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Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, & William ParkerBlue Winter ... CD
Eremite, 2005. New Copy 2 CDs ... $11.99 19.99
A beautiful tribute to the strengths of these players working together in a trio – the sense of respect and patience they each have for each other – letting the sound come at just the right moment in just the right way, as things build together in this amazing way – then leap forth with a power that's even more incredible when all three musicians fall into step! Anderson's tenor gets lots of rich open space to roam around – with these deep tones that strongly echo a Coltrane legacy, almost more soulfully than other albums of this vintage – and Parker's bass is wonderful, as always, in a setting like this – and Drake's drums are a masterpiece of understatement. The set features four long improvisations – recorded live in a very warm space. CD

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Art BearsWinter Songs ... LP
Ralph, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a small crease on one corner.)

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Andrea CentazzoMoon In Winter ... CD
Ictus (Italy), 2011. Used ... $7.99
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Rosemary ClooneyWinter Wonderland/CHRISTMAS ... 78 rpm
Columbia, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Promotional, vinyl 78 rpm record. Label has a stamp and sticker.)

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Kronos QuartetWinter Was Hard ... LP
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1987/1988. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Includes pieces by Terry Riley, Arvo Part, Anton Webern, John Zorn, Astor Piazzolla, and John Lurie! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Marsha MalametConey Island Winter ... LP
Decca, Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear, a cutout hole, and some moisture stains, with some waviness and flaking in the bottom corners.)

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Simply RedLove & The Russian Winter ... CD
East West, 1999. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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StingIf On A Winter's Night ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon, 2009. Sealed ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants.)

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Ugly ThingsIssue 36 – Fall/Winter 2013 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 9.95
The legendary producer Andrew Loog Oldham graces the cover spot of this issue of Ugly Things – and is followed up by a great feature inside! But even more interesting is the tale of Craig Smith – easy ly one of the most insane journeys in music we've ever read! The story is exactly what makes Ugly Things so great – and it's followed here in a very heavy issue with articles on The Dream, The Haunted, Manzanita Jungle, and Billy & The Conquerors – plus a great San Francisco Beat column, and lots of news on reissues too. 184 pages, with lots of great photos – and more of a book than a magazine! Magazine

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Ugly ThingsIssue 34 – Fall/Winter 2012 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 9.95
One of the heaviest magazines on music you'll ever buy – not just for the hefty page count, but for the content as well! Articles are great – very interesting, in-depth tales of the 60s/70s underground – with features on The Haunted, The Others, The Bees, The Spike-Drivers, Jenny & The Rascals, Blue Aces, and others – and cool little features on unusual sounds from unusual scenes too! This time around, Ugly Things clocks in at almost 200 pages – already a lot in itself, but when you consider that the publication's got a lot less ads than most, and uses relatively small type – you'll realize you're getting quite a deal! Loads of black and white photos and images – and a heck of a great read. Magazine

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New Wax PoeticsIssue #57 – Janelle Monae/Jody Watley – Winter 2013 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Wax Poetics hails musical mavericks in issue #57 – with android soul star Janelle Monae on the front cover, and Soul Train dancer-turned Shalamar singer-turned solo superstar Jody Watley on the back – plus features on leftfield soul, funk, hip hop and rock creative spirits Souls Of Mischief, Earl Sweatshirt and Todd Rundgren! This issue also includes pieces on Brazilian soul hero (and Dusty Groove favorite) Ed Motta, Black Milk, Kon, Boardwalk, Kon, Bruno Morais, Milosh, a deeper look at the story of the Soul Train Dancers and more! Magazine

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Ariel S WinterTwenty Year Death (Malniveau Prison/The Falling Star/Police At The Funeral) ... Book
Hard Case Crime (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $3.99 14.95
A wonderful debut novel from crime writer Ariel Winter – one that's actually written as three separate books – each set a decade apart, but tied together overall! The scope of time and space rivals that of James Ellroy, but with a much more down to earth approach – as the books move between France in 1931, Hollywood in 1941, and Maryland in 1951! This massive volume brings all three books together (Hard Case originally issued them singly) – Malniveau Prison, The Falling Star, and Police At The Funeral – in a heavy volume that's over 600 pages, but will have you turning the pages at rapid speed. Book
(Please Note – The spine has a remainder mark.)

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Edgar WinterEntrance ... CD
Epic, 1970. Used ... $9.99
Titles include "Entrance", "Tobacco Road", "Jimmy's Gospel", "A Different Game", "Peace Pipe", and "Back In The Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Edgar WinterFrankenstein 1984 (monster version, human version, monster rap) ... 12-inch
Body Rock, 1983. Very Good ... $6.99
A totally excellent electro version of Edgar Winter's synth heavy rock break number "Frankenstein", redone for Tommy Boy's short lived side label, Body Rock. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label has some marker.)

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Edgar Winter GroupFrankenstein/Undercover Man ... 7-inch
Epic, 1973. Very Good ... $0.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Epic sleeve. Labels have some stains.)

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Edgar Winter GroupShock Treatment ... CD
Epic, 1974. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny WinterBest Of Johnny Winter ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
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Johnny WinterSecond Winter ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, split top seams, and some splitting on some of the other seams.)

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Paul WinterRio ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Even though Paul Winter's always been a little bit of a phony, this bossa LP on Columbia is pretty good stuff! The record was recorded with some of Brazil's best bossa players – like Luiz Bonfa, Roberto Menescal, and Luiz Eca (of Tamba Trio fame). John Hammond produced the session, so you can be sure it's got the kind of rootsy sound that will make the tracks have a bit more kick than if the album was in the hands of a regular pop-bossa producer. Titles include "Avion", "Reza", "Vagamente", "Ela E Carioca", "Zomba", and "Alem Da Imaginacao". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label 2 eye pressing. Cover has a tracklist sticker, some marker, and a center split on the top seam.)

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Ugly ThingsIssue 38 – Fall/Winter 2014 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2014. New Copy ... Around December 2, 2014
Magazine

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Ramsey LewisSanta Claus Is Coming To Town/Winter Wonderland ... 7-inch
Cadet, Mid 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
7-inch, Vinyl record

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New John CageAtlas Eclipticalis/Winter Music/103 ... CD
Asphodel, 1993/1998. Used 4 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

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New Earl GrantWinter Wonderland ... LP
Decca, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Isaac HayesMistletoe & Me/Winter Snow ... 7-inch
Enterprise, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Dean MartinHoliday Cheer (aka Winter Romance) ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Boozy magic from Dino – and a really great batch of tunes that will take you from Christmas all the way through January! Dean eschews the standard sound of the holiday, and goes for more of a "winter romance" approach – singing about snowtime love and wintry opportunity, and bringing a nice mellow tone to classics that include "Let It Snow", "June In January", "Canadian Sunset", "Baby It's Cold Outside", "White Christmas", "It Won't Cool Off", and "Winter Wonderland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed with a cutout hole.)

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New Gil Scott-HeronWinter In America ... LP
Strata East/TVT, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful jazzy classic, and perhaps Gil Scott-Heron's most perfectly realized album ever! The record has a completely sophisticated jazzy approach – one that's miles ahead from even Gil's previous work on Flying Dutchman, and which shows him to be one of the most distinctive and emotive vocalists in soul and jazz over the past 25 years. The album contains the monster dancefloor track "The Bottle", which went on to be a huge hit in many versions – but it's also got loads of gentle, fragile songs (the kind of work by Gil that we like the best, and which show him as a deeply emotional and complicated artist, with a richness that still yearns to be tapped fully. Classics include "Peace Go With You Brother" and the original version of "Your Daddy Loves You". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gil Scott-HeronWinter In America (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Strata East/TVT, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Extra-cool US reissue of this monster Soul Jazz classic by Gil Scott-Heron! It's got the whole original LP, which contains his funky classic "The Bottle" – a track that went on to be a huge hit in many versions – but it's also got loads of gentle, fragile stuff (the kind of stuff of his that we like the best), like "Peace Go With You Brother" and the original version of "Your Daddy Loves You". A heartbreaking record, and much more of a jazz album than most of his other ones. Plus, this US reissue has 4 bonus cuts, including live versions of "Winter In America", "Your Daddy Loves You", and "The Bottle/Guan Guanco" – and an alternate take of "Song For Bobby Smith". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Ugly ThingsIssue 32 – Fall/Winter 2011 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A thick tome to the "Wild Sounds From Past Dimensions" – an incredible new book length issue from our friends at Ugly Things! This one's pieces on Paul Revere & The Raiders in the psych era, Them, The Vibrators, The Sloths, Wimple Witch, Brotherhood, Don Fardon, Limey & The Yanks, Raven Records, Bob Desper, The Finchley Boys and much, much more. 176 pages and in tiny print – they pack sooooo much into each issue. We love this zine! Magazine

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New Johnny WinterProgressive Blues Experiment ... LP
Imperial, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a split top seam, some splitting on the other seams, a small peeled mark on from sticker removal, and a couple edge rips on the back.)

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New VariousSongs For A London Winter – Rare Festive Recordings From the 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest Christmas compilations we've heard in years – an ultra-cool, ultra-rare batch of tunes all hand-picked by St Etienne – with the best sort of vibe of their previous non-seasonal compilations! The material here is mostly British in origin, and almost all of it is completely new to our ears – a fab array of 50s and 60s tunes that include vocal numbers, jazzy bits, and instrumental pop – with lots of fresh songs that aren't just the usual batch of Holiday favorites! There's two dozen songs on the set – which makes for some great extended listening – and titles include "It's Christmas" by Elaine & Derek, "Must Be Santa" by Alma Cogan, "Snowman's Land" by Zack Laurence, "Christmas Time In London Town" by Nina & Frederick, "Christmas Island" by Dickie Valentine, "Get Lost Jack Frost" by John Barry Seven, "My Christmas Prayer" by Billy Fury, "Snow Coach" by Russ Conway, "Christmas Land" by Wally Whyton, "Lonely Pup" by Adam Faith, and "We Three Kings" by Johnny Keating. CD

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New VariousWinter's Warmth ... LP
Columbia, 1950s/1960s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cellophane has a small hole. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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New Paul WinterJazz Meets The Bossa Nova ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Paul Winter's classic sextet is recorded here in both Rio and New York – one of three different sessions that Winter cut for Columbia in the 60s – all records that explore his own love of the bossa at a time when it was coincidentally very good business to be doing so! Tracks are light and groovy, with some slightly modern touches – and although the vibe is definitely a Brazilian one, the sound actually seems to benefit most from the slightly modern styles of the Winter group – used here to bring a bit more of an edge into some of the numbers! Titles include "Con Alma", "Little Boat", "Only You & I", "Adeus, Passaro Preto", and "Foolish One". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing. Cover has marker on both sides, a sticker over part of the spine and a promo ink stamp.)

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New Apathy feat Blue Rasperry , Celph Titled & RyuWinter (radio, dirty, inst)/Can't Leave Rap Alone (radio, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Babygrande, 2006. Used ... Out Of Stock
"Winter" features Blue Rasperry. "Can't Leave Rap Alone" features Celph Titled & Ryu. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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New PE Hewitt Jazz EnsembleWinter Winds (with bonus download) ... LP
Now Again, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A brilliantly soulful set from the PE Hewitt Jazz Ensemble – an early 70s group with a style that mixes the sunny and the spiritual! Hewitt's group works at a level that's definitely in line with some of our favorite indie jazz at the time – really pushing the boundaries with a great sense of spirit – stretching out towards new ideas, yet never getting too free or too outside to lose their sense of swing. But at another level, there's a slightly groovy undercurrent to the record too – one that comes from the wordless vocals of singer Nina Scheller, whose style reminds us a bit of the singing on the Sound Of Feeling record with Oliver Nelson – particularly given the modal grooves on the best numbers here. Rhythms are really in the lead at the album's strongest points – driven by Phil Hewitt's work on piano and vibes, and topped with alto sax and flugelhorn too. Titles include "I'm Wondering Why", "Oma Rakas", "The Winter Wind", "Tuija", "Baon Que Bash", "Ill Love Song", and "It's Got Two & That's Alright". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Johnny WinterJohnny Winter ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Hard grooving late 60s blues rock from the great Johnny Winter! Winter's guitar sounds as great here as it does in some of his better known records. The self-titled set is one of Winter's most straight-forwardly bluesy sets, and titles include "I'm Yours And I'm Hers", "Dallas", "Leland Mississippi Blues", "Back Door Friend" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear, a mark from sticker removal, some small bits of stuck-on paper along part of the bottom, and a bit of splitting and tape on the bottom seam.)
 
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Joey BaronTongue In Groove ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1991. Used ... $6.99
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Georg Graewe/Ernst Reijseger/Gerry HemmingwayContinuum ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2005. Used ... $11.99
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Osvaldo Montes & Anibal AriasTango Para Todo El Mundo ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2006. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Stefan Zeniuk & Gato LocoStefan Zeniuk & Gato Loco ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2011. Used ... $6.99
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VariousCuadernos De Mexico (3CD set) ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 1997. Used 3CD ... $9.99
CD

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New VariousMetropolis Shanghai – Showboat To China ... CD
Winter & Winter (Germany), 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
 
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A Certain RatioTo Each (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Factory/Drastic Plastic, 1981. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
The first full album recorded by A Certain Ratio – and a mad mix of styles that's immediately compelling! The group are a key link here in so many traditions – British punk, 70s funk, dub, and late prog – all coming together under the godlike production talents of Martin Hannett to make the album one of the gleaming jewels in the crown of the young Factory Records label. There's never been a record of such scattered, skittish darkness – and even though short songs like "The Fox", "Forced Laugh", "Felch", "My Spirit", and "Loss" are arresting, the whole thing's magnificently capped off by the extended percussion jam "Winter Hill" – a tune that sounds like a batucada group trying to drum their way across a post-apocalyptic landscape! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 hand numbered copies.)
Also available To Each (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 19.99

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A Certain RatioTo Each (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Factory/Drastic Plastic, 1981. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
The first full album recorded by A Certain Ratio – and a mad mix of styles that's immediately compelling! The group are a key link here in so many traditions – British punk, 70s funk, dub, and late prog – all coming together under the godlike production talents of Martin Hannett to make the album one of the gleaming jewels in the crown of the young Factory Records label. There's never been a record of such scattered, skittish darkness – and even though short songs like "The Fox", "Forced Laugh", "Felch", "My Spirit", and "Loss" are arresting, the whole thing's magnificently capped off by the extended percussion jam "Winter Hill" – a tune that sounds like a batucada group trying to drum their way across a post-apocalyptic landscape! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 hand numbered copies.)
Also available To Each (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Geri AllenFlying Toward The Sound ... CD
Motema, 2010. Used ... $8.99
Intimate piano work from Geri Allen – a set of solo performances, inspired by the music of Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, and Herbie Hancock! There's definitely strong traces of Tyner and Hancock – given Allen's usually soulful undercurrent – but there's also a heavy dose of Taylor, too, as Geri really uses the freer space of the recording to stretch out in some pretty unbridled ways – really surprising us with her inventiveness, and still usually holding onto a rhythmic pulse somewhere deep in the mix. Titles include "Red Velvet In Winter", "Dancing Mystic Poets At Midnight", "Your Pure Self", "Flying Toward The Sound", and "Faith Carriers Of Life". CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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New Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassChristmas Album ... CD
Shout Factory/BMG, 1968. Used ... $4.99
A beautiful Holiday classic from Herb – recorded for A&M during his glory years, and done in the core Tijuana Brass style, but with some added arrangements on voices and strings by Shorty Rogers! The album's worth it alone for Herb's great take on the Bacharach groover "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" – but it also includes the tasty track "Las Mananitas", plus the holiday favorites "Winter Wonderland", "Jingle Bells", "The Christmas Song", "Sleigh Ride", "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" and "Jingle Bell Rock". 10 tracks in all, the perfect backdrop for the holiday office party! CD

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New Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassChristmas Album (second cover) ... LP
A&M, 1968. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A beautiful Holiday classic from Herb – recorded for A&M during his glory years, and done in the core Tijuana Brass style, but with some added arrangements on voices and strings by Shorty Rogers! The album's worth it alone for Herb's great take on the Bacharach groover "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" – but it also includes the tasty track "Las Mananitas", plus the holiday favorites "Winter Wonderland", "Jingle Bells", "The Christmas Song", "Sleigh Ride", "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" and "Jingle Bell Rock". 10 tracks in all, the perfect backdrop for the holiday office party! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a small split on the top seam, and a spot of tape on the spine.)

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New Tony BennettSnowfall – The Christmas Album ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
Killer Christmas work from Tony Bennett – a set recorded in the 60s, but a classic that endures strongly over the years! Tony's vocals are superb here – that nicely matured style that's kept him in front of younger ears over the years – and the backings are somewhat traditional, but never stiff or cliched. Robert Farnon adds in some strings and chorus bits at times, but some of the best cuts have a jazzier flavor – and even the fuller-styled numbers fall back nicely to let Bennett's vocals dominate up front. Titles include "Christmasland", "I Love The Winter Weather/I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", "Winter Wonderland", "Snowfall", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "My Favorite Things", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". CD
Also available Snowfall – The Christmas Album ... CD 3.99

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Tony BennettSnowfall – The Christmas Album ... CD
Columbia, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
Killer Christmas work from Tony Bennett – a set recorded in the 60s, but a classic that endures strongly over the years! Tony's vocals are superb here – that nicely matured style that's kept him in front of younger ears over the years – and the backings are somewhat traditional, but never stiff or cliched. Robert Farnon adds in some strings and chorus bits at times, but some of the best cuts have a jazzier flavor – and even the fuller-styled numbers fall back nicely to let Bennett's vocals dominate up front. Titles include "Christmasland", "I Love The Winter Weather/I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", "Winter Wonderland", "Snowfall", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "My Favorite Things", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". CD
Also available Snowfall – The Christmas Album ... CD 5.99

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Booker T & The MGsIn The Christmas Spirit ... CD
Stax/Friday Music, 1966. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A seasonal classic from the legendary Stax Records – a set of all instrumental Holiday tunes, played by Booker T & The MGs! The album was recorded at the height of the group's early fame – and features a simple, straightforward groove that features plenty of Hammond from Booker T – plus tight grooves from Steve Cropper on guitar, Donald Duck Dunn on bass, and Al Jackson on drums – all of whom cook up some Memphis soul instrumental takes on seasonal favorites – in a mode that easily makes the record one of the hippest Christmas sides from the time! The whole thing's great – almost like a lost Booker T album overall – and titles include "Blue Christmas", "We Three Kings", "Winter Wonderland", "Silver Bells", and "Merry Christmas Baby". CD
(Limited edition 2014 remastered version.)

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Dave BrubeckJazz Impressions Of New York ... LP
Columbia, 1964. Near Mint- ... $6.99
New York's a mighty big place, but it's got a nicely intimate feel in this 60s set from the Dave Brubeck Quartet – one of the combo's overlooked gems from their years on Columbia! The music is all from the TV show Mr Broadway, but there's hardly a showtune feel to the set – and instead, the groove is almost in a hip Henry Mancini sort of mode, but delivered with a smaller combo feel. Tracks are somewhat shorter than the usual Brubeck outing, and balanced nicely between upbeat tracks and more sensitive ones – the former with some well-cut lines by Paul Desmond on alto sax, the latter often with a bit more piano from Dave. The rest of the group includes Gene Wright on bass and Joe Morello on drums – and titles include "Mr Broadway", "Broadway Bossa Nova", "Sixth Sense", "Something To Sing About", "Spring In Central Park", "Lonely Mr Broadway", "Winter Ballad", "Upstage Rhumba", and "Summer On The Sound". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Vashti BunyanSome Things Just Stick In Your Mind – Singles & Demos 1964 to 1967 ... LP
DiCristina, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 19.98
Beautiful early work from British singer Vashti Bunyan – an important figure in the acid folk scene at the end of the 60s, heard here on some really wonderful work from a few years before! Some of the tracks have a really trippy style, and others are a bit more like conventional Brit girl pop of the time – but given a very weird twist overall, with a sound that's quite hard to describe! Vashti's vocals have these really dark qualities overall – and even when the backings are fuller (which often they are not), there's a sad, earthy feel to her singing. But equally great is her guitar work – heard with more prominence on most of the album's previously-unissued tracks from mid 60s tapes. Bunyan plays with these warm harmonics that kind of nestle and bristle underneath her vocals – pushing the tunes up with a sense of brightness in contrast to the voice – almost in a Nick Drake sort of way (and trust us, we don't throw around comparisons to his music easily!) The package is a wonderful look at these almost-lost years of Vashti's career – and it features both sides of her Decca and Columbia singles, an unreleased Immediate single, and a lot more tracks pulled from rare tapes from 1964, 1966, and 1967! Set features 25 tracks that include "Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind", "Train Song", "Love Song", "Winter Is Blue", "Leave Me", "How Do I Know", "Go Before Dawn", "Girl's Song In Winter", "Don't Believe", "17 Pink Sugar Elephants", "Someday", and "I Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jerry ButlerYou & Me ... LP
Mercury, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A great little album by Jerry – recorded during a period where he was using his fame (and cash!) to showcase younger talents in soul music. In this case, the younger talents include Terry Callier – who contributed two songs to this album, including his semi-hit "Ordinary Joe", which Jerry does in a nice groovy style. Other tracks include "You & Me", "Real Good Man", "Life's Unfortunate Sons", "No Money Down", and "Winter Of A Loving Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover hastape laong the spine and some staining on the corners.)

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Floyd CramerFloyd Cramer Plays MacArthur Park/Here's What's Happening ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1967/1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Two overlooked late 60s gems from Floyd Cramer – both of which show the piano genius reaching out for some new sounds in his style! MacArthur Park has Floyd taking on a hip host of tunes from the late 60s – cool rock and pop numbers that are really transformed strongly in the RCA studio blend of pillowy piano and soft orchestrations from arranger Bill McElhiney! Cramer's got that mellow-stepping groove just right, and it's often matched by these lofting basslines on the bottom – on tunes that include "Our Winter Love", "MacArthur Park", "Don't Give Up", "The Odd Couple", "This Guy's In Love With You", and a great vibes-laden take on "Theme From Rosemary's Baby". Here's What's Happening offers up a take on the sound of the young, served up by easy instrumental maestro Floyd Cramer! The mix of modes is surprisingly great – as the flowing, echoey Cramer piano turns towards tunes from some of the hipper corners of the 60s – rock and pop bits that are balanced with a few more conventional numbers – all set to arrangements by Bill McElhiney that still leave plenty of room for Floyd's work on the keys. Titles include "Almost Persuaded", "Work Song", "Good Vibrations", "Rain On The Roof", "Louie Louie", and "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself". CD

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New Frank DeVol & The Rainbow StringsOld Sweet Songs Of Christmas ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, 1960. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The sweet strings of Frank DeVol take on a host of Christmas favorites – in a lush instrumental album that really takes us back to the sort of old time tunes our folks used to play around the Holidays! Each selection is a medley of two or three tracks – and DeVol uses string-heavy orchestrations to carve out the melodies with a somber, reverent sort of feel – a mode that's mostly secular in orientation, but has an undercurrent of seasonal spirituality. The record's got a strangely blue sort of feel – almost like the kind of record when you want to put on to have a sad Christmas – and we mean that in a good way! Titles include "Ring Christmas Bells/The First Noel/Jolly Old St Nicholas", "Winter Wonderland/Skater's Waltz", "Silver Bells/Jingle Bells", "The Christmas Song/The Twelve Days Of Christmas", and "Here Comes Santa Claus/March Of The Toys". CD

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Earth OperaGreat American Eagle Tragedy ... LP
Elektra, 1969. Near Mint- (reissue)... $6.99
Excellent work by a near-forgotten act that blossomed briefly at the end of the 60s folk-rock boom – the incredible Earth Opera, a group that tied together many styles into a rich and unique sound! The album came out of the crumbling Boston scene of the late 60s – showing echoes of that city's optimistic folk scene of the earlier part of the decade, sliding into the more introspective musings of the singer/songwriter era. The group was the brainchild of singer/guitarist Peter Rowan, but also featured quite a bit of support from a young David Grisman – playing here on mandolin, piano, and a bit of alto sax. The tracks are folksy, but with lots of jazzy undercurrents – almost in a Tim Buckley mode at times, but with themes that are farther reaching, and often more political. The album's an obvious testament to the downfall of the US – surprisingly resonant in recent years – and features titles that include "Roast Beef Love", "The American Eagle Tragedy", "Home To You", "Alfie Finney", and "All Winter Long". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Eighth DayOn The Eighth Day ... CD
Kapp (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Seven guys and gals, coming together in harmony pop brilliance – thanks to a great set of arrangements from the legendary Artie Butler! In a world of soundalike groups in the 60s, The Eighth Day really stand out – working in a batch of all-original material here, one that uses folk, Sunshine, and harmony styles in the presentation – but somehow manages to focus the best elements of all modes together into a really sparkling little sound! Most numbers have a catchy sing-songy quality that should have made them bigger hits – yet there's also an under-discovered quality here that's probably one the things that makes the record so great! Titles include "Hey Boy", "Raining Sunshine", "Long Winter Nights", "Bandit Of Brazil", "Building With A Steeple", "Brandy", and "It Takes The Rain". CD

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 13.00
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important compilations over the years – but a decade ago, Dante dropped his first mysterious project under the Express Rising name – and finally returns here with a second album! The sound is even more enticing this time around – still drawing a bit from the world of DJ Shadow – a frequent Carfagna collaborator on archive projects – but the sound is also surprisingly warm and lyrical too – bits of beats, layers of older sounds, and these spare keyboard bits all served up together in a style that's really unique – and which avoids any of the cliches of both the downtempo world, and the instrumental hip hop scene The approach is often quite poetic, yet still soulful as well – and the whole thing's got a laidback vibe that's neither sleepy nor muddled – a really sort of special space between the grooves. Titles include "Horse Opera", "Dark Early", "Answering Echo So Near", "Winter The Heart", "A Treasure Smile", "Rooms Between Us", and "Memorabilia". CD

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New Aretha FranklinJoy To The World ... CD
Sony, Early 60s/Late 80s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Christmas sounds, and a bit more too – an interesting collection of material recorded by Aretha Franklin in the early 60s for Columbia, and in the late 80s for Arista! There's definitely a fair bit of Holiday tunes on the set, but they're also mixed in with a few standards too – but these are done in a warmly jazzy style from the 60s, so that they fit right in with the sentiment of the Christmas songs – and round things out with a nice sense of variety. Titles include "Winter Wonderland", "Over The Rainbow", "Kissin By The Mistletoe", "The Christmas Song", "Accentuate The Positive", "God Bless The Child", "The Lord's Prayer", "Oh Happy Day", and "Joy To The World". CD

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New Stan Getz & OthersGirl From Ipanema – The Bossa Nova Years (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1984. Used 4CD ... $23.99
A pretty darn great set that captures bits from all of Stan Getz's bossa nova recordings for Verve! The set's got a whopping 4 CDs, and it features Getz working with the likes of Joao Gilberto, Luiz Bonfa, Charlie Byrd, Gary McFarland, Laurindo Almeida, Astrud Gilberto, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Includes some unreleased versions of bossa tunes, plus a huge amount of other great stuff – like "Ebony Samba", "Baia", "Samba Triste", "O Pato", "Samba Dees Days", "Sambalero", "Eu E Voce", "Winter Moon", "Menina Moca", "Vivo Sonhando", and "Para Machuchar Meu Coracoa". CD

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George GuzmanIn Line/En Linia ... LP
Fania, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A killer bit of Latin Soul – one of the few albums ever recorded by conga player George Guzman, working here with a very cool, very hip, late 60s ensemble! The group sport 3 trumpets, piano, bass, and some very strong percussion – plus vocals in both English and Spanish, which makes for a perfect back and forth mood to the set, handling both straight Latin and Latin Soul numbers with ease! Loads of great tracks – including "Diggin' Rice & Beans", "Manteca", "Really Bad Scene", La Banda Ya Llego", and "Winter Love". Nice, tight, and very very groovy. LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie HarrisElectrifying Eddie Harris/Plug Me In ... CD
Atlantic/Rhino, 1968. Used ... $11.99
It's the late 60s, and Eddie's creating his famous electrified Varitone sound – unique among other soul jazz players in that it actually added a lot to Eddie's work, instead of detracted from it (as with some other boppers who briefly picked up the instrument.) The Varitone's cool flat tone works extremely well with the original tracks on Electrifying Eddie Harris – like the long version of "Listen Here", the groovy "Sham Time", the Latiny "Spanish Bull", or the incredible "Theme In Search Of A Movie", written by the great Chicago soul genius Charles Stepney. The album Plug Me In features Harris along with some fantastic arrangements by Stepney. Stepney's work on the album is amazing, and he contributes incredible touches like prepared piano and funky strings, both of which make the album one of the best that Harris ever did! Titles on the session include "Live Right Now", "It's Crazy", "Winter Meeting", and "Theme In Search Of A TV Commercial". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie HarrisPlug Me In ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $8.99
Killer stuff – and an amazing album that not only showcases the varitone sax talents of Eddie Harris, but also features some fantastic arrangements by Chicago soul genius Charles Stepney! Harris plugs in right from the start – blowing an electric sax that comes up with some groovy groovy sounds – perfect for Stepney to work with on the backdrops – mixing together funky orchestrations, off-kilter strings, and even some prepared piano, ala John Cage – similar to the mode he used with Ramsey Lewis at Cadet! Tunes are wonderful – offbeat, funky, and plenty darn soulful – and titles include "Live Right Now", "It's Crazy", "Winter Meeting", and "Theme In Search Of A TV Commercial". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green & red label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Wendell HarrisonReawakening ... LP
Rebirth/Tribe, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Later work from reedman Wendell Harrison and the Tribe Records scene – a set that's got a slightly tighter feel than some of his earlier work, but still a relatively soulful vibe overall! Harrison leads the group on tenor, flute, and clarinet – but there's definitely a collective vibe to the music – which also features Harold McKinney on piano, Phil Ranelin on trombone, and Ralph Jones on soprano sax – part of a shifting lineup of artists who change from track to track – including Leon Thomas and Pamela Wise, who each sing a bit on the record. Thomas appears on the great tracks "Where Am I" and "Love Dream", both of which have a great mellow soul jazz vibe – and other cuts get a bit more out, and have more of the soaring spiritualism that got the Tribe scene going in the early 70s. Other titles include "Tons & Tons Of BS", "Winter", and "He's The One We All Knew". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hollyridge Strings/Stu PhillipsChristmas Favorites ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Groovy Christmas instrumentals from the great Stu Phillips – one of the most sublime sessions recorded by his studio group at Capitol Records in the 60s – and that's saying a lot, given that they also took on music by The Beatles and Beach Boys! Stu brings a subtle sort of groove to his strings here – mixing the full orchestrations with a well-punctuated sense of rhythm – usually using electric bass right at the bottom of the mix, which steps things along nicely – and also plucking the strings in cool ways too, which creates sort of a link between earlier Mancini moments and later grooves from The Soulful Strings! The tunes are mostly familiar, but re-strung beautifully by Stu – and titles include "Do You Hear What I Hear", "Little Saint Nick", "Jingle Bell Rock", "Santa's Got A Brand New Bag", "Santa Claus Is Comin To Town", "The Christmas Song", and "Winter Wonderland". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lena HorneMerry From Lena ... CD
United Artists, 1966. New Copy ... $10.99 15.98
A sparkling 60s Holiday album from Lena Horn – one that has her singing over some nicely jazzy arrangements from Jack Parnell, in a mode that brings out the most delightful qualities in both her vocals and the tunes! The set's quite groovy – much more so than you might expect – and it's a great rare Christmas treasure from the 60s. Titles include "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve", "White Christmas", "Winter Wonderland", "The Christmas Song", "Jingle All The Way", "Let It Snow", and "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer". CD

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New ImpressionsKeep On Pushing ... LP
ABC, 1964. Very Good- ... $13.99
There's no need for The Impressions to push from behind – because with a record like this, they're very firmly in the driver's seat! The album's a treasure through and through – one of the greatest documents of 60s soul from the Chicago scene – filled with sublime original compositions by a young Curtis Mayfield, set to great arrangements from the legendary Johnny Pate! The sound here is immaculate – a groove that's slightly stepping, gently lilting – just enough to get things moving, but with plenty of care not to smother the fragile harmonies of the group. And as on other of the best ABC albums by The Impressions, there's not a hint of filler here – just one great track after another, with titles that include "Amen", "I Made A Mistake", "Don't Let It Hide", "Keep On Pushing", "Somebody Help Me", "Long Long Winter", and "I've Been Trying". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear, some aging, a bit of marker in one corner, and small stains on the back. Vinyl has some marks that click a bit. Labels have a sticker and an ink stamp.)

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Iron ClawIron Claw (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Rockadrome, Early 70s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Hard riffing from Scotland's Iron Claw – a group who owe plenty to the best early work of Black Sabbath, but also take off nicely in their own direction as well! The guitar work is frenetic, the bass nice and fuzzy, and there's a sense of darkness that really comes through in the vocals too – a sinister groove that was years ahead of its time, and never got full exposure back in the 70s. This collection brings together the group's rare studio sessions – with titles that include "Clawstrophobia", "Mist Eye", "Sabotage", "Crossrocker", "Skullkrusher", "Let It Grow", "Rock Band Blues", "Lightning", "Knock Em Dead", "Devils", and "Winter". LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy pressing, with bonus insert too, please note that there is a small score across the back of the LP sleeve – nothing major.)

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Walter JacksonOkeh Recordings Vol 2 – Welcome Home (with previously unreleased tracks) ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
A tremendous second step for Chicago soul legend Walter Jackson – packaged here with a huge amount of bonus tracks as well! The core album is 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". Added to the original album are 7 more rare tracks pulled from singles – some of the true gems in Jackson's 60s career for Okeh – with titles that include "Deep In The Heart Of Harlem", "Cold Cold Winter", "That's When I Come To You", "Special Love", "One Heart Lonely", "I Think It's Going To Rain Today", and "The Folks Who Live On The Hill". CD
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Etta JamesTwelve Songs of Christmas ... CD
RCA, 1998. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Etta James looks a bit silly on the cover, but the album's surprisingly great – an all-jazz affair that never tries to push Etta into any kitschy, gimmicky modes – and which features some wonderful arrangements by Cedar Walton! There's a bit of blues in Etta's vocals, but the style's a lot more jazzy than before – a welcome change, and a beautiful touch for these classic Christmas tunes. Walton's piano is right out front in the backings – and other players include Red Holloway on tenor and alto, George Bohannon on trombone, and Billy Higgins on drums. Titles include "White Christmas", "This Time Of Year", "Winter Wonderland", "The Little Drummer Boy", "Joy To The World", "O Holy Night", and "The Christmas Song". CD

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New JJ Doom (Jneiro Jarel & MF Doom)Key To The Kuffs (with download) ... LP
Lex, 2012. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
Janeiro Jarel and MF Doom – united as JJ Doom – and it's one of the fresher Doom collaborative projects of the past couple years! As unique as MF Doom is on the production tip, we gotta say we dig his joint efforts more when he's on the rhymes and another producer is behind the beats. Of course, the reason is that Doom is even more distinct behind the mic than he is when he wears the production mask. JJ's spacey style pilots most of the tracks on Key To The Kuffs, so Doom is free to drop mad rhymes. There's an impressive guest list, too – which includes Beth Gibbons, Damon Albarn, Indigo, Khujo Goodie and others. Titles include "Waterlogged", "Guv'Nor", "Banished", "Bite The Thong", "Dawg Friendly", "Rhymin Slang", "Winter Blues", "Viberian Sun Pt. II", "Wash Your Hands" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Gunter Kallmann ChoirChristmas Sing-In ... CD
Polydor/Jazzclub (Germany), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99
A completely charming Christmas album from The Gunter Kallmann Choir – a German group with a sweet easy feel – but working here in English throughout! The ensemble features a mix of male and female vocals – recorded with a sweetly swinging style that's somewhere between the Mike Sammes Singers and Singers Unlimited – although probably a bit hokier than the latter! Arrangements are by Nick Ingman, Mike Vickers, and Bernard Ebbinghouse – who all give the album a bit of a Brit easy groove – and the tunes are all done in medley versions, which means that these guys pack in lots of Holiday magic in a very small space. The album includes bits of "Jingle Bells", "The First Noel", "December Dream", "The Holly & The Ivy", "Winter Wonderland", "The Season Of Winter", "Let It Snow", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", "Christmas Alphabet", and many more! CD

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Kanye West808s & Heartbreak ... CD
Roc-A-Fella, 2008. Used ... $3.99
A darkness tinged departure for Kanye West – his electro hip hop soul tome 808s & Heartbreak! Kanye's albums are always newsworthy, but this one divides opinions as sharply as any major release of 2008. That said, we'll go on the record with some real love for this sometimes confounding, often brilliant batch of tracks. Kanye is mostly singing on this one, and brazenly flaunting the Auto-Tune vocal fad to a point in which he's basically daring you to hate on him for it – but the deep, dark and confessional storytelling and mostly downbeat tone of the songs offsets the arch trendiness almost completely. It's an interesting dichotomy, but it it works, giving some fairly morose songs a needed light touch. Ultimately, this is a brave record for Kanye recorded in a year that must have been truly wrenching for him emotionally – and it's not the kind of set that most people are going to love the first time they hear it. It took us a couple spins to soak it in, but we'll call it a success! Tracks include "Say You Will", "Welcome To Heartbreak", "Heartless", "Amazing", the hit "Love Lockdown", "Street Lights", "Coldest Winter" and more. CD

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KlanNerwy Miast ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Heavy grooves from Poland's Klan – a group who worked more in the sound library scene than they did in the public eye – but who come across here with the rawness of some of the best British groups of the time! Bass is often very heavy – something that can make Klan sound funky on later records – but here, the focus is more hard rock – but at that great early level without any cliches, which creates a sinister current that holds plenty strong – even if you don't understand the language. Hammond comes in on some of the best tracks too – often with these cool trippy touches, and echoes of an older beat group vibe – and although vocals figure on most numbers, it's the band's deft instrumentation that really grabs us. Titles include "Kuzeni", "Winter", "Nerwy Miast", "Mrowisko", "Ani Ty", "Rajd Safari", and "Dwunastawka" – plus great covers of "Watermelon Man" and "Spinning Wheel". CD

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Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Sure, this one's got "boogie" in the title – but don't let that scare you off! The album's carved in the same hard funky style as mid 70s hits like "Hollywood Swinging" or "Jungle Boogie" (both from earlier albums) – and in fact, the "boogie" in the title seems to be a definite reference to that latter track, which is aped a bit on the album, instead of the more common 70s use of the term for disco. Whew! That's a bit of a complicated explanation – but we're just trying to tell you that this one's still plenty funky, with loads of great drums, jazzy riffing, monster basslines, and even a dose of righteous soul! Tracks include "Spirit of The Boogie", "Jungle Jazz", "Ancestral Ceremony", "Winter Sadness", and "Ride the Rhythm". One of their last great LPs, and an essential addition to their mid 70's opus! Reissued with the original gatefold cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve Lawrence & Eydie GormeHappy Holiday (aka That Holiday Feeling) ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Nobody does the Holidays like Steve & Eydie – serving up the goods with that perfect blend of swing and schmaltz that sounds great during the eleven other months of the year, but somehow sounds especially nice at Christmas! Maybe it's the way they interact – which reminds us a lot of the kind of Holiday TV performances we grew up with – or maybe it's the way that Eydie somehow bubbles over with enthusiasm at these weirdly unexpected moments – as if she's hearing some of these seasonal classics for the very first time. Arrangements are by Don Costa, Al Cohn, and Pat Williams – and some tracks feature the pair together, some feature either Steve or Eydie on their own. Titles include "Sleigh Ride", "Winter Wonderland", "White Christmas", "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", "The Christmas Song", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". LP, Vinyl record album

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New John Lewis & Svend AsmussenEuropean Encounter (Jazzlore) ... LP
Atlantic, 1962. Near Mint- ... $0.99
A uniquely European Encounter between pianist John Lewis and violinist Svend Asmussen – and one that makes for a different blend of instrumentation than you'd get on some of John Lewis' other albums as a leader! The pair are supported by Jimmy Woode on bass and Sture Kalin on drums – for a 50/50 mix of American and European – in a style that's wonderfully spare, and which brings out some of the best dark tones of both players – and which also has Asmussen's instrument inflecting some nice color into Lewis' tones. The album sports a wonderful version of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" – plus a set of Lewis originals that include "If I Were Eve", "Winter Tale", "Slater's Theme", and "New York 19". LP, Vinyl record album
(Atlantic Jazzlore pressing.)

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesChristmas With Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes ... CD
Sony, 2003. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
Have a harmony soul Holiday with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – with this sweet set of remade Christmas classics! The group's not the lineup of Philly International vintage, but still have a similar mix of rough and smooth – lead vocals and group harmonies – which serves them well on these modern renditions of seasonal classics like "Deck The Halls", "Silent Night", "The First Noel", "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Winter Wonderland", and "Joy To The World". CD

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... CD
A&M/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! CD
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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! CD
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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Stillness ... LP
A&M/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even hipper than the group's early pop for A&M. The album features an excellent version of "For What It's Worth" that has a tight drumbreak which has been sampled often, as well as a great version of Caetano Veloso's "Lost in the Paradise" which is a good translation of the song to an American idiom! Other tracks include "Viramundo", "Stillness", "Chelsea Morning", and "Sometimes In Winter". A real gem – and one of the group's most overlooked albums! LP, Vinyl record album
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Modern Jazz QuartetConcert In Japan Vol 2 ... LP
Atlantic (Japan), 1966. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An excellent Japanese performance from the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a set that was issued in a bit of a lull during their 60s American years for Atlantic Records – which makes it even more important as a key part of their catalog at the time! The 1966 date has the combo in fine form – and almost stepping out with a bit of added soulfulness, in ways that echo some of the styles that Milt Jackson was exploring on his own at the time, and which seem to be brought back to the group! Milt's vibes are wonderful – ringing out with a great sense of pride and presence that may well go beyond earlier MJQ material – and titles on this second volume include "Ralph's New Blues", "Pyramid", "Home", "Winter Tale", "Blues Milanese", and "Bag's Groove". LP, Vinyl record album
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Wayne NewtonMerry Christmas To You ... CD
Capitol/DRG, 1970. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A cool double-length Christmas set from the mighty Wayne Newton – recorded here right at the cusp of his later young years at Capitol Records! The core Newton groove from the Bobby Darin-supervised years is still nicely in place – that undeniable charm that Wayne had right from the start – arranged with some sprightly arrangements by Perry Botkin, which usually swing things in just the right sort of way to hit a Holiday spirit. Given the extended length of the record, Newton gets to cover a really wide range of material – and the album comes from sessions recorded in 1966 and 1970, which creates a nice depth of flavors. Titles include "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", "Deck The Halls", "Christmas Journey", "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer", "Winter Wonderland", "Little Drummer Boy", "Silver Bgells", "Blue Snow At Christmas", "Dear Santa", "Let It Snow", "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen",a nd "Remember Me At Christmas". CD

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New Oxford AmericanOxford American No 87 – 16th Annual Southern Music Issue – Texas (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
University Of Central Arkansas, 2014. New Copy Magazine & CD ... $11.99 12.95
A stunning Southern Music issue of Oxford American – one that takes a look at the scene in the state of Texas – through a whole range of styles and subject matter! The prose is superb, as always – definitely a cut above the usual music writing – and the issue manages to touch on Billy Joe Shaver, Johnny Ace, Joe Ely, Barbara Lynn, Ornette Coleman, Doug Sahm, Guy Clark, and even Janis Joplin – while moving in different ways through a variety of local scenes and spaces – including some great photos as well. And as usual, the magazine comes with a bonus CD that's almost worth the price of the whole thing alone – with 25 tracks from the likes of Guy Clark, Ruthie Foster, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Winter, Texas Tornados, Moon Mullican, Ray Price, Bob Wills, Ornette Coleman, Kinky Friedman, and others! Magazine

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Partridge FamilyPartridge Family Christmas Card ... LP
Bell, 1972. Near Mint- ... $7.99
The Partridge Family take on Christmas hits both old and new – working here with Wes Farrell arrangements in their sunny, sing-song style of the 70s! David's handling lead vocals on most of the tunes, but the rest of the group are always ready to back him up – and the best moments here are really the ones that benefit from the fuller harmonies of the Partridge lineup, who are really just a backing group used for the session! Players on the date include Hal Blaine on drums, Mike Melvoin on keyboards, and Dennis Budimir on guitar – and tracks include "Winter Wonderland", "My Christmas Card To You", "Rockin Around The Christmas Tree", "Blue Christmas", and "Frosty The Snowman". LP, Vinyl record album

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Russian Jazz QuartetHappiness ... LP
Impulse, 1964. Very Good- Gatefold ... $6.99
The one and only album recorded by the Russian Jazz Quartet – a one-off group that featured saxophonist Boris Midney and bassist Igor Berukshtis, both of whom defected from the Soviet Union – plus Roger Kellaway on piano and Grady Tate on drums. (Guess they couldn't call this the "Half-Russian Jazz Quartet"!) The strongest suit of the recording is Boris Midney, who plays alto sax and clarinet in a modern yet swinging style – following nicely on the heels of players like Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Horn, and Paul Winter. Like all three of the above, Midney also has a talent for writing – and contributed a few strong tunes to the set, numbers that have a bit of a modal groove and an undercurrent of sadness that makes them more compelling than you might think. Titles include "Composition In The Form Of Blues", "Waltz", "Remember", "Journey From Moscow", and "Dedication To MJQ". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some moisture staining, flaking, and 3 inch tear in the bottom seam.)

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Gil Scott-Heron1980 ... LP
Arista, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A great one from Gil Scott-Heron – and another wonderful collaboration with Brian Jackson – who handled all the arrangements on this set, and gave the record that sweet jazzy sound that makes Gil's work from this time some of his best ever! There's loads of excellent electric piano from Jackson – whose work in the style made the Winter In America album so great – and the combination of Gil's vocals and his keys really makes the album sublime! Leading the way, Gil's heavy, strong, strident and focused lyricism – presciently and poetically preparing for the 80s as only he could! Includes the single "Shut 'Um Down", "Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)", "Willing", "Corners", "Late Last Night", and "Push Comes To Shove". LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil Scott-HeronBest Of Gil Scott-Heron ... LP
Arista, 1984. Sealed ... $9.99
A nice best-of collection of Gil's work on Arista – issued in the 80s, with Gil looking terrible in a "Members Only" kind of way on the cover, and with the extra new track "Re-Ron", an electro track about Ronald Reagan! Still, there's more than enough nice moments – like the live version of "The Bottle", which is edited down from it's original long version, plus the tracks "Winter In America", "Johannesburg", "Angel Dust", and a short excerpt of "B-Movie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Gil Scott-HeronFirst Minute Of A New Day ... LP
Arista, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
Gil Scott Heron's first album for Arista – very much in the mellow soul jazz work of his legendary album on Strata East! The record features some wonderfully moody jazz backing that really marks a shift in Gil's style – never going too far over the top, but hitting a sweet groove that really lets him open up as a singer even more than before! There's plenty of warm electric piano on the album, couched in those wonderfully soulful phrases that Gil and Brian Jackson could cook up so effortlessly at the time – and tracks include the fantastic cut "Winter In America", plus "The Liberation Song", "Ain't No Such Thing As Superman" and "Western Sunrise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Gil Scott-Heron & Brian JacksonGil Scott-Heron Anthology – Messages ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the best tracks ever from the pair of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – some of most righteous, authoritative and thematically heavy soul music ever created – compiled in one incredible set! Messianic, emotive vocals from Gil and stunningly restrained, magical soul jazz arrangements from Brian – words can't express how dynamic these tunes are! Great stuff from classic LPs such as Winter In America, It's Your World, First Minute Of A New Day, Secrets and more! 15 tracks in all: "The Bottle", "It's Your World", "Johannesburg", "Winter In America", "The Liberation (Red, Black & Green)", "Home Is Where The Hatred Is (Live)", "We Almost Lost Detroit", "Angel Dust", "Show Bizness", "Madison Avenue", "Shut 'Em Down", "Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)". CD

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Simon & GarfunkelBookends ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good ... $11.99
If you ever needed a record to convince you that Simon & Garfunkel were geniuses, and way more than just mainstream pop – this is it! The production is sublime – soft sounds moving beautifully along with the heavenly vocals – and the songwriting hits a new level of sophistication on tunes that include "Old Friends", "America", "Overs", and "Bookends Theme". Also features the classics "Mrs Robinson", "Fakin It", and "Hazy Shade Of Winter". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, with a name in pencil on the front.)

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Toots Thielemans with Georges ArvanitasJazz In Paris – Blues Pour Flirter ... CD
Universal (France), 1961. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic album of jazz from Toots Thielemans – easily one of his best-ever jazz efforts, with a straight no-nonsense sound that you don't hear from some of his other work! The session was recorded in Paris in 1961, and the original LP issue of the material has been hard to come by for years – which is what makes this low-priced reissued even nicer to have. Thielemans plays guitar with a trio led by pianist Georges Arvanitas, with Roland Lobligeois on bass and Philippe Combelle on drums – and although a few cuts have Toots' trademark vocalization in the background, the main focus is on his guitar work and the piano solos of Arvanitas. Titles include "Flirt", "Winter In Madrid", "Hot Toddy", "Bag's Groove", "Try A Little Tenderness", and "Le Trottoir". CD
(Out of print.)

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Armando TrovajoliItaliani Brava Gente ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1965. New Copy 2CDs ... $12.99
One of the more dramatic 60s soundtracks we've heard from the great Armando Trovajoli – a set of darkly brooding music that's perfect for the film's story of the Axis defeat in Russia during the winter of 1942! Trovajoli's got a really great way with his horns here – using them in this compressed way that really resonates strongly – sometimes with some very low-end energy that's quite striking, and which underscores the deeper feeling of the strings. But even better is the use of harmonica from Franco De Gemini – played here with an eerie, somber quality that's almost even more powerful than some of his work on westerns! This lavish 2CD package features the full soundtrack, plus a bonus CD of 32 more tracks – which means a lot more of Franco De Gemini to love than usual! CD

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New Ultimate PaintingUltimate Painting ... CD
Trouble In Mind, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99
Timeless sounds from UK duo Ultimate Painting – named after a colorful piece of art constructed by the members of the Drop City counter culture community in the late 60s Colorado desert – and it befits the sound here! Chiming guitars, drums and hook-filled vocals abound, with influences that range from the Velvet Underground's melodic self-titled third album – with other period and more contemporary influences – but done with such a fresh and distinctive vibe, we feel like Ultimate Painting will be the ones influencing other bands to come! An inspiring reminder that the Trouble In Mind label is one better indie labels of the young post-millennium rock scene. Includes "Ultimate Painting", "Can't You See?", "Central Park Blues", "Riverside", "Ten Street", Rolling In The Deep End", "Three Piers", "Jame", "She's A Bomb" and "Winter In Your Heart". CD
Also available Ultimate Painting (with download) ... LP 11.99

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New Ultimate PaintingUltimate Painting (with download) ... LP
Trouble In Mind, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Timeless sounds from UK duo Ultimate Painting – named after a colorful piece of art constructed by the members of the Drop City counter culture community in the late 60s Colorado desert – and it befits the sound here! Chiming guitars, drums and hook-filled vocals abound, with influences that range from the Velvet Underground's melodic self-titled third album – with other period and more contemporary influences – but done with such a fresh and distinctive vibe, we feel like Ultimate Painting will be the ones influencing other bands to come! An inspiring reminder that the Trouble In Mind label is one better indie labels of the young post-millennium rock scene. Includes "Ultimate Painting", "Can't You See?", "Central Park Blues", "Riverside", "Ten Street", Rolling In The Deep End", "Three Piers", "Jame", "She's A Bomb" and "Winter In Your Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for download.)
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Fred Van Hove & Shih-Yang LeeGalactic Alignment – Piano Duo Improvisation Live in Taipei 2012 (CD/DVD set) ... CD
Jazzhus Disk (Japan), 2012. New Copy CD & DVD ... $31.99
Heavy sounds from two mighty talents on the piano – overlooked Taiwanese pianist Shih Yang Lee, and the legendary Fred Van Hove – noted for his famous work on FMP! The package is great – as it features a CD and DVD in a hardcover with a great book in the middle – notes in English and Chinese, and photos too! The CD features solo material by each player, then some duets – beginning with two tracks by Lee titled "Repetitive Tics" and "Improvisation On The Name Of Fred", which both have this wonderfully jagged quality, yet still with a sense of tune – a bit like Misha Mengelberg. This is followed by "Winter In Motion" – a very long track by Van Hove that really showcases his ear for slow-building waves of sound. The pair then really spark magic in each other on five duet tracks – including "Games Inside Wooden Frames", "Continuing Reverse", "Counterpoint", and "Epilogue". DVD then features all new music – the long "Galactic Alignment", which is a duo improvisation! CD
(DVD is NTSC coded.)

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Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground & Nico (2 CD Deluxe Edition) ... CD
MGM/Polydor, Late 60s. Used 2CDs ... $11.99
Delicate dissonance, bruised beauty, and hazy noise pop – all in one of the best rock albums ever made – the amazing first album from the Velvet Underground and Nico! The album's the stuff of legend – and for good reason, too – a surprising slab of vinyl that barely set the world on its ear when first issued back in the mid 60s – yet a record that's gone onto have an influence felt for decades to come – arguably one of the most important rock records of all time. There's a really sinister edge to the record, even when things are sweet – and the range of subject matter and handling here is brilliant – from the dream pop slice of heaven "Sunday Morning", the melodic bitterness of "Femme Fatale", the massive White Light-esque freakout "European Son", and the sublime "Heroin" – quite possibly the inspiration for generations of drug use to come. The whole thing's a classic – with wonderful vocals from both Nico and Lou Reed – and titles include "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "Black Angel's Death Song", "I'll Be Your Mirror", and "All Tomorrow's Parties". 2 CD version features the complete stereo mix of the LP plus the 4 tracks from Nico's Chesea Girl that featured the Velvets on the first disc. Disc 2 features the mono mix of the LP (first time on CD in the US), plus the single versions of "All Tomorrow's Parties", "I'll Be Your Mirror", "Sunday Morning" and "Femme Fatale". Other LP tracks include "The Black Angels Death Song", "I'm Waiting For My Man", "Venus In Furs", "Run Run Run", "There She Goes Again", and "I'll Be Your Mirror". The Chelsea Girl tracks are "Little Sister", "Winter Song", "It Was A Pleasure Then, "Chelsea Girls", and "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams". 31 in all. CD
(In original plastic sleeve. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
Also available Velvet Underground & Nico ... CD 5.99

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Ben WattNorth Marine Drive ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
A great album that Ben Watt recorded before teaming up with Tracey Thorn in Everything But The Girl – very different than his later solo work too! The tracks are similar to those on Tracey's solo album – with spare instrumentation (Watt on guitar and piano, and Brit jazzman Peter King on alto). Watt sings in moody, flat style, on a number of nice original compositions like "North Marine Drive", "Long Time No Sea", and "On Box Hill". And as an added bonus, this CD also includes 5 tracks of material recorded with Robert Wyatt, from the rare EP Summer Into Winter! This stuff is great, and is a perfect meeting of 2 talents who were performing in a similar style at the time – despite later musical divergences in their careers. CD

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Wendy & BonnieGenesis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Skye/Sundazed, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 21.98
Very groovy 60s pop from Wendy & Bonnie – with a bit of a folksy influence, and a sound that's groovy sunshine personified! The greatness herein is no surprise, considering that Gary McFarland arranged and produced the album as one of his late 60s forays from jazz into rock – and you can hear Gary's strong talent for a subtle jazz-tinged sound on most of the album's best tracks. That said, Wendy & Bonnie deserve the biggest kudos, their lovely, easygoing harmonies providing the personality and the sweetness the really carries it all over. Includes "Let Yourself Go Another Time", "The Paisley Window Pane", "I Realized You", "By The Sea", "You Keep Hanging Up On My Mind", "It's What's Really Happening", "Endless Pathway", "Children Laughing" and "The Winter Is Cold". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousButtercups & Rainbows – The Songs Of Macaulay & Macleod ... CD
Sanctuary (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $22.99
50 tracks from the legendary Brit pop songwriting team of Macaulay & Macleod – writers of some incredibly groovy work at the end of the 60s! There's a range of styles on the set – from pop soul to bubblegum to straight vocal pop – but the tracks are united by a tight and jaunty production style, and by the great songwriting of the pair! The sound is like finding some obscure oldies show – filled with great gems you've never heard of, all in a groovy 60s mode. Titles include "Sleep Tight Honey" by The Committee, "You're A Star" by Carl Wayne, "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations, "Rainbow" by David Garrick, "Dreamin" by Bright Winter, "Send My Baby Home Again" by The Flying Machine, "Take Away The Emptiness Too" by Tina Tott, "Two Hearts Are Better Than One" by Fitz & Dennis, "Someday" by The Paper Dolls, "Bluebird" by Carl Wayne, "There He Goes" by Pickettywitch, "In The Bad Bad Old Days" by The Foundations, and "My Baby's Coming Home" by The New Formula. CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousChristmas Cocktails – Hi Fi Holiday Cheer From Santa's Pad ... CD
Capitol/Ultra Lounge, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
Very groovy stuff! This 18 track set is about the hippest easiest Christmas compilation you can find – and it's filled with gems pulled from the Ultra Lounge end of the Capitol/EMI catalog! There's a mixture of vocal tunes, easy instrumental tunes, and even a few hip jazz numbers – and titles include "Christmas Kisses" by Ray Anthony, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Jimmy McGriff, "Winter Wonderland" by Peggy Lee, "Christmas Is" by Lou Rawls, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" by Dean Martin, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Jingle Bells Bossa Nova" by Eddie Dunstedter, "Cha Cha All The Way" by Capitol Studio Orchestra, "The Nutcracker Suite" by Les Brown, and "Christmas Trumpets" by Ray Anthony. CD
Also available Christmas Cocktails – Hi Fi Holiday Cheer From Santa's Pad ... LP 22.99
 
 
 



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