CD 16.99

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New Brass ConstructionBrass Construction II ... LP
United Artists, 1976. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The second album from Brass Construction – heavy horns, basslines, and stellar dancefloor grooves – a stone classic! The first one was totally great, but they cast a wider stylistic claim on II – their trademark funky sound is still very firmly in place, but they bring more to the plate. The rhythms and percussion have a more globally steeped flare at points on the album, and there's a more smoldering, slightly mellower vibe on some tracks, without sacrificing the funk. The whole thing's fused together wonderfully – with the larger group moving with the energy a much smaller combo – and titles include "Sambo", "Screwed", "Get To The Point", "What's On Your Mind", and "Now Is Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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Brass ConstructionBrass Construction III ... LP
United Artists, 1977. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Another killer from Brass Construction – served up in that fantastic Randy Muller groove! The group's a bit one, but they've got a tightness that's really incredible – horns, bass, keys, and drums all focused together perfectly – hitting a pulsating rhythmic line that's perfect for the dancefloor, yet still funky enough to keep up with their roots. The vocals crackle nicely on the best cuts – sung together in an ensemble mode that's not really harmony, but has a fullness that supports the themes of the lyrics nicely. Titles include "Celebrate", "Get It Together", "Love", "Top Of The World", "Happy People", and "Wake Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a creased corner.)

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Clifford BrownBeginning & The End ... LP
Columbia, 1952/1956. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Features very early work with Chris Powell & His Blue Flames – on "Ida Red" and "I Come From Jamaica" – plus 3 longer Philly sides from 1956, with Billy Root on tenor and Sam Dockery on piano – on titles that include "Walkin", "Donna Lee", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Beginning & The End ... CD 5.99

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New 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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Ray Bryant TrioGotta Travel On ... LP
Cadet, 1966. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A stone groover from the great Ray Bryant – one of his brilliant albums for Cadet from the 60s! Ray's soul jazz trio (with Freddie Waits on drums) is augmented by the 2-horn trumpet section he used on some of his other Cadet recordings from the time – trumpet from Snookie Young and flugelhorn from Clark Terry, both of whom really help the album open up from the usual standard soul jazz trio side! The sound is really unique, and the "bottom" of the brass gives his piano a nice deep sound that you wouldn't necessarily expect from the arrangement – almost a bit of a bounce at the bottom, always helping the groove. The record includes a number of nice originals, like "Little Soul Sister", "All Things Are Possible", "Erewhon", and "Monkey Business" – plus versions of "Gotta Travel On" and "Bag's Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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New Burnside Community Baptist Church Triumphant ChoirExalt Exalt Exalt ... LP
Studio For Sight & Sound, 1979. Very Good ... $3.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Gary BurtonTime Machine ... LP
RCA, 1966. Sealed ... $18.99
We always used to pass up Gary Burton's early records, but as the years pass, we find that we like them more and more. Why? Well, because Gary's unique approach to the vibes has a cool subtle sound that's very groovy at this point, and which hasn't yet fallen into the indulgences of his later records. He's not funky, or hard-hitting, but he has these amazing spacey sounds that work well with his small group that includes Steve Swallow on bass and Larry Bunker on percussion. Tracks inlcude "Six Nix, Quix, Flix", "The Sunset Bell", "Deluge", "Chega De Saudade", and "Falling Grace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing!)

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Capitol PunishmentSlum With A View ... LP
Unclean, 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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Doug CarnBest of Doug Carn ... LP
Universal Sound, 1996. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
Doug Carn was one of the lost monster artists of the seventies, and a big chunk of his great organ jazz work is collected here on this great "best of" package. He's joined by his wife Jean Carn number of cuts (that's right, the same Jean Carn who recorded for Philly), including the beautiful version of "Little B's Poem", and the spiritual classic "Higher Ground". Very righteous, very heavy, and with a motherlode of great tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a mark from an old sticker in one corner.)

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New 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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Cee-LoCee-Lo Green And His Perfect Imperfections ... LP
Arista, 2002. Very Good+ 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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New Chambers BrothersPeople Get Ready ... LP
Vault, 1965. Very Good ... $9.99
The first album ever from The Chambers Brother – a much rootsier set than the psychedelic soul that later earned them fame in the 60s! The set's heavy on influences from folk, blues, and gospel – and pitches the group more towards the crossover college scene than the mainstream soul crowd – thanks to an appreciatively rootsy style of production that really has the vocals and acoustic instrumentation presented without any other augmentation. Tracks were recorded live at The Unicorn in Boston and the Ash Grove in LA – and most numbers are covers, with versions of "Summertime", "Your Old Land", "It's All Over Now", "Reconsider Baby", "People Get Ready", "Tore Up", and "Money". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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ChamillionaireSound Of Revenge (edited promo) ... LP
Universal, 2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $0.99
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CheeseCheese ... LP
Good Sounds, 1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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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June ChristyBig Band Specials ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good- ... $1.99
A very different album than usual for June Christy – one of her last for Capitol, and a very swinging, upbeat affair! As the title implies, June's singing a set of tunes made famous during the glory days of the big bands – tracks associated with Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and others – all given a nice reworking here by June, in a style that's got a hipper, swinging California kind of groove! Arrangers on the set are Bill Holman, Bob Cooper, and Shorty Rogers – and they all keep things light and above board – shaking away the bluer tones and quieter moods of some of June's other records, taking her vocals back to the highly swinging style that first brought her fame in the 40s. Titles include "Frenesi", "Time Was", "Good Bye", "Night In Tunisia", "Stompin At the Savoy", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Skyliner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Side 1 has some marks that play short clicks. Cover has some wear, a sticker, and a small sticker on the top seam.)

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New Eddie CochranLegendary Masters Series Vol 4 ... LP
United Artists, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some ringwear, and some splitting on the top seams.)

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Norman ConnorsDark Of Light (Buddah) ... LP
Buddah, 1973. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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 factory sticker in one corner.)

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Pat CooperOur Hero ... LP
United Artists, 1966. Very Good ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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Cornelius Brothers & Sister RoseCornelius Brothers & Sister Rose Greatest Hits ... LP
United Artists, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of the stranger soul acts of their day – but with a great capacity for coming up with catchy groovers when they wanted to! This one features their standout hit "Treat Her Like A Lady", plus "Let Me Down Easy", "Since I Found My Baby", "Big Time Lover", "Got To Testify", and "Good Lovin Don't Come Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pickwick pressing.)

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CowellHomage To Iran/Three String Quartets – Beaux Arts String Quartet/Avakian/Andres/Bahar ... LP
CRI, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Three String Quartets by Henry Cowell – Quartet No 3 (Mosaic), Quartet No 2 (Movement For String Quartet), and Quartet No 4 (United Quartet) – are all played by the Beaux Arts String Quartet. Homage To Iran is a trio piece with violin, piano, and Persian drum! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice textured cover, too.)

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Kenny CoxIntroducing Kenny Cox & the Contemporary Jazz Quartet ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. Very Good ... $19.99
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. Near Mint- (reissue)... $6.99
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
(Recent reissue pressing.)
Also available Creative Source (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Sonny CrissI'll Catch The Sun ... LP
Prestige, 1969. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Excellent material from Sonny Criss' late 60's comeback period! By this point, Criss had a sound, style, and maturity that was unmatched by any of his LA contemporaries – a way of blowing the alto that was neither boppish, nor cliched in R&B modes – and instead burst forth with a sense of soulful sophistication that was quite unique! Sonny's sound here is incredible throughout – a clear, clean approach to his instrument that is quite different than his style of a few years before – and he's set up in a great little combo that includes Hampton Hawes on piano, Monty Budwig on bass, and Shelly Mann on drums. Titles include the killer "California Screamin" – plus "I'll Catch The Sun", "Blue Sunset", "Cry Me A River", and "Don't Rain On My Parade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)

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Miles DavisSketches Of Spain ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good+ ... $12.99
A beautiful collaboration between Miles Davis and the great Gil Evans – and perhaps the most perfectly realized of all their projects! The album's got a wonderfully unified feel – as it begins with long compositions that have a distinct Spanish-tinge (and not a Latin-tinge, which is an important distinction to the way the album progresses.) Evans' arrangements have a majesty that takes the songs to the next level – working them as lush, lively backings for Davis' equally majestic trumpet solos, some of the finest he ever recorded with large group backing. Wonderful all the way through – and with the tracks "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Saeta", "The Pan Piper", and "Solea". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available
Sketches Of Spain (with bonus tracks) ... CD 3.99
Sketches Of Spain (180 gram vinyl mono edition) ... LP 18.99

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New DelfonicsLa La Means I Love You ... LP
Philly Groove, 1968. Fair ... $14.99
A landmark album in harmony soul – one of those records that pushed the genre to a whole new level! The Delfonics emerge fully formed here as one of the most compelling groups of their time – a tremendous trio with a really unique approach to soul music – one that's heartfelt and heartbreaking, but never too sweet to be cloying or poppy – definitely just the right groove to keep things hip while also cracking the charts! The album's their first full collaboration with legendary producer Thom Bell – and it's got a sound that's summed up perfectly in the quintessential cut "La La Means I Love You" – and which is followed through beautifully on a batch of tracks that includes "Losing You", "Can You Remember", "You're Gone", "I'm Sorry", and "Break Your Promise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing with deep groove. Cover has heavy wear and split seams. Label has some pen.)

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Adolph DeutschApartment ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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
(Back cover has discoloration from age.)

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Marco Di MarcoMarco Di Marco/Jack Riley ... LP
Modern Jazz (Italy), 1979. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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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DJ WhookidHood Radio Vol 1 ... LP
Full Clip, 2003. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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 Dr Buzzard's Original Savannah BandDr Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Goes To Washington ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
The group's third album, and although it wasn't as big of a hit as some of the others, it's a great batch of club tracks with a unique sound, and a nice jazzy approach! August Darnell wrote all the lyrics in the set and plays bass in the group – and lead female vocals are by Cory Daye, who manages to carry off the lyrics well, without sounding cloying. Titles include "Call Me", "New York At Dawn", "Didn't I Love You Girl?", "The Seven Year Itch",a nd "Once There Was A Colored Girl". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dr JohnDr John's Gumbo ... LP
Atco, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
A distinctly roots-oriented effort from Dr. John – and one in which he reprises a number of classic New Orleans R&B tracks, and gives them his unique funky twist. The record features versions of Sugarboy Crawford's "Iko Iko", Huey Smith's "Blow Wind Blow", and other classics like "Mess Around", "Let The Good Times Roll", "Junko Partner", "Tipitina", and "Stack A Lee". The band includes Melvin Lastie, Harold Battiste, Alvin Robinson, and other great southern funk players – and the album's got a nice gatefold cover! LP, Vinyl record album

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George DukePrimal George Duke ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1966. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 ... $9.99
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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New 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
(Blue label pressing. Cover has light wear, a bit of splitting on the bottom seam, and some small stains on the back.)

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EfdeminChicago ... LP
Dial (Germany), 2010. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
The second album from Berlin's Efdemin – abstract dance music and a deeply diverse tapestry of sounds! It's not a classic Chicago house styled effort, if you might have a expected that from the title – there's a lot going on here, woven in a uniquely wonderful way. Bits of house, jazz and somewhat convential dancemusic fused with much more hypnotic, creative blends of live instrumentation in the mix. Includes "Cowbell", "Shoeshine", "Oh My God", "Night Train", "There Will Be Singing", "Le Grand Voyage", "Wonderland (The Race For Space)" and more. 8 tracks on the LP. LP, Vinyl record album

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Electric IndianKeem-O-Sabe ... LP
United Artists, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
A goofy mix of groovy instrumental tracks with a weird "Apache"-esque instrumentation made up of some nicely processed guitars. The album's sort of funky in parts, with arrangements by Vince Montana that were recorded at Sigma Sound – and which have a late 60s Philly soul vibe to them. You may know the title cut, a goofy instrumental mini-hit, and other tracks include "Storm Warning", "Rain Dance", "What Does It Take To Win Your Love", and "Geronimo". Kind of Philly soul meets the Ventures! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, with a bit of minor seam splitting.)

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New Bill EvansConversations With Myself ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
Bill Evans meets Bill Evans – in a uniquely-styled session that features overdubbed solo lines from Bill, creating a multi-piano sound that's really great! The approach sounds gimmicky, but it's not – and Evans carries all the sensitivity you might expect from the title and image on the cover – a personal, up-close style that's nicely free from piano solo cliches, given the extra work of the overdubs. There's a nicely rhythmic feel to most numbers, and the piano lines often work in chromatic counterpoint to create a warmly sparkling quality to the set. Titles include "Round About Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Theme From Spartacus", "Stella By Starlight", and "NYC's No Lark". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light stains along the spine and part of the opening, some pen inside the gatefold, and a bit of light wear.)

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Bill Evans & Jim HallUndercurrent (Solid State) ... LP
United Artists/Solid State, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $18.99
Incredibly spare moody stuff from Jim Hall and Bill Evans! The record is a classic in understatement – and is the inevitable meeting of two players who'd both made a career out of saying more with less. The tracks are long and dreamy, and the piano/guitar lines seem to float in the air, suspended on little but ideas and imagination. Includes a very nice version of "Skating In Central Park", plus "Dream Gypsy", "Romain", and "Darn That Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 60s pressing.)

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Jose FelicianoEncore – Jose Feliciano's Finest Performances ... LP
RCA, 1971. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A great summation of Jose Feliciano's genius during his initial years at RCA – that unique mix of Chicano soul, acoustic folk, and Latin rhythms that made him sound unlike anyone else at the time! There's a charm to this work that's undeniable – an instantly compelling feel that makes you understand just why folks went so nuts for Jose right from the start, and why his particular growth and contribution to American music was as important from his perspective during these years as was Stevie Wonder's over at Motown! The set features a mix of live work, singles, and album tracks – and titles include his haunting version of "California Dreaming", plus "Hitchcock Railway", "Nature Boy", "Light My Fire", "Susie Q", "Hi Heel Sneakers", "Destiny", "Malaguena", "Life Is That Way", and "Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in an embossed cover, with some wear.)

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New Ferrante & TeicherDynamic Twin Pianos ... LP
United Artists, 1960. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
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New Roberta FlackKilling Me Softly ... LP
Atlantic, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Roberta Flack at her most masterful – balancing righteous soul at it's most spiritually resonant and more mainstream accessible melodies – from her classic years at Atlantic when she was forging a whole new sound that was a unique blend of soul, jazz, and spiritualism. Each of Roberta's preceding albums on Atlantic were increasingly incredible – and this one caps of a pretty incredible late 60s to early 70s run of top quality work. Includes the ever-fresh title cut, remade later by The Fugees in a version that cemented it's status with the next generation – plus a great version Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne", "River", "No Tears (In The End)", "I'm The Girl", "When You Smile" and "Conversation Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the die-cut gatefold cover, which has light wear.)

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Frank Foster & Frank WessTwo For The Blues ... LP
Pablo, 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A wonderful reunion of the team of Frank Foster and Frank Wess – caught here in an easy-going and laidback style that's miles away from their work with Count Basie! The youthful rhythm section of Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, and Marvin Smitty Smith really adds a lot to the set – giving the record a later sort of soul jazz vibe, one that's perfect for the pair to solo over in open-ended lines. Both Franks play tenor sax, and Wess plays flute and alto as well – while Foster does some excellent work on soprano sax. Titles include "Bay Street", "Two For The Blues", "But For The Likes Of You", "Nancy", "Your Beauty Is A Song Of Love", and "A Time For Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Four TopsFour Tops Now! (aka MacArthur Park) ... LP
Motown, 1971. Sealed ... $5.99
It's definitely "now" time for the Four Tops here – as the album has them stepping forth in a host of hipper modes than their earlier work for Motown! The record may not be a classic in the group's catalog, but it's filled with plenty of fresh tunes – both Motown originals and cover versions that are done here in a style that's got some of the heavier, more righteous styles that the Temptations were getting into, and some of the warmer more sophisticated modes that would show up more in the 70s. A real standout is the drum-heavy "My Past Just Crossed My Future" – easily one of the funkiest tunes the group ever cut, with skittish beats that really drive the groove home. Other tracks include "The Key", "What Is A Man", "Little Green Apples", "Do What You Gotta Do", "Opportunity Knock", "Don't Bring Back Memories", and "Wish I Didn't Love You So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stained corner.)

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Charles FoxLove American Style ... LP
Capitol, 1973. Sealed ... $79.99
A wonderful soundtrack from one of the grooviest shows to ever run on American TV – the legendary Love American Style, a great program with a great soundtrack from Charles Fox! The record is split up into vocal and instrumental sides – making for a really unique record that shows both sides of his talents. The vocal tracks were co-penned with Norman Gimbel and Arnold Margolin – and have tracks in a cool post-Sunshine style that's sometimes soft rock, but which often sparkles with the livelier touches of Fox's earlier soundtrack work. Singers aren't listed, but they're all a perfect fit – and titles include the sublime theme "Love American Style", plus "Where Do I Go", "New World Song", and "Lovely One". Side two is all instrumental, and almost even better – slinky easy numbers with a more "adult" feel than work of this type from the 60s – but still very much in the best Fox-ish mode of classics like Goodbye Columbus or Barbarella. A few tracks get a bit funky, and even the mellower ones have some really playful instrumental touches that go way past similar work of the time – the kind of cool juxtapositions and isolated recording modes you'd hear from European soundtracks in the early 70s. Titles include "The Brass Bed", "About Her", "So Little Time", and "Long Ago Yesterday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Michael FranksSleeping Gypsy ... LP
Warner, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
A really brilliant little record – one of those gems that you've probably passed by so many times because it's ubiquitous, but which never fails to please over the years! Forget any pre-conceived notions you might have about Michael Franks, because at this early point in his career the man is a genre unto himself – working in a unique blend of jazz, pop, and a bit of soul – always served up sparely and with a great deal of understatement, but still filled with plenty of personal spirit on the lyrics. Franks' voice is beautifully compressed into the rest of the instrumentation by Tommy LiPuma – in a style that still holds up wonderfully over the years, and which is set to Claus Ogerman arrangements that make plenty great use of keyboards from Joe Sample of The Crusaders! Tunes are all originals by Franks – and there's some especially great Brazilian touches on the numbers "Antonio's Song" and "Down In Brazil". Other titles include "The Lady Wants To Know", "I Really Hope It's You", "Chain Reaction", and "In The Eye Of The Storm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with some tape and marks from tape removal on the back.)

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Free FlightJazz/Classical Union ... LP
PAJ, 1982. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $2.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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New Free LifeFree Life ... LP
CBS, 1978. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the great late 70s Columbia sets from the Earth Wind & Fire side of the universe – the one and only album by this obscure west coast group, who get some strong help in the studio from Phillip Bailey! Bailey co-produced, and wrote some great songs for the record – and the group's own mix of jazz, funk, and soul is very much in the best spirit of Earth Wind & Fire at the time – tight at all the right moments, but also with this righteous energy in the background – an overall feel that's way deeper than most large ensembles on major labels. This spirit really comes through in the sublime cut "I'll Keep A Light In My Window" – which has a beautifully mellow jazzy groove, and which is on a par with anything Maurice White was laying down in the mid-tempo mode in the 70s – but the whole album's mighty nice, and other titles include "Smile", "Spirit Of Love", "Second Coming", and "Say You Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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New Annette FunicelloSomething Borrowed, Something Blue ... LP
Vista, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Erroll GarnerParis Impressions Vol. 1 ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A totally unique, totally mindblowing album from Erroll Garner – and the set that made us finally fall in love with his music forever! Sure, Garner can be great on other albums – but here, he's really hitting this amazing vibe – stretching out in this rhythmic way that pushes his style and agenda even more than before – so much so that the flurry of sharp, angular notes really leaves us breathless – and almost bridges on much more modern avant playing at certain moments! Plus, Erroll also plays some harpsichord – which sounds wonderfully weird and totally offbeat in the hands of his technique – in a way that only sharpens and intensifies all the elements that were always in his music. The whole thing is incredibly striking – and although Ed Calhoun plays bass and Kelly Martin plays percussion, Garner's power on both keyboards drives the whole record from the top right down to the bottom. LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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New Stan Getz with Joao GilbertoBest Of Two Worlds ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A wonderful return ot the sounds of Brazil for Stan Getz – a 70s album that reunites him with Joao Gilberto, but in a style that's somewhat different than the pair's older Verve recordings! The sound here is looser, freer – more in that breezy Brazilian mode that evolved out of the initial bossa years – and Stan's tenor sounds great in the setting, with those loose yet heartfelt lines we love so much from this period! Joao's great too – somehow even more "present" on the record than before, with that amazing ability to do so much with so little – as on some of his own great 70s recordings. Miucha contributes some English language vocals to the record alongside Joao's Portuguese ones, and Oscar Castro Neves handled the arrangements with a nicely stripped-down style that has plenty of focus on the percussion and rhythms. Titles include a sublime English language version of "Aqua De Marco (Waters Of March)", plus the tracks "Double Rainbow", "Falsa Bahiana", "Ligia", "Izaura", "Eu Vim Da Bahia", and "E Preciso Perdoar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieEbullient Mr Gillespie ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Ahhh . . . Diz in the 50s. What a great thing! He's post bop, post cubop, but still has all the best elements of those eras – wrapped up into a more complicated Latin-tinged style that's filled with warmth, humor, and some pretty compelling grooves. This set is one of Diz's best from the time – and it's got some tracks that are real classics in his book, like "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac", "Ungawa", "Lorraine", and "Constantinople". The group's small and hip – with Junior Mance on piano, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Sam Jones on bass, Lex Humphries on drums, and Chano Pozo on conga. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and half split spine.)

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Dizzy GillespieFree Ride ... LP
Pablo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A wicked bit of 70s funky fusion from Dizzy Gillespie – recorded with his old piano player from the 60s, Lalo Schifrin! Lalo arranged, conducted, and plays plenty of keyboards – giving the album a wicked groove that's a bit different than some of Dizzy's other 70s work – a bit fuller and more tightly arranged, but with all that heavy Schifrin funk firmly in place! The album's almost a blend of Dizzy's work for the Perception label and some of Lalo's soundtrack grooves – and titles include the dancefloor stormer "Unicorn", plus "Wrong Number", "Free Ride", and "Fire Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nikki GiovanniTruth Is On Its Way ... LP
Right On, 1971. Sealed ... $9.99
Nikki G in total righteousness, surrounded by a big choir, and dropping knowledge on cuts like "Great Pax Whitey", "Poem For Aretha", and "Ego Tripping". Very spiritual stuff, with backing vocals by the New York Community Choir, who also recorded a great soul album on RCA around the same time – and an overall approach that elevates Nikki's poetry into a very spiritual realm! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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