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Van McCoyMy Favorite Fantasy ... LP
MCA, 1978. Sealed .... $2.99
An excellent album of smooth soul tracks, and maybe Van's best record of the 70s! The record shows Van sitting at the piano in an intimate setting – ala Barry White – and it's got a similar Love Unlimited Orchestra approach, with much large backing behind Van's voice, and a very full instrumental sound. Van sings lead vocals, which aren't always that great – but he more than makes up for it with some great piano and keyboard work, and some wonderful soul songwriting and arranging that recall his best uptown moments of the late 60s. The record has a few uptempo hustle-type tracks, but they're all pretty darn great soul songs, and there's loads of great mellow soul moments woven in to make the record a nice album of ballads and groovers. Titles include "Before & After", "Wings Of Love", "My Favorite Fantasy", "That's The Story Of My Life", and "You're So Right For Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is torn in back from promo sticker application. Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Van McCoyDisco Baby ... LP
Avco, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This is it! The record that helped put disco over in a huge way, with a sound that would go on to be heavily imitated for years to come. Sweeping disco production from Hugo & Luigi arranged and conducted by Van McCoy, already a studio mainstay by this point, coupled with a set of accessible numbers paved the way towards huge mainstream appeal for tracks like "The Hustle". This album also includes the title track, "Get Dancin", "Spanish Boogie", "Turn This Mother Out" plus covers of the Ohio Players' "Fire" and AWB's "Pick Up The Pieces". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker.)

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New Van McCoyNight Time Is Lonely Time ... CD
Columbia/Superbird (UK), 1966. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early early work from Van McCoy – his first full record as a solo artist, done at a time when he was just starting to share his talents with other artists! The style here is quite sophisticated – almost more of a jazz ballad style than anything else – with lush arrangements by Glen Osser that would work perfectly with some of the label's bigger crossover vocalists of the 60s. Discovering this side of Van's talents is really amazing – a great chance to show the world that, along with being quite an arranger and songwriter, McCoy's also got the potential to be a great singer on his own, too – one who might have almost rivaled Johnny Mathis, if things had gone right back in the 60s. Titles include "Night Time Is Lonely Time", "I Can Dream, Can't I?", "A Young Fool In Love", "I'll Close My Eyes", and "You Were My First Love". CD

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New Van McCoyVan McCoy & His Magnificent Movie Machine ... LP
H&L, 1977. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While Van McCoy never quite hit it as big with any of his other efforts as he did with "The Hustle", he churned out his fair share of disco productions throughout the 70s. Here he gives a batch of soundtrack songs and movie themes the disco medley treatment: "Moon River", "Over The Rainbow", "Gone With The Wind", "Somewhere", "Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)", "Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)", "theme From Shaft", "Lara's Theme From Doctor Zhivago" and "The Magnificent Seven". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some wear.)

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New VariousSweetest Feeling – A Van McCoy Songbook 1962 to 1973 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A sweet overview of the Van McCoy songbook from the early 60s to early 70s – and a stellar compilation from Ace Records – a label that's gone above and beyond in its efforts to shine a light on the songwriters and producers behind some of most moving songs of the era! The breadth ofMcCoy's talent is pretty amazing, all the more so given his huge disco era hit "The Hustle", a world away from the soaringly emotional soul songs he penned for top shelf singers like Betty Everett, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Nancy Wilson, Donny Hathaway, Erma Franklin, Jerry Butler and more – many of the best of which are compiled here! 24 tracks in all: "I Got The Sweetest Feeling" by Erma Franklin, "Getting Mighty Crowded" by Betty Everett, "Baby I'm Yours" by Barbara Lewis, "Sotp And Get A Hold Of Myself" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "So Soon" by Aretha Franklin, "Giving Up" by Donny Hathaway, "Nothing Worse Than Being Alone" by The Ad Libs, "I've Lost You" by Jackie Wilson and many more. CD
 
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AnacostiaAnacostia (1978) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978. New Copy .... $22.99
Anacostia make the move to Tabu Records for this sweet second set – and they seem to have picked up more of a groove along the way! The same elements as before are firmly in place here – production by Charles Kipps, with supervision from Van McCoy – but the groove is a bit more focused, in ways that slide out spaciously with that warmer modern soul feel that made Tabu a real up-and-comer of a soul label in the late 70s. There's hints of 80s groove on the record, but at an earlier, warmer stage – mixed with some mellow cuts that really send the album home! Titles include "Take It Or Leave It", "I Don't Need", "All For You", "Ain't Nothin To It", "You've Got Love On Your Side", and "Anything For You". CD features bonus tracks – "Ain't Nothin To It (12" version)" and "Anything For You (12" version)". CD

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Aretha FranklinSoul Sister ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Near Mint- .... $9.99
Aretha Franklin's definitely growing into her role as a soul sister here – a later date for Columbia Records that hints a bit at the sounds to come on Atlantic! Backings are by Robert Mersey and Belford Hendricks – both of whom use some relatively full orchestrations and occasional backing vocals – in ways that almost translate a 60s country soul aesthetic to a leaner, cleaner sound for Aretha's strong vocals. Franklin, as always, is great – the kind of singer that really illuminates any tune she gets – even familiar numbers that seem to take on new life in her hands. The material is a bit deeper-digging than before on Columbia – less covers, and more tunes that are well-suited to Aretha's sensibilities – including a few penned by Van McCoy or Hendricks. Titles include "Until You Were Gone", "Follow Your Heart", "A Mother's Love", "I'm Losing You", "Take A Look", and "Can't You See Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 sound mono pressing.)

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Thelma Houston & Jerry ButlerThelma & Jerry/Two To One (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy .... $14.99
Both of Thelma Houston & Jerry Butler's duo records for Motown – back-to-back in a single set! 1977's Thelma & Jerry is up first – and it's a truly sweet pairing of the 2 legendary voices – tempering the more crossover disco mode that Thelma was working so strongly in the mid-to-late 70s just a bit, but still done with a fairly slick, nice and warm sound. The vocal chemistry with Jerry is pretty wonderful, too! Butler and Hal Davis take partial credit for production and tracks include a great, soul style medley of the pop hits "If You Leave Me Now/Love So Right", "Only The Beginning", Stevie Wonder's "Joy Inside My Tears", "Let's Get Together", "It's A Lifetime Thing","I Love You Through Windows" and more. The follow-up Two To One is another gem – this one featuring arrangements by Willie Hutch, Van McCoy, and Terry Woodford. Titles include "Find A Way", "We Owe It To Ourselves", "Never Gonna Get Enough", "If It Would End", "Chicago Send Her Home", and "Don't Pity Me". Also includes the bonus Motown single "Kiss Me Now". CD

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Thelman Houston & Jerry ButlerTwo To One ... LP
Motown, 1978. Sealed .... $1.99
Features arrangements by Willie Hutch, Van McCoy, and Terry Woodford. Titles include "Find A Way", "We Owe It To Ourselves", "Never Gonna Get Enough", "If It Would End", "Chicago Send Her Home", and "Don't Pity Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is a bit shopworn.)

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Walter JacksonWelcome Home – The Many Moods of Walter Jackson ... LP
Okeh, 1965. Very Good+ .... $5.99
A sublime mix of new tunes and re-imagined standards – and a set that takes Walter Jackson into even more sophisticated soul territory than before! The record is proof that the up and coming soul artists of the 60s had a key place alongside the more established mainstream acts on the other side of the fence – as Walter's working here with arranger Riley Hampton to re-cast a number of familiar tunes in his cool Iceman soul mode – changing the themes, rhythms, and inflections of the tracks for a more contemporary soul market – and also interspersing them with a few great new songs of his own! The approach is amazing – far better than even Jerry Butler or Chuck Jackson's work in a similar idiom – and the album features the sublime hit "Welcome Home", plus the Van McCoy tunes "Suddenly I'm All Alone", "Still At The Mercy Of Your Love", and "The Magic's Gone" – alongside versions of "Moon River", "Let It Be Me", "Imagination", and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Gladys Knight & The PipsIn The Beginning (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bell/FTG, Early 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Really great pre-Motown music from Gladys Knight & The Pips – a collection of early singles that were issued by Vee Jay and the Fire/Fury labels, but which already show the group head and shoulders above most of their contemporaries! Many of these cuts are from the start of the 60s, and show the quartet working out the first modes of group soul in a really great way – balancing Gladys' strong lead with sublime harmonies from The Pips – often set to some excellent early compositions from Van McCoy, who gives the group a great deal of class right from the start. Titles include "Letter Full Of Tears", "Either Way I Lose", "Giving Up", "Stop & Get A Hold Of Myself", "Tell Her You're Mine", "Lovers Always Forgive", "Every Beat Of My Heart", and "Operator". CD adds in some nice bonus tracks too – "The Devil In Me", "Another Love", "Go Away Stay Away", "Why Don't You Love Me", and "Who Knows". CD

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Gladys Knight & The PipsOne & Only ... LP
Buddah, 1978. Near Mint- .... $1.99
The last Buddah Records album from Gladys Knight & The Pips – and a set that's a great summation of all the new territory the group hit with the label! The album's a mix of the mellower ballads that made Gladys one of the biggest female soul singers of the 70s, and some of the upbeat groovers that turned out to be a really great fit for the group's style – a mode that's not really disco, but which offers a strong mix of strings and rhythms. Tony Camillo and Van McCoy both bring some good production elements to the record – and titles include "Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right", "Come Back & Finish What You Started", "It's A Better Than Good Time", "Saved By The Grace Of Your Love", "Butterfly", and "The One & Only". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Melba MooreMelba (Buddah) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1976. Used .... $9.99
Soaring soul from Melba Moore – a singer who really came into her own with this sweet 70s album! Melba always had a great voice, right from the start – but here, she's working with arrangements and production by Van McCoy – updating her sound with a bit of a clubby groove, in a way that helps Moore reach even greater heights than usual – and cross over to a big audience with ears for the growing disco sounds of the time! McCoy really knows how to pitch things right – and overall, the album's got a much deeper feel than some of his own disco work of the time – thanks, no doubt, to Melba's rich vocal approach. Titles include "So Many Mountains", "Good Love Makes Everything Alright", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "The Greatest Feeling", "Mighty Clouds Of Joy", and "Ain't No Love Lost". CD
(Out of print.)

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David RuffinSo Soon We Change ... LP
Warner, 1979. Near Mint- .... $2.99
Warm and wonderful soul from David Ruffin – key proof that the singer could keep on going strong, long after his earlier fame at Motown! The record's got a new sense of sophistication that really breaks David into new territory – a style that's nicely different than the backings Ruffin got from Van McCoy in his later Motown years – and which opens up a more mature sound, courtesy of producer Don Davis – who's casting Ruffin in the same blend of rough and smooth that worked so well for The Dramatics! There's a sophistication here that's completely sublime – a sound that's right up there with Leroy Hutson or Leon Ware – and most tunes hit a mellow or midtempo mode that's totally great! Tracks include "Chain On The Brain", "Break My Heart", "Morning Sun Looks Blue", "Let Your Love Rain Down On Me", "So Soon We Change", and "Sexy Dancer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a factory sticker.)

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New StylisticsFabulous ... LP
H&L, 1976. Sealed .... $4.99
Seems like The Stylistics were recording a new album every few months at this point – and thankfully, through all that work they still managed to come up with a few great numbers now and then! This album's a great example of that fact – not as all-solid as their first few, but still possessed of some nice harmony soul tracks that showcase the falsetto lead of Russell Thompkins Jr. Horace Ott and Van McCoy handled the arrangements – and the best numbers have a fuller, almost heavier sound that's like some of the many crossover vocal groups who sprung up in the wake of The Stylistics' early fame. Titles include "You Ought To Be With Me", "It's So Good", "Baby Don't Change Your Mind", "I Will Love You Always", "Because I Love You Girl", and "Maybe It's Because You're Lonely". LP, Vinyl record album

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Faith Hope & CharityFaith Hope & Charity (RCA) ... CD
1975. New Copy .... Around June 3, 2014
Faith Hope & Charity were one of those soul combos that were ripe for the disco years. They didn't have much of a strong presence on their own, and had already worked a lot with Van McCoy – so when Van made his "hustle" move in the mid 70s, their male/female harmony style proved to be perfect for Van's pop disco arrangements. Most of the stuff on the album's a bit weak, but there are a few tasty numbers that really show the connection between up-tempo AM radio soul and the later club years. These include the great "Find a Way", "Don't Go Looking For Love", and "To Each His Own". CD

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New John ColtraneBallads ... LP
Impulse, 1962. Used Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A perennial favorite in the John Coltrane catalog – a beautiful set of standards, handled in a warm laidback style – one that shows that Trane's groundbreaking group with Jimmy Garrison on bass, Elvin Jones on drums, and McCoy Tyner on piano could still express themselves with even more direct soulfulness than usual! The album's completely solid all the way through – and although it won't change your life as much as A Love Supreme, it will show what a fantastically strong player Coltrane was, in any sort of setting! Titles include "I Wish I Knew", "What's New", "Nancy", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "All Or Nothing At All". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original orange & black label mono A-32 pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has light wear, splitting on the top seam, and a small split on the bottom seam.)
Also available Ballads (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 15.99

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New Faith Hope & CharityLife Goes On ... LP
RCA, 1976. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great set of baroque soul from Faith, Hope, & Charity – set to production and arrangements by Van McCoy that really go beyond his stock sound of the time! The group's blend of one male and two female singers really works well in the context – shifting leads well from track to track to suit the mood of the set – and almost coming across like some sort of extended "suite" of killer 70s soul. This fact is further enforced by the album's great "live spiral" tracks – short cuts under 30 seconds that link together the longer tunes on the set. Titles include "You've Gotta Tell Her", "Just Wanted To Say I Love You", "You're My Peace Of Mind", "Life Goes On", "Gradually", and "Positive Thinking". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Aretha FranklinLa Diva ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A late 70s gem from Aretha Franklin – and although a bit overlooked, a record that still shows many of the best sides of Aretha's talents for Atlantic in the decade! The main arrangements here are done by Van McCoy – and while they show a bit of a dancefloor spin, they're not as overly disco as you might expect – and instead serve mostly to buoy up Aretha's vocals with a full, rich approach to soul music – one that still lets the lady really take the lead vocally, but also get a wonderfully warm sound that helps mature things nicely. There's none of the too-commercial style of the Arista years going on here – and instead, most of these numbers have an earnest, personal feel that's really great – echoing the best modes of previous 70s albums by Franklin. Titles include "Honey I Need Your Love", "Only Star", "Reasons Why", "You Brought Me Back To Life", "Half A Love", "The Feeling", "What If I Should Ever Need You", and "Ladies Only". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a few creases, and a light stain on back.)

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New James GilstrapLove Talk ... LP
Roxbury, 1976. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album by Jim Gilstrap – a singer who did an awful lot of studio work for other folks during the 70s, and who scored a minor hit with his own "Swing Your Daddy", which was on the first album. This set's a bit more far-reaching, with arrangements by Gene Page that are kind of in a Barry White/Van McCoy expanded soul mode, which pushes Jim past the sweet soul of earlier days. Side one features the extended "Love Talk", a 13 minute number with lots of strings and grooves – not disco, but more of the baroque soul of Isaac Hayes or Barry White. Side two features three shorter cuts – two in a similar mode, "Never Stop Loving Me" and "Move Me", plus a great mellow soul remake of Todd Rundgren's "Hello It's Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and a couple of small light stains.)

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New Freddie HubbardBlue Spirits ... LP
Blue Note, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite an unusual session for Freddie Hubbard – one of his most modernist albums for Blue Note, recorded with a larger group that includes James Spaulding on alto and flute, Joe Henderson (or Hank Mobley) on tenor, McCoy Tyner on piano, and the surprising inclusion of Kiane Zawadi on euphonium! The presence of that instrument gives the album a real "bottom" sound – taking the overall mood much more into the depths than on some of Freddie's previous sets – really earning the album its "blue spirits" tag. Big Black also plays a bit of percussion on a few tracks, and titles include "Cunga Black", "Soul Surge", and "Outer Forces". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a split top seam, a promo stamp, some light wear, and a small spot of residue on the front.)

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New Gladys Knight & The PipsOne & Only (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Buddah/FTG, 1978. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The last Buddah Records album from Gladys Knight & The Pips – and a set that's a great summation of all the new territory the group hit with the label! The album's a mix of the mellower ballads that made Gladys one of the biggest female soul singers of the 70s, and some of the upbeat groovers that turned out to be a really great fit for the group's style – a mode that's not really disco, but which offers a strong mix of strings and rhythms. Tony Camillo and Van McCoy both bring some good production elements to the record – and titles include "Sorry Doesn't Always Make It Right", "Come Back & Finish What You Started", "It's A Better Than Good Time", "Saved By The Grace Of Your Love", "Butterfly", and "The One & Only". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "It's Up To You (7" mix)", "It's A Better Than Good Time (full extended mix)", "Saved By The Grace Of Your Love (12" version)", "I'm Still Caught Up With You (7" version)", "It's A Better Than Good Time (7" version)", "Everybody's Got To Find A Way (7" version)", and "Stringman (demo)". CD

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New Sharon RidleyStay A While With Me (Sussex pressing) ... LP
Sussex, 1971. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible album of deep deep soul! Recorded way before Sharon Ridley became a big club diva, this record mixes deep soul vocal stylings with some well produced Van McCoy arrangements, and backing by some crack New York players. The result is one of the best female vocal soul albums we can think of from the early 70s – and the kind of lost soul album that makes you keep tracking down rare wax! Includes the incredible cut "You Sold Me A One Way Ticket", which begins with an amazing intro, and has a hook so strong you could hang a parka on it – plus the cuts "Stay A While With Me", "I Found Him, I Loved Him, I Lost Him", and "When A Woman Falls In Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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New David RuffinEverything's Coming Up Love ... LP
Motown, 1976. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
David Ruffin teams with Van McCoy for this sweet little set – and the result is a great batch of grooves that swell with Ruffin's soulful sound of the 70s, but sway with the warm McCoy dancefloor modes of the time! Van wrote nearly all the tracks in the set – and handled all arrangements and production – but the record's far less disco than you'd guess, thanks to cracklingly earnest vocals from Ruffin, who's still given plenty of space to shine center stage on the record. The balance is essential, and is carried off here in a manner similar to the best Philly soul albums of its type. Titles include "First Round Knockout", "On & Off", "Good Good Times", "Ready Willing & Able", "Everything's Coming Up Love", "Discover Me", "Until We Said Goodbye", and "Let's Get Into Something". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and a few creases.)

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New StylisticsThank You Baby ... LP
H&L, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maybe one of the last early "classic" albums from The Stylistics – a record that still preserves the fragile harmonies of their best work at moments, and avoids most of the pitfalls of their late 70s mis-steps! Van McCoy handled arrangements here – and he's mostly in a mode that draws from his best crossover soul work of the early 70s – and less of his growing disco fame of the time. And while there's certainly a few attempts at club on the record, the best cuts are the mellowest ones – some great harmony numbers that still echo with the sound of the group we first fell in love with. Titles include "I'd Rather Be Hurt By You", "What Goes Around Comes Around", "Thank You Baby", "Can't Give You Anything", "Tears & Souvenirs", "I'm Gonna Win", and "Stay". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousBrown Eyed Soul – The Sound Of East LA Vol 1 ... CD
Rhino, 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While the New York version of African/Latin American crossover culture took the form of Latin Soul in the 60s and NuYorican grooves in the 70s – LA had a much deeper tradition that ran back to the 50s, and exploded in the 70s, when bands like War were putting the city's crossover sound on the map. The action in LA mostly went down on the east side – where black and Hispanic music fans mingled often in the areas clubs, record stores, and showplaces. This great set on Rhino does a good job of documenting the scene and the music that was important to it – and this first volume's filled with 15 classic East LA tunes, like "I'm A Fool" by The Turks, "Pachuko Hop" by Chuck Higgins, "Mr DJ" by Van McCoy, "The Town I Live In" by Thee Midnighters, "Symbol Of Heaven" by Little Julian Herrera, "Our Anniversary" by The Five Satins, "Me & You" by Brenton Wood, "Tonight" by The Carlos Brothers, "All Day Music" by War, and "Brown Eyed Girl" by El Chicano. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Choice FourVery Best Of Choice Four ... CD
RCA/Koch, Early 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
A long-overdue collection of the great RCA work by this legendary east coast vocal group! The Choice Four had the great distinction of working with Van McCoy, back when he was one of New York's best uptown soul arrangers, and capable of creating lush warm backings that were perfect for a sophisticated vocal group like Choice Four. This set pulls 17 tracks from their albums of the mid 70s – including "The Finger Pointers", "Beside Me", "The Woman I'm Being True To", "I'm Gonna Walk Away From Love", "You're My Happiness", "Just Let Me Hold You For A Night", "Ready, Willing, & Able", "If I Don't Love You", "Can't Get Used To Sleeping Alone", and "Hook It Up". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Joe HendersonIn N Out ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Used .... Out Of Stock
A stone killer from the early Blue Note years of tenorist Joe Henderson – a key example of why the label had so much faith in him right from the start, and why Henderson's horn was quite different than so many other players of the 60s! There's a sharp edge here, but there's also a soulful sense of swing – that balance that Joe had more than most of his contemporaries – and which he only continued to develop as the years went on. Echoes of "new thing" modes lie in the background of the record, but upfront things have a sharp 60s Blue Note punch – thanks in part to a great lineup that also includes Kenny Dorham on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Henderson's tone is rough and young – but in a great way, one that's perfect for the exploratory nature of his original tunes on the set, and which matches the mood of Dorham's compositions as well. Tracks include "In N Out", "Short Story", "Brown's Town", and "Punjab". LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing, with Van Gelder stamp – in nice shape!)

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New IntriguesIn A Moment ... CD
Collectables, Early 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Great Philly soul harmony work – featuring production by Thom Bell, Bobby Martin, and Van McCoy. The set brings together titles from the Intrigues' one and only album – initially issued on the tiny Yew label, and featuring the hit title cut "In A Moment", plus the tracks "The Language Of Love", "I Wish It Would Rain", "Let's Dance", "I Got Love", "You Just Got To Believe It", and "I'm Gonna Love You". Nice stuff – with a sound that bridges rawer Philly 60s group soul, and later smoother work from the 70s. CD
(Out of print.)

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New SoftonesSoftones/Black Magic ... CD
Avco/Clinck (Japan), 1973/1977. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Harmony soul heaven – and two great albums back to back in a single set! The initial Softones album is a stellar first set from The Softones – labelmates of The Stylistics in their early years, and a group who really share a similar sense of east coast harmony soul! There's a nicely fragile approach to the group at all the best moments – a style that's better than shakey indie soul, but which is still quite personal – even amidst some really well-penned charts by Van McCoy! The strings have all these sweet and subtle touches and changes – never detracting from the vocals, but instead really underscoring the unique appeal that makes the group this great. A wonderful set to file next to your New Jersey classics by The Moments and Whanauts – with tracks that include "The First Day", "Extra Ordinary People", "Why Why Baby", "Never Let A Woman Like That Go By", and "Everybody Knew But Me". Black Magic is a funkier set than the first one by The Softones – and a record that has the group picking up a bit more confidence in their groove! The style is never too tight or slick – and even amidst full arrangements from Horace Ott, the vocals really come through nicely – mixing with the studio help at a level that recalls some of the hipper Philly productions of the time, or maybe the second generation of New Jersey group soul. Those fragile lead vocals still entrance us wonderfully – and titles include the Landy McNeal tracks – "Maybe Tomorrow", "Laundromat", and "Call It Love" – plus versions of "That Old Black Magic", "Love Story", and "Love Child". CD

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New StylisticsHey Girl, Come & Get It/Star On A TV Show ... 7-inch
Avco, 1974. Used .... Out Of Stock
Slightly later than the hits, but still very nice stuff from this sweet east coast harmony group! Van McCoy arranged "Hey Girl", and the cut's got a nice hook that's perfect fodder for the perfect harmonies of the band! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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John ColtraneLive At The Village Vanguard (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Impulse (Japan), 1961. Used .... $16.99
Sublimely spiritual work from the great John Coltrane – a live album, but one that's easily one of his most important contributions to music in the early 60s – and a set that we'd rank right up there with his best studio sides for Impulse or Atlantic Records at the time! The group here features McCoy Tyner on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – plus the very important addition of Eric Dolphy on the leadoff tune "Spiritual" – a number that features Dolphy on bass clarinet alongside Coltrane's tremendous tenor, as both players open up on extended solos that take the tune to nearly 14 minutes in length! Other numbers omit Dolphy, but are still totally great – and Coltrane picks up the soprano sax for a classic reading of "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" – and the group shifts slightly for the freer "Chasin The Trane", a 16 minute romp done with only tenor sax, drums, and bass – the latter of which is handled here by Jimmy Garrison instead of Workman. CD
(SHM-CD pressing. Includes obi.)

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John ColtraneTraneing In ... CD
AAO, Early 60s. New Copy .... $5.99 6.98
Wonderful live material from John Coltrane – recorded in Sweden in the early 60s, with sound that's surprisingly good, given the small label for the album! The work here is a beautiful illustration of the freedoms that Coltrane was exploring in a live setting – and the overall sound is similar to Trane's great Village Vanguard work of the time – long tracks that feature tremendously-blown solos – filled with soul, fire, and imagination! The groups shift somewhat here – and the CD features 4 tracks from November 1961 – "Impressions", "Blue Train", and "Spiritual" – with Eric Dolphy on alto or flute, McCoy Tyner on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Two more – "Traneing In" and "Naima" – are from October 1963, and feature Tyner on piano, Jones on drums, and Jimmy Garrison on bass. CD

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McCoy TynerExtensions ... CD
Blue Note, 1970. Used .... $7.99
Brilliant work as a leader from McCoy Tyner – and easily one of his most righteous albums ever – a true batch of spiritual gems that really takes the John Coltrane legacy one step further! Most numbers build with a modal vibe that's more Impulse Records than Blue Note – and players on the set include Alice Coltrane on harp, Gary Bartz on alto, Wayne Shorter on tenor and soprano sax, Ron Carter on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – a wonderful lineup that really holds tightly to the soaring, soulful energy that Tyner spins from his piano – a mode that's never too far out or avant, yet which stretches to the skies with a heavenly vision. The whole thing's wonderful – and tracks include "Message From The Nile", "The Wanderer", "Survival Blues", and "His Blessings". CD

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VariousBridge Into The New Age – Funky Afro-Centric Spiritual Sounds From Jazz's Forgotten Decade ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy .... $14.99
Beautifully spiritual jazz from the post-Coltrane generation – a wealth of righteous grooves from the early 70s – brought together in one mighty collection! If you dig the work of Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, and other giants on Impulse Records, this is a great way to dig even deeper – and hear the way their late 60s legacy inspired other musicians to new heights in their own music – sounds that hit a new level of freedom in jazz, yet which are still filled with enough swing and soul to avoid some of the more avant modes of the free jazz scene! If that description sounds a bit obtuse, then just plug into the collection, and let the music do its thing – as it's got a very powerful vibe throughout – the kind of inspirational, socially conscious work that flourished best during the 70s – and which is finally getting its due all these many years later. The package is new territory for Ace/BGP, but they've done a great job as usual – picking key tracks from the era, and coming up with detailed notes on each of the long tracks. Titles include "Free Angela" by Bayete, "Bridge Into The New Age" by Azar Lawrence, "Tress Cun De O La" by Joe Henderson, "Ebony Queen" by McCoy Tyner, "Peace" by Idris Muhammad, "Mother Of The Future" by Norman Connors, "Brown Warm & Wintry" by Jack DeJohnette, "I've Known Rivers" by Gary Bartz, and "Fire" by Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane. CD

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VariousMod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $14.99
One of our favorite compilations of all time – a smoking batch of soulful jazz from the 60s, with a slight bit of funk and blues thrown in as well! The set's exactly what's promised in the title – jazz cuts, but with an ultra-cool mod vibe – the kind of soulful sounds that played big with the younger London crowd digging American music in the mid 60s – and also the kind of music you'd be likely to find blasting out of a backroom jukebox on the west side of Chicago! There's loads of rare single mixes of LP tracks on the set, and a number of smoking 45s from artists you might know better from more mainstream work – really hitting hard here, alongside a few special numbers from the indie underground too. Tracks are cool enough for old school hipsters – but appealing enough to bring in a new listener too – and as proof of that, we've given this one away for many years as a Christmas present. The collection features 25 tracks in all – non-stop pleasure throughout – with titles that include "Soul Shoutin" by Shirley Scott, "Tengo Tango" by Cannonball Adderley Sextet, "Whip It On Me" by Billy Hawks, "Yeh Yeh" by Mongo Santamaria, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, "I'm Ready" by Otis Spann, "Mama Rufus" by Merced Blue Notes, "Theme From NYPD" by Johnny Hammond, "Step Out & Get It" by The Nomos, "Why Don't You Do Right" by Mark Murphy, "Collard Greens" by Freddie McCoy, "Theme From The Carpetbaggers" by Jack McDuff, "Filthy McNasty" by Eddie Jefferson, "Evil Ways" by Cal Tjader, "Kenny's Theme" by Kenny Burrell, and "Games" by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones. CD

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New John ColtraneOriginal Impulse Albums – Vol 5 (Live In Seattle/Sun Ship/Transition/Infinity/Concert In Japan) (5CD set) ... CD
Impulse, Mid 60s-Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fifth in the great Original Impulse Albums of benchmark Coltrane – Transition, Live In Seattle, Sun Ship, Infinity and Concert In Japan – amazing recordings heavy with 1965 or '66 sessions that originally did not see release until the early 70s LP releases, together in a 5 CD box set! Transition stands with John Coltrane's best mid 60s work for Impulse – even if the session wasn't issued by the label until after his early death! The work builds strongly on the Love Supreme vibe – soaring, searching, and finding whole new space in jazz – but all with a unified conception that's driven by an unbridled sense of energy. Titles include "Transition", "Dear Lord", and the side-long "Prayer and Meditation" suite. Live In Seattle is ery heavy duty work from Coltrane – an extended live set, with very "out" playing – recorded in Seattle in 1965/ The group on the album is the classic quartet – expanded to include Pharoah Sanders, who blows some mighty fierce solos, and Don Rafael Garrett, who plays bass clarinet and bass. Titles include "Tapestry In Sound", "Out Of This World", "Evolution", and "Cosmos". Sun Ship is another gem recorded in ''65 – and it features the classic quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – playing in a mode that's spiritutally informed, but never too "out" to be swinging. Tracks include "Amen", "Dearly Beloved", "Ascent", "Attaining", and "Sun Ship". The basic tracks for Infinity were recorded by 'Trane in 1965 and 1966, with laid over larger string parts arranged and conducted by Alice Coltrane that were recorded in 1972 by a hip little combo of avant players that includes Michael White. It's nice to hear Trane's heavy solos cutting through the larger backing. Includes the tracks "Living Space", "Joy", "Leo", and "Peace On Earth". Concert In Japan showcases 'Trane at his most out, featuring Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders as well as Rashied Ali's propulsive drumming. One of the definitive statements of "energy-jazz", and a recording that has gone onto become one of Trane's most-hailed albums! CD
(Includes original box. Barcode has a sticker.)

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New Mike LeDonne with Eric AlexanderGroover ... CD
Savant, 2010. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mike LeDonne's the groover, but the whole group makes the record swing – thanks to a quartet lineup that features Eric Alexander on tenor, Peter Bernstein on guitar, and Joe Farnsworth on drums! The set cooks with that classic New Jersey soul jazz vibe that Savant's strongly carried forward after the demise of Muse Records – a kind of no-nonsense, back-to-basics groove that few labels get as right as this – plenty of room for Mike to stretch out on hard-riffing Hammond, as Alexander blows some beautiful notes, Bernstein comps along a fantastic rhythm, and Farnsworth proves once again he's one of the most rock-solid drummers around. Titles include "Blues For McCoy", "Rock With You", "Little Mary", "Bopsolete", "The Groover", "Sunday In New York", and "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me". CD
(Out of print.)

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New McCoy TynerMcCoy Tyner Plays Ellington (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Impulse/MCA, 1964. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mc Coy plays Duke, with surprisingly great results – thanks to an expanded trio format that features lots of additional percussion! McCoy's on piano, working alongside Coltrane bandmates Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums – but the real charm of the record comes from Willie Rodriguez and Johnny Pacheco, who add in extra percussion to most numbers, and really complicate the rhythms nicely! The tracks are way more than simple Ellington tribute numbers, and the fresher rhythms really liven things up tremendously – giving the record a soulful swing that we wouldn't expect from either Tyner or Duke! Titles include "Mr Gentle & Mr Cool", "Gypsy Without A Song", "Duke's Place", "Caravan", and "Searchin". Includes 3 bonus tracks "It Don't Mean A Thing", "I Got It Bad", "Gypsy Without A Song (alternate)". CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousMod Jazz ... LP
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite compilations of all time – a smoking batch of soulful jazz from the 60s, with a slight bit of funk and blues thrown in as well! The set's exactly what's promised in the title – jazz cuts, but with an ultra-cool mod vibe – the kind of soulful sounds that played big with the younger London crowd digging American music in the mid 60s – and also the kind of music you'd be likely to find blasting out of a backroom jukebox on the west side of Chicago! There's loads of rare single mixes of LP tracks on the set, and a number of smoking 45s from artists you might know better from more mainstream work – really hitting hard here, alongside a few special numbers from the indie underground too. Tracks are cool enough for old school hipsters – but appealing enough to bring in a new listener too – and as proof of that, we've given this one away for many years as a Christmas present. The collection features 25 tracks in all – non-stop pleasure throughout – with titles that include "Soul Shoutin" by Shirley Scott, "Tengo Tango" by Cannonball Adderley Sextet, "Whip It On Me" by Billy Hawks, "Yeh Yeh" by Mongo Santamaria, "Black Talk" by Charles Earland, "I'm Ready" by Otis Spann, "Mama Rufus" by Merced Blue Notes, "Theme From NYPD" by Johnny Hammond, "Step Out & Get It" by The Nomos, "Why Don't You Do Right" by Mark Murphy, "Collard Greens" by Freddie McCoy, "Theme From The Carpetbaggers" by Jack McDuff, "Filthy McNasty" by Eddie Jefferson, "Evil Ways" by Cal Tjader, "Kenny's Theme" by Kenny Burrell, and "Games" by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mod Jazz ... CD 14.99

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New McCoy TynerPlays John Coltrane – Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Impulse, 1997. Used .... Out Of Stock
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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